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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 von Gottfried


Full Titles:
+Graf of Flanderburg
+Squire to Sir Gael von Dugald


Nickname/Alias:
None.


Status:


KEY INFORMATION:

"To each of us falls a task, and all the Kaiser requires of us Soldiers is that we stand the line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best - we die standing."

Age:
15
Winters Old


Gender:
Male


Race:
Anhalder


Social Status:
Lowborn - Acquired Nobility recently granted the Land and Titles of Flanderberg.


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:
A small hut outside the fortress of Oren.


Current Home:
Flanderberg

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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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:
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.

Sir Podric Flanders (Luam ): Otto owes everything to Podric, between his lands and titles, and much more then that. Otto sees him as a mentor, and hopes to use that guidance to benefit the whole realm. Otto wishes to help with his endeavors with the church, whenever he may need it.

Duke Charles Kane (Lannis ): Otto has always been quite fond of Charles and enjoyed serving with him before the plague started; Now, Otto looks up to him in a different sense, as a leader for the Empire. Otto has the desire to be considered useful to the realm, and wishes to find a way to convince Charles of the same- "I will not allow my people to fall again."

Jaden Seeker (CloakedReaper ): Sometimes Otto isn't sure if Jaden is all that fond of him, then he remembers the tales and stories Joseph and other Ranger's recruits and understands that his hard shell is his way of training his people to be the best they can be- Otto hopes he considers him one of those people. Otto also considers Jaden a strong mentor beside Podric, and looks to him for advice and guidance; He doesn't wish to disappoint.

Trusted:


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:
Elizabeth Kane (NIAH ): Otto has pleasant memories of speaking to her before, but at their last meeting he thought she seemed to be less fond of him, or perhaps very concerned with the current issues; He understands the caution and doesn't take it personally. Perhaps he will have to prove himself to her, and is willing to do that at any cost.

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.

Lady Raalvara (Raal ): Otto finds himself fond of his former Neighbor, and hopes they can become friends, and that both of them survives past this plague. He knows God has a plan for her, whatever that may be, he will be ready to help- But he doubts she will need it.

Neutral:

Unsure of:

Wary of:
Sophia (Jinny ): "Unity is Strength, Strength is Victory." Otto is trying with all his might to ignore the past negative experiences and sour feelings he has towards Sophia- And try to remain somewhat civil. He believes that "Burying the Hatchet" for now is the best he can do to help forward the advance on the threats to the realm; As it stands now, such personal matters doing nothing more then doom the morale of the Milita.


Afraid of:
The Dragon

The Plague.
The Fall

Disliked:

Hated:

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


Audric (Father): Missed. Gone. Heaven.

Saint Mathieu (BoredBrit ): While Maceo was convinced Otto for a long time that he was doomed to hell for the rest of his life- Otto finds himself missing his guidance and faith- Something which are both needed in this world. Otto hopes to help Podric restore the faith once more, in Maceo's name.



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