Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tim Curry Tuesdays - Darkness

Welcome to Tim Curry Tuesday! This will be an ongoing series where every week I will explore a character Tim Curry has played. Why Tim Curry? For one thing he’s done quite a number of characters that just beg to be made into NPCs! For another, the man has that voice... it’s definitely one of the top 5 voices I’d pick if I could only hear every male with the same voice. I have also used Tim Curry as a mental touchstone of an NPC that my players interact with. And I just finished listening to Sabriel, which was read by Tim Curry, so he was on my mind.

For our first installment I’m going to go with the obvious and necessary choice of Darkness from Labyrinth Legend.

They could not have picked a better actor to play this demon. It’s a scenery chewing character, and Tim Curry can gnaw it with the best of them! Darkness makes for a great BBEG

Lord of Darkness

Armor Class: 3
Hit Dice: 12**** (L)
Move: 180’ (60’)
Attacks: 1 gore/1 weapon
Damage: 2d6+2
No. Appearing: 1
Save As: C12
Morale: 12
Treasure Type: G
Intelligence: 16
XP Value: 4,750
Monster Type: Planar Monster, Enchanted (Unique)

The being known as the Lord of Darkness, or simply Darkness, is the spawn and champion of a Chaotic Immortal known as Nox who desired to see the world shrouded in perpetual night and winter. Darkness appears as a 9’ tall satyr with red skin, black fur, and massive curving horns. He wears a sleeveless black robe, and carries a black staff.

Darkness commands a horde of corrupted goblins and other foul beings that he uses as his hands, eyes, and ears on the surface world. Darkness suffers 2d8 points of damage for every round that he is exposed to sunlight due to his deep connection to Nox.

In addition to his natural strength Darkness is capable of using the following powers 3 times/day: Charm Person, Cause Fear, Detect Good (Innocence), Blight. He can also use the following powers 2 times/day: Know Alignment, Produce Flame, Curse. The mere presence of Darkness causes creatures of less than 4HD to automatically make a morale check or be cowed into inaction. Darkness is immune to Sleep, Charm, and Hold spells, Fire, Cold and weapons of less than +2 enchantment.


  1. "Oh, Mother Night! Fold your dark arms about me. Protect me in your black embrace. I sit alone, an impotent exile, whilst this form, this presence, returns to torment me!"

  2. You can never go wrong with Curry.

  3. This was my image of choice for Arioch, Lord of Chaos, in my games! I used to have a statue of him that I would bring out and torment my players with.

  4. Interesting stats. FYI, the movie was Legend, not Labyrinth.

  5. @Scottsz~ Great quote!

    @Lord Gwydion~ I completely agree!

    @Grendelwulf~ It's just such an iconic image, how could you not use him!

    @Moorhawk~ *slaps forehead* Stupid me... So many 80's fantasy movies that all start with "L". Edited the post to correct this obvious mistake.