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Twisted Confessional | Everway

Prodigal Drywind

Prodigal was born to a powerful desert tribal chief, fathered by the fierce desert god that the tribe worshipped. His first name was "Sandalwood."

Raised in a warrior tradition, his prowess led them to make him their war-lord, in spite of his youth. "Red Banner" was his name, then, and his tribe plundered scores of villages following him into battle, and the desert expanded to fill the space they had taken. The desert god was pleased. This phase lasted about forty-five years.

Before long, however, he began to chafe under the mantle of his grandfather's control, and he escaped from the tribe. In order to try to put his past behind him, he took the name "Prodigal," and vowed never to return to the desert. He has wandered for almost thirty years. He is called "Drywind" by some.


These are my people. We are nomads.
This is my mother, sending our people into battle against the civilized city folk. I was to be their general.
This is Fire Opal, the woman who convinced me to leave my warrior path.
This is me, now that I have left that life behind. I will not be their tool.
These are the three knights sent by my mother to hunt me down and either bring me back, or kill me for my defiance.

  • Motive: Adversity
  • Virtue: Eagle (The Mind Prevails)
  • Fault: Winter (Maturity)
  • Fate: The Hermit (Isolation vs. Wisdom)

  • Fire: 6 (Running fast)
  • Air: 4 (Tactics)
  • Water: 3 (Sensing ambush)
  • Earth: 4 (Running long distances)

Powers:

Fair Weather (1) Prodigal never encounters rain, snow, sleet, or even mist or fog. Were he to stay in one place, the wettest swamp would dry up and become a desert.

Ageless (0) As a semi-divine being, Prodigal never grows old.

Unkillable (2) Prodigal's divine nature prevents him from being permanently harmed.


Questions and answers:

  • The woman who convinced you to leave, where is she now? -- She is still in her home city. She would not follow me, and I could not stay.
  • How old is Prodigal? Is he old enough that Inferno could actually be the son of the woman he left behind? and even more interesting - perhaps his own son? -- Prodigal is old enough to be Inferno's father, but he wouldn't know it.
  • Did you know the three men who hunt you before you left? -- Yes. They were my sword-brothers.
  • Fire Opal and Prodigal's mother both appear to be powerful and attractive women. Is this an important archetype for Prodigal? -- Prodigal's home culture is matriarchal. Men lead in battle, women lead everywhere else.
  • Are any of your characters involved in a (ideally sphere-spanning) slaver culture/organization? -- Prodigal used to be.
  • What was your relationship to Fire Opal? Do you regret leaving her behind? -- I loved her, but had to leave, for staying with her would have destroyed her home. I do not regret leaving, but I curse the "blessing" my father put on me, that forces me to be apart from her.