The River’s Bane

A standalone Bander adventure

Bander’s appearance is deceiving. Looking at his hulking, battle-scarred body, you might think he was a just brawling warrior or even a gladiator. He stands nearly seven feet tall and weighs as much as a stag. But beneath the brawn is a keen mind that never stops solving mysteries. Both have served him well during his long career as the Imperial Investigator in the capital city of Rundlun. Three years ago, Bander retired — and now spends his days wandering the countryside, enjoying the peace and quiet.

But one day—when he takes a seldom-traveled trail through some of the roughest terrain in the Empire—he encounters conspiracy and murder in a remote mining village.