Aiden is tall and well built for his age, energetic and athletic. His appearance otherwise is more common, with brown hair and brown eyes. He wears what is typical for his age, excepting his large collection of novelty shirts, which he wears as often as possible. He keeps himself clean, but his actions inevitably cause him to have a messy appearance.Age:
Aiden was born to a large family of hunters, significantly larger than most. Despite the necessity of keeping their vocation a secret, their family doesn't shy away from social contact. Aiden's mother works as a historian and his father works as a historical war reenactor, providing a solid cover for their real jobs while leaving outsiders none the wiser. And for the occasional hairy moment, they have a large circle of friends and aqcuaintances to cover for them.
Coming from a long line of hunters stretching back to Celtic myth, though Aiden's family had travelled out of the homeland quite some time ago, the bloodline has always done everything in their power to fulfill their duties, and Aiden's family was no exception. He was instilled with a love of travel at a young age as his parents travelled the land, vanquishing whatever demons or yokai they could find. He was trained in their ways as he grew, sparring and competing with his siblings. When he came of age, he and his siblings were given their heirlooms and limiting charms before sent out into the wider world. They would gain experience by mingling with society and slaying demons, so that one day they could be strong enough to face their foes.Hunter Power:
Runecraft, a system which combines symbols of power into spells of varying effects. Runes work by modifying the flow of magic of whatever object they are applied to. In most cases, this only applies to hunter heirlooms. The runic alphabet holds for all users of Runecraft, but their effects vary depending on their affinity. Aiden was born with an affinity for flame, which he uses to power up his heirloom. They must be written or carved to be used, although depending on the medium, they can be carved first and then filled magic later.Heirloom:
Dyrnwyn, a blade that, when drawn, becomes surrounded by magical flame. The flame assists those who are worthy of the blade, and burns those who are not. Runes can be used on the blade to change its effects. The flames of Dyrnwyn act autonomously, for the most part. They can be directed with sword swings, but if the user doesn't have the ability to control flames, they will move of their own accord.Techniques:
- Power: Briefly intensifies Dyrnwyn's flame, increasing both temperature and quantity of the flames. Dyrnwyn's restrictions still apply, and no matter how much the power rune is used, the flames will not harm those worthy to wield the blade. Takes a little time, and not much concentration, to activate, making it suitable for use in combat. Even so, Aiden wouldn't be able to do so as a reaction.
- Control: Changes the shape of Dyrnwyn's flames. Aiden injects his will into the blade through the rune, and the flames follow. He usually uses it to increase his reach, or turn Dyrnwyn into a whip of sorts. Takes more concentration than the power rune.
- Fire snake: A technique combining Aiden's 2 runes, creating a pillar of flame that writhes like it's alive. Aiden uses the control rune as a means to direct the full power of Dyrnwyn's flames at a target. Requires significant concentration to maintain control.
Aiden is a dedicated sportsman, and plays most sports to a high standard. He also likes camping and fishing, though he is less proficient at them than sports.Limiter/Charm:
A simple bracelet styled with celtic knots. Dyrnwyn attaches itself onto it in the form of a small sword ornament.