This is a preview of the upcoming adventure The Tribute for 7th level characters. Players should be aware that there are some spoilers in the preview.
"After traveling through a land of rugged hills, dark forests and deep fjords, you arrive midday in the village of Honningstad. Today the locals are celebrating the Feast of the Dragon and you are welcome to join them. On this day each year the village awaits the return of an envoy sent to deliver a tribute of strong ale and gold to the dragon in Fangcrag Keep. It is this tribute that keeps the dragon appeased, and for over 30 years the village has known peace.
As you enjoy the music, dancing, fine food and wonderful spirits, a member of the envoy staggers into the village, battered and bloodied. He says the envoy was attacked by giants and the tribute never reached the keep. Some men fought and were slain, while others were less fortunate. Rayn Brekston, nephew of Dame Margarete Brekston, ruler of these lands, was among those captured.
Men and women take up rusty spears and weathered shields intent to rescue their comrades, but you know these villagers, mostly farmers, brewers and fishermen, are not seasoned warriors and have little hope of success. Will you aid the folk of Honningstad by slaying the giants? If so, the dragon may awake and find his tribute not delivered. He would surely descend upon the village. But if you plan to barter with or slay the dragon, the giant’s captives may suffer a horrible end.
Plan well brave adventurers, for the lives of many rest in your capable hands."