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Sorshen
Sorshen.jpg
(Person)
Aliases Lady of Eurythnia
Titles Runelord of Lust
Race/Species Human
Class Wizard (Enchanter)
Gender Female
Homeland Eurythnia, Thassilon
Died ca. -5293 AR

Source: Burnt Offerings, pg(s). 77


The Runelord Sorshen (pronounced SOHR-shehn)[1] was the ruler of the Thassilonian Realm of Lust, Eurythnia.[2]

History[]

Sorshen was one of the only two runelords who ruled their domain for the entire lifespan of Thassilon, the other being Xanderghul. She accompanied Xin in his exile from Azlant and was responsible for convincing Xin to delegate the rule of Thassilon to the runelords: Sorshen was rewarded with the domain of Eurythnia and her original title of runelord of love. It was Sorshen who created the first runewells, after having discovered, studied, and reverse-engineered the Everdawn Pool. She shared this secret with the other runelords, a decision which she would later regret, before she and the six other runelords betrayed and assassinated Xin and later fell into infighting. During the final years of Thassilon, she developed the runewaking ritual to remove Zutha, but she didn't have the chance to put it to use before the end of Thassilon.

To prepare for the incoming Earthfall and the destruction of Thassilon, Sorshen used her runewell to create the Eye of Desire, a demiplane where she could hide from the cataclysm, in secret vaults guarded by clans of loyal vampires deep beneath Xin-Eurythnia. These vaults were an elaborate puzzle designed to siphon blood from exotic creatures that would be used to slowly reawaken Sorshen once the danger had passed, but she never stirred until Karzoug's runewell was activated in 4702 AR and only awakened after Ileosa Arabasti used the Everdawn Pool to bolster her power.

Instead of immediately returning to the world, Sorshen decided to emerge quietly and take her time to reflect. As she watches Karzoug, Krune and Zutha reemerging and getting defeated, she grew dissatisfied by the runelords' bickering and bored of carnal pleasures and idle cruelty. Realising that the world has changed, having no wish to be left behind and being further inspired by the former demon lord Nocticula's rise from the Abyss, Sorshen concluded that the tyrannical rule of Thassilon could no longer work.

Sorshen released her cabal of vampires from her service, accepting that continuing to associate with them would only create more enemies. When she learnt that Alaznist was meddling with time, Sorshen relocated the Everdawn Pool into the Eye of Desire and created blood simulacra of herself to serve as agents and oppose Alaznist without having to put herself at risk. She seeks to rule New Thassilon peacefully without having to war with its neighbours

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