The Swords of Atlantis
Child-like ice mage
Last of the Telchines, a brotherhood of sea creatures, Aktaios is a stealthy if underappreciated Sworn Sword. Haunted by the loss of his brothers, he journeyed to Atlantis years ago, relying on his skill in covert operations and knowledge of the broader world to succeed in service to the Empress. Though his brothers were prolific metalworkers and sorcerers, he possesses only minor talents in ice magic.
As a Telchis, his centuries of existence are concealed by his resemblance to a twelve-year-old human, which prompts strangers to ridicule and dismiss him, if they don’t ignore him entirely. The latter response aids Aktaios’ work as a Sword, but years of the former response have corroded his patience.