Elam Al'vain

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Elam Al'vain
Of the Immortals

Kill you? Nah. They say if you're good at something, never work for free. I aim to keep that.



Vital Information

PRONUNCIATION: Ee lam Al vane.


RACE & CLAN: Hyur - Midlander.


AGE: 34.

NAMEDAY: 29th Sun, 5th Astral Moon.



Other Statistics


CITIZENSHIP: Garlemald Expatriate.


RESIDENCE: Nomadic: Typically moves about Gyr Abania and Thanalan.

OCCUPATION: Bandit/Gun for Hire.


HEIGHT & WEIGHT: 5 fulms, 11 ilms. 175 ponze.

ALIGNMENT: Chaotic Evil.

General Information
No no no, that's where you're mistaken. You see, this here's a gun fight. We aim, we fire, you die.
Hair & Eyes
Al'vain's sun bleached hair typically hangs loosely down to his shoulders, kept down with his wide brimmed hat. He has two dark eyes set in sockets that seem perpetually ringed with fatigue. Closer inspection of his eyes would reveal they contain no irises. They are unnaturally black from sclera to pupil.
Physique & Markings
The sun has long since darkened Al'vain's fair complexion and has given him a rather grizzled presence. The man is thin without looking scrawny, a body used to being on his feet or in the saddle most of his days. The only distinguishing marks, apart from is unnaturally black eyes the the long scar trailing up from his lower lip to his cheek.
Hygiene & Attire
Al'vain wears dust almost as well as his rough leather clothes. He typically is seen in dark browns or other earth tones, designed to help blend in with the dark earth of Gyr Abania.
Psychological Profile
ESTP. The Entrepreneur. ESTPs are spontaneous, active folks. Like the other SPs, ESTPs get great satisfaction from acting on their impulses. Activities involving great power, speed, thrill and risk are attractive to the ESTP. Chronic stifling of these impulses makes the ESTP feel "dead inside". Gamesmanship is the calling card of the ESTP. Persons of this type have a natural drive to best the competition. Some of the most successful salespersons are ESTPs. P.T. Barnum ("Never give a sucker an even break") illustrates the unscrupulous contingent of this type. Almost unconsciously ESTPs look for nonverbal, nearly subliminal cues as to what makes their quarry "tick". Once they know, they wait for just the right time to trump the unsuspecting victim's ace and glory in their conquest. Oddly enough, ESTPs seem to admire and respect anyone who can beat them at their own game. "If I was any better, I couldn't stand it!" To an ESTP, admission of weakness feels like failure. He admires strength in himself and in others. "Shock effect" is a favored technique of this type to get the attention of his audience. ESTPs love to be at center stage, demonstrating feats of wonder and daring.
Low and with a slight rasp, Al'vain speaks in a distinctive Ala Mhigan accent. Though he is well educated, he chooses to speak with a lot of inflection and slang.
Philosophy & Mannerisms
Al'vain does not care about you. He does not care about your family. He does not care about your thoughts or feelings. You are simply another target to him, one that he has not yet been paid to collect. He has a few quirks that he exhibits in everyday life. He is often rude without being crass, he will often act more polite around women, and typically treats them with an outward display of respect, and while he usually wears his distinctive wide brimmed hat, he always removes it when in doors, makeing a point to correct others who abstain from this practice.
● Hot/Sunny weather
● Alcohol
● Brothels
● The scent of sulfer
● Gambling
● Being the Center of Attention
● Money
● How a man's head pops after a well placed shot
● Deep water
● Chocobos
● Crass/Rude Behavior
● Idleness
● Sailing
● Mages
● Rain
● Natural Charisma
● Marksmanship
● Quick-Draw
● Visual Perception
● Trickshots
● Story Telling
● Quick Reflexes
● Sleight of Hand

Combat, Abilities & Weaponry

Basic Statistics
Extreme: Perception
High: Dexterity & Charisma
Above Average: Constitution & Intelligence
Average: Strength
Low: Wisdom
Aetheric Abilities
Mastery: N/A
Expert: N/A
Average: N/A
Novice: N/A
Weapon Training
Mastery: Marksmanship - Firearms
Expert: Explosives
Average: Bladed Weapons
Novice: All else
Combat Relevant Skills
High: Reaction Speed
Above Average: Mobility
Average: Aether Resistance
Low: Melee Combat
Non-Combat Abilities
Silent Watchers: Al'vain is almost always tailed by several members of the immortals. These silent figures are masters of subtlety and stealth, able to blend into crowd and landscape alike. Their ability to seemingly blend into nearly any environment make their exact numbers unknown.
All Seeing Eye: The black eyes of Al'vain are uncanny in their sharpness.
Character Spoilers: Al'vain's eyes have been replaced with biological magitek hybrids. With them he is able to see a much broader range of visible light including ultraviolet and infrared. They are so acute that he claims to be able to see the vibrations of a mouse as it scurries through the desert sands from 30 paces.
Combat Abilities
Note: These are used within the Obsidian Court's original battle system. These may not necessarily be relevant in standard role-play.
Called Shot: Al'vain aims and fires and a specific point on his target's body. Various effects result from this hit.
-Head: The bullet grazes the target's head, stunning them for 1-3 rounds. (Roll vs Roll)
-Stomach: The bullet pierces the target's gut. This extremely painful shot nauseates the target and causes bleeding damage.
-Leg: The bullet strikes the leg knocking the target prone and, impairing their movement. Their move speed is reduced by half as they become hobbled.
-Softpoint: The bullet strikes a soft spot on the target, either causing max damage or a specific action. (i.e. Shooting a saddle strap to unseat a rider.
Draw: Reaction. Al'vain draws his pistol and fires with unnatural speed, shooting the weapon from his target's hand, negating their attack.
OOC Note
Any relevant notes about combat should be added here, such as player preference, system preference, or links off-site to sheets using existing XIV player-made combat systems.

There are various plot hooks that can be used from Elam's history alone. Please see the OOC tab to view a few listed.
Disclaimer: Consider this section to be a constant Work In Progress.


Elam Al'vain was born Elasium cen Artis, a citizen of the Garlean Empire. While being loyal citizens, Elasium's parents were mere hyurs and lacked the proper pedigree to rise beyond their more modest lives in the empire. Once Ala Mhigo fell to the empire, Elasium's father left to the west, thinking they could use the oppourtunity to carve out a new life in the new territory of the empire.





Elam the Immortal




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Family Platonic Involved Romantic Passionate Physical Friend Acquaintance $ Business Deceased Positive Negative Neutral ? Unsure Threat Enemy
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Rukira Michaelis, Malice. ( ) - Quite possibly the most evil woman alive.
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NPC Rumors

Some of these rumors are untrue, speculation, or are greatly exaggerated.

◢ Common Rumors - Easily overheard. Use these freely!
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◢ Uncommon Rumors - A little more difficult to hear. Use sparingly or ask first!
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◢ Rare Rumors - Very rarely overheard. Please ask before using!
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PC Rumors

Feel free to add your own rumors to this section.

◢ Player Character Rumors - Some of these are more rare than others!
"He has a bounty on his head for 5,000,000 gil. Hells, if I could pass that up. Trouble is, to get the coin, you have to not only bring the man in alive, but you have to find the one who posted the bounty in the first place." --Ul'dahn Merchant

RP Info

Location & Probability
Places where the character is very likely to be seen
The Shroud: Medium
Gridania: Low
Thanalan: High
Ishgard: Low
Ul'dah: High
Coerthas: Low
Dravania: Low
Limsa Lominsa: Low
La Noscea: Medium
Ala Mhigo: Low
Gyr Abania: High
Doma: Low
Most of these aren’t public, and would have to be asked after!
City-State, Region or Organization: Affiliation reason/purpose.
Garlean Empire: ...
The Immortals: ...
Obsidian Court: ...

IC Inventory
The following items are things that this individual carries on their person at all times. These are noted for pickpockets, and those watching her closely. This information is meant to be a prompt for insight and is not to be meta-gamed, though feel free to use this information if it comes up logically in RP (pickpocketing, a search, etc) with use of a simple /tell.
Coinpurse: A simple coin purse made of soft leather, containing several thousand gil.
Linkpearls: A small handful of linkpearls.
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Potions: Small vials filled with healing potions, high concentration.
Vial of Rush: A vial of red liquid. The drug is a narcotic and battlefield stimulant.
Concealed Pistols: Al'vain keeps no less than four easily concealed firearms at his side almost constantly.
RP Limits
I like to consider myself a flexible player who is willing to commit to a number of different types of scenes and role-play scenarios, but I have limits. If something is on the play list, assume it means yes, as long as it's within the context of the current play or ongoing plot. No's are typically a hard no but given appropriate context we can discuss it.
I will play just about anything mature within reason.
Ask about injuries, dependences, and relationship advancements.
I won't play I generally will accept most RP as long as it is relevant to the situation. I reserve the right to back out of a RP if I do not like the direction it is headed.
RP Hooks
While the below is by no means comprehensive, it's a kind of spring board for walk-up RP. Longer plots that are meant to run for more than a few quick RP's, please feel free to send me a tell so we can work out a good reason for our characters to get to know one another. I'm always looking for RP, so please consider the following as for reasons you may know of Dovienya:
Underworld Contact: If your character is well versed in Eorzea's seedy underbelly, then you may have heard of 'The Immortals'.
Business Contact: If your character is heavily involved in the mercantile arts, then perhaps you would know to be wary making shipments through Gyr Abania. It's said that the Immortals take their toll from passing through their lands.
Ala Mhigan: If your character is involved in Ala Mhigo or the Ala Mhigan provisional government, you may be familiar with Al'vain, or at least the steep price on his head.
Liberation Veteran: If your character is an old mercenary or soldier that fought for Ala Mhigan liberation, you may recognize Al'vain as one that killed for the Garlean Empire on a few occasions.
Garlean Empire: If your character is involved in the Empire, especially during the Ala Mhigan occuption you may be familiar with the contract killer known as 'Al'vain'.

OOC Notes
Player Information
Player Note
There is a lot of information on this character wiki, but it is by no means completely comprehensive. There are chunks of backstory that are left intentionally vague so that details can be later added as developed through creative writing or in role-play revelation. Feel free to use Common or Uncommon rumors freely, if you want to use a Rare Rumor as a plot hook or to spark RP, I would ask that you send me a tell first, to make certain it's acceptable. The line in between IC and OOC is very important. While I do seek to make friends and connections OOC, Dovienya is not a good person IC. If I ever say something to offend, kindly let me know OOC!
Character Lore Adherence
Everything concerning this character that has not been confirmed by in-game lore should be taken with a grain of salt. Anything that has had to be changed because of lore shifting will be noted below.
■ No changes.
Miscellaneous Information
Classes: Lvl 70 Monk/Warrior/Astrologian/Machinist
Server: Balmung
Timezone:US Player; PST (UTC -8)
Character Tidbits
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■ IC/OOC Tumblr Blog: N/A
Tropes & Explanations
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Wiki Information
This wiki is constantly changing as the character’s story changes. It was last modified on August 06th, 2016.

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