The key opens the doors to the central chamber beneath the tower, which holds a time portal that takes the characters back to the age when the tower of Inverness was still standing. Each level of the tower is a deadly gauntlet meant to destroy intruders. Passing through levels of air, earth, fire, and water the latter featuring reversed gravity eventually leads he characters to the top of the tower. The Soul Gem is there, but its magic tries to steal the souls of the characters even as they try to claim it.
Players may choose from one of five pre-determined characters listed in the module. All of the characters are in the dungeon of the Duke Justinian Lorimnar of Unst for various crimes and charged with the task of recovering the Soul Gem for the Duke:.
Discinque - A thief who attempted to steal jewels from the crown, only to fall off the wall on top of the guard patrol. The Duke, after providing gold for the characters to equip themselves, also provides a magic item the Amulet of Recall which teleports the party back to the Duke, no matter where they are. After equipping is complete, the palace guard escort the characters to the ruined site of the ghost tower, where players must then figure out actions on their own how to best enter the tower and recover the gem.
Tournament Points are added, or deducted, from both team and individual scores depending on how characters choose to handle the situations they encounter. These include a chess room, a "frozen bugbear" room, a "tunnel" room, and others. When the proper keys from this level are gathered and activated, the party unbeknownst to them travel back in time within the Tower, where more challenges await, among them elemental levels of the newly restored tower. The final level of the tower houses the Soul Gem, which is behind a force field that must be broken before the characters can claim it.
The "twist" at the end is that any character that was killed by the gem can be restored to life by the Duke's Seer.
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Hymns to the Countess 8. A Pact of Blood. While the thought of new ideas and sounds coming to black metal is appealing, the old guard still conveys an atmosphere, savagery and plain evil unmatched by another form of music—a notion fully understood by Immolith.
This, combined with quick tremolo picking, recalls the demo days of Emperor before adding keyboards, but with a more palatable production. Groups find a good riff and ride it hard, which can be hypnotizing at best and boring at worst. Immolith often finds a simple-yet-effective riff and pushes it through most of the song, utilizing one or two changes. Often, this rhythm is fast and blasting, and a sole guitar harmony adds subtle change. One of the best chord progressions occurs on the title track.
Here, a Middle-Eastern-like harmony appears around the two-minute mark, imbuing the song with a sense of early Marduk. Being another standout track for its diversity, this song even caters to the thrashing blackness of bands such as Dissection and Swordmaster. Few albums capture the black magic of the true kings of Norway.
We hear the chords and the vocal patterns of that time, but most bands are merely wanking off the dead dick of Euronymous. Bottom line: "StormDragon" is a solid, true black metal album. Get more info including news, reviews, interviews, links, etc. Subscribe to our feed to get updates automatically or subscribe by email to receive a daily digest of heavy metal news.
Metal Underground. Highs: Echoing vocals, speed and cold guitar tones. In the days of clan warfare, the Clan Cumming of Rait invited their enemies, the Mackintoshes, to a banquet with the dastardly plan to murder their guests at the dinner table! The daughter of the Cummings chief, however, was in love with a young Mackintosh boy and gave away the plan in order to save her lover.
On the night of the dinner, Clan Mackintosh came prepared and attacked their hosts before Clan Cumming could go through with their plan. In a rage, the Cumming Clan chief confronted his daughter with a broadsword and cut off her hands before she jumped out of a window and was tragically killed.
Visit the spooky ruins of Castle Rait free of charge. Please note, it is muddy and overgrown, so do proceed with caution. Originally built as a hunting lodge, Boleskine House became famous when it was bought by occultist Aleister Crowley in Which is why it is one of our favourite haunted places in Inverness and Loch Ness. The unusual history of the house also includes ownership by rocker Jimmy Page, who was fascinated by Crowley.Feb 20, · In , TSR published the module named “The Ghost Tower of Inverness” with the module code “C2”. It was written by Allen Hammack and illustrated by Jeff Dee, David S. "Diesel" LaForce, Jim Roslof, Erol Otus, David C. Sutherland III, and Bill Willingham.