Name: Vaskariel Vero Lok. Kar, for short.
Role: Mercenary or enchanter, depending on needs.
Race: Human, extra-planar heritage
Powers/skills: Skilled in runes, Vaskariel has traced many temporary defenses and attacks on his body (in blood), that can be changed when he has a moment of peace. These temporary runes have a limited use, though, and wear themselves out after a limited amount of uses, depending on their power (he can however, drain his own health to re-use an expended blood-rune). These can also be applied to other living beings. (though it is much easier if the subject is willing, or at least immobile)
He can also, with the right materials, make more permanent enchantments on non-living things.
Aside from his runes, Kar is able to fight with his claws with reasonable skill.
Appearance: At a first, cursory glance, Kar appears to be a 5'8", lean, fit human. A second glance reveals vertical slits as eyes, fingers that taper into sharp claws, and, for some reason, a curious assembly of bones and wire keeping his shoulder-length hair back.
History: Vaskariel appeared one day on the mercenary scene, and a few searches have revealed that he was an unassuming enchanter before that. It is not known why he decided to 'expand his services', as he says.
Since he did so, however, Vaskariel has gained a reputation as someone willing to do almost any job. It is less common knowledge that he's recently begun to spend much of his resources into researching Pact Slaves, paying for any information on their history, and occasionally managing to perform tests on them, though the opportunity for the latter is very rare, as most people are suspiscious of his motives. Not that he tries to hide them, claiming often that he desires to understand how to recreate the effect.
In fact, as well as being famed for being unscrupulous, he is also surprisingly honest, or at least he appears to be. Kar has never been caught as having lied, but does employ semantics and verbal trickery to avoid doing so.