The Dork Circus
With pale skin, a willowy frame and slightly upturned ears, Armand sweeps into combat utilizing the sword and arcane arts to dominate the battlefield, protecting those weaker than him and destroying all foes in his path.
Str 13, Con 16, Dex 10, Int 19, Wis 13, Cha 8
AC 23, Fort 19, Ref 20, Will 19
Class Feature Choice: Aegis of Sheilding
Feats: Vampiric Heritage, Toughness, Action Surge, Learned Spellcaster, Enlarge Spell
Trained Skills: Arcana, History, Athletics, Endurance, Religion, Nature
Gear: Serpent Skin Leather Armor +1, Vampiric Pendant +2, Aecris Longsword +1, Couters of Second Chances
Armand was the illegitimate child of a maiden from the kingdom of Northrend. During the final stages of her pregnancy, Dalia was taken by an invading horde of vampires. Before a detachment of the kings men could save her, she was fed upon. They found her near death and took her to a local medicine woman. She couldn’t save Dalia, but Armand, her child, was born into the world that day.
The medicine woman, Dalena, was a close friend to Dalia. In fact, Dalena was beginning to train Dalia in the arcane arts. Upon Dalia’s death, Dalena pledged to raise Armand as her own.
Armand was raised with full knowledge of what happened to his mother and what caused him to be different from all of the other children. He developed an early hatred of vampires and the undead. At first the children in Northrend treated Armand like any other boy but, with the growing vampire threat from the far north, they began to fear and hate him for his differences.
Dalena began Armand’s training in the arcane arts at a young age, but growing fear in the area caused peoples view of magic to change from mysterious but helpful to dark and dangerous. Dalena and Armand became feared and hated by most of the surrounding people, only a direct edict from the Royal family has spared this small family from an all out physical altercation.
Aurion, King of Northrend, released an edict that commanded all teenage boys to receive martial training, in preparation for the looming threat from the north. Armand took to the sword like a fish took to water. He quickly stood out from the rest of the boys and was given rank among them and special training, this was another source of resentment among the children. This special training was given by the best swordsman in the kingdom, the kings son, Crown Prince Brand.
When Armand was 16, Dalena was killed by a mob accusing her of aiding the vampire because there was a rash of still births. Armand was in the castle when this happened and therefore unaware that it was taking place. The prince gave him the bad news and said that the murderers had been captured and punished. Armand was so distraught he fled the castle and headed into the wilderness. He blamed all those with the bigotry and irrational fear for his matriarchs death.
Today, Armand is a loner who distrusts almost everyone. He fights a silent battle against vampires and the undead in the wilderness north of the Kingdom of Northrend. He as combined the skills of his three lives, the blade, arcane, and blood of a vampire coursing through his veins. He tends to stay away from large towns, only staying long enough to resupply and gain some information that may aid him on his unending quest.