Return of the Hydra
the Green Viper
Although he’s probably the most dangerous assassin alive, next to nothing is known about the man who calls himself ‘the Green Viper’. Recent rumors suggest he was once member of a wealthy Shairran Merchant House, which might be true, because his two surviving family members are also no stranger to murder. His sister, Charis, has murdered her husband and afterwards, under the name ‘the Black Widow’, made a small fortune by joining the assassination family business. His niece Kallithea has helped her lover Matunde in the assassination of her stepfather Simonides, although she claims not to remember much of it, because of mushroom overconsumption.
The Green Viper changes faces the way other people change their underwear, is a master of poisons as well as single combat and has brought many a powerful person down. It’s said his favorite opponents are adventurers, because his Copycat Katana gives him the ability to use their own overpowered weapons against them and, of course, because they are so easily tricked.
The Green Viper is also a honoured member of the Thieves’ Guild the Silent Snakes, although he is seldom seen in Shairra.