Warlock’s Apprentice: Owls, Roses, and Thorns

Elvish courts have always been strange places—to mortals anyway. They are somewhat like royal courts among humans, but because of elvish and fey longevity, the fey courts are far more dominated by single figures and for much longer periods, and these factors invariably leave their mark across centuries, setting down quirks, customs, traditions, and arcane and court law. Each founder’s interests often become enshrined in the magic, architecture,...

Warlock’s Apprentice: Recollections of the River Court

Yes, it’s true! I have travelled far up the rivers that flow through the Arbonesse—all the way to the River Court. There I was taken on a tour of the place before being seated for dinner with the king himself, that secret keeper, Ulorian the First! Here, sit, I will recall my time there for you so that you might decide if such a trip is in your interest. —Nenmaas Goodloaf (halfling of House Aunun) Members of the Court The River Court is the...

Warlock’s Apprentice: Spells from the Fire

These spells are suitable for a campaign that visits the City of Brass or that takes place in a setting where fire, heat, and the desert loom large, such as the Southlands. They’re geared toward wizards, but there’s no reason why sorcerers and warlocks—or even clerics and druids—can’t have access to them if you decide it’s appropriate in your campaign. 1st Level Avert Evil Eye 1st-level abjuration Casting Time: 1 action Range: Touch Components:...

Warlock’s Apprentice: Bazaar of Ineffable Wonders

Author’s Note. Parts of this article are taken from the Nine Chthonic Papyri of Heknusret the Temerarious, former member of the Honorable Society of Portal Wizards, a secretive order of Nurian mages based in the city of Per-Anu who seek to control the mysterious Red Portals. Heknusret travelled through dozens of Red Portals to many different times, places, and worlds often with little regard for his own safety, meticulously recording his...

Warlock’s Apprentice: Jann of the Burnished City

The genies of the Elemental Planes keep slaves, but they also need servants—individuals powerful enough to run their petty citadels and elemental empires but not rise to become rivals to their power. These are the jann, beings made of multiple primal elements. A beautiful people of striking appearance and demeanor, they suffer the egos of their masters and keep such great metropolises as the City of Brass in some sense of order. Made of Many...

Warlock’s Apprentice: On the Hunt

Bounty hunters are a diverse group, spanning a variety of personalities and skills. Some are brutes, choosing the life of the Champion (fighter) while other clever mercenary leaders prefer more tactical maneuvers. Many emulate the Hunter (ranger) and train tirelessly in order to track their quarries to the ends of the earth. Others still are wizards that study the School of Divination to scry upon their targets and strike from afar. One such...

Warlock’s Apprentice: Terrors of the Dragon Empire

The Mharoti Dragon Empire is the scourge of Midgard and the Southlands alike. The vast armies of the Dragon Empire march relentlessly across the known world in their endless wars of conquest, spreading fear and chaos wherever they go. The creatures that make up the Mharoti forces are powerful and frightful, ranging from deadly kobold ambushers mounted atop camouflaged drakes to elite companies of the finest dragonborn warriors ever seen. Feared...

Warlock’s Apprentice: Phosus, Dread Wyrm of the Falls

Bringing you a taste from the dark pages of Warlock… In the belly of the Dragoncoil Mountains lies an ancient and spectacular set of magma falls. The falls have many names but are most commonly known as the Firefalls of Ghoss. The story tells of a young dragonfolk sorcerer who, fleeing through the mountains from an angered nest of wyverns, discovered a wide tunnel leading to the falls. After descending into the mountain, he spied a ledge that...

Warlock’s Apprentice: Into the Dragon Empire

While some areas in the Dragon Empire grow restive, others carry on as they have done for a century, all the while remaining shrouded in secrecy. One such place, the mountaintop city called Mistras-Marea holds secrets even from the dragons it continues to serve faithfully. Mistras-Marea The steep mountain road which winds upward to the walled city of Mistras-Marea begins its climb at a fork in the road near a village of mostly human farmers...

Warlock’s Apprentice: The Crimson Oubliette

Bringing you a taste from the dark pages of Warlock… Down a mostly forgotten passage of the Undercity, behind a partially cleared rockfall, lies the arched chamber containing the Crimson Oubliette. Once known as the Depths, this wretched prison of narrow cell doors dotting the curving walls of a five hundred foot deep cylindrical shaft housed those who society wished to forget (including an entire tribe of scrags). Then a ground tremor...

Warlock’s Apprentice: Pech

Bringing you a taste from the dark pages of Warlock… Natives to the Elemental Plane of Earth, the stalwart and humble pech often cross to the Prime Material Planes to escape threats in their homeland, seek valuable gems and ore, or serve masters in the formation of great stone creations. They also trade with topsiders to obtain new stoneworking equipment, and they have a strong affinity for the ale that they cannot brew themselves....

Warlock’s Apprentice: Legendary Works of Arshin the Enchanter

Bringing you a taste from the dark pages of Warlock… Infernist, madman, binder, crackpot, genius, saint: all these titles and more were set upon the shoulders of Arshin, legendary enchanter of the Winewood. Here, in your hands, is a tome containing information on the man, his followers, and his great works of magic. Though we concern ourselves here with his most famous creations, the prolific magic tamer produced countless strange and...


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