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.
City of the Spider Queen
is an adventure module set in the Forgotten Realms
using the Dungeons & Dragons
3rd edition ruleset, and was designed by James Wyatt
. It focuses on drow
, the Silence of Lolth
, and the cult of Kiaransalee
, taking the PCs from the Dordrien
crypts of Daggerdale
through the Underdark
to the drow outpost of Szith Morcane
and finally the city of Maerimydra
, to defeat the schemes of Irae T'sarran
|| The Fate of Faerûn Lies in Shadowy Darkness!
Daggerdale is reeling from a sudden series of murderous drow raids. As a grave threat to the entire surface world develops in the war-torn dark elf city of Maerimydra, intrepid heroes must discover its source and destroy it, if they can.
Designed to take 10th level characters as far as 18th level, City of the Spider Queen draws the heroes into the deepest reaches of the Underdark and plunges them into an epic adventure with dire consequences.
- 13 new monsters
- 13 new magic items
- 16-page full-color map booklet