The Asmodeus Plot
After loosing their parents at the age of 8, Deegan and his twin brother Deecan had a hard childhood. Having to resort to stealing food from local shops or picking the pockets of everyday towns folk to survive. By the age of 10 the two boys were becoming more and more daring, going from stealing only what they needed too taking cart loads of food and wine .
One afternoon the two boys were making their grand escape after robing the local mead market in the City of Ki-teem when a city guard foiled their plans by shooting and knocking Deecan off the horse drawn carriage. As he fell, Deecan tried to recover by grabbing ahold of the side carriage. In doing so, his arm was caught in the spinning wheel of the carriage. He was drug hundreds of feet as his brother continued to steer the carriage to safety. The right arm of Deecan was so badly twisted and broken that broken shards of bone was piercing out of multiple areas of his mutilated arm.
As he slipped in and out of conscious, the last thing he remembered from that day was his brother laying him on a table, Then some stranger hacking off what remained of his arm. Deecan awoke 3 weeks later. He sat up out of bed and wiped his head with his right hand. When he felt a cold sensation on his head he looked at his hand, and realized it was not his. The hand he used to snatch goods from others pockets was now replaced with a mechanical Warforged arm.
Deecan spent the next 5 years working in the shop of the man he knew only as The Mechanic. Cleaning, running errands, and helping build Warforged items and such. Serving The Mechanic was not easy, but he owed this man his life. Until one day The Mechanic walked into the shop with a sack followed by his brother Deegan. “your free to go”
The brothers were reunited after 5 long years and they decided to go to the Thirsty camel inn to celebrate. While they drank mead and laughed, they noticed a familiar man glaring at them from across the bar. Paying no mind to the man, Deegan excused himself and headed to the restroom. As soon as his brother went into the restroom, Deegan noticed the man who had been watching them earlier head to the restroom as well. Deecan, thinking nothing of it made his way to the bar, that is until he heard a thud followed by yelling coming from the restroom. Deecan bolted for the restroom, Grabbing a bar stool on his way. When the door swung open, all Deecan saw was a man pinning his brother down by his neck. Deecan reacted the only way he knew how, he smashed the stool over the mans back and went to help his brother to his feet. “Thats the guard that caused our last 5 years of trouble and your arm!” shouted Deegan. Deecan blacked out he remembered the pain he felt when his arm got mangled by the wheel. He visualized his brother working for 5 years. When he finally came back to, his fists were dripping with blood. The mans face was bruised and bloodied. his brother was calling his name. “Huh?” he responded to his brother looking at him in a daze. Deegan just tossed a sword over. Deecan caught the sword. “let him know how you felt when you had your arm removed” said Deegan. “Kill that fucker!” yelled Deegan. “A wounded man shall say to his assailant, If I die you are forgiven. If I live” he paused as he raised the sword “I WILL KILL YOU” he yelled as he swung the sword at the mans shoulder, Hacking it off in one blow. “Lets not give him the chance to take you up on that offer” said Deegan taking the sword from his brothers hands. After watching the life drain from the mans eyes, The brothers realized they could take whatever they want whenever they wanted it. Deegan called forth the group that had helped him with his brothers debt and they banded together under the symbol of the short sword used to slay their first enemy. The Blades were born.
Leading to the campaign
The brothers found themselves living comfortably but naturally they wanted more. They wound up holding the caravans heading to Mereak hostage until the Jarl paid them. This forced the Jarl of Mereak to get the Jarl of Ki-teem involved in controlling the gang. Having been put on Ki-teems bounty boards, the blades needed to disappear for awhile. While on their little vacation in Port Vollis one of the gang lieutenants tried to pick the pocket of a man in dark plate armor. When cries for help filled the night the brothers recognized the lieutenants voice and ran to see the commotion. When they arrived, the man in dark plate armor was holding the pick pockets arm that he just cut off. One by one members of the blades would attack the man, and one by one they fell . Deegan drew his sword but his brother walked in his way. “We are most sorry for our mens behavior, please take this 100gp as a token of our apology” spoke Deecan. “What are you doing?” whispered Deegan. “This man will kill every one of us” answered Deecan. The man in dark armor sheathed his sword and approached Deecan. “I see your the smart one in this little gang.” said the man. “I’ve noticed your little gang has been stirring up trouble in Ki-teem” He grabbed the pouch of gold from Deecans hand, shook it a bit, and tossed it back to him. “How would you like to make thousands more of this?” asked the man. “We are listening” replied the brothers. “Just Get more slaves into the slave auction, You will be paid for turning in slaves from the auction, and in return I shall grant your gang privileges when I place one of my men into the Jarls seat in Ki-teem.” “What’s the catch?” asked Deegan. “The catch is simple, I command, you obey” laughed the man. Deegan did not agree with this. “We are The Blades! not pawns to the likes of you!” he shouted as he reached for his blade. By the time Deegans hand gripped the handle, the man teleported right next to Deegan, Turning the very ground they stood on into ice as he reappeared. Deegan felt a sharp pain, as he looked down he seen the blade of the mans bastard sword sticking from his chest. In one mighty motion, the man ripped Deegans icy feet from the ground and tossed his body in front of his brother. The last thing Deegan remembers is his brother saying “you got a deal” Deegan awoke in a dark chapel. “shit he did it” said Deecan walking to greet his brother. “Welcome back to the land of the living” Said the man in the dark armor. “What’s going on?” asked Deegan. “He had the Jarl of Ki-teem assassinated, now one of his men is the Jarl as he calls the shots. The Blades are the City’s guards, and he resurrected you. This guy is the ticket to the big money.” explained Deecan.