Arugan
Arugan
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Physical
Gender Male
Age 30
Date of birth 4676
Date of death -
Background
Occupation Ritualist, Vamachara sorcerer
Known relatives Unknown
Significant other -
Current location Kirawa Village, Panau
Affiliation Vamachara
Palia
Satria
Game
Background Human, Kaliyatra
Role Adept
Character level 5
Player
Portrayed by Sarachai
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Arugan was born in Padmattiya, but his parents moved when he was an infant, since his dad got hired to work in the coal-mine on the Nau Islands. Arugan grew up with a demanding and abusive father, Morugan, who used to hit his mother, Rajani whenever he’d had too much to drink, which was very often. Arugan himself wasn’t spared from his fathers’ wrath either, and as a result he grew up a troubled boy. Arugan's father worked in the nearby mine extracting coal, while his mother was a housewife, seeing to the household and the daily chores to be made. There was a village nearby, but their house was set apart from the rest, no one knew why, only that their family had lived there for generations. As such, the rest of the village looked strangely at them, thinking that they must be cursed or some such, and that probably the mayor of the village in ages past had sentenced them to live apart from everyone else, lest they infect them in some way.

The only one that Arugan was close to was his mother, since the other children generally shunned away from him, due to the bad reputation that the family had. As such, he lost touch and focus with people at an early stage. This instead led him to notice, or so he thought, spirits and otherworldly beings from time to time, always fleeting, there one moment and gone the next.

The culmination was when Morugan got himself fired from the coal mine, since he was drinking on the job and deemed a hazard to other workers. When he got home he started beating up Arugan really bad. His mother, thinking that the father had finally lost his mind, tried to grab a knife to defend the boy. Unfortunately, the father showed her away, and Rajani ended up stabbing herself while stumbling. Something finally snapped in Arugan at that moment, and without knowing how he lashed with the power that lay dormant inside him. He instinctively grabbed hold of his father, and feeling his own hand grow warm he watched his dad aging in rapid speed before finally crumbling to dust.

Crawling over to his mother, he saw that she was still alive, with the blade sticking out of her breast. She couldn’t speak, but she tried to mouth the words "kill me" since she knew that she was done for, and that there was no reason to prolong the suffering. At first Arugan refused, but after a few seconds he couldn’t take the look in his mother's eyes any more, and so he grabbed a big kettle that they had laying nearby and, closing his eyes, brought it down with every force he could muster on his mother’s forehead. Seeing her laying there, head cracked open, Arugan could almost feel his mind unhinging in a way, as he had killed the only person ever to care about him. Without any conscious thought, he gathered up a few supplies and headed out into the nearby forest. He also brought with him a necklace that he had made himself for his mother, so he would never forget her.

Eventually he attracted the notice of Vamachara, since they had heard rumours of someone wandering around and randomly attacking animals or people. They knew, based on the rumours, that he had powers they could use in their organization. As such, they gave him a choice: join them or die, since people like him couldn’t be left wandering around by themselves.

With little choice, Arugan joined the Vamachara, but only to continue feeding his hunger to use his supernatural powers. In the last few years he's been imagining seeing both his dead parent's faces in several spirits, yet another sign that his mind is very disturbed. As such, he works with Vamachara since it gives him a way to do what he would try to do otherwise, destroy those malevolent spirits to make the voices and faces go away.

He can feel in a limited way, but he doesn't care much about other people. However, he's been getting better at hiding this, and passing as a "normal" person.

Game Information

ARUGAN, VAMACHARA SORCERER

Type: 5th Level Humanoid (Kaliyatra Human Adept 5)
Size: Medium
Speed: 30 ft.
Abilities: Str +0, Dex +0, Con +0, Int +1, Wis +2, Cha +3
Skills: Bluff 8 (+11), Concentration 6 (+8), Gather Information 4 (+7), Knowledge (supernatural) 7 (+10), Language 1, Notice 3 (+5), Perform (Oratory) 6 (+9), Sense Motive 5 (+7), Stealth 4 (+4)
Feats: Improved Initiative, Lucky, Mind Over Body, Power (6), PowerB
Traits: The Talent, Powers (rank 8, Cha, Save Difficulty 16, Banishment +12, Curse +12, Dominate +12, Imbue Unlife +12, Mind Touch +12, Spirit SenseB +12, Summon Spirit +12), Disorder (obsession)
Combat: Attack +2 (+2 base), Damage +0 (blowgun, crit 20/+1), Defence Dodge/Parry +4/+2 (+1 base, +0 Dex/+0 Str), Initiative +4
Saving Throws: Toughness +0 (+0 Con), Fortitude +6 (+1 base, +0 Con, +2 Wis, +3 Cha), Reflex +4 (+1 base, +0 Dex, +3 Cha), Will +9 (+4 base, +3 Cha, +2 Wis)
Conviction: 5, Virtue: Detachment, Vice: Secretiveness
Languages: Illanese, Naga, Pahanari, Kaliyatran
Height: 5 in 6 ft
Weight: 150 lb.
Age: 30

Weapons: Blowgun (+0 damage)
Armour: None
Equipment: Antitoxin (2), Arugan's Necklace, Arugan's Robe (masterwork robe with Canny Dodge as a bonus feat), Casual clothing, Darts (20), Hammock, Healing Salve (1), Insect Repellent (1), Mosquito Net, Rations (5), Sukhayo's Notes (Gives +2 to Knowledge (Supernatural)), Travel clothing, Whispering Flask (1)
Wealth: +9

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