for prolonged or even eternal life has occupied the minds of many a magician. It
has inspired, ruined or even utterly destroyed most of those who attempted to
fulfill it as they as they tried all kinds of means to get just a step closer to the
revelation of the mystery of life itself and use that knowledge for their own
purposes. Well, undeniably there have been successes in the field, yet they come with
a price: Through a mixture of arcane necromantic rituals, enhanced by dabblings in
witchcraft, shamanism and mysticism, truly powerful spellcasters indeed are known
to have accomplished that very goal they've been striving for - and turned
a creature that is magically kept alive: a Lich (Styrásh "Mésh'del'aéy",
short for "móh éseh'delaéy", lit.
This can happen by unnaturally prolonging the
lifespan and slowly turning undead or after being resurrected through
magical intervention by an artifact's power. Then, unlike other undead creatures, which are often just animated
beings serving the will of others, Liches represent a form of a living corpse
capable of sustaining themselves in their undead state. Possessing a twisted, but sound magician's
mind, they are aware of the source which prolongs their existence, and thus can protect it.
Furthermore they can learn, improve and still cast powerful
magic. Often Liches are seen as commanders of other undead creatures and the
only way to annihilate them is to target the magical source keeping them in this
unholy corporeal limbo between life and death.
The Mephguóurs (Styrásh
lit. "devoured by hellfire") are lesser kinds of demons,
also called man-demons. They are in fact living people, who were
magically transformed. They appear in the
typical form of men with reddish skin, which is either glowing or in some
cases even burning unceasingly, depending on the general alignment of the
person before the spell of transformation was cast upon it.
Such demons were mainly used in ancient times by dark sorcerers as guidance
for more powerful creatures conjured directly from the depths of hell in
order to fulfill the evil purposes assigned to them by the mages. Mephguóurs
were a common sight during the
War of the Chosen and because they seldom could be spotted alone in open
field their appearance usually indicated that greater
demons or even whole armies of undead warriors were following.
Netherbeast is said to be one of the most horrifying and bloodthirsty fiends
ever to walk the face of Caelereth.
Demonologists say that these wretched creatures were summoned and brought to
life through magical means thousands of years
ago from the depths of the Netherworlds
to wreak untold destruction. These beasts may vary completely in appearance,
ranging from spider-like forms with
human skulls to mighty horned skeletons or
slimy, toxic creatures resembling crawling brains and rumored to possess
magical abilities never dreamed of. Some
demonologists say that the Netherbeast is a vile combination of corpses and
bodily parts of other Netherworld
creatures. There are some accounts that the bite or wound made by a Netherbeast
can turn its victim into a Netherbeast themselves. This may explain how these
creatures reproduce. Regardless, it is generally agreed by most scholars that
the Mists of Osthemangar in
Northern Sarvonia have a fairly
high concentration of Netherbeasts stalking about within.
Móh-Mélor), literally meaning
"dark shadow", though more commonly known as the
Wraith, is an unseen
demon that inhabits empty space, including even the
smallest cracks in buildings and ground. These
demons have the ability to pass right
through any physical or mental substance, and are a parasitic
beings. Though rare
in any place other than the Netherworlds, when taking manifest upon the realm of
mortals, the most common thing for the Wraith to do is seek out the nearest
person and possess them.
The Wraith is
thought to be a variety
mystran shadow spirit.
However, it is
less influencal and less powerful than the
mystran, but, unlike its elder
"brother", it is silent and unseen, and no one knows when they have been
while the mystran
is often fought back against because its
dominating presence is known
to the victim.
also exerts complete
control over the host, the Waith
These decomposing monsters (also
refered to as Zombies, the Living Dead, Undead, Walking Corpses or the
Resurrected) are often brought to life via a
magical incantation. They are difficult to
destroy, as these corpses refuse to let go of living
as easily as they had in
their previous existence. They are emotionless, mindless and malleable; and
can continue their tasks without arms, legs, or even heads. Unfortunately,
to sustain a zombii, one must breach the code of ethics; these beasts feed
upon the flesh of their living brethren.