Carvin Pharon Yurus: The Last Therian

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Carvin Pharon Yurus: The Last Therian

Post by Orophin » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:07 am

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Name: Carvin Pharon Yurus (Ronin)

Age: 573 (Looks to be between his late twenties and early thirties in human years.)

Sex: Male

Race: Therian

Height: 6'8

Weight: 258

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Description
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Appearance: He appears to be mainly human but also would appear to be mixed with elf if people looked closely at him. However, in truth he is the last of the ancient race simply known as Therians. He has many of the prominent features of the ancient race. This includes a tall, well toned, and heavily muscled body. He is also broad at the shoulders and narrow at the hips. He has piercing grey eyes that give him the appearance of being blind, but in truth the eyesight of his race was believed to be one of the strongest ever known about. He has a mess of long, wavy, and unruly hair on his head, and a light beard that he keeps shaved close. His hair is a dark navy blue but most believe it to be black simple because it is easier for them to accept. His ears are pointed similar to that of elves except that they slightly curve backwards at the top, and they have a similar smaller point that also curves backwards for his earlobes. This gives his ears a crescent moon like appearance which confesses many people since nearly all records of his race were destroyed hundreds of years ago whenever his race was wiped out. His hands are meaty with long fingers that are heavily calloused, and he has large strong feet which are equally as calloused when seen without his boots. His clothes were made by himself and are a patchwork of leather made from the hides of dragons that he has hunted in the past. On top of the leather at certain intervals are also pieces of orichalcum, the metal created by his people said to be stronger than mithril and much rarer, that have been permanently affixed to his clothing. He often looks rather rugged because of the fact that he speeds most if his time on the road, wandering in the deep tangles of sprawling forest and jungles, or searching the maze like passages of the swamps and marshes.

Personality: He is a very solitary person because of his past, and the fact that he is the last of his kind. He is rather untrusting of others but will appear friendly in order to be able to get information or whatever else he might need out of them. Otherwise he can come across as rather brash and rude. He is blatantly honest with his feelings and opinions and usually won't think about others feelings on what he has to say unless it is to someone that he has actually grown close. Though he is slow to get close to people once he does you couldn't find a more loyal friend and companion. He is willing to do whatever is necessary to protect those close to him even if it seems hopeless. He is willing to help those he doesn't know, but usually he does seek some form of compensation after the fact. He has an iron constitution and can often be found with a hard drink in his hand and some type of food set near him to enjoy. He enjoys the company of women but is not always very gentlemanly in his mannerisms to them. However he does know how to behave properly whenever the occasion calls for it.

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Abilities
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Powers:
Shape-shifting - As a Therian he is able to change his shape in a number of ways. Taking on the form of whatever beast, or even person, that he so chooses.

Voice of the Wild - He is able to speak to any form of animal or plant life. This can be done whatever form he is in.

Therian Caliber - As a Therian he has physical capabilities different from other races. His strength would be equal to that of a dwarf comparable to his proportional size. Yet he is as light, swift, and agile as an elf. Because of his shape-shifting ability he can heal injuries much more quickly than other races buy it will still take him a week or so to heal the more grievous of injuries. Also because Therians are one of the ancient races they seem to be able to live with the same type of longevity as the other ancient races. Such as like Elves and Dragons. As such there was still first generation Therians living whenever the genocide of the race occurred. He can see greater distances than any bird of prey, and can see more clearly in the dark than any feline. His senses of smell and hearing are stronger than those of a dire wolf. Lastly he can detect heavy vibrations from as far away as a mile.

Therian Mental Fortitude - Because of his shape-shifting ability affecting his mental capacity whenever he changes into other races this has made it where he can easily detect someone trying to effect his mind even in secret. This also makes it much less likely that such attempts will work at all. Regardless if it is just simple mind reading, or the much more difficult mind domination. Unless it is a master magic user who has specialized in mind altering magics it is unlikely that he will be effected at all. He can push most peoples probes out of his mind and block them from trying again.

Empathic - He can detect the emotions of those around him, and can possibly effect them depending upon a vast number of variable.

Skills:
Therian Royal Education - As the one time Crown Prince of his people he was educated in the traditions and customs of all the races that his people at one time had dealings with. This gives him much knowledge of the other races including even their languages which he whenever he has need of them.

Huntsman - He has been trained to hunt, trap, track, forage, how to notice different plants and what benefits they can give him, and how to survive off only what nature provides. Which he uses to take care of himself, as well as to find and capture his bounties. Whether they be beast or man.

Cooking - While he isn't up to the standards of any chief to royalty he is still a very capable cook and can prepare food in a number of different ways.

Leather Working - He was trained in how to care and craft leather weather it be for clothes or other necessities.

Cloth Work - He eventually learned how to care for his basic clothing so he would have less need to interact with others. This also is useful for whenever he is nowhere near civilization.

Weapon Maintenance and Upkeep - He is able to create arrows, and other simple weapons. However, this mainly helps him to keep his weapons and armors in good conditions and allows him to keep them from needing regular repair from blacksmiths.

Combat Training - He has been trained in stealth practices. He also received training in hand-to-hand combat, unarmed combat, knife fighting, knife throwing, swordsmanship, and archery.

Basic First-Aid and Medicine - He has studied how to use basic first-aid in case of accidents. He also knows how to create basic potions and poltices from plants and other natural ingredients.

Equipment:
Supplies - He travels with a bed roll, a rucksack, a waterskin, an assortment of dried meats, hardtack, and fruits, enough of each to last about a week when eaten together, and special gear to help in the upkeep and care of his clothes, armor, weapons, and equipment. He also carries two extra changes of basic clothing to switch out with his regular clothes that he wears under his leather and armor in case the need arises. Lastly, he has about six hundred platinum coins.

Weapons - He carries a longsword made of orichalcum across his back, as well as a short horn bow. He has a long dagger also made of orichalcum that he wears on his right side, and on his other side he carried a quiver filled with twenty or so arrows. Lastly he carries an assortment of throwing knives made of adamantite which is a metal heavier and not as strong as mithril. This metal is also more common than mithril even though it is still considered rare.


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Biography
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Carvin was raised the eldest child of the Royal Family of the Therians. He was a kind young man who was always happy to lend a hand to anyone in need, and he stayed this way even into his young adulthood. He could often be found moving amongst his people or spending time in the surrounding jungles whenever he had no duties that needed to be preformed. However this joyous life did not last long for him. Because of their uniqueness, even amongst the other ancient races, many races were very envious and often resentful of the Therians. This of course led to the inevitable dark outcome.

Many of the other more self centered and twisted races decided that the Therians needed to be eliminated. These races consisted primarily of the more brutal and savage races of the world including the Orcs, Ogres, Goblins, Hobes, Trolls, and Giants. But even some of the more bestial races who would usually keep to themselves decided to go after the Therians. These consisted majorly of the Rat-Men, Lizardfolk, Nagas, Harpies, and Minotaurs. However, the worse ones that rose up against the Therians where those races who were more innovative and clever with their dark designs. Though these races were the smallest collection of the lot, they were also the most dangerous by far. They were the Duergar, Drow, Deep Gnomes, and even some Human factions of the world. These races masterminded and led the movements that would see the Therians wiped out of existence.

It was around the time that Carvin was fifty a large scale assault was perpetrated on his people. They were unable to turn back the tide that was unleashed on them because of how vastly outnumber they were. Many of their people died during that first siege. Over the next twenty to twenty-five years the rest of the race was hunted down until they were believed to be completely extinct. That wasn't enough for the jealous races that led the genocide against their race though. These hateful people also systematically sought out any information or knowledge related to the Therians and proceeded to destroy that as well wanting to make it as though the Therians had never existed in the first place. A few hundred years later and that dream was basically a reality. The Therian race was believed to be nothing more than legends by most who still lived.

Carvin was the only Therian still alive and he made sure to keep himself hidden from being discovered even once his race was no longer believed to have ever truly existed. He lived by surviving off what he needed in the wilds, and eventually began to work by acting as a bounty hunter. The young kind boy over the years was lost until only the angry solitary person that he became was left. Very few know who and what he really is. Most simply believe him to be a half-elf and half-human and only know him by the name given to him, Ronin. He was called such because of the fact that he always seemed to be moving as though he had nowhere to call home. Though deep down he does desire to find acceptance and a life that can be truly lived amongst the other races of the world he has little faith that this will ever actually happen for him. So he continues to move on merely looking for his next bounty that he can go after.
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Re: Carvin Pharon Yurus: The Last Therian

Post by Annasiel » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:03 pm

Accepted.

I'd suggest expanding on the genocide, though. It would feel more consistent to focus on specific instigators instead of saying "many of the other races;" most races aren't nationally homogenous, so it would be more plausible for the instigators to be certain nations at odds with the Therians over entire races. I don't see there being a unified racial movement to annihilate an entire other race just for the sake of jealousy.
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Re: Carvin Pharon Yurus: The Last Therian

Post by Orophin » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:15 pm

I'll work on it. It was very late when I posted this up and I was really tired but wanted to finish the character sheet before I went to bed. Since the bio was the last thing I worked on it did suffer from my exhaustion the most. I wanted to focus on certain races just couldn't think clearly enough to get a proper idea on how to make it work. I'll try to get it worked out more soon.
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Re: Carvin Pharon Yurus: The Last Therian

Post by Orophin » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:50 pm

I've updated and edited his bio with more details about the races who destroyed the Therians. I hope that it is more acceptable now. Sorry again about the vagueness of what I first posted up.
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Re: Carvin Pharon Yurus: The Last Therian

Post by Annasiel » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:51 pm

Thank you!
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