The Shade Isle Campaign
General Diro's Geist
The Geist of General Tullius Maximus Diro was found by the adventuring company, haunting (appropriately enough) the central area of Diro’s Tomb (area F1.73 within the Old Connaian Fortress). When the party entered the tomb, the sarcophagus at the end of the chamber burst open, and up came floating the corpse of General Diro, amidst a swirl of green, glowing ectoplasmic mist. His neck and limbs moved at odd angles (like a puppeteer moving a marionette) as he floated forward, glowing hand outstretched; and an angry voice from somewhere high up in the chamber hissed, “Animas vestras devorabo!” (“I’ll swallow your souls!” in the old Connaian).
At the same time Diro attacked, skeletons and zombies poured out of the side-chambers nearby. The party focused on attacking Diro’s geist, which was only vulnerable to magic and to the elfsteel weapons that they’d found; ordinary weapons went right through the corpse, the dry and solid flesh only momentarily turning to mist in the very instant the weapon struck. Once the geist was defated, Diro’s corpse crumbled into dust, and so did the lesser undead animated by the Chaotic presence of his restless spirit.