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Class: 7th Level Ranger
Plane of Origin:
Name: Trent Castellan
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Political Affiliation: Athar (Militant Faction)
Class: Priest of Aten 13/Wizard 13
Plane of Origin: Prime Material
Description: Trent Castellan is a white haired, gray eyed, and distinguished looking man whom wears attire that is decidedly-off by most Sigil Fashions but recognizable by cultures familiar with a dinner jacket. He wears a pair of bifocals and is never seen without his silver tipped ivory cane that is also a Rod of Rulership.
Trent often tends to have the smell of the Foundry about him and is constantly pouring over books when he's not engaged in spirited debate.
Personality: Trent is far and removed from the typical raving fanatic image that most Militant Faction members of the Athar have. He's an educated and erudite man who can talk about Karsus on Toril, The Scepter of the Sorcerer Kings, and how a pair of brothers kept Ares prisoner for over a year. As a scholar, priest, and wizard, he's probably more familiar with the metaphysics of the divine than anyone whose not a power himself.
Trent is, perversely enough, motivated by religious idealism. A firm believer in a distant Creator figure, he believes that the petty dominance games of most gods is blasphemous. He also believes that human potential is being unrealized so long as gods keep people embroiled in irrelevant feuds. He has little problem with gods that promote self-actualization amongst their followers but is deeply irritated by those who insist upon reverence just because they're stronger.
In something of a scandalous note, he's currently conducting an affair with his assistant and is known to be rather easily distracted by attractive humanoid females.
History: On a Prime Material World that almost no one has heard of, the God Aten was briefly instituted by Pharoah over the entirety of the world. Trent Castellan was one of the many converts from his home city of Londinium as he joined in reverence of the monotheistic deity that embodied the principles of everything. Unfortunately, the faith was soon outlawed and he was forced from his world to flee through a magical portal that he hastily constructed.
In his wanderings in the planes, Trent repeatedly encountered the injustices of the gods on various peoples. Eventually, he came to the city of Sigil and became affiliated with the Athar. He was continually frustrated with the fact that the organization seemed more interested in simply bad mouthing the gods than actually doing anything about the evils that they presented. His faith in Aten unshaken, something most Athar considered a contradiction to his role as an Athar Factor, Trent desired to actively attempt to oppose the gods.
Unlike the stereotype that some had, Trent was hardly a fool. Despite legends to the contrary, the gods rarely showed up to smite individuals with curses few and far between amongst divinities. Furthermore, he was a well educated individual that well knew that some mortals had actually managed to oppose or subvert the gods on many worlds. With so many legendary artifacts and gods of varying power, it was surely possible for the Athar to make some concrete progress against their enemies.
Factol Terrance always humored Trent in his views but was disturbed by the man's intensity. Terrance did, however, allow Trent to serve as a spokesman for those Athar that wanted to make war on the Power's minions on many planes. When Factol Terrance exiled the Godkillers from the Faction, Trent managed to maintain touch with them and covertly feed them information amongst other supplies.
Factor Castellan has secretly reunited the Athar with the Godkillers and is the party responsible for the creation of the titular weapon that sports their name. He's well aware that the object doesn't actually possess the power to destroy a god nor prevent allies of the gods from coming after them should they be so inclined. The Castellan, however, does believe it will make a serious point the divine. He also believes the Powers are fundamentally selfish enough that they won't descend en masse once they determine that the weapon was just a one-shot device against a god that no one cares about.
The Castelan believes that, once they've tried and executed Grinforr, the Athar will gain a badly needed boost and he'll be able to force himself into the position of Factol by the act's infamy. Ironically, Trent will then focus his efforts on making the Athar more friendly to the religious (especially fellow monotheists and priests of philosophies). Then Trent will make the Militant Faction only target those deities that he disapproves of and won't endanger the group. The Athar is many thousands of years from casting down all the gods but every journey starts with a fist step.
Factol Jaya Forlorn is quite aware that Factor Castellan is angling for her job. Unfortunately, he's also one of the chief supporters of her taking up residence down in the Spire's base and is responsible for much of the resulting fortification. Without his support, she'd swiftly lose control of the Militants.