Kain ValerianOrigin Path:
Kain is not the largest person ever, but he's slightly taller than most and seems to fill the room with his presence. He stands at 6'2 and is well muscled and heavily defined at 210bs. This can be contributed to a life of combat and training. His eyes are brilliant, glowing gold(a result of a spell gone wrong). He has a thin scar
in the shape of a straight line over his right eye. It starts above the eyebrow and ends slightly below the cheek bone. He recieved it when a powerful Pride Demon possessed a mage during their Harrowing. He was lucky to survive.
Due to his Antivan/Orlesian heritage, his skin is a dark shade of brown, and he has a distinct accent that falls somewhere in the middle between the two dialects. He has a clan tattoo over the right half of his face that actually compliments and accentuates the scar. He has black hair that he used to have braided, but now keeps styled in a design
popular among Orlesian nobles.
He decided that shorter was better as people tend to grab for anything they can in a fight(and he nearly had some of his hair ripped out in a bar fight once). He usually keeps his facial hair styled into a meticulously groomed goatee, demonstrating that the Orlesian in him has some powerful aspects...like maintaining his perfect image as much as he is able. Positon:
○Spirit - Barrier(Elegant Defense) > Peaceful Aura > Dispel(Transmute Magic)
○Storm - Chain Lightning > Lightning Bolt
○Winter - Fade Step
○Knight-Enchanter - Spirit Blade(Defending Blade) > Fade Cloak(Decloaking Blast) > Combat Clarity > Fade Shield > Veiled Riposte > Knight Protector > Disruption Field(Stasis Lock)
○Inferno - ImmolateEquipment:
Kain wears a heavy suit of mage armor crafted from Silverite and Fade-Touched Silverite he simply calls "Fade Touched". And atop his head he wears the fabled and iconic "Helm of the Inquisitor". He wields the Grand Enchanter's Staff, a powerful weapon that radiates pure cold. He's attached a Frost Rune to make his weapon even more powerful. As a Knight-Enchanter he also can summon a Spirit Blade, a fully functional sword made out of pure Fade energy. He wears a ring that increases his mana, another ring that increases his strength, a belt that increases his magic resistance, and an amulet that increases his wisdom. He also wears the signet ring of House Valerian, which signifies him as a high standing member of the family.Mount:
Atriedes, a Light-Torn SteedFavourite Gifts:
Rare Liquor, Ancient Weapons, Books, Sexual Favors(he won't admit to that one)Hated Gifts:
Flowers, Maps, Trinkets Backstory:
Kain's story begins long before he was born. As he is Orlesian on his fathers side, and Antivan on his mothers, Kain's story starts over 150 years ago when the Valerian's and the Santiago's, very powerful noble houses from Orlais and Antiva began a fierce rivalry. The head of House Valerian, Maurice allegedly stole the intended bride of Amilio Santiago. The truth has been lost to the ages, but for over a century the houses feuded and constantly tried to one up or overthrow the other. Their power was too evenly matched and there was a stalemate of sorts. The houses were still openly at war, but would only attack from time to time if one felt they had an advantage.
It seemed like this would continue on forever without end, however fate seemed to have other plans. After the Inquisition became a power in Thedas once again, both houses sent letters to Skyhold asking for assistance against the other. Commander Cullen oversaw the situation and decided that since both Antiva and Orlais were so fond of deceit, trickery, and foul play, that an honorable competition would be the best way to solve the issue. He organized a tournament between the two houses, pitting the best of the best against each other. The winner of the tournament would win victory for his house, and restitution would be paid by the loser.
The competition was fierce and the tourney lasted three days. Finally the champions from each house were decided and faced each other. House Valerian's champion was Drake, a master of the arcane. He was known far and wide as one of the most powerful Orlesian mages of the era. Champion of House Santiago was Ariani, a petite woman with the strength of two men. The battle was intense, and despite the two powerhouses going at it for hours, neither could gain a definite advantage. Finally both went to strike a killing blow, ready to end the life of the other for honor and their house. Cullen stopped the contest before either could follow through however.
He said that it would be a shame for more lives to be lost over such a pointless dispute, especially two as valuable as Drake and Ariani. Instead he decided the duel was a draw. He explained that as it was a draw, the blood feud between the two houses was to be forgotten. But he knew it wouldn't be that easy, so he offered the blessing of the Inquisition and it's full backing in all matters if Drake and Ariani would marry, joining House Santiago and Valerian and making a powerful alliance between Orlais and Antiva. It was agreed and the two warriors married, surprisingly falling into true love. The couples son did not inherit his fathers magic, but he did inherit his mothers fighting spirit and skills, becoming a great warrior who joined the Inquisition as a way of repaying them for settling the feud between his two families.
That man is Laurentian, and he is Kain's father. Laurentian after joining the Inquisition quickly rose through the ranks due to a mix of high standing, natural talent, and charisma. He became a high ranking commander within the army, and remained so for several years until he met Theresa, an Antivan mage who fought for the Inquisition as well.(He didn't get his fathers magic, but he did inherit his taste in women) They married a few years later and had Kain. Kain was born with powerful magic coursing through his veins, but it was latent and he didn't show any actual arcane abilities until he was around thirteen. Because of this, everyone just assumed that like his father, magic had skipped his generation despite his grandfather and
mother possessing the gift of magic. As a result, he was trained with the sword growing up, as his father was more than a little excited to have his son follow in his footsteps.
Until one day a boy who was two years his senior(his father liked to challenge him), began battering through his defenses with sheer strength. It was clear he had Kain on the ropes, and he panicked. The next strike from the boy never came though, as he was blasted away by an invisible force before he could land the final blow to decide the duel. Everyone was surprised, but the mages concluded that Kain had always had magic, just never been able to access it. It was a rare occurrence, but not unheard of. And him being in a frustrating and seemingly hopeless situation(even if it was just a training duel) allowed him to finally draw his powers to the surface. This newfound discovery meant that he had to begin his mage training immediately, as at his age he was very much a threat due to raw and uncontrolled power, as well as having no prior training meant that he was very susceptible to possession.
Mage training was incredibly different from normal fighting and challenged Kain like he never thought he would be. Impossibly long hours of nothing but studying. Learning proper breathing techniques and mental pictures for how to craft a spell into the world. Learning how to fight with a staff. It was grueling and he gained a new found respect for Mages as he lived and trained like one. But learning how to throw balls of fire, or create barriers...it was so surreal that the difficulty didn't matter. He just wanted to learn more. And learn more he did. From his mother, his grandfather, and the Inquisition's mages as well. He underwent years of training and had to work harder than most due to his fairly late start. It seemed to pay off though as he passed his Harrowing with flying colors and was officially titled as a Mage of the Inquisition on his twentieth birthday. As he was now officially a member of the Inquisition, he immediately went to work as a combat mage, fighting on the front lines when needed and in more specialized tasks when ordered.
He won many battles in the name of the Inquisition and even once traversed the Fade to save the Empress after a botched assassination attempt. This is and many other factors made him one of the top choices to become the next Inquisitor. When the position became available, a long debate was held, and finally it was decided that Kain would be the next leader of the Inquisition.Other:
Despite their wealth and status, Kain's parents don't seem to behave like the stereotypical Orelesian or Antivan. They're humble, dedicated, and hard working. They both engage in the political necessities that come with power(like "The Game" for instance), but only because it's necessary. They've tried to pass these virtues onto their son, but like all mortals he is not perfect. In fact it's the opposite, and he is very flawed. He loses his temper, makes mistakes, misjudges people; some would even say he hits the bottle too often...everything you would expect from a normal person.
The only difference is he has to work harder at being better because his mistakes tend to have large consequences. Also due to his recently gained status as Inquisitor, his houses have decided that control of House Valerian and House Santiago shall revert to other family members for the duration of his service to the Inquisition as Inquisitor. Should he be relieved of the position or fall in battle, his position shall be reinstated(posthumously in the case of the latter). To put it simply, his family decided that he would have too much power and didn't like that as he and his parents had seemingly shown more loyalty to the Inquisition. So now he holds no true power within his house as a member. Only his title and status remain. When he got the letter, all he could think of was how "appropriate" it seemed. His immediate family seemed to be the exceptions to the rule.Ons:
Seduction, Foreplay, Anal, Oral, Vanilla, Rough Sex, Public Sex(with a chance of getting caught)Offs:
Blood, Gore, anything bathroom related, etc...