From publisher blurb:
A DANGEROUS QUEST
Before science, before history, an era of magic existed in our world’s dim past. Magic flowed freely, touching every aspect of the lives of men and women of the Name-giver races. It was an age of heroes, an age of fantastical deeds and mythical stories. In this Age of Legend, bold heroes from all across Barsaive band together — ready to fight for life and freedom against the remaining Horrors and the oppressive Theran Empire, which seeks to bend the rebellious province again to their yoke. Through noble deeds and sacrifice, the heroes of the world forge Barsaive’s future, arming themselves for their daunting task with powerful magical spells and treasures.
Earthdawn is a roleplaying game set in a world of high adventure, high magic, and terrible danger. Shards are a series of unrelated adventures and encounters for the Earthdawn game, intended as an inexpensive resource for Earthdawn gamemasters.
Journey to Lang is a short scenario designed to introduce players to the Earthdawn game system and the world of Barsaive. In this adventure, the heroes are asked by a merchant to travel to a small village situated on a tributary of the Serpent River to discover why the merchant has lost contact with the inhabitants. Requires use of the Earthdawn Player’s and Gamemaster’s Compendiums.