- Ash, of
``Terror of Sibilan''
- Bloodbane, the Foe
Toxic Druid of the Stormlands
lost prince of the Elves
Demon of Lankhmar
M'ai, renegade Githzerai Lord of Chaos
Hulfing, Bandit King of Ka-Zoza
Krackspine, Terror of the Stormlands
- Loosefur, Ratman of Ilthmar
``Tyrant of Berghof'', priest of the Blood God
once of the Eagle's Way
- Three in
Black, Agraonyth, Miranyth, Weri
Thugriff, the Great, of Castle Kulg
Tollund, ``Steel of the Stormlands''
- Valinwan, priest of the Shark Cult
Wrenchid, Head Enquirer
Ash is a white faced elf, formerly head of House Protector. After
the Nightmare, Ash favoured an expansionist policy for the elves.
In this he was resisted by Griflet, and the two fought a duel at
the Port of the Swan Ships. Griflet defeated Ash and he was exiled.
Now he wanders the world nurturing biterness against Griflet,
hoping to harm him someday.
- Old Coast
Bolga was a giant Beastman of the Forest of Sibilan. One day while
wandering in the woods he came across the cave of the Dragon
Bloodbane. Rather than slay him, Bloodbane persuaded Bolga to climb
the Red Rock and kill his enemy Coryon. Bolga did this and gained
Mysteriones, but he did not return to Bloodbane
- slain by Prince Podgett at the Battle of Frogton Fields
as the Dragon had hoped. Instead Bolga used his new power to gather
an army of Beastmen to attack Lorn Velpa. However the attack was
foiled at the Battle of the Sighing Plain by an alliance of Elves
(led by Elthiria), humans (led by Al-Nisr) and Druids (led by
Hieronymous). Bolga was captured and imprisoned by the Druids near
Castle Kulg in the Stormlands. He was later released by the Grey
Man in exchange for his participation in the Battle of Frogton
Fields where he slew, but was slain by Prince Podgett.
Bloodbane was a huge old green dragon, the sworn enemy of the
elves. At the end of the Age of Quarmall, Coryon drained a portion
- Stormlands 2, Old Coast
- slain by the Griflet and Polydices, on Cat*Wolf*Dragon.
's soul with the Icon of the Dragon to
form Mysteriones. This enraged Bloodbane into attacking and
destroying Tovilyis and also the Quarmallian army which was
attacking it, thus ending the War of the Elves and Quarmall.
Bloodbane seethed with the desire for revenge and to restore his
stolen life, but he could not attack Coryon directly. Instead, he
persuded the giant Bolga to kill Coryon, intending to slay Bolga
upon his return. Bolga succeeded, but never returned to Bloodbanes
When Imric foolishly attempted to use the Icon of the Dragon,
Bloodbane attacked Imric
's Hold and laid waste to the
Elven lands, waiting for Mysteriones. At the Battle of
's Hold (Dog*Black Witch*Ogre) Bloodbane fled
's arrow shocked Imric awake. Bloodbane
caused irreparable damage to the elven homeland however, including
causing the deaths of Imric and Eder, the last elven royalty.
Bloodbane fled to his lair in the wild wood of the Forest of
Sibilan. But he was hunted down there by Griflet and Polydices. A
later expedition by the elves recovered much treasure which
Bloodbane had stolen from Tovilyis.
Callistro is a wizard of Carse, now disgraced, who once had plans
to rule the city with a secret brotherhood of Wizards. He tried to
recruit Arden Starfall to his organisation. Not only did he fail,
but Starfall alerted the Baron and the fledgling Brotherhood of
Dalshra was crushed and dispersed. Callistro himself was exiled
from Carse, but he had his revenge on the Fellowship of Mystery
when he burnt down their house near Saltmarsh.
- Fellowship of Mystery
Calumny was a pyromaniac druid servitor of The Grey Man during the
Stormlands Campaign. Among his other crimes, his fire elementals
burned Lorathon Shadowblade to death in the Forest of Sibilan.
- killed by Griflet
's band on the road to
's Hold on Minnow*Seed*Behemoth.
Coryon was an elf king, the son of Celedril and the brother of
Imric. He ruled the city of Tovilyis and also a master sculptor.
During the Elf-Quarmallian war, Coryon grew to hate the
Quarmallians with a rare intensity. When the Quarmallians besieged
Tovilyis, Coryon retreated to his red rock sanctuary and created
the Icon of the Dragon. He used the Icon to summon Bloodbane to
destroy the attackers. Bloodbane
- Stormlands 2, Griflet
- killed by Bolga, Year of the Ogre, 14th Cycle of the Age of
Men; lived on as Coryon
's Horrible Abomination of
Stone, finally slain by Griflet on Dove*Harvest*Gorgon in the 20th
's rage at being
enslaved and drained of life made him destroy Tovilyis along with
After the destruction of Tovilyis, Coryon remained in his
sanctuary, ashamed and crazed by his action, until Bolga found him
and killed him. But the Lords of the Higher Worlds did not forgive
Coryon for his transformation of the Law Stone; they cursed him so
that he could not truly die. A fraction of his soul lived on in the
ugliest, crudest, most unfinished of his sculptures.
During the Stormlands 2 campaign, Coryon
Abomination of Stone attacked and nearly killed Griflet when he
climbed the Red Rock. Griflet escaped (saved by Astalin), but he
returned a year later (by Celedril
's command) with the
Rod of Kulg to give Coryon final justice.
- Old Coast
- slain by Quarn and Lucidia, Cat*White Witch*Lamia.
'Ool was Horn Hulfing
lieutenant, the actual brains behind many of Hulfing
most daring exploits. He was a cautious man with a thin moustache.
Each gold piece brought forth from the Pouch of Halea formed a
piece of the collective intelligence of a demon of greed. In the
Year of the Sea Serpent, the demon
's intelligence was
gradually affecting the citizens of Lankhmar City, making them more
greedy and violent than normal. The demon
's plans were
foiled during Murderer
's Moon by Maelin and his
friends, with the help of the wizard Sheelba of the Eyeless Face.
- Stormlands 2
'ai is a high ranking Githzerai from the
Adamant Citadel to the south. He grew impatient with the caution of
other Githzerai on Nehwon, and determined to show them what he
could do. Accordingly, he took himself to Tovilyis to raise an
army. He found it easy to manipulate the hatreds and desires of
lesser mortals he discovered. He played on the
' hatred of the Lake-Men to gain himself a base
of operations and allies. Similarly, he stirred up the Lost Race of
the Wild Wood by using their dislike of elves and men.
's aim was to conquer the surrounding region and
present the fait accompli to his southern peers. However he
encountered unexpected resistance from the Knights of Lorn Velpa
and the Protectors of Sibilan, led by the ranger Vardin
The Grey Man was the Half-Elven bastard son of Elthiria and
Heironymous. He plotted revenge on both Heironymous and Imric,
using his powers as an Archdruid and that of the Fountain of Dark
Abundance. His right hand man was Calumny. Oovra was also part of
the Grey Man
- slain by Eder, at the end of the Stormlands Campaign.
's organisation of twisted druids until he
saw the light. The Grey Man took control of the Stormlands, and
would have gone further. However, before his plans could come to
fruition, he was slain. As he died by Eder
The Grey Man pronounced a curse upon Imric and his lands, the Elven
Wood. Perhaps his curse had some effect, for ill-fortune soon
befell the elves.
Grithir was a druid servant of the Grey Man. He maintained an
observation post of Druids near Torth. He was responsible for the
death of Prince Eslim of the Elves. Grithir died at the Battle of
- slain by Griflet Newt*Satyr*Dragon.
As a young knight, Sir Hellpus took the sword Werewindle from the
body of Prince Podgett after the Battle of Frogton Fields. Then he
retreated to Castle Hellpus, murdered his father and proclaimed
himself Lord of the Stormlands. Not many of the other barons
listened, and the new Lord Hellpus became quite mad. He was killed
by Daphne while hunting in the Red Fallows near the Stormlands.
- slain by Daphne, Minnow*Black Witch*Dragon.
Horn Hulfing was a feared bandit king of the Old Coast between
Ilthmar and Kadesh. He was related to the Gypsy Nation, which made
local rulers reluctant to move against him. Hulfing directed his
banditry from the ruined castle of Ka-Zoza, once the headquarters
of the Diamond Knights. Horn Hulfing
- Old Coast
- slain by Lucidia and Quarn on Cat*White Witch*Lamia.
's lieutenant was
the wily Gaspar D
Prince Muburuk of Kadesh eventually tired of Horn
's depredations. He issued a proclamation
promising to reward adventurers who could present him with
's head. After six sorties, Quarn the Mingol
Sorcerer and Lucidia the Green-eyed Spider were successful in
Karak was a druid servant of the Grey Man. He led the druids
unsuccessfully against Griflet
- slain by Daphne, Parrot*Seed*Behemoth.
's Band in the Battle of
the Stone Circle.
Karl Krackspine was a feared bandit chief of the Stormlands. During
the Stormlands Campaign, Lord Carkspur hoped to use his services
against the other Lords. However, Krackspine met his end at the
Battle of Krackspine
- slain by Griflet at the Battle of Krackspine
's Fall, near Torth.
Loosefur was Cap
- Stormlands 2
- killed by Griflet
's Band on
's first mate
on board the Revenge.
Malac was a priest of the Law God in Carse who became tempted by
the dark ways of Guis-Wa the Blood God. Gradually he hatched a plot
to take control of the kingdom but in order to do so he needed to
remove the Fellowship of Mystery who had by that stage become
powerful in Berghovian affairs. Malac sent them to the cursed town
of Irilian where the Dark was rising. Meanwhile he uncovered the
Black Caldron and used magic to give the Baron of Berghof a
terrible wasting disease. Malac
- Fellowship of Mystery
's reign was ended by a
band of Diamond Knights and priests of Astalon.
A druid servant of Calumny. When the Grey Man and most of his
druids were defeated in the Stormlands Campaign, Medusa crept back
to the ruined Fountain Court and retrieved the Grey
- Stormlands, Stormlands 2
- shot by Merrick Quickstring, Scorpion*Harvest*Ogre
's buried treasure. He used this treasure to aid
Lord Carkspur in his goal to dominate the Stormlands.
Porthos was the priest of Law who betrayed his faith and
's family to the depredations of the Beastmen.
Later Griflet fooled him into betraying his superior Altius; he was
arrested the next day.
The Three in Black were hunting the Blue Men in
- (Miranyth) Killed by Christian of the High Passes,
Rat*White Witch*Sea Serpent.
's End at the behest of a sorceror of Lankhmar.
Their contact was Erei. Maelin lured the three from
's End to defeat in an ambush set up by Black
Arrow and Christian of the High Passes. Agraonyth and Weri fled,
badly injured. Agraonyth swore revenge for the death of his
Thugriff was an ogre, one of many who crowded into the Stormlands
when that land fell into war and anarchy. He lived in the Castle
Kulg with his brother Fouly and his servant Mouth. When Thugriff
killed Philo, he gained Myteriones and began to call himself
- slain by Griflet at the Battle of Walthorp Downs
". He collected tribute from a tribe
of goblins living near Walthorp Downs. When those goblins were
assaulted by Griflet, Strawberry Fields and Kal Zakath, they came
to Thugrif for help. Arrogantly he led the goblin army to attack
Walthorp Downs at dawn, but was defeated by Griflet
- Stormlands, Stormlands 2
"Steel of the Stormlands
was one of the Lords of the Stormlands. He got his name for the
iron deposits in the foothills of the Mountains of Hunger south of
Caer Tollund. Tollund used this steel, together with the services
of master armourer Asquarti, to forge fine armour and weapons for
his troops. Tollund, like many of the Lords, had ambitions to rule
the Stormlands. But Daphne, in conjunction with Lord
's men, attacked Caer Tollund by surprise and
took it. Lord Tollund was captured and placed in his own dungeon by
Sir Arcturus, the new warden of the renamed Castle Lawden.
Valinwan was a locksmith of Earth
- killed by Albrecht von Linden near Earth
's End and a priest
and spy of the Shark Cult there. He acquired the Finger of Dirg
from Erei in exchange for some spells. Valinwan was convinced that
he was all-powerful. However after his attack on Numinante he drew
the ire of Maelin, Christian of the High Passes and Albrecht von
Linden and found he was mistaken.
Lord Wrenchid was the last leader of a degenerate sub-group of the
Diamond Knights known as the Enquirers, who co-existed with Horn
- Old Coast
- slain by Quarn and Lucidia below Ka-Zoza
's bandits at Ka-Zoza. Lord Wrenchid was
torturing Captain Fazhan when Quarn and Lucidia found him. Before
his death, Wrenchid gave Lucidia the spinal injury which earned her
Lord Zartek was once a Diamond Knight who grew cruel and
power-hungry. When Ka-Zoza was sacked by the Diamond
- Old Coast
- slain by Quarn, Toad*White Witch*Lamia.
' enemies, Zartek starved to death with his
troops, but used sorcery to ensure he did not fully die. Quarn and
Lucidia discovered Lord Zartek on their way to kill Horn Hulfing.
Quarn captured the priceless library of the Diamond Knights from
the vampire knight. Later, in Ilthmar, X
translated the books.
Patrick Maslen 2006-05-24