ACED WITH OVERWHELMING odds, courage is rather like a river that bursts its banks in those who can call upon incredible reserves of strength. So it was that Edward, Jane, and Sebastian had theirs sorely tested as the Dead Horde swarmed them, the cultists of the mysterious Blood Father closed ranks, and the chanting high priest let forth curses in their direction, spoken with a pus-flecked tongue, that dribbled with bile and dark-formed cadence. Several of the Dead learnt first hand the strength of Sebastian’s mettle, the young knight, emboldened by the proximity of his comrades struck swiftly, before Friar Edward could even fire a second volley of shots. The knight’s sword became thick with the dark diseased blood of the horde, as he chopped, and hacked at the thick bodies before him. He swung his shield around with a bone-jarring crack and painted it with the ichor of the damned...
Forbidden Alchemy is the second of three parts of "Wayland's Secret", a story set in the universe of “Ultima Forsan”, a game setting developed for the Savage Worlds rules.
Attached to the novel there's a roundup of gaming information for those readers that would like to start playing straight away.
Story by Darren W. Pearce
Cover by Francesco Saverio Ferrara
Interior Art by Gillian Pearce
Stats by Giuseppe Rotondo
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