A Dance with Shadows
"Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.”
Warlock Pact: Infernal
Alignment: True Neutral
Background: Grey Vale, Birth – Among Another Race, Dark Contract – Infernal, Earl Life – Social Outcast, Occupation – Criminal, Occupation – Thief
Heritage: Loudwater Local
Surge Value: 7
Acrobatics +1, Athletics -1, Diplomacy +1, Dungeoneering +0, Endurance +4, Heal +0, Insight +0, Intimidate +1, Nature +2, Religion +4, Stealth +3, Thievery +1
Level 1: Vengeful Curse
Warlock At-will 1: Eldritch Blast
Warlock At-will 1: Hellish Rebuke
Warlock At-will 1: Dark One’s Blessing
Warlock At-will 1: Warlock’s Curse
Warlock Encounter 1: Infernal Wrath
Warlock Encounter 1: Chains of Levistus
Warlock Daily 1: Flames of Phlegethos
Bottle of Wine
Doomed From the Beginning
Myka was born to be an outsider. With an Infernal Warlock for a mother and a Human Rogue for a father, she had no chance of a “normal” life. Born into a party of adventurers, her first steps were on roads far from any home. A pact with a demon does not a good mother make. The only good thing her father ever did for her, was to agree to keep her with him when he settled down with his new elven wife in Loudwater. Within a year, she had a new baby brother, the Half-Elf Diar. Now relegated to the background by parents only interested in their new child, Myka spent her childhood alone and constantly in trouble.
Searching for Mother
A depressed, angry and lonely teenager, Myka searched out everything she could find about her Mother’s adventuring party. While she never suceeded in locating her, and is still keeping an ear to the ground for news of her location or demise, the search led her to begin digging through the lore of demons and warlocks. These dark interests and her obsession with the search for knowledge of her mother only made her more of an outcast.
By her 21st birthday, Myka was at the end of her rope. Belonging nowhere, with no friends, a family that ignored her, she went up into the Star Mounts to end her life. While hiking through the woods, the sounds of distant screams drew her to a secluded cave. Inside, a sorcerer was dying. The last of his life flowing out of him and into the succubus he had summoned. The sorcerer was beyond her power to help, even if she was minded to, but the succubus she found fascinating. After the sorcerer died, the succubus turned her attention to Myka. Myka’s obvious fascination and lack of fear impressed the succubus, and they struck a deal. Myka had a new reason to live, she would master the power granted to her by the succubus, and become as good or better than her mother was rumored to have been.
Myka was often jealous of her younger brother Diar and the attention he received from their father. In order to win her goodwill, Diar began defending her name to the people of Loudwater. Her only friend, he backed her up through her obsessive search for answers, and he was the only one who would have mourned her death. Worried about her depression, and feeling that she was somehow darker than normal, Diar went up into the Star Mounts to search for her. He came upon the cave just as she sealed the pact with the succubus, and so he knew her secret. As Myka left the cave, she came upon Diar, and, realizing what he had seen, made him promise to keep it secret as long as possible. This experience brought them together as nothing else in their short lives had, and they decided then and there that they would give into their wanderlust as soon as the opportunity presented itself.
Hiding Her Darkness
Wary of striking out on their own, the siblings decided to wait for an adventuring party that seemed right to come through Loudwater. They have now been waiting for 6 months, and it is getting harder and harder for Myka to hide her infernal pact and her growing warlock’s powers. Possibly the most difficult to master is the Shadow walk, causing her to become wreathed in shadows when walking too quickly. While this is mostly hidden due to her nocturnal lifestyle, enough of the residents have seen the effect that rumors are blossoming. If they are going to leave before the entire town knows, or at least suspects, her dark secret, it is going to have to be soon.
Weight: 140 lbs
Hair Color: Black
Clothing: Black form fitting leather armor with studs and other metal decorations.
Special: Due to a lack of trust, her important possessions are secreted about her person in the hundreds of hidden pockets in both her armor and clothing.
Shoes: Heeled black leather boots.
Wand: A carved piece of bone with obsidian inlay in the shape of a serpent.
Dagger: Hidden last ditch weapon, sheathed in a spinal sheath, hilt covered by her hair.
Myka is one angry, depressed, dangerous, self-serving bitch. She has a short fuse and fast tongue, and wont hesitate to insult or attack anyone who crosses her path. The only person whose well-being she cares about is Diar’s.