Child Of Eternity
veil walker / demilich (in process)
Neither alive nor dead
" Heart, mind, soul - weapons all. "
Orube was born in the north, part of a community know as the Iererin, they are proud of their culture and heritage, living mostly secluded in the Tundra but would not refuse to interact with outsiders who showed the proper respect to their ways.
Nonchalant to the foreign magic they cultivated their own rites, where the spirit was important above all else, it was through the soul they could connect to the universe and everything around it. With their magic they could summon spiritual guardians, ancestors and elders brought forth in astral bodies to help guide and protect. These guardians assumed animal shapes that gleamed like the moon and the night sky, their almost phantasmal bodies didn't keep them from physically interfering in the world, as they could fight and cause harm if their people are threatened.
White or black magic are concepts that don't exist for the Iererin since they don't believe it can be good or bad, the intention depends solely on the caster. They don't see the likes of necromancy as evil, instead, they see it as useless since the body is merely a vessel, the true power resides in the spirit and they can commute with it through their rites.
Some curses are beautiful, some blessings are ugly, unable to comprehend his situation Orube could only run away trying to deny the fate bestowed upon him: an existence where one's soul would never leave the body, regardless of the actual circumstances of it's preserving. What seemed at first as a gruesome fate for someone so young was in reality a key for something much bigger, a initial step into lichdom and the total freedom of existence.
He spent some time with the wendigo, who accepted him as one of their own, trying to deny his future but it was only when the golden Qilin told him to look for answers among the stars that Orube finally understood. He had spent so much time hiding in the dark corners of the forest that he had forgotten how the night sky looked and it only took him a single glimpse at it to fathom it all and to accept his destiny as it was: something truly glorious and otherworldly.
What followed was a long journey to unveil the deepest secrets and corners of existence, he barely just began but the path is crystal clear now.