I've decided to consolidate my characters' Backstories into one location for ease of reference. Goldenrod's and the Falcon's threads will remain, since VDG and Brand X did me the honor of replying on them, but the info will be replicated here for completeness. ^_^
Foradain, Mage of Phoenix Rising.
Foradain's Character Conclave
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