Schemes of the Lich King
During the day, the Dragon Empire is a land of light and song. But at night, it is easy to look out one’s window at the moon-touched land and see that it very nearly still belongs to the Lich King.
Ages ago, the Lich King was Vecna, the Wizard King, and he ruled all the lands with magic and tyranny. The first Dragon Emperor, the elves, and the dwarves joined forces to defeat him. Ages later, however, the Wizard King returned as the undying Lich King.
The Lich King commands all undead, to some extent. His power grows when sacrifices to the dead are not maintained and graveyards are desecrated, but even when all rites are properly observed he schemes, betrays, and attacks. Those who would rather not call the Lich King by name refer to him as the One-Eyed King.
“By the fist of the lich” is a common macho curse. The magic hand the Lich King wears to replace his missing hand is a fearsome artifact in its own right. In addition, the Lich King is missing an eye which is also seen as a powerful artifact. It is rumored that Vecna’s hand and eye could be in the fabled Armageddon Ark, an artifact that is said to hold numerous objects better left out of mortal reach.
Prophets, holy men and those who would combat evil have been warning all who will listen that the Lich King is in the final plans of a scheme that would change the Dragon Empire, ushering in a new age of darkness and despair. Using pawns and agents, the Lich King will thrust all followers of light into a darkness that will reign for centuries.
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