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Fugitby Marco Dalmonte English translation by Gary Davies
Level, Alignment, Sphere: 22nd (Empyreal), LN, Time
Symbol: a serpent biting its tail (the Ouroboros, symbol of eternity and the circular nature of time)
Portfolio: persevere the flow of time, memory, history, experience, knowledge, temporal paradoxes
Worshipped in: Yavdlom
Appearance: a man so old he appears ageless, with a bald head, a short white beard, many wrinkles that frame a face with a wise and calm aspect, but in which are two bright, attentive and inquisitive eyes, wearing a light blue long tunic that appears liquid due to the folds and the reflections that continually ripple it. Fugit is enveloped by an aura that to the eyes of the observer always make him appear divided in hundreds of images that repeat, after a few fractions of second delay, all his movements.
History: PROBABLE THEORY: the origins of Fugit and the way in which he became Immortal are quite bizarre. He came from the Temporal Prime (the plane of the temporal flow that surrounds each reality), in which he lived in symbiosis together with others of his race. Because of the interference of some carnifex in the temporal flow, the members of his race were magically attracted towards portals that led to Mystara, here they were imprisoned and utilised for experiments that helped the carnifex in their attempts to achieve the total control of the space-time. Last among the survivors of this unequal fight, Fugit was able to communicate with the Immortal Simurgh and to warn him of how much had happened. Simurgh tried his best to help Fugit's people (by now reduced to a few dozen individuals), but the tragedy by now was inevitable and for the Immortals (warned by Simurgh) there just remained one final drastic solution. Understanding well that if they didn’t do anything other worlds also would be in danger, Fugit accepted the proposal of the Immortals of Mystara and he was made the instrument of their revenge. In the final ceremony that should open wide to the carnifex the space-time portal making them thus Immortals and capable of unlocking the gates of the prison of the Entity of Elsewhere, Fugit became the catalyst of the power of the Immortals and the result was the failure of the ritual of the carnifex and a surge of anti-time that completely ruined all their cultures, while the few survivors were taken by the Immortals and then locked up in the Wells of Exile for ever. Following the ritual, Fugit survived and again found himself changed by the energy which he had been through, his essence became that of an Immortal. From that moment he was devoted to the Sphere of Time and he became the defender of the Temporal Plane and of the reality of the Multiverse. In the following centuries Fugit participated to the construction of the Drop of Forgetfulness in order to remove the dangerous memory of Nithia from Mystara, to the destruction of the chronomancy rebels of Vertiloch and to operations of temporal tidiness/police more or less unknown.
Personality: Fugit is the expert on the history of the Multiverse, a methodical student of the Temporal Plane and of its characteristics, and has the important order entrusted to him by the Hierarch of Time of watching the temporal paradoxes on Mystara. He is known as the Keeper of Memory and he is a sort of supervisor and hunter for the Sphere of Time, whose duty is to monitor, from his homeplane (Tempus), whoever has dealings with the temporal plane and imprison those that abuse it.. Fugit is charged with facing and eliminating anti-time practises, like the excessive use of spells of longevity, abuse of artefacts of time travelling or temporal tunnels, since they oppose the natural creep of time. Fugit is obstinate and methodical, but unflinching in the defence of his ideas and of the unrelenting creep of time, an unrelenting executor who is greatly amused to study the paradoxes how to find and punish those that threaten the known temporal reality. He is also one of the principal enemies of the Hollow World, and for this is an adversary of Ka, Ixion and Korotiku (Ordana has been forgiven for a time due to the “intercession” of Khoronus), which he considers too true to the rules, heartless and deprived of imagination or compassion. The truth is that Fugit firmly believes in the selection of civilisation directed by time and by history, therefore if the mortals are not able to help themselves it is just that they disappear as a consequence of their errors, or for avoiding that in future other cultures and wider territories are set in danger (as happened with Nithia). However, unlike his allies Khoronus and Simurgh (much more diplomatic), the authoritative and rigid character of Fugit often drives him to demonise the behaviour of the three patrons of the Hollow World and to openly condemn them, a thing that naturally inspires their hate and serves to paint Fugit as an excited and destructive dogmatist (traits that are also often attributed to him by the mortals, seeing his connection with the unrelenting flow of time and the inevitability of death).
Allies: Khoronus, Simurgh
Enemies: Ka, Ixion, Korotiku, all those that threaten the evolution of history or the temporal flow
Alignment of followers: any; clerics must be Lawful or Neutral
Favourite weapon: scythe (allowed all bludgeoning weapons)
Clerics’ skills and powers: extraordinary power of celerity once per day (can have two actions for 1d4 round), free sense time skill, +2 bonus to any one knowledge or history skill (not free)
Domains: Time, Law, Knowledge, Oracle
Preferred weapon: scythe