Active Ater Impes: The Elf with the Dragon Tattoos


Lord of Altera
Art by Samwych

Name: Ater Impes
Other Names: Anything he decides to go by, Jelani, Haelan, Gilmore Jr.
Titles: None

General Information

Age: 38
Race: Forest Elf
Gender: Male
Sexuality: Heterosexual
Current Residence: Linlea
Relationship Status: Single
Social Status: Surgeon

Physical Appearance:

Height: 5'10
Weight: 163 lb
Eye Color: Grey
Skin Color: Brown
Shape of Face: Diamond
Distinguishing Features: He has multiple wyrm tattoos swirling around his arms and torso
Hair Color: Brown
Hair Style: Ponytail
Complexion: Deeply tanned
Posture: Relaxed
Is Seen By Others As: Foolish, Impish, Clever, Kind
Scars: The entire right side of his body is covered in burn scars. His right bicep has an oddly-shaped scar not matching any normal injury. If asked, he'll identify it as a gryphon bite
Voice: No voice reference yet. Sorry folks


- The Outdoors
- Warmth
- Summer
- Fire
- Family
- The Ocean
- Cold
- Spiders
- Nobles
- Carrots
- Fish
- Healing
- Climbing
- Swimming
- Silver Tongue
- Generosity
- Endurance
- Observant
- Paint Tolerance
- Stubborn
- Impulsive
- Provocative
- Seasick
- Liar
- Arrogant
- Spiders
- Losing Loved Ones
- Drowning
Values: Ater prizes kindness above all else. He goes to any lengths to help those in need and prefers to think that others would do the same. He sees himself as a sort of protector of the weak, and is willing to heal anyone regardless of personal quarrels. He also sees humor as a divine gift, and puns as Jax's blessing to the world.
Education: Ater is learned in a variety of subjects, but most of it is self-taught. He greatly enjoys anatomy and zoology.
Marjash: First language, fluent in all forms
- Elven: Second language, fluent in all forms
- Common: Third language, fluent in all forms
- Verba: Fourth language, conversational in spoken form only
- Yakai: One word, an expletive.
General Attitude: Ater is generally a very happy person. He's almost always got a smile on is face, and is willing to spread the love with jokes and gifts. He tries to make friends with everyone, and prefers to just avoid those who do not reciprocate rather than confront them.
Religious Inclination: Jax. He believes the god to prefer those than serve themselves, and finds a certain bit of humorous reverence towards the luck giver. He carries a small pouch around his neck containing rigged dice, which he claims to be his holy symbol.
General Intelligence: High
General Sociability: Enjoys people
Alignment: Chaotic Good

Short Term Goals:
- Train with Charles
- Tutor Elizabeth
- Magic
- Spite
- Flip off the Entity

Long Term Goals:
- Study multi-school magic
- Anatomical research
- Study the beasts of Altera
- Recognition


- Plain shirt and pants underneath a red robe. While normally barefoot, he's started wearing sandals for the sole purpose of throwing them at people.
- For desert travel, he adds in a few more layers of silks and some face coverings
- For cold weather, he essentially becomes a walking pile of furs and cloaks, and wears thick boots
- For the current plague, Ater's been working on protective clothing for surviving both contact with the illness and contact with infected animals. For now, it closely resembles classic plague gear, though the mask has larger lenses for his eyes and a smaller "beak", stuffed with a vinegar-soaked sponge.
Jewelry: None
Pets/Animals: None
Owned Homes: None
Carried Inventory:
- Wooden quarterstaff
- One waterskin
- Several rolls of bandages
- A variety of knives useful for his work, including a skinning knife and a misericorde
- Several flasks holding alcohol, mint extract, and oil.
- Several small sandbags in the shape of his coinpurse.
- Rigged dice
- Two-headed coin
General Wealth: Several radiants and some pocket lint


Illnesses: None
Allergies: None
Injuries: None
Sleeping Habits: Regularly, until he gets involved in something, at which point he becomes intensely focused and loses any sense of self care
Energy Levels: Variable. He's often rather laid back, though is almost always ready to jump into action
Eating Habits: Often. He is almost always hungry, and will never refuse a meal
Exercise Habits: Often. His morning routine includes jogging/climbing around his surroundings
Memory: Average. He forgets some things, remembers others
Unhealthy Habits: Bothering people who may or may not be able to snap him in half
Drinking Habits: Drinks on occasion


Birthplace: The Roads of the Northern Kingdoms
Childhood: Spent wandering the Northern Kingdoms with his caravan, then surviving in the streets of a dangerous city
Teen Years: Spent learning the basics of medicine, and the basics of self-defense
Adulthood: Spent traveling the world once more, this time to hone his skills, meet new people, and heal
Family History: Once members of the true Sooleran people, Ater's family was forced to root when the choices were abandoning their culture or starving to death. While many think the Vilesj caravan all decided to root in its entirety, only Ater's family of four actually survived to do so. The others died over a six month period of poor decisions and terrible luck.
Since then, the fate of the Vilesj caravan has become known and Ater was officially considered Rooted by several caravans in the Northern Kingdoms.
Past Places of Residences: Thiil, Zima'Maloj, Grafjell, Sanardu, The Compendium, Linlea
Places Traveled: Thiil - Zima'Maloj - Aeroch Nor - Arget Isles - Havonen - Azerport - Breakwater - The Quays - Tambry - Stavroforia - Grafjell - Riseport - Heaven's Reach - Sea of Storms - Sanardu - Linlea - Theloa - Mockingbay - Storm's Landing - The Compendium - Ruby Isle


Peaceful or violent: Ater greatly dislikes violence, but recognizes how useful it is. While he never starts fights and prefers to talk his way out or just run, he'll happily encourage others to battle.
Weaponry: Quarterstaff and knives
Combat Training: Training with the quarterstaff and some hand-to-hand experience, but he's out of practice. Expect him to fight dirty.

Other Trivia:

Occupation: Surgeon, Teacher
Favorite Types of Food: Meat right off the fire
Favorite Types of Drink: Coffee
Hobbies/Pastimes: Climbing
Favorite Colors: Whatever color the sky is, no matter the time or weather


- Bunny-Ears Lawyer
- Fun with Foreign Languages
- The Trickster
- Deadpan Snarker

IGN: MrMagiik


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In-Depth Relationships
Writing for relationships is hard, so please excuse if something sounds ridiculous.
Curious who these people are? Their names link to their profiles!​
Biological Family Members
Ater considers himself fairly close to his NPC family, regularly sending letters. They really aren't relevant beyond having names. Along with his general attitude towards them, I'm including a brief description of them. Ater's family has this odd tradition of tattooing animals on their bodies as a sort of representation of themselves, so listed alongside each one is also what tattoos they have.
Iida: Ater's mother, and one of the few people actually capable of controlling his more eccentric tendencies. She currently works as a seamstress, and has a habit of adopting all of the broken friends Ater brings her way. Her tattoos resemble the leopards once found around Riseport.
Jelani: Ater's father, an experienced mercenary and older elven man. He's the straight man of the chaotic mess that is Ater's family. His torso bears a variety of lion tattoos.
Atara: Ater's twin sister, born slightly before him. While the two were inseparable for many years, Ater's travels have since taken them apart. Where Ater got his intelligence and silver tongue of their parents, she got the beauty and strength. Standing several inches over him, her tattoos detail bears.
Neve: Ater's younger sister, born after the caravan days. Ater and Atara both are incredibly close and highly protective of her, but Ater and Neve both share what outsiders may see as the typical Impes sense of humor and ability to sniff out potential shenanigans. Nicknamed Little Fox, her tattoos are swirling interpretations of foxes dancing up and down her arms and around her torso.

Adopted Family Members
Many people have friends that they consider the closest. Ater adopts those individuals into his family, treating them as siblings and cousins. He would do just about anything for them, and hopes they would do the same.
Jaden Seeker: Ater's bromance with Jaden is difficult to put into words. He sees him as a brother, a leader, and a good man. Ater would follow him to hell and back a dozen times over.
Tzemik Kevasn: She made an impression first by being one of the only people to promise to teach him, then actually follow through. From there, he began to feel fond of this ancient cat person, and prays nightly to Jax for her safety on the road.
Veijashil Kevasn: To be fair, it's hard not to love Veijashil. But Ater jumped right in to take care of her alongside Tzemik as some weird mixture of a butler, cook, and that fun uncle that the kids just love but is actually a terrible influence. The exact relationship in his head is hard to pin down, but he would happily lay down his (or anyone else's) life for her.

Joseph Vaylen: A proven ally, Ater's just now starting to transition Joseph into being part of his really weird family. While he sees the kid as a bit hotheaded and naive, he can't deny just how loyal and stupidly brave the boy has been.
Ayda Ulamyar: So Ater sees her as a sister, but she sees Jaden as a father, who Ater sees as a brother. Factor in Ayda's own adopted familial relations and this whole thing quickly becomes a mess. Fortunately, none of that really matters. He'll do anything to protect, help, or annoy her, depending on the situation.
Cassian Ulamyar: Despite some initial confusion and distaste towards his sister's husband, Ater has started to appreciate the man's similar mindset and sense of humor. He appreciates his point of view, and is happy to find that he and Cassian often understand each other. Better watch out, Ayda, or Ater's gonna steal another husband.

Sooleran families are weird. Normally, they consider every other Sooleran a part of their family, referring to each other as "brother" and "sister". As such, Ater'll typically be close to any other Soolerans he runs into, even if he doesn't know them well or even particularly trust them. It's a weird relationship that puts them in their own section.
Vashti Kirmani: A wonderful 'little' sister, great for spreading chaos and mayhem alongside
Idri: A new brother. Eternal gratitude for traveling with Veijashil.

These individuals are ones that Ater holds great respect towards and will listen to, though they aren't necessarily his friends. Their relationship is likely purely professional, though there's much more trust involved than those in the Neutral category.
Ashna Kov'Gra'Sek: Leader of the moor clans, current host of the healthy people of the world, and one of the few people to remember both Ater's experience and his motivations. Ater holds great respect to her for allowing his work during the undead invasion, and even greater respect for her remembering it upon his return during this plague. He would happily do whatever she asked of him.

Romantic Interests
Ater is not currently interested in anyone romantically. He's open to the idea, but hasn't really pursued it.

Ater makes friends easily, but he trusts few. The past has made him paranoid, though there are a few who have proven themselves either through strength of character or continued friendship to be worthy of trusting.
Gilligan Kearney: It takes much to admit guilt, especially to someone you don't trust. No matter how their relationship shapes from this point (and Ater definitely sees him as a friend), Gilligan has earned his respect. Ater only hopes that he can earn the same.

Ater's friendly with just about everyone, so it's pretty easy to get on this list. These are the ones Ater has regular enjoyable conversations with, or has worked closely with.
Kekoa: Like all of Ater's best friendships, this one started with knives, kidnapping, and throwing someone off a cliff. He enjoys speaking with the makani and peaking into an entirely different culture.
Elizabeth Kane: Despite himself, Ater's starting to find himself liking the Kane Countess. Her ability to match wits and see through his facade is oddly refreshing, and introduces a new challenge. He can't help but feel some concern for the burden she and her brother have taken on, as well as fear that she may prove to be just like her family. Even so, he looks forward to every interaction.

Pretty much everyone he meets falls under this category if he gets to share more than a few words with them. Ater likes people.
Virnaak Hun'senta: Ater has no idea what to think of this individual, but he definitely feels drawn to him.
Raalvara Varyn: Ater is intrigued by the mutual benefits to come from her aid, but her dealing with the plague creatures call her motivations into question. Can she truly be trusted?
Charles Kane: Ater sees the Kane Duke as a little less experienced than his sister, though no less capable. There's some concern for his confidence, but it has its uses. Despite that, Ater can't deny the physical command he and his sister hold in a room and holds some respect for his combat ability.
Lisbet Alden: One of the Kanes' more vocal servants. Ater doesn't really know her too well, but has enjoyed watching her banter with Jaden and was more than thankful for the food she was able to find. Must investigate further, but so far enjoyable.
Otto von Gottfried: Despite his distaste for the more structured parts of the north, the remnants of Lavoyarde and Anhald and the like, Ater has always held a certain fondness for their squires. You'll find no better medical assistant than a squire ordered to help you, as you need only say a name and a brief description or location of an item, and they fetch it before you're even done speaking. Otto exhibits all of these best qualities, and is easily the best squire Ater's ever had the pleasure of bossing around. On a serious note, Ater enjoys the boy's drive and, while he doesn't really know him too well, sees in him another future friend and comrade.

Individuals under this category tend to be those with whom Ater's relationship is purely professional, or perhaps he has only met them and not spoken.
Arianne Niamh: Time has reduced most hard feelings towards her, though he still holds little trust. Unless he can immediately receive some benefit from her, he shall ignore her.
Kitrana Dawnriver: Ater can respect what she does, but he doesn't have to like it. Her bedside manner could definitely use some improvement, and her priorities seem questionable in a crisis.
Kopii Grey: Unfortunate circumstances have led to a stalemate. Ater hopes they can maintain a professional relationship, but the Formist's questionable decisions and constant slander are fast souring any potential interactions.

Leofaren Venna: Kopii's other formist. While his few interactions with Ater have been pleasant, they have been the professional interactions of two peers and nothing truly personal. Further interactions are required.
Kethron Dramaign: It's naive to think one can deal with a demon and come out of it unscathed. The only reason he's not lower is because shortly after he was able to put his disagreement aside and contribute legitimate thoughts to the cause, proving he's at least somewhat smart. Ater's confident a professional relationship can be maintained.
Kublai Kull: While the dwarf has not done enough for Ater's dislike, he sees him as naive, seeking for answers without even knowing what questions he's asking. Literally.

Ater holds distrust or even resentment towards these individuals. Either they have proven themselves to be a danger to those around them, or they have personally wronged Ater, or a mix of both.
Drummond: Ater holds nothing but bitterness towards Drummond. There was so much potential, a chance to prove that his mindset wasn't flawed and that there was hope. However, the dwarf proved to be just as vile as the rest of his kind.
Olive Kov'Gra'Sek: Recent actions have deepened his dislike of the girl. She is but a child, granted power beyond her comprehension and further beyond her maturity.

Andre Ursae: Ater sees the man as a danger due to his misleading teachings and lack of grip on reality. The waste of a pig in such hungry times is an unforgivable sin.
Oskar Harrister: Ater has never met a man so disconnected from reality. Overzealous, arrogant, and short-sighted, he's honestly surprised he can even hold his sword sometimes, much less cast with it.

Ater has no one he actively hates at the moment. It takes a lot to be in this section

Wary of
Ater is wary of those who hold power in this world, be it magical or political. He has seen what lengths individuals go to to achieve such power, and the kind of individuals who seek it are often the ones least worthy of it. He fears what they may do should they decide they no longer need to put on a kind face.
Magi: Ater is generally wary of magical individuals, as he has seen how the arcane affects people.
Nobles: Ater is generally wary of nobles, as most conflicts tend to end with him on the opposite side of them. He thinks people put a little too much importance in their surnames.
The Entity: The concept of something taking over his consciousness and body is terrifying to Ater, and yet... there's some part of him deep down that wants to see if he's strong enough mentally to fight it off. Having now fought off its mental powers and seen what it can do to others in but an instant, Ater is now far more confident in his own mental fortitude.

So my memory is pretty bad, so I probably forgot multiple names. If I did and you want me to put something here, feel free to reply or message me over discord. If you want an update due to recent actions, tell me because I almost certainly won't think to do so otherwise.
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Skills and Gear
This is a list of the skills Ater has spent years honing and the supplies he worked hard to get

  • Climbing
    Ater spends a majority of time climbing, be it scaling the cliffs around his home for a nice view or crawling up a tree to find a place to nap. If you hear his voice and can't find him, a general rule of thumb is to look up.
    OOC Time: 16 hours or so collectively
  • Medicine
    Ater has focused much of his time on learning to help people. As it stands, his knowledge is still mostly limited to physical wounds and healing without medicines, salves, tonics, etc. He is still learning, however.
    OOC Time: 21~ hours healing, 1 hour learning from a teacher, 2 hours teaching others
  • Staff Fighting
    As a man of peace, Ater prefers nonlethal weaponry, and prefers to use it only to defend himself. Though he knows how to use his primary weapon, he's out of practice.
    OOC Time: 2 hours
  • Knife Fighting
    Knives are a last resort for Ater, but they are still an option. When he's forced to get into close quarters or his staff just won't cut it, his variety of knives are a good option. He won't use them as a primary choice, but he managed to kill a gryphon with them, so that has to mean something.
    OOC Time: 1 hour
  • Magic
    This has been a very recent development. Now a student of Formistry, Ater aims to learn everything he can and use it for the betterment of all. For his skill in this, check his magic profile here.
  • Carpentry
    Ater grew up a Sooleran, and as such became well versed with keeping the wagons repaired. Much of the knowledge has escaped him, but he can still do the basics.
  • Cooking
    Having spent many years alone, Ater adopted this necessary skill. While not a master chef by any stretch of the imagination, he can still produce a good meal whenever the need arises.
  • Stealth
    This is a hard skill to measure, given the nature of stealth in a world based on unaltered rolls. However, he tends to wear light clothes and moves rather lightly on his feet, and he managed to sneak through a gryphon nest without being spotted, so that must mean something.
  • Diving
    Ater enjoys finding tall things to jump off of, typically into water. This goes hand in hand with his climbing, with him often seeking deep pools to leap into from great heights.
  • Seven-foot long quarterstaff
  • Misericorde, a long thin knife used for stabbing. Has been used to kill a gryphon.
  • Skinning Knife
  • Bandages
  • Dice
  • Rigged dice
  • Suturing needle
  • Gauze
Due to Ater's habit of getting horribly injured in fights too big for him, I'll be listing all of his injuries here, whether he's currently got them or has long since recovered.
  • Second degree burns along his entire right side, arm and torso mostly. Recovered
  • Bash to the head via wall. Recovered
  • Crushed by literally the entire ocean in the Sea of Storms. Recovered
  • Bitten by the undead and suffered Skraag's Touch. Recovered
  • Bitten in the right bicep by a gryphon. Recovered
  • Stabbed hand and intense arm pain. Recovered
  • Back of thigh sliced open. Recovered
  • Right middle finger stabbed. Recovered
  • Bruised and bloodied right hand. He keeps punching walls. Recovered.
Lost Patients:
Ater's primary goal in life is the betterment of those around him. As such, it cuts deeply when someone under his care is lost. They stay with him, whether he had just met them or knew them for years.
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"NSFW" Art:
(Really just some shirtless Ater and women in aprons)

Art by Elz as part of the Calendar Series

Art by Lannis

Normal Art, not NSFW
Commission by Samwych

Tarot Card Art by Charybdis

Neve Art - Mich.jpg
Genderbent Ater Art by Michcat

Sketched Ater by me! Includes scarring on right arm and tattoos

Omikuji Ater Picture.png
Art by Omikuji
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Ater got taken hostage, made friends with his captors, and was escorted back. There are a few more relations, one more goal, and some updates to his gear.


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Some relationships have been shuffled around a bit. Some up, some down. Let me know if you aren't in there and think you should be.


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"not counting the corpses already behind her"

who has olive killed dear god


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He's back!

Added two relationships (Kopii and Gilligan), edited existing ones to represent new stuff, and removed some of the fluff throughout the profile.
Sorry if your relationship was removed, I'm just really bad at keeping track of things and want to trim stuff down so it's easy to follow. And if it should be there (recent interactions), tell me so I can add it.


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Alright, did some updates, changed a few things, put the title back to the better one.

Relationships have been moved around, I added two new relationship categories, he has a few new goals, the entire In-Depth relationships page has been altered, and I added a bunch of art Ater's received. Relevant people have been tagged. I'm not doing the "everything new in a different color" bit at the moment because I'm probably going to be changing the format of the whole profile soon.