Army of the Wind
Name: Icaria of Theia
Race: Human / Bird people (think I staying with human)
Artifact weapon: Air/Lightning – Two handed sword that can be converted to a lance
The Army of the Wind
The Army of the Wind used to be called The Wind People. They were always an air bound people. Before the ultimate weapon was launched they were the masters of the sky. Using Metal creature to travel to different parts of the Universe. Every race came to them for advice on their own flying machines.
Now 1000 years later they only know as the Army of the Wind. There old name long forgotten by bloodshed and tears of the fallen. The Army of the Wind was created to still the tide of the machines.
The Wind People are but a shadow of their former glory. They are still masters of the sky, but the large metal creatures are of the past. They use magic to take to the skies. With rigs based on the bird models and long perfected by their elders, they can zip through enemy fire like it was as normal as walking. The time of trading is of the past. With their understanding and control of airflow and wind, using magic, they can unleash a devastating attack on the enemy.
The Army of the Wind were a peaceful people. With their knowledge of the wind and aerodynamics they were the first to master flight after the great weapon was launched. And trade was good for a while. Since the machines started to awake, all trade routes have become cut off from one another. Trade has slowed down to a halt. As result the Army of the Wind use their skills for WAR instead of trade and they have become very proficient in their new skills. So much so that they are a feared enemy to come up against.
Icaria is a long lost descendent of Icarus and he is one of the most feared assassins.
Icaria was once a humble trader, a man that was always been in good spirits, a man anyone could call friend. Now, he is feared above all else.
After he saw his wife and child die of starvation and nearly succumbing to it himself, he was saved. It is probably more accurate to say that his body was saved, for the soul never forgets or heals as easily. Icaria was saved by Master Assassin who stumbled upon his house during his travels. He saw the man’s plight and new that without direction he would not last long in this cruel world. He taught him how to use his veteran skill as a flyer for other endeavors then those of trading. He taught him all that he knew about weapons and stealth. Within a short time Icaria was proficient in all skills needed to be master in his own right. The master assassin knew that Icaria would be feared, not so much for his skill, but his eyes. After leaving his master, Icaria went to join the Army of the Wind. A lot of his people had joined up in hopes of glory and money for their family. Icaria wanted nothing more than to rid the world of the machines and create ever lasting peace.
It has been 10 years since he last saw his wife and child. Yet… He can still remember the taste of her lips and the smell of her hair. Icaria has become detached from the real world. He sees his only purpose as to free his people from their turmoil.
If he could feed his own heart to the machine god to satisfy their needs he would.