Aren Tensard is cursed with the malady of ever-changing shape, and is considered a strange man. Toting knightly chivalry and valor, despite what forms he takes, Aren strives to bring peace to Eorzea. Born in lands of conflict and war, Aren has never been ignorant of battle and how easily life is lost which fuels his heroism. Rebellious and cold toward stifling traditions, Aren is a man of the world that lacks sympathy for the purposely close-minded. However, he is not an anarchist despite being considered a hellion and overall oddball by those that know him through hearsay. A veteran Adventurer, Aren Tensard commits his energies and blade to the defense and preservation of Eorzea despite his issues with its politics.
Aren was blessed with the Echo, and tends to keep such information about his "gift" to himself and only trusted relations.Disclaimer: I treat the Echo as a tool to aid in story-telling, not some means to meta-game Wiki-knowledge. I will never use it to make Aren remark about things he should not know about other characters before they ever have met. With that, this is not an invitation to use Aren's Echo as your personal tool to engage or force his sympathies. RP is mutual writing, so work with me if you want to involve this trait of his.
Aren's appearance is ephemeral, often leading the people at large and the adventurer's guild to investigate and question individuals seemingly using the name as an alias. But some traits between his appearances remain, namely his ice-blue eyes and azure colored hair. His height tends for the taller average, and his constant training leaves him fit and muscled.
Aspects That Stand Out:
Aren generally carries himself in public with a reserved, if not stoic, demeanor. He acts polite, courteous, and apologetic as befitting of a Ishgardian Knight. He does not get violent when angered, tending instead to defuse or resolve such conflicts with words or disengaging. With close-relations, Aren is much more personable and jolly. His humor tends for self-deprecation to express his natural humility, and his sense of humor is great. Generally charitable, Aren enjoys helping those in need (great or small.)
When in stressful situations, Aren tends to withdraw into knightly mannerisms and speak overly politely to all present. In combat, Aren is decisive and reckless, throwing himself at the enemy to attack as well as intercepting blows intended for others. If something or someone gets Aren sufficiently worked up, such as blatant injustices, he becomes passionately enraged and takes a very long time to fully calm down. Aren is generally blunt, but is polite about it (he is somewhat more polite and delicate with women.)
Aren is terrible with money, as he always tends to buy the best instead of settling for what would be adequate.
Some of these rumors are untrue, speculation, or are greatly exaggerated.
Request personal rumors added here from in-game or on Discord.
ಌ OOC NOTES ಌ
I am an adult man that plays a lot of video games! Before FF14, I helped manage and provide story-based events in various RP communities. While I do not manage or hold such events often, I still enjoy telling involved and character challenging stories. The greatest bane to RP is mixing emotions from IC into OOC feelings, and having suffered that several times myself I know not to do that to others.
Personal RP Limits
I am generally opened minded toward most things, and will welcome most interactions or discussions in-character or otherwise. However, I cannot tolerate silly or exclusive RP habits very well. I prefer my RP to remain immersive as much as it can, and do not appreciate character's acting 'modern' or speaking out of context like they are from the internet.
Please keep these in mind when contacting me, thank you very much! The best way to contact me is in-game or on the Mateus RP Discord!
Potential Plot Hooks
May these facts about Aren's habits and fame/infamy help you engage or create a story we can mutually enjoy!
Character Lore Adherence
As from my own words here, I am very forgiving to how the lore is bent and manipulated to suit a story. If you can make it make sense to me, in-character, then I generally will accept it. If you feel you need to explain a nuance or bit of lore to better appreciate or understand your character, please do so out of the game. I am not a stick-in-the-mud about having fun with the game's lore, as I do that myself with Aren's shape-shifting because I am very fickle. With that stated, I do not tolerate player-made lore that would not 'realistically' fit into the game universe. I role-play in this game because I enjoy its lore and the world it has built, and I do not like inserting things from other games/fiction/show into it. Exceptions can be made, but those are quite rare.
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|Name - Aren Tensard|
|Race - Lalafell...? At least of Mankind.|
|Age - Late Twenties|
|Name Day - Sometime in the Spring|
|Deity - Nymeia the Spinner, Halone the Fury|
- ■ Alias: The Blue Knight
- ■ Citizenship: Ul'dah
- ■ Occupation: Adventurer
- ■ Hair color: Azure
- ■ Eye color: Ice Blue
- ■ Complexion: Fair
- ■ Piercings: None
- ■ Marks or tattoos: None
- ■ Alignment: Neutral Neutral
- ■ Key Items: Dark Knight's Soul Crystal
- ■ Favorite Food: Beef Stew with Buttered Bread
- ■ Favorite Drink: Grape Tea
- ■ Favorite Color: Blue