Waters of Karutkan
A Cleric Aurok from the Thorn Diver's tribe
Qui’tal was born and raised in the tribe of the Thorndivers at the bottom of the hierarchical society. She came from a line of hardworking farmers, who had to give most of what they fairly earned to those above them in status. From a very early age this instilled in her a deep determination and desire to rise above her current status, and ultimately gain power. What power was, however, and where it came from, was another matter. She realized there were many kinds of power, such as the power of money, or of pain, or of life and death, and she began on a search for power that would remove her from her current position at the bottom of the social pyramid.
In her search for power she decided to become a cleric, at least as a first step, for she had much respect for their magical powers and status in the tribe. She was mentored by Xoc, a devout follower of Obad’hai. She learned much, yet although she went through all the motions of being a close follower, she thought little of the actual god. She held no love, nor hatred, no belief, nor disbelief in Obad’hai, she simply held no care for the higher beings, but held a very deep respect and love for the elements themselves. The power of fire, and freedom of the wind in her wings held an especially deep connection with her, and she began to follow those domains. The edge feathers of her hawk-like wings she dyed a dark red in honor of her devotion to fire.
She found herself happy and content studying the ways of a cleric, helping her people with her powers, enjoying the respect and control she had, and fighting the eternal fight, in various ways, against the neighboring human town. It was during one of these fights that she was captured and thrown in a human dungeon. She waited to be rescued, or, much more likely, killed, when an odd creature came to her, setting her free. Left with no alternative, she gladly followed him, but in the end he betrayed her, and, after dealing her vengeful blow to the green creature, she was chained, and wrist bound, and found herself once more in a prison, but this time on a pirate ship bound for lands she’d never known.