Vasilis Achillos"I hope your date's a medic. Otherwise, you won't get to see her tonight!"Twenty | Male | 185 LBs | 5'10"
Fantasy | Neutral Good | Human
A Knight who's all about rescuing damsels, running his mouth, and looking damn good while doing it. Appearance
Vasilis has an athletic build, but average height. He has short blond hair that never obscures his blue eyes. Very rarely is his seen without a grin, or his tattered knight's tunic. Most of his equipment is well used, which tends to make Vasilis look more like a raider than a knight. But it's not that he doesn't take care of his equipment, he just spends a lot of time training. Equipment
Size: 78 inches, with 18 of that being the head of the weapon.
Weight: 7 pounds.
Specifics: Vasilis's halberd has a sturdy steel head and a wooden shaft. There are four langets that trail down the halberd to improve durability. The sphere at the other end of the halberd is designed to help balance the head of the weapon.
Size: 50 inches, with 35 of that being the blade of the weapon.
Weight: 4 pounds.
Specifics: Vasilis's Sword has a T-shaped hand guard, much like a swiss long sword. It had a double edge, which enables it to be used for slashing as well as thrusting. This is a side arm that is sheathed on Vasilis's right side.
Size: 18 inches, with 12 of that being the blade of the weapon.
Weight: Just shy of a pound.
Specifics: Vasilis's daggers have a T-shaped hand guard. They has a stiletto tip and a double edge, making them good for thrusts and slashes. These are side arms that Vasilis keeps out of sight, stashed in sheathes on Vasilis's belt. He can draw them out sideways with either hand.
A leather pouch containing a hundred coins that weighs roughly a pound. The bag is strapped to his left hip, and can be easily opened with his left hand.
Vasilis's armor is primarily made up of fire resistant gamberson and leather. While this allows for decent mobility, it can get a bit hot when worn for long periods of time in the sun. It offers superior protection against heavy arrows, and is quite resistant to being slashed by bladed weapons. However, it does not offer sufficient protection against harder hitting weapons like two handed pole arms. Also, since the armor is made out of layers of linen and leather, it will break down after being repeatedly slashed and stabbed.
Vasilis also wears a skull cap to protect his noggin. While it doesn't cover his face, it does give him much better visibility in a fight.
Vasilis is able to enchant an object he is holding at will. Once an object is enchanted, he can cause a small, foot-wide explosion to occur an inch away from the object in any direction, so long as the center of the explosion isn't happening inside another solid object. The pressure inside the explosion is strong enough to gel arteries and turn small objects into deadly shrapnel. Explosions like this can be generated once every 2 seconds, Vasilis can only enchant one item at any given time. Objects that are enchanted remain enchanted until he chooses to enchant something else.
Vasilis can create harmless 1-inch wide explosions to erupt along the surface of his armor. By constantly creating a stream of explosions, he can create a variety of effects. This lets Vasilis perform feats like hovering off of surfaces, slow or increase his momentum, jump higher than normal, and even wall run. The general rule with Propulsion is that Vasilis can cut a movement's speed in half or double it, and he can quadruple his jump height. Vasilis can use one of these effects for a second at a time, with a second to cool down.
Vasilis was trained as a knight and has used his halberd, sword, and dagger frequently during his adventures. He can be expected to possess extreme proficiency with any of his chosen weapons.
Vasilis was taught how to create explosions by a childhood friend. Due to his inability to sit down with a book, he does not know how to do much more than that. While he doesn't possess book smarts however, he does possess street smarts. What few spells Vasilis knows he is proficient with. Just don't ask him to teach you.
Vasilis has honed his body through constant training. He can sprint at 20 miles per hour, and can jump 3 feet high with a running start.
Vasilis may not be much for books, but he loves to talk to people. When talking to others, he can pick up on lies and half-truths with ease. This comes more from learning experiences during his adventures than some inherant ability to spot a lie.
You will not out-cook this knight, period.
Vasilis is a jock. He will talk non-stop about his training, how he climbed a tree in ten seconds flat, and recall any event he finds particularly memorable. He is not a braggart however, and is just as eager to listen as he is to speak. This is doubly true if it's someone he respects. Vasilis will usually challenge people who's feats match his own.
While he enjoys working all of his muscles, the one between his ears is probably worked the least. You can't expect him to get very far with a book, as looking at words or listening to complex ideas often confuses him. The one type of book he can read is a cook book however. He's actually very good at preparing meals, and considers what he makes to be "pretty manly."
When fighting, he's usually very cocky, and displays a high level of confidence. Yet his ego can be shattered rather easily. All it takes is a girl to giggle at the wrong time or one fatal mistake to completely shut him down. Bio
Vasilis Achillos was born into a noble family, and knew early on that he wanted to be a knight. In particular, he fell in love with the stories of their bravery and might, and tried to emulate them as best as he could. At such a young age, he did not fully understand the level of discipline required to be a knight. But as the years passed, he began to grasp the concept.
He became a knight, albeit not a very highly regarded one. Vasilis's reading comprehension was only really good for exciting stories and cook books, and cramming anything else into his head proved to be futile. But he was strong, and showed good mastery over both his weapon and body. He was also commended for having the heart of a true knight. He was late for one of his tests, but it was because he stopped to help an old woman collect supplies, as she wasn't strong enough to carry it all home herself. He even helped her cook when he heard her husband passed away. He was very late for that test.
So as a result, Vasilis is usually stuck with duties only marginally more interesting than what the town guards are offered. He's been tasked with protecting nobles and watching over convoys, even participating in a battle or two when his country needs it. But serving his king keeps him pretty far away from his dream of saving damsels or towns from monsters. Extra
Vasilis does find himself in the company of one Irene Thenille Arcadia from time to time. She a young noble woman that he is frequently tasked with protecting. It's not uncommon for wealthy, important nobles to grease a palm of two to get special escorts for their children. Irene is well meaning, but she can be a brat at times, and has Vasilis wrapped around her finger pretty tightly.