Ronin Taliesin



About
Name:

Ronin

Age: 25 (Longheat 283 PC)
Height: 5'10
Weight: 160lbs
Race: Accepted
Nationality: Outlander
Profession Guildmaster
Primary Organisation ☆ Monster Hunters Guild
Secondary Organisation ☆ Church of Safrin
Face Claim: Colin O'Donoghue
Sex: Male
Gender: Man
Orientation: Bisexual
Relationship Status: in love with Vanya Hali
Deity Alignment: Marked by Safrin
Appearance
With a build more wiry than he would like and a winning smile that screams not to be trusted, Ronin does not the typical warrior make. True, there is undeniable strength in his musculature, bunched in legs used to running and arms accustomed to throwing punches (oftentimes before the brain gives the order), but when the world tells tales of its heroes, Ronin Taliesin is unlikely to make the cut.

His dark hair is a perpetual mess, falling into or being shoved out of eyes as blue and clear as shards of the sky. His high cheekbones and pale skin betray his good breeding, something he makes every conscious effort to hide, from the day old scruff that covers his chin to the scars that silver his knuckles.

Personality
Courtesy of his upbringing, Ronin has been blessed with the skills necessary to navigate the world with perfect etiquette.

Regrettably, he has none of the personality for it.

Cracking wise and spinning lies are as natural to him as breathing, and he is as outspoken as they come (if not eloquent about it). If Ronin disagrees he’ll be sure to let you know, and if he doesn’t want to be somewhere he’ll happily bribe or trick his way out of it. He does recognise the advantage of occasionally holding his tongue, but it has been a lesson harshly learned – and easily forgotten.

His temper has a long fuse, and when he isn’t playing at deception his demeanour is largely cheerful, making it difficult to discern his true feelings. Ronin has many social masks, swapping them to suit his situation. He does, however, play to win. When the going gets tough Ronin is not beyond brutal pragmatism or resorting to violence; a noble with a ruffian’s heart, he has an unpleasant side under all that charm.

History

The Taliesin family, whilst of blueblood rank, would never be particularly prestigious; it was just a shame that Ronin’s parents never got the memo. His father was less fervent, being a blueblood himself. But his mother, a commoner pretty enough to have caught the eye of a noble... she had higher hopes for her sons. The younger of the two, Ronin spent his childhood living in his brother’s shadow. Bastion Taliesin was made for the military, strong and cool headed with a will of forged iron. Given that the family’s most successful ancestors had found their fortune in the army, it was not a surprise when he enlisted. No, the surprise came when Ronin was forced into joining too. Well, 'forced' being his own interpretation of events. Ronin could have easily refused, but doing so would have plunged his life into the eternal winter of his mother's cold shoulder. Choosing the lesser of two evils, perhaps, he schooled his protests in the pursuit of a gold star against the Taliesin name.

Military life was not to his taste; that much became abundantly clear all too quickly. While both brothers showed great promise in their training – Bastion in swordplay and Ronin with hand-to-hand combat, one quickly stood out as the protégé. Bastion soared through the ranks… and Ronin snuck out to brawl in the taverns.

He was one drunken tumble away from a dishonourable discharge when the 1st wave stepped through the portal, Bastion’s military talent earning him a place in their ranks. There was no love lost between the brothers, but something changed in Ronin with his brother’s departure. Perhaps it was the possibility of being the last of his family name, or maybe it was simply fear of repercussion without Bastion’s reputation to bolster his failures.

Regardless, to his superiors it appeared to be the wake-up call he needed. And for Ronin, it was a lesson to be more subtle with his vices. Whatever else he might have gotten up to in the five years that followed, he finally began to take his life in the military seriously. Lithe and cunning (and with a punch that could crack teeth), Ronin was trusted with covert operations where a weapon might, say, ‘spoil the mood’. And when the portal opened for the Second Wave, Ronin found himself selected this time to aid in the Storm Army’s forces. He shocked himself by not hating the idea.

In fact, it would be good to see Bastion again, he thought, after so long.

Only… on arrival in Northaven, his brother was nowhere to be found. Not in the Storm Army, not in the streets. Dead or spirited away, Ronin will never know.

During his time in Northaven, Ronin rose from the rank of Storm Guard to Lieutenant of the Wall and subsequently Captain of Training. The weight of this responsibility has embittered him somewhat, alongside watching the world around him grow ever more corrupt. His smiles came less easily in the days leading up to Caido, and he still finds it difficult to find rest (whether physical or psychological).

Ronin suddenly arrives in Caido!

Luckily, he did not arrive alone. Alongside his friends and his lady love, he has begun to try and puzzle out his place here - after realising, of course, that there was no way back.

Other
Ronin has a burn scar on the left side of his neck in the rough shape of a comet; a gift from a burning building whilst he rescued a child from it.

He sports another scar on his right shoulder, though it looks like a collection of smaller marks. This is where the Spire Demon bit him in the Key Quest: Big A(spire)ations

Ronin and Vanya are expecting their first child! <3

Abilities
  • Willpower (dark): Can resist 1 upgraded forms of magic
    Type: Dark | Rank: Upgraded

  • Items
  • Type: Light
    Light Conjuration Ring (Upgraded) | A ring that emits a warm light up to a radius of 30ft

  • Type: Grey
    Kinesis Bracers [Upgraded] - Stores kinetic energy that can be released at will. Gives +3 strength and +1 endurance for one post, and +1 endurance in the next two posts. Also causes a knock back

  • Type: Dark
    Snakebite | A glove fitted with blades in the knuckles. When it draws blood it adds additional poisoning damage to the victim, but also induces a rage within the user that makes it impossible to tell friend from foe until blood is drawn from the user in return.

  • Type: Grey
    Safrin Pendant | A cosmic pendant with an eye-etching in the centre. Properties unknown.

  • Type: Grey
    God Hand (upgraded) | Custom made for Ronin's hand, this gauntlet is incredibly light-weight and can create a magical shield large enough to shelter Ronin and one other (The gauntlet's shield will absorb any damage equal to or below Ronin's endurance). Against Ascendeds the shield radiates electromagnetic energy that severely harms their bio-mechanical systems. Can be used twice per thread.


    Companion
    ECHO - Regular - Lobster SUGAR - Mythical - Dragon (ice breath)
  • Level: 7
    Strength: 25
    Dexterity: 22
    Endurance: 23
    Luck: 12
    Ronin's Threadlog
    Thread Participants Posts Last Post
    [RE] Sanctuary
    in Rathskeller on 02-15-2019
    Random Event, Samuel, Remi, Vervain, Edrei, Bastien 23 Last post by Ronin
    on 02-16-2019
    [SEASONAL EVENT - CLOSED] the longest night of my life
    in Monster Hunters Guild on 02-14-2019
    N/A 1 Last post by Ronin
    on 02-14-2019
    [God Quest] while i fish for dreams
    in Oasis on 02-11-2019
    Remi, Safrin 26 Last post by Ronin
    on 02-11-2019
    Not Ready To Be a Father
    in The Settlement on 02-09-2019
    Samuel 10 Last post by Ronin
    on 02-13-2019
    into the wild again
    in Glade on 02-08-2019
    Remi 15 Last post by Ronin
    on 02-11-2019
    How to Train Your Dragon
    in Fields on 02-08-2019
    Jigano 18 Last post by Jigano
    on 02-12-2019
    [Exploration] follow my lead
    in Infirmary on 02-08-2019
    Remi 15 Last post by Ronin
    on 02-08-2019
    Please Welcome to the Stage...
    in Church of Safrin on 02-04-2019
    Remi, Bastien 19 Last post by Ronin
    on 02-13-2019
    endless numbered days
    in Monster Hunters Guild on 02-03-2019
    Remi 49 Last post by Remi
    on 02-07-2019
    [RE] Turn the white snow red as strawberries in the summertime
    in Fields on 01-30-2019
    Remi, Random Event, Roana, Zariah, Kalt, Rexanna, Amalia, Wessex, Jigano, Lily 22 Last post by Jigano
    on 02-01-2019
    [Exploration] fears, shmears
    in Bone Bridge on 01-30-2019
    Wessex, Melita 3 Last post by Melita
    on 02-02-2019
    [Exploration] a single spark
    in Shrine on 01-26-2019
    Safrin 7 Last post by Ronin
    on 01-30-2019
    [Exploration] [SEASONAL EVENT][OPEN] Slim Pickings
    in Fields on 01-26-2019
    Seiji 21 Last post by Ronin
    on 02-14-2019
    Gone, gone, gone
    in The Underground on 01-25-2019
    Remi, Roana, NPC 20 Last post by Ronin
    on 02-10-2019
    [SEASONAL EVENT] Diamond Dust
    in Woodland on 01-25-2019
    Remi, NPC 44 Last post by Ronin
    on 01-28-2019
    [Exploration] [SEASONAL EVENT] [OPEN] Sticks and (Glow)Stones
    in Glade on 01-22-2019
    Alistair 5 Last post by Ronin
    on 01-25-2019
    Wasn't Expecting That
    in The Settlement on 01-17-2019
    Remi 29 Last post by Ronin
    on 01-22-2019
    [RE] Frozen is not forever
    in Oasis on 01-16-2019
    Random Event 12 Last post by Ronin
    on 01-17-2019
    [SEASONAL EVENT] berry good
    in Woodland on 01-12-2019
    Remi 11 Last post by Ronin
    on 01-20-2019
    [Exploration] Unhappy Customer [Open]
    in Rathskeller on 01-08-2019
    Min 22 Last post by Ronin
    on 01-30-2019
    [PQ] [Seasonal Event] afire love
    in The Settlement on 01-08-2019
    Remi, Rory, Amalia, Samuel, Melita 24 Last post by Rory
    on 02-13-2019
    [Mini Event] just the way of things
    in Temple on 01-08-2019
    Remi, Edrei, Isla, Rory, Ashetta, Phoebe, Roana, Zariah, Kalt, Alistair, Archebold, Deimos, Rexanna, Amalia, Wessex, Jigano, Melita, Kiada 33 Last post by Ronin
    on 01-19-2019
    [Exploration] [OPEN] it's always me i fight {Seasonal Event!}
    in Woodland on 01-07-2019
    Ashetta 6 Last post by Ronin
    on 01-22-2019
    [Exploration] [SEASONAL EVENT] Light my way, love
    in Shrine on 01-05-2019
    Vanya, Safrin 7 Last post by Safrin
    on 01-22-2019
    [SEASONAL EVENT] Wakey Wakey
    in Bounty Hunters Guild on 01-05-2019
    Edrei 13 Last post by Ronin
    on 01-21-2019
    [Exploration] [Seasonal Event] Some Illumination (Open)
    in Oasis on 01-02-2019
    Samuel 13 Last post by Samuel
    on 01-10-2019
    [PQ] Dionysus Reborn
    in Domiciles on 12-31-2018
    Remi, Vanya, Bastien 19 Last post by Remi
    on 01-18-2019
    Pendant Associates
    in Rathskeller on 12-28-2018
    Safrin, Bastien 18 Last post by Bastien
    on 01-06-2019
    Won't You Be My Neighbor
    in The Settlement on 12-24-2018
    Alistair 10 Last post by Ronin
    on 01-12-2019
    Sound the alarm [OPEN]
    in Bounty Hunters Guild on 12-22-2018
    Edrei 7 Last post by Edrei
    on 01-01-2019
    [Training] Growing Pains
    in Sanctuary on 12-17-2018
    Remi 25 Last post by Remi
    on 12-30-2018
    It's just the trauma talking
    in The Settlement on 12-16-2018
    Ashetta, Safrin 22 Last post by Ronin
    on 01-07-2019
    Gourd Damn It [Seasonal Event] [OPEN]
    in Glade on 12-16-2018
    Deimos, Wessex 10 Last post by Ronin
    on 01-01-2019
    No girls allowed?
    in The Settlement on 12-12-2018
    Edrei, Safrin 13 Last post by Ronin
    on 12-14-2018
    Too Gourd to Pass Up [Seasonal Event] [OPEN!]
    in The Outskirts on 12-11-2018
    Alistair, Sarya 6 Last post by Ronin
    on 12-14-2018
    [DROP] No time like the present
    in Bone Bridge on 12-07-2018
    Random Event, Bastien, Celosia, Vervain, Desmond, Remi, Edrei, Rexanna, Devrum, Attraes, Alistair, Archebold, Deimos, Vanya, Kaladin, Ashetta, Kalt 55 Last post by Ronin
    on 12-16-2018
    [Exploration] Top of the World
    in Rathskeller on 12-05-2018
    Remi, Vervain, Safrin 80 Last post by Ronin
    on 12-10-2018
    I Got You, Babe
    in The Settlement on 12-05-2018
    Vanya, Safrin 26 Last post by Ronin
    on 01-01-2019
    [PQ] Thank God I'm a Country Boy
    in Fields on 12-05-2018
    Devrum 2 Last post by Ronin
    on 12-05-2018
    Soup of the day [Seasonal Event] [OPEN!]
    in The Settlement on 12-05-2018
    Remi 18 Last post by Ronin
    on 12-17-2018
    [SWE] The Festival of Lights
    in The Outskirts on 12-01-2018
    Remi, Court Official, Edrei, Koel, Loren, Elyna, Vervain, Rory, Celosia, Ashetta, Kalt, Devrum, Alistair, Archebold, Ludo, Tae, Desmond, Deimos, Rexanna, Amalia, Sarya, Asavvi, Wessex, Jorseval, Bastien 66 Last post by Rory
    on 01-07-2019
    [God Quest] I yelled back when I heard thunder
    in Glade on 11-29-2018
    Safrin 13 Last post by Ronin
    on 12-02-2018
    [Exploration] Shake, Rattle and Roll (OPEN)
    in Bone Bridge on 11-29-2018
    Zariah 9 Last post by Ronin
    on 12-02-2018
    Bigger, Better, Stronger
    in The Settlement on 11-26-2018
    Remi, Random Event 19 Last post by Ronin
    on 12-02-2018
    The Old Ways (Open)
    in Rathskeller on 11-25-2018
    Tristan 4 Last post by Ronin
    on 11-29-2018
    [Exploration] What are this? [OPEN]
    in The Spire on 11-24-2018
    Remi, Rory 24 Last post by Ronin
    on 12-27-2018
    [PQ] Against the Dying of the Light
    in The Settlement on 11-24-2018
    Remi, Alistair 14 Last post by Remi
    on 11-30-2018
    [Mini Event] Strangers in a Strange Land
    in Temple on 11-21-2018
    Remi, Edrei, Koel, Elyna, Isla, Vervain, Tae, Grusha, Tristan, Deimos, Rexanna, Wessex 23 Last post by Wessex
    on 11-30-2018
    The Notice Board
    in Temple on 11-18-2018
    Remi, Court Official, Isla, Vervain, NPC, Jigano 10 Last post by Isla
    on 01-26-2019
    It's funny how reflections change
    in Domiciles on 11-17-2018
    Remi, Zero 12 Last post by Ronin
    on 12-05-2018
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