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The Oakaruk (an ancient Aldvarian word that roughly translates into
'Oaken Pawn') is the name given to the wood and iron beings created
by Koro-Tul , a powerful sorceress whose misdeeds
resulted in her banishment from the Grey Circle and her subsequent exile in the cursed forest of Fogbough .
Oakaruk are generally slender, human-sized beings crafted out of a combination of wood
and iron. The magically-animated Oakaruk have only very limited intellectual
capacity. Their actions are almost fully-controlled by their creator and the
directives and instructions that were infused into their being at the time of
As they are largely mindless, Oakaruk are relentless and fearless combatants,
making them formidable foes.
One of the more sinister traits of these strange beings is their ability to
discern the tactics of enemy combatants and mimic them, thus placing themselves
on near-equal footing with their foes in battle.
Due to the powerful magic that courses through them, Oakaruk are exceptionally
strong. While they can employ a wide variety of weaponry, these wood and iron
beings often fight unarmed.
Oakaruk emit an anti-magic field intended to defeat magic that is used against
them. Koro-Tul infused her creations with this ability prior
to her unsuccessful coup against the Grey Mage .
It is now believed that the only place one might hope to find Oakaruk is within
the depths of Fogbough Forest. Following her attempted coup, Koro-Tul fled into
Fogbough with the remnants of her Oakaruk army.
In the aftermath of her Koro-Tul's treacherous act, Grey Mage is said to have placed a powerful
death curse on the renegade sorceress, forever exiling her to Fogbough.