Full Name: Malik Nkosi Ishtar
Age: 17. Acts and looks closer to his mid-twenties.
Nationality: Arabic (Egyptian).
Occupation: Don of the Rare Hunters. Duellist. Larcenist.
- Despite the torture he went through as a young boy, he was, to all purposes, spoiled too. Temple slaves rushed around him and attended to his every whim from a tender age and it is that environment that he is used to. It has made him a very demanding, very hard-to-please young man.
- He’s greedy, to a fault. When he sees something he wants, he’ll crave it until he has it, often putting others into danger in order to retrieve it. Normally they are valuable or interesting objects (and people), thus the formation of the Rare Hunters.
- Cold and bitter. His experiences as a child have left him without a hint of empathy for others and he tends to treat people (especially with the aid of the Millennium Rod) more like objects than living, sentient creatures. He considers himself a master ‘puppeteer’ and his followers under the power of the Rod his ‘marionettes’.
- Sadistic. He likes inflicting pain and watching it carried out, especially psychological and social torture. He does not, however, find thrill in it himself and isn’t at all masochistic. In fact, he has a terribly low pain threshold and tends to wuss the fuck out when faced with lasting damage to his person.
Backstory & Rare Hunter Notes:
- Upon leaving the aptly named “tomb” he was raised in, the young and fearful Malik escaped into the big wide worth. Shit happened; I’ll leave that to the imagination. Somewhere along the way, he realised he could manipulate people not only with the Millennium Rod, but with his tongue.
- He bribes and persuades men to follow him. Despite mind control ability (when in possession of the Rod), it has limited effects and a great deal of his Rare Hunters are with him because they have either been promised rewards from him, owe him money or he has dirt on them that he is using as blackmail. Not the friendliest guy to have as your boss.
- His Rare Hunters are more or less organised how a mafia would be, but to a smaller and less influential extent. Initian into the Rare Hunters requires an oath of alliegance and silence to Malik, outlining that the member will put the organisation before all other priorities and will not grass, even if faced with the law.
- Members of the Rare Hunters are welcomed protection from other ‘family’ members, but only after the request has gone straight through Malik. They must, in return, pay a percentage of their earnings and ‘loot’ from their heists into the family revenue.
- The hierarchy of the Rare Hunters is as followed. The Don; Malik, followed by his Capo; his personal bodyguards and second-in-commands. These are followed by the Hunters; the grunts. And finally by the ‘Associates’, who are less members and more business partners.