BLACK SWORD is a scenario book for use with the STORMBRINGER game. The scenarios depict a woman's quest for revenge against Elric himself. Elric was hired by three merchants of Bakshaan (rivals of the woman's father, a man named Haver Nikorn) to storm the Nikorn keep and kill her father. That battle is chronicled in the Moorcock story entitled "Stealer of Souls".
Freyda Nikorn, the dead merchant's daughter gathers together a group of adventurers and friends to embark on her mission of vengeance. The adventures in this book tell the tale of Freyda's quest for vengeance against Elric and of Freyda's final battle with the White Wolf. Her success or failure is determined by the players.
Freyda's quest takes her across the land of llmiora to observe the breadth of the destruction which always follows in Elric's wake. Elric's adventures during this period are chronicled in the book "The Bane of the Black Sword".
The gamemaster is provided with extensive information on the governments, cultures, and environments of the various lands which Freyda must visit while following Elric's trail, including Nadsokor, Org, and Karlaak of the Jade Towers. Non-player-character descriptions aid the gamemaster in storytelling.
The companion to this volume, called STEALER OF SOULS tells of Freyda's revenge against the conspiracy of merchants who slew her father, and of their plots against Freyda herself.