Age of Legends
soldied, the Father of Abominations, was the first of the great Ilad to be won over to Elucien’s side in his rebellion to the Lord of Hosts. Prior to his fall, Isoldied had ministered under Ithanien, the regent of Spring. In his service, he fashioned many of Eriond’s creatures after the pattern revealed to him by Andunai. He delighted most of all in the mirth of the fae, among whom he often traveled. For a time he was faithful in his ministerial duties. In the end however, he was overcome by curiosity and by a love of creation. When Isoldied learned that the task of Man’s creation had been appointed to another, he grew envious and sought to craft creatures of his own design. The Ilad combined elements of the patterns of Dwarves and fae to create the race of Gnomes, and mixed elements of the patterns of Man and fae to create the Kinder (Halflings). In so doing the Ilad exceeded his creative authority, and for this transgression he was punished. Isoldiad was forbidden thenceforth from making use of his authority to create life. For should he continue to depart from the divine pattern, it was said, the works of his hands would grow disordered and perverse. This sentence proved a burden too great for Isoldied to bear. Thus, when Elucien approached the Ilad with the prospect of once more being free to fashion new life, and that apart from the strictures of Andunai, Isoldied was easily won over. From that day hence Isoldied was Elucien’s Master Shaper. Among his earlier works were the Satyr, the Minotaur and the HippoGriff. In time however Isoldid’s love of life and merriment were consumed by an obsessive desire to craft ever newer and more authentic creatures. The more this obsession grew within the Ilad, the more malign and twisted his works became, often resulting in little more than sad parodies of other, better creatures. By the end of the Kinslayer Wars Isoldied had spawned the Aboleth, the Beholder, the Manticore and a myriad other abominations. Yet none of these works satisfied the Ilad’s yearning for novelty and authenticity. From within his fiery prison in the Halls of Sorradadun, Isoldied ceaselessly pines for the day when he will be able to recreate the world of Eriond in his own image, an image now devoid of beauty and light.
After his fall Idoldied forever cast off his former angelic visage and instead crafted his image anew. In physical form he now appears as a dark, tall Satyr with hands of flowing vines. His right eye is missing; legend has it the Master Shaper used it to fashion one of his creatures. Isoldied is known as the Father of Abominations, and is worshiped by a multitude of aberrant sons. He is likewise worshiped by many Satyr, by darker Druidic orders and by those who seek forbidden knowledge.