by Raging Swan Press

Raging Swan Press



Tags: adventure gm tools low-level Pathfinder 1e Pathfinder 1st Edition


A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game adventure 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.


"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

"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, designer for Paizo Publishing, LLC

"I think this the best written PFRPG intro adventure available out there."

Darren Ehlers (five star rating)

"Retribution ranks among the best first level adventures I've ever read. It's not over the top, it's personal. And it's better off for it. Check it out. It's better than almost any first level adventure I've read for PFRPG and its predecessors."

Endzeitgeist (five stars)

"I was seriously blown away by the richness and depth of this module. Seriously, Creighton is missing his mark by writing RPG modules and should be doing Fantasy Fiction."

DrDeth (Amazon Top Reviewer; five stars)

"Bottom Line: One of the best entry level adventures I've read in 25+ years. Good mix of role playing and combat that forces the players to think, not just react. Clever and logical use of some classic low level monsters. Strongly recommended."

Eric Olson (five stars)

"Upon receiving this in the post I opened with great trepidation but was incredibly impressed. The quality of the writing as well as the technical detail which the author has paid is superb. Much of the tedious tasks such as travelling times etc are worked out and this leaves oddles of time to deliver the module with the energy and feeling it deserves…This for me has restored faith in publishers and 3rd party material."

JahAbs84 (five stars)