Locust HighlandAppearance:Colour Image
Locust is a 25 year old man of a lean build. His most notable feature is his left eye, which has been blinded and is completely white. His hair, which is almost kept covered by his hat, is short and brown, and is almost always kept unstyled. His armour detracts from the usual style of the order as he has chosen instead to wear his family's traditional garb, despite being disowned by them. This includes leather armour, stained dark purple with a matching cape and feathered cap along with similarly colored boots and white leggings. Biography:
Locust's history starts a century or two back with his ancestors. They were Dumatians, tired of the abundance of religion within their kingdom who moved out from the city and created a settlement just outside of Maltheria. For years they grew the settlement and began training their offpsring to defend themselves. At some point, the settlement changed from a small farming village into a training camp for some of the best archers in the kingdom. It's hard to pinpoint when and who did it, but many point to Wasp Highland, the first to adopt the new naming scheme. Males of the Highland clan would be named after an insect, while females would be named normally. From that point on the Highland clan was expressly dedicated to archery.
By the time Locust was born they had become known throughout the lands among military advisers and generals for their skill in archery. They would often be hired for crucial battles and sieges, and have been present at some of the most historic battles in Arilyth. Locust was raised just like any of the Highland clan, going through rigorous mental and physical training until he was molded into a clone of his brothers. However, Locusts' path would take a different turn while on an assassination job at the young age of just 17. As he drew back the string of his bow he spotted something, darkness moving behind his target before a glimmer of light plunged itself into the man he was sent to kill. Obviously, if the assassination was done through any other method than arrow it wasn't a member of the Highland clan who had done it and, knowing the repercussions if he didn't get the murder weapon, Locust set on following the other assassin.
The chase took over half an hour, leaping over gaps between buildings, ducking under knives thrown his way and finally cornering his target in a dead-end alley. A struggle ensued in which the assassins mask fell off. It may sound cliche to say it was love at first sight, but it certainly stopped the fight. Over the next few months, Locust made an effort to track down the girl who had stolen his kill and, after a rocky start befriended and eventually made her fall in love with him. A few months later they had a secret marriage, but it was not to last. Males of the Highland clan could only marry with the patriarch's permission, and to someone he chose in most cases. Of course, Locust's little midnight escapes did not go unnoticed, and the marriage was discovered.
Locust found his wife's body filled with arrows the next day, before he was disowned and banished from the Highland clan at just 18. With little knowledge of the outside world and how to survive in it, he was bound to turn into some sort of mercenary or thief. However, that was when he met a now deceased member of the order in a pub. The member took Locust with him on a job to kill some zombies, before advising him to join the order. Locust did just that and has been a member ever since.
Personality: An outside might describe Locust as serious and stoic. Those who know him better know this only to be half true. While his upbringing impaired him somewhat to social convention, Locust has adapted to the outside world and, while still often quiet and earnest, he has been known to make a joke here or there and even engage in 'banter' at times.