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[Dragon] The Widow's Spirit

This month's Dragon magazine is live today:

Let the tarrasque run roughshod over your campaign. Save the town of Hochoch in the Grand Duchy of Geoff. Deck the halls with wondrous tapestries. Build fantastic inns and taverns from scratch. PLUS: The return of the decapus, the magen, the rhagodessa, and the thoul. We proudly present for your gaming pleasure, Dragon 418.

Rodney Thompson's Eye on Dark Sun is titled The Widow's Spirit, and features plot hooks relating to the bitter spirit of an executed templar-wife of Nibenay.

As usual, all Dragon content requires a DDI subscription.

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?

Fiction: Lady of Shadows - Part 20

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.