Huh? Ned's the best part, and very much suits the spying/scheming/can't-trust-anyone tone of the whole adventure.U1 is good (but U2 is ... troublesome), it's a pretty good introductory adventure. Just ... take Ned out of the adventure and it's much better.
I3 is excellent. I've never run (or played, for that matter) either of !4 or I5 so can't comment there.I really liked I3 Pharaoh, it's a very interesting take on a dungeon crawl, but I3-I5 Desert of Desolation tries too hard as a railroad and doesn't deliver.