Blizzard has released a short story as part of the lead-in to its next Hearthstone expansion, Kobolds & Catacombs.
Tale of the Fox Part One is told from the perspective The Bard, a man telling the story in a darkened tavern.
“A group of seasoned adventurers once delved into catacombs deep, in search of the fabled axe, Woecleaver! These heroes trekked through miles of mineshafts and tunnels chipped into the rock by busy kobold hands,” the Bard said in the story posted to the Hearthstone website. “They endured hardship, overcame dozens of deadly traps, and laid low scores of vicious monsters . . . but in the end? They failed, and hired someone else to get it!”
The tale he tells is the story of the man that was hired, Marin the Fox.
The Marin the Fox Hearthstone card was revealed at BlizzCon 2017 on Nov. 3 with the official announcement of the Kobolds & Catacombs expansion. It’s a legendary card that was given to all Blizzard attendees and virtual ticket holders. All Hearthstone players will eventually get the card, but golden copies are reserved for BlizzCon attendees.
Part one of his tale is told on the website, with part two to follow.