Quatrain by Sharon Shinn

By Sharon Shinn

Sharon Shinn's Twelve homes books have interested readers and critics alike with their impossible to resist mixture of fable, romance, and experience. Now in Quatrain, she weaves compelling tales in 4 of the worlds that readers love in Fight, Blood, Gold, and Flame.

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This area is the territory of a group of cave dwellers, often raided by the Kawibusas. These people are basically hostile and exceptionally alert because of this. However, they will not necessarily attack the adventurers unless the latter enter their home area, the "X" hex in the general area. After an initial volley of spears, lower-level hunters work to the flanks while the higher-level ones loose another volley. Melee with clubs then takes place (these weapons do damage equal to morning stars with standard bonuses for strength).

Remember that this daemon has 100% resistance to 1st-level spells cast at up to 11th experience level, 95% to 2nd, etc. Be sure to check for this anytime a spell is used against it. Actual direction cannot be given, but this creature will use its most effective spell attack forms initially. If these fail to bring good results, the wall and symbol combination might be employed to weaken the party. Protective spells will be cast immediately, of course, and if there is opportunity, a mirror image followed by shape change so that there might suddenly be many who look exactly like one of the party members!

The spell-like powers of the six mezzodaemons are: Comprehend Languages, Detect Magic, Detect Invisibility, Read Magic, ESZ: Invisibility, Levitate, Dimension Door ( 2 maximum), Passwall (4 maximum), Polymorph Self (4 maximum, 1used already), Solar’s Magical Items: two-handed sword + 5 (dancing), + 12 (total + 11to hit and + 1 7 damage), 36“ range long bow with seven arrows of daemon slaying and 1 arrow of slayingfor each character type ( + 3, + 5, + 6 = + 14 to hit). * Spell-like power usable with no limitation unless so indicated.

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