1)How would your character describe themselves before a court of their respected peers? Magic will reveal outright lies, but not subtle deceit.
-I am but a man of the sword. Mother taught me what is right, and in his own way, my father taught me what is wrong. I live my life by these lessons, and I do right when right must be done.
2)What virtues, like courage, generosity, justice, or truthfulness does your character value the most? What qualities does your character despise?
-Honesty, that’s the hardest, isn’t it? ‘Everybody lies’, someone once told me. But then, better you lie, than steal.
3)What is your character’s greatest strength?
-I’ve been trained by the greatest shortsword master I’ve ever known, my late mother. As she’s honed my blade arm, so has she sharpened my wit and my moral. I am no man’s fool, and by my hand, may good be done.
4)What is your character’s greatest weakness?
-Garrett teases that I am too serious, and that I judge too harshly. Perhaps he is right.
5)It is widely believed the gods abandoned the world or never existed. Does your character believe in the old gods?
-If they have truly abandoned us, then what right do they have to be called ‘gods’. It would seem to me, that whether they have left or never existed, it does not matter.
6)Describe your character’s family? What are your parents’ like? Do you have brothers or sisters? Which family or friends do you hold most dear?
-My mother moved to this town to raise me, abandoning her old life and my father. She has taken the secret of her past life to her deathbed, three years prior, bless her soul. The town mourned for weeks. The only thing she spoke of was the sea. It seemed to me the only thing she truly missed of her old life. My father, though, he’s probably dead in the ground or wasting in the street from the drink. An only child too, I am, none but my god-father Garrett to call family.
7)Everyone has something that is important, whether it is a ring, a sword, or a memento. What is sacred to your character? Explain why it is important.
-When she passed, my mother handed me her blade. It was the only thing she kept from her old life. She tells me it was crafted by the greatest blacksmith she had ever known, in a land far, far away.
8)Has your character ever killed someone? If so please describe what happened with as much detail as possible.
-There was one. One day I was traveling the road, home from the market. It was dusk, because I had wasted the day away, talking and bartering. Along the way, I came upon a man and a young girl. The man was armed, I could see, and the girl was crying. I drew my blade and I attacked, pitting myself in between the girl and the man. It was quick, he clearly wasn’t trained as well as I was, and he lay dead soon after it began. I carried the young girl, who appeared to be half-elf, to my mother, and we tended to her for some time. She lives in our town with us now.
9)Does your character have any enemies? If so, why? What happened?
-I have never known any true enemies in my life. Rivals and bullies sure, as any boy has, but most of them have faded with age. I will admit, though, I carry my mother’s name, and I have never known what secrets she hid from me with her death, of my father or the sea.
10)Your character is plagued by a recurring dream/nightmare. Describe the dream.
11)What is your character’s greatest regret?
-I have spent my entire life in this town. I have never fancied a woman or man I have met. I have never seen the Sea. I wish to see the world one day, but I fear my life may end before I even start.
12)How do you want people to remember you after your death?
-I want my mother’s legacy to be a truly great one. I want people who can look back to me and be thankful I existed. I want the cruel and the evil to relish my death as a true gift.