Phylactery of the Bleeding Heart
Emperor Rashka the Immortal
Human Emperor and Usurper in the City State of Estlewild
After the beloved King Herman’s recent death, under questionable circumstances, a mysterious stranger took over, a human calling himself Emperor Rashka the Immortal.
Few have seen the Emperor, but many have felt his presence. His soldiers patrol the streets day and night. He taxes and controls all food and goods entering the city. The people of Estlewild are starving.
Emperor Rashka began recruiting children and peasents to his “Emperor’s Society”. Its members wear a strange sigil on their clothing, and receive preferential ration tokens for food.
Many who have openly opposed the Emperor’s new regime have disappeared during the night, never to be seen again.