Msa’vi, the Conjurer by ~TMirai
“Chaos is power…”
The grandson of a renowned Zandalari witch doctor, Msa’vi is a practitioner of dark voodoo and scion of Kalfu, the dark loa of chaos, curses, and black magic. At a young age, he took over his grandfather and master’s occultism practice, and offered a variety of services to the denizens of a Zuldazar, the Zandalar capital, at a high price: reading the near future in bones, shells, and tarot cards, communing with the spirits and interpreting their will, and creating charms, jujus, and fetishes for those afflicted by negative energy, seeking blessings, or the misfortune of an enemy.
Whether or not he actually told the future or solved all of his patrons’ problems was of no consequence, only that they believed he did. As a servitor of Kalfu, Msa’vi fed on the fear, anxiety, and lust of those he served, using their energies to fuel his own practices. Emerging from the shadows of his grandfather’s greatness, Msa’vi made a name for himself as a spiritual advisor and occultist, and was even called upon by members of the Zandalari royal family. Eventually he would leave Zandalar for several years, following his long time friend Akima, a fanatical priest and leader of a cult called “The Path”, around Azeroth. It wasn’t Akima’s radical ideals and heretical spirituality he was interested in, but rather the world itself and exploring its mysteries.
Msa’vi returned to Zandalar just before the Shattering, long enough to see his homeland begin sinking into the ocean. When the enigmatic Zul and the Zanchuli Council called upon the Zandalari people and their troll brethren from around the world to move upon Pandaria and secure a new home for their people, Msa’vi followed. Yet it was more his deep desire to explore and possess the mysterious energies and forces of the new continent than a desire to see his people saved that led him to step on Pandaria’s shores.
I’m having a lot of fun redrawing old RP characters and thinking about where they would be in regard to current WoW time. I love making bad guys, and Msa’vi is one of my favorites. He is truly a villain, not just a gray character. Shrewd, manipulative, and intelligent, he’d definitely be on the Island of Thunder right now, rubbing shoulders with mogu and harnessing the dark power of the Sha.
I know Zandalari models have changed, but I really like the original models where Zandalari had brownish, pinkish-blue, or tan colored skin tones. I just imagine there are all sorts of Zandalari, so nothing is “wrong”.
I was inspired by HornedFreak’s Zul’dar and current Zandalari garb for his dress.
Babuuuu! ;3; I will make you love me >_>….