|Tapestry depicting the Lost City of the Elders.|
Powers: Tomorast is a billed as a wizard, artificer and madman. He is responsible for creating many magic objects, most of which are deliberately cursed. The worst of his creations however come from the pages of his Tome of the Black Heart, an evil book he chanced upon in a curio shop in Greyhawk City. This includes the rituals to summon and bind the demon Kerzit and the plans to create the Terrible Iron Golem.
Where most evil wizards would be happy just hiding behind minions and flinging spells into combat, Tomorast shows off his most sadistic, intimidating side: his demonic hands. Eli likely gained these profane appendages during his visit to the Lost City. Who they belonged to and what deal he made to gain them is unknown (though I speculate they are originally part of Kerzit). What is known about them is their horrible melee and magical effects.
Eli's claws and spikes are as deadly as any fighter's blade and he takes delight in using them to shred other spellcasters apart instead of using spells. And while he does have a full compliment of killing spells at his disposal, the demon hands have other inherent powers to make Tomorast an even more tenacious opponent. His left hand can boost his dexterity and armor class, while the right hand improves his chances to hit with held weapons (however he accomplishes that!). Should both hands hit the same target in melee, the poor victim can end up paralyzed and possibly lose a level! Defensively, when Tomorast's hands are clasped, his armor class and saving throws are improved, plus he gains some healing. Yes indeed, a fight with Eli Tomorast is like none other.