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Fiction: Part 22 Lady of Shadows

Part 22 of Lady of Shadows is up.

Floating indolently in a steamy haze had resolved nothing. My shoulder still ached as I clambered out. So did my heart. I drew a little magic to quickly dry myself, wincing as the beads of moisture flashed into steam as though my skin were hot stone, then padded back to my quarters. I dressed quickly, in the charcoal-grey sampot, crown and collar. My makeshift leather ‘armour’ would serve for the journey, but was not appropriate attire for visiting the manor of a noble house.

[Dragon] Ysrilla Lightstep

A new Dragon is up (DDI subscription required). This month's Eye on Dark Sun article is "Ysrilla Lightstep", by Rodney Thompson

Ysrilla Lightstep stalks the desert wastes of Athas in search of elusive prey, defying death to claim her prize.

Ashes of Athas distribution petition

If you're wondering what's happened with the Ashes of Athas home / non-convention play, it seems there's been some kind of snag with distribution permission.

There's a thread on the WotC site acting as a sort of petition, asking Wizards to prioritize resolving the confusion. If you're interested in playing Ashes of Athas, and you can't make the conventions, this is where you want to weigh in. Please remember that hostility just makes the overseers mad.

[Dragon] 416 is live

Dragon #416 is live, here. (DDI subscription required)

In a twist from the past, rather than posting separate articles as separate PDFs, the whole magazine is in one PDF. This month's Dark Sun entry:

Eye on Dark Sun: The Withering Ones, by Rodney Thompson

Kalak kept a horde of zombies hidden below Tyr. Now that he is dead, do these undead horrors pose a threat to the city above?

Part 20 of Lady of Shadows is up.

I do not remember leaving the palace. For all I know, my lord and husband might have teleported me through the Grey – he has done that before when he wanted something done quickly. More likely, my mind was simply too preoccupied to take notice of the route my legs took through those shadowy halls.


[Dragon] The Ghost Caravan

A new Eye on Dark Sun article by Rodney Thompson is up today:

In the deserts of Athas, mirages are as uncommon as the travelers that witness them. Images that appear are often lures into greater danger, generated by malicious creatures or simply the byproduct of a ravaged world. Even so, it is rare for two people to have the same vision. The lone exception to this rule is the Ghost Caravan, which seems as though it could not be real . . . yet is a phenomenon that has been reported too many times to be dismissed as a mere trick of the mind.

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Get it here. (DDI subscription required)