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Ariel Ariel

A powerful sorceress, Ariel governed the Circle of Nine as the Guardian of Balance. The Circle was infiltrated by dark forces, however, and Ariel was assassinated by one of her fellow Guardians - the necromancer Mortanius, who had been possessed by a demonic entity bent on overthrowing the Circle.

Ariel's murder drove her beloved Nupraptor, the Guardian of the Mind, insane with grief. In his madness, he unleashed a telepathic shockwave throughout the Circle, and tainted the remaining Guardians with his derangement. Corrupted, the sorcerers turned their powers to dark and poisonous purposes, and abandoned their guardianship of the Pillars. Symbiotically bound to the Guardians who served them, the Pillars absorbed the sorcerers' corruption and fell into decay.

Ariel is fated to be bound eternally to the Pillars as a disembodied spectre, until Balance can be restored. She failed to persuade her successor, Kain, to sacrifice himself in order to heal the Pillars. His refusal condemned the Pillars to an eternal stasis of near-collapse, and damned Ariel to ceaselessly haunt the dilapidated Pillars she once served. Until the Balance is restored, she will never be released.