Nolzur

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Greyhawk Character
Nolzur
Homeland County of Urnst
Gender Male
Race Human (quasi-deity)
Age Circa 300 (or more)
Class Thief/illusionist
Alignment Unknown

Nolzur was an illusionist and alchemist (and former thief) once part of the famed Company of Seven. After many adventures, he rose to the status of quasi-deity.

Description

Nolzur is described in Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk as a wild-eyed man in flowing robes, clutching an elegant painter's brush.

Relationships

As a former member of the Company of Seven, Nolzur is a former adventuring companion of Zagig Yragerne, Heward, Keoghtom, Murlynd, Quaal, and Tasha. He still has not forgiven Keoghtom.

History

Nolzur began his career in Radigast City in the County of Urnst as a thief. His early travels took him to many places, including Blackmoor and the Pirate Isles. He joined Zagig Yragerne's Company of Seven, accompanying them on wild adventures in the early 300s CY.

He journeyed with Murlynd and Keoghtom to the Cold Marshes in search of ruins of a civilization of sorcerous amphibians. There the three adventurers battled a lich-queen known as the Weird of the Cold Heath. Nolzur argued that they should keep her disease-causing staff for use as a weapon against Iuz, but Keoghtom decided to reverse its effects instead, creating an item known as Keoghtom's Staff of Purification.

Nolzur and Keoghtom's differences became irreconcilable more than a century ago when, according to repute, Keoghtom borrowed one of Nolzur's formulas in order to aid the creation of his famed Keoghtom's Ointment. This caused a permanent wedge in the Company of Seven, and the group went their separate ways. Nolzur went into seclusion, Zagig retired to his castle, and Murlynd and Keoghtom left the Oerth behind to explore other planes of existence.

Nolzur's reclusiveness has caused his fame to fade in recent decades.

Magic items

Nolzur is responsible for the creation of Nolzur's marvelous pigments and Nolzur's orb.

Writings

Nolzur is known to have authored the following works:

  • Occult Magnetism (DR#82.58)

Apocrypha

Lenard Lakofka, in issue #14 of Footprints magazine (2009), presented Nolzur as a 19th level magic-user/8th level thief and gave him a neutral alignment with chaotic good tendencies. He also presented him as a devotee of Lendor.

Bibliography

  • Heard, Bruce. "Spells Between the Covers." Dragon #82. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1984.