The moon is full, and long shadows fall from the forest. Like ghosts before ancient kings, they bow to the wind whispering through the trees.

You weren't planning to move so far from home, but necessity has drawn you this way. This estate has been in your family for generations, and now the bank is threatening to take it. The land and the nearby village are like something left from ancient times—a quaint anachronism in a world of screens and technology. Your property crosses a river and extends beyond the nearby hills, running deep into a great forest. Your grandparents, and their parents before them, protected this land. You'll put up a fight before they take it away.

The forest reaches out to touch the corner of your yard. As you walk along a path barely visible in the moonlight, you notice something strange. It's a faint glow behind some of the trees. You wander off the path to get a closer look. Pushing through a thicket, you see glimmering lines of light dancing across the face of an enormous tree. The radiance reveals the edges of a door, set within the trunk and framed with stone. It's grown quite late, but you're not ready to turn back yet. The closer you get, the clearer the door becomes. There is a handle, inches in front of you. You reach out slowly and grab it.

The door opens to reveal an entry passage, a natural gap within the tree, illuminated by some unknown power. Cracks in the walls glow bright yellow, like veins of a mystical element. A ladder leads down through the roots, a roughly-hewn shaft encircled by light. Shadows obscure the vast reaches beneath.

You step inside to begin a journey you could not have imagined.

Shadow Realm is a fantasy role-playing game in the style of The Bard's Tale, but you won't be tied up with dice rolls or stats. The character you play is yourself (you can name yourself at any time), and you are caught up in a grand adventure from the moment you start playing.

If you tell Alexa (within the game) to Buy All Access, you are given access to the second half of the game, a hint system, and the ability to have multiple characters and saved games.

Play it on your own, with a group, or let everyone in your household manage their own character. This website offers tips and suggestions, and a complete list of commands. This adventure promises more than thirty hours of entertainment for you and your family. And the hero that you become in Shadow Realm can bring their best spells and magical items with them into the sequel adventure. This game is family-friendly.

If you link your account within the game, you will have access to a web page that allows you to view and manage your characters: https://daysfly.com/ShadowRealm. This page can be used to create additional characters for other people in your household. If you have all-access, you can also use this page to create and restore saved games. (Players who linked their account prior to November 2019 will need to do it again to support new features.)

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