Forgotten Realms: Cauldron
Ankinea "Wolftracker" Neaavoag
Goliath, Male, Fighter/Barbarian of the Katho-Olavi Tribe
I, Ankinea Wolftracker Neaavoag, was born in the region of The Moonsea in the Dragonspine Mountains. I was born to the peaceful tribe of Katho-Olavi that followed the seasons by moving up and down Dragonspine. We would have to make sure the hill or frost giants in the region were unaware of our movements when relocating through the lower parts of the mountain.
Life was great growing up with my Barbarian brothers and sisters. The Captains often had me gathering raw materials, or cooking when I was younger. As I got a bit older I was tasked with hunting and scouting new areas. I was a natural when it came to hunting, which is where the honorific name Wolftracker came from. My path in life was chosen, I was to be a Goliath Liberator. I would be trained in this once I was old enough and had all the necessary skills in place.
During my childhood we were always moving from giant infested areas to keep from being killed or even worse…. becoming slaves.
The Katho-Olavi is one of the largest Goliath tribes around consisting of 62 Goliaths (4 families). I had 17 family members when I was in my tribe, but after my shunning I ventured out on my own and created a new tribe with many new members that I can count on in other areas around The Moonsea. Nestaron, of The Dales, is a Half-Orc/Half-Elf ranger, one of the strangest breads I’ve run across in my travels. He is a very skilled bowman and is fine with two weapon fighting. He has trained me a bit in the art of two weapon fighting, once I perfect the basics I will be on my way to perfecting it. Nafdan Macerunner of The Moonsea is a Dwarven fighter who resides in the Galena Mountains; he also works at a forge, crafting many types of masterwork items. I sold my masterwork 2 bladed sword for a masterwork Morningstar. Being a fighter and telling me about his adventures and skills, I decided to learn his fighting skills. He has begun to teach me to read and write so I can learn as much as I can. Rhu Mulemelta, of Sembia, is an Orc Barbarian who specializes in two-weapon fighting and has been a great help in learning the fighter skills. Kathnumeagal Peakwatcher Thauovmoaethgam, of Vesperin in the Earthspur and the Earthfast Mountains, has been one of my greatest allies. He has taught me Three Mountains which is style of fighting which will come in very handy, I have almost mastered it.
The only crimes that happened in my tribe were the crimes of disobeying the Chieftain. This is the only crime that exists among my people. I was considered a criminal by my tribe when I disobeyed my duty that was passed down from the chieftain through the captain. I was a great hunter on my path to becoming a Goliath Liberator, when I was moved to cooking duties to make room for other hunter trainees. I was meant to be a hunter/scout and by my nature was drawn to get away from cooking when I thought no one was looking. I just had to get away. I was discovered and had to face my punishment. Volok-kanu (half-shunning) was very painful to me because I was given the cooking and gathering duties as well as not being allowed to participate in games or competitions. This is when I decided to become an exile.
As a barbarian in my tribe I did not know how to read or write, but now on my own I have studied and learned both to help me in everything I do.
I am currently living and traveling from place to place in the north regions. I live off the land, scouting areas and helping hunters for payment.
I remain close with those that have helped me in my ventures (Nestaron, Nafdan, Rhu, and Peakwatcher).
I would like to be a part of a tribe that would travel together and trust in each other with everything they do. Kuli gumatha goli kanakath (my shoulder is at your back) is a motto to live by with a tribe and your tribe mates. A few things about me to know are that I love competition and will win every time, that means I will kill more foes, survive more deadly blows, or just plain be the best (Arrogant and Haughty). I also love going for it all I will always jump first without a care in the world knowing I will make it (Impetuous). I also have my way of doing things and can‘t be swayed very easily (Stubborn). You can rely on me when I say I am going to do something or need someone to watch your back (Efficient and Trustworthy).