|Hanimir quo Aureus|
"Let go of the things that you love as you let go of the things that cause you sorrow."
|Occupation||Second Flame Lieutenant, Ironworks Magitek Engineer|
|Former Residence||Illsabard, Ishgard|
- 1 Character
- 2 Combat
- 3 Tendencies
- 4 Rumors
- 5 Relationships
- 6 History/Timeline
Hanimir quo Aureus or Han as he tells most people to call him, currently second flame lieutenant of the Immortal Flames of Ul'dah is a former Garlean Centurio and deserter from one of the empire's annexed territories. Feeling increasingly conflicted about the empire's violent expansion and unjustified war efforts he eventually decided to flee with the help of a handful of comrades feeling the same way, however eventually ending up alone on the shores of Dravania after the vessel they fled on where attacked by garlean assault aircraft. He managed to survive and slowly make his way towards Ishgard where he lived in the brume for a while to eventually find employment with Skysteel Manufactory thanks to his basic engineering background. He would eventually head to Eorzea many years later after the Seventh Umbral Calamity had shook the land, feeling obligated to witness what the empire he was once fighting for had wrought upon the world.
Having experienced the violence of the empire firsthand and seeing the aftermath of the battle at Carteneau he decided to continue his life of fighting on the side of Eorzea to finally put an end to the war crimes Garlemald keeps comitting. To this end he joined the Immortal Flames of Ul'dah where he quickly rose through the ranks having extensive combat and leadership experience and valuable knowledge of Garlean battle tactics and magitek weaponry. Silencing his emotions every time he goes to war against men and women who might be his former comrades he steels himself to one day wander into the imperial capital to lend a hand to the fall of the empire.
It's unexpectedly difficult to get a good read on Hanimir's true personality sometimes, his time dealing with nobles in Ishgard aswell as politicians and merchants in Ul'dah taught him to keep up a front until such time that he can judge a person well enough to interact with them openly though alcohol may further speed things up. Once he does he is a rather cheerful and outgoing man even going so far as flirting with the fairer sex with no shame or restraint.
In combat his attitude changes entirely, since he knows unnecessary emotions could mean death he silences them entirely killing with no remorse when on the battlefield, at least until the battle is over. For this reason he never fights for show and only in sparring matches if absolutely necessary, fighting for survival and fighting to protect are the only things that matter to him. Consequently he despises glory seekers and those who fight for honor for he cannot comprehend their reasoning.
A tall bearded Elezen male with long black hair and a small scar across his face which he received as he was learning to wield the gunblade for the first time. Many otherer scars of different origin are strewn over his torso, those being the result of his protector role as a Hopplomus in the early years of his military career. One such scar caused by a fireball attack of enemy thaumaturges had seered his right arm up to his shoulder and chest, this mark in particular he usually keeps very well hidden. When on duty he is usually clad in armor but tried to find a balance between protective and not too restrictive, his arms usually being the most heavily armored in case he has to deal with attacks unexpectedly. When not on duty he opts for formal clothing, mostly because it covers his skin effectively and it's a nice contrast to his past life..
When his military training began as he was still a Garlean conscript soldier, Hanimir was trained in the sword and shield fighting techniques of the Hopplomus which he utilized as a front-line fighter protecting his allies. When later ascending to the rank of a Centurio he would be taught marksmanship and Garlean gunblade techniques, however, since these put considerable strain on the body for one not blessed with the physique of a pureblood Garlean he would later supplement his style with techniques brought to Eorzea by the Gunbreakers.
Lately he has been training in aether manipulation of which he does not yet have a solid grasp due to the concept being entirely foreign to Garlean military instructors. Receiving instructions from Ul'Dahs thaumaturge guild he is now capable of channeling earth ather and applying it to individual body regions to increase defensive capabilities and compensate the force of magitek gunblades.
Utilizing this unique combination of traditional Garlean swordsmanship, gunbreaker techniques and aether manipulation he is slowly shaping his own fighting style which aids him greatly in facing the ever fiercer assaults of the empire he once fought under. His weapon of choice is a modified magitek gunblade capable of using ceruleum shells aswell as aether based attacks. He may also use longswords and shields if necessary.
Gunblade based combat used by Garleans involves using the inertia used by pulling the weapons trigger to increase the strike's impact, it is similar to the gunbreaker techniques in that respect. However, either by virtue of superior Garlean physical strength or the support of magitek armor the direction of the strike can be violently halted and reversed to catch the enemy of guard. Additionally the explosion caused by igniting ceruleum shells is more powerful than what could be achieved using fire aspected aether making for deadlier and armor breaking strikes. Since a swing that forceful would however damage his shoulder if used recklessly Hanimir tends to only sprinkle them into his regular attacks.
As he was already used to swinging a gunblade Hanimir had little trouble picking up the flowing fighting style of gunbreakers that takes the fragile bodies of other races into account. The explosion of shells is used to transition into other attacks in fluid motion and is thus less stressfull for muscles and joints. With his decent control of earth aspected aether he has a good grasp on their defensive techniques aswell, though his fear of fire prevents him from mastering Blasting Zone.
Thought he did not have much time to invest in the art of magic he has still managed to learn how to control certains aspects of eather, being particularly skilled in channeling earth aether. Fire still scares him and somewhat inhibits his progress.
Canem Venandi - a violent reversal of gunblade attacks that have been performed after pulling the trigger. Since non-Garlean physique does not allow to halt the force of that motion without damage, earth ather is used to strengthen joints and stance, this is combined with a jolt of lightning aspected aether to quickly reverse the direction of attack. The reversed attack may be further enhanced with another pull of the trigger.
Praecipitem Crimen - strengthens the shoulder and side of the body to use it as both a shield and means of attack while dashing forward by means of wind aether supported movement. If a shield is on hand it can be used in tandem with this technique to make it more effective.
Sagitta Immortalem - An aether infused ceruleum projectile fired from the gunblade, its destructive capabilities thus magnified its capable of searing it's way through even metal given enough time. The projectile can be made to explode by remotely and deliberately letting the fire aether within go out of control. Using this technique in his current state is, however, a gamble since his control over fire aspected ather in particular is affected by emotional trauma.
- Honest people he can be himself with
- Drinking in good company
- Cheerful or peaceful places
- Improving his combat abilities
- Magitek engineering
- "Heard he was promoted after he solved the Garlean killing thing. Don't mind someone taking care of the bastards but guess he did his job."
- "I see him talking to women sometimes but never an Elezen, must be a pervert that one."
- "Feel like he's a totally different person when he's drunk. Or maybe... that's what he's actually like?"
- "Name doesn't sound Eorzean, I heard he might be a Garlean..."
- "Didn't he introduce himself as Aurevant? Something fishy about that."
- "I saw his arm when we all went to Bronze Lake for a break, guy's more scarred than any other soldier I know!"
- "Don't fight like a gunbreaker that one, don't know what it is but trust me when I tell you he learned it somewhere else."
- "I tried to teach him how to cast fire but he couldn't do any of it, weirdly enough he had no problem with any of the other exercises."
- "Lads, I saw the captain with a lady in the Goblet yesterday, you're not gonna believe this!"
Though he does not yet know how important she is to him exactly and they have no obligations towards each other, he certainly knows that the time spent with Bernadette is a harmonious and fulfilling experience. Thought they seem like very different people most of those differences are rather superficial and their views and attitudes tend to align nicely. First time he saw her was on a singles event organized by her free company where she got him drunk out of his mind hitting on an Au Ra girl. They would meet again just one day later where they'd promptly resume the drinking. Worried about her condition he went to see her after that night, one thing led to the next and soon they'd find themselves in a situation none of them could have anticipated.
A grizzled older soldier who slowly became a friend after many chance meetings. Their trust seemed to have truly deepend after the Garlean killings going on around Ul'dah, Trachius had been severely wounded by a hired Assassin which Hanimir ended up catching eventually finding the single culprit behind the chain of crimes. At this time they learned of each other that they were both former Garlean soldiers which only served to strengthen their bond. Even though Trachius is sometimes hard to approach Hanimir still considers him a good friend.
Fleeing the Empire
Living in Ishgard
The Fall of Dalamud
Moving to Ul'dah
The Battle for Ala Mhigo
The Garlean Assassinations (RP Event)
The Ruby Weapon Incident
Following the unrest in the imperial capital of Garlemald the empire launched another Assault on the forces at the Ghymlit Dark. This one was bad news, the prototype warmachine Ruby Weapon was sent to decimate the Eorzean forces in a last ditch attempt turn the tides of the war before the empire would no longer have the stability to keep up their frontline. Hanimir had access to this information as a fairly high ranking officer. As such, a former Garlean and a magitek engineere he could not ignore the empire putting thousands of lives at risk and decided to head out to the Ghymlit to face the threat himself. Not in a leadership position but as a fighter he entered the field and found himself at the side of marvelous warriors who were seemingly assembled by Raubahn and the warrior of light themselves. The legendary hero he could not clearly make out in the chaos that ensued shortly after the war machina made its entrance. The abilities Hanimir had acquired over the past years allowed him to survive the onslaught of certain death attacks by the Ruby Weapon and eventually strike it down with the help of the other combatants. Half broken as he kneeled on the ground it seemed the battle was over but he should have no such luck. What would happen next was treated as pseudo-confidential information by the Immortal Flames, they knew it would make it's rounds eventually but tried to avoid mass panic as much as they could. As the Ruby Weapon fell a winged figure rose from it's remains, they announced themselves as Nael van Darnus, former leader of the VIIth legion of the Garlean forces, that was the first time in a while Hanimir fell into a blind rage during battle. Dalamud seemed to fall over yet another battlefield, injuring and traumatizing thousands of soldiers - Garlean and Eorzean - in the process. As he beheld the starshower overhead his memory faded, when he came to his body and mind were utterly spent but his eyes were glued to the blade plunged into the flesh of the self proclaimed Nael van Darnus. Hanimir fell unconscious and was admited to a hospital shortly after, in the following months he and other soldiers present for the battle at the Ghymlit Dark that day would receive special treatment for a while as the higher ups desperately attempted to sweep the incident under the rug.