New Salem, Witch Island
Malvorax The Desiccator
Witches (and probably humans) were not the first to walk on New Salem Island. In unknown ages past another “people” wove powerful magic here. There are those that believe the early Witches discovered the Cellar rather than built it. But it is undeniable that the Five Pillars predate Witch and human alike.
The central fifth Pillar bares the name of the oldest and most publicly known prisoner of the Island: Malvorax the Desiccator, a formless darkness imprisoned just outside of our reality by the Pillars, though two hundred years of study have yet to revealed how. Malvorax cannot affect the world except to “speak” directly to minds of those that “have corruption in their hearts.” It has no supernatural powers over such a mind, just the beguiling promises of a tempting devil.
It has used these enticed disciples to reek havoc across the Island in the past but rarely having anything to do with the Pillars themselves. That is until last Halloween when It may have convinced Remmy Johnson to desecrate the central Pillar which nearly freed Malvorax. The central Pillar is now being watched by the Chamber of Commerce and the Gnomes. But, there is no telling how many minds Malvorax has contacted or what they are willing to do for the promises It has made to them.