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The Ghosts of Nerath
By Scott Fitzgerald Gray

The Ghost Blades were an order of warriors charged with protecting the nobility of the empire and its far-flung kingdoms. Its members were exclusively and secretly battleminds. Their principles and training were said to trace back to the first members of that class who stood against the horrors of the Far Realm. When the empire fell, the imperial legions fell with it. But across the frontier, from isolated hamlets to the roadhouses of the largest cities, folk have always spoken of lone wanderers outfitted in cloaks of gray and black. These are the Ghosts of Nerath.

I was there when the Shining Citadel fell, whose true name is barely memory now. I was there when the surviving darkmages sacrificed themselves in advance of the cleansing of Khesen. I was there for the end of greatness, but I will be watching through the eyes of the ghosts who follow me when Nerath begins again.

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    About the Author

    Scott Fitzgerald Gray (9th-level layabout, vindictive neutral) started gaming in high school and has worked as a writer and editor much of the time since then. After belatedly realizing he could combine both vocations in 2004, he’s been making up for lost time as a freelance RPG editor and designer, primarily for Wizards of the Coast. He lives in the Canadian hinterland with a schoolteacher, two daughters, and a large number of animal companions.