By Sara Douglass
Sara Douglass has gained legions of lovers world wide for her epic stories of sorcery, forbidden love, and heart-pounding motion. Now, with the DarkGlass Mountain saga, she finds her greatest event but.
Rescued from unspeakable horror, Ishbel Brunelle has committed her lifestyles to a Serpent cult that reads the long run within the entrails of its human sacrifices. however the Serpent has better plans for Ishbel than in simple terms being archpriestess, plans that decision for a perilous royal marriage balancing at the side among treachery and devotion, and an eerie, eldritch caution: arrange for the Lord of Elcho Falling . . .
And there are different hazards. For whereas Tencendor is long past, even its fall can't spoil the Icarii. because the Tyrant of Isembaard reaches for glory, either StarDrifter SunSoar and his son, Axis, are pulled into the lethal dance of intrigue and sorcery. The DarkGlass Mountain—once often called the Threshold—is ready, and because the darkish God Kanubai rises from his felony in exile, not anyone will get away unscathed.
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Xalyth: drow female F7; AC 4 (drow chainmail +1); MV 12; 44 hp; #AT 3/2 rounds; Dmg by weapon (1d8: long sword or sword of dancing; 1d4: dagger; 1-3: hand crossbow bolts, 60-yard range, save vs. poison at -4 or sleep for 2d4 hours, 2 bows and 33 bolts carried); THAC0 14; S 15, D 14, C 16,I 18, W 17, CH 16; spell use (innate drow powers); CE. Not A Lady Xalyth rose from humble origins (as a child, she emptied chamberpotsby handonto her fathers dung-cart, to be taken to the fungus-farm fields) to dominate gem-dealing (and under-the-table fencing of stolen goods) in Menzoberranzan.
They turn to the moneylenders, who also act as moneychangers for outsiders. Menzoberranyr accept all surface coinages, but prefer metal or gems of intrinsic value. A drow is happier with silver or gold coins than copper pieces, because the metal can be melted and reshaped for use where the coinage is not honored. The moneylenders of Menzoberranzan also deal in trade bars, rare shells, the jarred and jellied eyeballs used by some mind flayers, all known types of gems, perfumes, and even rare foods and plants.
In the southwestern corner of Quellarzorl is the entrance to The Chamber of the Ruling Council. Its arched, ironbound double entrance doors are closed and guarded by soldiers of House Baenre and an honor guard from Melee-Magthere at all times, opening only to allow Matron Mothers and their bodyguards into and out of the not-so-secret meetings where the ruling Houses decide what befalls in the city. The Chamber is a small, natural sidecavern dominated by a spider-shaped table. The ruling Mothers sit there in tall, jewelled thrones when Council is in session, the chamber lit by a hundred sweet- 35 The Neighborhoods of the City smelling candles.