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on: April 10, 2021, 11:06:33 PM
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Ring 93, the Wizard Warrens.  Here is the magicians paradise, where every scholar of arts profound may pursue his studies in peace.  Such is the nature of magic that those who master its power become reclusive, covetous and secretive and suspicious. 

Peace is kept here via privacy, and every Wizard is allowed his own Warren, a Tower in which to dwell.  Rarely do these Warrens convene, each Wizard-Lord distrusting his peers. 

But now, atop the myriad spires shine shimmering sigils, signs shared among sorcerers and legible only to the trained eye.

The Wizards are gathering. 


Hey folks!

In tandem with the incoming Bulwark prelude, I intend to run one in a similar vein.  PCs will be the Apprentices or Bondsmen of one of the secretive masters of magic who reign supreme over the 93rd Ring.   

PCs can expect to start at an advanced level, with starting supplies and tailored gear, and each of the three groups will have a unique agenda and NPC to lead them.

This will be a part of the overarching storyline of City of Rings, and PCs will play a major part in the fate of the Wizard Warrens and the City as a whole. 

The three NPC Masters will be given a brief listing in this thread.  If you are interested in playing an Apprentice (each will have no more than 2) or a Bondsman (non-magician, no more than 2) to one of the Masters, please reach out to me on Discord within the next two weeks.


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Wizard-Lord Hetairo, Master of the Kiln

A stern and meticulous alchemist, artificer, and engineer.  He leads the Order of Saltpeter, wizards who approach their field with the steady hand of potters and the rote manner of engineers.  He has a cordial, even friendly, relationship with the Bulwark -- but is loathed by the other lords for being a principled bore, and for upholding the scholarly contributions of non-arcanists.  It is said that Hetairo has some knowledge of the rites of Alledha Amastacia, and may dabble in Golemcraft... 

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Andaquirax Elabras, Master of the Allseeing Eye

A diviner that has risen to the apex of his power. Andaquirax has become something of a prophetic figure of worship for his students.  His gift of Sight is such that he is thought to be infallible  and unreachable -- but not immortal, and he is old and near to dying. His hubris has driven away most of his colleagues, though his coterie of servants and apprentices hope each one day to be chosen his successor -- and be taught the final secret of their master. 


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Wizard-Lord Alistair Tydineus, The Master ofTowertop - An extremely powerful and respected Generalist whom claims to be descended from the very first Wizard. He has very few apprentices, as he is notoriously difficult to work alongside or for due to his attitude towards anyone who "ignores the balance of magic" by specializing in a school.  Many a rival magician has had his spells strangely shifted or skewed in the presence of Alistair, and it is whispered he has chanced upon some means to manipulate the fundamentals of wizardry itself.
 



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on: April 14, 2021, 07:04:25 AM
This is now full.  If spaces become available I will approach people on an individual basis.  Please do not PM me about this.