Dave Arneson, co-creator of ‘Dungeons and Dragons’, died on April 7th. In his memory I have returned to the fic that is closer to pure D&D than is ‘Tabula Avatar’; ‘A Plague of Serpents’, the world’s first ‘Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir’ fanfic. Set in the ‘Tabula Avatar’ universe rather than the official ‘Forgotten Realms’ game world, incorporating the changes that Buffy and Co. have made to Faerûn, but otherwise not a crossover. Set five years on from ‘Tabula Avatar’, although a long way from where that story takes place, and may contain some slight spoilers. Previous chapters can be found HERE. This chapter is 9,000 words, rating heading towards R.