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Nuhmudira is a Milantean mage[1], though she passes herself as Gharu'ndim and on Ispar she was a scholar of Tirethas[2]. She studied ancient Falatacot rituals and is rumored to practice Blood Magic.[3][4] Together with Candeth Martine, she is one of the few who have grasped the higher concepts of magic, and put them into use.[5]

She is also referred to as "The Singer"[6] [7], "she, who sings to the world"[8], the "Blood-Witch"[9]; the Aluvians called her the reincarnation of their Winter Queen, Alfrega[10], and nicknamed her "The Monster of the Labyrinth"[2].

She played a major role during the Elements of Revenge and A Time of Chaos Story Arcs.


The Arcanum and Nuhmudira's experiments with Blood Magic

She was once leader of The Arcanum and member of Elysa's Royal Council[11][12].

As leader of the Arcanum she researched and discovered the secrets of the Lifestones.[13][14] She learned that the lifestones of Dereth, while seeming to be a boon granting eternal life to Isparians, in reality sustained the life of the Empyreans trapped in portal space. Nuhmudira learned how to sever the connection between an Isparian soul and the Empyrean lifestones, and learned to create her own lifestones, for the benefit of allied Isparians only.[15] A few of these style Lifestones came into being in for example the Olthoi North and Marae Lassel.[16] [2] [17]. She was also responsible for establishing housing and the housing settlements.[1][11][18]. Last but not least, The Arcanum under her leadership discovered the secret to redistribute skills and attributes.[19]

She has a strong distrust of Asheron and all Empyreans, fearing that if the Yalaini return it will be the end of the Isparians.[2][10][20][14][15] To that end, she practices Blood Magic and other Empyrean magics in hopes to provide Isparians with the means to defend against Empyreans.[10][21]

She is also responsible for creating house barriers to shield the Isparians from the Empyrean, though Gaerlan proved immune to these, so even the sanctity and safety of being within one's home had become unsure. [22]

The distrust is mutual: Asheron thinks Nuhmudira plays with primal forces that are far beyond her frame to contain and that she is mainly searching for power. [23]

Nuhmudira planned to make a school in Arwic supposedly in the currently empty villas seen on the east side of town. However, her plans apparently never came to fruition because after many years no school has yet to open and the buildings remain empty.[Citation Needed]


She abandoned her work with The Arcanum, though still supports their activities.[14][24]

She broke with the Council[15] or was removed from the Council after being accused of using dark magics.[25] Not all Isparians believe these accusations though, especially those with strong ties to the Arcanum.[26] and many are thankful for what she did for the Isparian people.[27][28] Others strongly oppose her, and damned her for the sacrifices made.[29]

It is unknown when she first started experimenting with Blood Magic, but during the Elements of Revenge Story Arc, she becomes enticed with it more and more, and crosses lines she knew there was no way back. She was inspired by one of the books she found during her travels, to which she refers as the "Book of Blood", Hanaureli Rezau in the Yalaini language, Inikshai Ardun in Dericostian.[21]

  • After her first victims, Nuhmudira is more and more tempted to use this magic, and the sacrifices it demands.[21]
  • In her Journal, Nuhmudira herself states she has put many "outlaws to the dagger on the cold stone slab" [10]
  • In Nuhmudira's Dungeon, the body of a Sacrificed Zharalim can be found. This sacrificed Zharalim is supposed to be one of her trusted servants, Yal Ibn Rab.[30][31][25][32]
  • She uses her own blood to call for help when held in the Oubliette.[33]


She has since tried to undermine Elysa and Asheron, even attempting to kill[34] them, in order to gain control of the Isparians on Dereth.[Citation Needed] For the assassination of Elysa, she hired Oswald.[35][36]

Elements of Revenge

  • Responsible for introducing the Bronze Statues in the towns, with the intention that those would protect these towns from Martine's and the elemental attacks. She used Blood Magic to create these Statues, and many were sacrificed to this end.[37] Unfortunately, something went wrong, and the statues started attacking the same towns they were supposed to protect. It turns out that Gaerlan managed to take control over them.[38][39][40] Candeth Martine duped Nuhmudira into aiding him in his acquisition of raw power, in the collection of the invisible rivers' power, tapping into the so-called Ley Lines. [41]
  • Nuhmudira manages to escape[22][43], with help of ancient Falatacot magics and assistance of the Sclavus.[48] Gaerlan attempts to raise the Harbinger using Nuhmudira as a vessel but fails due to her prior escape.[9][49][14] The energy from the failed summoning destroys the town of Yanshi.[50]
  • Again, during the Repercussions event, Nuhmudira is once more missing. Queen Elysa feels this as a betrayal.[30] Hearing this, her most zealous followers proclaim that she has escaped her imprisonment and is now working to atone for her sins. As proof that she is aiding them in their battles, these zealots point to the fact that even more powerful weapons are being found in the land.[30][51].
  • During the Verdict patch, after the crashing of Gaerlan's Citadel, Isparians managed to fight their way through different dungeons and finally confront Gaerlan. After a long and arduous battle, Gaerlan was slain and Nuhmudira appeared, trapping him in a phylactery.[53][54]

A Time of Chaos

  • Nuhmudira asks the Isparians to collect Olthoi Glands dropped by Olthoi Matrons, to conduct research on how to defeat the Olthoi.[57]
  • After sending the Isparians out to collect a Dericost Poison to infect the food of the Olthoi, she send them out to collect different items to prepare for an ancient Falatacot Ritual.[58][59] Nuhmudira's ritual allowed her to contact the mind of the Queen and direct the Isparian forces. Only after Nuhmudira enacted this ancient Falatacot ritual the Isparians were able to defeat the Ancient Olthoi Queen.[56][55]
  • In the final battle, Nuhmudira cast a powerful spell that joined her mind to that of the Ancient Olthoi Queen. Faced with an alien presence in her mind, surrounded by Isparian weapons and spells, and sensing that her broods would be poisoned if they remained, the Ancient Queen fell back. She collapsed the tunnels behind her and fled from Dereth.[60]
  • The Olthoi, without the guidance of their ancient leader, formed into individual hives led by young and old queens. Nuhmudira was missing again, those who last saw her report that she appeared bewildered and stricken with some sort of malady. Sharing her mind with the Olthoi Queen's was debilitating, and perhaps too much for her aging body to survive. Then there was the singing and the laughter that floated on the wind and rubbed the bones of every living creature.[60]

Aftermath

Though Nuhmudira was seldom seen in Dereth after the disappearance of the Ancient Olthoi Queen, later events show she is still alive and active.

  • She was rumored to be killed by Oswald.[62] That Oswald and Nuhmudira are not the best of friends becomes also clear in later lore.[63]
  • She does not refrain from using Blood Magic, and for example uses this to locate Lord Rytheran[67], and subsequently sending out her servants to search him out. Goal is to obtain Lord Rytheran's memories of the Book of Eibhil, to find out what he did wrong, what can be done to stop what he has unleashed.[68]

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A Hastily Scrawled Note Icon A Hastily Scrawled Note (Text 1)A Hastily Scrawled Note Icon A Hastily Scrawled Note (Text 2)A Hastily Scrawled Note Icon A Hastily Scrawled Note (Text 3)A Painfully Scrawled Note Icon A Painfully Scrawled NoteBloody Scrawled Note Icon Bloody Scrawled NoteText Icon Book Natural OrderNuhmudira's Journal Icon Nuhmudira's JournalNuhmudira's Charm Icon Nuhmudira's CharmText Icon Scroll Nuhmudira's New Year's ResolutionsText Icon Book The Temple of EnlightenmentText Icon Book The Temple of ForgetfulnessText Icon Book Writ of Refuge Text

Quests

Creatures

  • Zharalim - they serve as Nuhmudira's human servants [71][42][30] and call her "Malika" (Queen).[72]
  • Sclavus - Nuhmudira also used Sclavus as her servants, and they can be found in many locations with which she is associated.[48][30]
  • Ancient Olthoi Queen - weakened and subsequently chased away by Nuhmudira

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Locations

Items and Objects

Bracelet of Dark Essence Icon Bracelet of Dark EssenceEnergy Crystal Icon Energy CrystalGaerlan's Phylacteric Prison Icon Gaerlan's Phylacteric PrisonNuhmudira's Bestowment Icon Nuhmudira's BestowmentNuhmudira's Benefaction Icon Nuhmudira's BenefactionNuhmudira's Bracelet Icon Nuhmudira's BraceletNuhmudira's Endowment Icon Nuhmudira's EndowmentNuhmudira's Token Icon Nuhmudira's TokenText Icon Book Open Journal (Nuhmudira's Hidden Cottage)Plain Lever Icon Plain LeverPoison Icon PoisonRoyal Olthoi Jelly Icon Royal Olthoi JellySacrificed Zharalim Icon Sacrificed ZharalimSkull Lever Icon Skull LeverSoul Stone Icon Soul StoneGem of Arcane Corruption Icon Gem of Arcane CorruptionGem of Ardent Loyalty Icon Gem of Ardent LoyaltyWhispering Venom crystal Icon Whispering Venom crystal

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 2001/11 The Gathering Storm - Writ of Refuge Text
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2001/09 Keep Your Enemies Closer - Homestead
  3. 3.0 3.1 2008/06 Dispatch - Town Crier Rumors
  4. 2002/01 Flesh and Blood - Flesh and Blood--Snowreap, PY 13 (January, 2002)
  5. 2002/05 Hidden Vein - Treatise on Essence
  6. 2003/10 Reign of Terror - Teaser
  7. 2003/12 Waking From the Abyss - Missives to the World Shaper
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 2003/08 Into the Darkness - Issk#Lore & Dialog
  9. 9.0 9.1 2002/08 - Atonement - Teaser 2
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 2002/03 Persuasion - Nuhmudira's Journal
  11. 11.0 11.1 2003/03 - A Perfect Paradox - Teaser
  12. 2002/03 Persuasion - Persuasion--Wintersebb, PY 13 (March, 2002)
  13. 2003/03 - A Perfect Paradox - Release Notes
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 2003/08 Into the Darkness - Natural Order
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 2008/05 Introductions - Tenets of the Radiant Blood
  16. 2003/01 The Slumbering Giant - Town Crier Rumors
  17. 2003/03 A Perfect Paradox - Town Crier Rumors
  18. Queen in the Storm
  19. 2002/11 The Iron Coast - A Note From Ciandra
  20. 2002/05 Hidden Vein - Hidden Vein--Solclaim, PY 13 (May, 2002)
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 2002/01 Flesh and Blood - Teaser
  22. 22.0 22.1 2002/08 - Atonement - Teaser1
  23. 2003/07 A Swelling Tide - Asheron's Raiment Quest#Retired Text
  24. A Swelling Tide - Teaser
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 2002/04 - Betrayal - Teaser
  26. 2002/04 Betrayal - Hiro, Arcanum Artificer#Lore & Dialog
  27. 2001/10 The Widening Gyre - Agent of the Arcanum#Lore & Dialog
  28. 2002/04 Betrayal - Nuhmudira's Boon Quest#Lore & Dialog
  29. 2002/04 Betrayal - Kai Mallan, Sho Enchanter#Lore & Dialog
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 2002/07 - Repercussions - Teaser
  31. 2002/03 Persuasion - Announcements - 2002/03 - Persuasion#Teaser
  32. 2003/07 A Swelling Tide - Town Crier Rumors
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 2002/04 Betrayal - Nuhmudira's Charm
  34. 2005/01 Assault - Nuhmudira's New Year's Resolutions
  35. 2003/09 Groundswell - Teaser
  36. 2008/08 Ancient Powers - Asheron's Call Nostalgia Blog #1: Allan "Orion" Maki
  37. 2002/04 Betrayal - Live Events
  38. 2002/04 Betrayal - Town Crier Rumors
  39. 2002/04 Betrayal - Bronze Statue Weapons
  40. 40.0 40.1 2002/05 - Hidden VeinTeaser
  41. 2002/06 - Castling - Chronicles of the June Event
  42. 42.0 42.1 2002/03 Persuasion - Town Crier Rumors
  43. 43.0 43.1 2002/09 Verdict - Gaerlan's Research Notes
  44. 2002/04 Betrayal - Betrayal--Morningthaw, PY 13 (April, 2002)
  45. 2002/05 Hidden Vein - Town Crier Rumors
  46. 2002/05 - Hidden VeinRollout Article
  47. 2002/04 Betrayal - Balthazar, Royal Guardian#Lore & Dialog
  48. 48.0 48.1 2002/06 Castling - Teaser
  49. 2002/08 - Atonement - Rollout Article
  50. 2002/08 - Atonement - Video Teaser
  51. 2002/05 Hidden Vein - Isparian Weapons Quest#Lore & Dialog
  52. 2003/08 Into the Darkness - Town Crier Rumors
  53. 2002/09 Verdict - Maggies Site
  54. 2002/09 Verdict - Asheron's Platinum Golem#Lore & Dialog
  55. 55.0 55.1 55.2 55.3 2003/10 Reign of Terror - Preparation for the Ritus#Retired Lore & Dialog
  56. 56.0 56.1 2004/11 On Bended Knee - Pack Ancient Olthoi Queen
  57. 2003/09 Groundswell - Maggies Site-Groundswell
  58. 2003/10 Reign of Terror - Preparation for the Ritus
  59. 2004/04 Treaties in Stone - The Moars (Rumor)
  60. 60.0 60.1 2003/11 Visions in the Darkness - Visions in the Darkness#Teaser
  61. 2004/03 Across the Vast Divide - Town Crier Rumors
  62. 2004/04 A New Threat - Town Crier Rumors
  63. 63.0 63.1 2008/08 - Ancient Powers - Teaser
  64. 2004/11 On Bended Knee - Open Journal (Nuhmudira's Hidden Cottage)
  65. 2004/11 On Bended Knee - Teaser
  66. 2006/10 Dance of the Dead - Search for Lunnum#Lore & Dialog
  67. 2008/06 Dispatch - Rollout Article
  68. 68.0 68.1 2008/06 Dispatch - Disturbance in the Ley Lines#Lore & Dialog
  69. 2000/02 Shadows of the Past - General History of Dereth Vol. II
  70. 2003/10 Reign of Terror - Nuhmudira Appears in Zaikhal
  71. The Brink of the Abyss
  72. 2002/03 Persuasion - Announcements - 2002/03 - Persuasion#Teaser
  73. 73.0 73.1 73.2 2002/12 The Hall of the Tusker King - Gift Box Quest#Lore & Dialog
  74. 74.0 74.1 74.2 2003/01 The Slumbering Giant Crystal Minds and Shattered Souls#Lore & Dialog
  75. 2003/11 Visions in the Darkness - Cydna Wren's Journal

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