The town of Winterhaven stands watch over a ruined keep that was once a bastion of good in the realm. This keep overlooks the Shadow Rift, a dark scar in the world that was once a gateway to the Shadowfell but has been dormant for many years. Now, an evil cleric of Orcus, Demon Lord of the Undead, seeks to re-open the gate, and the only thing standing in his way is a small yet determined band of heroes.
Keep on the Shadowfell is an exciting Dungeons & Dragons adventure designed for 4th edition D&D characters.
Marla of the Great Church, an earnest young priest of the good deity Pelor, contacts the PCs before the start of the adventure. She has been studying the history and activity of various demon and death cults. According to Marla’s research, witnesses saw a small group of death cultists traveling toward Winterhaven about a year ago. She has since learned that the head of this group is a dangerous and twisted priest named Kalarel. Marla fears that Kalarel has set up a secret cult in the area and is conducting unholy ceremonies. She asks the PCs to travel to Winterhaven, determine if there is any death cult activity in the area, and, if so, to stamp it out.