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Ezra Anansi

Postby Ezra Anansi on July 20th, 2015, 3:31 am

Ezra Anansi Jr.
The Wraith Whisperer
"I stop the things that go bump in the night."
Drop dead gorgeous, right?
001. Appearance

Date of Birth: 14th of Fall, 493 A.V.
Race: Mixed Blood, Myrian/Human
Gender: Male
Profession: Spiritist (Cicerone)

Fluent: Common
Poor: Fravata
Basic: Myrian

Birthplace: Black Rock
Age: 23

Almost immediately, one could tell that Ezra is not a result of any traditional strain of human bloodline. From the tawny brown skin which wraps around his imposing form, to the rough black hair he keeps shaved short, everything about Ezra's natural appearance seems slightly divergent to that of his family's species. He stands a bit too tall at 6'1", and is built perhaps a bit too solidly, weighing in at 192 lbs of dense muscle, to be placed as a relative to the delicate and waifish mother of his. In all things physical, Ezra appears to take mostly after the hardy heritage of his Myrian father; the most prominent thing denoting his relation to his mother being the chocolate brown eyes fractured with emerald green specks distinctive to his human family.

In regards to dress and fashion, Ezra enjoys wearing clothes that are both fashionable and functional. Black, whites, and grays are the mainstays of his color pallet when it comes to his attire, as his mother has beat into his head that their grim work requires respectful colors. He can usually be seen in simple black britches, a warm black coat, a white shirt, stolid brown hiking boots, and the ragged cloak that denotes his status as a Cicerone.


The soul stirs beneath the skin.
002. Personality

Likes: Humor, Conversation, and Cleverness.
Dislikes: Brute force, Stupidity, and Cruelty.
Ethics: Comes off as a bit of a snarky bastard, but would never turn down someone in need of help. Isn't afraid of bending the rules a bit for a good cause. (Neutral Good)

Charismatic, compassionate, and impish to a fault, Ezra's personality is both a result of his mother's upbringing and his way of coping with the unnatural and mystifying sights he sees on a day-to-day basis. One might think that, due to his profession as both a Spiritist and a Cicerone, Ezra would adopt the common traits of those who work with the dead: namely the sullen and melancholic stereotype of Spirtist. Instead, Ezra strives to embody what he believes is the proper way of honoring the deceased; living every day reveling in the life that he and his fellows have yet to fully explore. Facing every moment with a warm, white smile and inviting eyes that beg for excitement, Ezra is determined to travel through life without any regrets or missed opportunities, as he has seen far too many ghosts whose souls' lay heavy with the weight of "what if"s and "could have been"s.

Merits: Charming, Kind, Cunning, Adventurous.

Faults: Lacks focus, Self-Assured, Immature.


Ghosts of my past haunt my present.
003. History
Fate has an odd sort of humor for a deity, one bursting with ironic circumstance and sprinkled with cold reality. It is this type of black comedy which no doubt had a hand in Ezra's creation, as any other explanation for the dark circumstances of the conception of such a bright soul seems hollow or false when under examination.

Put simply and plainly, Ezra was a child of rape. Born into this world by a mother who was unprepared for the burden of parenthood and abandoned by a Myrian father who had proven undeserving of the title, the half-human had started life with Lhex's deck stacked against him. His mother a Cicerone, she had little time to spare in his raising, and had to rely on her father, Ezra's namesake, to bring her child up right when she could not. In an patchwork sort of way, Ezra Sr. took the much needed role of father figure, teaching Ezra Jr. the ways of the world while ensuring that his grandson would be a worthy successor to the family name.

At the age of 7, Ezra Jr. experienced his first personal encounter with the supernatural. While he had seen ghosts around the island on the rare day his mother, Elise Anansi, allowed him to come with her to the Svefra Market, Ezra had never actually talked to one of the deceased before. It proved on one of these rare market days that Ezra would encounter a ghost, young at their time of death and new to the ways of the island. Ever a friendly child, Ezra slipped away from his mother approached the ghost with a cautious excitement, eager to make a new friend but unsure how the specter would react to conversation. As it would happen, fate appeared determined give the youth yet another challenge to overcome. So new to the experience of death, the phantom possessed Ezra almost by accident, and once again experiencing the joys of life, found itself unwilling to part from its new host. Once his mother noticed the situation, it was a rather expedient matter for her to expel the ghost and allow Ezra to reclaim control of his facilities. Regardless, the brief loss of control unnerved the half-human to no end, and Ezra would often find himself paralyzed with fear whenever he encountered another of the wandering dead. In order to ensure he knew how to protect himself should an enterprising ghost seize attempt possession again, and to help him overcome his fears of dead, Elise and Ezra Sr. educated young Ezra Jr. in the ways of Spiritism and Hypnotism. That, however, would only prove the beginning of his training.

For the majority of his adolescence, Ezra Jr. strove to not only become skilled in the ancient art of Spiritism, but also follow in his mother's, and her father's before her, footsteps and join the order of the Cicerone. Whenever his mother suited up to wander the Black Marsh, Ezra Jr. would follow under her watchful eye, becoming more skilled in the art of survival. He observed how she calmed even the most daunting of tempers with a well placed word and a charismatic smile, and found himself emulating her style in an attempt to improve his own persuasive methods. He tended to his mother's Farghoulian Cattle, finding both companionship and yet another teacher in the stolid animal. It proved in this unannounced apprenticeship that Ezra determined he found his purpose in the region of Black Rock, and at the age of 21, he was finally granted acceptance into the Cicerone in training for the Escort branch.

Donning the tattered black cloak of his Grandfather, Ezra set out to make the best of the unusual circumstances of his life and make the Anansi name proud.

And he would have, were it not for one, wrathful ghost that destroyed the only things that Ezra cared about in this life.

It was ancient, that much is known for sure. A spirit that had languished and wandered this world since before it cracked open and let all manner of monsters loose. This was a being of power and time, a spirit unlike any the Anansi family had ever encountered. His grandfather had called his mother foolish for chasing it down, and he was right. When Ezra Jr.'s mother had returned from her hunt, she came back changed, a woman possessed by fury. With a smile, she cut down Ezra's grandfather, and would have done the same to her son had it not been the arrival of other Cicerone's. Hijacking his mother's body, the spirit managed to escape, using its host's knowledge of the island to her advantage and stealing away when it had the chance. Through some twist of fate, this ancient being had managed to slip off of Black Rock and into the wilds of the world abroad.

His grandfather dead and his mother hijacked by an unknown, Ezra has abandoned his duties as an island bound Cicerone in order to find the monster that ripped his family apart. Boarding a ship bound for Riverfall, Ezra will not stop until he tracks down this rogue ghost.

May the gods have mercy on its soul when he finally does.
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Ezra Anansi
Renegade Cicerone
 
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Joined roleplay: July 14th, 2015, 12:33 am
Race: Mixed blood
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Ezra Anansi

Postby Ezra Anansi on July 20th, 2015, 4:03 am

Ezra Anansi Jr.
The Wraith Whisperer
"Why don't we just talk this out?"
Trained by my Mother's hand.
004. Skills
 
Physical
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Mental
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Social
SkillExperienceTotalLevel
Persuasion15 (SP)15Novice
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Trade
SkillExperienceTotalLevel
Wilderness Survival (Marsh)5 (SP)5Novice
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Arcane
SkillExperienceTotalLevel
Spiritism26 (16 SP) + (10 RB)26Competant
Hypnotism14 (SP)14Novice
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Guided by my Grandfather's mind.
005. Lore
 
Social

 
Location
Lore of Black Rock: Layout

 
Event

 
Arcane

 
Religion
Lore of Religion: Dira

 
Miscellaneous
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Ezra Anansi
Renegade Cicerone
 
Posts: 14
Words: 14496
Joined roleplay: July 14th, 2015, 12:33 am
Race: Mixed blood
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Ezra Anansi (WIP)

Postby Ezra Anansi on July 22nd, 2015, 4:07 am

Ezra Anansi Jr.
The Wraith Whisperer
"What's the point of life if you can't live a little?"
Don't fear ghosts, pity them for their pain.
006. Possessions
 
Clothing
Black Coat
White Shirt
Brown Hiking Boots
Black Cicerone Cloak
Black Jacket
Dark Gray Pants

 
Equipment
Waterskin
Dagger
Backpack which contains
1 Set of Toiletries (comb, brush, razor, soap)
Food for a week
1 eating knife
Flint & Steel
Flour, Bag (1 lb)
Cheese (1 lb)
Eggs (1 dozen)

 
Miscellaneous
Farghoulian Cattle, Female (Delphine)- Left in the care of his Cicerone brothers and sisters back at Black Rock.

 
Heirloom
The Anansi Ghost Journal- A beaten and battered journal recounting many of Ezra Anansi Sr.'s and Elise Anansi's encounters as Cicerones. The book is a hefty volume with room left for Ezra to include his own adventures, and having just inherited it due to his grandfather's untimely death, Ezra has only begun to peer into the knowledge hidden within.

 
Ledger
NameCreditDebitTotal
Starting Package+100 GMs-100 GMs
Cashed in housing+500 GMs-600 GMs
Living Expenses--135 GMs465 GMs
Dagger--2 GMs 463 GMs
Flour, bag--2 GM 461 GMs
Eggs (1 dozen)--1 SM 460.9 GMs
Cheese (1 lb)--2 SMs 460.7 GMs


It's not much, but it's home.
007. Housing

Location: Atri's Place

A small room to himself at Atri's Place.
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Ezra Anansi
Renegade Cicerone
 
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Words: 14496
Joined roleplay: July 14th, 2015, 12:33 am
Race: Mixed blood
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Ezra Anansi (WIP)

Postby Ezra Anansi on July 22nd, 2015, 4:15 am

Ezra Anansi Jr. The Wraith Whisperer
"I fight for a higher power then you could imagine."
Claim my soul, and let me show you how I will serve.
008. Gnosis
 
Eiyon Rank 1
Ezra has been marked by his goddess Dira, and as a result has become what is known as an Eiyon. Eiyon's possess senses enhanced for the detection of death with their sight being particularly altered to allow viewing the last living moments of those who have died in the area where the Eiyon stands. Eiyons have the uncanny ability to sense and track the unliving. Marked Eiyons also find comfort in the presence of death such as in graveyards where they find things like meditation and sleep coming easier. The undead feel varying levels of unease in the presence of the Eiyon while the living may find them mysterious and somewhat alien.
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Ezra Anansi

Postby Ezra Anansi on December 29th, 2016, 9:00 am

Ezra Anansi Jr.
The Wraith Whisperer
"Alive or dead, it doesn't matter. If you're hurting someone, I will stop you."
Success or failure, good days or bad, this is still my story.
009. Threads
 
Season
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Flashback
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