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Shifters of the Cities
By Keith Baker

In ages past both razorclaw and longtooth roamed across plains and woodlands. Since the fall of Nerath, many shifters have been driven out of the woods and into the cities. Just as the rat has adjusted to urban life, these shifters are adapting to a world within city walls. Most approach the city like any other wilderness. Some live as scavengers; others are predators. The best of these shifters hunt criminals and those who endanger their cities; the worst prey on the weak and unfortunate. Shifters are viewed with suspicion or fear by the people who share their city. Few know the secret ways of a city or can move from place to place more swiftly than shifters born to the urban wilderness.

You were born on the ledge of a tower, and you took your first steps on the edge of a roof. The city is your playground, and you love climbing its walls and leaping between its bridges; you feel most alive when you are in motion. Before adventuring, you might have found work as a messenger or courier. Now you use your gifts in battle, outmaneuvering your enemies with your dazzling speed and agility.

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    About the Author

    Keith Baker has been an avid fan of the Dungeons & Dragons game 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.