Developer Weblog: Trobriand & Arcturia

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Reaching the culminating adventure of Neverwinter: Undermountain and venturing into the Lair of the Mad Mage is anything to be proud of. Besting the baddies waiting for you inside: that is anything to brag about! Arcturia and Trobriand are each ancient and effective beings and apprentices of Halaster who will not endure adventurers in their domains facing them will be a harrowing undertaking for all involved.

The initial apprentice you need to face in Lair of the Mad Mage is the effective lich and master of transmutation magic, Arcturia. Arcturia can’t abide normalcy and consistency, so transforms herself, her surroundings, and other creatures about her into warped variations of their earlier selves. She has altered her personal type substantially more than the years and now seems a lot more alive than undead, with gossamer wings sprouting from her shoulders and bone spurs jutting from her forearms and elbows. Arcturia’s domain is a mix of nature and decay that corrupts components of Halaster’s dungeon, and her creations defend it to the death.

Fighting Arcturia is a colorful and deadly affair, with butterflies, mimics, and animal head warriors assisting when she calls. Having said that, her personal spells are a lot more than up for handling adventurers: spells like Cocoon of Death will obliterate an unwary group in the blink of an eye. Defeating Arcturia will call for coordination, timing, and a healthful worry of butterflies.

The second apprentice and final challenge in the Lair of the Mad Mage is Trobriand the Metal Mage. Trobriand specializes in making magical constructs and utilizes them all through each his domain and, a lot more not too long ago, a substantial portion of Undermountain. His penultimate creation, the enormous Boreworm, roams the Lair of the Mad Mage browsing for prey.

Lengthy ago, Trobriand was a human of flesh and bone who grew to despise the frailty of flesh. Soon after a lot of years of painstaking experimentation he transferred his spirit into his ultimate creation, the enormous and specially constructed iron golem he now inhabits. But Trobriand did not quit there. Soon after perfecting the transfer system, he has embarked on a campaign to rid Faerûn of weak flesh and replace it with powerful metal. His domain in Lair of the Mad Mage is 1 of energy and metal, and the plethora of constructs there clearly demonstrates his obsession.

Battling Trobriand is an electric affair and not for the faint of heart. The core of his domain juts out more than a cavernous lake and holds the deadliest of his creations, himself incorporated. Trobriand is at the height of his strength right here, but also has the possible to develop to unimaginable energy if adventurers do not act speedily on the battlefield. Trobriand’s power also supercharges the constructs right here, offering a truly daunting challenge. Adventurers who best Trobriand will save Faerûn from the fate of a fleshless existence, and will return with lots of rewards to show for their troubles.

See you in Undermountain!

Ryan “Wolf Fightmaster” Horn
Content material Designer

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