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Upon generation, PCs receive a random history describing their life prior to entering the Drakalor Chain. This history impacts the PC's starting attributes (with the exception of Mist Elves who always receive the same history). Barbarians and Chaos Knights receive different history messages.

Standard history messages[]

Period Messages
Parents Your parents were poor people. They loved you and cared for you, although you had to hunger more than once.
Your parents belong to the lower class. They were honest hard-working people, who did everything to enable you to live a comfortable and fine life. They were not very successful.
Your parents belong to the middle class. They are average people living in average quarters. Your father is a craftsman of mediocre talent.
Your parents belong to the nobility. They are rich, respected, wealthy and own more than they can count.
Your mother is a mighty enchantress. She is unmarried. Your father is living in the vicinity of your mother's tower. He is a humble shepherd.
Your parents are traveling adventurers. They are doing moderately well but are talented enough to survive.
Your parents are traveling adventurers. Both are competent, talented and doing very well.
Your father is a guildmaster. Your family generally is rather wealthy and well-known in your home town.

Childhood

In your childhood you were tortured by your cruel parents. They seemed to thoroughly hate and despise you.
As a child you had to survive pretty harsh times since your parents seemed to have run out of luck. Their wealth was ever-declining and times were hard.
In your childhood you were fascinated by your environment and the ever-changing wonders of the world. You were a very curious and adventurous child.
During your childhood one of your uncles taught you a lot of things about the history of your people. Your vast knowledge on the legends and lore of your people made you very popular with your friends because of all the exciting stories you knew.
As a child you lived through happy days. Your parents tried to ease your life as much as possible and gave you a lot of comfort.
As a child your parents cared a lot for you. Despite all circumstances you enjoyed a happy and fine childhood.
As a young child you were often alone. You did not have any friends. You do not like to remember those times. They were very sad.
In your childhood you were a credit to your family. Your people loved you and enjoyed your presence.
Youth During your youth you embarked on many small journeys to nearby towns on behalf of your parents. You learned to know lots of people and made many friends.
In your youth you enjoyed competition against others to the fullest. You were a very active kid.
As a kid you often watched the adult adventurers preparing for new exciting journeys. They sparked your imagination.
In your youth you became seriously ill and suffered for many years. When your disease finally was cured you were left weakened, both physically and spiritually, and bereft of the joys of youth.
During your youth you had a lot of fun playing with other kids of your age. You always were a natural leader and the center of attention.
During your youth you were very lazy. You slept a lot and didn't care too much for your duties and tasks. Your parents were not very happy with you.
In your youth you worked a lot to become rich and famous later. Consequently you rarely had enough time to play with other kids of your age.
As a youth you spent a lot of time in the wilds exploring woods and generally enjoying your freedom. You had a lot of fun and learned to value the treasures of nature.
Young adult Your path was always clearly lying before you. You knew about your destiny since your earliest years and fortunately your grandfather supported your wishes. You managed to find a competent trainer and began your studies.
As a young adult you tried many occupations before finally deciding on one to pursue. This has left you with a very broad base of lore.
As a young adult you left your home because of trouble with your parents. They opposed your plans for the future without understanding your wishes. Thus you decided to live on your own. You wandered through the country for many years, growing older and wiser and learning many things.
As a young adult you had to work a lot to finance your apprenticeship. You were often tired and exhausted but all this was forgotten, when you finally achieved your goal.
As a young adult you spent a lot of time searching for a deeper meaning and purpose in your life. You pondered and pondered but nothing truly sparked your interest. Finally, after many many hours, you made a decision. You decided to become a <PC's class>.
Your life as a young adult was characterized by steady determination. Your goal lay clearly ahead of you and you never strayed from your path.
As a young adult you were a credit to your family. Your parents supported your plans and were very understanding. They tried to help you along with all means at their disposal.
Your young adulthood was characterized by hard and long work. You had decided to study under a renowned master. To your great disappointment you had to find out, that he was a hard, unjust and tyrannic man, embittered by his old age. Your apprentice years were quite terrible.

Mist Elf messages[]

All Mist Elves receive the same history.

Period Messages
Parents You remember rising from the Mists... so long ago. Your brethren welcomed you into your physical existence and cared for you until you managed to cope on your own. Thus decades passed.
Childhood As a young child you were taught by the elders of your race. They showed you the whole breadth of creation and opened your mind to encompass whatever your life goal would become. Thus centuries passed.
Youth You spent your youth honing your skills and preparing for the ultimate quest that would change you forever: the trip to the mists of Destiny. Thus millennia passed and empires rose and fell.
Young adult As a young adult your community prepared you for the final step towards adolescence: your Destiny Quest in the Mists of Time. In the full knowledge that this quest would change you forever you finally entered the Mists that birthed you and emerged changed... as decreed by the Dreamers from Beyond.

Barbarian messages[]

Non-Mist-Elf Barbarians have their history selected from a different pool of messages.

Period Messages
Parents Your father was an accomplished hunter and warrior. You were well-respected and comparatively wealthy.
Your mother was a wise shaman and healer. You didn't know your father and his origins seem to be very mysterious.
Childhood As a child you were very active and imitated the hunters and warriors of your tribe at all opportunities.
As a child you were not accepted by the other children of your tribe. Your childhood was sad and lonely.

Youth

In your youth you strived very hard to become the best warrior in your tribe. You watched, learned and became very strong and nimble.
During your youth you traveled to nearby tribes and traded with them. You met many strangers and learned a lot about the outside world.
Young adult As a young adult your family was killed in a raid. You became embittered and filled with the desire for revenge.
As a young adult you more and more separated from the more traditional members of your tribe. Your desire to see the outside world became overwhelming.

Chaos Knight messages[]

Non-Mist-Elf Chaos Knights have their history selected from a different pool of messages.

Period Messages

Parents

Your parents were slaves. Though poor they loved you, but they could not protect you from a harsh life.
Your mother died in tortured childbirth and you were raised by your father. He always resented you for her death, and your stepmother hated you lividly.
Your mother was poor and forced to work as a prostitute. Your father was unknown. As her looks withered so did your family's fortune, and you often went hungry in dank alleys.
You were born beneath a blood-red moon. Some called it an ill omen, but the influence of your wealthy parents put down any persecution.
You were raised in an orphanage with no knowledge of your parents other than dark rumors. The local priest always avoided you.
Childhood From an early age you suffered years of abuse. But where others broke, you were hardened, and the memories have never left you.
In your childhood you were obsessed with knowledge, seeking secrets in places no others would dare.
As a child you were gifted, but often misunderstood. Your powers made other jealous, or afraid.
As a young child you were ostracized from the other children. You spend a lot of time alone, dark thoughts slowly brewing.
You were a selfish child, demanding that your every whim be met and throwing fits when it was denied.
Youth You were a fey youth, prone to playful games and following your own mood. You were known for being active, curious and devilishly cunning.
Your youth was spent in strict servitude to the local church. You resented each command and order, and took every opportunity you could to defile their sacred relics.
You were a quiet youth, spending much time alone in the woods. You used to hunt small animals, sometimes playing with their corpses. One day your collection of trophies was found by your carer, and you were never allowed into the woods again.
Your youth involved a lot of travel, usually on the run from the law. You saw many strange places and came in touch with odd people, but you never felt settled or relaxed.
During your youth you became involved in a local gang, carrying out various acts of petty theft and even some more serious crimes.
As a youth you were a brutish bully, torturing other children and dominating anyone around you.
Young adult You once fell in love with a young brethren, who encouraged you to repent from your darker ways. But a voice came to you in the night, and you could no resist its terrible instructions. The muffled screams still echo through your head.
In your later years you became a sword for hire, known for your brutal and bloody murders. But you made many enemies, and suffered many scars from close encounters.
As you grew older you became enamored with fire. Minor toying soon rose to acts of arson, and eventually you burned down your whole village. To this day none know you were the cause.
As a young adult you rose in society as a manipulator and shrewd politician. You bred corruption, and profited immensely, but were eventually found out and put to trial. Only by your network of contacts did you manage to escape.
As a young adult you became initiated into a local cult, performing vile rites and taking part in dark orgies of sin. You reveled in this worship of chaos, and accepted it as core to your being.
Career choice At the age of <PC's age> you accepted your fate and became a Chaos Knight.
At the age of <PC's age> you leave behind the horrors of your past, looking forward only to the horrors of your future. The dark path of a chaos knight lies before you.
At the age of <PC's age> you burn all ties to your past, and danced upon the corpses of those who had wronged you. Bathing in their blood you became a chaos knight.
At the age of <PC's age> an apparition comes to you and instructs you to go to the Drakalor Chain. You gather your things and venture forth, ready to seek the source of corruption, part of your destiny as a chaos knight.
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