Excerpts Archive | 4/10/2009
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Excerpts: P3 Assault on Nightwyrm Fortress

In today’s P3 Excerpts: Assault on Nightwyrm Fortress excerpts, we present three encounters as well as a look at the abyssal zealot.


Assault on Nightwyrm Fortress

Shadow dragons haunt crumbling cities and sunken palaces within the Shadowfell, voraciously hoarding food, wealth, and power. They are driven to commit atrocities to satisfy their appetites, pitilessly enslaving other beings to work as soldiers and servants. Most shadow dragons live far from settlements and are content to prey on those who dare the deepest darkness beyond the dim light of civilization.

Some time ago, the shadow dragon Urishtar Nightwyrm discovered an ancient structure in the Shadowfell, one whose foundation predated the rise of the Raven Queen. Urishtar claimed the site for herself and renamed the dread place Nightwyrm Fortress. Within its chambers, Urishtar learned much—too much—about the passage of mortals from life to death. She turned her newfound knowledge to capturing the life energy of just-slain mortals as they raced through the Shadowfell toward their ultimate destiny. By diverting life energy from its proper fate, the dragon risks the wrath of the Raven Queen. Urishtar cares not—she has her own goals in mind.