MICHEL ‘MEANBONE’ WILLI
HEIGHT: 188 cm
“Hearthless is what is… ruler with determination…”
Michel was a hard and complicated one to deliver and the effort drained the life of his mother, and eventually himself. The Midwifes claimed that he took but one breath of air, then sighed and looked around with increasingly bulging eyes, as his hearth had stopped and he was loosing his Spirit anchor in his Carcass.
Thus did his father, a skilled Moss'ari Shaman, see no other solution but to perform a dangerous ancient rite on the baby. Seldom used as it demanded the highest of Skill to conduct, it had not been practiced for hundreds of years. But with his wife gone and the child slipping away, he cut the child’s hearth out chanting the praise to Babusla. She appeared and replaced it with a Pink Magic Shard and with a healing hand closed the wound -and the baby screamed!
As she vanished with the hearth Tiati lifted his son and praised him. The next day at sunrise the King held his son high in front of the assembled Horde and all cheered the King to come.
During his childhood he became strongly bonded with a handful of the other kids and excelled in every way of sports, wit and hand. The group always trying to out-best each other and in their early teens they began involving Magic in their competition: chants, talismans, weaving of hands, force of will, and any form of Alchemy they could imagine. As they aged they became extremely skilled in the use of Magic and a fearsome lot of opponents in battle. A fact that resulted in their Horde being sought as ally in warfare.
As the young generation of Magic skilled warriors grew in age and numbers so did their influence in Tusla. In 1146 they decided to see if they could conquer their country and unite it under one crown, so warfare against opposing forces began and within the first summer they had gained control of all the Greystone Plateau, the following summer they took Fjordor Roughlands and all of Tusfjell up north. Then it was but two more years and all of Tusla but the lowlands west of Rainers Falls, which submitted the following year. So it took but 5 years and they had control over Tusla.
Victorious and with a strong united base, they started to send agents into Grebi and Usai as they had grander plans for East Fjella. As years went they learned of a mighty force in Tornix which they realized they could never defeat. So they formed an alliance, Junnatu Weavers and Dawn Reborn would be the dominating forces. Both of course seeking to be dominant without warfare.
Skjald El Mary
50′ -often in war… he gained lethal a scar… sending others afar…
55′ -but with a grin… he stitched a cut… bent a bone… scoffed a blow…
60′ -with creaks and cracks… flows stopped and bones mended…
65′ -how could he… what did it mean… bone…
In 1167 Meanbones fathers health had begun to falter, and the Horde had begun discussing his role as the next king. When Zizu visited and told Meanbone that there might be someone who could shed light on the ritual performed on him when born. Surprised that Zizu knew of it he asked how? Zizu is said to have replied “I… know a lot, and as I am traveling there anyways I wanted you to come along“. Intrigued Meanbone went along.
I’ve been told that when they sailed out from Port Skipol they both noticed a Beastmaster, clearly with mixed blood due his size and bulk, sitting aside the rest. Intrigued they approached, introduced themselves and inquired about his heritage. Zizu told me that he had a hunch about the Kobold blood, but meeting one of Kobold blood was a first for Meanbone. Both immediately liked Kalmo who was merely seeing the world. So they agreed to travel together to this ‘secret spot’ Zizu wanted to show them.
A few weeks later they stood at the shore of Halkistal and Zizu asked Deepminded about some amulet-key. They was shown both The Well of Wisdom and the Well of Divine Tears, the first guests in the vault since 1128. Zizu and Meanbone left that same year, leaving Kalmo behind.
After becoming king in 1182, years passed where Meanbone didn’t do much but strengthen his grip on Tusla and influence in East Fjella. A move he further strengthen by moving their Hordes court to Usai where they began to enhance some ancient caves and called the new site Junnatu Caves
In 1232 he held a great banquet to celebrate his 50 years anniversary as king and invited hundreds of royal, nobility, and self-made notabilities. At the feast Bergon was present and used the feast to gain insight into one of the best kept secrets in The Realm. A knowledge Bergon sold to Lionel and the founders of the Holy Star Order. It might have been at this feast, that the idea of The Ream and a Leap Year elected High King of Kings was born.
In 1251 the founding members of the Holy Star Order came to East Fjella. Landing in Tornix they was intercepted by Zizu. Who called upon Terminus of the Junnatu Weavers to come study the visitors. Both was tricked though, and the group managed to ambush Attilla steal the map to Meanbone’s heart and travel incognito to the Junnatu Caves.
The following year the Holy Star Order was allowed to set up monasteries at very favorable tax and military terms. More surprisingly was it that Meanbone supported Gizmo as the first High Kings Captain. Some say it’s due the respect Gizmo gained after meeting alone with the Junnatu Weavers court presenting both Meanbone and Attilla with personal gifts. I’ve heard that a personal duel between Gizmo and Attila took place; none have said who won. But it’s said that at some point in the duel Attilla whispered something in the ear of Gizmo.
In 1277 Meanbone once again was in Fogwald, visiting Deepminded at the Deep Inn. Present was also Black Oak, The Pilgrim, Kanziganthir, Woodmaster and at the 2nd day El Mary showed up and was welcomed. The next day when the group rode off she stood long in the doorway, looking at the back of Black Oak.
When the the Great Invasion hit our shores and sites Meanbone was with Zizu at Ashenhall going over some lore with Ulrich. When suddenly The Pilgrim came forth from a mirror, pulled the Kings aside and exchanged short words, then stepped back into another mirror.
Within a few hours the castle was a roar of noise, as the king had ordered his army to prepare to travel to Grimsborg and fight some Frog-men Monsters that had swarmed their High King. Then suddenly, Ulrich has told me, the castle went silent as words spread that Academy of Ri, The Beastmaster Fair, and other locations had been attacked as well. By a myriad of humanoid creatures and monsters numbering thousands.
Meanbone left as quickly as The Pilgrim and went to the Junnatu Caves. When he came forth from the Teleport Site he was overwhelmed by the mayhem. Everywhere he looked he saw his Hordes members fight. Seeing their king, Terminus, Atilla and their guest Nahita ran to the site and ganged up with their king. The group plowed it’s way to the caves entrance and managed to get inside.
Greatly decimated they managed to withstand the pressure and it turned into a siege. Foes most likely waiting for reinforcements. It came 6 months later, but it was good news for the Junnatu Weavers as it was Polski and Aragon with a contingent of warriors and 2 wagons of provisions. The aid attacked the besiegers in the back and the besieged sallied out and they ended up victorious. From there they began purging the lands.
His heart is stored in a secret place som he cannot be killed by normal wounds.
Last Updated on 2022-12-31 by IoM-Christian