Brooks Blacktear

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 Brooks Blacktear
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It is not the situation in which we are placed, but the spirit in which we face it that matters.
The Outcast
Gender Male
Race Miqo'te
Clan Half Seeker, Half Keeper
Citizenship Unaffiliated
Age 18
Marital Status Single (Straight)
Height/Weight 5'9 / Lean
Relatives
  • Khaydo'a Jakka (Father)
  • W'elune Sato (Mother)
  • Serana Caunsi (Sister)
  • Lutu Caunsi (Sister)
  • Lushis Caunsi (Brother)

Basic Info

Fueled by a strong sense of justice, Brooks Blacktear feels his purpose in life is to help those in need and protect the innocent beings of Eorzea. He is utterly devoted to his friends and loved ones and is equally unforgiving toward his enemies. He has a tendency to hold a grudge, and his newly acquired magick sometimes causes him to appear almost bloodthirsty, to the unacquainted.

LIKES

His mother's amulet
Food / Eating
Nature / Outdoors
Making new friends

DISLIKES

Bullies
Snobs or arrogance
Windowless rooms
People who take advantage of others

OTHER

Alignment: Chaotic Good
Vice(s): Stubborn, Self-Image Issues
Favorite Food: Seafood (Fish)
Favorite Drink: Sweet, Exotic Wines
Favorite Color: Black

Appearance

Brooks is tall and thin, with lean muscle beneath his dark skin. He appears far more athletic in build than most magick wielders. He wears his hair long and somewhat shaggy, clearly preferring to groom himself rather than visit an aesthetician. An old scar can be seen if one looks closely, drawn diagonally below his red, right eye.

Biography

Childhood

Brooks Blacktear's true name is a secret kept by him and his father alone; he was born as a result of his father, Khaydo'a's infidelity. As his mother W'elune was from the Seeker of the Sun tribe, it seemed natural to her to live with Khaydo'a's existing family once Broooks was born. However, Khaydo'a's family were all of the Keeper of the Moon tribe, and unaccustomed (and unaccepting, especially his wife) of this tradition. After attempting to live together for seven years, W'elune left with Brooks after Khaydo'a lost his temper and said something unforgivable to his bastard son.

Teenage

W'elune and Brooks led a nomadic life after leaving Khaydo'a's family; shunned by her own tribe, the mother and son had only each other. They lived off the land for the most part, and W'elune ventured into the city to work odd-jobs when they required gil. When Brooks was age 13, W'elune accepted a more permanent job, tending to the stables of the magus Aregileon Salstano. Aregileon happened upon Brooks one day and intrigued by the magick he sensed in the boy, took him on as an apprentice.
Aregileon's intentions were nefarious however, and his desire was to corrupt the boy and use him as a weapon. As the years progressed and Brooks grew stronger and more obedient under his tutelage, it became clear that W'elune's presence was hindering Aregileon's progress. Unbeknownst to Brooks, the illness that his mother contracted and ultimately died of was actually caused by a poison administered by his master.

Present

Following his mother's death, at age 17 Brooks requested a leave of absence from his master, which Aregileon "graciously" granted. For the past year he has been traveling and focusing his energy on helping those in need, rather than on his own grief. He recently reconnected with his half-sister, Lutu Caunsi, whom he hadn't seen in nearly a decade. But it is only a matter of time until Aregileon reclaims his pupil.

Miscellaneous

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)
"I don't think he's ever had a girlfriend. Wouldn't know a girl was interested even if she threw herself at him!" -- Barmaid
"That guy is a bit of a brawler - loves a good fight, if ya know what I mean." -- Guard in Ul'dah
"DO NOT insult his mother. OR his sisters." -- Man with two black eyes
◢ Moderate Rumors (Moderately difficult to overhear)
"For someone that talented, Brooks sure lacks confidence." -- Fellow Thaumaturge
"He's an a-m-a-z-i-n-g babysitter!! Ya'd never guess he loves kids, just by lookin' at him." -- Woman with crying children on each hip
"That one's paranoid about catching fleas, or lice, or ticks... he bathes twice a day!" -- Innkeeper
◢ Rare Rumors (Very difficult or rarely overheard)
"I heard Blacktear used to be as pale as the moon, but Lord Aregileon's evil has rubbed off on 'um, turned him black!" -- One of Aregileon's Personal Guards
"He's killed before, you can tell, he's got that look in his eye." -- Haymin, Aregileon's henchman
"Poor guy hasn't talked to his father in almost 10 years." -- Barkeep
◢ PC Rumors (Rumors from the character's of other players)
"Brooks? Yeah, that bastard is half Seeker 'n half Keeper. Neither tribe wanted 'um, hah hah!" -- Lushis Caunsi
"He secretly loves being scratched behind the ears!" -- Serana Caunsi
"Brooks is practically a chef, he's a wiz in the kitchen!" -- Lutu Caunsi
"Don't know what Lord Aregileon is planning for that kid, but it's BIG, whatever it is." -- Jacklen Silver

RELATIONS

Romantic Interest Platonic Love Good Standing Poor Standing
Lutu Caunsi : Recently reconnected with his older half-sister; they are currently traveling together
Serana Caunsi : Recently reconnected with his younger half-sister; she looks up to him
Lushis Caunsi : His older half-brother wishes Brooks had never been born

Footnotes

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