Darwin Cynderyn


Basic Information
Level: 0
Race: Ancient
Nationality: Natural
Citizenship: Hollowed Grounds

His Grin Was Halfway A Smile
Halfway A Threat

Character Information
Face Claim: Sean O'Pry Strength: 8 /30
Age: 29 (Longheat 288 PC) Dexterity: 12 /30
Height: 5'10" Endurance: 10 /30
Weight: 160 Lbs Luck: 5 /30
Gender: Ambiguous Intuition: 0 /3
Orientation: Autosexual Deity Alignment: Dygra
Relationship Status: In love with himself
Darwin chooses to appear to the world as an Ancient. Horns, prehensile tail, and fangs never hidden away, no attempt to appear more 'human'.

Horns are not flawless, as though a symbol of the raw, blood-lusting beast inside. Both thick at their base, they curl backwards not unlike the weaponry of a Nubian ibex. They have a corkscrew twist all the way through which smooths at the sharp tips, except the horn on the right is shattered halfway through.

Fangs and prehensile tail are standard to the race of Ancients, both utilized accordingly. The tail for balance during hunts or to explore what hands are unable to easily reach and fangs for tearing through flesh to find the blood within.

An impeccable style, elegant, refined. Flowing strides, confidence in motion. Body sinuous, serpentine, slim and strong. A gaze of amber to match the violent magma of home, hair fairly ruffled despite the choice of clothing. A testament to unhinged feralness eagerly displayed.

Shifted Form: The Lial
A haughty agent of chaos, Darwin is tactically vicious. A violent potential vibrates through a body never made to look human. Emotions not unknown but not always hinged. Clever enough to harness them should the need arise, entitled enough to believe it is all YOUR fault.

There is pride in being an Ancient. No conflicts of what 'side' to show the world, no concern over judgments passed due to lineage and alignment. A personal confidence, one centered at the core unshaken by insults or outward accomplishments.

Where, then, does Darwin stumble? It is ego. It is making a decision and only rarely choosing to go back on it. It is the belief that all others are peasant rabble (Except you, Dygra, Darwin loves you ;) ) no matter their station or intention. Only a sharp mind, a deeply inquisitive nature, and powerful emotional regulation skills prevent a tongue from going too far... usually.

Nearly all of Darwin's life has been in stasis. Born before time had a name with insatiable hunger, not just any blood would do. Animals and insects avoided, never enough to sate the cravings that relentlessly demanded. One small village constantly targeted with many individuals to choose from.

Until one day, Darwin sought the blood of someone far more powerful. Paid for it not with the loss of life but the loss of freedom. Locked away beneath the village, sealed away to go mad with hunger... and eventually succumb to stone.

A barrier around The Hollowed Grounds erected, and Darwin remained in slumber. Unknowing of how or why events unfolded. And as Dygra slept, so, too, did the Ancients.

Dreams came and went. Nightmares passing, a constant rush and ebb and flow of a mind active and desperate for escape. Snarling, feral, prideful RAGE. No darkness or quiet, there was no peace. No sense of time, only the passing of imaginary moments trapped in a mind desperate for freedom.

And that freedom never came in reality but in dreams only. Again and again when death landed above Darwin's cell of rock: A fight, however brief, that spilled enough blood to soak into the earth. To sink down through roots and dirt, to drip upon stone and reach a tongue that turned from stone to flesh. Unhinged then, a beast that surged upward and back into the world. Devouring, drinking deep until sanity returned.

If only just.

And then darkness once more. A roll back into more nightmares, more imaginary wants and all that was beyond reach. The struggle to cling to a single, irrefutable truth:

Change is inevitable. So is death. An eventuality not to be feared, the law of survival has always been the same:

You either survive.

Or you don't.

Darwin was born to this rule, has lived by it always. Has never resented it or rejected it. It is the foundation upon which this Ancient is built upon. Unshakable, a certainty that has never stumbled or proven itself a lie.

The teeth set within the jaws of a crocodile never apologize for the damage they do.
Half of Darwin's left horn was broken off during an altercation with a more powerful opponent while in the deepest bowels of insatiable bloodlust. A reminder of just how swiftly perfection can be extinguished.

Darwin appears to be around the age of 30.

Refined tastes are this Ancient's bread and butter. Only rarely will animals be taken (insects never), and even then only when times are desperate. Preference will always go toward larger, more challenging prey (NPCs and PCs)

A rough estimate of this character's damage potential is as follows:

HP: 1

Unarmed strike:4

Physical attack with a basic weapon/attuned shifts: 14

Physical attack with an upgraded weapon/attuned shifts: 24

Physical attack with a mastered weapon/attuned shifts: 34

Magical attack with basic magic/mythical shifts: 15

Magical attack with upgraded magic/mythical shifts: 25

Magical attack with mastered magic/mythical shifts: 35


  • Magic: Fire Resistance (passive) | Cannot be harmed by heat or flame.
    Type: Dark | Rank: Basic

  • Citizenship Ability
    The world is new to you, and you to it. During PQ/PQ+/KQs/Drops, you roll with advantage on luck-based rolls and receive an extra name during drops. (In order to use this, make sure to note the ability at the bottom of each post)

    Player Post Count: 32
    KQs: 0
    PQ+s: 0
    Mini Events: 0
    SWEs: 0
    PQs: 0
    Player MP: 10
    King's End
    • The Barrows - No thread
      • The Last Step - No thread
      • Meadowreach - No thread
    • Queen's Gambit - No thread
      • Eye of Fire - No thread
    • Mourn - No thread
      • The Dreaming Well - No thread
    • Boondocks - No thread
      • The Castaway Exchange - No thread
      Explored: 0/9
    • The Citadel - No thread
      • Palace - No thread
      • Snowcloak - No thread
    • Tundra - No thread
      • Sea of Glass - No thread
      • The Fangs - No thread
      • The Frostfields - No thread
      • Svaturis Bay - No thread
      • The Hollow Forest - No thread
      • The Greenwing - No thread
      Explored: 0/10
    Hollowed Grounds
    • Inner Quarter - No thread
      • Temple - No thread
      • Domiciles - No thread
      • Atheneum - No thread
      • Black Lake - No thread
      • The Last Whisper - No thread
    • Outer Brambles - No thread
      • The Labyrinth - No thread
      • Levinsward - No thread
      • Peekaboo Rise - No thread
      • Glade - No thread
        • Oasis - No thread
        • The Spire - No thread
    • Outer Islands - No thread
      • Bone Bridges - No thread
      • Jack Tar Landing - No thread
      Explored: 0/16
    • Ahi Coast - No thread
      • Kaiholo Port - No thread
      • The Rainbow Road - No thread
      • Aumakua - No thread
      • Miana Pool - No thread
    • Haulani - No thread
      • The Hanged Man - No thread
      • Rae's Fingers - No thread
    • Arclight Ocean - No thread
      • Underwater City - No thread
        • The Spiral Marketplace - No thread
        • Drowned Gardens - No thread
        • Razortooth Basin - No thread
        • Moonkissed Reef - No thread
      • Kuali'i Isles - No thread
      • The Maw - No thread
      • Apopo - No thread
      • Metacarpal Island - No thread
      Explored: 0/18
    • City Area - No thread
      • The Celestine - No thread
      • The Tower - No thread
      • The Spyglass - No thread
      • Judgement's Needle - No thread
      • The Archive - No thread
      • The Collegium - No thread
      • Pacifist Plaza - No thread
      • The Silk Houses - No thread
        • The White Hart - No thread
        • Mother Molly's - No thread
      • Trinity Temple - No thread
      • Eye of the Storm - No thread
    • The Falling - No thread
      • Skyport - No thread
      • The Grotto - No thread
    • City Gates - No thread
      • The Righteous Climb - No thread
      • The Dragon's Nest - No thread
      Explored: 0/19
    The Draig Cordillera
    • The Draig Cordillera - No thread
      • Amphitheatre - No thread
      • Infinity Fields - No thread
      • Caido's Lighthouse - No thread
      • Weightless Waterfall - No thread
      • Summit - No thread
      Explored: 0/6
    Hak Etme
    • Hak Etme - No thread
      • The Furnace - No thread
      • Boneyard - No thread
      • Sunshine Pools - No thread
      • Sea of Dreams - No thread
      • Suvahasi - No thread
      Explored: 0/6
    The Feverlands
    • The Feverlands - No thread
      • The Hanging Tree - No thread
      • Tar Pits - No thread
      • The Sallow Swamp - No thread
      Explored: 0/4
    • Oerwoud - No thread
      • Tanglefoot - No thread
        • Leap of Faith - No thread
        • The Mistbanks - No thread
      • Undergrove - No thread
        • The Peepholes - No thread
      • Brittlebone Bridge - No thread
      • Wishtide Waterways - No thread
      Explored: 0/8
    The Climb
    • The Climb - No thread
      • The Crust - No thread
        • Angel's End - No thread
        • Lava Pits - No thread
      • The Burrows - No thread
        • The Mountain's Roar - Fire Eyes
        • Soulfire Reach - No thread
        • Obsidian Cathedral - No thread
        • Frey's Breath - No thread
      Explored: 1/9
    • Greatwood - No thread
      • Sidhe Village - No thread
        • Observatory - No thread
        • The Bodega - No thread
        • Undercroft - No thread
      • The Stone Symphony - No thread
        • Sunken Gardens - No thread
        • The Saltkiss Estuary - No thread
      • The Wildwood - No thread
        • Ludo's Woods - No thread
        • Crimson Cataract - No thread
        • Mathair - No thread
        • Eyes of Vi - No thread
      Explored: 0/13
    Darwin's Threadlog
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    Fire Eyes
    in The Mountain's Roar on 07-12-2024
    Maea 8 Last post by Maea
    on 07-15-2024
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