Someone or something is snatching sheep from the flocks kept on the hillsides above Thornbriar village and leaving bloody messes behind. As your party arrives, it's just dawning on the local shepherds — a likable, but rather dense lot — that a dangerous predator lurks among them. Is it a band of hobgoblins living on the opposite slope of the hill? Is it the anchoress who lives nearby, thought by some to be a powerful warlock even though no one has ever met her? Or is this a cryptozoology mystery, with an alpha predator prowling the sparsely populated hills? The community of Thornbriar may need some heroes to save them from this menace — and maybe, from themselves, as well.