: Yes but a D&D mage at least has something like magic
I said "semi-D&D mage". :)
: Unrelated comment
: Alric is the opposite of this as King. "I can cast
: Disperal Dreams, kick butt with a sword, what do I
: need guards for"
He was one of the Nine. Not to mention his status as a leader, I would think it necessary to master both personal combat skills, magic, and leadership skills. The Baron has no need to do such things at all.
: Well, it's hard to believe that raising the dead, even
: with a Dream, is really that big a secert.
Wha... Why? Look at what it did: it gave the backbone to the Dark. Of course it's a great secret.
The manual says it was Balor's greatest secret, with a total lack of ambiguous or equivocal language. Therefore we can't argue with it.