Month: February 2009

City of Mist: Shortcut

As we lounged in the splendor of our Guild Hall and caught up with each other’s latest adventures, my good friend Halmar, the Erudite wizard, suddenly turned to a matter that he had been working on. His eyes twinkled as he recounted a quest he had undertaken, and how he had already completed the initial phases; some by himself and some partnered with Amphar, our Froglok cleric guildmate. These initial steps were both great adventures in their own right, and may possibly be chronicled in this collection as well. Halmar leaned over the table toward me and described a powerful scroll that holds the secrets of using a magical mental “burst” to confuse enraged foes and lower their rage. “What can I do to help?” I grinned. Before sunset, I had retained Faniklin, a mercenary who had accompanied me on several past adventures, stocked up on rations, and made preparations to depart for the City of Mist. Once assembled, Halmar teleported our party to the Emerald Jungle where we faced very little resistance.  Surrounded by perpetual mist, the city, once known as Torsis, had been the home of the Army of Iksar.  In that time, it was a very wealthy city, crafted of the finest stones and materials, and home to many merchants and tradespeople. Now, however, the dead roamed the streets, looking to devour the living.  We fit that...

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