The Runecutter's Ruin
An Adventure for Characters of Levels 8-10
by Logan Bonner
The dwarf runepriest Olek Dael, devoted worshiper of Bane, intends to call an avatar of his god by scribing ancient, forbidden runes. Unknown to him, primordial threats, bound by the sanctity of these runes, strain the borders of their prison dimension. The more Olek uses his runes, the weaker the wards become. Olek’s followers, empowered by the forbidden runes, challenge the adventurers as they struggle to avert catastrophe. "The Runecutter's Ruin" is an adventure for characters of levels 8 to 10.
In the large room beyond the doors, painted runes cover every surface. Some markings are active, pulsing with power. Other signs are sketchy—inactive and roughly painted. A basin of bubbling water sits in the center of the room, flashing with ghostly images of different runes. The tiles around it have runes carved in them as well. At the far west end, connected by two short hallways, a dimly lit room holds two large statues.
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About the Author
Logan Bonner’s 4th Edition work includes Player’s Handbook, Arcane Power, The Slaying Stone, and both Adventurer’s Vault supplements. He collected a rare hat trick on Draconomicon: Metallic Dragons by providing additional design, development, and lead editing. He lives in the Seattle area and works as a freelance game designer, writer, and editor. You can follow him on Twitter, where he’s loganbonner.