A gift for my friend who is hosting a July 4th party. This is an NPC in his game – I’ll try to get him to post a backstory or something.
She is a part of my homebrew D&D campaign world. Her name is Nimela and she was born at the dawn of civilization when the seven gods walked the land among the races they created. The gods had a strict plan, however, and instituted Absolute Order on their people which compelled them to live their life the way the gods’ designed. With free thought and free will when not actively controlled, Nimela joined a secret order that wished to overthrow the gods and take control of their own lives. The order ended up creating a new god, Asmodeus, who immediately turned about 95% of the population into the less-civilized races (orcs, goblins, demons, etc) and war commenced. Eventually the seven gods retreated to the Astral Plane, sealing it off from the Prime Material, and Asmodeus retreated to the Abyss to allow life to continue on its own.
Nimela and her remaining companions kept watch over the world for a while and eventually decided to go into stasis, leaving only one of them to slowly trudge through time the long way. The PCs ended up finding her still in stasis after over 10,000 years with her companions suspiciously absent. The PCs are afraid of her as she openly worships the one evil god, though she favors the chaos and death domains and not the evil one.
Her weapon is a great maul because I don’t enjoy the dark D&D settings, I always imbue a bit of anime-style light-heartedness in my campaigns. 🙂