Campaign of the Month: January 2014
Greyhawk 937 CY: The Age of Steam
Professor Barikka Dawnshroud
Adventuring Scholar and Professor at Greyhawk University
Class: Adventuring Scholar
Worships: Flan gods
Homeland: Greyhawk City
Aunt to Taylor and Spencer Dawnshroud, Barikka could not be prouder of them. The two boys are examples of Flan who respect the ancient ways. She remembers telling them stories when they were younger, stories of adventuring and digging up ancient sites. She has a reverence approaching that of ancestor spirit to Yaliel Dawnshroud and only stopped adventuring when she was offered the Dawnshroud Chair for Flan Studies that was named after him after him by Professor Nighthawk three hundred years ago.
She has written several books on the Flan civilizations of the Bright Desert and her personal field of study is ancient Itar. She marvels at the similarity between the new technology and Itar’s. And if that is the case then one must also remember accursed Sulm and their powers. And how one is an example of a good use of advancement and the other of an evil one.
But they did not use Mithral…they used something else. Something that can never be used again because very few nations could do it morally. Only Itar ever managed and she was destroyed. Anyone else would cross a moral boundary that that Sulm did. The one that created the bright desert.
In her heart she knows it is no accident that her nephew is a Garment Sage. And in the end that fact could make all the difference in the world.