The Whispering Woodwind
The lives of ordinary people seldom touch our own in significant ways until we choose to become involved. It seems that Contel, the Bard, has quit his day job, skipping out on a sizable debt. When an astute innkeeper of questionable practices enlists the help of heroes to cover his losses, it is only the beginning. The trail leads through a series of encounters; some germane, others less relevant but revealing. It is the sound of music that ultimately settles the score.
I ran this again last year for a new group to kick off a campaign and had the musical instrument actually be a cursed item that the group felt needed destroying. They passed it along to a higher level NPC of questionable morals and haven't realized what has become of that plan. The campaign is now higher level and it's about time they begin to hear rumors of what this NPC is doing with this item.
I will definitely check it out - thanks!