Ok so I was asked here [X] for any Nilesy headcanons I might have. This is a kind of backstory thingy for Nilesy that I came up with, so enjoy I guess? ^.^
Also PantherLyndon and a raven because Nevermore was a strem I will not forget about in a hurry.
Back before Sjin and Duncan’s battle that destroyed the old server, Nilesy was actually a very powerful water mage. He was more powerful than Rythian, and even more powerful than Ridge, but he kept very much to himself, living as a recluse in his forest and spending his time honing his abilities. No-one really knew who he was or what he did except Ridge, whose job it was to monitor everyone on the server, and who was somewhat jealous of the mage’s magical skills. When Sjin and Duncan blew up the server, Nilesy was taken by surprise, and flung into the new world without warning. He was thrown down to the ground with so much force that he was knocked unconcious. Ridge, still shaken from the explosion, stumbled across Nilesy and saw his chance to seize power - to become the most powerful being on the server. He dragged Nilesy over to a nearby lake and tried to drown him, but was interrupted by the sound of someone approaching and fled. The someone turned out to be Lomadia, trying to find her way to somewhere safe after the explosion. She ran to Nilesy, pulled him out of the water and patched him up as best she could - staying with him through the night until he revived. When he recovered enough strength to speak, Lomadia found he had no memory. It was as if he was new to the world. He didn’t know how to craft the most basic of objects, or how to use the most ordinary of tools, and was continually blown up by creepers.
They parted ways as friends, and Nilesy pottered off to a remote part of the server, trying and mostly failing to get to grips with pretty much everything. He did discover a love of water. He loved controlling it’s flow and using it as anything from a creeper-deterrent to an elevator. He became a pool supplier, putting his love of the water to good use. Ridge, watching him intently from afar, soon saw that the once great water-mage was now harmless. It was Ridge who was now the most powerful being on the server, and the new world had enhanced his own powers to an almost god-like level. He soon forgot about the poolboy, and Nilesy was left to his own devices, ending up teaming up with Lomadia at Owl Island.
After the explosion at Blackrock, the new magic began to seep from the earth, infesting the outlying, undiscovered areas of the server. When Nilesy and Lomadia decided to travel away from Owl Island and set up camp in a remote jungle, Nilesy got a sudden inclination towards magic. He was very comfortable in the jungle, surrounded by trees. He found himself spending hours researching new magics, becoming completely absorbed in his work, and he was GOOD at it - it came naturally to him, almost like second nature.
Ridge has begun to take notice, but is continually distracted by Sips and Sjin’s antics. The new server is so much more unstable than the old one, and it’s up to Ridge to stabilize it, leaving him little time to deal with Nilesy. The ongoing peace talks between the warring factions of the server are also a concern - another war would have disastrous effects on the new world’s stability. So now Nilesy is settled in the jungle, researching and slowly regaining control over his magical powers, while Ridge tries to hinder his efforts as best he can. And soon, maybe Nilesy will regain enough of his powers to remember what has happened. He’ll be able to combine his old skills with the new magic, and become a formidable force on the server once again. And if that happens, let’s just say I would be pretty concerned for Ridge’s ongoing wellbeing.
And eh…yes. That is that. I quite like the angry-dark-mage-Nilesy idea. And after Aj from Gametee drew this [x], my love for the idea was solidified tenfold.