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Bernard the Scarred


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[Image: 491745B1F9C5332EF8FEACF3BB2EAF5FB720C1B4] In militia armor
Race: Nord
Name: Bernard the Scarred (subject to change... again)
Last Name: Battle-Friend
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Birthsign: the Atronach (depending on the in game stats, If TESO dosn't have a magic resistance then i'll go with the steed)
Occupation: Former Housecarl and temporary smith


Appearance: Large muscular man. medium length hair. Sky blue (almost grey) eyes. more then his fair share of scars left by a saber cat, scar on left side of face, and a medium length beard.

Personality: Bernard has a militant personality he favors loyalty, honor, and honesty. However he is a very quiet person. he is slow to trust someone, but once he does he is very loyal. When dealing with someone he doesn't know he tends to be blunt and a bit hostile, until he feels more comfortable around them. due to his quietness and hostility around strangers, people sometimes think that Bernard is not the brightest, this however is not true.

Armor: When traveling Bernard will were pelts or leather, but in combat he uses steel armor, or ebony if he can get his hands on it (oblivions version of ebony). Bernard wears a necklass that is fashioned from a saber-cats claw, given to him by his Grand-dad after his first hunt.

Weapon(s): Bernard is a natural man-at-arms and is adequate with most weaponry, although he prefers using one handed wepons and a shield. Bernard will change his arsenal to fit the situation at hand.

Religious views: Bernard first belief is that of the power of man and his perseverance, that hard work is what really makes the world turn. however he does acknowledge the nordic goods of old (Shor and Kyne) Bernard Despises most of the Daedric princes

Background: Bernard was raised in the town of Oakwood, in falkreath hold. He was brought up by his father, the local blacksmith, and worked as his apprentice. Bernard also had a grandfather, who taught him to hunt.

at age 14: During the cold of winter a Akivir party pillaged the village and killed his father. Bernard's Grandfather led him North, out into the mountain's were they took refuge. His Grand-dad went out hunting one night and never returned...

at age 16: Bernard finds himself in Whiterun training With Thrud Cold-hearts private army, (one of the few, Organised warrior bands skyrim raised to deal with Akaviri remnants, and the rising threats to the south west) Bernard also puts his skill's as a blacksmith to use for the local garrison.

at age 20: the warrior band, lead by Thrud Cold-Heart(a veteran of the sacking of windhelm), was sent on a mission, to wipe out a Akaviri pocket to the northwest. The information was not reliable and this fight turned into a two day long, Bloody ingagement. Bernard Survived this conflict but lost many good friends in the fighting, as a result Bernard starts drinking heavily. Bernard's Birthday was a week after this conflict.

at age 21: Due to the "success" of this campain Thrud Cold-Heart (Who lost his left arm) Becomes a Thane of Whiterun. Thrud Cold-Heart Chooses Bernard as his Housecarl. Bernard Spends The next 3 years tending to his duties as housecarl, keeping and perfecting his trade as a smith, and drowning his sorrows at the tavern.

at age 24: Escorting the Now elderly Thane Cold-heart and his party through the volcanic hot-springs of Eastmarch, the group came upon a dead giant. stopping to investigate the rotting corpse, a roar was heard disturbingly close. Looking up to the hill in his fear a giant came stumbling down waving it's club. Bernard Drew his Sword and readying his shield rushed to the vounerable parties defense. The giant swung his club knocking the one- armed thane off his horse and killing the man instantly. In a blind rage knowing he failed his only duty Bernard Charged the giant slashing at it's calves The giant let out a Defining roar of pain and fell to a knee. Trying to move in for the kill, without success, the giant looks up and swings at Bernard throwing him against the rocks. Half dazed and slipping in and out of conciseness Bernard notices the dry blood caked on the gaint's inner thighs.. It has been attacked recently!! (this is a reference to the short story "A giant sack" by Beor of Skyrim)
days has past since the encounter with the giant Bernard slowly starts to regain consciousness Looking around at the massacred party that he has sworn to protect he knew he could not return to whiterun with dignity.

weeks has past... Bernard, Barely clinging to life, spots a dim light in the thick fog. stumbling through the snow he made his way to the light. as he approched he could see that the light was coming from a hall, roaring laughter coming from within. reaching for the door Bernard stumbled into the light of the hall... he had found the hall of Thorin, home of the Bromlokiir.

Best & worst memory: (age 14) Early in the summer, After finishing his chores and his daily duties at the smith. Bernard (still a young boy) was taken by his grandfather to the northern boarder of Whiterun to learn how to hunt. on this trip Bernard stalked a white stage, but was attacked by a saber cat. The saber-cat clawed at Bernard scratching his face when his Grand father shot it with a arrow. pulling a knife from his boot Bernard stabbed the wounded beast repeatedly, Backing off the wounded saber cat lunged at Bernard. Bernard stepped backwards tripping over a root and fell down, in his defense he throw his arm forward as the cat leaped up, impaling the beast as it landed on him. Fainting from the loss of blood, Bernard Grandfather carried him north and found a hermit who healed Bernard. after the encounter with the saber-cat, the only thing Bernard grandfather could gather from the corpse was a single claw that he had fashioned into a necklace for his grandson. (The same year his parants are killed)

Proudest moments: 1. At the Age of 16 Bernard joined the Whiterun militia....
2. When Bernard was chosen as a Housecarl to Thane Thrud Cold-heart, Bernard now retired officer
3. When Bernard was excepted into the Bromlokiir

Goal: although his heart belongs in skyrim, Bernhard wants to explore and see the world.

Challenges for character: Bernard suffers from minor post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from his career as a housecarl and soldier. as a result Bernard is a heavy drinker. (edit: i think i'll only use this part in forums role-playing)

Bernhard in his armor after joining the Bromlokiir
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This post was last modified: April 2nd 2014, 03:55 PM by cadian13


Bernhard the Scarred
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Poor thane and company were at the wrong time and place concerning those giants! May Brynhilde's fortunes change with the Bromlokiir.

Keep up the good work and writing.


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Updated: personality, Weapons, religious view and best & worst memories.
This post was last modified: December 19th 2012, 05:40 PM by cadian13


Bernhard the Scarred
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Updated agian: gave Brynhilde's backstory a overhaul, added proudest moment's and challenges for character.
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Excellent work Brynhilde! I am sending you a message to discuss some things that happened to you when you were 14.. That I might have information about...


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I don't want to spoil your fun really but are you aware that Brynhilde is a female Norse name?
But then again, so is Jorunn... What's with all the cross naming Nords lately? They used to be so lovingly masculine and insecure.


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(January 8th 2013, 09:09 AM)Skrofler Wrote: I don't want to spoil your fun really but are you aware that Brynhilde is a female Norse name?
But then again, so is Jorunn... What's with all the cross naming Nords lately? They used to be so lovingly masculine and insecure.

Many germanic and norse names are both male and female, like you said.


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I found the name under the male side of a generic Norse/scandinavian naming site.
anyway i like the name and that all that matters.
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Yes, I linked the name for you in my post. While its true that Germanic names typically have male and female versions that are very similar I just thought you should know, since Brynhilde is a famous character in Norse saga, that Scandinavians will recognise it as female.


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(January 8th 2013, 10:46 AM)Skrofler Wrote: Yes, I linked the name for you in my post. While its true that Germanic names typically have male and female versions that are very similar I just thought you should know, since Brynhilde is a famous character in Norse saga, that Scandinavians will recognise it as female.
I thank you for bringing this to my attention, I guess i will look for a more masculine name...
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I'm going to stress that I didn't mean to make you change your mind really. I'm just informing, and saying I find it a bit amusing.
After all, while Jorunn is definitely a female name in Scandinavia (quite common in Norway), it is apparently male in Skyrim.
Brynhild/Brynhilde/Brynhildur is very rare today though. I just checked Statistics Sweden and there are only 85 women (out of 4.8 million) bearing that name in Sweden today, 728 (of 2.5 million) in Norway and 50 (of 2.8 million) in Denmark.

By the way, bryn means either crest or armour (brynja) and hild is an old word for battle. Names essentially meaning "warrior" was so common in medieval Scandinavia that they needed a multitude of poetic forms so not everyone would have the same name. Brynhild is one of them.

If you want a similar name that is unambiguously male I can suggest Brynjulf which is a composite of brynja and ulf (wolf), or Brynmar (-mar means famous), Hildebrand (brand = sword). Or just make one up and then I can come back and taunt you if you happen to pick a female one again.

Also, by the way, thanks for commenting on my guild page.


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Update: changed name to Bernard the scarred


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minor update: added picture, and changed home town. Birth sign is subject to change as well.


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He looks quite cool, nice armor.


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(June 20th 2013, 08:25 AM)Beor of Skyrim Wrote: He looks quite cool, nice armor.

Thanks. since he was in the militia i wanted his armor to appear diferent from the city gaurds (plus this armor looks more sutable for skyrims climate)
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