Cleric of Helm
Wood Elf Monk
Half-Elf Sorcerer / Warlock
The Old Empires are at war. The newly crowned boy pharoah of Mulhorand, Horustep III, has mounted an unexpected invasion, conquering the whole of southern Unther. However, despite this glorious victory, his poorly equipped forces are spread dangerously thin. The dwarven kindgom of Ostohar pledges support from the west and joins the conflict against the ailing Untheric nation.
With growing desperation, Untheric Emperor Gilgeam hires waves of mercenaries to scour the lands for ancient artifacts that might save him from utter destruction. One of his key agents, the
Zhentarim, have launched an expedition into the Black Ash Plain in an attempt to recover the fabled Cyrilia, an ancient alien being said to have the power to “neutralize armies.”
To the west, Tchazzar’s temples throughout Chessenta are suddenly alive with fanaticism and are aggressively recruiting new followers. The priests proclaim that the once magnificent “Red Dragon” has reawakened and is summoning faithful acolytes to his side at the Great Temple in Cimbar to reinstate his military power.
And, in the midst of all this, the diabolical Demon Lord Malebranche the Death Bringer has been freed from the Shadowhold. Already, the peaceful hamlet of Willow Glen is overrun by his devil spawn. The days grow ever shorter and the south Chessenta basin will soon succumb to the Long Night.
Only a ragtag band of misfits-turned-heroes knows the secret to defeating the evil threat and acting on it will test their resolve.