Exarch of the Udirkith
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Gaul was the one true god of the ancient Udirkith, responsible for the uniting of the dwarven people and the creation of their vast and powerful empire. He was the very embodiment of war itself in dwarven society, and in his presence, none could stand against the might of his empire. His rule over the Udrithi Empire as their god-king allowed not just the expansion of dwarven rule and supremacy over the land but the creation of a vast pantheon of lesser gods beneath the rule of Gaul. The aptly named Lord of War could not be defeated as every battle, every wounded soldier, and every enemy slain only served to make him stronger and spread his glory. His name became a cursed thing that struck fear in the hearts of the greatest armies and the bravest warriors across all of Solith.
And in his name, his children waged war against the people of Solith. They slaughtered the weak and bent the very land beneath the might of Dwarves and the rule of Gaul.
Under Gaul's rule, the Udirkith mastered the arcane arts and created inventions even greater than those of Seawatch, unrivaled in their expert manipulation of the mortal world. Yet Gaul's greatest atrocities came in the form of the children he sired to rule his empire in his stead, each formed from the senseless slaughter of mortals. Thus began the scourge of the Udrithi Empire and the devastation of countless cultures, for if you were not of the Udirkith, you were fodder for the great engine of their civilization.
War with the First MenGaul was the driving force behind the War of Steel & Smoke and had been preparing for the centuries-long conflict from the moment Lady Death was summoned to Solith. It took centuries of planning and conquest for Gaul to achieve his dreams of war with the only worthy enemy he had ever found but when it began it was a conflict the likes of which Solith will never see again.
Year of Birth
5527 3563 Years old
Long, Sleek, Auburn
The Fall of War
Centuries before the arrival of the Elves, the Udirkith turned against their god-king and Gaul vanished from the face of Solith causing his empire to shatter and fracturing his once unified people.
Echoes of the Past
Though Gaul has not been seen on Solith for centuries, his children have not been so gracious. Several Gravehunters over the years have reported powerful beings occupying the ancient ruins of the Udrithi Empire that lie beneath the earth and within the Throat of the World .