The coils of the World Serpent
A Half-Elven Bard-Thief, with more than a little Magic up his sleeve.
I say, do you want to see a trick?
…I just have to go like this and…
…It’s okay. It’ll fade eventually…
…And it’s not like red is an unusual hair colour, is it?..
…Okay, maybe not Crimson… Ear Hair… that you can plait…
…But who’ll notice? Just wear a hood for a while…
A recent (well, in Elven terms) convert to honest thievery, Akáthartos (or Thartos as he tends to be called) plays the part of the foolish spellcaster perfectly.
So perfectly in fact, that some suspect that it’s not an act. But do not be deceived. Behind the inept magic use, there is a mind like a steel trap.
He knows that if he can get you to underestimate him, then half the battle is already won. Only an idiot lets the enemy know what they are capable of before they cross swords.
Every now and again, though, he lets his true friends see how smart, and wise (and dangerous), he really is. And that is just downright scary.