Some years past, the elven hero Ielda bore the Golden Familiar. He fell in the wilds upon the door steps of Castle Aucherwitch, by the foul machinations of the beast that lived there. Ottokar Vanek, minion of Aufstrag, dwells there still, holding in his clawed hand the elf's familiar. It is yours for the taking... if you are strong enough. Its hidden magics are yours if you are wise enough. If not? The lords of Aufstrag often said that death is always a welcome respite from the world's toils.
The Golden Familiar is an adventure for 4-8 characters of 3rd to 6th level with a challenge level of 3-4. It is easily playable in any ongoing campaign or setting.