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Eye on Eberron
by Keith Baker

“The Misplaced Village” is a classic Brelish folktale that has retained its appeal for hundreds of years. The story opens in a town plagued by bandits and war. Into this troubled place wanders a sympathetic traveler, who offers to hide the community from its enemies. Beleaguered and desperate to survive, the villagers embrace his offer.

As the stranger weaves a mighty spell, one of the farmers remembers an ancient proverb: “Beware the gifts of the Traveler.” He tries to stop the ritual, but he is too late. The Traveler is as good as his word: From that day to this, no enemy has found the village—nor has anyone else.

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    Keith Baker is an award-winning game designer and novelist best known for his work on the Eberron® Campaign Setting and the card game Gloom. His most recent novel is The Fading Dream, the third in the Thorn of Breland series. Follow Keith on Twitter as @HellcowKeith.

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