The Black Vault
Cylay’s story starts before his time 70 year’s ago this day his father the newly crowned king of the Shantary Kingdom Draigo onyx-hammer, every thing was not going well for the king. ever since his conquest of a peace treaty between the warring tribes of the underdark which were the dark elves of Menzoberranzan and deep gnomes of Blingdenstone. The Duergar people were open to the concept of allied tribes in the underdark but the right hand of the king Glarck Iron-hide would have non of this he thought that i treaty would make the duergar look weak and inferior in the eyes of the others, so Glarck and the rest of the Iron-hide family plotted to assassinate the king and take the throne for himself. the night before the treaty was to be signed the kings wife gave birth to a child a baby boy rightfully named after his father Draigo and only heir to the throne. but before the king could celebrate a knock came to his chamber door, the king went to open it but just then the door flew open and there stood Glarck and five other Iron-hides right behind him Draigo screamed to his wife “take the boy and run, i will hold them off hear while you escape.” Glarck now in a mad rage knowing that there was a next in line to the throne that was not him gave chase to the two, the king with lightning speed stopped him dead in his track’s and with a angry scowl told Glarck “he is the true king, and no matter how well you guard your self no matter how strong you get the onyx-hammers will rule again” . the queen and baby Draigo left via a secret passage way that led to a safe spot out side the city, there they waited for day’s for news of what happened. when finally a messenger loyal to Draigo came to them withe news of the kings death and how Glarck took place as the new king. with tears in her eyes and sadness in her hart she knew that the underdark was not safe for her and her new born baby and that Glarck would stop at nothing to find them. so she left to the surface, on her way out she ran into a group of rouge drow that were on there way to the surface as well and thats when they spotted her. the drow in raged about the treaty gone bad relentlessly chased them to the surface. there the queen hid the baby in some bushes and left him with a pendent a family crest so that he may never forget his family. the queen continued running till she came to a dead end. the drow caught up to her and started hacking and slashing at her with no remorse. and just as the drow were about to deal the finishing blow a giant bear came out of a cave near by. the drow quickly turned there attention to the bear that was now charging at them, scared out of there mined s the drow fled. the bear looking down at the now dead remains of the queen transformed to his true form a elf by the name of Tho Ardre head of the druids of elf harrow. he had found the baby crying in the bushes and took him in as his own he said" well little one i must give you a name now shouldn’t i. i shall name you Cylay(which means onyx wolf in elven)". Ardre taught him the ways of the druid, and now 70 years later Cylay must now go out into the world and star his own life to try to figure out were he came from and what this crest he wears with so much love and pride means.