As you have known that the dnd 5e volstrucker agent known colloquially like the “Scourgers” and of course those are the Dwendalian Empire’s elite assassins, considered by most of the Dwendalian citizens like the ghost stories and urban legends often told to children as the bogeymen to be warn against disobeying parents or simply staying out too late.
However only the Empire’s elite are most to be known which the Scourgers truly exist. Even the Expositors of a cobalt soul have been difficulty verifying the fact regarding of the Scourgers. However the Volstrucker answer directly in most cases to their Master Trent Ikithon of the Cerberus Assembly.
By the way if you do not know the Volstrucker are mages, hidden spies, and executioners, a clandestine organization of arcane assassins and enforcers. Then they are you can refer our article for more details from the below lines. Also read our inquisitor 5e article.
The Volstrucker are one of a clandestine organization of the arcane assassins and even it enforcers in a particular service of the Cerberus Assembly. However their operatives shall bear none of any official title, but are referred to be in hushed tones as the “scourgers” usually by the residents of the large Dwendalian cities namely Zadash and Rexxentrum. Basically you are a Volstrucker agent.
Of course your duty is to be silence dissidents those who would undermine a will of a king Dwendal – and also more importantly, the will of the Assembly.
- Skill Proficiencies: Deception, Stealth
- Tool Proficiencies: Poisoner’s Kit
- Languages: One of your choice
- Equipment: A set of common clothes, a black cloak with a hood, a poisoner’s kit, and a pouch containing 10gp
Selection and Training
For almost every few years, the Trent Ikithon returns to the Soltryce Academy in order to chose some of the talented students and aspirants to recruiting into the scourgers. However the headmaster of that specific academy, Zivan Margolin, always keeps an eye out for the prospects…very simple to get success here!
Almost at the Trent’s summer camp on on their grounds of their Vergesson Sanatorium, he mostly uses the experimental mental conditioning, that he mainly calls “awakening,” to groom the students/aspirants to obey orders unquestioningly and kill mercilessly. Of course many of their students simply go to crazy and also they are locked away in their Sanatorium, but however those who are endure become Volstrucker surely.
In any case, like the part of an “awakening”, the Volstrucker receive implants partly which is made up of residuum for being strengthen the students’ magical abilities. Of course in the process and the residuum crystals shall leave noticeable scars across the arms. Probably, the arms of the Volstrucker are in most cases also covered with black maze-like tattoos.
Mostly happiest people are not to be selected in order to join the Volstrucker. Even though the Cerberus assembly preys upon a talented individuals those who had been broken by their tragedy- in some of the situational cases, the tragedy which the Volstrucker has already been arranged for.
Usually a slightly broken mind is more easily reshaped and also reeducated. You can also select the tragedy which is set you on this path, or roll on the Tragedies table. Which is mentioned below.
|1||Familicide. Through deceit or manipulation, the Volstrucker convinced you to slaughter your own family.|
|2||Amnesia. You were forced to study magic so potent that it strained your mind beyond mortal limits, stealing away the memories of your past.|
|3||Capture. You were captured and tortured by agents of the Kryn Dynasty and barely escaped.|
|4||Starvation. A terrible blight afflicted your rural village, and many of your friends and family members starved to death. You survived, but only barely.|
|5||Disfigurement. One of your arcane experiments went wrong and scarred or dismembered you so gravely that others now shun you. Only the Volstrucker showed you kindness after that day|
|6||Vicissitude. You were once the scion of a wealthy family who lost their entire fortune in the blink of an eye.|
You have a successful access to the Volstrucker shadow network, which would allow you to be communicate with an other member of an order over some of the long distances. Suppose if you write a letter within the special arcane ink, which you would address it to a member of the Volstrucker and even cast it into a fire, even though the letter shall burn for the cinders and also the materialize whole again on the person of the agent that you would be addressed it to.
Even though, the ink shall be used to send a letter across a shadow network which is similar as that is used by the wizard for scribing the spells in a spellbook. Writing a specific letter in this ink costs 10gp per page.
Here the agents of a Volstrucker are the groomed in order to be follow some of the orders without questioning and to kill without any mercy. Al though the trauma which basically gets one into the order could fester even more strongly against a darkness of the Volstrucker agent’s assignments. But officially, no one ever leaves the order – but of course those desperate enough to do whatever it shall take in order to gain some measure of freedom.
|1||I prefer to keep my thoughts to myself.|
|2||I indulge vice in excess to quiet my conscience.|
|3||I've left emotion behind me, I'm now perfectly placid|
|4||Some event from the past keeps worming its way into my mind, making me restless.|
|5||I always keep my word - except when I'm commanded to break it.|
|6||I laugh off insults and never take them personally.|
|1||Order. The will of the crown is absolute. (Law)|
|2||True Loyalty. The Cerberus Assembly is greater than any power, even the crown. (Any)|
|3||Death. The penalty for disloyalty is death. (Evil)|
|4||Determination. I cannot fail. Not ever. (Neutral)|
|5||Fear. People should not respect power. They should fear it. (Evil)|
|6||Escape. The Volstrucker are pure evil! I can't atone for what I've done for them, but I can escape with my life. (Any)|
|1||The job is all that matters. I will see it through.|
|2||My orders are important, but my comrades are worth more than anything. I would die for them.|
|3||Everything I've done, I've done to protect someone close to me.|
|4||If the empire falls, all of civilization falls with it. I will hold back the chaos and barbarism at any cost.|
|1||I drink to dull the pain in the back of my head.|
|2||I go a bit mad when I see blood.|
|3||I can hear the voices of everyone I've killed. I see their faces. I can't be free of these ghosts.|
|4||Fear is a powerful motivator. I will do whatever it takes to prevent those who know what I am from seeing me fail, and those I care about from knowing what I am.|
The Volstrucker agents could be communicated with each other across the long distances by simply writing a text as a message in the famous arcane ink (here the same kind that has been used by wizards for transcribing spells), and of course it is addressing to any other member, and tossing the letter into a fire in the last case. The letter appears on the person of the agent to whom it is addressed though.
Glyph Chant: It activates through the black maze-such as the tattoos on the arms; quickens movement among other advantages.
Bren Aldric Ermendrud (which is now calling as Caleb Widogast) had been “made it” quite for in the procedure” of becoming the Volstrucker whenever he has already been suffered a mental break and even it was locked up in the Sanatorium, his peers are usually from his hometown. The Astrid and Eadwulf, continued and became Volstrucker.
At the time of the War of Ash and Light, the empire has to be sent Scourgers for assassinating key members of those Kryn Dynasty just like the empire was launched the major assault to retake the Ashguard Garrison.
And of course, the Mighty Nein were Scrying upon their meeting wherever the orders had given, and also they warned the Kryn leadership, allowing the Dynasty for being able to stop the Volstrucker and even capture one alive.