Male Nubian cleric of Ra played by Cliff "CJ" Jones
As a Chaldea Short Film Idea
Who is Apophis, where did he come from, and how did he end up in York?
A Nubian slave on a pirate ship converts to Ra and earns his freedom.
Apophis Nemir Batah is a tall and muscular Nubian, which in Chaldea means he is of Targonian descent. As a youth he was captured by slavers to an elven pirate named Ceylonda to serve as a galley slave on her ship, The Misty Raven. During his time with the pirates Apophis became close friends with a priest of Ra named Tobias, whom everyone called “the Chaplain.”
When Apophis had served on the Misty Raven long enough to earn his freedom, he wasn’t sure where to go. The emperor had outlawed Ra worship throughout the empire, and priests of Ra who got caught were often publicly tortured and executed. The Chaplain suggested that Apophis get in touch with his old friend Jack Rover, the Reeve of York, who helped organize underground worship services for the outlawed gods and would likely know where a priest of Ra might be welcome.
When Apophis got to York, Jack Rover surprised him by taking him directly to meet Duke Elliott Swartout II. The duke agreed to protect Apophis’s secret and allow him to lead clandestine worship services in the city under the priest name Corona. In return Apophis swore loyalty to the duke and entered his service as a warrior/blacksmith. A few months later the duke assigned Apophis to serve his son, Lord Robin, as a bodyguard, telling him he hoped that Apophis would protect Robin with both his war mace and his divine gifts.
Apophis enjoys working for Robin because the young lord’s desire to do good in the world echoes his own and makes him feel less alone in this strange place. He hopes that one day he can convert Robin to Ra worship and the two of them can work together to let the light of Ra shine freely in the empire once more.