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Blood and DragonshardsD&D Insider Article
Backdrop Q'barra, Part 1
By Keith Baker

Humans came to Q’barra in search of sanctuary, not profit. Less than a decade ago, colonists in Pitchwall found a patch of Eberron dragonshards while digging new wells. Drawn by the reports, Tharashk prospectors soon found that Q’barra had vast Eberron dragonshard deposits, including Eberron shards with qualities never before seen by the house. Combined with the end of the Last War, this discovery has drawn a host of new forces to Q’barra. The shard rush is on, and this is threatening to destroy the delicate balance of power that exists between the humans and the native races of the region . . . and potentially, to unleash horrors from the dawn of time.

Nobles of Newthrone. Lords of Q’barra. I don’t ask you to risk your own people in the battle that lies ahead. All I ask is that you untie my hands and let me assemble the troops I need to cleanse this land once and for all. Let me drive the scales into the ocean and give you the security you have always craved.

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    About the Author

    Keith Baker has been an avid fan of Dungeons & Dragons since grade school. His life took a dramatic turn in 2002 when he submitted the world of Eberron to the Wizards of the Coast Fantasy Setting Search. In addition to developing the Eberron Campaign Setting and Shadows of the Last War, he has worked for Atlas Games, Goodman Games, and Green Ronin.