By Alexander Irvine
A story of heroism and take advantage of within the culture of Robert E. Howard...
Enter Remy, a quick-witted courier whose harmful freight leads him into the leading edge of an historical conflict among forces of sunshine and the emerging tide of shadows that threatens to crush the burgeoning civilizations of the 2 Rivers Gulf.
The tale opens with Remy on my own and close to loss of life after an stumble upon with a number of stormclaw scorpions. His horse useless and poison sapping his energy, Remy collapses along with his package deal at his part, undelivered. whilst he awakes, he's within the corporation of a band of adventurers who chanced on him by means of the part of the line and nursed him again to health. between them is a grim dragonborn paladin named Biri-Daar, whose wariness of the paranormal seals on Remy’s freight is outweighed through an overpowering feel of accountability to these in need.
As they trip on, the character of Remy’s package deal turns into a better and bigger curiosity. quickly the get together, which has come to include a few six-strong adventurers, reveals itself to be the lynchpin that holds a military of netherworld forces at bay.
Award-winning writer and veteran shared-world author Alex Irvine brings his targeted characters and massive storytelling abilities to undergo on the planet of Dungeons & Dragons®.
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The stone below their toes used to be dry, the air of their lungs musty with a strange trace of spices scattered centuries in the past and not dispersed by way of wind or age. mild from their armor and prepared blades suffused the passage with a glow vivid sufficient to light up yet no longer blind. at the soft bedrock of the partitions, the tale of the construction of the Crow street opened up in a portray that stretched from access to a plastered-over doorway on the passage’s finish. “Any signal? ” Biri-Daar requested quietly. “None i will find,” Paelias stated. Keverel shook his head. Kithri darted ahead to seem for the type of mechanical ambush that even the main expert magic by no means discovered. She, too, subsidized away with out discovering something. Biri-Daar gave the plaster an experimental faucet. them all may well listen how hole a legitimate it made. She hit it back with a forearm, sending a cloud of dirt rolling alongside the ground and leaving a visual dent within the door. Lucan punched a gap via the place she had hit it and he peered into the darkness at the different facet. “Antechamber,” he acknowledged. Then he sneezed. Remy and Biri-Daar broke out a gap large enough to step via, protecting themselves with choking airborne dirt and dust that picked up the mystical glow. The influence was once of strolling right into a faintly luminescent fog as they handed into the antechamber and observed what lay inside of. Like many well known personages who equipped themselves extravagant tombs, the Road-builder had sought after his to mirror his station and achievements in existence. So within the antechamber have been prepared the instruments and fabrics of exploration and roadbuilding. In wall sconces, bejeweled surveyor’s instruments gleamed subsequent to putting alternatives and shovels of good gold. at the ceiling, a sky map used to be picked out in diamonds. alongside the partitions lower than the sconces, rows of shining silver wheelbarrows have been piled excessive with uncut gem stones and chunks of ore representing particles. “Amazing,” Lucan stated. “Delightful, i might say,” Paelias further. He picked up an uncut ruby the scale of an acorn. “Hard to think no one ever afflicted to come back locate this prior to. ” a far off growth echoed within the chamber and down the corridor. them all seemed again towards the tomb front, which was once a lot too distant to determine at once. “Our tiefling buddy? ” Kithri questioned. one other growth got here, and the rumble of what gave the impression of a cave in. “Well,” Lucan acknowledged to Biri-Daar. “I desire you’re correct that we will be able to get to the retain from inside of the following. Now how have been we going to get out of the maintain? ” “One factor at a time,” Biri-Daar acknowledged. She was once nonetheless in retrospect to the access passage, and she or he drew her sword. the remaining armed themselves besides, because the guardians of the Road-builder’s tomb started to pour into the antechamber. They have been lengthy useless, the final group to paintings at the Crow highway, buried with the Road-builder rather than underneath the stones of his highway. Their our bodies have been held jointly via the posthumous energy of his magic—some had as soon as been human, others dwarves, even a number of tieflings and orcs between them. They thronged within the access corridor, dully attentive to their unmarried relevant: to smash the intruders.