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Rickter Tevintus - ESO character bio


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"I played hero once, and it cost me that which is the most dear to my heart. Now I am broken, who could understand my pain? All I know is that She's alive, and she has my boy, and I'm going to find them."

Name - Rickter Tevintus
Sex - Male
Race - Imperial
Age - Born: 27th Last Seed, 2E 546; aged: 36 years
Occupation - Dragon Knight Mercenary (formally Decanus (sergeant) in the Imperial Legion)
Faction - Daggerfall Covenant
Birthsign - The Warrior
Height - 5'8"

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Build - Mesomorph Build Type. A wedge shaped body, A cubical head, Wide broad shoulders, Muscled arms and legs
Narrow hips, Narrow from front to back rather than side to side. A minimum amount of fat.

Eye Color - Brown

Hair Color
- Dark Brown

Distinquishing Features - almond shaped eyes, broad nose, numerous scars across abdomen from years of combat large burn scar spanning from his left pectoral over his left shoulder.

Personality - Prior to the calamity of 2E 579 known as the Soulburst, Rickter was generally relaxed and cheerful. Known for a Type A personality and an "Alpha male", Rickter was always the life of a party. He was a loving Husband and Father, Brave and True, he was the epitomy of an Imperial Citizen. All that changed however after the Calamity. Now Rickter is a broken shell of a man, driven by his one desire to find his Wife and Son. Gruff and introverted, it's hard to get him to talk about his past or his family. No mug of ale nor gentle touch of a woman could make him forget the pain of loss he felt, Rickter would sit alone, away from the crowd and get lost in his thoughts trying to remember a more pleasent time. A grim man, anyone who spent a minimal amount of time around him sensed a great deal of pain and feelings of loss. Generally Xenophobic, Rickter never could quite bring him self to trust most of the other non Man races of Tamriel. Harboring a particular distrust and subsequent disgust of:
  • Khajit - because their reputation for thievery and because they speak in riddles
    Dunmer - because of their Daedra worship
    Altmer - because of their elitist attitude towards the races of Man.

Social Background/Backstory - Rickter was born in a small farm cottage East of the Imperial City just South of Castle Cheydinhal. His father was a Colovian Cyrodilic named Lucian Tevintus who served as a Legionnaire and held the rank of Centurion in the Imperial Legion. His mother was a Nibenese Cyrodilic named Sibylla Calidius. In this subtropic to temperate climate, Rickter spent his days helping his mother on their small farm. He saw his father very seldomly, only when he returned on extended leaves from his Legionnaire commitments. His father retired when Rickter was 12 years of age and taught him how to hunt and fish. Gathering firewood and tending livestock was the extent of Rickter's childhood excitement. Always intrigued by the stories of his father, Rickter longed to join the Imperial Legion, much to the dismay of his parents.

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Growing up during the period known as the Interregnum was difficult. The only income Rickter's family saw was from his father's earnings as a soldier. Due to the state of the Empire, many times wages were late and Rickter and his mother did not see finances for up to 8 months at a time. Even after Lucian retired from the military, the promised pension never came. Their only source of income was produced during their periodic trips to Cheydinhal in order to barter and trade with the merchants there. This isolationism in fact benefitted the family greatly as they learned and adapted to be expertly self suffcient. In fact, the self sufficiency and the isolation of the farm afforded Rickter a sheltered life, away from the true horrors brought about by the Interregnum.

Rickter's father Lucian, passed away when Rickter was 19, leaving him to care for his mother. A year later, Rickter met his wife to be, Serena Fralmoton during one of his trips to the market. Their relationship flourished quickly and at the age of 22, they wed in a small private ceremony.

During the Rebellion of 2E 570, the great houses of Cyrodiil were thrown into warfare. This ended quickly when Emperor Varen Aquilarios overthrew Leovic in the same year. Varen promised to return the Empire to its former glory and immediately put an end to the lawful worship of Daedra legalized by Leovic. The Rebellion caused great stress to the Empire and Varen called for open enrollment with the Legion to assist in quelling the Daedric cults that sprung up throughout Cyrodiil, those still loyal to Leovic that refused to recognize Varen, and to reinforce Cyrodiil's borders from encroaching Warlords. Rickter believed in Varen and enlisted in the Imperial Legion at the age of 24. At first his wife was against this path as the state of the Empire seemed dismal, however under Varen's leadership, wages to Legionnaire's were paid out on time and the added income helped Serena afford the medicines for Rickter's mother, and also reduced the amount of trips to the market they needed to take.

That same year, Varen lead the Five Companions in an effort to relocate the Amulet of Kings. Rickter was assigned to border control for 2 years until he achieved the rank of Decanus (Sergeant). At this time he was given 6 months leave in which he was able to return home to his wife and mother. After his leave was over, he returned to the Legion in which he was given command of a Contubernium of 8 soldiers. They were then tasked with joining campaigns to seek out and eliminate Daedric Cults. 9 months after taking up this charge, Rickter had a son, Joah. For the next 7 years, Rickter served his Empire. Weeding out Daedric Cults, and assisting with the suppression of Leovic loyalists. After almost a decade, The Legion was able to subdue most open conflicts in Cyrodiil.

In the year 2E 579, Emperor Varen returned to the Imperial City from his quest to retrieve the Amulet of Kings. A majority of the none border control Legions were ordered back to the Imperial City to oversee Varen's bid to Akatosh to become Dragonborn. Not many know the truth behind the events that followed and because Rickter was stationed outside of the White Gold Tower, all he experienced was the concussion of the blast and the horrors that followed. When the Molag Bal's Dark Anchors appeared, swarms of Daedra flooded the city. Rickter watched as his fellow Legionnaires fell in droves in defense of the city.

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Rickter and the remaining members of his Contubernium eventually fought their way into the refuge of a city wall watchtower. It was here that he was able to look out over the vastness of Cyrodiil. Dark Anchors were erupting everywhere, in particular, towards Cheydinhal. Rickter focused his concern to getting to his family. the men under his command did not argue and knowing the love he had for his wife and son, they aided him in escaping the city. Rickter rode all night and all the next day to get back to his home, wherein he found that Daedra had ransacked and burned down his home and the surrounding area.

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Within the rubble he found his mother lying dead and there were no signs of his wife or son. After recovering from his anguish, he realized that now he was an Imperial Legion deserter, which was punishable by death. He had to flee Cyrodiil into one of the other provinces. He had an uncle that lived in Highrock near the city of Daggerfall. He gathered what he could and rode north.

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He met up with his uncle Adrian Tevintus, and told him of what happened in the city. Adrian did the best he could to console Rickter but knew that it would not be enough, Rickter had to find his wife and son. The following day they ventured into Daggerfall to form a party to return to Cyrodiil in search of Rickter's wife and son. For the next three years Rickter searched. With tensions rising within the other Alliances, the absense of an Emperor, and Dark Anchors continously erupting all over Tamriel, one by one Rickter found his enlisted companions either killed or deserting his cause until all that was left was Rickter and his uncle.

One day, outside of the Imperial city in the village of Cropsford, east of Fort Alessia, across the Upper Niben, Rickter and his uncle were stopped on the road by a patrol of Imperial Legionnaires. One of the Legionnaires was a man that used to be under Rickter's command. This particular Legionnaire had become bitter at Rickter over the years because unbeknownst to Rickter, the surviving members of his Contubernium were severly punished for Rickter's desertion. The man immediately identified Rickter as a deserter and a conflict ensued. Rickter's uncle was killed in the fighting and Rickter was captured when reinforcements arrived to add the patrol.

At this time, Rickter was sure he would be executed at their camp however they loaded him in a prison transport with dozens of others. The transport was ordered to return to the Imperial City. The prisoners were offloaded and herded into a chamber deep beneath the White Gold Tower where one by one, the Archmage Mannimarco sacrificed them all in the name of the Daedric Prince Molag Bal. Rickter struggled knowing his efforts would not deliver him from what was about to happen. Laying on the hard stone slab sacrificial altar, the realization of what really happened on that fateful day 3 years ago occurred to him. The realization that Mannimarco betrayed the Empire, betrayed his Emperor, and opened the gates of Oblivion so that they may consume all of Nirn. Consume his wife and child. Rickter howled in fury and cursed Mannimarco to damnation. Just for an instant, Rickter felt the cold tip of Mannimarco's dagger on his throat, then everything went black.

Much to his confusion, Rickter awoke in a small prison cell. A small prison cell in Cold Harbour, Molag Bal's personal Plane of Oblivion. He could hear the screams of tormented souls, the grunts and snorts of Dremora thralls, all the while the anticipation of his fate causing him to go mad. Weeks seemed to have gone by. Then one day he could hear yelling, but not in anguish - rallying calls. Prisoners had broken free, a riot had ensued. In the corner of his eye, he noticed a pale silhouette of an elderly man in robes. . .

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Skills - Disciplined in hand to hand combat with a one handed sword and shield. Trained by the Imperial Legion and years living on the Frontier and hunting Daedric Cultists has made Rickter hardy and resourceful. Hardly the most skilled in combat, but more than capable of holding his own.
Religious Views - Rickter is a firm and faithful believer of the 8 Divines with a primary emphasis towards Stendar
Political Views - At one time Rickter believed in his Empire, in his Emperor, but after the Soulburst, Rickter's only allegiance is to those that can help him find his wife and son.
This post was last modified: September 30th 2014, 05:54 PM by Rickter


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Thumbs up for a big effort here, Rickter! I love me some bio with detail, illustrations, and the whole shebang. Stuff like that is what used to make it to the Spotlights when we had those running :)

He seems like a fleshed out and detailed character and I think you can have some nice RP ahead of you if you have him jump right in at launch. My only little point of criticism would be that you take the Main Story of ESO as canon for your character; this isn't a bad thing per se, but it becomes a problem as soon as multiple people (RPers) start doing this. It sure becomes crowded in Hero-town when that happens ;) To avoid such things happening and becoming a group of duplicates, I personally always avoid taking a game's main storyline as canon for my characters. Harl recently wrote an article on this very topic!

And a small nitpick: careful with capitalizing too many words ;)

Overall: good job!




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(March 28th 2014, 08:42 AM)Triskele Wrote: Thumbs up for a big effort here, Rickter! I love me some bio with detail, illustrations, and the whole shebang. Stuff like that is what used to make it to the Spotlights when we had those running :)

He seems like a fleshed out and detailed character and I think you can have some nice RP ahead of you if you have him jump right in at launch. My only little point of criticism would be that you take the Main Story of ESO as canon for your character; this isn't a bad thing per se, but it becomes a problem as soon as multiple people (RPers) start doing this. It sure becomes crowded in Hero-town when that happens ;) To avoid such things happening and becoming a group of duplicates, I personally always avoid taking a game's main storyline as canon for my characters. Harl recently wrote an article on this very topic!

And a small nitpick: careful with capitalizing too many words ;)

Overall: good job!

ah wow, thanks for telling me that, honestly i thought it was required you take the main story as canon. do you mean the Mannimarco sacrifice thing specifically? or the whole thing?

because the idea was that i needed to be able to fit into the game world and its established lore. so you see great attention to dates and the events surrounding those dates.

and honestly, the main story of the game really worked for what iwas trying to do with my character although i totally understand your sentiment about hero town. I was under the impresion that hte prophet helped many of the prisoners to escape leaving room for players to use the story if they needed to.

i'll think on it more and read that article and i might make some changes tonight.

thank you so much!!


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ok i read the article and i totally agree. in fact i had already decided that once my character escaped cold harbour, following the main story wouldnt be a priority and im actually going to take out the portion in which his soul is lost. I want to factor in how he meets the guild i am in and what he does to find those lost to him.


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Yeah, it is by no means a requirement to take in-game story and mechanics as canon! In fact, quite the opposite, since it's such a foundation for conflict if multiple people do!

Thumbs up once again though, you told me this is your first ever bio and the effort is commendable; keep up the good work :)




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