Chronicles of Khaldun: Bread and Circuses
The Opal of Chaos with Teeth of Jet and the Dress of Silence
Lazghul the Lich-Lord, better known by his ostentatious title, “The Opal of Chaos with Teeth of Jet and the Dress of Silence,” is a legendary bogeyman who has not been seen in half a century. A long-time villain in the Sorrowfell Plains, Lazghul seems to have a habit of making himself known every few years or decades, rearing his ugly head and hatching some inscrutable and half-mad plot. The last time he appeared during the Cackledread War, he was defeated by the Covenant of Gold, an adventuring party at the time led by the tiefling paladin Baarziduul the Valorous. Lazghul has not been seen since his apparent “death.”
At least until recently; his return suggests the Covenant of Gold was unable to find and destroy his phylactery. Croitus, Dhavita, Resh, Southie, and Thava encountered him on the road from Castow to Duchy Jepson, and he made them an offer to assist Southie (and to an extent, Croitus) in slaying the Raven Queen if he assists Lazghul in finding the Shard of Evil, an ancient artifact at the heart of the Abyss. Since it can slay gods, this benefits all of them.
It’s unclear whether that offer still stands, now that Southie attacked the lich, but at least he didn’t murder everyone? Right?
Also, credit where credit is due. Image source:
Rotival, Emilien. “Wesnoth – Malin_lich” (2011, February 27). deviantART. Retrieved July 27, 2015, from http://lordbobofwesnoth.deviantart.com/art/Wesnoth-Malin-lich-199118857