Undecided (has yet to get involved with it)Race:
Being able to take on forms other than his normal one, obviously. Doppelgangers are also ageless creatures, not only in appearance, but in biology, and will remain alive for as long as they can keep themselves fed, which they do by consuming the life force of other creatures. Most doppelgangers will do this on humans, elves, or other intelligent creatures, then take their place in their lives in order to find and pick off more victims.Appearance:
Standard human shape, used most of the time around the school-
Real form-Tattoos, piercings, other markings:
Any that he so desires, though in his standard human form, he'll always be wearing an eyepatch over his right eye, and in any other form with his, the right one will always have a somewhat glassy look to it, as if it's not real. This is hard to notice unless you maintain eye contact with him, however.Class:
The rogue favors speed, skill, and cunning over the strength and durability of other classes, and, in some cases, such as this one, also makes use of stealth and athletics in order to get around enemies and obstacles without direct conflict. For Kekeral, this is true in most cases, with him using stealth to bypass most challenges, while also being skilled in swordplay should he have to take a more direct approach.Specialty/Prestige Class:
ShadowformSpecialty/Prestige Class Description:
Due to his race, Kekeral is capable of different tactics than most rogues, as he can take on the forms of enemies and creatures and use them to hide in plain sight, as well as gain access to areas others might not if that is what he needs to do. He can also hide as a shadow on the wall if he has no other option, but not inanimate objects with form, and he is extremely vulnerable in this form in any case. A single swipe of a sword could bisect him with hardly any effort.Position:
Teacher, teaching swordplay for the swift by day and stealth courses by night.Personality:
For the most part, while Kekeral looks fairly serious and strict, he is actually rather laid-back as an instructor, letting students slack off if they so choose, since he knows they'll just end up regretting it later when the more devoted students start kicking their asses in sword duels or whatever other discipline he is teaching. Due to his youthful appearance and only mildly hands-on approach, he may seem more like a older student tutor rather than an actual teacher, but most discover quickly that he's actually pretty good at getting students to improve their own methods. He believes each student should find their own most effective strategies, rather than just emulating his.History/Background Info:
Like many of his kind, Kekeral first came to the inhabited lands from the vast, empty wilderness of the frozen northern continents, crossing the seas in the shape of a vast serpent and feeding from the entire crews of mainly pirate ships along the way in order to remain strong enough to continue. It wasn't long before the realm he discovered himself to have traveled to was the isolated land of Zakhara, a realm rich with culture and magic amidst vast desert landscapes. For the first several decades of his life, Kekeral lived his life as any other doppelganger would, using his abilities to blend in with the populace and feed on anyone that he could, growing stronger by the year.
Eventually, however, his luck as a deadly marauder ran out. In the middle of the night, several miles out of town and along one of the roads, he attacked a lone old man who was traveling to the city. What should have been easy prey turned out to be fair more of a predator than the doppelganger could have imagined, as his first pounce was met with a blast of enchanted fire that burned the eye out of his right socket. Little more than an animal in his true nature, Kekeral got back up even as he screamed in terrible agony, attacking the old man again, but finding little more than air. His strikes grew more and more desperate as the swift traveler avoided each and every one of them, until finally the old man was forced to draw his blade and drive it through Kekeral's abdomen, leaving him decommissioned and bleeding out in the sand.
Kekeral should have died then, but the old man turned out to be generous beyond what anyone would have expected and carried the wounded doppelganger back to the city, where he carefully tended to his wounds and managed to save his life. When Kekeral finally awoke, he discovered the old man he had attacked, named Zameel, was actually an Efreet (a fire genie) living on the material plane. The genie explained that he had bound himself to this form out of shame after having failed to protect the life of a young female mage who he had a pact of servitude with, and now only granted himself a minimum of power so that he may serve as pro bono protection to any caravans or other travels who needed it.
Weak from his injuries and now less than effective as a copycat due to the loss of his eye (which, due to the enchanted fire, would not look perfectly right even in other forms), Kekeral stayed with Zameel for several months at the genie's insistence and learned a great deal of humanity from him, aiding him in his self-granted assignment once his wounds were fully healed. For over a decade, he worked alongside the seemingly old man and became more and more human, losing his savage hunger for intelligent lives and instead relying on animals to maintain himself. Happy with his new, more meaningful existence as a shepard of the poor and defenseless, he would have continued on like this for a long time had Zameel not received an invitation to teach at the legendary school for heroes and heroines that he had only heard rumors of, even as a genie.
Seeing this as an opportunity for Kekeral to grow even further, who had more or less become his foster son, he suggested the school take him instead for his incredible stealth and swordplay abilities. He knew there were also things Kekeral could take away from the other instructors to become more than the dark creature he still halfway was. Kekeral agreed, and soon went off to the school, where he has taught for two decades.Ons:
Known as of yet.Limits:
Pretty much the same stuff everyone else posts. If you're not sure, just ask me.