One of the interesting things about the 5e warlock is how varied their patrons can be. Someone (Trappy Jenkins) on the Dungeon Dudes discord wondered "what if this guy was your patron"
|by Travis Anderson|
A number of good ideas were quickly proposed by many people - I had a small part in it (tiny servant!!!) but this isn't my creation. But then people wondered "how to preserve this?" - unlike the OSR, there isn't a strong culture of blogging there. So I offered, and here we are.
I note that Tiny Servant is a spell that "up-casts" well and that last 8 hours. A higher level warlock may have a small army of tiny servants doing his every whim. A lot of these spells can be "jazzed up" for roleplaying purposes. Eldritch blast is *definitely* some kind of arm or shoulder cannon, or perhaps an eye-laser. In a game that allows war-forged, this is a great fit.
There is definitely a lot of potential for roleplay here. The Iron Kingdoms monster manual had the iron lich ,which were both flavorful and powerful. The warlock may be pursuing the knowledge to complete this transformation. Meanwhile, the patron may be requesting of their followers to gather various esoteric items, reagents and parts - clearly they are building some grand artifact that will shake the foundations of the multiverse... the image clearly indicates a personage who is refined, polite but ... ruthless.
I repeat that this is just a draft, and not play-tested... but clearly this would be a lot of fun, and it again illustrates the strength of the Warlock class in 5e. Thank you to the DungeonDudes discord community for allowing me to host this neat content :)