Promise of the Witch-King (Forgotten Realms: The Sellswords, by R. A. Salvatore

By R. A. Salvatore

The booklet used to be hidden well.

It’s pages promised the ability of the Witch-King himself.

And now that it’s been discovered, even the truth that it kills somebody silly sufficient to crack its disguise won’t cease humans from scuffling with over it.

Welcome to the Bloodstone Lands!

Human murderer Artemis Entreri and his darkish elf spouse Jarlaxle have come to the demon-haunted wastelands of the frozen north on the request in their dragon purchaser. It doesn’t take lengthy for them to discover themselves stuck in the midst of a fight among robust forces that may like not anything greater than to work out them either useless . . . or worse.

But Entreri and Jarlaxle aren’t simply any wandering sellswords, and the traditional evils and sour blood-feuds of the wild Bloodstone Lands can have eventually met their fit.

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If the other Pcri wish to talk with the courtiers or the scribes, they can learn of the rensions between T3ri and Pharaoh. But though it is common knowledge (and a source of much cruel humor), no one dares speak of Tothmes’infatuation with Win. . at least while T o h c s is present. Meeting Pharaoh As the ruler of the Nithiam enters the throne room. a herald declaims the traditional sequence of epithets hung on every Pharaoh’s name: “Hail and bear wonhip to His lmmonal Majcsry, Pharaoh Ramose: life of the river, creator of the flood, bringer of the sunlight, masrcr of the wind, lord of all the empire, enduring in kingship like the sun in the sky, beloved of Rathanos, beloved of Pflarr.

These manscorpions have no spells. but they wear rings of fire resistance. If their victims fail their saving throws vs. Poison, they do not die right away; if treated within an hour, they can be healed in the scorpion lair. INVESTIGATION The Lair X i is a deep, multi-chamberedburrow in the base of the sandstone outcroDDinP. The foliage OUtside the lair is yellow and d&& &cause suh-row fumes waft out from the entrance. The gasses. deadly in concentration but quickly dispelled in the desert t, breeze.

And the scream wakes you up. Asterius IS warning the heroes to beware of the manscorpion lair at the serpent oasis. The tunnel leading to fm is an undergmund lava floor that connects the oasis to Koresh Teyd‘s lair in the mountains. See the end ofthis chapter for details. THE SCENE The serpent oasis lies beneath a cloudless sky in flat, completely barren desert at the foot of a large sandstone outcropping. This outcropping looks miliar to PCs who experienced Aserius’s dream vision (see above).

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