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Profile: Ugolin

  • Member
    August 21

     

    Surname: N/A

    Sex: Male

    Race: Breton

    Class: Aspirant

    Age: 28

    Alignment: He values his own liberty but doesn't strive to protect others' freedom. He avoids authority, resents restrictions, and challenges traditions.

    Appearance: Of average Breton height and weight.

    Skin Tone: Fair

    Height: 5'10

    Weight: 156 lbs

    Build: Slim, muscular but not toned or physically imposing.

    Eyes: Brown

    Hair: Dark brown

    Apparel: Robes, a few pieces of mismatched armour to protect limbs.

    Tattoos: War paint on cheeks to symbolise the Thu'um

    Weapons: Sword and Staff

    Special Abilities/Skills: Gifted in the magical arts but not schooled conventionally, Ugolin's main talent comes from his Birthsign of the Atronach. Both a blessing and a curse, this has led Ugolin to rely more on staves and swords than other mages.

     

     

    Place of Birth: In the wild, windswept moors of Rivenspire, High Rock.

    Religion: Raised amongst a community of Daedra worshippers who'd wander from shrine to shrine in a nomadic lifestyle, Ugolin finds the conventional religions of Tamriel hard to swallow. Sworn to serve Hermaeus Mora in exchange for the Abyss' intervention and gifts of power, Ugolin is nevertheless torn between the Daedric Prince and the Divine Akatosh who granted him his soul.

    Political Affiliation: Ugolin has no use for concepts of government. If pushed he is more likely to uphold the status quo than attempt revolution. 

    Education: Gifted at Conjuration, Restoration and Alteration magic, Ugolin's abilities aren't as honed as they could have been had studied at a formal college. Instead his training has been haphazard apprenticeships with other mages in the community. To compensate, Ugolin relies on intermediate swordmanship skills,  magical staves and alchemical potions in battle.

    Languages spoken: Fluent speaker of Daedric and reader of Ehlnofex.

    Hobbies/Interests: His affiliation with Mora and natural personality has made the pursuit of knowledge his primary motivation in life to the exclusion of all else. Collecting and reading rare books, locating and hoarding magical artefacts and brewing powerful concoctions are his way of life.

    Relationship Status: Single. Ugolin's passions leave him little time to think of anyone else.

    Personality: Ugolin is a true loner and has no use for anyone beyond what he may require at a given time. He is distant, quiet and holds people at a metaphorical arm's length. He can be excitable, passionate and expressive when involved in his pursuits but mostly he is quiet, thoughtful and cold as he digests a new piece of information gained from Hermaeus' Black Books.

    Named in ironic mockery and a resigned acceptance of his fate, Ugolin referred to himself as an Aspirant when he discovered the fates of those who linger in Apocrypha for too long. Originally he thought the guardians and librarians of Apocrypha, the Seekers, were daedric beings like those he summoned and commanded with magic. More time spent in Hermaeus Mora's realm eventually revealed the truth: Those who dwelled too long in Mora's realm became Seekers.

    A writhing mass of heaped appendage
    Slipping grasp the squirming slick
    Extend the reach to touch the face
    Burn the mind, reveal the quick

    Crushing razors, hollow shells
    That snap, that twitch, that cinch and rend
    To hold the subject, bodily,
    'Til mind blows soft and life meets end

    Bone extrusions gash and grind
    In moistened depths of smacking heat
    While tearing flesh from averse bone
    The body whole prepares to eat

    What takes the world in lightened sense
    Can also seek the outward gleam
    They rob the all of essence to
    Report the nothing they have seen

    Raised by  his parents in communities of wandering devotes of various Daedric Lords and Demiprinces, Ugolin's upbringing was chaotic, hedonistic and  endlessly fascinating. With rules changing depending on the season, the  particular shrine venerated at the time and the location in Tamriel, Ugolin developed a care-free attitude towards law and order. Mostly, the rituals and practices performed by the communities of daedra worshippers were secretive and held away from the eyes of civilisation. At such times Ugolin witnessed true wonders and his belief, if not actual devotion, of the Lords of Misrule was cemented.

    Despite spending his days learning to command and control servants from the demonic realms using conjuration magic and bending the outside world to his will using alteration spells, Ugolin never managed to overcome his weakness granted by his Atronach Birthsign. His ability to soak magicka passively from the world was blocked by this Celestial guardian. Only in magical battle were his abilities truly an asset. Slightly bitter at what he considered to be a curse, as a young man Ugolin struck out alone,  travelling from place to place, shrine to shrine, motivated by his need to find a means to overcome his limitations and perfect his skills.

    The hand of fate finally revealed itself to him one day many years later as he headed north in search of purpose. 

    AE HERMA MORA ALTADOON PADHOME LKHAN AE AI

  • Member
    August 22

    ER MAH GEEERD PHIL PROFILE! I don't know what I've done to deserve this but it must've been amazing. Was it giving you a Yorkshire Rose? I think it was.

    Now, onto being insanely complimentary. The art is perfect. Its sums up the character to a tee, and the added design builds on it even more, plus the extra mile is always nice. The basics are all there and done exactly how they should be (I'm struggling to come up with another word for 'perfectly' but I'm drawing a blank). Maybe it would be useful to say his height and weight in case someone isn't informed about the various sizes of races in Tamriel, but its really no biggy, and it gets your point across anyway.

    The 'Background' section is very informative and really sets the mood - this is one smart and dangerous dude (I mean I don't even know what Ehlnofex is and this guy can read it). You've given enough info to justify all your decisions and I think they really fit the character, so no complaints here. Plus his origin is cool and original, it makes you feel both sympathy and fear in equal measure, a great combo that is proper hard to create. The poem is just the icing in the cake. I'm no writer but I loved it, it flowed well and again created the exact theme thats required to bring this to another level. I basically have the same to say for the 'History' section, its well done, informative and generally awesome.

    So yeah, me like, me like indeed!

  • Member
    August 22

    Thanks Zon, your enthusiasm delights me :D Now, are you going to finally get your Azura-themed character all profiled up? :)

  • August 22

    Sorry Phil, have no idea how I missed this post but it is 100% awesome to see this finished now. I like the changes to the art since that last time I dropped by, it feels, well I don't know the words to say but it looks amazing. 

  • Member
    August 23

    Paws said:

    Thanks Zon, your enthusiasm delights me :D Now, are you going to finally get your Azura-themed character all profiled up? :)

    Pfft, actually do something? Preposterous! Much easier to watch other people do cool stuff and comment jealously admiringly.

    Although I can't even remember an Azura character, so that probably tells you how committed I was to that little venture!

  • Member
    August 23

    Dragonborn1921 said:

    Sorry Phil, have no idea how I missed this post but it is 100% awesome to see this finished now. I like the changes to the art since that last time I dropped by, it feels, well I don't know the words to say but it looks amazing. 

    Very kind DB, thanks man :) I'm glad to move away from this now. There were two or three blogs related to this character I axed, but after that I think I am complete.

    Zonnonn said:

    Paws said:

    Thanks Zon, your enthusiasm delights me :D Now, are you going to finally get your Azura-themed character all profiled up? :)

    Pfft, actually do something? Preposterous! Much easier to watch other people do cool stuff and comment jealously admiringly.

    Although I can't even remember an Azura character, so that probably tells you how committed I was to that little venture!

    Won't have it. RP Host with no RP Profile? Inconceiveable! :D But yeah, I get it. Flash in the pan creativity for a cast and forget spell. That's old school, though.

  • Member
    August 24

    Paws said:

    Won't have it. RP Host with no RP Profile? Inconceiveable! :D But yeah, I get it. Flash in the pan creativity for a cast and forget spell. That's old school, though.

    Shhh, don't let the admins find out :P I was actually gonna post one a week or two ago but someone in my family decided they had to clean up the documents on the computer, which included all my Vault stuff. I should probably start that again...

  • Member
    August 24

    Zonnonn said:

    Shhh, don't let the admins find out :P I was actually gonna post one a week or two ago but someone in my family decided they had to clean up the documents on the computer, which included all my Vault stuff. I should probably start that again...

    What's this I hear? You a host of this fine group has posted not a single RP Profile, why I am shocked! Shocked I say! Even I have a couple and I can't remember the last time I visited this group... uh wait forget I just said that, if you do I wont mention this to the other admins :P

     

     

  • Member
    August 24

    Don't feel bad, Zon. I am a Host as well, and I haven't posted RP Profile either. We are in the same boat, mate.

  • Member
    August 24

    Golden Fool said:

    What's this I hear? You a host of this fine group has posted not a single RP Profile, why I am shocked! Shocked I say! Even I have a couple and I can't remember the last time I visited this group... uh wait forget I just said that, if you do I wont mention this to the other admins :P

    Uh oh, looks like I've been caught red handed... Look over there! *runs off into sunset*