Dylan stands fairly tall for a Midlander male, reaching a lean six feet tall. He carries himself in a more relaxed manner in most situations, leaning or slouching against any nearby surface that will support him. His hair, a vibrant red, is usually pulled back into a ponytail for the sake of keeping it out of his eyes, caring little for how messy it may look. His face is diamond-shaped with a slightly crooked nose and thin lips. His eyes are almond-shaped and a vibrant green with thin, dark red eyebrows. Each of his ears carries a multitude of helix piercings, and he regularly paints his face with symbols and markings passed down by his tribe. Dylan also has tattoo sleeves which extend from the elbows to his wrists. He has a lean, toned frame, suggesting a routine of moderate fitness. Dylan is quick to put on a smile or fill a room with laughter; he typically wears clothing unique to his tribe, though he will dress up more formally or professionally when necessary.
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Dylan was born into a nomadic tribe of Midlanders who called the deep woods of the Shroud their home. Like the other children, Dylan was raised to hold absolute respect for nature and the preservation of life, adopting the practice of veganism and shunning the practice of magic for the burden it placed on the land. One day, Dylan and his brother wandered away from the camp to play in a nearby river and were set upon by a pair of river yarzon. Though they managed to escape, Dylan was bitten and soon succumbed to the yarzon's poison. Certain that Dylan would die, the elders of his tribe made him comfortable as he started to pass. It was the middle of the night when Dylan's body began to glow, alight with borrowed aether as his body cleansed itself of the poison; a sign that Dylan had now awoken to his talent with the healing arts. Abhorred by Dylan's recovery, he was cast out of the tribe and forced to wander the forests alone. He lived this way for two years, until a Wood Wailer scouting party discovered him at the tender age of 13 and brought him into Gridania proper. It wasn't long before Dylan's talent for healing was noticed, and he was taken in by the Conjurer's Guild.
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Although he spent the first 13 years of his life isolated Eorzean society as a whole, Dylan has adapted and integrated quite well. He's developed a sarcastic sense of humor and a biting wit, but still holds true to the moral compass gifted to him by his tribe, and later fine-tuned by the Conjurer's Guild. Dylan is not a perfect pacifist by nature, as he understands that one must occasionally defend themselves with force to protect life.
Dylan was raised to follow a vegan lifestyle, but over time has moved away from this practice. He now enjoys an omnivorous diet, though he still favors vegetables both out of habit and a slight sense of guilt over eating meat.
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