Iggwilv: Mother of Witches

She’s called the “mother of witches,” but she’s also the mother of Iuz by her consort Graz’zt. Few characters have been the cause of so much woe or left such a scar across the history of the Flanaess. Get the story of Iggwilv: Mother of Witches as told in the folk tales of Ket and Perrenland and whispered among the masters of lore.

Iggwilv and Grazzt Conversation

  • Part One of the foul tale, In the Hut of Baba Yaga, relates a folk story about the birth of Natasha and her introduction to the dancing hut.
  • Part Two of the repulsive story, Elena the Fair and Natasha the Dark, introduces Iggwilv’s sister and rival and the beginning of a long, tortured relationship between the two girls.
  • Part Three of the lurid legend, The Sultan’s Son and the Witch’s Sister, tells how Iggwilv stole away her sister’s suitor and escaped the hut of Baba Yaga.
  • Part Four of the heinous history, Iggwilv’s Wedding, discloses Iggwilv’s deceits behind the curtains and beneath the sheets.
  • Part Five of the blasphemous chronicle, Tasha’s Quest for the Vault of Daoud, describes Iggwilv’s negotiations to obtain access to the treasure vault of Daoud and his Wondrous Lanthorn.
  • Part Six of this twisted telling, Tasha’s Hideous Laughter and the Master of Deception, describes Iggwilv’s apprenticeship under the mad mage of Castle Greyhawk and how Fraz-Urb’luu bent her to his will.
  • Part Seven of this noxious narrative, The Bride of Count Dahlvier, delves into an obscure non-canonical piece of Iggwilv’s history regarding the conception of her daughter Drelzna, sister of Iuz. 
  • Part Eight of this dreadful drama, The Witch Queen of Perrenland, hasn’t been written yet. But this episode from the history of Knights of the Hart tells the tale of the Witch Queen and Demon Lord.
  • Part Nine of this obscene tragedy, Iggwilv’s Fall, hasn’t been written yet. Check back later.
  • Part Ten of this wretched recitation, The Crook of Rao, hasn’t been written yet. Check back later.
  • Part Eleven of this infernal inquiry, Iggwilv’s Quest in the Temple of Elemental Evil, comments upon the original story by Gary Gygax in his novel Artifact of Evil.
  • Part Twelve of this sickening cycle, Behind the Throne of Iuz, reveals Iggwilv as the real power at work, manipulating the events that lead up to the Greyhawk Wars.