|Affiliation||Order of the Merlin, The Alliance (Formerly),|
|Position||Scholar, Pyromancer, Astromancer, Spy|
|Location||Varies (See Locations)|
A mage on his own - following the fall of Quel'Thalas to the Scourge, Illkas saw little for himself among his withering people. After seeing the start of the rebuilding process as his people would cope with their withdrawal from the Sunwell's magic, he would leave his home - taking an addiction to Fel magics with him. Coping on his own, and trading one addiction for another - he would continue his arcane and celestial studies, never staying in one place for too long.
Now, as the Darkspear Rebellion divides the Horde that his people had joined - Illkas has returned to see his people through the difficult choices ahead - once again applying his skills as a Pyromancer and his cover as a traveling merchant and scholar to gain intel for his people in their rebellion.
Illkas is a level 90 mage roleplaying on the Server:Wyrmrest Accord US Server.
Taking a neutral stance between the two factions, the Horde and the Alliance, Illkas works to blend rp between the two for the sake of researching arcane and celestial magics. Often seen trading rare crystals and arcane gems and sharing research in world cities, Illkas is a figure who tries to make friends with everyone - rarely taking sides.
Personality & DescriptionEdit
He looks smug and devious, a trouble maker if you could pick one out - but if you get the chance to interact with him at all - he'd be anything but. Clever and charming, yes, but honest and well meaning.
He'd be dressed in easy flowing red robes, sometimes seen wrapped in a cloak - always with a red mask covering the lower half of his face. His voice would be rather deep for an elf, a voice that demands attention. His eyes, like many of his kind, would flicker and swirl with a fel green tint - and, as one would imagine, he smells of arcane residue.
Leading up to the Third WarEdit
Born and raised to be a magi - his father and mother would press him harshly to his studies - those of fire and pure arcane magics. For over a hundred years he would perfect his skills - a master Pyromancer who just happened to have other things in mind. Though not disliking his study of fire, Illkas' mind was in other studies - namely that of space and stars and the raw energy aimlessly floating about the cosmos. While he the majority of his years studying fire magics, he often snuck in time observing the skies - sharing research with older magisters and trying to conduct his own research. He made several trips out of Quel'Thalas to gather research from elsewhere in the world - further expanding his desire to become more and more involved in his own studies.
The Fall of Quel'ThalasEdit
Illkas, studying at the Magisters' Terrace close to the Sunwell at the time of the invasion, was one of many who rushed to defend the city and the Sunwell against the onslaught of the Scourge, let by no other than Arthas Menethil - the fallen prince of Lordaeron.
Barely surviving the destruction of Quel'Thalas, Illkas, like all of the Quel'dorei, suffered greatly from withdrawal from the magics of the Sunwell. Like the rest, he took up siphoning Fel magic to keep up his connection - but as his people slowly began to piece their lives back together and rebuild - he saw little for himself there in Quel'Thalas. Departing from his lifelong home, Illkas began to travel, escaping the plagued and lost north as quickly as possibly for the rising nations to the south - and even as far away as Kalimdor.
From Stormwind to Theramore Isle and even Eldre'Thalas and Orgrimmar, Illkas wandered freely, serving no faction or alliance, taking in all the research he could find and compare - beginning to piece together some sort of a broader picture of celestial magics.
He wound up spending a great deal of time on the continent of Northrend just before the outbreak of the War against the Lich King - studying close to the Titan city of Ulduar (instance) - impressed and enthralled with the ease of connection to the stars from there in the north. Illkas would return south in the heat of the multi-faction invasion of Northrend, spending a short period of time as a prisoner of war, held by the Alliance who misjudged and assumed he was there with the Horde. Often finding himself in such situations considering the rising tension between the Alliance and the Horde, of which his people were now fully pledged members, Illkas faced increasing odds as he sought to continue his research free of interference.
The Siege of OrgrimmarEdit
As the Horde Alliance war boiled out of control, Illkas has found himself questioning his own place in the picture, torn between returning to help his people and continue his research independently. After coming into an unsuspecting partnership, Illkas was inspired to return to his people - to help them to break free of Garrosh's strangling grip, and to forge a new destiny with his people. Joining the Darkspear Rebellion, Illkas serves as an informant, easily acquiring intelligence with the cover of a traveling scholar and merchant selling rare crystals.