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Ferian Fortholén

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A man with a thorn tattooed on his cheek, maybe a slight smile on his lips and a strange look in his eyes should never be trusted… If they still do this, they have probably met Ferian, a man with a thorn tattooed on his cheek and almost always a little twinkle in his eyes. He is very polite, you can’t blame him for being rude. He just… Well if it suits him better, he will just eliminate all the problems in his way.

Special Equipment:

Ferian carries a small golden amulet around his neck, beneath all of his clothes. This amulet is the sign that he worshippes a certain god, the god of fallen rangers, the god of murder, Shartel. This amulet carries a single, fingernail-sized ruby in the middle of it. This amulet allows the wearer to move a little faster, so that he may move more swiftly and silently when the wearer wishes. Ferian is not the only one carrying this kind of an amulet though…

Appearance:

Ferian has long, brown hair, that stretches over his long past his shoulders and green eyes. Usually he wears something dark brown or green, but it is not exceptional to see him wearing gray or black clothes. Ferian stands about 187cm tall, slightly muscular, carrying a long sword, with no unexceptional markings or anything. When somebody speaks with Ferian, he answers politely, trying not to offend anybody, but if that happens he does not apologize or anything. Ferian has manners, granted. And when he believes that bowing or speaking politely is of great importance or helps him gain his goals, he behaves himself like a aristocrat. Ferian aims always to gain personal profit and rarely does anything if he does not gain something from it. Ferian is a very cunning person.

Background:

Ferian was born in a small cabin, where his father, a ranger named Faron, lived. Ferian grew there and when he was about 10 years old, his father started to train him to be a ranger, just like his father.

Then, one day, when Ferian was alone in the woods, walking and thinking, he saw someone. He walked to the man, who had a black beard, black hair, and beady eyes that twinkled like he had just heard a nice joke (much like Ferian’s eyes do now). The man introduced himself as Kore-Am-Borim,  a ranger. This strange man talked with Ferian, and proved to be an interesting man. It then came time for Ferian to leave, but he wanted to meet this man again. So they agreed to meet again, and Ferian then went home.

Although Ferian didn’t know this, Kore-Am-Borim was a worshipper of Shartel. They continued their meetings, and Kore-Am-Borim, seeing a potential in this boy, started to train him as well. Not like Ferian’s father though. Kore-Am-Borim trained him to be a worshipper of Shartel. Kore-Am-Borim then asked Ferian one day, if he wanted to join the worshippers. So great was the changes Kore-Am-Borim had succeeded in making in the boys training, that he accepted. Kore-Am-Borim then gave him the medallion and then left the woods. Ferian went home and tried to hide the fact, that he was a worshipper of the fallen ranger’s god. His father found it out soon enough and then denied Ferian and banished him from his birthplace. Ferian left the woods before his father could think of somekind of a punishment. Now he wanders the lands as a fallen ranger, worshipper of Shartel.


Roleplaying Notes:

The amulet Ferian carries gives him a +1 to dexterity.



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Voted Zylithan
November 10, 2005, 18:40
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I like this post a fair amount (I think it's better than the 3 it had when I got here). Can you tell us more about Shartel or the fallen rangers? Why was Ferian seduced by this religion? Is Ferian an assasin now? (he worships the god or murder) When did he get the tatoo, why, what does it mean? (or did he just think it looked cool ;-p)

minor criticisms:
twice you end a sentence with "or anything" which I dislike, and when discussing his hair you made an error in the sentence so it doesnt make sense.
Voted Mourngrymn
July 31, 2006, 13:19
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This has promise but I feel it needs more. I also realize this was posted back in 2003 but I followed this by a random link and while it is interesting and somewhat entertaining I feel it needs more to be spectacular.
Strolen
September 14, 2012, 12:41
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MORE!

I love the idea of it and would love to see/read a fuller description of the religion, stranger, magic item and how he survived out on his own.

Only main issue is that the father would never wait till the kid was 10 years old. He would start at like 7 months old or younger. As soon as the kid could crawl and grab stuff, it would be in nature learning with the father's encouragement.


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