Ash brown hair (now with grey streaks), short, practical. Pale grey eyes. Slight tan, as of someone that works in the sun.
Physique & Markings
Short for a Highlander (around 175cm), stocky. Would make a great forward in Rugby if that was a thing in Eorzea.
Facial burns, upper cheeks down to base of neck. Hole in left cheek (shrapnel and burns don't go well together).
Left leg amputated a few inches below the knee. Currently looking for a combat viable prosthetic.
Hygiene & Attire
Good hygiene when possible, religiously keeps his armour and weapons in good condition. Equally, he fully accepts that on field ops, everyone is going to stink by the end of the first week, and there's nothing you can do about it.
War is not a kind place for those that would otherwise become kind men. Generally calm and collected, Trachius is not one to hold a grudge, although he is quick to judge based on perceived behavioural patterns. Soft spoken, although not entirely by choice, he rarely (if ever) swears.
He cares deeply for, and is excessively loyal to, anyone he feels falls under the umbrella of "squad". Comrades, those he is responsible for, those he cares for.
Despite this, he is still a trained soldier, and able to kill (almost) without remorse if himself or squad are threatened. This includes preemptive strikes.
Physically incapable of raising his voice above a 'loud', rasping whisper. Similar voice reference, Generation Kill's Godfather. Due to physical limitations, he speaks in short sentences, discarding unnecessary words. That or he sprays spit out of the side of his cheek.
Philosophy & Mannerisms
"Self-denial and self-discipline, however, will be recognized as the outstanding qualities of a good soldier." - William Lyon Mackenzie King
For tells, he rubs at the scars along his jaw when deep in not-so-pleasant thought. This upgrades to outright scratching and itching when uncomfortable or distressed.
Unpleasant emotions are dealt with by shoving them far, far away and locking them up tight until such a time as they can be dealt with. Assuming he can find the key at a later date, anyway.
Average: Spear (Battle line fighting, not Eorzean Lancing)
Novice: Axe, Eastern Blades
Untrained: Daggers, Bow, all magics
Combat Relevant Skills
High: Defensive Fighting
Above Average: Team Leading, Combat Awareness
Average: Offensive Fighting
Low: No combat relevant magical skills
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/random perfectly acceptable for one-offs.
For actual sustained combat, something based off a d20 system (or allowing use of modifiers to represent character specialties) is preferred, as it better accounts for actual character abilities and experience.
Sixth Astral Era
This is typically pre-calamity information, or information from before the turn of the era (Domans & others not in Eorzea proper).
Seventh Umbral Era
This is typically post calamity information, or information since the turn of the era (Domans & others not in Eorzea proper).
ღ★☍➘ Juseaux 'Spoon' Dunipame, healer. Presumed still alive.
♦★➘ Aspanon 'Tongues' Tremerus. Interpreter. Status unknown.
♦★✝Honoka 'Silk' Moriko. Heavily armoured tiny Doman woman with a chip on her shoulder. Believed KIA at Carteneau.
○★ Fierce Joy, Lighthouse Medic
○★ Darceloix. Elezen noble, potential customer of Lighthouse and provider of a new leg for Trachius.
○ Irtei Buduga. Not that he knows his name, but one of the owners of the Green Banner.
○ Muuno Buduga. As above, he has no idea of the Buduga's name.
○ Kuromi Kaneyama. Has met this Raen multiple times. Doesn't actually remember her name. She did pay for Drust to get absolutely wrecked of Azim's Balls, though.
✔ Suvdkhi Qestir. Young Xaela, seems kind enough. Naturally curious. Slight language (or lack thereof) barrier.
✔★ Cyrus Drusus
♦★☍➘ Evjenia (Eva), Elder Sister by 5 Years
♦☍➘ Oskana (Kana), Younger Sister by 2 Years
Blood family not seen for over 20 years. No contact for over 15 years.
ღ★☍➘ Kiyoko. Wife. Briefly reunited, separated once more.
♦➘ Kazuki. Son. (Half elezen, son of Kiyoko, not son of Trachius by blood)
Some of these rumors are untrue, speculation, or are greatly exaggerated.
◢ Common Rumors - Information easily given. Use these freely!
■ "Heard the poor bastard's only got one leg." — Goblet Resident.
■ "Ain't he with that merc company? Lighthouse?" — Goblet Resident.
◢ Uncommon Rumors -A little more difficult to get. Use sparingly or ask first!
■ "The gunner pair? Went out to scout a problem, came back more than half dead. Heard they met an Ice Soldier out there." — Falcon's Nest Soldier.
■ "The mute's still alive? Last I heard he and his Elezen friend were airshipped back south." — Falcon's Nest Soldier.
◢ Rare Rumors -Very rarely overheard. Please ask before using!
■ "Rumor" — Rumormonger.
■ "Rumor" — Rumormonger.
Feel free to add your own rumors to this section.
◢ Player Character Rumors -Some of these are more rare than others!
Tags: POV Second Person, Graphic Description of Injury, Major Character Injury, RP Writeup
Summary: Trachius realizes that he has no idea how Ice Soldiers even work - except that they apparently don't need their limbs to survive and suffer no blood loss from injuries. The same cannot be said for Trachius or Talios.
■Maelstrom: Briefly served as auxiliary, also briefly a member of 27th Tactical (Whorlbane).
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 a few hundred gil.
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, and it means don't ask.
For roleplay involving combat, please /tell to arrange what both parties are hoping to get out of it and what systems to use.
■ I will play Slice of Life, Conflict, Military, Mature, Casual Social, Mature, Dark Themed, Humour, Substance Abuse, Racism, Action, Horror, Drama, One-Time, Perma-Death, Macarbre, Crime
■ Ask about Combat, Injury, Violence, Murder, Long Term Plots, Maiming
■ I won't play Temp-Death, Lore Breaking
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, unless I'm actively spamming PvE content.
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