Son of Rajihya of the Khuna'aga Sept
A p p e a r a n c e
|N A M E |
Jasholk, son of Kandraya of the Khuna'aga Sept.
E T H N I C I T Y
Ji'kara Ka, known also as Jikara or Jikaran.
C L A N
Karimasana (Red Shields)
S E P T
Khuna'aga (Fire Bloods)
|C Y C L E S |
Forty-eightE Y E S
Bright RedH A I R
BlackW E I G H T
359 lbs (162 kg)H E I G H T
7'7" (231 cm)C O M P L E X I O N
Jasholk is tall, even for Jikara, standing half a hand (4 inches|10 cm) taller than most of his brethren. Red eyes glow in the shadow of a heavy brow, just below where his horns protrude from his head. The base of his horns are ashen gray, only a touch lighter than his skin, but they quickly transition into a deep black. His outer horns are larger than his inner horns, all four of which gracefully curve back along either side of his crown. Between his horns and stretching down his back are tightly coiled, finger-thick strands of wiry hair that are a lustrous obsidian-black and feel as if they spun from were polished stone. His facial features are large and flat, with pronounced cheek bones and an angular chin. His ashen gray skin feels soft and smooth, but also hard like smoothed stone, belying the tremendous amount of packed muscle underneath, though there is a noticeable, if not gratuitous, definition to his musculature.
F a m i l y
Kandraya -- (mother of Ashurak, Bhindoo, Jasholk, Viraaj. First wife of Torrock) Roofmistress of the Khuna'aga Sept
Sundari -- (mother of Jagali and Priti. Second wife of Torrock) Tender
Torrock -- (father, husband to Kandraya and Sundari) Clan Chief of the Karimasana
Ashurak -- (eldest brother, first child of Kandraya) Warrior and hunter
Bhindoo -- (elder brother, second child of Kandraya) Warrior and hunter
Suhbreya -- (eldest sister, deceased) Was a Ji'dama
Jagali -- (elder sister) Ji'dama of the Khuna'aga.
--Jasholk -- () Warrior and Blacksmith
Priti -- (youngest sister) Ji'do (apprentice Ji'dama)
Viraaj -- (youngest brother) Child
B a c k g r o u n d
Jasholk (JASH-aulk) is a warrior and blacksmith of the Khuna'aga Sept of the Karimasana (KAR-eem-mah-SAH-nah) Clan of the Ji'kara Ka. He is the third son and fourth born of Kandraya, Roofmistress of the Khuna'aga Sept, and Torrock, Clan Chief of the Karimasana. As son of a Clan Chief, he bears the burden of higher responsibility and scrutiny of his people. He cannot simply abide by Ji'dansa Sah, but must set the example. And yet, for all of his accomplishments and merit as a warrior and blacksmith, he's spent the entirety of his life living in the shadow of his family. Everything he does is compared to the accomplishments of his siblings, who have been quite successful in their endeavors. Jasholk, on the other hand, grew up never being quite good enough to surpass the high expectations set by his prestigious family.
As a child he enjoyed working with his hands and during the time of apprenticeship he found himself drawn to the blazing forges of the blacksmiths. Once he had begun, he had not stopped and retains his position as a good blacksmith - not great, like his brother - when he is not attending to his duties as a warrior. On the battlefield, he could best nearly any Jikara, and yet he was never the best. Always standing in the shadows of those considered his betters weighs heavily on him. Nearing the end of his youth and having made no noticeable mark or achievement has filled him with a great sense of personal Sha. Being constantly compared to others has tempered his passion into steadfast resolve. Despite his shame, he never gives anything but his best and always strives to surpass his limits.
Many in the Clan think him simple and slow of wit, but few understand that he is often simply reserved, a quiet observer studying his surroundings. He can be just as conversative and playful as anyone else when engaged with those he is familiar with. Often, he simply just does not know what to say to those who seem to expect so much of him and receive so little. His demeanor is carefully controlled composure, stoic, but with the penchant for affability and mirth. He is a loyal comrade and an absolute terror to behold on a battlefield. When set to task his resolve is unyielding.