Codricuhn, the Blood Storm
By Robert J. Schwalb
Destruction defines Codricuhn's purpose--Creation’s utter and complete annihilation and a slow and agonizing death for those who live in it. With its end, the Feywild and Shadowfell will discorporate and dissolve into their fundamental substances. The Astral Dominions will recede into the silvery void and carry their gods with them into the ether, dead or forgotten. In their absence, a new world will take shape--a world imagined by evil and to serve the purpose of expanding the Abyss’s fundamental darkness to all realities. This evil’s will is what drives Codricuhn up through the Abyss’s many layers, its appearance sparking terrible battles and appalling violence.
A single glance at this demon prince’s tortured form might suggest an unthinking beast or a tortured brute bent on attaining some impossible goal. Scrutiny reveals a dim sentience in the one baleful red eye, which is a gaping wound containing a jaundiced orb replete with crimson iris around an impenetrable pupil. As the eye rolls about, drifting in the socket, he aims his awful gaze, weeping bloody tears as if imploring witnesses to somehow stop him from attaining his unspeakable objective.
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About the Author
Robert J. Schwalb contributed design to such books as the Forgotten Realms Player’s Guide, Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons, Manual of the Planes, P2: Demon Queen’s Enclave, Martial Power, Player’s Handbook 2, Eberron Campaign Guide, Eberron Player’s Guide, Divine Power, Adventurer’s Vault 2, Draconomicon 2: Metallic Dragons, Primal Power, as well as numerous articles for D&D Insider. Robert lives in Tennessee.