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By Mikkel Birkegaard

Think that a few humans have the facility to impact your innovations and emotions via reading—to seduce you with awesome tales, conjure up vividly imagined worlds, and manage you into considering precisely what they wish you to. whilst Luca Campelli dies a surprising and violent demise, his son Jon inherits his second-hand bookstore, Libri di Luca, in Copenhagen. Jon had now not visible his father for 20 years—since the mysterious demise of his mom. After Luca’s dying is through an arson try out at the store, Jon is pressured to discover his family’s previous. Unbeknownst to him, the bookstall has for years been hiding a striking mystery. it's the assembly position of a society of booklovers and readers who've maintained a practice of big energy handed down from the times of the nice library of historic Alexandria. Now anyone is making an attempt to break them, and Jon reveals he needs to struggle to save lots of himself and his new acquaintances.

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So the old man sought the sand of truth and found it in a place where all might see it but few looked. He took the sand back to Golden Huzuz, and there he went to the diwan. Before all the assembled people, he sprinkled the dust upon foul Ayesha, and her fair form vanished, and the Grand Caliph returned to his senses and banished her. She was never heard from again. The mystic was a hero, but he let the city people toast him in his absence, for he returned to the mountains. When he died, the birds lamented and tore feathers from their breasts in grief.

They will strike fast and retreat before citadel guards arrive. If a melee continues until guards show up (and Bismalla will warn characters to flee), everyone present will be taken to the Rock. Allow the PCs to steal and snoop, but make them pay the price if they are not cautious. ” Rogues who can’t exercise discretion may well be arrested (consult the “Law and Justice” section of the Land of Fate boxed set for details on crime and punishment). They will be left on the Rock of Fasting until the Grandfather decides that they may stand before him and be judged.

There are wheels within wheels and plots within plots here, and 44 the players will probably figure that out soon enough. If there is no explanation why the guards showed up at a particular time (when they had to keep the PCs from going somewhere you didn’t want them to go yet), the players may well point the finger of blame at one of the NPCs. If it seems appropriate, let them be right about their adversary. Keep track of the enemies that the party makes, then set up ambushes or nonviolent confrontations when the PCs enter those NPCs’ home territories.

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