The Kingdom of Phera
The Lich King
The Lich King is the lord of the undead, a fallen tyrant who intends to conquer the Kingdom of Phera and restore his ancient kingdom. He’s not entirely insane and sometimes understands that ruling a kingdom is not the same as destroying it.
In Formaress, North of the Frostfell Crags. Or teleporting into most any other ruin in “his” realm.
During the day, the Kingdom is a land of light and song. But at night, it is easy to look out one’s window at the moon-touched land and see that it very nearly still belongs to the Lich King.
Ages ago, the Lich King was the Wizard King, and he ruled all the lands with magic and tyranny. The Magister and his son, Bertrand, joined forces to defeat him. Years later, however, the Wizard King returned as the undying Lich King.
The Lich King commands all undead, to some extent. His power grows when sacrifices to the dead are not maintained and graveyards are desecrated, but even when all rites are properly observed he schemes, betrays, and attacks.
“By the fist of the lich” is a common macho curse. The magic hand the Lich King wears to replace his missing hand is a fearsome artifact in its own right. Those who would rather not call the Lich King by name refer to him as the One-Eyed King.
Adventurers & the Icon
Evil clerics gain power through the Lich King. Wanted criminals have sometimes given their lives to the Lich King rather than to justice.
Who would betray life and ally with death?
There has only ever been one Lich King, the former Wizard King of an earlier age.
The True Danger
As long as the graveyards are maintained and the imperial rituals repeated, the Lich King will never retake his throne.