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Old September 14, 2004, 06:05 PM   #1
Epicurus D. Vampyler
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PC Name: Epicurus (Epic) D. Vampyler


Race: 3/4 Human 1/4 Nim' Elf


Age: 42 Patterns


Physical Description:
Height: 6’ 1”
Weight: 240 lbs
Hair: Light Gray, Ear length (usually looks a few days unshaven, yet well trimmed)
Eyes: Light Gray

Facial Features:
Usually looks a week or so unshaven, has a rugged woodsman look about him. His elven features are very slight but can be noticed though his slightly pointed ears and visible, well-toned cheekbones. Epic is ashamed of his elven heritage and often tries to hide it the best he can.


History:
Born and raised in a village just outside of Medonia Epic was raised as a farm boy/woodsman. He would spend his morning helping around the village like the rest of the village boys, but, as soon as the days chores where done he would run off into the forest and explore his heart out. Mock battles against trees and bushes had always made Epic’s heart race wondering if he would ever find real adventure. Epic always managed to make it home on time for dinner, right when the sun touched the hills, except for one evening.

The sun had set past the hills and Epic knew that his father would give him a whipping for making his mother worry so. Racing through the villages corn fields he finally made it to the door of his house right when he heard his mother scream. The front door was open just a little and Epic went racing into the house where he came to a horrifying scene. Epic’s world began to spin and all was quiet except the sound of three thuds, one was the fist that made contact with his father’s face immediately followed by his head hitting against the back wall, the third was his father’s seemingly lifeless body falling to the floor. Father, no…

The orc dragged his bloodied fist across the wall to get the stench of human off his fingers. A grin spread across his face as his sight caught the new arrival, Epic gulped. Orcs where never seen around these parts, where did they come from? The thought was quickly diminished as a second scream came from his mother from across the room, it sent chills up his spine as there was a message behind it.

”Run sweety!” That was all Epic’s mother could say before getting backhanded by a second orc that was holding her up by her hair.

The rage and fear that had swollen inside Epic was released as he came running full force towards the orc holding his mother, he did not get far though as the orc that had knocked out his father grabbed Epic by the neck. Epic struggled the best he could but he began to panic, as he could not get any air, the orc quickly flipped Epic upside down and held him by his ankle. One after another Epic drove his fists into the orcs side hoping to get dropped so he could make a second attack, the only reaction from the punches though was a deep grunty laugh from both orcs. Lifting Epic high into the air the Orc put his face up to his and smiled before swinging Epic through the air and against the wall, the last thought going through his mind was his sisters before being knocked unconscious like his father.

Epic and his sisters were later sold into slavery in Imperia where they worked for a kind man that treated then like his own children. Once he was of age to go off on his own he was given his freedom and decided he wanted to visit Prime, keeping close with his sisters through letters and random visits. Adventures and excitement followed him everywhere he went in Prime until one day he got word of a mercenary guild that was forming. By then Epic had already completed basic swordsmanship so he figured he would give it a shot. Epic rose quickly in the ranks of the guild due to his natural leadership abilities and found himself as second in command of the guild. The guild brought Epic the adventure and action that he had wanted his whole life and he finally felt complete.

After many battles and losing many friends Epic decided to take a short break from the guild and return to Prime. This is where he met an Archmage known as Sander; it was the beginning of a long road downhill for Epic. Sander used his power bestowed upon him from Jorel to remove all justice, truth and kindness from Epic’s heart. Sander then instructed Epic on how to perform a ritual that would resurrect the Archmage Aracnis (sp) and he was successful in doing so. The result of Epic’s actions is what formed the Dark Alliance that was led by the sinister Aracnis. Aracnis then ordered Epic to learn the art of Necromancy, and he did so with ease.

The goal of the Dark Allaince was to consume Aelyria in the name of Jorel, and it was almost successful.

Epic had heard rumors of the Stone Guard fighting against the Dark Alliance, it was his hopes that he would be able to face then himself and bring the guild to its demise. While fighting in Port Alyxandria against those that opposed the Dark Alliance Epic was summoned by his master and was ordered to proceed to Medonia and lead the Dark Alliance forces in an attack on the city. Epic made his way to the city where he met with other officials of the Dark Alliance and created their plan of attack. It was Epic’s job to start from the center of the city and work his way from within while “Xerxaz, The Bringer of Red”, and Archon of Jorel was released upon the city. Epic had managed to gain a very high position in the city as its Head of Internal Security. It was his job to weed out Dark Alliance spies, the plans could not have fallen into place any better. Epic was able to make friends with most of the high officials of the city including the Thane herself.

Plans went on for a few weeks on how the attack was going to go, it was during these weeks that strange things started to happen to Epic.

There was a voice in his head telling him that this was not the person he was, telling him that he was simply a puppet of Jorel and no control over his own thoughts. Days passed and the voice did not leave, soon Epic found it was Aslan, the god of Justice and Honor. Aslan told Epic that he was to become Aslan’s Warrior, His Right Hand of Justice, His Talon. Epic tried to ignore to voice but it was to no avail, if he tried to block his mind then Aslan would come to him in the form of a squirrel or other animal. What was he to do? Would Jorel punish Epic was having interaction with this God of Honor?

It was two days before the attack would commence on Medonia when he was approached by a man on the street. The man told Epic that he knew what he was, that he knew Epic was a necromancer and dealt with death. He pleaded for Epic to come to his house and help him, knowing that this man could not live knowing who Epic was he followed him. The man brought Epic to a house where a small boy had been killed by an undead, probably from one of the few small raids they sent to Medonia every once in a while just to scare and torment the people. The man looked up at Epic with tears in his eyes and begged to have Epic bring his son back. Epic’s insides turned; there was something that made him feel…sorrow…sadness for the boy’s death. How could this be? He should care nothing; he had killed more people then he could count, why should this boy matter?

Walking over to the pale boy lying on the bed Epic saw the wound; whatever creature did this had put a hole right through the poor lad. He knew there was nothing he could do to help the child, but he would at least put on a show. Epic knelt by the bed and placed his hands over the child’s wound, closing his eyes. To his surprise he found himself whispering under his breath, whispering a prayer to Aslan. Epic never opened his eyes as his hands began to burn; the pain was more than he could bear yet he did not move. Right before he felt as though he was going to pass out Epic found himself on top of a mountain.

Ten feet in front of Epic stood an exact copy of himself, he knew who this was. Epic was the form of himself that Sander had exhumed from his body, what was before him is the creature that was left over. The other Epicurus drew his sword and commanded Epic to stop, and that his true place was in the rule and control of Jorel. After a fierce battle within his own mind Epic awoke on the floor in the room where he had passed out. He sat up to the once dead boy crying in the arms of his father. Epic stood and looked into the eyes of the man and could see the thanks the man could not seem to utter. Without a word Epic left the house and walked back to the city, wondering what this all meant. Who was he? How is that boy alive when he was dead just moment ago? Many question flooded his brain and he could not answer a single one.

It was the night of the attack and Epic was in his place, a meeting being held by the officials of Medonia on what they were going to do about the Dark Alliance. The order was given and the attack commenced, Epic put his hands together and began casting Acid Sphere. The spell was huge and it was almost ready, he looked for his target and let it loose right into the breastplate of a Medonian soldier. No one had seen the sphere come from Epic; he knew that what he had done wasn’t right. The soldier had unhinged his breastplate and was able to escape with but a few burns, Epic did nothing to stop him, instead he turned to the nearest member of the DA and drew his sword. Battle erupted throughout the city as the Medonian forces fought for their lives, Epic could hear screams come from outside the meeting hall. He could hear people yelling the description of the foul beast, ten feet tall with a long tail and gnarled teeth; the beast was a solid gray. It was Xerxaz, The Bringer of Red; Epic had remembered the description of the beast from the DA meetings.

It was because of Epic that this whole thing started, Sander may have found someone else other than Epic but that was not the case. He was going to undo what he had started, he was going to slay Xerxaz, but how does one kill an Archon? As the battles raged throughout the night Epic could feel the presence of Aslan inside him, he could feel Aslan’s guidance with every swing of his blade. The fighting had eventually brought Epic and a few other warriors to the graveyard where the battle with Xerxaz would take place. Dawn was not far off and by this time Xerxaz had slaughtered hundreds, it was now Epic vs. Xerxaz as Epic motioned for everyone to step aside. Epic could still feel the tingle of Jorel’s hold, the battle for good and evil still dwelling inside him. Aslan spoke to Epic telling him that it was going to have to take both light and dark, good and evil to slay this creature. Drawing from all of his hate Epic called on all the power he had left in him to create a sphere, a purple sphere of energy. The energy was coming from both his necromantic powers and Aslan, how he was able to do so without Jorel stopping it was beyond him.

Instructing everyone to instead stall the beast Epic gathered enough energy to make a sphere the size of about half his body. Taunting from Xerxaz saying he could not be destroyed only fueled Epic’s fire as he yelled for everyone to step away again. Finding himself now floating in the air with a burning pain flowing through his body he let loose the energy sphere making direct contact with Xerxaz, not killing the beast but sending him to whatever foul plane he came from. Epic’s lifeless body fell to the ground, he had sacrificed his life to save Medonia. The denizens of Jorel senses that Xerxaz had been defeated and fled the city sending a roaring cheer from the townsfolk.

Minutes later Epic gasped for air and looked blurry eyed into the face of the boy that he had saved two days ago. When Epic had healed the child a part of him was left, the boy returned that part bringing Epic back to the world of life. The warriors he had fought alongside lifted him up and everyone thanked him for what he had done. He told them in what Aslan who guided him and so a church to Aslan would be built in Epic’s name.

(Insert Aelyria Crash Here, awesome timing)

Post Crash:

Epic searched the countryside for answers trying to find out who he was and seeing if there was anything written on “The Talon of Aslan”. What did it mean, what was it to be Aslan’s Right Hand of Justice? After finding nothing Epic decided the answers had to lye in Medonia. Upon his return to Medonia there had been yet another foul attack on the city, only this foe could not be seen. The pox had decimated the city and what was once a lively city was now a graveyard filled with piles of bodies burning in the streets. Since his arrival Epic has managed to use his previous status as a Hero in the city to become the Constable, it is his hopes that he can find out who he is and what his life means.

***

After the discovery of a doppelganger thane Epicurus has taken the position as a temporary thane, Lord Protector to be exact. He hoped through this position he will be able to bring Medonia from the pox and turn it back into the grand city it once was.

***

Epicurus Vampyler has a daughter he never knew of (PC), this will indeed bring many interesting events in the future. Happenings as thane going well, support from Moranor has given new life to Epic's struggle to save the city.

***

With the combined effort from both the city officials and the citizens of Medonia ti looks as though the city will eventually make a full recovery. The Stone Guard is holding on by very thin threads, still hoping that it will be able to make a recovery.

***





Combat Training:
Basic Swordsmanship: GD Council Approved
Veteran Swordsmanship: GD Council Approved
Elite Swordsmanship: GD Council Approved
Master Swordsmanship: Aqua Approved Link

Standing Experience: 24

Unbound

Ex-Initiate Necromancy: Pre-UBB, Approved.

Lore:

Languages: Common

Articles of Imperium 1-9


Non-Combat Training/Experience:

Leadership

Law/Politics: Beginner

Adventuring

Dark Alliance Hero

PC Kills: 4
NPC Kills: Countless
Battles Won: 50
Battles Lost: 2


Items/Equipment/Pets:

Longsword: Unique Metal (Unknown Metal at this Time)

Gothic Platemail: Stained Black.

Inactive Gauntlet that Shoots Spider Webbing: (SGM Patrick) Item active only to those with contact to Jorel.

Wine: 2 Shadow’s Essence, 2 Midnight Rose, 1 Golden Mist, 1 Medonian Red

Crowns: See Profile
Clothes: Medonian Guard Outfit: Leather Armor with symbol of the Medonian Guard on front.

Black Cape - Black Tunic - Various Common Clothes

Pets:

Horse: Pristine
Ghostbane: Missy
Cabbit: Sander

*Visa*


Land/HomesBuildings:

Two Story ten room estate in Medonia (furnished)
Stone Guard Guild House
Stone Guard Training Center
4 Standard 3 Room Homes (Medonia)



Titles/Positions/Jobs:

Guild Master of the Stone Guard Mercenary Guild

Past Positions Held:



“The Talon of Aslan” - "Hand of Justice"

Lord Protector of Medonia/Thane

Seargent in Vortex Military

Director of Internal Security in Medonia

Constable of Medonia

Personality:


If there was one word used to sum up Epicurus Vampyler it would be "confused". He often finds himself wondering what his perpous in life is, he has traveled so many roads from service in the military to slavery under Jorel. His time under Jorel's control has always left him with a sense of needing to use what life he has left to make up for all the deaths that resulted from his attack on Port Alyxandria and Medonia. He keeps those he loves close and those he does not trust even closer, this goes hand in hand with his protective nature of the few he lets into his life.

Through the various positions and titles he has acquired Epic finds himself often around many nobles and other higher ups which he finds rather intimidating sometimes. He does not appreciate the snobby attitude of many of the nobles of Aelyria and feels that even though he leaves his mark he is still looked upon as just another commoner. Went his sets his mind to something he goes through with it as far as he can with a seemingly unstobbable drive, sometimes upsetting those around him with the attitude of "my way -has- to be the best way".

When it comes to the battlefield Epicurus fights with a passion in the name of his god Aslan, even after the horrible things Epic did Aslan still took him under his arm and charged him with the title of "Talon of Aslan". Aslan entrusted him to rid Telath of the evil that Epic had once been a part of, and for this Epicurus is forever grateful. His duties to Aslan come above everything else in his life in the quest to make up for his past.

Epicurus has a knack for public speaking and adjusting himself to his environment, for example he could be sophisticated and kind at a noble get together or give a loud ruthless heart felt speech to his guild members. When he is involved in something he finds himself to be very opinionated in he will go all out to speak his mind and get his point across, but if the matter is beyond his knowledge he will not pretend to know whats going on.

What is Epic Doing Now?

Update - 03/17/2009 - With no word from Aslan and his quest to be the Talon abandoned, Epicurus wanders Telath having cut himself from all past connections. Friends, family, everyone. A strange kidnapping found Epicurus with a tattoo on his chest, a fallen angel, how convenient. Through his travels Epicurus has come to learn more of this strange tattoo that had just appeared, and the odd coincidence that since it appeared he has been forced to block his heart and soul from any forms of joy or happiness for it causes his body to go into agonizing pain. With the feeling of abandonment from his god Epic's mind slips further and further, now he returns to his home of Medonia hoping to find some answers.

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Old February 2, 2005, 02:03 AM   #2
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