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  • Gray Rider

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Gray riders are withered, desiccated humanoids swathed in heavy, gray cloaks (hence their name) and mounted on [[Demon, Steed | demonic steeds]]. They never reveal their faces, but the aura surrounding them is enough to …

  • Bittersoul

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] The [[Siphoning]] can do terrible things to a wizard. Some who lose their arcane powers become sullen and withdrawn, mourning their lost art. Others become fanatical, seeking a solution to the mystery of the Siphoning at …

  • Mage Bane

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Many stories exist about how mage banes come into existence. Some claim they are the spirits of mages who never fulfilled their potential in life. Others insist they are servants of [[Maera]] drawn to the misuse of her …

  • Spell Thief

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Spell thieves (spelþjófr in Auld Saxa) are hunched humanoids covered in wispy, dark-colored fur, with long twitching noses and beady black eyes. Many clothe themselves in rags to conceal their appearance. They have never …

  • Surge

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Small, strong, nimble, devoid of teeth and claws and carrying no weapons, these gray-skinned, wingless imps appear harmless. Wizards who have encountered them before know that is far from the truth. Like the gray riders, …

  • Arcanophage

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] In days of yore wizards had to contend with mischievous [[Spell Thief | spell thieves]] trying to steal their magic. In modern times they must be wary of the [[Siphoning]]-enhancing [[Mage Bane | mage banes]] and [[Gray …

  • Swarm, Moon Mote

    [[Bestiary LoF| Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]] Moon motes come out from their hiding places and take to the air in great clouds whenever the moon is visible in the sky. They are visible only as glistening pinpricks of light in the moon’s pale rays, akin …

  • Siphoning

    [[Arcane Backgrounds | Back to Arcane Backgrounds]] The Siphoning first occurred a little less than 30 years ago. At first mages mistook it for a natural glitch in the flow of the magical energy fields, a phenomenon perhaps on a long cycle, and thus …

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