Altan Kogan

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 Altan Kogan
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Gender Male
Race Au Ra
Clan Xaela
Citizenship Unaffiliated
Title Heretic
Age Mid 20s
Marital Status Single
Occupation Apprentice Researcher and Body Guard
Orientation Heterosexual

Altan ( /Al-tahn/ )


Altan is tall, lean, and muscular. An athletic build, he towers in a crowd and is obviously a warrior of some type. A member of the Kogan tribe, and offshoot of clan Kagon that took to the mountains in search of dark caves and the rare crystals they collected and peddled to travelers. Altan himself was considered a gifted warrior among his clan. He wields a Katana during combat, using a sword form he and his father developed together. Up until a few years ago he had been devoted to said clan, worshiping the Night goddess Nhaama and follow strict Nocturnal lifestyles. Altan's drift away from the clan's traditions began on the day he was born and named. His name, meaning Red Dawn or Golden, was given to him by a family that quietly lived heretical lives, going out into the sunlight to bathe in the glory of Azim for a few rare short hours while the rest of their people slept. He himself grew to love the practice as well, which eventually led to his exile. His interests since have been focused on the Garlean empire and the study of the Allagan empire, believing if he could understand Allag technology better than the Garleans he could best them. Otherwise his main focus is the protection of his companion, Tsuta Satsuki.


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Character

Appearance

Height: “7'3"”

Weight: 350lbs.

Body: Lean but strong; with ropy muscles that are built for speed and strength.

Hair: Crimson red hair that is kept back, away from his face. Clean, and carefully ordered.

Eyes: A dull grey.

Noticeable Features: Aside from the usual Au Ra features, he almost always seems to be in a self-made uniform of red and black.

Voice: Altan boasts a deep bass, tinged generally with a sarcastic tone.


Personality

Demeanor:  Quiet at times, but otherwise highly opinionated and confident. The way he moves and talks shows that his obnoxious self-confidence is based on some level of skill.

Quirks:  Altan has a massive soft spot for children, though begrudgingly so.

Intelligence:  Having grown up in a isolated tribe, his education was sporadic up until a point in his very late teens/early twenties. At this point he still struggles to remember certain words from the common Hyuran tongue.

Theme Song: WIP

Positives

Humorous
People smart
Cunning
Caring, though not openly.
Clever with his hands and traps


Negatives

Roughly educated, struggles with reading/writing.
Quietly depressed, and badly so
Confident, not cripplingly, just annoyingly so
Second guesses himself against magic
Not good at expressing himself
Temperamental
Stubborn

Tidbits

Alignment: Chaotic Good
Vice: Pillowhouses
Favorite Food: MEAT.
Favorite Drink: ALE.
Favorite Color: Sea green

Misc.

Can play the lute
Can fashion Tiara’s and rings and the like from natural resources like twigs, branches, leaves, etc
Sometimes appears to have a hard time finding the right words
Is surprisingly lithe and graceful on his feet when the need arises


Likes'

Listening to conversations
Children
Witty comments
Spending Gil
Strange and unique things and people
The sound of certain types of metals grinding against each other.

Dislikes

Stupidity, though not ignorance
Things touching his horns
people touching his tail, except for kids
Belligerence, ironically
People who give up or quit easily

Hobbies

Exploring
Hunting
Metal working

Skills

Skilled with a Katana and knives.
Has a significant pool of personal aether that essentially goes unused.
Skilled with making things with his hands.
Non-magical wound tending



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Social

RUMORS

Some of these rumors are untrue or are greatly exaggerated. Please feel free to add your own rumors under PC!

◢ Common Rumors (Easily overheard)
"The big fellow over there? Eh, I hear he’s got some skill with metal working. Kind of a jackass though.” –Brawny Roegadyn.
"Altan? He’s nice, but he pretends not to be. I think he’s trying to impress that fish-lady that he’s always following around. I don’t think it’s working.” –Tiny Hyur Child
"Mr. Kogan? He’s got an incredible brain but his education is so utterly absent that it’s almost hopeless for him to catch up. He can’t even read! Imagine, not being able to read. Without my books my life would be an empty shell. Ahh, what a poor, poor soul.” –Snooty Scholar
◢ Moderate Rumors (Moderately difficult to overhear)
"There are times when I think he’s going to kill me, then there are times where I think he’d die just to keep me from missing a meal. Usually though, he doesn’t seem to care at all. I can’t get a read on him, it’s like he’s a wild animal. One you want to love and pet, but you never know when he’s just going to bite off your hand for it.” –Innkeeper
"I think I saw him just a moment ago. He had a bottle of ale in his hand the size of me head, and it was half empty and let me just tell you- he wasn’t sharing with nobody.” –Pox infected Weaver
"Yeah, I know who you’re talking about. He’s got a thing for Miss Satsuki he walks around with yeah? Always staring at her like she’s his next meal. I bet he gets her attention in about a thousand years though, the way he treats her sometimes.” –Annoying Elderly Jeweler
◢ Rare Rumors (Very difficult or rarely overheard)
" “Man.. Stay away from him man. Once, I saw some drunk try and grope his fish lady, and he glowed man. Literally glowed. I swear he would’ve torn the guy in half but, man, that fish lady has a hold on him, and stopped him. Man.. he’s some kind of demon.” –Intoxicated Hyur
" “Oh, I know who you mean. You’re talking about the virgin. How do I knows he’s a virgin, you ask? Because I bloody well heard him say he was. It was something he said in passing to that bitch he walks around with. Frankly, in my opinion, he’s either gay or an idiot. How could you walk around with something like that and remain a virgin. Bloody moron.” –Perverted Tavern Worker


◢ PC Rumors (Rumors from the characters of other players, feel free to add your own!)

RELATIONS

Romantic Interest     Sexual Desire      Platonic Love      Good Standing     Neutral Standing     Poor Standing
Tsuta Satsuki : Travelling partners, non-romantic relationship, to Altan's chagrin.
Tolun Dalamiq : Adopted child, currently hostage to the Garlean Empire.



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Biography

DISCLAIMER

This is not common knowledge of this character. You may only utilize this information IC if you have actually spoken to a person who knows it or were present throughout the time it happened. Use of this OOC information will be flagged as god-moding and I will not react to it ICly if I feel this is what you're doing.

(WIP)