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By saving a local priest, the newly arrived group finds out that a number of the citizens of Cauldron have been kidnapped in the last 3 months. The priest is most concerned about orphans that have been recently taken. The group's investigations allow them to investigate the orphanage and possibly meet up with other rescuers. Eventually, clues lead them to a "supposedly abandoned" underground gnomish city. There they find denizens of the Underdark and a dwarven guard post that has been taken over by a slave trader. When the group finds the main slave bazaar, a beholder appears and rescues one of the orphans. It then disappears, leaving the group to fight the slave trader.
Shackled City Hardcover Pdf Rar
This is a PDF break down of Dungeon magazine issues 1-150, include a by level/edition breakdown with short description of area/type of each adventure. It also include campaign arcs information (like shackled city, age of worms, and others) I made this for myself to help tie adventures together to form campaign arcs. I encourage you to get these pdf from pazio or other places as useful tools for creating adventures or at least finding ideas for part of you own made adventures for nwn or D&D. Enjoy.
The development of the Queen's character is clearly indicatedin the papers, and it possesses an extraordinary interest. Wesee one of highly vigorous and active temperament, of strongaffections, and with a deep sense of responsibility, placed at anearly age, and after a quiet girlhood, in a position the greatnessof which it is impossible to exaggerate. We see hercharacter expand and deepen, schooled by mighty experienceinto patience and sagacity and wisdom, and yet never losinga particle of the strength, the decision, and the devotion with[page v]which she had been originally endowed. Up to the year 1861the Queen's career was one of unexampled prosperity. Shewas happy in her temperament, in her health, in her education,in her wedded life, in her children. She saw a great Empiregrow through troubled times in liberty and power and greatness;yet this prosperity brought with it no shadow of complacency,because the Queen felt with an increasing depththe anxieties and responsibilities inseparable from her greatposition. Her happiness, instead of making her self-absorbed,only quickened her beneficence and her womanly desire thather subjects should be enabled to enjoy a similar happinessbased upon the same simple virtues. Nothing comes out morestrongly in these documents than the laborious patience withwhich the Queen kept herself informed of the minutest detailsof political and social movements both in her own and othercountries.
The House of Coburg had gained a highly conspicuous andinfluential position, owing, partly, to the high reputation forsagacity and character which the princes of that House hadwon, and partly to the marriage connections which were enteredinto about this time by members of the Coburg House with theleading Royal families of Europe. Within ten years, Princesof Coburg were established, one upon the throne of Belgium,and two others next to the throne in Portugal and England, asConsorts of their respective Queens.
The Duchess of Kent was an affectionate, impulsive woman,with more emotional sympathy than practical wisdom in worldlymatters. But her claim on the gratitude of the British nationis that she brought up her illustrious daughter in habits ofsimplicity, self-sacrifice, and obedience.
The Princess was brought up with exemplary simplicity atKensington Palace, where her mother had a set of apartments.She was often at Claremont, which belonged to her uncleLeopold, King of the Belgians; holidays were spent at Ramsgate,Tunbridge Wells, Broadstairs, and elsewhere.
Queen Victoria, from the very first, took great pleasure in filingthe correspondence addressed to her. There are many volumes ofletters received from her various relations. We have thought it bestto give some of Queen Adelaide's early letters; they indicate in a remarkablemanner the growing estrangement between King WilliamIV. and the Duchess of Kent. In the earlier letters the King enquiresvery affectionately after the Duchess, and constant mention ismade of presents sent to her; but the references made to her becomeless frequent and colder, till at last the King contents himself withsending messages only to the Princess. But the letters of QueenAdelaide are always written in a strain of touching devotion andaffection, and reveal her as a woman of large heart and great simplicityof character.
There is a special interest which attaches to the correspondencebetween Queen Victoria and King Leopold after the Accession. Theletters reveal, as no other documents could do, the monarchical pointof view. However intimate may be the relations between a Sovereignand a subject, there is bound to appear a certain discretion, andeven condescension, on the one hand, and on the other a due degreeof deference. But here we have the remarkable spectacle of twomonarchs, both of eminent sagacity, and both, so to speak, franklyinterested in the task of constitutional government, correspondingfreely on all the difficulties and problems inseparable from their momentoustask, and with an immense sense of their weighty responsibilities.It is impossible to exaggerate the deep and abiding interestof such a correspondence; and the seriousness, the devotion, thepublic spirit that are displayed, without affectation or calculated impressiveness,make the whole series of letters singularly memorable.
The young Queen, on coming to the Throne, had little technicalknowledge of the details of diplomacy, but she already had a real andintelligent acquaintance with foreign affairs, though it was ratherpersonal than political, and, as we have seen, was more inspired byher interest in the fortunes and position of her numerous maternalrelations than by the political views of her paternal relatives. Amongthe English statesmen of the day there were few who were qualifiedto help and instruct her. The two men who for over twenty yearsalternately guided the foreign policy of the country were Lord Aberdeenand Lord Palmerston. They represented two opposed schools.Lord Aberdeen, a Peelite, was naturally and by tradition inclined todesire harmonious relations with all foreign Powers, and to abstain,[page 30]as far as was consistent with maintaining British interests, fromany sort of intervention in European affairs; Palmerston was adisciple of Canning, who had definitely broken with the principlesof the Congress of Vienna, and openly avowed his approval of apolicy of intervention, to any extent short of actual war, in theinterests of liberty and good government. The only other manwho had any title to speak with authority on foreign affairs was theDuke of Wellington, who had held the seals as Foreign Secretary fora few months in 1834 and 1835. He had, however, lost much of thereputation for political sagacity which he had held at the time whenhe was the arbiter of Europe and virtual ruler of France. Moreover,being, as he was, a much occupied man, with varied business to transact,and at the mercy of his almost excessive conscientiousness, heheld himself to a considerable extent aloof from current politics,though he never lost his absorbing interest in Continental affairs.
The Civil War continued in Spain through the year, and intermittentrioting took place in Portugal, a country which was nowverging on bankruptcy. The old Dutch and Belgian controversy asto the possession of Luxemburg was revived, the King of Holland,who had obstinately withheld his concurrence for six years from theArticles on the faith of which King Leopold accepted the throne ofBelgium, now showing overt hostility in the disputed territory. Aswas natural, France was in sympathy with Belgium, and the twocountries entered into a treaty of commerce and reciprocity.
At the beginning of the year the Ministry were confronted withmonetary difficulties and bad trade; their special weakness infinance, contrasted with Sir Robert Peel's great ability, in additionto their many reverses, indicated that a change was at hand; andconfidential communications were, with Lord Melbourne's fullapproval, opened up by the Prince with Sir Robert Peel, to avert therecurrence of a Bedchamber dispute. The Ministry were defeated ontheir Budget, but did not resign. A vote of want of confidence wasthen carried against them by a majority of one, and Parliament wasdissolved; the Ministers appealing to the country on the cry of afixed duty on corn. The Conservative and Protectionist victory wasa decisive one, the most significant successes being in the city ofLondon, Northumberland, and the West Riding. Somewhat improvingtheir position in Scotland and Ireland, and just holding theirown in the English boroughs, the Whigs were absolutely overwhelmedin the counties, and in the result three hundred and sixty-eightConservatives and only two hundred and ninety-two Liberals werereturned. The modern practice of resigning before meeting Parliamenthad not then been introduced, and the Ministry was defeated inboth Houses on Amendments to the Address, the Duke of Wellingtontaking the opportunity of eulogising Lord Melbourne's great servicesto the Queen. A powerful Protectionist Ministry was formed bySir Robert Peel, including the Duke of Wellington, Lord Aberdeen,Sir James Graham, and Lord Lyndhurst.
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