Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies
Vanlo of the Emerald Flame
Notorious Crailese koldun
Foible: Glowing Green Eyes.
Motivation: Good [+2] Knowledge.
Nationality: Good [+2] Crailese.
Past: Good [+2] Rogue.
Swashbuckling Forte: Expert [+4] Koldun.
Other Fortes: Good [+2] Reputation, Good [+2] Fencing.
Techniques: Koldun: Kolduncraft, Gift: Dragon, Merhorse, Unicorn, Thunderbird.
Style Dice: 0
Growing up on the rough streets of Crail, Vanlo discovered a talent for creating flames from thin air when he was a boy, giving him an edge against bullies and getting him recruited into one of the local street gangs. One day, a chance encounter with a koldun taught Vanlo the great opportunity his mystical talents offered him. Leaving Crail to study the mystic arts, Vanlo trained as a koldun, undertaking many dangerous adventures in hopes of increasing his knowledge of the arcane.
As an old man, Vanlo finally settled down in the city of his birth, where he gained the respect of the orphans, the destitute, and the homeless by using his talents to aid them. Unfortunately, an encounter with the Falcons of Crail led to his arrest and incarceration for crimes he had committed as a street rat as a boy. At his trial, the sentence was to be execution, but the Commandant offered to spare his life if he accepted exile and promised to assist the Falcons in some of their more dangerous missions. Unwilling to let his life end, he accepted the terms of the bargain and was exiled to Abydos.
Poor treatment by the petty and bored guards stationed on Abydos, combined with being forced to undertake acts he felt were morally unsound, has caused Vanlo to strongly desire to escape the island and start his life again somewhere far from Crailese authority.