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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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Born to Kill: Victims of the Demon Lord

For many centuries, orcs were the backbone of the Empire’s military might. They were also possibly its greatest liability, with resentment constantly brewing within the orc ranks at being treated as slaves and expendable pawns, commanded by leaders for whom they had little respect:  weak and cowardly magicians, contemptuous and cruel generals, and effete and capricious nobility. Many warned that one day the orcs would break their chains and shackles, and rise up in fury to seek bloody vengeance against their tormentors.

But the Empire did not heed these warnings. There was always a new threat to fight: beastmen invading across the borderlands, insurrection in the Nine Cities, and the ever-present undead threat from the north. At the very least, the Empire should have prepared for the possibility of an orc uprising, or begun to make some kind of amends for the evils it perpetrated upon the orcs for the sake of its prosperity and security.

Because the terrible day all feared has come, and now the Empire burns.

Born to Kill joins the other installments of the Victims of the Demon Lord by presenting orcs in all their blood-soaked glory. In its pages, you’ll find more information about the orcs’ origins, their place in their world, and how they won their liberation. Furthermore, Born to Kill offers variant character creation rules to produce highly detailed orc characters, as well as a brutal new expert path: the ravager!

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