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Silencer minimap icon.png Nortrom, the Silencer
Part of the seventh and final generation of a carefully designed pedigree, Nortrom was bred by the ancient order of the Aeol Drias to be the greatest magic user the world had ever seen. He was the prophesied one, the culmination of two-hundred years of careful pairings, a war-mage who would bring glory to the order, and destruction to their sworn enemies, The Knights of the Fold.

Raised with other young mages in a hidden cantonment among the hills of the Hazhadal barrens, the order's preceptors waited for Nortrom's abilities to manifest. While the other students honed their talents with fire, or ice, or incantatory spells, Nortrom sat silent and talentless, unable to cast so much as a hex. As the day of final testing approached, he still hadn't found his magic. In disgust, the preceptors berated him, while the children laughed. "You are no mage," the head of the order declared. Still, Nortrom did not slink away. He entered the day of testing and faced down the young mages who had mocked him. And then his preceptors learned a valuable lesson: a lack of magic can be the greatest magic of all. Nortrom silenced the young mages one by one and defeated them in single combat, until he alone stood as champion of the Aeol Drias, in fulfillment of the prophecy.
Silencer
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Associated with
Heroes Anti-Mage minimap icon.png Anti-Mage
Places Hazhadal Barrens
Tyler Estate
  • According to his own biography, Nortrom might be an inbred person or produced by inbreeding.
  • After defeating the young mages on the day of his final test, Nortrom applied his newfound skills in "suppressing" the godless outlaws of the Hazhadal Barrens, where made short work of their animal enthrallers.[1]
  • In the earliest days of his childhood, Nortrom's caretakers spoke fervently about the prophecy that he will soon fulfill, and the blessed favors that they will all receive on the day of Nortrom's ascension for raising the prophesied war mage. The same caretakers would soon feel spite and neglect for him when his lack of magic began to show, not knowing that his true abilities have yet to be manifested.[2]
  • Nortrom wields various equipment that wield the power of silence, including a shield that deflects magic soundlessly,[3] another shield that emanates a calm and still aura that silences nearby enemies,[4] and a glaive forged in the heart of a dead star in a soundless corner of the universe.[5]
  • He also wields a glaive and a shield related to Oscilla. He was the first to posit that these are no mere items of power, but astral appendages of a great creature which can be used to find its other pieces.[6]

Relationships[]

Nortrom is the warden of the Tyler Estate, working alongside the Anti-Mage with the common goal of policing the usage of magic. He is pleased to work with the Anti-Mage, likely due to their similar anti-magic abilities.[7] Despite this, they have different methods[8] in dealing with sorcerers: Nortrom prefers them to be imprisoned then drained of their magical capabilities,[9] while Anti-Mage would rather kill them instead.

Friendships and rivalries[]

Allies meeting Silencer

Enemies killing Silencer

Others

  • ▶️ Oracle minimap icon.png r When I listen for your future, I hear naught but a great silence.
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▶️ By the forge of creation.
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  1. Hazhadal Magebreaker description
  2. Silent Edict description
  3. Shield of the Hidden Talent description
  4. Shield of Stillness description
  5. Star of Silence description
  6. Aspect of Oscilla description
  7. Silencer response: ▶️ Always pleased to ally myself with the Anti-Mage.
  8. Disciple's Path comic
  9. Artifact: Arcane Censure lore
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