Post by spyd3r97344 on Sept 5, 2015 23:14:44 GMT -5
William Grimcloud of Waterdeep
Birth - 1357
Born a bastard child unwanted to this world cast out of his womb and his Shou mother into a stable behind a brothel in an unlit backdoor, during the darkest hours of the night, born a harsh reality of being left in a basket under awning and on a stoop.
1358 - With no legitimate birthrights being left to an orphanage would be something likely to happen next, but that is not this such case.
Somewhere along the start of his life he made it to the hands of a smuggler by the name of Mirt, after being pushed around like a pet and treated like a slave the first decade of his life began to show his the dark side of how a life treated like an object can grow twisted and even taint a soul, William finally was treated half-way human, but to him this was the only compassion he had known.
1364 - Sold to his new master Xeno Mirrorman and given a second name "Grimcloud" because his aura is so depressing, he served for the next four years, at age of 8 to 12.
His new duties would have seemed horrific to a normal person, but after a life in a cage getting kicked around and eating scraps, cleaning blood and guts and other bodily remains was a more pleasant activity when thoughts of rewards of dinning with the upper class was the incentive, the food alone but the value one can be worth to the eyes of those with real power.
1368 - In the last seasons before the Fall of Zhentil Keep, William was fast approaching a rise in the Cathedral learning from Xeno's sermons and some upper class manners from watching Lord Chess for a short while before his demise. William often dreamt of being a man who could have no oppressor, walking like a nobleman and learning the code and meaning of "the one true way", his duties became trivial and his hands resembled that of a murderers, and the walls rumbles at the clang of the giants on the gates, the wyrmlings flew through the skies screaming and burning the towers down, their was panic in the streets as the Orc bands and goblins piled in beating thier war drums and skull clackers.
"Then i ascended the spiral stairs to my surprise, it was Xeno Mirrorman my master and compassionate mentor, he was engulfed in a blazing inferno and was melted down to bones and scorched metal, standing before his was Fzoul, and i looked at the face of my masters murderer. I knew i was released from bondage, but he was the only father i knew."
With revenge on the mind of 12 year old William, he didn't stay around to fight, but fled the keep with a few other refugees among the chaos, revenge after all the other evil acts in his life just felt natural, and the thirst for murder was born.
They say only 1500 people got out that day, and over 20000 died that night.
Late 1369 - Wandering the Dalelands in the cold of winter William arrived in Daggerfalls and it was a significant time aswell, this was during the Dagger dale revolt, having set on hard times help was something to fear during times of revolt, and winter, having grown in a place where sympathetic looks go nowhere the only obvious choice was to join the Zhent forces occupying Daggerfalls.
Working and taking orders was not to bad, its like being a slave again but this master offers a blade and a wage given the extortion's are still paying out, once a cowardice population finds courage fear doesn't pay to good.
The next few years offered insight into shakedowns, raids, public executions and other ruthless tactics.
1371 -William's travels led him to a not so far away crossing with his childhood memories in the Deepingdale near Highmoon where his cell was to investigate a palace.
This turned out to be the Palace of Lies operated by the Darkwatch, fanatic's of Cyric that had also fled Zhentil Keep, here they where trying to turn the minds of the Baneites around me and i was in the wrong place, in the exchange of words when the realization had come to me that i was taking orders from the murderer of my Master and the great teacher of the Darkwatch.
That's when this encounter got dirty and i Deserted the Black Army, finding refuge with the ranked Darkwatchmen whom was our target.
With the coin flip the Darkwatch had some hand in helping the citizens of Daggerfalls liberate themselves by helping themselves to the treasures kept by some of the upper ranked soldiers whom we assassinated.
1372 - William began to study more tomes offered by Darkwatch Priests, then entailed scribing, fortune telling, astrology, astronomy and numerology and how the calander of harptos can predict a major event that will shake all of faerun, but to translate the texts the book needed is part of a Trionic Text which needs all three books together to complete, the final book is lost to Cormyr. The next few years on Williams life lead him to the intrigue of Cormyr and a secondary lifelong quest of collecting the Profitic Trionic Tomes.
1373 - William Homesteads a pig farm just outside of Darkwatch taking up about an acre in size. Lost his farm when his pigs where fed the bodies of a poisoned family of elves, in turn killing his stock, the decision of the Homesteading was in part to join the Circle of Cyric along the boarders of Darkwatch along the lay lines of Moander's Creeping Evil. It's hard to say how big their community is since the settlements are spread out in a circular alignment.
The Community also includes an Iron Mine, a Crude Tannery dressed in blood, a slave ran plantation growing various dark herbs, a lumber mill, and Horse Thief Ranch.
(a place where many horses seem to find their way to when they disappear from Hunters Down nearby)
1374 - With established ties to the Darkwatch of Deepingdale William has set out to accomplish two main task's to earn the next title, and if he fails then he must never return.
William must preform the Sacrifice of a priest of Lathander on an eclipse, he must also slay a general of the Zhentish forces, if those things are completed he may rejoin the ranks of Darkwatch.
1377 - William recieves an adventuring charter for Cormyr arriving from the east along the Dawnpost. Discovering the sites and lore and the cities and the who is who in Cormyr prying his nose into common folk's business getting the gossip on the nobles.
1379 - (year adventuring began)
- Sometimes William likes to get bandits to boast about their murders for the chance to talk about them as wise men and women to become killers and server the lord of murder and further teaching the dogma of Cyric.
- Invented Cormyrian Noble Murder Mystery Game to bring out the best folk fun for the Feast of the Moon on the last night of Uktar to mark the start of winter.