| 22 | Enhanced Human | Male
Rayland stands approximately 6'3", with a lithe but athletic build. On the back of his hands are markings of his clan. The mark
itself is normally a very faint grey, but can start shining light blue during combat. He typically wears a long duster coat with a hood that is nearly always kept over his face. He does keep his hair long, down to his shoulder blades. There are various scars around his body, from his previous battles.Class/Skillset:
Taking after his clan, Rayland is an archer through and through. In combination with his archery training, he is able to see much further than baseline humans. His endurance, resilience, strength, speed and other tangible physical feats are also both above that of Olympic-level athletes. He is able to achieve these things because of his clan's true nature. His clan has long been hired as monster hunters, specifically spiritual monsters. Throughout the ages, members of his clan gained the ability to manipulate and absorb the latent spiritual particles that are ever-present in the environment to use as fuel. This 'fuel' allows members with the ability to manipulate and absorb it the capability to achieve feats typically not possible to baseline humans such as accelerated healing, heighten senses, superhuman strength and speed and the like. A select few members of his clan can also imbue these spirit particles onto the weapons they wield to increase their lethality.
Rayland is one of those rare 'chosen' members of his clan.Personality:
Rayland tends to keep to himself, having chosen the life and style of a lone wolf. This way, he comes and goes when and where he pleases, not having to follow orders or worry about anyone else. To almost everyone, Rayland is a stone cold killer who works with precision. If one arrow can get the job done, Rayland isn't using a second arrow. A naturally somber person, Rayland speaks plainly, often not choosing his words with enough care and opting to speak in simple facts. However, even the quietest volcanoes can erupt when triggered. Rayland does have a temper on him. As much as his training during his formative years preached patience, cautiousness and being even-mannered, Rayland was never quite like how the elders wanted in regards of his overall temperament. Background:
To know Rayland's background, one must first gain at least some rudimentary knowledge of the Gerhardt clan. Originating in Jale, the Gerhardt men has always served the lord of the castle. Renowned for their skills with the bow and hunting, the men that were not in the army were often hired as household guards to anyone that can afford that sort of service. Due to that, the Gerhardts amassed a small fortune and lived in general comfort, albeit having to work for it. As time went on, the lords that came and went through the ruling class in Jale became weary of the Gerhardts. In the eyes of the lords, the Gerhardts had too much military knowledge and has accumulated too much gold, even though the truth of it is that their family was fading into history. Over time, the lords of Jale stopped accepting Gerhardts as a part of their standing army, despite being some of the most capable fighters around. The folks that employeed Gerhardts as personal guards started to hire them less and less in fear of being on the wrong side of the lords of Jale. Even through careful budgeting and reverting back to a more frugal lifestyle, the family fortune that was amassed over generations eventually ran dry.
It was during this time of disgrace that some powers started to manifest for some of the Gerhardt children. Bumps and scrapes healed completely overnight. Children routinely outrunning adults, performing physical feats not typically possible for humans their age. Some of the keen eye elders noticed this and began paying special attention of children that displayed these traits. Elders often asked questions these children did not have the answer to. For all they know, it just happened. They did not know the triggers and how to cultivate this newfound ability. It took years, even generations to gather enough information and knowledge about this power to allow the Gerhardt to comfortably understand how to use it and what they can use it for. With this ability, they began taking on private contracts, hunting unspeakable horrors and other monstrosities.
This is the current state of the Gerhardts. A once renowned clan that has since faded from glory. The lords of Jale are still ever-present, having forgotten the history between the two families. Despite having lived meager lives until the discovery of their latent abilities, the Gerhardts never forgot their roots and has always taught their children to behave as men and women of honor. Now, the Gerhardt name is whispered in pubs, used to scary misbehaving children, and generally disliked by royalty and their adjacents.Noteworthy Past Events:
There has been whispers of Rayland taking down a pack of wretches, a sort of foul creature that take form out of waste products and other unsanitary things. There are rumors that Rayland once hunted a werewolf and some of the scars on his body are from that hunt...