God slayer - D&D 3.5
a powerful wizard and former ruler of Ur. Nicrotis used the [[Golden Auroch as a tool of war and a symbol of oppression, gaining her the ire of Ninurta. when his gaze was shifted on her her city was buried beneath the desert sands and reduced to ruins. Nicrotis survived however. she was able to partially open a portal to the Para-elemental plane of dust, drawing on its power she turned herself into an undead creature, able to survive as long as she remained near the portal, but at a cost. her body was unable to move far without deteriorating into dust, and without her magic, she would be dead. she waited for over a hundred years until the insert adventuring parties name here ventured into the ruins of her domain. the group was able to recover the Golden Auroch and close the portal. they assaulted her and forced her to abandon both her livelihoods: her spell tablets, and the portal.