Create a Character Challenge #2

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Kitti, Jan 14, 2012.


  1. This challenge is one about making characters based on the setting that they're destined for and also just a fun romp with one of the most creative aspects of roleplaying: character making. Based on the image posted, my challenge is for you to create a character for that setting and post it here!

    This week's image:
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    Feel free to utilize this character sheet or create your own:


    Name:
    Gender:
    Age:
    Species:
    Family:
    Personality:
    History:
    Current Goal/Purpose:
    Appearance:

     
  2. Name: Argo Venalis
    Gender: Male
    Age: 19
    Species:
    Human
    Family:
    Argo's family was long after sought for by the High Paladin and his soldiers, as they were a family of powerful thieves. His family was killed by an "Accidental" fire, though Argo believes that there are no accidents, as this is certainly not one.
    Personality: Argo is quiet, though adventurous. He is shy in his speaking skills, but by no means is he a coward when it comes to battles or quests. He likes to make himself known, yet keep his presence unknown. He isn't good at mingling, or in that case chatting.

    History:
    Argo was born into a family of Thieves, his Father, Mother, and older Brother being part of this "Guild". Argo's older brother, Yuri, was perhaps Argo's closest friend, and the only one the he felt safe opening up to. His brother trained him in the arts of a Thief, fighting, shooting a bow, park-our, and swordplay. The Venalis family was constantly being harassed by The High Paladin and his Soldiers, always being questioned when something valuable was out of place. Perhaps the most cunning thing that the High Paladin engaged in doing was burning down the Venalis Estate, killing all of Argo's family inside at his tender age of 13. Argo survived only by the fact that his brother had sent him out to sharpen his sword, which is now the sword that Argo carries.

    Current Goal/Purpose:
    Argo's goal is fueled by the murder of his family, as he seeks to destroy the High Paladin and the Twelve Peers.

    Appearance:
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  3. Name: Daem Oldring
    Gender: Male
    Age: 3048
    Species: Ilanad/Yuine

    Family:

    Parents: Raleigh & Dayla.
    Step father: Eiren
    Siblings: Twin sister Mahya and younger brother Laem.
    Nephews: Reydin and Daulen.

    Personality: Mysterious, cold and often calm and hard to read, Daem is mischievous and loves tricking people, but he is also a fighter, despite his peaceful heritage. He is easy going and sly, even if someone gets under his skin he doesn't let it show, determined and strong of mind he is also arrogant, believing he is stronger than his opponent. Not below stealing or killing Daem takes what he needs and don't care about those caught in between, he is intelligent as well but carries guilt around from when his sister vanished and that he couldn't find her. Beneath his cocky, self centred attitude he does care what happens to those few close to him and he cares about the nature and the world as a whole, doing everything to protect it.

    History: Born to a yuine mother and a ilanad father Daem and his identical twin sister Mahya shared a deep bond from the start, they couldn't read each others thoughts but they understood each other perfectly and often finished each others sentences. Daem and Mahya did everything together and for many years they could change places, even as teens their differences were minimal. As they neared the age of 8 they got a little brother, Laem, but unfortunately Dayla was weakened by the birth and turned barren even with the work of the Ilanad healers. When Raleigh entered the war against the humans and fell in battle the bond between Daem and Mahya grew even stronger. And many years later when their mother remarried the twins wanted to see their mother's people, the yuine who lived secluded in a valley no outsider had ever found and their mother wasn't too keen on telling them were to go, believing her children were better off staying away from the yuine.

    Daem and Mahya left anyway, at that time they were nearing their 150 birthday, they made it north leaving the forest behind them and their destination Kohinoor mountains came ever closer. That's when Mahya vanished, near the south west part of Cinna where the coast and mountain met. Daem searched and searched but couldn't find her and eventually he left and found the yuine valley on his own. But he never forgot his sister and many times came back to that part of Cinna to search for Mahya, he even went out on the ocean, to the remote and unfriendly island Ta'ane finding no trace of her.

    Daem met a zhidou named Sui who was set to guard him after a fight with another zhidou ended in death, she eventually left her job as Guardian and they started working together and also fell in love, both helped Eon Keayan to settle the war between the human clans but Sui lost her life in the end and Daem fell into depression almost giving in to madness, first he lost his father then his twin sister and now his love Sui. His meeting several years later with another zhidou, Reiki, was what helped him back to a normal state, he saved her and reluctanlty let her follow him and eventually they became friends.

    Now Daem is old by ilanad standard but as he is half yuine he still have years left and so he and Reiki helps his nephews and their friends to settle the war between the humans, the tiesal and the Teleik despite his old promise of keeping out of the humans' way as their folly killed his loved Sui.


    Current Goal/Purpose: Helping his nephews and their friends with their war but he has never given up on his search for his twin sister Mahya.

    Appearance: Reaching a bit over 5'9" Daem is pale skinned with slim features, a strong jaw line and high cheekbones, long fingers and dark, accentuated eyebrows. Like his mother's race he can move his ears similar to animals though not as much as a full yuine His hair is quite short and slightly wavy, a small part at the nape of his neck reaches his waist almost and is always braided, he has his mother's melted gold eyes. Daem has a tattoo under his left eye, like two half moons put together like a T. He steals clothes whenever he needs, but usually grey shirt resembling a coat with a brown leather vest with a belt and a sash over it, dark trousers and high, worn leather boots.

    Setting: The remote island Ta'ane where the myikku lives, a race so deeply connected with the crystals that grows on their island that they are born with soft scale like patterns on their body that then grows into crystals. Myikku's are very solitary wanting to live in peace, whishing their island was free from visitors, the yuine are an exception though. Many believe yuine and myikku are related and that is the reason for the peace between them but no one knows for sure. Their home are a quite large island, barren and void of vegetation, only rocks and mountains and the crystals that myikku's have learned to control, they grow in clusters or in tree like forms and their important houses and temples are built out of crystal but mostly all other buildings are made of rocks, the many plateaus that the buildings are built on are connected with bridges of stone or crystal.
     
  4. Name: Erasnae

    Gender: Female

    Age: Twenty-eight years old

    Species: Iolitian (human descendant race)

    Family: Erasnae never knew her family, taken from them at birth. She does have a mother (Emilii), brother (Caspio), and father (Tarrinvan), but she has no memories of any of them.

    Personality: Erasnae is proud, and displays a dogmatic adherence and religious fervor when it comes to her duties. She is devoted to her paired priest and to her deity, but is generally dismissive of those beneath her in status. This includes most citizens of Iolita, for she truly only answers to the upper echelons of the Church of the Divine Sky. She is generous and gracious in minor ways, so long as these ways do not conflict with the rules and laws she is expected to know and obey without fail. Her one material obsession is with flowers, and she has gone so far as to keep a small garden in her temple suite. She is slow to anger, but certain of her place and will dole out calm justice to those who offend her or break the rules of the Church.

    History: Erasnae was born to a poor farm family, but taken from them before she could walk. A visiting priestess from the Church sought her out, along with a handful of others born on a foretold night, and spirited them all away to the Temple of the Divine Sky to be raised to be proper Paired Priests and Priestesses. Throughout her life, she was kept in relative seclusion, taught grace, charm, how to speak when spoken to, and how to take praise with gentle, becoming pride. Her whole life, her feet never touched the outside ground or common streets. On the very rare occasions she was taken outside the temple, she was carried on a litter, shielded from the scents and sights that might damage her ability to grow into her purpose by veils made of perfumed silks and strands of flowers. When she reached the age of responsibility and choice, she was taught of her other feminine gifts and how she had been selected to be part of a pair, priest and priestess, who would act as votive objects for the moon god and sun goddess. It was then that the forays into the outer world became more common, though she was still living a shielded life, never taken to dangerous parts of the cities she visited, always protected in her litter.

    On her twenty third birthday, she was introduced to the priest who would be the Moon of the pair. Kharanva was as devout as she, and he was the first man she had ever seen without the obstructions of curtain, veil, or window. For a moment, the pair were embraced by the spirits of Moon and Sun and felt Their love for one another echoed in mortal hearts. The two were then kept apart for an entire year, allowed to long for one another, to dream of a day they might hold hands again and be wed. They were wed on the day of a solar eclipse, the two holding the spirit of the Moon and Sun once more. Erasnae had been schooled in what to do, how to conduct herself around her priest, and he in turn treated her like an idol. Through worship of one another, they worshiped the gods themselves.

    Erasnae felt blessed. She had everything she had been brought up to believe that she should. She was doing her duty, and was praised and honored for it. Her suite was well appointed, and the only thing she'd ever found lacking was that there were never enough flowers, and those handpicked and delivered daily faded too fast. It was then that she requested her garden, and later demanded it. The garden itself was planned and planted with haste, and that spring, she walked barefoot on grass for the first time. This awoke a subtle, but growing, need that she has pushed to the back of her mind, a need to feel the outdoors. Along with this is the soft whisper of heretical knowledge that one cannot truly worship the sky or its gifts while kept inside a building, away from it all. But her adherence to rules is something Erasnae does well. It would take a great event for her to ever abandon her duty and her love.

    Current Goal/Purpose: Her current goal is to serve the Church of the Divine Sky and to remain with Kharanva. She seems to have no personal goals but to breed more exotic varieties of flower in her garden.

    Appearance: Erasnae is quite lovely when made up, and anything she lacks in natural beauty is more than made up for in how she carries herself and her sure knowledge of how to decorate herself. She stands at five foot nine inches tall, and is trim with pale skin that is almost always seen dusted with real gold dust when she makes an important appearance at a Church function. Her eyes are deep green, and her knee length hair is golden, often worn in a long, simple braid. Her face is heart shaped, and her lips pouty and dark, a stark contrast to her skin. Freckles cover her from head to toe, coming out even more when she is under the skylight of her garden, which is often. Her hands are delicate, held gracefully and never moving with idle nervousness. Her motions are practiced, smooth, and pleasant to look upon, though none outside of the temple have actually seen her walk. Her body is without scars. She always wears whites and golds, never the darker blues or cool silvers that her paired priest wears. She is a representative of the Sun Herself, and as such is blessed with what many would consider great beauty. She is still pretty when one washes away the make up and gold dust and takes off the elaborate costumes, but she hardly stands out. However, it is so widely known that the true face of the Paired is that which is decorated, a reflection of the gods, that none dare ask or even speculate aloud what she might really look like.
     
  5. Name: Devadas Sukarno

    Gender: Male

    Age: Young, somewhere between 18 and 22

    Species: Human

    Family: None

    Personality: An Optimist to the Core. Even with the Kingdom disengrating around him, Dev keeps his head held high. He's a friendly young man, kind even, almost helpful.
    History: Devadas was once the prince, and the priest of this Kingdom of the stars. Perched high on craggy mountains surrounded on all sides by yet more, it was impenatrable. A romantic city of religion and the mystic arts, at least until those mystic arts caused the mists to swell from the lake bottom and things began to rot, vegetation was first. It rotted and was soon replaced by 'strange' new flora, the fauna began to die off as well. All the while the youngest prince of the Kingdom in it's glorious central city and temple complex didn't notice anything. As the fourth son he'd elected to join the temple instead of try and win a kingdom or the kingdom. A priest was definitely more a life suited to him, it lacked the political intrigues that bored him so and he could sleep without fear of assinations. Parts of the city began to crumble into the lake, the water rising higher and so did the mists. In less than ten years there wasn't much left of the city, looking instead like it had been abandoned for centuries or more... The temple stood until the end before it too joined the mists, luckily Dev managed to escape. He had been living among the ruins, an unknown priest with kind words who helps those he meets. That helping got him in trouble as slave traders ransacked the defenseless and homeless former citizens and now Dev lives as a slave, currently going through his training.

    Current Goal/Purpose: Escape slavery if he can and help his countrymen escape as well. Find his way back to his destroyed homeland and try to restart amongst the ruins and perhaps find the reason why this happened and a way to reverse it. A secondary goal is to find his royal family.

    Appearance: Well toned and tan with brilliant light blue eyes. His skin is clear though he's got a few scars from various scrapes as a child and a few more that are forming due to the abuse at the hands of the slave traders. His hair is short and blond, almost white. It's been shorn and has a habit of sticking up in ways that aren't very complimentary and rather messy. He wears what he is permitted though he would prefer loose billowing pants of his priesthood and the long side split hooded tunic. He has the symbol of his priesthood tattooed discreetly on his neck behind his ear. It stays covered by hair.
     
  6. Name: Verunya Ryenann
    Gender: Female
    Age: 22
    Species: Mutant. Former Human.


    Family: Status unknown other than her brother- Miikael

    Personality: Little remains of her humanity other than the love for her little brother Miikael. Most would say that falling into the Abyss was what changed her inside and out. Distant to most that meet her during the quest to find their family. Sometimes it even seems like she doesn't care about finding them. Yet she journeys on for the sake of believing that her younger brother deserves more than to grow up under the care of some freak that survived the abyss.

    History:

    Growing up on a farm with the rest of her family, the life set out for Verunya looked like it would be one of a blissfully boring nature. Mama and Papa Ryenann had raised their two children up to be hard workers. Otherwise they would never take to the life of farmers. Yet while they were raised the same in most regards. . . in others it was entirely different. Gender played a part in your destiny on their planet. Even for the royalty that ruled the people from their vibrantly colored towers of riches. Verunya was raised knowing that one day she would have to become the wife of someone in their village. After all her brownish-red hair that matched her brother's made her unique in a town made up of mostly brown haired people. Everyone knew that her father would likely make quite a profit if a son from one of the richer families in the region decided to take her as his bride. Miikael was raised understanding that he would grow up to be a farmer just like his father. In a way each one of them was destined to repeat the lives of their parents.

    Until the day known as 'The Cataclysm'.

    Chaos consumed the entire Kingdom as entire sections of the planet caved in without a single care as to what lives were destroyed. Even to the present day no one knows what caused such a horrifying event to take place. In some places entire cities were swallowed up by the planet. Anyone daring to peer down into the blackness of what soon came to be called 'The Abyss' saw nothing save blackness. . . and yet they got the unmistakable feeling that something was staring back at them. People panicked and abandoned not just their possessions but their own families just to survive. It was what separated Verunya and Miikael from their parents and relatives.

    But that was not the worst fate someone could endure on that day.

    Worse than getting split up from one's family was being one of thousands that fell into 'the Abyss'. Such was the fate that befell Verunya and millions of others around the planet. Not because they never came back. . . but because they did. Strange freaks of all sorts came pouring out of 'The Abyss' exactly one week to the day of the Cataclysm. Mutations that many termed as demons and other unholy creatures. Each one was unique unto itself. . . as unique as the human being they once were before their fall.

    One day she floated back through the front door of what remained of their farm, only to find Miikael alone and sobbing. At first he was frightened of what his sister had become. Mostly since her hair had changed to inky black. He ran away and nearly fell into 'The Abyss'. . . but she grabbed him with the strange appendage that had once been her left arm. The young boy barely recognized her until he got a clear look at her face which was still unchanged.

    Ever since that day, Verunya and Miikael have searched for their family.

    Current Goal/Purpose: To ensure her brother lives a life filled with happiness and that he never falls into 'The Abyss'.



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    Name: Miikael Ryenann
    Gender: Male
    Age: 9
    Species: Human


    Family: Status unknown other than his sister- Verunya

    Personality: Young, sweet, trusting, and still mostly innocent. He still loves his sister despite what happened to her when she fell into the abyss of their dying world. Ever the optimist about finding the rest of their family. Especially his mother and father. He misses them terribly and it sometimes causes him to cry, though he tries to hide it from his big sister. He feels like he has to be strong for her.

    History:

    See his sister's HISTORY.


    Current Goal/Purpose: To search for their family that is somewhere out in the wastelands.



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  7. Name: Xerxes Archer
    Gender:
    Male
    Age:
    32
    Species:
    Human
    Family:
    His litle sister
    Personality:
    Even though he looks a bith rough he have a warm heart and a kind person, he likes talking to people because even a small chat can give him important information. He Does anything to find his sister even if he would need to kill innocent people.
    History:
    When he was fifteen his village got attacked by the army from Arasia, they took all the children hostage and killed the women, they also forced the strongest men to work for them. Xerxes was able to escape but his litle sister Aia didn't have the same luck, she was captured and forced to become the prince future wife because of her beauty. Even though she was young she was as beautiful as her mother and she would even succeed her mother one day.

    Xerxes was about to die when he were escaping from the enemies because he had no idea how to survive on his own, when he were lying on the ground and almost had starved to death a man came and helped him. That man got to hear about what had happened and he started to train xerxes so he one day would be able to save his sister from the enemies claws. It took years before he finnished his training and at the age of twentyfive he went out on a journey to find other people that could help him in his training. When he came back to find his master to tell him that he was ready to attack the king at the age of thirty he found his master dead.

    He knew exactly who had done it, and he decided that he couldn't wait any longer. He went out on another journey to find the king that had taken his sister away from him, on his way he found out from people he talked to that the prince had married a beautiful woman, he understood that it was his sister. It was unforgivable and he had now one more goal in mind. Kill that prince that had taken his sister. He needed to travel to the land over the clouds, Arasia!

    Current Goal/Purpose:
    Kill the king that ordered the attack on his village and killed his master, also kill the prince that married his sister and take his sister back
    Appearance:
    Muscular, blond hair down to his shoulder often put up in a small tail, one eye is green and one is blue. He is 1,95 metres tall.