going for the necromancer rough outline for background, deciding between arcanist or wizard.
When Vinnick's family was all but destroyed, He stumbled upon a grimiore of the Dark Arts and saw the power it held within. Power enough to possibly gain his revenge. So began his studies. To him, necromancy isn't just about what many make it to be, the raising of dead and binding of souls or even the eventual process of turning oneself into one of the dead. Honestly the idea of the later disgusts Varzel. Vinnick sees the necromantic arts as more of the controlling and manipulation of life energy. The same way Evocation wizards bend and control the elements, or like conjurers and transmuters manipulate and bend the physical world to their desires, so too does a necromancer bend and control the very energies of life(or unlife).
To Vinnick, The power gained from the Dark arts is no more or less evil than the others, it is but a tool. A potent tool in which he sees the chance to not only gain his vengeance, but do it in a bit of irony. He sees undead to as a tool, to be used at the appropriate time and place. His studies have allowed him to pursue his goals, and has allowed him to gain more than his ample share of gold. However he still seeks to avenge his family and bring "enlightenment" to lastwall.
Vinnick Has his own goals outside of Revenge however , they are-
1. Immortality, Vinnick seeks immortality, or, at least immunity to aging. However he seeks this in a way that maintains his... life energy and keeps it from becoming corrupted. (in other words, not being undead, however he does study the powers behind undead beings in hopes of finding loopholes in the magic. Or possibly a way he can go about it without causing the corruption. he wants to live life forever, not live a half-life forever.)
2. magical artifacts, He has a penchant of collecting things, particularly if they are potent magic items or implements whether cursed or not. He may not use them all, but he enjoys having them. Besides, he sees his having any cursed items as a way to keep them from causing more harm.
3. Renown. He wants to restore his families name, potentially to even greater heights than it was at his families peak. He would like to live well enough so that he may pursue his studies without the need of keeping up a merchant/adventurers life.
4. Purpose, He seeks something greater in life, something worth dedicating his (potentially) infinite time and great skill of magic to. One of the pursuits on this one is to have undead do most, if not all menial labor in life. After all, if the necessary things are taken care of by the dead, the living can then pursue higher callings.
note on alignment- While he isn't "evil"....yet, events are quickly leading him down that path ( I see him as becoming LE very quickly). He doesn't seek to harm anyone that he believes does not deserve it though he would certainly willingly sacrifice someone he sees as "innocent" to attain his goals. He will happily let harm come to someone he believes "deserves it" in those pursuits. He isn't above an amount of torture to people and is capable of some pretty... bad things, especially if on his own. He isn't keen on second chances, but doesn't deny the possibility that people might change, however unlikely it is.
They were a moderate nobly family, not particularly renown, though not impoverished either. They were known for their bloodlines talent in magic. However, they were accused and quickly convicted of cooperating with Evil cults and being accused of working with the Whispering Way. Another noble family used the opportunity to "remove" them and seize their wealth. Killing off almost the entire family with the excuse that they all resisted and could not be trusted. Vinnick and his sister were apprehended by authorities at a market and taken into custody from there for a more thorough investigation. The reason for this conviction was that the Varzel line had a habit of collecting magical items, be they cursed or not and in so doing had gained some items from the Way. This, along with Vinnick and his dads active creation of undead sentenced them to death. While many question the authenticity of the takeover and the alleged accusations vs what had, until then, been a rather well regarded house, undoubtedly in nor part due to its work against the undead and other Ilk of the such. If you wanted to know more, like, names, what they did etc. Let me know if it matters and I'll PM you.
Vinnick is rather impatient when it comes to some things, particularly those that he has no real interest in and often shows this by staring lazily towards the horizon, or at a person in cases of conversation.
He holds his appearance in high regard, and always makes sure to keep it in tip top shape. Particularly his clothes and hair. A mirror is ALWAYS on his person.
Vinnick normally wears silken robes of black, with intricate patterns of silver, and gold running along its entirety. He has several tattoos of arcane sigils and his platinum hair is well kept, clean, and glossy.