~ Meet Madra and his daughter Geal. This shows them on their first day on the surface, standing at a waystone in Nevirh. The little girl sees her first human beings as they are on the road, coming closer.
They both have a noble background actually. Madra was forced by his sister to fight in the arena, being one of the elite fighters, known for his brutality. Noble houses in Dawarda are thirsty for fame and having an elite fighter in the family does not only fullfill this greed - also every hostile House is put off by knowing about family members of the enemy with good fighting skills.
So Madra was good, really good but he never wanted to be what he is. His sister put pressure on him by threatening the ones he cares for, she even went that far and killed Madras love (which is really something special since a relationship between a man and a woman based on feelings and nothing else is something really rare in the underdark) so he would not quit his career in the arena.
One day though, Madra finally had enough courage to run away and leave behind everything he has ever known - his home realm.... because he knew that his daughter would never be safe from her sadistic aunt.
"Enough blood has been spilled already. Even my own hands will never be clean ever again." ~
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