Walking Through A Dream
Played By: Tyler Hensley ----- The Bringer of Darkness
Vortamos, though always a little thin and a little pale, led a perfectly normal childhood, up until age 14. Well, perfectly normal except for being charged with the care of his younger sister Avriene, who ended up having an especially nasty case of hallucinatory psychosis which manifested when she was eight. Their parents, wealthy merchants whose parents all fled from the Blacklake district of Neverwinter together during the Spellplague, just thought that the girl was slow and mostly ignored her, passing her off to Vortamos and the house servants. Interestingly enough (well, to Vortamos anyway), Avriene’s illness manifested as a demonic possession when she reached puberty. To this day, Vortamos claims that as the only explanation as to why he awoke covered in blood and stool on the side of a hill overlooking the city of Waterdeep with tormenting memories of past lives he never experienced, and a butchered and burned family in his past. His sister apparently was driven further mad by the demon within her and that, along with the added attributes associated with possession, empowered her to slay the majority of the house staff, banish her brother outside the city via a gateway, and burn the family estates around her (and a good portion of the surrounding neighborhood as well). Since then, Vortamos has wandered from town to town, never staying in one place long enough for others to discover his association with the fiery haunting of Waterdeep, and struggled to come to an understanding with the chains now laced across his soul, tying him to the realms of demons.