was a Netherese
and a lich
. He was the former Sorcerer-King of the enclave of Jiksidur
in ancient Netheril
and later the master of the Warlock's Crypt
and Shadow King of its undead inhabitants. He was one of the oldest non-draconic
beings in Faerûn
and one of its most powerful mages, as well as one of the few surviving Netherese sorcerer-kings.
A lich of extreme age, Larloch's body was greatly decayed, leaving only his white-boned skeleton, with two orbs of red light in place of eyes. Streaks of emerald energy moved about his body, and at least two dozen ioun stones floated around his skull. He was also insane, his mind affected by his extreme age. Sometimes he could be calm and even whimsical. Other times he was crazed, snarling and launching spells at random.
Larloch possessed incredible power and was a superintelligent genius. He sought only greater arcane Art and was a talented and cunning inventor of new spells, magic items, and magical techniques and strategies. He forged the Death Moon Orb artifact. He was a master of curse magic, and modified many of his own spells and abilities in surprising ways. He enjoyed inflicting horrible transformations and curses on those who failed him or trespassed in his tower. He also performed cruel necromantic experiments on captured travelers.
New & Upcoming Releases
Evil at Baldur's Gate 3
by Jim Zub
and drawn by Harvey Tolibao
is the third issue of a new comics series from IDW Publishing
, published June 2018.
|| The Baldur's Gate heroes return to the city at last, but their time adventuring in Ravenloft and the frozen northern reaches of the Realms have changed them. Each of them must face great trials ahead before they'll be ready to embrace their destiny. Delina searches for something to cure her wild magic, but the solution she seeks plunges her into danger unlike anything she's faced before.
was released on June 7, 2018.
For the Forgotten Realms, this issue presents a preview of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, some reprints of classic Dragon magazine articles, several maps from recent adventures, and a pair of short stories: "Lord of the Darkways" and "Secrets of the Deep".