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The Temple of Redcliff is a 10-page short adventure module for Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition released on March 29, 2003. It is suitable for player characters of 10th level.

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Official synopsis[]

Andalor, the mayor of the town of Redcliff, has mysteriously disappeared. Reports indicate that he may have gone to the long-abandoned Temple of Heironeous. But why? The place is haunted and cursed, and recently strange sounds and lights have emanated from it at night. The circumstances are worthy of investigation to be sure, but the mayor wouldn't venture up there of his own volition -- not at his age!

Drop this adventure by Eric Cagle into an area of your campaign world where there is an extinct volcano surrounded by mountainous and hilly terrain.

Suitable for four 10th-level characters.

Adventure Preview

Many long years ago, the town of Redcliff was besieged by an invading army of humanoids -- elves, dwarves, and humans. The townsfolk sought refuge in the mountains while the priests and other defenders at the Temple of Heironeous battled the besieging army. The invaders were repulsed, but the temple was never the same again. Declaring it cursed by the god himself, the priests abandoned it with all its contents.

Since then, the townsfolk have given the place a wide berth, believing it to be haunted as well as cursed. But for the past few months, there have been signs of supernatural activity there -- noises and colored lights at night.

Worse still, the mayor of Redcliff, a crusty old warrior named Andalor, disappeared last night after acting strangely for several days. Witnesses say they saw him heading for the temple in the middle of the night. As a former priest of that temple, he was bound to honor its closure. Why would he go there now, alone at night? Surely there is trouble afoot, and the temple is at the heart of it.

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Development[]

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

Release[]

The Temple of Redcliff was originally released for free on the Wizards of the Coast website on March 29, 2003, as part of its Original Adventures series. It remained online until around 2014.

On May 24, 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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As of 2023, The Temple of Redcliff reached the rank of Copper seller on DriveThruRPG.

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