Looks great; it'll be interesting to do a more sword & sorcery setting, less high fantasy. Character Name
: Elokhat Player
: EbbCountry of Origin
: Set the Serpent GodAge
: bald, no facial hairDistinguishing Features/Markings/Scars/Tattoos
: Snake tatoo across upper back, normally covered. Finger and toenails painted dull black. His physique is lean and muscular.Class/Skill Background
: Noble Warrior, trained since childhood for the duel, if not the battlefield. Knows the mysteries of the Serpent God -- this is religious ritual knowledge, not sorcery. Adept at driving or fighting from a chariot. Can run a household of slaves, including the occasional need for torture.Weapons Specialties
: Stygian dueling styles: Khopesh and shield or khopesh and long knife, in light armor.Weapons
: Ornate heavy khopesh (a souvenir of his homeland), large tombstone-shaped wood and leather shieldArmor
: Leather kilt, leather straps across torso, leather armguardsEquipment/Supplies
: Heavy cloak, dried fish, packets of dried herbs, waterskin, sharpening stone, shaving knifePersonality Traits
: Haughty and eerie. Elokhat believes most people to be beneath him, but acknowledges that occasional members of lesser races (ie all of them) may rise to earn his respect. This must be proven, though, as it has been for the members of his current mercenary band. Elokhat does not fear death; in his mind he has already experienced worse. He fights silently and efficiently, speaking barely above a whisper, and always with a fixed and somewhat creepy smile on his face. He moves sinuously, like a dancer, even when not in combat.Racial Animosities
: Not an animosity, but believes Kushites and other barbarous races to be inferiorPhobias
: Y, DrowningBio & Notes
Elokhat was the second son of a noble Stygian family, one which had risen to great prominence in the decadent theocracy through careful politicking and applied assassination. He sought to increase the family's wealth by personally leading slaving raids against the Kushites and Shemites, to generally great success. On his twenty-second birthday his hubris overcame him, and inspired by what he thought was a vision sent from Set he attempted to slay his elder brother Nhokhal IV and his father, Nhokhal III. This coup was unsuccessful due to the treachery (or loyalty, depending on how one looks at it) of one of Elokhat's slaves. Elokhat was sentenced to death but escaped and fled the country, almost unheard of for Stygian nobles. He is no longer welcome in his homeland, and will be killed on sight. Since that time he has sold his impressive martial skills to survive, and has recently come to find that his potential for survival is much higher as a member of a mercenary band than a warrior on his own.
Though he may normally present a cold demeanor, there are times when flashes of his old good humor shine through and the carefree young noble that he was makes a brief appearance. Beer is often involved in these episodes. For years Elokhat has had no goal other than survival. He cannot return to Stygia, and no other land seems to him worthy to call home. This may change in time. He enjoys playing off of his mysterious homeland, intimidating men or seducing women with tales of the dark rituals of his people. Some of these stories are even true. "I agree to and understand The Oath of the Drake"