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Friday, May 18, 2012
Planet of the Elves
In elven village and dwarven hamlet, elders warn children of the dangers of venturing too far into the wilderness. Out there in the wastes, the well-worn admonitions say, lie half-buried ruins--the blasted and timeworn remnant of a world that was.
Reckless youths and greedy treasure-seekers have long ignore the warnings of their mothers and fathers. They brave the wilds to seek out these ruins, where tribes of giant Hairy Ones and worse things hunger for elf (and dwarf) flesh, and they delve into subterranean depths where baroquely insane wizards give flesh to monsters out of nightmare.
Many of these foolhardy adventurers don’t return home. The skillful and lucky ones that do win glory as well as treasure. They become heroes--for the wise amongst their peoples well know that every bit of forgotten knowledge or ancient artifice brought up from underground brings their races closer to wresting the world from the grip of Man’s long ago folly.