Arym Blackfang Character in Urban Arcana | World Anvil

Arym Blackfang

Fang Arym Blackfang

Physical Description

General Physical Condition

He is exceptionally fit. He spends almost all of his free time working out and practicing his fighting techniques. He believes that having and maintaining these skills are the only thing that gives him meaning and purpose. If he cannot protect the Clan he has no value.

Body Features

He has extensive cybernetic modifications. His torso and arms have been almost completely exchanged for cybernetics. He has kept his liver as he believes that this is the part of him that holds his strength.

Identifying Characteristics

His left ear had a chunk cut out of it.

Physical quirks

He eats about six times as much as an average gnoll does. He doesn't realize that this is because of his attunement to the Bones of Dreadhowl-Mother Vakra.

Special abilities

Acrobatics +9, Athletics +16, Intimidation +16, Sleight of Hand +9, Stealth +15 and Survival +7

Specialized Equipment

The Bones of Dreadhowl-Mother Vakra were given to him by his mother when he declared that he was leaving the Clan. She told him to try them on and when they allowed him to wield them his mother considered him blessed by the Clan Elders.   He also carries a pair of magical pistols that were made for him by Gnara. While he generally doesn't use ranged weapons, he keeps these because they hold such strong sentimental value.

Mental characteristics

Personal history

While in the Shadow Realm, he lived a rather unremarkable gnoll life. He was 11 when he chose to leave his clan and was looking for a new clan to join when he was pulled into the Mundane World. Both his parents were still alive when he left the clan. He also has a younger brother who is 8 years younger then him. He sometimes thinks about his brother and regrets that he will never see him again since his brother remains in the Shadow Realm.    He met Gnara while she was working to establish the Riverpaw Clan within the Mundane World. He quickly came to admire her. Gnara was his first mate and together they had a son, Arri. They raised their son together over 8 years. Arym looks back at that time in his life with fondness. He misses being in a mating relationship with Gnara and he misses Arri who has left the clan. But he understands that this is the way of the Clans and there is nothing to be done for it.   Gnara took a new mate, Mirogoh. This is natural and right. Yet, Arym cannot help but dislike him and wishes that he could battle with him to prove that he is not worthy of Gnara’s attention. But that is not the way of the Clan. Instead, he stews upon his feelings and causes Mirogoh inconveniences and difficulties whenever he can get away with it.   Arym was chosen to be a mate by another female, Kaia. For a time, this made him very happy and he had begun to set aside the thoughts he held of his time as Gnara’s mate. But Kaia and their cub died in the birthing. Now, he is left hoping that he is never chosen to mate again. He could not bear that kind of loss another time.   He has decided that he can no longer serve the clan well with his presence within the Gnoll Cave. He is venturing out into the world in hopes of discovering what is happening to the cubs that have been stolen by Draco Industries. He hopes that he can save some of the cubs of the clan and prevent other parents from feeling the terrible loss that he has been forced to endure.

Gender Identity





Informally educated within the Blackfang Clan when he was a child. This is where he learned the basics for fighting. Since coming into the Mundane World he has done his best to better understand the technology and resources available here. He has collected Mundane technology and learned how to use some of it, but for the most part, it is beyond his understanding.


He serves the clan as a hunter and a protector. He has served as the ambassador for the gnolls when working with the Goblin Warren, which is their neighbor. Gnara detests them, especially their leader, Clukz. But Arym has actually come to be rather fond of Clukz. The goblin ways are different then the gnoll ways and that took time for him to get used to, but he has come to learn that they are good people in their own quirky ways.

Accomplishments & Achievements

He is honored for having the Bones of Dreadhowl-Mother Vakra and being able to wield them. It is believed that these magical gloves only choose those who are strong and worthy of the Clan.

Mental Trauma

He is struggling with his grief over the loss of Kaia and his second child who would have been a female. He irrationally blames himself for their deaths, believing that they would have survived if he had taken better care of them prior to the brithing.

Intellectual Characteristics

He is compelled to collect bones from his meals and any corpses that he encounters. He collects these bones into a bundle that he carries with him always. When idle, he gnaws on these bones and contemplates the creatures that they came from. He doesn't realize that these behaviors are compulsions sent from the Bones of Dreadhowl-Mother Vakra. He assumes that they are just habits that he has picked up over the years.

Morality & Philosophy

Clan law is absolute. No one is above the law. Nothing is as important as the Clan.


Harming the Clan or members of the Clan. Disrespecting the Matron of the Clan.

Personality Characteristics


He is afraid that he will die before he is able to achieve any great deeds. He desires to have a legend so that the generations after him will craft great weapons with his bones and through them he can continue with the battles.

Likes & Dislikes


  • Hamburgers
  • testing his strength 
  • bones


  • Carrots
  • Drow
  • the city

Personality Quirks

I love to compete. I regularly try to match myself against my allies.


Gnara Riverpaw

spouse (Important)

Towards Arym Blackfang



Arym Blackfang

spouse (Vital)

Towards Gnara Riverpaw



Arym Blackfang


Towards Kaia Greymist


Kaia Greymist


Towards Arym Blackfang


Lawful Neutral
Current Location
Year of Birth
2125 22 Years old
Shadow Realm
Gnara Riverpaw (spouse)
Skin Tone/Pigmentation
7' 0"
Aligned Organization
Known Languages
Common, Gnoll
Character Prototype


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