The Ghost Warriors module

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Court of Ardor The Ghost Warriors module

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    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    Figurines coming from the Ghost Warriors modules/extensions.
    Includes references from M165 to M174.

    Special names :
    Eribhen ([mith]M165[/mith]), Ruil([mith]M165[/mith]), Tughaib([mith]M166[/mith]), Menoïb([mith]M170[/mith]), Solophen([mith]M171[/mith])

    #2548
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    Figurines coming from the Ghost Warriors modules/extensions.
    Includes references from M165 to M174.

    Special names :
    Eribhen ([mith]M165[/mith]), Ruil([mith]M165[/mith]), Tughaib([mith]M166[/mith]), Menoïb([mith]M170[/mith]), Solophen([mith]M171[/mith])

    #2552
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    [large]Eribhen[/large] (AKA the Young; Eribhen da Moigh) [mith]M165[/mith]

    Eribhen was the grandchild of Derna, a famous wisewoman and priestess of Dunland. She was obsessed with the ghosts which haunted her people’s dreams and legends. When she was still but a child, she was apprenticed to the aging priest Ruil. Ruil gifted her with the ghost-bane staff. Eribhen delved into the powers of necromancy and sorcery and soon enough she was ensnared by the darkness. In her time, she became the high priestess of all Dunland, and annointed the warlord Ulf Dilain as high chief. At her urging, his warbands invaded Gondor in TA 1697. Alas for their ambitions, Ulf was ambushed in Calenardhon and died during a skirmish at a ford. His forces were destroyed in the days following his death. With her allies dead or in exile, Eribhen withdrew into hermitage and is said to have died alone.

    Before her death, she gifted the notorious Ghostbane staff to an apprentice, Tughaib.

    #2553
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    [large]Ruil[/large] [mith]M165[/mith]

    The Dunmen of old were ancestor worshippers, laying their dead in great barrows, surrounded by treasures. Wise men and wise women would speak to the dead, whispering prophecies and wisdom, secrets and portents to the leaders of the Daen tribes. But there was another set of practices, lurking like an illness, worked often in secret. Men called this the “dark worship.” The Wise had other names for it.
    These ways were the ways of the enemy, where dark priests would bend the voices of the dead to their will, reach deep into the shadows of the night seeking power and lore. In the shadows, voices answered, voices in the service of the Dark Enemy himself. Ruil was one such priest.
    Perhaps once, in far off days, he respected the ways of his people and propiated the spirits properly. But eventually, he found the shadows and the power they offered.

    #2554
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    [large]Tughaib[/large] [mith]M166[/mith]

    Tughaib, or Tughaib of the Spirits is a handsome woman, born of the harsh highlands and foothills of the Misty Mountains. Said to have Elven blood, she was tall, strong and wily. She had a power, born perhaps of that rumoured Elven blood, but also the product of long years of training and learning at the feet of the priest Eribhen.

    The worship of the Dark has a long history amongst the Daen peoples of the White Mountains and Dunland. Tughaib would become one of its greatest powers. During the plague years a clan of Dunmen fled into the Undeeps of the Misty Mountains, where they perished and lingered on as ghosts and wights. Tughaib, a practitioner of the dark arts and the wielder of the Ghostbane staff, found their lonely tomb in the dark places beneath the world. Armed with the power of the staff, she was able to bend these inquiet spirits to her will. There, in the foothills of the Misty Mountains, overlooking the barren crags of the Dunmen, she dreamed of becoming a power, a queen of ghosts.

    History does not tell precisely what happened to Tughaib of the spirits, but the wise believe some brave souls slew her, and scattered her army of dark things to the spring winds in the mountains.

    The Ghostbane staff was forged by Dwarf smiths in the service of Mordor, in the dark years of the Second Age.

    #2555
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    [large]Menoïb[/large] [mith]M170[/mith]

    Menoib was the chieftain of the Mhaigren clan in the 1700s of the Third Age.
    A brave and accomplished man, he had the dark fortune to rule in the time when the dark priestess Tughaib raised her army of Ghost Warriors. His warband fought long against the wights of the mountains, but their weapons were no use agains the undead. Worse, his fallen warrior companions would then return as walking dead, gliding out of the dark, hungering for the living.
    Menoib protected the aged priest, Solophen, from the taunts of the clan warriors, and gladly paid outside adventurers to help him save his people from the dead.

    #2556
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    [large]Solophen[/large] [mith]M171[/mith]

    The Mhaigren clan of the Daen Lintis (Dunlending) people dwell in the foothills of the Hithaeglir, perilously close to the undead-haunted Underdeeps of the mountains. Solophen, the ancient spirit-speaker priest, has dedicated his life to warding off the night walkers.
    Amongst the Mhaigren, the role of the spirit speaker is seen as women’s work, and the old man is the butt of many jokes. Solophen cares little. He is the only one in the clan who can ward off the undead, though he knows his strength is failing.

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