By Ed Greenwood
Aglirta is called the Kingless Land. as soon as a filthy rich and peaceable river valley, it has fallen into lawlessness, and its feuding baronies are engaged in a continuing nation of warfare. however the land is kingless not more, for the snoozing King of legend, King Kelgrael, has been reawakened via the efforts of the valiant Band of Four:- Hawkril, a daring and courageous warrior talented with nice energy and fortitude- Craer, the artful and smart thief- Sarasper, the discovered and clever healer and final yet no longer least- woman Embra Silvertree, the paranormal woman of Jewels, a robust sorceressYet peace has no longer lower back. within the Kingless Land, excessive magic and wizard kings stood within the method, whereas within the Vacant Throne, civil wars and backstabbing barons resisted the recovery of order. Now, a strong warlord involves front to take keep an eye on via army may, whereas the diabolic minions of the Serpent circulation into place for a climactic conflict that may scar the Band of 4 perpetually.
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Chaos has been choking Aglirta since I was born, and before," Thaeker Blackcloak responded, spitting onto a passing rat. " "Admit nothing," one of the Luroan brothers called, from his corner table. " Thaeker flung back, swirling his tankard. "Look at it as entertainment, sent to us by the gods! This baron defies the regent here, and that one defies him there, in this small way or this larger way—so the Sleeping King awoke and named one baron his regent, what then? Blackgult's the same rogue we've always known, wizards spell-slay as much as they ever did, our precious king took himself off into dreams again, and-what?
Chapter Five A Storm of Serpents Te faces of the commoners were white with terror; clearly they expected to die here this night, as they shuffled into the feasting hall of Sart Castle under the gentle but firm hands of Bloodblade's armsmen. When the seats were filled—fourscore full-armed warriors, still in their reeking and blood-smirched armor, seated across from as many frightened commoners—and swordcaptains at each table had rapped for silence and received it, the tapestries behind the baronial high seat parted, and a large man in a plain tunic came into view, bearing the baron's great goblet in his hand.
Sarasper looked up, then slowly drew the dagger at his belt, squinting hard at Raulin. Like the side of a ponderous, armored mountain, Hawkril slowly turned to face the young bard squarely. Large-eyed and beginning to tremble, Raulin met the armaragor's gaze steadily. Eyes as sharp and fearless as a swordblade stared into—andthrough—Raulin . Castlecloaks… And then Hawkril's face split into a gigantic grin. Roaring out sudden laughter, he swept the bard into a bruising, dust- and blood-spattered embrace.