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Alator Virane, the Archmage of the Council of Arcanea


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((This is an updated and a bit changed bio of Alator, since I am not happy with the first bio of him.))

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Firstname: Alator

Surname: Virane

Age: 397 years

Height: 6,5 feet

Appearence: Apperance: A tall man with dark, pretty long hair and a long beard. He has blue Eyes with a glimpse of humor.

Werewolf appearance: A large black werewolf with golden glowing Eyes.

Birthsign: The mage

Sigil: He is a noble of the wealthy, rather powerful and old Virane family. He uses the Virane familys sigil wich is a golden eagle on a blue field, or the Councils sigil.

Personality: Alator is proud, though not arrogant, and likes to have get is meaning heard. He is also kind and gentle. He does not take insults easily however and his wrath is a fearsome thing. He is calm and prefers logic Before haste, he also has wisdom that he gladly shares.

Skills/Strenghts: Alator is a great wizard and can cast spells that would leave a normal mage drained of magicka with ease. He a very deep knowledge in the Arcane arts, even having mastered the Three schools of destruction, Restoration and Mysticism. Illusion is an exception, he has laways had massive problems with that schools. He also has a very deep knowledge of the lore. He is adept with a longsword but no expert. Alator is very intelligent and loves riddles and mysteries.

Weaknesses: Alator is a terrible marksman and is no good at stealth at all. His use of magic to manipulate his Life, thus making prolonging his lifespan has left him with a negative side effect. It has made him extremely vulnerable to blood magic and diseases. He has trouble putting his full trust in people he hasnt known for years, and he often says what he Thinks even if it can get him into trouble.

Build: Normally muscular for someone who travels much

Loves: Magic, books, riddles and the beauty of nature.

Hates: Necromancers and practicers of the dark sides of magic, such as blood magic. He also has no high thoughts about those who are arrogant.

Religion: He worships the Eight divines and Magnus.

Political view: His main loyalty in the political world lies with Daggerfall, but he gladly give his support the one that Daggerfall supports, unless its a tyrant.

Best memory: His first training duel.

Equipment: Alator has a staff of oak wich he brings with him wherever he goes. He is usually dressed in simple blue robes, and he has a silver longsword that he has named "Shadebane" both beacuse of that it is enchanted with light magic with is deadly to shadow-beings. And also because of all the evils that it has destroyed.

Worst memory: Seeing his parents get killed.

Story:

The story of Alator Virane begins in Arcanea, a small city hidden away from those who did not belong to the Council, in the mountains close to Daggerfall. Arcanea was the home of the Council of Arcanea, and ancient order wich provided an excellent education in magic and had one of the largest libraries in Tamriel. While Arcanea wasnt a very large city in the center stood a great and glorious citadel about in the same size as the college of Winterhold in the white stone that the Council preferred to use.

Alators father was the great wizard Agrastyr Virane, Agrastyr was the lord of the Virane family and a master wizard of the Council. Alators mother was Julienne Belamont, she was a skilled healer and had some skill with flame spells.

The young Alator started his education at the Council at the age of five. His teachers noticed that he was his fathers son indeed, for he reached the highest grades in magic, with the exception of illusion, and in lore. Alator was also fond of writing, poetry and sword-practice. He eventually found out that he wasnt just a skilled student, but a powerful one aswell when he could cast spells that no-one else in his age at Arcanea could do. His father had then explained to him smiling that the Viranes had been blessed with a great arcane gift in their blood. But he warned the young Alator to never grow arrogant since that would only lead to his death. Alator heeded his fathers advice and did not grow arrogant, but at the same time he developed a despise for those who were.

He eventually became the Archmages personal apprentice at the age of fifteen, the Archmage back then was Thorley Ashford. Alator found the man harsh but just, and the two came to be good friends after a couple of months. Alator learned much about leading during this time, and the thing that he found the most fun was practicing magic duels with the Archmage.

Though the peace would not last forever... one night when Alator was only eighteen an Arcanean scout came running to the Archmage and reported that "A great host of undead is nearing the city, they are led by Necromancers from the Order of the black worm!" That order was just a small order yet that the Inner Council had decided was too small to prove to be a serious threat, and as the Coucil already had destroyed a great ammount of those kinds of orders that practiced dark magic they thought that it would be easy. The Council eve thought that they had been wiped out after the Council had sent a large part of their mages and guardians to destroy the cult. They was wrong. The Archmage gathered all members of the Council that could fight and manned the citadel after calling everyone that was outside it inside it again. The army of undead swarmed into Arcanea, the Council tried to fend them off with their magic but the Councils mages numbered only in dozens, and were too few to fend them off. The undead army reached the citadel and attacked the gates. The Necromancer groups leader during the assault, a vampire Altmer nmade Cirion togheter with the other Necromancers managed to weaken the defensive enchantments enouh for the undead army to ram through it with a battering ram.

Alator joined the fighting in the courtyard, it was a confused and bloody battle. The Necromancers started with sending waves of undead to weaken the defenders. When the Necromancers entered the battle themselves things went ill. For every defender the Council lost, they gained another enemy as the Necromancers raised them as undead. Alator saw how the Archmage dueled with several of the Necromancers Before getting hit by an arrow in the chest and taken inside. Alators mother fell as she tried to rally the rest of the defenders into a counter attack and was struck down by Cirion. His father fell not long after that when he tried to take revenge on Cirion but got engaged in a duel against three other necromancers before he even reached the Cirion.

Alator and the rest of the survivors had to retreat inside were the Archmage named him the new Archmage on his deathbed. A small Group led by the lorekeeper defended the gate of the citadel to give time for Alator to lead the last survivors, around a dozen, out of Arcanea. As the survivors ran towards the forest Three frost atronachs was summoned infront of them. The huge magical beings charged right into them, five more lay dead on the ground before the last atronach was destroyed.

Then out from the shadows behind them someone appeared while clapping its hands, Alator regognized that it was Athar, a former wizard of the Council. Athar said "That went well... goodbye my friends, may you rot in... whereever you end up!" as he finshed speaking two others came up next to him and Before Alator or anyone else could react they started sendig spells at them. Alator just got up a ward in time but with no time to charge it up wholly and thus it was destroyed and he was knocked to the ground. As Alator struggled to rise he saw how the main tower fell into the burning ruins of what had been Arcanea a few hours ago. Alator would never forget that sight. Athar laughed and said "So the mighty Archmage rises again... must I kill you myself?" Alator replied coldly "You can try." Before he quickly got up and sent a thunderbolt that hit Athar in the chest and killed the two other necromancers with magefire.

Alas a great deal of Death was dealt that night, and it evolved into a narrow escape from Arcanea for Alator with the Necromancers not far behind. Alator managed to reach Daggerfall were he got protection from the king, the Viranes were after all nobles loyal to him. Despite all his losses Alator stayed true to the ways of the Council and did his best to safeguard High Rock. After a couple of years he revisited Arcanea and found that the Necromancers had not been able to breach the defensive magic of the library and took the more important and advanced of the books of magic there and returned to Daggerfall. Alator was very fond of the nature and travelled much. In one of his travels he encountered a mage that had found a way to manipulate life itself through the school of restoration. Alator learned the secret from him and started using it to prolong his lifespan.

During the following century Alator was focused on becoming as great as he could. That pursue took him to places such as the Crystal Tower were he spent years learning its secrets, then later on he travelled to the Arcane University that was newly established and spent several years more studying. He eventually returned to High Rock and built his own tower not so far away from were Arcanea was. It ended up as a wide five-level tower with a large library. This was were Alator holed himself up most of the time when he wasnt on travels or buisness.

One day however he heard the rumors of a very powerful Necromancer spreading death to the people of the Wrothgarian Mountains, Alator quickly journeyed there and his pursue took him Deep within the Mountains, there however he was ambushed by a werewolf that was hunting. Alator managed to slay it with his longsword as it jumped at him, but some of its blood fell poured into Alators mouth and Alator became a werewolf himself. Determined to destroy the necromancer he didnt turn back because of this.

After pursuing the Necromancer for a week he found him in a tower ruin on a mountain, and to his suprise it was Cirion, the vampire who had assaulted Arcanea so many years ago. Alator and Cirion engaged in a duel without a word. The conflict was fierce and so intense that the ground between them started to glow of all the magic that clashed over it. Alator dueled with Cirion for hours, neither side seemed to gain an advantage. Alators wrath boiled inside him as he unleashed a lighting storm at Cirion. Cirion answered with sending a beam of frost magic at Alator. The two beams clashed between them and for the first time in the duel Cirion said something, he yelled "You'll never prevail pathetic human!" Alator did not answer, instead he clenched his jaw tightly togheter as Cirions beam was pushing back his own. He threw himself aside as Cirions beam was about to reach his hands, the beam flew out in the air instead and Cirion stopped casting it. The elf laughed and prepared to finish him with a spell. Cirion said "Any last Words Before I send you to your parents... "Archmage"?" Alator looked up at him and answered coldy "You will pay for what you did at Arcanea, in blood." then Alator raised his both hands and pointed them towards Cirion, and with a wordless shout he unleashed a wave of pure light-magic that his Cirion and flunged him backwards with a scream.

Alator collapsed of exhaustion and the wounds he had gotten in the fight against Cirion and woke up a few hours later and managed to heal himself. He found Cirions corpse laying on the ground, he left it there.

Alator journeyed back to his home and did not tell anyone what he had been up to despite all the questions that he got. He spent several years were he practiced to gain Control over his wolf-spirit inside him. When he had succeeded in gaining Control his focus returned to his duties as the Archmage of the Council of Arcanea, such as eliminating threats such as vampires were they appeared, and to the learning of magic. He has taken several apprentices whom he ha tutored in the arcane arts.

When the Reachmen invaded High Rock Alator when realising that they would have no time to try to aid the other kingdoms, helped in strenghtening the already great defences of Daggerfall. When the Reachmen reached Daggerfall and was engaged in battle by Emeric Alator joined the sortie that the king of Daggerfall sent to aid the young Emeric. Alator used his magic to help to completely break the Reachmen's lines and defeated dozen's of Reachmen mages in duels that day, when the Daggerfall Covenant was signed and the king of Daggerfall bowed his head to Emeric, Alator gladly bent his knees to the Young king.

Even years Daggerfall Covenant was formed he still stands as a fierce supporter of it, around the time when it was signed he officially started recruiting for the Council. With the Council and its allies Alator will do his best to fight for the Covenant in the war that is undoubtly coming.

((More things will be added!))
This post was last modified: January 25th 2014, 11:55 AM by Archmage Alator


The Archmage of the council of Arcanea.

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This is really good, lots of information, an underlying goal, I love it, GREAT JOB!


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Thank you :)


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Updated with info regarding the Reachmens invasion of High Rock!


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I like the part about the reachmen


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very nice bio I like how he stands against necromancers, especially due to the events in his past. I would've liked to see you elaborate on your werewolf origins, was it prior to the events of Arcanea or after? other than that it was great thought it was a interesting plot development having a flaw in Illusion spells while being so skilled in the others.
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Well as it stands he started to pursue a necromancer a while after the fall of Arcanea when he became a werewolf.


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A really awesome and interesting bio, i love it. Just wish i could write in depth stories like this one. Happy


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(December 1st 2013, 10:29 AM)tamriels explorer Wrote: A really awesome and interesting bio, i love it. Just wish i could write in depth stories like this one. Happy

Thank you! Its not hard really, just try to add as many details as you Think will be enough, not too many though. Look how authors have written and try to make the same depth as them. Other than that all you need really is patience to complete in-depth Writings.


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