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Rath (? - VII)
The Wicked Judge
Status Inactive
Race Human
Classes Cleric
Followed Okk
Spouse Alyria

Mud Contributions:

Spirited and stubborn debate. Sarcasm, too, as evidenced by this note:

[ 22] Rath: A public service
Sun Apr 6 18:48:56 2003
To: all
This is a public service being done in order to save space on the idea board. The following is a condensed version of all of Lins' previous ideas,current ideas,and any idea he will ever have.

Lins: Make me an unhittable 200 point swinging level 60 unthievable metal wearer. I really think it's unfair that I've been taking so much damage lately. Additionally, I think I should hit thieves MUCH harder because they are always STEALING from me. That isn't very fair,letting thieves steal from me and then letting them run away. The fact that thieves have sanc now means I need to be able to swing 200 damage now, so that I can still do 100 per swing and kill them fairly quickly. These dirty rotten thieves actually hit me once!My INVINCIBLE armor rating should obviously prevent this. Tynian make me INVINCIBLE because my score says I am. And take away dispel magic from mages,I don't like that.
PS-Dutch is best!

Author addendum:I realize that Lins will likely gripe about the fact I forgot to include the detail that he was whining about clerics who were multi'd to thief,and not thieves.I grievously apologize for forgetting about this. Though it's not too big a deal. Who would expect a thief to get a sanc against a warric anyway?

Current Description: April 8, 2011

- Description by Cordir:

The sheer massive size and height of the armored priest who towers over 
you is daunting. Made more so by the heavy, yet carefully crafted armor 
that covers his frame, his size is far beyond the norm for a human male. 
He bears the unmistakable look of a hardened and experienced soldier, a 
survivor of countless battles who worked his way up out of the infantry 
through every imaginable rank, to his current state of unholy servitude 
as the Arch-Lich's Disciple.  Azure eyes of an icy blue are illuminated 
by a strange, unnatural light of bright green that flows and pulses over 
one eye. That intense, commanding gaze holds a keen intelligence and the  
weight of decades of experience. The open, ornate grill of his helm shows 
several horrifying scars upon his face, the most gruesome of which slashes 
vertically above and below the left eye. He is garbed plainly, but in well 
made armor which bears the scars, dents, and stains of battle.  A circle 
of runes tattooed in dark black is barely visible above the gauntlet cuff 
on the inside of one wrist, it's meaning unknown to you. A broad signet  
ring has been resized to fit over his glove, heralding his family crest and 
allegiance, and a second is worn more protectively underneath wedding band 
kept hidden and safe. His expression is brooding and grim: only one being in 
this realm sees anything other than what he expresses for the world - hate, 
loathing, and scorn. 'May Nash have mercy upon your soul', he says in a low, 
grating voice. 'For I shall not.'

November 10, 2001:

A foreboding fills your senses just before you realize you are not alone. From the shadows a pair of piercing azure eyes gaze unflinchingly at you, discerning the wrongs of your soul.
As the shadows shift your uneasiness heightens.Your body sickens with dread knowing that your hidden deeds, your darkest secrets are exposed to the judgements of the mammoth man materializing before you.
His enormous muscles ripple, visible at the gaps in his plated black armor. Masterfully crafted, entirely made from adamantite it seems to be tailored just for him A finely crafted weapon is held in one of his arms. Nearly as long as a man, it appears to be a maul, lit along it's black metal surface with a strange hue. Giant metal spikes adorn the end of it..yet the handle there is a strand of red brown hair, seemingly tied with care..apparently more of a treasure then a prize. A fleeting hope rises but is quickly dashed as you gaze at the set of his chiseled jaw, your heart fails you as he intones somberly "Judgement is mine to decree"
Born a Nashite in the southern regions of the realm,Rath learned in his youth what hate and prejudice were.Not only from his own experiences but from the journeys of the tiny mage Alyria, who he devoted himself to in his early youth. His heart, previously untarnished with hate or malice was hardened by the injustices and unwarranted attacks against his companion and himself. The suffering that was dealt to him for trying to live a quiet life was intolerable. Purpose born, justice would now be dealt by his own hand, by the Law of Lord Nash... Rath won't win any beauty contests.
Rath is in perfect health.

December 1, 2002:

You see nothing special about him.
Rath is in perfect health.
Rath is using:
<used as light>     (Weak magic) (Glowing) some phosphorus lichen
<worn on finger>    (Artifact magic) a simple ring
<worn on finger>    (Artifact magic) a thin pink ribbon, taken from a baby's bonnet
<worn around neck>  (Artifact magic) a Major Amulet of Health
<worn around neck>  (Moderate magic) the plain lapis lazuli amulet
<worn on body>      (Moderate magic) a ring mail shirt
<worn on head>      (Potent magic) a black top hat
<worn on legs>      (Potent magic) a pair of silver leggings
<worn on feet>      (Moderate magic) a pair of ring mail boots
<worn on hands>     (Moderate magic) a pair of iron gauntlets
<worn on arms>      (Moderate magic) a pair of leaf mail sleeves
<worn as shield>    (Glowing) a wicked, spiked shield
<worn about body>   (Moderate magic) a leaf mail sash
<worn about waist>  (Potent magic) (Sheathed) twin shadow blades of the Velg'larn
<worn around wrist> (Moderate magic) the grim mithril bracelet
<worn around wrist> (Moderate magic) the shadow bracer
< wielded>           (Token magic) a large rolling pin
<worn with pride>   (Moderate magic) the shattered seal of Ebencaleneezer
<worn with pride>   (Weak magic) (Humming) a small gold pentagram

August 5, 2003:

When you find yourself wounded on the Great Eastern Plains
And the victor has come to grind your remains
Say your last prayer,unsheath your sword
And cut out your heart like a warrior
-Natas LeVey
Rath is in perfect health.

Rath is using:
<used as light>     (Weak magic) (Glowing) some phosphorus lichen
<worn on finger>    (Artifact magic) (Mystical) Signet Ring of D'Aleth
<worn on finger>    (Moderate magic) the blurry jacinth ring
<worn around neck>  (Moderate magic) the crescent moon pendant
<worn around neck>  (Artifact magic) a Major Amulet of Health
<worn on body>      (Potent magic) a singed black adamantite breastplate
<worn on head>      (Potent magic) a silver helm
<worn on legs>      (Moderate magic) a pair of chain mail leggings
<worn on feet>      (Potent magic) a pair of leaf mail boots
<worn on hands>     (Moderate magic) a pair of ring mail gloves
<worn on arms>      (Moderate magic) a pair of chain mail sleeves
<worn as shield>    (Moderate magic) a large iron shield
<worn about body>   (Moderate magic) a scale mail sash
<worn about waist>  (Moderate magic) a chain mail girth
<worn around wrist> (Moderate magic) a reinforced leather bracer 
<worn around wrist> (Moderate magic) The Sigil of a Weapons Master
<wielded>           (Potent magic) a spiked mace 
<worn with pride>   (Weak magic) an elfweave bandana
<worn with pride>   (Weak magic) an elfweave bandana

WHO Lists:

Hum [ Wa: 3             ] Rath the Boy                                                (December 14, 1997)
Hum [ Wa:14             ] Rath would like to speak to Kalten please                   (December 1998)
Hum [    Cl:28 Wa:24    ] Rath,Devoted of Life's Blood {NASH} *Alyria*                (February 8, 2000)
Hum [    Cl:29 Wa:24    ] Rath, Knight of the Black Conclave                          (February 20, 2000)
Hum [    Wa:24 Cl:30    ] Rath, Wicked Judge of the Black Conclave                    (March 1, 2000)
Hum [    Wa:30 Cl:30    ] Rath, Fearsome Tempest of the Wind                          (October 11, 2000: DOD)
Hum [    Wa:30 Cl:30    ] Rath, Wicked Judge of the Black Conclave                    (October 15, 2000)
Hum [    Wa:30 Cl:30    ] Rath, Wicked Judge of the Black Conclave                    (September 11, 2001)
Hum [    Wa:30 Cl:30    ] Rath, Wicked Judge of the Black Conclave                    (October 11, 2002
Hum [    Wa:30 Cl:30    ] Rath, Unforgiving Judicator of the Black Conclave           (November 26, 2002)
Hum [    Gravedigger    ] Rath D'Aleth, Minion of the Arch-Lich                       (December 20, 2002)

Character History:

Historical Snippet - Providing Polite Escort

Rath lowers his bulk onto the edge of the stone pit,leaning back on his elbows.
Rath mutters something about the ampitheater being a better setting..
Cordir glances at Rath's arm.
Dyptricx looks at Rath.
You say, 'At least provide a lady escort...'.
Cordir smiles mischieviously.
Rath slowly raises his frame,straightening out his body...drawing back his shoulders and offering an arm,vambraced in plate.
Cordir stands gracefully, adjusting her skirts.
Cordir lays a light hand upon Rath's arm.
You now follow Rath.
Rath casually flicks his wrist,his weapon dancing through the air as he idly walks the stairs.
Rath leaves up.
You follow Rath.
The Storytelling Amphitheater
[Exits: west]
(Dark Red Aura) Rath is here.
You smile happily.
You say, 'Thank you.'.
Rath nods.
Cordir seats herself, gracefully arranging her skirts to cover her limbs modestly.
Dyptricx trailed behind, holding invisible skirts.

Named Anathema


Rath says (in common), 'I think I can kill you inside of three rounds'.

Tranquility says (in common), 'I have made no statement of intended harm with purpose'.
Tranquility smiles happily.

Arianas says (in common), 'I will not have threats thrown around on my behalf'.

Rath says (in common), 'oh you did'.

Arianas says (in common), 'if I must fight Rath to defend a lady's honor, then so be it'.
Arianas says (in common), 'if I die, I die'.

Rath says (in common), 'right before you left'.

Cordir says, 'Rath, whom of Mine did you attack? '.

Arianas says (in common), 'I do so knowing full well what I have taken upon myself'.

Cordir says, 'Or were you part of the mob that slew Adso?'.

Rath rolls his eyes beneath his shield of dark hair.

Tranquility listens.
Tranquility listens Carefully.

Rath says (in common), 'no,I didn't kill Adso'.

Tranquility grins happily.

Cordir says, 'I know that the Forge laid in the final blow.'.
Cordir says, 'I am asking you if you took part..'.

Rath says (in common), 'no'.

Tranquility watches the Judge Evade ... again.

Cordir says, 'And if THAT is why your name appears among those whom my Blade may lawfully hunt.'.
Cordir says, 'And if that is NOT why... I want to know why.'.

Tranquility nods in recognition to you.

Rath says (in common), 'I think it was a discussion Tranquility and I said'.
Rath says (in common), 'I took offense at something she said'.

Cordir arches an eyebrow inquisitively.

Rath says (in common), 'and I went out and put all of your followers into a saferoom for two days'.
Rath says (in common), 'Boromir,Adso..others'.
Rath says (in common), 'I don't really remember names'.

Cordir says, 'How many did you attack?'.

Rath smiles happily.
Rath says (in common), 'it's all a crimson blur'.

Cordir becomes quite still.

Rath says (in common), 'I didn't kill anyone'.
Rath says (in common), 'there was quite a few close calls'.

Cordir says, 'Did. You. Attack. Three. Chosen.'.

Rath says (in common), 'but we eventually made peace and I stopped'.

Rath says (in common), 'no'.
Rath says (in common), 'I attacked more then three'.

Cordir nods.
Cordir says, 'Tranquility, this individual is Anathema.'.
Cordir says, 'I had not realized it.'.
Cordir says, 'We will be departing its presence now.'.

Wiki Mentions



(Written by Cordir:)
Worn Desc: midnight plate cloaked by screaming souls
Long Desc: The essence of shattered, wailing souls shrouds this midnight-black plate.

Look Plate:
It is said that a particularly violent death causes one's spirit to wander,
lost and bereft of peace or rebirth as a ghost. The shadowy image of three
such souls shudder and writhe upon the surface of this immaculately kept
inky black plate armor. Only the faintest outlines of blood spatters marks
their anguished end and their unholy, unwilling bond to the wearer of this

Worn Desc: armored gauntlets, blackened with age
Long Desc: Battered, black with age and stains, these gauntlets are still serviceable.

Look gauntlets:
These leather gauntlets were of the finest construction, made from heavy
leather, boiled repeatedly in wax to harden them. Additional protection
was added in the form of narrow strips of mithril riveted along the back
of the hand. Once, engravings of mighty battles gleamed along the steel
surfaces, but time, use and unsavory stains have rendered them invisible
to the eye. The leather has aged well, becoming supple without losing an
ounce of its protectiveness, and the unidentifiable metal has faded to a
uniform black across its surface. Scars from the wearer's mace-grip give
the palm a striped appearance. Notches from near-miss sword blows, claws
that came too close or a slash from a bottle flung in a tavern brawl can
be seen along the outer edge of the cuff where the metal failed to grant
full protection. If these gloves could tell a tale, it would be a bloody,
violent story, indeed.

Player Provided Information:

Rath was/is one of my absolute favorite evils to RP with. It made me terribly grumpy the day that I was forced to stop talking to him (per my own rules), as he had been named Anathema. I always enjoyed spirited debate with him, as well as intense RP. Our 'arguement' over the heart of Silonch (The Twice Lost Heart) is one of my favorite RP moments from TFC. I'm really glad he's back on TFC!


Rath says (in common), 'I am decidedly antisocial'. ( October 26, 2001)

Rath says (in common), 'I'll be Mr. Rogers for you Cordir'. ( October 26, 2001)

Personal Timeline:

1999 - 2000:
December 22, 1999: PezQuest2K! First place went to Grismal, second place to Rath, and third place to Ugluk.
February 13, 2000: Rath joins the Black Conclave.
February 27, 2000: Rath reaches 30th level cleric, then duals back to warrior. Hours later, he is inducted into the High Council of the Black Conclave, becoming the Wicked Judge of the Black Conclave.
April 2000: Adso mobdies in Sanguinna three times and loses a level. Gregar also mobdies there. In an effort to help Adso and Trakker, who has arrived to help, Gregar breaks one of the strictures of his Triat Mastery Quest - and flies down the river to bring help. Rath of the Conclave and BelGarion of Unity attempt to help in the corpse recovery at various points. UuKrul of Pain breaks Nashite Law and attacks Rath, and later takes part in the murder of Mordith, gaining him excommunication from the Nashite Faith. The Arch Lich orders his immediate death for breaking the Nashite Laws, and within moments, UuKrul dies on Stouthbound's blades.
April 15, 2000: Berrin attacks Rath and Alyria, who are grouped, and when they flee, he pursues Alyria and kills her. This prompts a slew of notes on the TFC EMail list, discussing alignment and Berrin's actions.
April 27, 2000: Rath slays Borin the Cleric Guildmaster for effective level 40.
April 28, 2000: Rath slays Unwro for MM #60.
September 10, 2000: Khore hosts a 'What If' story contest. Rath attempts to get his hands on a censured entry by Sabella, claiming that 'she wouldn't mind." He's turned down.
September 28, 2000: Rath completes 5 mob masteries, one right after the other, spamming the mud.
October 17, 2000: Rath slays the Headmaster for Mob Mastery #84.
October 29, 2000: Rath slays the Divine Theologian twice for MM85 & 86, and the Lighthouse Keeper for MM87.
October 30, 2000: Rath kills the Lighthouse Keeper again for MM88.


[ 10] Noctus: fjust / Mon Jan 22 16:24:33 2001 / To followers of: Cordir / Hi all *bow* As you can see, there are new people on the fjust list. maldobar and rath attacked me. Rath even messed up my easy mobmaster target and stole my weapon :( well that's all for now - Greetings Noctus

[ 11] Noctus: And again and again :) / Tue Jan 23 08:54:21 2001 / To followers of: Cordir / Rath attacked me again today..this time at Masters Tower, where I was doing a corpse retrieval for Stafa....(don't remember the rest of the name) He stole my weapon again :( but this time it was only an avg 6,5 +4/+4. Well that's all from the Pk bulletin. Let's make him worst of the worst. Greetings Noctus

March 21, 2001: Rath slays Jair the Librarian to reach MM#91.
September 30, 2001: Much to Cordir's irritation, Rath is named Anathema per the rules of the Chosen of Fate.
October 12, 2001: Rath gossips (in common), 'unfortunately Maimer made a good point..damn that needs to go on the timeline'. Maimer gossips (in common), 'Name the timeline, Nashism gives into Maimers preaching =P'. Rath gossips (in common), 'no,I said you had a good point about evil.Being evil doesn't confirm or deny the existence of Lord Nash'.
December 10, 2001: ### Rath killed by Tynian at The Lower Hall... "For his inability to shut up even when warned."
December 20, 2001: Noctus posts T & N, a poem, and Rath posts a note in response to love poetry.
December 28, 2001: Rath deems himself "Flag Giver" and thinks up various flags for people, starting with himself.

March 20, 2002: Rath informally announces his retirement.
July 27, 2002: Tynian holds a auction of +1 stat point to any piece of equipment that has less than +5 in enchantments on them, which Rath buys for 1.3 million gold.
July 31, 2002: Rath gossips (in common), 'heh...I have faith people who have equal experience with both me and Keller find me less annoying '.
August 14, 2002: Rath wins a 50 question trivia contest (24 questions correct) and gives the prize to Solaron.
December 2002:Rath is Ordained "Gravedigger" by Molo.
June 13, 2002: Rath holds the rank of #3 on the Mob Mastery Ranks and #14 on Gold Ranks.
August 13, 2002: Rath holds the rank of #3 on the Mob Mastery Ranks, #18 on "Rank Oppressed."
December 14, 2002: Rath and Alyria are wed in the Temple of Nash by Molo.

June 29, 2003: Rath advances to Ordained level 15, and later reaches 1000 years of age.
July 2, 2003: Rath publicly vows not to attack the Chosen of Fate.

April 4, 2011: Rath is referenced in a spirited discussion of the Nashite faith by Cordir, during A Lesson in Nashite with Uncas.
April 08, 2011: Rath is restored by Tynian. The same day, he joins the Magi, worshipping Isolas.
April 09, 2011: Rath triples to Thief.