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Mikalus Grinraze


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Just a side note - Mikel the Deal Breaker and the Lanterns of the Gold Coast aren't in this bio , because i intend to explain them in another post , so as not to take away from this character and also i don't wish this to be a confusing mess of 3 different stories , feedback on Mikalus Grinraze appreciated this isn't truly a complete bio yet. :)


Firstname – Mikalus

Surname - Grinraze

Father – Mikel the Deal Breaker

Mother - Ales

Guardian - Claudius Dannus

Race - Breton

Sex - Male

Age - 21

Occupation – Traveling merchant

Faction – Daggerfall Covenant

Appearance – short light brown hair , Blue eyes , clean shaven , about 5 foot 11.

Personality – Secretive : very polite but defensive when asked about his past , portraying himself as just an humble traveling merchant , however having almost an over eager attitude when it comes to the possibility of finding information on the necromancers who had ambushed his order.
He is also wary of people outside of the Gold Coast area , but at the same time curious about them.

Social Background/Backstory – Mikalus was born to parents Mikel and Ales in the city of Anvil (how they ended up in Anvil is another story). Mikalus started off life named Mikel after his father , however when he was 8 years old his parents were slain by bounty hunters , and so a family friend (Claudius Dannus) raised him along with his own children as an Imperial and taught him the basics of commerce , Mikel’s name slowly changed over time to the more imperial sounding Mikalus thanks to many mispronunciations.
On his 16th birthday he and 2 of his friends were approached by his guardian and were introduced to the Lanterns of the Gold Coast a secret order made up of little under an hundred people dedicated to routing out Necromancy in Anvil and the surrounding area.
He had spent 4 years as a “Lantern” when they went on a hunt for a group of Necromancers rumored to be building an army of undead a few miles from Anvil , however nearing their destination they were ambushed the following skirmish ended with the retreat of the Necromancers but out of the 91 Lanterns sent only 2 survived – Mikalus and his childhood friend Titus.
Mikalus went back with Titus to their orders hideout to explain what events had unfolded and faced with an overwhelming sadness from what had happened , he bid farewell to the 5 other remaining Lanterns and took to the road.
He would try his hardest to put his past as a Lantern behind him and travel as a merchant buying and selling goods for a profit , but no matter how hard he tried over the next year he just wouldn't be able to resist the chance of finding valuable information on the necromancers who had ambushed his order...

Best Memory – His best memories were of his childhood playing in the streets of Anvil with his friends Titus and Varus Dannus

Worst Memory – Watching almost all of his fellow Lanterns of the Gold Coast perish in an ambush by necromancers

Skills – Skilled in Restoration , One handed combat , Alteration and matters of Commerce

Strengths - He as a great knowledge of fighting the Undead , Necromancers and as had experience in fighting a werewolf who had attacked the Lanterns of the Gold Coast one night.

Weakness's - His eagerness to gain information on his Ambushers can get him into a lot trouble.
Spending his entire life around the Gold Coast area he as a wariness for people outside of it making it hard for him to trust those he meets.
His Father and mother were well known , to the some very bad people , Mikalus as no idea of whom these people are but they know who his parents was and what they did ... they am hunting him and he doesn't have a clue

Challenges for the Character – An eternal need to find out who set up the ambush on his Order.
Some day he will have to pledge his allegiance to the Daggerfall Covenant , thanks to the way he dress's and speaks , he will be viewed as an imperial although his face obviously portrays Breton features , this will make it hard for him to be accepted into the Breton community.

Birthsign – The Ritual

Religious Views – Casual Daedra Worship specifically Meridia
This post was last modified: April 8th 2013, 07:49 AM by Mikalus


Mikalus Grinraze - Breton Male
Son of Mikel the Deal breaker
and Lantern of the Gold Coast
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loving your character, i really am. love that we now have a necro hunter on our hands :D and i love that you have a short bio!! i also loved the line 'Mikel’s name slowly changed over time to the more imperial sounding Mikalus thanks to many mispronunciations.' it may not be a big part of your characters story but its the little things at time that give our character depth, from that small line i can tell he must of tolerated and accepted the imperials enough to allow his name to be changed rather than getting furious and replying "No! It's pronounced Mikel!" (though he may of done the first few times :P)

i don't really have many suggestions for improvements :D but here they are; firstly i'll add a few more catagories to your bio, like Race: (i'm guessing he is a breton and i think you have mentioned so in your bio but i would put the section down just so readers can be sure) and maybe fighting style

i would maybe expand on why your character got accepted into the golden laterns and maybe tell us how your character felt! this is (what i feel) the most important part in your story, it's called the call to adventure, every story has this section (harry potter receiving the letters for hogwarts, frodo having the one ring and so on).

I'm so happy to see another user put down 'challenges for my character'!! but i would expand on this, you have written his phyiscal challenge that he is going to face but what about an emotional and social challenge? i can think of a social one, seeing though you have made your character HEAVILY influenced by the imperials, how do you think the bretons of the DC would react to one such as you? keep in mind strengths and weaknesses (preferably weaknesses :P) when writing these down and hopefully we'll go from an awesome character to a awesomly kick arse character!!

thanks for the read, i really enjoyed this character very much! i look forward into seeing this character expand and grow! keep it up


P.S.
maybe mention why he has become a daedra worshipper, it's not very common for people to just become them over night :P
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Character with a twist, I really like it :)




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Thankyou for the feedback Quib and thankyou Triskele :)

And yes he more than tolerates the Imperials , he was born and raised in Anvil adding further to that when his parents died when he was aged 8 his guardian was an imperial , being so young much of the Breton culture he had gained from his mother and father was erased by growing up in an imperial household.
And yes at first he was a bit snappy about being constantly called wrong names , but as time gone by he would welcome the more imperial sounding name as the name given to him by his parents made him stick out in his community.

I did mean to say how he was approached to become a Lantern of the Gold Coast , this was by his Guardian , who aswell as approaching Mikalus at the same time had approached his own son and their friend Titus to become Lanterns.

Now as for the Daedra worship he was rather open to it , another influence from his Guardian , this being due to his guardian being a Lantern , now explaining why this influences daedra worship is that the Lanterns of the Gold Coast partake in the worship of Meridia in a casual sense , meaning they have a shared interest as an whole in destroying those who practice necromancy and the undead and they know that they have Meridias blessing in doing so , there are only a few of the Lantern who partake in serious worship of Meridia one of them being Mikalus's childhood friend Titus.

By the way i did have a lot to share about this character but i didn't want whoever read this bio to be met by a wall of text , i also have a story about Mikalus's father , Mikel the deal breaker how he earned his nickname and how he ended up starting a family in Anvil.
And a short bio/description on the Lanterns of the Gold Coast :)
This post was last modified: April 1st 2013, 12:54 PM by Mikalus


Mikalus Grinraze - Breton Male
Son of Mikel the Deal breaker
and Lantern of the Gold Coast
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wow! love that you have thought so much about your character! can't wait to read the extra stories you'll make for him and hopfully i'll be roleplaying with him soon ^-^
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Thanks once i think of something i have to build on it , and hopefully at the moment i seem to be quite busy so it would mean me being very involved in a roleplay then disappearing for a few days and missing out on events , but i will be roleplaying that's for sure :)

Also i have made a slight edit to Mikalous's bio , adding strengths , weakness's , race , Guardian and mentioning that it was his guardian who had approached Mikalus to become a Lantern


Mikalus Grinraze - Breton Male
Son of Mikel the Deal breaker
and Lantern of the Gold Coast
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no worries. we're all friendly here .... well at least on the RP forums any way :P. ooh some unique weaknesses you got there. good good. when ever you feel like it, just keep updating and improving your character when you can.

i've made a thread way back when on these forums made to help the characterisation of characters on these forums
http://www.tesof.com/topic-character-scenarios check it out. hopefully it will add some depth to your character :)


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I'll check that out then :) , be good exploring my characters personality a some more


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