Calder

General

Species
Wysterian
Age
19
Soul Name
-
Gender
Male
Birthday
02.05.1840
Aliases
-
Class
Peasant
Professions
Knight
Factions
Holy Knight
Home
Temple of the Heavenly Host

Skills

Prodigy
-
Major
Athletics (Combat Reflexes) & Block
Average
Melee (Sword), Dodge, Keen Sense (Hearing), Schooled, Unarmed Combat, Psychology (Empathy & Cheering Up Others), Wilderness Survival, Mount Riding, Willpower
Minor
Ranged (Archery), House Keeping, Cooking, Knowledge of Theology, Stealth

Magic

Species Powers
-
Ritual Magic Potential
No
Elemental Gift/Heritage
-
Hero Skills
-
Holy Spells
Divine Protection
Other
-
Ritual Magics
-

Equipment

Main Weapon
Bastard Sword
Abilities
-
Description
A large but plain bastard sword with a black hilt.
Other Weapons
-
Armor
Chainmail
Abilities
-
Description
A chainmail long shirt with a hood, though he usually keeps that part down almost like a scarf about his neck. The armor is mostly hidden under his tabard and other attire.
Accessories
-

Appearance

Eye Color
Baby Blue
Skin Tone
Pale Peach
Build
Lean & Athletic
Hair Color
Wheat Blonde
Hair Style
Short and choppy with a well trimmed bit of facial hair around his chin line and upper lip.
Height & Weight
5'8" & 130 lbs
Other / Other Forms
-
Style & Casual Clothing
Calder dresses for function instead of style, often preffering simple long sleeve tops, breeches and boots - solid colors prefered and often in the shades of black, dark red or leather browns.
Accessories
-
Distinguishing Marks
-

Psychology

Likes
Kris (the two got along well since they are somewhat alike), mages (they are great people once you get to know them), defending others, cheering up friends, being relied upon by others, getting people to laugh, the Temple (it's a good palce, doing good work, full of good people), volunteering in the city to help the less fortunate, those who have little but work hard
Dislikes
People who judge others without really knowing them, not knowing what the hell is going on (especially on a job), being looked down upon by superiors, that he's not as pretty as all the elves around him, douche-bag levels of selfishness
Personality
Calder is cheerful, outgoing and extremely reactionary. He is full of life and questions about the things going on around him. He often works ten times as hard as others in his company because he wants approval and to refund to the Church its years of investment spent raising him. He has a personal bias in favor of mages, having seen how much they suffer at the hands of others for their craft.
Fears
Failing in his duties to such a degree he would be cast out of the Holy Knights.
Quirks
Calder is the eternal optomist, he will always operate on the logic that things and people are better than they.

Relationships

Father / Donor
Unknown
Mother/ Sire
Unknown
Siblings
Unknown
Spouse/Lovers
-
Children
-
Close Friends
Kris
Other
Tucker (Uncle), Phaedria (Former Ward), Salem (Enemy), Irene (Former Ward)

Pets

Name
-
Breed
-
Function
-
Age & Sex
-
Description
-
Personality
-

History

Year 1840: Calder was already an orphan in his earliest memories. He was rasied by his "uncle" Tucker, though he was never clear if the man was related or just took him in out of some unspoken obligation. Tucker was a violent drunkard who got into massive debt with Xanthus' Mafia.

Year 1846: Eventually paying for a second mouth to feed was too much for Tucker. He dumped a six-year-old Calder on the doorstep of teh Temple of the Heavenly Host (this being shortly after it was relocated to Shade's Run). This gave him a healthy respect for those who have nothing and a high dislike of those who would sacrifice anything for their own pleasure. He also gained a new respect for the church itself - they taught him to read, write and gave him every opportunity to become who he wanted to be. He began to think of the whole institution as his new family.

Year 1848: The moment he was old enough to take place in society, he chose to squire himself to a knight. He wanted to protect those he loved.

Year 1852: When he finished his training he decided to become a Holy Knight. While many knights (and priests) tended to favor a particular God or Angel, he was merely a devotee to the whole concept of the Heavenly Host and saw no reason to limit his appreciation to just one part of it. He was so dedicated that he became a knight at a mere 12 years old (the common age for graduation as a knight is roughly 15).

Year 1854: His first assignments were not what he expected. He hoped to be saving people or protecting them from evil - instead he was assigned to monitor a mage named Irene Merryweather. He quickly learned his office was being used as an instrument to enforce the Crown's fear of mages, innocent people who had done nothing wrong but study magic the way he did the blade. Worse, the entire nation became swept up in the craze of it.

Year 1855: Thankfully the conflict ends a year later, allowing him to actually become a kngiht of the Temple isntead of a police for whatever mages they wished to assign him to. However, the experience leaves him sympathetic to mages in a way most people might otherwise not be.

Year 1859: Calder is assigned another mage protection job, but this time it is because she is a target of the Cult of Asoth and working to undermine a plot of theirs. Also working with them, since a young child was caught in the cross fire, were the knights Marek and Kris - the latter hit it off nicely with Calder as they were birds of a feather. While the entire incident didn't go as desired, Phaedria (the mage he was assigned to) did get out of it alive and they stopped the Cult - more than one can ask for usually.