Character Profile Template
This is a basic template that can be used to create a character description and ensure that no details are accidentally missed out. Whilst it will not be possible to complete every detail for every character (they may not be married or have children, for example), those items marked with an asterisk are considered to be compulsory as they provide the bare minimum of information required to enable another character to interact with them properly. It is perfectly acceptable to put 'none' next to Children or 'single' next to Marital Status.
Other items are strongly encouraged and are frequently seen in descriptions. Any other significant information relevant to that character can also be added. Writers are asked to remember that it is as important to consider a character's weaknesses as it is their strengths.
Please Note: character descriptions should be updated on a regular basis as details frequently change as the character is written. For example, they may gain additional markings, or their marital status may change. Out of date and inaccurate information can be very confusing to your fellow writers, so maintaining these descriptions is a matter of common courtesy.
(Example Profile Courtesy of 2008 Best Bio Winner: Valliant De Luz)
Blank Profile Template:
Meaning of Name:
Apparent Age (if different):
*Identifying Marks (if present):
Personal Items usually carried:
Planet of Residence:
*Skills and Abilities:
*Blood or Soul Bonds:
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*Name: Foalan Cian Ailill Niall Kennyr'Tlithar
*Name he goes by: Foalan
Meaning of Name: "Little Wolf" Ancient Elf Champion Sworn to Victory
*Race: Schi (Elf/Anaisi)
Apparent Age (if different): 22
*Build/Weight: Lithe but muscular Terran equivalent: 266 lbs
*Eyes: white changes colour with emotion.
Accent: Scottish Gaelic
*Identifying Marks (if present):
Always Present: faded bond on left wrist, looks like a celtic knot wrapped around his entire wrist and hand. It's a familial bond mark, that lets Foalan keep tabs on his daughter.
May be present: Fiery wings with a 15 foot span from tip to tip. They are usually hidden or held close to the body, if present see Misc for further information.
Usually hidden under clothing: two scars that run the length of his back near his wings. A few other scars from knives and swords over the intervening years.
Clothing: tunic shirts and leather pants, sometimes terran tee-shirts, depends on his mood.
Personal Items usually carried: two swords on his belt. A few credit cards for terra, always has something sugary with him (helps with healing).
Home Planet: Aruinnbith
Planet of Residence: all over
Birth Family: Kennyr'Tlithar/Hasia
Second Family: Aerta/Silverleaf **important** He's not aware of this fact and any questions relating to it will set off a chain panic reaction where he just might run away if pressed.
*Personality: Gone are the days of a happy go lucky schi so in love it was almost sickening. Replaced by a fearful and jumpy schi terrified of every shadow. He has a gape in his memory a mile wide and any attempts to poke it have left him in a cold sweat and running to the other side of the universe to get away. He's a bit easier to handle now that his daughter is five but he still has problems letting anyone near him. He's getting better and around the few people he still trusts he might let his guard down but generally he's hard to get to know and hard to pin down.
If he allows anyone to get near him and he learns to trust them he opens up and can laugh and joke with them, though even then he's well aware of the exits and how to make a quick escape if necessary. There's an edge to Foalan that wasn't there before. To those who knew him, he's very different, more mature, yes but he's also a lot less playful a lot less willing to make a joke, but a lot more sarcastic.
His daughter is his life. He pretty much lives and breathes to keep her safe.
*Occupation: bartender, crown prince, security, jack of all trades
*Skills and Abilities: Foalan was never taught to fight in the traditional sense of the word. His great grandfather tried to teach him, but Foalan wasn't much of a student in his younger years, and although he tended to pick things up easily, he balked at learning anything when he was around the palace. He inherited several abilities from both sides of his family.
Much to his chagrin he inherited his father's fire abilities which showed themselves when he was seven years old. He can create and manipulate fire, he can manipulate fire that is man made or created through normal means. Magical fire coming from other sources such as the Dragon fire is something different entirely, he can be hurt by dragon fire, but he is beginning to develop the ability to change and shape other magical fires to his own signature so that he can control it. This is long and painful process, and it's the only way that he can be hurt by flame. He is immune to his father's fire damage. Also from his father he inherited his ability to fly, translocation via thought, heal at an increased rate (as long as he keeps a supply of candy on hand, the fast healing needs a sugar source). He also has increased senses to that of an elf, sight, hearing, sense of smell, taste, and is stronger than an elf (This ability was enhanced when he was a child living on Aruinnbith due to the increased gravity of the planet. He has lost some of this strength when he left when he was two hundred, but now that he's returned he's developing the strength again). His secondary ability that he inherited from his Anaisi heritage is the ability to unlock or lock just about anything. He is the only one able to unlock the three (now two) Anaisi collars aside from the one that closes it. Magical locks take longer depending on the degree of complexity. Overall the most annoying locks are the electronic locks, because there are several steps involved and Foalan has spent many hours working out the intracies of them just for his own personal benefit.
From his mother he inherited his ability to use the magic of Aruinnbith. From his time as a child he could see the weaves that bound the world together. This ability was enhanced by his Anaisi heritage. His mother sought to teach him from a young age, and drilled magical weaves into his head from the time he was five until he left at the age of two hundred. Foalan learned, very early in his life that he could undo most of his mothers weaves, and when he was bored he practiced unravelling them. By the time he left Aruinnbith he knew ward, protection, and healing weaves better than any others. All weaves have a signature colour and style, that is unique to the mage, Foalan's weaves, for those who can see them are wreathed in red and orange fire with flecks of iridescent silver and blue. Because of the Anaisi enhancement to his magic, Foalan's weaves can only be seen by higher level mages, such as his grandfather and those on the mage counsel. Off-worlders while they can sense the power they cannot see the threads as Tuathan's can. One of the main drawbacks of his elven magical abilities is that whilst travelling off world, for a mage, magic will tap into their life force directly instead of the planet, if a mage spends several years on another planet, attuning themselves to the planets inner core, the mage can consciously tap into the planets energy rather than their own. Until that time though most mages prefer to use only the simplest of spells and rituals that don't take too much strength away. Foalan used his powers very rarely when he living with Anael.
*Weapons Used: fire, magic, some sword play.
*Marital Status: single, unknown
*Children: Daughther, Kenna Doran Raz Brennan (born of fire Wandering Secret Sorrow)
*Blood or Soul Bonds: familial bond to Kenna
*History: Foalan was created as a backup for his brother Mael in case the “experiment” proved a failure. For years he was left in the care of his mother, the elf did not understand or even accept her son, and as a result focused more on education than actual care. This grew difficult as his powers manifested themselves, his control of flame limited at best, the power ruled by his emotions for the most part. This left him with few friends no one willing to be around him in case he grew angry. Childhood was lonely, and by the time Foalan was nearly his 200th year he was kicked from his home by both his mother and her new husband. He spent twenty years watching his mother's new family from a distance, pain and anger growing with each day until he happened upon a birthday party for a sister he'd never met. Without conscious thought he shifted away from the party, fire exploded around him as he burnt the surrounding grounds of Anael's home. Anael quickly became very important to Foalan, the Schi seeing the man as his father in some respects. Foalan learned control of his powers from Anael, although the means unconventional at best, but rather enjoyable. Foalan has never met his father nor did he know the existence of his brother Mael. Aside from his ability to manipulate flame he knows how to undo the three collars that limits an Anaisi’s power base and sucks souls. He became Keiden’s lover for a time, until it is reveal they were brothers.
(After some soul searching Foalan started making small forays to Aruinnbith. At first these visits were quite short. Gradually they became longer until he was becoming more comfortable with what used to be his home. As a gift for Riel he had two daggers created from Aruinnbith Silver. It took months but he was able to harness a type of fire magic within the blades. It was during Fibhal Sgeara that he finally went to visit his great grandfather for the first time in centuries. This meeting was in part the catalyst for Foalan moving home permanently. He and Riel opened HS in Tisesoma. They live over the club in the loft (though loft is a relative term. The entire club takes up twenty terran blocks). For a time the loft was separated into two apartments one for Riel and Foalan and one for Keiden and the twins following the sudden death of Ty.
By the time the twins were nearing five, Foalan and Riel were closer than ever. It was during this time that it was discovered Piran was actually the god that created the Anaisi. Through his intervention he was able to save Anael from accidental poisoning by Serardim flowers. During this time Anael asked him to destroy the collars that had plagued the Anaisi since they were created. During the destruction of one of the collars, Suriel was brought back to life. Shortly there after Foalan and Riel were married.)
It was three years later before things went south. During a regular import run Foalan was captured by several humans using ancient magicks. Before Riel could get to him he was stripped of his powers and wings. Riel was only a couple of months along in their first pregnancy at the time. Once they returned home they had more troubles to face when they were captured by Zhang. Separated from Riel, the heart sync/bond was stripped by Cian an alternate version of Foalan with similar powers but less control. Shortly after he was reunited with Keiden who through his own mental instability forced Foalan to accept a heart sync with him.
--- Foalan REMEMBERS NONE OF THIS! To him this has never happened, and talking about it at all will result Foalan fleeing and as fast as possible.
What Foalan does remember is that after finding out that Keiden was his brother he went on a bender. Screwed his way through several planets and ended up pregnant by the end of the night. He was so alone and desperate for family he was actually ecstatic to be pregnant. Though since the birth of Kenna he's been anything but normal. See his personality for more information.
The following information is to be assumed whenever dealing with Foalan:
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- His wings are made of fire, though they generally will not hurt people if they accidentally touch them.
- They're very sensitive, made more so because of the damage done to them in the past.
- His voice is rough, a deep baritone, and has a husky quality.
- He's left handed
- He is a fair hand at mixing drinks though he has no idea why
- He's a thief, and lately has gone back to that lifestyle to provide for Kenna.