The North Woods
Drow Elf Wizard
Varis is one of 2 surviving children of the Nailo noble house, after another house raised Nailo to blood and dust proof of the loss of Lolth’s favor. She was raised as a slave with her twin sister. She given the promise of freedom of slavery if she would act as a spy and assassin to Sect of Druids who held a sacred relic of the Goddess Arawai (life and nature) if she returned with said relic she’d be given her freedom. Instead she found a group of Wizards (elf) studying in a temple to the Goddess Sehanine (knowledge). She pretending to be an escaped drow slave and begged for sanctuary giving her time to see if there was anything. The head wizard Ielenia saw magical ability in her and was not fooled by her story and started to slowly push Varis to let go of her drow training and embrace a new life. A few years pass and Varis is happy and content to study magic and no longer be a slave and assassin until Drow hunters fall upon the temple and murder all with in lead by her sister. Ielenia sacrificed her life to give Varis and a few other students time to escape.
Varis is considered a criminal and traitor by most other Drow. Varis spends most of her time in the wilds avoiding others who may attack first seeing her Drow features. Varis still fights against cultural baggage in her head about other surface races, but Ielenia’s teaching and sacrifice have gone a long way in showing her another path.
Varis started life as a rogue and assassin and can still be stealthy and pick a lock, but her magical talent has risen to the forefront and finds peace in the scribing, studying and meditation of spells.