Dante von Delian
You're making me angry.
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Dante, level 9
Sorcerous Power Option: Sorcerous Power Strength
Hybrid Talent Option: Barbarian Armored Agility
Born Under a Bad Sign (Born Under a Bad Sign Benefit)
FINAL ABILITY SCORES
STR 20, CON 10, DEX 11, INT 8, WIS 13, CHA 20
STARTING ABILITY SCORES
STR 16, CON 10, DEX 11, INT 8, WIS 13, CHA 16
AC: 25 Fort: 22 Ref: 17 Will: 22
HP: 73 Surges: 7 Surge Value: 18
Bluff +14, Intimidate +14, Perception +14
Acrobatics +3, Arcana +3, Athletics +8, Diplomacy +9, Dungeoneering +5, Endurance +3, Heal +5, History +3, Insight +7, Nature +5, Religion +3, Stealth +5, Streetwise +9, Thievery +3
Dante has left his community because they were scared of him. He is not like everyone else in the way that he thinks. He did not want to leave and he loves his people very much. But he is resigned to the fact that he has to make a new path himself in this world. Oh and he hates vampires, he wants to burn them all. He also greatly admires dragons.
Dante von Delian has lived on the island all of his life. His family has ruled the island for many centuries. It was in the castle that he the 4th son of the Duke Pieter von Delian was groomed to become captain of the palace guard. Dante’s talents were undeniable from a young age. Being the 4th son meant that he would never become the duke. It had been discussed at length how Dante could serve the isle of Oradea. Given his obvious strength and skills he would be trained for military service.
Dante had all kinds of personal training in the art of sorcery. It is strange to think that this is the way they have defended themselves in these many centuries. But this is the natural strength of his people. All the officers are sorcerers and the soldiers are a mixture of martial styles. There are many things that have to be hidden by Dante’s family and sorcery is not the secret they treasure the most. Their vampiric heritage was not to be shared with anyone. Some in the household spoke of Vampires as heroes and higher beings. Dante knew better because he had heard the stories of the people in the towns about how vampires are monsters to be feared. He did not want people or his family to live in fear. He hated it, the oppressive atmosphere of fear.
Dante was known for his egalitarian ways. He always liked to mix with people no matter their rank. It was known that he would go into the towns and even spend time talking to the peasants. No one ever sat him down and had that talk with him. Everyone could see his potential and power. He was liked but people feared his temper. Like the storms at sea his wrath could be felt in waves throughout the castle. These few occasions were memorable and if anyone got hurt it was obviously an accident.
Dante trained in the castle with all the other officers. In his teens he was sent to the outposts to further learn his duties. It was there when things changed. He began to spend time with the tribal peoples on the eastern side of the island. They understood that part of him that his own people feared. It was there that he learned to control his inner rage; to focus his primal instincts into battle mastery. The barbarian tribes did not accept him at first but after a few altercations they saw in him someone like them. Once they could see past his nobility they embraced him as one of their own. He found Sehanine Goddess of the Love and the Moon amongst them.
Dante returned from his duty out east a different person. The instability that others feared was tempered by the control he had learned from the tribes. His family were pleased that he had grown out of his simmering rage. People became more comfortable around him. The decision for him to become captain of the guard was seen as wise. Then news filtered in that there had been trouble in the east. Dante travelled with his older brother and the guard to investigate the matter. They found one of the tribal villages had been attacked and slaughtered. A boat was found on the rocks. Survivors spoke of the Avendi. They had taken another boat and were gone. Grief and rage overflowed out of Dante. It was like an inferno erupted out of him. His brother reported to his father the Duke, “the guard are too scared of Dante”. So he left as his family did not know what to do with him.