RIFT outs Alsbeth the Discordant

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 17 March 2011 20:22 GMT

Trion Worlds has put out a lore update for RIFT, and it focuses on Regulos’ right-hand woman Alsbeth the Discordant.

According to her story, the woman is responsible for “single-handedly dooming the city of Port Scion,” and continues to rain terror down upon Telara, spreading pestilence, defiling the Iron Tomb, and heralding invasions from the Death Plane.

Basically, this isn’t a gal you would bring home to mummy.

Her powers are growing along with her boldness, and leaders of both the Defiant and Guardian are left wondering what else this demented broad has planned for the world.

Apparently, she was always this blackhearted, despite being considered a quite and unassuming child raised in the court of King Mathos. Inside, she was harbored a wicked, malignant disposition and the talented mage once known as Alsbeth Rothmann has since become an immensely destructive force on Telara.

Here’s more on her:

lsbeth Rothmann came to the Court of Mathos as a quiet young girl with sallow skin and dark hair who always stood behind the crowd, alone under the shadow of her family’s grave dishonor. Her ancient lineage had been in a slow and steady decline since Phynnious Rothmann, first of the Pyromancers, originally won glory. Her father had murdered her mother for adultery, and was himself executed in turn. Young Alsbeth found herself an orphan, and then a homeless one, as her uncle inherited the family estate and promptly kicked her out.

Out of pity, Queen Lenia Mathos offered Alsbeth shelter in the court of King Jostir. Lenia died shortly thereafter from an incurable disease, and though young Alsbeth remained in the palace, she had lost her only advocate, and Jostir was indifferent to her status. She did not play with the other children in the castle, but spent her time reading in the library, or walking alone through the hills around Caer Mathos.

It was not until she attended Quicksilver College that Alsbeth began to emerge from her shell. She distinguished herself and gained a voice as her accomplishments bolstered her in the eyes of the professors and other students. While she had few friends, she did attract many followers. Only Asha Catari was as well-known as Alsbeth (as much for rebellion as for brilliance), and once Asha was expelled, Alsbeth took sole reign over the school.

Bless her. No wonder she is so angry.

Trio also sent along some screens and concept art of this fallen beauty.

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