Ataxia is an unassuming Gnome (as unassuming as a Gnome can be) who looks older and less agile than he actually is... And he likes it that way. More often than not, in his past, he was overlooked as a lesser threat when, in fact, he was by far the most deadly.
He has yellow tinged skin and bold blue/purple hair that he wears at a medium length. It shoots up and back from his face giving him a constant 'blasted' look. His eyes are a similar purple to his hair and are the predominant feature of his face. He is almost unnervingly thin and has long limbs and fingers relative to his diminutive size. He stands 3'3" and weighs 65 lbs. on a good day. Personality:
Ataxia is, at first glance, completely unpredictable and quite mad. In reality, though, he knows, very well, his actions cause confusion and, in the best case scenario, complete panic. For all his sociological shortcomings, however, he is unwavering in his devotion to 'the cause'. This, coupled with the fact, for good or bad, he is fearless and ever the optimist makes him a prime candidate for the Black Company.
"I don't cause chaos to spite you,you pig faced swill suckler! You're nothing in the universe... I do it to spite order itself. A greater cause by far."
~ Ataxia Praxx (to the judge upon sentencing)Concept:
An integral part of the rebellion known as The Bedlamites, Ataxia was the lead alchemist in the chaotic gang. Now he looks to create even more bedlam... This time with the apparent backing of a nation.Background:
Ataxia Praxx was born to a good family and was, from a very young age, deemed troublesome. His wanderlust and absolute glee in watching things explode made his youth a turbulent one. An eye for an eye was not a concept Ataxia could comprehend. For him it was more along the lines of 'an eye for a future of torment and pranks, destroying alliegences, cutting off resources and possibly, eventually blowing you up'.
He was chased from his family home after a particularly large explosion leveled a nearby farm. With a grin and a thumbs up he began his life adventure... Finally!
In addition to his curiosity for chemistry he also had had a long lived curiosity towards magic. A passing fledgling Mage had once 'misplaced' a beloved wand and it had somehow 'miraculously' made its way into Ataxias hand. After weeks of tinkering and experimenting with it he stumbled upon the key to successfully unlocking the magic held within it. Since, it's been hit and miss but he always has fun trying to figure out the toys of the finger wagglers.
His understanding of how different materials and compounds reacted with one another became an obsession to him... fascinated him. He slowly collected test tubes and beakers and containers to help with his experiments. He was constantly looking for a bigger bang.
One day, when he was staying in a seedy hovel in some dirty port town, there was a knock at his door. It was another Gnome and the two chatted for some time before his visitor brought up the Bedlamites. Ataxia sat, hand in chin and mouth agape, enraptured by the tale of the rebel group.
The Bedlamites enemy was universal order. They believed that, in a world slowly turning towards mass order and predictability, the scales were being shifted from balance.
The mysterious Gnome explained how one might think an organization of lunatics might prove impossible but the Bedlamites prove that theory wrong.
Little was known of the small but feared group, the visiting Gnome had elaborated. Their lair was unknown as were their motives, although it had been suggested they feel there was too much order and wreaked chaos in a demented bid to balance the universe.
It was widely believed their leader may be Napier Jackson, a chaotic rogue that had escaped from the most secure dungeon in Mendals Cross. How or where he gained his followers was a mystery.
Although Napier was a human, most of his cult were Gnomes, insane and desperate for explosive chaos. The Gnomes penchant for tinkering and the discovery and creation of what they refer to as 'the dust of fiery expanse' made them the perfect candidates for the Bedlamites.
Whether the law was just and wanted or oppressive and heavy handed made no difference. Anytime you found a society where law remained unchallenged, you would surely hear the explosive blasts of the Bedlamites.
Ataxia Praxx had fallen in love with the universe at that very moment and joined the movement without hesitation. Because of the grand scale of their purpose, the Bedlamites knew no borders and were the scourge of both Khodar and the Thelmor Dominion alike.Your Crime:
Blowing up the carriage of the nobleman, Elexior Montaux... By strapping him with alchemist fire, binding and gagging him then hitting him with an arrow as he stumbled from his unconscious state and out of his guard encircled vehicle. Montaux was leading the kingdoms charge to eradicate the Bedlamites. It was suggested there may have, also, been a personal sleight to Ataxia specifically.Plot hooks:
- There are no shortages of enemies Ataxia has gathered through his random acts of explosive violence. Nobles and peasants alike have axes to grind with the Bedlamites leading explosives maker. The most influential would have to be the family and friends of Montaux.
He has Napier Jackson and the Bedlamites as allies.Ataxia currently has...
Pretty good Agility (d8)
Decent Perception (d10)
Decent Health (d10)
Average Luck (d12)
Average Knowledge and wisdom (d12)
Below Average Strength (d20)Ataxia currently is/can ...
1. Science of Alchemy (d10)
2. Ranged Weapons Skill (d10)
3. More adept with Illusions (Req: Gnome) (d12!)
* Gains -1 to dice for illusion attack spells cast.
* Gains +1 rung for defense rolls against illusions
4.Bomb Maker (d12)
5. Somewhat better fighting Giants (Req: Gnome) (d20!) -0XP
* Gains +1 rung for defense rolls against attacks from giants. Cannot be improved.
7. See with Low-light Vision (Req: Gnome) (d20!)
8. Use Magic Device (d20)
9. Specialized in Bows (d20!)
Not very skilled with Melee Weapons Combat (d30) - Default
Not very skilled at Unarmed Combat (d30) - Default
Native speaking Common and Gnome Tongues