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The Secret of the Windswept Wall is a 9-page short adventure module for Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition released on October 21, 2001. It is suitable for player characters of 2nd-4th level.

Spoiler alert: The following article contains spoilers for an adventure module.

Official synopsis[]

A new mini-module by Abashima Press publisher Eric Haddock takes PCs to the Hidden Coast, where they discover the truth behind a mysterious excavation and what it has revealed. Drop this free online adventure, The Secret in the Windswept Wall, into any setting you like.

Sionaas, a powerful wizard, started construction of a tower and dungeon in the nearby mountain range, the Windswept Wall. He recruited a large number of villagers for labor from Poisson, the nearest point of civilization in the area. He pays well and treats them kindly. Two days ago, something terrible happened at the site and a messenger was sent to Poisson:

Workers trapped in cave-in -- send help.

A surprise is waiting for the PCs once they arrive on site...

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Development[]

The book was written by Eric W. Haddock. Art was provided by Cynthia Fliege, Sean Glenn and Robert Lazzaretti.

Release[]

The Secret of the Windswept Wall was originally released for free on the Wizards of the Coast website on October 21, 2001, as part of its Original Adventures series. It remained online until around 2014.

On January 19, 2016, it was re-released on digital sale. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $0.99.

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Critical reception[]

As of 2023, The Secret of the Windswept Wall reached the rank of Silver seller on DriveThruRPG.

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