Nameless One


This ineffable villain is summoned by the Box of Balefire when opened and appears as a colossal pillar of smoke and flame that crackles with lightning. Sweeping across the land he incinerates everything in his path. Venger has been tutored by him for thousands of years and one of the expectations of the Nameless One is for Venger to defeat the Dungeon Master. The Nameless One speaks with a hissing rasp that Venger understands.

Dungeon Master describes him as evil and says, "he is not life as we know it. He has many identities on many different worlds but all know him as evil. The ruler of many universes but his goal is to rule the entire cosmos with evil."

The Nameless One reveals his face just before attacking and the Dungeon Master instructs the heroes not to look at it. Eric disobeys but other than looking frightened he suffers no other apparent repercussions.

This entity is never defeated and simply spares the Realm for unknown reasons, moving on to persecute other worlds.

9 comments:

  1. Is he supposed to be Satan?

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    1. It also may be interesting to note that in Raymond E. Feist's Midkemia books, there's a similar evil god also referred to as the Nameless One.

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    2. May be he is as Dungeon Master spoke that he is known as evil.So if we calculate this then we may be able to anticipate that he is Satan the source of all evil

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  2. Dungeon Master tells the kids not to look at the Nameless One's face but Eric takes a peek and sees... Dungeon Master's twisted visage staring back down at him!

    This is what should have happened!

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  3. How would anyone know what its actual name is. I believe Nameless One sums it up pretty good. Describing it as just evil also says alot. I dont think they meant this evil god to have a name such as Satan or Asmodeus or any other being from the Abyss. Nameless One seems much more powerful than any evil being in D&D. Then again I dont know because the writers stretched this series way out of bounds.

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    1. How so? I'm curious what you feel was out of bound? thanks in advance

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  4. It could have been a deity like Tharizdun of the Greyhawk pantheon

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    1. That has always been my belief.

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  5. well, most realms and even other game worlds are caught up in balancing everything (shoot, even the freakin game worlds economy) but the the cartoon world was generally speaking a much higher key setting (high key lots of magic, low key not so much poer and magic for the players) than most published campaign worlds.
    even so i agree the nameless one, was a bit out of the d&d realm, too bad they couldnt have created a villain within the games parameters. the nameless on kinda smacks of ariochus form the elric stories. Or maybe the beyonder from secret wars

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