Raptara the Brother

Raptara is one of the dangerous members of the group of assassins known as “the Scorpions of Nusra”. He is the older brother of Zarghana “the Assassin”.

Raptara the Brother Illustration


Raptara was born in Armurad in the Empire of Jagrad in the year 186. Raptara grew up in a poor family in the suburbs of the giant city of Armurad. In the year 189 his sister – Zarghana – was born, as the second child of the family. Unfortunately for both children, tragedy struck when Raptara and Zarghana’s father died while building one of the city’s major temples. Raptara’s mother became a sad broken woman, filled with sadness and despair, but she tried, as best she could, to give her children a good childhood.

One day, when Raptara and Zarghana were still children, Raptara decided to steal from the temple of Armurad to supply the family with much needed food, but he was caught in the deed by one of the feared warlocks of Armurad. Just as he was about to be punished by the old warlock of Armurad, Zarghana came jumping in and pushed the old man in the back, over the battlements of the wall. The old man fell of the temple wall and died a quick death.

The guards of the temple found the body on the ground and in no time they caught the perpetrators. Instead of killing the children, they decided to sell the children to some of the slave traders in Armurad. The traders were heading to the Tell-cities in the south of the empire where they would be sold to merchants as slaves and forced to work for the rest of their still young lives.

After several weeks of travelling through the hot desert, just a few miles from the city of Jagrad, the group was attacked in the night by a group of assassins called “the Scorpions of Nusra”. All slave traders were killed except the slave children Raptara and Zarghana. They were given the choice to join the Scorpions by the Scorpions leader Bazaz-si-dahi or suffer the same fate as the slave traders lying on the ground besides them, choking in their own blood. Raptara and Zargahan decided to join the group of rogues.

From that day on, Zarghana and her brother Raptara were trained in the secret skills of the Scorpions by Bazaz and the other Scorpions.

Raptara and Zarghana were assigned an important task by Bazaz-si-dahi in the year 218 in which they had to travel beyond their usual working area. They were assigned a task from the dreaded Night’s Cult in which they had to travel to the City of Eros.

Raptara represents the power of the mighty scorpions pincers. With his pure strength he is a fearsome killer in the night.


Raptara looks like a tall, handsome man at first glance, but behind this mask is a true narcissist. His ego is fed by the feeling of having to be the greatest. Raptara often quarrels with the leader of the order (Bazaz-si-dahi), who accuses him of putting his own persona before  the survival of the Scorpions.

Raptara is also an expert in Jagradian fist-fighting and knife-fighting.

While Raptara may come across as a dumb fool, he certainly isn’t. Raptara has, through his work throughout the Empire of Jagrad and beyond, built up an enormous knack for languages ​​and is therefore fluent in Jagradian, New Erosian and he even speaks a word of Inner Jeritian (the language of the local goblins of Jerit).

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