Belinay bint Hasan

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• Belinay bint Hasan was born into a life of poverty within the slums of Calimport a major trading center and capital city of Calimshan.
o Children without parent were either forced to:
 Join a crime guild
 Beg
 Steal
 Murder
 Or worse
o Belinay was forced to join a guild
• Belonged to House Basadoni most powerful Thieves guild in Calimport
o The head of House Basadoni is Pasha Basadoni
o All Children reported to Fatima bint Aman
 Most Kids started off as lookouts that posed as beggars
• Older boys were placed within mugging mobs
• Older girls were assigned into one of two groups
o Guild Maids, if you were ugly
o Guild Assassin, if you were pretty
 Female assassins were forced to sleep with guild points of interest to gather information or kill them out right.
• Belinay killed 42 men in their sleep by either poison or by slitting their throats
• This happened from the age of 9 to the age of 17
 Once a child grew older they were reassigned by Fatima to corresponding leaders to be further trained in the trade of the guild
• Areas of training
o Rigged Gambling
o Extortion
o Stealing
o Kidnapping
o Prostitution
o Foot Solider
o Assassin
 Rank was gained by talent or murder
• Murder was viewed as a talent
• Belinay had two friends and one acquaintance
o Friends
 Nasira Hermindala
 Emine Shkash
• Of the three friends Nasira was the weakest and the oldest
o Acquaintance
 Artemis Entreri
• Artemis and Belinay only spoke while they were being tortured for disobedience
• One day Artemis killed the man that was torturing Belinay
o She never knew if it was on her behalf or simply a way to vent his anger
• Fatima ordered Nasira to kill Emine simply for being too pretty
o Emine poisoned herself so that Nasira would not have to bare the guilt
• Belinay killed Fatima just before she was grew too old
o Belinay let Nasira take credit
• Belinay was later assigned to kill Kendrick Mortimer a traveling merchant. Belinay let him live in to exchange to be smuggled to his next port.
o Kendrick was more than happy to comply and they left that very day
 Kendrick informs Belinay that they were heading to Evermeet
o On the trip to Evermeet Kendrick attempted to befriend Belinay but she was simply to emotionally closed off at the time
 Kendrick took no offence to her disposition as he knew that she seeking refuge and her extent for trust must be minimal being that she was a Basadoni assassin
• In Evermeet Belinay met Dunman and Deularla
• She wondered into a tavern where the bar keep and bar maid befriended Belinay
o They noticed that she was very out of her comfort zone so their approach was subtle and slow
• A few days after her arrival suspicious Calimshan traders came looking for Belinay, both Dunman and Deularla covered for her thinking this must be the reason Belinay was always so reserved.
o The assassins that posed as traders saw Belinay and made chase. As a result Dunman and Deularla become directly involved by helping Belinay fight off the would be assassins.
o One of them is killed in the scuffle and the other made a clean break.
 Thinking that they achieved victory Dunman and Deularla resume normal activity without questioning Belinay.
• This is something that Belinay will never forget because it was the first time someone really demonstrated true kindness to her without an alterative motive
 A short time later a message was delivered to bar stating that they had one week to produce Belinay or suffer the wrath of House Basadoni.
• Dunman and Deularla speak with Belinay about the letter at which point Belinay completely tells them about her past
• Dunman and Deularla offer to help Belinay and relocate to Cormyr
o The tavern in Evermeet was sold well below the value which only provided with enough gold to travel to Baldur’s Gate.
o On the way to find a ship that would take the three to Baldur’s Gate Basadoni henchman ambush the three and take them aboard their vessel
 One the vessel the three manage to escape in the dead of the night thanks to Deularla
 Before leaving they manage to take a small chest filled to the top with gems and set fire to the vessel
 That morning they secured a passage to Sword Coast and made port in Baldur’s Gate
• In Baldur’s Gate while waiting for Dunman to secure a passage with a caravan to Cormyr Belinay witnesses a ranger by the name of Korbin Theron save mother and her child from an attacker
o The mother tried to reward the ranger but her refused the payment
o This is the second time that Belinay witness an act of kindness for someone without any thought of reward or self concern
• They spent a ten day in Baldur’s Gate
o During this time Belinay spent almost every day with Korbin
 He explained that he was a ranger and what it meant to be a ranger
 These ideals of protecting others hit cord with Belinay
 This is the point where she decides to dedicate her life to helping others
• She hopes that by being the a great ranger she will be able to erase her sins
• Korbin accompanied the caravan with Dunman, Deularla, and Belinay most of the way to Cormyr before heading north to the Graypeak Mountains
o Belinay truly enjoyed this time in fact it was the very first time she can remember feeling happy
o She had a new direction in life one that she hoped would help with her past
o Belinay felt a feeling that she had never felt before she started to fall in love with Korbin
 She never shared this with anyone for she has always felt that she is not deserving of love
 She feels that no one can possibly love her like a woman
• After arriving in Cormyr they made way for Suzail where Dunman exchanged the rest of the gems to make the necessary arrangements to acquire a new start in life
o With his connections in the purple dragons Dunman was able to help the processes of securing an adventuring charter
o As a demonstration of their new friendship and bond Dunman and Deularla agree that Belinay will hold the charter
• From Suzail they made way to Eveningstar where they would make the home of the newly founded Six Splendid Swords
• The new group settled into Eveningstar with very little effort with the purchase of the Tankard the community welcomed the new owners
• The first job was a simple job mostly
o Hired by leaders in Redspring a town north of High Road half way between Arabel and Eveningstar. Redspring boarders both The Helmlands and The Redwoods
o The town complained that first livestock were going missing
o Then children started going missing
o After some investigation and tracking the group found that a band of goblins were to blame
o They had made came deep in the Redwoods and would attack livestock and children that ventured too close to the edge of the forest
 This was the first time that Belinay came into contact with goblins
 She especially hates goblins because of what they did to the children
o The goblins were separated into manageable group sizes through different tactics and eliminated
 All though Dunman’s tactics were sound the execution was less than ideal
o The remains of the children were returned to the townsfolk
 Part of the reward money was given to the affected families
• Aroland Swiftwind had been tracking the same band of goblins from the east starting at Slingdyke
• He arrived in Redspring shortly after we departed and he was informed by the town folk that we resided in Eveningstar
• Aroland approached the group about their exploits in Redspring and determined that the groups views and goals aligned with his personal goals
o Belinay was apprehensive about Aroland at first but soon noticed that he had similar qualities that were shared by Dunman, Deularla, and Korbin
o She was beginning to enjoy her new life and the ability to make her own choices
• A message came from High Horn Keep requesting that the Seven Splendid Swords look into random bandit attacks along a caravan route leading to Eagle Peak
o Seeking to further the relationship with the Purple Dragons the Seven Splendid Swords excepted
o After arriving in Eagle Peak in was easy to determine that only caravans approaching from the South were being attacked
o The group traveled through The Stormhorns keeping a close eye on the route from Skull Crag to Eagle Point, no bandits were found during this initial travel
 After arriving in Skull Crag the group was able to determine that caravans were passing through about every ten day or so
o Dunman, Deularla, and Aroland back trailed through The Stormhorns and found a likely spot of ambush
 Belinay stayed in Skull Crag to join the next passing caravan
 Within two days a caravan from Iriaebor heading to Tyrluk arrived
o I advised the leader of the caravan, a man by the name of Fendadus Fib, of the situation that lay ahead
 Fendadus agreed to allow Belinay to accompany them on their journey
• Fendadus reminded Belinay of several of her targets back in Calimshan
• It was hard to believe that now she would be helping this man of her own free choice
 Although Fendadus was completely different from Seven Splendid Swords he was a good man honest man that appreciated his men
o About half way from Skull Crag to Eagle Peak there was a natural funnel created by The Stormhorns and rolling hills to the east. Belinay advised Fendadus to make camp just outside of this funnel to have greater visibility of an attack.
o Before the caravan made the clearing they were attacked
 Luckily the other members of the Seven Splendid Swords had also determined that this would be a perfect location to ambush the caravan
 The group was able to fight off the attack and none of Fendadus’ men were lost
o Fendadus expressed his extreme gratitude for the aid of the Seven Splendid Swords and pledged his services to the group should they ever require them
o The group then followed the bandits tracks back to their camp
 There were four times as many bandits waiting there than that that attacked the caravan
 The group decided to wait until it was completely dark and ambush the bandits camp
o Something unexpected happened during the attack
 One of Pasha Basadoni’s men was leading these local bandits
• The man leading the bandits is called Abdullah Husain Currish
 This sudden appearance forced Belinay to fall back for fear she would be recognized
 Deularla pursued the man noticing Belinay’s with drawl
 Abdullah used some sort of magic to evade Deularla and escape the area
o The rest of the bandits were defeated and those that survived the encounter were escorted to High Horn Keep
• Upon returning to Eveningstar Deularla questioned Belinay about her with drawl
o Belinay explained that the man that was leading the bandits worked directly for Pasha Basadoni
o Deularla recommended that Belinay change her appearance to draw less attention and avoid any informants Basadoni might have in Cormyr
 With the help of a potion Belinay was able to change her hair color and lighten her skin tone
o Belinay spent the following few ten days in the Kings Forest with Aroland
 Aroland discussed what it meant to commune with nature
 Belinay was deeply interested in Aroland’s teachings
 Aroland offered, as a bond of their friendship, to give Belinay ceremonial tattoos that would one day help her on her quest to commune with the animals of the forest
• Belinay returned to Eveningstar Dunman and Deularla were eagerly awaiting her
• They explained the Dunman had meet with a man by the name of Mathew Whittaker who needed to make arrangements for his son Tobin
• Mathew arrived the following morning with his family
o Mathew provide a large amount of gold coins in order to compensate for taking the boy
 The gold was split evenly
o The manor is which Mathew conducted himself did not sit well with Belinay something about the way he was eager to leave the child arose her suspension and wariness
o Belinay clearly felt that the Whittakers had plenty means to care for the boy it was not as if they were starving and giving the boy up for a better life
• The day after the Whittakers left Belinay decided that she would meet with Tobin one on one
o She immediately liked Tobin
 He had an innocence that she wished all children could have
 He did not share in the tortured life style that was all too common for the children of Calimport
o Over the next few days Belinay started to notice something about Tobin
 Every now and then she would get a feeling that something was around but they were the only ones in the room
 This feeling did not make Belinay feel uncomfortable it was just something that she felt only when she was around Tobin
o One day Tobin was running in the Tankard when he slipped he should have fallen down the stairs but the handrail came loose and stopped his fall altogether
o Belinay brought this to Dunman and Deularla’s attention but they both dismissed it as over analyzing the situation
o These types of events kept happening and Belinay was happy for it
 She really had come to care for Tobin and it set fine with her that something, even though she could not explain what, was watching over him

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Belinay bint Hasan

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