Ah, Salaam and good evening to you worthy friends and adventures. Please, please, come closer. Ah not too close… Welcome to Faerun. Realm of mystery, of enchantment…and the finest amateur adventures this side of the material plane. Heh, heh. Look at this! Yes! (Motions to a crystal ball)A mighty band face the coming princes of the apocalypse, very durable, will not die!  Will not… (Wild magic) Ah, they died! Ooohhh! Look at this! (Produces a push toy) I have never seen one of these intact before. This is the famous Queen of dragons. Listen. (squeezes the toy and you hear the squeak of a dog chew toy) Ah, still good. Wait, don't go! I can see that you're only interested in the exceptionally rare. I think then, you would be most rewarded to consider…this. (pulls out a book with strange script out from his sleeve) Do not be fooled by its common place appearance. Like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts. This is no ordinary Book! It once changed the course of a young Dwarf's life. A young Dwarf and his companions who, like this book, were more than what they seemed.  Perhaps you would like to hear the tale? It begins on a late afternoon, where a walled city waits, with a grisly secret…

A Great Upheaving

Isilme