Excerpts Archive | 4/10/2009
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Excerpts: Archlich
Arcane Power

In today’s final Arcane Power preview, we introduce a new epic destiny -- the archlich!

Epic Destinies

Your epic destiny is the mythic archetype you aspire to achieve. Once you reach 21st level, the greatness you knew you were destined for is no longer theoretical, but within your reach.



Archlich

You fail to remain living, but also fail to die. Undead, you ensure your ability to defend against evil forever.

Prerequisites: 21st level, any arcane class

You pursue eternal life as an undead creature. Most wizards who search for and achieve easy immortality by way of esoteric necromantic texts are evil, avaricious spellcasters who stop at nothing to achieve their ultimate goals. For some, that goal is lichdom itself. But you have a greater, nobler purpose.

Unlike many who have become liches before you, you have trained your mind to avoid succumbing to the madness that necromantic preservation often brings. For instance, you did not perform the foul ritual that traded your life for animation the moment you found it; you waited until your power was equal to the change. Nor did you accept the aid of Orcus, Demon Prince of the Undead, to empower the ritual, but you waited to find methods outside his control. In doing so, you escaped his touch, though you bear his personal enmity to this day.