Some of you are waiting patiently (others less so) for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition to drop on November 30, and perhaps some of you are waiting (impatiently, I trust) for Queen of Thorns to arrive around Halloween.
The latter will be accompanied by some cool teasers, including a four-part web novelette and not one but four sample chapters posted not only at paizo.com but also at several other fine sites. I'll link to those sites as soon as they go live.
To ease the wait on the BG:EE front, we at Overhaul Games have been teasing some of the new content. First came a look into the childhood of Sun Soul monk Rasaad yn Bashir. Following soon after was a peek at Neera the wild mage's last day of magic school. If you haven't seen them yet, take a peek and tell us what you think in the BG forums.
In the coming weeks, we'll unleash a look at Dorn Il Khan's violent origin, and we'll show off more of the brand-spankin' new character portraits.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
|Cover by Matthias Kollros|
I've wanted to write a story set in Kyonin since I first saw the description of the country in the Second Darkness Adventure Path. Abandoned for ages since the elves first fled the cataclysm of Earthfall, the place is full of ancient ruins, each with its own mystery. While the story of Queen of Thorns involves a much more personal quest for Count Jeggare, it also serves as a travelogue for anyone who's wondered what lies beneath the canopies of the Fierani Forest.
And did I mention demons? Southern Kyonin is home to a nascent demon lord whose warlocks summon fiends faster than the elves can slay them. Through them, Radovan learns--the hard way--more than he ever wanted to know about his tainted lineage.
One other thing: Unlike Prince of Wolves or Master of Devils, this novel sees the boys work side by side in almost every chapter. The only occasions that separate them this time are the irresistible forces of sex and death.
Look to paizo.com next month for a sample chapter and an all-new prequel story to Queen of Thorns.