A large fire opens a pathway into a strange room.
Through the flame walks Marko Hund, Wolf Knight and former member of a party of adventurers last seen in the Shadow Lands of Calendri. He leans forward. The flames, which he had endured for what felt like an eternity, have stopped. He exhales loudly as he pushes smoke from his lungs.
As he regains his composure, he examines the strange columns in the room. There is an undeniable evil presence in the room, but Marko can not figure out where it's source may be found.
"Marko Hund. Was that your name?"
The voice startles Marko, forcing him to spin around. A ghost stands nearby.
"You don't have to ask who I am." says the ghost. "My name is no longer important, not since I was taken."
"Don't you remember me? You used my body to arrive here. I was the gateway to your doom."
"I know you think you're going to find more power here, but I promise you, Marko Hund, I will do everything I can to stop you."
"Thou hast arrived. Thy torment shall soon begin."
Marko suddenly finds himself surrounded dark warriors.
"Thou art in my master's realm of Rend. Darkness and pain have become thine allies now. Keep thy silence and listen for my master's voice." "Marko..."
A voice barely above a whisper calls from the darkness above. "Marko... Your brute savagery was quite the display. That other were-wolf never stood a chance against your raw power. By entering the portal, you have accepted my offer to understand the true meaning of pain and horror... But you know what else...?
BY ENTERING THE PORTAL YOU HAVE ALSO GIVEN UNTO ME YOUR DEEPEST THOUGHTS AND DESIRES! I KNOW YOU SEEK MY DESTRUCTION! YOU WILL SOON LEARN THE TERRIBLE TRUTH OF MY WRATH! TO THINK THAT YOU, A CURSED BEING, COULD DESTROY ME! I, WHO AM THE GREATEST OF ALL BEINGS IN THE WORLD, CURSE YOU TO REMAIN IN YOUR WOLF FORM FOREVER MORE, MARKO HUND!!
YOUR TORMENT BEGINS NOW!!"Meanwhile, on the eastern shore of Eth'Driel...
A breeze blows calmly through the forest as the sea finds its way to the shore. Aoshi Chohishi, Fahim Al-Saif, Patrick O'Connor and Hammermann have gathered to bid farewell to their friend, Falir Avabuul.
"You have all done a great service, not only for Wuldenburg and Eth'Driel, but for all of Calendri. I only wish Marko had chosen to remain with us." says Falir. "The question now is where will you go? Surely there are other places that require your assistance."
An eastern wind blows from across the sea. Aoshi gazes across the waves. His ancestor's parting words fill his mind. "Return to our homeland and seek out the Tengu. They will guide to the correct path. ...Offer your sword to me at my shrine so that I may know my family line will not break with you.."
Falir bids farewell and ventures back into the forests. An elf stands nearby ready to take the adventurers to the ship that will transport them almost anywhere in Calendri.
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