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------------------------------------ Name: NeeTahDav Race: Pixie Class: Clericon Artifact: Titan's Star Power: Light/Holy Ages ago, titans fought a horrific war on the world of the Gnomes, using fearsome magical weapons. In their mad war frenzy, the titans destroyed themselves completely, leaving a devastated world in their wake... but one of the magical weapons survived. Although for a titan, it was small enough to fit in one hand, to the Gnomes it was huge and unusable; still, having seen its great power, they decided to keep it in case a way to wield it could be found. They called it the Titan's Star. Now, war rages again across the galaxy, and the Gnomes face a new invasion, potentially as ruinous as the last. In desperation, they contacted the far more magically skilled Pixies, whom they knew were already fighting the enemy on their world, and offered thousands of Gnome warriors and the use of the Titan's Star if in return the Pixies could find a way to actually use it. Even though the Pixies and Gnomes had in the past suffered uneasy tolerance of each other, the Pixies, fighting a losing battle on their own world, saw that perhaps an alliance offered a sliver of hope in the face of unrelenting destruction. They sent their finest priestess, NeeTahDav, to study the device and hopefully activate its powers. At first she made little progress. However, as message after message came in from the Pixie world, each one bringing more dire news, NeeTahDav decided that only one chance remained: to actually merge herself and two of her own magical items with the Titan's Star, to wrest control of it from inside. And so she did - knowing all the while that she might never be able to separate herself from it once merged. While she can sense all that happens, she cannot communicate with anyone outside except by vague empathic suggestions. Non-living objects could not enter the sphere. For their part, the Gnomes provide support, bringing the Star into battle at the forefront of their army. The Bearers of the Star, marked by their green belts, hoist the heavy (to Gnomes) device on their shoulders with poles, carrying NeeTahDav like a queen and knowing that they themselves may not survive as the awesome power of the Star is unleashed. While she did indeed manage to take control of the Titan's Star, its power is nearly overwhelming and she constantly fights to maintain her force of will, to direct its energy to her needs. Can she gain total mastery of the Star in time to save two worlds?