Description and History
A coward in combat, Aden prefer ambushes to soften up his opponetns.
He will often levitate above the ground somewhere so his opponents
cannot reach him and cannnot hit him with arrows and rocks. Aden
value his magical items and will only use them in extreme circumstances.
Aden is also very quick to redraw from combat if something happens
that he didn't expect. Aden loves to torture and inspire fear in
his weaker enimies but if he knows that he is dealing with powerful
beings he will not hesitate to destroy them utterly: "rather
have a dead enemy than a tortured one alive" has become his
saying over the years. Some of Aden's favorite spells is: burning
hands, magic missile, alter self, esp, levitate, web, delude, fireball,
vampiric touch, confusion, improved invisibility, chain lightning,
sunfire, teleport without error and maze.
Aden often looses his temper if something happens that he did not
see coming.appearance: Aden is below avarege in height and weight
for a human, with blond hair. He has no noticeable facial features
except that when something does not proceed with his plans he often
smiles irronically and start loosing his temper. Aden often wears
a black robe with red lines and wears his belt of many pouches.
If someone who knows him crosses Aden in the street, they've proberly
won't notice him, because he is a master in disguise, and know how
to keep a low profile.
Aden is a coward, cruel, mean and vicious.
He has a very short temper when events doesn't go his way and he
often finds someone to take his anger out on.
Aden is not truly evil however. His is able to do good deeds if
it doesn't take to much of him and if it doesn't comes in way with
his own plans. He can enjoy himself and laugh, he understands the
beauty in life and when times is not to stressing for him he will
often go and look on the simple people and their joys. He does not
think of killing and torture as a good thing and he is disgusted
by human sacrifices and the like. When he tortures his enemies it
is anger and revenge he lets out on them - he kills not for pleasure.
Aden Sahr Donzait was born in Athkatla, the city of coin in amn
in the year of the wanderer 1338 dr as the last of three children.
His father was a rich merchant and after Aden at a fest a waukeens
promenade in the Year of the Morningstar 1350 had shown flair for
magic, his father sent him to study at a friend of the familiy.
After five years of intense study, Aden was sent away by his master
to seek knowlegde elsewhere since he had learned all what his master
had to give. Aden then studied in calimport and baldur's gate, his
studies founded by his fathers fortune. At the age of 26 in the
year of the bow, Aden fell in love with the half-elven apperentice
Shenndar, but Shenndar did not return his feelings and she married
an other the exact same date that the news reached Aden that his
father had gone bankrupt and had burned himself together with Aden's
mother and brothers. Aden then visited Shenndar's wedding and he
furios slayed the groom in anger. (this was the first sign of Aden's
uncontrolleble anger.) Shenndar then killed herself in sorrow of
loosing her husbond and Aden devastated. After some time Aden visited
his cousin Phegercast, in Berdusk, a conjurer who was known to many
as a fanatic person, who was obsessed with power. His cousin was
at that time member of a cult that worshipped the drowelf half god
Zultzs, a god that needed worshippers and in exchange for that he
promised power, and in Aden's case understanding and revenge.
Aden became a member of the cult and quickly rose in the ranks
among the other fanatics.
Aden's cousin Phegercast, moved at this time to sembia to establish
a new base for the cult to attract new members.
After only a few days in sembia phegercast sent a message to his
newly refound cusin that someone had broke in to the base and that
Aden should check in on him as soon as possible to help. Aden dropped
everythig he was working on but at the time he arrived at the new
base (because of a failed teleport spell he was very late) it was
too late, he found his cousin in a pile of rock that should have
been the new base. His cousin was dead.
Aden then used severel scrying spells to track down his cusins
killers, and it did not take him long.
The killers an adventuring band lead by the fighter rexanius tempusson
called rex, was only a few hours away from the crime scene.
Aden's first meeting with this group was voilent and full of destruction.
Though he did not manage to kill even one of the low-level adventures,
the battle was not something they would forget easily.
Aden realised that since his cusin did not have the power to destroy
these beings, he wouldn't be able to just kill them. Instead he
thought out a well-laid plan.
Once again Aden did not succed in destroying the ones he saw as
murderes evn though they had just defended them selves. Instead
they survived and Aden was furius. He got that ideear to get close
to the victims. Using a alter self spell he presented him self as
a ranger and travelded with rex and his friends in months, sometimes
setting traps and arrengin deathfalls, untill the party, venturing
in the underdark was attacked by more than 20 mind flayers and he
revealed him self in his true form and escaped to let the adventures
be killed and/or eaten by the vicius illithids, thinking them dead.
Once again Aden underestimated the adventures. They managed to escape
the mind flayers together with a female drow and an old ranger.
Believing them dead, Aden whent back to the cult of zultzs and
again rose in their ranks.
But filled with the revenge he always had sought, he now reliesed
that his dealings in the cult had no meaning and understood that
the only thing he could gain beeing there was power, so that became
his single goal - power.
After some time zultzs decided that it was time to invoke a ritrual
that would take his avatar and his godly might down to the underdark
to enslave the worshippers of the other drow gods and the other
race roaming there. After making several deals with yuan-tis, kobolds
and goblins and the like they gathered in the only temple to the
drow half-god. When the time came to start the ceremonie him and
the other members of the cult including some drow priests where
interrupted by the same group of adventures Aden had spent so much
The fanatics of zultzs mamaged to summon the half-gods avatar,
and turned together with the avartar to face the enemies. Just as
the adventures were loosing, a man appaered. It was amphidrogan,
the adventures former wizard who left them to serve mystra. Mystra
had given him the status of a magister and used him to uphold the
magic in the realms. Amphidrogan fought with the avartar, exchanging
leathal spells every minute and just as the drow god was gaining
the upper hand rex tempusson hit him in the back with his sword
- the avartar was killed. During the battle Aden was killed but
because Zultzs' priest was so near their gods presence they easily
resurrected him, but Aden had seen the uppertunties of death, or
that hs enamies thought he was dead and changed his form to look
like the priest who resurrected him and killed him. The adventures
had won the entire war, Aden decided, but the revenge was soon to
come. Aden returned to athkatla knowing the party would come there
sooner or later and began plotting. Exploring his place of birth
Aden made an aquiantance with the god cyric and he soon converted
to cyric's faith and again quickly rose in the priests rank like
before and the evil god is happy.