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Postby Latch on November 10th, 2013, 2:44 am


Basic Information
  • Name: Latch
  • Race: Human
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 23
  • Birthday: Season of Winter, Day 20, 492 AV
  • Birthplace: Kenash
Latch, before anything else, appears unremarkable. Handsome, but not strikingly so. A familiar face, yet not one that easily stands out. Not short but not tall and neither too thin nor too large. Fate has forged him into just another face the crowd. Brown hair pulled backward into neat ponytail and with cool chocolate brown eyes, there is no question that Latch was born with common blood coursing through his veins.

  • Skin: Fair, Light
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Height: 5'9
  • Weight: 160 lbs
  • Physical Build: Thin framed
Mystery and discovery. These are two words that shape the fire that fuels Latch to be a man greater than his upbringing. Were he born into different circumstances, he might've scholar of great renown or a wizard of impressive skill. However, being a foundling deposited on the doorstep of a family that was not his own and forced to live as a stranger and a servant to them cut any thread that would lead him to greatness. Normalcy seems intent to infect his life, but Latch looks to use it to his advantage.

Perhaps it was being born into such strange circumstances that molded his mind into the magnet for mystery that it is. Put plainly, Latch cannot leave a problem unsolved. He's drawn to the patterns and the puzzles, and his natural curiosity pushes him to investigate such solutions. At times, it can become almost an obsession for him. When Latch sees an issue or unknown, he simply cannot leave well enough alone.

A pragmatic and patient sort, Latch is willing to wait for the most opportune moment before acting. This can lead to inaction, but he is a firm believer in letting cooler heads prevail and is rarely moved to passionate action. Still, that fire for greatness burns in Latch's belly, and if he believes that taking that action will lead to some great good for him or others, he might be willing to through caution to the wind and just go for it.

  • Merits: Dedicated, Analytical, Patient, Pragmatic
  • Flaws: Quiet, Headstrong, Wrathful, Manipulative
Alone. The first feeling of a small, newborn babe who wailed against the stormy night above him. Afraid He cried for the missing warmth of his mother, the absent presence of his father, and the unknown feelings that held his unnamed form rapt. Abandoned.

Latch is a foundling, a child either lost or left at birth and raised by a family that is not their own. Such was the circumstance that befell both him and his foster family on the 20th of Winter, 494 A.V. Abandoned on an unknown doorstep with naught but a brass key to his name, Latch was raised as a servant to the Languis family. A well off family of Freeborn silversmiths who played at being a Dynasty household, the Languis' took care of and took pity upon Latch, but never truly him treated as family. He was never allowed to play with the other children nor was he taught the family's trade, but was instead instructed to be quiet, speak only when spoken to, and do his up-most best to serve the Languis' until a time where he could be on his own. The other children joked and japed at how effectively the foundling followed his orders, oftentimes claiming that the key he wore around his neck, the key that was placed on him the night he was discovered, was the only thing that could open the 'latch' that had become his mouth. This joke quickly developed into a nickname which soon replaced the actual name his foster family had given to him, and so Latch became the only name the boy knew.

As he grew, it became apparent to Latch that his adoption was more of a social endeavor to the Languis' than a moral one. When his foster family would have guests over, they would bask in the praise given to them for their kindness at accepting the quiet, abandoned boy. Latch became at eavesdropping and moving through the quiet corners of his house. It was almost like a game to him, hiding away and listening in on what his Languis' truly thought of the house-guests they entertained or even the other family members. He discovered a talent at his late-night arts, even becoming skilled at lifting letters from his foster father's pocket and reading them before he realized they were gone. With quick fingers and a quiet smile, Latch spent much of his childhood ferreting out secrets from his family members; developing criminal talents without even committing a crime.

When time came for his apprenticeship, Latch found himself excited to escape the confines of that uncaring household. The Languis' had placed him under the care of a Locksmith, sending him on his way with barely a goodbye. He spent years learning the tricks of his assigned trade, picking up more than just locksmithing but also Fravata and a bit of Nari from trading his master's wares, and rare would it be to find a person more suited for his trade than Latch for the art of lock making. Every lock, every tumbler and tick that barred his success, became a sort challenge to Latch. A puzzle yet to be solved. Admittedly, Latch enjoyed the picking and breaking of locks than the planning and building of them. Something about the sudden 'click' of success when a lock was broken called to him. Regardless, Latch enjoyed learning the ins and outs of locks and found himself adept and content in his work.

As he approaches the end of his apprenticeship, Latch wonders if this is to be his lot in life. To live as a locksmith. Just a simple, ordinary, locksmith. He supposes he should be content with what he has done. What he will do. After all, living an average life is still living isn't it?

And then he looks down at the key he still wears around his neck, the only clue he has to what his life should've been, and something whispers to him that he's meant for so much more.

Skill XP Total Rank
Locksmithing 26 SP 26 Competent
Larceny 15 RB + 9 SP 24 Novice
Intelligence 5 SP 5 Novice
Investigation 5 SP 5 Novice
Stealth 5 SP 5 Novice

Lores and Languages
Starting Lores
  • Lore of Larceny: Basics of Lockpicking
  • Lore of Locksmithing: Basic Pin Tumbler Lock
Language Proficiency
Common Fluent
Fravata Basic
Nari Poor

  • Simple black coat
  • Simple brown pants
  • Simple white shirt
  • Simple black boots
  • Simple undergarments
  • Comb
  • Brush
  • Razor
  • Soap
  • Waterskin
  • Balanced Rations (1 week's worth)
  • Eating Knife
  • Flint and Steel
  • Thieves' Tools
  • Dagger
  • A standard 20x20 Kenash Apartment
  • Key, Good- This carved, brass key was tied around Latch's neck when he was found as a babe. It is the only clue he has to his family, and he relentlessly searches for the lock to match this key. He currently wears it around his neck on a simple string of leather.

Item Gain/Loss Total
Starting +100 GM 100 GM
Thieves' Tools -30 GM 70 GM
Dagger -2 GM 68 GM
Vest, Black -3 SM 67.7 GM

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Last edited by Latch on November 5th, 2016, 5:17 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Just a Locksmith
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Character Development Questions

Postby Latch on October 31st, 2016, 3:09 am

Character Questions (Section is WIP)

General Information :
1. What is your Name?
  • Latch.
2. Do you go by a nickname or pet name?
  • Sort of. Latch isn't my birth name, I don't know that one, but it is the only name that's stuck.
3. How old are you?
  • 24 years, or 96 seasons if you want to pedantic.
4. What is your height?
  • Five feet and nine inches
5. What is your weight?
  • Around 160 pounds the last time I checked.

Aesthetics :
1. Describe yourself as you see yourself.
  • I look alright, I suppose. I don't spend too much time thinking about appearances.
2. Describe yourself as others typically see you.
  • Most people say I'm unassuming. I tend to agree.
3. What is your favorite body feature?
  • Getting a bit personal now aren't we? If we're being a honest, I have fondness for my nose.
4. How physically fit are you?
  • The only part of my body that is fit are my fingers. Long hours making and breaking locks will do that to you.
5. How do you typically dress and what is your style?
  • I dress practically, which is just another way of saying that I'm too poor to wear anything else.

Family :
1. Who are your parents and what are they like?
  • I...wouldn't know. Most likely forgetful, given my status as a foundling. Not that I hold a grudge or anything.
2. Do you have any brothers or sisters?
  • Only foster-siblings, and we're not particularly close.
3. What is your extended family like?
  • None to speak of unfortunately. My foster family's were a bunch of ponces though.
4. Do you consider close friends as important or more/less important than family?
  • Close friends are the only real family I have, so I suppose that answers that doesn't it?
5. Do you treat animals like family?
  • I like some dogs better than most people. Then again, I'm not particularly fond of most people truth be told. Probably just my peers that ruin the rest of humanity's reputation.

Location :
1. Where were you born?
  • Kenash, that city upon a sinking, stinking swamp. No place like it. Not that I would know really, I've been to no place besides it.
2. Where do you live now?
  • Kenash. I may not be a slave, but seems like I'm still bound to this place for the time being.
3. If you could live anywhere in Mizahar where would that be?
  • Syliras. From what I've heard, everything works so well together there. All the tumblers locking into perfect positions, it sounds ideal.
4. Do you have a favorite place to vacation or spend leisure time?
  • The Glass Beach at night is undeniably beautiful. I've only ever had good memories there.
5. Where do you fear to be?
  • The Midnight Market. I'm quite attached to both my money and my life, and the Market is where one goes to lose both of those.

Traits :
1. Do you have any physical weaknesses (disease, scars, and missing limbs?)
  • Besides my unending hatred for exercise? No, I don't have any maladies besides that.
2. Are you right handed or left handed?
  • Left handed. Makes writing a nightmare.
3. What languages do you speak? What do you sound like? Do you have an accent?
  • Well, I'm fluent in Common and I've picked up a fair bit of Fravata and Nari from traders. I speak quickly and precisely, and I've been told I have a bit of a Kenash twang to my voice.
4. Do you have any odd mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics?
5. Do you have (or want to get) any tattoos or piercing? Why do you have them (or will get them) ?

Occupations :
1. What is your occupation?
2. Do you like/dislike your work? Why?
3. If you could be anything you wanted to, what would you be?
4. What occupation do you admire the most? Why?
5. What occupation do you lest like? Why?

Childhood :
1. What sort of child were you?
2. What is your favorite memory from childhood?
3. What is your worst memory from childhood?
4. What sort of relationship did you have with your parents?
5. Who was your most influential rolemodel?

Education :
1. What sort of education do you have?
2. Do you like/dislike learning?
3. Where or how did you learn most of your skills/abilities?
4. How do you learn best?
5. What are your educational goals for the future?

Relationships :
1. Do you form close bonds with people? Why? Why not?
2. Do you trust people easily? If not, why not?
3. Do you consider yourself straight, gay, bi, or something else?
4. Have you ever been kissed? If so, describe the first time.
5. Have you ever had sex? If so, describe the first time.

Drugs and Alcohol :
1. Have you ever been drunk? If so, describe your first time.
2. Do you like to drink on a regular basis?
3. What sort of alcohol do you prefer?
4. Have you ever tried drugs (mood altering substances)? If so, which kinds and what did you think of them?
5. What do you think of drugs and alcohol? Be specific.

Likes and Dislikes :
1. What are your hobbies?
2. Do you like to read?
3. What annoys you more than anything else?
4. What do you find the most relaxing activity to do?
5. What kinds of things embarrass you? Why?

Favorites :
1. What is your favorite color or colors?
2. What is your favorite time of day?
3. What is the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
4. What do you like to eat? What do you hate to eat?
5. What is your favorite type of weather? Does any kind scare you?

Outlook :
1. Are you optimistic or pessimistic?
2. What are your religious views?
3. Would you be able to kill?
4. What are your views on sex?
5. What, in your opinion, makes a successful life?

Actions :
1. What is the worst and best thing you’ve ever done?
2. What is your greatest regret?
3. What is your best/worst memory?
4. If you could change one thing about your past, what would it be and why?
5. What are you the most proud of doing in your life?

Emotions :
1. How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings with others?
2. Do you have any biases or prejudices?
3. What makes you happy?
4. Who or what, if anything, would you die for?
5. What makes you angry?

Relationships :
1. In general, how do you treat others?
2. Who is the most important person in your life, and why?
3. Who is the person you respect the most, and why?
4. Do you have a spouse or significant other? If not, describe an ideal lover.
5. Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why

Group Situations :
1. Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict?
2. Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations?
3. Do you like interacting with large groups of people? Why or why not?
4. Do you care what others think of you?
5. What do you think of others, in general?

Self Image :
1. What is your greatest strength as a person?
2. What is your greatest weakness?
3. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
4. Are you generally introverted or extroverted?
5. Are you generally organized or messy?

Beliefs :
1. What God or Goddess do you find most appealing, if any?
2. Which God or Goddess do you fear, if any?
3. Do you have any Gnosis Marks? If so, how did you receive them?
4. What lengths would you go to to please your deity?
5. Where do you draw the line at pleasing your deity? What is too much?

Life & Death :
1. What do you absolutely live for?
2. What is the best part of life?
3. What is the best part of death?
4. If you could choose, how would you want to die?
5. What is the one thing for which you would most like to be remembered after your death?
Last edited by Latch on November 5th, 2016, 5:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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