The tale of the shapeshifter
In the days when the times where hard two young humans walked the
earth, Ihneá and Chin-Graal. The two met and found each other very
pleasing. Ihneá, daughter of the queen Idrona, had lived here life to
protect the weak ones and show how to be a real Good. When the
queen was to hear that here only child and Chin-Graal had started to
see each other she was most unpleased.
Idrona was a gentle leader of her servants and known as a very good
queen but earlier in the history the grandfather of Chin-Graal had
challenged Idronas husband Maltos in a Struggle of the land.. There
were many evil people who took advantage of the poor and split up
leadership of the land. Therefore the fight, that was a religions
battle between two great leaders, was the only solution on the big
problems that ravage the land. The great struggle ended up in that both
Chin-Graals grandfather and Maltos himself got killed by each others
swords. Because of that Maltos survived longer than
his opponent, he deserved to rule the land. But Maltos died after just some days and he
left Idrona as a sorrowful widow and queen, with all the land from east to west
and north to south she was left to rule. But all the land that she had
control over did not seem to make Idrona happy, not until the day when
she realized that she was carrying a child, Maltos and hers child.
Ihneá was born and the happiness returned to Idronas heart.
It was understandable that Idrona was displeased with Ihneá and
Chin-Graals romance. But the queen was very upset and in a haste she
banned Chin-Graal from the land, this should prove to be her biggest
mistake. It resulted in that one night, some 16 years after Maltos
death, Ihneá and Chin-Graal ran away and was never to be seen in the
land of Idrona again.
Ihneá and Chin-Graal took a long journey to the land of Isteltor. The
young lovers settled down in a calm area of the land and was to raise
But the happiness of Ihneá and Chin-Graal was not to last. The emperor
of Isteltor, Lord Monter of Chastral, had heard that the queen of
Idrona had lost her child and that Ihneá herself lived in his land now.
Lord Monter believed that this was all a trick just to invade some more
land to queen Idrona. The emperor therefore sent out some troops to
arrest Ihneá and Chin-Graal. Somehow the troops was given wrong orders
and the mistake was deadly, both Ihneá and Chin-Graal was slayed and
the only survivor was the young boy who carried the name Nisbon.
Nisbon was to live on his own from now on.
When the news of the mistake with Ihneá and Chin-Graal reached Lord
Monter he got scared, very scared. The last thing he needed was a war
at that time so he took Nisbon and let his best magicians work on a
staff. The staff was given to Nisbon and when he accepted the gift,
unknowing of who he had to deal with, he was dragged into a whirling
vortex. Nisbon had travel through time and space and unable to return
he opened hid eyes in DUMII.
Merely sixteen years and with a staff in his hand he started to explore
the world that he had so brutally been placed in. He increased his
powers with a tremendous speed and one day he was told that he was to
choose side. His best friend, Talor, was following MiJak and Nisbon
felt the goodness in his heart. But under all these years Nisbons
grandmother, Idrona, had finally located him. He was to far away to
travel even for a mighty queen as Idrona so she had to send him a
message in his dream.
The night before Nisbon was to visit Telesto - the high priestess of MiJak
for his alignment, Idrona sent her dream forth to Nisbon. He dreamt
about all the things that had happened with his parents and he was also
told of his gifts in the art of shapeshifting. The hate filled Nisbons
heart and the first thing he did the next morning was to visit Gorlaes
and claimed to be a follower of AdA. Gorlaes was very pleased with
having Nisbon in his parish and he told him to prove his evil will to
the AdA the creator. Nisbon accepted the quest and started to explore
the world with his evil eyes.
In heaven Ihneá and Chin-Graal was to see there own son follow the path
of AdA and they were sad, so sad that MiJak had mercy for them. MiJak
gained power and gave Ihneá here life back for a brief moment. There
was Nisbon thinking of evil deeds when suddenly here own Mother
appeared in front of him. She had a warm smile but yet a sad look upon
her face. She walked toward Nisbon and whispered something in his hear,
gave him a sweet kiss and then vanished. MiJak had called her back to
the heavenly domains.
Now Nisbon was in a dilemma. He had searched for the trust of AdA and
now realized that it was so wrong. His Mother had told him what
goodness he could do with all his powers and then she exclaimed her
love for him as she disappeared. Nisbon choose side for his last time.
He talked to Lord Connor and he was forgiving, he let Nisbon join the
parish of MiJak.
You can imagine that the wrath of AdA was great when the news reached
him, he sent out Gorlaes to state an example. Gorlaes and Nisbon got
into a wild discussion as Gorlaes slowly raised his hand and with just
one blast of magic he placed Nisbon at the cemetery.
A lesson well learned and with the scars still remaining to this day
Nisbon went on with his life. He continued the exploring and he started
to bring many items to MiJak joy. But one day, to MiJaks great sadness,
Nisbon made a terrible mistake. He dumped the holy symbol for the good
Nisbon was cursed and the wrath of his God was raised upon him.
Long nights and alot of thinking took over Nisbons life for a while.
After many years Nisbon met a great wizard named Otis. Otis gave him a
mission to prove his worth for the good parish. Nisbon went into the
quest with great dedication. He did so good that they one day, in a
noble act, prayed to MiJak for forgiveness. Nisbon was forgiven.
The life went on and he enjoyed every second of it. Nisbon was known to
be a helpful fellow and so he was, until the day came when he met a
huge goblin named Ghroth. Ghroth somehow got something against Nisbon
and they became enemies to death. Even to this day just saying the name
of this evil goblin would make Nisbon upset. He is known to be
forgiving but on this particular issue he is hard as a rock, one more
step from Ghroth and he will pay.
As Nisbon grew he noticed that he possessed powers beyond everyone
else. It was his grandmother Idronas blood that flowed in his body. He
realized his call and started to study in the ancient history of
shapeshifters. He learned more and more and he soon became the only one
alive that was able, not only to be a shapeshifter, but to claim the
position as a crafter of shapeshifting. That means that he can use his
powers in ways that few non-gods can. But there was
one thing between Nisbon and his finally discovery of the whole art of
shapeshifting. He was getting old, real old and he started to realize
that his days may be over.
The Good God MiJak got to hear the story about Nisbons achievements in
his skills and he also know that he was starting to get a bit old.
Therefore MiJak decided to give him a proposition, he had deserved the
chance to be an immortal. MiJak told him what to do to become one and
after seventeen years Nisbon accomplished the mission.
Nisbon was given the title Shapeshifter as he started to serve directly under the
...and so he is to this day.