Helaman's Play By Post Carrion Crown
Professor Petros Lorrimor
Dear friend and mentor
Professor Lorrimor was an extraordinary man – he was knowledgeable in many fields such as History, Military Science, the Natural Sciences and the Arcane, but in particular he seemed most knowledgeable on those topics that pertained to the supernatural and to evil creatures.
The Professor traveled the Inner Sea region lecturing and teaching at universities in locations as far-flung as Manaket and Magnimar, and as different in scope as the bardic colleges of Taldor and the battle colleges of the River Kingdoms. Speaking before standing-room-only lecture halls on topics as widely ranging as military strategy, planar anomalies, theology, and agriculture, Lorrimor’s time was highly valued among those ambitious to benefit from his expertise. Despite this, he still managed to provide one-on-one assistance to the most promising of his acolytes.
While he retired from ‘Official’ teaching 15 years ago, around the time he moved to Ravengro, he still served as a guest lecturer and also led several ‘Expeditions’ or ‘Historical Fact Finding Missions’ for certain ‘Patrons’ within Ustalav. He often employed ‘Specialists’ in these trips and assuming the working relationship was satisfactory, stayed in touch with those of his employ who pleased him.
Petros was more open-minded than many of his fellow countrymen, and counted members of all races among his friends and colleagues. One of his favorite sayings was, “It is one’s actions that tell of the character of a person, not the nature of their birth”. Despite or because of his scholarly nature, he was a very gifted spell caster though he was careful not to use magic unless the situation absolutely demanded it.
- Apparently he lived in Ardis in his youth and started his adventuring career with Father Grimburrow.
- Apparently he was killed by a piece of falling masonry up on the outskirts of Harrowstone prison. The nature of the wound itself has not been discussed.
- On his return to his home as a zombie his lower jaw was found to be crushed and destroyed… possibly tying his death back to The Whispering Way, who customarily destroy the jaws of those they kill to stop them spreading secrets.