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Emeric Blackwood (please give me feedback =D)


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Hey there!

My very first attempt of an character =D

Hope you like it =)

100 Questions about your character
Basics

1) What is your full name?
Emeric Blackwood

2) Where and when were you born?
4th of Sun's Dawn 2E 563 in Wayrest

3) Who are/were your parents?
a. Mirabelle Blackwood: Breton, daughter of a merchant who brought my family wealth, she herself is a expert healer and works with that profession for the royal class who don’t want to get in touch with the lower classes, she is a kind and careful mother and calm person with much love and understanding

b. Roderich: Nord, fled from skyrim due to harassment by the jarl of falkreath he was charged to kill somebody during the hunt, he was a huntsman and a farmer, after his escape to wayrest, he begged until he met my mother on the market who saw more in him than a beggar, she took care of him and they married soon after,
he is also a very calm person but streng if he had to, nowadays he works as a salesman in the company of my granddad

4) Do you have any siblings? What are/were they like?
I have four sisters, one younger the rest older than me; they are all very kind but stubborn as hell sometimes, the youngest and the oldest are blonde and blue eyed, the other ones are like me, black haired and brown eyed

5) Where do you live now, and with whom? Describe the place and the person!
I live in one estate of our family next to a forest in the plains near the Iliac Bay; it’s a large house with 2 upper floors, a big garden as a part of the forest belongs to it and a good view since the house is build on a little hill, in the night it’s pitch black and the day is beautiful, the air is filled with smells of the forest and the flowers in the garden, the house has some secret rooms, where I hide my things no one shall know and the doors are not easy to pick as I bought the best lock smith in Wayrest to do our locks; I currently live there with my wife Evelyn Blackwood (mentioned later) being often visited by friends of ours

6) What is you occupation?
I am a family member of the dark brotherhood so I do contract assassinations from time to time, if there are no contracts available I negotiate in stores of my family

7) I am a Breton and about 5.7feet tall (175 cm) and 154 pounds heavy. My hair is pitch-black and in sunlight my eyes have the color of amber. I usually wear dark colors, mostly black, grey and sometimes white. I have scars on my hands because I played a lot with my cats and they scratched me. I also have one pretty long on my forearm from falling down from my horse.

8) To which social class do you belong?
Noble upper class

9) Do you have any allergies, diseases or physical weaknesses?
I once fell from the horse on my shoulder, since then it’s stubborn sometimes

10) Are you right or left handed?
Right-handed

11) What does your voice sound like?
It’s calm, deep but not bass like but nice to hear, and wonderful for singing

12) What words/or phrases do you use very frequently?
I sometimes say sometimes, if describing something I mostly use the phrase: You have to imagine…

13) What do you have in your pockets?
A pendant from my mother and one from my wife

14) Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits or defining characteristics?
I got told that I’ve got a strange humor sometimes, and in certain situations I am very stubborn

Growing up

15) How would you describe your childhood in general?
Peaceful, calm and beautiful as we had no financial problems and or disasters in family

16) What is your earliest memory?
The smell of the forest, during taking out our dog

17) How much schooling have you had?
I was homeschooled, with a tutor and a 3 different teachers

18) Did you enjoy school?
Yes I really enjoyed it because my tutor is a great person, and the teachers were okay too

19) Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities?
I learned a lot from my parents: archery and sneaking from my dead and restoration from my mum, and my tutor taught me conjuration magic in secret

20) While growing up, did you have any role models?
No in the way most people had, I honored my parents for their professions and my tutor for his slyness

21) While growing up, how did you get along with the other members of you family?
Pretty well as we are a big and happy family, when I lived in Wayrest my family used to have feasts with close friends, those were real fun and my sisters and my enjoyed life

22) As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I actually never knew, life was smooth and easy so I didn’t worry too much

23) As a child, what were you favorite activities?
Trying to hunt and archery in common, and learning conjuration magic

24) As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display?
Sometimes I was selfish like every kid, but I could become really stubborn and screamed a lot but most of the time everybody liked if I was around

25) As a child, were you popular? Who were your friends, and what were they like?
As I was homeschooled I didn’t have much friends, only children from friends of my mum, but there was one with whom I fought often

26) When and with whom was your first kiss?
At the age of 16 we were allowed to go out on ourselves till it was dawn, at one afternoon I was wandering around on the market and saw a beautiful girl, as I had a few coins with me so I could buy her an apple and a flower and to return the favor she kissed me

27) Are you a virgin? If not, when and with did you lose your virginity.
When I was 17 years old I met a girl from Daggerfall which I liked a lot, on the 3rd day I lied down with her, after a few weeks she had to leave again

28) If you are a supernatural being (i.e. mage, werewolf, vampire), tell the story of how you became what you are or first learned of your own abilities. If you are just a normal human, describe any influences in your past that led you to do the things you do today.

I once wanted to become a vampire… with 18 years an old friend of my mum visited us, and with old I mean pretty damn 160 years old, he asked me if I wanted to become a vampire and I agreed, of course my parents haven’t got a clue. He bit me in the same night. On the second day I got cold feet and ran away.
I hid a time long and returned home.
Lord Belcher showed what I was able to do with my new abilities.
After killing and elderly man to quench my first for blood I had a strange fascination for death. After I turned 19 I was contacted and adopted by the family since I've murdered without regret. In the following year I had a few minor contracts which trained my skills of sneaking and archery.


Past Influences

29) What do you consider the most important event of your life so far?
That I’ve met the girl on the market with whom I had my first kiss.

30) Who has had the most influence on you?
My tutor I guess. And obiviously turning into a vampire.

31) What do you consider your greatest achievment
There are two that are important for me, firstly the kiss from the girl since I did something for it and it worked, and second the invitation to the dark brotherhood.

32) What is your greatest strenght?
Don’t know

33) What is the most evil thing you have ever done?
Killing a blind man, he was helpless since the arrow came out of nowhere

34) Do you have a criminal record of any kind?
If I had, now I don’t

35) When was the time you were the most frightened
In the second night of becoming a vampire

36) What is the most embarrassing thing ever to happen to you?
The poor decision of trying to become a vampire without my parents knowing

37) If you could change one thing from your part, what would it be, and why?
Nothing in particular, I am quite happy with my life so far, but maybe I would have told my parents about my vampirism

38) What is your best memory?
Kissing the girl and afterwards being married to her

39) What is your worst memory?
When my pet died

Beliefs and Opinions

40) Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic?
Balanced I guess, but I tend to optimism

41) What is your greatest fear?
Being tortured, losing the ones I love

42) What are your religious views?
I worship Nocturnal as I hope she'll guide me during missions. And I also worship Sithis since he his the one my dark family believes in.

43) What are your political views?
I believe in nobility and the one who successes and I am sure it’ll be the convenant

44) What are your views on sex
As my wife tells me, it’s godlike

45) Are you able to kill? Under what circumstances do you find killing to be acceptable or unacceptable?
I am a contract killer. Killing is only business to me. But torturing is inacceptable. A clean death is what everyone deserve, doesn’t matter what they did in their lives.

46) In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any human being could be?
Torturing another living creature

47) Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love?
Yes as my wife is my soul mate for sure.

48) What do you believe makes a successful life?
Freedom and hope

49) How honest are you baout your thoughts and feelings?
I am completely honest. I have nothing to hide and if I have I just don’t tell you everything

50) Do you have any biases or prejudices?
I don’t like redguards. If I get to know them maybe, but at first I simply don’t. Argonians and altmer are a different story.

51) Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances? Why do you refuse to do it?
As I mentioned earlier torturing. Every being deserves a clean death. If I need information from someone I have my ways.

52) Who or what, if anything, would you die for?
My family and my loved ones.

Relationship with others

53) In general, how do you treat others? Does your treatment of them change depending on how well you know them, and if so, how?
Since I am open minded I greet everyone politely, even the races I don’t like. And if it turns out I don’t like someone I am still polite but keep them away from me and my family. But if one threatens my beloved ones, I am willed to let the menace “disappear”.

54) Who is the most important person in your life, and why?
There isn’t one but my whole family

55) Who is the person you respect the most and why?
My tutor for is slyness, my father for is bravery of escaping and living in exile and my wife because she is my wife

56) Who are your friends? Do you have a best friend? Describe these people.
I only have one friend on my own he is the one kid I used to fight a lot with. We became friends after his mother died and he is the one who taught me swordplay.

57) Do you have a spouse or significant other?
Evelyn Blackwood. She is the girl I kissed at the market. When we met again I didn’t recognize her but she recognized me. She is a Vampire Breton who is learning the schools of restoration and destruction and her progress is amazing. I married her one year after we met again in Ravenholdt.

58) Have you ever been in love?
Well it’s pretty obvious who I am in love with. And the story has been told.

59) What do you look for in a potential love?
Truth, trust and t... things

60) How close are you to your family?
Very close in heart but far away in person

61) Have you started your own family?
I am married and maybe one day we will be more than the two of us

62) Who would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help?
My mother and my tutor

63) Do you trust anyone to protect you?
My entire family including my wife and my tutor and my best friend

64) If you died or went missing, who would miss you?
Well I hope everyone

65) Who is the person you despise the most, and why?
There is none, if I have to kill, it’s nothing personal, it’s simply business within the dark brotherhood

66) Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict?
I used to argue sometimes but most of the time I was happy if I didn’t have to

67) Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations?
Well, I don’t actually know. If I would have to, I would do it but I guess I am better in an advisory role

68) Do you like interacting with large groups of people?
No, I dislike, I like it if I know everyone in person so I know if I can trust them or not

69) Do you care what others think of you?
Apparently yes, as I am member of the royal class it would be stupid if I don’t. I try to keep a clean image and hide my membership in the dark brotherhood.

Likes and dislikes

70) What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes?
I like reading good books about almost everything, take a nap or take walk or a ride with my wife

71) What is your most treasured possession?
My life and my family, because my conjuration magic can’t be taken away from me.

72) What is your favorite colour?
Violet and Bordeaux

73) What is your favorite food?
Sweet rolls

74) What, if anything, you like to read?
Books about conjuration, archery and sneakiness

75) What is your idea of good entertainment?
A good book in front of my fireplace with my wife. Or a feast with my family

76) Do you smoke, dring, or use drugs?
No I don’t. I like to keep a clean mind

77) How do you spend a typical loredas night?
Loredas? If there isn’t any need to kill somebody, I like to read or spend time in the garden/forest

78) What makes you laugh?
Funny things…. More or less everything in a certain way

79) What, if anything, shocks or offends you?
Threat to my family and insult to my mind

80) What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself?
Try various books, cook, eat, or have some time with my wife

81) How do you deal with stress?
I don’t.

82) Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan?
Depends on the occasion. If a plan is better I plan if there is no need to I don’t

83) What are your pet peeves?
It used to be when someone leaves the candles alight but now it’s more less the same thing

Self images and etc

84) Describe the routine of a normal day for you. How do you feel when this routine is disrupted?
Sleeping in, breakfast, stuff, sleep. I am not really amused but if it happens it depends on what disrupted it. If it’s a contract, well that’s business.

85) What is your greatest strenght as a person?
My loyality and politeness

86) What is your greatest weakness?
Some would say my love, but I’d say it’s only me.

87) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I am pretty okay with myself, but I’d like to be more sneaky as I sometimes get in trouble during an assassination when I am too noisy

88) Are you generally introverted or extroverted?
Balanced I guess, but more extrovert because I like to stay with my family and friends

89) Are you generally organized or messy?
Messy. Simply messy

90) Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at, and three things you consider yourself bad at.
Loving, archery and sleeping that’s sums it up pretty good. Well I am noisy sometimes, I can be impatient and I messy but during work I am pretty organized

91) Do you like yourself
Sometimes

92) What are your reasons for being an adventurer?
Well the dark brotherhood pays well. And if I realise that the war is a threat to my family I will be there with my wife since my family and my homeland deserves only the best

93) What goal do you most want to accomplish in your lifetime?
To become one of the most notorious man in High Rock, and to be known as a good person for High Rock

94) Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Among the wealthiest men of High Rock

95) If you could choose, how would you want to die?
In bed as an old man, it's rather impossible right now, but still it would be my favorit

96) If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, name three things you would do in the time you had.
Spend the time with my family and my wife, read a good book, and don’t worry as it’s inevitable

97) What is the one thing for which you would most like to be remembered after your death?
My legacy, but what I would like the least is that my family finds out about my connection to the dark brotherhood

98) What three words best describe your personality?
Loyal, loving, skilled

99) What three words would others probably use to describe you?
I hope the same, but maybe strong, loving and wealthy

100) If you could, what advice would you, the player, give to your character?
Use the time you have wisely.


Firstname - Emeric
Surname - Blackwood
Title - Lord
Origin - Wayrest, High Rock
Weaponry - Mostly conjured weapons, and a long dagger
Sex - Male
Race - Breton
Age - 20 years old; 4th of Suns Dawn 2E 563 in Wayrest
Occupation – Assassin in the dark brotherhood, but I'm wealthy enough to do nothing all day if that pleases me and there is no contract to be done
Faction - Daggerfall Covenant
Appearance - He is a Breton and about 5.7feet tall (175 cm) and 154 pounds (71kg) heavy. His hair is pitch-black and in sunlight his eyes have the colour of amber. He has scars on his hands because he used to play a lot with his cats and they scratched him often. He also has one pretty long scar on his right forearm from falling down his horse during a ride in the woods.
Clothing/Armour - Emeric wears dark colours, mostly black, grey and sometimes white, which gives him a very elegant appearance.
In combat or on missions, he uses dark coloured light armor.
Companions – His wife, Evelyn a restoration and destruction mage. She’s a vampire like himself.
Conjured Familiars.
Personality - He is a calm, charming and loyal member of a noble family.
Emeric doesn't hate anyone from the beginning and all contract kills are not out of hate or because it's fun. It's simply business within the dark brotherhood and a fascination for death itself.

He doesn't like Argonians and Redguards, but if he gets to know a Redguard better, and he likes him, he's ready to become friends with him/her.

His love and caring for his family and his friends is tremendous and if they are threatened, he is willed to let the menace "disappear" at once.

Best Memory - Kissing the girl and the relief when he realized his family would love him even as an vampire as they see it as a gift not a disease
Worst Memory - There are two happenings again: when my pets died, and the fear of being rejected by his family after he turned into a vampire
Skills - Conjuration, Archery, Speech
Challenges for the Character – Living a decent live within the society but living far away from town.
Not being recognized as a vampire when he’s among people.
Birthsign - The Lover
Religious Views - He worships Nocturnal since he hopes that she guides him during a contract assassination. He also worships Sithis, since he is the one his second family believes in.
Politics Views - He believes in nobility and the one who successes and he is sure it’ll be the covenant
Social Background/Backstory
Only read this if you don’t mind being spoilered before you read the long version or you don’t want to the read long version.

It’s about 2.500 words I guess.

Short Version:
He grew up within a noble family in Wayrest. Because his mother didn’t let him go to school he was home educated by three teachers and his tutor, who means a lot to him. His childhood was characterized by harmony.

His tutor showed him conjuration magic in secret and Emeric had a lot of potential. He practiced a lot in the woods when his father couldn’t see him. In general every time he was sure not be seen by anybody.

In his family it was tradition that when a kid turns 16 it’s allowed to stay outside the estate without supervision until it’s back until dawn. At one opportunity he was at the market place of Wayrest. There he met a girl who he had his first kiss with, after buying her a violet flower and an apple.

He never saw her again in Wayrest.

When he was 18 years old, a friend of his mother, Lord Belcher visited. After an incident he offered Emeric to become a vampire. Emeric accepted and before he turned into a vampire he freaked out and ran away.
After a week without feeding, he decided to help himself and he killed an elderly man for his blood. By doing this without any regret he realised he had a rather strange fascination for death.

Another week passed. His tutor found him and persuaded him to come home, as nobody will hate him. His father was actually so impressed by his good vision and improved skills with the bow that he gifted his bow to Emeric.

In one night at home, a speaker of the dark brotherhood visited him, as he killed the old man without regret and wasn’t noticed by the guards. The speaker offered him a contract and Emeric accepted.
It was an easy kill. A blind man on a farm. After doing it time seemed to fly by.

Emeric took walk through the forest during fullmoon and met his future wife. The girl from the market place, which turned out became a vampire too.

Shortly after meeting her, they got married and they moved to an estate of the family about two days away from Wayrest. It’s next to a forest and on a little hill.
There they live now and from there they will go to war if war comes to them.


Long Version:

Long Version, don’t read the short version first if you don’t want to be spoilered =)

The long version is written within about 5 hours (not continous), so please don't judge me if something doesn't make sense or is stupid.

The first thing I remember is the smell of the trees while taking our now deceased dog out to the woods with my father. That's a real nice memory to remember considering that someone else first memory could be of a burning house or the loss of his entire family. I was raised at home in Wayrest with my along with my sisters. My life was simple and easy back then since I had enough to eat, a loving family and enough money to spend on anything I wanted.

Since I belong to the noble class and my mother didn't let me go to school I was homeschooled. She also asked a friend of her to become my tutor. At first glance I didn't like him as he was pretty old and I thought he was pretty boring too.
But with the first word he spoke, I felt a chill down my spine because his voice was full of wisdom and some kind of kind of warmth. After that I looked forward to his lessons as they were interesting and much fun. When I turned 13 he asked me if I wanted to learn something else than
math and history.
He talked about magic. In the moment he said magic, he had my very attention. It was fun to learn from him because he had fun himself and he told me that I had potential.

The following three years I learned from him and I was able to conjure familiars after just three months of practice. Sometimes when my father took me to hunt, as my shooting skills were more than decent, or for a walk in the woods, I prowled around and when I realized that he wasn't looking I conjured familiars. One time my father almost got me doing it.
Luckily I saw him early enough to stop it and to act casually. After this adversity I was more careful when to practice and I even stopped for sometime as I got a bit paranoid about my father sniffing around.

When I turned 16, my life changed a bit.
With 16 we were allowed to leave home without supervision until dawn. I roamed the city a lot as I enjoyed the new gained freedom. One afternoon I met her. The girl at the market. She was amazingly beautiful! The most precious living being I've ever seen! I just wanted to impress her in any way I could imagine. I thought, buying her flowers and maybe an apple would be nice and maybe she would like me for it. So I bought a violet flower and a red apple. I approached her, stumbled and almost fell and just wanted to die because she saw it for sure.
Yes. She saw it. She came to me asked me if I wanted to talk to her and after I nodded and handed over the gifts. She bowed towards me and kissed me. It was the loveliest feeling in my entire life. I was stunned and just stuttered nonsense. She laughed and left.

I never saw her again on the market or in Wayrest.

Until I turned 18, nothing special happened. I've met another girl which I layed down with. But she had to leave again because she came from Daggerfall, which is more than just a few hours away. My father took me to the hunt. I mastered conjuration more and more. At that time I could conjure a bow easily and almost in absolute silence. And since I was a teenager I sneaked around in the house a lot without my family noticing it.
Two weeks after my 18th birthday a friend of my mother came to visit us. At first I only saw him in the twilight of our garden as he arrived in the evening after sun set. Next time I saw him again was in the late afternoon.
I didn't think about it because it was obvious that he had to be tired staying up till midnight or later. But after one week I got suspicious since I ONLY saw him after sunset. I looked for him during the day but never found him and after sunset he just... appeared somewhere in the house. It was spooky. One night I wanted to know more and sneaked up to the room where he used to talk with my mother. She wasn't there yet but he was sitting at the window holding a glass of wine, relaxing.
As I saw him sitting there and I felt such a dread and cold that I froze. And as I wanted to leave he said it was rude not to talk to guests in particular when I stared at them for almost 30 minutes. The time just flew by, staring at him. It simply melted away. He stood up and walked towards me with such a grace I couldn’t believe. While he came closer and closer he looked at me with those golden-orange eyes which seems to never blink. I couldn’t move at all. Suddenly he looked somewhere else and by doing that I could move again. It was like chain that broke. I used the opportunity and ran as fast as I could. The following days I used to stay close to my sisters and my father as I was afraid to meet him again.
During this time I had to reflect what happened and I came to only one conclusion: He had to be a vampire. Then it would all make sense. Only seeing him in the dark, that he’s stay in the house all DAY.

Well, in the following night he left.

I watched him riding away into the darkness and then I saw a little white thing that he dropped. Early on the next morning I went outside and looked for it. After searching for it for about 15 minutes which felt like centuries I’ve found it. It was a piece of paper. It was a note for me, saying that his name is Lord Belcher and he wanted to ask me if I would like to become like him and that he will return soon. I thought about it for days which turned into weeks.
At last my curiosity won. My mesmerization for the things I’ve felt while seeing him was incredible.
After approximately 3months he returned, again in the night. I was so nervous that I haven’t slept for 2 days. Finally I found enough courage to sneak to the room once more and again he was sitting there with his glass of wine in his hand. I froze again. But this time I was willed enough to break the silence and stepped in. I saw a hint of smile on this face as he turned to me. For him it was more than enough confirmation that I came to seeing him again. He came close to me, looked me in the eyes and simply vanished. I suddenly felt tired like never before and fell asleep on the spot. The next morning I felt rather strange and a burn on my neck. I knew that I only had three days until I never could go back which made me nervous as hell. And suddenly I could a realization that my family would hate me because of what I’ve become. I felt so endlessly stupid not thinking about them. In the third night I panicked and ran away. I hid in a cave where I used to practice conjuration magic and I knew nobody would come near this place.

The next thing I remember is that I woke up and the sunlight was more intense than usual. I felt exhausted and tired. After one week of hiding there, only coming out at night I felt a strange need for blood. It seemed legit to me as I was a vampire now and had to drink. I went near the town and hid there for a good hour, waiting if someone would just pass by on the road. I had luck. An elderly man came down the road, rushing towards the city. I conjured a bow and simply shot him out of the dark.
He didn’t even know what killed him. I drank his blood and returned to the cave with the body. I fed on him and hid him outside the cave so that’s not too obvious that there was someone or something hiding in the cave. Additionally I didn’t like the smell of rotten flesh. Only on the day after I realised that I’ve killed somebody. But I didn’t feel bad for it, as I had to since I couldn’t just step up to him and ask him if I could drink his blood. But still I didn’t feel any regret.

Another week passed and I suddenly felt a human coming in dusk. I didn’t hear or see him but I felt his presence. I hid deeper in the dark of the cave. I saw his silhouette against the light. He stood there in silence for about a minute. Then he simply said my name. I immediately recognized his voice. It was a voice full of wisdom and some kind of warmth.
My tutor has found me. I raced to him, hugged him and cried my eyes out. He looked at me with a smile on his face despite the fact that he realized what I’ve done.
And the sudden realization hit me in the face that he will take me home. I was afraid of what my family would say. I asked him to leave me there because my family would abandon me. He slapped me and said that I shouldn’t even think such a thing. My entire family was worried sick because of me and I must not do that ever again.
They love me for who I am not for what I am or what I’ve become. He asked me if I was entirely stupid as the best friend of my mother is a vampire so it wouldn’t add up if she liked him but hated me, her own boy. I finally went home.

Lord Belcher helped me to get along with my new gained powers and needs. He brought me bottled blood so I don’t have to kill or to hurt anyone. My sisters weren’t afraid at all as I still was their brother. And my parents still loved me.

Time passed smoothly again. I spent my time studying conjuration again, this time not in secret and my mother supported me. My archery skill has increased since my senses are sharpened as a vampire and my father was so impressed by that that he gifted me his bow. But then I remembered what I’ve felt when I killed the man. The feel of not regretting.
In the following night I woke up in the middle of a dream as I heard something. It was a speaker of the dark brotherhood. He asked me if I wanted to join the dark family as they were noticing the murder on the old man. After about 3minutes of talking he convinced me, it was worth trying. I accepted my first contract, killing a blind man living on a farm near Wayrest.
It was an easy assassination since he was blind and staying at the farm most of the time. I studied him about a day and then when he finished working and wanted to go back in, an arrow hit him between his blade bones, fell into the house and died there.

The time after that just flew by.

One night I wanted to take a solitary walk in the woods. The moon was bright and the sky was cloudless and I remember the night like it was yesterday. Suddenly my senses sharpened and I was wound up. I emerged with the shadows and just listened and then I saw her. A beauty like no other approached in the middle of the woods. As she passed by I tried to sneak after her. I didn’t see the branch but I heard it crack loudly like thunder.
She stopped and turned around with such a speed that I was stunned. After staring at each other she began to laugh and hugged me. I was confused like never before. She said that her name is Evelyn and she is the girl I bought flowers for 3 years ago. We talked for the first time. And all the sudden I realized that she had to see that I was a vampire but she wasn’t afraid at all. It turned out that she had become a vampire too. In that very night I knew I will marry her.
Half a year afterwards we married and moved to a remote estate of my family.

This is where I live now.

I heard rumor about an advancing war. I will not hesitate to protect the ones I love and the country I love.

This was my story which I will continue on occasion.

I want to mention, this is my very first attempt of doing such a thing, and I didn't prove read it yet, because I wanted to post it asap =D
Please don't judge me =D
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Overall, I think this can make a very interesting character. It's not often that you see a nobleman in the Dark Brotherhood. But the fact that you describe him as being so loving and empathetic sort of conflicts with the whole assassin mind-set. I'd see him as a more manipulative, string-pulling character given his high position. That doesn't mean he can't love anyone, but I wouldn't use it to describe his personality as a whole. There has to be some seed of evil within him to do what he does.
Aside from that, his bio sounds pretty cool and I'm excited to see the final product.


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First of all, that's not exactly a bio.

This is the stuff a bio should probably be covering.

Also you said that your char belongs to the royal upper class. You realize that your char cannot be a royal? if he was a royal he'd be a relative of a king/queen. It's fine to say he's upper class though keep in mind a wealthy person might not exactly be the most common person to see fighting a war or adventuring across Tamriel.


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First of all, thank you for your feedback!! =)

@Arener: I don't think so, I think just because he loves his family it doesn't mean that he can't be a assassin. Not every assassin is an insane killer machine with no emotions. He loves the people who he is with but since the event with the vampire he has a facination for death.
Or as an answer to your qustion: Simply put: That's the "evil" seed. But as I said, it doesn't take evil to kill ;)
But thanks for the hints!
And I wanted to make exactly this: A upper class man as a member of the dark brotherhood =D

@ Took an arrow in the knee:
I know that's it not =P I will update this asap, I just found the 100 question to make your character a bit more challenging, which is why I started with that =)

But thanks for the link!

Well I'm not quite sure about that, since the breton nobility all claim to be royal in someway =P
And since there are a few provinces of which High Rock consists I guess he is able to simply say he is, although he actually could not be
That's what I thought after reading much about bretons and that we should know the background of our characters. But maybe you're right with royal.
And why not? Even our beloved High King and you beloved Queen is fighting at the front =P
But I don't see any problem with a wealthy person who bought good equipment and has decent skills to travel across the world to fight for his homeland =)


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The "fascination with death" would be a good point to go into to detail about as I'd imagine that's what drove him to join the Dark Brotherhood in the first place. Also, I might a suggest that instead of worshiping Arkay that he worship Sithis instead. Arkay is more about funerals then death itself, and revering Sithis would make more sense because the Dark Brotherhood are a sort of cult of his


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Yeah I think so, I will go into detail with the bio =)
A well I don't quite know if Sithis would fit as Emeric is not a fanatic killer but yet Sithis is also the void... Well I don't know...
Maybe I'll find a way to bypass that =P


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Well if he drops everything and goes adventuring and fights in a war who will manage his business and estate? if a wealthy person suddenly disappears to go adventuring he wouldn't be able to manage business thus he would no longer have a supply of money.

Also there is a very large difference between a king/queen fighting on the battlefield and a noble. For one kings/queens are commanders, they're expected to be on the battlefield giving commands whereas a nobleman is mostly just a political figure.

And I don't believe the Breton nobility claim to be royal in any way, some actually are royal but not all claim to be. Also if he was royal he would more likely than not be living in a castle with servants catering to his whim and certainly would not be an assassin. Also what do provinces have to with it?

And I agree with Arener, he's really not portrayed as an assassin very well. Especially for a member of the dark brotherhood. While you're correct in saying that not all assassins are obsessed with death the brotherhood is. True not all members of the brotherhood are completely "dark" or "evil" but all of them have the same kind of "obsession" with death, from the way you've portrayed him and the nature of the brotherhood he'd likely be a sociopath or serial killer.

It would also be pretty unlikely for him to worship Arkay. While Arkay is the god of life and death he is, like Arener said, more of a funeral god and the stuff after death, such as an afterlife.

Also given that he's a DB assassin he would almost certainly worship Sithis and if he was a more zealous assassin he would maybe worship Mephala too.
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He doesn't even manage the business himself. He still has his family and of course there are servants and merchants who work for his family. Or do you think a noble would work himself? =P
The estate is a point, but what is an abadoned estate to a rich family? Especially when they already own it. =)

Well I read so, but maybe you are right. I'll change that, but still they'll be upper class. And provinces of high rock were led each by a royal family or at least a family who could say they are some kind of royals doesn't matter if thats a lie or not.

Still I think it's no big deal for someone who got bit by a vampire to become an assassin. Especially when it's nothing but work for him since he doesn't hate the people he has to kill he simply has to and he his fascinated by death that's why he joined them (details will come later)
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Yes the provinces would be led by a royal of some sort, but saying your char is that royal or that he's related to that noble is kind lore-breaking and a bit OP in my opinion.

It's no big deal for anyone to really become an assassin but the DB is way different from other assassins, their members believe themselves artists and in a way they're right and they're generally way more zealous than your everyday hitman or other assassin. So like I said, for him to be a DB assassin and the loving person you portray him as he'd probably be a sociopath of some sort or a serial killer.


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Well... Lore breaking maybe but still not OP since he's just another human being with no really OP power like master destruction mage and all kinds of magic stuff =)
But I see your point, still if he's just related to them it wouldn't be something special to me because it doesn't mean they ruled. He could claim to be the great great great grandson to lord of somewhere far away or something like that. Nothing special but yet royal =)
But maybe I change that.

Well I think I found a way that it works ;)


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It would be OP because if he was royal he could order people around.

It still wouldn't work very well because if he was a great whatever grandson he would still be an eligible heir.

Also he can't be royal because in-game if you meet members of the royal family of that province they won't recognize him in the slightest, you're also assuming that their name would be Blackwood.


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It is possible to be noble without being royal. In fact it is a very common practice for Bretons, even amongst the destitute and poor, to work their way to a high status by gaining the favor of a king or queen and I feel like that would be a better option then having your character be of royal descent.


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Well now I see your point clearly =)

And english is not my first language so sorry, I've mistaken royal being a synonym for noble, my bad =)

And how does the birthsigns work? The birthsign of Last Seed is the warrior... But yet it doesn't match quite well
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I don't blame you, English is a ridiculously hard language to learn. But to clarify, a birthsign is the constellation that can be seen when someone is born. The signs are mostly used to give you bonuses or powers, but I feel like they should also reflect on your character's life or personality. I think that The Lord or The Lover would fit nicely with your character
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I actually think the lady, lover or ritual signs would be better. I disagree with the lord birthsign, it makes the person healthier yes but that's not really a trait of an assassin, particularly a vampire.

But yes there is a very large difference between being a noble and being royalty.


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