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Wrought from GloomD&D Insider Article
Bazaar of the Bizarre
By Claudio Pozas and Robert J. Schwalb

Few temptations compare to that of shadow. Great power awaits those willing to pay its price. In exchange for a paltry fee, one can shape nightmares and bend the darkness.For a mere fragment of the soul, a commodity one can surely do without, the dead rise from their graves and the light-loathing creatures of the Shadowfell skitter and creep in your wake. Oh yes, the shadow is seductive. Do you have the courage to embrace it?

The magic items introduced here have strong ties to the world’s darkest reflection. Some are relics of bygone eras, once held in the hands of powerful wielders of shadow magic, or forged by ancient masters in the shadows of Gloomwrought.

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    About the Author

    Claudio Pozas is a feelance artist and writer whose recent design credits include Player’s Option: Heroes of Shadow™ and several articles for Dragon® magazine. He lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with his wife, Paula; son, Daniel; and pet dire tiger, Tyler. His art can be seen at

    Robert J. Schwalb has contributed design to or developed nearly two hundred roleplaying game titles for Dungeons & Dragons®, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, A Song of Ice and Fire RPG, Star Wars RPG, and the d20 system. Some of his more recent work for Wizards of the Coast. can be found in Player’s Handbook® 3 and Player’s Option: Heroes of Shadow™. He’s also a regular contributor to both Dragon® and Dungeon® magazines. For more information about the author, be sure to check out his website at or follow him on Twitter (@rjschwalb).