By Mercedes Lackey
In the second one novel in nationwide best-selling legend Mercedes Lackey's richly-conceived new Joust sequence, the dragonrider Vetch escapes to Alta, the subjugated land of his birth. There, he hopes to coach his humans to elevate and teach dragons-and construct a military that might release his homeland.
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In truth, Jyrrok and the Irroi just want to be rid of the obnoxious skull; if pressed, Jyrrok admits this. “The skull rants and raves all day and all night. ” Why don’t you want us to take it? ” Jyrrok laughs. ” (Though Nimkop has tried to promote the skull as a sacred totem, this idea has met with increasing resistance. ) Is it dangerous? “No,” says Jyrrok. “It might curse you,” says Nimkop. ) Will you help us get it? “We would like to,” says Jyrrok. “No we wouldn’t,” says Nimkop. ” Who threw the retch globe at us?
Before he died, Awahn asked the gods to grant special powers to the dead in the cemetery to help them defend themselves against grave robbers. One of the corpses buried in the cemetery has the indigo cindergem in its pocket. Use the following statistics for the normal zombies in this Interlude. Feel free to vary the hit points. Zombie: AC 8; MV 6; HD 2; hp 14; THAC0 19; #AT 1; Dmg 1d8; SD immune to sleep, charm, hold, and cold- based attacks; AL N ARRIVAL A moment after the PCs enter the Primary Chronolily, they find themselves standing outside of an iron gate enclosing a cemetery (indicated by an “X” on the Interlude 5 Map).
When a PC on the outside of cylinder touches the violet circle, he is automatically teleported to the center of the cylinder (to area 2b). When a PC on the inside of the cylinder touches the violet circle, he is instantly transported back to the hill just outside the cylinder. All damage suffered in the spiral is illusionary, equal to 1 point of real damage per 4 points of illusionary damage; for instance, if a PC suffers 8 points of illusionary damage, he experiences it as 2 points of real damage.