Lords of Darkness is an accessory for 3rd-edition of Dungeons & Dragons®.
Sinister cabals plot in shadows, while merciless armies gather for war. Explore the inner workings of infamous factions such as the Red Wizards and the Zhentarim. Discover more recently unveiled enemies, including the shades and the People of the Black Blood. With detailed descriptions of key villains, secret headquarters, and more, this guide covers everything a Dungeon Master needs to conspire against the heroes of the Forgotten Realms game setting.
- 28 villainous groups
- Maps of evil strongholds
- New spells, feats, and magic items
- Major Organizations
- Minor Organizations
- Appendix: Tools of Evil
Lords of Darkness details twenty-eight evil-aligned groups and contains maps of evil strongholds. It also introduces new classes, monsters, spells, feats, and magic items.
- Darlan Mortem • Idriane Nethis • Nulara Haphet
- People of the Black Blood • Red Wizards • Zhentarim
- Designers: Jason Carl, Sean K. Reynolds
- Developer: Richard Baker
- Editor: Michele Carter
- Editorial Assistance: Tom Kristensen
- Managing Editor: Kim Mohan
- Forgotten Realms Creative Director: Richard Baker
- Director of RPG R&D: Bill Slavicsek
- Business Manager: Anthony Valterra
- Project Manager: Justin Ziran
- Art Direction: Robert Raper
- Graphic Design: Robert Campbell
- Interior Artists: Adam Rex, Anthony Francisco, Matt Cavotta, Carl Critchlow, Michael Dubisch, Mike Dutton, Raven Mimura, Puddnhead, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, Richard Sardinha, Kalman Andrasofszky
- Cartographers: Dennis Kauth
- Typesetter: Sonya Percival
- Production Manager: Chas DeLong
- Excerpts: Lords of Darkness (HTML). Excerpts Archive. Wizards of the Coast. (2001-12-01). Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2021-10-22.
- Sean K. Reynolds (2001-11-04). Realms Personality: Ashemmi (HTML). Web Enhancement for Lords of Darkness. Wizards of the Coast. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2018-09-08.
- Sean K. Reynolds (2001-11-04). Realms Personality: Malark (HTML). Web Enhancement for Lords of Darkness. Wizards of the Coast. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2018-09-08.
- Dungeon Masters Guild product page
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