HEROES OF IMPILTUR
Count Bereg Loroth
The evil, dwarf, rune priest that Bahardim was cloned from. Bereg had a brilliant but twisted genius for manipulating magical runes. He came from a perverse family. Several generations ago his family had wrested control of the clan from their hated rivals, the Stonerenders. Years later Bereg would capture and torture to death, Berend, the last of the Stonerenders (who he proudly kept frozen and displayed in his lab). Clan Loroth was renowned for owning a magic signet ring. Legend told that when leader of the clan died, the ring would mystically appear on the hand of the eldest male successor to the bloodline. This power was demonstrated many times over the years as the family engaged in a constant series of murders and coups for control of the clan. In his younger years, Bereg began a long-running association with members of the demon-cult, the Fraternity of Tharos. They helped him dethrone his father and assume control of the clan. Later, thanks once again to his corrupt demon-cult allies, he was made a Count of the Impilturan Grand Council. Bereg had no children for fear that they would one day follow in the family tradition and rise up against him. In his later years, as old age set in and his health began to decline, Bereg began research in ways to extend his life. He eventually perfected a runic device that let him create copies of himself. Seven permanent copies were created:
1. Hrun: Bereg’s first surviving clone. Hrun had too little skin. It was stretched tightly over his face to the point of tearing and gave him a skeletal appearance. Hrun was mentally feeble and Bereg used him for menial jobs around the manor. He was killed by collateral damage from a fireball when he encountered the heroes.
2. Tuv: Bereg’s second surviving clone. Tuv had too much skin and it fell in baggy folds around his body. Tuv was mentally feeble and Bereg used him for menial jobs around the manor. He was killed by collateral damage from a fireball when he encountered the heroes.
3. Tray: Bereg’s first successful clone. Tray was an exact copy of Bereg at his old age. Bereg opted to try to create a younger clone for his new body. Bereg used Tray as his decoy to go out into the world and run his province while he stayed in the lab to continue his research. Tray was given the Loroth signet ring so no one would doubt his authority. Tray was the Bereg clone that was present at Fort Frostbite and it was actually his journal that the party found with the cultists. Tray entered the portal to Bitriarch’s Vault with Norr Bennings and has not been heard from since. The fact that the signet ring appeared back on Bereg’s hand would seem to indicate that Tray perished during the expedition.
4. Fett: This clone was an exact copy of Bereg but at a much younger age. Bereg used another runic device to erase this clone’s memories and transplant his own consciousness into the body. This was the clone that fought the party and was killed by Bahardim
5. Fiff: Another younger clone of Bereg. He was part of an experiment Bereg performed to see if a clone could learn new skills. He planned to later reabsorb the clone and see if those skills would transfer to him. Fiff was trained as an assassin. The learning process altered the clone’s mind and prevented Bereg from reabsorbing him. Fiff was killed by the heroes in the fight with Bereg.
6. Sikk: Sikk was a clone of Fiff. He was part of an experiment Bereg performed to see if he could copy a clone and then reabsorb the copy into him. Bereg was unable to reabsorb the clone. Sikk had the same assassin skills as Fiff. Sikk was killed by the heroes in the fight with Bereg.
7. Set: See Rhombik Loroth