Valdorian Age - Rising Power on the Frontier
The word “lich” means a corpse; a lichfield is a graveyard. In the context of the undead, a lich is a wizard, who has found a way to stave off death by achieving true immortality at the cost of their flesh. A lich is obviously undead (unless disguised by illusion), showing a corpse-like visage and exuding an aroma of putrescence. The lich suffers in much the same way as a zombie, but unlike zombie-hood the process of becoming a lich is pursued voluntarily and is assumed before death. The intelligence and memory are not impaired by it, though the sanity of someone who does that to themselves on purpose must be dubious, to say the least and many become mad because living forever is not all it is cracked up to be. Apart from averting the complete onset of death, lichdom does not confer any special powers.
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