FAUST, lexin r. Aug 23, 2013 15:39:51 GMT
Post by Deleted on Aug 23, 2013 15:39:51 GMT
WHO ARE YOU?
lexin ryner faust
i am called many things, not all pleasant, and usually without my discretion. however i prefer that people call me lex
WHEN WERE YOU BORN? HOW OLD ARE YOU?
i was born on october 6th maybe a century or so ago
WHAT DO YOU DO?
i work as a blacksmith and part time metal artisan in the village of isidoros and frequently travel to sell my wares in other areas.
WHAT ARE YOU?
i am a pureblood vampire
WHAT ELEMENT WERE YOU GIFTED WITH?
i posses the element of fire
WHO DO YOU RESEMBLE?
HOW TALL ARE YOU?
five foot ten
HOW MUCH DO YOU WEIGH?
one hundred and thirty-four pounds
DESCRIBE YOUR HAIR FOR US!
my hair is dark brown and is generally wavy but sometimes curls. i keep it relatively short but let it grow out occasionally.
AND YOUR EYES.
my eyes are of a grayish blue and are more narrow than they are round, when i feed my eyes turn a bright, vivid red.
HAVE ANY SCARS? HOW DID YOU GET THEM?
i have several nasty looking scars on my throat from the day of my banishment. they are not things that i like to talk about nor will i ever bring them up. i have several other, not nearly as threatening, scars on my hands and arms from mistakes during work. i also have a rather long but faded scar on my right shin from nearly falling to my death off a rocky cliff.
ANYTHING INTERESTING ABOUT YOURSELF?
the injury to my throat has left me without most of my vocal capability. any attempt i make at trying to vocalize words come out as raspy and voiceless.
WHAT'S YOUR STYLE?
i rarely have any occasion to dress very formally. i own very little clothing of expense as most of my clothing is littered with burn holes and soot. usually i wear things i can work or travel in.
WHAT ARE YOUR BEST QUALITIES?
i'm a relatively patient person. you wouldn’t believe how long it takes people to take hints or read body language without someone having to directly point it out to them vocally or otherwise. i'm hardworking and diligent, i don't know how one could have my occupation and not be both of these things. i react to sudden change very well and i'm generally able to come out of the situation ahead of the game or at least still in one piece. i'm quite passive but can definitely hold my own it just about any situation. someone who can't speak doesn't get very far with the whole assertive, headstrong bigot thing, and i'm quite satisfied to hang back anyway. that doesn't mean, however, that i let people just walk all over me. i'm not afraid to retaliate in any means imaginable. i'm also quite crafty and inventive which comes in handy on my travels.
WHAT ARE YOUR WORST QUALITIES?
i can be a little skittish sometimes and startle quite easily. i get flustered when people can't understand what i'm trying to tell them and even my holy levels of patience only go so far. i tend to have very low expectations which is just as convenient as it is a pain. though i am very rarely let down and quite frequently surprised at higher results, having low expectations just makes everything more depressing and harder to deal with when things are actually as bad as you expected them to be. though many might not consider this to be a point of self loathing, i am far more skilled with the weapons i make than i am at making them. now that's not to say that i'm a bad smith, i am an excellent blacksmith, but my quickness with the blades i create definitely outshine the blade itself. it's something i have to work on. i dwell on things far too long. past mistakes are almost always at the forefront of my mind. i just have a hard time letting go.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY?
i enjoy fishing a lot, it's an easy way to get dinner when i'm out on the road. i love hot, home cooked meals and eating with others, i don't mind sharing my food over a fire or even a dinner table. i like most animals, when i'm not feeding on them, but they don't seem to like me very much. i enjoy listening to others, i pride myself in being good at one of the avenues of communication, and people seem to like to talk me ear off. i hear a lot of things too. i wonder if people assume that since i can't reply that i'll never be able to judge them, or tell anyone else of the things that they reveal to me. it's quite interesting, how loose one's tongue gets when the apparent risk of judgment or exposure is gone. i like spring and autumn, they are not only beautiful but quite comfortable as well.
WHAT DO YOU NOT ENJOY?
i hate the rain, it makes my job harder and it's completely miserable to travel in. i absolutely can't stand it when people don't get my condition or that they get it but they refuse to take a hint. no, i can't talk about it and even if i could i wouldn't want to. lay off you annoying bastard i have metalwork to sell. i don't particularly enjoy the summer and winter months. the sun is far too bright in the summer. in the winter, it's a lot harder to keep the forge at the right temperature. one can assume that i don't like the sun very much. i mean, i don't have anything particularly against it it's just, you know, too bright and shiny. i hate being alone just about as much as i can't stand people. it really is quite the problem and i'm constantly fighting a losing battle with myself. i hate conflict and try to avoid it to the best of my ability unless it has to do with me directly.
EVERYONE IS AFRAID OF SOMETHING. WHAT'S YOUR FEAR?
i am quite shamefully afraid the clan i once called my own will come back to haunt me. it goes without saying much that i did not part on the best terms or consequences. it would not surprise nor shock me should they come to cut off a loose end.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH? GOALS?
if people could look at me and think first about how skilled a smith i am and second of my scars, i think i could die a happy man.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A PARTNER?
i guess i could see myself with either sex, either is more appealing than the other, however they would need to be understanding of my situation for sure, and they'd need to be able handle the fact that i won't be able to stay with them all of the time unless they would like to travel with me across the lands so i can make a living, in which case this wouldn't be an issue.
WHAT CAN'T YOU STAND IN A PARTNER?
well i can't stand people that treat my condition like a terminal disease, or people that act like it doesn't bother them but do nothing but stare at my scars. besides that, i don't think i could be with anyone that would be very possessive over me. i have things to do and a life to live, my love life is less important than that.
TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF!
well that's an open ended question, isn't it? i already said a lot about myself, when do we get to talk about you? alright, alright, i'll stop fooling around. don't give me that look. i like to pretend that i'm not nearly as violent or capable as i am. not because i'm ashamed of it, but violent people, nonetheless violent vampires, don't tend to make very many friends in the world, and, let's face it, everyone needs someone - or at least some kind of human interaction. we can't all be introverted badasses now can we? i much prefer to feed on animals than i do humans. not that i like the blood anymore, human blood is by far more delectable, but it's far too much hassle to ask people and i'm not going to kill someone just to scratch an itch. that being said, i don't pass the opportunity to feed on human blood should it arise. along the same lines, i have this nasty habit of not feeding for a long time. sometimes it gets to the point where i can't bear to see anyone for fear of jumping them and sucking the life out of them.
i don't take pride in being a vampire or having the ability to live until the proverbial end of the world. if anything, it's more trouble than it's worth. i would be very happy to live as a normal human being. i guess you could say that is why i go through those periods of time where i feed as little as possible. i don't do it on purpose, but not feeding makes me feel less vampiric for a time.
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR MOTHER.
i never knew my mother
nor my father
DO YOU HAVE ANY SIBLINGS?
i would assume that i have many siblings, who they are is more than i care to find out
WHAT ABOUT PETS?
for as much as i like animals, they seem very skittish around me. i don't have any pets of my own, but would not be against ever getting one.
ANY IMPORTANT PEOPLE I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?
not really. i was raised by a man named caprice, but i didn't like him very much as a child. i regret my naivety.
WHAT'S YOUR STORY?
i was born into a clan of vampires. well, i assume that i was born. for all i know i could have been spawned form the depths of hell. i never met my parents. from the earliest days of my memory there was only me and the one who raised me, caprice, and the rest of my clan though i was always quite distant from them. caprice was not my father, that i knew instinctively. i also knew to never ask him of my parents either. when i was young, i had made the mistake of inquiring upon it once. it was never done again. caprice was not a bad man but he definitely was not a good father figure. i try not to hold it against him. it wasn't his fault that things turned out as they did.
for what it was worth, and over the years i have found it to be worth quite a bit, caprice trained me. he was more a mentor to me than he really was anything else. i learned many things from him back then. i still had the use of my voice then as well. i can fondly remember some of the lessons i had. caprice educated me of many different subjects. i learned of histories and fables. i didn't have much of an affinity for numbers, but i learned to use them quite well. i also learned more practical things. i learned how to control my hunger. it was a thing to conquer and control not a thing to be conquered and controlled by. i learned how to use a blade. caprice taught me different things than the other children learned. though he never said anything about it, i think he was trying to prepare me. for what, i would not know then, and even today i'm still not positive. but i'm pretty sure that the old man always had his eyes set toward my future. i never did get the chance to thank him for it.
the clan i was born into was very prideful. they possessed a very strong bloodline of vampires all blessed with the dark element. i guess this was a point of pride among the bureaucracy of the vampire race, i'm not very sure, but whatever the reason they had, my clan only welcomed those of their blood that were also dark. it wasn't a point of issue either. everyone born within the clan possessed the favored element. i don't know if it was genetic, or just devil's luck. whatever the reason, i was left out of the equation.
i did not show signs of even possessing an element until my teen years. caprice was not nearly concerned as i. some people just took longer, as he so often informed me. but... i don't know, the whole thing just didn't sit right with me. you'd think i would have been thrilled when my element started to show itself within me, but really i was anything but. there was something within me, some instinctive knowledge that i did not possess what my clan was so proud to have tamed. i felt a fire within me. one that i knew did not come from the dark lady. so i hid it. i never used my element, never talked of my element, never showed any signs of every being blessed with an element whatsoever. but caprice was not convinced. everyone was blessed. everyone had an element.
hell froze over sometime in my twenties. how i had managed to survive that long without the fire consuming me is beyond my knowledge. maybe someone up in some high place was looking out for me - but i doubt it. just because i hid my element from the clan didn't mean that i never used it. actually, it was quite the opposite. i loved my element, for what it's worth. i practiced often in secret and was able to become quite skilled, or so i like to think. however, in the end it was this very thing that became my ultimate downfall.
as much as my combat lessons have helped me over the years, i never have been able to control the survival instinct that caprice had carved into my bones with each lesson. well, as much as i would like to blame everything on that, it wouldn't be fair. it was my fault as well. i hadn't been paying nearly as much attention as i should have been. the children had been playing in the courtyard, and i was busy running errands that caprice had sent me on. i hadn't noticed that it had been a child that ran into me and not some, for lack of better comparison, psycho trying to hamstring me. my hands were full, and i had no defensive weapon on me. so my fire came to my call, as reluctant and accidental as that call had been. i burned the child, quite badly, but that was not my biggest mistake and neither was calling the flames in the first place.
i didn't react fast enough.
before i was really aware of what had even happened, one of the age old vampires was upon me trying to rip my windpipe out. that's when my instincts kicked in again but not before my vocal chords were damaged far beyond repair. with all bets off and my cat well out of the bag, i didn't restrain the use of my flames. funny, how in the end it was caprice that came to my rescue and gave me the opportunity to escape. i knew that there was no going back, but i never really fit in in the first place, did i?
i never learned what became of caprice. digging around in that kind of information was too risky. i had worked so hard to cover my tracks just to reconnect myself to those who tried to kill me for a little bit of information. however, i'm still curious. i had picked up smithing more out of lack of better thing to do with myself than potential occupation. needless to say that i've become quite skilled over the years. it is something that understands me more than most do. and it's something that my element is far more suited for than if i had actually been blessed with dark.
i live simply, and that's more than okay with me.
WHAT'S YOUR NAME?
HOW OLD ARE YOU?
WHAT TIME ZONE ARE YOU IN?
HOW EXPERIENCED ARE YOU?
off and on for about seven years
HAVE ANY OTHER CHARACTERS?
luka corvus frost
HOW'D YOU FIND US?