Name: Aliana Tansver
Class and Level: Summoner
Background: Aliana was the typical fun-loving child growing up. She loved to play in the sun with her friends and didn't cause too much trouble for her parents. She was all set to follow in her mother's footsteps as a priestess until her life got turned upside down. When she was nine, Aliana was out playing hide and seek with her friends. She found a hiding place in a dark ally. Unfortunately for her, a slave trader was conducting business in the same ally and saw where she hid. His business now done, he sneaked up behind her and grabbed her, covering her mouth she she could scream. She was no match for him and he carried him off to his ship.
After three days of being bound and gagged with other slaves in the belly of the ship, she was hauled out and taken to the black market slave auction. Being a little girl, she was sold pretty cheap to a man that had nothing but ill intentions for her. For the next eight years Aliana lived through hell at the hands of this madman. He enjoyed hearing her screams of pain throughout the day only to heal her up after a good nights sleep and start again with whatever friends showed up. Aliana held out hope for as long as she could before eventually breaking. She had gotten to the point where she couldn't even remember her mother and father's faces. She cursed the gods for ignoring her pleas to them for relief, even death.
The man was coming down stairs one day when he tripped and tumbled down them, breaking his leg and arm and landing on his dagger. He called for Aliana to help him, but she just stood there watching with an evil satisfied look in her eyes. As the hours ticked by, the man continued to beg her to help him and she just sat down on the floor and watched. After missing three days, the city guards entered the house looking for him. They noticed a rotting smell coming from a trap door. When they got down there, they found the man's body decomposing with a starving Aliana huddled up in the corner crying.
That was seven years ago. It wasn't long before a Paladin learned about her plight and took her in. He nursed her back to health and tried his best to help heal her emotional scars. She has made great strides, but she still has a hard time with strangers, especially in a large crowd. Aliana seems to stay in her own little world, not paying attention to much around her and always staring at nothing or talking to herself. She has been traveling with the paladin ever since, serving him the best she can and learning the trade of the arcane. She still curses the gods for abandoning her and trembles at the thought of the darkness inside her that just let the man die.
Three months ago, the Paladin left to hunt down a demon that was causing trouble. She stayed behind at his request because he feared for her safety. He should have been back by now...