The Mark of Tyranny
An unseen shadow, silent as the darkness itself. A sudden flicker of shadow, the target falls. A rush of rust colored fur. Leta, the Fox Assassin.
The below is the result of using Central Casting to see Leta’s back story, and isn’t necessarily canon
Social Standing: Comfortable
Raised by Mother’s Grandparents.
Born on August 13, in a Healer’s Guild Hall
Three Unusual Occurrences:
Character is blessed with Good Luck.
Skin is an exotic Color.
Nearby water froze by itself.
Grandmother is a skilled hunter.
Used to be a Baroness.
Significant Events of Childhood:
Age 2: Rivals force family to leave country [N]
Age 6: Learns Unusual Skill: Musical: Play by Ear, hear a tune, play it instantly.®
Significant Events of Adolescence:
Age 12: Learn Unusual Skill: Mathematical®
Age 14: Learn to be a skilled hunter. [N]
Age 18a: Befriend non-humans: Elves. [N]
Age 18b: Gain Friend [L]: Male Landlord owns 9 Wealthy Properties.
Age 19: Religious Experience®: Evil God: Goddess of Misfortune [D]: Hears voices,
3 Events tied to Goddess:
Develop Exotic Feature [X]
Military Campaign by goddess: Corporal, Medium Infantry, 3 Events
Huge Battle killed 35% of Character’s side, Horrific facial scarring.
Made into Officer
Character is only survivor of unit.
Goddess asks character to go on dangerous mission.
Age 19b: Character acquires a companion: Inanimate but talking object – A male talking trunk with an erdlu, a key, and a historically significant sealed bottle. The trunk is with Leta because they share the same enemy, one of Leta’s brothers, who opposes Leta for seeking the same goal, and opposes the trunk because they are sporting event rivals. The trunk is eager for adventure.
Age 20: Participate in a failed rebellion.®
X: Strong Anarchist
For the first hundred years of her life, Leta had no idea what she was, aside from an extraordinarily long-lived fox. She hunted, she ate, she hid from predators, frolicked in the meadow and enjoyed the bounty that nature provided. However, when she turned 100, her body underwent a series of changes, and it was made apparent she was not merely a fox, but a Hengeyokai, the union of the animal and human world. So began the trials of relearning how to live, this time with a significantly different frame. With time, Leta learned how to transition between her fox and human forms, and even how to stop in the middle, creating a terryfing hybrid of fierce predator and lithe assassin.
Unlike most assassins, who favor crossbows, daggers, and short blades, Leta carries a greatsword. Do not think this makes her any less stealthy though, it merely means she doesn’t have to reach as far to stab you in the back.
Kelly to fill in what happened between early years and campaign, as I can’t recall
As Leta adventured with Lyssandra, the two became fast friends, and would often go out of their way to help each other. In the course of their advenuring, the two stumbled over a little flyspeck of a village named Shazlim. Broke, thirsty, hungry, and in Leta’s case, horribly sunburned, the two took the only paying work available, escorting a merchant caravan that was leaving the next day. If she had suspected where this seemingly innocuous task would lead her, what changes do you think she would have made?
Leta became known as “The Demon” after assassinating a slave taker noble in Tyr. She later adopted this title as her Arena alias.
“Portals to The Grey taste like meat. Dipped in chocolate.” – Leta (speaking from personal experience)