Berken Nicarus

"I call upon the fury of the storm to crash down on those who oppose me."
User: dingolove
Race: Shade
Gender: Male
Role: Striker
Class/Level: Storm Sorcerer/3rd
Berken Nicarus began training as a rogue for a clandestine organization called the Night Knives. His primary rival at the guild was a rogue named Drasek Riven. In the early days, they both sought the attention of the guild leader, Erevis Cale, but now they have grown close. Berken now has another adversary at the guild whose name is Lodan Roff, an assassin.

As a guild apprentice, the Night Knives placed Berken as the head butler of a wealthy merchant family with the last name of Uskevren. The Night Knives made this position possible by murdering the previous butler so they would have a spy for potential thieving operations that arose in the Uskevren estate. Because of the speed and intensity with which Berken became friends with the patriarch of the Uskevren family, Thamalon, his loyalties split. He spent much of the five years that he worked for the Uskevrens sending misformation back to his guild and feeding them information about merchants other than the Uskevren themselves. The Night Knives eventually found out and had Thamalon assassinated. They tried to kill Berken as well, but he escaped.

This marked the end of Berken's service at the Uskevren mansion, but not his loyalty to the rest of the family. He is especially protective of the second of Thamalon's children, Alena, with whom Berken was once in love. She is married now and has a son who suspiciously looks and acts like Berken.

To exact revenge on his former guild for the murder of Thamalon, Drasek helped Berken with a ritual that traded part of his soul for a sliver of the Shadowfell's dark essence so he could become one with the shadows...a shade, the new drow.

Not really enjoying being a thief, Berken has decided to embrace his true love, storm sorcery. Leaving his old guild behind, Berken was recruited by, and is now a member of, a guild called The Night Storm which has an uneasy unstable relationship with his old guild, the Night Knives.