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Blood Ties (Castings, Book 1) by Pamela Freeman

By Pamela Freeman

One thousand years in the past, the 11 domain names have been invaded and the unique population compelled at the street as tourists, belonging nowhere, welcomed via no-one.

Now the domain names are ruled with an iron fist by way of the Warlords, yet there are wilder components to the panorama which can't be managed and that could turn out their undoing. a few are spirits of position, of water and air and fireplace and earth. a few are more than those. and a few are human.

Bramble: a village lady, whom no-one residing can tame ... compelled to escape from her domestic for a criminal offense she didn't devote.

Ash: apprentice to a safeguarder, compelled to kill for an business enterprise he can't get away.

Saker: an enchanter, who won't relaxation until eventually the land is back to his humans.

As their 3 tales spread, besides the tales of these whose lives they contact, it turns into transparent that they're sure jointly in ways in which now not even a stonecaster may foresee - sure by way of their earlier, their destiny, and their blood.

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Equipment: Sabel, pishchal, rifle bullets (x26), and a pouch containing 46 pp, 52 gp, 3 sp, 39 cp, and 3 gems worth 10 gp each. , 8 in. ; AC 16 (+4 Dex, +2 armor); Atk +6 melee, or +9 ranged; SV Fort +5, Ref +8, Will +5; AL CN; Str 13, Dex 19, Con 12, Int 12, Wis 12, Cha 18. 40 Appendix and demanded that he not be touched. When the Tsar's youngest son, Ivan, fell under a mysterious malaise, Gregor was able to remove it. In reality, Winter simply removed his bane from the child. matically return whence they came after 1 hour.

3 in. ; AC 10; Atk sabel +2 melee (1d6+1, 18-20/x2), or pishchal +2 ranged (1d12, x3); SV Fort +3, Ref +2, Will +0; AL LN; Str 11, Dex 11, Con 11, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 10. SA: Fear Aura-Can radiate a 5-foot-radius fear aura as a free action. Affected creatures must succeed at a Will save (DC 14) or be affected as though by a fear spell cast by a 7th-level sorcerer. A creature that successfully saves cannot be affected again by Winter's aura for one day. Other baatezu are immune to the aura. Spell-Like Abilities-At will-animate dead, charm person, dimensional anchor, doom, fly, invisibility (self only), major image, suggestion, and wall of ice.

Obsessed with an overbearing sense of self-righteousness, Winter sought to lead when he was in no position to do so. He gathered together several loyal tieflings and nightmares and sought to rebel against his master. The revolt failed and Winter's forces fled to Torassia. The Tsar compensated by capturing mammoths to ensure his military superiority. His hopes of a civil war dashed, Winter took a more direct approach. He spent weeks seeding the clouds with walls of ice, to increase the precipitation and starve the peasantry.

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