Scarlet&Scourge Wrath of the Righteous
Wrath of the Righteous
For decades, demons have ruled the Worldwound. Fearsome
fiends of every stripe-their mottled skin harder than
iron, teeth like serrated blades, and eyes burning with
Abyssal flames-roam the ruined lands that were once
known as Sarkoris, leaving their mark wherever they go.
Four crusades have attempted to cleanse the land, but each
seems to meet a worse fate than the last. Were it not for the
line of magical wardstones along the eastern and southern
borders, the demons would have long ago overrun north
central Avistan and beyond.
The Fourth Crusade hasn’t really ended as much as
petered out, yet some refuse to accept that. Amid crippling
shortages and record lows in morale among the crusaders,
the Mendevian war effort teeters on the brink of collapse.
Though the demonic occupation of the Worldwound
is growing, as is corruption among the crusaders, a
dwindling minority of paladins and priests maintain that
the Fourth Crusade is still vibrant and alive, and that the
turning point in the war is only a few days away.
The Fourth Crusade is anything but vibrant, but
the crusaders are more right than they know about the
approaching turning point in the war.