Briardien Heart

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Briardien Heart
Not all who wander are lost.
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Do the hungry ever sleep?

E. Sparks
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Vital Information


PRONUNCIATION... /brʌɪəˈdiːn/ - /ˈmɪrɔːˈdɒnt/

NICKNAMES... Briar

RACE & CLAN... Elezen & Wildwood

GENDER... Male

AGE... Approximately mid-thirties, specifics unknown

NAMEDAY... Unknown

ORIENTATION... Bisexual

MARITAL STATUS... Eternally bonded with Imadyn Heart

Other Statistics


NATIONALITY... Ul'dahn

CITIZENSHIP... Ul'dahn

FAMILY... Unknown

RESIDENCE... The Lavender Beds

OCCUPATION... Ex-mercenary, hunter

PATRON DEITY... Nymeia, the Spinner

General Information
Briardien has lived the majority of his life on the streets of Ul'dah, earning his way through freelance work or the whim of his adventurous spirit. Because of this, he experiences some disconnect with Elezen culture, and though of Wildwood descent, has spent much of his life accustomed to Ul'dah's urban life.
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Appearance
Eyes
Hair
Skin
Build
Voice
Dark green Copper-streaked auburn Light brown Lean, muscled A rasp that cannot seem to lift very high in volume
Bearing
Laterality
Scars
Markings
Style
Rounded at the shoulders, so as not to intimidate unnecessarily with height Left-handed A couple across his cheeks, one curving like a fish hook over his left, the other a slash across his right; a macabre gashing scar across his lips; elsewhere scattered across his body, including a crescent cut beneath his right ribs and a remnant of a puncture beneath his left None that are usually visible Loose and open
Hair & Eyes
Briardien's hair falls down his shoulders and back in a veritable river. His sunken eyes sparkle merrily in deep forest-green.
Physique & Markings
His build is lean and slim, muscled from exercise and, coupled with his height, intimidating enough to cause a stir in battle. He wears loose-fitting clothes, and a number of scars have made home upon his flesh.
Hygiene & Attire
It seems Briardien is conscious of his hygiene, enough so that the sweat of a hot day will not linger for long. Still, along his line of work, it is to be expected that he usually smells of dry dust and warm leather, with his clothing loose enough to include some fresh sun-tinged air into the mix.
Personality
Psychological Profile
For a man who proclaims to be a lover over a fighter, it cannot be denied that he is often in the thick of the seediest hearts of mischief. Still, his claims are held up in other ways -- his inclination to laughter, good company, and a conscious effort to seem more amicable and harmless than he truly is. He is easy-going enough, but his true nature often presses him to the edge of listening and learning over boasting his own bouts of adventure. He is uncomfortable with conversations that stray too far into philosophy or politics, preferring his world to be small and controlled. A reason why he prefers a self-contained city, perhaps, over the unpredictability of the wilderness.
Voice
Once his rasping laugh has faded away, a passer-by may be surprised to note how quietly he speaks. One may have to strain over the business of a tavern, or the squawking of the hunt, to catch some of his reflections. The low decibel does not seem to come from uncertainty or even shyness. It is just his preference, with perhaps a part of him enjoying the notion of a room falling silent just to hear him speak. And, perhaps, it has also been affected by previous injury.
Philosophy & Mannerisms
Briardien is a keen follower of "do unto others as you would have them do unto you". He shows kindness and respect where it is due, and his ire will only be roused should you purposefully provoke it in himself or another. His posture is often rounded to appear smaller and more approachable than he is, and he radiates a welcoming air where all other aspects of his life should suggest caution.
History

Ode to Nachu
The Family
罪悪感
The Wolves
Release
Moonfire Faire
Mercy

Briardien has lived the majority of his life on the streets of Ul'dah, earning his way through freelance work or the whim of his adventurous spirit. Because of this, he experiences some disconnect with Elezen culture, and though of Wildwood descent, has spent much of his life accustomed to Ul'dah's urban life.

Rumours have surfaced that implicate a life vastly different to the one he lives now -- some tale of an arrogant man brought low by a simple, yet savage, accident. Seen frequently now around the Iron Lynx, one may be exposed to glimpses of a fragile health for extended periods of time, though recently such an ailment seems to have found reprieve. Whispers may be heard in Ul'dah of a widower in his shoes. Should this be truth, he keeps it closely guarded.

He has gotten himself mired in some roguish trouble in Limsa Lominsa, slowly building an ill repute concerning the crowd he keeps and the work he does.

Briar finds refuge in the Iron Lynx Bar & Inn -- and later, employment. Tasked to keep ill company from granted entrance, he confronts his biggest challenge yet: wearing a tailored suit.

The Elezen is now confronted by the divide between his life before the Lynx, and his life in the present concerning it. While he aims to rehabilitate himself from many long years of mercenary work, he finds himself to be motivated also by a particular woman. Regardless of this, he has found his health deteriorating from past choices and mistakes. Achieving peace is easier said than done.

After Tamamo Tamo is cornered and injured by bandits, a handful of folk, including Briar, journey out to Lost Hope to seek vengeance. With blood fresh on his hands, and new scars to form, he decides to lay aside his blades for the final time.

Retirement, however, is not always hiding himself in the Lynx to dabble in the occasional painting or writing. Briar has recently been spotted trekking out on hunts with a particular group of faces. A little more noticeably, he sports a new band around his previously vacant left ring finger. A band that is soon to disappear, not long after murmurs begin of the Elezen's further dip in health.

After a hunting incident, Briar's health is further maligned in a parallel to his earlier life. Having stepped nearer to death than ever before, the Elezen takes pains to confront who he truly is beneath his veil of action.

In the wake of a quiet, untraditional, and intimate bonding with Imadyn Heart, Briardien finally allows himself to accept the possibility of happiness, in the near future, and the further future to come.
In Recent Times
Moving Forward
He relocates to the Shroud, finding peace and serenity there with his bonded by his side.

Rumors
NPC Rumors

Some of these rumors are untrue, speculation, or are greatly exaggerated.

◢ Common Rumors - Easily overheard. Use these freely!
"Is he a hunter now? Let's hope he doesn't prey on people again." — Lalafell Shopper.
"Ain't fair, eh? Piece a'shite like him . . . don't deserve no peace o' mind." — Harried Drinker.
◢ Uncommon Rumors - A little more difficult to hear. Use sparingly or ask first!
"Hmm. Something about him doesn't sit right with me. I just . . . don't like how he watches everyone." — Day Drinker.
"Heard he got injured again. Near died, he did. Good . . . good." — Worried Ruffian.
◢ Rare Rumors - Very rarely overheard. Please ask before using!
"Birthed through fire, damn near killed by it too. That's all I'll say." — Gossip.
"Heard Eglantine's done. For good. Retired. I don't believe it. Not now; not ever." — Disgruntled Man.
PC Rumors

Feel free to add your own rumors to this section.

◢ Player Character Rumors - Some of these are more rare than others!


RP Info


RP Limits
I consider myself more of a heavy roleplayer, following the lore and setting myself in realist confines within the world given to us, but I will always be available for something light and fluffy to pass the time as well. Feel free to simply approach me and hit me up if you ever see me in-game. If I'm active, I will be all too happy to join in with you.
I will play mature themes, heavy narrative, walk-up encounters.
I won't play rape, ever.
RP Hooks
Please send me a tell if you would like to plot or simply roleplay to pass the time. I'm always happy to engage.
■ On a very rare occasion, Briardien's branding may become visible. Depending on the person and circumstance, he may elaborate on them.
■ He has a pet wolf pup. The pup is a rascal. He will demand attention.
■ Just walk up to him. He's friendly.
OOC Notes
Player Information
Player Note
I will add more as I play more. Please note I am a new player to this game. I am still learning the lore and the context of certain actions within this world. Use the rumours to your advantage however you might like, and feel free to send me a tell or add me as a friend any time.
Character Lore Adherence
Everything concerning this character that has not been confirmed by in-game lore should be taken with a grain of salt. Anything that has had to be changed because of lore shifting will be noted below.
■ No changes.
Credits

Wiki Information
This wiki is constantly changing as the character’s story changes. It was last modified on December, 2018.

A blank version of the wiki template can be found here
Layout Information
The following is not entirely comprehensive, but contains general credits. Please leave the link-backs if you use this template!
■ Original template by Bancroft Gairn.
■ Adapted by Xheja Rajhera.
■ Tabs by Unnamed Mercenary.
■ Expanded bits by Lucaell Tareth'eian.
■ Header image inspired by D'lyhhia Lhuil.
■ Music bits from J'karu Rhome.
■ OOC notes by Glioca Sargonnai.
■ Various formatting inspired by Odette Saoirse & others.
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