SHAPESHIFTERS: Farron, King of Baubles

Shapeshifters is a new series on nonplayer characters. These NPCs aren’t literal shapeshifters. Instead, they fall into the “shapeshifter” archetype described by scholars of myth like Joseph Campbell. We’re talking about the Professor Snapes and Walder Freys of the world. Shapeshifters are characters motives are hard to make out, who might side with the good guys in […]

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Cryptochecks

The party has arrived at a massive stone arch, through which only darkness can be viewed. A single fire rune appears on the keystone of the arch. Hemlock (Rogue): Before we step through the arch, I check for traps. GM: Roll an Investigation check. Hemlock rolls a natural 1. The party groans. GM: You are […]

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The Uses of Uncertainty

“Acid,” Robijeign announced, eyeing wisps of smoke rising from the tip of his blade. His three companions, still mounted, exchanged glances.  “Ankhegs, perhaps?” Imevere wondered. She lowered her hood to improve her view of the scene. Where fields met woodline, something had recently erupted through the earth. A depression of churned earth and smoking, dimpled rocks interrupted what […]

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