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Alowin Brackwater


Alowin Brackwater is a beautiful young man, with mesmerizing eyes and a sly, mischievious expression. He just happens to be painted on a large canvas, rather than being alive. Surely, this cannot be held against him.


Alowin Brackwater is a beautiful man, his richly textured skin and long, tangled hair picked out in exquisite oil detail against the flat, starry canvas that his body consists of. His eyes are a deep, soul-searching blue, of a sort that follow the viewer across the room as he walks about. His clothing is rich and sumptuous, and he is mounted upon a perfectly stained cherry-wood frame, in which he hangs from the wall above the foyer of the mansion. 

From time to time, his pose may seem to change, but surely that is a figure of the imagination… Surely.


Vain individuals to the last, Kale and Rufwina Brackwater were also rather rich individuals. When Rufwina came to bear Kale’s child, they made a decision - They would commission an artist to create a vision of the child as an adult, from a blend of their own visages. And a master artist indeed did they find. Carefully picking out each ideal detail from each parent’s face, he created the picture of an impossibly beautiful man, and paying him well, the future parents would hang it upon the wall. Yet this hubris would prove to be their mistake, for when Death came to show the child into the world, even as Death would show him out again later, she erred, distracted by the perfectness of the painting. And so it was that the soul was delivered not unto the still-born babe, but unto the painting of him as an adult. 

Kept as a memorial of better times, and because the parents cannot bear to destroy their son, Alowin has intense hatred for the world, for all he can do is sit, and watch, and see his brothers and sisters have the life that should have been his. While he can speak, his bitter and self-turned rage often silences his speech, for there is little he can say that gives justice to his situation.

Roleplaying Notes

Alowin is a bitter and angry individual, blaming his parents foremost for his bodyless situation. He may seek a variety of evil ends upon his family, or he may simply seek to be given a body. He may be a surprise witness to a crime, which the PCs must deliver to court… or silence. he may simply seek companionship, or a change of location.

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Comments ( 4 )
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Voted Jarons20
March 2, 2007, 8:43
No clue how to use it though, but an interesting artifact and a great story
Voted Cheka Man
March 2, 2007, 11:08
He could try and possess people.
Voted valadaar
March 2, 2007, 18:39
This is quite interesting - his origin being the best part.
Voted Scrasamax
March 3, 2007, 0:00
For some reason this made me think of the moving portraits from the Harry Potter films and novels.

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       By: Scrasamax

Expansion from the Horse Brass item: Specific Armor charms.

Cooling Touch Charm: protects horse against extreme heat, and fire, magical and mundane

Jove's Favor: tin charm shaped by a lightning bolt that protects a horse primarily from natural lightning, but also potentially from lightning based attacks. In real life, lightning kills quite a few horses and cattle a year.

Hermes' Blessing: gold charm that grants the horse magic resistance, and perhaps immunity to cantrip level magics.

Vulcan's Steed: This large iron charm in epic fashion renders the steed invulnerable to iron weapons. Such things clatter off of the animal's hide like twigs.

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