The biggest news in town is that one of the local Hammerite temples to the north was just raided. Several key artifacts were taken from the temple grounds, and the Hammers themselves were left bu... Read more
Sledge (David Riegel)
The biggest news in town is that one of the local Hammerite temples to the north was just
raided. Several key artifacts were taken from the temple grounds, and the Hammers themselves were left butchered and torn apart. The word on the street is that the job was pulled off by
a group of unknown, independent thieves, but the Keepers have found a way to get you a more
accurate description of what happened.
Apparently, the job was pulled by a cult calling themselves The Resurrection. Comprised
mostly of ex-bandits and thieves, the group has been on a mad quest to collect a number of
arcane relics for use in some bizarre rituals. The group is headed by a woman, shrouded in
mystery, who the Keepers have found to be obsessed with the return of the Trickster. Convinced that his return to the realm of the living is imminent, she has been recruiting various
rogues into her dark organization to carry out her bizarre schemes. The recent raid on the
Hammerite temple is testimony to power and fanaticism of both the leader and the cult itself.
The target of this most recent attack was none other than the fabled Spirit Stone - a blood
red gem supposedly imbued with the powers to grant life. Not surprisingly, the Keepers would
like you to find out where the cult is hiding it and steal it back. However, the cult is
quite cunning, and although the Keepers were able to follow several of the members back to
an old, walled-off section of the city, they have no idea where their hideout is. They
want you to find their fortress and descend into the depths, stealing back what was taken
by whatever means necessary.
Ordinarily, you don't take this kind of job due to the risk factor, but you don't anyone out
there giving thieves a bad name. And, if the cult has been collecting artifacts, they're bound
to have a horde of loot down there just ripe for the taking...
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