Curse of the Crimson Throne
Darien Nith has had a hard existence. Orphaned at a young age by the death of his human mother, Darien grew up facing prejudices uncounted. Taken in by a Maestro of warriors at 8 years old, Darien grew into a strong swordsman, adept in the Sword and Shield style. The other students regarded him with much contempt. During practice one day, Darien found himself overmatched by several opponents. His need drew upon the powers of his blood, draining the light from the practice room and allowing him to quickly dispatch his adversaries. The Maestro, having seen the powers that the dark blooded youth could summon, broke his student’s sword and expelled him from the Academy. Since then, Darien has become adept at navigating the rough streets of Korvosa, trusting to his shield as both offense and defense; a symbol of what they could not take from him.