The Red Wastes
Al'Akir "Reaper" Morgraine
Up until the age of 17, Al’Akir lived a life of luxury amidst the members of the Mograine nobles; he was apprenticed to his father, a renowned warrior called Neferset Mograine.
Al’Akir, his older brother Siamat, and friends of their family fought with Nezir Rohash and his gang. Just before the end of the fight, Al’Akir received a gash down across his eye – caused by Nezir – which would scar, and remain for the rest of his life.
During the brawl, Al’Akir pummelled several members of the opposing gang, but Nezir managed to flee the scene before Al’Akir could do anything to him. After looting several people left unconscious by the fight, the two brothers ran across the rooftops to find Al’Akir some medical help for his injuries.
After the doctor tended to his wound, and despite Siamat’s disapproval, Al’Akir made his way to the home of Missa Loking and spent a passionate night with her.
Caught by Missa’s father the morning after, Al’Akir fled from a group of pursuing guards before meeting with his father at the Mograine Castle. Neferset scolded him, but he then asked Al’Akir for his assistance in an errand later in the day.
Neferset requested that he deliver two letters to contacts of his in the city, before retrieving a third letter from a pigeon coop not far from the house.
Al’Akir agreed, and after two encounters with the people he’d delivered the letters to, Al’Akir retrieved the note from the pigeon coop only to witness guards running across The Citadel.
Al’Akir returned home to find his home ransacked his father and brother missing, and his mother hiding. Learning that city guards had been ordered to arrest Neferset and all of his sons, Al’Akir made his way to the Palace of Starving Men, where his father and brother were being held.
Climbing the building and speaking to his father through his cell window, Al’Akir was instructed to deliver a sealed letter to Mondatta, Chief Commander of The Citadel and a close friend of the Mograine family. Doing so, Al’Akir found in the letter details of a plot against the city of The Citadel and the Morgaine’s.
Al’Akir brought the incriminating documents to Mondatta, and was assured that his family would be released the following day, when the information was presented as evidence of their innocence. Al’Akir then travelled to the home of Mista Loking, where he spent the night once again.
The next day, Al’Akir returned to the square in front of the Palace to find Mondatta presiding over the execution of his family.
Neferset declared their innocence, citing the information given to Mondatta as evidence, but the Chief Commander denied any knowledge of such information. Al’Akir shouted that Mondatta was lying, but his efforts to prevent the execution were ultimately in vain.
Al’Akir could only watch helplessly from the crowd as his father and brother were hanged. When he attempted to charge the gallows to avenge them, Mondatta ordered the city guards to kill him.
After a very narrow escape from the Citadel, Al’Akir, on the brink of death, was found by a priest, who took him to a cathedral far away from the Citadel. There, Al’Akir learned to control his anger against Mondatta, achieving a higher presence than those around.
Al’Akir then left his cathedral, on pilgrimage across the world.