Wherein we meet Karvirzul, the Hyperborean Warlock, as his luck goes from bad, to worse, to terrible, to not-so-bad … maybe.
The Hyperborean Sorcerer returns to the City of his birth. Like many Hyperboreans, he is dismayed to find the City struggling with rebuilding after the Viking raids. ’Zul meets with his old contact, Quastiom, who provides him with some opportunities to collect on a bounty.
A bounty involving an apparent demon-worshipping cult and their sacrifices in the Underworld below the City. Karvirzul investigates, and discovers the long-abandoned quarters and laboratory of an as-of-yet unknown necromancer. An encounter with a ghoul nearly does him in; it most assuredly kills his hired retainer.