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Zach Grasswind

Postby Zach Grasswind on August 9th, 2018, 2:33 pm

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Race: Human, Drykas
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: Fall 32, 491 a.v.
Place of Birth: Endrykas
Current City: Lhavit
Clan: Emerald
Profession: Hunter
Languages: Fluent - Common, Good - Pavi, Grassland Sign
Religion: Zulrav, Caiyah, Semele

CONCEPT

Zach is what one would call a laid-back individual. Hardly anything fazes him, and he is not one to make a fuss unless he is very irritated. Which is not often. His personality might be described as breezy, with his boyish charm and a bright smile. Tending to get along with most people he meets, Zach is not easily offended, and possesses a light humour. Always up for an adventure, he has a tendency to leap before he looks, not usually one for consequence. Fiercely loyal to those he holds dear, Zach has a big heart underneath the roguish exterior.

Since losing his Strider in 516 a.v., Zach’s bright personality has dulled somewhat. He spent a long time in a deep depressive mindset that he refers to as his grey state. Since leaving Endrykas some of the spark has started to return, and he is making an effort to be his friendly, former self, though he is occasionally still caught up in his own world of loss.


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TRAITS


+ Loyal: Looking out for those he holds close, Zach is extremely devoted to anyone in his inner circle. He is someone they can depend on and he will always make time for his friends.

+ Laid-Back: Zach is pretty easy-going when it comes to most things in life. He rarely makes a fuss, tending not to even be bothered by negative outcomes, unless of course they have a dramatic effect on him or those close to him. He is not easily offended and is more than happy to go along with other people’s plans if asked.

+/- Straightforward: Sometimes a good thing, and sometimes a bad thing. Zach says what he means and is always honest about it. He’s not one for sugar-coating his words, so if he sees a mistake he will say so. If he’s upset, he will say so. Equally he will always offer up a genuine compliment and sincere thanks. At least you never have to search for hidden meanings in his words!

- Impulsive: More often than not it works out for the better, but Zach has a habit of leaping before he looks. He tends not to think about things before he does them, however this is something he is constantly trying to work on.

- Facetious: Not intentionally so, and not all the time, however Zach often has trouble when dealing with awkward situations, or with people exhibiting strong feelings (especially upset). His automatic response is to head towards humour to try and uplift the situation, even if it is not the most appropriate thing to do.



APPEARANCE

With dark blonde hair, light blue eyes and a bright smile, Zach is not hard to look at. Light stubble often dusts his jaw and his skin is tan from spending his entire life beneath the sun. He stands at a fairly average height of 5ft 11, and his frame is corded with muscle thanks to wrangling horses and hunting with a bow and arrow.
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He dresses simply in fairly plain clothing, favouring un-patterned items for the most part. Usually clad in brown trousers and a green or blue shirt with the sleeves rolled up, he’s not particularly pushing the boundaries of fashion. As hunting is his profession, simple and functional is what he needs. He either wears boots, or no shoes at all if he can get away with it. In warmer weather he forgoes a shirt entirely, and when it grows cold he dons a simple tan coat.

Zach keeps his hair much shorter than what one might expect of a typical Drykas. He never did grow it particularly long anyway, but since leaving Endrykas it has been cut shorter yet.

Windmarks: Zach’s windmarks cover his left shoulder and upper arm. Received when he was 15 after bonding with his first strider, the marks feature bold black lines of various interlocking patterns.
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Zach Grasswind

Postby Zach Grasswind on August 9th, 2018, 8:18 pm

HISTORY


Zach was born in Endrykas to Makka and Linnaea Grasswind, of the Emerald Clan. He is the second son to the Ankal’s first wife, with an older brother and then a sister who arrived a full 10 years later. His childhood was happy, although it contained the usual harshness that followed the lives of all Drykas. He knows what it is to be hungry, but he has also experienced his fair share of feasts.

Growing up, Zach was surrounded by the dogs his father breeds, and the hunters of the Emerald Clan. His older brother had chosen to undertake the knowledge required to join the family business, but Zach wanted something faster paced - he wanted adventure. With the intent of becoming one of Endrykas’ fearless hunters, the young boy took up the bow and arrow.

He practiced with his chosen shortbow during every waking moment. He would join other young and aspiring hunters in their target practice and with general fitness training. Eventually, Zach had his first hunt at 13 years of age. He left before the dawn with a few of his kin, and upon his successful return with the body of a coyote his Pavilion threw a great feast.

At 15 years of age, Zach bonded with his first Strider. The stallion was named Wirren, and upon his bonding Zach experienced his second feast. This was a great party that lasted two full days to celebrate the boy becoming a true Drykas. Following this, Zach received his windmarks – bold lines of flowing patterns that winds over his left shoulder and upper arm.

His life continued as it always had, tracking and hunting to make his living and to keep his place among both his Pavilion and his Clan. While on a routine hunting trip in 516 a.v., Zach’s Strider was killed. The group managed to return to Endrykas but Zach was forever changed. He lost his zeal for life, his calm and happy nature replaced by a sullen emptiness. He was barely able to function for a time, and even after that he appeared a shell of his former self for the better part of a year. Gradually, he was encouraged to pick up a bow again, and a tiny spark returned.

Zach was able to mostly pull himself out of his grey state, but he could never shake off the feeling of emptiness completely. Being around so many other bonded Drykas felt like a permanent arrow in his side, and eventually it became too much for him again. He needed to get away, to go somewhere to heal fully. And so he left his Pavilion, and the city, when they next passed Kenash, and slowly made his way north to find himself in Lhavit.
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Zach Grasswind
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Zach Grasswind

Postby Zach Grasswind on August 9th, 2018, 8:22 pm

SKILLS


Skill XP Total Proficiency
Agility +1 1 Novice
Climbing +1 1 Novice
Endurance +2 2 Novice
Hunting 20sp +3 +2 25 Novice
Investigation +2 2 Novice
Land Navigation +3 +3 +1 7 Novice
Leadership +4 4 Novice
Logic +3 3 Novice
Negotiation +1 1 Novice
Observation +5 +3 +5 +4 +5 22 Novice
Painting +5 5 Novice
Persuasion +2 2 Novice
Planning +1 +1 2 Novice
Rhetoric +3 3 Novice
Riding 10rb 10 Novice
Running +2 2 Novice
Socialisation +4 +4 +2 10 Novice
Stealth +3 +2 5 Novice
Teaching +2 2 Novice
Tracking 5sp +3 +2 +2 12 Novice
Trapping +3 3 Novice
Weapon: Shortbow 20sp +2 +2 +1 25 Novice
Wilderness Survival* 5sp +3 +2 10 Novice

*Grassland/Woodlands


LORES


Lore of Drykas Culture
Tracking: Distinguishing Old Tracks from New
Wilderness Survival: taking stock of the terrain
Trapping: set snares along a well-traveled path
Stealth: using a slow, deliberate gait
Lore of the startled behavior of rabbits
Tracking: following scat
Tracking: identifying runs
Trapping: how to build a snare
Location: the Jugged Hare
Advice: don’t kill misty foxes, stay away from bears
Land Navigation: staying away from cliffs
Tracking: you must know the habits of the animals you’re stalking
Tracking: following human tracks
Location: Sunrise Nook
Location: Alheas Park
Location: Tain’s Studio
Painting: Painting emotions can change your view
Painting: Mixing blue and yellow to make green paint
Painting: Adding black to make a color darker
Painting: Using water to thin the paint
Painting: Using left to right strokes for a forest canopy
Self: Hates the forest
Self: Likes the sunlight filtering through the canopy of the forest
Self: Green and gold colors remind him of home
Lore of the eccentricities of Lhavit
Location: The Scholar's Demise
Mauriel: bard Ethaefal
Socialization: sincere compliment
Lore of the history of Lhavit
Lore of skyglass
Race: Ethaefal
Lore of the Gods Domain
Race: Akvatari
Ethaefal: feed on moonlight
Liard: not friends with Madeira
Madeira: not an outdoorswoman
Logic: simple deduction
Madeira: wields a crossbow
Observation: reading people
Negotiation: working out a deal
Malediction: basic overview
Lore of Kelvic shift
Wilderness Survival: conditions for a landslide
Leadership: taking charge in a crisis
Persuasion: gentle coaxing
Wilderness Survival: how to survive a landslide
Lore of being buried alive
Zach: loneliness



POSESSIONS


-Simple Shirt
-Simple Pants
-Simple Undergarments
-Simple Coat
-Simple Boots
1 Waterskin
1 Backpack which contains:
-Comb (Wood)
-Brush (Wood)
-Soap
-Razor
-Balanced Rations (1 Week’s Worth)
-1 eating knife
-Flint & Steel
-Shortbow
- Yellow yarn
- Hunters Toolkit **A medium-sized leather pouch containing a hunting knife, a roll of thin rope for making simple traps, a handful of vials containing common animal scents (rabbit, deer) and a preserving kit. Also includes two tiny and one small animal snare as well as a 10 square foot camouflage tarp.
- Assorted paints
- Coin of the Forge - challenge prize.Flip this coin into the air. Heads and anything held by those within a 10-foot radius feels as though it is of molten metal forcing them to drop it. Tails and anything you hold feels as though it is of molten metal forcing you to drop it.
- Woollen shirt

Heirloom
An intricately carved shortbow gifted after his first hunt.
>The shortbow has a static charge - challenge prize.The weapon creates a mild electrical charge. The first minor wound caused by the weapon is upgraded to Moderate while active. Activates via command word.



HOUSING

Renting a simple room at the Solar Wind Apartments.



LEDGER



Purchase In Out Total
Starting 100 Ki - 100 Ki
Cash in housing +500 Ki - 600 Ki
Hunters Toolkit - -25ki 575Ki
Yarn - -5 TKi 574 Ki 5 TKi
Summer 518 Living - -135Ki 439Ki 5Tki
Summer 518 Rent - -20Ki 5Tki 419Ki
Summer Wage +455Ki - 874Ki
Art Supplies * - -35Jki 873Ki 65JKi
Woollen Shirt - -1Ki 872Ki 65JKi
Challenge Coin +500Ki - 1372Ki 65JKi
Fall 518 Living - -135Ki 1237Ki 65JKi
Fall 518 Rent - -45Ki 1192Ki 65JKi
Fall Wages ? - 1192Ki 65JKi
Spring 519 Living - -135Ki 1057Ki 65JKi
Spring 519 Rent - -45Ki 1012Ki 65JKi


Ledger note: Zach was inactive during Winter 518 a.v.

Last edited by Zach Grasswind on July 25th, 2019, 12:56 pm, edited 22 times in total.
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Zach Grasswind
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Zach Grasswind

Postby Zach Grasswind on August 9th, 2018, 9:16 pm

THREADS



Summer 519
Date Title Summary Status
50 Better Homes and Hauntings --- Ongoing


Spring 519
Date Title Summary Status
13 Aim True Job thread Ongoing
29 Songs of a Stranger Zach and Dev meet. Ongoing
75 Let's Be Friends Zach meets Madiera Ongoing


Winter 518
Inactive

Fall 518
Date Title Summary Status
9 Paint How You Feel Zach has a go at painting. Graded
22 In Honor? Zach and Mauriel attend the Moon Festival ?
34 The Okomo Rescue Squad Zach meets Raeyn and joins the Hunter's Guild ?
36 A Simple Task Zach takes Myra out foraging. Abandoned
42 Falling Prey Quest Ongoing


Summer 518
Date Title Summary Status
50 The Amaranthine Gate Zach arrives in Lhavit. Complete
50 The Cosmos Center Zach acquires housing ect. Complete
53 Spark Zach meets Mauriel Complete
58 An Unpredictable Thing Moderated event. Wild djed lesson. Ongoing
62 Can't See the Prey for the Trees Zach sucks at hunting in a woodland. Graded
65 Snared Zach tries to hunt with snares. Graded
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Zach Grasswind
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Zach Grasswind

Postby Zach Grasswind on August 9th, 2018, 9:17 pm

FAMILY


Zach was born to the Grasswind Pavilion, members of the Emerald Clan. He is the second son of the Ankal’s first wife, and the middle of their three children.
(note: these are not approved NPCs - they are not being used actively in rp.)

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Makka Grasswind Ankal
52 - Dark blonde - Blue eyes

Zach’s father is one of the dog breeders of the Emerald Clan, specialising in the Luvanor Grassland Hunters. He has a keen eye for selecting the best dogs and doesn’t hesitate to sell on animals that don’t meet his standards. His dogs are bred for hunting, and they all tend to possess the exceptional speed the breed is known for. When it comes to his family, Makka ensures that each member does their fair share of work. He is stern, but fiercely protective of his Pavilion.



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Linnaea Grasswind First Wife
49 - Brunette - Brown Eyes

Originally from the Opal Clan, Linnaea always intended to work as a healer. When she met Makka however, she turned her healing touch to animals. She helps to make sure that their dogs are healthy and strong. She is kind and compassionate, and always likes to know that her children are happy.




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Samuel Grasswind Oldest Son
29 - Dark Blonde - Blue Eyes

Samuel is proud to be a Drykas, and proud to help his father breed the best dogs possible. Samuel also acts as the main trainer for most of the dogs within the Pavilion, ensuring that they do not leave for new homes without the skills the Drykas require them to have. He has married a woman from the Amethyst Clan named Frey.




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Kiahara Grasswind Youngest Child
17 - Blonde – Brown eyes

Kiahara, or Kia, is the baby of the family. She has a passion for needlework and cooking, and therefore lends her hand to help out as a primary cook for the Pavilion. Kiahara has learned embroidery and is also learning the art of pottery under tutelage from her fiancé’s mother. Kiahara is engaged to Luca of the Ruby Clan.


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