The Wilds Await
As strong as an owlbear... and almost as smart
Grom stands at nearly 7’ tall and seems to be nearly as wide, built entirely of muscle. His eyes are that of one who enjoys the experiences life has to offer, yet there is also something serious behind them. He doesn’t speak much, but when he does it is with a deep baritone that echoes like thunder. He wears clothing made of supple leather and expensive metals, as well as a deep indigo cape embroidered with an intricate golden pattern. His greataxe bears the look of the finest craftsmanship and an ornate decorative design engraved into the blades.
Grommington “Grom” Raveneye comes from a well-respected and successful family. His father, Magnus Raveneye, is a wizard and the head of the mage council in their home province of Ironcrest. His older brother is a top magistrate of the courts. His sister is a bard renown throughout the land. But Grom… Grom has neither the brains nor the beauty of the rest of his family. After failing out of wizard school, law school, art school, and community college, Magnus sat him down and had a heart-to-heart. “You’ve always been a good son but I think it is time you recognize that you won’t be able to follow the same path as your siblings or me. You have many talents, my son, but they come from your physical strength. You’re built like an owlbear. Perhaps your mother has some orc blood in her ancestry. At any rate, it is time you consider a new course.” Grom was crushed. No member of his family had ever been anything but successful. He hated to be the first failure. “You are not a failure, Grom,” his father consoled. “You can still be a success. You just need to find the right path for yourself.” And so Grom set out to find his place in the world, which took him to Santaur. During the course of his brief adventuring career, Grom was given the Axe of Nines by a villager of Soham. When Grom was killed by a nature spirit, the Axe absorbed Grom’s soul, and it is currently trapped inside of it. Devros, Grom’s half-brother, is currently in possession of the Axe and hopes to one day free him from it.