History[edit | edit source]
The female arcanist controlled the Opus enclave, a great flying city in the empire of Netheril. In 3518 NY (−341 DR), the talented archwizard discovered that the great Karsus was developing a new extremely powerful spell. The spellcasters of Opus managed to divine the effects of this spell, which would become known as Karsus's avatar. Arilain warned the other arcanists of Opus, but personally set out to approach Karsus himself. However, after meeting with Karsus, she was never heard of again.
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Notes[edit | edit source]
- The races of the arcanists in the full table (Netheril: Empire of Magic pp. 23–28) are not explicitly referenced, unlike in the NPCs list (Netheril: Empire of Magic p. 106), which states that they are assumed to be human unless said otherwise. However, the text after the "Spells" heading (Netheril: Empire of Magic p. 22) says that the spells are "Netherese spells", and the text following this is from the perspective of the Netherese (humans): "Other spellcasting races dispute many of the claims made by the Netherese regarding who first created what spell", etc. For this reason, the arcanists provided in this list (and mentioned in other sections of the sourcebook) are assumed to be Netherese humans.