The Wolf Pack
The Series, The Wolves of Vimar, came about after I wrote a scenario for a Dungeons and Dragons club in the school where I was teaching at the time. I used it over a number of years with several groups of students, and they all seemed to enjoy it.
I had also played, as a player and not Dungeon Master, the Dragonlance Saga. I quickly discovered the books based on those scenarios and decided to try to write a book based on my own scenario. Of course, it snowballed and became more than one book.
In my scenario, the first thing the players had to do was to find the sword that was the only thing that would defeat the evil cleric, Branlow. In the scenario, this was just a minor part, but it developed into a complete book in itself. This became The Wolf Pack.
Some things changed in this story from the scenario. One thing was the moving of the location of the Sword. That moved to a more remote place. It seemed to me to be a better area to have a lost artefact.
I don't think my original players would recognise much of this from their playing of the scenario.
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GENRE: Epic fantasy
PRINT LENGTH: 342 pages
PUBLICATION DATE: April 25th, 2013
FORMAT: Kindle, paperback
Excerpt from the book
The Most High of Kalhera looked at his visitor.
'This is most irregular. What you propose is possible, but forbidden.'
The magister replied, 'I realise that, Your Holiness. That's why I've come to see you. I need your permission to perform the rite and to provide a cleric who can do it.'
'You would deny Kalhera some souls. She doesn't like that, you know. If you deny her these, she will demand some others in recompense. That is the way.'
The magister looked the Most High in the eye. He held the gaze of the other as he told him, 'It will not be for all time.'
He held up his hand as the Most High opened his mouth to speak. 'I cannot say for how long these souls will be denied to Kalhera,' he went on. 'It may be a few years, or it may be millennia. Your Holiness, I have had a dream. Sometime in the future, these souls will be returned. Please, grant me permission to perform the rite.'
The Most High looked at the magister and then he rose. 'I will go and commune with the goddess. If she permits it, I will grant you both your requests, permission to perform the rite, and a cleric to perform it. I believe it requires both a Cleric of Death and a mage?'
With that, the Most High of Kalhera, Goddess of Death and the Underworld left the room through a door obscured by a black curtain.