■ PATRON DEITY... Halone, guardian deity of Ishgard and goddess of war
■ HEIGHT... Unknown, Average
Camillaux de Vayssiere is a heroic knight of adventure, forged by the icy cold of Coerthas and the careful tutelage of his Ishgardian master. After surviving the devastation brought on by the Calamity and walking the path he was soon set upon thereafter, the time has finally come for him to follow his master's bold footsteps as an adventurer. Donned in gleaming white armor and heraldic crimson cloth, he picks up both sword and shield to venture beyond the frozen lands he calls home to partake in deeds that would see his beloved family name honored.
❝Although an adventurer I may be, my heart still lies here within this sacred city, just as it did my master before me. ❞
Slender, slightly muscular
Higher pitched for a male, but lower in comparison to most females
Confident, assertive when armored but shy and more vulnerable when unarmored
none so far...
Physique & Markings
Camillaux sports a slender body with some lean muscles and a deceptively feminine appearance.
Hygiene & Attire
Camillaux makes sure to bathe regularly and tends to be pretty clean. However, his training routines and lugging around heavy armor make it more than necessary. His venerated armor covers his entire body and is a pure steel white, adorned with golden intricacies, chivalric cloth, and red (horse?) hair on the helmet. When Camillaux feels safe to exit the confines of his suit, however, he is surprisingly feminine after all and often styles himself just as a fair maiden would. On social occasions, Camillaux's clothing tends to consist of the beautiful dresses he secretly hordes or the warm, cozy, and luxurious coats that have served him well for many past years.
Psychological Profile & Development
When exorcising his knightly responsibilities, Camillaux wears a grim disposition. He becomes keenly focused on the mission at hand and has little tolerance for nonsense. During these times, some may find themselves hard pressed to penetrate the barrier his frigid and serious nature can create.
Despite the stoic attitude Camillaux often tries to exhibit, underneath all that pride and expensive metal plating lies a truly frightened boy.
For the later half of his life thus far, Camillaux has dreamed and romanticized the life of an adventurer along with all the freedoms that come with it. But now that his dream has finally come true, he is terrified by the very real possibility he might find himself horrifically slain by a giant beast or burned alive by a mighty dragon. In times of doubt like these, however, Camillaux triumphs over his fears and finds solace by remembering the heroics of his mentor and draws courage in the face of adversity from his strong faith in Halone.
Camillaux believes that donning a proper set of quality armor can also help a man discover newfound courage within. He pyschologically uses his armour to help him transition to the mindset of a heroic adventurer and as a result, feels far weaker without it.
Long before his ambitions of adventure and martial practices, Camillaux's beginnings were nothing like what one would expect from the knight you see today. Before the Calamity, he was but a weak and frail boy, incapable of wielding a sword, let alone adventure.
Camillaux natually possessed feminine qualities and has always been frequently mistaken for a young lady. His peers in youth would never miss the chance to poke and tease him for the girlish behaviors he displayed. This problem only worsened with time as the child grew long and beautiful raven black hair and took to more feminine clothing.
Although events that would permanently set his life on a new course transpired, he never let go of his fondness for womanly clothes and other ladylike preferences. He tries his best to shirk any controversy and confusion, sometimes even letting individuals believe he's a woman if it's convenient. But in the company of trusted friends, he only seeks mutual respect and understanding.
❝I'm not always so stubborn and hard headed. Sometimes its a relief to dress up and let the other side of me out! ❞
When fully armoured Camillaux speaks in a slighty deeper and more authoritative voice. Whilst living as a civilian, however, his voice softens and he speaks in a far more delicate and polite manner.
Philosophy & Mannerisms
Camillaux sees the world as a wondrous place to explore and every conflict an opportunity to become greater. He tries very hard to abide by the laws of the land he is on but can never be entirely bound by them. Additionally, Camillaux has a deep respect and admiration for Ul'dahn paladins, veterans of Carteneau, and veterans of the Dragonsong War who Ser Fluerent mentioned to him in heroic tales.
● Shielding the weak
● Faith in Halone
● Dressing up
● Ishgardian Patriotism
● Books & spoken stories
● Armor, armorers, & blacksmiths
● Cold climates & snow
● Non-monstrous canines & chocobos
● Properly cooked meat
● Assassins & dishonorable combat
● Shadowy figures (i.e. DRKs at first sight)
● Intense heat
● Deception & Liars
● Being interrupted & rushed
● Exploring restaurants
● Watching performances
● Shopping for clothes
● Devout - Unyielding towards a cause
● Honorable - Virteous and true to his word
● Loyal - Would eat his own sword before forsaking a friend who has proven true
● Endearing - Tries to be sweet and caring to those in his inner circle
● Confrontational - Can sometimes be a bit assertive
● Hubris - Over confident and sees himself destined for greatness
● Shy - Still inching out of his shell, but he is more than halfway there
● Short-tempered - Often exhibits a no-nonsense attitude and can be easily annoyed/angered
In the midst of battle, Camillaux wields the storied sword of his family with prideful determination. While he sometimes wishes to zealously charge into the fray and lose himself in melee with the enemy, he will usually focus on protecting his friends; For if any of them were to die, he would feel great remorse. He attempts to block or parry most conventional blows thrown at him before retaliating with the assurance that Halone's wrath will guide his blade to the fatal killing blow.
For many years, Camillaux was trained in the art of Ishgardian swordsmanship, essentially becoming akin to an apprentice. In the isolation of snowy wilderness his master disciplined him, forcing the young boy to quickly develop a tolerance for cold weather and routine sparring sessions. In addition to extensive training, Camillaux's other big strength is the heavy and expensive armor he is equipped with. His protection is such that he can easily grab the often dull blades of lesser opponents such as brigands and yank the crude weapons from their grasp. These advantages and more should make Camillaux a worthy opponent for a myriad of villains and heretics but he still lacks experience. He may find himself bested by more experienced veterans, man handled by larger and more powerful entities, or worse if he is not careful.
Weapon of Choice
● Sword: A holy blade of unknown origins, passed down for generations through a knightly Ishgardian bloodline.
● Shield: A shield bearing religious markings and the heraldry of House Gisoreux.
● Dagger: A sharp back-up knife for dire circumstance.
❝Beaudouin is a magnificent bird, I could not have asked for a better traveling companion. ❞
Any who would face Camillaux in battle might also be forced to contend with his loyal friend and faithful steed, Beaudouin. This great white bird comes equipped with expensive plating and is simarily well trained. He is one of the offspring sired by Ser Fluerent's grizzled chocobo and is unwavering in the face of danger so long as his master is nearby. Beaudouin will battle with Camillaux in the saddle or alongside him at the adventuring knight's behest, usually determined depending on the terrain and situation.
W.I.P. Still rewriting, I am open to dice rolls and the like but always within reason. I don't really feel comfortable rolling dice on equal footing with an untrained Lalafell peasant with a broomstick)) This information is supposed to help give you an idea on how I RP combat. While I am open to talk about any of these points and am willing to compromise if good reasons are given, they can be considered a general guideline on how I will deal with any given RP combat situation.
■ Narrative > Combat: I am a firm believer in the idea that in RPing combat, the most narratively and dramatically appropriate outcome of a battle should take place. That means communicating upfront about a battle that is about to happen, determining who under the given conditions will win the battle, and then in agreement over the result RPing the fight itself.
■ Injuries: This kind of overlaps with the above: In my opinion and in agreement with the power level mentioned above, injuries should be incurred when dramatically appropriate and should, again, be decided in agreement between the combatants. Injuries should also scale with tone: In a comedic or less serious fight, I am completely fine with anime-esque injuries that'll heal in a few scenes, while obviously in a serious context injuries might be more permanent.
■ Disagreements: If we can't agree on how combat will go despite communicating, it is probably best to just leave it at that. Otherwise I reserve the right to ignore the combatants who don't play by the rules.
Character's Thoughts:" How could leaving your own child before even giving them a name be considered normal?"
Camillaux has contempt and little respect for his birth father.
Marcefant Leauvoix,Childhood Friend(♦�) - ????
Character's Thoughts:"I still wonder if Marcefant is out there somewhere..."
Camillaux still remembers playing in the snow when he and Marcefant were children, he would like to do so again someday if Marcefant survived the Calamity...
Xanadu Questir,Retainer(♦✔) - Ser Camillaux's squire
Character's Thoughts:"Xanadu doesn't talk very often, but he has a good heart and in some ways has become the little brother I never had."
Ever since Camillaux rescued the young Xaela from the clutches of an Ixal raiding party, he has taken Xanadu on as his own. Shortly after, he convinced Tristan to make Xanadu a ward of House Gisoreux and appointed him as his first retainer. But in a reminiscent fashion, Camillaux treats him far better than one would a typical manservant.
Spoilers end here.
Here are just some of the things you might hear about him...
◢ Common Rumours - Easily overheard. Use these freely!
■ "Ey, why don't ye look at that, the shiny, condescending Ishgardian whoreson is back! 'As his ugly mug came 'ere again to lecture me and my boys some more on- Wait a minute, how in Thal's Balls did he become shorter!?" — Brass Blade City Guard sighting Camillaux for the first time.
■ "Saw a new lady in town today, what a sweet delicate thing in that cute dress. Heh heh, she would do well to hire a strong and capable protector." — Oblivious Highlander Sellsword .
◢ Uncommon Rumours -A little more difficult to hear. Use sparingly or ask first!
■ "I would be dead if that adventurer hadn't saved me and me carriage of goods from the Amalj'aa savages! Didn't even realize it was such a young lad until he opened his visor and helped me back to my feet!" — Grateful Gridanian Trader to Authorities.
■ "Ser Camillaux? Well he is an enthusiastic one, I'll give him that. Would you mind keepin' an eye on him for me? I can't help but feel he is in over his head again." — Momodi Modi to a Veteran Adventurer.
◢ Rare Rumours -Very rarely overheard. Please ask before using!
■ "If you have discovered the whereabouts of Ser Fluerent's murderer or of the stolen treasures, pray do tell. " — Knight of House Gisoreux.
If you want to spread your own rumours about Camillaux, feel free to leave them here.
◢ Player Character Rumours -Some of these are more rare than others!
■ Elsewhere: ??? (highly dependant on his spontaneous travels)
Most of these aren’t public, and would have to be asked after!
■ XXX Free Company: His primary source of companionship.
■ Temple Knights: An occasion ally, as Ser Fluerent was before him despite what happened.
■ House Gisoreux: Hopes for acceptance and a prominent position in the house one day.
■ I will play Comedic and serious plots, violent content and fights,Rivalries and enemies, deep platonic friendships
■ Ask about Epic, large scale & long term plots: these take a lot of commitment and time so I like a little time to consider what I'll be committing to. Also ask about Severe injuries, I'm not open to serious ones without my full consent.
■ I won't play Poorly written plots, obnoxiously lore-breaking characters and plots, interaction with blatant aggressive Mary Sues, pure ERP plots. God-moding, meta-gaming, Severe Injury without consent, let alone death or something equally extreme.
Here are some ideas and suggestions for spontaneous RPing. Please always send a tell first or contact me otherwise to make sure I got time.
■ You happen across a heavily armored adventurer mysteriously patrolling Coerthan or Gridanian trade routes.
■ You recognize Camillaux's armor, maybe you have encountered Ser Fluerent in the past?
■ You stumble across a lady reading a book and either the lady, her clothes, or the book interest you.
■ Camillaux admires your heavy armor, especially if you happen to be a Paladin or Ishgardian.
■ If you are a Dark Knight, dark assassin, or some other dark brooding figure, you take notice of the distrustful gaze beating down upon you from afar. An uneasy knight watches your every move, his hand hovering over his hilt.
■ You are a blacksmith of reasonable renown simply going about your day until suddenly a lady rushes into you, asking for your assistance.
■ You are reading a book and a curious lass wants to learn all about it.
■ You can clearly distinguish the Ishgardian aesthetic of his armaments.
■ You've recognized Camillaux from somewhere, perhaps you have seen him someone where within the Holy See?
I am a relatively new roleplayer and I hope to become better at it with some more experience. To this end I shall endeavor to hone my RPing skills as Camillaux, improving with every new adventure he embarks upon throughout Eorzea and beyond. Just please understand if I struggle to quickly and consistently write paragraphs at any given moment.
Character Lore Adherence
I have done extensive research with the objective of making my character as lore friendly as possible. If there are still any mistakes and lore breaches I will try to fix them.
Here are some tropes that kind of fit my character for fun.