Greetings all, this will actually be my first time fully completing Baldurs Gate. I will be playing a somewhat rp-driven experience. My charname is Shoraka of the Eternal Death, a neutral evil assassin. But first, a quick history of Shoraka:
I barely remember my life before Gorion. I am the foster child of Gorion, a man who lives inside of Candlekeep, the great library on the Sword Coast. One day of my youth stands out in particular, and is of most interest in this story: a death. I was young and playing by the main gates to Candlekeep. Imoen stood nearby, laughing at a story about prollops and tug-tails, or something like that. Then, a man, bleeding and battered approached, nay, crawled toward the main gate of Candlekeep. He was screaming for help, for a way inside the safe confines of Candlekeep. He was rejected by the Watchers, as he had not book. Then, an arrow seemed to sprougt from his back. A figure emerged from the woods behind him, carrying a bow. The figure had a dark sunburst emblazoned on his tunic. The man died slowly. I was horrified at first, but then, when I met the dying man's eyes, I was enthralled by what I saw.
From that day onward, I was obsessed with death. I searched throughout the sprawling halls of Candlekeep for books on death while Imoen and the other youth played. I found the truth behind that dark sunburst. It was the symbol of Cyric, god of strife. I devoted myself to Cyric, learning the arts of poison. Soon, within Candlekeep, I found a scroll of a forgotten prayer to Cyric. It was entitled "Victory Pose". This prayed allowed the caster to burn an image of their latest kill onto a piece of metal. 'The image was to be shown from a third-person, isometric view,' the priest of Oghma had said to me when I paid him to identify it. I prayed to Cyric, and asked him to grant me the use lf "Victory Pose" even if it meant I could never be a true cleric. I was granted the ability that I had always dreamed of, "Victory Pose".
So, that's the backstory. Hopefully, I'll be able to update this with my playthrough soon. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read my paragraphs!