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Dread lord

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Dread lord
(Creature)
Type Any
CR +1
Environment Any
Alignment

Source: Horror Adventures, pg(s). 234
Cursed lord
(Creature)
Type Any
CR +2
Environment Any
Alignment

Source: Horror Adventures, pg(s). 234

Dread lords are vile rulers who possess powers drawn from their territory, either inherited or conquered in battle, due to their evil creeping into the very soil around them. They become capable of exerting tremendous influence over their realms, to the point that the land's atmosphere and condition come to reflect its master's dark moods. Once ambitious figures, dread lords often become hollow, with no more goals to strive for, or cruel towards their subjects once their conquest is achieved.[1][2]

Cursed lords

Some dread lords come into being due to curses wrought by deities or people wronged by them. Known as cursed lords, they are never allowed to leave their domains, even in death (as the curse forces them to return to life), until the curse is lifted. The process to lift the curse is difficult, as no two cursed lords can be freed by the same method.[3]

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