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Red Shoals of DkarD&D Insider Article
Raiders from the Elemental Chaos
by Bruce R. Cordell

The Raiders of Dkar sail out of the storm, plunder the holds of ships and fishing villages up and down the coast, then disappear in a twinkling, leaving only fading wakes and dissipating squalls to mark their passage. Where they come from and where they disappear to are mysteries, a puzzle that few sages have been able to piece together. The location is so closely guarded that even captured raiders have never given up its secret; they prefer death to betraying their comrades' hidden stronghold.

At the center of the storm’s eye sits a barren, twisted mass of stone. Every other land mass within the eye is either temporary or magically stabilized. Only the Maze is permanent. It remains permanent because this mass of half-submerged stone is the focus of the entire storm that surrounds Red Shoals—it somehow generates and mystically maintains the chaos storm.

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    About the Author

    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: 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 Abolethic Sovereignty series.