||Possessions: Clothing, scimitar, 43 SP. 8 black scorpions in cages around Kuri’s lair. Kuri also has 3 doses of anti-venom in tiny phials in a small pouch.
Description: The chief priest of the temple wears purple robes with gold trim and wears a golden skull-mask. Behind the mask is an unwholesome and ugly face, and an unpleasant personality to match, for Kuri-Ussar lusts after the dead.
Tactics: Kuri-Ussar delights in using his scimitar against weak enemies. However, he is no fool and does not attack heavily armed foes; he prefers to employ cunning in those cases. Kuri-Ussar uses his magic to its best effect; he debilitates foes and then moves in to rip them apart with his scimitar. If he’s given a chance to prepare in combat, he will cast any protective magic prior to battle and move to a defensible position. He also has a special trick he likes to use against his enemies, since he keeps small poisonous scorpions (8) in cages around his lair. At any time in combat he can pick one of these up and use a Combat Action to hurl it at a character. This tiny scorpion has 1HP and may well die when thrown (70% chance). It is treated like a weapon for the purpose of this adventure. If Kuri-Ussar manages to hit with his Combat Style it is considered that the scorpion has found a weak point in the target’s armour and now the victim needs to resist the poison.
Notes: Games Masters might also want to consider giving Kuri access to the Cult of Yadar, since he seems to be fond of scorpions. In this case he will gain the Grimoire of the cult, the Combat Styles and other cult related skills and powers.