Balamir ArcadiusAge |
Standing at 5’11”, Balamir though youthful in appearance has the build of a seasoned warrior, a physique sculpted from innumerable battles and by other means, and if not for his runic abilities, he would indeed bear many scars. This, combined with his exotic features, cause feelings of terror and awe in those who gaze upon him, causes him to cover his face completely with bandages.Attire |
On the field he wears a set of dark armor and robes which appear to originate from a more heroic age. His helmet is winged and only lends protection down to his nose, leaving his mouth exposed, while the rest of his armor is a mix of plate and mail. the techniques used to manufacture this armor originate from the northern kingdoms, though it obviously takes inspiration from the ancient Praemoran Empire. Atop all this he wears a black hooded cloak. His apparel is also enchanted with the essence of the abyss.Armament/Gear |
he carries with him a greatsword, forged in the fires of the abyss, imbued with its power. He also carries with him another strange device, which he made himself during his travels which he keeps slung around his back.Alignment |
reserved, regal and introverted, Balamir prefers to keep to himself and study whether he is researching the origins of the world and runic power itself , learning about his enemies or simply pondering the strange occurrences of his life. He does however have an air of darkness always surrounding him.Affinity |
Ars AnimatusFavored Abilities |
✴devour: This ability is what separates the weak and the strong of ars animatus users, the ability to rip souls from your enemies in battle, and eat them, either incorporating them to reinforce your own soul, or burning them in order to discharge powerful magic. Other Skills/Talents |
✴soul schwert: the ability to channel energy from the user’s soul into a melee weapon, creating intense heat, proportional to the weapons strength, and the user’s power. it produces an effect of encasing the blade in pure energy, the heat generated by this energy can cut through stone and steel
✴soul gewehr: the ability to channel energy from the user’s soul into specially made devices, allowing concentrated energy beams of either runic energy, or spirit energy to be shot from a specially made device.
combative instinct, studious academic, war engineer.Background |
Balamir hails from a land so treacherous, that even the most powerful runics think twice about travelling there. The now defunct kingdom of Arcadia, which fell centuries ago due to the actions of a group of cultists. After decades of constant fighting, the war descended into chaos. The cultists had pushed the arcadians to a handful of fortified strongholds, nearly exterminating them all. Approaching victory, they turned on each other like wolves
It was then, the long thought dead archduke vladislaus reemerged as the head of a new army, the abyssal legion, consisting entirely of abyssals. Using the dark arts that had been forbidden in the kingdom, vladislaus raised a legion of the dead, vengeful spirits, their experiences on earth, and in the underworld boosting their power, and twisting their minds, they frenzied, they got their revenge, and they were destroyed, but the legion was a force that could not be kept down, due to its nature, it was raised again, and frenzied again, and again, and again, and for centuries this is how the kingdom of Arcadia was like, three cultist factions in constant war, with each other, while besieging some of the largest strongholds on the planet, while legions of the resurrected would sporadically rise to terrorize everyone. Arcadia did not look like this when Balamir was born, nor did it look like this when he died. This is, however, how it looked like when he returned to it.
On his return he did not stay long. He was saddened to see the state everything was in, and surprised to see how much even he himself had changed. He vowed to take the knowledge that he had learned in his absence to make things right, and thus he had left, he was determined to save his people at all costs, and in order to do that, he had to head into the broader world, and thus he did. He went as his master instructed to pick up a sword and then went out into this broad world in order to master other runic arts, learn his enemies’ weaknesses, and eat the souls of all who oppose him.