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Vorel Foxglove

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Vorel Foxglove
(Person)
Race/Species Human
Class Necromancer
Gender Male
Homeland Magnimar, Varisia
Organization Skinsaw Cult, House Foxglove
Died 4644 AR
Destroyed 4707 AR

Source: The Skinsaw Murders, pg(s). 7

Vorel Foxglove was a necromancer and a member of the upper class Foxglove family, raised in the Varisian city of Magnimar. He moved from there in 4624 AR, building a new home, Foxglove Manor, on a lonely stretch of the Lost Coast. Secretly a member of the homicidal Skinsaw Cult that masqueraded as a social club for rich merchants known as the Brothers of the Seven, Vorel financed the construction of his home with copious loans from the Brothers. In exchange, Vorel declared that Foxglove Manor would become the property of the cult in 100 years.[1][2]

Vorel lived with his wife Kasanda, their children, and a small staff of servants in Foxglove Manor for 20 years. In 4644 AR, Vorel was interrupted by his wife in the final stages of the necromantic rituals needed from him to become a lich. The magical backlash consumed his body within seconds, killing Vorel and creating the disease Vorel's phage in the process. The disease also killed Kasanda, their children, and all the servants of Foxglove manor, but did not spread further. Vorel's soul fused with the house, in effect becoming his phylactery. Foxglove Manor became known as being haunted and was nicknamed "Misgivings" and lay abandoned for decades. His evil spirit and the horrible disease he had accidentally created continued to plague the Foxglove family for generations, eventually causing the deaths of his great-nephew Traver, and his son Aldern.[2][1] Vorel's spirit was finally exorcised from the house in 4707 AR by a group of adventurers investigating a series of local murders committed by Aldern.[3]

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