Yet with Kona at my back, I know that not even the Wheel itself could overwhelm us.
- Take down the people who sabotaged the Mole
- Defend Niko from The Church of The Somnolent
- Replace Kona's Bionic Leg with an organic one
- Get Kona married to Niko as a Helmshigh
Kona's appearance is the shining example of Parisan's engineered strength and vitality. Barrel-chested and muscle-strapped, Kona stands well over seven feet tall. His golden fur is meticulously kept, and natural fractal patterns adorn his coat. In childhood, Kona decided to have his fractal pattern dyed a glowing red as a symbol of his genetic pride.
Notable FeaturesKona sports a bionic left leg, having lost his leg in combat. The leg consists of a dark metal material and operates at a level that does not hinder his movement.
TalentsKona is able to play a traditional Valdutani stringed instrument most comparable to an acoustic guitar. He often plays this to relax himself and worship Anthem. Kona is a masterful sword and shield fighter, having been trained in the ways of Shield Dancing and sword fighting since his childhood.
A Life GivenKona was born into the Helmshigh Family, son to the current ruling marriage. His family decided his fate the moment he was born. He was to be an Honor Guard and a Brewmaster, as his forefathers have. His family was everything he knew; he was loved, he was taken under the wing of the current Brewmasters and he was trained in the ways of combat by his own Father. The young Kona grew enamored with the stories his father told. The Parisan began to yearn for his own stories. When Kona came of age, he left the Estate to take on his first Pilgrimage. He departed from the Helmshigh Estate with nothing but his heirloom shield and sword and a single bottle of Helmshigh Brew.
A Life IntertwinedWhile he could have been sent anywhere on his pilgrimage, Kona decided the best stories would be found without his families affluence guiding him. He got off planet by lending his service as a Janitor on board a mining vessel called the Mole. It was on this vessel that his life would be changed forever. On the Mole, he met a FirstHeart named Niko. This human was entranced with the stories of his home, and Kona being the Parisan he was, satisfied his Akjhe by sharing his stories. Kona found himself fond of Niko, and they quickly became inseparable friends. The horrors that followed their friendship would forge their bond into something far deeper.
The Mole IncidentNear the end of their employment on the Mole, the ship was besieged by The House of Sorrows and infected by Selschaeus (Dark Unity). The Dark Unity infected the crew one by one, mutating them into horrible monsters. Kona and Niko fought with every ounce of their being to survive and escape. It was during their final struggle for safety that Kona attempted to sacrifice himself to let Niko escape. He defended an airlock with shield and sword, until he was overrun and his leg infected by the Selschaeus. Niko unable to bear letting Kona perish, returned to the incapacitated Parisan and severed his leg with an airlock. Kona was pulled to safety, and both escaped.
The Mole was both the best and the worst thing to happen to me. It is where I saw the worst that Sophont can offer. I saw savagery, gore, betrayal, and desperation. Yet when we escaped, I found new purpose. I found love. When Niko reciprocated, the feeling of joy was so great that not even the pain of my missing leg could dull the joy. There was no better time to open my bottle of Brew.
Niko Maxim (Spouse)
A flowing golden mane, well conditioned
Golden fur with red Lume Tattoos