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Neez is one of the three beholders appearing in The Sword of Frost, the eighth part of Heroes Chronicles. The other two are Zarm and Kilkik.

When Tarnum was leading the armies of Nighon to stop Gelu from claiming the Sword of Frost and potentially destroying the world, he was attacked by a medusa that wanted to slay him and take control of his army. The three beholders killed the medusa and saved him, hoping he would reward them well, and Tarnum made them his advisors and guards. They would lead the army, second only to him. While Tarnum was glad for their protection, he also knew not to trust them.

Neez, who was the leader of the beholders, learned that the ten hatchlings of the treacherous medusa were plotting against them. Deciding to strike first, Tarnum and the three beholders ambushed the medusas while they were preparing a poison. While the medusas were slain, Zarm also lost his life in the struggle.

Kilkik and Neez became Tarnum's closest allies in the camp. Neez had ears in every faction, keeping Tarnum informed of possible betrayals, while Kilkik collected intelligence on the enemy. When their captured prisoners, Neez proved that he was an expert at making them talk. It was Neez that suggested that Tarnum could delay Gelu by capturing one of his friends, and he suggested Ufretin, a ranger prone to acts of bravery and sacrifice.

One day, Neez and Kilkik brought a group of troglodytes before him, explaining that the creatures had fallen asleep while transporting gold, allowing elves to steal thousands of gold pieces. As Tarnum was unwilling to execute them, he pretended that a dream had told him that if he killed any of his men that day, he'd die in battle. He realized from the angry scowl on Neez's face that he could no longer pretend to be insane to avoid difficult decisions, so he sent the troglodytes off on a suicide mission to capture Ufretin on their own, and sent Neez with them to make sure they did or, more likely, died trying. He then hired a new bodyguard, the massive minotaur king Trongar, and had him prepare an ambush for Neez - a group of medusas, eager to get revenge for their fallen sisters, armed with elven arrows make it look like an enemy attack. When Kilkik reported that Neez had died in an ambush, Tarnum knew from the menacing look on his face that the beholder no longer felt any loyalty towards him.

The Heroes Chronicles series
Warlords of the Wasteland · Conquest of the Underworld · Masters of the Elements · Clash of the Dragons · The World Tree · The Fiery Moon · Revolt of the Beastmasters · The Sword of Frost
Recurring CharactersTarnum · The Historian · The Ancestors
Warlords of the WastelandJarg the Conqueror · Hardac · Yalla · Kurl · Tordac · Bloodclub · Derg · Rabak · Rion Gryphonheart
Conquest of the UnderworldAllison Gryphonheart · Duke Deezelisk · Mensor · Jorm · Norvan · Trynn · The Boatman
Masters of the ElementsGavin Magnus · Barsolar · Hemoross · Reamus · Ponific · Acwalandar · Gralkor the Cruel · Pyrannaste · Shalwend · The First
Clash of the DragonsMutare · Valita · Kurbon · Aspen · Eldrich Parson · Waerjak · Adrienne · Sorsha · Nicolas Gryphonheart · Dragontalker · Gelu
The World Tree/The Fiery MoonVorr the Insane · Grumba · Skizzik · Xyron · King Targor · Nilidon · Wern · Addar
Revolt of the BeastmastersNiven Gryphonheart · Droglo · Mad King Gryphonheart · Brellick · Adamina · Lord Onsten · Baron Paglon · Earl Rambert
The Sword of FrostGelu · Ufretin · Vol · Larn · Neez · Zarm · Kilkik · Trongar · Zallisa · Numas · Jinara - Kija
Relevant terms
Antagarich · Armageddon's Blade · AvLee · Blackdome · Bracada · Bracaduun · Elemental Planes · Erathia · Hall of Judgement · Krewlod · Nighon · Paradise · Quei bird · Sparkling Bridge · Steelhorn · Tatalia · The Fiery Moon · The Sword of Frost · The Underworld · Vial of Dragon Blood · Volee · Wallpeaks · The World Tree
Related games
Heroes of Might and Magic III · Heroes of Might and Magic IV