During the Height of the Rallosian Empire, The Avatar of War, battled valiantly against the likes of Lucan D’lere. On the last day of Freeport’s massive assault, Vort D’gean (High Commander of the Rallosian Heavy Calvary), mistakenly repositioned the Empire’s Calvary and thus exposed the Avatar’s right flank. Lucan quick to recognize this blunder immediately spearheaded the counter offensive. As a result, the Defenders of D’lere descended upon the Avatar who was overcome by shear numbers of combatants. In his final moments, The Avatar of War consumed with vengeance, cursed the incompetence of his Calvary Commander. “Vort D’gean, forever shall you wander the planes of Norath, knowing no rest, and no peace as long as my blood line exists. Never again shall you step foot in your holy city of Qeynos”.As this blood curdling scowl echoing across the battlefield, its words pierced the very essence of Vort D’gean. In despair, he charges Lucan, in a blind fury and rage. The battle however, was all too one sided. Lucan easily parried and blocks every offensive lunge and combination. When the moment presented itself, Lucan simply dismounted paladin from his steed and plunged the Soulfire deep into his chest.What happen next was clearly not anticipated. The Soulfire’s tortured souls, trapped from within, clawed at Vort D’gean’s very essence. Being damned his soul was bound to the Plane of Norath, and the as such the Soulfire was unable to claim its wicked prize. In a fit of madness the Soulfire lashed out at Vort D’gean’s soul altering is essence. Lucan pulled forth the blade from the fallen Calvary commander, who lay mortally wounded yet still alive.Stunned at the turn of events, Lucan quickly recognized the importance of such an opportunity and seized the moment. He then personally dragged the High Commander to the gates of Freeport, wherein he was crucified as an example to all those still loyal to the Rallosian Empire. Lucan then declared he had the power not only over life and death, but also all of eternity. “As the ultimate price for his failure, Commander Vort D'gean’s soul would be spared only to endure my personal entertainment.”Lucan then personally beheaded every officer in front of Vort D’gean thus compounding his anguish. Consumed in a fit of madness and utter despair, Vort D’gean cursed, his liege and divinity ~ Mithaniel Marr. The Paladin’s God, defiled and blasphemed could take no more and stripped Vort D’gean of Paladin heritage, thus leaving our broken soul doomed to darkness and never to enter the planes of Valor. Lucan quickly bored of this folly, set fire to broken man.Our story continues decades later when a courageous young paladin acquires a jewel encrusted signet ring bearing the emblem of a “V”.As fate would have it this paladin enters into a mortal duel with Shadow Knight during a lunar eclipse (the most unholy of all nights). The Battle was magnificent as good versus evil played out its epic conflict. In the end, our noble paladin fell under the wicked blade of the Shadow Knight. All awhile the cursed soul Vort D'gean, drawn by his signet ring, watched in silence as the encounter resolved.As the Paladins soul left the body and waited for the lunar eclipse to end (so that it may ascend to the Planes of Valor), Vort D’gean looked down to admire his ancient signet ring. Who knows how it happened or why, but moments later, the noble paladin started to breath, this time possessed by the soul of Vort D’gean.As the possessed body arose from the battle field, the current wounds on the body miraculously healed but in a strange twist of fate, the marks of the crucifixion and wound of the Soul fire took its place.And so the eternal carnal torment of Vortigon begins.RP NOTES
Vortigon will attain salvation, only if the following three events transpire:
Vortigon actions although obviously evil in appearance have a divine goal of seeking eternal balance.He believes this will only be accomplished by killing all of the Avatar’s Blood Line and then being buried in Qeynos.What he does not know is that he must also destroy the Soulfire in order to be fully laid to rest. A fact which will be may be revealed to Vortigon once he attempts to be killed in Qeynos.Since Vortigon was immortally wounded by the Soulfire, his soul has been corrupted and the only way to keep his mortal balance with the new body is to acquire more souls.Vortigon is in effect the carnal version of Soulfire. He represents a unique Shadow Knight. Upon defeating his enemy, he claims their souls in order to give him carnal balance. He claims no religious or pious allegiance. His unholy powers are granted to him through the corruption of the Soulfire. The more souls he acquires the stronger his power becomes. By chanting unholy incantations he is capable of utilizing the souls he has taken to provide him the Shadow Knights special abilities.Vortigon is mortal and can be killed. If vanquished, all of Vortigon’s captured souls will immediately released, and thus Vortigon’s unholy power will once again be drained. While vanquished, he will roam the planes of Norath seeking his next body to inhabit, provided the elements of his incarnation are available.Vortigon can only acquire a suitable body when the owner of his signet ring is killed in battle during a Lunar Eclipse.Upon acquiring the new host, Vortigon’s crucifixion marks and the Soulfire’s wound, will be transferred to the new body.