|The Tale of Krispos |
Krispos of Videssos†
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Nationality:||Empire of Videssos|
|Cause of Death:||Crushed to death by battle magic|
Trokoundos was a Videssian mage, hired by Avtokrator Anthimos III to teach him magecraft. Anthimos was a careless, impatient student, and soon terminated his arrangement with the meticulous, precise Trokoundos. Anthimos' vestiarios Krispos hired Trokoundos to protect him with warding spells that foiled the murder attempts of mages hired by Krispos' rival, the Regent Petronas. This saved Krispos' life, and he remembered Trokoundos' aid.
After Anthimos accidentally killed himself with an improperly cast spell, Krispos became Avtokrator and frequently consulted Trokoundos on matters of importance. In the second year of Krispos' reign, Trokoundos deduced the nature of the obscure battle magic used by the mysterious, brutal Haloga mercenary commander Harvas Black-Robe. Trokoundos accompanied Krispos and his army on campaign against Harvas, and saved them from many of Harvas' more insidious traps. However, he was unable to match one of Harvas' more potent battle spells, and was crushed to death in wizarding combat.