From publisher blurb:
When the party arrives in the small village of Goldendale they find a shortage of metal goods and a community upset with the lack of production. Despite their admiration for the village blacksmith, folks grow concerned about his inability to complete the simplest jobs even though they hear the ring of his hammer throughout the night...
This 25-page sidetrek details the various NPC's and features in the village of Goldendale as well as the areas (and opposition) they must investigate to unravel the mystery of the blacksmith’s burden.
This adventure for Dungeons & Dragons, 4th Edition is intended for characters of levels 1 - 3 and can be incorporated into any setting. It features hooks at the start and finish to draw the characters in as well as spur on further adventures. The encounters feature maps and stat blocks for all creatures to minimize flipping between rulebooks.
The Blacksmith's Burden is well suited for those times when adventurers go "looking for excitement" when they stop off in a backwater town on the way to their next quest.