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The Throat of Winter


Winter Descends on Dragon Pass!

When the child Rolf goes missing after a blizzard, his parents Rastolf and Serla grow frantic. They come to the village of Apple Lane begging for help from any who will listen. They come seeking any who will brave the wind and snow of winter to find a little boy. They come seeking adventurers.

The search will lead adventurers to a mysterious cave, known to locals as the Throat of Winter for the howling winds which blow forth. Inside, they face a terror from before the Dawn—Krampus. In this Gloranthan take on Scandinavian myth, the adventurers will find their bravery and Loyalty tested as they decide how best to protect Apple Lane from the demon’s predation.

This site-based adventure is intended to provide one to three sessions of RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha play for four to six beginning to intermediate adventurers. While it is integrated into the Colymar campaign provided in Chaosium’s Gamemaster Screen Pack, this adventure is designed for use in any Dragon Pass campaign.


"The Throat of Winter ... will be a solid addition to your campaign with nicely done background lore and wintry atmosphere." — Pookie, Reviews from R'lyeh

"A very well made scenario. ... I ran the adventure as an Heroquest for the first session of a new group and we had a lot of fun." — Manuel M., DriveThruRPG Customer

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January 14th, 2021
I recommend this. It is a good adventure as written for an Apple Lane or Clearwine based group but could be ported anywhere there are big hills or mountains nearby. [...]
April 9th, 2020
A very well made scenario. Especially interesting to run as a seasonal game. I ran the adventure as an Heroquest for the first session of a new group and we had a lot of fun. Very enjoyable. I recommend giving it a spin, either as written or as [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on December 02, 2019.