Hidden History of Alaraan
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Oddryk Waveheart is the son of Dorn Waveheart, a fisherman from Leeside, and Lureene Waveheart, a barmaid of The Muddled Merrow. Brother of Miri Waveheart.
When he was younger he loved to go out with his father on his fishing trips and walk along the shoreline looking for unique rocks. His is magic first manifested itself while he was out at sea with his father during one of these trips. Out of nowhere a small group of sahuagin boarded his father’s ship with the intent to kill everyone on board. Wishing nothing, but for him and everyone else on board to be back safe on land he suddenly felt his body surge with magic as his skin turned hard as stone. Thankfully, he was able to use his newfound magic to route the small group of sahuagin off of his father’s ship due to them not expecting any worthwhile resistance.
Both of his parents were so proud of Oddryk that they immediately decided he had to be sent to Volcrest to help hone his magic. Unfortunately, After a few months of “testing” it was determined that his “type” of magic wasn’t one that could be honed by books and it was bluntly put that Oddryk lacked the capability to develop one so and was promptly taken back down to Volcrest landing. However, while waiting for a ship to arrive to take him back home Oddryk was exploring the bazaar and happened across a coal-black book that seemed to be emanating with power. It reminded him of the day his power manifested itself and he wanted it. The merchant seemed a little out of place, but it was so easy for Oddryk to talk the price down that he almost paid it no mind. The book was titled Blackrazor.
He ended up finding passage back home with Doran Windrider, A friend of his father’s who owned a merchant ship. Even now he could feel the power emanating from the book so he read it. It consisted of mostly symbols he didn’t recognize and unsettling pictures of things that probably didn’t exist. He couldn’t make any sense of it except for a portion in the middle that was titled “The Rite of Assimilation”. It wasn’t overly complicated; He had to draw a diagram, place the book in it, read a few passages, and supply the book with a prick of “blood with power”.
Oddryk woke up later woke up washed up on a beach feeling very dazed. He vaguely remembered a dream of him surrounded by complete darkness. Slowly, a sinister looking onyx-black serrated sword descended toward him and no matter how hard he tried he couldn’t move his body. He heard a voice in his head; “There’s no backing out now. You asked for power and my power you shall receive. There will only be a… “small” price to pay for it, but don’t worry. It will be quite some time before I come collecting the debt”. The sword continued to descend upon Oddryk and he started panicking. Is this where it ends? Will he ever ser his family again? Walk along the beach collecting rocks again? Will he ever go on another fishing trip with his father? Then he remembered that day. The day his powers manifested and he concentrated on that feeling. “I TAKE IT BACK!” He screamed. “I DON’T WANT POWER THIS DARK!”. All of the sudden he was in control of his body again and could feel power surging through it and let all of it loose on the sword descending upon him. For just a second it stopped moving and Oddryk That was until he heard the voice in his head again “You’ll come to regret that…” and lightning fast the sword plunged through his heart.
After taking some time to gather his wits, Oddryk realized he knew this place. He made it here a few times with his father when he was younger. He was somewhere along the shores near Solaris. He made his way to the town and found a place to lay down for the night. Before he fell asleep he couldn’t help, but notice a throbbing pain coming from his chest and upon inspection the onyx-black sword from his dream was engraved on his skin. What he sensed from it didn’t feel good, but it felt like himself.
It’s been a few years since then. Oddryk has taken up temporary residence in Solaris. He’s somewhat of a strong lad and has the endurance to keep working when most others would be exhausted so finding jobs loading and unloading visiting ships has been no problem for Oddryk. Every now and the he’ll help the city fend off Sahuagin attacks; which relative to past records, have been happening much more frequently of late. As far as he knows, his parents still think he’s at Volcrest becoming a “Mighty wizard”, but he’s really abiding his time. Doing everything in his power to become stronger for when whatever marked him comes to collect its debt and it’s about time for him to grab the next merchant ship out of Solaris. If he’s gonna get stronger he’s gonna have to explore more than just this tiny island. Who knows? Maybe he’ll make some allies to help him along they way.
Short term: Explore Alaraan and find opportunities to test/improve his strength.
Medium Term: Keep the dark power within himself under control, find a way out of the dark pact, and make something of himself to make his parents proud.
Long term: Use his powers to gather enough wealth so his family can retire and make sure the areas around human settlements are always safe