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Foes

Ash, of House Protector

Campaigns:
Old Coast
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.

Bolga, ``Terror of Sibilan''

Campaigns:
Stormlands
Deceased,
slain by Prince Podgett at the Battle of Frogton Fields
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's cave 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, the Foe

Campaigns:
Stormlands 2, Old Coast
Deceased,
slain by the Griflet and Polydices, on Cat*Wolf*Dragon.
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 of Bloodbane'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 lair.

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 Imric's Hold (Dog*Black Witch*Ogre) Bloodbane fled when Griflet'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

Campaigns:
Fellowship of Mystery
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.

Calumny, Toxic Druid of the Stormlands

Campaigns:
Stormlands
Deceased,
killed by Griflet's band on the road to Imric's Hold on Minnow*Seed*Behemoth.
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.

Coryon, lost prince of the Elves

Campaigns:
Stormlands 2, Griflet's Adventures
Deceased,
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 Cycle.
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's rage at being enslaved and drained of life made him destroy Tovilyis along with the Quarmallians.

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's Horrible 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.

Gaspar D'Ool

Campaigns:
Old Coast
Deceased,
slain by Quarn and Lucidia, Cat*White Witch*Lamia.
Gaspar D'Ool was Horn Hulfing's wily lieutenant, the actual brains behind many of Hulfing's most daring exploits. He was a cautious man with a thin moustache.

Gold Demon of Lankhmar

Campaigns:
Earth's End
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.

Gralik M'ai, renegade Githzerai Lord of Chaos

Campaigns:
Stormlands 2
Gralik M'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 Beggars' 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. Gralik'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

Grey Man, Elvenfoe

Campaigns:
Stormlands
Deceased,
slain by Eder, at the end of the Stormlands Campaign.
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'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's blade, 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

Campaigns:
Stormlands
Deceased,
slain by Griflet Newt*Satyr*Dragon.
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 the Druid's Mound.

Lord Hellpus

Campaigns:
Stormlands
Deceased,
slain by Daphne, Minnow*Black Witch*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.

Horn Hulfing, Bandit King of Ka-Zoza

Campaigns:
Old Coast
Deceased,
slain by Lucidia and Quarn on Cat*White Witch*Lamia.
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's lieutenant was the wily Gaspar D'Ool.

Prince Muburuk of Kadesh eventually tired of Horn Hulfing's depredations. He issued a proclamation promising to reward adventurers who could present him with Hulfing's head. After six sorties, Quarn the Mingol Sorcerer and Lucidia the Green-eyed Spider were successful in this.

Karak

Campaigns:
Stormlands
Deceased,
slain by Daphne, Parrot*Seed*Behemoth.
Karak was a druid servant of the Grey Man. He led the druids unsuccessfully against Griflet's Band in the Battle of the Stone Circle.

Karl Krackspine, Terror of the Stormlands

Campaigns:
Stormlands
Deceased,
slain by Griflet at the Battle of Krackspine's Fall
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's Fall, near Torth.

Loosefur, Ratman of Ilthmar

Campaigns:
Stormlands 2
Deceased,
killed by Griflet's Band on Newt*Harvest*Ogre.
Loosefur was Cap'n Bastinado's first mate on board the Revenge.

Malac, ``Tyrant of Berghof'', priest of the Blood God

Campaigns:
Fellowship of Mystery
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's reign was ended by a band of Diamond Knights and priests of Astalon.

Medusa

Campaigns:
Stormlands, Stormlands 2
Deceased,
shot by Merrick Quickstring, Scorpion*Harvest*Ogre
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 Man's buried treasure. He used this treasure to aid Lord Carkspur in his goal to dominate the Stormlands.

Porthos, once of the Eagle's Way

Campaigns:
Griflet's Adventures
Porthos was the priest of Law who betrayed his faith and Maelin's family to the depredations of the Beastmen. Later Griflet fooled him into betraying his superior Altius; he was arrested the next day.

Three in Black, Agraonyth, Miranyth, Weri

Campaigns:
Earth's End
Deceased,
(Miranyth) Killed by Christian of the High Passes, Rat*White Witch*Sea Serpent.
The Three in Black were hunting the Blue Men in Earth's End at the behest of a sorceror of Lankhmar. Their contact was Erei. Maelin lured the three from Earth'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 brother.

King Thugriff, the Great, of Castle Kulg

Campaigns:
Stormlands
Deceased,
slain by Griflet at the Battle of Walthorp Downs
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 "king". 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's band.

Lord Tollund, ``Steel of the Stormlands''

Campaigns:
Stormlands, Stormlands 2
Lord Tollund, "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 Weemsley'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, priest of the Shark Cult

Campaigns:
Earth's End
Deceased,
killed by Albrecht von Linden near Earth's End, Hare*Ghost*Sea Serpent.
Valinwan was a locksmith of 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, Head Enquirer

Campaigns:
Old Coast
Deceased,
slain by Quarn and Lucidia below Ka-Zoza (Cat*Lover*Lamia).
Lord Wrenchid was the last leader of a degenerate sub-group of the Diamond Knights known as the Enquirers, who co-existed with Horn Hulfing'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 the nickname "the Spider".

Lord Zartek

Campaigns:
Old Coast
Deceased,
slain by Quarn, Toad*White Witch*Lamia.
Lord Zartek was once a Diamond Knight who grew cruel and power-hungry. When Ka-Zoza was sacked by the Diamond Knights' 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'abachay translated the books.
Patrick Maslen 2006-05-24