Twilight of the Kai
The Vordaks are vile undead monsters created in the laboratories of Helgedad. The Nadziranim, the Black Sorcerers of the Darklands, use the corpses of dead human soldiers as the frames for these ghastly creations. They open their chests, remove their lifeless hearts, and replace them with a gem-like crystal imbued with dark energy. The power contained within this Vordak Gem transforms them into loyal and willing servants of the Darklords.
Vordaks are used as the lieutenants of Darklord armies and can often be found leading Drakkarim or Giak regiments into battle. When wreathed in their red cloaks, a Vordak can sometimes pass for a human. However, they will not pass close scrutiny. These powerfully psychic undead have a skeletal face and glowing, blood-red eyes and they exude an aura of cold cruelty. Even people with little sensitivity to magic can often sense the foulness of a Vordak and, unless given a good reason to stay, they will turn and flee the area rather than endure its awful presence.