Smoke's Flame--Adventures in Punjar
Cain the Cunning
Cain is a tall, slender man with sandy blonde hair and piercing grey eyes. He wears fine clothing, and plays a lute skillfully albiet idly.
The son of Luthien, the High Theist of the Raven Queen’s temple in Punjar, Cain grew up in a cloistered setting, studying to follow his father into the Raven Queen’s priesthood. One day in his mid teens, while wandering the market in Punjar, Cain saw a travelling magician performing tricks for the crowds. Intrigued, Cain made excuses to return day after day, and soon began asking the magician to teach him. After several weeks, Cain was showing true promise as an arcane caster and had even begun learning several musical instruments. However, Luthien found out about his son’s excursions into the market and his “extra-curricular activities” and forebade the boy from returning to the activities he loved. That night, Cain snuck out of the temple and left Punjar for what he thought was the last time. Over the years, Cain has seen and done many things. He has worked the mines of the North with the dwarves, and tended sacred glades with the elves. He has studied the migratory patterns of the hill giants in the East, and sailed the Western Blade Coast as a corsair. Finally, with his wanderlust brought down to a light simmer, Cain decided that it was time for him to return to Punjar and make amends with his father. Surely Luthien would forgive him when he saw what a success his son had become. However, upon returning to Punjar, Cain discovered that the temple to the Raven Queen had lost its place in the Temple District and, more disturbingly, that his father had not been seen since the night that his temple was taken over by a new sect. In searching the streets for answers, Cain discovered that he was not the only one doing so. A name kept coming up, Grieve Rimestone, and it was connected to the group Smoke’s Flame. Deciding to see what Rimestone knew, Cain made his way into the Smoke, to the dwelling of the now well-known Smoke’s Flame.