I just realized I hadn't written anything relating to my choice of guild. I hope it's not too late to dump something like this~
Secrets have power. That was the first lesson taught to Tainya by her mysterious master. Assassins were common in Eberron, particularly among the house of Thuranni, and house Phiarlan was known to hire freelancers quite often, via their leader, the enigmatic Hydra. However, among assassins, those who follow the way of the ninja are exceptionally rare. There are believed to be less than a hundred ninja in all of Khorvaire, and perhaps around a dozen outside of house Thuranni. However, when Tainya acquired a manual containing the secrets of ninjutsu from one of her marks--apparently, a novice being courted by House Thuranni, everything changed.
The drow was the curious sort, and was already an accomplished alchemist. Though Tainya attempted to study the book in secret, she made little progress on her own. It was then that Hydra appeared to her once again, and put her in touch with a hermetic master who trained her to harness the secrets found within that strange book. She never knew the master's name, and though he appeared as an elf, there was no way to be certain that even that was true, for the way of the ninja is shrouded in misdirection and deceit. The master explained to Tainya that those that she killed, and those that she would kill, each died taking hundreds of secrets to their graves with them. The power in those secrets would give Tainya power over others and the world... the power of deception. Each of the strange, archaic symbols contained in the manual Tainya found represented a secret that a ninja's victim had carried with them. The way of the ninja is to draw power from death... and to utilize deception to gain power over others.
Tainya carries the manual of ninjutsu she found back then to this day. She has added many secrets to it, and the shadow magic that she wields is focused and channeled via her nightly study of the book. Though the master told her that she had completed her training long ago, she continues to hone her skills as an assassin, a ninja, and an alchemist. Her skill in poison is such that she is abl
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