The Great Tower of Oldechi
Sidney “the Slime-ball” Vasquez was the bastard son of an aristocrat’s affair. After coming of age, he beat his father badly over a heated argument and was abandoned by his noble family. Rejected by the nobility but unable to live among commoners, he struck out under an assumed name. He found his hiding place among the fanfare and amenity of a traveling circus. Claiming to be a man of high breeding, he built his body and performed feats of strength to the pleasure of all. When circumstances suited him, he drove the traveling band to part ways by framing the ringmaster for theft. However, Sid’s scheme was uncovered, forcing him into hiding. Fearing discovery he decided to enter a mysterious tower not realizing it was the Tower of Oldechi. He hoped merely to escape, for he had never heard of the storied tower or the reward at its summit. When he realized his mistake, it was too late. Perhaps conquering the tower would enable him to restore his once luxurious lifestyle by buying his way into one noble family or another. But he never meant to enter the tower and he doubted that he would conquer Oldechi’s challenge with ease.