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Isaa (2 gift Novice) - Cause of death: Game Toxicity.

Isaa was a son of a shapeshifter and a human. Born in Bahla, Oman; the city of magic! As he grew up as a child, he used to see his father hitting his mother on daily bases... In a place no woman has any rights in. At 5 years old, Isaa’s mother has succumbed to her illness leaving Isaa with a necklace and in a place where he felt not welcomed with his abusive father. Isaa grew being bullied until he was 7 years old, as he had some problems with his speech because of his inability to control his tongue probably. At a destined day in 2005, the floating rock of Bahla finally fell, and the horns of hell were finally blown. People got on their knees and tried to reflect on their acts as they welcomed the judgement day, yet Isaa who already felt like he didn’t belong there, ran as fast as he wanted... Looking backward he saw the people of Bahla extend their hands toward him as if asking him to not leave them there, and right in front of his eyes... Isaa’s world vanished with just one spark of light that wiped the entire town from existence! As he looked upward he saw a winged creature, disgusting looking, homing in the sky. With just the sight of such creature, Isaa lost conscious just outside the town of Bahla.

Waking up just to find himself in a cell, Isaa was soon the center of attention of the whole country, yet his remarks about a winged creature and his inability to speak properly have made him a laughing stock to everyone and scarred him mentally to not speak. Using caves as shelters and stealing from people to survive, Isaa could only rely on theft to stay alive; training himself to be stealthy and sneak into people’s house as survival in a modernized Middle East was very hard for a 7 years old kid.

At 11 years old, Isaa has killed for the first time, as he was trying to steal food from a house yet seen the drunk father hitting their children which brought back unpleasant memories. Overcame by rage Isaa couldn’t think clearly as he grabbed the knife that was in the table and stabbed the man on the back cutting through his intestines yet Isaa thought that one stab wasn’t enough for such a scum and thus stabbed over and over again. The dead body fell to the ground, and the abused kid backed to the corner and started crying quietly as Isaa finally realized what he has done.

Scrolling through Muscat, Isaa grew up into a fine thief, and by 13 he was used by some rich people to steal important documents from each others. His small physique and his reluctance to speak even in the direst conditions made him one of the favorite thieves of the rich. It sustained him will, and allowed him to finally start making connections, until one day Isaa was betrayed when he was 14 years old. One of the richest people in the world in 2013 was the OPEC leader who loves to use the underaged Isaa as a thriving raccoon, but it has been many years since Isaa started working for him, and the small kid probably knew so many secrets and his existence became a threat to the OPEC leader, thus he was set up for a grand scheme of sending him in a mission then giving his whereabouts to the targets which will in turn kill him, but defying all odds, Isaa who is a 14 years old managed to come back with a scary scar left on his neck, and without any vocal cords. His mission was a success, one that relieved him from his fear of speaking since he became a mute, yet it also broke him as he was forced to kill a lot of people to achieve his mission. Unknowingly to Isaa, the fact that his mom’s necklace was the one that made him “regenerate” despite his neck was slashed by a knife have changed him forever, and he will probably find out in the future.

With Isaa becoming mute, the OPEC no longer felt threatened by him being interrogated and didn’t even want to spend the time hunting down the 14 years old who just murdered many people and completed his quest. They didn’t want the kid to know that the plan was devised by them, thus kept him on a leash as a hunting dog. A 14 years old Isaa started developing an obsession with daggers and knives, as they were the ones that were used to make him mute, and they were the ones that were used for his first kill, and they were the one that protected him from being killed, in Isaa’s mind it was the daggers and the knives that always have been sincere to him, when everyone else was cruel and mean.

A life of independence soon followed as Isaa reached 16 years old, and OPEC losing a lot of market shares to both America and Russia who started producing more oil and also the revolution in Libya that decreased the oil production Saudi agents used to produce from there. With two new powerful competitors entering the market, the demand of Isaa was higher, and like an item he was offering his service to the highest bidder. At the start he wasn’t very famous, yet his ability to assassinate people was much better than anticipated and he always got his hirers the results they wanted. Thus one day Isaa was hired by the American companies to steal a very important document related to a scandal of the leader of OPEC from a location. The mission was meant to go smoothly as the OPEC leader and his wife were supposed to be outside of the mansion, yet once Isaa bypassed the cameras and sneaked inside, he have seen a scene that he never saw before.... The brother of the OPEC leader, and the OPEC leader’s wife, yet what infuriated Isaa the most is the fact that there were so many underaged girls who have been tortured and used as toys. So without any warning, Isaa threw a dagger killing the wife who was riding her husband’s brother. The proceeded to torture the fat pig for hours to come. He freed the underaged slaves, yet he didn’t know at the time that he just signed their death sentence. As he completed his mission and returned, he downplayed the situation as this wasn’t the first time he did something without thinking as he raged.

On the other side, the OPEC leader have thought that Isaa have found out about their past plot to kill him, and have declared Isaa the enemy of the people. Hearing the news Isaa continued to work as an assassin, yet everyone he met was like a predator looking at Isaa like weak prey. As Isaa became 18 years old, he has already killed half of the well known assassins of the world, and he was very efficient with his daggers and knives. But as he reached 19 something in him snapped as he learned about the truth of the OPEC plot and how everyone has pretty much betrayed him except his daggers and knives. Thus he asked the Americans to make him an alias, in which he used to ask the Russians to give him an alias, in which he used to ask the Saudi to give him an alias, and this is how Master Assassin Isaa became Naoh.

Living in Switzerland with the money Naoh collected back when he was Isaa was very thrilling, yet there was two wishes that always came to Naoh’s mind, to destroy OPEC and to know more about the winged creature that he saw at the time.

This character was supposed to develop special body traits with every power suiting its shape shifter bloodline. I might have assigned the wrong limits because of my misunderstanding of the game, yet I was going to edit them. As Naoh awakens his first power, he excels at using his best friends the daggers and the knives, and for his second power, he runs very fast but the hands of those who once lived in Bahla chases him from the ground trying to grab him and dragging him down but to no avail.

The character was designed to show the beauty of how Isaa descend into the darkness as his body changes and become monstrous for every major traumatizing event he encounters, until one day the innocent kid Isaa that exists until now fades away, and it is just a sequence of unfortunate consequences that lead him to become a monster (NPC). I was thinking of a cool epilogue like killing harbingers or so once he gets very strong as he starts thinking that one of them is probably the winged creature or related to it. By instinct Isaa is aggressive against winged monstrous creatures as they remind him of his real hometown and his regrets.

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Neil Stewart (4 gift Novice) - Cause of death: Blade to the skull

He died in the hands of a person he thought he could trust but turns out she was the daughter of man he failed and he accept his fate regardless of the future he wanted to help but was a greater problem to the poor miscreation of man his last words were
" im sorry i deserve this"

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Doc Benton (0 gift Newbie) - Cause of death: Drained dry by a vampire, blessed by its esteemed master or some such.

A particularly fancy gravestone in a nice graveyard in Scotland, paid for by a fellow contractor, Belle, reads:
Dr. Benton
"Trusted Friend, Honored Surgeon, Paid the ultimate price to protect the innocent."
"I've Got A Plan!"

The truth:
Esteemed travelling doctor, mostly residing in southern mountains of California, USA
Lived 130 years, harvesting many organs from others to sustain his curse of a life.
Died his first game, with many of these... 'parts' on his person, and a long path of connected crimes, though he did leave the 'donors' alive when possible...
A book, that included the secrets of his formulae and many alchemical processes, the secret to the curse of unlife, respectlessly looted by the vampire hunters...
Funnily enough, Belle ensured he had the hero's treatment in the end.

Last Words, in the clutches of Anna (NOT Buffy) villian wanna be.
"I got a plan!"

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Lucy Kate (4 gift Novice) - Cause of death: Stabbed by an animated ventriloquist dummy

The wolf creature's blood-matted fur fell away, leaving a severely wounded young woman. She turned to the ginger boy, her same age, and breathed her final words.

"Elliot. If you see Reed. . . Tell her she's going to do great things."

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Brioche Vidal (3 gift Novice) - Cause of death: Shotgunned in the head by a fellow Contractor

Funny how it's sometimes the little things that spark the fires. Something as simple as the decision to put someone out of their misery can spark the deadliest reactions.

For this cannibal celebrity chef, his most merciful killing was also his last.

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Jack Twilight (0 gift Novice) - Cause of death: Eaten by a hydra

Some say he's simply performing his greatest disappearing act ever.

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