As the Third Age came to a bloody close, one of the first victims of the brutal march of the Shadowâ€™s armies across Eredane was the city of Highwall. Since the First Age, the city and its Scholarâ€™s Academy stood as a beacon of hope and enlightenment in a darkening world. That shining beacon was shattered seemingly overnight as the fury of the Shadow in the North descended on the world.
Now, a hundred years later, the city of Highwall lies in ruin. At the center of this desolation rises Theros Obsidia, a black tower of impossible size that was magicked from the earth and stone like a splinter drawn from flesh. This is the locus of Izradorâ€™s power in Eredane and the fortress of his legates, the Order of Shadow. Huddled around the tower are the camps and garrisons of the Shadowâ€™s hordes, along with the ruins and hovels of the cityâ€™s survivors. Highwall has become a place of death and darkness, and only the bravest, most foolhardy, or most desperate heroes dare to intrude into the heart of Shadow.
The fourth supplement for the award-winning MIDNIGHT campaign setting, City of Shadow offers detailed information on the ruined and occupied city of Highwall, a level-by-level description of Theros Obsidia complete with beautiful maps and illustrations, and in-depth information on the Order of Shadow.