is the fictional wizard
that serves as the primary antagonist in Mordenkainen's Fantastic Adventure
, a module
for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game
, in the World of Greyhawk campaign setting
Eli Tomorast is described as a gaunt human, with black hair and facial hair. His forearms and hands have been replaced by those of an unknown demon, giving him additional powers which make him a more powerful adversary in the module.
In the original adventure, published in 1984
, Tomorast had little background, and served only as the owner of the Tome of the Black Heart
, an artifact which Eli discovered in the Lost City of Elders
somewhere to the east. The Tome gives him the ability to summon and control a powerful demon named Kerzit
, who Eli set up as a false god in order to expand his power, and to provide sacrifices to Kerzit.
In the original module's timeline, Eli is slain by Mordenkainen
, who was the character run by Gary Gygax
. Mordenkainen was also printed in the module as a pre-generated character for players to use if they wished. In 2004
magazine published "Maure Castle" in issue #124. This was an update to the original module, and presented a continuation of Eli's story. In the update, Eli was resurrected by a gnoll cleric
who sought the power of the Tome of the Black Heart
and its guardian, Kerzit.
In this update, Eli, bent on revenge against Mordenkainen and his associates, discovers a way into the true dungeons of Maure Castle, and sets about gathering the power required to take his revenge.