By Devon Monk
In steam age the United States, males, monsters, machines, and magic conflict to assert a similar scrap of earth and sky. during this insanity, one guy struggles to maintain his humanity, his honor, and his hell-bent challenge intact...
Bounty hunter and lycanthrope Cedar Hunt vowed to trace down all seven items of the Holder—a unusual machine able to lethal destruction. And, followed by means of witch Mae Lindson and the capricious Madder brothers, he units out to just do that. however the staff is pressured to take shelter within the frontier city of Des Moines, Iowa, while a glacial typhoon stops them of their tracks. town, less than mayor Killian Vosbrough, is governed with an iron fist—and stricken by the steely unusual, creatures that pour in the course of the streets just like the unshuttered wind.
But Cedar quickly learns that Vosbrough is mining chilly copper for the cataclysmic turbines he’s production deep underneath Des Moines, bringing the quest for the Holder to a halt. Chipping via ice, snow, and bone-chilling bewitchment to reveal a deadly plot, Cedar needs to cease Vosbrough and his scheme to rule the land and sky...
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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.
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Cold Copper (Age of Steam, Book 3) by Devon Monk