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PostSubject: Demonreach   Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:12 pm

Name: Nikolaus Opulus
Race: Human
Class: Mage/Monk hybrid
Gender: Male
Age: 22
Magic: Universalis Aquae, Primordius Aquus
Magic skills: Psychomancy: Illusions, mind games; Telekinesis; Soft Shields (see "soft styles of martial arts", the principal is the same.); Excels at shield technique and strength. Prominent spell-power in dominating spells.
Appearance: Short dark blonde/light brown hair, usually combed to one side, but usually sticking up a bit. Blue eyes, that hold the power and will of water, the hold cunning and wit, they also reveal that the soul behind is much older than the body. A face that charms others without words, and appears attractive to the opposite sex. He often goes without shaving, leaving just enough stubble on his face to tell you he's a man and not a boy. He has a thin frame, but a not weak one, muscle lies beneath the skin, and is easily visible to others. He looks capable of many physical feats.
Money: 20 Gold Drakes.
Skills: Athletics, Un-armed combat [Expert], short sword combat [apprentice], pole-arm combat [Practictioner], Reading ancient texts, deciphering riddles, decrypting ancient mysteries, Problem solving.
Talents:
Equipment: A staff made of strange and dense wood. It would be plain, if not for the runic symbols written so small, that you unless you put your eye right by them, you would mistake them for being naturally part of the wood.

History:
1. Personally, he is dominantly introverted. When he lived with his mother, he spent much of his time alone, in his room, with his collection of rare tomes, scrolls, grimoires, and educational material provided by the Mer known as Tempestus. Most of his studies were conducted while he was alone, writing much about what he learned from the tomes, and perfecting much of his magic through self made magical constructs that focused more on precision and accuracy than power. His studiousness backed by his almost religious devotion to learning about the unknown and the mysteries of life. His teacher, Tempestus, often said to his [•Characters] mother, that he was one of the finest searcher and seeker of truths.

2. Tempestus trained him in magic, and found that not only was did he pick up magickal theory quickly, he could put it to use. The inventive and clever mind before him challenged Tempestus in ways that the old teacher had not been challenged before. Starting with precision and accuracy as well as more mental tasks to keep the youth intellectually stimulated enough to continue his training. For every problem Tempestus made for the young man, he would would try at it, no matter how long it took, until he succeeded at the task. He would apply all of what he learned about magic, and then venture into the unknown for answers, trying to come up with creative, or unusual solutions. Tempestus also learned that he was patient, not growing upset when he could not figure out the task at hand, but rather, retreated to seclusion, where he would meditate on the puzzle, problem, or task that Tempestus had challenged him with.

3. The young man had many talents, strange for someone who always seemed to have his nose in a book, but he was an adept runner, a great underwater swimmer for a human, he knew how to cook, clean and attend to injuries without magic, alchemy, herbalism, art, Martial arts of both the empty hands and handed varieties, and writing poetry. Tempestus almost enjoyed teaching the human. He also learned the boy was great with money, the usage of such, investments, accounting of, and making. He was also very spiritual.

4. Whenever the topic of religion came up in scholarly meetings that Tempestus invited him to, Tempestus would learn that the young man held deep spiritual beliefs that did not coincide with other humans, even his mother. He did not believe in the Pantheon of gods, but rather of a Oneness, the All, and he did not insults or attempt to dissuade the other scholars there of their beliefs. The young man held a compelling sense of his self as a spiritual being. He considered magic to be more of a way of using the energy of the universe we live in as opposed to some other-worldy force, magic, to him, was more of a universal thing that was in everything, and that lacked magic, innately, were made without it, absorbed it, like a leech absorbs blood from its host. IT was simply a process of going from something that has more, to something that has less, to reach an equilibrium. Now this was long before he ever learned of leech crystals, and in a way, Tempestus thought he was right. Tempestus, related it to the creation of golems, or of Homunculi, they were magickless being before given magic for them to function, to be.

5. Tempestus tried to be careful, however, and not stoke the fire within the young man with compliments, he wanted his student to know he was brilliant, but not so far as to give him an ego of it. However, he could not stem the compliments from those who knew him. However, the young became humble in the presence of some, and more self centered, and egotistic, in the presence of others, namely those whom did not know him, he sought to show of his cleverness, and his intellect, despite himself knowing that this was both wrong and self destructive.

6. In his wisdom, Tempestus sought to help the young man grow out of his self destructive tendency, and introduce him to psychomancy. The young man would catch Tempestus unawares, in that he himself already knew quite a bit about psychomancy, as he would use psychomancy to analyze himself, and his own actions so that he could grow as person. Tempestus set up a test, a challenge, and the way around it, was to use psychomancy, to learn the location of some treasure or hidden secret, without the affected person knowing and without damaging the persons psyche in the process. The young man thought and concluded that this was impossible, if the person was awake. As the conscious would feel the psychomantic magic and know something was wrong, even if they could not place it, however if the person was sleeping, they would not be aware, even if the psychomancy affected their dreams as it would dismissed as fantasy.

7. Even though he used this argument, he did not agree with it, saying afterwards that dreams are often psychically influenced by fate, or personal development, and that no matter what, using psychomancy changes the person that is being effected by it and there was no way around it. The young man entered the dream of the chosen person, and easily discovered the location of the secret, and the next day he found the treasure in an underground grotto near an old, and ruined, Mer city.

8. In magic, Tempestus discovered that the young lad was a bit of an escapist, he created illusions quite well, often in the form of how he imagined scenes in a story would go. In these illusions, he would also make the emotions in the hero, or people in the scene, so real, that the lines between fantasy and reality seemed blurred to almost nonexistent.

9. The young man seemed to be increasingly resourceful. Naturally well equipped to magic. He was also very social, in a contradictory way, he would freely offfer help, and freely give it to those who asked, giving himself to the people. He was a social servant, however, after helping someone, he would retire to seclusion, to self-nurture and relax. He was very fond of poetry, and to Tempestus, this revealed a very sensitive side. Paradoxically, this perseverant young man would sometimes be plagued with depression, and when this happened, he would have no motivation to complete the work he wants to complete, as everything would seem pointless to him.

So all in all, he was quite enigmatic.

10. As to more biographical knowledge, the young man hailed from near the Aeris Gate where the land was cold, but not near enough that all he knew was ice, but that the island, the archipelago, was far enough away, that it was effected by the cold, it snowed in the winters, and rained frequently as the wind brought cold fronts over the island often, also bringing much rain.  the land bridges between each of the isles were miles across, where it was only about a foot and a half deep. so traveling between these isles was easy, and could be done by horse and cart. The human settlement on the archipelago housed a few thousand people, many merchants, guards, nobles, and more upper class citizens lived in the city, whereas the farmers, the men who worked the land, raised the goats for milk and meat, and general servants of the people who made it possible for those to live in comfort.

11. Then his mother moved from this place, bringing him with, to the far the furthest place she could possibly go and still remain in Aqua. The grouping large islands near the Terran Gate is where they wound up. The island was large, and parts of it were so barren, it did not even look like Aqua. This is where he would grow up. However, this is also where he was discovered my Tempestus, a Mer of high ranking in the Aquarius empire.

12. the young boy, blessed and cursed with an excellent memory, remembers all of the happy times from his home, and all of the sad. Without friends in this new place his young mind gave into the sadness, and grew silently. Over time he would have few friends that would come and go, but there was always the underlying depression in him. It was what he knew best, and his actions would be influenced by it, without realizing his loneliness was by his own hand, he held every one at distance, so that none would grow too close to his heart. Though inspired by depression, his doings were rooted in his very being. He was, at heart, in body and soul, a sensitive person, and he guarded his emotions as a Dragon guards his hoard. He had few close friends, but none so close as to tell what he was feeling, or his true thoughts.

Though not even he knew.

13. Since an early age, he was being trained in the use of magic, and when he seven years of age, began attending a school that his Tutor had recommended. Though of course, the young boys' mother did her own research on the matter, wanting to be absolutely sure that her son would be safe when he went to the school.

14. As many years passed, and the young boy grew into a man, he became well versed in Academia and Magic. He held a strong belief in understand the world, and practiced what he preached, he wrote down his ideas and theories about life and existence and whether or not there is a greater being that created the worlds. He even impressed Tempestus by writing about why the Adamantium gates exited. In his own words:
"The Adamantium gates, gates that lead us to other strange worlds, each seemingly of their own particular element, one of Fire (Ignis), Water (Aqua), Terra (Earth), and Aeris (Air), these are also four classical elements found in the ancient texts, the only things I believe are missing, are Spirit, and the opposing element to Spirit, which I shall refer to as Void. Then there is the gate to Elementorum, which seems to be balanced in these four elements. If Elementorum is the embodiment of the Element of Spirit, which we could speculate to be a balance of the Elements, then certainly there must be a world of Void, which would have to be the imbalance of Elements, or Chaos." This was a radical thought. And the young scholar, though he wrote this, felt that he was missing something, and felt that the purpose of the gates was more sinister than what he let on in his public writings.



[Misc. poorly written material.]
In his younger years, the boy understood all to well the financial struggles of the adult world. His mother, struggled to keep him fed and well nurtured in this new home. His young age made him susceptible to many illnesses, and many environmental hazards. In time, as he grew up around these hazards, he would get sick and his body would grow weak. During these times he ate and slept more than he moved. Over time, his body would grow immune to some of these illnesses, and it would become obvious that his magical ability influenced this.
[/Misc. Poorly written material.]


Extra Biographical notes:

1. Nikolaus is generally disinterested in the lives of the people his own age. It's hard for him to relate to them, but he relates well to the older generations. So he spends most of his time alone. People just don't cut it for him.

2. It may seem grandiose, and even overly noble, but he naturally gravitates to the intellectual side of life. Inherently understand that knowledge is power, and that wisdom is happiness, and truth is freedom. So, in his pursuit of happiness, these are the things he seeks. These pursuits are more meaningful to him than the social rumors and stories.

3. Nikolaus is emotional,  and is has a sensitive and spiritual nature. Naturally attracting people as he seems to emit an aura of kindness. He tries to free himself of the confines of the ego, seeking enlightenment and fostering love and peace. It's the wisest, and the most fulfilling use of time.

4. Everyday, he goes by the Necropolis on Mount Olivet, and there is a skull on the shelf in his room. A daily reminder of his own morrtality, and the mortality of everything and everyone around him. As such he is wary, and often withdrawn, but he wisely dictates the way he lives.

5. He thinks about everything, in most of his free time. He reflects on his actions and the actions of his others daily. He feels old, as he learns new life lessons every day, through his own thought processes, and posses so much insight into life situations through his ability to quietly and carefully observe what is going on around him.

6. He doesn't get lost in superficial details, like getting more money, or a bigger house, or better clothes. He looks at life from a birds' eye view, see what is the most wise and meaningful way to approach life. When he's confronted by issues, he see them as temporary and passing pains that increase his knowledge and his joy in the future. This approach to life gives him a placid and stable nature. This does not mean he is immune to the brashness of youth.

7. He cares nothing about wealth, status, fame, it is boring to him. For him there is no purpose of pursuing things that can easily be taken away from him. He's not materialist, and materials bring little meaning or long lasting fulfillment to him.

8. As a child, he did not fit the mainstream behaviors. He exhibited odd signs of maturity at a young age, making him a hard kid to be friends with. He was always asking questions about the meaning of things, their purpose, and he was able to understand how things fit together to serve a purpose. His inquisitiveness and intelligence, made him see the purposelessness of many things his teachers, mother, and peers say, and so passively resisted them. Sometimes aggressively resisting. His mother often spoke to him like he was an adult.

9. He's world weary, experiences mental tiredness, has watchful patience, and has detached calmness. Which is percived by others as being aloof and cold, which is far from the truth.

10. He's solitary, philosophical, and wise beyond his years. He doesn't see eye to eye with society, wanting nothing of the transience of wealth, material possessions, social statuses, the momentarily fulfilling. There's no point in complicating life with workplace competition, and continuous debt, when life can be lived simply. Money is the root of all evil, after all, so why would he choose to live a life that revolves around it? He prefers to sit back and smell the roses.


Letters of Aquarian
Hidden Letter from Tempestus to Aeric: 

"Dear Aeric Lightfoot,

There is definitely something different about him. The way he uses water magic. He moves like he's done it all before. Even when teaching him how to use magic, it felt like he already knew what to do, and he was being polite about letting me teach him. Even his first techniques, they were old, ancient, from another time in some long forgotten past. It was strange, seeing someone so young using the magic he did. He draws from this inner pool, something within him. His own will power, or maybe even something spiritual, I don't understand it. He's the youngest mage I've seen who can ground magic. He rivals the purer bloodlines.

Should he come work for you, or your friend ser Joseph Horticus, be careful, for all his power, both known and un, he is sensitive. His feelings can be hurt easily, though he will not show it, it may appear in other ways, and he can feel your emotions by looking at you. And don't forget to feed him, He'll disappear into a room for days peering over tomes or artifacts, or stone scriptures and he'll forget to eat. Try and keep him away from women, as well, his heart seems to ache for them, and he gives his love freely to them, and more often than not they will crush his heart. Then you'll have another issue on your hands.

All in good tidings, hope the business is going well and the winds in your favor.

-Tempestus of the Aquarius Empire, The Piscean Court. " 


Letter from Aeric to Tempesus:

"Dear Tempestus,

All things are well. I look forward to seeing this young mage when I visit Joseph. I also have an update on that thing you wanted me to look into.

There is some kind of ripple going on. I don't know what it is, or what is causing it. We might have to get some of the arch-mages involved.

- Aeric Lightfoot of the Fortes Kingdom, The Merchant Court.
"

story ideas
falsely imprisoned, town imprisoned in attack by basilisks
attacked by man with [high level gear] a black [obsidian] mace and obsidian armor

"Look, friend to Ignis I may be, but I am no traitor, never have I betrayed the Aquarius Empire."-


possible addendum:

“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
― Bruce Lee


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PostSubject: Re: Demonreach   Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:51 pm

Alias: "The Demon"

Race: presumably human

Class: *

Gender: *

Age: *

Appearance: *

Equipment: *

Skills: *

History: not much is known about The Demon, he or she has been "seen" doing strange possibly illegal magics, killing citizens and otherwise destroying small towns and villages and such.

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PostSubject: Re: Demonreach   Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:55 pm

Alias: "The Storyteller"

Race: Human

Class: *

Gender: Male

Age: *

Appearance: Man in clerical robes

Equipment: lute *

Skills: storytelling *

History: The Storyteller has been seen all across Elementum, he goes from village to village, from town to town, entertaining children and adults with stories of grandeur and fright, and otherwise fantastical orals. He tells the histories of the realms, and even suggests at a sixth realm in his oral histories.
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PostSubject: Re: Demonreach   Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:29 am

Alias: The Priest

Race: Human

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Gender: Male

Age: *

Appearance: Man in clerical robes

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Skills: *

History: wip
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PostSubject: Re: Demonreach   Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:06 pm

Alias: Ignal Lightning caster

Race: Basilisk

Class: Fallen Shaman

Gender: Male

Age: uh

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Skills: Throwing lightning.

History: in a tribe that attacks a small town.
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