The Lance of Marduk
Achazriel - The Warlord
In the long war between the Dragonborn Empire of Arkhosia and the Human Empire of Bael Turath no individual on either side was as crucial to how it played out in the end then the Turathi general Achazriel. She lead the slave armies in many great battles with the Dragonborn and lesser Human Kingdoms, even a fight with the Elder One itself, taking off one of his horns in the process. Do to her impressive track record the lords of Bael Turath appointed her in charge of the slave armies which launched an attack against the Arkhosian Capital of Razortear. After a ten year siege she managed to get word of the secret entrance to the city. This secret was given to her by the Grey Dragon Zebukiel, who has now become the most despised dragon in history. Achazriel took the secret and led her armies through the underground passages. They eventually took the city, forcing to fall of Arkhosia. But the siege took its toll on Bael Turath as well, soon it began to fall to chaos and ruin. The Nobles forsook their pacts with the Fallen Angels who granted their power. As a punishment they were transformed into fiends who became known as Tieflings. Even Achazriel’s line was transformed into Tieflings. Achazriel’s son, Alistair Achazriel, was the most well-known of all Artificers in Bael Turath’s history. He created the “Lesser Tarrasques” or simply the Destroyers using the horn his mother removed from the Elder One.
These Destroyers are homunculi which can only be controlled by the descendants of Alistair and can only be controlled through music. Over thousands of years the Destroyers figurines began to disappear, and as long as they were not in the possession of a descendant of Achazriel they were useless yet neat collectables. But when one such member of Alistair’s bloodline possesses one of these Destroyer figurines they could use them to deadly effect. It is unknown how many of the original thirty remain, nor how many are in the possession of descendants of Achazriel. While many descendants of Achazriel are known for their savage nature, heretical ideas, aggression, and affinity for warfare they have leanings towards Warlord and Soldier dispositions. The descendants of Alistair have some of their own particular traits. Descendants of Alistair are known for their intellect and proficiency with magic. Alistair’s descendants, along with their leanings towards Wizards and Artificers, are known to be Bards, likely because the Destroyers can only be controlled through music.