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Born under a middle class couple of a Nikiltan Scrollkeepster and an Esemseran border scout, Zepto had a fairly pleasant childhood. His father's straightforward, no-nonsense attitude left its mark on the young lad, who felt less at home in the Nikiltan society than he would've liked to. Like many Nikiltan youths, he decided to head out and see the world, not necessarily to ever come back. The next time Basu traders were in town, he headed out to join them, leaving home with but a few possessions: his mother's rare ruby Perception Stones, his father's old iron chainmail vest and enough money to last him a while.
He hasn't died yet since.
The Ageless Tinfer
Zepto plays on a custom iron Tinfer's blade, with a simple but intact sword stuck into it, kept in place by the string tension instead of the usual rivets. It is barely decorated, aside from the highly polished, reflective surface, which is quite useful to communicate with traders on large distances.The six strings are average catgut cord It produces mellow, metallic tunes, depending on where the strings are struck.
The blade itself is of no particularly important smith, and hasn't been involved in any killings as tradition would have it. Built by the contemporary Esemseran craftsman Palasu, The Ageless Tinfer was intended to be more of a conceptual piece of art, a creative attempt that Navarchus was thusly able to pick up for a rather cheap price. Had it been crafted the traditional way, it's value would have increased greatly.
The instrument is quite resistant to damage, but too heavy to be practical as a weapon. It has yet to break in any way.
Through his years with his Basu companions, Navarchus became a rather skilled bard. He often plays together with his friends, coming up with many distinct tunes on his Basan Tinfer's Blade.