The World Beyond: al-Jazira Sadim
MULRAH VersionTags (1)
- Notable/d6: Force of Will (2)
- Interesting/d4: Former Protector of Manhan (Past) (3), Man of the Wild (Calling) (4), Avenge Father’s Death (Mission), Animal Companion (Grinder), Pack Rat
- Streetwise does not quite click with the “Man of the Wild” Tag. Maybe Bronwyn was the one getting the word on the streets…
- Persuasion, Intimidation
- Fighting, Guts
- Uneducated, Boating, Riding, Swimming, Climbing, Healing
Equipment: Leather Armor, Dagger, Map to Baron Pettigrew’s manor, some gold coins
Phase 1: Background
Gy Manhan was raised by a priest in the fishing village Manhan, near Dekamera in Southern Megalos. Always drawn to the outdoors, Gy managed to talk his way out of his father’s insistence upon moving to the city and getting an education; he thus remains illiterate to this day. Indeed, Gy has always felt different from those around him. Apart from being shorter and of darker complexion, he was never interested in the bustling mercantilism of Dekamera, which seemed to him a rather unnatural focus for any man, always likely to lead to no good. Instead, Gy spent most of his youth rowing the lagoons and climbing the cliffed beaches around Manhan. Here, he met Grinder, his pet wolf, though his father always insisted on calling it a “dog.”
- Tags = Compelling Spirit, Animal Companion, Outdoorsman
Phase 2: Defining Moment
As Gy got older, his instincts about the money-loving men of the coast proved true. Pirates had gradually been gaining control of villages in Southern Megalos, laying waste to them or turning them into their own havens for treasure hoarding and crime. As news reached Manhan of the northern movement of the pirates’ plunder, any fool could recognize that Manhan was next. As the able-bodied son of a local leader, Gy was tasked with sending messages to and requesting help from Dekamera, the closest stronghold of civilization. Although he really wanted to be in the fields or by the sea, Gy found persuasion of both city dwellers and his forest friends easier to pick up than a sword, so he found the frequent treks to the city the lesser of two evils.
As skirmishes became more severe and help from Dekamera less forthcoming, Gy’s father prepared to leave Manhan, but it was too late. Three ships, led by the infamous Captain Mauser, landed near Manhan and burned the village to the ground, leaving Gy’s father with mortal wounds. With his dying breath, he told Gy a shocking truth: Gy was not his son – he had been adopted. In fact, Gy was not even human – he was one of the Elder Races!
Despite the tragedy of his father’s death, Gy’s life suddenly made sense. In search of the legendary Sahud, home of his people, he and Grinder left Manhan the next day. They made their way hundreds of miles to Mehan in the Midlands, where they, having nearly run out of money, boarded a smuggler’s ship making its way around Acheron. The Sahud was two seas – or was it three? – away, so this first leg of the journey should get him halfway there.
- Tags = Compelling Spirit 2, Protector of Manhan, Mission