Rashid dar-Fariq dar-Abhir dar-BashirPlayer:
A devout dervish of Upuaut. He serves often as a guide for caravans going to or from Sha’ib as a way to both make money, and to help keep the lines of communication open between the Tribes and the City. Trouble:
He killed the son of a powerful Hadaree Wizir when he discovered him and a band of his friends despoiling an ancient temple of Upuaut that had been buried beneath the sands. The Hadaree were taking the offerings which had been left for Upuaut, and intended to take them back to town. Rashid did not allow this, and now there is a powerful wizir who holds a powerful grudge. Sex:
Strong, independent women,oral, teasing, romance, light bondage(giving and receiving)Off’s:
Anything bathroom, humiliation or high pain related. Race or People:
Rashid is a slender, well muscled man whose body has been honed and weathered by years of traveling the Great Dune Sea. He keeps his beard as well trimmed as he can on the road, often looking nicer when he is visiting town. He has a number of scars along his arms, torso and legs from years of facing the dangers of the desert, and facing down those who threaten the freedom of the Bedu.
Armor/AttireOne Unique Thing:
Rashid believes Upuaut speaks to him on the wind sometimes, and wil often go to the highest point he can reach to whisper his prayers into a passing windstorm. Personality:
Rashid is a man who finds joy in the simple things, a beautiful sunset, a crisp apple, a beautiful woman, all of these are blessings he enjoys whenever he can. He believes in finding what joy he can in each day, as he never knows where tomorrow’s journeys will take him, and this often makes it hard for him to make lasting friends. But those friends he does make find him to be a loyal friend who will travel the length of the Dune Sea to come to their aid. Skills:
Dervish magic, desert survival and tracking, swordplay(scimitar and dagger), cartography, archery (short recurved bow)Residence:
A tent he carries on his trusty camel, or when in Sha’ib he has a favorite house he will occupy in the more deserted parts of the city. History:
Born to the Bashir clan of the Bedu, Rashid was never destined to be an important man. His father was a simple soldier, and the Bashir clan had never been one of the more powerful clans of the Bedu. Yet Rashid found pleasure in the life of a soldiers son, and was a happy youth, brave and bold as he often would strike out into the desert around the camp of his tribe without his parents permission. On one such journey he became lost in a sandstorm, and managed to find shelter in a ruin half buried beneath a dune. He would later learn that the ruin he sheltered in was an ancient temple to Upuaut. As he hid in the temple, he heard a voice whispering to him, telling him what to do to survive. When the storm passed the voice was still speaking, talking to him about the wonders to be found by taking such chances, by striking out, and searching the world for new sights.
So began his worship of Upuaut. Soon after he saw a dervish engage a band of outsiders who were trying to raid the caravan his family was traveling with. He became fascinated by the way the twisting, turning combat of the scimitar wielding dervish resembled the flowing movement of Upuaut's wind. He managed to convince a dervish to train him, and dedicated himself to the art of the dervish. In every flowing movement of his body he saw the winds of Upuaut, and devoted himself to becoming a living embodiment of Upuaut's will. He trained hard for years, until he was eighteen summers old, and was told he was a man, and was to begin his own personal journey.
Rashid set out, determined to map and explore as much of the Dune Sea as he could. For six years he traveled the Dune Sea without pause, and without returning once to a place he had been before. The maps he made were of fine quality, and he found many small grottos and places of beauty in his journeys. Returning home, he discovered his parents had died in a raid from outsiders who broke the laws of hospitality. The Bashir tribe was weakened and in need of a form of wealth. Rashid offered to go guide trade caravans from the city to the tribe, something that had been hard for them as the Bashir tribe rested deep in the desert. The tribe agreed, and ever since, for six months of the year, Rashid has served as guide to caravans going to and from the depths of the Dune Sea. Equipment:
Scimitar, curved dagger, 5 throwing daggers, rhino horn recurve shortbow, quiver of 20 arrows, longspear(used as a walking stick and good against charging beasts), armor, camel (named Turuq), several waterskins, travel rations, cartography equipment, Scrollcase containing copies of most of the maps he has drawn), small amount of money, tent, standard travel gear (such as rope, whetstones, etc)