Name: Hraakir (prounounced Hur-rak-ir)
Major: Outlander (living as a Nomad in the wilds)
Minor: Tracker, scout, pathfinder, outlander
Hraakir is powerfully built, standing just under six and a half foot tall, with glistening red scales mottled with dark green. Dressed in furs and trophies, he looks the part of a wildling or a ferocious beast. His eyes are lizard-like and yellow. His fur armour is more decorative than functional, with a large opening at the back for his reddish green wings to unfold and propel him briefly through the air.
Personality: Aloof and very fearsome, Hraakir embodies the essence of a true dragon without the physical body to match. He is greedy for knickknacks and gold, and very unstable when angered, which is often. His education is very limited in scope, which can make him seem quite stupid to the more scholarly, but his practical knowledge of the wilderness by comparison is quite extensive.
Spirit Animal: Komodo Dragon
Equipment: Furs, trophies, flint, tinder, rations, waterskin, iron halberd, bone hand-axes.
Outdoorsman (tracking, hunting, surviving essentially)
Beserking (fighting with primal force and rage rather than any particular skill)
Magic: Inner Fire
Some Dragonoids are blessed by their god to take on a greater semblance of their draconic heritage, namely in the form of the Inner Fire. Produced deep within them with a mixture of biological and magical components, the Inner Fire warms a Dragonoid in the harshest of climes, and can even be projected outwards through their mouths in a breath of fire like the dragons of old.
Weaknesses: The Inner Fire works like a furnace, without providing it with fuel (scorched meat in excess of two pounds a day) it will flicker and dim and the Dragonoid will lose all benefits until they can rekindle it.
Projecting the Inner Fire as a breath weapon is a high risk high reward strategy, the sudden torrent of flame is more than capable of incinerating a group of enemies unprepared for the attack, but the Inner Fire will then be used up and must be rekindled, which can take up to three days and a lot of meat and rest. The fire scorching through Hraakir’s throat is also quite painful, and makes his voice hoarse for up to a day after use.
Strength: Pure physicality, Hraakir is large, imposing, and very strong. He can dominate a single opponent in combat with a flurry of powerful strikes from his halberd and will happily wade into a fight he should lose. As a Dragonoid, he has natural armour in the form of scaling, that can ward off lesser blows in a pinch.
Weakness: Hraakir hates Minotaurs and will rage within ten to twenty seconds of seeing one. It would be near impossible for him to work with a Minotaur without looking for a way to kill the beast. Hraakir has no conventional education, he cannot read or write. When the Inner Fire is dim, Hraakir is incredibly vulnerable to water and cold, both of which rapidly decrease his body temperature until he may succumb to hypothermia. He couldn’t even manage to swim across a small river without the Inner Fire fully kindled.
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History: Hraakir was born in a mountain-range far north of the Hook known by a different name to his tribe. As mentioned, he lived among a group of Dragonoid nomads who herded cattle, particularly a vast group of goats, through the north. Their movements coincided with the arrival of different migratory animals, particularly seals, whales and bison, who they met and slaughtered for furs, oils, and meat.
Hraakir's tribe, known as the Redscales, were all Dragonoid and most had the Inner Fire. They were isolationist, fairly hostile to outsiders, and warred near constantly with the roving Minotaur bands in the frigid north. Hraakir lost two cousins and a brother to Minotaurs, and killed two of the cow people himself before he turned thirty. He carried his hatred of the Bovine race with him his entire life, as much instinctual as learned.
The Redscales were devout followers of Ouroboros and made ritualistic sacrifices of captured Minotaurs to their god, not to mention offering up meats and wordly goods. As the gods power began to fail, the Redscales mourned the disconnection with Ouroboros, and the Minotaurs gained the upperhand as the Inner Fire began to dim in all of them.
Desperation set in as the Fire dimmed, and three of the Redscales set off south towards the Hook, where they believed the source of their troubles lay. Hraakir was one of those three, and in the south, he found a group that explained to him why the gods had abandoned those below. The Apotheoses. They had to be destroyed.