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City of Gold: Lands in Shadow

City of Gold: Lands in Shadow for Shadow of the Demon Lord RPGAll gold flows from Kem, thus giving it the name “City of Gold.” No other city—no province or even kingdom, for that matter—can claim a level of wealth comparable to that possessed by Kem, and the infamous financial power known as the Vault based there. Kem’s influence reaches everywhere, from the Crusader States bounding the Desolation in the north to the holdfasts of Blötland in the far south. The City of Gold has lifted many nations up to the heights of power, and cast down into ruins any who crossed them. And so Kem moves on the world stage with unchecked might, an economic force without rival, whose financial influence translates easily into political and even military power.

This installment of the Lands in Shadow series follows other entries that detail the Confederacy of Nine Cities. As the most powerful and influential of the great city-states, Kem’s presence and power cannot be understated, and all fear displeasing the city’s leaders, as well as the Vault, who pulls their strings, lest they court economic ruin.

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City of Thieves: Lands in Shadow for Shadow of the Demon Lord RPG

City of Thieves: Lands in Shadow for Shadow of the Demon Lord RPGAlong the southernmost reach of the Crescent Bay, a jumbled city covers a narrow, jagged peninsula, like a scab that just won’t heal right. The city of Pruul was once a shining jewel with great wealth, power, and influence that equaled or even exceeded the other cities of the Confederacy of the Nine, of which it is a member. But the city’s relentless greed and avarice caused it to tear itself apart, as a tiny minority of rich got richer, and the massive majority of the poor got poorer. In the aftermath of bloody riots that brought down the city’s ruling elite, criminals and other unsavory elements filled the power vacuum as the only form of stability and order. Although a hollow shell of its former glory, Pruul, now known as the City of Thieves, serves as a hub for rogues, pirates, brigands, escaped slaves, debtors fleeing their debts, and a variety of other misfits and miscreants.

This installment of the Lands in Shadow series provides a lawless place with its own dangerous and obscure rules—a city where anyone with sharp wits and a sharper knife can carve out their own destiny. As with the other installments in this series, the information presented here serves as a starting point for bringing the city to life in your game. The details provided are intended to spark your imagination for customizing the setting to your liking, and you should certainly change anything you see fit in order to make it your own.

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Kingdom of God: Lands in Shadow for Shadow of the Demon Lord RPG


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We’re proud to announce that Kingdom of God for Shadow of the Demon Lord is now available in print exclusively from DriveThruRPG!


As the Empire crumbles, cultists emerge from the shadows to work their wickedness in plain view, the undead armies in the Desolation gather strength and numbers, and signs of the coming doom become more widespread. In these troubled times, all eyes look to the Holy Kingdom for salvation.

This holy land has been the spiritual heart of the Empire for centuries, shining like a beacon through the gathering darkness. Surely, of all places on Rûl, the Holy Kingdom should be the best hope for the future against the apocalyptic times being foretold in by the troubles besetting the land. Surely, the Holy Kingdom will rise to the challenge and gather to its banners the other provinces to crush the orc uprising and restore order to the land. Or will it?

Kingdom of God reveals the details of one of the Empire’s most important provinces, offering a look at its history, lands, and people. In addition, this entry in the Lands in Shadow series offers a selection of new paths for characters, whether in service to the New God or in opposition to the cult.

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 Low Country: Lands in Shadow for Shadow of the Demon Lord

Low Country: Lands in Shadow for Shadow of the Demon LordAn imperial backwater by almost any definition, Low Country earns its importance by being the Empire’s breadbasket. Widely regarded as a sleepy place where little happens, Low Country hides its share of secrets and intrigues, especially now as the Empire unravels.

Thanks to the tireless efforts of halfling settlers, Low Country has shaken off its origins as an uninhabited wilderness to become an agricultural powerhouse. Ostensibly still loyal to the Empire, despite the orc-king Drudge sitting upon a usurped Alabaster Throne, Low Country’s hard-working halfling farmers continue to keep the rest of the Empire fed. For how much longer, no one knows.

Low Country, a new entry of the Lands in Shadow series, reveals details about a crucial imperial province and offers a closer look at the peoples, places, and circumstances that make up life here. Whether you use this supplement to expand your knowledge of the continent of Rûl, to draw inspiration for characters hailing from these lands, or to use it as a backdrop for your campaign, Low Country proves an excellent resource for your Shadow of the Demon Lord games.

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Caecras: A Lands in Shadow Entry for Shadow of the Demon Lord

Caecras: Lands in ShadowFor over eight hundred years, the Empire has dominated the lands of Rûl. A vast realm of incredible wealth and military might, it grew by conquest, annexing nation after nation, until it stretched from the Desolation in the north to the edge of the frozen wastes in the south, and from the feet of the Shield Mountains in the west to the shores of the Auroral Ocean in the east.

Rising from the ruins of the kingdoms it conquered, the Empire became the mightiest nation in all of Rûl, a power whose fall was inconceivable. But fallen it has as the capital city of Caecras drowns in the blood of the orc uprising, and many of its provinces are breaking away. A shadow now creeps across the land, the drums of war are sounding, and chaos and uncertainty spread like wildfire across the continent.

This entry in the Lands in Shadow series details Caecras (KAY-cress), the crumbling heart of the Empire. In the following pages, you will read about its history and geography, as well as the portraits of important personages. You will also find statistics for common characters, and several new options for player characters. With Caecras, you have everything you need to explore the ruined capital, and make it the centerpiece of your Shadow of the Demon Lord campaign.

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