Hellspawned Revenant and VampireWeapons:
Steel Spartan-inspired Shield and Viking Long SwordFighting Style:
Born before the turn of the first millennium, Thorvald was an Icelandic Explorer and Warrior who frequently joined his kin in raiding and pillaging villages throughout Western Europe. Even before he turned into a vampire, he revelled in the heat of battle and always sought out the strongest and toughest of enemies to fight. Suffice to say, he was also one of those who delighted in helping himself to many of the female prisoners his group managed to capture. He was a part of a group that was made up of descendents of Vikings who lashed out against Charlemagne and his attempts to forcibly convert pagans to Christianity. One of his ancestors, in particular, was one of the Vikings responsible for the destruction of the abbey at Lindisfarne. Although Thorvald's band were openly against Christianity, as mercenaries they were willing to work for anyone for the right price.
It was during the Danish Invasion of London when Thorvald's band was ambushed during the dead of night. Taking up arms, the Vikings fought back as best they could and were even able to take down half the enemy's numbers. Their defeat, however, was inevitable. Impressed by their fighting prowess, the Vaeternus-type Vampire who attacked them spared a handful of the Vikings, including Thorvald, and made them additions to his ranks. From then on, Thorvald would continue seeking out the strongest and toughest of opponents. This time, however, he knew that there were beings who far surpassed what human warriors would ever be capable of.
During his time as a vampire, Thorvald tested the limits of his new-found strength and power on human armies. Unsatisfied with the level of challenge, he specifically sought out other vampires to do battle with. Other Viking-turned-vampires joined him in his crusade, some of which had done so after he had defeated them. He eventually turned on his maker, believing him to be the strongest challenge he would ever face. After becoming the new Vampire Lord, Thorvald continued adding more warriors to his own ranks all the while seeking out existing conflicts he could join in on. Wherever there was conflict, Thorvald would follow. If there was no conflict, he would make some.
Thorvald's attentions turned away from other vampires as soon as he learned of other supernatural creatures, such as Werewolves, Demons, and Fairies. He became curious about them, particularly their effectiveness in combat. Seeking them out, he decided to test himself against the various races and was thoroughly impressed, especially by the werewolves and demons. He created vampires not just to add to his growing army, but to also obtain new information from the lands he visited. One such example was a warrior monk; though only a human, the information he had proved invaluable. Thorvald's desire to find newer and better warriors led him to Bulgaria, where he had heard about a particular interesting warrior who had earned the nickname, "The Impaler".
It was only inevitable that Thorvald would learn about the Mortal Kombat tournament, which he instantly agreed to take part in due to the promise of great warriors to fight against. Though he went far in the tournament, he made the mistake of challenging the previous champion, the Great Kung Lao, despite the fact that they were both representing Earthrealm. Kung Lao killed Thorvald before moving on to fight the Otherworld representative, Goro. After Thorvald's death, the vampire ended up becoming a as a Hellspawned Revenant in the Netherworld, where he continued fighting to his heart's content. Due to his prowess and despite his loss against Kung Lao, he was resurrected by Shang Tsung and allowed to reside in Otherworld, where he participated in their gladiatorial pits.Permissions:
Match-Making, Coin Toss, Disfigurement, Physical Torture, NC, Death