The Genlock emissary is a genlock that wields magic.

Background[edit | edit source]

This emissary derives from a particularly cunning genlock alpha. They typically only appear during Blights in order to rally their darkspawn brethren and to carry out the Archdemon's more intricate plans. The ability of a genlock--said to be born from a dwarven broodmother--to wield magic, and to do so effectively while heavily armored, is a mystery. Grey Warden scholars theorize that the magic of a Genlock emissary is akin to blood magic, allowing the sorcerer to ignore the magic-dampening effects of armor by using their cohorts' life-force to power their spells.

Variations of the Genlock emissary are Necromancer, Shapechanger and Conjurer.

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Genlock emissaries develop magical ability usually in entropy.[1]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Mass Paralysis Mass Paralysis
Death Cloud Death Cloud
Death Magic Death Magic
Drain Life Drain Life
Misdirection Hex Misdirection Hex
Crushing Prison Crushing Prison
Regeneration Regeneration
Heal Heal
Chain Lightning Chain Lightning

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Dragon Age (tabletop RPG), Game Master's Guide, set 2, p. 26
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