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Erick Barnett

Postby Erick Barnett on October 4th, 2016, 4:52 am

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Alias: None.
Titles: Squire

Race: Human.
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 1st of of Spring, 495 AV
Height: 1.8 Meters
Weight: 90 Kilograms
Eyes: Blue-Green
Hair: Blonde

Fluent: Common
Basic: None
[Poor:[/b] None

Profession: Squire of the Syliran Knights
Housing: None, currently stays in the Squire Dormitories.

Born In: Ravok, Syliras Region

Religion: Adherent of the tenets of Sylir. Devoted to Priskill. Reverence for Aquiras, Leth, Yahal, Wysar, and Tyveth. Deeply despises Ryhsol and Sagallius, and their followers.

Gnosis: Luminance, 1 - On the 8th of Spring, 511 AV, Erick had an encounter with Priskil, the Lady of Hope, along the North Kabrin road. He now carries a token of her friendship on the back of his right hand in the form of a vortex insignia, which constantly radiates with a pale, ethereal light.


Merits:Industrious, Astute, Tenacious, Protective, Loyal, Adaptive, Optimistic, Confident, Inquisitive, Passionate

Flaws: Headstrong, Paranoid, Mistrustful, Taciturn, Rash, Vindictive, Overconfident, Quick-tempered, Obsessive, Unforgiving, Nosy, Taciturn, Blunt

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Erick Barnett

Physical Appearance:
At any age, Erick had been an imposing figure among his peers. Broad and towering, he was built sturdier than an oak, a trait he had inherited from his father. His hair fell over his ears in long gossamer tufts, an almost golden shade of bright blonde, draping across his forehead in layers and in wispy, fair streaks. He had bright, aquamarine eyes, and he carefully brushed his hair in such a way as to never let it obscure his vision. His jaw and cheekbones were very pronounced; the lines that made his face were sharp and strong, lending a rough, almost wood-carved look to his features.

Erick's fashion sense starts and stops at what is functional. Mostly black, as Erick's never enjoyed standing out in crowds. Simple garments of cloth and string, frequently caked with mud and dirt. The man himself was generally clean and well groomed, or as clean and well groomed as any citizen of Syliras could be asked to be, although his skin often bore a rough complexion from the days spent in the sun, or drenched in sweat. As needed by the Order he dons the armor of a knight but does not actually own any armor himself. He does own his bow, his blade, and is seldom seen without both, but never seen without his sword.



Personality:
The knight-aspirant is of a taciturn sort, especially around those who are not members of the knighthood. His reserved nature is not born of an inherent dislike for people, but out of a deep-seated mistrust he developed for most people during his upbringing in Ravok - an attitude with roots imbedded deeply into the core of his being. That being said he is not antisocial, but prefers to let his actions speak for him wherever possible. He is not fond of idle chit-chat, and is often regarded by his peers to be a social neophyte.

Many who have met Erick since his arrival in Syliras have been exasperated by his stubbornness. The lengths he is willing to go in pursuit of something are quite extraordinary. While this could be appropriately described as tenacity, it isn't without a hint of madness. It is very easy for Erick to become swept up in his passions and become completely fixated on something, obsessing over it until finding some kind of resolution. This is a pattern of behavior that was instilled in him by his doting parents, his father in particular, and it's a trait that has built much of who Erick is, and is the platform upon which he continues to build himself up. He doesn't always know what the right thing to do is, but he's never comfortable sitting around on something for long, and once he's set his mind to something, he never will relinquish hope of seeing it completed.

Erick draws much of his resolve from the example the Syliran Knights have set for him, and particularly for the ideals they embody, the tenets of Sylir. Even greater resolve he draws from the rage that still boils in his chest at the family that was ripped away from him so very many years ago. The memories, despite how much time separates the man Erick had grown into from the boy who fled Ravok, are still vivid and his often finds himself right back in that place, watching his parents die. Yet Erick genuinely believes in the work the Order is doing in Syliras, and always has done his best to temper his natural aggression, trying to find productive outlets for it in his training and work. Despite this, Erick has constantly been a little uncomfortable with how comfortable he is dealing out pain, taking the lives of others, even if it was necessary. Constantly at odds with himself, he feels as if he walks a razor thin line between civilization and savagery, and often wonders what the difference actually is, if any.





History:
There had been a time, in the earliest days of Erick's childhood, that he would have thought of his own life as entirely ordinary - perhaps all too ordinary. The true nature of the city he had been born to escaped him when he was still in the innocent years of his boyhood, and he was happy. Born to Lysander and Terra Barnett, he spent his most his early being tutored by his mother in the basics of reading, writing, and math. His dad often was gone for days at a time, vanishing seemingly at random only to appear just as mysteriously again a few days later. He was never a slow child, and was aware on some level of what his father's work entailed, both from the constant hours he put into his weapon training while at home, to the wounds and blood he sometimes carried on his person when returning. Whenever he asked about it, as any child would, he was always told simply not to worry about it.

Although many children in Ravok were inundated into religion very early, Erick grew up knowing no gods. His parents seemed apt to teach him about the different deities, and the legends and myths surrounding each - but not only did they not seem to show reverence for any particular deity, even as a child Erick could see the disdain they had for the very concept of worship - disdain they went to great lengths to hide from everyone, including their son, but Erick knew his parents better than they thought he did. Although they did not seem interested in sparking Erick's interest in the gods, they pushed him in other areas. Erick's mother taught him his numbers and letters, while his father began to teach him how to fight - with or without a sword - very soon after he had started walking.

So went the first decade of the boys life, and he grew up healthy and strong. He sometimes wished his parents weren't so overprotective, as the city around him remained mostly off limits, but he wasn't foolish enough not to fathom the danger of a place like Ravok. He heard things whispered about his family when others thought he was out of earshot, conversations would often suddenly cease when the boy or his parents entered rooms. And although, like many other things, his parents always told him that he was too young to worry, but he worried anyways, and even as a child, he often seemed stern and distant - particularly if his parents weren't around. So life had always went for him, training and studying during the day and spending the night laying awake in bed, jumping at every distant scrape or groan.

This life came to an abrupt end in the winter of 505 AV. Erick had been slowly growing more and more aware as he grew up of the corruption that lived in Ravok, like a foul stench clinging to it's every wall and permeating the very air of the city. He had learned well enough from growing up there that the best defense he had against it was ignorance, whether feigned or genuine, and so in the great tradition of any honest citizen of Ravok he kept his head down, and steered clear of any trouble. His father, however, hadn't been heeding the same advice, despite having spent years dispensing it to his son, and late in the night they came for him. Agents of The Black Sun, who stormed his family home and, while he hid nearby, proceeded to torture and kill both his mother and father.

Vindictive as the folowers of Rhysol were, Erick had no choice but to flee the city he had been born in. Taking his father's sword (which had been used to unceremoniously execute his mother and father both,) he managed to sneak out of the city thanks to a friend of his fathers who made a living as a ferryman. Unsurprisingly, as a child who had never set foot outside the city, the wilds were as brutal as they were unforgiving, and within a week Erick was already close to death - until he was happened upon by Slavers traveling out of Ravok.

However, Erick didn't spend long a captive. After two weeks of enduring the torments of the slavers, their camp was raided by a company of Syliran Knights. Nearly all of the vagabonds were put to the sword, and before taking him back to Stormhold Castle, he was able to recover the only thing he had left of his old life - his fathers cherished longsword.

Alone, and very frightened of the entire world, the young Erick latched onto several members of the knighthood for support and guidance. In particular, his patron, the very same Knight who he had first met when he was rescued from the slaver, became something of a surrogate mother to the orphaned boy . He spent his first two years as a Page, and over time began to develop a reputation for his persistence, and for being a quick study. He became a Squire when he turned thirteen, and eagerly works towards becoming a full-fledged member of the Order - determined to make good on the debt he owes to the knights for saving his life, and on a promise he made to his parents many years ago.


Housing:
Erick currently stays in the Squire Dormitories.


Skills:


PictureSkillExperienceTotalRank
#Weapon(Longsword)15RB,SP15,5XP,5XP,2XP42Competent
#Riding(Horse)5SP5Novice
#Unarmed Combat5SP,2XP,1XP,8Novice
#Wilderness Survival(Forest)10SP10Novice
#Weapon(Shield)5SP,5XP10Novice
#Brawling1XP1Novice
#Endurance2XP,2XP4Novice
#Observation2XP,4XP,4XP10Novice
#Socialization3XP,4XP7Novice
#Body Building1XP1Novice
#Weapon(Longbow)10SP10Novice
#Tracking1XP1Novice
#Running1XP,2XP3Novice
#Intimidation1XP1Novice
#Negotiation1XP,1XP2Novice
#Stealth1XP1Novice
#Weapon: Shortsword1XP1Novice
#Weapon: Knife1XP1Novice



Lores:

Religion: Priskill
Religion: The Black Sun[
High Pain Tolerance is a Blessing
Keeping Your Shield Up
Fighting Against Shields: Quick Focused Attacks
Sera Eliza Goldmane: Steely Patron
Sera Eliza Goldmane: Never Breaks a Sweat
Shield Bashing Technique
Shields: Must Move Quickly
Self: I Wont Be a Boy Much Longer
Yahal Frowns on Liars
Weapon (Longsword): Don't Let Your Sword Point Drop
Weapon (Longsword): Proper Combat Stance
Weapon (Longsword): Grip Delicate But Firm
Weapon (Longsword): A Overly Strong Grip Makes It Easier to Disarm
Weapon (Longsword): Concept of Reading an Opponents Next Move
Armor: Novice Training in Armed Combat
Weapon (Longsword): Presenting Less Target Area
Weapon (Longsword): Eight Lines In Combat (Dueling Quills)
Practice Swords: Steel On the Inside
Patron: Sera Eliza Goldmane
Health: Keep Well Hydrated While In Armor
Lysander: Self Absorbed Squire
Tracking: Identifying a Blood Trail
Priskil: Goddess of Hope
Priskil: Luminance Provides Comfort and Hope
Socialization: Reassuring a Child
To Define Thievery
Combat: Knowing A Weapon's Reach
Following the Sound of a Taunting Voice
Stealth: The Difficulty of Subtlety in a Wooded Terrain
Ravok: City of Lies
Each of Us Has a Choice Between Light and Darkness
Lysander's Choice
Using the Mark of Radiance to Blind an Opponent



Possessions:

  • Simple Shirt, White
  • Simple Pants, Black
  • Simple Undergarments, White
  • Simple Cloak, Black
  • Simple Boots, Black
  • Large Steel Shield(Borrowed From the Order)
  • Steel Longsword(Heirloom)
  • Longbow
  • 1 Waterskin
  • 1 Quiver, which contains:
  • Longbow Arrows(20x)
  • 1 Backpack which contains:
  • Comb (Wood)
  • Brush (Wood)
  • Soap
  • Razor
  • Balanced Rations (1 Week’s Worth)
  • 1 eating knife
  • Flint & Steel
  • Toothpaste(4oz)
  • Toothbrush
  • Mouth-Wash(8oz)
  • 1 Gold Miza, 92 Silver Mizas

Heirloom: Erick still carries his father's longsword, the very same weapon that was used to murder both of his parents in their family home. Erick carries it with him always to remind himself of his debt to the Order, and the promise he made to his mother and father the night they died.


Ledger:

NameCreditDebitTotal
Starting Package100gm#100gm
Quiver#20GM80GM
Longbow#75GM5GM
Longbow Arrows#1GM4GM
Toothpaste#1GM3GM
Toothbrush#1GM2GM
Mouth-Wash(8oz)#8SM1GM, 82SM
Living Expenses: Spring, 516AV#0GM1GM, 82SM
Living Expenses: Fall, 516AV#0GM1GM, 82SM



Shield Points:




Threads:

DateNameStatus
Day, Season, Year##
20th of Summer, 503AVCuriousity Kills More than CatsOngoing
60th of Spring, 509AVDueling QuillsGraded
72ndth of Fall, 509AVTry not to QuiverPending Grade
1st onf Spring, 516AV[Antinous Training Ground]Bang, Bang, You Fall DownGraded
41st of Spring, 516AVA Deadly Dichotomy, Part IGraded
42nd of Spring, 516AVA Deadly Dichotomy, Part IIGraded
15th of Fall, 516AVFights in the FogOngoing
22nd of Fall, 516AVShapes In The Fog, Part IPending Grade
23rd of Fall, 516AVShapes In The Fog, Part IIPending Grade
40th of Fall, 516AV(Antinous Training Ground) Let it FlowPending Grade
73rd of Fall, 516AVSons of ChaosOngoing
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Erick Barnett

Postby Erick Barnett on October 6th, 2016, 8:21 pm

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General Information :
1. What is your Name?
Erick.
2. Do you go by a nickname or pet name?
No.
3. How old are you?
Twenty... Two? Something like that.
4. What is your height?
Around six feet.
5. What is your weight?
Heavy.


Aesthetics :
1. Describe yourself as you see yourself.
2. Describe yourself as others typically see you.
3. What is your favorite body feature?
4. How physically fit are you?
5. How do you typically dress and what is your style?


Family :
1. Who are your parents and what are they like?
2. Do you have any brothers or sisters?
3. What is your extended family like?
4. Do you consider close friends as important or more/less important than family?
5. Do you treat animals like family?


Location :
1. Where were you born?
2. Where do you live now?
3. If you could live anywhere in Mizahar where would that be?
4. Do you have a favorite place to vacation or spend leisure time?
5. Where do you fear to be?


Traits :
1. Do you have any physical weaknesses (disease, scars, and missing limbs?)
2. Are you right handed or left handed?
3. What languages do you speak? What do you sound like? Do you have an accent?
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?
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