The Last Nephileïm
I have a particular feeling for this character. When I wrote my first novel about Oniris, he already was a character in it. Not really important but already a priest and member of the Nephileim Council. But at this time... he was just a child, a real brat! :D
When I decided to include Oniris territories in the Shredded Lands (but many years after the original story), I knew that I had to keep one of those Nephileims. But who ? At first I thought of my main Nephileim, a High Priest, son of the Goddess but it souds just weird... So I decided to keep Ereshkidal but as time passed, he also grewn up to become a seducing man.This is why I so love him, he is like my baby, the only character I've seen as a kid and an adult.
He is really the key character of my story. When the team discovers him, everything seems solved. In fact, Ereshkidal is both the key of all enigmas and the one who is going to bring new questions...
He is the last remaining Nephileim, a race from Oniris that has been totally exterminated. Though he has huge and terrifying powers, he always tries to avoid battles, he is a real diplomat (but sometimes a bit maladjusted). As a high priest of Goddess Nephile, he is both expert in healing and necromancy but he also knows how to use a sword. The drop point blade (inherited from his father) is presently sealed as it is a soul-eater.
Concerning his name, I was looking for some mythological name with a strong reference to death and including a "k" so I obviously chose this one :) I know, Ereshkidal is a woman, so is Artemis after all (for all the Forgotten Realms' readers :giggle:)
Posted 2 years ago
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