A set of brief tales set within the Ravenloft international of vampires, werewolves, and different gigantic creatures positive aspects the skills of P. N. Elrod (creator of count number Strahd Von Zarovich), James Lowder, J. Robert King, Elaine Bergstrom, and others. unique.
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One hundred forty four D. J. Heinrich. 10. The Judgment of abd-al-Mamat.................... 157 Jeff Grubb eleven. The Rigor of the sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7 four James Lowder 12. chilly, tough Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 eight nine Juanita Coulson thirteen. Objets d'Art .............................................. 204 J. Robert King 14. The Freak................................................. 222 Nick Pollotta 15. The Weaver's Pride..................................... 251 Elaine Bergstrom sixteen. The Glass guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 6 6 William W. Connors 17. darkish Tryst................................................ 281 Andria Cardarelle 18. Caretaker................................................. 303 P. N. Elrod As Darkon's heavens deepened previous indigo, receding past the ruddy backward achieve of nightfall, sinewy vapors slid among the bushes and churned into dim mirages at the previous woodland street. Shadows misplaced their confining edges, merged, and thickened. To scorn safeguard within the land of the Mists after sundown used to be lethal folly, yet for one traveller, the promise of a brilliant fire and a hot mattress had already slipped into darkness. Dr. Rudolph van Richten became and grimaced on the burden lashed to the rump of his horse: the stiffening corpse of a dark-haired younger guy. "We may perhaps either be ghoul meat this night, yet i will seize your humans prior to the flesh eaters locate me, Vistana! " he spat with greatly extra conviction than he felt. the tilt, middle-aged herbalist searched the diminishing horizon forward, determined for any signal of a brightly painted vardo. He'd ridden not easy due to the fact that morning, but the gypsy caravan had by some means outdistanced him besides. there has been no different path they can have taken from Rivalis, yet he had noticeable no signal of all of them day. nonetheless, Van Richten rode on doggedly, as fearless of the approaching evening as a lamb of the reducing block. The Vistani had abducted his loved baby Erasmus, and the entire torments that would descend out of the evening have been not anything in comparison to that loss! As Tasha trotted alongside the eclipsing lane, Van Richten scanned its overgrown borders. He noticed a slim oak department that hung through a feeble tether of bark; the 2 DAVID clever bough snapped off cleanly in his hand as he guided Tasha earlier it. Draping the reins over the saddle, he trimmed and peeled the wooden right into a crooked pole approximately as tall as himself. Then, greedy the coarse linen blouse of the useless Vistana, he ripped loose a large swath, which he wrapped in regards to the finish of the employees and tied off, fashioning an extended torch. Now for the braveness to gentle it. Overhead, the leafy ceiling solid a internet of opaque shadow over the pony and rider, decreasing the gritty highway to a drab strip that withered into void simply forward. A deathly hush smothered the woodland, and the lonely staccato of Tasha's hooves rose within the silence, turning out to be painful to Van Richten's ears. He vainly needed she may stroll above the floor so that they may perhaps slip throughout the woods with out sound, yet with each step, even her saddle creaked in betrayal.