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8.2.4.4 THE HARBINGERS OF THE WYRD

Unsettling rhythms echo in the darkness of Glomdoring Forest, a low
thrum rising from the Drums of the Dead like the pulse of a dark heart,
accompanied by barghests' howls and the beating of crows' wings. In the
year 159, the Blacktalon Nirrti captured these eerie melodies in a song,
whose refrain awakened the Voice of the dead Elder Goddess Mahalla.
Nirrti found herself keeper of the Dead Voice, and vowed to teach others
to sing the praises of the dark forest, becoming the first Harbinger of
the Wyrd.

The Harbingers' art ranges from hymns of subtle beauty, to ferocious
hunt songs, to dirges fatal to the listener. Their music spurs
shadowbound fae to a frenzy and makes the Wyrden forest thrive. Above
all, their voices herald the ascendancy of the Wyrd over the Basin of
Life.

The Harbingers follow the bard archetype. Their primary skill is Music,
specialising in the insidious Shadowbeat, with the secondary skill of
Acrobatics. Harbingers may study either Dramaturgy, Hunting, specialising in Ecology, or learn to craft Illusions of light and shadow.