Excerpts from the journal of Brother Colidus, Chief Exorcist of Timaran's Hospice Day of the Dragon Wars, 1st Renewal of the Celestial of Law We took in a new orphan today. Normally he would be living at a secular establishment, but I don't think we'll be able to let him out of our sight for a long while. Brother Harus found him on the street shouting nonsense at Mrsa and talking to himself, and he had to be taken in by force. Harus decided to call him 'Kato', after the word for 'seer' in his native tongue, a joke in rather poor taste in my opinion. Puberty has not quite reached him, but beyond that we have no sense of his age. While his body is immature, though, his eyes have seen too much. We have tried a standard ceremony to cast out the demons that may be tormenting him, but we detected no other- worldly presences within him. I am at a loss, and I know not what to do other than keep him here for more observation. Day of the Light, 4th Renewal of the Celestial of Law Kato has been with us a year, and still won't talk to us. He babbles all day, carrying on conversations with himself or with his 'friends' that we cannot see, but the most social interaction we can provoke from him is a smile when we bring his daily meals. And that smile - it is a smile of the mouth, but not of the eyes. A few of the brothers recused themselves from his care, citing only the unnerving feelings they get around him. I plan to continue prying any amount of information about his past from him in the coming months, but I am starting to doubt my success. Day of Man's Triumph, 6th Renewal of the Celestial of Law Praise Vamana we found him! After a week in the woods of Unsiliel, most of us had given up hope that Kato would ever be seen again. He managed to escape at a celebration feast six days past, running off north faster than I have ever seen him move. Thank the gods for that keen-eyed lookout. He seemed content with his life, he even seemed to be getting better. And now this? What have I done wrong? How can I fix this young man, growing up not straight and proper but twisted and bent? Day of Virtue, 11th Renewal of the Celestial of Law Kato spoke to a new 'friend' today. This one seems different, too - the others appear to torment him, shouting into his mind and driving him mad. This one, however, comforts him. Perhaps there is hope after all. Day of the Light, 11th Renewal of the Celestial of Law Kato finally gave the new voice a name. He refused his dinner today, and said "The Bane says I don't have to eat this." Something is changing in poor boy. Brother Harus even claims he saw Kato kill a mouse by staring at it. Day of the Dwarves, 13th Renewal of the Celestial of Law Disaster! Harus is dead, and Ekios is fading fast. How did this happen? where did this power come from? One moment peace and equilibrium, then the tearing of skin and gushing of blood - and he's gone! Even if we found him again, I fear the consuming power of this new darkness. Let him go, then. Let us forget these dark days. May Vamana spare us all.
The man standing here bears the exquisite trappings of a dark priest. Slight wrinkles around his eyes and marked furrows in his brow betray his advancing age, but his limbs are toned and strong. He sports the markings of old wounds all over his body, plentiful but few deep enough to be the remnants of mortal injuries. The cuts run black under the skin - on closer inspection, not with scar tissue but with dark magic holding his very skin together. A similar energy hums from the intricate holy symbol depicting a shadowy dragon that hangs from his neck. His appearance for the most part is well-kept, his raven-feather hair falling neatly over his forehead around is eyes. Those eyes, deep enthralling pools of gray-green, draw your gaze again and again, seeming to pulse with a strange glow. The only more intriguing aspect of his person is the elaborate tattoo on his forearm, a black hand emblazoned with a pentagram. It appears to writhe slightly, emanating an energy and presence not entirely of this world.