Aksel was born to two prominent people within the tribe. His father was a consultant to the chief and his mother taught battle techniques to the children. Absorbing as much knowledge from them as possible, Aksel grew up to be a very powerful and knowledgeable warrior becoming a full tribal warrior while still in his teen years.
Unfortunately, his life turned tragic when his tribe was attacked and defeated by a neighboring tribe. Aksel was present in the battle and witnessed both of his parents being slain. Aksel and a few others from his tribe managed to survive the battle but were taken prisoner and sold to human traffickers from Soodaria where they were given over to the Skab people (an insectoid race from the Black Pit) as food.
Aksel managed to escape from becoming dinner and headed to the grand city of Shiara. Needing money to survive, Aksel signed up to fight in the gladiator arena. Despite being an unknown entity (or perhaps because of it), Aksel was victorious in his first tournament. What he didn’t realize at the time was that the arena would become his second home for years afterward.
For years, Aksel would fight in the arena, improving his skills with each passing battle by studying his opponents. Through careful observation, he was able to learn dozens of new fighting styles and became the undisputed champion in the arena. Collecting the gear, weapons, and armor of his defeated adversaries, Aksel has amassed a small fortune worth of battle items over his years.
Role: Tank/ Heavy Hitter
Weight 400 lbs
Unlike the other mythical races that inhabit this world, humans are not naturally gifted with any heightened abilities, senses, or features. While they aren’t born with the sharpest senses or abilities though, they compensate for this through the sheer power, creativity, and ingenuity of their minds. Of all the humanoid races on the planet, humans are the most common and often times are the most advanced and prosperous wherever they reside. Humans also tend to have the richest and most diverse set of customs and traditions as their ways of life vary wildly and are often dictated by where they live.
Physically, their skin can vary in shades from white all the way to dark brown or black. Out of all the heroes, Aksel is the biggest and strongest thanks to strong genetics. Tall and muscular, he possesses tremendous lifting power and high physical endurance.
Having known nothing but violence for years, Aksel has become quite bitter and jaded. Impatient, quick to anger, and rude, he has little compassion for others which is a stark change from his early childhood. As a child, his parents tried to teach him to lead a good and noble life but that innocence was shattered when he saw his parents killed in battle.
Aksel has been trying to regain his humanity and compassion but years of death has made this an everyday struggle. While he obviously knows how to carry himself in a fight, Aksel is also exceptionally smart and observant with a photographic memory; a fact that he keeps to himself. He doesn’t offer advice often but when he does, his party knows that they can trust it
Aksel was born in the continent of Yankona and belongs to the Kelfazar warrior tribe. Made up entirely of men and women with incredible physical stature, this tribe is often at war with neighboring tribes over hunting rights. Fiercely protective of their homeland, the Kelfazar tribe sees war and fighting as a way of life. From a young age, children are put through physical trials that they must pass in order to eventually become tribal warriors.
Warriors in training will spend an entire year learning one specific discipline or technique. At the end of that year, the warrior in training must leave the village in order to seek out a certain type of roaming beast and bring back its head as proof of their victory over it. After returning with the beast’s head, they begin the year-long process all over again with a new discipline. It takes twelve years of training and twelve trips out into the wild to defeat bigger and more dangerous beasts to become a full tribal warrior.
Due to his size, strength, and knowledge of battle techniques, Aksel is a heavy favorite in every battle he enters. Years of studying opponents in the gladiator arena have led him to his own style of fighting which is a hybrid of techniques from around the world making him a force to be reckoned with. His one disadvantage is his cumbersome size which makes him move slower and unable to dodge as effectively as others in the party.
While he has amassed a large collection of different weapons from his opponents, Aksel still prefers to use a large battle hammer that he has had for years. In addition to this, he also carries a large double bladed ax, a machete, and spiked brass knuckles.