Heroes of Khemer
Belak The Outcast
An Elven druid who was banished from his circle for performing bizarre experiments upon nature.
Belak the Outcast was expelled from the druidic society because he dared to expand nature’s reach in ways he felt their puny minds could not grasp. After wandering about for some time, Belak stumbled upon the Sunless Citadel.
Belak was drawn to the Sunless Citadel twelve years ago, following stories of oddly enchanted fruit to their source. The druid found an ageold fortress pulled below the earth by some past magically invoked devastation. With the ancient inhabitants long dispersed, vile and opportunistic creatures common to lightless dungeons infested the subterranean ruins. But at the old fortress’s core, Belak the Outcast stumbled upon the Twilight Grove and the Gulthias Tree.
For 12 years, he lived in the grove researching in and maintaining the grove. He made great effort to distribute the fruit and its seeds that the tree could reproduce. These seeds when planted would eventually grow into Twig Blights which would spread quickly across the lands. He wanted to spread the horrid creatures as far as he could and pressured the local goblins into helping with the distribution of the seeds.
Belak eventually managed to capture some wayward adventurers and make them the first couple supplicants of the tree. These supplicants were under his control and he used them to help defend the tree.