Laram

Homeworld:

Species:

Age:

Arantha Major

Aranthan

199

Portal:

Veteris Gift:

Arantha II

Ability to camouflage himself and other willing subjects for a short period of time

Veteris Curse:

Only able to write with one hand (all Aranthans are ambidextrous and able to write with two writing implements at a time per hand, due to their two opposable thumbs)

Background:

Laram is Aranthan royalty, heir to the throne of Aranthania and descendent of the Kings of Harvantha. As the heir, Laram did not have to visit Veteris, but he chose to do so to cement his status as a preeminent historian, a status on par with royalty on Arantha. As second in line behind his brother, he would most likely never become leader, so Laram wanted to gain status on his own merits and spending most of his childhood on Veteris, especially as the special delegate to the Throne of Veteris, would elevate him to the highest levels of Aranthan society.

“You have so much to learn, all of you,” Laram said. He sat down in a chair built perfectly for him. “You know nothing about this place and how it changes you, physically and mentally. While it can be wonderful and magical, at the same time it can be deadly and devious. The architects of this dangerous paradise had a dark sense of humor, whoever they were. To make matters worse, the current monarchy is made up of godlike children who are capricious and cruel. My great grandfather used to say about Veteris, ‘you can make waves, just be careful who you get wet.’  He was right. It used to be you only had to worry about offending the Children of Veteris, now you have to worry about offending the monarchy as well. Always remember this: if the Children of Veteris get involved in your affairs, the result is never what you expect and more often than not, bad for your health.”