Well, here's my initial idea for a character more on the upper end of things. If we don't get anyone else making characters more in that range of what's around in Haven, I might move away from it until that changes, depending on what everyone else thinks.
The kink bits probably have more apt ways to describe them, I'll happily take feedback on how to put them more succinctly. Also, what weight would be appropriate? I'd appreciate help, I have no clue about these things.
Late Thirties/Early FourtiesHeight:
blazing blue; Hair Colour:
Heterosexual with Warriors, gender blind with slavesKinks:
establishing dominance, dom-dom encounters, combat ending in passionate intercourse, multitasking (receiving a blowjob from a slave while meeting another warrior, for example, who might also be on the receiving end), assumed consent, non-consent ending in enthusiastic reciprocation, multiple partners, impregnationLimits:
scat, gore, vore, actual subbing (with this character, anyway)Appearance:
Valar, sometimes call 'Witchbrood' in hushed whispers, is a giant of a man; tall by any standards of humanity and broadly muscled, he is not shy to display his prowess, usually wearing nothing but a metallic mesh-skirt, leather boots that wrap around his ankles in a spine-like design and a loincloth. More so than his relative lack of clothing and size, what truly makes his appearance a sight to behold are those features that have earned him his fearsome reputation, that have caused rumors about feasting on demons to circulate for centuries: his unnaturally blazing-blue eyes, those elongated sharply peaking pointed ears and, most of all, the clawed fingers he even employs in battle.
Aside from his unnatural features, his face is a handsome one. Sharp, masculine features with prominent cheekbones, full lips, a hawk nose and strong eyebrows that he all too often pulls into a scowl. His hair, a white-gray long mane that he binds together into an unruly ponytail, flies wildly in battle. His moves betray a tiger-like dexterity that is at odds with his bulk but fits his deadly claws and light-reflecting eyes all too well. His voice has a deep, rich quality but in combat all too often turns into a wild roar.
Along his powerful chest and stomach run many battle scars, both from blade and claw. How they have not healed and faded properly in Purgatory remains a mystery.
Warrior (Freeholder)Time in Haven:
Valar was born in Purgatory and grew up in Haven during its early days. His mother was an ambitious, power-hungry hag, mad and unpleasant to the eye, but powerful in sorcery. She was able to change her shape when she so wished, at some cost to herself, but liked to do so to seduce and then mock powerful men.
She was one of the founding members of Haven and proudly wore a golden collar, taking many warriors to her bed, sometimes to vex them with trickery, sometimes with promises of power and influence if they would but love her in her true shape. Shortly after its founding she conceived a child together with one of the original warlords, intent on securing herself greater standing yet. She cast many spells upon the child within her womb, to ensure that it would be strong, that it would be a true child of Purgatory, one that no man could match.
And her child, Valar, was indeed powerful, growing quickly and becoming stronger day by day, but his strength was still within the realm of mortals. He was not undefeatable as she had hoped. Still the hag thought to use him. Valar never knew his father's identity until the moment he killed him at the behest of his mother. Seeing her manipulations for what they were for the first time, he cast the hag down to hell -- making him thus the killer of both his parents. There were no witnesses. His actions against his mother were never examined too closely, as many had feared her and were glad to be rid of the dangerous sorceress.
Valar swore himself to service for Haven and became a Bondsman, proving himself again and again on the field of battle as well as duels against his fellow warriors, to which he was challenged all too often during his earlier years. Though delayed by his reputation and the subspicions harbored against him by many, his wild abandon in combat against any manner of foe, demon or worm, eventually earned him his own grant of land -- and with it, the rank of Freeholder.
Since then he kept acting as before, joining expedition after expedition and acquiring a number of slaves of his own. Over the centuries he has gained the qualifications to be warlord, but was never granted the rank, likely because of his questionable origins. Personality:
Valar likes Haven. Whatever spells his mother had cast to change him into her ideal tool may have influenced him, may have made the hunger that drives most mad more bearable for him, may have made him stronger -- but to what extent and what is naturally his, he can never know. He also carries a warlord's legacy, after all - he was conflicted about that for a long time, but has come to terms with it over the centuries. There are no answers to be had, he is what he is, spells or no spells. He enjoys the pleasures of the flesh, he relishes the fight and values his own freedom greatly. To that extent, he always seeks opportunities to increase his freedom to move as he pleases, going on many expeditions (though also for love of battle and challenge).
He is very confident, proud and gives the constant impression of the calm before the storm. In control, calm, but like one wrong word or gesture might cause him to casually tear a throat out. In reality, he only ever exerts his violent impulses in challenges or genuine combat, but there is an underlying unrestfulness to him if he doesn't regularly get the release of battle.
In regards to slaves, he gives his a very long leash. They can basically do as they like as long as his needs are met and they are available when he needs them to be. Though many expect him to be, he isn't particularly cruel to his slaves, but can come across as uncaring.Ambitions/Goals:
Valar ultimately seeks advancement, not just to warlord, but to ruler of Haven. He almost became a mere puppet to his mother, so he seeks to be beholden to no one, to stand above all.
A warrior-lover by his side who can match his ferocity.
To gather followers, enslave weaker warriors and expand his territory
To establish a line. He actively seeks any partners with whom he might 'breed true', with the offspring retaining his unnatural traits. So far to no success, all progeny over the years has turned out completely human.
Having lived centuries of fighting, there are very few outside of other century-old veterans who can boast as much actual combat experience as he. While there may be those with better technique, discipline, weapon skill or tactics, he uses everything he has to its utmost.Survivor:
Blessed with a hardy physique and supernatural senses, survival comes easily to Valar. Having survived Purgatory and returned even on his own after a failed expedition or two in his past, he knows well how to guide others outside Haven's safe walls.TRAITSWitchbrood:
Dark magics were infused into Valar even before he was born and more after, granting him the ability to see in the dark, very fine hearing and claws that can harm even demons. There may be other perks, but whether he had an easier time acquiring his physique than others might have or if his wounds would heal a little faster is ultimately irrelevant in Purgatory.Champion's Physique:
Valar is about at the peak of human strength, dexterity, toughness and endurance. While this was a disappointment to the witch who conceived him, it is still a result of dark magic and the combination of all these often does make him appear like a feral beast. (Think Marvel's Sabretooth minus the extreme healing factor. Or Captain America with claws.)Strong Instincts:
Both his experience and the instincts that come with his magical enhancements combine into great reflexes and something that can almost be described as a danger sense.Magic Resistant:
Magic that attempts to affect his mind or physique directly (curse/debuff and mind reading/control sort of spells) is difficult to cast on Valar. Attack spells or spells that affect him via external forces work perfectly fine. Fearsome Reputation:
His reputation has its advantages -- he has an easier time intimidating others into compliance, his skill is rarely questioned and his slaves are usually left alone.DRAWBACKSPride:
Valar does not take kindly to challenges to his pride and considers very few his peers. He rarely considers the possibility of losing to anyone, partially because he is buying into his own reputation, and may underestimate human foes.Lack of Perspective:
Valar was born in Purgatory and has no interest in or understanding of cultures other than the system established in Haven. He knows war, how to do battle against the dangers in Purgatory, how to cow men, slavery, carnal pleasure … and little else. Bloodlust:
Valar needs the release of battle and craves challenges. If he cannot satisfy that, he grows unrestful and becomes more easily agitated. It's possible that this was caused by his mother, a redistribution of other urges more difficult to satisfy in Purgatory. All the better to turn him into a weapon.Fearsome Reputation:
Valar's reputation as practically a wild beast who is feral in battle, feasts on demons and generally intimidating appearance has its drawbacks. Many don't want or like to deal with him and new slaves often need convincing that he's not dangerous to them. The superstitious avoid him (Witchbrood, hagspawn, Rakshasah, 'that demon' and many other insults circulate) and despite his continued service and abandon in battle for Haven, he is one of the Freeholders most often suspected of being a traitor to demons or actually a demon himself.