Name: Izaka Sazaka
Race: Half Naga (Human with serpentine qualities)
~ Bastard Sword – Izaka is proficient in the use of many bladed weapons, but he prefers this weapon above all others. The unique length of its handle means that the blade is balance for quick, single-handed strikes, as well as more powerful two-handed blows.
~ Knives – Izaka always carries a set of three concealed knives with him. He can use these in conjunction with his sword, or with other knives, but usually they serve him most handily as miniature projectiles.
~ Throwing Axe – An item Izaka rarely uses, but always keeps as a pre-caution, this smaller, slimmer version of the normal single-handed war-axe is used as a thrown projectile, though the weight of the weapon makes its accuracy limited.
~ Steel Breast-Plate – Used to protect his chest from slashes and stabs, it is a durable material of medium weight.
~ Steel Vambraces – Used to protect the fore-arms and tops of his hands, these items prevent the enemy from cutting off his fingers or otherwise limiting his ability to wield weapons.
~ Steel Greaves – Used to protect his shins.
~ Cloak – Standard brown traveler's cloak. Made of a durable material that protects the wearer from harsh weather.
Izaka grew up in the far north, on the edge of a desert region inhabited mostly by tribes of native Nagina. From time to time others would move to make settlements near the desert's rim, for it contained many precious jewels and minerals. He was the off-spring of a bastard marriage between a Naga father and his human peasant lover. After the affair was broken off, he was left in the care of his mother, who worked day in and day out in the mines. Once he was old enough, Izaka followed suit.
Quickly becoming dissatisfied with life as a humble miner, he began to readily anticipate any opportunity to leave the settlement and strike out on his own. The opportunity came with the death of his mother, who was by this time well into old age. Selling his now vacant house and all his property, he exchanged them for a sword and some meager traveling equipment setting off south to build his own destiny.
For a while he made his living as a jack of all trades, selling his services to anyone in any place quickly becoming semi-proficient in a variety of stations, from fighting monsters to tracking down lost pets to locating rare ingredients. After some time, he came into contact with a few other travelers who were much like himself and fell in with them, figuring he could make more headway working as a team effort than going it alone.