Those Once Loyal
The Scales of War Adventure Path: part 17
by Robert J. Schwalb
Bahamut is mostly dead … but not entirely so. A remnant lives on, hidden away and kept safe by a servant created for just this purpose. In Bahamut’s unfathomable wisdom, he anticipated the end Tiamat intended for him, extracted a portion of his divine essence, and installed it in an unwitting vessel. That vessel is Amyria. Should the unthinkable happen (as it has), the essence would guide Amyria to her ultimate purpose. But there are those who seek to prevent Bahamut's return, in a misguided attempt to bring the war to a conclusion. "Those Once Loyal" is an adventure for characters of levels 25-27.
Since the hated struggle against the elemental host in that storied event recalled as the Dawn War, we have seen the divided god wage endless war as it seeks to reconcile its sundered existence. Over the eons, the platinum wrestles with the chromatic, using and discarding us as they will to slake their thirst for vengeance. Time and again they fight, but to what end? One triumphs only to fall as the other gains ascendancy. I have peered through time’s mists, apprehended the distant future, and can see no end to this struggle. I beseech your esteemed council, let the Platinum Dragon’s death be the last. Help me put an end to this age-old cycle for all time.
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About the Author
Robert J. Schwalb works as a freelance designer for Wizards of the Coast. His recent credits include Martial Power, Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons, and the Forgotten Realms Player’s Guide. Robert lives in Tennessee with his incredibly patient wife, Stacee, and his pride of fiendish werecats, but is happiest when chained to his desk, toiling for his dark masters in Seattle.