Here's a second character I'd like to pitch in addition to my first concept. I'm cool with either one or the other. Ultimately, he's supposed to become a gun-totting wizard-warrior
CN Male Elf
Magus 1 (Myrmidarch
& Spell Dancer
5' 9" Weight:
Numerian ArchaeologistOther Traits:
The circumstances of Faldis' early life were unremarkable, which contrasted with a child who had distinctly unelf-like ideas. Where the rest of elven society was prepared to remain in perpetual stasis, Faldis observed how the war against Treerazer was at a virtual standstill. Yet whilst the demons could replenish their numbers from the abyss, elves and their much slower population growth continued to suffer from attrition and were content to merely contain the threat. This led to a certain exasperation on young Faldis' part, who wanted to find new ways to help his people rather than sticking to tried-and-failing methods.
Whilst his intellect entitled him to prestigious schools of wizardry, Faldis was more interested in more martial application for magic, and divided his time equally between magical pursuits and the warrior's craft - to Faldis, magic was undisputedly a powerful force, but it took time to learn and truly master, where as the usage of mundane weaponry was faster yet lacked the power - how to bridge this gap was a source of endless fascination for Faldis. That was when Faldis heard of Numeria and it's super science.
This became a source of endless fascination to Faldis; the ability for even a common soldier to pick up weapon that would allow him to unleash powerful energies with merely the press of a button or the pull of a trigger, without requiring a magically inclined mind or the muscle to swing it or pull the cord. As soon as he was able, Faldis embarked on trip northward. His first encounter with the Technic league taught the young elf caution, so thereafter he skirted the borders of Numeria, and any discovery of ancient Androffan technology, no matter how mundane or uninteresting, was a source of fascination to him. After many years, he was able to put together the ancient Androffan tongue.
Since then, at least in Faldis' eyes, it is clear that elves would greatly benefit from possessing this technology - the bow must go; elves and guns were clearly made for each other. Now if only he could actually get his hands on an actual working piece of Androffan technology, who knows what possibilities he might unlock... so he has come to Torch seeking to find out about it's mysterious purple fire column in hopes of finding something salvageable or useful to his studies...Appearance:
Faldis is an elven man of above average height, though not significantly so, and is lithe and hard bodied rather than muscular. The straight hair that cascades about his shoulders is dark and lustrous, but it is his violet eyes and their unusual, even unnerving, intensity that generally arrests the attention of those who meet him. Whilst he radiates much of the elegance that elves are know for, there is something ever so slightly off about his manner that seems to suggest a touch of madness despite the obvious intelligence in his eyes.Personality:
Faldis has always been unusual for an elf. Whilst he champions elven values, he has a fascination for all things non-elven and how they can be used to slow, or even reverse, the declining role of the elves in the world. Whilst Faldis has spent more time amongst the elves, he has had much more meaningful interactions with non-elves; as a result, he has little of the prejudices of traditional elves and would even try to befriend an orc if it were to give him the courtesy of not trying to cut him down first.
As a practitioner of the arcane, Faldis' first impulse is to generally deal with things in intellectual manner. Friendly and affable, he likes meeting new people and learning about their experiences in general. That said, he is a better at listening than at talking, since he feels that talking before understanding the person before him inevitably leads to misunderstandings. This often leads to the impression of cunning and a certain underhandedness on his part as he lets friends and comrades talk ahead of him so that he can learn the personality of those he must deal with whilst revealing little of his own.
Because he believes that the technology to be found in Numeria will ultimately be able to help is kin win the war against Treerazer back in distant Kyonin, and perhaps revitalise the elven race as a whole, Faldis is almost obsessive with his pursuits to uncover and detail his finds in Numeria. Any suggestions that he is wasting his time or that perhaps his kinsmen won't see things his way is a sure way to arouse his ire.Sexuality:
Pansexual. As a devotee to Calistria, Faldis is open with matters relating to sex, though he especially likes human and, strangely, half-orc women.