Under the Iron Sky
The Iron Lich
History or Arcana DC 27
In times ancient, a powerful artificer named Khaldun unearthed a cursed tome bound in the flesh of a medusa. Driven to madness by its secrets, he used the necromantic magic he gleaned from the book to raise an army of the dead.
Though his assault was violent and devastating, he was ultimately unsuccessful; the mightiest heroes and heroines of the realm captured Khaldun and banished him to the Netherworld – the Land of the Dead.
Unfortunately, rather than perishing in that bleak plane, Khaldun thrived, amassing a legion of undead followers and erecting a Tomb in which he could perfect his mechanical craft without interruption. It was not long before he shed his body and became a demilich.