By Lynn Abbey
Escaping a lifetime of slavery by means of hiding underneath the town between different outcasts, Maribe of the "New Race" is compelled to just accept a freelance from King Hamanu to go looking for the alchemist Kakaim, whose perspectives threaten the soundness of Urik. unique. 75,000 first printing.
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Seventeen years have handed for the reason that Yim, an ex-slave blessed through the benevolent goddess Karm, sacrificed her body—and possibly her very soul—to Lord Bahl, avatar of the evil Devourer. In that selfless act, Yim stripped Lord Bahl of his strength yet grew to become pregnant along with his son. Now that son, Froan, is a tender guy. And although Yim has raised him within the distant gray Fens and saved him unaware of his earlier, the taint of the Devourer is in his blood.
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Edition notice: The Door into Shadow used to be first released within the U. S. via Bluejay Books in 1984. That edition’s textual content, unchanged with the exception of the substitution of British spellings for American ones, used to be used for the Corgi / Transworld Books versions of Shadow in 1992. For the book’s subsequent U. S. version, released through Meisha Merlin Books in 2001, quite a few minor alterations and additions have been made to the unique textual content, together with the recovery of a small volume of fabric edited out of the 1984 edition.
This publication heavily follows the 2001 textual content, with a few emendations -- normally an issue of moderate restructuring, rephrasing and sprucing: no major new plot or personality fabric has been extra. destiny revealed versions of The Door into Shadow will use this model of the textual content.
Publisher: CreateSpace self reliant Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 2013-10-11
Number of Pages: 334
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Skills: Heal +13, Intimidate +6, Knowledge (Religion) +10, Listen +6, Spellcraft +13, Scry +3, Spot +6; Feats: Alertness, Brew Potion, Extra Turning, Heighten Spell. 38 Appendix Equipment: herbs of sleep, 5 seeds of tree growth, and a pouch containing 133 pp, 132 gp, 6 sp, 69 cp, and 6 gems worth 50 gp each. despite her gender. Eventually, the military turned to Peter, the patriarch himself. Defeated, Sophia was banished to a monastery. , 8 in. ; AC 18 (+3 Dex, +4 armor, +1 cloak); Atk sabel +10 melee (1d6+5, 18-20/x2), or samostrel +10 ranged (1d8+1, 19-20/x2); SV Fort +6, Ref +7, Will +2; AL LN; Str 18, Dex 18, Con 15, Int 13, Wis 13, Cha 12.
AC 14 (+3 Dex, +1 armor); Atk knosh +2 melee (1d4-1, 19-20/x2), or knosh +6 ranged (1d4-1, 1920/x2); SV Fort +2, Ref +9, Will +2; AL NE; Str 8, Dex 16, Con 13, Int 11, Wis 12, Cha 6. ; 15 (-1 size, +2 Dex, +4 natural); Atk 2 claws +8 melee (1d6+6), bite +3 melee (1d8+3); Face/Reach 5 ft. ; SA Pounce, improved grab, rake 1d6+3; SQ Scent; Fort +9, Ref +8, Will +7; AL N; Str 22, Dex 17, Con 19, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 10. Skills: Bluff +6, Disguise +4, Gather Information +6, Hide +3, Intuit Direction +3, Listen +6, Move silently +10, Open lock +10, Pick pocket +10, Sense Motive +7, Spot +1, Tumble +8, Use Magic Device +6; Feats: Combat Reflexes, Lightning Reflexes, Track.
There are great things ahead for the Tsar, if he can survive the future. For Ursul's statistics, see the kainkutho entry. Spells (3/2): 0th - daze, detect magic, flare, ghost sound, mage hand, prestidigitation. 1st - charm person, identify, sleep. ; AC 19 (-1 size, +8 natural, +2 armor); Atk Bite +9 melee (1d8+5), 2 claws +6 melee (1d8+6), sting +4 melee (3d4+2 and poison); SA Spelllike abilities, fear aura, poison, summon baatezu; SQ Damage reduction 10/+1, SR 22, baatezu qualities, know alignment; AL LE; SV Fort +6, Ref +4, Will +6; Str 21, Dex 10, Con 15, Int 18, Wis 14, Cha 14.
Cinnabar Shadows (Dark Sun: Chronicles of Athas, Book 4) by Lynn Abbey