The only daughter of an elven master swordsmith and a performer in the circus of starlight, Akiara was trained from a young age in the acrobatic and martial arts. As one of the star attractions, Akiara has spent her whole life touring the Voruubian lands with her fellow performers.
Le Cirque de la Lumière des étoiles (the circus of starlight)
The deadly night circus arrives without warning, lighting up the night like starlight. Deep velvety midnight canvas tents with small holes cut into the fabric, so that from a distance it looks like a blanket of night sky. Know throughout the Middle Country as an unparalleled splendor of visual beauty, the circus of starlight, Le Cirque de la Lumière des étoile, is full of death defying acrobatic feats and breathtaking magical displays. It’s a once in a lifetime experience that patrons will be talking about until the day they die.
The circus of starlight is always on the move, never staying in one city longer than a week as it travels across the humid Voruubian landscape to the far eastern edges of the Middle Country. The circus, comprised of acrobats, sorcerers, and wondrous creatures, performs nightly for royalty and commoners alike, welcoming anyone who can pay the high price of admission.
The Night the Circus Burned
When a duel between two sorcerers goes disastrously wrong during a show and a wayward spell frees a young brass dragon, the starlight circus is set ablaze. Akiara and her friends have no choice to the flee for their lives with only their most precious possessions and the costumes on their backs.
While on her trusty horse, Voruubian Night, Akiara can only watch helplessly as her closest friend Ezra is teleported away in a brilliant flash of light by the enraged dragon. As she sits there numbly watching the place where he was just been standing, the after image of the place he has been sent to burning into her mind, the dragon turned its sights on her. Momentarily blinded by the brilliant light, Akiara suddenly finds herself in the darkness of a forest.
After saving a couple of peasants from a trio of orcs and a gnoll, Akiara learns that she has been transported across the world to the Laizo Forest, half a days ride outside the town of Terni in the Draiman Combine. Alone for the first time in her life but determined to find her friends again, Akiara finds herself in the town of Terni, so far from everything she has ever known, with only a sketchy drawing of where she must go.