Somewhere that’s Green

Next week we’re going to take a look at some of the denizens of the deep primal forests: carnivorous flowers, crawling vines, treant saplings, and verdant ancients. We’re also going to meet a circle of druids formed long ago by the wood elf guardians of the forest: the Circle of Verdant Growth. Until then, keep …

Blood drinkers and Bone eaters

Next week we’ll open up my old bestiary and look at some of the nastier creatures I’ve come across. From the blood drinking empusae and feral vampires to the flesh devouring rugaru and wendigo to the bone eating vetala. We’ll also introduce the occultist, a group of rangers that train to master the arcane arts …

The Road

Most bards travel. And I’ve traveled more than most. But even I haven’t traveled quite as much as some of my colleagues in the College of Vagabonds. Next week, I’ll introduce you to them, and we’ll hear a bit about some others they’ve shared the road with, including the Clerics of the Travel domain. Until …

The Element of Surprise

The elements are a wondrous thing. Earth, fire, water, and air comprise the most basic primal forces of nature, yet the elemental planes are hardly recognizable as natural at all. In fact, they’re pretty inhospitable all things considered. This week we will meet the sorcerers who draw their power from ties to the elemental planes. …

Power of Faith

Last week we discussed the might of the mortal minions of the fell powers. This week we will examine the forces arrayed against them. While clerics serve their gods as shields and paladins as swords, the inquisitor is a dagger, carefully excising the enemies of their faith. The Truesilver Blade is a rare weapon often …

Infernal Heritage

There are fiends that walk among us. Whether the ancestors of ancient Tiefling bloodlines, the mortals possessed by demons and devils, or the foolish mortals who peddle in infernalism, evil lurks at every turn. But fear not, I’ll be back next week with some holy might. Until then, keep following the lore. And just say …

Galmora – The Three Cities

The Galmoran capital is officially known as Galmora, though it is also known as the Three Cities. The Undercity, built from the ruined foundations lies beneath the city streets. It is a labyrinth of vaulted passageways and small hovels, housing the city’s underclass, including most of the dwarves and half-dwarves. The streets of the undercity …

School’s Out for Summer

Next week we will visit some of the fine higher learning establishments and meet with some very wise men. So be quiet, and at least try to pretend to be smart. First we will meet the famed archivists of the royal library, the foremost authorities on all things magic. Then we’ll meet some astrologically attuned …

The Mean Streets

The wilderness can be dangerous, but there are very real dangers even in the biggest of cities. Robbers, cutthroats, and even slavers make a living in the twisted streets of most any metropolis. This week I’ll give you some advice on dealing with thugs. I’ll also introduce you to a local bounty hunter, who can …

Survival of the Fittest

The great outdoors. Teeming with natural beauty and wonder. Also teeming with bugs, disease, and monsters. But despite these perils there are many who consider the wilderness their homes and feel safer there than they would in a bustling city with four strong walls and a disciplined town guard. I’d say they’re crazy, but who …