The boys will soon be wrapping up their journey through the A-Series and then on to GDQ. My plan is to play either G or D during Gen Con. After all, what could be better?
But before that happens I want to introduce the big bad problem, someone or something has snuffed out the Sun. The lands are dark and cold and people are dying. The is going to be a huge meeting in the City of Greyhawk to try to figure out the problem. The big guns of the world are going to investigate a lead they think is good while the PCs deal with some giant raids. I don't need to tell you which group is going to be successful.
BUT before that can happen they need to solve the problem of not freezing to death.
The idea is for this one shot adventure the Council (in Greyhawk) will ignite a large asteroid called "Moradin's Forge" to give them temporary light and heat. They wanted to do it to one of the moons, but the witches in the world objected to that (and thus allows me to set the stage for the next adventures).
I need something for a group of 8th level characters to do in this.
Alternately I could have the boys play some of the council; very high-level wizards and the like to set it ablaze. But really setting the Forge on fire is not supposed to be the difficult part. I thought maybe they would need some special fire to do it, or means to get it to the forge. Maybe even finding Moradin's Hammer to do it. But while the stakes are very high, I want it to be something I can do in a 4-hour afternoon.
Anyone have any thoughts?
Bonus points if it can be tied into Led Zeppelin at all.