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Alignment Neutral - Dark
Species: Dark elf (younger)
Age: 300 years (equivalent to 25)
Relius's only ability is of the Dark Element. Able to create and pull shadows around himself like a swirl of smoke, blending him in with the shadows to more easily stalk his marks without them noticing him. He is also able to see incredibly well in the dark, often preferring it to the light of day.
Not overly strong in his element, if he uses his abilities for longer than two hours straight at a time he will start to feel lightheaded and queasy.
Like most of the Younger Drow, the ability to wield a sword and other weapons with utmost skill is what he does best. Like most of the Younger Drow, he was trained from a young age in the art of warfare and is now a skilled and deadly fighter able to wield a range of weapons from bows to swords (long and short bladed), knives and crossbows.
Magic in and of any form isn't something that he is comfortable with or finds easy to deal with.
Not overly tall but tall enough to stand out just a little bit, Relius has dark skin and a thick head of curly bright white hair that he keeps at a length just slightly longer than short and his eyes are a warm amber colour, pure and intense in tone.
Handsome with strong yet elegant features he shuns the normal bright jewels that his people love and dresses in simple black clothing that are clean and well styled yet are fluid and loose in their lines so that he can easily blend in with the shadows.
Even his blades are dark, made from Darksteel so that any light would not reflect so brightly from a bared blade.
A long time ago Sa'ner, an Onyx Faction member, marked as a Loner, was hired to track down Authoritarian Council member Artimus and his family after they fled D'issan due to a few bad political choices. The sentence of death, however, was not one that he could escape from and it found him in the city of Mythos as Sa'ner snuck into Artimus's home, killing him and his wife as they slept. But the order had not been for just the death of two, but three.
There in the next room lay their son, a boy of just four years old. Asleep even as Sa'ner stood over him, blade raised for the blow to complete the job. But his hand was stayed, an image of his wife fluttered across his mind. They had no children of their own and she longed for such a comfort in her life. This child would not be missed, his life already marked as a loss to the world and any who would miss him where now dead upon the bed in the other room.
So with swift movements, Sa'ner re-sheathed his knife and bent over the sleeping child, with sure movements rapping him up tightly in his blankets. Bringing him out of the home he turned and headed out, quick to note the time as he hurried through the town. He knew his work would be checked, there would need to be a body upon the bed and time was not in his favour. Quickly he tucked the still sleeping babe in the bed of his room and out he went again to cover his crime.
Once his tacks were covered he sent the word that the job was completed and went back to his room to find the child awake. Confused and lost Relius was in tears when the stranger kindly wiped them away and explained that he had been asked by his parents to look after him for a while and that they wanted him to be good and not make a fuss. Even at that young age, Relius was fearful of his father's disapproval, so Relius nodded and didn't make a single bit of fuss when he was loaded onto the front of a horse and taken to the city of Hyanda.
There as those first two years passed Relius forgot his parents and looked up to Sa'ner as a father as Sa'ner looked upon him as his own. Wishing for Relius to enter into the Onyx Faction as he had he set about training Relius from a young age in the ways of warfare and the Onyx Faction often taking the young boy along on his jobs to give him field experience. Thus Relius all but grew up within the faction becoming a full member at just 18 years of age.
All but born for this, Relius took pride from his skill as an assassin and enjoyed the work. Finding that there was an honour to be found within the shadows. That a good kill was a kill with honour. Quick to rise in the ranks he started to stand out as one of the best assassins within the Onyx Faction, soon he had gained the respect of his group leader and was soon given a post of his own to run. But as he became more entwined with the Faction the more that he began to dislike how it was run and how it's members took jobs based on money and not on the honour of the kill.
It was at this time that Sa'ner was taken ill with the Red Cough, quickly succumbing to the illness that he had left untreated so that he could complete a job. It was upon his deathbed that he told Relius the truth of his finding Relius and the death of his real parents. It was at this moment that his dislike of the Onyx Faction was turned into a red hot hate and he vowed to destroy them as they stood now.
But instead of leaving he stayed, setting his eyes upon the highest position of all, Lord of the Onyx Faction. From that high seat, he could remake the Faction in bit by bit and bring low all that had been wrong and rotten and put in its place create an Order run with glory and with the honour of a good kill foremost.
The going was slow at first, he knew better than to seem too eager and he had all the time in the world. Along the way more than a few stuck in the muds had to be removed from his path to the title of Lord but those that he removed were but a part of the sickness that turned the order to rot.
So it continued until he rose to the title that he so very much craved.
Stong minded, unbending, cold-blooded yet moral and honourable (in his own way) Relius is a force of nature with the patience of a rock. Willing to sit and wait for any he can't remove to die of old age he is unswerving from his goal to change the Onyx Faction into something more than just a slightly organized bunch of murderers.
This not to say that Relius in not without his kinder or more human spots. Merciful at times, kind at others to those he considers to be loyal or worthy of the kindness. He has a dark sense of humour but those that get to see more than a glimpse of him often describe him as dark and twisty. Charming and smooth in basically all moments his charm often hides what he is thinking or about to do, thus many a man has been stabbed in the heart while Relius charmingly chatted away, unphased by their death.
Few get to see past the confident exterior to the more human interior.
This post has been edited by Concinnity: Jun 4 2018, 11:15 PM
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