Grew up in a normal home father was a labourer in the farms and mother was the village seamstress and was known in the couple surrounding villages for her stories and to this day that is where I reside
I am Xander Ellis, Blood of Frulmar the God of Music a name I’m sure you have heard before my name means Defender of Mankind and I have lived up to it for as long as I can remember as I am the true hero in all the recent stories my courage and strength are unmatched as I am a gift to this world from the gods themselves
Aramil was raised by an old Elven Warrior after his family was murdered by a pack of wolves. His only memory of the family is the wound on his hand, a symbol of 2 parents lost.
When Lodovicus attempted the portal to save the people of Fortunes Bay, Aramil was thrown away from the rest of the party, appearing somewhere very far away, after many days, weeks and months of travelling and trying to find his friends, he is growing tired of the travel…
Born to a warrior of the orc tribe and a hunter-gatherer I was raised in the clan Cragmaw filled with warriors and the “Path” practice which brought many wandering orcs from other tribes. My skill with the blades was not the best so I was directed to travel to a warlock by the name of “Nazarin” who taught me the magical arts as well as the philosophy of magic with a great focus on the earth and surrounding nature and after many years of study he deemed me ready to find my path.
I was then instructed to venture out int the world to find a meaning for myself as to the use of magic
Recent past (Last 5 years)
Asterocus has continued monster hunting, as of three years ago they have been fighting and travelling alongside their lover, Lillian Carter. However shortly before coming to Grimgate, and one of Asterocus’ catalysts for trying to find a new home, was the departure of Lillian from their life. Lillian had left Asterocus for a new partner, Alexander Simmonet an advisor to a local lord in the kingdom of Brathmorden.
This happened merely a month before their appearance in Grimgate.
Asterocus’ other reason for coming to Grimgate was the rumours of another realm connecting with El-Rah, but hearing nothing of any dangers it did not place it as a priority, until now.
Medium Past (118 years to 6 years ago)
Asterocus was part of the Custodia Regis whom escorted the ruler of the fae to their first meeting with the people of El-Rah. Shortly after this meeting they approached the head of the Custodia Regis and requested transfer to an exploratory division so that they could see El-Rah. After many years of exploring with a group of researchers (Dromar – the head researcher and one of Asterocus’s best friends, Merin – Dromar’s apprentice, Alex – the groups’ human guide and one of Asterocus’s ex lovers, Luca – A beastborn healer that taught Asterocus the magic of El-Rah, Korak – an orcish herbalist and cook who taught Asterocus about potions and plants, Toran – The other Fae guard, Mina – The groups’ ranger and scout) and growing very close, the Children of the Forest came. The band of explorers were among the first victims, all were slaughtered including Asterocus. Determined to avenge their friends, Asterocus was granted a second chance by their favoured god, Athoms. When they were resurrected Asterocus vowed to avenge their fallen friends and destroy as many of the Demons as possible. For many years they fought until eventually being captured, after six years of imprisonment and torture Asterocus was rescued and continued in the campaign against the Children of the Forest. After a few months of revoery they joined an elven battlegroup for the rest of the war, in this group they made many close friends including a swordsman called Dokar Mokiey and a mage called Rathal Elnor. After the sealing away of the Children of the Forest they turned to work travelling the realm fighting threats to the innocent and watching the boundaries of the realm, ready to respond if Asterocus sensed any incoming threats.
A lot of their work has been monster hunting and mercenary work, taking down bandits, thugs, and other more arcane dangers for a bed and some food for the night.
Asterocus became somewhat of a legend, with their long life span and Fae Glammering it was rumored that a series of paladins, dressed in a purple cloak had been created by the gods to protect the people of El-Rah, when in truth it was just one lonely and scared Fae trying to protect their home.
Early History (436 to 117 years ago)
Asterocus was raised by their father in his library on the outskirts of the great Fae city, their mother was a high Fae who had been cast from the hierarchy for falling in love with a wood fae scholar. Both of Asterocus’ parents were very interested in the magical arts and often spent days at a time in the library reading and writing. Together the two studied the arts of healing, alchemy, herbology, blacksmithing, and the arts
Asterocus was never particularly interested in the studies of their parents.
Asterocus was always more interested in playing with the other kids, getting into fights, stealing food, and exploring the woods. They were always a bit wilder than their comrades and often got into fights. Even at a young age Asterocus was fiercely loyal and would do almost anything to prove themself. They were constantly straying into perilous situations and attempting to capture creatures and tame them. Their parents were not impressed with these antics. They believed it was unbecoming of their child to act so rawderly. They wanted Asterocus to focus on the magical arts not playing with stick, and wooden swords with the other kids.
Eventually Asterocus was done. Shortly after their sixteenth birthday they made an escape.
They escaped to the capital of the Everglade and began living on the streets, begging for food and shelter. Eventually they joined the Fae criminal underworld working as an enforcer. It did not take long however for Asterocus to speak out against the unjust behaviour of the crime syndicate.
For this they were to be fed to the beast (The outpost of the syndicate in the capital where Asterocus had worked had procured a dangerous and blood thirsty beast from the dreams of a child. They fed any who opposed them to this creature as entertainment.). The syndicate didn’t take very well to those who believed in a fair fight.
Luckily for Asterocus before they could be escorted to the beast’s enclosure the city guard launched an assault on the groups base. Asterocus was rescued, as they were believed to be an innocent prisoner of the group ( Something they did nothing to dissuade. ).
Shortly after that Asterocus, seeing the elegance and power of the guard signed up for training.
After almost two hundred years they joined the Custodia Regis.
A bard by trade I hail from the village of Argathon. Unfortunately in my twenty fifth year the village was destroyed at the during El-Rah’s greatest war and as a result of this travesty I was forced to flee.
The Hundred year war as it came to be known forced me from my home, and I lost my family. I prayed to Bajeed the Mother of strength for help and she came to me and had me drink from her Pitcher after I struck a deal with her.
“The Ravages of Time would not Age me, no mortal blade would Fell me until the War was done!
At the closing of the great war my flesh would once again be within reach of mortal steel.
I would continue to elude the sands of time until the day I had finished telling the story of the Great War to each of the races.
I would tell the tale of death and destruction for many years to come in effort to prevent further endless bloodshed.”
I now make my journey to Hyperion in hopes of telling this tale to the Fae king so that I may return to my mortal life so the sands of time may finally begin to fall on me once more and I will eventually be reunited with my family in Egrolas.
Born and raised in a hut surviving of the land, living a peaceful secluded life filled mostly by joy, and the occasional beast. The ones that got a little to close where bravely scared off by Danagen and Elizer Navalli (ex adventures who settled down with each other after she rescued him from his own stupidity and arrogance.) Theo and his brother Radael where happy. On nights that were too hot for sleeping the family gathered under the night sky and the boys listened to their parents stories of adventure and excitement. Life was great until Danagen went into town a trimonthly trip to tend to letters and possibly trade their extra stock and didn’t return. Refusing to believe his father died Theo wanted to set out to find him, this clashed opinions with his older brother who suggested the needed to stay and look after their grieving mother. when he left he did so to his brother shouting he better not return.
An escapee of a horrid regime comprised of child militia ruled by a ruthless and reckless tyrant by the name of Jhorgen Tharmivon, Oliver Yalisman left his poverty-ridden family behind in fear of dying in needless battle at the young, vulnerable age of 9. It wasn’t until a year and a half later that he returned to find tragedy in the small community he grew up in known as Ardenshire. Completely razed to the ground amidst the dirt and ash, Oliver was unable to find any signs of life including his family’s, nor any signs of who may have perpetrated this atrocity.
This dastardly act of villainy sparked a fire within Oliver, wishing to find those who destroyed the village he left behind, he aims to avenge their deaths and any others these villains may have caused among the way. Learning the art of swordplay in the colosseum under the tutelage of a well renowned duellist, “Edrazio Sinclair,” Oliver stays with him for nine years honing his skills before setting out on his own, still intent on his original goal.
It has been four years since completing his training with his old master, and Oliver’s search has governed little avail. Growing up believing himself to be scum for abandoning his family like a coward, Oliver wishes to right his wrongs and vows to never flee from his loved ones again.
James Blackadder was born in a realm outside of El-Rah, traveling here in the Great Cataclysm of 0318. James has lived for over 5000 years despite the lifespan of a human being only a hundred years or so. In his early years he learned the secret to prolonging life and did so for many years until his brain was corrupted and the knowledge lost to him.
James after forgetting much of his past came to be known as James son of John.
James came to the Land of El-Rah with the other refugees of Fortunes Bay after the world began collapsing around them, upon arriving in Grim Gate James’ past self began to resurface and had to be locked away by the Arch Mage Lodovicus Tzamarias who had in the past released Blackadder at James’ request.
Although Blackadder has been locked back away the spell will not hold forever, Blackadder wants his control back and he will do anything to get it. The Battle for James’ Soul is only just beginning.
Marros was born in the slums of Brimstone to a single mother, from an early age he worked in hard labor on a wage that was to little to cover food. He did this all to help his emotionally broken mother with the family finances. Not much longer later Marros’ mother became deathly ill, this lead him to turning to a guild of assassins at the age of 12 in hopes of keeping her alive. At the age of 16 Marros was caught and sent to prison with a life sentence.
Two years latter Marros was bailed out of prison by a dwarven priest of Drasilla the Crone, from here he devoted his life to becoming a holy knight of Drasilla in order to destroy the guild who turned its back on him when he was caught.