■ Current Alias... Marius Aventine, Grunt, Soldier.
■ Birth Name... Marius Ryder.
■ Race... Hyur.
■ Gender... Male.
■ Age... 29.
■ Orientation... Heterosexual.
■ Marital Status... Single.
■ Nationality... Garlean.
■ Tribe... Midlander.
■ Current Residence... Kugane.
■ Occupation... Foot soldier.
■ Patron Deity... None.
■ Alignment... Lawful Neutral.
■ Music. He likes to play the lute and sing. He also likes to indulge in watching any performances.
■ Climbing. He finds freedom in high places, rooftops and treetops.
■ Reading. He enjoys the quiet time of reading books of any kind.
■ Unlawfulness. He is quick to step in when he feels there is illegal activity abound.
■ Clutter. He always makes an effort to keep his abode clean and organized.
■ Exorbitance. He has always been frugal since childhood due to being raised poor. He does not see the point in excess and gluttony.
■ Familial loyalty. He is extremely loyal to his family, and there is nothing he would not do for them.
■ Unpretentious. His upbringing and circumstance has kept him humble all his life.
■ Persistent. Because he had to work harder than those around him to achieve anything, he does not give up easily. Or at all.
Hair: Platinum blonde hair falls loosely around his face. It is kept medium length but cleanly trimmed.
Eyes: His eyes are pale blue, and when not hidden behind a Garlean helm, an inquisitiveness and patience can be seen behind his gaze. And when circumstances call for it, unwavering determination.
Face and complexion: His skin is tanned, perhaps indicating his exposure to outdoors whether it be due to work obligations or of his own choosing. He keeps a short stubble neatly maintained upon his chin.
Overall: Marius would be mostly seen in his Imperial armor and helm. He only takes it off when he is off duty, or when ordered to do so. He is of medium build and height, and while fit, he does not show the build of someone who wields a heavy swords or axes. His musculature is lean and toned, and likely more adept at dexterous maneuvers than brute strength.
When he is in civilian clothing, he prefers comfortable tunics and leathers, loose fitting cotton breeches and well worn boots. His garments are well kept and clean, as is his appearance; it is obvious he makes the effort to keep himself well-groomed. But aside from his uniform, his usual clothes are modest and it is obvious the man does not come from a wealthy origin.
♥ In A Relationship: Name is romantically involved with this character.
♥ Romantic Attraction: Name is romantically interested in this character.
♥ Sexual Attraction Name is physically interested in this character.
♥ Platonic Love/Family: Name considers this person family.
♦ Friend: Name considers this person her friend.
♦ Friendly Acquaintance: Name considers this person mostly friendly, or as an ally.
● Good Standing: Name has no specific feelings about this character, however they left a good impression.
● Neutral: Name has no specific feelings about this character.
● Bad Standing: Name has no specific feelings about this character, however they left a bad impression.
♠ Dislike: Name doesn't consider this person a friend, and will talk if needed, but try to avoid them.
♠ Hate: Name consider this person an annoyance, and will try to avoid them. Conflict can happen.
♠ Fear: Name is terrified by this character, and will try to avoid them at all cost.
♠ Rivalry: Name consider this person a rival, and will try to initiate conflict every time she gets to meet them.
♥ Family Member: This character is related by blood to Name.
✔ Business: This character is either an Name's employer, employee, or coworker.
✖ Deceased: This character has passed away.
?Hidden Feelings/Unknown: This character has one of all the color keys above, but Name isn't fully aware of it yet.
If there is anyone in the world that Marius would do anything for, it would be his mother. She still works as a house maid for a wealthy Garlean military officer, keeping her life humble. Marius intends to provide a comfortable life for his mother eventually, which is why he works so hard to rise in the ranks of the Imperial army.
He passed away decades ago in the Ala Mhigan conflict, fighting on the side of the Garleans, but not before serving his 20 years in the Imperial army and earning citizenship for him and his family. He was a hero in Marius' eyes.
Marius' sister, she learned early to climb the social ranks using her charm and beauty. She is much more headstrong than Marius, at least when it comes to doing whatever was needed to fulfill her ambitions. Aside from his mother, Marius would give his life for his sister's well-being, but deep down inside, he knows she is fully capable of looking out for herself.
A pure blooded Garlean from a wealthy and prominent military family, Marius always considered himself lucky to have made a friend like Atticus. He has the looks and the charms to back up his confidence, and Marius believes his friend was one of the reason he was spared from execution when he disobeyed his commanding officer.
Pure blooded Garlean who was stationed in Kugane years ago. His occasional foul tempers seem to suggest that he does not fully appreciate his place there. He holds a senior rank above Marius and seems to take every opportunity to abuse his authority over him. So far though, Marius has not deemed any of it too unreasonable, and is hoping diligence and patience would win him over.
Marius met her by the way of crashing into her and soaking her with a barrel of warm water. She left him with a distinctly favorable impression of her and he considers her abilities with the elementals somewhat wondrous. But upon their second encounter, her hostility toward his nationality and uniform was made abundantly clear, without her being aware that it was him behind the mask. Despite that, when it seemed like she might be the target of a gunman, he found himself using his own body to shield her. When she miraculously healed him from his grievous wounds after, he shared with her his secret, of their acquaintance and of his nationality. She has since left him a letter that seems to indicate that she does not hold that against him.
Marius met this Xaela at the tea house when she was too late to purchase any of the dango before the stall ran out. He offered her his, since he's just purchased it, and since then they have crossed paths at the tea house a few more times. He found her company pleasant and her personality open and kind. When he found out that she had been the target of some Doman criminal lords, he lent what assistance he could, using and sharing his knowledge of Garlean technology. Should this be discovered by his superiors, it would not bode well for him.
In one of his nightly outings on the rooftops of Kugane, he ran into another, a Highlander woman. She was climbing to a rather precarious place so he decided to follow and it ended up being a competition of sorts in climbing and roof running. He enjoyed the exertion, and from the salute she gave him as she scampered off at the end, she did too. He has looked for her since that night on the rafters without success. But a month later, a woman of similar appearance and build approached him for Nabi's sake, demanding his involvement in helping her get free from her predicament. Marius agreed without hesitation since he did not want the Xaela in any peril, but he has yet to put two and two together and identify this gun toting mercenary as the rooftop runner he'd been looking for.
Marius has taken an interest in this man for two reasons: he seems to matter a great deal to Nabi, a woman Marius considers one of his few friends. The Xaela herbalist had risked her life and limb for him and has asked Marius to aid her in freeing him from illegal fighting pits. He did so for her sake, but also because it gave him the opportunity to work with magitek again, one of his long passions. The second point of interest is the curious augment on the Confederate's arm, that was forced upon him in the same pit. Marius has agreed to help Nabi remove it, but he is definitely curious about the technology itself.
Marius met Ghoa through Nabi, when she accompanied the herbalist to help Batuhan. For the most part, Marius sees her as knowledgeable in potions -- even of the Garlean make -- who is also quick to react to critical situations. Despite the cruel after effects, he did admire her decision to paralyze an unstable patient when he was waking. She seems honest so far, and a friend of Nabi's so, she has left a favorable impression on him.
Marius was asked by Nabi to help her in treating this Xaela's injuries. Marius took keen interest in it because the Au Ra had magitek implants placed in him forcibly. He pulled what strings he could to obtain the use of a Garlean clinic and all the tools available within. He has retained a sample of the gadget to study for himself, something he sees as payment enough for his efforts.
Some of these rumors are untrue, speculation, or are greatly exaggerated. Please feel free to add your own rumors under the Player Character category!
◢ Common Rumors - Easily overheard. Use these freely!
■ "Garleans. What's there to know?" -- a random resident
■ "That one soldier doesn't say much. But I guess that's for the best when it comes to his ilk." -- Kugane resident
◢ Uncommon Rumors -A little more difficult to hear. Use sparingly or ask first!
■ "For a Garlean soldier, he sure seems to patrol around the theater often. He knows he is not the law in Kugane, right?" -- Kugane vendor
■ “He only got his past promotions thanks to the generosity of a wealthy Garlean sponsor.” -- a Garlean soldier
◢ Rare Rumors -Very rarely overheard. Please ask before using!
■ "He refused to obey his Decurion once. He should have been executed." -- A Garlean Centurion
■ "His father served in the military for 20 years and earned the citizenship for his family. But he is still no pure-blood." -- a wealthy Garlean noble
◢ Player Character Rumors -Feel free to add rumors of your own!
■ "I've seen him a few times at the Umineko Tea House. He let me have the last dango they had for the day once. Nice man, if not a little quiet. I think I've seen run by with a barrel of water a few time too..." -- Nabi Kharlu
■ "It isn't often that you find an Imperial willing to risk himself for your safety. Even less common if you're an Eorzean, like myself. Still...O-Rehn once told me that so much of his sorrow came from forces beyond his control. I wonder if that might not be the same for those who live under Garlemald's banner? Still, I am not sorry to have met him. Ursuline forced me to see the humanity in those I had been taught to hate. Perhaps Marius will force me to see the goodness in those I've feared my entire life." -- Liadan Summerfield
■ I will play mature content and themes (violence, sexuality, drug / alcohol use) as long as they're logical in a plot-driven encounter. Coarse and excessive language. Temporary injury and incapacitation. Temporary imprisonment. Most walk-up encounters.
■ Ask about long-term and/or permanent injury and disfigurement. Long-term captivity or imprisonment.
■ I won't play permanent character deaths. All other significantly traumatic character-changing plots should be discussed in advance.
■ If an aspect of RP makes you uncomfortable in a scene we're playing, please send me a /tell, letting me know. Communication is very important, more important than potentially keeping immersion.
Potential Plot Hooks
While the below is by no means comprehensive, we can use it as a spring board for either walk-up RP or potential ideas for a start of a prearranged RP.
■ If you play a Garlean military personnel in Kugane, chances are you outrank Marius who just got here via a demotion.
■ If you are a Garlean dignitary or merchant visiting Kugane, you might need guard protection!
■ He loves climbing rooftops at night when most are asleep. You might run into him there.
■ He can either be found patrolling the Kugane streets (even though it's not his job really) or standing guard at the Consulate, or sometimes out of uniform running a barrel of bath water from the Hot Springs to the Consulate. You might bump into him!
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