Formerly played by Macgraine
Aramas grew up in a small, quiet corner of New Ashtorhat, the capital city of Rildenon. He still has fond memories of his youth spent playing with friends in the sun drenched streets and alleyways of the city. His parents were both kindly and loving, and he was raised to value virtue over material gain, love and friendship over power.
He never understood why, but one evening after returning home, Aramas was greeted by several robed figures rather than his parents. Though of menacing countenance, they reassured him in gentle tones, handing him a letter, penned in the unmistakable handwriting of his beloved mother. The ink ran in several spots, splashed with tears, but the letter assured Aramas that they would meet again, that everything would be fine, and that he should trust these mysterious strangers. Under cover of darkness, Aramas was whisked from New Ashtorhat, and from the home he had known all of his life.
His first great journey began then, and as the company travelled ever northwards, Aramas was haunted by memories of what he had lost. His companions eventually removed their outer garments, revealing shining armor and the markings of holy men and women of the Order of Sabanis. For reasons undisclosed, his parents had given him into their care and instructed them to train them in their ways. Though sad to leave his family, Aramas was excited by the prospect of joining one of the most heroic and renowned orders of sacred warriors in Atharillian history.
Finally, after over a month of travel by foot, they arrived at the remote, icy mountaintop monastery of Denes-Perod in the wintery Northlands. From that point on, Aramas was raised with two ever present goals in mind: unflinching devotion to Sabanis, the shining protector of lore, and the complete eradication of the undead from Atharill. He was plunged into a world of devout prayer and meditation, and bloody, brutal combat training.
The day after his coming of age ceremony, when he was fully inducted into the order, Aramas was approached by Orryn Elmkin, the head monk at Denes-Perod. Orryn spoke furtively with Aramas, telling him that he was being reassigned to Saltbur, where he would function as the liaison between Denes Perod and the leadership in town. His final words to Aramas that day, with his hand placed firmly on the young knights shoulder, and a stern look in his eyes, were words of warning: “Aramas, my son, no matter what other duties you find thrust upon yourself, always remain watchful for the Cult of Dys. Should you suspect that they are reforming, send word immediately. As a Sabanian knight, the destruction of the cult and it’s ‘offspring’ will always be your principal duty.”
The following day, Aramas departed for Saltbur, where he was to meet Lord Garrkin Atlroth and offer his services to the ruler of the seaside town. The Order would provide a small dwelling for the young warrior by the southeastern gate. Orryn blessed Aramas one final time as he headed off into the Northlands to meet his destiny…