The Onphar Nine comprises an elite order of individuals most commonly spoken of as assassins but also employed as enforcers or guards by those resourceful enough to find them, wealthy enough to pay their astronomical fees, and able to provide challenges worthy of their unmatched skill.
Despite their prominent role in my novel-in-progress for various reasons I haven’t worked out a huge amount of history for the order. I’ve mostly focused on trying to create the current members themselves, since that is mostly what I will be dealing with. I’ve got most of them mostly down, but for the moment the majority of what I put here will be subject to change. Right now the lineup, apart from Meteos who has his own page, is looking like this:
Xalacris: Current leader of the Nine, Xalacris is a human wizard who walks the Black Road. Cold and cruel, Xalacris takes joy in depriving others of the things…and people…they most cherish.
The White Rose: Fighting with diaphanous “petals” of cloth, steel-hard thorns and powers of White magic, she is a mysterious figure among the Nine.
Orcathys, the Rot-witch: A human mage who walks the Green Road and worships death and decay, Orcathys derives joy from the terror and revulsion in her victims eyes as she rots their bodies away.
Feora: An arrogant Yellow Knight of Faerie race, Feora’s self-assurance is matched only by his skill with a blade and his mastery of space-warping magic.
Galateon: A powerful construct who possess a soul but no-life force, Galateon is an ivory giant who despises living, biological things and wielders of Green magic. Along with some White magic abilities, Galateon possess enormous strength and resilience, never grows tired and has no need of food, water, or air.
Benomi: A noble adept who channels the intractability and resolve of the Red Road to turn herself into an all but unstoppable living weapon, Benomi sees each mark as a test of her skills and is the most honorable of the current Onphar Nine.
Soth-Nial: An alien entity from the Outside Realms, drawn to this world by curiosity only to find its very presence brings madness and dissolution to the creatures of this reality, Soth-Nial decided to make the best of it by becoming an assassin.
As Yet Unnamed Blue Road Mentalist: Still working on this one…cold and calculating, focused on mental powers and the less pleasant aspects of the Blue Road.