High Hopes Low Rolls
Rosa Zahradny (Zameena)
Draconic Sorcerer; Deceased
Sorcerer, Dragonic Ancestry. Prefers Evocation.
The daughter of Ronnulth the Gold, and Lillia Zahradny, Rosa grew up on Knothol. Several years after her father disapered, her mother encouraged her to find someone to teach her to use magic properly, to help her live up to something. She left home to study under Sareth, and met Rook, who she eventually fell in love with.
She was present the night Rook’s pursuers attacked Sareth’s tower, and fled with Rook in the aftermath, taking up a mask and a new name alongside him. After the incident in Faberston, she headed east, through the mountains. Whilst not entirely sure what to do with herself, but not wanting to return home, she kept an ear to the ground for news of Jay. Her first run in with the Cult of Tiamat was when following a rumour that suggested the Drake Family was trading women in The Silver Homeland. It was a trap, and she came away from the experience with more than just physical scars. Rosa spent the next year on the run.
She met the party in Dergan’s Battery and shortly afterwards was kidnapped by The Cult of Tiamat. The party followed the trail to The Nest, to save her from the hands of Hydracil’s torturer; the drow, Alystine.
Whilst she was subjected to the worst a person could bear alone in the nest, when Rosa was brought back to Kadar, she found friends and a life she could throw herself into. With the help of the likes of Hashaan, another refugee from the nest, and Kadarians like Mike Stride and the Gray twins, she became Mayor and helped build a military force to resist Hydracil and protect Kadar. Whilst Rosa was mayor The Free State of Kadar flourished; the Kadari Lowlands regained protection, and forts once abandoned where remanned, aiding small communities and the Silver Hammer – strengthening relations with The Silver Homeland; Kadar became the first state to openly recognise Rasamaal as the true capital of Alrramliat, in open defiance of Gyal Talún; two new schools where opened, a communal hospital was built, the docks where refurbished and new housing was built to provide safe and affordable places to live for all. The Bank of Arridia reopened under her watch, and the resistance, her pet project, grew to 25,000 strong.
She aided High Hopes where ever she could, often housing them when they came into town. Rosa was Mayor during the three years the party spent in the Fey, and during this time she met Saxum Myska, an athletic and attractive Knotholian man, with icey blue eyes. He had rescused her mother from the island, which had been overthrown by Ernest Drake. Grateful to have her mother back, and taken by Saxum’s charisma, Rosa fell for him. She made Saxum her security, and shortly before the party arrives back from the Fey, she fell pregnant.