The Hidden Concern, the criminal syndicate of uplifted octopodes who rule the oceans of Ceres, are hosting an exclusive auction with a million-credit buy-in, and many of the major factions in the Inner System are sending representatives. Up for bid is the ego of a corporate scientist, the genius who developed cortical stacks and made immortality available to the masses, a luminary who was thought to be lost during The Fall. Firewall has also purchased a seat at the auction, dispatching a team of Sentinels to prevent the ego from falling into the wrong hands. To do so, however, they’ll have to sneak past the octopus mafia’s paranoid security measures and outsmart some of the most well-equipped and ruthless transhumans in the system who also want the ego for themselves. Can they secure the ego and escape from the auction without touching off a bloody undersea war?
The S*P*A*M*S continue their investigation of the kelpie, hoping to learn its plans for the five college students it kidnapped on the lake. There seems to be a connection between the creature and social media mogul Brent Blake, whose wife died in a car accident caused by the only survivor of the boat party, Justin Sykes. They learn that Blake is hosting a yacht (pronounced “ee-yatch-t”) party on the lake, and has invited a number of wealthy guests to participate in some kind of auction. Can the elderly hunters infiltrate the gala event without Blake getting wise? What do the kelpie and its probable master have in store for the abductees? Is there a chance that they can be saved? Find out, in the conclusion to The Kelpie’s Brood!
In a world where advanced age unlocks a latent connection to the supernatural, several elderly residents of a small town retirement community band together to form The Shady Pines Amateur Monster Slayers. For Jared Applebaum, slaying is a way to avenge his dead wife, who was killed by demons while working out in their orchards. Warwick Van Hoyt, a little person criminal mastermind who also goes by his street name “El Gordo,” always had a connection to the otherworldly, but abandoned his fae partner in crime in order to escape justice. Malkael, an angel sent by some higher power, poses as innocent human Jane Smith while she plays guardian to Warwick. Drew MacDougal received his first tome of magic by mail at age 55, when the scryers at the AARP detected his budding potential as a wizard. Finally, Greg is some werewolf dude who showed up one day with no memory of his past. When a group of college students goes missing after an unexplained boating accident, the S*P*A*M*S investigate, uncovering the plot of a folkloric nasty that may go deeper and have farther reaching consequences than they imagine. Can they stop the kelpie before it claims another victim?
Here it is, the Dungeon World game everyone’s been clamoring for: the grand finale of The Nettle Crusades! With the fate of the universe at stake, The Nettlers (and Taeros) press on to the Realms of Corruption, where the Onion of Death awaits. However, when they stop to explore the fortress that lies on the border between realms, Taeros unwittingly frees a god of destruction from his eternal imprisonment, and now the fallen deity seeks to feed the universe to some kind of devourer. With the gods of light arrayed against them and the gods of darkness waiting to see who comes out on top, will our seriously overpowered adventurers be able to save the entire universe?
The Nettlers (and Taeros) continue their final quest to save the world from rampaging deities in the divine realms! On their way to retrieve the Onion of Life from its hiding place, they decide to stop at Techomsah’s stronghold, where Barnabus makes a startling discovery about the nature of his patron deity. Meanwhile, Pendrell takes on the divine mantle of a god who wants to escape the impending destruction of the universe, but finds that he is ill-suited to managing the god’s intended domain. As the party approaches the Shrine of Life, wherein their prize awaits, Barnabus, Pendrell and Avon are transported to a secret dungeon buried far beneath the ground, where a dark god of suffering has also been imprisoned. Can they find their way out of a magical trap, acquire the Onion of Life and continue on their journey, or are they doomed to spend eternity at the mercy of an evil deity?