Abiel Audito’re Alahad- Abiel the blasphemer
I created Abiel as a concept character. I don’t really have a good relationship with drow due to some of the symbolism associated with them. That said, I wanted to give a Drow a shot because my good friend was going to run a game set in the world of Eberron. This land is a d&d setting where things are not always what they seem and many conventions are turned on their head. Its a good thing he got to remain in Eberron…
Abiel is a young drow man. He is rather tall, with long flowing white hair. He carries himself with a nobel barring and he tends to speak in a direct manner. As a person, Abiel will not go out of his way to talk to you on the streets, however he does have manners and will respond when acknowledged. He is somewhat of a connoisseur in that he loves to try different culinary delights from the places he travels. He has also been taught the love of music by the people that took him in – the Alahad family. He has a habit of taking on personal behaviors of the people he trains with, such as spinning his weapons – a trait he got from a man named Corsair.
Abiel was born to a noble family as Abiel Delanns in the underdark. He has one other surviving sister- Paera Geraduin Delanns that is one of the greatest assassins of their age. Abiel was touched by the force of good in Eberron known as the silver flame itself at birth. He did not know of this until he manifested his ability it a bad time. He was still a child when this gift erupted. His family were treated as blasphemers against Lolth and were immediately dishonored with many sought their deaths. He is only alive thanks to his sister however he was still on death’s door when he escaped. He was found by the Alahad family whom took him in. He was raised as their own for 18 years. He then transferred to the church of the silver flame for 30 more years. It was during this time he learned how to control his gift and was forged into an avenger- a holy assassin that fights single targets hard and strikes with amazing accuracy. It was also during this time that his heart grew cold. He fought against many evils and while he believe he was doing the world good, the fact that he may not be so different than his older sister made him feel almost indifferent of the evils he quelled over time.
Abiel would eventually come to serve under a new pastor – a man named Father Othello Domingos. This was a major turning point in his life as Domingos helped him out of the darkness and also helped shape him into the man he is today. Abiel gained from Domingos a new found respect for life and how to enjoy the small things so that he could discover there was more to life than his grim occupation. He rediscovered the love of music he had from the Alahad family and gained an appreciation for fine cuisine during this time.
Abiel is fast, nimble and moves with grace. He mixes acrobatic maneuvers into his attacks, often flipping and tumbling while striking his targets.
As an avenger, he will tend to focus his energy on a solo target, striking it again and again until it is defeated. If his enemy flees, he gives chase as he has sworn an oath to the silver flame itself that he must defeat his enemy. He does not take it well when a foe leaves his ‘duel of honor’.
When up close, he attacks with a blessed, slender blade that is much like a short sword in length but designed by the drow to be thrown as well.
Along with the long knife preferred by the drow, he also uses a weapon that is unique to the Xen’drik region known as the Xen’drik boomerang. He employs a few of them and uses them to harass his foe. This is a somewhat unique characteristic of Abiel is that he prefers to fight at a distance, a strange trait for an avenger to have. But his boomerangs have proven quite useful in battle.
A lot has happened to Abiel over the time we played. Most recently he traveled to another campaign world due to a magical incident that switched places with another of my player characters from another game (character profile not yet added to the site). Unfortunately he arrived in the world of Forgotten Realms where his kind is not tolerated among surface dwellers. He had to escape from prison with help with new allies and has been traveling the land in an attempt to find a way home.
I actually based his way of speech after Alucard from the Castlevania series.
Something interesting happened during play though. I got more and more magic items that share similarities with batman! Cool things like a grappling hook, and even a utility belt 🙂
This game is on hiatus.