Articles By Author - Brent P. Newhall

Karesh, Kobold Herald of Tiamut (Part 4)

You can view earlier versions of Karesh in part 1, part 2, and part 3. In this final incarnation of Karesh, he is an elite controller and now leads several other groups for the greater glory of his goddess Tiamut. Karesh (Level 28 Elite Controller) Small natural humanoid; XP 26,000 HP 492; Bloodied 246; Initiative +16 AC 44, Fortitude 38, Reflex 40, Will 39; Perception +20 Speed 6; Darkvision Saving Throws +2; Action Points 1 STANDARD ACTIONS m...

Karesh, Kobold Herald of Tiamut (Part 3)

You can view earlier versions of Karesh in part 1 and part 2. As Karesh grew in power, he drew the attention of Tiamut. His collection of arcane knowledge—despite his diminutive kobold nature—has so impressed the goddess that she appeared before Karesh and made him her herald. (Whether the goddess is toying with Karesh or has her own nefarious plans for Karesh remains a mystery.) Karesh is now extremely formidable, and he has the ability to...

Karesh, Kobold Herald of Tiamut (Part 2)

As a villain in the paragon tier, Karesh actively searches for necromantic knowledge and artifacts, protected by his large kobold war band. His kobolds are so fanatically devoted to him that they will not run when cornered. He also raises a small group of undead wherever he stops, just for extra protection. Additionally, he has developed a reputation among other kobolds; the Cult of Karesh is on the rise. At least six kobold bands now send him...

Karesh, Kobold Herald of Tiamut (Part 1)

Do you need a recurring villain? Karesh is a nasty little boss that you can use at almost any level of Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition play. History Early in his career, Karesh leads a typical band of kobolds. His life changes when his band is forced to relocate to a new mountain cave, where their simple excavations reveal the remains of a necromancer’s lair. Karesh is just smart enough—and greedy enough—to decipher much of the...

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