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Lion minimap icon.png Lion, the Demon Witch
Once a Grandmaster of the Demon Witch tradition of sorcery, Lion earned fame among his brethren for fighting on the side of light and righteousness. But adulation corrupts. With powers surpassed only by his ambition, the mage was seduced by a demon and turned to evil, trading his soul for prestige. After committing horrible crimes that marred his soul, he was abandoned. The demon betrayed him, striking better deals with his enemies. Such was Lion’s rage that he followed the demon back to hell and slew it, ripping it limb from limb, taking its demonic hand for his own. However, such demonoplasty comes at a cost. Lion was transfigured by the process, his body transformed into something unrecognizable. He rose from hell, rage incarnate, slaying even those who had once called him master, and laying waste to the lands where he had once been so adored. He survives now as the sole practitioner of the Demon Witch tradition, and those who present themselves as acolytes or students are soon relieved of their mana and carried off by the faintest gust of wind.
Lion
Associated with
Heroes Nyx Assassin minimap icon.png Nyx Assassin
Pangolier minimap icon.png Pangolier
Anti-Mage minimap icon.png Anti-Mage
Silencer minimap icon.png Silencer
Lich minimap icon.png Lich
Factions The Quorum
Places Weeping Rose
Gods Nyx
Cosmetics Fin King's Charm
Traditions Demon Witch
  • In an unknown point in time, Lion sought out the hand of Buki'vak the Corrupted who dwelt in the depths beneath the Sunken Cities and through the Infernal Hollow. He defeated him after a long battle and harvested his hand for a fresh demonoplasty. Just like the effects of his late demon partner's hand, Lion was afflicted with Malignant Corruption, causing shards of obsidian to grow from his body and made him even more unrecognizable from his original form.[1]
  • Lion used to be a high ranking ambassador for Hell. He was granted his uniform by a grateful demon populace[2] and carries the scepter Strifemaul to emphasize the important points of his argument, probably through violence or actual emphasis.[3]
  • Lion wears a ruby ring that can scorch the very soul of its wearer. Fortunately, his soul is already damned and corrupted, so it has no effect on him.[4] He also has a physical third eye that allows him to peer past reality to view the vile powers beyond it.[5]
  • The Fin King's Charm is one of the many items in Lion's possession. Once used by the Fin King's arcanists to banish targets into the underwater realm, it has lost its core ability and much of its potency, but it still has enough power to turn targets into a fish.[6]
  • After slaughtering the Order of the Crystal Echelon, Lion prepared to kill the enraged Vidmar, the head of his now-defunct order. With his final breath, he cursed the demonic hand of Lion once he was struck by its spell (which also strengthened his curse), infusing it with Crystal Rot. Only by fusing the Prelate's headpiece to his hand was Lion able to temporarily slow down the effects. Soon, he must find a permanent solution to rid himself of the curse, but for now...it seems that Lion has some new magic to try out.[7]
  • Each life that Lion takes with his demonic hand feeds the demonic transfiguration of his body and magic, infusing them with the aspects of his late demon partner.[8]
  • Lion asked The Quorum to grant him harbor in Weeping Rose[9] and did receive it.[10]
  • Nyx Assassin hints that Lion must earn the grace of Nyx, suggesting that Lion has some knowledge of the queen goddess.[11]
  • Before Lion became an acolyte to the Grandmaster of the Demon Witch, he used to tend sheep for his family.[12]

Relationships[]

Lion has met Donte Panlin before, and is greatly disliked by him. Donte warns him that if they should ever meet again, there would be consequences.[13]

Artifact[]

While the Bronze Legion and the Red Mist fought their wars, Lion had his own conflict to deal with. Hunted by the Court of Ristul for his transplanted demonic hand and the Tyler Estate for his unholy usage of magic, Lion sought asylum in the Weeping Rose.[14] He must first seek out the Emissary of the Quorum, who will hear his plea for asylum. In exchange for that, he may share his secrets to the Quorum.[15]

Several voice responses indicate that he is willing to work for the Tyler Estate in exchange for his freedom.[16] He also thinks that Silencer should recognize his usefulness,[17] due to his similar anti-magic abilities such as Mana Drain.

The Lich also seeks to kill him before he reaches Weeping Rose, for reasons unknown.[18]

Friendships and rivalries[]

Allies meeting Lion

Enemies meeting Lion

Enemies killing Lion

Others

References[]

  1. Carapace of Buki'vak the Corrupted description
  2. Mantle of Hell's Ambassador description
  3. Strifemaul of Hell's Ambassador description
  4. Ruby Ring of Rak-noth Rak-nul description
  5. Gazing Eye of the Demon Witch description
  6. Fin King's Charm description
  7. Hell-Spar Anathema description
  8. Horns of the Betrayer description
  9. Pangolier response: ▶️ I know you seek harbor in Weeping Rose, but be careful... all of the Quorum's gifts have strings attached.
  10. Wei's response: ▶️ The Quorum can't protect you forever Lion...
  11. Nyx Assassin response: ▶️ You must earn Nyx's grace, Lion.
  12. Infernal Rambler description.
  13. Pangolier response: ▶️ I told you, Lion. If we met again there would be consequences.
  14. Artifact: Lion lore
  15. Artifact: Lion response: If the Quorum grants me asylum, I will share my secrets.
  16. Artifact: Lion response: I'm willing to work with the Tyler Estate if it means my freedom.
  17. Artifact: Lion response: Silencer should recognize my usefulness.
  18. Artifact:Lich lore
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