Player Character concept for Return of the Runelords
Oracle of Pharasma, The Spiral of Fate
Race: Trueblood Azlanti
When Iolanthi was young, he suffered from almost debilitating deja vu. After Iolanthi reached puberty, his deja vu got to be so bad his parents fretted about him ever being able to become a productive member of Azlant society.
The night before Iolanthi was to reach the age of majority, both his parents had an identical dream in which a hooded form appeared to them and directed them to take their son to "The Spiral of Fate" for aid.
That morning, Iolanthi did not wake up. He was most definitely alive but no matter what his parents tried, he just would not wake up. Heeding the "advice" of the hooded figure from their dream, they carefully placed Iolanthi in a carriage and took him to the local Temple of Pharasma.
When they arrived, the high priestess was standing on the temple steps waiting to greet them. SHe explained she was expecting them and that they should bring Iolanthi inside which they did.
When inside, the high priestess examined Iolanthi and asked for more information about their son.
The parents explained what had happened that morning as well as Iolanthi's debilitating bouts of deja vu over the past few years.
The high priestess explained that Iolanthi was not dead nor was he sleeping. He was in a state of stasis and that it was most likely that Pharasma put him in that state the previous night the moment he became an adult.
Iolanthi's parents were naturally quite worried and wanted to know why Pharasma did this and when he might recover?
The high priestess said that sometimes Pharasma's motivations were completely inscrutable and that it would be completely up to her when Iolanthi would be released from his stasis.
The high priestess advised that Iolanthi was physically fine and that he would not need to eat, drink, or even breathe while in stasis but he was still very vulnerable to anyone or anything that wanted to hurt him. She advised Iolanthi's parents to leave him in her care and that the Pharasmins would ensure his safety.
Iolanthi's parents agreed. They never saw their son again even though they tried to visit him over the years. The priesthood explained they entombed him deep inside their catacombs and warded his tomb with powerful wards that would take much effort to re-establish if they were broken for such a mundane reason as a "visit."
Time passed. In fact, thousands of years passed until one day, Iolanthi awoke. He had no idea how much time had passed but when he exited his tomb (with much effort) he realized he had no idea where he was. The Temple had been destroyed LONG ago and he counted himself as lucky to be alive and able to exit the temple's ruins.
Trying to orient himself in both location and time (he sensed he was no longer in "his" time), Iolanthi found a safe place to sleep for the night and dreamed.
He dreamed of a hooded figure telling him he was a favored of Pharasma and that his strange connection to Time would be needed in the days ahead. The last thing Iolanthi could remember about the dream was the hooded figure pointing him in the direction of a large city that he sensed was close by.
The next morning, Iolanthi set off towards that city.