Pockets & Monsters
Aryan the Acidulous
A bitter pawn of dark legends
Race: Black Dragonborn
Background: Sage (Discredited academic)
Alignment: Neutral Evil
Age: 95? (traveling between planes of existence does strange things with time)
Height: 6’ 2"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Skin: Black Scales
Weapon of Choice: Magic, Iron Golems
Ages ago, powerful magic sorcerers from the Kerrhylon clan once served Tiamat, the evil dragon queen. Since Tiamat’s downfall, the clan became scattered throughout the land and underground. A small subset of the clan, covered with pitch black scales, settled in the roots of an obscure mountain range. This is the legacy Aryan inherited, and he has dedicated his life to seeking and obtaining draconic power. His quest for knowledge and power was met with disdain even among other black dragonborn, who feared that nothing useful or profitable could come from seeking portals to other worlds and planes. Dejected, Aryan left his clan to seek knowledge and fortune elsewhere.
Not long in his adventures, Aryan encountered Arkan, an ancient balck dragon who took him in as a trusted servant. In the years that followed, Aryan inhabited strongholds and increased his magical might, as well as his knowledge of the other planes of existence. Aryan did not take too kindly to Arkan’s demise in 3 BVP, and has since regretted missing his chances to fight the heroes who were responsible. But, he has since developed an alliance, or perhaps an apprenticeship, with a darker, more powerful master, Asmodeus. The black, acidulous dragonborn waits patiently for his time to destroy more enemies of evil.
In 50 VP, Aryan set an anklyosaurus on Wozington, but that was just the beginning. He was preparing to send several more formidable creatures into the city. He does all of this in the name of Asmodeus, God of Tyranny, former ruler of the Nine Hells.
Fifty years before, Aryan was in the service of an ancient black dragon named Arkan, who teamed up with a fire giant in a plan to cause chaos to the civilized world. The two of them were working under Asmodeus’s direction. They all were responsible for the events of Vernal Portal, a catastrophic event fifty years before that released dozens of monsters into the world and lifted the capital city (which was on the summit of Capitol Mountain at the time) into the dream-like Astral Plane. Thanks to a group of intrepid adventurers (which included BetterBorn), the citizens of the Capitol were brought back to their own world and reestablished their capital in the town of Wozington. The events of Vernal Portal had such an impact that everyone in the nation began to reckon their years around it, using the abbreviations VP and BVP (Before Vernal Portal).
Since then, Aryan has been in the service of Asmodeus (Arkan was killed shortly before the events of Vernal Portal), who wished to set another attack on the nation when the time was right. With the emerging phenomenon of pocket monsters, Asmodeus and Aryan decided to create constructs to further aggravate the creatures and monsters of the world to attack the civilized races. The ensuing struggle would allow Asmodeus to exert power over the world and claim it as a kingdom in an effort to gain the power he needs to win over the evil dragon Tiamat and regain his rule of the Nine Hells.