Neverwinter previews the Lair of the Mad Mage adventure in latest dev blog


Many trials await adventurers in Neverwinter’s upcoming Undermountain expansion, and the game’s latest dev blog is all about one of the final challenges players will face — the Lair of the Mad Mage. Strangely enough, it’s not the Mad Mage Halaster Blackcloak himself that players will face in this adventure but two of his apprentices, Arcturia and Trobriand.

The first boss players will face is Arcturia, a “powerful lich and master of transmutation magic.” Almost as mad as her mentor, Arcturia “cannot abide normalcy and consistency, so [she] transforms herself, her surroundings, and other creatures around her into warped variations of their previous selves.” Players will have to contend not only with Arcturia herself but also with her menacing, malformed minions that await her beck and call. According to the devs, emerging victorious in this encounter “will require coordination, timing, and a healthy fear of butterflies.”

Should players survive their battle with Arcturia, their next and final opponent will be Trobriand, the Metal Mage. Although he was once human, Trobriand “grew to despise the frailty of flesh” and fashioned an iron golem into which he transferred his spirit, freeing him from the confines of his mortal body — a gift that he now wishes to bestow upon all the inhabitants of Faerun. Defeating Trobriand and his menagerie of magical constructs will be no easy task, but those who prove capable will be handsomely rewarded for their efforts.

If you want to learn more about this diabolical duo before you square off against them in Undermountain when the expansion goes live on April 23rd, you can find the whole dev blog over on the game’s official site.

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