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One with the mind of chaos...
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Of Hurricane

Of Hurricane you wish to know? Of course I'll tell you. Nowadays few listen to the tales of heroes of old. I wonder how did you even hear of him... On a quest, right? Ok, ok I begin...

Don't ask me about his real name, even his close friends didn't know it, why ask a former king's archer.
-You were a king's archer? one of his personal guards?
-Yes, I was! And a fine one! To speak justly, one of the best! that's how i lost my arm...
A sign of sorrow appeared on elf's face but quickly disappeared.
-But I was defeated by the best!
-And who was it?
-The one you ask me to tell about...
-Him? So you fought him?
-No, not exactly him... don't interrupt please, young man, someone must teach you patience!
-So when was it?
-During the siege of Inaj, I was one of those on the city walls. The enemy hordes were as large as the sea, flowing and flowing. And Hurricane was in the head of that army.
-I'm sorry but everyone knows that Inaj was attacked by the hordes of undead, and Hurricane, as far as i know, was a human...
-You want to know about his past, right?
-Yes, please...
-Ok, as I told you, no one knew his real name, or names of his relatives. Everyone knew him as Hurricane, and he got that name justly. On a battlefield he was like a whirlwind of blades, like a god of war himself, no one could stop him if he had an enemy... People that knew him as a man of unhuman abilities. As fast as the thought, and deadly... very deadly. No one who dared to fight him survived.
-But how did you?
-I said, I didn't literally fought him, and wasn't his aim...
-Then who was?
-Chainer...
-The First Paladin?
-Yes, that's how they call him now. I'm proud that I stood near him, considering that he was a human... He was like a flaming torch in the lightless night... Hurricane chose him. I was just near. His blade was very fast... my arm was not.
-I'm very sorry for your loss...
-Be sorry for others near, they've lost their heads.
-Hurricane fallen in this attack did he?
-Yes...
-But i didn't know he led the undead. He is buried as the hero of Inaj!
-The didn't lead them...
-In books they tell he even chopped of the hand of their sorcerer. I personally saw that hand in Inaj's museum.
-Chopped off his hand, did he? Yes, hehe, he STARTED with the hand... actually the hand was the only thing found after...
-After what?
-After that sorcerer tried to cast something towards Chainer...
-He saved Chainer and then tried to kill him?
-Quite extraordinary man he was, right?
-I just don't understand...
-It's simple, he wanted to fight Chainer himself, and the sorcered could harm Chainer. Maybe he thought it was unfair...
-You said, Chainer stood on the city wall, near you... then how did Hurricane got there?
-It's also simple, he jumped...
-On the wall!?!
-I've told you about his abilities. But that jump cost him much. He distracted and upon landing was hit by archers... undead archers and many of them.
-And Chainer?
-Took his body, and brought it to the temple... a kind person he was... and a friend of him
-Attacked a friend? It seems as he was a different person each day...
-May seem a joke to you...
-Where can I find his remains?
-Go to the temple of the Blades, the temple built by his followers. But beware of them...
-My last question...
-Go on?
-How old was he, when he died?
-Heh... looked like being about 22... But was nearly 40...
-But how?
-You asked your 'last question' young man, now go ask his followers...
-Ok...



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Hurricane is not my PC, though i'd love to play him. Anyway, no DM would allow such character to his campaign. So he is a valuable NPC, one of my favourite ones. He has a Fighter ch. class. but no fighter of equal CL is a challenge to him. He is a DMs cheat, if to speak fairly. When party encounters him, it doesn't even bother him. A nice choice, sometimes, to show some players that they have much to learn in the world. Teaches 'em something...

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