Her look is both beautiful and deadly – she is tall and slender, projecting an aura of both strength and agility. Her white hair is sometimes cut short, spiked at the tips and she favours a long coat of leather, itself embellished with images of the Kraken, the spiked collar framing her face. [1a] Her weapons of choice are a jewelled cutlass and a tri-bladed main gauche. [1b]
She was born more than five hundred years ago on the Black Ark Eternity of Torment.[2a] Her mother and all but one of brothers were sacrificed to prolong the life of her father who had been cursed[2c] - she and her last brother Levrid attempted to escape but were captured and he was killed in turn to give her father another hundred years, although he begged him to take Arika instead. [2b]
She traded favours with the Witch Hunter Hanniver Toll and he was able to contact her in extremis with a Kraken’s Eye, a magical orb. [1a] and with this he contacted her to first release him from prison and then help save the city of Excelsis from an uprising by the Cult of the Fated Path.
|By the black depths, I needed that. You’ve no idea how dull it is to be anchored in Excelsis harbour, sitting there counting coins with nothing to kill.
~ Arika to Hanniver Toll .[1c]
- 1: Legends of the Age of Sigmar: City of Secrets by Nick Horth
- 2: Heart of Winter (novella) by Nick Horth