Laurana knows firsthand the danger of demons. When she was a young girl, her village was attacked by a band of them. She managed to survive, but many other villagers were not as lucky.
That experience gave Laurana the motivation to study demons and the planes of existence that they call home. She knows that ancient Felstad had many ties to powerful demons, so she has travelled to its ruins in order to uncover more demonic lore.
Laurana has focused her studies on learning to bind demons to her will. She believes that summoning demons must wait until she is certain that they will not break free from her control. Towards that end, she has learned Control Demon, Circle of Protection, and Planar Tear that give her various options for dealing with demons. She can also bind a demon to one of her followers with Possess to make the soldier more powerful. Her other spells give her a range of utility options that can be used as needed.
- Brew Potion – Witch 16
- Circle of Protection – Thaumaturge 16
- Control Demon – Summoner 10
- Elemental Shield – Elementalist 12
- Planar Tear – Summoner 12
- Possess – Summoner 12
- Spell Eater – Necromancer 14
- True Sight – Soothsayer 14
Where Laurana has a healthy fear of demonic power, her apprentice Emri is drawn to them. He enjoys binding demons into others so that he can witness the effects and their glorious power. He pushes on Laurana to learn how to conjure demons in their normal unbound state, bus so far she has avoided that branch of summoning magic.
Laurana has chosen her soldiers to be aggressive and take the fight to anyone who gets in her way. The men-at-arms and thugs charge forward to engage enemies in hand-to-hand combat, often while possessed by demons. The apothecary stays close to Laurana to allow her to empower her more difficult spells with her own life force. The archer is mostly on hand to deal with targets that stay at range and to try to pick off rival wizards when they show themselves.
- Man-at-Arms × 2
- Thug × 4
When Laurana casts Transcendence, she binds a major demon to herself, subjugating its will and gaining power beyond what a mortal was meant to wield. Never again will she fear demonic power because now she wields it for herself.
Wednesday Wizards is a series of posts that I’m planning to write for the next few months. Each entry will present a wizard for Frostgrave Second Edition with background, spell selection, soldiers, and their goal in exploring the city. These wizards and warbands could be used as-is to start a new campaign or serve as inspiration as you build your own wizard.
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