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October 29, 2005, 2:23 pm

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Tarsir Celebalda


Not everything apears to be what it is. Orcs were once elves at one time…

Special Equipment:

Tarsir isn’t always careful about what he wears (Though at one time he boasted a rich and noble wardrobe) and can usually be seen wearing a very tattered, red, rigid leather that looks like it could fall off of him in any moment due to the slash and cut marks that scar it. He doesn’t usually carry any kind of weapons. If needed he takes a strange sword with him, though he hates to use it (It is of obvious elven make).


From a distance this Orc looks just like any other Orc… twisted, mutilated, and very mangled. When it comes to physical appearances, however, his eyes still retain the same elvish look as they had before they warped him into his current form. His personality is much different from normal Orcs as well. He mutters strange things and acts as though he has hidden intentions. In reality, however, the things he mutters are only truths and he never lies or tries to hide anything. He appears short because he hunches over… although most orcs are only 3-5’, he is 7’5 if he stands up straight (Orcs only mutated more over the ages… since Tarsir was one of the first Orcs created, he still has some of the features such as his height and slenderness).


This once proud, cynical Noldor Elf was among one of the highest in Elven nobility. He was the second son of an Elvish lord that owned a great keep. When Morgoth rebelled and was mutating Elves into Orcs, Tarsir was one of the first to be taken and tortured to his current form. After a time he saw an opportunity to escape, and so he fled (Aided by all kinds of magic, for he is a skilled mage) and lived in the wild… where he lives even now. Through so many years of pain and suffering of losing what he was, and becoming such a horrifying thing…  he lived in total seclusion… shying away from just about anything that had legs. Although he was very reclusive, he kept a close eye on major events that happened… such as the destruction of Morgoth, and the rise and fall of Sauron. Eventually he gathered himself enough to make himself known to a few people he observed and thought he could trust (Local rangers and such) and has gathered quite a few friends in the wild. He doesn’t really hate Orcs… for they were once his brethren (Which, strangely enough, are his brethren since he forgets a lot that he is an Orc himself) but he will defend himself if provoked.

Roleplaying Notes:

Tarsir has been through alot. He acts really quirky and has a tendency to freak out about little things. He isn’t stupid, however, and can even grasp things normal people have a hard time grasping.

He still speaks fairly eloquently (All the years of talking to himself have kept his speech skills intact) and knows several different languages.

He is a powerful mage, but tries to avoid combat unless ALL other options are exhausted. He hates killing of any sort…. even animals.

A bad habit he has is he tends to overthink. He likes to think of every possible way he could do one thing before he actually does it (For example… if he sees a door that needs to be opened magically, he would exhaust every other way to open it before opening it using a magic spell, unless of course someone told him “Why don’t you use a spell to open the door.” or something of the sort, where he would then yell at them for such a stupid idea… then he would cast the spell).

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Comments ( 13 )
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May 31, 2003, 5:57
Good idea! A deep character who's suffered great loss. Very thorough too! Only one real query: does he have any aims or goals? Someone who'd been through all that would, I'd imagine, desire revenge (although Morgoth is now dead) or would want to cure Orc-kind from their dreadful affliction.

Just a quick question: is a habbit anything like a hobbit?
May 31, 2003, 12:20
You really like Lord of the Rings, don't you? Almatari would probably enjoy meeting you. Those're some good books, I tell you.
June 1, 2003, 16:08
This character isn't violent or isn't an angry type at all... infact if anything this whole experience has made him opposite the way he was... He used to be Arogaunt and very opinionated. He used to get politically involved in alot of things and made issues his business... even if they weren't. All he wants now is to live in peace and quiet. He has seen more then enough death and destruction. If you need his help however, his generosity overcomes him and he will usually help you... don't expect him to start attacking people if you are under attack though. As for the LOTR thing I've been playing MERP lately... I'll make some other fantasy chars too later on. =)

(Whoops, spelled it wrong. Guess I'm not some super human grammar spelling Saiyan thingy after all... I hope this means I can still leap tall buildings in a single bound though =P)
Barbarian Horde
June 1, 2003, 18:39
GO ISAAC! XD! Great character by the way :).Man it'd take me weeks to put all that together.Im off to comment on Ansgar.The whole story is great,save the few spelling mistakes^__^
June 11, 2003, 4:51
Should join our "all orcs are evil" thread and shed some light. I like this character. I would use him as having some key to the adventure but the PCs would have to figure out a way to get his proof accepted when most would not believe or not listen to it if it came from an orc.
June 11, 2003, 14:31
Who's Isaac?
June 15, 2003, 3:49
Thanks Strolen. =) Glad to see my newbie works are appreciated. =) (he is me) ;)
June 16, 2003, 6:50

There is a great difference between him and any other Orc: his speech must sound very archaic. Even if he knows the newer languages, what he says will be influenced from all the things he lived through. Noble at first, and for ages far from people to speak to. I suspect any Orc that speaks the High-Elven Quenya fluently would have a mighty shocking impact. :)

What about Orcs, the other Orcs? Of course he tries to evade them, as it makes the pain more present. But that is not always possible, and he might be at least occasionally spotted from afar. Do they have legends about this mysterious figure? He is something like the grandfather of all Orcs... my guess would be that Orcs would respect him and feel unsure around him. Could this be in some way exploitable? He might make a good diplomat for negotiating with Orcs. Could be peace possible?
June 16, 2003, 14:16
That's true manfred. =) Who knows what all has happened to him in his lifetime. One thing you must relise, however, is that Orcs are raised to hate and despise, they aren't born that way. Although, in the fourth age, there are some good Orcs. Most are still evil, however, and wouldn't be very diplomatic. This is free material, though... Use it how you see fit. =)
Voted Scrasamax
November 8, 2007, 3:43
How in the world did this submission garner such a high score being derived from Tolkien's work without being utterly ripped on for using so much of Tolkien's work?
Voted valadaar
November 8, 2007, 8:05
Why is it bad to use an existing setting aside from ones own for a character?

If this character was just a modification of an existing Tolkien character then I would be with you Scras. The character is a little limited having its backstory so tied to a specific campaign world.

So much fantasy is drawn from his works - this one is just a lot more direct then others. The real value of this character is the absolute disconnect between the typical orc and his actual nature.
Voted Cheka Man
January 14, 2009, 23:21
An elf polymorphed into orc shape, a dreadful fate for him.
Voted Kassy
March 6, 2013, 7:15

A good effort here. Daily Highlight was a good idea Strolen.

Reminds me a lot of LoTR, with the Orcs being descended from Elves.

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