In Darkest Day is a 5th Edition Fantasy adventure for a group of 1st-level characters. It should provide for a session’s worth of play. It is purposely generic, allowing the DM to customise it to their own campaign with ease.
This side trek was originally written for the Savage Worlds campaign setting, Hellfrost, but we now provide a converted version for 5th Edition Fantasy. The side trek itself is purposely generic. As such, we have set the side trek in a remote location with a small village. We have not provided any detail on the village itself. This allows the GM to customise it to their own campaign with ease.
In Darkest Day involves an acolyte of a death god and his nefarious plans for a young maiden. While stereotypical gender assignments have been noted, the genders of the victim and protagonist can easily be switched if this is preferred. The adventure also introduces a unique magic item that is used by the acolyte. There is the possibility that the item still contains a charge or two come the end of the adventure. How the players deal with this can potentially lead on to other adventures.
Although it is not directly connected, this side trek could be used as a prequel to In Blackest Knight. With this in mind, the heroes could return to help the village in the future.