Madness in the Cards
Vandomar, Tragic Love
At the time of Gardmore Abbey’s fall, this tower was the home of the wizard Vandomar, who inherited it from his mentor, to whom it had passed down through generations of master and apprentice. Like the story of the abbey, Vandomar’s tale is tragic. The wizard loved one of the paladins of the abbey, a female human named Elaida, who returned his love. He urged her to abandon her calling and live with him in his tower, far from the dangers of the war. She refused, so he turned his attention instead to crafting wards and protective spells to keep her safe in battle. When the abbey came under siege, all ofVandomar’s wards could not save Elaida. Turning from the defense of the abbey, Vandomar sealed himself in his tower with the body of his beloved, seeking a way to restore her to life. Since that day, the wizard has never been seen again. Some speculate that he died. Others speculate that he is somehow still working on a way to bring his love back from the dead without turning her into one of the undead. Others speculate that his ghost still haunts the halls of his tower doomed to watch his love die until someone can break the tragic cycle.