Bloodseeker/Lore

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Bloodseeker minimap icon.png Strygwyr, the Bloodseeker
Strygwyr the Bloodseeker is a ritually sanctioned hunter, Hound of the Flayed Twins, sent down from the mist-shrouded peaks of Xhacatocatl in search of blood. The Flayed Ones require oceanic amounts of blood to keep them sated and placated, and would soon drain their mountain empire of its populace if the priests of the high plateaus did not appease them. Strygwyr therefore goes out in search of carnage. The vital energy of any blood he lets, flows immediately to the Twins through the sacred markings on his weapons and armor. Over the years, he has come to embody the energy of a vicious hound; in battle he is savage as a jackal. Beneath the Mask of the Bloodseeker, in the rush of bloody quenching, it is said that you can sometime see the features of the Flayers taking direct possession of their Hound.
Bloodseeker
Associated with
Races:Dragons
Factions:Bonehunters
Places:Xhacatocatl
Roseleaf
Gods:Flayed Twins
Characters:Iczoxtotec
Eztzhok
Species:Hlotl
  • Strygwyr is bound by a blood oath to his gods.[1]
  • Strygwyr is sometimes called the Hound of the Flayed Twins.[2]
  • Strygwyr wears a hood over his eyes because The Flayed Twins guide his vision.[3]
  • Strygwyr was once a Bonehunter, and owns a set of armor from the beasts he sacrificed.[4]
  • Strygwyr is one in an ancient line of blood rite hunters.[5] He, and those like him, and sometimes called "Those That Ever-Thirst".[6]
  • Strygwyr owns a set of armor fashioned from the remains of a hlotl beast.[7]
  • Strygwyr wields blades of volanic glass, likely obsidian.[8]
  • Strygwyr has been to Roseleaf, possibly during the battle between the Bronze Legion and the Red Mist.[9]

The Journey[edit]

On one occasion, Strygwyr set out from his homeland of Xhacatocatl to roam distant lands.[10] He came across a kingdom that practiced execution instead of sacrifice, done with hempen rope and metal blades. Fascinated by this culture, he stayed to watch the executioners, and the fascination with which the crowds observed their work. Dressed in the local attire, and covering his the sight of the Flayed Twins in his eyes with a hood, Strygwyr spent a season studying with the executioners.[11] Despite his interest, he found the customs backwards, interpreting that the executed were being sacrificed to the mob that had gathered to watch. Satisfied with his observations, Strygwyr returned to his homeland to inform the priests of what he had seen.[12]

The Demon[edit]

Slowly, the demon Eztzhok began to corrupt Strygwyr, its thirst for blood rivaling that of his gods. He received a pair of blades from the demon, and the embolded Eztzhok started taking more and more of Strgywyr's blood tributes, originally intended for the Flayed Twins.[13] The Twins made their disapproval known, but did not realize until the last moment how much Eztzhok had corrupted Strygwyr, warping his visage into a demonic maw. At this, the Flayed Twins set out to reclaim their servant from the demon, and were only partially successful. The process took great sacrifice, although what precisely the cost was is unknown.[14]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Bloodseeker

  • Play Dark Willow minimap icon.png r So... if I give you a list of enemies, could you like, hunt them down for me?
  • Play Dark Willow minimap icon.png r Oh I saw you years ago in Roseleaf! Kept my distance though, you know, so I wouldn't get murdered.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Stick with me and you'll find all the blood you need.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Bloodseeker, your work is messy but necessary.
  • Play Pangolier minimap icon.png r I will be upfront about this: I'm not much for ritualistic slaughter.
  • Play Pangolier minimap icon.png r You may lick the drippings from my blade, if you wish.

Enemies killing Bloodseeker

  • Play Abaddon minimap icon.png You should have sought me in the mist, Bloodseeker.
  • Play Brewmaster minimap icon.png Your blood alcohol level was insufficient.
  • Play Dark Willow minimap icon.png r I've been hunted by better.
  • Play Dark Willow minimap icon.png r You're an abomination, Bloodseeker!
  • Play Huskar minimap icon.png Respect, Bloodseeker.
  • Play Lifestealer minimap icon.png You had the right idea, Bloodseeker…but the wrong master.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r You don't need to hunt me down, I'm right here.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r The only blood being spilt here is yours.
  • Play Pangolier minimap icon.png r What do you know! The blood was inside of you this whole time.
  • Play Pangolier minimap icon.png r The twins best find a new lapping dog.
  • Play Slark minimap icon.png You want to bleed me? I'll bleed you.
  • Play Play Play Terrorblade minimap icon.png Your blood runs cold.

Enemies dying to Bloodseeker

  • Play Brewmaster minimap icon.png Careful, my blood alcohol level is fatal.
  • Play Huskar minimap icon.png Bloodseeker, that was well done.

Others

  • Play Oracle minimap icon.png r He who seeks blood shall seek you, who are full of it.
  • Play Oracle minimap icon.png r Run not when you are ruptured lest you run to your own finish.

References[edit]

  1. Gauntlets of the Scarlet Raven description.
  2. Gallows Understudy Mantle description.
  3. Cowl of the Blood Covenant description.
  4. The Bonehunter Set
  5. Primeval Predator description.
  6. Hlotl-Feather Gloves description.
  7. Ritual Garb of the Seeker Set
  8. Gallows Understudy Blade description.
  9. Dark Willow response: Play Oh I saw you years ago in Roseleaf! Kept my distance though, you know, so I wouldn't get murdered.
  10. Gallows Understudy Mantle description.
  11. Gallows Understudy Hood description.
  12. The Gallows Understudy Set description.
  13. Thirst of Eztzhok Blade description.
  14. Maw of Eztzhok description.
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