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'''Zulkir''' was a title of power among the [[Red Wizards]] of [[Thay]]. There were eight zulkirs, one for each [[Magic#Schools|School of Magic]]; together they ruled the Red Wizards and, by extension, [[Thay]] itself. They did not directly control the country, as the day-to-day governing was left to the [[tharchion]]s. However, they had the ears of the tharchions, and "what the zulkirs want, they get". This truth explains many of the failures of Thay — as there was no one ruler of the Red Wizards, the constant in-fighting among the zulkirs often resulted in ruined plans.
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'''Zulkir''' was a title of power among the ruling [[Red Wizards]] of [[Thay]]. There were eight zulkirs, one for each [[Magic#Schools|school of magic]]; together they formed the [[Council of Zulkirs]] which ruled the Red Wizards and, by extension, Thay itself. They did not directly control the country, as the day-to-day governing was left to the [[tharchion]]s.<ref name="S:CG-p8"/><ref name="UE-p164">{{Cite book/Unapproachable East|164}}</ref>
   
Zulkirs held their positions for life, or until he or she renounced the title. When a position opened, wizards of the same school of magic selected the replacement, but often other zulkirs tried to sway the election, making the appointment an intrigue-filled and ruthless event.
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Zulkirs held their positions for life, or until he or she renounced the title. When a position opened, wizards of the same school of magic selected the replacement, but often other zulkirs tried to sway the election, making the appointment an intrigue-filled and ruthless event.<ref name="S:CG-p8">{{Cite book/Spellbound/Campaign Guide|8}}</ref>
   
As of [[1485 DR]] the current zulkirs were:
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Following the [[War of the Zulkirs]], seven of the most powerful [[lich]]es serving under the High Regent [[Szass Tam]] were appointed as zulkirs. While they acted as his stewards and carried out his will, they maintained the previous hierarchy that saw them delegate day-to-day governance to the provincial tharchions.<ref name="FRCG-p181">{{Cite book/Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide|181}}</ref>
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! style="background-color:#A22C3C; color:white" | School of Magic
 
! style="background-color:#A22C3C; color:white" | Zulkir
 
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| [[Abjuration]] || [[Lallara Mediocros]]
 
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| [[Conjuration]] || [[Nevron]] <ref group="note">Nevron was killed by Szass Tam and his soul transformed in a [[Mane]] demon. (see: ''[[Unholy]]'' novel)</ref>
 
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| [[Divination]] || [[Yaphyll]] <ref group="note">Yaphyll was inadvertently slain by Szass Tam while casting a powerful divination spell under duress. (see: ''[[Undead]]'' novel)</ref>
 
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| [[Enchantment]] || [[Lauzoril]]
 
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| [[Evocation school|Evocation]] || [[Kumed Hahpret]] <ref group="note">replaced [[Aznar Thrul]] following his assassination in [[1375 DR]]</ref>
 
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| [[Illusion]] || [[Dmitra Flass]] <ref group="note">Dmitra Flass, who replaced [[Mythrellan]] following her demise in [[1375 DR]], was killed in [[1385 DR]]</ref>
 
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| [[Necromancy]] || [[Szass Tam]] <ref group="note">for a couple of years [[Zola Sethrakt]] represented the few necromancers not allied with Szass in the council of zulkirs during the war of Thay until she was killed in [[1385 DR]] by one of Nevron's demons</ref>
 
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| [[Transmutation]] || [[Samas Kul]] <ref group="note">replaced [[Druxus Rhym]] in [[1375 DR]] following his assassination</ref>
 
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All the remaining zulkirs were killed in [[1478 DR]] while stopping Szass Tam's plan to destroy the multiverse and build it anew as he saw fit.<ref name="Unholy">{{Cite book/Unholy}}</ref>
 
   
 
==Appendix==
 
==Appendix==
===Notes===
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===See Also===
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*[[Council of Zulkirs]]
 
===References===
 
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[[Category:Thayan titles]]

Latest revision as of 16:02, January 24, 2019

Zulkir was a title of power among the ruling Red Wizards of Thay. There were eight zulkirs, one for each school of magic; together they formed the Council of Zulkirs which ruled the Red Wizards and, by extension, Thay itself. They did not directly control the country, as the day-to-day governing was left to the tharchions.[1][2]

Zulkirs held their positions for life, or until he or she renounced the title. When a position opened, wizards of the same school of magic selected the replacement, but often other zulkirs tried to sway the election, making the appointment an intrigue-filled and ruthless event.[1]

Following the War of the Zulkirs, seven of the most powerful liches serving under the High Regent Szass Tam were appointed as zulkirs. While they acted as his stewards and carried out his will, they maintained the previous hierarchy that saw them delegate day-to-day governance to the provincial tharchions.[3]

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