Anika (Last name) is a little bit messed up in the head. She has a superiority complex and is all about gaining power over others. She won't let anyone control her. If anyone tries she feels moderate to extreme discomfort and might possibly have a breakdown. it is difficult for her to understand the concept of teamwork, as well as the concept of equality. The only person she willingly submits to is her mentor, only know to her as Master Blackwood.
She once was a youthful carefree bard, satisfied with making music and inspiring her party to greatness, but that all changed the summer she left her party to go back and visit her family She had been adventuring for awhile now, nearly five years. Upon nearing her hometown, she sees it aflame and a small figure hovering over it, balls of fire shooting from it's hands. In the distance she can see a large caravan of orcs steadily marching away.
She runs as fast as she can and upon reaching the town she sees a horrific scene. She ran wildly through the city, seeing the dead and dying faces she had once known. She saw childhood friends with their limbs ripped off, torn and bleeding.
As she reached her home, she saw it begin to catch on fire. She spent many futile minutes trying to break down the barricaded door and finally made it in with arms full of splinters and bleeding hands. She ran in, oblivious to the smoke and flames as she called for her family. She turned into the hallway and stopped, the whole hallway was on fire. She could hear them, just in the room at the end of the hallway. It was the only way into or out of that room. She ran forward into the hallway, oblivious or just not caring about the flames that licked at her. The last thing she heard before she was knocked unconscious from a fallen beam was her family screaming and crying.
She awoke in a strange cottage with bandaged hands. Next to the fire was a tall, thin man. This was the man who became her mentor and almost-friend. He taught her much that changed her world view. He also taught her how to cause these horrific feelings in others. She went from happy and carefree to cynical and pessimistic almost overnight.
For the Dungeons and Dragons players out there, here is her character build. Bard 10/ Dirgesinger 5/ Nightmare Spinner 5.
Below is copied from the class descriptions. Bard is pretty self-explanatory.
Dirgesingers sing not of celebration and joy, but of
sorrow and grief. They seek to spread this melancholy outlook far
and wide, believing that only those who give in to their sadness
can truly understand the world.
Dreams come to all sentient creatures, and some of those
dreams are dark enough to frighten the heartiest of soul
The nightmare spinner can reach into the darkest recesses
of the mind, draw forth his victim's nightmares, and make
them seem all too real. He wields fear as his weapon and use
it to cut down even the mightiest opponents. It is irrelevant
whether his magic produces real threats or not; they are re
enough to his victims.
Dress 1Dress 2 (all black)
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