Ornstein, the DragonslayerCurrent Occupation:
Bouncer/Wandering Mercenary - The only job Ornstein has found that wasn't 'beneath him' was the role of a Bouncer at a club. Even if the job requires him to forgo his beloved spear.Home World Information:
The land of Lordran is known as the land of ancient lords and, in the setting of Ornstein’s world, it was the crucible of the first flame: the place where life began. After life was wrestled from eternal nothingness, the age of fire started: an age of gods and lords and almost infinite prosperity…for the ones who reaped it.
Ornstein was amongst those chosen few. A knight to the God of Light, Gwyn, Ornstein was head amongst the four most powerful and loyal of the knights of Gwyn, earning himself great renown through his talents as a slayer of dragons. At first, the dragons were a challenge, and he received great praise for his work, but as the Dragons degenerated and became stunted by generations of inbreeding and regression, Ornstein found himself without a challenge. He was left behind in Anor Londo to guard Gwyn’s daughter, but things were tedious for him. Immortality grates, when one lacks a challenge.Appearance/Style Description:
While the golden lion armour that is iconic to Ornstein is the same, the man underneath is a creature of unknown good looks. A rugged main of Golden hair, bright green eyes and a face completely clean of blemishes would meet anyone who could remove the helmet. While underneath the armour is the chiselled bronze-skinned body of a man who lives the warrior’s life in the light of an eternal sun. He is an attractive man, to be sure: and he prides himself upon it.Sexuality
: (Nothing hyper-specific. Just none of the extreme stuff, like Scat and vore and the other stuff we tend not to talk about.) Personality:
Ornstein is a man who is dominated by his confidence. He was the Dragonslayer, and he was one of Gwyn’s four knights; he is the greatest lancer in his kingdom, and he is a big lightning wielding bad-ass; and he is damned handsome, and he knows it. Nothing seems to phase Ornstein, because of his overwhelming confidence, or arrogance, depending on your stance. He is rarely surprised, and even less often discouraged. The only thing that will get a rise out of him is a challenge against his pride. Despite his (over-)confidence, Ornstein is a likable enough person. He works well in teams and has a clear enough sense of empathy and caring that he can read a situation and knows when to tone down how superior he is. More importantly, he is charismatic, and knows when to speak and when to shut up.History:
The Captain of the Four Knights of Gwyn, lord of Fire, Ornstein has known glory and victory for millennia. Having fought alongside the Gods in the Age of Dragons, Ornstein distinguished himself amongst others for his proficiency at killing the Ancient Dragons, and earned his title as Dragonslayer. For his part in the victory against the ancient dragons, Ornstein was gifted a piece of the Lord Soul, granting him immunity to the ravages of old age, and the chance to continually hone his craft as a warrior.
As the Age of Fire faded though, and as the other gods fell, Ornstein was forced to watch in growing apathy as his Valhalla like world crumbled. He remained true to Gwyn, and guarded his daughter Gwynevere, but soon even she fled Anor Londo. With no reason to remain in the dying kingdom, Ornstein began to look for a new challenge.
He found it with the Legion.
The villainous legion offered Ornstein, along with his companion Smough, a chance to leave the confines of one world and challenge heroes from another. Both accepted the role, and Ornstein and Smough were put to work against Heroes. Ornstein enjoyed the challenge, but soon grew bored of the lack of substance in his work. He was not given any true status or prominence amongst the legion, and he soon defected. If the Legion wouldn’t offer him a challenging opponent, perhaps it would prove one.Current Situation:
An Independent. He has rejected the legion for proving unable to provide a challenge, and hopes to draw the attention of the Protagonists. Weapon: Ornstein’s Spear
– A powerful Crossed Spear with a lightning enchantment, Ornstein’s spear is renowned for its powerful thrusting attacks, which can shatter boulders and Stone-Dragon Scales alike. It can be used as a focus for Ornstein’s Lightning control, and he can use it to fire out bolts of lightning. It can be wielded in either one hand or two.Dragonbone Shield
– A shield made from the bones of the many dragons he has slain, the weapon is incredibly durable and resilient against Fire damage. Normally, Ornstein prefers to wield his spear in two hands, so it is not uncommon for him to forgo the shield.Stats
- We have 5 different stats in the game. We do not roll for hitting, or use it to track health. The purpose of these stats is only
to help the GMs during the free-form fights. We have a better gauge of how strong you are, versus how strong another character is. And vice versa. New characters will start with 4 points to spend. Strength, Agility, Stamina, and Power will all start at 1. Reputation starts at 0. If you have an issue - please contact any of the GMs or post in one of our OOC threads - and one of our players will help you out! Strength
– 2: While he hits harder than the average man, he is still not a juggernaut of strength, instead preferring to out manoeuvre foes.Agility
– 3: Ornstein is fast: deceptively so, considering his bulky gold armour. If one blinks, they might find themselves feeling the sting of the Dragonslayer’s spear, or the lightning that comes with it.Stamina
– 1: Armour or not, Ornstein is fairly susceptible to taking a hit. He has no means of healing, and he has no ability to take a hit worth talking about.Power
- 2 : A wielder of Lightning power, Ornstein can channel this lightning through his spear’s tip. A part of him longs to develop this talent though.Reputation
-0: Ornstein has rejected his place amongst the Legion, because they never gave him a real challenge. Now he stands in front of the Protagonist organisation, aware that they likely scorn him for his flippant lack of loyalty to a side. He cares little for his reputation though, that will grow in time, as his skills develop.Special Powers:
Conduit of Lightning – Ornstein can manipulate and generate lightning, to a certain degree. He is currently a novice in its potential, only able to channel it through his spear as either a projectile, or as a finishing move, if he impales a target.
Shard of the Lord Soul – Lord Gwyn once awarded Ornstein with a shard of the all-powerful Lord soul, and that shard awards Ornstein a number of benefits. Most prominent of these is that Ornstein will never grow old, or even require sustenance, but he also has the ability to absorb people’s humanity: the essence of their soul. While currently unrefined, he gains slight strength from the slain, culminating in regeneration and reinvigoration at this early stage.
Leo Knight - Ornstein is known to be faster than a normal human can hope to be, especially in his heavy armour. He is also at peak physical strength, meaning that he can lift more, last longer and outwrestle the average individual…Thankfully, there are very few ‘average’ people around the Legion or the Protagonist leagues.Strengths:
Master of Combat – Ornstein can read a situation better than most, thanks to millennia of experience and mastery. He can predict the flow of melee combat, and manipulate it using his dextrous and fluid combat style.
Slayer of Beasts – One doesn’t earn the title ‘Dragonslayer’ without a certain talent for killing monsters. Against non-humanoids, Ornstein is an even more deadly opponent, abusing their lumbering size and their lack of rational planning. This talent is even greater against the dragons he earned his namesake from.
Charismatic Warrior – Ornstein’s charisma is enough that he can lead some of the most powerful individual warriors in Lordran. He knows how best to lead a group of otherwise very disparate fighters, and can convince people to his cause with his words, just as easily as with force.
Unwavering Courage – Ornstein’s confident nature makes him a beacon in times of trouble. When the chips are down, and hope seems lost, allies can look to the gleaming golden lion and see a man unphased by trouble; untouched by fear; and unaffected by a loss of hope. In those times, those who are afraid might bolster and rally, where they might otherwise crumple.Weaknesses:
Weakness to Ranged Fighters – Ornstein speed lets him overcome a large portion of ranged fighters, but if a skilled enough Ranged fighter who can keep him at a distance were to challenge him, either with magic or ranged weapons, then he would struggle. People like Beyonetta are examples of the sort of fighters Ornstein will struggle with.
Loyalty to the Strong – Ornstein has very little respect for people he doesn’t consider his equals. If an ally who he considers weaker than him were in desperate need of Ornstein’s help, it is more than possible he would abandon them to their fate. After all, the weak exist only to be brushed aside.
Limited Options - At the moment, Ornstein is pretty easily countered by enemies who can resist his spear. He uses it as a conduit for his lightning, and it is his only weapon, so if one were immune to Thrusting attacks, such as having the ability to become intangible, or having a shield he couldn’t pierce, Ornstein would struggle to finish out the fight.