|Title(s)||Knight-Captain of the Ebon Blade, Commander of the XII Ebon Squadron|
|Age||Unknown (Human Years)|
|Affiliation||Knights of the Ebon Blade|
|Relative(s)||Dragomir Dubnikov, and many more siblings.|
Bogoslav Dubnikov, Death Knight of the Ebon Blade.
Bogoslav looks like a walking corpse, a quite obvious statement with any form of undead. However Bogoslav is in a slightly worse condition than your average Forsaken after his second resurrection. Bogoslavs skin has gone entirely pale and his hair has fallen out on most points. The places were his skull still supports hair are really scarce, earning him the nickname 'Puppethair' from his Ebon Blade brothers and sisters.
Race and ClassEdit
Forsaken Death Knight.
Acherus: The Ebon Hold and it's commander highlord Mograine.
When Bogoslav was still a human he used to be a thief, robber and burglar. However this all changed with the coming of undeath. Bogoslav turned more to his violent side, pledging revenge against the Lich King. After his first resurrection he became a member of the heavy cavalry in the legions of the Dark Lady. Following his second resurrection he was trained to be a pure killing machine; a Death Knight.
Bogoslav has no idea what family members have been freed from the sway of the Lich King; However his younger brother Dragomir apparently broke free as well.
Family & Personal BackgroundEdit
Although one of the poorest families in all of Lordaeron; the Dubnikovs were an old family, with family members spreading all over the glorious kingdom of Lordaeron. Boris and Marija Dubnikov lived in Caer Darrow and worked as servants in the service of the great house of the Barovs. Because of their work, they had taken up residence on the outskirts of Caer Darrow in a run-down shack. The shack was so run-down, it wouldn’t even be suitable for cattle. But regardless of that, it was still the place where Boris and Marija Dubnikov raised their large family. Being raised in total poverty the children of Boris and Marija quickly started to set up their own endeavours to bring in some money to the large family. The children quickly descended into crime such as thievery and robbing.
The eldest of the Dubnikov children was Bogoslav; Bogoslav Dubnikov. With his father working long hours and his mother often being away work in the household of the Barovs, Bogoslav quickly took up the role of man of the house in the absence of his father. His care for his siblings was unmatched and he would always bring in food one way or another. Starting off with petty thievery, Bogoslav quickly moved on to heavier crimes in order to support his massive family. Teaming up with other poor youths Bogoslav started robbing the richer people of both Caer Darrow and Andorhal. Although a hardened, cold-blood criminal on the outside, Bogoslav was a ‘big brother’ on the inside to his siblings.
With years struggling by; the Dubnikovs had remained very poor. With the death of Marija due to a disease, Boris Dubnikov started to drink excessively. Bogoslav quickly took up his responsibilities and became the true man of the house. Although still poor, Bogoslav’s illegal endeavours (and that of his brothers & sisters) had brought a minimal amount of income to the family and had kept it alive ever since. With more of the Dubnikovs getting older the Dubnikov family became increasingly notorious as robbers, burglars and thieves. The brothers and sisters would often team up together to accomplish their plans.
However one day Bogoslav and his younger brother Dragomir had gone out to Andorhal to steal a portion of the newly arrived grain. With cunning teamwork and supreme skill the brothers managed to snatch a portion of the grain. Precisely enough to support themselves and their siblings. This eventually turned out to be the greatest mistake they had ever made. The grain was infected and all of Bogoslav’s brothers and sisters quickly passed away; one by one. Overcome by a feeling of guilt that it was all his fault Bogoslav himself quickly fell pray to the horrific effects of the Plague..
..But this was not the end. The entire Dubnikov family rose once more, now in service of the dreadful Scourge. Not much is known from this period and it might be better to leave it shrouded in mystery.
However; as the might of the Lich King trembled various members of the Dubnikov family managed to break free from the tyrant. One of those people was Bogoslav. Upon regaining most of his memory and will Bogoslav was overcome by tormenting thoughts about how it all had been his fault. How he had caused the death of his beloved brothers and sisters. Filled with rage and self-loathing Bogoslav enlisted into the service of the Banshee Queen in order to seek vengeance against the Lich King and to avenge his brothers and sisters.
Bogoslav’s extreme hate caused him to climb the ranks of the Forsaken armies quickly. Making a proper name for himself as a member of the heavy cavalry and excellent horse rider. Bogoslav Dubnikov was quickly sent into the frontlines of the war against the Lich King, serving mainly in Northrend as part of the Hand of Vengeance. It was here that Bogoslav met his death once more. During a mission deep into the Howling Fjord, Bogoslav and his men were ambushed by a large squad of Scourge. Fighting till the bitter end, the Forsaken managed to fend off most of the evil undead but were eventually overrun.
How heroic the fight may have been, it had an unwanted side-effect for Bogoslav and his men. They were raised. Again. But this time they were deemed worthy of joining the ranks of the Lich Kings elites; the Death Knights of Acherus. Once again controlled by the Lich King, Bogoslav participated in the gruesome slaughters he was sent into. Burning, killing and destroying without a twitch. While in Acherus Bogoslav was taught in the ways of the blood, the cold and the unholy; making the former soldier a remorseless, horse-riding machine of terror.
But the sway of the Lich King was once again not permanent; as the Lich King’s power over his Death Knights failed after the battle for Light’s Hope Chapel Bogoslav broke free once more. This time, driven by pure vengeance and hatred, Bogoslav joined the side of the commander of Acherus: Highlord Mograine. However, the second resurrection of Bogoslav’s body has made a tremendous impact on him and his mental health. Completely tormented and obsessed Bogoslav’s mind is a constant vortex of horrific images, cruel thoughts and confusion.. And that’s noticeable on the outside. Although appearing more open and cheery than most other Forsaken, Bogoslav has a very dark shadow within himself that often comes out when he indulges himself in the gore of battle. Bogoslav’s mind and speech often hold hardly any logic but at critical times Bogoslav often displays a bizarre cunning personality. Shreds of his old life and unlife constantly haunt his thoughts creating an unstable concoction of negative emotions, rage and disturbing memories.
Still in service of Acherus, Bogoslav is still a very skilled Death Knights and excellent horse-rider with an unmatched sense of camaraderie regardless of one’s race.
Due to his mental health Bogoslav has been called back from the frontlines to aid with problems back in the Eastern Kingdoms. He often serves alongside to Horde in order to improve the relation between the Horde and The Ebon Hold.
During his life as a human Bogoslav had a criminal record longer than the beard of Antonidas.
Insane in the membrane.
Serving the highlord in Acherus.