Underchasm: That Which Lurks
Rune of Storm Unabated
Lightning slashes through the heavens, thunder booms all
around. For a moment, in the afterglow of the sudden light,
you think you see an unexpected pattern.
There are storms and then there is the storm. After
the Lattice of Heaven fell into ruin, Kord descended
from the heavens to hunt down the primordials’ servants
in the Elemental Chaos. Wrath blinded him
to the risks and the destruction he wrought, for he
would leave no mountain intact in his searching.
Before he could cause too much trouble, the dreaded
slaad lord Ygorl confronted the god. The two fought
to a standstill, for the closer the Lord of Entropy
moved to the beginning of time, the more powerful
he became. No strike the battle god made could slow
Ygorl’s ravenous scythe. Kord knew he faced certain
doom standing alone against the slaad’s horrid might.
With one mighty roar, he leapt up into the heavens,
masking his retreat with a boiling storm which
blocked any pursuit.
Gaining the Rune
This divine storm has never dispersed, lingering even
now, growing and shrinking with the god’s ferocious
temper. The storm captured the god’s voice and gave
it form as a rune, visible only when the storm’s lightning
strikes an elemental creature. Many of Kord’s
servants crusade into the Elemental Chaos in hopes
of witnessing the holy tempest and, in doing so, earn
the magnificent rune said to contain a fragment of
the battle god’s vast power.