Adventures in Nashareem
Blue-grey tabaxi ranger
Capricorn remembers very little of the days before he lived in the woods with the other strays. He recalls playing at the outskirts of his village, Sai-ak-akthas, when a strange tabaxi came for him. Capricorn distinctly remembers staring in confusion at his parents as they let it happen. The tabaxi led Capricorn straight into the side of a large tree which gave way and spat them out of another even larger tree in another land. Here he was given the name Capricorn before he met his new tribe: Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, and Libra (his abductor). Knowing his parents allowed this to happen Capricorn decided to accept his new life and put his old one behind him.
On occasion, an outside tabaxi by the name of Sagittarius would visit and teach the young how to hold a sword and notch an arrow. Between Sagittarius’ visits they would put the teaching to use through hunting and friendly competitions. Capricorn never won any of the contests, but it never bothered him either. The forest kept everyone well fed, and the young tabaxi kept each other; Capricorn was content.
One night, on a late hunt, Capricorn strayed from the group to chase a buck across the forest and all the way to the edge of the woods. Here he discovered the remains of a mysterious humanoid. With a sense of foreboding, Capricorn turned to leave; however, standing behind him was a very large cat. As it raised a paw to Capricorn’s head, the cat said in a soft, silky voice, “Are you not even a little curious?” Capricorn turned and bolted to the body. He couldn’t find any indication of how the humanoid had died. In a bag next to the body was just a tattered journal detailing the humanoid’s journey across the realms from a land it called Nashareem. Capricorn noticed the large cat had vanished. He wondered who and what the cat was and where it had come from and went, but these were questions for another time. At that moment Capricorn just wanted to find Nashareem. He left, without a word to others, backtracking the journey written of in the journal.
Capricorn discovered many things during his long trek to Nashareem. There were many strange lands and creatures he had never seen before, and he made sure to learn what he could about them. Eventually Capricorn made it to his destination. As wonderful as the people and lands had been (some objectively more so than in Nashareem), he felt this was where there was the most to be learned. The majority of the time Capricorn would be found in a library here or there. He wasn’t as intelligent as some of the scholars he met, but his curiosity found him knowledge. At this point the Fourth Demon War was in its infancy. Capricorn was beginning to feel there was little left to learn from a book; thus, he decided to take what could be his only chance to learn about war and monsters first hand, so he joined the Nashareem army.
As a member of the 2nd Castian Legion the Battle of Song falls was grueling. The legion would often be forced to sleep on the battlefield in wait of the enemy’s assault. However, there were moments of happiness to be found during times of war. A delegation of primarily reptilian humanoids sought shelter from the war among the 2nd Castian Legion. To Capricorn’s amazement the leader, Shaksa, was the first of his kind he had seen in years, and the two became fast friends. Sadly, the friendship was cut short when the battle took a turn for the worse. The legion was forced to retreat. The legion tried to help the people who had turned to the legion for safety. Finally, the legion was ordered to leave the civilians behind lest the legion die with them. Capricorn felt awful about the decision though he understood the reasons behind it. That night Capricorn slept fitfully to the sounds of warriors and many non-combatants being slaughtered in the distant. He dreamed of fighting a nightmarish creature with an unknown drow by his side. After what felt like hours of fending off the creature it vanished and a little ways away was a bright light shed from a weapon resting on a blacksmith’s bench. As the blacksmith began to strike the weapon with his hammer Capricorn let out a roar bringing the blacksmith to a halt. Capricorn awoke with the image of the blacksmith’s piercing yellow eyes burned into his mind along with the blacksmith’s words, “WOULD THE END OF THE WORLD NOT BE BETTER THAN LIVING IN THIS HORRIBLE LIFE?”
The war ended, and while some weak willed soldiers abandoned the legion, Capricorn remained to the end. Receiving his Discharge script Capricorn set out in search of the blacksmith. Through his search he found the drow from his dream, Velgaer, looking for the blacksmith as well as his friend Shaksa. In an effort to find and put a stop to the blacksmith Capricorn and Velgaer formed the Dark Sundering. For the time being Shaksa and his kenku friend have decided to tag along with other various acquaintances joining for various reasons.