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Cyrus


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Firstname - Cyrus.

Sex - Male.

Race - Redguard.

Age - 35.

Occupation - Mercenary, part-time adventurer.

Faction - Daggerfall covenant, Fighters Guild, Citadel of Ebonarm, former arena gladiator and pirate.

Appearance - Cyrus stands at about 6'1 with skin that is slightly more red than the average Redguard with warm brown eyes that are often described as amused. He has blue-black hair in ridges down his scalp that just touch the base of his neck and a slightly misshaped nose that came from getting hit by the pommel of a sword. His mouth his more compact than usual the right corner of which is usually curved into a semi-smile whether he's aware of it or not. He has a lithe and athletic body with some light scars covering his upper body though he has one particularly noticeable jagged scar that cuts from just below his left ear to the left corner of his mouth that appears to have cut quite deep. He is missing a small piece of his right ear that he claim he got when a Wormmouth bit him while he was sleeping.

Equipment - Usually wears a tan coloured leather cuirass with matching pauldrons over copper scale mail though usually when he's staying in a city he'll wear typical Redguard-style clothes the colour of blood and sand. he also has a bronze cuff on each wrist along with numerous arm bands and long beaded necklaces. The only weapons he displays on his person are two curved swords on his belt in once-ornate sheaths though he conceals many daggers such as in his boots, up his sleeves and under the folds of his clothes.

Personality - Cyrus has a strong sense of honour and is very proud though he has a somewhat "unique" definition of honour. He is also a gambler and risk taker and will sometimes break the law for the simple facts that it was there and that he could. He also almost never self-reflects and generally frowns upon those who prefer to live in the past. He also dislikes timid or weak-willed people believing that life was not meant for the weak having a somewhat Orish outlook on life that way. He is rather stubborn though he will often refer to himself as "persistent" or "right" but he seldom questions his betters. He is restless and was an admittedly angry child often and often picks fights if bored for long enough both as a result of his restlessness and his strong desire to challenge himself. He views combat as a form of art rather than anything else and will often refer to himself as an artist or dancer rather than anything else.

Social Background/Backstory - Cyrus was born in the city of Sentinel in Hammerfell to a fairly wealthy merchant family. Growing up he had one younger brother who throughout his childhood always had a "sibling rivalry" with though in the end he loved him as family. Much of his childhood was spent in either Sentinel or Stros M'Kai which was where his family's business was primarily centred treating them both as home.

Though as a young boy hew always found himself particularly awed by the great statue of Frandar Hunding on the island of Stros M'Kai and grew up hearing all the stories that could be told about the legendary Hunding and the sword-singers of old along with Gaiden Shinji and the other legendary warriors that lived throughout history.

These tales and legends are a great part of the reason that rather than being groomed as the future heir to his family's business he preferred solitude and studied furiously about war, combat and swordplay in particular and practised as often as he could with whatever he could until his day of manhood whereupon he got his two scimitars that he carries to this day and embarked to the Alikir desert for his right of passage.

When he returned home he was happier than ever to have proved himself and grew a fierce desire to test himself though his parents were less than pleased.

He was disinherited from his family's business for his lack of ambition and desire to be a true warrior rather than a merchant noble and his younger brother was made heir instead which broke Cyrus's heart though he understood that with the sacrifice of his inheritance came the opportunity to truly pursue his true passion. Swordplay.

After his disinheritance he wandered across all of Tamriel from Stros M'Kai to Mournhold and soon fell into the arena in the Imperial City as a combatant. He enjoyed it there, though from it he gained a fondness for gambling and an excitement for the possibility of dying at any moment.

Cyrus left the arena once he obtained the rank of Gladiator and occasionally longs for the thrill of gladiatorial combat and the high stakes that came with it though he knew that as a combatant he wouldn't have a very exciting future.

He wandered back into Hammerfell soon after and fell in league with the Fighter's Guild and Citadel of Ebonarm where he began working as a mercenary and a combat trainer himself and sometimes drifted between miscellaneous gladiatorial teams though he never stayed with any for long.

He even sailed as a pirate for a while out of Sentinel aboard a ship called The Vengeance until he captained the vessel himself after winning the ship in a duel with the captain though he left that life fairly quickly and resumed his mercenary career and part-time adventuring.

Best Memory - Completeing his right of passage in the Alikir desert.

Worst Memory - Being disinherited by his family.

Skills - Proficient with swords, daggers and light armour as well as favouring poison in combat though he could never get the hang of actually making any. He is semi-proficient at blocking and relies on speed and agility in combat.

Challenges for the Character - None that he can't face with a blade.

Birthsign - The Lord.

Religious Views - Follows the Redguard pantheon as well as Ebonarm and Sai and a very strong respect, though not quite reverence, for the Ansei and Gaiden Shinji.

Political Views - Cyrus tries to stay out of politics if he can though he won't pass up an opportunity to prove his combat skill so he fights alongside his people and believes that king Emeric is worthy to follow.

RUMOURS
-Seven men came to kill him once and none were ever seen again though when questioned about this Cyrus will merely laugh under his breath and change the conversation.

-When Cyrus was a pirate captain he went under the name "The dread pirate Yusuf" for a time.

-He once fought a giant of an Orc for three days and three nights until they called a truce before they died of dehydration and became fast friends after that.

-He carries an old Yokudan coin with him that a blind old seer and mystic told him would one day bring him great luck.

Quotes by Cyrus
- "I am not a fighter, my friend, I am dancer, and my partner's name is death"

- "Temples and holy men and women preach and praise this god and that god but my one true god is the sword"
This post was last modified: August 8th 2014, 04:59 PM by Took an arrow in the knee


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A nice bio, very good. I like how his disinheritance ended up being kind of bittersweet for him.


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ERMAGERD REDGUARD!

Nice work, Knee! maybe we can dabble in some Sentinel-RP when the game launches, Sahar does go into town from time to time when she feels she's wandered enough! And since it's his hometown... :D

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Hey thanks Tris and Ri, I appreciate the feedback and yeah maybe HarHar and Cyrus could do some Sentinel RP ;)


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Added some rumours and made a few edits to appearance. I forgot I'd originally made him bald but forgot to edit the draft.


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Added a quotes section and made a bunch of edits to just about everything.


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