A powerful sorcerer who once served the position of "High Inquisitor" to the king of the Northern Kingdom. He was secretly devoted to darker magics (such as Necromancy) and sought to control all of the Northern Kingdom and eventually all of Ambitus.
In the deserts of the Northern Kingdom, a set of twins were born on the hottest day in two centuries. The first son born was named Molrem and the second was named Ilorath (soon to be known as The Mystic). The boys were born to a human mother named Vesaryn (given an Elvish name because she was adopted by Elvish parents who, unbeknownst to Vesaryn, were blood relatives to the royal elves who sat upon the Sapphire Throne of the Northern Kingdom) and a human father by the name of Maximilian. Vesaryn served as a quiet homemaker who took care of both of her sons. Maximilian was a sorcerer who served as the king’s trusted advisor and the Northern Kingdom’s “High Inquisitor.” The latter mentioned position entailed taking captured prisoners of interest and manipulating their minds to extract information when torture proved to be unsuccessful.
It was very clear early on in both of the brothers were opposites of each other… in almost every way. Molrem proved to be the most gentle and knowledgeable (like his mother) while Ilorath was erratic, harsh and unforgiving (like his father). However, even though each of the brothers favored different parents, they were both connected by one common thread (they were both born with magical capabilities). At a young age, their father taught them how to harness their powers. Even though they both received the same training, Ilorath was by far the more powerful of the two.
Maximilian saw this and soon favored Ilorath over Molrem. Maximilian had a secret that he kept from his entire family. Not only did he manipulate the minds of prisoners, but he also practiced the terrifying magic of Necromancy. He headed a secret sect of spell casters in the Northern Kingdom known as The Sapphire Crescents. The Sapphire Crescents were a group dedicated to practicing the forbidden art of dark magic (mainly Necromancy). Maximilian knew that once Ilorath turned twenty years of age, he would be ready to be initiated.
As Ilorath grew in age, it became more and more apparent that he was becoming every bit as evil and erratic as Maximilian. Molrem and Vesaryn tried as hard as they could to stop Ilorath from falling under the control of their father, but it proved to be futile. Once Molrem and Ilorath’s twentieth birthday arrived, Maximilian blindfolded Ilorath and took him to the Sapphire Crescents. Once there, Ilorath recited the blood oath of the society. Once this was done, his father took the ceremonial dagger and carved out the shape of a crescent onto Ilorath’s right arm. Maximilian then took out his staff, placed it on his son’s arm and muttered an incantation. The mark on Ilorath’s arm then glowed with a bright light and then turned a deep sapphire color. He was now emblazoned with the mark of the society. This was Ilorath’s first step in his descent into evil.
Another ten years has passed. Vesaryn contracted a terrible cancer from the sun’s harsh rays that pounded the desert of the Northern Kingdom and died shortly after. The Northern Kingdom was facing a trade war with Aldanari as well as a threat from within the kingdom itself. Maximilian was seeking to take control of the entire Northern Kingdom with the help of the Sapphire Crescents and his beloved son Ilortath. Molrem, stricken with grief after his mother’s death and fed up with his father and brother, sought to train on his own in the Serpent Coil where he then mastered the art of elemental spell casting. Hearing that the Northern Kingdom was facing a war from Aldanari, Molrem returned home to help his beloved kingdom. When he returned, he sought to find his brother and assess the situation.
Ilorath had grown even stronger. His increased knowledge of mind control from his father and Necromancy from the Sapphire Crescents has made him a very formidable spell caster indeed. He was willing to protect his father to the very end in order to help him succeed in taking over the Northern Kingdom. Once Molrem located his brother, he knew that Ilorath was a shadow of his former self. Evil has now entirely filled his heart and his lust for power has completely perverted his sense of reason. Molrem desperately pleaded that they stop their father from killing the king and controlling the country. Ilorath laughed at his older brother and told him to stand aside and watch the entire Northern Kingdom “shine under the light of the Sapphire Crescent for all eternity.” Molrem, saddened by how deranged his brother had become, channeled all of the anger in his body and sought to destroy the one person who has killed the brother he used to know… his father Maximilian.
Maximilian was in the throne room with King Nelafar plotting what the next move in the war against Aldanari should be. While this was going on, Maximilian intended to set his plan into action, once he touched the crescent symbol on his arm, his army of Sapphire Crescent members will charge into the throne room and subdue the king. Then, they would all watch as Maximilian kills the king and assume the throne of the Northern Kingdom. Once this was done, he would summon armies of demons, devils and undead to overtake the armies of Aldanari and win the war singlehandedly.
Before Maximilian could kill the king, Molrem teleported into the room and attacked his father. Then, Ilorath teleported in and attacked his brother. Soldiers of the Northern Kingdom burst into the throne and started attacking the Sapphire Crescents while Maximilian, Molrem and Ilorath engaged in a magical duel. Spell after spell was cast by each of the three sorcerers. Molrem pleaded that his brother would come to his senses and help them stop their father. Ilorath would stop at nothing to protect his own father (not out of love, but because he was placed under mind control). The crescent mark placed on Ilorath’s arm was used by Maximilian to control his mind. Molrem saw the mark on his brother’s arm and realized what was happening. Molrem pulled out a potion and poured it on the mark and immediately Ilorath broke free of the mind control.
Ilorath came to his senses and saw the scene unfold before him. He looked at his brother and then at his father (who was about to kill the king) Ilorath fired a spell at his father. Ilorath looked deep inside himself and saw his entire life flash before his eyes and saw how his father corrupted his entire life and filled him with anger and hatred. Enraged he grabbed his father by the throat and stared into his eyes. The two then engaged in a mental duel. Ilorath had won and also won control of his father’s mind. Ilorath exacted his revenge by forcing his own father to kill himself. Ilorath intended to force his father to climb the stairs of the tallest tower in the castle and then fling himself off of the tower to the ground below. Maximilian, with his mind completely in the hands of his deranged son, followed his orders. Molrem sought to stop Ilorath’s horrid actions but found himself caught in battle with the last surviving members of the Sapphire Crescents. Ilorath teleported himself and his father to the stairs of the tower and the two of them climbed the thousands of steps to the top. Maximilian was about to throw himself out the window when Molrem teleported into the room; but it was too late. Maximilian cast himself out the window and was about to strike full force onto the ground. Ilorath, with rage and insanity oozing out of every pore of his being felt that his father’s death should be even more gruesome. Before Maximilian could hit the ground, he cast a spell of fireball, setting his father’s body ablaze. Then, he cast a spell of stone to flesh and turned his father to stone right before he hit the ground. Now there was no way to bring his father back… not even through Necromancy. Or so he believed.
Shaken by what had transpired Molrem looked at his brother in disgust. Molrem told his brother that he wanted nothing more to do with the Northern Kingdom and that he wanted to live alone in peace; away from the madness of his family. Molrem hoped his brother had seen the error of his ways and teleported back to the Serpent Coil. King Nelafar rushed up to the tower and asked what had happened. Ilorath explained what had happened. Instead of revealing how his father truly died, he told the king that the two of them continued to duel and that he had defeated his father. The king was eternally grateful for Ilorath for saving his life and then appointed him to fill Maximilian’s position as trusted advisor and “High Inquisitor.”
Over the next two months, Ilorath Kileontheal helped the Northern Kingdom win the war against Aldanari. Although I could expound into much more detail, I will summarize the main points of The Mystic’s backstory for now and will perhaps go into more detail in the future
• Adopted the name of The Mystic
• Hunted down and killed many members of the Sapphire Crescent for revenge
o Some members escaped though
• Began researching Necromancy, dark magic, and magical artifacts
o Came across the legends of the Staff of Boccob as well as the tales of the Five Heroes
Took great interest in Kazeer Kapital
o Made it his goal to find the Staff of Boccob and Kazeer’s Spell Book and workshop (rumored to be hidden under the desert sands of the Northern Kingdom) in order to rule all of Ambitus and the world
• Tracked down the Staff of Boccob and fought his brother Molrem over it
o Boccob caused the staff to split
Molrem has the White Staff of Boccob
The Mystic has the Black Staff of Boccob
• The Mystic assumed his brother died when he fell into the volcano (or whatever location the temple was designated, died by some hazard)
• Continued to research the whereabouts of Kazeer’s lab
• The Mystic summons Vondarbar
• The Mystic explores all of Ambitus
• The Mystic kills innocent individual and harvests their bodies for Necromantic purposes
o Two of these victims were the grandparents of Salvior
Salvior’s father’s parents
• The Mystic and Molrem had a joint vision about Salvior
• The Mystic takes Salvior under his tutelage
o Hopes to use Salvior like Maximilian used him in order to take over the Northern Kingdom, and then all of Ambitus
• Vondarbar dies at the hands of a Blue Dragon
• The Mystic convinces Salvior to kill King Eladin
• The Mystic and Salvior duel in the same tower where the Mystic killed his father centuries before
• The Mystic is killed by Salvior and is sent to Hell
• The Mystic is judged by King Minos
o Minos is worried about the artifact (the Black Staff) that is accompanied by the Mystic
Senses the aura of Boccob with it
• The Mystic is sentenced to the Circle of Pride, Vanity, and Deception
o His crime was Deception
Deceiving the original king about the what The Mystic had done to Maximilian, deceived every king that has ruled up until Eladin
Deceived Salvior (tricked him into mind control and committing murder and was going to use him for world domination)
Deceived Eladin (sought to rule the kingdom and the world, and murder him)
• The Mystic joined the Red Ravens
• His powers soon develops further
• Soon joins the leagues of the Black Court
• Overthrows a god while in Hell
• Mind control powers enhanced
o Soon becomes a Mindflayer
• Realizes that his staff’s power has weakened
o Finds out that the power of the staff works at its peak if the wielder is alive or immortal
The Mystic is in fact dead
• The Mystic devises a plot to return to become alive again and return to Ambitus
• The Mystic is excommunicated from the Red Ravens
o Joins the Black Court full-time
• Finds out of Kazeer’s lab in hell and learns of the Stone Stepper
• Learns that the Stone Stepper has arrived in Hell
o Along with Salvior and his friends
• Salvior and Brazeloin are judged by Minos
o Sentenced to Pride, Vanity and Deception
• The Mystic learns that Salvior and his friends entered Hell while still alive
o Lusts to KILL Salvior
• Decides to use Brazeloin to help build a Golem and use good divine magic to help make his Necromantic spell complete
o Sucks life force out of living beings and infuses it to his dead being
Thus returns to life
• The Mystic then plans to kill Salvior’s friends
• Plans for final battle with Salvior on the top of the remnants of the Tower of Babble
• The Mystic then plans to retrieve the Stone Stepper and return to Ambitus
• Brazeloin creates the Golem
• The Mystic returns to living form
• The Golem fails to kill Salvior’s friends
o Intrigued to learn that one of the 5 Heroes is in their company
• Vondarbar reunites with his master
• The Mystic and Salvior fight
• Salvior’s friends converge on the fight
• The Mystic is nearly killed
• Salvior takes the Black Staff
• The Mystic transforms into Mind Flayer form
o Kills Salvior’s father
• Salvior traps The Mystic’s soul within the Black Staff of Boccob
o His body is thrown by Salvior off of the Tower of Babble
Ironic reference to when The Mystic threw Maximilian off of the tower in the Northern Kingdom and when Salvior fell out of the same tower centuries later
• Vondarbar is forced into servitude of Salvior and leaves Hell with him via the Stone Stepper
• The Mystic’s aura is trapped in the staff, which has technically left Hell
• Could his soul somehow be released?
• The Mystic’s future is uncertain at this point in time