Doctor Richard Dalby
Dr. Dalby is a vampire who creates
Golems. In life, Dr. Dalby was
a renowned alchemist and scientist from Gothic Earth, a Prime Material
World separate from Inzeladun. Dr. Dalby met Frankenstein's Monster
during the two days Victor Frankenstein waited at Strasburgh for Henry
Clerval. The Monster shared Frankenstein's journal with Dalby, and
Dalby, with a precise memory, went from there.
Dr. Dalby, however, had a much more sinister bend to his mind, however. He created four monsters to do his bidding, but they all died for one reason or another. He felt he needed something more. His experiments became darker and darker, more and more sinister. Finally, he drew so much power from the Positive Energy Plane that he attracted unwanted attention. Kherit the Lich, Pharaoh of Khemt in Inzeladun, Lord of the Codex of the Infinite Planes, noticed him. Kherit went to Gothic Earth and introduced himself to Dr. Dalby. He took the Doctor with him back to Inzeladun and allowed him access to Demi's works on golems, as well as the notes and journals of Zaius the Alchemist.
Dr. Dalby made a golem for Kherit and then Kherit made good his promise to help Dr. Dalby become the most intelligent man in all the worlds. Kherit turned him into a vampire. Instead of being a blood drinker, Dr. Dalby drains intelligence from his victims, gaining their knowledge (although he can drink blood as well when the mood strikes him). Undead now, Dr. Dalby was reluctant to return to Gothic Earth. Elves and the demihuman races fascinated him so much more than humanity. He began several demihuman golems but Kherit sent him back to Gothic Earth for unknown reasons. Dr. Dalby wanted very much to return to Inzeladun.
He finally managed to return to Inzeladun and has taken up residence in Lamapacher, and has been busy building as many golems as he can to defend himself. He stole a lot of information from Kherit, and currently exists in fear that Kherit will come for him. He has allied himself with a clan of Cloud Giants and is currently working on giant golems.
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