dazzleEach young acolyte to the Dezun order must carry out a series of rites before becoming a shadow cleric. The final sacrament, the rite of shades, is a disturbing spiritual journey through the Nothl Realm, a volatile province from which not all visiting spirits return. Of those who do, some return crazy. Others return with weird propensities. However, all who go there are changed by their experiences. Driven by the need for illumination, Dazzle was the youngest of his clan ever to request the sanctified ritual. At first, the order rejected him, saying he was too young. Nevertheless, Dazzle was not to be discouraged. Sensing something extraordinary in the headstrong young acolyte, the elders conceded. Dazzle drank down the sacred brew and sat by the fire while the rest of his people danced through the night. In this ethereal dimension of the Nothl Realm, the properties of light and dark are turned upside down. Thus, his radiant healing light, beautiful to our eye.