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backstory: reynard

backstory: reynard
keishi wanted me to take pics of rey today (actually she wanted rey and talia but i forgot i used talia's eye putty in devlin because his was all dried out) so we'll do his backstory today.

rey's backstory is extremely complicated, and most of it isn't divulged (but if i were to do a sequel, it would focus on rey). his past results in the main event that launches the story into motion. THANKS REY FOR NEARLY GETTING EVERYBODY KILLED.

anyways, i'm splitting this into two sections. the second is a massive spoiler :P

first, things rey knows:

Rey was raised by his uncle in the Protectorate of Menoth. He'd always had problems adjusting to the strict way of life, often resisting the restrictions of society. As he grew older, he learned to just do as he was told, as punishments for going against life in the Protectorate are rather severe and his uncle was rather uncaring. In an attempt to conform, he even had a girlfriend. Her name was Deen and she was a zealot; Rey hoped that her fanaticism would help him blend in, and he was skilled at playing his part. His interest in mathematics and his habit of staying on the fringe of society led him to be approached by a member of the Cult of Cyriss. He began dabbling in the ways of the cult in his spare time. Deen became suspicious of Rey's seemingly divided attention and demanded proof of his devotion to Menoth. Rey was forced to cut down on his separate interests and focus more on keeping up his facade, but when Deen began her training as one of the Protectorate's special forces, it left Rey with more free time. One night, Rey stumbled across a journal hidden in his uncle's room. After reading it he realized the journal had been written by his father. Everything his uncle had told him was a lie; his father was not, in fact, a member of the Protectorate but rather a captain of the Cygnaran army. While he was reading, a riot arose outside; the town was under attack by a Cryxian blackship. Rey gathered what belongings he had, along with his father's journal, and used the chaos of the attack as an opportunity to flee. He left the Protectorate and remained on the move, using the scattered Cyrissan temples as refuge. He eventually found himself in Ord, which led to his first encounter with Talia. He rescued her from an attack while docked in port on the ship she was working for and he ended up joining the crew. He fell in love with Talia and stayed by her side whenever possible. When she had earned enough money for her own ship, he encouraged her to buy it, and the two of them began forming the crew of the Time Bandit.

what rey doesn't know (this is kind of painfully cliché, actually, but rey is one of cori's characters and this part was mostly created by him):

Rey learned many things about his father from the journal, mostly about his work in the Cygnaran army. He had spent a large portion of his career hunting a specific satyxis captain and subverting her attacks on Cygnar. Because of this the two of them were long-time rivals and she started making a point of directing attacks on him. From there, the journal took on a darker tone, becoming fragmented and cryptic, often written in small bursts while on the run. It wasn't clear what he was running from or what he was doing, but it seemed to be a personal mission rather than something from Cygnar. The journal ended with him leaving Rey to be raised by his uncle.

What isn't made clear in the journal is that Rey's father had actually developed feelings for the satyxis captain he'd been hunting for so long. He had succeeded in capturing her, but she had seduced him and escaped. The encounter resulted in the birth of twins: one boy and one girl. Rey's father heard through his contacts what had happened, and knowing that all male satyxis are ceremonially slain, he set out to rescue the children. He only managed to escape with his son, however, and knowing that he would continually be hunted he handed the child over to his brother, who then ran to the Protectorate.

Rey has been constantly on the move because whenever he stays in one place for too long, there is eventually an attack by a Cryxian blackship. He assumes it's the satyxis captain hunting him for some reason, but really it's his sister. She has been shunned because of her twin's survival, and must kill him to reclaim her honor. It's almost as if she has some way of finding him if he stays in one place for too long. When the Time Bandit is attacked and sunk in the first chapter, it's a result of an attack by Rey's sister. Before an explosion knocks Talia off the ship she sees Rey being attacked by a satyxis (his sister).

learn more about rey and the others on the wiki!