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Azriel Azur

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Cold to the core, he is a rather young drow who has no friends and is very quiet and keeps to himself

Special Equipment:

Two long daggers that are slightly curved, black and very sharp. He also has a crossbow and a short sword

Appearance:

His hair like most Drow is pure white, but his is cut short right below the eyes, and uneven. His eyes are a luminous green color, uncommon of his people. He is very short, only 5’5, but he is corded with muscle and almost no fat on him. He has no scars on his body since to date, no one has been able to put one on him.

He usually wears black pants and ankle length boots and a black sleeveless tunic, under it black ring chainmail that is almost lightless. He wears also leather finger cut gloves and a trenchcoat that goes to his ankles

Background:

Born deep within caves on the Kalingrad Mountians he was poor and his brothers and sisters had died to desease. He was an only child and after a few years, Orc Raiders killed his parents and left the town he lived in to flames. To survive, Azriel joined a thieves guild and learned his trade there. He was a small child pickpocket and the older men of the city he had come to disliked him, but Azriel did not care, he shrugged at their low intelligence and was by far one of the best thieves, no one suspecting a drow child.

He did not stay long and went into a more expensive trade, he joined an Assassination group and there became what he is today. He was good at what he did, never asking questions and never answering questions, he would do a kill quick and clean and leave the place before anyone knew what happened. The Assassin Group was called the Laza, for it was their leader’s name. They called Azriel instead of his name, the Black Laza, being the only drow of them and second in command.

He left the Assassin Guild and went into solitary buisness, and by doing so getting more money. People sought him out to either kill or hire, for no one liked the Drow and a Drow Assassin surely did make people mad, but now he finds no joy in killing as he once did, and seeks for something new.

Roleplaying Notes:

In a quest he is valuable, for a reasonable price of course, he can kill a person so quick that no one even noticed he had moved, and he have some level of tracking a person if the victim seems to get away. He will never ask a person why for their motives, doing everything silently



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Scrasamax
September 6, 2004, 7:58
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A drow assassin.

If there was a way to remove the Drow from the fantasy genre, I would be greatly pleased. It is almost a synonym for munchkin.

Cliche.
EchoMirage
September 6, 2004, 11:52
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You know, Sentinel, quantity does NOT equal quality.

And while the Drow aren't hopeless, munchkins from all over the world do the same to them as they do to vampires - dres them in black and play them POORLY.
You know what? A friend of mine made how many? at least 3... Drow assassins ... they all sucked.

Not that a Drow would work for mere money for some filthy human, mind you. They see themselves as the Ubermenschen, and will not deal with such filth unless they must, if I am correct.

Drow can make for great cultured adversaries, tragic player characters (even while avoiding the Drizzt clichee) and interesting NPCs... but the heartless Drow assassin is so plain boring that zzzzZZZZzzzz

I'd give a 1/5, but: somehow the page is crazy again and states that I've already voted. Weird.
Sentinel
September 6, 2004, 12:18
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gee
Scrasamax
September 7, 2004, 7:00
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I know, the page said I already voted also. Weird.

Bear with me on this, as I have not read of the Drizzt books, nor do I have any intention of doing so. If Drow society is as incestuously violent, and filed with assassination and seemingly endless bloodshed, they really should not have much of a society at all.

Up to a point, warfare does encourage the growth of technology. We went from fairly primitive radial engines to the jet engine in a span of about 5 years. That is a hell of a leap.

On the other hand, constant warfare is devastating. Afghanistan might be a good point. The constant warfare in the country over the last three decades has destroyed the national infrastructure, their economy, and most Afghan cities that I have seen or read about are graded on how much of the city remains, and how much is rubble.

Either A. The stereotypical drow are only the most visible element of the drow society, with the violence retained at the upper echelons of power similar to the samurai fueds of medieval Japan or B. Drow activities are exaggered. Not all drow are murderous assassins, not all orcs are slavering monsters (some are baby slavering monsters) etc
CaptainPenguin
September 7, 2004, 17:09
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Fantasy races are, by definition, exaggerations. Did you ever notice that all races in fantasy games have the exact same culture, while humans have all manner? No society could be as idyllic as elven ones are, for instance.
But still, the points you bring up are good. And besides, this character is *falls asleep in the middle of his sentence from character's boring-ness*.
Scrasamax
September 8, 2004, 6:57
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I would like to see someone create some democratic, mercantile Drow, and maybe some Southern Baptist elves, but isnt that the point of this place? Take the same old tired crap, toss it out the door and mix up something new?
Sentinel
October 31, 2004, 14:28
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I guess so
Seremela
November 17, 2004, 13:52
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I am new here and I do not know how the elven races are prtrayed on this board, but I do know that you need to study Drows before you decide to play one. I play a High Elf (Silvan Elf, Gray Elf...etc.) but I did not role-play my chracter until I had learned all that I could. I think that your character could be good, but you need to find a way to make him seem more real.
I do not agree that this character is boring, only that he is so common in the rp's in all of the other role-play sites. Some people just do not appreciate that there are evil creatures for all the different races of the Fantasy Role-play world.
Seremela
November 17, 2004, 14:00
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Elves do not have normal human religions. If you know anything about them you know that they worship gods and goddesses that humans do not even know about.
Scrasamax
November 17, 2004, 15:46
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The important thing to remember in matters like this is that as much as we play elves, and dragons and whatnot, we realize that they are not real. This character is only given two flames and the appelation of boring because it is cliche, it has been done to death.

"Some people just do not appreciate that there are evil creatures for all the different races of the Fantasy Role-play world."

I acknowledge that the potential to become evil is inherent in all races, just as it is inherent in all people. But, being evil doesnt make you a seperate race. Villians are an important part of the gaming experience, and using the same old villian recycled from a book, or TV show that is bit for bit the same is diluting the experience.

My two cents, again
Sentinel
November 21, 2004, 18:39
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I agree, but I was making Azriel to use him as an assassin drow, nothing about it. Just giving you on what you are to be using in a roleplay
Voted CaptainPenguin
December 22, 2005, 1:17
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Wow.
Bargain-basement, this.
Voted Pariah
December 22, 2005, 17:34
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Dissection time,
"He is very short, only 5'5," but wait, in the middle ages wouldn't that be tall, because of the whole poor nutrietion and all of that?

"black ring chainmail that is almost lightless." In this case, what is lightless, does it not reflect light, or is it really heavy?

"To survive, Azriel joined a thieves guild and learned his trade there." "...for no one liked the Drow and a Drow Assassin surely did make people mad" Now, since he's in human lands apperently, why hasn't he been killd yet? If a lone orc child wandered into a city he would be killed by some wandering adventurer within seconds. You said yourself that noone liked the drow.
CaptainPenguin
December 23, 2005, 1:07
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I think the thing about the chainmail was a cheap shot, Pariah... I mean, seriously.
Voted Wulfhere
February 7, 2007, 1:11
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1 out of 5 for unfortunate chatracteristics amply detailed in other comments.

+.5 because some care was taken in spelling and grammar.
Voted valadaar
November 22, 2013, 7:53
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Wulfs comments mirror mine precisely.


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