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The Sutured Sun has burned day and night for the last eight months. The crops are dying. The air is choking. And the Darklord seems content to let his people burn.

This is the Phunch Bowl, a Domain of Dread held within impenetrable glass. A prison of torment for Gaddin Phunch, the indefatigable iconoclast who upset more than a few powers-that-be. The people of the Five Towns are generally left to their own business, so long as they don't break their lord's One Law.

No gods.

The Darklord's brass homunculi, the Deadeyes, scour the land at all hours to route any religious practices or symbols, and will perform their duties with fervor measured in kilotons. For proof, one need look no further than the new bay in Tira's Fall. They're so desperate to keep the Sun burning that they'll steal honest, hardworking denizens' magic items as fuel.

The people of the Bowl would leave if they could, but the Dark Powers have fashioned a prison for the inhabitants as much as their Darklord. Even the souls of the departed. If they're lucky, the spirits of the deceased reside in comfort in the cairns of the Barrow. If they're unlucky, their souls writhe in agony while their bodies burn and rot in the wilds. After all, none may escape the Bowl.

It's up to the new arrivals to change all that.

As the heroes, work toward the ending of your choosing: Light, Dark, Epic, or Merciless. Learn the fate of the Purfied cleric who fell beneath the combined onslaught of the Deadeyes. Team up with a myriad of Companion NPCs who will augment your fighting forces and provide critical intel on the Domain. Make life-altering decisions on the Council of Youngers. Avoid the massive creature with acidic skin that lurks in the waters of the Bowlsea. Above all, confront Darklord Phunch and put out the Sutured Sun.

Before it's too late.

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April 28, 2022
This title was added to our catalog on April 23, 2022.