Berrod Armstrong is an Ala Mhigan highlander who works for a Free Company that operates out of the Goblet in Thanalan. Prior to his association with the Free Company, his day to day life consisted of seeking means of survival in post-Calamity Eorzea. He has recently officially entered into the Fists of Rhalgr led by Widargelt Beake, and even more recently taken up residence in the Ala Mhigan Quarter.
Berrod is a tall and solidly built Highlander male who reaches a proud height of six fulms and seven ilms. His body is at its physical peak, wrapped in two hundred and eighty-nine ponz of bulky, well-worked muscle. His most distinguishable feature is the shock of red hair on his head. Bright green eyes peer from behind an oft-folded brow, the prelude to a rather roughly handsome face accented with a neatly trimmed red beard about his hard, square jaw. His name tells no lies, both the Highlander's arms are powerfully muscled and rather large, with moderate vascularity and a ruddy dusting of hair along his corded forearms. They end in big calloused hands with scarred knuckles -- a testament to both hard labor and training. He proudly sports a prominent chest (also red-swept with hair), a broad back and a well-developed core that tapers slightly at the waist before expanding into trunk-like thighs and calves. While the intricacies of his form are usually obscured by his clothing, Berrod's big frame is enough to go by. Berrod seemed to be very interested in gaining mass at one point, and it has shown results; every few moons he appeared noticeably larger than he had been prior. He has gone from a starting weight of two hundred and thirty-five ponz in the streets of Ul'Dah, to his current weight of two hundred and eighty nine ponz.
Aspects That Stand Out:
While fighting to survive in Pearl Lane and the streets of Ul'Dah, Berrod had developed a rather crude, rough, violent and short-tempered personality. The man was as easily pleased as he was angered, however, and found enjoyment in simple things like sharing a meal with friends.
When in a good mood, Berrod was often crudely flirtatious and prone to levity, known for his loud and scandalous barks of laughter. As anger took over he was quick to resort to violence, no matter how imposing his target was. The Highlander was no stranger to obscene language and had no qualms about belting out profanity -- regardless of who was around.
Later on, once he had extracted himself from the street situation, Berrod came across as a serious no-nonsense fellow, though he had his rare moments of levity and other juvenile pursuits. Where his temper was once short and his reactions overt, he gained a tendency to hide most of his reactions behind a solid wall of solemn regard. The wall was not permanent, and fell in the private presence of close friends and lovers.
Recently his personality has balanced somewhat, especially in light of his induction into the new Fists of Rhalgr. While there is a definite serious side to his dealings, one can easily identify the man's history of thuggery through his speech, and odd lapses. He does his best to help those who come to him in need with patience and due consideration. While it may not always be apparent, he is a deeply religious man -- even when he slips, one would not hear him take Rhalgr's name in vain.
Berrod is a persistent and hardworking individual, willing to do what it takes to achieve a goal. This manifests in his tendency to work long hours at whatever job he finds as well as train incessantly until he is satisfied with his level of progress.