Cardinal Adrastus Thorn

The High Priest of Asmodeus in Talingarde


Cardinal Thorn is the party’s patron. He is the high priest of Asmodeus, and seeks to restore that dark faith’s prominence in Talingarde.

To that end, he has designed The Knot of Thorns, a grand and complex scheme involving the creation of nine groups (the “Knots”), each named after one of the circles of Hell, and given a specific task in the overall plot. As the story begins, he has only the Nessian Knot left to recruit, and he found them Branderscar Prison, some of the worst (and last) villains in Talingarde.


First Knot (Avernian Knot) – Sakkarot Fire-Axe
Second Knot – ?
Third Knot – ?
Fouth Knot – ?
Fifth Knot – ?
Sixth Knot – ?
Seventh Knot – ?
Eighth Knot – ?
Ninth Knot (Nessian Knot) – The PCs

Cardinal Adrastus Thorn

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