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Storyteller

The dwarf looks ancient, as judged by the wrinkled face above a white beard that nearly...
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Messenger

A young man runs into view, breathing hard, his face and shirt plastered with sweat. A...
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Ice Plains

Away from the irregular shape of the bay, the ice floe expands in a virtually featureless...
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Crevasses

The huge plates of ice that form the majority of the landscape lie cracked here, deep...
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Pool

A pool of stunningly bright blue water sits atop the sheet of snow-covered ice. It seems...
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Icebergs

Chunks of ice as small as copper pieces and as large as cottages float in the...
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Dark Depths

The brilliant blue water nearer the icebergs deepens in hue to almost black in the open...
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Bookkeeper

This slight and elderly woman concentrates on scribbling in a large, leatherbound book. The rapid scratching...
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Child and Their Puppy

A grimy brown puppy bounds into view dragging a stick and chased by a barefoot girl...
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Pair of Newlyweds

The couple walks close together, each with a hand raised and clasped to the other’s, their...
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Grandparents with a Grandchild

Two elderly folk walk with a young girl between them, each holding one of her hands....
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Busker

A bewhiskered man dressed in patched but colorful clothes has laid his hat before him while...
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Old Person Meditating

The old man stands with head lolled back and eyes closed in such a relaxed posture...
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Old Person with a Pack of Small Dogs

The elderly woman wears voluminous robes that drape to the ground, making it difficult to count...
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Teenager with Halfling Weed in Their Pocket

The young man twists his foot, then scrapes it behind him, but the pungent smell of...
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Spider Shadow

From the ledge you see a series of narrow stalactites extending down, but then one of...
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Treasure

The gleam of gold catches your eye, and you spy what is unmistakably a chest filled...
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Steps

The cliff wall on this side of the cave doesn’t rise all the way to the...
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Ledge

The bridge ends in a broad ledge beside a jagged cliff that run up toward the...
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Waterfall

The floor here breaks up into ledges creating the wall of a vast and deep crevasse...
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Bridge

This broad bridge seems natural, but someone cuts steps from the stone to make a sudden...
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Landing

From this landing a dark tunnel vanishes into the cliff wall, its opening curtained by a...
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Stairway

The cavern falls away into darkness, but at some point long ago someone had the time...
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Egg Sacks

Near the exit from the cave, but also dotted all over the walls and floors, are...
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Darkened Entrance

Strands of web flutter in the wind, which streams into the cave with the sunlight. Their...
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Slithering Shadow

A rounded shape atop the ledge shifts. You initially took it for stone—another strange rock formation...
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Treasure

You catch sight of the unmistakable glint of gold. In the shadows—at the very edge of...
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River

The water flows fast and clean, running under the bridge and past a quay where rowboats...
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Waterfalls

Water gushes from the wall of the crevasse, and tumbles ten or fifteen feet to the...
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Steps

Stalagmite-ensconced torches illuminate this side of the river, revealing a high wall that doesn’t reach the...
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Quay

Ancient steps carved into the wall of the crevasse pitch dangerously down through the dark, twisting...
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Goods

Barrels, crates, and sacks are crowded against the wall, along with a stack of shafts of...
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Bridge

This broad bridge seems natural, but someone has cut steps from the stone to make a...
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Cave

Shadows and light dance over the rough floor, thrown across the chamber and up the walls...
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Entrance

A massive egg-like boulder protrudes above the cave’s entrance, pregnant with the potential to fall. Hair-like...
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Drug Dealer

The man wears a little strongbox around his neck, like you’ve seen some folk wear alms...
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Elemental Gem of Emerald

An emerald the size and shape of an egg glows with green light. A globule of...
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Harbourmaster

The grizzled old seadog stumps along the pier on a pegleg, aided in his patrol by...
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Banker

Eyes of piercing blue lock with yours, and you feel some summary judgement has been made...
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Forest Trail

Sunlight streams through tall trees to dapple this rocky, root-crossed pathway wending through the woodland. Flowering...
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Elemental Gem of Red Corundum

The rectangular ruby is no bigger than a hand mirror and as thin as a window....
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Person in Tattered, Fine Clothes

The red-eyed man looks like he’s been wearing the same clothes for a week, and it’s...
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Peddler of Talismans

The figure is a riot of motion, texture, noise, and color. Little figures, bits of entwined...
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Friendly, Blind Giant

The giant cocks an ear in your direction and then turns, giving you a clear view...
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Friendly, Deaf Giant

The massive man sits on a farmer’s wagon, making it seem as small as a stool....
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Mad Mage

Tangled hair hides her face, but not the effects of the arcane words she spits out...
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Teamster

The man takes off a broad-brimmed hat and wipes his sleeve across a sweaty brow. Despite...
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Practical Magician

A thickly mustachioed man in calico clothes holds a copper piece and an open hand up...
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Farm Yard and House

Two low buildings, built from stacked stone and roofed in thatch, and waist-high stone walls form...
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Elemental Gem of Yellow Diamond

This dirty, yellow diamond might be cut into a dozen decent-sized gems, but it has been...
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Scientist

Robes of spotless white, long gloves of flawless pale silk, and a facemask and kerchief of...
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Large River

The surface of this great, slow-moving waterway glimmers with small ripples, reflecting the color of the...
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Acolyte

The young man wears simple gray robes, and the sides of his head have been shaved...
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Teacher

A prim-looking woman walks swiftly, her head held high and her posture erect. She carries what...
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Valley

Forest flows down from the cloud-cloaked ridges of the surrounding hills and spills out onto the...
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Cartographer

The young man has dressed for travel with good boots and sturdy clothes, but he doesn’t...
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Waterfall

You hear it before you see it, and what you see surpasses your imagination. A cascade...
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Prophet

Hooded, blindfolded, and shrouded by voluminous robes, there’s little of this woman you can see besides...
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Crossroads

The road enters a muddy morass of tangled pathways. A crossroads in a slight depression of...
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Greasy Repairman

A long and much-stained leather apron, a halo of graying curly hair, smudged spectacles—you take in...
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River-Mill Settlement

A water wheel spins beside the river, adding its repeated sloshing to the chuckle of the...
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Heavy Butcher

A titan of a man stands at a thick butcher’s block, arms and apron pink from...
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Fearful Ghost

The shriek echoes around you but comes from somewhere far ahead, as if you stand at...
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Chef

The gangly teenager works in the kitchen with the grace and focus of a master dancer....
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Weeping Ghost

There it is again, the sound you weren’t certain you heard: a sniffle. You look about...
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Inquisitive Guard

The guard stands alert, peering about, head always on a swivel. She shifts her weight from...
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Sleepy Guard

The guard yawns, raising a hand to discreetly cover their mouth. They stare into space, blink...
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Angry Guard

The guard paces back and forth, but she’s not walking a patrol. Her head is down...
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Young Guard

The lad must be a new recruit. His young body hasn’t yet grown into the ill-fitting...
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Old Guard

The guard leans casually at his post, eyes gazing half-lidded at his surroundings. His gray and...
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Lazy Guard

The guard holds a small sack of nuts in one hand and uses the other to...
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Fisherman

A doughty old salt strolls along with the wide stance and swaying step of sea legs....
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Curious Ghost

The first time, you weren’t certain you saw anything. The second, you thought perhaps a passing...
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Dwarven Jeweler

The dwarf wears his dark hair tied tightly behind his head. A brass eyepiece clenched by...
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Agitated Ghost

You hear a raspy voice murmuring, repeating the same thing over and over. And then you...
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Playwright

The frowning woman shuts her eyes and mouths a few words. Then she tilts her head,...
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Angry Ghost

Blood splatters on the ground. In the moment it takes your mind to register this, another...
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Retired Adventurer

Old soldiers have a certain look, and so it is with adventurers—at least, those who live...
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Band of Hardened Adventurers

The woman in a dented breastplate spits out a bloody tooth as she scans the area,...
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Retiree

Dressed in fine but comfortable clothes, the elderly man sits and puffs on a long clay...
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The River Widens into a Shallow Bog

The river’s flow slackens as the waterway expands and splits around several small islands. Rounding the...
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Dimwitted Townmaster

A man with his leg in a splint leans on one crutch while he uses a...
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Washed-Out Bridge

The bridge is out. Boards on your side dangle over the churning water after only a...
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The River Narrows into a Steep Gorge

The flow of the river picks up its pace, and you hear the roar of rushing...
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Intelligent Townmaster

The portly man glances up from the book he’s reading and snaps it shut. His eyes...
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Jungle Rope Bridge

Thick cables of braided vines are taut across the gorge and the rushing brown water far...
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Whirlpool at Sea

You spy a white froth beyond the churning waves. Then the incongruous sound of rushing water...
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Suspicious Townmaster

This greasy-haired woman seems to view the world with perpetually narrowed eyes. You’d suspect she has...
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Snowy Mountain Bridge

Wind whips down the mountain, lifting snow from the long stone bridge and swirling it off...
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Whirlpool in River

The current’s swift flow turns into a torrent as it clashes with another stream. The surface...
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Popular Townmaster

The woman before you exudes a motherly warmth as palpable as the summer sun. It radiates...
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Barkeep

Unusually tall, and with a ruddy complexion and ready smile, this jovial giant of a woman...
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Fresh Corpse of an Adventurer with Obvious Injury

The elf lies on her back, body propped slightly upright by her large backpack and bed...
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Serious Townmaster

You didn’t know what to expect of the leader of this settlement, but the gaunt figure...
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Spying Scout

The lithe figure creeps silently forward, using the meager cover to hide from someone’s view, although...
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Lazy Townmaster

Though she wears a pompously feathered hat and rich-looking robes, the woman’s posture does not convey...
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Fresh Corpse of a Commoner with no Obvious Injury

The old woman lies in an awkward heap, legs bent beneath her and arms flopped across...
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Old Townmaster

An elderly gentleman with an imperious air reclines in a velvet padded-chair attached to two narrow...
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Bullies

A group of children stand in a tight knot, facing inward. Snarled words and cruel expressions....
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Fresh Corpse of a Commoner with Obvious Trauma

The body lies face down in a pool of blood, gore spilling from where something tore...