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A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game adventure by Creighton Broadhurst for four 1st-level PCs In the frozen depths of winter, murderous winds mercilessly batter the crumbling Priory of Cymer. Within, trapped by their duty and the heaped snowdrifts that render travel near impossible, the few remaining faithful huddle together and tend the sacred places of their forbears. With the weather worsening, nerves fray and tempers snap as the wind howls its mournful dirge for the forgotten dead of a fallen time. But the worst is yet to come. One of those trapped within holds a murderous grudge that only blood can expunge and as the storm reaches its savage height terrible revenge is wrought amid the frigid halls and faded glories of a bygone age.

Retribution takes place on The Lonely Coast (a free, 30-page extensively bookmarked PDF) but is easily adaptable to a GM's personal campaign. Check out Retribution's free downloads & preview page.

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"A fantasy roleplaying campaign can always use spooky, atmospheric low-level adventures, and RETRIBUTION is a solid, useful foray. It's "old school" in the best sense of that term: the adventure, its setting, its characters, and its new elements have all been carefully and lovingly detailed and thought through. The result is truly ready-to-use, and its elements lend themselves to easy re-use in an ongoing campaign. Recommended."
-Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms

"Retribution is a wintry scenario that makes full use of the weather to create a claustrophobic and gritty introduction. This is followed by an excellent middle, with something for every party as it is full of investigation, roleplaying, and combat, before building to a worthy climax. Overall, it is an excellent scenario that can be slotted into any campaign and, with very little work, any roleplaying system."
-Dave McAlister of UK Role Players

"A gripping gothic yarn. Retribution is one part classic pulp, one part Name of the Rose, and all around a compelling narrative with exciting encounters and absorbing NPCs. It will no doubt leave a lasting impression on every adventurer who dares winter on the Lonely Coast."
-Stephen Radney-MacFarland

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August 19th, 2013
This is the best 1st Level adventure module I have ever read, period. The writing is clear and understandable, the layout is top-notch and attention is paid to really make this module a pleasure to run at the table. It is not a quick skim and go kind [...]
December 16th, 2012
I've been playing RPG's for many years now and I have always been dubious of written adventures/modules as they for most part are terribly written and incredibly cliched. So, when I decided to start playing Pathfinder I thought it might be a goo [...]
May 11th, 2012
I purchased Retribution looking for a good low-level adventure that could be easily transferred to another campaign setting (in my case a homebrew or possibly Greyhawk). I'd read the very positive reviews and some of the material the author had publish [...]
August 14th, 2010
Retribution: Retribution is a 71 pg pdf, 1 front cover, 1 blank page (inside the front cover), 3 pages credits, half a page OGL, 1page ads and 1 page back cover. Retribution is extensively bookmarked for ease of reference; all the statblocks also have [...]
August 14th, 2010
Retribution: Retribution is a 71 pg pdf, 1 front cover, 1 blank page (inside the front cover), 3 pages credits, half a page OGL, 1page ads and 1 page back cover. Retribution is extensively bookmarked for ease of reference; all the statblocks also have [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on July 20, 2010.