The Shadow Warrior
As a champion of all forms of combat, the Shadow Warrior is proficient in hand-to-hand battles and has mastered powerful armed techniques. Having come into contact with the underworld in the past, he can also call upon fallen comrades to assist him.
Humans are former slaves of the Elves. They were entrusted to the Elves so that they might become civilized, just as the Seraphim used to civilize the Elves. Currently, they do not have any power in Ancaria. They are obedient laborers, assisting the Elves in building their palaces, erecting sacred buildings for the High Priests and cultivating the fields. Frequently, an Elven Lord requires more troops than T-Energy can provide. In these cases, he has no choice but to literally pluck Humans from the fields. Each Elven Lord has a small group of Human elite fighters in order to drill and shape these troops and lead them into battle: the Shadow Warriors.
The Shadow Warrior is an experienced fighter. He is well armored and his skills include proficiency in all available slashing, crushing and pole arm weapons. His self-discipline is renowned. Powered by all these attributes, he excels at battling T-Energy creatures. His strength and constitution make him a tough and dangerous opponent. At the same time, he has a decisive advantage on living specimens: he is still in contact with the Realm of the Dead. However, the significance of this unholy alliance only becomes apparent on the battlefield.
When a Shadow Warrior falls in battle, he may be reanimated by an ancient magical spell, which will render him undead, but even more powerful than before. The ritual of giving ‘life’ back to a Shadow Warrior is potentially dangerous for the caster, as the summoned soul often has no desire to be revived and will attempt to resist the reanimation. If the spell-caster makes just one small mistake, the Shadow Warrior will renounce the magic user, kill him, and then wander the lands of Ancaria, undead, with his own free will.
Shadow Warrior Class Quest (Light Path) Introduction: "Once I was a soldier. I proved myself in many battles. I never failed and I never avoided a fight. My enemies feared me and I was respected long after I was gone. But I was betrayed. An unnatural force robbed me of my final dues, the peace I had earned and brought my body back into this world. This is how I was damned to continue my existence as a creature of the shadows. And so I set out on my way in faith and honor hoping that one day my path might lead me to eternal peace..."
Shadow Warrior Class Quest (Shadow Path) Introduction: "Returned! Returned to the realm of the living. Returned to this miserable world full of weak, pathetic creatures. I was once a proud, courageous warrior, always in search of a worthy opponent. And when I finally found him, I was able to descend to the Realm of Shadows with a clear conscience. But I was betrayed! I was torn out of death's sweet embrace, damned to life, damned to immortality. But I swear by my lost soul that the living will pay for my suffering."
The Shadow Warrior used to be a Human elite guard and he fought bravely for his sovereign during the numerous battles of the High Elven empire. His strength in battle made him a living nightmare dreaded by his enemies. Thus, he was his warlord's ultimate weapon. His strength, discipline and obedience were second to none.
The Shadow Warrior has fulfilled his duty. He has fallen during battle for a High Elf Lord and has been admitted to the Elysium. Knowing full well that he was one of the best of his trade, the High Elf Lord decides to bring the Shadow Warrior back from the realm of the dead by using T-Energy in order to secure his services beyond the boundaries of death itself. However, the conjuring ceremony goes spectacularly wrong as the summoned soul successfully defies the spell caster. Enraged because he has been torn away from the eternal paradise of the Elysium, he proceeds to kill everyone who participated in the ceremony, freeing himself from the potential ties that might bind him.
With this freedom, the warrior has but one goal: to leave this world once more and return to the Elysium; however, he is now a creature of T-Energy, rendering him unable to do so. His only choice is to destroy the Great Machine in order to stop the stream of T-Energy. The T-Energy within him would thus dissolve and end his unholy existence. If he were to die in his current form, he would be eternally bound to the perdition of the T-Energy stream.
As a free creature, he must now make a choice:
||He could follow the Path of Light. Deep within the Shadow Warrior a spark of Humanity is still glowing. He can fight for peace in Ancaria and destroy the Great Machine controlling all T-Energy within Ancaria, which would also drain the T-Energy within him and therefore bring a tranquil end to his unholy life.
||Alternatively, he may also pursue the Path of Shadows. His hatred concentrates on those who brought him back. His ambition is gaining control over the T-Energy in order to reach the ultimate power. He could seek revenge upon the people who caused his misery and use the Great Machine to attain immortality.
Deeply torn by his inner conflict he is about to begin his journey through the world of Ancaria...
Shadow Warrior Starting Attributes
Base starting attributes level 1, silver difficulty, no survival bonus, naked.