Monster Stat #14: the Vampire Lord (from Adventurers #94-100) The Vampire Lord 15th/19th level vampiric warrior/mage undead human male, 6'1", 175 lbs, black hair, black eyes apparent age: 35 years actual age: 437 years alignment: chaotic evil Str 18/76 or 22 Int 20 Wis 14 Dex 18 Con 17 Chr 16 Com 16 AC -6 HP 113 move 12", 18" (flying) thaco 4 dam 5-10 + strength bonus The vampire lord (his true name was never learned) was the ruler of an area in Blackmoor through which the Adventurers had the misfortune of wandering. He captured all but three of their number, torturing some and taunting all before a climactic final battle. Besides possessing the standard special attacks, defenses, and abilities of a vampire, he was an archmage of surpassing power. Specializing in the necromantic arts, the lord ruled veritable swarms of dangerous undead. He also had at least one unique spell, the Black Mists of Sarnath, which was able to spirit its victims away to a distant location, in this case a prison cell. Well-dressed at all times, the vampire lord carried only a few magical items. Among these were Bracers of Defense ac3, a Cloak of Protection +5, a Brooch of Shielding, and a Wand of Frost. At times, he also wore a Girdle of Frost Giant Strength. Servants: One of the vampire lord's greatest strengths was his huge army of undead troops. Apparently, he simply allowed them to roam his domain, with instructions to capture anyone who entered the region. All shapes and sizes of undead were represented in his forces, save perhaps for other vampires, and liches. Other Notes: The vampire lord resided in a gloomy castle somewhere in the farther reaches of the Blackmoor region. A small town called Ren lay within a few hours' ride. After the death of the vampire lord at the party's hands, his castle fell to pieces, and to this day, nothing remains of it save for a huge pile of black rock.