Curse of the Crimson Throne
The Immortal Lord Volshyenek Ornelos
The Immortal Lord of House Ornelos
Volshyenek’s noble bloodline traces back to the days before the Chelaxian Empire, giving him the highest pedigree of any noble to dwell in Korvosa. He first brought his family to the region after falling our of favor in the Imperial Court .
Seeking a fresh start on the Varisian frontier in what was then known as Fort Korvosa, Lord Volshyenek played a key role in the final defeat of the Shoanti barbarians and the establishment of settlements on the mainland.
Already an accomplished wizard when he arrived in the settlement, Volshyenek’s legend only grew as he threw himself into the founding of the Acadamae. As the decades left him unchanged, people began to call him the Immortal Lord. Multiple generations of his descendants lived and died under his perpetual guidance. But roughly 150 years after his arrival in Korvosa, the Immortal Lord was finally slain defending the Acadamae from a pit fiend that had escaped its binding.
…Or so everyone believed.
Recently, scandalous information about the Immortal Lord has come to light. The Crimson Blades have discovered evidence that Volshyenek entered into a pact with the infernal duke Lorthact.
When confronted with this evidence, Volshyenek’s descendant Toff Ornelos revealed another bombshell: the Immortal Lord is alive, and has been guiding House Ornelos from the shadows for 100 years.
…Or so the Ornelos family had thought. According to St. Alika, the true Volshyenek Ornelos died over 150 years ago, long before he allegedly faked his death. The party has discovered that Lorthact himself has been posing as Volshyenek, living in secret in Korvosa to elude his enemies.