Old September 8, 2018, 01:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Tyr

Vagaran Human


Description

To the average eye, he is nothing shy of a giant. Towering several inches above with a lean, muscular frame built from survival under harsh conditions, many find him to be something to be feared. However, amongst those he calls family and brethren within the northern lands, he is rather average. Long, dark blonde hair and matching beard tailor around a youthful but ruggedly handsome face.

Or, at least he likes to believe such.

A smile comes easily to his lips, though a self-assured smirk can be more commonly found beneath pale blue eyes that gleam with life and vitality. Just another addition to the sculpture that is fit to send women swooning along his path
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Old September 8, 2018, 05:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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He walked along the beach just outside of the village proper, pausing every few steps to whiz a stone out into the water, watching it skip across the surface until it lost it's momentum and sunk into the depths. The usual gleam gone from his eyes, replaced by a dark, stormy shadow. Much was going on within his mind, and he was in no mood to be among others. And, so, he picked another handful of stones suitable for skipping and continued on his path along the shoreline.

Vagaran. He had always been proud to be of that people. Strong, proud seafaring warriors who raided the coasts and struck fear into their enemies. Tales of glorious battles and epic heroes were told around bonfires and in the mead halls on the cold, frigid nights that covered these lands for most of the year. All he had ever dreamt off, since being a small lad, was to join the raiding parties, to make a name, and to be remembered in the sagas by his people.

plip plip plip plop! Another stone found it's watery grave as he paused and stared out over the water.

Raids have become non-existent over the last few years, reflecting a shift in tradition that had slowly been creeping over his people since the Aelyrian Empire had grown to power. It was all about risk versus reward, and frankly, the risk had begun to outweigh the rewards. Even for a daring people such as his. Even raids against rival clans had declined. In his lifetime, he had only been on one raid. One. His father had already made a name for himself as a warrior by Tyr's age.

He sighed and dropped the remaining stones from his hand and turned back toward the village. He had made a decision. If he wanted to live the life of adventure, to experience the glorious battles, and to create his own sagas, then he would have to leave behind his clan. His family would not take his decision well, nor would the clan elders. But, it was his decision.

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Tyr stood on an overrise, gazing down at the village. His parents had disapproved, of course, though, in the end, they understood. His sister, just a year older than himself, had begged him to stay. She would be marrying soon, and he would have nieces and nephews to help raise. The clan elders gave lectures on his duties to the village. In the end, however, it was clear he would not be swayed.

He ran his fingers over the carved wooden symbol of Materna his mother had given him. To remember his family. The fingers of his opposite hand gripped the haft of the battle axe his father had gifted him. Freshly forged and sharp. To slay his enemies.

He glanced over his village one final time. They would be fine without him. They would survive as they had for generations. They were Vagaran. And so was he. The darkness left his gaze as his eyes once more gleamed with the vitality of life and the promise of adventure as he turned away from his home and began the next journey in his life.

As his grandfather had once told him: A weapon to slay, a woman to bed and a flagon to drink! These are all a Vagaran needed.













 

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Old September 8, 2018, 05:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Weapons & Combat

Axes-Basic
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Languages-Common, Vagaran










 

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Old September 8, 2018, 05:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Possessions



Weaponry
Bearded Battle Axe-A long hafted axe, easily wielded with one or both hands, with a freshly forged steel head




Armor
Battered & Used Leather Curiass-A hand-me-down boiled leather piece of armor for the torso, it has seen better days.


Traveling & Utility Gear
Large Leather Pouch with a small knife, a few brightenings worth of jerked meat and a flint & steel
Waterskin
Heavy Wool Cloak





Miscellaneous
Carved Wooden Symbol of Materna Hanging from a Leather Thong-A gift from his mother when he left the village, he wears it about his neck to remember his family





 

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