Keepers of the Fey, Part I: Lady of the Lake
A story hook and side trek adventure for four to five characters, levels 1-3
In the distance, you see a large lake with an exposed boulder in the middle. Lying back on the rock, propped up on her forearms and exposed to the sun, completely naked, is perhaps the most beautiful woman you’ve ever seen. She is sunbathing on the rock. Her hair is abnormally long, reddish-brown, and covers most of her body, splaying down into the water. She appears to not notice you are there.
The side trek begins by reading the previous text to the players. This can be done any time while the player characters are traveling through wilderness.
First clues (determined by passive or active perception):
* A passive or active perception DC10 check notices many tracks near the edge of the lake. They appear to be a mix of different animals and bipedal footprints.
* Anyone who says they are looking into the water or the lake’s bottom near the shore will also automatically see one of two things (see “looking into the water” section, below). Even if they do not say this, though, they may still notice one of these two things. In this case, a passive DC15 perception check means they’ve taken notice of the same information.