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Assassin: Shadow's SeductionD&D Insider Article
Class Acts
By Robert J. Schwalb

The assassin presents the first look at the shadow power source and hints at the requirements to master it. Assassins forfeit a shard of their souls to safely channel the dark energy imbuing the Shadowfell. One doesn’t dip into shadow power without paying a price and meeting its perilous demands. Yet opportunities exist for those unwilling to make the full commitment to the Shadowfell’s power. If such individuals think they can escape the plane’s steep price completely, they learn their error quickly. This article presents the assassin hybrid class, while also expanding options available to all assassins.

You have accepted your dark reflection and understand its place in your soul. Yet you are unwilling to surrender completely to the darkness you now harbor. What drove you to seek out the Shadowfell’s power? Were you driven by grief, guilt, hatred, or vengeance? Something else? Is your divided focus the result of an incomplete bond? Or do you dabble in other areas to better conceal your sinister nature?

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    About the Author

    Robert J. Schwalb is an award-winning game designer whose work can be found in numerous roleplaying sourcebooks and accessories. His most recent work can be found in the Dark Sun Campaign Setting, Dark Sun Creature Catalogue, Monster Manual 3, and Player’s Handbook 3. Robert lives in Tennessee.

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