This is our second informative blog about Corpus Malicious, the ultimate codex of evil for D&D 5E.
In this post, you will find about that on what basis we are writing our archetypes, what their sources are and then you can find a detailed philosophy behind one of these archetypes, Blasphemous Incantator.
First of all, we would like to say that the archetypes in Corpus Malicious are really foul, profane and evil. We are trying to reflect all sides of evil in them. Also, we are trying to put a unique side in differentiating them with the archetypes of the same class such as Blasphemous Incantator, a warlock archetype without a patron.
There are different sources and acts in D&D that can be related with evil. Some of these are fiends, a portion of necromancy, far realm, consorting with fiends, murdering innocents, temptation, a part of mortal nature etc. We are keeping these and many more concepts in our minds while creating the archetypes in Corpus Malicious. We are trying to make sure that there is no aspect of evil left that we have not mentioned in the book.
So, why are we trying to be that much meticulous? Because the concept of evil and villains in D&D are really important. Even if the party consists of good alignments, at one point they have to fight against evil. These archetypes will also help DMs to create a villain with a strong background, purpose and flavor.
Now we are presenting you our first archetype!
Blasphemous Incantator is a warlock archetype. However, it is a bit different from the warlock we know. A Blasphemous Incantator gains its powers from fiends but it does not see them as patrons, instead, it uses an art most profane to use their powers.
Blasphemous Incantator uses an archetype specific and new point system called “Blasphemous Points”. By using these points, it can incarnate, call and chain fiends to its soul, into its body to use their powers. Although fiends bestow tremendous power and the taste of power is always sweet, there is a time limit on chaining fiends as this act forces the boundaries of a mortal shell too much. However, you will have the chance to hold fiends inside for longer durations. For a price, of course…
If you want to play a warlock which will not serve but dominate, Blasphemous Incantator is just meant for you.