Act of Will (Hawthorne Saga, Book 1) by A.J. Hartley

By A.J. Hartley

Act of Will is a boisterous fable experience that introduces us to Will Hawthorne, a medieval actor and playwright who flees the professionals merely to discover himself inextricably certain to a gaggle of high-minded adventurers on a dangerous challenge. Will travels with them to land the place they're charged with the research and defeat of a ruthless military of mystical horsemen, who seem out of the mist leaving demise and devastation of their wake.

In the process Will’s uneasy alliance along with his new protectors, he has to get his pragmatic brain to just accept selfless heroism (which he thinks is absurd) and magic (which he doesn’t think in). Will needs to finally come to a decision the place his loyalties particularly lie and what sort of he's ready to do--and believe--to rise up for them.

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Eventually, the Shadowed Chain cult retrieved the fragment and intended to return it to the binding circle, but the Severed Eyes orc invasion ruined their plans. Even worse, the orcs took the other fragments, giving Stonefang the opportunity to escape. Five rocks shaped like finaer bones float around a laraer hunk of rock. The combined pieces look like a larae halld. Wondrous Item Property: When you make a Strength check, you can use a bonus of + 20 instead of your normal bonus. ) Power (Daily + Charm): Standard Action.

500 gp (200-gp down payment) 3 2. 100 gp, 200-gp opal 13 3. n ring 14 4. Dwarven 8reaves (or level 7 Item) 14 5. 250 gp, 15 pp 17 6 . 110gp 19 8. +1 courtier's cape (or level 8 item) 23 9. 200gp 27 11. Luckbender8'oves (or level 6 Item) 27 Collected o o o o o o o o QUESTS Major Quest Expel the orcs from Stonefang Pass Bind Stonefang in the Pit of Doom Minor QuestsRetrieve Flinka's XP 1,000 Assigned Complete 0 0 1,250 0 0 XP 200 Assigned Complete a a sending stone o •Any quests you place here 80 beyond the XP budget for this adventure.

SPIDER fRIENDS LevelS Encounter (XP 1,200) .. 1 ettercap webspinner (levelS controller; Monster Manual, page 107) .. 2 ettercap fang guards (level 4 soldier; Monster Manual, page 107) .. 1 bloodweb spider swarm (level 7 soldier; Monster Manual, page 246) .. 2 deathjump spiders (level 4 skirmisher; Monster Manual, page 246) The ettercaps and their pets tracks down the characters some time after Encounter 3: Earthquake (page 8), seek· ing revenge for the deaths of their deathjump spider pets. TRAPPED CHAMBER LevelS Encounter (XP 1,075) ..

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