An evil magician conquers an elven city with his orc army. Reclaiming the place seems like an ordinary job for a group of adventurers. Perhaps it is. "Shadows over Nothross" is an unabashedly *ordinary* fantasy novella set in the world of Avarthrel. In this tale, a group of *ordinary* adventurers decide to do something entirely *ordinary*. High adventure in the northern frontier! Thrilling journeys in the elven woods! Talking! Plotting! Relationships! Discourse! Orcs biting steel! But don't worry - there's probably something here that warrants actual discussion too.