Curse of the Crimson Throne
The half-orc warpriest
Born to a human Shoanti mother in the Sklar Quah (sun clan). Relatively normal upbringing, showed promise for the fighting arts and a penchant
for bouts of rage.
Around puberty it became more and more apparent that he wasn’t simply particularly ugly, but had orcish blood.
He was cast out of the tribe with nothing but the clothes on his back. He didn’t get to know what happened to his mother.
He wandered alone for a while in the desert, until he happened upon a caravan to Korvosa that allowed him to tag along in exchange for his
knowledge of the region’s terrain. Once in Korvosa, he joined the masses of kids begging and stealing their way to a meal,
but without as much success given his distinctive appearance.
Lamm intervenes here, noticing an opportunity. He offers Shakro a place among his lambs, and quickly promotes him to a countermaster of sorts.
The task of policing the other lambs suits Shakro’s tendancy to rage and violence, though this role doesn’t protect him from Lamm’s wrath.
One day while going about his business in the city he goes past Sarenrae’s church in the middle of a service,
and there the whole sun and fire imagery and rituals hit home. He feels a very strong primal draw to this and keeps coming back every day to watch
and listen. Eventually, Lamm gets wind of this and thoroughly beats him to dissuade him from going back to the church. This time it has
the opposite effect and pushes Shakro to seek shelter there. They take him in, and seeing his potential, he is offered a place and training to become part of the clergy.
On the day he is inducted as a full member of the clergy, he gets a sun bursting with flames tattooed on his right forearm, in a vague attempt at
mimicking what would have happened had he stayed in the quah.