The Singing Mercenaries
Cyrus is a changeling and a devout follower of Orcus.
He was first encountered by the Singing Mercenaries in the elven forest of Narlasil under his disguise of a half-elf rogue named Variel. As Variel, he was recommended by Elrias to guide them to the Temple of Bahamut, which they sought to remove the taint of the Far Realm, placed upon them during Terror From Beyond. As Variel, Cyrus presented as an uncaring, collected rogue who displayed extreme annoyance with incompetence. He aided the Singers during their trek towards the Temple, and even slaughtered his fellow cultists to be able to gain access to the temple. Once inside, Cyrus aided the others in battling Ahmidarius. After being shown the Temple’s vault, Cyrus made plans. That same evening, still in his guise as Variel, Cyrus entered the Vault while Mark 9 and Nyktas were laboring in the vault, attempting to unravel the secrets of ancient, evil artifacts stored there.
Seizing an opportunity, Cyrus revealed himself to the Singers, taking one of the powerful artifacts with him. Despite the Singers best efforts, the evil changeling managed to escape the Temple. He was last seen invoking the power of his stolen sword, winging away on necrotic energy.