Charce is, obviously, an alias. This character is an odd one as he is more than just a spy and informant. He is a multiple cast of characters that he has arranged in his large web of espionage and deceit. He can be posed as your villainous friend, all while being your enemy’s friend. He can be that pretty female bard, playing music and singing in the tavern. He can be a thorn in the Holy See’s thigh, all while being helpful. He is most famously and publicly known as the Crow, of the Crow’s Nest informant ring in Ishgard.
For his backstory, I am composing a series of short stories that will ultimately form a novella.
Please refer here for those parts: Chapter One: The Beginning of the End
Charce, while very tall compared to most races, is actually on the shorter side for an Elezen. While he would tower over most, those of the same race tend to over at around half a head taller than him. His complexion is incredibly fair even though he carries Duskwight features, he is of full Ishgardian blood. His face is also on the thin side, but not emaciated. He has the very lean feature very common of his race. His eyes are also light for his Duskwight features--a very rich, blue. His hair is a medium, chocolate-reddish brown. He likes to keep it long and it's usually tied back, but he'll let it down for certain performances to be...extra dramatic. He cuts his own hair, though, so it's not exactly perfect or anything. Above average, but still questionable. On his face is a tattoo. It's not tribal though, as he got it much later in life to cover up the branding on his forehead. The brand is over right eye. It's circular in shape and has a swallow bird flying in a circle, being engulfed in flames in its design. It's faded and covered, but magic can be felt from it from those who can sense it.
His limbs are long and lean, pretty standard for an Elezen. He’s not exactly muscular but not fat. He is characteristically thin, but since he mostly deals with songs, information, and books, he doesn't have a fighter's body. His nails are long and his hands are either bare or gloved, depending on the occasion. He adorns himself with jewelry to look fancy, because...that's the type of person he is.
He also has multiple scars along his back and legs...mostly in places that are covered. His largest scar is on his back from where his spine was broken.He always carries a black and red tome with him. He also carries a series of small daggers and sometimes a rapier.
Aspects That Stand Out:
There are small daggers in the hems of all of his clothing, he carries a small arcanist tome, and is learning how to use a sword. He's more of a hide, sneak, and run kind of guy than hand to hand. He's crafty, not strong.
The book, his aether, and swordsCharce is not a natural born fighter. And although his aether potential is really high, the situation with it is complex too. There was a block in his aether. A curse of sorts burned into him by the man who saved his life and he owed a debt to. He believed that his aether block was natural, since he never had the opportunity nor education to use such magics before the branding. He carries a book with him that is similar to an Arcanist's book. The mathematical runes and equations are, in fact, his own, and instead of summoning carbuncles and poisons, they would potentially summon aetherpool weapons...though if he were to do it now, even with the block gone, it would be pathetic. And still, even with the block gone. Think of it like PTSD...the feeling of casting and being healed just kind of makes him sick to his stomach, even if nothing is wrong. So he'll avoid it--same with teleportation. He's currently learning to use a sword.
"Strange" would only be scratching the surface in describing Charce as a person. From his mannerisms to his hobbies to the fact that he makes a game out of being a pathological liar, he is definitely not a normal person. Overall, Charce would appear to be friendly and well mannered. He usually smiles and can hold proper conversation, but his eyes are generally dead and usually filled with some extra emotion of contempt or pity for whoever he is talking to. He will also say things to see how far he can push a person before they snap--of course, he knows when to stop when it puts him at considerable risk of injury, but overall it's a detail that would make him appear to be rude, when put lightly.
Charce has a very high set of morals which he operates by. He believes that those who can are obligated to help those who are unable to protect themselves. These morals affect most of his decisions, especially in regards to business and who he interacts with. He revels in blackmail and tearing down established families. Sell a name here, tarnish a reputation there and watching those who hurt the weak suffer the rest of their lives is due payment for him. It's partially because he himself had been wronged, but he had always believed in a more just society than the abandoned outskirts of Coerthas. He is very amicable with his own kind (specifically Ishgardians, not necessarily those from the Shroud) as well as those who are weak and he believes "need help." He has a great distaste for those who operate in and work around Ul'dah and the Syndicate--not in small part to avoid going to the desert since it's bad for his skin.
Outwardly, Charce will appear to be pretty open about himself, his struggles, and would appear to have no problem "laying it all out there,' but the man is also a pathological liar. A lot of the details he claims about himself are not true or would be so muddled that it may as well just be a lie. He is also pretty straight-laced, having little time or care for romance and dislikes smoking, alcohol and other mind-altering drugs. However, in the right company (and maybe given the opportunity to dance and sing), he will be more like his true self. He is, however, strange, and while he can have a good time, there's probably no one who he could call a best friend.Romantically, Charce is dead. He, at the moment, has very little interest for such pass times as he has major trust issues. He's an excellent stalker and will find out details you wouldn't have thought would come up...meaning there's more opportunities for him to just be disappointed with most prospective partners.