The Legacy of Heroes
Background: Shadows are undead that resemble dark exaggerations of humanoid shadows. From the darkness, the shadow reaches out to feed on living creatures’ vitality. They can consume any living creature, but they are especially drawn to creatures untainted by evil. A creature that lives a life of goodness and piety consigns its basest impulses and strongest temptations to the darkness where the shadows hunger. As a shadow drains its victim’s strength and physical form, the victim’s shadow darkens and begins to move of its own volition. In death, the creature’s shadow breaks free, becoming a new undead shadow hungry for more life to consume.
Encountered: White Plume Mountain; chamber of silver orbs
Beoll-dur; subterranean level