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'''Zulkir''' is a title of power among the [[Red Wizards]] of [[Thay]]. There are eight zulkirs, one for each [[Magic#Schools|School of Magic]]; together they rule the Red Wizards and, by extension, [[Thay]] itself. They do not directly control the country, as the day-to-day governing is left to the [[tharchion]]s. However, they have the ears of the tharchions and what the zulkirs want, they get. This truth explains many of the failures of Thay—as there is no one ruler of the Red Wizards, the constant in-fighting among the zulkirs often results 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 hold their positions for life, or until he or she renounces the title. When a position opens, wizards of the same school of magic appoint the replacement, but often other zulkirs try 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 [[1385 DR]] the current zulkirs are:
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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]]
 
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| [[Divination]] || ''vacant'' <ref>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]] || [[Kumed Hahpret]] <ref>replaced [[Aznar Thrul]] following his assassination in [[1375 DR]]</ref>
 
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| [[Illusion]] || [[Mythrellan]]
 
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| [[Necromancy]] || [[Szass Tam]], [[Zola Sethrakt]]<ref>represents the few necromancers not allied with Szass in the council of zulkirs during the war of Thay</ref>
 
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| [[Transmutation]] || [[Samas Kul]] <ref>Replaced [[Druxus Rhym]] in [[1375 DR]] following his assassination (''ibid'')</ref>
 
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== Notes ==
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==Appendix==
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===See Also===
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*[[Council of Zulkirs]]
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===References===
 
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[[Category:Zulkirs| ]]
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[[Category:Titles]]
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[[Category:Thayan titles]]
[[Category:Red Wizards of Thay]]
 

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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