Death Masters are a very rare type of necromantic wizard. They are extremely evil wizards driven by the desire to gain knowledge over death. They will know much about history in general, and magical history in particular. Death Masters will almost always work alone, except for a few armed servants and undead. They will always have a good deal of wealth hidden in their grave/lairs, with many deadly magic items.
Death Masters are found in ruined graves or catacombs, pursuing their studies of the mastery of death. Universally reviled, they surround themselves with the dead and undead. These studies tend to give them a deep knowledge of local and regional history, especially of wars, plagues and other calamities dealing with death.
In game terms, Death Masters are deadly opponents, with a vast knowledge of dangerous spells–and the abilities to cast them. They will also have a number of disagreeable followers that help protect them and their lairs. Death Masters are obsessive in their pursuit of knowledge of death, and will viciously fight anyone who threatens that pursuit.
Here are the normal stats for a Death Master. Note that they will have many power gems to cast more spells than their listed strength would imply.
Talents & Spells
Here are some common talents and spells:
Common Talents: Literacy, Alchemy
Summon Lesser/Greater Demon
The Little Death
Any Mind Reading spell
Any Darkness spell
Any Water spell
Any Earth spell
NO Fire spells!
Many of these spells are not in the original AW spell list. They will be adapted from GURPS in the future.
This definition is based on an article originally found in Dragon Magazine and adapted for TFT.