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Death Prophet/Lore

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Death Prophet minimap icon.png Krobelus, the Death Prophet
Krobelus was a Death Prophet—which is one way of saying she told fortunes for the wealthiest of those who wished to look beyond the veil. But after years of inquiring on behalf of others, she began to seek clues on her own fate. When death refused to yield its secrets, she tried to buy them with her life. But the ultimate price proved insufficient. Death disgorged her again and again, always holding back its deepest mysteries. Her jealousy grew. Others could die for eternity—why not she? Why must she alone be cast back on the shores of life with such tiresome regularity? Why was she not worthy of the one thing all other living creatures took for granted? Still, she would not be discouraged. Each time she returned from the grave, she brought a bit of death back with her. Wraiths followed her like fragments of her shattered soul; her blood grew thin and ectoplasmic; the feasting creatures of twilight took her for their kin. She gave a little of her life with every demise, and it began to seem as if her end was in sight. With her dedication to death redoubled, and no client other than herself, Krobelus threw herself ever more fervently into death's abyss, intent on fulfilling the one prophecy that eluded her: That someday the Death Prophet would return from death no more.
Death Prophet
Associated with
Heroes:Shadow Shaman minimap icon.png Shadow Shaman
  • She claims to have already seen the battlefield of the Ancients multiple times in her dreams.[1]
  • Krobelus' blood has grown thin and ectoplasmic[2], yet may also serve as the dark ink that she uses to write her future prophecies with.[3]
  • The spirits that she summons with her Exorcism are, by default, her past lives for each death that she had experienced.[4] But sometimes, other spirits or entities can be summoned by her, such as ethereal bats, moths, or even wild spirits that she may have encountered during her time spent in the afterlife.
  • She may have lost her sight for perhaps peering too far into her prophecies.[5]
  • She appears to still have a very dim spark of life within herself, which is still bright enough to attract shades and other creatures in the realms of death that she visits.[6]
  • So frequent were her attempts to cross the veil of death that souls of those who have recently died, both remnant and whole, have clung to her in an attempt to be brought back with her. These attempts have resulted in them being turned into a rather grotesque dress. Whether or not it was against their will is unknown.[7][8]
  • Krobelus may befriended, mimicked, or was herself the "Witch of the Outlands", a witch that was said to not have been necessarily malevolent, but her foretold prophecies were not to be simply ignored.[9]
  • She may have been taught of her skill and knowledge by a supposed woman only referred to as "Death's Bride". There are no known records about her, only rumors and very few heirlooms that she left to the then young Krobelus before her departure.[10][11]
  • Krobelus keeps a formal set of clothing that she reserves for the "most deathly occasions".[12] She also seems to have a regal headdress that symbolizes her union with death. She only takes it off with deep regret.[13]
  • She seems to have known Rhasta the Shadow Shaman minimap icon.png Shadow Shaman beforehand, knowing his actual name as well as hinting that his practices were continued from long since.[14]
  • She also seems to have an attraction to those affiliated with death, or have experienced death itself.

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Death Prophet

Enemies killing Death Prophet

Others

  • ▶️ Oracle minimap icon.png r Prophets and counter-prophets. So it has come to this.

References[edit]

  1. Death Prophet spawn response: ▶️ I have been here many times in my dreams!
  2. Death Prophet biography.
  3. Fluttering Mortis description.
  4. Exorcism description.
  5. Blindfold from the Gloom description.
  6. Temptation of the Mothbinder description.
  7. Dress of the Corpse Maiden description.
  8. Ghastly Scarf of the Corpse Maiden description.
  9. Witch of the Outlands Set's item descriptions.
  10. Sash of Death's Bride description.
  11. Brooch of Death's Bride description.
  12. Corset of the Mortal Coil description.
  13. Crown of the Death Priestess description.
  14. Death Prophet response: ▶️ Oh Rhasta, still playing at doctor?