Inneth

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Inneth Vahl
Status Active
Race Elf
Gender Male
Guild Necromancer
Instance Prime


Appearance

You see Heretic Inneth Vahl, Valpatur of Ilithi, an Elf.
Inneth has numerous tyrium chimeras piercing the curvature of one of his pointed ears and a pair of horn‑rimmed bifocals with whorled glitvire frames magnifying his silver-flecked violet eyes. His grey hair is short and thick, and is worn loose, tucked behind his ears. He has freckled skin and a gaunt build.
He is unusually tall for an Elf.
He appears to be an adult.
His forearm has a tattoo of a bloodshot eye bearing teeth where the lashes should be. [1]
He is in good shape.

He is wearing wearing a red-veined marble amulet strung upon a simple chain, a dark silk robe adorned with meticulous flourishes of silver and violet, an austere madun belt restrained with a chaotic array of aldamdin buckles, a wickedly honed ritual knife sculpted from a shard of white glaes and some polished dragonar-lined boots laced up both sides with twisted silk cords.

Timeline

Year Age Event
342 AV 0 Born during the month of Nissa the Maiden in the year of the Crystal Snow Hare.
389 AV 47 Begins adventuring in Kermoria.
390 AV 48 Becomes a citizen of Therengia.
392 AV 50 Attends the first Hollow Eve Festival. [2]
427 AV 85 Meets Zamidren Book, joins the Philosophers of the Knife.
427 AV 85 Renounces citizenship in Therengia.
428 AV 86 Forsaken by the Immortals. [3]
428 AV 86 Parts ways with the Philosophers of the Knife.
428 AV 86 Meets the Lich Jeihrem.
428 AV 86 Attends the Hollow Eve Festival.
429 AV 87 Begins using the title Valpatur.
430 AV 88 Becomes a citizen of Ilithi.
430 AV 88 Reaches legendary status as a Necromancer.
430 AV 88 Witnesses the death of Maelshyve and Osven's sacrifice.
430 AV 88 First encounter with the Hounds of Rutilor. [4]
431 AV 88 Begins researching the older traditions of Necromancy.
(Still Perverse, but no longer mechanically  so. [5] Now "independent".)
431 AV 88 Attends the Festival of the Guilds.
Works twice as an assistant for the Witch, Keishalae.
432 AV 89 Amasses enough power to be declared a Necrolord.
432 AV 89 Attends the Hollow Eve Festival.
Works again as a Witch's Assistant.
Works twice as an assistant for Phinara.
Witnesses the destruction of Kurmin's Massive Metal Arachnid.
Witnesses the demise of Kurmin himself, Keishalae, and many others.
433 AV 90 Returns to the Soul of Maelshyve as part of an expedition to study the Philosopher's Knot.
434 AV 91 Explores the Temporal Pocket and travels into the past, facilitated by V's experimentation with Feral Energy.
435 AV 92 Meets the Old Man. [6]
435 AV 92 Guided by the Purified Scholar Zauldin, finds Redemption with the Immortals.
Once again gains the favor of Phelim.
436 AV 93 Visits the island-city of Andreshlew, attending the Hollow Eve Festival.
Supported the Supplicants of the Tide faction. Murdered by the Gillborn Loyalists.
437 AV 94 Saved from the Plane of Exile by Phelim's own hand.
437 AV 94 Falls, yet again, back towards damnation.
437 AV 95 Obtains an enslaved Dream Eater. [7]
438 AV 95 Attends the Festival of the Guilds. [8]

Alterations

Ritual Knives

Original: a sanguine-hued gutting knife with a punka-wrapped handle[9]
Alteration: a wickedly honed ritual knife sculpted from a shard of white glaes

Fashioned from a single vicious shard of tapered white glaes, the knife has been engineered for bouts of disciplined barbarity. The base has been wrapped in a thick alabaster fabric to provide both grip and protection against the unrelenting edge. Slight differences in texture and opacity are all that distinguish handle from blade.
A ritual knife reads:
"Obey me, and the universe will bend to your will." [10]

Alterer: Liave, Hollow Eve Festival 428


Original: a sanguine-hued gutting knife with a punka-wrapped handle[9]
Alteration: a pristine ritual knife graced with a watch of telothian nightingales

An ominous, razor-thin edge gleams triumphantly before surrendering to the knife's bolster, surrounded by a chorus of silvery songbirds. The purple-tinged icons perch in triumvirate on opposing sides, each triad magnificently rendered and silently observing. Delicate balance, necessary to the weighty blade, is achieved by virtue of a modest handle fashioned from dense dragonwood.
A pristine ritual knife reads:
"Be worthy of this, lest it be taken away." [11]

Alterer: Tansae, Hollow Eve Festival 436


Magical Items

Original: a small granite disc scorched along the edges (TM focus)
Alteration: a dense hiromin sphere engraved with a maelstrom of glowing violaceous whorls [12]

This metallic orb is cold -- inexplicably, unnaturally cold. The violet-tinged silvery-white facade of the sphere has been engulfed by a labyrinthine vortex of deep, turbulent trenches, each groove emitting a muted purple. Though tumultuous, there is a degree of coherence to the channels, which are strikingly reminiscent of a fierce winter storm.
A dense hiromin sphere reads:
"Valpatur" [13]

Alterer: Voucher Redemption, 432 AV [14]


Biomechanical

Original: a steel biomechanical tarantula
Alteration: a biomechanical zynachi spider augmented with mechanisms of blackened moonsilver

Few similarities remain between this zynachi spider and one of its typical brethren. The chitinous plating of the spider's long, hooked legs has been supplemented with blackened moonsilver, each lithe appendage softly radiating an eerie black. Huge swaths of its abdomen and cephalothorax have been covered with a profusion of tarnished phosphorescent levers, buttons, and dials with no immediately apparent purpose.
A biomechanical spider reads:
"Take that, you treacherous land octopus!" [15]

Alterer: Keishalae, Hollow Eve Festival 432[16]


Clothing / Jewelry

Original: a dove grey robe (feature hider)
Alteration: a dark silk robe adorned with meticulous flourishes of silver and violet

Thick folds of exquisite Elven silk flare and recede, enshrouding an under-robe of deep obsidian. Every pleat, every crimp and crease, of this garment is immaculate. Purple embroidery erupts violently from the sleeves, subjugated along the hems by sophisticated patterns of lustrous silver.

Alterer: Urdesas, Hollow Eve Festival 428


Original: a series of blued steel rivets (feature modifier)
Alteration: a series of tyrium chimeras [1]

A menagerie of mythical beasts are represented in this collection of thin-gauge piercings. Each specimen is a vibrant purple, and no two are alike.

Alterer: Keishalae, Hollow Eve Festival 432


Original: some ornate scalene boots laced up both sides with twisted silk cords
Alteration: some polished dragonar-lined boots laced up both sides with twisted silk cords

Dark grey leather has been laboriously wrought to a burnished finish, held secure by steelsilk threads that meander through an esoteric network of hooks on both sides of these indulgent boots. Hidden in the supple lining is a devious little pocket, just large enough for a surprise or two.

Alterer: Keishalae, Hollow Eve Festival 432


Original: a pair of rectangular reading spectacles with glitvire frames (feature modifier)
Alteration: a pair of horn-rimmed bifocals with whorled glitvire frames

Hewn to underscore the wearer's brow line, the upper portion of the spectacle's frames are disproportionately thick and hefty. Flecks of variegated greens and purples are ensnared within the currents of the tempestuous grain and create unexpected splashes of color in the dark finish.

Alterer: Tansae, Hollow Eve Festival 436


Containers

Original: a dark watersilk bag bearing a detailed cambrinth medallion
Alteration: a soldier's supply bag secured with a marred cambrinth medallion

Pragmatic construction and an ample supply of thick Imperial weave have converged to form this bag, designed to endure frequent and relentless crusades. The cambrinth medallion affixed to it, however, has seen better days. Severely distorted and barely recognizable, the original iconography -- a hammer in front of a red spiral -- has been ravaged by surgical gouges desecrating the emblem. Painted into the supplemental grooves is a crimson eye surrounded by a black sphere. [17]
A soldier's supply bag reads:
"What kind of power? It doesn't matter." [18]

Alterer: Keishalae, Festival of the Guilds 431[16]


Original: a light spidersilk hip pouch stitched with a dragon ouroboros (10-item container)
Alteration: an ebon-hued pouch consumed by layers of cluttered scrawlings and symbols

The array of markings coating the once-pristine pouch could, generously, be characterized as completely incomprehensible. The lowest level appears to be relatively organized bits of embroidered text, while subsequent layers are a mix of chalk, mismatched thread, ink, and even blood. [19] Each new snippet is piled atop the last. From complex diagrams and mathematical proofs to gibberish phrases and haphazard corrections, it is apparent that more than just a solution has been lost.

Alterer: Keishalae, Festival of the Guilds 431[16]


Original: an oiled leather belt with a polished platinum buckle (moneybelt)
Alteration: an austere madun belt restrained with a chaotic array of aldamdin buckles

Tarnished black threads seethe and subside against a legion of colored silk, casting a dark sheen across the weft of this wide belt. An assortment of highly polished, yet paradoxically reflectionless, aldamdin buckles are clustered erratically near the central clasp, many of them unrelated to keeping the belt actually fastened. The excess mechanisms conceal small pockets, each perfectly sized to hold a small collection of coins.
An austere madun belt reads:
"Mistakes were made." [20]

Alterer: Phinara, Hollow Eve Festival 432[16]


Original: a sleek thigh bag of black shadesatin (20-item container)
Alteration: a black madun thigh bag ravaged by a scourge of incoherent modifications

Malformed and bulbous, the bag's original silhouette has been lost to a series of incessant and inexplicable revisions. Odd protrusions and countless arbitrary seams create ripples in the fabric's umbral sheen, and the shuttle-woven madun is peppered by pockets too paltry to be functional. Fasteners extrude from inaccessible locations. Strangely, though, all the work put into manufacturing this ill-shaped monstrosity is concise and pedantic.

Alterer: Phinara, Hollow Eve Festival 432[16]


Books

Original: a hefty omnibus almanac with a sturdy indurium cover
Alteration: a leather-bound almanac ineptly defended by a shattered bloodlock

Having utterly failed as a sentry, the bloodlock affixed to the exterior of the tome cowers in a maladroit lump. Bits of ice still cling to the anterior, while soot from intense flames covers the book-facing side. The pages ensconced within, remarkably, are undamaged, though well-worn from copious use. Extensive and perplexing updates to the treatises within the almanac have been made, denoted by a furor of crisp black-inked shorthand and a dappling of ash.

Alterer: Tansae, Hollow Eve Festival 436


Weapons / Armor

Original: a suit of woven armor composed of crisscrossed bands of thick canvas
Alteration: a suit of woven titanese armor embellished with ornate pauldrons of demonbone

Secured with a system of clever straps, a double-layered weave of thin titanese offers a surprising amount of protection and freedom of movement. Two large pauldrons are mounted at the shoulders, each of bleached demonbone etched with vignettes of irreproachable craftsmanship. The right depicts two groups of Elves clashing [21] in the shadow of the Dragon's Spine. On the left is a twisted device of terrible complexity, gears and organs, [22] and a skeletal hand clutching a ritual knife.
A suit of titanese armor reads:
"Diverge."

Alterer: Keishalae, Festival of the Guilds 431


Original: a weighted haralun throwing club
Alteration: a weighted throwing club crowned with an impaled haralun serpent [1]

A writhing serpent chiseled from dense haralun coils around a sinuous haft of pale darkspine. The beast's head is set with indurium-chased blood ruby eyes and pierced by a sanguine spike, the jagged reddish-brown graining enhancing the illusion of the skull being relieved of its precious fluids.

Alterer: Loriale, 433 AV


Instruments

Original: a pair of copper zills[23]
Alteration: a pair of blackened zills bestrewn with a myriad of crimson moonsilver eyes [24]

The two sets of paired discs are covered with a multitude of crimson moonsilver red eyes, [25] the cast of the metal giving them an eerie glow. Framed against the scorched and blackened copper, the discordant eyes scrutinize all directions and seem to follow any movement made. A small inscription is etched inside each zill.
A pair of blackened zills reads:
~Watch the Seal~

Alterer: Kouzan, Hollow Eve Festival 432


Titles

Custom Title: Valpatur[13]
Alterer: Zipsy, Hollow Eve Festival 428

Other Notable Items

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 There is an in-game meaning behind the symbology, but you gotta go dig for it yourself.
  2. Received an exquisite nightingale totem, which spent several years as a rather extravagant paperweight.
  3. Smote by Harawep.
  4. Spoiler: it did not end well.
  5. A small, but important, distinction. Inneth is not  a Philosopher, but is also not pledged to Jeihrem.
  6. Have you tried Carleen's beer?
  7. 7.0 7.1 Purchased from the original owner. Inneth has little interest in the creature as a mount, but rather as a conduit to something else entirely.
  8. "I know! You said they get a choice.", said the dead woman.
  9. 9.0 9.1 I have two altered knives: one Perverse-themed, one Redeemed-themed. Both were altered using a copy of the same base item.
  10. From Jeihrem's response when you ask him about himself.
  11. A warning from a ghost, uttered as he armed me for my journey.
  12. This is the first item to exist utilizing hiromin. Quoth the idiom: "To the victor go the spoils."
  13. 13.0 13.1 Go read The Undying Threat.
  14. A big thank you to GM Cordulia for making this happen. Not only did she administer this contest, but my request was a bit outside of her originally intended scope. This item was my mental model, my prototype, as I fleshed out the submission. And now it exists.
  15. Atmospheric message heard during the Hollow Eve lead-in events. (It was too good to not include.)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 Payment for services as a merchant's assistant.
  17. No, I'm not going to be more specific. I gave you that much.
  18. Part of Jeihrem's 100th circle speech.
  19. Always use the Oxford comma. Punctuation can save lives. (“Let’s eat grandpa.” versus “Let’s eat, grandpa.”)
  20. Also known as "bail money". Removing coinage generally means someone — usually me — is in some degree of trouble.
  21. 2620 BL - Sidhlot attempts to overthrow Morganae and take her throne, but the plot fails and Sidhlot is imprisoned.
  22. As described when STUDYING the conquest mosaic inside The Interval (within the Soul of Maelshyve).
  23. I did apologize profusely to Kouzan, as I know how zills make him sad. He only charged me a meager fee, on the expectation I would return at a later date with something more palatable.
  24. Yes, they're "eye zills", but it goes deeper than that. (There are in-game references; this isn't just the Discord meme.)
  25. The design shifted during my session with Kouzan, and this awkward little bit (crimson moonsilver red eyes) is the result of two different approaches coming together. That happens sometimes. Always proof, and then reproof, the final product. I am pleased overall, but that redundant word is going to bug me.
  26. A living vine cloak. This is my design, and I was given a complementary copy as payment for my services.
  27. This thing is gonna murder me, then bury the evidence. I'm convinced of it. "See that little garden over there, kids? There's a rotting corpse under there. He was a monster."