The Lord of the Dead
The unseen ruler of Souragne, The Lord of the Dead rules the island from the swamps, supposedly raising an army of zombies to control the populace. Tradition in Souragne dictates that every corpse must be left alone for four days before burial, just in case The Lord of the Dead wants to add it to his collection as a zombie. Few have claimed to actually see this fabled ruler, but sometimes the bodies left as potential offerings do go missing. The strong faith of the Souragnien people keeps them obedient to their unseen master’s will.
Among The Lord of the Dead’s many laws is the forbidding of all arcane magic other than Necromancy. When travelers come and unknowingly break this sacred law, they are sometimes given one warning, but a second offense means a gruesome death at the hands of the zombie agents of the Lord.