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In the lands of Westeros, a boy of eleven is still a child. But it is not so in the lands across the sea. So it is not particularly auspicious that the story of Nikomedes Sakellaris starts at this age. However, his story is most unique.

Arriving on a ship from the far away Seven Kingdoms, the boy was intent on becoming a warrior. Life is cheap in the Free Cities; so as long as he demonstrated aptitude, he would be accepted. It was apparent that someone had trained him. But the recruiter saw more than that in the young boy. There was an ability far beyond training, a hard life that had made this child hardened before his time. He was accepted as fodder, for bodies had to be thrown into the armies to pay the butcher's bill in the frequent warfare that plagued the cities across the waves. In that environment, one grew stronger, or one died. And Niko was nothing if not a survivor.

His growing skill distinguished him, but even this was not enough- there were skilled fighters aplenty in that breeding ground. He saved his commander in battle, and that earned him the attention of one who would foster him as his own son, teaching him the ways of the Braavosi. But this was not enough to sate the young man's desire for combat. And so he left, venturing out into the Dothraki sea, a sellsword.

There, as he fought against the horselords, he gained a respect for them that superceded their status as foes. Travelling with a khalasar through the sea, he paid the price for the bells that punctuate his every step. He learned their ways, but he was not one of them. And so he moved onward.

Beyond the green plains, to distant Lorathi. There he stayed- waiting, training. But something called to him from distant Westeros, and so he returned to the lands from which he started, leaving the path of the blade behind him. Where a boy of 11 left, a man of 16 returned. He talks not of what called him back to the Seven Kingdoms. But there has to be a reason that he returned...

Niko is cast as Garrett Hedlund as he appeared in Troy.

For more information on Niko, visit his page.

WinterChills, Clearwater

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