Darius Forsworn

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"Every shadow is but an opportunity for the light."
User: Dan
Race: Human
Gender: Male
Role: Defender
Class/Level: Paladin/5
Description:
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 205lbs
Hair: Black
Eyes: Grey
Skin: Pale
Background:
Darius's upbringing has quite a deal to do with his father, even though Darius can barely recall anything about him. Accused and convicted of robbing a collection plate at the nearby chapel of The Valiant, Sathius Mernoa was spared a typical thief's fate, but instead was exiled, and forced to give up something valuable of his own; his only son. In addition, Darius was deprived of his surname, in a further effort to blot out the faults of his blood.

Darius was 4 years old when he became a ward of the Servants of the Swift Sword. Showing promise with martial arts early, he was sent to apprentice with the Knights of the Swift Sword, and squired from the time he was strong enough to carry a shield.

Upon reaching his 18th name day, he was sent out to begin his Searching, on his own with no companionship. Darius stayed within the city, apprehending petty criminals, for the first few weeks, but eventually succumbed to the desire for greater glory out in the wilds. This proved to be devastating for his first attempt at a Searching, as Darius was waylaid just outside of eyesight of the main gates of the city by a band of slavers. The slavers recognized the holy symbols on Darius's robes however, and rather than chaining him up, simply left him to die, not wishing to further incur the wrath of the Gods upon them. Badly injured from his first true test, Darius crawled back to the city gates, where the guards summoned the Paladin order from the Halls of the Valiant to tend to him. Darius would spend the next 4 years rehabilitating, praying and training, every scar a reminder that his abilities and skills still had a long road to travel down.

At the start of the campaign, Darius is now 23 years old, and has set out once again, to attempt to succeed where he previously failed. Relentlessly optimistic, even in the shadow of his previous attempt, he believes that he is already further on his Searching than he was before, and is more determined than ever to be a beacon of The Knight of the Gods.