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Active Otto | Squire

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Lord of Altera
Mystic
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ShadowAdmin
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LegendMystic
#1



Where oaths are sworn with a handshake,
Where loyalty blazes brightly from the eye
And love sits warmly in the heart.
That shall it be,
That, brave Anhalder, shall it be!


Name:
Otto


Full Titles:
Squire to Sir Gael von Dugald


Nickname/Alias:
None.


Status:
Otto has fallen ill with the Plague that is spreading across Gottland, making him struck in the Compendium to recover from his illness.

KEY INFORMATION:

"If I should fall to rise no more, As many comrades did before, then ask the fifes and drums to play; Over the hills and far away."

Age:
15
Winters Old


Gender:
Male


Race:
Anhalder


Social Status:
Lowborn


Sexuality:
Heterosexual


Height:
5’7


Weight:
115 lbs


Date of Birth:
Exactly 15 summers ago.


Date of Death:
None, this is a One-life character.


Homeland:
He lives in a small hut outside the fortress of Oren.


Current Home:
Queen's Port is regarded as a more permanent place of residence, however, he often moves around Gottland with Joseph or Jaden.

PHYSIOLOGY:
So name the great land to me, finally!
As far as the Rede tongue sounds
And God sings songs in heaven:
That shall it be, shall it be!
That, brave Anhalder, call that yours!


Build:
Otto receives barely enough food to keep him alive, due to the lower class he was born into, money and food are in small amounts, usually. The boy is accustomed to surviving off bread made out of rye grains, and pottage usually made from peas, beans, and onions that grew in the gardens of his mother. However, on special occasions such as his birthday or a holiday of the Church, the boy may of encounter a small piece of game or meats raised in the village.


Hair:
Black and Wavy.


Eyes:
Blue.


Skin:
Depends on the season, in the winter his skin stays rather pale from staying inside, during the other months, he usually has a tan to his skin from larboring outside.


Identifying Marks:
None.


Appearance:
Thin faced.


Clothing:
He currently wears a set of clothing that was handed down from his father, and because of that is quite large and unfitting on him, hanging off his body loosely. The clothing itself, shows obvious signs of being worn-out.


Weaponry:
One Longsword [X] Give to him by Joseph Valen.


Prized Possessions:
+ Small, poorly made wooden Knight.
+ Stone Women, made for him by Arianne, he treats it as a symbol of Ignis.
+ His Warpick, Given to him by Kasierin Josephine. [X]

+ His Ignis pendent, made by Arike. [X] Given to Fleur

Hygiene:
Much better then before, Otto is living in conditions that are both supplied with clean water, and rather well made and maintained; Far better then the huts he was use to.

Voice:
TBA


QUALITIES AND FLAWS:

"Tod über Schmach!"
(Death Over Dishonour)

Strengths:
Currently, nothing really points the boy out that makes him different from other Lowborns.


Fears:
+Wrath of God
+Nobility
+Plague


Weaknesses:
Otto is a child and a lowborn child, he cannot read, and write, and hasn’t had any real education throughout his life.


Intelligence:
Not all that great, read above for reason why.


Languages:
+Rede [Mother language]
+Common


Profession:
+Squire



ETHICS AND MOTIVATIONS:
"So hoch wie Ehre!"
(As High as Honour)


Personality:
Instead of making one large paragraph of information on what I want his personality to be, instead I'm going to keep track off what he is taught until he reaches 15 years old, and then write his personality off what he was influenced/taught, a plus sign symbolizes what he has gained and a minus sign is what he has lost in a sense.


+Loyalty of Nation
+Loyalty to his Kaiser
+Fear of God

-Not to Lie. Ever.
+Taught that he has Talent.
-Otto has developed a hard time processing his mistakes and moving past them.


Religion or Cults:
God (Ignis)


Alignment:
Lawful-Neutral


Short Term Goals:
+Train with Gael
+Train with his Sword.


Long Term Goals:
+Serve the Kaiser and the Realm
+Earn his Knighthood.
+Join the Kaiserwatche
+Learn more of the common tongue Completed.



TRIVIA:
Favourite...
Place:
Forests and Coast of the Varyn Lands.


Pastime:
Sparring and Training


Food:
Anything aside from the usual stews or rye breads.


Drink:
Cow’s Milk


Colour:
Blue


Animal:
Eagle


Least Favourite...
Place:

Storm's Landing

Pastime:
Larboring.


Food:
Rye Bread


Drink:
Water


Colour:
Pink


Animal:
Snakes


Family:
Father: Berndt Eberhall, Podric Flanders, Maceo de Courtnay, Duc Henri Bayard, or maybe Albion von Godfrey.
Mother: Alys
Sisters: None
Brothers: None.


COMBAT
Peaceful or violent:
Violent- Yet controlled, Otto follows his orders and is not often one to fall for misguided violent outbursts or actions; The boy has been taught to think before he strikes, and not to act on his impulses, the fight, is to a play a game of chess.


Weaponry:
Otto is versed currently in the styles and stances of using the Longsword, the way he is taught is similar to the way someone handles an rapier, but with two hands on his sword instead of one; Due to his size he lacks strength, and focuses on his foot work and quick subtle strikes.



Combat Training:
His training follows that of what we know from history as the German and Italian styles of Longsword fencing, forcing on stance, parry, and quick motions.


Current Training Log: 6 Hours and a Half.



BACKSTORY:

Otto was born to Anhalder parents, Audric, his father, and his mother Alys. He was raised in a small farming hamlet in the realm of Anhald, he cannot recall exactly where, but known it was somehow near to where the Count Varyn had ruled. His father was a hunter and his mother use to sew together clothes for the people of the village. Otto was raised to be a firm follower of God and was often taken on long journeys to Queen’s Port to view the Church in the city. Most of his life was rather normal for a person of his social class, he would help his father gather goods in the forest somedays, and on other days he would help his mother with her duties.

However, this life never took away from his imagination and dreams; The Boy would hear tales of the heroes and figures of Anhald, at a young age he could recount the stories of Kaiser Peter Hallon the Great and his sons, Prince Edmund and Arthur; He would hear tale of the heroes of the Undead Wars, and the legendary knights of that time. Otto would often, after his chores were completed, meet in time with his the other young lads in the village, the boys would duel with sticks and make fake conquests and glory for themselves; Otto dreamed of Knighthood, and when asked, would proudly proclaim that he wanted to be a Knight when he was older, often to the amusement of whomever asked him.

When the death of Kaiser Peter become known, and the realm of Anhald became to split and fall apart, the land which Otto and his family had lived became wild and without ruler, this chaos not only took the live of Audric, but also forced Otto and his mother to move south, within the borders of Varyn; They moved into a small hut, where she kept sewing and maintaining a small garden, with the help of Otto. He became more curious of the Fortress of Oren, which was a mere stone’s throw away. The stronghold was a curious sight, but also one that scared him, he watched groups of soldiers depart, and even watched foreign traders pass through on the way to Queen’s Port. He started to grow more adventurous and much to the distaste of his mother, became to make frequent trips to explore there… Where he caught the first glimpse of real Knights.


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Lord of Altera
Mystic
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ShadowAdmin
ShadowAdmin
LegendMystic
#2

O God from heaven, see within
And give us real Anhalder courage,
That we may love it faithfully and well.
That shall it be,
The whole of Anhald it should be.


RELATIONS:

Loved:

Respected:
Kaiser Audwine I (Cap ): Kaiser of Anhald, Otto holds the strongest respect for him, and while he is only still a lad, he feels an strong loyalty to his Kaiser.


Sonnensbischof Maceo de Courtnay (BoredBrit ): Otto finds himself scared of many noble men, but this is not the case for the Bishop; Otto respects him and feels a bit more comfortable speaking with him, as he is a priest, and his father said priests were good men. Otto looks forward to his baptism.

Joseph (JoeJoe ): Otto is quite fond of the man, it seems to be the first Non-Noble he has met thus far, he hopes to train more with him. He hopes with further training to make Joseph proud.

Sir Gael von Dugald (Scardrac ): Otto considers himself lucky to have the chance to have another mentor once Sir Jamie stepped down from his position, Otto knows some boys don't get that chance. He has heard of Gael from both Joseph and Jaden hearing much of his repetition, Otto hopes to make him proud.

Trusted:
Sir Podric Flanders (Luam ): Otto looks up to Podric due to his Knighthood and Lordship, he hopes to learn more from his country man in the future, and make him proud.


Befriended:
Garen (Jak ): The other only boy of Otto's age, They've developed a good friendship; Otto hopes to see more of his friend, and train with him.


Jaden Seeker (CloakedReaper ): While the two cannot speak the same tongue, Joseph has spoken wonders of his 'mentor' and Otto takes this council to heart; He hopes once he learns more common, or Jaden Rede, that they may become friends. From the few times they have spoken, Otto believes Jaden is a skilled fighter whom deserves to be Knighted, but also with a decent sense of humor.

Liked:
Marksgrafin Arianne (Rossu): He has learned a bit of Common from Arianne and is thankful for that, however, he finds it a bit odd that the Kaiser named an Elf as a Marksgrafin, but that aside, he finds her to be a decent person.


Arike Łyssain (Raphael Payne ): Otto finds the man to be.. Different then what he is use to encountering; Never has he met a man so willing to praise war as his god, therefore, Otto wishes to challenge the man to a duel, to see if he can fight like his god.

Neutral:
Lady Elizabeth (NIAH ): Otto sees her as being decent from the few encounters they have had, He shares her concern with the onslaught of Aldred, and hopes the scourge can be removed soon. Otto is unaware of her previous death, and doesn't understand why she has lost her titles, but sees it as a issue for the nobles, and doesn't give it much more thought.


Unsure of:

Wary of:
Sophia (Jinny ): Otto is unsure of how to handle her- He doesn't believe she is very serious or committed to serving the realm; Overhearing her speak with Gael didn't add much confidence to him.

Afraid of:

Disliked:

Hated:

Missed/Gone:
Alys (Mother): Respect. Warmth. Guidance.


Audric (Father): Missed. Gone. Heaven.

Sonnensbischof Maceo de Courtnay (BoredBrit ): Otto finds himself scared of many noble men, but this is not the case for the Bishop; Otto respects him and feels a bit more comfortable speaking with him, as he is a priest, and his father said priests were good men. Otto looks forward to his baptism.




Longsword:
Overall Length: 46 1/4"
Blade Length: 36 3/8"
Weight: 3 Ib 5.5 Oz
Point of Balance: 3 1/4


Oakshott XVlllb

Dagger:
Overall Length: 17"
Blade Length: 12"
Weight: 15.9 oz
Point of Balance: 1 1/2"

Flailed Mace:
Overall Length: 27"
Weight: 2 Ib

 
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Tiberione

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Strange. Will look into it when I am home from work later.

Will clean these posts when it's fixed too, so they aren't cluttering Paints profile