Mage guild game [Pathfinder, Recruiting]
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09-18-2012, 07:57 PM
Barbarian in the Playground
Join Date: Jun 2011
Re: Mage guild game [Pathfinder, Recruiting]
A much much longer story of Alex and Bane told from Alex's perspective and a more solid Idea of what Alex looks like. Enjoy I'll work on the eqipment and spell soon. Promise.
Alex sat across the table from her teacher Theresa Bane her mentor and mother for the past 18 years. She was in the form of a middle aged human woman wrinkles and crow’s feet only hinted at in her Peach colored skin with short cropped hair giving her a plain and simple appearance with the drab brown clothing she wore .Her Eyes though were a dark green and spoke her true nature sharp and stern they were looking at Alex with no hint of joking or play.
“Alex it is time I told you the truth of how you came to me and what must now happen. I didn’t discover you in the woods all those years ago. “
“So where did I come from?”
“I acquired you in a deal with a noble man your father.”
“I was SOLD!?” She started to get up ready to flip the table.
“Sit down. There is more to it than that it. It was to save your life and your mothers.” Bane responded
Alex sat back down.
“It starts with your mother. She was a Mage of a guild called The Factotum. When she married your father it caused quite the stir. He was the youngest son of a foreign noble a much sought after prize by the other noble women there were whispers of her seducing him with magic.”
“Was it true?”
“No Idle gossip generated by flint tongued harpies in ball gowns. Your mother was head strong and fierce a lot like you. Your father likewise he hated the pomp and circumstance she would often find him alone in the library reading. That’s how they met.”
“Over time they married.” She took a sip of her tea and smiled as if remembering some far off place.
“But there was trouble someone decided to tear your family to shreds. A week before you were due your mother fainted and dark scar started to appear on her neck. Some simple magic revealed she was cursed a simple matter to most people .Curses can removed for the right amount of jink by most healers , but this curse was different. Every healer that came left ashamed. The curse was too strong and getting stronger. “
“You were lucky to be born that night your mother so weak. But she held you in her arms before she left this world the mark around her neck appearing like black hand prints chocking her. As your father held you in his arms I appeared I had comewhen I heard about your mother but was too late. Your father held you in his arms crying and that’s when it appeared around your neck was the same black hand print and I watched your life was slowly fading away.”
‘Your Father begged for me to save you and I did him one better. I saved both you and your mother. But at a terrible price. The spell was desighned to affect humans and to cling to their souls If I had tried to resurrect you and your mother it would have just killed you again so I tricked it.
‘I had learned to resurrect creatures in different bodies to give them rebirth. That is how I saved both you and your mother. She became a half-elf. You a Half-orc.
Your father fainted at the sight of you both. I can’t tell if that was because of shock or happiness.
“Either way once you’re mother and father regained conscious they made a plan. Whoever targeted your mother and you was powerful and dangerous. They would go into hiding while I took you and trained you.”
“That is the story of how you came to be.”
Alex just looked at the old woman astounded ” so what where their names? where are they now?”
“That my dear Alex is for you to discover” she said as she sipped her tea with that smile. That knowing smile that Alex hated.
“I can’t give you all the answers haven’t you learned that by now.”
As I walked in to the guild house I spied the Half orc the man had told me about. She was hunched over a book about some past events every so often muttering something about a bane and answers.
She was dressed in a simple style a green shirt with a brown vest and a pair of deep brown cotton pants with a pair of simple shoes. Her hair was knotted in a messy bun with a pair of needles holding them together. She had dark green skin like jade and her eyes were quite blue. She suddenly turned and yelled at me.
“You got something to say, spit it out. I’m busy with research.” She had a gruff voice like many half-orcs with tinges of country to the accent.
She had over her right eye a tattoo. It was a symbol of a circle of strange patterns that you swear I've seen before. One on the right side underneath the eye with the tattoo looked like it had broken off and only the lower half stuck out.
A quick Bark/Yelp?, from behind surprised me. A fox comes walking by and walks up to the half-orc. A scroll in its mouth.
“Gree! Good how did he like the soup?” she pauses and what looks like a conversation starts between her and the animal. She excitingly questions it while it yelps and barks replies before giving her the scroll. She looks at and looks up at you. “So come to make a deal with Alex Half Tooth.” she smiles.
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