Rythas the Oracle † (ancient leader)
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The Bonespeakers (also known as the mystic vrykul or the mystics) are a group of vrykul mystics that are supposed to care for the bodies of the vrykul honored dead. They are religious zealots and masters of rune magics. Many of them have a "Shattered Rune" ability.
During the third invasion of the Burning Legion, they ended up forgetting the old vows, except Vydhar. They have been twisted and have sided with God-King Skovald. They sought to use their control over the dead to help him invade the Halls of Valor. Later, they tried to kill the Runewood by turning off the runestones.
At the same time, the Bonespeakers twisted the woods around Vydhar, severely weakening the tree sage. After a hero rescued him from the Bonespeakers, Vydhar agreed to help them speak to the spirits of ancient vrykul rulers if they could gather an aromatic to burn and an offering to them. He then pointed the heroes to the ancient kings, but not before asking the heroes to lay the spirits of disturbed vrykul ancestors to rest for their own judgment.
On another side, the Bonespeakers stole the bones of Ashildir for the God-King and tried to bind her with the dark energy of Helheim. By this act, they entered directly in war with the Valkyra. Bonespeakers have been slain for their crimes and the ritual to bind Ashildir has been interrupted.
|Runeseer Faljar||Leader of Bonespeakers||Alive||Haustvald|
|Rythas the Oracle||Former Leader and High Runeseer||Undead||Stormheim|
|Runeseer Sigvid (presumed)||Killable||Shield's Rest|
|Urgev the Flayer||Leader of the Runeaxes||Alive||Akstad|
|Kottr Vondyr||Leader of the Inkbinders||Alive||Inkbinders Rise|
|Nelvek the Ashen||Leader of the Carvers||Alive||Stonewarden Quarry|
- Bonespeaker Runeaxe - Led by Urgev the Flayer and trained at Runeaxe Training Grounds.
- Bonespeaker Inkbinder - Led by Kottr Vondyr at Inkbinders Rise. They have forgotten the true purpose of their runic magic traditions, but are held in high regard for their magical tattoos.
- Bonespeaker Carver - Led by Nelvek the Ashen at Stonewarden Quarry.
- Ancestors, take me...
- Even... the stone... erodes...
- I will live again...
- Mine is the power of the gods!
- The God-King has already won!
- The Halls will not open... to you...
- The kings will spit on you, worm!
- The runes will break you!
- The spirits serve my will!
- You cannot resist your fate!
- You could never be worthy!
- You will never prevail...
- A glorious... ending...
- Death cannot sate my bloodlust...
- I am not... defeated...
- I'll hack your bones to splinters!
- The crows will feast tonight!
- Your blood will be my war paint!