Hello. I join... to make Aaron smile. :P
Name: Deimos Polemistis
Occupation: Warrior - ex-mercenary
Personality: Deimos is a harsh, grizzled man, very blunt and to the point, to the point where it often gets mistaken for impoliteness. He is firmly committed to the ideals of justice (a true Lawful Good
), but is not naive, having seen far too much combat for that, and is not afraid to shed blood. In combat, he is a deadly foe,
picking out the enemy's weaknesses and striking there.
Appearance: He is an imposing, tall figure, with a black beard streaked with flecks of grey, like his hair. His eyes are cobalt blue and piercing. His complexion is tanned, and many scars cover his body, including a prominent one on his left cheek. He often wears golden armour, with an engraving of a stylized sun on the chestplate. When he speaks, it is in a harsh, uncompromising tone.
Background: Deimos has known bloodshed from an early age, having fought since young for survival. Born to a clan of warriors in a far-off land, at age thirteen he killed a man from a rival clan who was threatening his mother with his own sword. He later became one of the clan’s most successful generals, directing it in numerous victories – until they were all wiped out by a crushing attack by the forces of 7 other clans combined.
As the sole male survivor, he was taken prisoner along with the women and children, and was placed under horrific tortures – but finally managed to escape by killing both guards when they were unaware, using his bare hands. Stripped of his status and all that mattered to him, Deimos snuck out of the prison camp, the rest of the survivors already dead. He arrived in Skara Brae a mercenary for hire, doing several jobs from time to time, mostly for money, sometimes for food. Finally, he settled down for a life of peace after over a decade of work – but it was not to be. He was called on one last mission – and barely escaped with his life. He had angered powerful foes, and they in return took everything he had. Now he wanders once again, looking for anything that will sustain him and give purpose to his life.
Abilities: Deadly warrior. He fights with mostly crushing weapons like the mace and morningstar, and is deceptively fast and agile in combat, while being at a level of peak human fitness, strength and skill. He is a good tactician, and fights with a focused abandon of sorts - tricking the enemy into thinking that he's just another slow warrior - then snapping their necks with a well-timed blow. He has gathered many survival skills from his journeys, and has incredible fortitude and strength of will - but he does not possess magic of any kind, and is in all other respects a normal human.
Hope it's okay.
edited 7th Jun '11 2:26:27 AM by troydenite