Legacy of Fire
Badra Duerdam Shadowstone
A short cropped mop of web white hair barely obscure two large pale lightless eyes upon an ashen face. A cold stare watches the world from a face so waxen, that it is only with the occasional blink, that one realizes it belongs to a living being.
Badra, a Duergar born of two Osirioni Dwarves, Tilla and Rogar.
Born “blessed” by Droskar, or Duerdam(dwarven for graydaughter), Badra’s wealthy Slave Trader parents were shocked at the suprising birth.
Both parents devout worshipers of Irori, Badra was introduced to the religion early on. Called an Abomination by their fellow dwarves, her parents pushed her even more so to worship, due to the fear of the child’s abilities, and their origin. As such, she was sent to the Monastery of Tar Kuata, to study under the monks of Irori.
Before she was even two, a flush of memories engulfed her mind, and the thoughts and personalities of her ancient Dwarven ancestors took hold, and it was only through rigorous training, and the power of faith, that allowed her to gain control of the personalities. It was later that the personalities revealed themselves as the first of those to accept the Dark Smith’s blessing, though this fact was kept secret by Badra. Through the years, she learned to access individual personalities, and allow her to display them in a controlled manner, but denying her the time to develop her own distinct personal identity. Her waxen appearance, and cold demeanor gave her many troubles as a youth, but as her powers persuasion came to light, she used it as an advantage, and even her greatest lies, were seen as truth. As the church saw her mastery of self, as a true devotion to Irori, they grew wary of her empowerment, and she was cast out, with accusations of being possessed by Droskar himself, speaking through her with his voice, rather than her own. After being cast out, with the accusations of Droskar’s possession, she came to believe the two gods were once one and the same, and as such, she is filled with the seed of her god. She now seeks to awaken the divinity within, to once again unite the halves of the god, into one being, with herself as the channel. She remained cold, an emotionless stone, but her words, fueled by divine forces, swayed all those around her, as if they were listening to an old friend. She now travels to Solku, to visit the Archive of Eminent Tomes, for secrets to the connection of Irori and Droskar.