Zephaniah Denne [Zaril] Name: Zephaniah Denne (Zef-ah-nyah d-EH-nee) Nicknames: Z, Zeph, Zep Gender: Male Age: 21 Race: Zarillian Status: Middle class Position: Second Mate Skills: Swordsmanship [Master] Leadership [Expert] Charisma [Expert] Tailoring [Expert] Cooking [proficient] Cleaning [Awful] Drawing [Horrible] Strengths: Bold. Zeph wants to experience things, to try everything there is to try. He does not mind going outside his comfort zone or exploring something that others are reluctant to do. Original. Zeph likes to experiment and enjoy standing out in the crowd. He does not really care about traditions or what other people expect him to do. Excellent people skills. Zeph tends to be very witty and talkative—he would never run out of things to discuss. He also strongly dislike being alone and enjoy communicating with other people whenever possible. Great sense of aesthetics and beauty. He is very artistic, especially when it comes to entertaining other people. Practical. He is interested only in practical matters. He dislikes theoretical or philosophical discussions, seeing them as a waste of his time. Very observant. He lives in the present moment and focus exclusively on what is happening “here and now.” He finds it easy to notice real, tangible things and changes. Weaknesses: Find it difficult to focus. Zeph gets bored very quickly and want to stay entertained and excited for as long as possible, regardless of the situation. Not surprisingly, he finds it difficult to deal with tasks that require patience, focus, and dedication. Poor planners. Zeph rarely thinks about the future and is more concerned about the present moment, refusing to worry about the next steps or potential consequences. Always seek excitement. He takes risks and is often self-indulgent, putting the pleasures of the present above stability or long-term plans. Have difficulties in the academic environment. He sees school as a waste of time. He are far more interested in creative, practical things as well as socializing. He finds it difficult to stick to schedules and puts in enough effort to succeed in the academic environment. Likes: Alcohol Socializing Sparring Night Animals Dislikes: The inability to become intoxicated Others who can become intoxicated (^just envious of them he doesn't hate them^) Unnecessary violence Bugs Solitude Personality: Zephaniah is emotionally balanced, which means that he is less prone to depression and is able to cope well with feelings of anxiety, anger and vulnerability. With a good sense of social awareness, he tends to be outgoing and enthusiastic, with a tendency in groups to talk and assert himself. Zeph enjoys a good balance between the real world and fantasy, he is mostly aware of and in touch with their emotions. Being open-minded to new and unusual ideas helps him to interact with the world. With a healthy skepticism of the motives of others, and a belief in justice and being self made, sometimes he can come across as guarded or intimidating. However he has a refreshing impulsiveness about him, he tends to dislike too many rules and regulations and can be casual and whimsical. Zeph does not feel nervous in social situations, and has a good impression of what others think of him, however he feels strong cravings and urges that he has difficulty resisting, he drinks like a whale yet much to his dislike he cannot get drunk. He tends to prefer short-term pleasures and rewards over long-term consequences. He likes to speak out, take charge, and direct the activities of others. He prefers dealing with either people or things rather than ideas. He regards intellectual exercises as a waste of his time. He finds helping other people genuinely rewarding and is generally willing to assist those who are in need. He finds that doing things for others is a form of self-fulfillment rather than self-sacrifice, however he’s not adverse to confrontation and will sometimes even intimidate others to get his own way. Relationships: Family: Morrow Denne (Older sister, Alive, Whereabouts unknown) Sophie Denne (Mother, Alive, Zeril) Adair Denne (Father, Deceased) TBA Bio: Zephaniah is pretty content with the way he lived before joining the crew, the only problem was his older sister, Morrow. She is 4 years older, made everything a competition and was rather violent towards him when their mother wasn't looking. Their father, Adair, died when he was 6 and he almost died as well but somehow was saved, how he was saved is a little foggy, though his right eye had to be removed. The death of his father was caused by some low caste scum breaking into the house and trying to rob them. Adair did his best to to protect his family but they shot him. They pointed the gun at Zeph and just before the trigger was pulled he passed out. Ever since then his mother, Sophie, has been working at a middle class brothel to support him and his sister. Thankfully she doesn't bring work home, however she does come back drunk so they have to take care of her sometimes. He also began studying fencing and other forms of sword art, wanting to be able to protect his family, He became devoted to sword fighting and taking care of his mother. When Morrow turned 18 she left, leaving Zeph alone most of the time. He hated being alone so he got a job as a late night fishermen so he could be out while his mother was and still be able to take care of her while she was home. At 18 he did he best to find her another job and finally gets her a job as a tailor.