An ancient Banshee Willow acts as the source of a powerful curse that afflicts a nearby village. The dead do not remain dead, but instead become zombies that can speak but no longer control their decaying bodies. Cursed to witness the deaths of their family, friends, and fellows, the heroes are contacted/asked to save them all and let their souls move on in peace. Go to Comment
By the time the sleeping/dying animals are found there are usually carrion birds or ants nearby. Some beasts such as the Bulette have thick enough hides/bony plates to pass through unhindered and others still, may be immune to the effect. Go to Comment
By the time the sleeping/dying animals are found there are usually carrion birds or ants nearby. Some beasts such as the Bulette have thick enough hides/bony plates or are large enough to pass through unhindered and others still, may be immune or highly resistant to the effect. Go to Comment
The Dark Gate is rift, a portal between the material and Shadow Realm that allows denizens of one realm to pass through to the other with little trouble or resistance. The Sanctum was built after a period known as the Shadow Wars where the Radiants (mortals of celestial blood or devotion.) Drove them back into their abyssal place of origin. The Magi are considered a small remnant of the Radiants. Though the fear of shadows and superstitious murmuring of living nightmares still causes many to support the Magi by donation, most have started to see them as an order of fearmongers. (It has been over a century since the Sanctuary was raised, and people forget within a few short generations.) Go to Comment
During big fights in the arena or gladitorial ring between two well known or important warriors. When one looses and dies, the crowd throws copper coins into the arena for the slain warrior to take with them on their passage of death. This is to make their passage and afterlife richer and less troubled. It is a sign of respect.