This mini-adventure is meant to introduce the players to Rylonia. Although it is placed in the grasslands of Horse Nomads, it could be transposed to any region of any campaign. The initial set up for the adventure begins with a rite of maturity for the characters. The adventure could also start with the characters coming across the destruction caused by the lion (a needy farmer begs for help, the characters encounter the remains of a shepherd and flock with a partial trail leading toward the lion's den). Again, this can be adapted for any campaign.
It is designed for 3-4 first through third level characters. If all of the characters are first level the Dungeon Master may need to use the less deadly suggestions given with the monsters in the "Scaling the Adventure" sidebars.