Male Human Mounted Fury Barbarian
Deity: Sarenrae (as Sun God)
Region: Kelishite Steppes
Weight: 165 lbs.
Str: 16 (+3) [5 points, +2 race]
Class and Racial abilities:
Hit Dice: 2d12+4
Horse Light: 228 lbs
He is also deeply superstitious, as his tribe restricted magic only to the single tribal shaman, who used it only in ceremonies and rituals to help the tribe as a whole. The shaman instead interpreted omens and signs from a variety of sources and prescribed herbal and alchemical remedies instead of magical ones. This has left Aakif with a very skeptical view of magic in general and makes him quite nervous when it is used around him.
Aakif was cast out from the tribe at the age of 14 with nothing but a small pouch of trade goods and enough food and water to get him to the nearest city. The tribe were not cruel; they sent the tribe's strongest warrior to escort him to the edge of civilized lands, and no one blamed Aakif himself for the spirits' interest in him. Still, he had to make due on his own, bereft of the tribe's friendship and guidance.
He traveled to the city of Katheer, in northern Qadira, famed for being one of the busiest trade ports in the world. There, he was eventually able to find work as a mercenary, first for small caravans headed elsewhere in Qadira, then to other destinations in the Empire, and eventually overseas. He continued to work as a mercenary and sellsword for the next six years, using the little money he earned from this to gather his own weapons and armor. Between jobs he spent his time training, learning how to control, or at least contain, the spirits who haunted him. Eventually he learned that if he forced the spirits to be contained within himself, he could set them free for a brief time to dramatically increase his strength and endurance.
Eventually Aakif grew bored of the Kelishite trade routes and ship masters and set out in search of greater adventure. He gradually made his way westward to Cheliax, although that country's strict laws and devil-worship unnerved him, and when he heard of opportunities in Sargava, he spent some of his reserve money to purchase a berth on the Jenivere as it left Corentyn.