By Bill Slavicsek
It's a time of magic and monsters, a time whilst just a couple of scattered issues of sunshine glow with obdurate selection amid a emerging tide of shadows. it's a time while purely the bravest heroes dare tread the wild of the unknown…
About a century in the past, the cave in of Nerath, the final empire of the realm, ushered in a gloomy age that keeps to today, the peace and prosperity of the prior possible misplaced without end. in spite of the fact that, even these fabled days weren’t with no few blemishes. this type of was once Emperor Magroth the 1st, a tyrant and a conqueror; merciless, bold, choked with delusions of grandeur and goals of future, and greater than a section insane.
During Magroth’s reign, rumors of necromancy and demon worship have been rampant, yet the reality was once a long way worse. because of bargains he made, pacts he agreed to, and rituals he played, dying used to be now not the top Emperor Magroth. in its place, a section of him used to be drawn into the Shadowfell the place he grew to become the ruler of a website of lifeless. From this vantage, the previous king ready for his return—and the recent empire he might forge from the ruins of old.
Now Magroth has made a brand new care for Orcus, the Demon Prince of Undeath, that frees him from his everlasting felony for a yr and an afternoon. In that point, Magroth needs to re-establish his historical nation whereas additionally achieving a sequence of negative initiatives for Orcus. To this finish, Magroth’s plans intersect with different threats which are emerging on the earth. the place those threats meet, the area shudders. And it falls to our heroes to maintain the delicate lighting fixtures of civilization burning for one more day
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The girl warrior exchanged glances with the rider dressed all in leather-based. Albanon seemed nearer on the guy and discovered that he wasn’t relatively human. Or really alive. “The dragonborn speaks true,” the revenant stated. “Let’s sign up for forces, at the least until eventually we achieve the mountain. ” “Sounds like a plan,” Roghar stated. A plan, definite, yet Albanon couldn’t aid yet ponder whether it was once an exceptional plan. He had simply noticeable a guy rework right into a werewolf, and now he used to be agreeing to workforce up with a celebration of obvious adventurers that incorporated what needed to be a revenant—a servant of the Raven Queen. What had he and Roghar gotten themselves into? forty nine THE TOWER OF SARUUN, DAY Magroth had misplaced all tune of time as he poured over the scrolls, free sheets of parchment, and sure tomes that crammed the library within the Tower of Saruun. The stone bastion, outfitted into the facet of the cavern, used to be virtually thoroughly abandoned. If there have been greater than or 3 mages in the constitution, Magroth could consume his employees. No, the Mages of Saruun have been few in quantity and guarded extra by way of their legend and attractiveness than through genuine strength. He may possibly simply convey this whole construction and the cavern past down with out operating up a lot of a sweat, and he was once convinced that there has been nobody one of the vaunted Mages who may perhaps prevent him, not to mention cease him. yet that wasn’t why he used to be right here. in the event that they desired to fake to be omnipotent and act mysterious, what did it subject to him? that they had agreed to his phrases, and he could honor that contract. supplied he chanced on what he used to be searching for. The Ordinator mentioned which cabinets and stacks in the huge tower room have been prone to carry no matter what info they possessed concerning the historic website of Andok Sur. Then the wizard, nonetheless donning his masks of gold and his black gowns, floated out of the chamber and left Magroth by myself to behavior his learn. Now, after an hour or perhaps 5 of unrolling scrolls and keeping apart tomes that held promise from those who handled themes a long way faraway from the worries of the emperor, Magroth was once able to commence analyzing in earnest. It took time, as most of these projects regularly do, yet finally Magroth came upon a few of what he was once searching for. The writings of Welsom Farwanderer, for instance, noted Andok Sur and its situation. The necropolis of Andok Sur used to be old while the dominion of Bael Turath was once simply a set of loosely allied city-states that stretched around the heart of the continent. It lies to the a ways north, past the Mountain of Thunder and Lightning. devoted to the Demon Prince Orcus, where used to be confirmed by way of the warrior tribes of the jap Valley who interred their still-living enemies into the tombs and mausoleums that fill the necropolis as structures fill a city. while I visited the location, it was once really a spot of the useless. Roaming ghosts or even corporeal undead persevered to hang-out the streets of shattered tombs and crumbling mausoleums, however it used to be now not the colourful urban of the Undead that it have been lower than the rule of thumb of the vampire lord Zarguna.