Xiphil

General

Species
Nazcan
Age
36
Soul Name
-
Gender
Male
Birthday
09.07.1823
Aliases
Xi
Class
Prince of Nazca
Professions
Shaman, Warrior
Factions
-
Home
Temple of the Heavenly Host

Skills

Prodigy
-
Major
Athletics (Combat Reflexes), Keen Sense (Smell)
Average
Politics (Aetherian), Ranged (Thrown), Langauge (Aetherian), Knowledge of Spirits, Schooled, Tracking, Wilderness Survival, Mount Riding (Cat), Unarmed Combat (Claws), 6th Sense (Nature Empathy)
Minor
Politics (Ryuko & Keise), Herbal Lore, History (Nazca)

Magic

Species Powers
Animal Magnetism
Ritual Magic Potential
Yes
Elemental Gift/Heritage
Fire (Undiscovered)
Hero Skills
Spell Craft (Shamanic), Call Pack (Animals)
Shamanic Spells
Summon (Condor, Spider & Tiger), Call the Wild, Invoke the Wolf & Invoke the Bat, Shamanism
Other
Favored (God of Fire)
Ritual Magics
-

Equipment

Main Weapon
Tiger Claws x2
Abilities
-
Description
Small "Fang Daggers" designed for throwing and a tribal version of tiger claws.
Other Weapons
-
Armor
-
Abilities
-
Description
-
Other Accessories
-

Appearance

Eye Color
Blue
Skin Tone
Dark Ochre
Build
He is lean and athletic with prominent musclar tone.
Hair Color
Dark Umber
Hair Style
It is thick and cut in various layers with portions tied in leather or incorperating fiery bird feathers.
Height & Weight
5'11'' / 195 lbs
Other / Other Forms
-
Style & Casual Clothing
He wears a long full cloak that hangs open in the front with a half skirt over his legs held up by a belt and with breeches beneath that tuck into leather laced up boots with tatto like deisgns burned into them. On each shoulder is a raven skull with raven feathers padding beneath it and he has leather fingerless gloves with burned in symbols on the backs of them.
Accessories
He has two leather strand necklaces: The first is another fiery bird feather. The second is a black kayinite. He also wears various ornate bead work, gold talismanic strands and animal teeth ornately designed.
Distinguishing Marks
He has various small tribal tattoos.

Psychology

Likes
His parents, animals, being out in nature, freedom, doing physichal activities (such as outdoor games or hunting), being better then those who upset him, teaching others what he has learned, poking at Edward (he gets riled up so easily), being with August, doing ghost hunts with JJ
Dislikes
Stuff shirt boring atherian nobles, boredom, tea parties, coffee (how does anyone drink that bitter dirt water?), confinement, being put down as a savage, being pitied (he hates it more then being put down actually), when he loses his temper, animal cruelty, how far Cloe fell, harm to nature, that both of the girls he loved could not fit into his life
Personality
He is confident, if not strangely insightful despite his seemingly brash personality. He tends to have a very level headed, unless the matter is particularly close to home or he's just having a good time. The issue is that when he does snap it is often quite extreme and causes him to make rash choices he often regrets later. Xiphil is also very possessive, taking on a wolf-like mentality where in "the pack" are everything to him and nothing is to trespass into his "territory" be it places or people.
Fears
Losing his connection to the spirits. The death of his mother or father.
Quirks
He is strangely capable of recognizing the worst of his faults and admitting them, though sometimes only after the fact. Tends to act first and think later.

Relationships

Father / Donor
Yunta
Mother/ Sire
Khana
Siblings
-
Spouse/Lovers
August Fires (Lover)
Children
-
Close Friends
Chloe (Strained), Jasper, Zan, Leila, Clover, J.J. (Best Friend), Nayeli, Xalia
Other
Citali (Former Gaurdian), Edward (Former Rival), Quentyn (Annoyance)

Pets

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

History

Year 1823: Born to his parents a few years after their marriage.

Year 1825: Nahui, Nicodemus and Tayanna come to visit the Nazcan capitol. He meets Tayanna for the first time but given his age he doesn't remember her very well.

Year 1826: Given the social and financial devistation of his empire his parents decide it would be wise to teach him aetherian. Their hope is that once he is old enough for schooling they can send him to aether to make them more allies.

Year 1829: At the age of 6 he is sent to aether on his own. In the interest of ensuring he is friends with some of the royalty and has a smooth transition, Janos introduces him to Cloe - who he knows is the most accepting of his children. The two hit it off quickly and are good friends.

As time passes he makes many other friends as well: Zan (a dark skinned ryuko who has a crush on him), Leila (a brave pharian... who also has a crush on him) and Clover (a bubbly young woman who helps mentor him in aetherian culture).

Year 1835 - Year 1836: He and Cloe become very close and then suddenly she backs off from him and her fiancee Edward. When he confronts her she admits the whole breaking of their friendship is because she was offered a choice NOT to marry Edward - something that frustrates and confuses him to the point where he gives up on fixing the matter for the time being.

Year 1837: While playing with Leila he collapses. Upon being brought to his father they learn he is a shaman (he was overloaded by a cry from nature) and he is told her must go home for true training in this regaurd. He bids farewell to his friends.

Year 1840: Xiphil returns and is greated by an enthuastic Leila and Zan. He finds Cloe strangely absent and the fact does hurt him but he pushes it aside. He even brings her a birthday present by sneaking it into her party and leaving.

Year 1841: He and Edward notice Quentyn is clinging ever harder to Cloe and seems to be against Edward in an insidious way. Without evidence though they cannot make a move. Sadly this allows Quentyn to frame Edward as a cultist. In response Edward asks Xiphil to run with him and Xiphil refuses because he beleives running is the wrong idea. It will cause more harm then good. Edward leaves anyways.

Year 1842: Cloe breaks off her betrothal to Edward after he starts pushing to actually marry. This upsets him, but more importantly gets the attention of the King. Christopher talks with Nok and they arrange Cloe to marry William instead. Furious at being handed another betrothal when she didn't want to marry _anyone_, Cloe runs away with Xiphil to Nazca.

However, despite Xiphil's insistance that she can stay there and he'll protect her, she finds its causing a lot of issues for him. His entire nation could end up at war with Aether if they don't return her home. As a result she runs away from them as well.

Year 1843: He finds Cloe by accident while out at Hawking Enterprises. He says nothing and lets her call him out with a letter later instead. The two, mostly, solve things between one another.

The Lord Spiritual gives him a private invite to the Temple. Curious, Xiphil naturally goes and thus meets J.J. the two have an almost instant connection, but insightful but young still. He stays for 10 days and the two bond. During that time he also manages to seduce August Fires, who (as it turns out) always had a thing for him!

Xiphil attempts to include Leila and Cloe in his relationship, since August agrees to include anyone that he can also be with. However, when he goes to find Cloe she acts nothing like she used to. Worse, he learns she used Edward - a man in love with her since child hood - for an all sex and no commitment fling. He slaps them both for their stupidity and walks away from her. Sadly Leila doesn't pan out either. She tries to force it but openly admits that she is only interested in Xiphil and not August.

JJ goes to Nazca with Xiphil for a vacation. He learns more about Nazcan culture and is introduced to a nude warrior: T’vashsa. While out with T’vasha, JJ learns he’s getting his first solid crush on the warrior. He also realizes there may be a Slada’sha sleeping under the Citadel of the Sun! Shortly after, JJ is moved in with T’vasha during his stay in Nazca. Officially, Xiphil claims it is because he needs to experience all levels of Nazcan life but everyone knows it’s a ploy to get JJ with the warrior. A ploy that works rather quickly.

After, JJ goes out into the wilds of Nazca to make contact with a spirit ancestor and meets the tiger. It tells him the best way to defeat the Slada’sha and warns him he will need mage allies to do it. It also gvies him a whisker as a gift. JJ tells Xiphil about his meeting with the tiger. They discuss that the whisker is a talisman that can prevent any form of mind control and JJ admits he fell for T’vasha.

Year 1853: Khana comes to the capitol and pressures Xiphil to get a wife. The prince is against it and ends up "coming out" with his mother while August and JJ are there. She agrees to hold off though she's not thrilled he's picked a man.

Year 1854: In Leo, Chestin gathers a diplomatic envoy to explore the “new found land” for cultures this time – instead of a merely exploration trip. He brings with him his usual group: Tyler, Arcadian, Akuchi and Akihiko. He also brings Cloe, Bianca, Xiphil & August. While there they are ambushed by giants and August tries to hold ground to let the others run. They are saved by locals but Xiphil is clearly displeased that he put himself at risk like that.

Xiphil talks JJ into a double date weekend at the new resort in Merlose (the Champion’s League one). Xiphil, August, JJ and T’vasha arrive at the resort and run into Aros while enjoying the facilities. Excited, Xiphil suggests they do a three way date dinner after he learns Aros is now dating someone too. During the date night, Aros and JJ enter into an unspoken rivalry for who is Xiphil’s “best friend”.

The Juton warships hit the coast of Nazca first. They slaughter many in the nation, others are forced to flee and as a whole they take heavy losses. Many of their nobility are able to flee through the capitol’s portal and then close off the gate’s rune on the other side – but many others are left behind to find their own way across the Epitaph Sands or be eaten by the invaders. Chloe hears about the refugees flooding their way from Nazca and seeks out Xiphil. She isn’t sure what to say, she just wants to show her support for a dear friend.

YEar 1855: With the threat of the Slada’sha rising, the powers that rule the nations/factions come together (Chestin, JJ, Scathe, Chester, Xiphil, Muramasa, Kaidan, Oseron, Kallista, Leorajh) to discuss how they should handle it. They agree to assemble teams to investigate various issues. One team will look into the catacombs under Cardinal Meridian for more clues, since a Slada’sha had slumbered there. Another will investigate the strange calling from the ocean and where exactly it is. A third will look into Sardor Isle and see just how asleep the Slada’sha there is now. The last will look into the ruins of Aether’s ancient capitol in what is now Nazca and see if there are any artifacts that may have been stored for use against these creatures.

Forging of Dawnbringer’s Pact: Oseron takes the information and holds a meeting with JJ, Chestin, Scathe, Chester, Xiphil, Muramasa, Kaidan & Leorajh. They realize that the other Slada’sha are stirring because of the big one waking up, someone the emanations are waking others. Mouko invites himself into the meeting, declaring that previously waking them required his power so he isn’t sure how this is happening. Realizing this is a world threatening issue, they create a group that will be considered unallied to any one nation but which will defend all nations from the threat of the Slada’sha. Every major power will have a representative within this neutral party. The representatives are: Oseron (as the Leader), Leorajh (as the Field Commander), Scathe (Shadow Hunters), Chester (Consortium), Virgil (Knights of the Crown), Astera (Temple), Mouko (Entropy), Xiphil (Nazca), August (Wysteria), Syria (Dark World) and Kallista (Phaira). Due to Mouko’s inclusion, Muramasa pulls all ryuko support from this group and leaves the meeting – returning home. The group is called Dawnbringer and all present sign a pact to support its operations.

Year 1857: The Consortium set up a camp to activate the cannons at an agreed upon time with Chester operating as a communications hub for it. Oseron stays behind at the fortress as well, with the Isle of Entropy acting as the vessel to carry Leorajh to the battle.

The Ocean Slada’sha is Defeated: The signal is given, the cannons are activated and the fight against the Slada’sha takes place. Leorajh alone keeps its focus until the weapons can be unleashed at full power but in the end they are victorious in putting the monster down for good!

A massive celebration is held at the Dawnbringer Fortress unknown to those celebrating, however, “Fate” makes its fury known and opens multiple gates through time into the ancient past – unleashing 5 ancient True Dragons onto the world. As they enter a time period in which they are dead, their psyche melds with that of their deranged dead counter parts and drives them into a maddened state. After the event the two leaders of the Dawnbringers, Leorajh and Oseron, have a private moment together. Leo admits he doesn’t want to live without the keise in his life.

Year 1858: Xiphil and JJ are having an evening talk when they are both struck with a living-vision (meaning they are inside the vision, not watching it). They witness Fate awakening Serpa at the Serpent Spirit’s Plateau and it attacking the Juton. Serpa wipes the area of Juton life and then turns its attention towards Wysteria (to awaken Meteal). Xiphil and August go to see where Serpa is going in Wysteria. They arrive in time to chase it down. They witness Meteal be awakened by Serpa and reign down destruction on Wysteria. The two escape by way of a benevolent aged mage named Theos.

Xiphil introduces Chestin to Theos and the two explain what has happened in Wysteria. At the same time Theos admits his intentions for saving Xiphil and August weren’t entirely ultraistic, he is looking for a dear friend’s son named Adrian Violeteye. The man should be a mage and in his mid-fifties.