On the outskirts of civilization there is a town built within a ruined fortress called _____; surrounded by pockets of forests, plains and hills the land is home to many creatures and monsters and is considerd untaimable because of it. None would dare push civilization into its borders let alone establish a life within such a dangerous place if not for the great mines filled with rare metals and jewels within the _______ Mountain. With a strong military hand much of the fortress has been rebuilt and the town grew into a small city; during that time i was living there as a simple farmer working the feild while also being forced to train for the militia in my youth when i much prefered to read and enjoy my peace.
When I came of age like many citizens who lived there I was sent to the cities barracks to be made a soldier but when I somehow sent a small spark of fire from my fingers onto the papers I were to sign to join my destiny was changed. After barely passing a test of magic potential I was allowed into the Arcane Academy ________ to be trained as a war mage for the army. I struggled to learn at the Academy but I always barely made the grade throughout my training and endured the bullying of many of the other students and some teachers due to being a commoner while most of them came from noble and wealthy families. One day the Headmaster warned me that i will fail my training and be forced to be a soldier if improve; however he offered me a chance to enhance my ability with a experimental ritual he wishes to perform on me, seeing no choice I accepted his offer and was instructed to meet with him again later at night in one of the testing halls. When I meet with him again at the time he told me that he “nearly finnished the ritual and needed me for the last part” as he stabbed me in the chest with a black crystal, after a few moments struggling with agonizing pain, dieing I felt as thou my insides were being torn out and afterwards the pain subsided and I awoke changed, thus I was turned into a shade.
During the next few days my skill with magic improved greatly and I was feared by the students who once bullied me and the teachers who once mocked me. Over time I gradualy learned how much the ritual changed me and went to see the Headmaster in the hopes to reverse it before I completly lose myself in this new form; When I entered his room however I found an open passageway hidden within the wall behind his desk whice lead to a secret lab. I snuck into the lab to find the Headmaster conversing with a mysterios figure through a looking glass reporting his progress with illegal experiments and forbidden magic to the shadowed figure. I confronted the Headmaster and barely escaped with my life before setting most of his lab ablaze, I snuck out of the city to later learn of the fabrication that I used a forbidden ritual that turned me into a shade whice drove me mad with power and attemped to take control of the academy by trying to kill the Headmaster. So i’ve been on the run branded by my own home as a criminal, traitor, monster, and mad man being hunted for crimes I didn’t commit.