I have been lurking the forums recently and finally come up with some substance to put into a character, Delrathen.
Being new to it I'm looking for some opinions on my main idea for a character to roleplay.
So far I have an idea for a Forsaken Warrior. (please feel free to point out any misgivings in his backstory as it is no where near set in stone) Originally he was a devout follower of the light, a preist in Stratholme, with a wife and a child. Never being prone to violence, prefering to get along with everyone and compromise where necessary. As he was never the physical type he found sanctuary in the protection of the divine. An easy going charismatic fellow.
However, as I'm sure you see where this is going, (and I know it's somewhat of a taboo to have your character encounter a large character from lore, but given the circumstances I see this as nothing large) He hears the screams of his fellow Stratholmians as they fall at the hands of Lordaerons finest and a Paladin of the Silver hand. He runs outside to investigate telling his family to stay indoors. He attempts to do what he can but soon realises it's a lost cause and runs back to his family, where he witnesses the death of his Wife and 10 year old son as they are crushed and slaughtered by Arthas and two of his entourage.
Delrathen rushes at Arthas looking quite comical in his lovely white robe, weilding a book as if it's the hand of Ragnaros He is crushed by the Hammer blessed with the beloved divine.
Due to unknown circumstances he is raised in undeath. Either as a servant of the Lich King in irony or as a follower of the Dark lady I have not decided yet. But he regains conscious thought during the escape of the Banshee queen or when he is resurrected by her minions.
He casts off his attachment to the light as it had disentangled itself from him when he needed it most at the death of his wife and child, also himself for that matter. Finally having the strength of undeath at his command he learns the art of beating his enemies into submission with a bigger stick then the one with which they hit him. His hate for the Lich king being a drive to become stronger and more knowledgable in the art of furiously wailing at his enemies.
However at the death of the Lich king he loses all purpose to his... life. With nothing left as a goal he is trying to find his way in the world. With his charisma carrying through from life to his rotting carcass, taking on a darker side as any would if they were turned into a walking corpse. He has an utter hate for Paladins and preists and treats them with contempt at any chance he gets. However developing a need to protect those weaker than himself as he has nothing better to do with his time.
Got a bit bored at the end there and summarised all my ideas for his personality in the one, however just after some advice on how this is looking? Criticism is appreciated as the last thing I need is an even more inflated head.