: Mort the PlaguebringerPhysical
: Mort stands at a standard 1.8m and has a sickly demeanor, although that doesn't hamper his physical abilities. He doesn't cough or anything of the sort, but his breathing sounds raspy. No one really knows what he looks like under his mask, as he rarely takes it off and will only pull it down slightly if he needs to. His scythe is a lot more basic and made of metal instead of wood. Abilities
Mort is a mage of death. As such, most of his abilities are based around manipulating death. While he can cast general spells that are based on death, he has some special skills that are of great note.
Disease immunity: Mort is unable to become sick, radiating sickness himself. In fact, any sickness in the air only strengthens his powers.
Plague Aura: Mort emits an aura of death around him, causing enemies to feel ill, become diseased, and slowly, VERY slowly, take damage and eventually die while they stay in his aura. Enemies that die by Mort's aura will reanimate to serve him, but will rapidly decay due to the innumerable magical diseases they carry. Mort can choose who is affected by his aura and diseases, but either way everyone sees the sickly bluish green luminescent light mist Mort emits.
Stay the Reaper: Mort can heal his allies and himself by using necrotic energies. This weakens his magic for a time after being used as it takes away from the death in the area.
Call the Reaper: Mort uses the death in the air to summon a sacrificial spectral altar on his victim, chaining them to it. Then a figure of the grim reaper appears and swings their scythe at the target, dealing damage equal to the amount of death in the air and how close to death that victim is. Victims killed by this spell greatly heal Mort, replenish his energy, and serve him in undeath, at least until they decay to dust. This spell requires a lot of energy to cast.Starting Gear
: Scythe: A basic scythe to show Mort's affinity with death. Very sharp.Personality/Goals
: Mort is a mage that most people tend to stay away from, especially considering his plague can be seen before he even appears himself. Mort himself isn't a mean person, and only tends to hurt people that have bothered him first, or that he is hunting. Due to his plague magic though, he doesn't have too much interaction with people, but people who get to know him know that he is quite chipper and upbeat. Well, minus the death and dark humor he has. He doesn't have any issues with the slow death he often brings his enemies, as thats just how death magic works, nor does he see any issue with the occasional undead minion he finds himself with.
As for what he wants, Mort is mostly interested in progressing his craft and showing death magic could be very useful. After all, when one can freely reanimate the dead, including demons, and cure disease, eventually there could be so much good that can be done by manipulating life and death. It would be very nice to be able to chat with people like normal mages do, after all. And eventually becoming a Lich sounded pretty good. Life beyond death and whatnot, and more time to do what he sought out to do.Backstory
: Born in a small farming village, Mort wasn't in the best of health most of the time. Often times he found himself sickly and unable to do much but read. One day a mage came to attempt to fix what was a long standing drought, and when they left, dropped one of their books about magic. Sure it wasn't the death magic Mort was going to be known for, but the basics of magic was all Mort needed get started. Turning his sickness into strength, Mort used his magic to cure himself of his aliment, and when he was old enough, departed to bigger and better places to hone his morbid interest in death, having been knocking at its door more than a few times.
Eventually his magic was shaped by this, and he became the plaguebringer. Always emitting an aura of sickness and death, Mort became an expert in death magic and as he learned more and more about magic, he also learned about those who used it for evil purposes. Sure Mort's magic was often seen as evil, but he himself wasn't and struck out to deal with those people. After all, he really couldn't stop his aura, so if he wanted to be able to talk to people without most of them running away in fear, it would be best to do that in the end.