Last Updated: August 4, 2014
Following the battle with the Khumat, the night before going through the portal (Chapter 15)
Having no female companions to lay with of late while travelling, Kilzadi sat down near the fire to get warm. Thinking to himself, "The battles were great today but we were almost defeated, we have become quite strong in a relatively short period of time. Will it be sufficient for the challenges ahead of us? What happens when I am in a situation where firepower is not required. I need to be more versatile, I need to be able to protect myself and protect my fellow party members. Without me, they would be lost, they would fail. They need me to be stronger!"
Going deeper in thought, Kilzadi smirked, "Yes, this is the answer, this is what I must do to survive and be successful in our quest, it must be done". Taking his time, he prepared the items that would be needed for "The Ritual", making sure everything was clean and of good quality. He sat comfortably, clearing his mind in meditation. Beads of sweat appeared on his brow, his face contorted in concentration for what seemed to be eons.
At some point during the night, the fire flared in an immense roar and bright light, the items vanished and Kilzadi almost fainted in exhaustion but caught himself before falling to the ground. "It is done, I have succeeded!!!" Standing up, Kilzadi seemed now to be reinvigorated and burning with an intense fierceness from a newly discovered power.
His companions turned to him in surprise, seeing the change in him, and noticing the strange draconic runes and tattoos glowing faintly on his face…
On Kilzadi's journey from Calimsham, Kilzadi boarded a boat in Turmish and crossed the Sea of Fallen Stars by boat and landed in Sembia, where Kilzadi travelled north along Rauthauvyr's Road with other travelers into the Dalelands. Kilzadi found the Standing Stone (the one from his dreams) at the end of Rauthauvyr's Road where it connects to the Moonsea ride (another trading road). However there was no hole in the ground at the standing stone (in Kilzadi's dream he was drawn into the forest to some ruins, but he feels no such pull for now). So after standing around for a while, Kilzadi decides to head into Ashabenford and see what he can find out.
One night, while appreciating the entertainment at the Velvet Veil, Kilzadi shares a few drinks with a gnarly old man, who after a few too many, confides in Kilzadi that his great great grand daddy was one of the bandit captains that was there when the great bandit lord Galath was defeated at what is now known as Galath's Roost, and that, according to family lore, the great Galath's loot is not squared away at the Roost, but buried by his ancestor at the bottom of Heresk's pool behind the High Councillor's mansion. Inquiring further, Kilzadi, asks the gnarly old man the name of his great great grand daddy.
"Grigor", he responds while pointing a crooked finger at Kilzadi, "Same as mine, named after my great great grand daddy, I am, cause when my momma first saw me, she just knew I was trouble."
And with that, the gnarly old man passes out, leaving Kilzadi to ponder his words.
At an early age, Kilzadi exhibited strong magical raw powers, which grew as he matured. His family encouraged him to embrace his natural gift and his father taught him to control his abilities. Part of Kilzadi's bloodline dates back to the days of the sultans and efreets which explains his affinity for fire magic.
At 16, Kilzadi fell in love with the Princess Melissand of Calimshan, her sun bronzed skin, almond shaped piercing brown eyes and voluptuous figure was no match for him. They had a romantic love affair and were meant to be together. Unfortunately, in the land of Calimshan, it is forbidden for a male to marry above his own social status, and the relationship was quickly dissolved by the authorities. To save face, Kilzadi agreed to leave the comfort of his homeland and the love of his family but vowed to Melissand that he would return one day, once he had proven his worth.
Kilzadi is quick to anger but very loyal to his family. He may lie, cheat and harm innocents if it serves his purpose. Kilzadi will use torture to extract information, but will not do so for pleasure. He will try to resolve conflicts verbally, by intimidation if needed, but failing that he will not hesitate to resort to using his magical powers to accomplish his goals. If backed up into a corner, Kilzadi will let his destructive nature come out to assure his survival.
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