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Cicereaux Chevalier (19th Sun, 2nd Astral Moon) is a registered warrior from the city-state of Limsa Lominsa, with roots in some of the underground Coerthas caverns.
Appearance & Personality
Cicero is a Duskwight Elezen of average height with a slightly muscular build and broad shoulders. His skin is an ash-grey hue, and he has short, tousled, light-pink hair. His eyes are mismatched, the left being a pale green and the right a dull blue; a long scar runs diagonally through the latter, and a smaller scar is visible on his left jaw. Neither of these were received from anything he can legitimately boast about, though he'll certainly try his best to make them sound like they were practically medals of honour. Cicero wears relatively little, being one to prefer flaunting what he has-- particularly due to most clothing he comes across that cater to his profession being far too cumbersome and heavy for his tastes.
He's a bit of a freelancer with no particular loyalties, though he's usually willing to help out when it comes to those he's friendly with or feels indebted to. He's generally the sort of man who's open to taking on virtuous and dirty jobs alike as long as he sees himself benefiting from doing so, and will almost always put himself first. He does his best to be cheerful and carefree around others and enjoys showing off even for the smallest of things. Quick to jump into situations, he's impulsive and brash, though he has somewhat of a tendency to overthink things once he's alone.
For all of his ostentatious posturing, however, Cicero lacks confidence in his fighting and abilities and skill, particularly where reliability and responsibility are concerned, and often goes about his usual business alone as a result. He doesn't actually view himself as being particularly strong, smart, or talented, and so draws a sense of self-confidence from how he perceives his outward appearance instead. He enjoys hanging out with friends and making new acquaintances, nevertheless, and has no qualms or reservations about meeting new people or dealing with different races, though any apparent prejudice in distaste toward his kind can be a definite turn-off-- he has grown to feel slightly uneasy and out-of-place around most Wildwood Elezen in more recent times as a result, though he'll make an effort not to show it. He's unapologetically himself, in a nutshell, and well-aware of his strengths, which he never hesitates to flaunt, and even more aware of his shortcomings.
Cicero was born to the Chevalier Family, which, despite its seemingly-honourable namesake, wasn't exactly the most chivalrous or noble clan. They resided in a series of underground caverns beneath Coerthas and were a more or less friendly group-- Cicero himself had initially harboured no particular feelings of distrust when dealing with most other races as a result, though this might mainly be due to how isolated and sheltered he had been. His family was a fairly neutral one, with some ties to raiders, pillagers, and the like of which Duskwights are often stereotyped to, as is inevitable, though they were not particularly affiliated.
Cicero is a middle child, having two older brothers (Sylviel and Astidien) and a younger sister (Laurelle), all of whom he's on good terms with, though they don't currently see each other often. The Calamity came and went, destroying much of their caverns and tunnel systems in its wake; though their small family miraculously survived, they were forced to relocate-- and doing so amid the hundreds of thousands of other displaced refugees proved to be extremely difficult in the years to come. Being older, his parents and older brothers did most of the work in earning enough food and coin to support the family, often through less than legal means once it became apparent that the remaining dregs in the pool of legitimate work were not only difficult to obtain, but hard in labour and light in pay, with no end to the immediate Duskwight discrimination in sight. Cicereaux and Laurelle, being younger, mostly stuck together in maintaining their makeshift home and keeping track of their meagre supplies and belongings. And as his eyes were now opened and they were exposed time and time again to prejudice, distaste, and judgment, his budding resentment for Gridanians and Wildwood Elezen began to grow.
Having wanted to contribute and help the family out in his own way, Cicereaux has taken up adventuring in more recent years and found some success in first learning the ways of the marauder, and then the warrior. Starting out in Limsa Lominsa turned out to be a good move for him, and though it wasn't without its prejudices and difficult start, it was the fresh start he needed in order to stop dwelling on the past and to move forward, focusing instead on making a name and reputation for himself and earning enough money to send back home.
He was a bit shy and unassuming at first, nervous and lost amid a sea of unfamiliar faces and bustling venues and not at all accustomed to or knowledgeable about the area or adventuring in and of itself, especially given that he was new to life outside the family and being on his own. As his sense of self-efficacy and martial prowess grew, however, so too did his self-confidence (albeit limited to his looks) and comfort in traveling with others. Contrary to a longstanding selfishness and penchant to only help himself, partly fostered by how he'd perceived being treated in the past, he's very slowly begun taking the initiative to sometimes help others out and to get involved in more things, gradually learning some of the crafting and gathering trades in his spare time, and joining the ranks of the Maelstrom.
His older brothers have since ventured off on their own as well, with Astidien finding his way as an excellent bard while Sylviel has found he has a knack for weaving; Laurelle has recently begun training as a marauder, and their parents live relatively comfortably as of the present, especially in light of their prior situation and with all four of the Chevalier children having become more or less independent and financially-stable. They meet up from time to time, usually making it a point to get together whenever they're all more or less free.
- ■ He doesn't actually compliment himself unless he's feeling confident or trying to act like it.
- ■ He worked hard to become a better warrior not only because he wanted to improve, but because he wanted to wear nicer clothes.
- ■ Money is his biggest motivator.
- ■ He secretly gets a little flustered when people actually do compliment him.
Some of these rumors are untrue or are greatly exaggerated. Please feel free to add your own rumors under PC!
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