In the Grand Duchy of Alkenstar, guns are both the duchy's most valuable secret and the means by which that secret is kept safe. For retired shieldmarshal Bors Gelgur—a down-on-his-luck drunk still pained by old wounds and memories—the roar of igniting powder is a thing of the past, and the constant adventure of policing the duchy something best left to the young and foolhardy. Yet when treachery within the shieldmarshals' own ranks starts costing good officers their lives, it's time to come out of retirement for one last escapade. Alternately aided and plagued by a sharp-tongued kitchen-maid-turned-gunhunter, Bors has no hope but to follow the corruption as high as it goes if he wants to survive.
From legendary game designer and author Ed Greenwood, creator of Elminster and the Forgotten Realms, comes a story of firearms and treachery set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.