Backstory for a character

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
A backstory for two characters (protagonist/antagonist) that may turn into a full fledged origin story.

Submitted: December 11, 2019

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Ozzirry and Orriana are twin half-demons. They are descended from humans that made a deal with demons to be granted magical abilities. When the deal was accepted, the humans were granted the abilities they wanted but were also cursed to carry some of the physical traits of demons. Millenia has passed since that time  and many of these hakf-demon families no longer practive those abilities that their ancestors had paid dearly for.

In Abren, these half-demons are looked down upon and treated as though they are full demons. Often times the families will keep to themselves and rarely will you find them living among humans. Mostly they live lives of isolation out in the wild. If they are found in cities or towns, they are usually being employed as theives, spies or even assassins.

Ozzirry has lived his entire life on the streets looking after his twin sister. Their parents were killed when they were children, A mob took their lives when they believed their family was the cause of various "strange" occurrences. Since that day they have been on their own, relying only on each other.

When Ozzirry was in his early teens, he was taken by a man that was a member of the local thieve's guild. The man caught Ozzirry trying to steal from himand niticed that because of his half-demon heritage, (Ozzirry had learned to harness the ability to turn himself completely invisible), he had the potential to be a great addition to the theive's guild. Of course, Ozzirry knew that this man was using him, but he also knew that he could use this man as well. He bargained with the man to allow his sister to join as well, agreeing to give the man a bigger percentage of whatever profit he fenced, if he sponsored her as well.

Orrianna had discovered that she could influence people's decisions and thoughts. She had also become an expert at lockpicking, having spent many years breaking into places so that herself and her brother would have a warm, safe place to sleep. She did not like the deal he had made, preferring to live on their own as they had already amassed a fairly sizable fortune, enough to be able to find a place to live safely away from people. Ozzirry though, enjoyed living in the moment and liked breaking into highly secured locations or stealing soemthing of significant value. Orrianna mostly disliked the fact that they would have to give up so much of what they had already worked for, but she supported her brother, remembering everything he did for her growing up.

After joining the guild, they rose through the ranks fairly quickly, as they had their natural abilities to aaugment the skilss they had picked up on the streets. They eventually discovered that the man who sponsored their entry had been taking an extra portion off of their cuts. Orrianna begged Ozzirry to leave, knowing that they could make it on their own, but after five years of profitable heists, he had the ear and trust of the guildmaster. He lured their sponsor to a job he had set up and killed him, freeing them from having to share so much of their profits. Orrianna notices that ger brother enjoyed killing and it scared her. After that, Ozzirry approached the guildmaster and offered his services as an assassin to go along with being a master thief.

Once again, Orrianna stood by her brother, though she did not like or agree with his new role. He promised her that he would never take an innocents life, he would only accept contracts for those he felt deserved to die. She felt this was little consolation.


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