Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Gemini Doros Fonstand
Gemini Doros Fonstand is an Arkane standing about 5 feet tall. He is extremely fragile looking and has silver skin. His hair is snow white and his face shows his delicate skeletal features, such as sunken check bones and deep eye sockets. His most prominent feature though is his eyes; they are Blood red with vertical slits for pupils, making him look Draconic. This feature has given him the nick name of the Dragon Mage. No other Arkane has ever been born with this feature; some feel this is due to when he drained the life energy of his brother in the womb. It has been said that he has the power of two Arkanes, but that is just speculation, The Arkane race look to Gemini as a hero and a savior of their race. Gemini is the most powerful of his kind, but like most Arkanes he wants more power, but Gemini is not just content with power, he seeks to become an Immortal. Gemini serves no god and follows no rulers. He does what he wants and lets no one control him. He is very comfortable in the shadows and tends to shy away from the light. He keeps his robes tight around him and his cowl pulled over his face keeping it in the shadows at all times, his eyes are usually the only feature that can be seen, and for Gemini that is enough. He always carries his staff with him and it is never very far from his grasp, even in his sleep his hand will reach out and caress the staff.
Gemini was born in the Dolvarion Forest to Arcanus and Hera, who were the third Generations of Arkanes created by Magivus, in the year 500. The Dolvarion Elves had taken the Arkane race into their forest realm since they had no homeland of their own. Gemini was born with a twin brother who died shortly after their birth drained of its life force apparently by Gemini who was very fragile to begin with. This apparent murder alarmed the Dolvarion Elves who kept an extremely close eye on him as he grew. Gemini showed great power in the Arcane Arts at a very young age even for an Arkane. It was when he was 45 years old that he started using some of the Darker Arts and was soon banished from the Dolvarion Forest. His mother and father were outraged at this misunderstanding on Gemini’s behalf and soon all the Arkanes left the company of the Dolvarion Elves.
For 15 years the Arkanes traveled the land and encountered many of the other races, all of which considered the Arkanes Devils and or Demons and they were never trusted. Gemini’s Power increased as he got older and soon he was declared as the leader of the Arkanes. It was Gemini’s first encounter with the Humans that finally drove him to find a refuge for his people. He was in Dragonmoore getting some supplies when he saw a group of slavers whipping a pair of Arkane slaves. Outraged Gemini killed the slaver and freed the Arkanes, it was then that he discovered this was not the first time the Arkanes were forced into slavery. The few that did not reside in the Dolvarion Forest when Gemini was born were captured and either killed or sold into slavery, they were not as powerful in the arcane arts to free themselves. The ruler of Dragonmoore at the time sought to kill Gemini for the death of the slaver, who was his brother. He sent out a small army to put an end to the Arkane threat once and for all.
The small contingent of knights soon found the Arkane encampment and a battle soon began. It was a battle of Steel versus Magic it was on the third day of the battle that Gemini grew tired of the Arkane deaths and stood on a hill. Calling on all his arcane power Gemini unleashed a powerful spell destroying the human army sent to kill the Arkanes and Gemini. The other Arkanes looked to Gemini in amazement and seeing the looks on his people face, Gemini decided that the Arkanes should have a land that they could call their own. For months they traveled and in the northern most part of Dracodonius Gemini discovered a massive tower. None know who or what built this tower but it was ancient. Gemini entered the tower and was attacked by demons, using his magic he eventually conquered the towers denizens, and claimed the tower as his own. Once he claimed the tower is was the land around the tower that he also claimed as his own for the people and soon the first city was built, Arcanium. It was during his time in the tower that Gemini learned more magic from some of the ancient tomes that were in the tower, it was also in the tower that Gemini found the staff that he carries with him where ever he goes, the staff seems to be very powerful but there are no records of it anywhere and no one seems to know anything about it. Gemini has learned how to use some of the staff’s power but still has a lot to learn about it, but one thing is known Gemini will never let the staff out of his sight not his reach. Gemini Spent the next 745 years in the tower and never came out. No one knows what he was doing in the tower but soon the name Gemini was just a memory.
Then in the year 1285 the war of the Immortals broke out, and Gemini was forced to interact with the world once again. The Arkanes chose to fight on behalf of their patron god Magivus, and with their help the gods of evil were faced with a threat that they did not expect, Gemini. Gemini was one of the major factors during the War, and it was his power combined with the other free races of Dracodonius that the gods of evil were pushed back to the Abyss, but because some of the Arkanes were fighting alongside the forces of evil most of the Arkanes were considered traitors, Out of all the races in Dracodonius only the Arkanes, fought on both sides of the war. This brought Gemini to his knees in seeing how the promise of Power will corrupt his people. It was after the war that Gemini renounced any allegiance to the gods, seeing how petty they can be and how arrogant they are to a point in which they would destroy their own world. Once again Gemini locked himself in his tower and was not heard from again for many years.
When Eschathus emerged from the Burning valley, it was the gods who called on Gemini to save the world. They only fear with his lust for power will they be getting rid of one threat to the world and replacing it with another.