The Yeshuah Prophecy
A naive loyalist to the nation, Jacob believes in the mission statement of Sempaurora with his entire being. An covert Operative of the Nation, Jacob worked for the military without question. Since the death of Anton Marcus, many of his superiors have tried to send the halfling to his death. After returning from many suicide missions, Marcus’ successor Blaine Crucoy discovered the hardworking operative and instead allowed him an early retirement.
In his new life as a humbly impoverished history teacher, Jacob found himself content and reveled in the peace retirement had brought him. After six years in hiding, he was eventually called back into action. After surviving another suicide mission at the request of Head of The United Church of Sempaurora, Danner Smythe, Jacob was invited to serve the Kingdom once and prove himself the Yeshuah. After this, Danner instead offered Jacob the opportunity to instead serve the church’s independent goals. Annoyed with the treachery, Jacob refused and warned Danner that he served each branch equally. He left for the tournament with a heart divided between the goals of the state and his longing to return to his quiet life.
Jacob was one of the few to resist Shen Lightbringer‘s actions as the false Yeshuah. His strong resolve and desire to do good led many to hail him as a hero greater than the Yeshuah, which served only to make him a target for Shen’s master plan. After choosing death rather than willingly serve the goals of a madman, he found himself within Breidablik Prison and used the soul of Anton Marcus to return. After defeating Shen, he returned to Aesyr where he spent two years tortured by Hel.
The pride of the hero helped Jacob remain level headed and he escaped the veil again, vowing to return to kill Hel and destroy Aesyr’s hold on Iifa. Though he struggled to maintain his identity after being corrupted one of the Sins, he was freed by his friends and helped them overthrow Aesyr once and for all.
He perished with the Wardens of Iifa in Aesyr’s destruction and, satisfied that he had left a lasting impression of the next generation, declined ressurection to continue his spirit’s journey through the String of Pearls.