|Thutothmes, Adept of the Black
(circa "The Hour of the Dragon")
Medium Human Male
Wizard/Wizard of the Black Circle 8/10
Hit Dice: 18d4+36 (64 Hit Points)
Initiative: +2 (dex)
Speed: 30 ft
AC: 12 (Dex)
Attacks: +11/+6 melee
Damage: Unarmed Strike 1d4 melee
Face/Reach: 5 ft by 5 ft/5ft
Special Attacks: Arcane Spells
Special Qualities: Summon Familiar, Scribe Scroll, Combined Levels, Blood Sorcery, Spell Dilettante, Powerful Presence, Magical Might, Knowing Stare, Mastered Name
Saves: Fort +7, Ref +8, Will +16
Abilities: Str 12, Dex 15, Con 15, Int 23, Wis 14, Cha 17
Skills: Alchemy + 27, Concentration +25, Knowledge (Arcana) +29, Knowledge (Religion) +27, Knowledge (Planes) +27, Spell Craft +29, Scry +27, Intimidation +9, Diplomacy +5
Feats: Iron Will, Combat Casting, Skill Focus (Spellcraft), Empower Spell, Leadership, Skill Focus (Knowledge [Arcana]), Maximize Spell, Spell Penetration, Improved Unarmed Strike, Silent Spell
Challenge Rating: 20
Treasure: Double Standard in his home in Stygia.
Alignment: Lawful Evil
Advancement: by Character class
|"Men say that he has opposed Thoth Amon, who is the
master of all priests of Set, and dwells in Luxor, and that Thutothmes
seeks hidden power to overthrow the Great One. But who am I to
say? When priests war with one another a common man can but lie on
his belly and hope neither treads upon him."
~Robert E. Howard, "The Hour of the Dragon."
Thutothmes of the Black Ring wanted nothing more than to break free of the enslaving chains of Thoth-Amon, who was prince of all wizards. Thutothmes acquired the Heart of Ahriman, but was killed in the midst of resurrecting Tothmekri, an ancient wizard, by Khitans who served Valerius.
He prefers to fight with his magical spells. He is well versed in touch spells, and enjoyed dealing death through them.
Combined Levels: Add the character's Black Ring level's to the levels of any other arcane spell casting class he has when determining the level-based effects of spells.
Blood Sorcery: Thutothmes can use the blood of a freshly slain victim to increase the power of his spells. He can either add two to his casting level, add two to the DC of the spell, or add any metamagic feat desired to the spell without increasing its level. He can also add sacrificial blood to magic items for the same effects.
Spell Dilettante: Thutothmes can choose from the Psychic Warrior psionic power list when selecting new spells that are known to him when he gains levels. These spells count as arcane for Thutothmes. This is a supernatural ability.
Powerful Presence: Thutothmes gains +2 to Diplomacy and Intimidate checks. Once per day, as a standard action, he can force all living beings within a 30 foot radius to make a Will save (DC 10+Black Ring class levels+Charisma bonus) or suffer a -2 morale penalty on attacks, saves and skill checks for 1 round / black ring level. This is a supernatural ability.
Magical Might: The difficulty class for all spells cast by Thutothmes is increased by 2.
Knowing Stare: Once per day, Thutothmes can invoke a 30 foot gaze attack that holds all living creatures. Those affected must make a Will save (DC 10+Black Ring level+Charisma Bonus) or be held for 1 round/Black Ring level. This is a supernatural ability.
Mastered Name: Upon reaching 10th level, Thutothmes can sense when another being speaks his name. When this occurs the wizard knows the exact location and the name of the speaker. He is free to ignore such knowledge, retaining the details for when they seem significant. This awareness is sufficient to allow the wizard to scry on the individual as if he had just met the speaker (DC 10). It does not convey enough information to allow the wizard to teleport to the speaker's location, though such information could be gathered through other magical means, including scrying.
|Robert E. Howard's story, "The Hour of the
Dragon," was first published in Weird Tales as a five part serial,
beginning in December of 1935 and ending in April 1936. It is Robert
E. Howard's only Conan full length novel. The story can also be
found in the Ace/Lancer paperback "Conan the Conquerer"; and the Gnome
Press collection "Conan the Conquerer". It is also available in the
Burkley/Putnam edition, "The Hour of the Dragon". This is easily my
second favorite Conan tale of all time (following "The People of the Black
Karl Edward Wagner called it "one of the best novels ever written in the epic fantasy genre" and I certainly agree.
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