In the Shadows of the Last War
Mordain the Fleshweaver
Undying Transmutation Wizard
Medium undying (elf), neutral evil
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In the year 560 YK, Mordain was born into House Phiarlan. Showing aptitude in the arcane arts, he was accepted as a member of the Twelve. Mordain eventually became the provost of the Twelve, and pushed the advancement of the arts of transmutation.
But dark rumors began to spread. Some say that he was trying to create a whole new dragonmarked house resulting in foulspawn that ate his own family, others that he replaced his blood with a mixture of dragon and troll blood. Still other rumors say he stole children, replacing them with perfect simulacrum so that their parents would never know. All spoke of him pursuing forbidden magical knowledge of one kind or another.
When word got out of the horrors of his experiments, he was excoriated from House Phiarlan, and The Twelve tried him for his crimes and attempted to execute him. However, every method the Twelve used failed: Mordain was bathed in acid, burned at the stake, drowned, and even dismembered, yet after each horrible death Mordain’s flesh reformed and he awoke renewed.
Since they could not kill Mordain, the Twelve petrified the mage and prepared him for transport to Dreadhold prison. However, Mordain reversed the petrification spell and escaped. It is speculated that only a mage equal to Mordain’s power and will could have hoped to force a change on his flesh in the way they had attempted.
Over one hundred years after his escape, knowledge of Mordain the Fleshweaver has largely passed from the world.