Aden Dellebecque, bearer of the hopes, dreams, and burdens of many. Aden is an anxious young man looking to prove himself, to define his own purpose and direction. Somewhere along the way, he'll have to finally face the sins of his family.
Sleek and muscular, Aden’s been fit all his life from growing up working on the farm, but training with the lance has begun to really hone his form. His eyes are mismatched, one emerald green and the other almost a honey color, but it doesn’t seem to have any impact on his vision. Aside from the scar on his left cheek, he has a wide, fairly clean line across the top of his stomach; two small, ragged but also linear scars, one on his lower left ribcage and the other on the front of his right shoulder; the top of his right shoulder has a series of smooth, well-healed scars with an apparent exit scar at the top side of his chest, just under the joint. There are a few linear, nearly parallel scars across his back. The tip of his right ear has been nicked.
Aden is quiet and serious, and content to be ignored in most social situations. On the surface he is awkward and polite to a fault, clearly falling back on learned behavior. He evades topics he considers impolite to discuss, and ones he feels are none of his business. Likewise, he is evasive of personal questions, chiefly because he doesn’t think it’s anyone else’s business, and secondarily because he feels he has little of interest to share. He is bookish, downplays his own achievements, is uncomfortable with attention, and dismissive of praise. He will readily agree to what someone else is saying if he feels the argument is going nowhere.
Beneath this projection he is driven, passionate, and iron-willed. While he is quite willing to listen to reason and usually takes the time to think his actions through, little will stand in his way if he wants something. He’s thoughtful, too, constantly trying to put himself in the place of others and reason out why they’ve made the choices they’ve made.
This is a list of the items that Aden currently is keeping on his person. Feel free to use this information if it comes up logically in the course of RP, such as pickpocketing, a search, etc.
Last Updated: 03/18/2016.
Aden has passed all of the trials necessary to become a dragoon, and while he is capable of performing many of the impressive feats of strength and agility associated with the order, they are still quite challenging and strenuous.
Aside from his skill with a lance Aden was drilled in self-defense and hand-to-hand from an early age. He is no master, but he can put up enough of a challenge to escape most situations. In particular he is skilled at fighting and disarming armed opponents, with enough passing familiarity with most melee weapons to then incorporate them into his fighting or to at least keep them out of their owner’s hands.
Aden participated in the defense of Ishgard during the end of the Dragonsong War, under the guidance of his mentor Flynt Knoltros.
The information that follows is for archival purposes only. Some of this information is available through IC interaction, and some is currently obscured even to the character himself.
Aden now has some contact with his father's family, though his father is nowhere to be found and they have no idea as to his whereabouts. He has completed his dragoon trials, but his formal promotion into the role was put on hold day-of. His superiors deemed it inappropriate to place a non-elezen or hyur in the role immediately following the war, despite the fact that Aden can prove his Ishgardian heritage. He has been assured he will have the place he has earned as soon as it is no longer likely to seem quite so scandalous. In the mean time he serves House Caileur, who hold his drachen mail as assurance of that promise, and is treated as though he is in reserve for the duties of a dragoon.
These are mostly backstory-related relationships.
The following are people Aden interacts with on a regular basis that he has formed a strong and relatively steady opinion of. If your character is not present, do not take it as a judgement; he either is not close to them or is still on the fence about what he thinks of them.
Last Update... 09/04/2016.
* An asterisks denotes that Aden doesn't know the individual's true name.
◢ Common Rumors - Easily overheard. Use these freely!
◢ Uncommon Rumors - A little more difficult to hear. Use sparingly or ask first!
◢ Rare Rumors - Very rarely overheard. Ask before using
◢ Player Character Rumors - Feel free to add rumors of your own!
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The challenge of RPing with Aden, since he's a socially anxious character, is coming up with a plausible reason to encounter him and get him to stick around long enough to talk. Here are a few suggestions.
I've been RPing for roughly seventeen years, and my first real start was on a FF7 board. Since then I've built up extensive experience with LARP and tabletop systems, and while I have RPed in MMOs before this is the first time I've really pushed into organized and community play in one. I'm chill and actively try to be a low maintenance RPer--everyone has multiple partners, multiple engagements, and I can go make my own trouble while you're off plotting, no problem. That said, I expect the same understanding out of RPers. If we're more than just casually encountering each other, understand that I am an adult with a full time job, a healthy long-term relationship, and interests outside of XIV. Sometimes I just won't feel like RPing, too. Never take it personally if I tell you no, I will usually try to explain myself.