Nariza (Al'Jathis 2382 a.a.H. - ? a.a.H.)
- Slave Mentality
- Able to Survive in a Wilderness
- Lost Most of Her Left Ear
- Wears Metal Bracers on Limbs
- Hates to be Alone
- Unnamed Mother
- Unnamed Daughter
- Two Unnamed Grandchildren
- A Great-great-great-grandson
Nariza was born in the Wild elf village of Al'Jathis in 2382 a.a.H. Really, nothing is known of her early life. The Al'Jathis Wild elves were hunter-gatherers who lived in the band of life of the confluence of the Antorian River and the Shaa River in southern Antor. The site was some kilometers east of the periphery of the vast swamp of theSaahdons.
in 2398 a.a.H., the Antorian Orcs from many villages and even tribes joined together to launch a massive sweeping attack on many settlements in the south of Antor. Many villages of various peoples were destroyed, and this was the beginning of the south of Antor losing much settlement due to larger orc attacks.
It is believed that Nariza, her mother, and perhaps a few other Al'Jathis elves that scattered from the doomed elf village, had escaped for a time, living off the land, possibly a river 'island' in the Antorian River? After some days they were 'rescued' by a passing caravan of Blazakhovian Kanov traders, who enslaved them and took them north.
Nariza was separated from her mother at this time. A traumatic experience as she was still a young child. Another, adult wild elf woman took care of Nariza after this enforced separation. The Convoy of traders had apparently split into two, with one group going one way, and the other to the north-west.
Note: elves as juveniles age at half the rate of humans, so at 16 years old, Nariza was 8 years old in human equivalent years.
The Blazakhovian convoy was headed up into the eastern Bareds towards the primary trade route of the Vanilion Road. But, in northern Antor, their convoy ran into a dragon, who was interested in 'dealing' with them. Essentially as an extortionist.
The dragon was just recently reawakened and was hungry. It is unknown if the dragon had set himself up as a master of the region. The dragon 'bought' some elven slaves, although it is not known what he bought them with, but it is known that the 'purchase' was probably more like theft. Still, some negotiations went on with the dragon with the slavers.
In the end, two adult wild elf slaves were purchased along with Nariza, and unfortunately the adults were eaten by the dragon in front of the little elf girl Nariza. This included the elf woman who was taking care of Nariza as she had been separated from her mother earlier on. The dragon had intended to eat Nariza later, but decided that having a slave had its uses. He would keep her and would outfit her with bracers on her limbs to identify her as his slave.
With some hope and an emotional attempt to bond with the dragon, Nariza named him "Father Dragon". The dragon's true name is currently unknown.
Speculation: It would seem that perhaps the dragon wanted an elven aide as elves have a lifespan similar to a dragon's?
Speculation: It is possible that it amused the dragon to go by the name "Father Dragon" later on?
Frequently, Father Dragon would leave Nariza by herself as he left to go hunt or when he became moody--which was never a good sign. Nariza would sometimes beg not to be left behind for fear of being alone on the northern plains of Antor. She had also become attached emotionally to the dragon.
Nariza Loses Her EarEdit
Father Dragon seems to have kept Nariza as some cross between a slave, aide and pet. While he commonly left her alone for some time, he would always come back to her. He was apparently kind enough to occasionally give her things and she came to believe he would always be relatively indulgent. But in the year 2410 a.a.H., he lost his temper in an episode with Nariza acting petulantly and so he bit off her left ear to punish her, threatening to kill her the next time she frustrated him so much.
In 2423 a.a.H. Nariza was found wandering the wilds alone by a Gnoll hunting party, and was taken to the Gnoll village of Woestijngras as a slave for the gnolls. She was there for about two weeks before Father Dragon came and retrieved her, threatened the village with destruction.
The village of Woestijngras is located at the northeast corner of Antor almost at the border of the neighboring east Bareds on the Zarhuy continent. It is to the east of the immense Kaiehm Mountain. This location knows sudden changes in the weather with extreme drought to heavy rain fall.
Nonetheless, Father Dragon would continue to deal with humanoids, sometimes buying things for Nariza. In one episode, Nariza would attempt to buy dresses at an outdoor trading market from the clothier Roothar. Roothar would be rude to her and send her away, as Wild elfs were often seen as nothing more than poor raiders or thieves, and rarely as purchasers of fine wares.
Father Dragon was not pleased upon hearing of this encounter, and went with Nariza to ensure that his slave got the dresses that she wanted. The dragon would buy dresses for Nariza from the clothier Roothar the Slaver, apparently using intimidation to negotiate the finer points of price, and to teach the conceited merchant a lesson. The experience frightened the normally unflappable Roothar quite a bit, who resolved never to travel to this region of the south of Zarhuy again.
Speculation: Father Dragon might have used the maimed Nariza as not only an aide, but an example, in his negotiations as a subtle threat?
Nariza under a SpellEdit
An odd event occurred ca. 2441 a.a.H. in which Nariza was ensorcelled by an unknown party, and mated to an unknown male elf who was also known to be so enthralled. Father Dragon stumbled upon the scene and saw two nude elves and was enraged and attacked. Presumably the male elf was probably killed and eaten, but this is not confirmed. Nariza also was endangered, but Father Dragon sensed magic upon her which cooled his rage.
Speculation: Perhaps this strange event with the male elf was a return of the elf sorcerer who had enslaved Father Dragon earlier?
Nariza Gives Up her DaughterEdit
Nariza became pregnant from this encounter, and gave birth to a daughter in 2443 a.a.H. She raised her daughter, (name not currently known), for about ten years. Nariza realized that she could not entrust her daughter to the whims of her dragon master who had no affection for the child and just as soon wished that the child wasn't present. Given the dragon's hair trigger temper and often extreme reactions, Nariza took her child to the Gnoll village of Woestijngras that she had briefly been enslaved and left her child with the female leaders there ca. 2453 a.a.H.
The daughter is known to have grown up as an equal there in the village, and became a skilled and useful huntress and leader in the tribe.
As of 2453 a.a.H., when Nariza gave up her daughter to protect her, is the last known point of her life currently known. It is believed that she lived with Father Dragon for quite some time longer, and circumstantially believed to have lived with him all her remaining life. However, Nariza is believed to be long dead by the 29th Century a.a.H.
Nariza is a character of Deviant Art artist Damenster. http://damenster.deviantart.com/