Rise of the Rune Lords
The Future of the Empire that will be
These gnome-sized copies, transcribed from the original giant-sized volumes, details the life and means of the Runelord Karzoug. Its depictions are as much of his servants as himself.
The Future of the Empire that will be details Karzoug, the Runelord of Greed, who ruled a region called Shalast, part of the ancient empire of Thassilon, thousands of years ago. The first volume focuses on Karzoug’s armies, which were composed primarily of powerful stone giants and hordes of hill giants that followed his every command.The second volume focuses on his magic on the school of transmutation, magic associated in Thassilonian times with the virtue of wealth. Under his rule, though, it became more associated with the sin of greed. Among the Runelords, his mastery of greed magic was uncontested, yet in the schools of illusion and enchantment (related to the sins of pride and lust), his skills had atrophied greatly. The third volume focuses on his war with his neighbors, especially of his love affair turned war against Alaznist, the Runelord of Wrath and ruler of Bakrakhan. Between their nations, along a ridge known as the Rasp, Karzoug built immense sentinel statues to watch over Bakrakhan, while Alaznist built towers called Hellfire Flumes to prevent Karzoug’s armies from invading. Citizens of both nations worried that Karzoug’s and Alaznist’s wars would soon escalate to the point where they could bring about the end of the world. As Karzoug and Alaznist’s war intensified, and as other wars among other Runelords threatened more than just their armies, the Runelords devised methods in which they could escape the world, enter a state of suspended animation, or the like, so they could ride out cataclysms. In theory, their surviving minions would then waken them to reclaim their empires once the cataclysms had ended
Copy quality: Good
Availability: Very rare
Type: Compilation/Bound book