The Wealth of Kings
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Al has returned to his home in Roegudok Hall after his adventures with Erik and Master Lepkin finished. As any new king should, Al is quick to organize his kingdom and fill vacancies left in the royal court in the aftermath of the many battles the dwarves were pulled into.
Looking for greater wisdom, he turns to his father's library. He soon stumbles upon a dark secret that dwells in the depths of the mountain. Al's search for the Wealth of Kings, may prove to be his finest hour... or it might consume all who live within Roegudok Hall and unleash a terrible evil that was lost and buried during the time of the Ancients.
held up a finger. “I am afraid, however, that your scouts are mistaken. I brought five men with me.” Threnton narrowed his eyes on Delmecian. The noble grinned even wider and snapped his fingers. From the shadows to the left, emerged a man clad in black. The nearby dwarves startled and turned to face the new threat, but Threnton knew on sight who the intruder was. “Stand down,” Threnton said decisively. “This is our other guest.” “A guest?” Delmecian repeated. “I am not sure I would ever count
from my bedroom. The guards said that my brother and the traitor had emerged from a mirror in the wall. After a day of searching for clues, I figured out how to open the mirror to reveal a secret passageway. I followed it through until I found the entrance they used to steal their way inside the mountain. I also found instructions tucked away in an old ledger for how to use the doors.” Threnton produced a small, pink gem. “This is our key. The first door will open to any prince or king of the
chest. Kirrik forced himself to concentrate as he mixed powder and prepared a short fuse. He finished one explosive just as the creature started to eat Sarep’s corpse with sick, smacking sounds as bones broke and sinew was chewed. Kirrik lit the fuse and threw the weapon. “Red, get down!” Kirrik shouted. The beast looked up just as the explosive reached it and went off. A blinding flash of light erupted and the chamber echoed with a deafening boom. The creature shrieked and fell to the ground.
his face under the hood, but he didn’t know who the human was. He recalled the stranger that had found him on the balcony before, but the man in green robes was much taller than this man, and their faces were different. “Nice to see you, Brother,” Al said derisively. “Couldn’t make it on the outside?” Threnton reached up slowly and pulled back his hood. Al smirked when he saw the gray overtaking Threnton’s naturally dark hair and beard. He recalled the time when they had fought before.
shrine. Two more dwarves fell by the gryphon. One had his head bitten off, helmet and all, and the other was cut down by the large talons of the gryphon’s front feet. That left only three dwarves fighting the creature. They did their best, hacking and stabbing at it, but Al knew they would not be able to defeat it. The gryphon was so fast and nimble that they had yet to land any hits on the creature. He ran past, mentally thanking his warriors for their sacrifice. He heard the gryphon screech