The Shadow Rift of Umbraforge
Scales of War Adventure Path: Part 3
by Scott Fitzgerald Gray
The third installment in the Scales of War Adventure Path is here! Having saved Overlook from the threat posed by the orog Tusk, the PCs return to the city as heroes. There, they find that something new threatens the city and Elsir Vale beyond it. Their quest to discover who is behind the mountain orcs' organization, as well as their well-armed orog leaders, will take the heroes beyond this world and into the Shadowfell.
In "Siege of Bordrin's Watch," the PCs discovered that dark creepers had sold arms and tactical intelligence to the orc war chief Tusk, aiding him in his attack against the folk of the Stonehome Mountains. In this adventure, the PCs investigate the link between the orcs and the dark ones, stumbling into an arms-running operation bridging two planes and finally confronting the charismatic figure behind it.
Sarshan is an opportunistic shadar-kai arms dealer. For years, he has built an invisible mercantile empire around the sale and brokering of weapons, armor, mercenaries, and intelligence from his domain in the Shadowfell. Though Sarshan plays a significant part in this adventure, the PCs' initial focus is on one of his lieutenants -- a dark creeper shadowborn stalker named Modra.
About the Author
Scott Fitzgerald Gray (9th-level layabout, vindictive neutral) started gaming in high school and has worked as a writer and editor much of the time since then. After belatedly realizing he could combine both vocations in 2004, he's been making up for lost time as a freelance RPG editor and designer, primarily for Wizards of the Coast. He lives in the Canadian hinterland with a schoolteacher, two daughters, and a large number of animal companions.