She wears dark-colored and hand-crafted armor, tailored to her fighting-fit form. A dark cowl is usually pulled over her head, connected to the long black cloak she wears. On her hip is a Bastard sword, on her chest a Legion badge denoting her rank as Tirones.
Her facial tattoos do not seem to be religious in nature, and the lack of a prominent holy symbol on her person would be noteworthy to someone if they saw her healing blessings in action. Her expression seems to have a perpetual underlying sadness to it, but there is a faint spark of hope in her blue eyes.
Darcy was once a dedicated soldier and field medic, stalwart in her friendships, personable and empathetic. Now she has become reclusive, spending most of her time quietly perfecting her arts in armor-smithing. She is still friendly when working on an order of armor, but she doesn't spend time to get to know new people nor visit the Second Wind campfire.
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Once on a battlefield halfway across the continent of Faerun, a woman called Darcy Lothara died. On her arrival to the City of Judgment, she was compelled straight to the Crystal Spire and her judgment. She was a lawful woman, loyal, though not particularly good or evil. She did not, however, have a patron deity. It was not that she didn't worship the gods, she actually paid homage to many gods, but there was none in particular she held close in her soul.
Kelemvor was still a brand new god at this time. He had been considering the fate of Faithless and False under the reigns of the gods that had ruled the dead before him, and had started toward leniency to the honorable and virtuous. Eventually this would lead him to be judged guilty of Incompetence by Humanity, but this had yet to happen.
When Darcy appeared before him, Kelemvor shocked her with a revelation: A field medic was about to save her life... but only if she had a god to allow her return to the Prime. He would allow her return to life on a very peculiar condition: he would grant her his power, and she was to use it to keep the souls of soldiers like herself from arriving in his City before their time. She never actually had time to respond, though, as her soul was swiftly sent back to the Prime, carrying with it Kelemvor's power and full memory of her time in the beyond, memories that are usually denied to any returned to life.
While she has implied to others of her faith on occasion that she knows the City of the Dead, Darcy has to this day never told the story of her death to another.
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Time in Sundren
When Darcy arrived in Sundren, it was a time of turmoil for the local Temple of Kelemvor. They were beset by the Black Hand, which included the Children of Colibrus and the Cult of Myrkul. The last of these were the greatest threat, as they were on the verge of locating the Crown of Horns and resurrecting their dead god - one of Kelemvor's predecessors. All three groups had prominent and powerful vampires in their ranks, who were corrupting and coercing those who would otherwise protect the valley.
Darcy and many of the other lower clergy were opposed when a vampire priestess of Myrkul, Isolde, came to them seeking asylum from both the Black Hand and the Legion, but the head of the temple allowed it for a time while they deliberated what to do with her. Liem Ashcroft, a rare follower of Jergal who also frequented the Temple of Kelemvor, offered the vampiress a choice: become a Scrivener of Doom and spend eternity writing the litany of the dead, or have her unnatural, unsanctioned existance ended. Shortly after having these options presented to her, Isolde disappeared from the temple, followed by the monk Lilene who had defended her to the rest of the clergy when they would have slayed the vampire.
Darcy left Sundren on a pilgrimage to Ormath. She had intended to seek aid and guidance for the Sundren temple. Before she made it there, however, Myrkul was resurrected by his followers and Kelemvor slain. For a year Darcy wandered the lands, carefully checking on many fallen Temples of Kelemvor, before finally returning to Sundren.
Since her return, she has been lying low. She quietly makes armor for A & L Foundry, primarily out of Unstoppable Forces. She occasionally visits the Temple of Lathander, but tries hard to avoid the Mausoleum of Jergal in Sestra, as it stands on the grounds where the Temple of Kelemvor once stood.
She knows she is probably the last Favoured of Kelemvor in Sundren, and possibly the last in all of Faerun. While the remaining power within her gives her a hope that few other of Kelemvor's followers have a chance to know, it is also a terrible burden. As a holder of Kelemvor's power, she must survive if there is to be any hope of resurrecting Kelemvor and righting what was made wrong when Myrkul returned.
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Allies, Enemies, & Other Associations
Noril De'nor: A tiny Wood Elf with jagged teeth and a thick accent. He is Darcy's oldest friend in the Valley, though he frequently disappears into the Spine for extended periods.
Liem Ashcroft: The Jergalite weapon-smith is her business partner, and one of her dearest friends.
Bram Drimson: Legion Scholii and faithful of Mystra, this farm-bred sorcerer was Darcy's lover. Her long and sudden absence from the valley put a strain on their relationship, and now she's trying to put the pieces back together.
Shadestrike and the Eboncoins: For a time Noril and Darcy were being hunted by the assassins of Sundren's criminal underground. Her absence of over a year has either caused them to forget her, or they don't know she's returned. Either way, she is not eager to find a day with a friend's body on her doorstep, a warning they were fond of before she left.
The Church of Myrkul: As one of Kelemvor's few remaining followers, Darcy knows that the Myrkulites, and likely their other allies in the Black Hand, are the greatest threat to her life at this time.
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A fan of romance novels, Darcy visits the Temple of Sune every few weeks to purchase at least one new read.
Variations of Research
Questions in Faith
Of the Living and the Dead
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