By Elaine Cunningham
Danilo Thann joins forces with a dangerous enemy to find who's inflicting the traditional ballads--the wealthy reminiscence of noble quests and heroic deeds preserved by way of the Harper bards--to be forgotten or replaced all through Faerun. unique. 75,000 first printing.
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Now, all jesting apart. The archmage gave me a hoop of teleportation which may delivery as much as 3 individuals to a domain of my selection. I’m going to Sundabar, for there's an opportunity of catching up with our spellcaster there. ” “Then allow us to be off at once,” Elaith acknowledged. “Us? As in, you and me? ” “Of direction. ” The elf smiled pleasantly and produced a simple silver ring from a pouch at his belt “Your magic ring, i feel. ” Danilo’s jaw dropped. He glanced down at his arms. convinced sufficient, one in all his jewelry was once lacking. “How? ” “Let us are inclined to extra very important matters,” the elf acknowledged, returning the hoop to its proprietor. “If it should make you're feeling more well-off, by way of all capability deliver another person besides us. ” The Harper nodded reluctant contract as he slid the hoop again onto his finger. “It’s both Wyn or Morgalla. The others are on your hire, and that i belief none of them. ” He raised his voice to hail the dwarf. “Morgalla, how do you want to teleport to Sundabar with me? ” “How’d you love to kiss an orc? ” the dwarf spoke back sweetly. Dwarves have been notoriously leery of magical commute, and Morgalla used to be no exception. “Wyn it is,” Danilo acknowledged in a matter-of-fact tone. “One challenge: i will use the hoop yet as soon as in any given day or evening we won't be ready to go back till after sundown, and that i can purely teleport to a spot i've been earlier than. We’re a couple of day’s go back and forth from Taskerleigh: shall we catch up with the others there the following day morning. ” Elaith agreed. He known as a halt and quick defined the plan to the others, placing Balindar responsible and giving them strict orders to make camp on the within reach creek, clear of either the ruins of Taskerleigh and the harpy-infested hills. while all was once in readiness, Danilo twisted the hoop. The white whirl of the teleportation spell started to surround him, and he grasped all of the elves by way of the wrist to deliver them alongside. there has been a protracted second of not anything yet swirling wind and white mild, after which they have been in Sundabar. They have been additionally ankle-deep in slush. Danilo stared agape on the devastation round them. The air used to be hot, yet melting ice flooded the streets, and water flowed in rivulets down the gutters. He stooped and fished a piece of ice from the slush, partially melted yet nonetheless approximately the dimensions of a hen’s egg. It should have been rather a hailstorm, he famous, observing the industrious cityfolk as they set approximately righting the wear. A small military of staff changed shattered glass home windows, physicians and healers scurried approximately with herbs and amulets, and town employees dragged off lifeless and battered animals. purely the youngsters appeared happy via the newness, and so they darted approximately, shrieking and tossing balls of hard-packed slush. For a second, Danilo puzzled if his transportation spell had misfired and brought them to a urban farther to the north: possibly Sossal or another chilly land. Elaith it seems that harbored related misgivings. “Where the 9 Hells are we? ” he demanded. The Harper became to the construction in the back of them and squinted up on the heavy wood signal.