All right, I'm gonna give this a shot with my NaNoWriMo
I actually haven't read the story since I wrote the ending, but I've thought about going back to edit it.
Name: Lucian of Pisces (As a missionary of the Zodiac Orders, he is given the Zodiac title based on his home temple.)
Age: 23 years old
Personality: He's rather idealistic. Lucian is always trying to look at the bright side - even in troubling situations. He is an optimist to the core, and can never
imagine the worst case scenario being even a slim possibility. He has a lot of faith, in both his God, Orion and his best friend/bodyguard, Ivan. Lucian is determined and driven, and that faith pulls him through his toughest hardships.
Abilities: Light Magic. It usually comes in the form of a Holy Hand Grenade
, using his staff as a medium. Lucian can make light form any shape he wants, and he can bounce it off reflective surfaces such as mirrors. (He usually prefers to keep things simple and use a straight line or a circle of light though.)
He also has the ability to heal his allies, which was another form of light magic he learned from his Holy Order.
Weaknesses: Despite having powerful natural magic and good healing, Lucian is not really the Action Hero
type at all. He supports his bodyguard/companion Ivan from the back lines. When faced in direct combat with someone more experienced (like the mercanaries that chase him throughout the story), he does not fare very well.
There is also a physical limit to how much magic he can use. If he doesn't have a staff to keep it in control, the blasts are much
more potent, but as a trade-off, it's a lot more taxing on his body. He could even pass out mid-battle if he's not careful.
Goals: He wants to find the Celestial Key, a mythical relic that will allow anyone to open the gates to the Realm of Orion. (Everyone
has looked for it to speak to Orion personally, because there are troubles in the world they think only the big God can sort out.)
After that, he just wants to go home and return to being a missionary.
Motivation: He wants his homeland to be safe, before all else. He thinks finding the key will end the sudden spread of human vice, and will stop his home region of Pisces from becoming a Wretched Hive
the way some towns already have.
Role in the story: He's a missionary. Along with searching for the key, he helps people in need and gives them the word of the Almighty Orion. Most of the time, he heals the sick and wounded, while other times he supports his friend, The Lancer
, Ivan in battle.
Backstory: Lucian was raised in the monastery since he could remember. He was one of the many orphans that were taken in and raised by the clergy. During his time there, he grew to idolize one of the higher-ranked priests named Father Aaron. He learned light magic to heal and smite from him.
However, just when Lucian received his official title was a Missionary for the Pisces Order, he heard news that Father Aaron was excommunicated for a crime against the church. He tried to find out why this happened, but his search led to dead ends.
Just when he was starting to grow dissatisfied, the voice of the Sky Emperor, Orion spoke to Lucian in a dream. He told him that there was a prisoner up on a mountain called Aries Peak, who had "served his sentence, and was ready for release." Only holy magic could undo the seal.
Lucian, with his high faith complied with this request of his God, venturing to the mountain alone. There he met the prisoner Orion spoke of - a young man named Ivan.
Without any reservations, he freed Ivan almost immediately. Grateful for his release after a 100-year sentence, Ivan promised to follow and protect Lucian for as long as he could.
: By Father Aaron, at least until the latter's excommunication.
Incorruptible Pure Pureness
: Not motivated by money, promises of power, or even the idea of sainthood.
: Couldn't imagine anything remotely
bad happening, because he believes Orion or his home deity Pisces is right there beside him.
God of Good
: Well, he wants
to think that Orion is all-merciful, but Ivan has a hard time believing that.
: When he finds out the truth about the Celestial key, it's enough to break his idealism in two
. The truth is: The Celestial Key is not a "key". It is the heart/soul of the most selfless and generous person living in Orion's land. Lucian could never take the life of another, even to "save" his homeland and the rest of the world from the rising human vice. It hits him even harder that it's a kind-hearted, innocent soul who must serve as a Human Sacrifice.
Big Damn Heroes
: Pulled off at least once alongside his sidekick Ivan, when they both save their third teammate, Dylan from a standoff.
edited 27th Apr '13 4:05:31 PM by Misuki