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Defenders of the Shadowfell
By Robert J. Schwalb

Wickedness might thrive in the Shadowfell, but not all welcome its presence. Some recoil at the growing corruption and are appalled at its free reign. Several of these good people take the fight to the darkness in the Shadowfell just as others do in the world beyond, and a few organized efforts against the interlopers have gained strength. Among them, none instill more fear than the Shades of Darkness.

Now friend, don’t get all weepy on me. Yes, you don’t want to die. I’m sure you didn’t mean to create all those undead and kill all those people. Honestly, I don’t care about the undead. And I really don’t care about those people. What I care about is your master. Now don’t be coy with me. The Hooded One. Vecna. That’s who I’m talking about.

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    About the Author

    Robert J. Schwalb is an award-winning game designer. You’ll find his most recent work in the Dark Sun Campaign Setting, Dark Sun Creature Catalog, Monster Manual 3, and Player’s Handbook 3. Rob dedicates this article to Bobby Turman, who lost Mourne to kobolds in Dragon Mountain many years ago.