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  • Patriarch Pallidech

    _"Worship? Devotion!? Bah, those things are for the zealots down on the lower levels. They'll do whatever *I* tell them to. And why shouldn't they? For I have the ear of their *god*!"_ Paracelsus Peregrine Pallidech was the Patriarch (i.e. High …

  • Svartsen the Black

    Svartsen was once a knight of [[Laomark]] and a vassal to High King Bregus. Just over thirty years prior to the start of the campaign, he marched his company of [[Twelve Avengers | twelve black knights]] and their armies south into [[Rûne]], where they …

  • Abbot Mokor

    The adventuring company has so far only heard of Abbot Mokor in passing. He is the abbot of [[Shade Abbey]]. Whether he ranked above or below [[Patriarch Pallidech]] in the hierarchy of the [[Church of Acrefatum]] is at this moment impossible to discern.

  • Church of Acrefatum

    This [[Alignments | Chaotic]] cult operates out of [[Shade Abbey]]. Acrefatum (pronounced "OCK-ruh-FAH-toom"; the name comes from the Connaian for "Bitter Fate") seems to be a death-cult, whose followers worship the very concept of death. Their god, [[ …

  • Abbey Cultist

    [[File:480014 | class=media-item-align-right | images.jpg]]Abbey cultists are followers of the [[Church of Acrefatum]] that have been fully inducted into the religion without actually taking orders. Thus, they rank above the [[Abbey Fanatic| rank-and- …

  • Abbey Fanatic

    [[File:480166 | class=media-item-align-right | BagSlave.png]]Abbey fanatics are normal humans (half a hit die, +0 Fighting Capability) which have been brainwashed into the [[Church of Acrefatum]]. They remain within [[Shade Abbey]] for the most part, …

  • Abbey Monk

    [[File:480053 | class=media-item-align-right | DarkPriest.gif]]The Monks of [[Shade Abbey]] are the priesthood of the [[Church of Acrefatum]]. They can be identified apart from the normal cultists by their red robes--the greater the ratio of red to …

  • Abbey Guard

    [[File:480032 | class=media-item-align-right | Soldier-ffiv.gif]]Abbey guards are the militant arm of the [[Church of Acrefatum]], members of the cult who serve as [[Shade Abbey]]'s armed defenders. Most abbey guards are human men-at-arms (1 HD) or …

  • Assassin

    [[File:480036 | class=media-item-align-right | Assassin-ffv-ios.png]]Assassins are hired killers, usually [[Expert | experts]], but they can be 0-level humans or demi-humans, or leveled members of any class. [[Fergus the Assassin]], for example, was a …

  • Assassins' Guild

    The Assassins' Guild is a shadowy organization of killers-for-hire, apparently based in [[Dwerport]]. They seem to have had a hand in the recent murder of Dwerport's last mayor, but the motive for the hit is as-yet unknown. The Guild's most relentless …

  • Quissler

    Quissler is a 3rd level gnome [[Expert | expert]] who serves as a captain of the [[Shade Abbey]] [[Abbey Guard | guard]]. He is the abbey's Range-Master: his duties include training the other guards in archery and scouting for raids or patrols. The …

  • Clern

    Clern was a 5th level human [[Sorcerer | sorcerer]] hired by the [[Church of Acrefatum]] to carry out experiments in [[mana stone]] production. His attempts to improve upon the Church's [[Soul-Still]] lore must have been at least partially successful, …

  • Fritzhelm

    Fritzhelm was a 1st level human fighter and a slave-trader from [[Dolheim]]. When the party met Fritzhelm, he and his bodyguards were hobnobbing with one of the [[Abbey Monk | Abbey Monks]], [[Father Boermund]], who was entertaining his guests in the …

  • Father Boermund

    Father Boermund was an adept (2nd level human [[Druid | druid]]) in the [[Abbey Monk | priesthood]] of [[Shade Abbey]]. The party encountered him when he was entertaining [[Fritzhelm]] the Slave-Trader in the priests' lounge of the abbey's Palatial …

  • Lunkin

    Lunkin is the dwarf blacksmith operating the forges in [[Shade Abbey]]'s Palatial Fortress (areas [[Shade Abbey 1A | 1A.27 and 28]]). He was so absorbed in his work (forging weapons; apparently, he had a _huge_ order to fill at the time) that he wasn't …

  • Fergus the Assassin

    Fergus the [[Assassin]] (Chaotic human 3rd level [[Fighter | fighter]]) was one of the men in charge of the group of [[Shade Abbey]] [[Abbey Cultist | cultists]] excavating [[The Old Fortress | Diro's Tomb]]. When the adventuring company arrived and …

  • Jaxter

    Chieftain of the highwaymen who dwelt at the [[Bandit Camp]] four leagues northeast of [[Sægen Village | Sægen Village]], Jaxter was a foppish sort of swashbuckler. He managed to run [[:werterrix | Werterrix the ogress]] through with his [[elfsteel]] …

  • Grandfather

    "Grandfather" is the code-name given to the leader of the [[Dwerport]] [[Assassins' Guild]]. Very little is known about him, and his title is only ever whispered there in quiet fear. The adventuring company has met Grandfather once. During a …

  • Anarxis

    [[File:499292 | class=media-item-align-center | RH_Black_Dragon_web.jpg]] Anarxis of the North is a great black dragon who appeared in the northern regions of [[Shade Isle]] about a hundred years ago. He attacked the dwarven kingdom there, driving …

  • Baroness Skaadi

    The Baroness Skaadi is one of [[Svartsen the Black]]'s [[Twelve Avengers]]. She is rumored to be a both a sword-fighter and a spell-caster of unparalleled skill, and she personally slew many of [[Dwerport]]'s townsfolk while establishing martial law …

  • Edmund

    Edmund is a [[Vampire | wampyr]] who guards [[Shade Abbey]]'s [[Shade Abbey 1B | Temple of Spiritual Devotions]] level. He seems to have some sort of deal with the [[Church of Acrefatum]], whereby he serves as their temple-guardian in exchange for... …

  • Canon Voth

    Canon Selko Voth was an aged, mid-ranking [[Abbey Monk | priest]] in the hierarchy of the [[Church of Acrefatum]]. He was in charge of keeping the [[Shade Abbey 1B | Temple of Spiritual Devotions]] running smoothly, at least until the adventuring company …

  • Erb

    Erb works for [[Richard Rankine]] as the barkeep at [[Dwerport]]'s own beloved Harbor's Haven Hostel. He's the grumpy, surly sort; even when you're buying drinks from the man, he doesn't talk much. As it turns out, though, he also has ties to the [[ …

  • Cornelius Hellstrommus

    Dr. Cornelius Hellstrommus was a [[Sorcerer | magus]], necromancer, and mad scientist who lived in [[Hellstrommus Tower]] in the [[Merkbog]]. Apparently, he sought solitude there to carry out his horrific experiments upon the undead, particularly the …

  • Marvin the Chirurgeon

    A lunatic and unsanitary surgeon of unknown skill-level, he dwelt within the Hall of Healing in [[Shade Abbey]]'s [[Shade Abbey 1B | Temple of Devotions]], at least until [[:gibli | Gibli]] the burglar shanked him.

  • Gogo

    Gogo was an aged gnome, the personal slave of [[Abbot Mokor]] of [[Shade Abbey]]. Gogo dwelt in the Abbot's office-supply-closet, [[Shade Abbey 1B | area 1B.33]]. He was an exceedingly simple-minded sort of fellow, speaking with broken grammar and …

  • Black Knight

    The Black Knight of [[Church of Acrefatum | Acrefatum]] was one of the temple-guardians of [[Shade Abbey]]. Specifically, he guarded the central altar of the [[Shade Abbey 2A | Temple of Mortifications]], at areas 2A.12 and 13. An elderly human knight, …

  • Rydel Melènkâr

    Rydel is one of the Melènkâr family, the inhabitants of [[Castle Melènkâr]]. He appeared to be a pale man or elf with dark hair and stormy eyes, superficially youthful, but with an agèd _feel_ to his presence. When the adventuring company encountered …