Dungeons & Dragons fans are headed to the land of Icewind Dale in the upcoming adventure Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. Well, if you want to have some fun in the setting before that releases next month, you can check out Dread of the Ice Devil from Christopher Waples. This is a one-shot adventure designed for four level 5 characters. Don’t worry though, as Waples has included some suggestions for adjusting the difficulty of the adventure. The adventure looks like a lot of fun as the party enters the town of Caer-Konig and from there find that not everything is as it seems. The adventure is tight and designed to only take 4-5 hours to complete.
Deep within Icewind Dale lies the mountain of Kelvin’s Cairn. Buried inside is an ancient, long-forgotten evil, trapped in an icy prison. This evil is an Ice Devil known as ‘The Dread Frost,’ a general of the great armies of Stygia, the vast frozen fifth level of the Nine Hells.
Dread of the Ice Devil is a mystery that unfolds deep within the belly of a foreboding mountain. The characters can act upon the information provided by the goliath, Thaladred, to investigate the mysterious flashing lights that occur each night on Kelvin’s Cairn and rid it of the evils found within. Otherwise, the dark plans of Gymira Icebound, a duergar warlock, will succeed and her master’s general will be freed.
This is a 4-5 hour one-shot adventure designed to be played by a party of four 5th level characters.
You can purchase Dread of the Ice Devil from DMs Guild for $0.50. You’ll want to hurry, though, as the price is merely part of an introductory sale and will go up after October 16.