The Tombtakers[2] was a small splinter group based out of Shadycreek Run around 833 P.D.

History[edit | edit source]

At some point in or before 831 P.D.,[3] Cree and Lucien/Nonagon had been part of some some sort of order. Lucien believed that the order was clouded in their thinking and wanted to seek a different path. Breaking off, he took a splinter group north to Shadycreek Run and started the Tombtakers.

The Cobalt Soul believed that the Tombtakers were studying the blood magics used by Lucien/Nonagon, which had been known to temporarily enchant weapons, augment physiology, and been linked to some forms of lycanthropy.[4] They were also doing mercenary work, unlawful acquisitions of things, thieving, and some bodyguarding. They were hired for a number of expeditions into the ruins of Molaesmyr, among other places.[5]

In 833 P.D., Lucien had acquired a tome with the ritual spell required to reach a mysterious city.[6] The group contacted a female spellcaster "from the capital" (presumably Rexxentrum) who came to oversee and perform the ritual for him.[7]. During the process, something went wrong and Lucien appeared to die. They buried Lucien in the woods outside of a hideout the group had been using. The spellcaster took the book and left.[8] Following Lucien's previous instructions, the group scattered and vanished, waiting for his return.[9]

As of 2 Brussendar 836 PD, Lucien/Mollymauk and Cree appeared to be back together, trudging through a snowy landscape.[10]

Members[edit | edit source]

Dead Members[edit | edit source]

  • Jurrell: Met with the axe of the law shortly after Nonagon was buried.[16]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Matt's notes on "Harvest Close" (2x17) it is spelled "Tombtakers".[13] In episode transcripts, both before and long after that episode, the spelling is "Tomb Takers".[17][18][19]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. See "The Chase Begins" (2x112) from 1:01:27 through 1:02:47.
  2. See note on spelling below.
  3. See "New Homes and Old Friends" (2x111) at 1:30:06.  The Cobalt Soul library of Zadash held records of the Tombtakers indicating they had been active for four or five years, but not in the past two years.
  4. The Chronicles of Exandria - The Mighty Nein, p. 75. refers the reader to a book called Blood Cults of the Cyrengreen Forest, subsection "Bloodhunters", and to the History of the Castle Lorelei: Royal Bloodlines of Deastok. See also "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36).
  5. See "New Homes and Old Friends" (2x111) at 1:30:52.
  6. See "Fleeting Memories" (2x14) at 1:04:59.
  7. See "Fleeting Memories" (2x14) at 1:05:09.
  8. See "Fleeting Memories" (2x14) at 1:06:16.
  9. See "Fleeting Memories" (2x14) at 0:18:50.
  10. See "New Homes and Old Friends" (2x111) at 3:31:31.
  11. See "Dinner with the Devil" (2x110) at 3:56:09.
  12. See "Fleeting Memories" (2x14) at 0:19:55.  Scattered amongst the Empire.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Matt's notes on "Harvest Close" (2x17) give details about the Tombtakers.
  14. See "Fleeting Memories" (2x14) at 0:19:55.  Scattered amongst the Empire.
  15. See "Fleeting Memories" (2x14) at 0:20:07.
  16. See "Fleeting Memories" (2x14) at 0:19:50.
  17. See "Fleeting Memories" (2x14) at 21:48.
  18. See "Dinner with the Devil" (2x110) at 3:44:17.
  19. See "New Homes and Old Friends" (2x111) at 3:18:14.
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