Eh, my character can live without the spell. I'll just think up something else.
Name: Brand Grimr
Hero of: Bowerstone Industrial
Appearance:Tall, dark and handsome, Brand's angular features add a slight sinister touch to his appearance. Despite his military service, or in spite of, he wears his dark brown hair at shoulder length and tied back in a fashionable pony tail. Brand still retains his uniform: a red coat with black shoulder pads over a tan waistcoat, white shirt and trousers, brown leather marching boots and black leather gloves. The coat is usually left unbuttoned and with the recent acquisition of a tricorne pirate hat, gives Brand a rather daring look.
Magic Aura: 4
Melee Weapon: Master dagger
Melee Skill: 0
Ranged Weapon: The Sandgoose rifle
Ranged Skill: 6
Magic Spells: Assassin Rush, Heal Life, Slow Time. Spell Weave: Inferno (F2) + Force Push (F2)
Magic Skill: 3
Personality: Unlike his namesake, Brand Grimr is a fairly jovial person, enjoying a good laugh and moments of celebration. Sarcastic and cunning, he enjoys poking fun at others, prodding their various faults and weaknesses. This enjoyment doesn't blind him to his own vulnerabilities and attempts to return fire will only garner a smile and a nod. Brand does not believe in fair fights or honourable battles and will happily use every dirty trick in the book, and some not even in it, to seek advantage and victory. Despite his large amount of character flaws, Brand fights for the better interest of Albion and is rarely concerned about his own advancement and gain.
History: Growing up in Bowerstone Industrial, Brand barely scraped together a living. Faced with a future of toiling away in a factory, Brand sought out a way to leave behind the poor life and grasp onto something greater. Turning to thieving, Brand had a successful run of for a couple of years before being caught by some soldiers and their Major. Seeing some potential in the young boy, the Major decided to enlist Brand into the regiment, falsifying some papers to do so. And so Brand joined the Swift Brigade.
Despite the difficulties of military life, Brand managed to see the inherent potential in being part of the Guard. Immersing himself in his training, Brand soon grew skilled in the use of firearms, becoming one of the best marksman in the regiment. He also learned about duty, and working for the benefit of others. Unfortunately, lessons about honour fell flat, but Brand's basic decency was acceptable enough. In the end, Brand enjoyed himself and was happy to continue living life as a soldier.
Of course, the revolution changed things. Losing Major Swift was a blow, as Brand lost his only teacher and guide. The devastation of the Crawler attack following the revolution was another huge blow and life altering event, namely making Brand realize his potential and becoming a Hero. With no guide left to him, Brand took heart in the lessons he learned from Major Swift and moved back to Bowerstone Industrial, fighting to improve the lot of the citizens.