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Tomb of the Sand King's DaughterD&D Insider Article
by Ari Marmell

The Tomb of Urum-Shar is the lair of a powerful brown dragon, with a hoard almost unmatched in myth and legend. If your PCs enter the "Tomb of the Sand King's Daughter," they can take on the potent Urum-Shar herself. Building off the Tomb of Urum-Shar entry from the recently released Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons supplement, this adventure brings the legend of the ancient brown wyrm to life.

Long ago, before the rise of Nerath, or even Arkhosia, the great dynastic empire of Maru-Qet thrived. Here, in this lush and fertile region, humanoids lived in eternal subservience to their draconic overseers, a dynasty of brown dragons. For thousands of years, the empire grew, and none could stand against it.

None, that is, until the last pharaoh, the great brown dragon Nefermandias, declared war on a neighboring clan of dragons. As a result of that disastrous war, Maru-Qet is nothing now but a hot and windswept desert, blasted and ruined. Only a few struggling city-states and a handful of nomadic tribes prove that anyone once dwelt here.

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    About the Author

    Ari Marmell has been shirking homework in favor of playing the D&D game since he was nine years old. Thankfully, he now works in the industry, since shirking work for gaming tends to wreak havoc with the bills. He has written for quite a few of the industry's major companies, including White Wolf and, of course, Wizards of the Coast.