Samsaran Mystic Thurge
Enhasa is of unremarkable height, his blue tinged skin so light that at first glance he often looks sickly rather than ethereal.
Enhasa’s black hair is kept in long spikes that never obstruct his forehead, which he marks with a subtly glowing arcane symbol which he places upon himself each morning. The mark looks like a tree suspending an Infinity symbol in it’s branches.
An exotic and mostly unknown creature, Enhasa prefers to keep a wide brimmed mages pointed hat pulled down low over his face, the rest of his body concealed in flowing robes. As such when he travels he looks quite a bit like a black Mage from Final Fantasy
Enhasa: samsaran male, 3rd level cleric of Living Magic, 3rdlevel wizard of the life necromancy school, first level mystic Thurge (cl 4 in both).
Enhasa, like all samsarans, is an ancient creature drifting through existence in an endless cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Enhasa has spent his various incarnations trying to master and understand one thing only, the nature of magic. While he only vaugly remembers great magical empires and primitive earthy rituals, his deep yearning for magic has remained unchanged.
Enhasa’s current life was yet another attempt to become one with magic, but rather than master it, he chose to let it master him. Enhasa’s study of magic began with the esoteric samsaran philosophy known as Living Magic (explained in detail below), which inexorably binds both the samsarans endless lifeforce and the chaotic yet in changing nature of magic. Enhasa sees all life as an extension of magical energy, and has spent a full century in quiet study and mediation at an esoteric mountain retreat of samsaran aesthetics.
One night while he and his comrades were meditating the sky changed, and the world with it. After watching the shower of light from the moons and the creation of the rings Enhasa and a small group of his fellow aesthetics (mostly monks) abandoned their cultures long term isolation to investigate this critical event and to learn it’s true meaning.
When Enhasa’s group arrived in korvaire they found an vast land intricately linked to the moons, to magic, and to a great prophecy said to be the nature of the world itself. So great was their task of learning and understanding that the group spilt up, traveling to different parts of korvaire to learn more about it’s people, it’s dragon marks, and the connection between the marks, the Dragonshards, and the prophecy.
Enhasa and his compatriots have spent the last 20 years investigating in this manner, and They meet in a tavern In Sharn once every five years to discuss their findings. In this time Enhasa has studied korvaire a history, it’s life, it’s bizzarre and sad religion, and it’s even more bizzarre and even sadder people who appear to be doomed to a single life before an eternity of irrelevance.
Living magic is a samsaran philosophy which teaches that all life is in fact an extension of magical potential, and life’s purpose is the increase of that potential from an individual scale all the way up to the multiverse itself. It’s esoteric nature does not lend itself to much I’m the way of strong practical teachings or hard and fast rules, but it does have three primary governing directives.
1:as magic is life, magic must be encouraged.
-The teaching, practice, and experimentation of magic must always be encouraged, including wizard schools, bardic colleges, Druid orders, faith of all kinds, and the like. As a neutral philosophy this also covers things like diabolical cults and and the like, though as a neutral good character Enhasa sees such things as a violation of the second directive.
2: as life is magic, all life must be encouraged.
- life’s constant need to create itself and expand is a reflection of magics own cascading progress and principles. All life of all forms, from fire elemental a to rodents, plays a part in the creation of magic and must be encouraged to thrive. Death is not inherently an impediment to life, but widespread death and destruction is inherently counter-productive to magical growth. Enhasa holds this directive as the highest, and bases most of his decisions on the effect they will have on the creation and continuation of life.
3. As life must lead to death, death too must lead to life.
-the vaguest and most contested of the directives, this directive deals with the place if death, reincarnation, and undeath. The typical samsaran view of undeath (and Enhasa’s) is that of an abomination that interrupts the cycle of reincarnation. Enhasa sees this remnant as a reinforcement of this belief and refuses to create, maintain, or assist with the creation of undead. He wil also go as far as to destroy undead if possible (marking him as a ‘radical’ practitioner of the philosophy).
Other samsarans, seeing reincarnation as a prison rather than a gift, have used this Tennent as a justification of the creation of undead. Enhasa sees such people as blasphemers.
Enhasa’s domains are restoration subdomain of healing and the arcane subdomain of magic. The symbol of Living Magic (his holy symbol) is a tree (representing the tree of life) with an infinity symbol suspended in it’s branches. While he holds a silver version of this symbol dear upon his neck, he also places an arcane mark of this symbol upon his forehead at the end of each mornings prayer and study. This is a simple sign of devotion and not a ‘true’ holy symbol.