An ingenious alchemist. An insane idea. A disastrous result.
(—Joint Character by Shadoweagle and CaptainPenguin—)
Once an adventurer, this now disembodied mage is seeking a reason to continue, or a way to die.
A soft smile and good nature hides this mans true intentions.
An elder lich recently returned from a journey across the worlds who seeks an artifact of ancient times.
The ruling family depends on some magical artifact or place to secure their right to rule. A monarch isn't considered legitimate until he or she has been "accepted" by the artifact or place, whatever that might entail. It is also possible that some one else, not of the ruling family, could be accepted as the legitimate heir... A fact which the monarchs would like to keep secret.