The Sword of Valor

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With the lure of a wardstone fragment ripe for corruption removed and the sudden final death-pulse of the border’s wardstones, the demons have retreated for now. A few stragglers remain in the ruins of Kenabres, but they will soon be hunted down and exterminated. A new ray of hope shines on the beleaguered city with the arrival of Queen Galfrey and her armies, fresh from the defense of other cities along the south. Kenabres is as far north as Galfrey intends to lead her troops, for word is that the demons are focusing most of their attacks to the south, but before she leaves, she intends to meet with the heroes who played such a vital role in the city’s defense—and who, if rumors are to be trusted, are the inheritors of the wardstones’ power.

News of Queen Galfrey’s arrival spreads quickly through the city as her armies arrive—thousands upon thousands of road-weary and battle-worn crusaders thankful for a place to rest, even if that place has been significantly damaged. The crusaders set about refortifying the city even as their leader seeks out those who played such a key role in its defense, and in the transformation, however temporarily, of the wardstones into a potent defense that drove the demons back into the Worldwound, if only for a short time. The queen places the heroes in charge of an army of paladins with instructions to attempt to retake the city of Drezen, as Aponavicius, the demon holding Drezen has taken her army out of the city to assist with the demons assault on the southern cities.

The Sword of Valor

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