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Alador
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In the wastelands east of the Mekillot Mountains
   
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blooms a desert rose. The village of Alador was founded by a
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templar who in a rare moment of insight discovered compassion
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">In the wastelands east of the Mekillot Mountains
 
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for those who toiled under him. Those slaves he freed have
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">blooms a desert rose</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The village of Alador was founded by a
 
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created a new life for themselves in Alador.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">templar who in a rare moment of insight discovered compassion
 
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Origin/History
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">for those who toiled under him</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Those slaves he freed have
 
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Alador is a slave village founded about eight years
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">created a new life for themselves in Alador</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
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before the downfall of Kalak. The founder, a formerly ruthless
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Tyr templar named Micayon, was charged with the task of
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Alador is a slave village founded about eight years
 
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transporting a caravan of slaves from Balic to Tyr for the
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">before the downfall of Kalak</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The founder, a formerly ruthless
 
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construction of Kalak’s great ziggurat.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Tyr templar named Micayon, was charged with the task of
 
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Leading a routine reconnaissance patrol, Micayon
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">transporting a caravan of slaves from Balic to Tyr for the
 
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stumbled across a half-dozen ruined merchant wagons.
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Investigating further, Micayon discovered an unusually large
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band of belgoi responsible for the attack. They were holding
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">stumbled across a half-dozen ruined merchant wagons</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
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the survivors as prisoners. Thinking to add the prisoners to his
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Investigating further, Micayon discovered an unusually large
 
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slave caravan, Micayon ambushed the belgoi while they were
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">band of belgoi responsible for the attack</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">They were holding
 
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preoccupied, arguing over how to divide a small human baby for
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">the survivors as prisoners</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Thinking to add the prisoners to his
 
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the evening meal. The battle was fought over the child’s
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">slave caravan, Micayon ambushed the belgoi while they were
 
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hoarse, pathetic cries.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">preoccupied, arguing over how to divide a small human baby for
 
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The belgoi defeated, Micayon picked up the infant
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">the evening meal</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The battle was fought over the child’s
 
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and its crying stopped. The baby fixed its eyes on the templar
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">hoarse, pathetic cries</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
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and suddenly Micayon’s wild talent, Empathy, awakened. He
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The belgoi defeated, Micayon picked up the infant
 
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felt a flood of emotion from the infant. Intense love…for him.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">and its crying stopped</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The baby fixed its eyes on the templar
 
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Micayon’s mind reeled from the impact. When he
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">and suddenly Micayon’s wild talent, ''Empathy'', awakened</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He
 
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returned to the caravan, he was assaulted by the misery and
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">felt a flood of emotion from the infant</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Intense love…for him</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
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hatred of the slaves. He wanted this torrent of emotion to stop.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Micayon’s mind reeled from the impact</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">When he
 
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One way he knew how to stop it was to end their suffering, by
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">returned to the caravan, he was assaulted by the misery and
 
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freeing the slaves.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">hatred of the slaves</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He wanted this torrent of emotion to stop</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
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Micayon led a slave revolt against the other templars
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">One way he knew how to stop it was to end their suffering, by
 
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and guards of the caravan and diverted his caravan far from
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">freeing the slaves</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
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Tyr. The templar settled the slaves at the base of a tall, isolated
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plateau where he discovered an oasis that was nearly invisible
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">and guards of the caravan and diverted his caravan far from
 
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from a distance.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Tyr</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The templar settled the slaves at the base of a tall, isolated
 
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The village has grown from the original 168 slaves to a
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">plateau where he discovered an oasis that was nearly invisible
 
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current population numbering over 300 individuals. Almost
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half of these are under the age of 20 and are children of the
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The village has grown from the original 168 slaves to a
 
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original slaves.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">current population numbering over 300 individuals</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Almost
 
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Location
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The major part of the village is positioned in the
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shade of an enormous and jagged outcrop of stone that juts out
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of the desert sands. This outcrop of stone is located roughly 30
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The major part of the village is positioned in the
 
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miles east of Gulg where the stony barrens meets the rocky
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">shade of an enormous and jagged outcrop of stone that juts out
 
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badlands, about 10 miles away from the main road from
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">of the desert sands</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">This outcrop of stone is located roughly 30
 
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Altaruk to Gulg.
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The top of the outcropping is level and can easily
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hold several hundred people. From a bird’s eye view, this
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Altaruk to Gulg</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
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“plateau” is bean-shaped. It slightly hugs around the oasis.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The top of the outcropping is level and can easily
 
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Due to this position, Alador receives only half the usual amount
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">hold several hundred people</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">From a bird’s eye view, this
 
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of sunlight during the day. In addition, the environment is
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">“</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">plateau</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">” </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">is bean-shaped</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">It slightly hugs around the oasis</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
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always cool and the wind calm since the outcrop shields the
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Due to this position, Alador receives only half the usual amount
 
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village from winds and sandstorms.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">of sunlight during the day</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">In addition, the environment is
 
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The oasis can comfortably support a population of
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about 800-900 people. As the population increases, the
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">village from winds and sandstorms</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
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villagers construct buildings of adobe that scale the side of the
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The oasis can comfortably support a population of
 
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plateau, and that are accessible through a system of ladders.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">about 800-900 people</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">As the population increases, the
 
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Among the places of interest are the Desert Rose,
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">villagers construct buildings of adobe that scale the side of the
 
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which serves as the inn and general store. Loralune’s Medicines
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">plateau, and that are accessible through a system of ladders</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
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Charms & Trinkets is run by the chief midwife and medicine
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Among the places of interest are the ''Desert Rose'',
 
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woman. The Ten Blades is the village’s finest weapons and
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">which serves as the inn and general store</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span>''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Loralune’s Medicines
 
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armor store. ‘Zana’s Livestock raises erdlu, pack animals,
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Charms & Trinkets </span>''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">is run by the chief midwife and medicine
 
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mounts, and war mounts. Finally, at the top of the plateau, the
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">woman</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The ''Ten Blades ''is the village’s finest weapons and
 
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village maintains a sentry post where the sun priest, Sol Hokat,
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">armor store</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span>''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">‘Zana’s Livestock </span>''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">raises erdlu, pack animals,
 
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keeps his shrine.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">mounts, and war mounts</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Finally, at the top of the plateau, the
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Organization
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">village maintains a sentry post where the sun priest, Sol Hokat,
 
</span></p>
 
   
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A council of former slaves headed by Micayon
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">keeps his shrine</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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governs Alador. Meetings are chaotic affairs and usually
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; font-size: 14pt">Organization
 
</span>'''</p>
 
   
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degenerate into loud arguments. All meetings are conducted
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">A council of former slaves headed by Micayon
 
</span></p>
 
   
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in the village tavern, the Desert Rose. All villagers are free to
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">governs Alador</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Meetings are chaotic affairs and usually
 
</span></p>
 
   
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attend and participate.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">degenerate into loud arguments</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">All meetings are conducted
 
</span></p>
 
   
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When Alador is attacked, the villagers defend
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">in the village tavern, the ''Desert Rose''</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">All villagers are free to
 
</span></p>
 
   
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themselves at the walls built around the oasis. If that fails, they
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">attend and participate</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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will gather all the supplies possible and ascend the plateau to
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">When Alador is attacked, the villagers defend
 
</span></p>
 
   
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make a stand.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">themselves at the walls built around the oasis</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">If that fails, they
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Outside Relations
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">will gather all the supplies possible and ascend the plateau to
 
</span></p>
 
   
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The village is somewhat isolated. It doesn’t hide its
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">make a stand</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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existence, but neither does it encourage visitors. Outsiders are
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; font-size: 14pt">Outside Relations
 
</span>'''</p>
 
   
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allowed to pass through and stay for a short while, but they are
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The village is somewhat isolated</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">It doesn’t hide its
 
</span></p>
 
   
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never allowed to settle permanently, not even escaped slaves.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">existence, but neither does it encourage visitors</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Outsiders are
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Only in special cases, such as marriage, are outsiders allowed to
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">allowed to pass through and stay for a short while, but they are
 
</span></p>
 
   
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remain. The village may also invite outsiders with special
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">never allowed to settle permanently, not even escaped slaves</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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needed skills to live there.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Only in special cases, such as marriage, are outsiders allowed to
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Woods and skins are imported from Gulg, obsidian
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">remain</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The village may also invite outsiders with special
 
</span></p>
 
   
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from Urik, small amounts of iron from Tyr, and diverse
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">needed skills to live there</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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foodstuffs from several locations, mostly Altaruk. The main
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Woods and skins are imported from Gulg, obsidian
 
</span></p>
 
   
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exports include clay bricks, surplus food, sculpted figurines,
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">from Urik, small amounts of iron from Tyr, and diverse
 
</span></p>
 
   
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fetishes, and most importantly, weapons fashioned from the
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">foodstuffs from several locations, mostly Altaruk</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The main
 
</span></p>
 
   
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imported materials.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">exports include clay bricks, surplus food, sculpted figurines,
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Over the past five years, Alador has become a
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">fetishes, and most importantly, weapons fashioned from the
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
clandestine weapons market. Outlaw groups that may not be
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">imported materials</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
able to openly purchase large quantities of weapons in the citystates
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Over the past five years, Alador has become a
 
</span></p>
 
   
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can purchase them here; no questions asked. These
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">clandestine weapons market</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Outlaw groups that may not be
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
include raiders, slaves, thri-kreen, numerous elven tribes, gith,
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">able to openly purchase large quantities of weapons in the citystates
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
and sometimes the Veiled Alliance. They also cater to
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">can purchase them here; no questions asked</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">These
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
legitimate concerns (such as merchant houses) that do not wish
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">include raiders, slaves, thri-kreen, numerous elven tribes, gith,
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
to draw attention to the fact that they are stockpiling weapons.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">and sometimes the Veiled Alliance</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">They also cater to
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
A third of the population is trained in weaponsmithing and
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">legitimate concerns (such as merchant houses) that do not wish
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
armoring.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">to draw attention to the fact that they are stockpiling weapons</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
At any given time, several agents or personalities
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">A third of the population is trained in weaponsmithing and
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
(sometimes in disguise) from various groups and city-states may
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">armoring</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
be in Alador with their bodyguards. Templars and warriors
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">At any given time, several agents or personalities
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
who are in the market for quality weapons may also be here.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">(sometimes in disguise) from various groups and city-states may
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
The floating population typically numbers around 40-50
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">be in Alador with their bodyguards</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Templars and warriors
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
people. Woe to any defiler who sneaks inside. If caught,
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">who are in the market for quality weapons may also be here</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
defilers (and preservers) are executed.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The floating population typically numbers around 40-50
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Having suffered from lightning fast raids in the past,
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">people</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Woe to any defiler who sneaks inside</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">If caught,
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
the village requires all able-bodied adults to carry weapons and
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">defilers (and preservers) are executed</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
train regularly in the militia. Primary dangers to Alador are
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Having suffered from lightning fast raids in the past,
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
ironically potential customers: raiders. Humans, gith, elves,
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">the village requires all able-bodied adults to carry weapons and
 
</span></p>
 
   
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thri-kreen and giants have all attacked the village in its weaker,
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">train regularly in the militia</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Primary dangers to Alador are
 
</span></p>
 
   
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early history. Alador immediately ceases trade with any groups
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">ironically potential customers: raiders</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Humans, gith, elves,
 
</span></p>
 
   
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that attack it. Raiders will discover that their rivals receive
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">thri-kreen and giants have all attacked the village in its weaker,
 
</span></p>
 
   
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excellent weapon deals. Consequently, the number of raids is
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">early history</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Alador immediately ceases trade with any groups
 
</span></p>
 
   
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steadily declining.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">that attack it</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Raiders will discover that their rivals receive
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Important Residents
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">excellent weapon deals</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Consequently, the number of raids is
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Micayon
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">steadily declining</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Human Male Templar, Lawful Neutral
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">
 
   
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AC 5 (hide armor, shield) Str 15
</span></p>
 
   
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Movement 12 Dex 10
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; font-size: 14pt">Important Residents
 
</span>'''</p>
 
   
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Level 10 Con 16
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; font-size: 12pt">Micayon
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Hit Points 53 Int 16
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Human Male Templar, Lawful Neutral
 
</span></p>
 
   
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THAC0 15 (16 Light crossbow) Wis 18
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">AC 5 (hide armor, shield) Str 15
 
</span></p>
 
   
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No. of Attacks 1 Cha 14
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Movement 12 Dex 10
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Damage/Attack: 1d8-1/ 1d12-1 (Bone long sword), 1d4-1/
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Level 10 Con 16
 
</span></p>
 
   
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1d4 –1 (Obsidian-tipped quarrels)
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Hit Points 53 Int 16
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Psionic Summary: PSPs 63, Wild Talent: Empathy
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">THAC0 15 (16 Light crossbow) Wis 18
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Power Score—18
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">No</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">of Attacks 1 Cha 14
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Attack/ Defense Modes: none / MB, IF, TW
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Damage/Attack: 1d8-1/ 1d12-1 (Bone long sword), 1d4-1/
 
</span></p>
 
   
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PLAYER’S OPTION: MTHACO 16, MAC 5
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">1d4 –1 (Obsidian-tipped quarrels)
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Micayon is 54 years old. He stands 6’3” tall with
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Psionic Summary</span>'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">: PSPs 63, Wild Talent: Empathy
 
</span></p>
 
   
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graying black hair, and steel-gray eyes. His beard and
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Power Score—18
 
</span></p>
 
   
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mustache are always well groomed and he affords the best
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Attack/ Defense Modes: none / MB, IF, TW
 
</span></p>
 
   
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clothing his income allows. Micayon looks back on his templar
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">PLAYER’S OPTION: MTHACO 16, MAC 5
 
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years with nostalgia. He is very much a man of creature
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Micayon is 54 years old</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He stands 6’3</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">” </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">tall with
 
</span></p>
 
   
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comforts with a taste for wielding power. He keeps his Tyr
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">graying black hair, and steel-gray eyes</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">His beard and
 
</span></p>
 
   
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templar uniform and armor in good repair.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">mustache are always well groomed and he affords the best
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Micayon struggles with a habit of assuming authority
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">clothing his income allows</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Micayon looks back on his templar
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
and is uncomfortable in the freewheeling governmental style of
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">years with nostalgia</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He is very much a man of creature
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Alador. The other villagers view him with amusement; a
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">comforts with a taste for wielding power</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He keeps his Tyr
 
</span></p>
 
   
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bureaucrat forced to be a commoner. He is highly arrogant, but
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">templar uniform and armor in good repair</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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principled and cultured.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Micayon struggles with a habit of assuming authority
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Being the one of the handful of villagers who can read
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">and is uncomfortable in the freewheeling governmental style of
 
</span></p>
 
   
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and write , he is the primary negotiator for the village. He also
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Alador</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The other villagers view him with amusement; a
 
</span></p>
 
   
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performs the same functions for Alador that he performed in
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">bureaucrat forced to be a commoner</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He is highly arrogant, but
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Tyr: an administrator and an accountant.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">principled and cultured</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Zamora'
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Being the one of the handful of villagers who can read
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Female Half-Elf Level Preserver/ Bard, Neutral Good
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">and write , he is the primary negotiator for the village</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He also
 
</span></p>
 
   
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AC 2 (Armor Spell, Dexterity) Str 13
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">performs the same functions for Alador that he performed in
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Movement 12 Dex 18
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Tyr: an administrator and an accountant</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Level 7/ 8 Con 13
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">
 
   
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Hit Points 27 Int 19
</span></p>
 
   
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THAC0 15 Wis 15
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; font-size: 12pt">Zamora</span>''''''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; font-size: 12pt">
 
</span>'''</p>
 
   
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No. of Attacks 3 Cha 16
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Female Half-Elf Level Preserver/ Bard, Neutral Good
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Damage/Attack: 1d3-1/ 1d2-1 (Bone darts)*
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">AC 2 (Armor Spell, Dexterity) Str 13
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Psionic Summary:
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Movement 12 Dex 18
 
</span></p>
 
   
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PLAYER’S OPTION: MAC 8
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Level 7/ 8 Con 13
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Wizard Spells (4/3/2/1)
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Hit Points 27 Int 19
 
</span></p>
 
   
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*Coated with Type E Poison, Death/20
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">THAC0 15 Wis 15
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Zamora is a middle-aged woman about 44 years old.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">No</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">of Attacks 3 Cha 16
 
</span></p>
 
   
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She stands 5’9” tall with black hair and violet eyes. She is the
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Damage/Attack: 1d3-1/ 1d2-1 (Bone darts)*
 
</span></p>
 
   
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innkeeper of the Desert Rose, a rather large tavern and inn
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Psionic Summary</span>'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">:
 
</span></p>
 
   
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(often the whole village will congregate there). She maintains a
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">PLAYER’S OPTION: MAC 8
 
</span></p>
 
   
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general store off to the side of the Rose and serves on the village
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Wizard Spells (4/3/2/1)
 
</span>'''</p>
 
   
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council.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">*Coated with Type E Poison, Death/20
 
</span></p>
 
   
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A former slave, she had been arrested for being a
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Zamora</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> is a middle-aged woman about 44 years old</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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witch, and was sold to Micayon to be used as slave labor on the
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">She stands 5’9</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">” </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">tall with black hair and violet eyes</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">She is the
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Tyrean Ziggurat. Despite her good standing, if the village folk
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">innkeeper of the ''Desert Rose'', a rather large tavern and inn
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
ever discovered she was a mage, she could be chased out by a
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">(often the whole village will congregate there)</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">She maintains a
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
mob. Some villagers suspect her, such as Loralune. Micayon
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">general store off to the side of the ''Rose ''and serves on the village
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
keeps her secret and quietly discourages the idea of her being a
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">council</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
mage if it ever comes up. She has no contacts with any Veiled
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">A former slave, she had been arrested for being a
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Alliance.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">witch, and was sold to Micayon to be used as slave labor on the
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
She enjoys singing for the villagers, telling stories, and
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Tyrean Ziggurat</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Despite her good standing, if the village folk
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
giving sweets to children; especially since this wins goodwill in
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">ever discovered she was a mage, she could be chased out by a
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
the village and on the council. Weekly dances are held at her
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">mob</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Some villagers suspect her, such as Loralune</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Micayon
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
tavern. Zamora offers traveling minstrels free room and board
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">keeps her secret and quietly discourages the idea of her being a
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
plus tips for every night they perform at her venue. She often
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">mage if it ever comes up</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">She has no contacts with any Veiled
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
sits with them at the dinner table and exchanges stories.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Alliance</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
She recently convinced the villagers to hire a
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">She enjoys singing for the villagers, telling stories, and
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
mindbender (a psionicist) to act as healer, diviner, advisor, and
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">giving sweets to children; especially since this wins goodwill in
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
to help train the militia wild talents. If the villagers find
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">the village and on the council</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Weekly dances are held at her
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
someone suitable they will offer room, board, and a small
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">tavern</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Zamora</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> offers traveling minstrels free room and board
 
</span></p>
 
   
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income.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">plus tips for every night they perform at her venue</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">She often
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Zamora has three barmaids helping her. They are
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">sits with them at the dinner table and exchanges stories</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Asterra, Charise, and the elf-maiden Nyneva. Nyneva serves
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">She recently convinced the villagers to hire a
 
</span></p>
 
   
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secretly as an apprentice.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">mindbender (a psionicist) to act as healer, diviner, advisor, and
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Mikastor
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">to help train the militia wild talents</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">If the villagers find
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Male Human,Lawful Good
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">someone suitable they will offer room, board, and a small
 
</span></p>
 
   
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AC 2 (Braxat Hide, Dex) Str 17
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">income</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Movement 12 Dex 19
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Zamora</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> has three barmaids helping her</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">They are
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Level 0 Con 17
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Asterra, Charise, and the elf-maiden Nyneva</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Nyneva serves
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Hit Points 8 Int 15
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">secretly as an apprentice</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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THAC0 20 (18 w/ Short bow) Wis 14
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">
 
   
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No. of Attacks 1 (Bone long sword)/ Cha 14
</span></p>
 
   
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2 (Short bow)
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; font-size: 12pt">Mikastor
 
</span>'''</p>
 
   
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Damage/Attack: 1d8/ 1d12 (bone long sword), 1d6-1/ 1d6-1
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Male Human,Lawful Good
 
</span></p>
 
   
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(bone-tipped flight arrows)
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">AC 2 (Braxat Hide, Dex) Str 17
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Psionic Summary:
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Movement 12 Dex 19
 
</span></p>
 
   
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PLAYER’S OPTION: MAC 10
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Level 0 Con 17
 
</span></p>
 
   
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This is the infant that Micayon rescued from the
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Hit Points 8 Int 15
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
belgoi. He is a strong youth about 19 years old, brown hair,
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">THAC0 20 (18 w/ Short bow) Wis 14
 
</span></p>
 
   
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black eyes. Mikastor is eager to leave the village and intends to
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">No</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">of Attacks 1 (Bone long sword)/ Cha 14
 
</span></p>
 
   
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hire himself out to any good employer. He is militia trained,
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">2 (Short bow)
 
</span></p>
 
   
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but wishes to complete his training as one of the legendary
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Damage/Attack: 1d8/ 1d12 (bone long sword), 1d6-1/ 1d6-1
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
warriors of the waste (a ranger). So far, he has met no one
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">(bone-tipped flight arrows)
 
</span></p>
 
   
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qualified to teach him.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Psionic Summary</span>'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">:
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Despite his youth, Mikastor is quite competent. He
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">PLAYER’S OPTION: MAC 10
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
can read, write, and perform mathematical calculations. He
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">This is the infant that Micayon rescued from the
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
can survive in the desert and locate water. He is quite capable
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">belgoi</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He is a strong youth about 19 years old, brown hair,
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
of serving as a weapons-bearer, or he can serve as a shield-bearer
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">black eyes</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Mikastor is eager to leave the village and intends to
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
to protect spellcasters and psionicists. If equipped with a polearm,
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">hire himself out to any good employer</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He is militia trained,
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
he can take occasional pokes at the enemy from behind the
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">but wishes to complete his training as one of the legendary
 
</span></p>
 
   
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melee line. Also, he can serve as a lookout, spotting new
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">warriors of the waste (a ranger)</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">So far, he has met no one
 
</span></p>
 
   
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approaching dangers whenever his companions are caught up in
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">qualified to teach him</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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an intense battle.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Despite his youth, Mikastor is quite competent</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Lamorion
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">can read, write, and perform mathematical calculations</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Male Dwarf Fighter Lawful Neutral
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">can survive in the desert and locate water</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He is quite capable
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
AC 3 (Rasclinn Hide, Armor Optimization) Str 21
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">of serving as a weapons-bearer, or he can serve as a shield-bearer
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Movement 6 Dex 12
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">to protect spellcasters and psionicists</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">If equipped with a polearm,
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Level 7 Con 20
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">he can take occasional pokes at the enemy from behind the
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Hit Points 87 Int 13
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">melee line</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Also, he can serve as a lookout, spotting new
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
THAC0 10 Wis 16
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">approaching dangers whenever his companions are caught up in
 
</span></p>
 
   
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No. of Attacks 2 Cha 8
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">an intense battle</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Damage/Attack: 1d4+8/1d4+7 (steel war hammer)
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">
 
   
  +
Psionic Summary: PSPs 37, Wild Talent: Heightened Senses
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Power Score—20
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; font-size: 12pt">Lamorion
 
</span>'''</p>
 
   
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Attack/ Defense Modes: none / MB, MBk, TW
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Male Dwarf Fighter Lawful Neutral
 
</span></p>
 
   
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PLAYER’S OPTION: MTHACO 17, MAC 8
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">AC 3 (Rasclinn Hide, Armor Optimization) Str 21
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Lamorion is a middle-aged dwarf with a sharp tongue.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Movement 6 Dex 12
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
He stands 5’ tall and is quite dusky with coal black eyes.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Level 7 Con 20
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
He runs the Ten Blades for the village, manned by at
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Hit Points 87 Int 13
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
least 30 men and women aides. Lamorion has created a
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">THAC0 10 Wis 16
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
comfortable life for his family here. He is the chief
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">No</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">of Attacks 2 Cha 8
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
weaponsmith, armorer, and bowyer/fletcher. He has trained
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Damage/Attack: 1d4</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">+</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">8/1d4</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">+</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">7 (steel war hammer)
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
about a third of the villagers to help fulfill the contracts that
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Psionic Summary</span>'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">: PSPs 37, Wild Talent: Heightened Senses
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Micayon negotiates.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Power Score—20
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
This dwarf was one of the most valuable slaves that
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Attack/ Defense Modes: none / MB, MBk, TW
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Micayon was carrying in the slave caravan to Tyr. Lamorion
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">PLAYER’S OPTION: MTHACO 17, MAC 8
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
hails from a long line of dwarven weaponsmith slaves. His focus
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Lamorion is a middle-aged dwarf with a sharp tongue</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
and passion is to develop new weapons. He can be hired to
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He stands 5’ tall and is quite dusky with coal black eyes</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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create almost any unusual and uncommon weapons and armor
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He runs the ''Ten Blades ''for the village, manned by at
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
(such as from the Gladiator’s Handbook) all at premium prices
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">least 30 men and women aides</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Lamorion has created a
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
and only if the necessary materials are available.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">comfortable life for his family here</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He is the chief
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Such is his skill that 1-2 weapons of quality can be
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">weaponsmith, armorer, and bowyer/fletcher</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He has trained
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
found in his store at any given time; usually made of bone, wood,
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">about a third of the villagers to help fulfill the contracts that
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
or obsidian. These weapons grant a +1 to hit OR to damage,
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Micayon negotiates</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
but not both. They sell for 2-5 times the normal price.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">This dwarf was one of the most valuable slaves that
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Lamorion can finish any weapon or armor project (but not a
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Micayon was carrying in the slave caravan to Tyr</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Lamorion
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
weapon of quality) in half the time it takes anyone else. In
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">hails from a long line of dwarven weaponsmith slaves</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">His focus
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
short, he is profoundly focused and is a master of his craft.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">and passion is to develop new weapons</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He can be hired to
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Lamorion is also extremely rude. He will miss no
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">create almost any unusual and uncommon weapons and armor
 
</span></p>
 
   
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opportunities to ridicule other people over their weapons and
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">(such as from the Gladiator’s Handbook) all at premium prices
 
</span></p>
 
   
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armaments (“I’ve never seen such a piece of crap!”) unless he
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">and only if the necessary materials are available</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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crafted them personally, no matter what their actual quality,
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Such is his skill that 1-2 weapons of quality can be
 
</span></p>
 
   
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even if they’re steel or magical.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">found in his store at any given time; usually made of bone, wood,
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Lamorion is polite only when he wants something.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">or obsidian</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">These weapons grant a </span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">+</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">1 to hit OR to damage,
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
What does he want? Lamorion loves to ask warriors to “try out”
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">but not both</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">They sell for 2-5 times the normal price</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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his new weapons. (“Those monsters will never know what hit
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Lamorion can finish any weapon or armor project (but not a
 
</span></p>
 
   
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‘em!”) Micayon has (wisely) declined all of the dwarf’s offers to
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">weapon of quality) in half the time it takes anyone else</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">In
 
</span></p>
 
   
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outfit the village militia with his “modern” weapons and this
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">short, he is profoundly focused and is a master of his craft</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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frustrates Lamorion to no end. During council meetings,
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Lamorion is also extremely rude</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He will miss no
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Lamorion’s contribution when discussing any threat to the
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">opportunities to ridicule other people over their weapons and
 
</span></p>
 
   
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village is always inevitably the same (“We need new
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">armaments (</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">“</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">I’ve never seen such a piece of crap!</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">”</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">) unless he
 
</span></p>
 
   
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weapons!”).
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">crafted them personally, no matter what their actual quality,
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Almost without fail, he will approach visiting warriors.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">even if they’re steel or magical</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Unfortunately, 90% of his new weapons tend to be impractical
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Lamorion is polite only when he wants something</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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and/or malfunction. Some are so bizarre that even gladiators
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">What does he want? Lamorion loves to ask warriors to </span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">“</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">try out</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">”
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
sometimes cannot figure out how to use them. In particular,
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">his new weapons</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">(</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">“</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Those monsters will never know what hit
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Lamorion wants to perfect his spring loaded spears tips and
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">‘em!</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">”</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">) Micayon has (wisely) declined all of the dwarf’s offers to
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
sword blades that shoot off at the hilt guard. If only he can find
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">outfit the village militia with his </span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">“</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">modern</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">” </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">weapons and this
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
some warriors to try them out…
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">frustrates Lamorion to no end</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">During council meetings,
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Lamorion is occasionally hired by psionicists and
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Lamorion’s contribution when discussing any threat to the
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
templars who wish to empower weapons and armor. His skill is
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">village is always inevitably the same (</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">“</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">We need new
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
more than adequate to help them. However, it depresses him if
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">weapons!</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">”</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">)</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
he is asked to use his skills to make anything “normal” (“Hohum…
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Almost without fail, he will approach visiting warriors</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
another sword and spear.”). He constantly pressures his
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Unfortunately, 90% of his new weapons tend to be impractical
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
clients to apply their power to something “innovative.” Unless
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">and/or malfunction</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Some are so bizarre that even gladiators
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
he is under strict supervision, Lamorion occasionally takes
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">sometimes cannot figure out how to use them</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">In particular,
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
liberties with the projects of minor clients and builds
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Lamorion wants to perfect his spring loaded spears tips and
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
“improvements” into them without telling them.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">sword blades that shoot off at the hilt guard</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">If only he can find
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Contracts for Lamorion’s personal work is constantly
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">some warriors to try them out…
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
back-ordered. He demands payment up front (for materials)
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Lamorion is occasionally hired by psionicists and
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
and some clients have to wait up to two years. Steel weapons of
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">templars who wish to empower weapons and armor</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">His skill is
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
quality can go up to 20 times the normal cost. It is rumored
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">more than adequate to help them</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">However, it depresses him if
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
that House Wavir wants him back badly.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">he is asked to use his skills to make anything </span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">“</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">normal</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">” </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">(</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">“</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Hohum…
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Loralune
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">another sword and spear</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.”</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">)</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He constantly pressures his
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Female Human Chaotic Neutral
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">clients to apply their power to something </span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">“</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">innovative</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.” </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Unless
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
AC 9 (Dexterity) Str 11
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">he is under strict supervision, Lamorion occasionally takes
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Movement 12 Dex 15
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">liberties with the projects of minor clients and builds
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Level 0 Con 13
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">“</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">improvements</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">” </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">into them without telling them</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Hit Points 4 Int 15
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Contracts for Lamorion’s personal work is constantly
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
THAC0 20 Wis 9
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">back-ordered</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He demands payment up front (for materials)
 
</span></p>
 
   
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No. of Attacks 1 Cha 10
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">and some clients have to wait up to two years</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Steel weapons of
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Damage/Attack: 1d4-1/ 1d3-1 (Bone dagger)
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">quality can go up to 20 times the normal cost</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">It is rumored
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Psionic Summary:
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">that House Wavir wants him back badly</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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PLAYER’S OPTION: MAC 10
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">
 
   
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Loralune runs Loralune’s Medicines, Charms, and
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Trinkets. She is an old, crabby woman who serves as the local
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; font-size: 12pt">Loralune
 
</span>'''</p>
 
   
  +
herbalist, tailor, midwife, and fortuneteller. Her store carries a
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Female Human Chaotic Neutral
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
wide array of herbs, curative medicines, salves, and clothing.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">AC 9 (Dexterity) Str 11
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
She is gossipy, jealous, and insecure. She will charge double
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Movement 12 Dex 15
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
prices for those she dislikes. Currently on her bad side is
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Level 0 Con 13
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Zamora who recently convinced the village council to hire
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Hit Points 4 Int 15
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
someone professional as a healer (i.e. someone better than her).
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">THAC0 20 Wis 9
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Nyneva
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">No</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">of Attacks 1 Cha 10
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Female Elf, Chaotic Good
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Damage/Attack: 1d4-1/ 1d3-1 (Bone dagger)
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
AC 5 (Leather breastplate, Dexterity) Str 13
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Psionic Summary</span>'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">:
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Movement 18 Dex 19
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">PLAYER’S OPTION: MAC 10
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Level 0 Con 13
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Loralune runs ''Loralune’s Medicines, Charms, and
 
''</span></p>
 
   
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Hit Points 4 Int 16
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Trinkets</span>''<span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">She is an old, crabby woman who serves as the local
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
THAC0 20 Wis 9
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">herbalist, tailor, midwife, and fortuneteller</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Her store carries a
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
No. of Attacks 1 Cha 17
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">wide array of herbs, curative medicines, salves, and clothing</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Damage/Attack: 1d6-1/ 1d8-1 (Bone short sword)
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">She is gossipy, jealous, and insecure</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">She will charge double
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Psionic Summary:
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">prices for those she dislikes</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Currently on her bad side is
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
PLAYER’S OPTION: MAC 9
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Zamora</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> who recently convinced the village council to hire
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Nyneva is a barmaid at the Desert Rose. The
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">someone professional as a healer (i</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">e</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">someone better than her)</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Dragon destroyed Nyneva’s elf tribe two decades ago and she
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">
 
   
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was orphaned. Later, she was mysteriously found on Zamora’s
</span></p>
 
   
  +
doorstep. The good-hearted half-elf woman adopted her.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; font-size: 12pt">Nyneva
 
</span>'''</p>
 
   
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Nyneva is now a beautiful maiden, who stands 5’10” with
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Female Elf, Chaotic Good
 
</span></p>
 
   
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amber hair and silver eyes. Now 20 years old, her elven blood
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">AC 5 (Leather breastplate, Dexterity) Str 13
 
</span></p>
 
   
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sings to her to wander the world and, like Mikastor, she is
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Movement 18 Dex 19
 
</span></p>
 
   
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getting desperate to leave the village.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Level 0 Con 13
 
</span></p>
 
   
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Nyneva is Zamora’s secret apprentice, both in sorcery
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Hit Points 4 Int 16
 
</span></p>
 
   
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and the thieving arts. In addition, her militia training has given
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">THAC0 20 Wis 9
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
her excellent fighting skills. The time is fast approaching when
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">No</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">of Attacks 1 Cha 17
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
she will become a full-fledged fighter/ preserver/ thief. When
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Damage/Attack: 1d6-1/ 1d8-1 (Bone short sword)
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
that time arrives, she will leave Alador.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Psionic Summary</span>'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">:
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
She feels intimidated by elven tribes and is extremely
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">PLAYER’S OPTION: MAC 9
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
insecure as to how they might view her; an elf raised by
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Nyneva is a barmaid at the ''Desert Rose''</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
humans. She tends to go too far in trying to win their approval,
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Dragon destroyed Nyneva’s elf tribe two decades ago and she
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
particularly elven males. She has yet to learn that most elves
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">was orphaned</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Later, she was mysteriously found on Zamora’s
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
simply don’t care about her or anyone else outside their tribe.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">doorstep</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The good-hearted half-elf woman adopted her</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Only Zamora’s watchful eye prevents her from being
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Nyneva is now a beautiful maiden, who stands 5’10</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">” </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">with
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
taken advantage of. The inn mistress deeply wishes that
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">amber hair and silver eyes</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Now 20 years old, her elven blood
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Nyneva would display better judgement, but she realizes that
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">sings to her to wander the world and, like Mikastor, she is
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
for some people the best teacher is the “school of hard knocks.”
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">getting desperate to leave the village</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Sol Hokat
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Nyneva is Zamora’s secret apprentice, both in sorcery
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Human Male Sun Priest Chaotic Neutral (Evil)
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">and the thieving arts</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">In addition, her militia training has given
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
AC 2 (Braxat Hide, Dexterity) Str 15
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">her excellent fighting skills</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The time is fast approaching when
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Movement 12 Dex 17
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">she will become a full-fledged fighter/ preserver/ thief</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">When
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Level 11 Con 16
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">that time arrives, she will leave Alador</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Hit Points 59 Int 9
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">She feels intimidated by elven tribes and is extremely
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
THAC0 15 Wis 18
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">insecure as to how they might view her; an elf raised by
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
No. of Attacks 1 Cha 9
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">humans</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">She tends to go too far in trying to win their approval,
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Damage/Attack: 1d8-1/ 1d8-1 (Bone Scimitar)
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">particularly elven males</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">She has yet to learn that most elves
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Psionic Summary: PSPs 56; Wild Talent: Control Light
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">simply don’t care about her or anyone else outside their tribe</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Power Score—9
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Only Zamora’s watchful eye prevents her from being
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Attack/ Defense Modes: none / TS, MBk, TW
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">taken advantage of</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The inn mistress deeply wishes that
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
PLAYER’S OPTION: MTHACO 15, MAC 6
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Nyneva would display better judgement, but she realizes that
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Spells: (5/4/4/3/2/1); major sphere – sun *; minor sphere –
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">for some people the best teacher is the </span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">“</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">school of hard knocks</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.”
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
cosmos
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">
 
   
  +
Granted Powers: Minor resistance to sun light, enhanced
</span></p>
 
   
  +
saving throws (+2 vs. sun, heat, or fire), ignore sunlight (11
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; font-size: 12pt">Sol Hokat
 
</span>'''</p>
 
   
  +
rounds), gate in a beam of sunlight.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Human Male Sun Priest Chaotic Neutral (Evil)
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
* For those without access to Earth, Air, Fire, and Water
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">AC 2 (Braxat Hide, Dexterity) Str 15
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
accessory, substitute the fire sphere.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Movement 12 Dex 17
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Sol Hokat is an old man, long driven crazy by his
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Level 11 Con 16
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
devotions to the sun lords. Living at the top of the plateau (his
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Hit Points 59 Int 9
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
shrine), he often stares down angrily upon the villagers
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">THAC0 15 Wis 18
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
(“Heretics, all of them!”).
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">No</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">of Attacks 1 Cha 9
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
Being a sun priest, he believes that living in the shade
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Damage/Attack: 1d8-1/ 1d8-1 (Bone Scimitar)
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
is blasphemy. He is constantly scheming how to give the
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Psionic Summary</span>'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">: PSPs 56; Wild Talent: Control Light
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
villagers more sun exposure, so they can receive its “blessings”
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Power Score—9
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
(“I’ll blow up the mountain someday!”). The village regularly
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Attack/ Defense Modes: none / TS, MBk, TW
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
sends sentries to the top of the plateau to watch the horizons for
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">PLAYER’S OPTION: MTHACO 15, MAC 6
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
approaching danger. These unfortunate soldiers are forced to
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Spells: (5/4/4/3/2/1)</span>'''<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">; major sphere – sun *; minor sphere –
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
listen to endless hours of sermons. Villagers see Sol Hokat as
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">cosmos
 
</span></p>
 
   
  +
harmless. Ultimately though, they may be wrong.
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Granted Powers: Minor resistance to sun light, enhanced
 
</span></p>
 
 
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">saving throws (</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">+</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">2 vs</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">sun, heat, or fire), ignore sunlight (11
 
</span></p>
 
 
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">rounds), gate in a beam of sunlight</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
 
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">* For those without access to Earth, Air, Fire, and Water
 
</span></p>
 
 
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">accessory, substitute the fire sphere</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
 
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Sol Hokat is an old man, long driven crazy by his
 
</span></p>
 
 
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">devotions to the sun lords</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Living at the top of the plateau (his
 
</span></p>
 
 
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">shrine), he often stares down angrily upon the villagers
 
</span></p>
 
 
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">(</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">“</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Heretics, all of them!</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">”</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">)</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">.
 
</span></p>
 
 
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Being a sun priest, he believes that living in the shade
 
</span></p>
 
 
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">is blasphemy</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">He is constantly scheming how to give the
 
</span></p>
 
 
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">villagers more sun exposure, so they can receive its </span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">“</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">blessings</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">”
 
</span></p>
 
 
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">(</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">“</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">I’ll blow up the mountain someday!</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">”</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">)</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The village regularly
 
</span></p>
 
 
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">sends sentries to the top of the plateau to watch the horizons for
 
</span></p>
 
 
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">approaching danger</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">These unfortunate soldiers are forced to
 
</span></p>
 
 
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">listen to endless hours of sermons</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Villagers see Sol Hokat as
 
</span></p>
 
<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">harmless</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">. </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">Ultimately though, they may be wrong</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">.</span>
 

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Alador

In the wastelands east of the Mekillot Mountains

blooms a desert rose. The village of Alador was founded by a

templar who in a rare moment of insight discovered compassion

for those who toiled under him. Those slaves he freed have

created a new life for themselves in Alador.

Origin/History

Alador is a slave village founded about eight years

before the downfall of Kalak. The founder, a formerly ruthless

Tyr templar named Micayon, was charged with the task of

transporting a caravan of slaves from Balic to Tyr for the

construction of Kalak’s great ziggurat.

Leading a routine reconnaissance patrol, Micayon

stumbled across a half-dozen ruined merchant wagons.

Investigating further, Micayon discovered an unusually large

band of belgoi responsible for the attack. They were holding

the survivors as prisoners. Thinking to add the prisoners to his

slave caravan, Micayon ambushed the belgoi while they were

preoccupied, arguing over how to divide a small human baby for

the evening meal. The battle was fought over the child’s

hoarse, pathetic cries.

The belgoi defeated, Micayon picked up the infant

and its crying stopped. The baby fixed its eyes on the templar

and suddenly Micayon’s wild talent, Empathy, awakened. He

felt a flood of emotion from the infant. Intense love…for him.

Micayon’s mind reeled from the impact. When he

returned to the caravan, he was assaulted by the misery and

hatred of the slaves. He wanted this torrent of emotion to stop.

One way he knew how to stop it was to end their suffering, by

freeing the slaves.

Micayon led a slave revolt against the other templars

and guards of the caravan and diverted his caravan far from

Tyr. The templar settled the slaves at the base of a tall, isolated

plateau where he discovered an oasis that was nearly invisible

from a distance.

The village has grown from the original 168 slaves to a

current population numbering over 300 individuals. Almost

half of these are under the age of 20 and are children of the

original slaves.

Location

The major part of the village is positioned in the

shade of an enormous and jagged outcrop of stone that juts out

of the desert sands. This outcrop of stone is located roughly 30

miles east of Gulg where the stony barrens meets the rocky

badlands, about 10 miles away from the main road from

Altaruk to Gulg.

The top of the outcropping is level and can easily

hold several hundred people. From a bird’s eye view, this

“plateau” is bean-shaped. It slightly hugs around the oasis.

Due to this position, Alador receives only half the usual amount

of sunlight during the day. In addition, the environment is

always cool and the wind calm since the outcrop shields the

village from winds and sandstorms.

The oasis can comfortably support a population of

about 800-900 people. As the population increases, the

villagers construct buildings of adobe that scale the side of the

plateau, and that are accessible through a system of ladders.

Among the places of interest are the Desert Rose,

which serves as the inn and general store. Loralune’s Medicines

Charms & Trinkets is run by the chief midwife and medicine

woman. The Ten Blades is the village’s finest weapons and

armor store. ‘Zana’s Livestock raises erdlu, pack animals,

mounts, and war mounts. Finally, at the top of the plateau, the

village maintains a sentry post where the sun priest, Sol Hokat,

keeps his shrine.

Organization

A council of former slaves headed by Micayon

governs Alador. Meetings are chaotic affairs and usually

degenerate into loud arguments. All meetings are conducted

in the village tavern, the Desert Rose. All villagers are free to

attend and participate.

When Alador is attacked, the villagers defend

themselves at the walls built around the oasis. If that fails, they

will gather all the supplies possible and ascend the plateau to

make a stand.

Outside Relations

The village is somewhat isolated. It doesn’t hide its

existence, but neither does it encourage visitors. Outsiders are

allowed to pass through and stay for a short while, but they are

never allowed to settle permanently, not even escaped slaves.

Only in special cases, such as marriage, are outsiders allowed to

remain. The village may also invite outsiders with special

needed skills to live there.

Woods and skins are imported from Gulg, obsidian

from Urik, small amounts of iron from Tyr, and diverse

foodstuffs from several locations, mostly Altaruk. The main

exports include clay bricks, surplus food, sculpted figurines,

fetishes, and most importantly, weapons fashioned from the

imported materials.

Over the past five years, Alador has become a

clandestine weapons market. Outlaw groups that may not be

able to openly purchase large quantities of weapons in the citystates

can purchase them here; no questions asked. These

include raiders, slaves, thri-kreen, numerous elven tribes, gith,

and sometimes the Veiled Alliance. They also cater to

legitimate concerns (such as merchant houses) that do not wish

to draw attention to the fact that they are stockpiling weapons.

A third of the population is trained in weaponsmithing and

armoring.

At any given time, several agents or personalities

(sometimes in disguise) from various groups and city-states may

be in Alador with their bodyguards. Templars and warriors

who are in the market for quality weapons may also be here.

The floating population typically numbers around 40-50

people. Woe to any defiler who sneaks inside. If caught,

defilers (and preservers) are executed.

Having suffered from lightning fast raids in the past,

the village requires all able-bodied adults to carry weapons and

train regularly in the militia. Primary dangers to Alador are

ironically potential customers: raiders. Humans, gith, elves,

thri-kreen and giants have all attacked the village in its weaker,

early history. Alador immediately ceases trade with any groups

that attack it. Raiders will discover that their rivals receive

excellent weapon deals. Consequently, the number of raids is

steadily declining.

Important Residents

Micayon

Human Male Templar, Lawful Neutral

AC 5 (hide armor, shield) Str 15

Movement 12 Dex 10

Level 10 Con 16

Hit Points 53 Int 16

THAC0 15 (16 Light crossbow) Wis 18

No. of Attacks 1 Cha 14

Damage/Attack: 1d8-1/ 1d12-1 (Bone long sword), 1d4-1/

1d4 –1 (Obsidian-tipped quarrels)

Psionic Summary: PSPs 63, Wild Talent: Empathy

Power Score—18

Attack/ Defense Modes: none / MB, IF, TW

PLAYER’S OPTION: MTHACO 16, MAC 5

Micayon is 54 years old. He stands 6’3” tall with

graying black hair, and steel-gray eyes. His beard and

mustache are always well groomed and he affords the best

clothing his income allows. Micayon looks back on his templar

years with nostalgia. He is very much a man of creature

comforts with a taste for wielding power. He keeps his Tyr

templar uniform and armor in good repair.

Micayon struggles with a habit of assuming authority

and is uncomfortable in the freewheeling governmental style of

Alador. The other villagers view him with amusement; a

bureaucrat forced to be a commoner. He is highly arrogant, but

principled and cultured.

Being the one of the handful of villagers who can read

and write , he is the primary negotiator for the village. He also

performs the same functions for Alador that he performed in

Tyr: an administrator and an accountant.

Zamora'

Female Half-Elf Level Preserver/ Bard, Neutral Good

AC 2 (Armor Spell, Dexterity) Str 13

Movement 12 Dex 18

Level 7/ 8 Con 13

Hit Points 27 Int 19

THAC0 15 Wis 15

No. of Attacks 3 Cha 16

Damage/Attack: 1d3-1/ 1d2-1 (Bone darts)*

Psionic Summary:

PLAYER’S OPTION: MAC 8

Wizard Spells (4/3/2/1)

  • Coated with Type E Poison, Death/20

Zamora is a middle-aged woman about 44 years old.

She stands 5’9” tall with black hair and violet eyes. She is the

innkeeper of the Desert Rose, a rather large tavern and inn

(often the whole village will congregate there). She maintains a

general store off to the side of the Rose and serves on the village

council.

A former slave, she had been arrested for being a

witch, and was sold to Micayon to be used as slave labor on the

Tyrean Ziggurat. Despite her good standing, if the village folk

ever discovered she was a mage, she could be chased out by a

mob. Some villagers suspect her, such as Loralune. Micayon

keeps her secret and quietly discourages the idea of her being a

mage if it ever comes up. She has no contacts with any Veiled

Alliance.

She enjoys singing for the villagers, telling stories, and

giving sweets to children; especially since this wins goodwill in

the village and on the council. Weekly dances are held at her

tavern. Zamora offers traveling minstrels free room and board

plus tips for every night they perform at her venue. She often

sits with them at the dinner table and exchanges stories.

She recently convinced the villagers to hire a

mindbender (a psionicist) to act as healer, diviner, advisor, and

to help train the militia wild talents. If the villagers find

someone suitable they will offer room, board, and a small

income.

Zamora has three barmaids helping her. They are

Asterra, Charise, and the elf-maiden Nyneva. Nyneva serves

secretly as an apprentice.

Mikastor

Male Human,Lawful Good

AC 2 (Braxat Hide, Dex) Str 17

Movement 12 Dex 19

Level 0 Con 17

Hit Points 8 Int 15

THAC0 20 (18 w/ Short bow) Wis 14

No. of Attacks 1 (Bone long sword)/ Cha 14

2 (Short bow)

Damage/Attack: 1d8/ 1d12 (bone long sword), 1d6-1/ 1d6-1

(bone-tipped flight arrows)

Psionic Summary:

PLAYER’S OPTION: MAC 10

This is the infant that Micayon rescued from the

belgoi. He is a strong youth about 19 years old, brown hair,

black eyes. Mikastor is eager to leave the village and intends to

hire himself out to any good employer. He is militia trained,

but wishes to complete his training as one of the legendary

warriors of the waste (a ranger). So far, he has met no one

qualified to teach him.

Despite his youth, Mikastor is quite competent. He

can read, write, and perform mathematical calculations. He

can survive in the desert and locate water. He is quite capable

of serving as a weapons-bearer, or he can serve as a shield-bearer

to protect spellcasters and psionicists. If equipped with a polearm,

he can take occasional pokes at the enemy from behind the

melee line. Also, he can serve as a lookout, spotting new

approaching dangers whenever his companions are caught up in

an intense battle.

Lamorion

Male Dwarf Fighter Lawful Neutral

AC 3 (Rasclinn Hide, Armor Optimization) Str 21

Movement 6 Dex 12

Level 7 Con 20

Hit Points 87 Int 13

THAC0 10 Wis 16

No. of Attacks 2 Cha 8

Damage/Attack: 1d4+8/1d4+7 (steel war hammer)

Psionic Summary: PSPs 37, Wild Talent: Heightened Senses

Power Score—20

Attack/ Defense Modes: none / MB, MBk, TW

PLAYER’S OPTION: MTHACO 17, MAC 8

Lamorion is a middle-aged dwarf with a sharp tongue.

He stands 5’ tall and is quite dusky with coal black eyes.

He runs the Ten Blades for the village, manned by at

least 30 men and women aides. Lamorion has created a

comfortable life for his family here. He is the chief

weaponsmith, armorer, and bowyer/fletcher. He has trained

about a third of the villagers to help fulfill the contracts that

Micayon negotiates.

This dwarf was one of the most valuable slaves that

Micayon was carrying in the slave caravan to Tyr. Lamorion

hails from a long line of dwarven weaponsmith slaves. His focus

and passion is to develop new weapons. He can be hired to

create almost any unusual and uncommon weapons and armor

(such as from the Gladiator’s Handbook) all at premium prices

and only if the necessary materials are available.

Such is his skill that 1-2 weapons of quality can be

found in his store at any given time; usually made of bone, wood,

or obsidian. These weapons grant a +1 to hit OR to damage,

but not both. They sell for 2-5 times the normal price.

Lamorion can finish any weapon or armor project (but not a

weapon of quality) in half the time it takes anyone else. In

short, he is profoundly focused and is a master of his craft.

Lamorion is also extremely rude. He will miss no

opportunities to ridicule other people over their weapons and

armaments (“I’ve never seen such a piece of crap!”) unless he

crafted them personally, no matter what their actual quality,

even if they’re steel or magical.

Lamorion is polite only when he wants something.

What does he want? Lamorion loves to ask warriors to “try out”

his new weapons. (“Those monsters will never know what hit

‘em!”) Micayon has (wisely) declined all of the dwarf’s offers to

outfit the village militia with his “modern” weapons and this

frustrates Lamorion to no end. During council meetings,

Lamorion’s contribution when discussing any threat to the

village is always inevitably the same (“We need new

weapons!”).

Almost without fail, he will approach visiting warriors.

Unfortunately, 90% of his new weapons tend to be impractical

and/or malfunction. Some are so bizarre that even gladiators

sometimes cannot figure out how to use them. In particular,

Lamorion wants to perfect his spring loaded spears tips and

sword blades that shoot off at the hilt guard. If only he can find

some warriors to try them out…

Lamorion is occasionally hired by psionicists and

templars who wish to empower weapons and armor. His skill is

more than adequate to help them. However, it depresses him if

he is asked to use his skills to make anything “normal” (“Hohum…

another sword and spear.”). He constantly pressures his

clients to apply their power to something “innovative.” Unless

he is under strict supervision, Lamorion occasionally takes

liberties with the projects of minor clients and builds

“improvements” into them without telling them.

Contracts for Lamorion’s personal work is constantly

back-ordered. He demands payment up front (for materials)

and some clients have to wait up to two years. Steel weapons of

quality can go up to 20 times the normal cost. It is rumored

that House Wavir wants him back badly.

Loralune

Female Human Chaotic Neutral

AC 9 (Dexterity) Str 11

Movement 12 Dex 15

Level 0 Con 13

Hit Points 4 Int 15

THAC0 20 Wis 9

No. of Attacks 1 Cha 10

Damage/Attack: 1d4-1/ 1d3-1 (Bone dagger)

Psionic Summary:

PLAYER’S OPTION: MAC 10

Loralune runs Loralune’s Medicines, Charms, and

Trinkets. She is an old, crabby woman who serves as the local

herbalist, tailor, midwife, and fortuneteller. Her store carries a

wide array of herbs, curative medicines, salves, and clothing.

She is gossipy, jealous, and insecure. She will charge double

prices for those she dislikes. Currently on her bad side is

Zamora who recently convinced the village council to hire

someone professional as a healer (i.e. someone better than her).

Nyneva

Female Elf, Chaotic Good

AC 5 (Leather breastplate, Dexterity) Str 13

Movement 18 Dex 19

Level 0 Con 13

Hit Points 4 Int 16

THAC0 20 Wis 9

No. of Attacks 1 Cha 17

Damage/Attack: 1d6-1/ 1d8-1 (Bone short sword)

Psionic Summary:

PLAYER’S OPTION: MAC 9

Nyneva is a barmaid at the Desert Rose. The

Dragon destroyed Nyneva’s elf tribe two decades ago and she

was orphaned. Later, she was mysteriously found on Zamora’s

doorstep. The good-hearted half-elf woman adopted her.

Nyneva is now a beautiful maiden, who stands 5’10” with

amber hair and silver eyes. Now 20 years old, her elven blood

sings to her to wander the world and, like Mikastor, she is

getting desperate to leave the village.

Nyneva is Zamora’s secret apprentice, both in sorcery

and the thieving arts. In addition, her militia training has given

her excellent fighting skills. The time is fast approaching when

she will become a full-fledged fighter/ preserver/ thief. When

that time arrives, she will leave Alador.

She feels intimidated by elven tribes and is extremely

insecure as to how they might view her; an elf raised by

humans. She tends to go too far in trying to win their approval,

particularly elven males. She has yet to learn that most elves

simply don’t care about her or anyone else outside their tribe.

Only Zamora’s watchful eye prevents her from being

taken advantage of. The inn mistress deeply wishes that

Nyneva would display better judgement, but she realizes that

for some people the best teacher is the “school of hard knocks.”

Sol Hokat

Human Male Sun Priest Chaotic Neutral (Evil)

AC 2 (Braxat Hide, Dexterity) Str 15

Movement 12 Dex 17

Level 11 Con 16

Hit Points 59 Int 9

THAC0 15 Wis 18

No. of Attacks 1 Cha 9

Damage/Attack: 1d8-1/ 1d8-1 (Bone Scimitar)

Psionic Summary: PSPs 56; Wild Talent: Control Light

Power Score—9

Attack/ Defense Modes: none / TS, MBk, TW

PLAYER’S OPTION: MTHACO 15, MAC 6

Spells: (5/4/4/3/2/1); major sphere – sun *; minor sphere –

cosmos

Granted Powers: Minor resistance to sun light, enhanced

saving throws (+2 vs. sun, heat, or fire), ignore sunlight (11

rounds), gate in a beam of sunlight.

  • For those without access to Earth, Air, Fire, and Water

accessory, substitute the fire sphere.

Sol Hokat is an old man, long driven crazy by his

devotions to the sun lords. Living at the top of the plateau (his

shrine), he often stares down angrily upon the villagers

(“Heretics, all of them!”).

Being a sun priest, he believes that living in the shade

is blasphemy. He is constantly scheming how to give the

villagers more sun exposure, so they can receive its “blessings”

(“I’ll blow up the mountain someday!”). The village regularly

sends sentries to the top of the plateau to watch the horizons for

approaching danger. These unfortunate soldiers are forced to

listen to endless hours of sermons. Villagers see Sol Hokat as

harmless. Ultimately though, they may be wrong.

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