Shards of Light, Shards of Shadow
Practical Morgrave lecturer of combat magic
That is Professor Omrish, boy.
Professor Omrish appears to be a well groomed, halforkish gentleman out on expedition; rarely is he seen without a hat. He sports a perpetual scowl, and is surly to all, even his hobgoblin manservant Humphrey.
- Thurg Omrish
- Level 5 Artillery
- Medium natural humanoid
- XP 200
- Initiative +3
- Senses Perception +4; low-light
- HP 50; Bloodied 25
- AC 17; Fortitude 17, Reflex 19, Will 17
- Speed 6
- Ham-handed Punch (standard; at-will)
- +10 vs AC; 1d6+4 damage.
- Fiery Bolt (standard; at-will) ✦ Fire
- +10 vs. Reflex; 1d10+4 fire damage.
- Explosive Anger (standard; recharge 5, 6) ✦ Fire
- Area burst 1 within 10 squares; all creatures in burst; +10 vs. Reflex; 3d6+4 fire damage and ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends).
- Channeled Temper
- When bloodied, all of Thurg’s attacks with the Fire keyword push their target 1 square and knock them prone on a hit or a miss.
- Align. Unaligned
- Lang. Common, Giant
- Skills Arcana +12, Intimidate +7
- Str 13 (+3)
- Dex 14 (+3)
- Wis 13 (+4)
- Con 14 (+4)
- Int 20 (+7)
- Cha 16 (+5)
- Rituals Battlefield Elocution, Make Whole
Professor Thurg Omrish is a Lecturer at Morgrave University (not tenured). His field of expertise is ancient combat magic. He focuses more on the practical applications than arcane theory, which is looked down upon by his academic minded colleagues. Thurg’s quite touchy about this; combined with his explosive temper, this may be why he is not tenured. Thurg hopes success in the expedition to Xen’drik will finally lead to the respect he is due.
Thurg was born in the Shadow Marches. As a young man, he was fascinated by the ancient history of the region, the Dhakaani Empire, and its violent end. His unusual self-study gave him significant hand-on understanding that less field-tested scholars. It was this drive and thirst for knowledge that won him his position at Morgrave University after the War. Rumors do circulate that Thurg blew up the Department Head’s desk when she questioned his abilities and threatened to file a racial discrimination lawsuit, and that’s how he got the position. Thurg neither denies nor confirms this.
Thurg insists on being called Professor Omrish or Professor, not Thurg.