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Old Jan 22nd, 2016, 10:09 PM
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Name: Soveliss Liadon
Race: Wood Elf
Gender: Male
Class: Ranger (All the way to 20)
Age: 197 (Appears in his late 20's)
Trait 1: I feel tremendous empathy for all who suffer.
Trait 2: I place no stock in wealthy or well-mannered folk. Money and manners won't save you from a hungry owlbear.
Bond: My tribe is the most important thing in my life, even when they are far from me.
Ideal: Free Thinking: Inquiry and curiosity are the pillars of progress.
Flaw: I'm a sucker for a pretty face.
Background:
Soveliss was born to one of the nomadic wood elf tribes roaming the world. From an early age, the young elf took part in the defense of the tribe, acting as a sentry to guard the tribe's homes against the raids of goblins, bandits, and wolves. It was here that he learned the ways of his people, from archery to the silent movement that elves are known for. Over the years, as he ascended into adulthood, the dangers facing the tribe grew steadily, until, following one raid in which the defensive lines were broken and goblins almost broke into the settlement proper, the tribal elders reluctantly acknowledged that they could no longer live alone in the world.

Soveliss was dispatched to the nearby human settlement of Veseya, hoping to secure a meeting between humans and elves, only to arrive to find it under an attack of it's own. Entering via a side gate, the elf was swept up in the defense of the town. During a particularly harrowing moment of the siege, when the gate was breached, Soveliss single-handedly brought down an Orc captain leading the attack, piercing his dark heart with an arrow. Seeking no acclaim for the feat ("I would have done the same thing defending my people," He repeatedly remarked), his action was noted by several of the defenders, who promptly sang his praises loudly to everyone who would listen.
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Chaos hung over the battlefield like a veil. Everything was obscured by a faint layer of smoke, making even the keen elven eyes of Soveliss Liadon strain to identify the orcs and goblins pouring through the shattered gate. Standing against the charge of beasts that plagued the nightmares of men, dwarves, and elves the world over, a mere twenty brave men, militia, armed with makeshift spears and shields. He was fairly sure that one of the men's shields had begun life as a carriage wheel, though through the smoke he couldn't be entirely sure. As he watched from a nearby rooftop, Soveliss couldn't help but feel a sense of admiration, these humans, defending their homes and families, standing against a foe that they couldn't hope to best. Several streets away, a squad of the town guard, more professionally armed and trained men, were hurrying to reinforce the gate, but it would be several minutes before they arrived, and the defenders didn't look as if they had that long.

He thought briefly of his own home, of fighting against these types of raids for decades, even though the forces attacking this town seemed larger, more organized. How many times had he experienced this moment, the critical point at which a battle could be won or lost? He remembered his training, under the tutelage of his tribal elders, that sensing the tides of battle, of finding the right point to attack or defend for maximum effect. Now was another moment to act. But not to defend.

Jumping down from the low thatched roof, the lithe elf sprinted to the line of men who were staring down their enemies as they came on, snarling and howling their primitive war-cries. Goblins and orcs only respected strength, and wouldn't be moved by the determination of the defenders. So in order to buy time for the town guard to arrive, there was only one course of action.

Stepping through the uneven line of humans, he withdrew a white-fletched arrow from the quiver at his back, nocking it to the string of his longbow, and drew it back. Bringing the arrow to his cheek, he took careful aim, exhaled briefly, and released.

The orcs, not expecting to be shot at, were surprised, checking their mad charge for just a moment. The humans, not expecting assistance, gasped aloud as the sharp twang of the bowstring reverberated through the air. But nobody was as surprised as the orc captain who was at the head of the charge, swinging a huge cleaver around and whooping his warcries for all to hear. The powerful arrow, aimed with all of the skill that near a hundred years as an archer had given Soveliss, pierced the crude iron plate covering his chest. It dug through skin, flesh, and bone, piercing the captain's black heart, and proceeded out through his back, protruding from the back plate of his armor. Giving a gasp of surprise, it looked down in confusion at the shaft protruding from his chest, gave a look of shock, and tumbled to the ground.

Slinging his bow quickly over his shoulder, the young elf drew the long, thin blade at his back and, turning to the surprised humans behind him, smiled reassuringly. "If we charge now we can hold them!" He exclaimed, and with that, turned and dashed off towards the suddenly less fearsome orcs and goblins.




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Old Jan 23rd, 2016, 04:58 AM
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Old Jan 23rd, 2016, 05:20 AM
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Old Jan 23rd, 2016, 08:23 PM
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Old Jan 24th, 2016, 06:12 PM
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Old Jan 25th, 2016, 08:09 AM
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Old Jan 26th, 2016, 11:59 PM
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Old Jan 28th, 2016, 03:30 PM
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