Concluding the Adventure
After the PCs have dealt with Thorn’s pack and Wyrmwoode, they can continue on to the temple of Pelor on the far side of the woods. No other encounters occur except for the typical random encounters. If the characters prevent Wyrmwoode from ruining the offering, they don’t have to face him again to finish their mission—they can just take the wagon to the temple. That option, however, leaves Wyrmwoode free to cause trouble again next year and deprives the PCs of his treasure. But they do earn full experience for defeating him if they
manage to deliver the wagon intact.
A senior priest named Father Usten meets them at the door. The temple lacks the resources to help the PCs hunt down Wyrmwoode (if they haven’t already slain him), but the priests do their best to heal the heroes now and after any further fights with the dragon.
Further Adventures: If Wyrmwoode is still alive, he makes another attempt to carry out his plan again in a year, when he’s bigger and tougher. Since the people of Holtston are strong believers in tradition, they’re sure to send for the heroes when that happens.