Dire Intelligence


batriderThere is no such thing as concord among the creatures of the Yama Raskav Jungle. By bite, or claw, or pincer, or hoof, even the slightest sign of weakness means a swift death. They say the Rider was just a lad cutting chaff in his family’s field when he was taken, swept up by a gigantic morde-bat looking for take-out. Nevertheless, this boy had a better idea, squirmed his way from [Read more…]


invokerIn its original, and some would say most compelling form, magic was primarily the art of memory. It required no technology, no wands, or paraphernalia other than the mind of the magician. All the trappings of sacrament were merely mnemonic devices, meant to allow the practitioner to recollect in rich detail the precise mental formulae that unlocked a spell’s influence. The supreme mages in those days were [Read more…]

Dark Seer

dark seerFast when he needs to be, and an astute strategist, Ish’Kafel the Dark Seer involves no edged weapons to conquer his enemies, relying in its place on the strength of his commanding mind. His gift lies in his ability to manoeuvre the battle to his advantage. Descendant from a place he calls ‘The Land behind the wall,’ Dark Seer continues as an outsider here-a warrior from a dominion beyond the veil of this reality. [Read more…]


lionOnce a Grandmaster of the Demon Witch folklore of sorcery, Lion earned fame among his brethren for fighting on the side of light and righteousness. Nevertheless, hero worship corrupts. With influences surpassed only by his ambition, the mage was seduced by a demon and turned to evil, abandoning his soul for prestige. After committing atrocious crimes that marred his soul, he was discarded. [Read more…]


warlockAs Chief Curator and Head of Acquisitions for the Arcane Archives of the Ultimyr Academy, Demnok Lannik was unstinting in his quest of lost, rare, and prohibited tomes. No blighted temple was so ominous, no cavern path so treacherous, that any anxiety for his own continued existence could discourage him from entering if rumours mentioned that [Read more…]


lichIn life, the frost-mage Ethreain (not yet a Lich) had used the menace of destructive ice to enchain whole kingdoms. His subjects, supported by a small number of distracted magicians, eventually grew brave enough to trap him. Armed with a sufficient amount of charmed rope to fasten him forever, they tied the frost mage to unyielding weights and plunged him in a bottomless pool. It was not. [Read more…]

Witch Doctor

witch doctorWiry outline glitches forward–rough of feature and limb, strange of gait, unrelentingly criss-crossing the combat zone in search of that crucial fragile point where his talents can do most good, and most harm. Whether broken or poorly made it is not clear, but still, none can doubt the power conceded in his twisted physique. A long staff strikes the earth as Zharvakko the Witch Doctor moves forward, [Read more…]


baneWhen the gods have nightmares, Bane Elemental brings them. Also known as, Atropos, Bane was born from the midnight terrors of the goddess Nyctasha. A force of terror too potent to be restrained by sleep, he surfaced from her slumbers, fed upon her immortality, and stole his vaporous form from her dark blood. He is the quintessence of fear. Mortals who [Read more…]

Queen of Pain

queenofpainThe Ecclesiast-King of Elze nurtured a desire for pain–illicit pain. In a less well-known political figure, such aspirations might be considered unwise, but in a ruler of his stature, to satisfy such desires would have endangered the virtue of the Divine Throne itself. Therefore, he turned to his dungeon full of demonologists, promising liberty to whoever could beckon a personal succubus of suffering and [Read more…]


enigmaNothing is known of Enigma’s background. There are only stories and legends, most of them apocryphal, passed down through the ages. In truth, Enigma is an obscurity for whom the only true biography is description: he is a universal force, a consumer of worlds. He is a being of the void, at times physical, other times ghostly. A beast between the planes. There are accounts that say he was once a great alchemist [Read more…]