Blood and Wrath
Mud Sorcerer Lore
Mud Sorcerer Lore
DC 15:The mud sorcerers were a pseudo-religious cult that followed the teachings of Jezule, a devotee of the princess of evil ooze, Bwimb. The term “mud sorcerer” is a derogatory term for an elementalist who mixes the forces of earth and water.
An alliance of secular and religious forces destroyed the order centuries ago. But within the last two decades, various parties have recovered treasures and scrolls supposedly taken from mud sorcerers’ tombs. These scrolls are always written in a dead language known as Taalese. Rumor has it that all writing in Jezulein tombs is also in this language.
The mud sorcerers were extremely protective of their hiding places, and explorers have encountered numerous traps, tricks, and false sepulchers before discovering the actual tombs. However, cryptic riddles written in Taalese have been found in other tombs, sometimes providing valuable information, while other times leading to disaster.
Spells that deal with earth and water have unusual and unpredictable effects around mud sorcerer relics. The Jezulein were also masters of protective magic, and they have likely placed powerful magical wards to limit the operation of magic inside their tombs.
DC 20: Although the cult was destroyed, numerous texts, as well as the testimony of cultists, predicted that the mud sorcerers would rise again. The leaders of the order, known as the Iron Circle, were never found, suggesting that they might have escaped the purge in some sort of magical refuge.
Even to this day, divinations concerning the mud sorcerers have a much higher chance than usual of providing false or misleading information. This fact suggests that some powerful force still protects the cult’s secrets.
Four glyphs of power are associated with the mud sorcerers’ magic, numbered 1 to 4 in the handout. The first symbol represents the convergence of earth and water, the second is earth dominant, the third is water dominant, and the fourth shows the harmony of earth and water.
DC 25: The mud sorcerers’ tombs were created to serve as refuges for the cult’s most powerful members. Supposedly, these leaders are still alive somewhere within, resting in temporal stasis. They left detailed instructions guided by clues to help their followers decipher the many riddles within the tombs, making it easier to wake the sleepers within. None of these instructions survived the purge that destroyed the Jezulein cult.
Iron Circle members whose tombs remain undiscovered include: Alyph, Aqui, Boukettu, Daedis Ko, Eyenne, Graptis, Irdraz, Iyayo, Jikyor, Lalotte, Markule, Nagiyat, Nala, Oiru, Oyallum, Piyyat, Szew, Tilyat, Timla Ji, Tzolo, Ulshidar, Uso, Visivius, and Xialta.