Random Encounters09/16/2003

The Kaorti Ubercyst
(Bonus Epic Encounters)

The kaorti are a race of creatures that were spawned ages ago when a group of wizards sought to pierce the known boundaries of reality. These wizards entered a plane known as the Far Realm, and there they suffered an experience that changed them forever. Now you can utilize some specific beings and their guardians in your campaign. The ultimate goal of the individual in charge of the ubercyst is to destroy that which exists and transform the Material Plane into a place that is more hospitable to those in the ubercyst. More details about the kaorti are located in the Fiend Folio on pages 108-110.

The Ubercyst

Though it is not the original kaorti cyst, the ubercyst is one of the oldest, largest, and most powerful in existence. Find out more about this cyst and its leader K'tral'sk.

The Guardians of Gloom and Despair

K'tral'sk has a few guardians at his beck and call. Discover more about them, and utilize their statistics in your game!

The Mind Flayer Thrall

An unusual thrall serves K'tral'sk. Take a look at this mind flayer, his statistics, and his goals.


Thruocks serve as an integral part of the kaorti's plan to conquer and transform the surrounding regions. Take a look at their statistics so that you can add these new creatures to your game!

Magic and Resin Items

Do you want to add resin items to your game? Find out how in this installment. Put some interesting weapons in the hands of your foes, and surprise your PCs!

About the Author

Darrin Drader was born in Pullman, Washington, in 1973, and he eventually went to college at WSU there as well. It's no wonder that a town known for wheat fields, cows, higher education, and rampant inebriation would turn out a creative mind like Darrin's. Reading and being heavily influenced by Tolkien at an early age, he later developed a love for Dragonlance, the Belgariad, and the many books by R.A. Salvatore. Darrin was introduced to Dungeons & Dragons at the age of 11, and he has been a gamer ever since. Darrin has lived in Western Washington for the past six years, and among other things, has sold computers and managed a retail store. Today Darrin is a happy employee of Wizards of the Coast, and he lives outside of Tacoma, Washington, with his wife, daughter, feline friend Tabitha, and the canine personality Arial. His recent projects include The Book of Exalted Deeds, Oathbound: Plains of Penance, Oathbound: Wrack & Ruin, and Oathbound: Arena.

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