Raiders of Asteir
Davaxir, Lich-King of Winterlock
A powerful lich who commands a pack of ghostly wolves capable of stealing souls.
The last king of the cursed castle of Winterlock, Davaxir was in life a powerful sorcerer who, through the use of dark magics and infernal bargains, was able to return after his death in the form of a lich. After this point, he ruled his undead abode for several centuries before encountering (and later joining) the party.
In addition to his spells and lich abilities, Davaxir commands the obedience of a pack of spiritwolves, ghostly beings capable of ripping out the souls of living men with a mere touch. The spiritwolves are, in fact, the transformed souls of men and women whom Davaxir has previously killed, and are capable of increasing their numbers in such a way.
Davaxir is also the holder of the powerful crown Malefic Triumph, one of the twelve artifacts which the party had been tasked with retrieving. While they were able to convince Davaxir to accompany them on their ensuing adventures, the group was never able to force him to part with his crown, making it one of the few artifacts on the list which they were not able to achieve.