Czaren Shor

The earth-gift Czaren Shor would dearly love to claim that he is the div of earth, for he has heard of such things, but his powers fall far short of so lofty a goal. Still, Shor's name is known all over the Inner Sea Basin, and rightly feared. Shor can turn flesh to stone with a touch, and has made ample use of his gift whenever visitors displease him. Now he is half-myth, half-bogel to folk from Camar to Bakkar. His home in the Crooked Plains is surrounded by his unfortunate victims. The other, even more compelling part of his gift, is the ability to turn certain minerals to gold, and this has kept people coming to his door despite the army of cold, staring guardians that warn against it. Thankfully, so vast are the plains, and so remote Czaren's home, that he manages to avoid the world on most days.

Description


Tall, high-cheeked, broad shouldered, severe and hollow-eyed, Czaren Shor's exact race is unclear, but this landsman certainly does not hail from the northern Darkman stock, and nor is he entirely Kelorn. Appearing to be in his middle years, despite much greater recorded antiquity, his head is shaved bald, and his face might be described as imperiously handsome. Despite furrowed brow, superior glare, and pursed mouth, his jaw is strong, his nose shapely, his cheeks high, and his face long. He wears a neat salt and pepper goatee that may have once been quite dark, as may the shading of stubble on his pate. His limbs are powerful, dangerously contoured, his neck corded, limbs thick. He wears fitting sack cloth robes cinched at the waist, and a perpetual superior scowl.

Personality


Shor is supremely arrogant. He prides himself on his immense power, unchallenged dominion, great longevity, fearful reputation, and harsh beauty. If his isolation has done anything but enhance his opinion of himself it does not show. But deep down, it is clear Czaren genuinely hates other people, for their refusal to recognize his obvious superiority - their refusal to fall on their faces and proclaim him the supreme ruler of the world - and the people of the Inner Sea Basin are lucky that he has dealt with this spite by abandoning the world and not conquering it. Content to lord his dominion over his frozen and terrified subjects, petrified in their final moments, when he is eventually roused to wake the mountains and rain a storm of living stone upon the lands that spurned him it will be a dark day indeed. He does tolerate the wandering Boar-cats who share his domain, but grudgingly, and out of necessity rather than any fondness.

History


upbringing, skill acquisition, formative events

Associations


As had been discussed, Shor has little time for company, shunning most other mortal creatures in favour of his own, far superior company. He has lived several lifetimes now, and does not seem to have ancestor nor descendant, though presumably he has some distant relatives far to the south, but if he does they are likely as oblivious as he. He seems unable or unwilling to differentiate between the Boar-cats with whom he trades, reducing their entire race to a single individual, and often blaming one for the quality of the goods of another. Still, his ability to produce seemingly endless gold keeps them coming to his sanctuary. Perhaps the only relationship of any import to Shor is the grudge he bears against Maralis of the Rek├╝m. Of course, the fact that Maralis has been dead for more than seven decades means little to Shor - just that it is his successors must bear the guilt of their conflict, and the guilt of Maralis' defiance.

Statistics


Race sex race Skills
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Profession profession (n) skill value speciality value
Faith faith (n)
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Agility n weapon attack damage reach
Beauty n
Constitution n
Dexterity n
Endurance n armour protection hardness durability
Initiative n
Strength n tools skill modifier
Intelligence n attire/misc notes
Knowledge n
Perception n
Will n
Wisdom n
Bravery n
Charm n
Leadership n
Negotiation n
Luck n
Traits
Plan Bipedal
Cycle Diurnal
Diet Omnivore
Inferior ESP 2

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