Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jewel Throne Preview - Addathon Xilcholthraze "The Lord Of Spines And Master Of Brigands"

Addathon Xilcholthraze by Jason Alexander Scanlon

Below is one of the Twenty Sorcerers from the eponymous feature in the upcoming Type I issue of The Jewel Throne; special thanks to Jason Alexander Scanlon for his spectacular artwork!

Addathon Xilcholthraze, “The Lord of Spines And Master of Brigands”
10th level Chaotic Evil Human Magic-User
STR: 12, INT: 15, WIS: 12, DEX: 10, CON: 11, CHA: 11
AC: 8, HP: 25
Memorized Spells (4/4/3/2/2)
1 – Charm Person x 2, Magic Missile, Sleep
2 – ESP, Scare, Stinking Cloud, Web'
3 – Dispel Magic, Fireball, Fly
4 – Confusion, Polymorph Other
5 – Call Servitor Polyp Of The Upper Vapours*, Cloudkill
Spells in Spellbook
1 – Charm Person, Detect Magic, Enlarge, Feather Fall, Floating Disc, Magic Missile, Sleep
2 – Darkness 15' Radius, Detect Invisibility, ESP, Knock, Ray of Enfeeblement, Scare, Stinking Cloud, Web
3 – Dispel Magic, Explosive Runes, Fireball, Fly, Gust Of Wind, Invisibility 10' Radius, Monster Summoning I
4 – Confusion, Enchanted Weapon, Fire Trap, Polymorph Other, Remove Curse, Wall Of Ice, Wizard Eye
5 – Animal Growth, Call Servitor Polyp Of The Upper Vapours*, Cloudkill, Extension II, Faithful Hound, Transmute Rock To Mud, Wall Of Force, Wall Of Iron
Magic Items
+1 Ring of Protection; Ring of Free Action; Robe of Eyes; +2 Dagger; Rod of Absorption (34 charges); Potions of Invisibility, Extra-Healing and Gaseous Form; Scroll of Infravision

Addathon Xilcholthraze is the leader of a band of 240 depraved brigands, “The Red Handed Riders,” but also leads a secret double life as “Quod Kwillith,” a respectable travelling spice merchant, which affords him opportunity to seek out rich caravans for The Red Handed Riders to raid. While in his role as Addathon the master of brigands he wears a mesh mask, like that worn by a fencer, in order to conceal his visage. He has a terrible temper and is fond of having those that displease him impaled.


  1. This is going to be just awesome.

  2. Are we getting twenty all at once, or 1 per issue?

  3. Damn it Blair quit the awesomeness already this is too cool of an npc not to love! Really come out with the mag already I want it in my grubby little hands. Seriously between you & Trey this is very frustrating to say the least. At least keep writing this incredible stuff.

  4. Thanks guys!

    @ Pat: All twenty, as in roll 1D20 for a random sorcerer...

  5. Good stuff - it's Kendo Nagasaki* !

    *British 70's 'mystery' wrestler

  6. Is it supposed to look like he has eyes on his chest? Because I was hoping for some really weird description based on that.

  7. @ Geordie: Haha, I gotta ask the artist if he was an inspiration? NPCs based on obscure wrestlers seems like a a great concept, I've been meaning to stat up Shockmaster for Encounter Critical...

    @ Herb: I'm not was an inclusion by the artist, but I gave him a "Robe of Eyes" to match the picture.

  8. The eyes are meant to be on the garment. I added them when I was adding detail to the costume. My reasoning was that 1a) you can't see his face and 1b) eyes right there would look cool.

  9. I really like how the drape of the robes creates a suggestion of a nose on his belly!