Mysteries of Mastoria
Lady Levinia Gotthard (aka Caiaphas)
Class: Fighter Race: Human Allignment: Neutral
It is known that the Caiaphas in question was born 100 years ago from the campaign’s present time. He was a warrior and gladiator, who’s martial prowess and physical feats were nothing short of incredible. He craved the thrill of combat, the glory of victory, and the roar of the crowd. There was no quest he would turn away from, no challenge he would not accept…so long as there was plenty of wealth and prestige to be gained.
Alas, even the mightiest heroes cannot overcome the ravages of time.
Now elderly and near death, Caiaphas lamented his fate. There were countless battles yet to be fought, and even greater glories to attain. And it pained him to know that he was no longer the champion that would face these trials. Instead, his mortal body would breathe its last, and his spirit would wander for eternity, eventually forgotten by the world at large.
That was when the Warrior Gods came to Caiaphas, and made him an offer he could not refuse. In exchange for his loyalty and service, his spirit would gain the ability to inhabit the body of another. Caiaphas gleefully took them up on their offer, not once pausing to consider what it would entail.
Although Caiaphas was known for his heroic deeds, he was also infamous for his prideful, arrogant demeanor and hubris. And while he has no recollection of such, was also a tad blasphemous in his regard to the Warrior Gods. Naturally, they weren’t too appreciative of this, and sought to teach Caiaphas a lesson, as it were.
Thus, Caiaphas returned. But not in the manner he expected.
He was now bound into the body of a 21 year old noblewoman named Levinia Gotthard, of the notorious House Gotthard. He awoke into his new existence at the exact moment that law enforcement conducted a full scale raid upon the family. Beset by assailants on all sides, and with no time to fully grasp what had become of him, he fought them off and escaped from the manor. Only after he had a chance to catch his breath did he begin to realize what the Gods had done.
Furious at their ‘betrayal’, he made his displeasure known. The Gods laughed it off, however, and considered it ample recompense for his disrespect of not only them, but of others, and even himself.
Now, forced to adapt to a new existence, and unknowingly being hunted by those the Gotthards have wronged, it is the hope of the Gods that Caiaphas will come to learn humility, and the value of life beyond fortune and glory.
Maybe then, they’ll let him into their own little ‘Valhalla’.