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Tyrvan Southpaw


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Firstname - Tyrvan

Clan Name - Free-Blood

Title - Southpaw (which he got for his unorthodox fighting style, using his left as his dominant hand and preferring another sword or shield in his right. This stemmed from having no one to teach him how to wield any weapons, and using his left hand as dominant felt natural to him.)

Race - Nord

Sex - Male

Age - 24

Birthdate and Sign - Born under The Lord on the 6th of First Seed

Occupation - Hunter and leatherworker

Faction - Ebonheart Pact

Appearance - Stands at average Nord height, with a slightly less muscular but more toned physique. Bright green eyes with a hooped ring on his left brow. Strong cheekbone and jaw line, but rather gaunt looking from a lack of scheduled meals, as he eats when possible. He has a bit of a tan due to constantly being in the sun. He also has 3 rather large claw scars running horizontally across his lower back. Prefers to dress in light leathers and hides which give him some protection but allow quick movements when necessary. His two silver swords and elven bow are his prized possessions, and makes his arrows from scratch using various tree barks, simple steel heads, and feathers from game he hunts.

Personality - Very independent with a kickback attitude. He keeps to himself mostly and is slow to trust, but also ferverently loyal to his friends. He's mostly calm but when angered it's hard for him to center himself and not lash out. Also has a good sense of humor, which helps him cope with the troubles of his life.

Social Background/Backstory - Tyrvan was born on the island of Solstheim into a small Skaal clan. Growing up it was hard for him to make friends as he never knew his father, and lack of a father figure to show him the more hardy aspects of their culture.. the few other kids would make fun of him for being soft-hearted and not physically very muscular. All he knew of his father was he was a Breton merchant addicted to skooma, who came to Solstheim in search of a new life, but was exiled when others found out about his addiction. Although his mother was always there for him and had a strong heart, her love alone was not enough for him. This caused him to become untrusting and has a poor outlook on strangers, prejudging their crudeness and stupidity. His only counter was to be very comical and sarcastic, and as he grew up this became his coping mechanism, choosing to make everything a joke and finding the lighter side of things. He did have one friend though, a strong-willed Skall girl by the name of Hilde Ingmeld who would stand up for him. They became very close growing up and he eventually developed feelings for her, which were never acted upon as a horrific hunting accident took her life when they were but 17. Because of his independent and untrusting nature, he became the clan's huntsman and main source of food income. This allowed him to be alone and focus on honing his skills with both bow and blade, the harsh environment actually becoming his mental get-away and happy place. After about a year of hunting and using the leftover parts from the game to create various leathers and hides, he came across a travelling Dunmer that would change his life. The Dunmer was a young wizard by the name of Veren Shalimar and from talking to him more and more over the next 5 years, they eventually became close friends. When Veren's studies were completed and he had to return to Skyrim's Mages Guild with the findings, he took Tyrvan with him, who was eager to get away from his spiteful clan that never understood him. With a vast new environment before him, Tyrvan's adventerous spirit was eager to explore. Maybe one day he will come across his father, but for now his sights were set on making his place in the world. Starting with aquiring an ebony bow allegedly stowed away in something called a "Dwemer" ruin that he overheard some sailors talking about as he arrived in Windhelm. He wasn't exactly sure what the word "Dwemer" meant, but it peaked his curiousity and he was sure it was nothing he couldn't handle. This is where his story truly begins..

Best Memory - Meeting the strange Dunmer Veren, as he had never seen any elves previously. The two almost killed each other at their first meeting, and it ended with Tyrvan almost slitting his neck with a dagger after Veren had broken his bow with a fire spell. Veren eventually gave Tyrvan his elven bow, seeing as Tyrvan needed it more what with his vast knowledge of the arcane.

Worst Memory - When Tyrvan and Hilde were 17 and just starting to hunt for their clan, they were traversing a rocky waterfall in search for elk. They had been stalking a certain large elk for a couple days and just as they were about to catch up with it, they were blind-sided by a large bear. It came up from behind the two and did not roar until in close proximity of Hilde. The bear let out a loud roar and stood up on its hind legs as the startled two turned to look, and as it came down it crushed Hilde. As the bear was shredding at biting at her, Tyrvan desperately tried letting arrows into it, but not to much avail as the damage was done. All it really did was anger the bear so it charged towards him, and his instinct allowed him to roll out of the way.. But not without receiving a dire slash across his lower back. And with that, he took out his silver longsword and thrust it through the bear's skull. With a broken spine and many open wounds, he knew Hilde would not make it back to camp and had to say goodbye as he watched his only friend die in his arms.

Skills - All the time spent hunting has honed his archery skills finely, but when push comes to shove he's no stranger to swordsmanship. He creates his own leather armor from the game he hunts and tunes up his weapons himself, so has some understanding of smithing. Not believing in letting anything from his game go to waste, he has developed a bit of a silver tongue by selling the extra wares to traveling merchants and other clans.

Challenges for the Character - Overcoming his enveloping anger, partly due to his overwhelming guilt for his dear friend's death which still tears at him, making hunting and humor his only escapes. His untrusting nature makes it very hard to be civil with strangers, and even harder to ask for help when he needs it. Also having grown up on Solstheim and only recently coming to the civilized world makes it hard for him to adjust to the laws and cultures of others, finding most other race's cultures and views confusing and silly.

Religious Views - He worships the All-Maker and knows little of other race's pantheons.

Political Views - He has no real political views but simply does what is necessary.

This is my first ever RP so take it easy on me! I'll update if I think of more or problems arise.
This post was last modified: April 23rd 2013, 04:41 PM by Tyrvan


Tyrvan Southpaw - a Nordic Skaal hunter
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hail Tyrvan! welcome to the RP forums!
Pretty cool character you got there, a skaal nord, i don't think we have many of them here :), you bio is nice and short and you havn't over done it!

your characters name is the same as your users, can't complain about that XP

you do have an interesting back story but there are alot of characters on these forum who have had a troubled child hoods and all the other kids have picked on them etc, maybe you might want to think of another theme for his childhood? he never knew his father, you could build something of that! what was his mother like? was she strong? (i mean that more in a mental respect rather than a physical one). i do like his story, a nord and a dunmer that can only cause awesome stories but what is your characters purpose? why did he leave? what does he want to achieve?

Skills: ok your not the only person who does this so don't worry :P but when people list there skill like they would in skyrim i feel it tottaly dehumanises the character, do you see where i'm coming from? instead of putting 'Archery' you can write ''Tyrvan has been a hunter for many years now, using the bow comes as second nature'', you see how that says exactly the same thing but in a more ... 'human' way. but i do like his skills, they make sense.

Thank you for adding Challenges, i do like the odd weaknesses but i can't help but to feel there isn't any major strength nor weakness to this character :s maybe writing down his goals and writing how his strengths and weakness will affect his goals might help :)

overall a very good character well done! a good start! (and don't worry i doubt any one will be nasty to you on these forums because they 'dislike' your character, we are a friendly bunch on the RP forums). i look forward to seeing this character grow and expand ^-^


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(April 16th 2013, 05:19 PM)quib Wrote: hail Tyrvan! welcome to the RP forums!
Pretty cool character you got there, a skaal nord, i don't think we have many of them here :), you bio is nice and short and you havn't over done it!

your characters name is the same as your users, can't complain about that XP

you do have an interesting back story but there are alot of characters on these forum who have had a troubled child hoods and all the other kids have picked on them etc, maybe you might want to think of another theme for his childhood? he never knew his father, you could build something of that! what was his mother like? was she strong? (i mean that more in a mental respect rather than a physical one). i do like his story, a nord and a dunmer that can only cause awesome stories but what is your characters purpose? why did he leave? what does he want to achieve?

Skills: ok your not the only person who does this so don't worry :P but when people list there skill like they would in skyrim i feel it tottaly dehumanises the character, do you see where i'm coming from? instead of putting 'Archery' you can write ''Tyrvan has been a hunter for many years now, using the bow comes as second nature'', you see how that says exactly the same thing but in a more ... 'human' way. but i do like his skills, they make sense.

Thank you for adding Challenges, i do like the odd weaknesses but i can't help but to feel there isn't any major strength nor weakness to this character :s maybe writing down his goals and writing how his strengths and weakness will affect his goals might help :)

overall a very good character well done! a good start! (and don't worry i doubt any one will be nasty to you on these forums because they 'dislike' your character, we are a friendly bunch on the RP forums). i look forward to seeing this character grow and expand ^-^

Thanks for the input and I appreciate the constructive criticism. I would like to expand on his father and I have some ideas, but I wasnt sure where to put it and didnt want his bio to be too long or with irrelevant topics, but its good to know in some cases it could help. As for his purpose and all so far I only have that he wanted to escape the cruleness of his clan, hence why I ended with "This is where his story truly starts" but I guess if I ever become comfortable enough with my RP skills I could do some extra backstory in the "Library" section, I really just didnt want his bio to be super extensive and become painful to read. Although he really does need a goal I guess, and his strengths could use some adjusting. Fixed the skills and minor adjustments though so I hope it looks at least a little better.


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Great ^-^, listen whenever you create something or add something to this character, Horizon Seeker has made an awesome thread called the feedback request thread http://www.tesof.com/topic-the-feedback-request-thread (though if its a character i'll probably find it because i'm always lurking in the character bio section :P). just post what ever work you want feedback on or you could give feedback on some one else's story or character, i am yet to meet hostility when reviewing a character, infact the creator of the characters i have given feedback on have been very friendly and willing to discuss about the feedback, you are a great example of this ^-^, well best of luck with your future creations!
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@quib Thanks man I might check it out


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Pretty good for a first ever RP [character bio]! I see you put a lot of thought into it with plenty of details from his appearance to background story! It will be quite interesting to RP the perspective of a Skaal, who may be a bit sheltered when it comes to the affairs of the rest of the world.

In terms of things you could expand upn, you mentioned Tyrvan had an unorthodox fighting style. Would that be derived from someone or somewhere, or did he simply become known to fight in a different manner? Most of the times, when someone does something differently from the social norm-- there's a reason for it, perhaps influence from an outsider or peculiar instructor?

Anyways, I look forward to seeing Tyrvan in action at some point! Whether it's here in the forums or in game.


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(April 23rd 2013, 04:08 PM)Horizon Seeker Wrote: Pretty good for a first ever RP [character bio]! I see you put a lot of thought into it with plenty of details from his appearance to background story! It will be quite interesting to RP the perspective of a Skaal, who may be a bit sheltered when it comes to the affairs of the rest of the world.

In terms of things you could expand upn, you mentioned Tyrvan had an unorthodox fighting style. Would that be derived from someone or somewhere, or did he simply become known to fight in a different manner? Most of the times, when someone does something differently from the social norm-- there's a reason for it, perhaps influence from an outsider or peculiar instructor?

Anyways, I look forward to seeing Tyrvan in action at some point! Whether it's here in the forums or in game.

Thanks for the input! I haven't ever done RP as my character (or any other for that matter) so I'm still not very comfortable with my skills, it might be a while of reading others before I'm comfortable enough to try it myself. Although it does seem fun!

Updated, hopefully the change is a sufficient explanation and fixed it.


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Could I go out on a limb here and asume you are left handed.


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I'm actually not, I just thought Southpaw was a cool title haha


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Huh, well that makes me look like a fool now doesn't it. But all in all great bio man.


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(April 24th 2013, 02:13 PM)Solduiran Long-Finger Wrote: Huh, well that makes me look like a fool now doesn't it. But all in all great bio man.

Haha no I can see how that connection seems logical, it just happens not to be so. But thanks man I appreciate it.


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