~ I’k atal si hen-uethian Kalorsani, hnath uetht-er k’atal Lueni.
~ To spill the blood of the Kalorsan is to spill the blood of men.
The Kalorsan raise their jagged, rocky heads up between Ichyria and the Dwarfindales. The streams running off them are ripe with minerals and gleaming stones can be glimpsed in the deep-flowing riverbeds.
So why have they never been mined?
That’s what the dwarfs have been asking for the past three centuries. And, sick of the protests of the Ichryian Archons, that’s what they’ve started to do.
The Archons have sent a diplomatic delegation to the Dwarfindales to persuade the dwarfs to stop. They fear the verses enshrined in ancient lore which warn of disaster if the Kalorsan were to be raped of their mineral wealth.
Some of the players are Ichyrians, some dwarfs. The meeting between them will call for a lot of tact, diplomacy and good roleplaying. To make it more interesting still, the NPC Edikthon Sarblash the environmentally-conscious dwarf activist can be introduced.
The hacky-slashy bit of the adventure comes after the diplomatic summit. The tour of the mine to which the diplomats and dwarfish officials are treated uncovers the hideous secret locked under the vast prison walls of the Kalorsan…