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The Scales of War Adventure Path: part 5
by Rodney Thompson

The Scales of War Adventure Path continues. The PCs receive a strange summons from a very unexpected source that takes them back to Brindol. From there, they must embark on a quest that will change the course of their fate and possibly save Elsir Vale.

Some months ago, a mysterious figure calling himself only the Emissary contacted the hobgoblin chieftain Sinruth and spurred him into reviving the marauding horde known as the Red Hand of Doom. Unbeknownst to both Sinruth and the PCs, this Emissary was the shadar-kai arms dealer Sarshan. Simultaneously, Sarshan began sending messages to the leader of a band of gnoll mercenaries, a disciple of Yeenoghu named Fangren, in the hope of inciting the gnolls in a similar fashion.

The gnolls were not so easily commanded, however, forcing Sarshan to take more drastic steps. While the goblins were content to raid Brindol thanks to little more than motivational letters, the gnoll mercenaries required something more. In order to secure their services, Sarshan arranged for the gnolls to receive several shipments of shadar-kai weapons from his storehouses in the Shadowfell. In exchange, Fangren agreed to lead his mercenaries across Elsir Vale, pillaging, plundering, and seizing as many captives as possible.

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    About the Author

    Rodney Thompson is a game designer at Wizards of the Coast, Inc. His previous design credits include the Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition, the Starships of the Galaxy supplement, and The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide supplement.