Seven Sins of Alterone
Rather attractive Human, 27 years of age, standing roughly 6ft. Very clean, very well dressed. His glare has been known to silence a crowded room without a word. He’s a man accustomed to getting his way, and does not handle disappointment well. Daxis has proven time and again that his loyalty, while difficult to earn, is well worth the price.
Daxis took to the customs of Greed at a young age, catching the eye of then leader of Hardewejn’s criminal network, Hux, with his talent for manipulation and extortion. His parents were poor merchants, which embarrassed Daxis to no end, having no patience for those who cannot support themselves, not to mention their child. Daxis effectively “lived” on the streets from the moment he could walk and talk, occasionally stopping home out of some sense of duty. His parents would never accept his attempts to contribute to their tax payments, uncomfortable with taking his money knowing where it came from. Daxis eventually stopped trying, and when they were inevitably charged with failure to pay taxes, Hux, considering the boy his own, saw to it that Daxis’ “obligation” to said taxes was conveniently forgotten.
Coming into his own in recent years, Daxis has taken up Hux’s position as head of the organization, seeing to it that those loyal to the group always have their taxes covered. Loyalty is important to Daxis. Besides, they can’t earn him money from the rack. Roughly a month before the opening events of the adventure, Daxis awoke one morning to find a note slipped under the door of his room at the Hoblin’ Goblin’. No one knows what the note said, nor indeed would anyone know the note existed if Daxis hadn’t approached Mad Dog, half-terrified, half-furious at the lack of security in the inn. He questioned Mad Dog repeatedly on the identities of anyone entering the inn the previous night. Unfortunately, there had been a wedding that same night, and it was impossible to tell how many people had been near Daxis’ room, forget noticing if one placed the note. After the exchange, Daxis left in a hurry, not to be seen again until well after midnight. When he returned, he seemed different. He had always been well-dressed, but it was more noticeable somehow. His clothes were immaculate, and rather more expensive than his usual tastes. He was also noticed carrying a small, nondescript black book. When Mad Dog questioned him about the note, the book, and his whereabouts that day, he was met with a stern, unsettling glare.
Since acquiring the book, which he now wears in a locked strap hung from his belt, Daxis’ dealings have proven far more lucrative than in the past. Debtors pay up much more easily, and sometimes even overpay if Daxis is required to come calling in person. The mayor has also been less interested in interfering with the gang, only showing concern when public outcry occurs, which is rare, and even then, he simply speaks with Daxis, typically requesting that he be more subtle in the future.
Daxis’ motives for aiding the party appear to be rooted in a fondness for slaughtering dark ones. He seems to have a particular disdain for orcs and drow, who typically take more than is required from him when tax time comes, whether out of their own greed, or simply because they know he can’t stop them. But in recent weeks, several dark ones have gone “missing”, and it can be no coincidence these same few were regular tormentors of Daxis, both in his youth and recent years. Rumor has it the book he carries contains a list, and he’s been checking it off…