Perilous Gateways

Portal-Master Portals

By Jeff Quick

Jhaurmael Riversedge, the self-proclaimed "portal-master," is a savant of sorts. Jhaurmael cares nothing for politics and little about personal wealth. This elven sorcerer lives for the challenge of constructing newer, cleverer portals. He works for nearly anyone who can present him with a challenge, and he takes as much pride in his work as any master craft worker.

Jhaurmael always signs his portals. Anyone using the analyze portal spell can see his arcane mark shimmering within one of his portals like a watermark in paper. Additionally, a Jhaurmael portal usually has a tricky or unexpected extra effect. Sometimes, these "extras" are unknown even to the person who hired him for the job, but that's why someone hires Jhaurmael: to create something unexpected and dangerous.

About the Author

Jeff Quick is an award-winning game designer and editor. He has written and developed game products for Wizards of the Coast, WizKids Games, White Wolf, and Fast Forward Entertainment. He has also served as editor of Polyhedron Magazine, senior editor of Star Wars Gamer, and editor-in-chief of Star Wars Insider. Despite being a writer in the Pacific Northwest, he owns no cats.

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