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Beyond the Mottled TowerD&D Insider Article
The Scales of War Adventure Path: part 8
by Creighton Broadhurst, Bruce R. Cordell, and David Noonan

"Beyond the Mottled Tower" is the newest installment in the Scales of War Adventure Path. After successfully defending the city of Overlook from General Zithiruun, the heroes have earned some well-deserved rest and accolades. But when an urgent message arrives, summoning the new paragon characters to the nearby village of Talar, the heroes take the first steps on a chase that will lead them across the planes in pursuit of a villain who has plagued the Elsir Vale one time too many.

"All my careful work destroyed by that traitorous bastard Modra and those 'Heroes of Overlook.' Now, I must begin again, seeking new allies on different worlds to make good my losses. But first, some vengeance on the Vale, as well as a way to eradicate all hints of my involvement with the githyanki. After all, anonymity is the key to any successful betrayal ... ."

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    About the Authors

    Creighton Broadhurst lives in Torquay, England where, apparently, the palm trees are plastic and the weather is warm. He shares a ramshackle old mansion with his two children ("Genghis" and "Khan") and his very patient wife. He is famed locally for his enduring love affair with booze and pizza. A huge Greyhawk fan, he has just miraculously survived the terrors of the Temple of Elemental Evil and is now bravely investigating a certain ruined house outside Saltmarsh. His freelance credits include work with Wizards of the Coast, Paizo, and Expeditious Retreat Press. You can check out his blog at

    Bruce R. Cordell is an Origins and ENnie award-winning game designer whose long list of professional credits include the new Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide, Keep on the Shadowfell, Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons, and Open Grave: Secrets of the Undead. Bruce is also an author of Forgotten Realms novels, including Plague of Spells, first book in the new Abolethic Sovereignty series.

    David Noonan has an extensive list of RPG credits, including Martial Power, Scepter Tower of Spellgard, and contributions to the 4th edition core rules. He lives in Washington state with his wife and two children.

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