A new villain for your campaign, Xephero Valderann, a Mad Archwizard archetype. Xephero is the headmaster of the Arcane Academy where he is cursed to instruct any apprentice who seeks his vast knowledge of magic, but at what price?
The Heroic Tier version of the Tyrant King villain, Acario Macellarius IX. The provided template should detail and reference everything you need to set this villain against your players.
The people should hail me as a hero for executing those noble thieves and reclaiming the lands that belonged to my ancestors. But instead they hate me and speak of revolution behind closed doors. Well, they shall repay me with sweat and blood as I forge a new empire! Devils be damned…
Mad Brew serves up his insights on the inner workings of an effective villain. Caution: the introduction may not be suitable for some readers (those who flinch at gore).