Assassin / Warloc
Rever was born in the Under Dark, his father is/was Udoril Grimshadow a drow elf, his mother was Eilythra a human. They lived in a small home outside of town, his father was gone for work quite often and would not come home for days sometimes weeks, he did not learn what that work was until much later. His days were filled with learning the country side, chasing small creatures, learning to hide from larger ones, his mother taught him very little about the Under dark but spoke about the above ground world she told him about the world how it worked and that whether in the under dark or the above world you had to pay attention and be careful in your surroundings. you never knew when you could be swept away by someone to sell you as a slave or use you for a ransom. Whenever they went into town Eilythra would always wear a dark cloak with the hood up, she would teach Rever what to do if they became separated and how to hide in small shadow areas to not be seen. She also took time to teach Rever the above world speech called common and under dark speech (infernal). She also taught him tricks that people in both worlds would use to take advantage of you, tricks of selling you something you did not really need or even want, or selling you something that looked like what you were after but not at all useful and sometimes even dangerous. Every trip into town would always be accompanied by a story of what to watch for or how to stay safe where to run and hide, how to travel and get home safe.
When he was 13 on a trip into town mother whispered softly to walk away and hide, when no one was watching to get home!!! Rever was scared Mother did not act scared, but the whisper – he had never heard something so quiet, clear and yet meaningful all at the same time, it was obvious something was wrong. The normal trip into town was about an hour’s walk, he took 4 hours to get home. And was positive that no one followed, Rever made many stops and worked throughout the dark areas. He did not go into the house he stayed out side and found a nearby bush and crawled into it and waited, he needed to see if someone beat him home and was waiting for him, he also wanted to see his mother as soon as he could, so waiting out here was better since he could watch the house and the path at the same time. It was another 4 hours and very late before his mother came home and much to his surprise she came from the other direction on the path not from town but father away, and walked up to the house then inside she went. He knew what he had to do, which was tough since he was so tired & scared. but mother had spent years warning him of things like this and how to be sure things were safe. So he waited… his mother would send all is safe signal if it was OK. That message did not come, in fact after 2 more hours… he became increasingly concerned so under the cover of darkness he moved further from the house and worked his way around a clearing to a very dark and thick patch of overgrowth – he burrowed into it to watch the house for the rest of the evening. Another four hours had passed when he saw a person coming up the path from town, this was a tall thin figure dressed all in black very hard to see but making a steady deliberate pace down the trail and toward to house. He was too far away to be sure but the stance and posture he was fairly certain it was his father who had been gone now, at least 3 weeks. He opened the door and stepped into the house and closed the door not a minute had gone by before, flashes of colored lights and extremely loud booms started going off in the house, less than another minute and a person ran from the house followed by the person Rever was sure was his father, a straight beam of light erupted from his father’s hands and struck the other in the back, his father then walked slowly up to the other who had fallen in a heap, his father pulled out a long thin razor of a sword that glinted in the light of the under dark and ran it though the stranger on the ground. Not a moment after this happened a dark figure detached itself from a thicket on the trail near father, he did not even flinch, but turned and said “it is good to be home Eilythra”, they began to converse in low whispers for a moment then, made a safe signal that Rever had been expecting hours ago.
This event began a chain of events that would pull Rever into the over world in less than 6 months, the next 4 months began a rigorous test of how to hide, know when people were trying to get something from you, how to pull things from you pockets without being seen or how to stash them, you never know when you need to pull out something or when you need to hide something that you do not want someone to see this time was different though, for years mother was teaching Rever these things this time they both were working together taking trips into the woods having Rever hide then finding him it was terrible at first because they would just walk up to him in minutes, but after a while it became much harder, Rever also learned that hiding did not mean crawling in a spot and waiting, you could move from spot to spot but you just could not get caught, after a couple weeks of training. Rever managed to work along a trail where he had stayed hidden for 6 hours and they had traversed about ½ mile though not only dense under brush and hills but also had run through a couple sparse areas after the 6 hours father called and Rever stepped out, Rever had been gaining ground toward escaping nearly the whole day. After this event father said enough, let’s get back home we have things to discuss.