(Art by Erol Otus)
The Wizards Three and The Apportioning of Loot
Among the works credited to the archivist-monks of wise Seiptis is an encyclopedia of famous (or infamous) mages. In its pages, one may find the likes of Kulu, Urthona, and of course, Yzorddathrexes.
Among the lesser (but scarcely less interesting) arcane practitioners are the three wizards from the tavern tale “The Apportioning of the Loot.” While we’ll not concern ourselves with a recitation of that tale here, the strange events in the life of its principles are worthy of consideration, if for no other reason than they underscore the dangers of the thaumaturgical arts.
All three met their fates as a result of events set in motion by the treasures they acquired that day. Kodos Nharn disappeared from locked room; a painting of him in a dissipated state among vaguely sinister voluptuaries was the only clue to his end. Elberond Turms rose high and fell far; he was briefly celebrated in Zycanthlarion, but ultimately found drowned in a canal in Eelsport. Yrrol Othus, the oldest and supposedly wisest of the three, disappeared behind a mad dwarf in motley into a cave said to be the final repose of a remnant of a god-thing. Some say Othus went to become an acolyte, others to become a sacrifice. In either case, he never returned.