Article Header Image
Gergul and MithgrynD&D Insider Article
Eye on the Realms
by Ed Greenwood

Necromancers, warlocks, alchemists, and others in the Heartlands who seek bodies and body parts have shared news of two human men who provide the needed ghastly remnants in return for coin. These men are said to be young, agile, armed, and alert for trouble and trade betrayals. Some whisper that they are also fearless and ruthless. Word of the team of Gergul and Mithgryn first got out when talkative priests (or perhaps shocked lay worshipers) spoke of corpses being delivered by night to temples of “dark faiths” for animation into undead.

Some authorities hunt these body snatchers because of local laws against disturbing the dead or to guard against the proliferation of undead and the spread of necromancy. Rumors claim that fell wizards and priests who work with undead are also stalking this pair of grave robbers out of fear that the two will become blackmailers or in the belief that they have committed theft or sabotage in their dealings. For their part, Gergul and Mithgryn enjoy tricking and occasionally slaying their hunters.

Want to view the complete article? Subscribe to D&D Insider.

Your D&DI subscription includes...
  • D&D Character Builder
  • Dungeon Magazine
  • D&D Compendium
  • Dragon Magazine
  • D&D Adventure Tools
  • Subscribe


    About the Author

    Ed Greenwood is the man who unleashed the Forgotten Realms on an unsuspecting world. He works in libraries, writes fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, and even romance stories (sometimes all in the same novel), but he is still happiest churning out Realmslore, Realmslore, and more Realmslore. There are still a few rooms in his house with space left to pile up papers in . . .