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Karzoug, A Fluke of Fate


Over a decade after his defeat in the Eye of the Avarice, Karzoug finds himself back in the land of the living thanks to the most surprising fluke of fate. Even as a wizard of his caliber, being alive doesn't mean he is prepared to face what is waiting for him when he wakes up. He has lost everything he had: no wealth, no spellbooks, no weapons, no minions at his beck and call. Can the Runelord of Greed start over from scratch and reclaim his sinful throne in Xin-Shalast... or will he turn a new leaf and write a new destiny for himself?

This character-driven novella is set 11 years after the events of Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path and during the events of Rise of New Thassilon from the Return of Runelords Adventure Path.

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December 24th, 2022
I read this with no context about the characters or places, but everything was introduced in a way that didn't leave me confused and the story was captivating even for someone new to the setting. If you like redemption arcs, you'll love this [...]
September 5th, 2022
Soulnova takes us along on Karzoug’s journey in a way that makes you feel you feel like you are reading an actual play, we start with a main character who is a villain, not just any black and white bad guy, but one who has been through a lot and you [...]
August 26th, 2022
Having read this title, and having run Rise of the Runelords myself as a GM, I found this title extremely satisfying to read. It weaves lore from the 1e titles Rise of the Runelords, Shattered Star and Return of the Runelords into a very clever and int [...]
August 23rd, 2022
Heartwarming in many ways, this novella explores familliar people and places through a new lens while staying true to the feel of Rise of the Runelords. The story flows well and feels natural; even with a protagonist who has a lot more to learn about [...]
August 19th, 2022
This is a wonderful foundation for an aftermath of the Rise of the Runelords. Beautifully driven through a redemption arc, very naturally transitioning from the older Karzoug to Ixian, unexpectedly so. The characters' interactions and the c [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on July 27, 2022.