Descent: Shadow of Nerekhall
Nineteen new quests await you in this expansion. The heroes no longer walk in the wilderness, far from the civilization. Now, the heroes must pursue their quests in the middle of the thriving city of Nerekhall, brought to life by a set of new map tiles, illustrating city streets, sewers, and academies, as well as the Black Realm – the home of vile demons.
Although Nerekhall may be more clean and civilized, comfort may prove hard to come by. Demons from the Black Realm enter the city, spreading danger and corruption, while in the sewers beneath Nerekhall, rumors abound of the rise of a new foe: The Rat-Thing King. Even the past may not be as distant as you would like, and before too long, even enemies from Nerekhall’s tainted history may rise once more.
In Shadow of Nerekhall , the overlord also gains a new effect that he can use to his ultimate advantage. This ability is known as influence. At the beginning of many quests in Shadow of Nerekhall , the overlord is given a choice between several options that can drastically change both the plot and mechanics of the quest. For example, the overlord may need to decide whether an errant executioner is corrupt or simply insane, forcing the heroes to uncover the truth before they can act with certainty.
Each of the overlord’s choices of influence effect in a quest are paired with a symbol. When the overlord chooses which influence effect he will use for the quest, he secretly takes the influence token with the symbol that matches his choice. Until the heroes find information about the overlord’s nefarious schemes, only the overlord will have full knowledge of the quest’s potential twists and turns.
No one can truly say how deeply corrupted Nerekhall has become. The heroes must determine whether an outside force is working to subjugate Nerekhall, or if the city itself is rotten to the core. As the heroes begin to uncover the truth, Nerekhall’s past returns to haunt its future. The Shadow of Nerekhall is rising once more! Prepare for an adventure like none other.