Book one: 'Shadow of Locust' is the first arc for the group of four playing a long Shadow World campaign. The material herein is developed with the lands of Emer, and in particular the lands of Hæstra within that continent in mind, centering on the plight of three characters (The Players). The campaign is one that shakes and destroys the very stability of Emer during the times after the loss of the Northern Eye - ushering a new darkness that builds to a climax in the final chapter (sessions) that led to the utter destruction of southern Hæstra, plunging it into a perpetual night that few escaped. The characters did, however, which leads to the Book two: Hunting Divine Whispers set in Sel-kai to begin in April of 2002.
The chapters were developed session by session, with an overall picture in mind. Nothing was preordained and the actions of the characters helped drive much that occurred and lead up to the gathering darkness. Inspiration has been taken from many sources for this campaign - notable mention goes to Terry Amthor himself for providing such a fantasy world that is malleable for individual tastes and broad in its cosmology and complex, surreptitious organizations. To the Ebon program, an incredibly powerful utility for generating random names and to the comic Artesia for many of the names of Lords throughout Hæstra as well as providing influence in a fantasy setting of politics and war. Also, thanks to the few valiant who maintain other Shadow World pages online for providing inspiration - see Cosmology for links to other Shadow World pages.
The notes herein are best left for GM's - many spoilers and references and notes have been lifted from the new official books on Emer published by Eidolon. All information does not try to be true to the vision of Rolemaster or Shadow World and is influenced with dark aesthetics with mature audiences in mind. The campaign 'Shadow of Locust' ran from October 2000 to December 2001 and is expected to run for another 2-3 years. Each 'Book' will be added upon completion. Files are offered individually in pdf form (poor grammar attributed to the stress every GM feels when on the razor blade of time) - the cover to Shadow of Locust is Copyright © 2000 J Just.
Main books used: Shadow World Atlas 3 (pdf), Shadow World Atlas 2, Atlas Addendum Box Set, Emer I: Hæstra, Emer II: The Northeast.