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Shadowsoul
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Posted - 04 Dec 2017 :  11:51:07  Show Profile Send Shadowsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
I've always liked Maalthiir as a villain and I really hate how they just rubbed him out like he was nothing. "Oh he tried to become a lich and failed, the End." He has been a villain for many many years now and I wish they would have given him a great death or kept him around. What are your opinions?

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sleyvas
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Posted - 04 Dec 2017 :  12:47:00  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wouldn't be the first person to fake his own death.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 04 Dec 2017 :  15:26:14  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I thought his brother had killed him and taken his place... Or am I misremembering?

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Cyrinishad
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Posted - 04 Dec 2017 :  15:38:15  Show Profile Send Cyrinishad a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Indeed... In my Realms he is one of the central villains that I moved into the post-Spellplague era, via Temporal Instabilities and Anomalies created from the Spellplague. Basically, any villain that has been killed or written off in a less than inspiring way is fair game to have been "moved forward" in time...

The fellow who's brother killed him and took his place was Selfaril Uomdolphin, the High Blade of Mulmaster (his twin brother was Rassendyll Uomdolphin)... I also moved Rassendyll forward in time, and he is now a key ally of Maalthiir.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 04 Dec 2017 :  19:09:27  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cyrinishad

Indeed... In my Realms he is one of the central villains that I moved into the post-Spellplague era, via Temporal Instabilities and Anomalies created from the Spellplague. Basically, any villain that has been killed or written off in a less than inspiring way is fair game to have been "moved forward" in time...

The fellow who's brother killed him and took his place was Selfaril Uomdolphin, the High Blade of Mulmaster (his twin brother was Rassendyll Uomdolphin)... I also moved Rassendyll forward in time, and he is now a key ally of Maalthiir.



Ah. I knew it was someone in that sourcebook, I just didn't have it handy to check.

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Markustay
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Posted - 04 Dec 2017 :  23:19:24  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'd have him turn into a Ghost (Suel) Lich, and have him 'possessing' someone in the current time frame. Too many of these 'miraculosus temporal saves' going around already. Because he didn't come back as a solid lich (himself), people just assumed the lich process failed.

And just for fun (and because I am a fanboi of said individual), I would throw in that he learned the process from Ambuchar Devyam (Tan Chin) during his 12-year absence from the Moonsea. He probably traded Tan chin something for the info - maybe a scepter, or some-such.

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Edited by - Markustay on 04 Dec 2017 23:20:17
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