The Undeath Prophecy
Level 5 Human Fighter 2/Paladin 3
Weapon: Shortsword, gold-hilted dagger
Armor: Half-plate, shield w/ holy symbol
Josh was taken from his family when he was four years old and given to a very young dragon. Instead of eating him, the weak little dragon made Josh its slave. Five years later, a group of penniless adventurers came and slew the dragon and took Josh under their wing. All was well for a few months, with Jace training the boy and eventually permitting him to accompany them on a few adventures, until one night, a zombie tried to assassinate the child in his sleep. Josh woke with a start and let loose a shining beam of radiance from his hand. It was hard to tell who was more startled; Josh or the zombie. Josh’s cries of fear woke his friends, who rushed into the room to find Josh throwing his dagger at the creature. Jace had taught the boy well, and the zombie crumpled. This was when a glowing orb of light appeared in Josh’s room, and told him that he was the child of the Undeath Prophecy. Then a tiny ray of light touched Josh on the forehead, making him feel stronger (he automatically gained a level in Paladin and got a +1 boost to all stats. He’s nine, okay?) The next step is to get Josh to a Temple of Meridia so he can receive proper Paladin training.
Josh’s history would be pretty traumatic for most people. Luckily, children are resilient, and he’s moved on quite nicely. While in the dragon’s lair, he spent a lot of his free time exercising and trying to figure out how to wield a weapon, so when Jace offered to teach him to fight, the decision was immediate. But what is Josh going to do about this horrible prophecy? Oh, he knows, he’s going to go learn how to take care of himself and do his duty, but what will he be able to do against the undead forces of the Necromancer Queen?