Active Theodosius Hostilius Herennius: The First Basileos


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General Information

Character Name: Theodosius Hostilius Herennius
-Known as "Theo" by his friends.

Age: 24
Race: Human
Alignment: Lawful Good

Current Mood(s): At peace.
Mental State: Normal, if a bit exhausted
Relationship Status: Engaged
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Ideal Partner:

Religious Beliefs: He is liberal about others' belief systems, so long as they contribute to society and do not cause trouble, then he is happy to have them. While not devout, he has found himself praying more and more often to the Gods.

Regular Theme:
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Combat Theme:
Kingly Theme (Entrance):


Eye color: Dark Blue

Hair color: Blackish-brown
Hair style: Slight parting of the bangs, a bit silky

Height: 5 feet 10 inches

Weight: 150 pounds, mostly made up of muscle

Intelligence: He’s not a genius, but he’s rather gifted.

Scars: Scar on right cheek, near eye, where he was hit by an arrow. He rubs at it during times of stress, and it is now painfully raw and sensitive. It is not bleeding or vulnerable to infection, however. There are also a few scars from where he was stabbed in the sternum, hip, back and in the right thigh- during the same battle in which he was hit by the arrow. Multiple, lengthy scars from his flogging.

Voice: Aragorn but Italian
Skills and Talents

Military Combat Skills- 10/10- Theodosius is a soldier through and through. When surrounded by fellow legionaries, he fights with lethal efficiency.

Single Combat Skills- 5/10- This is Theodosius's weakness. While confident when attacking in formation, he suffers when alone. His biggest fear is that he may come across a foe wearing plate armor- and be caught without his morningstar. However, the Civil War has kept him on his toes, as there has been an increased amount of ambushes. These ambushes have forced him to fight one on one with relatively easy opponents- honing his skills somewhat.

Command and Authority- 10/10- Though it's been a while, the young king has finally managed to become quite the expert on how to lead, motivate, and organize other people. Theo has come to realize that it is through making a goal personal or relevant that people will follow him- by inspiring loyalty through love, not out of fear or tradition.

Politics- 5/10- Being quiet about his next plans or his intentions has always been rather difficult for Theodosius, but he's getting the hang of controlling his pride, emotions and tongue. He still slips up more than he'd like to, and he's no diplomat, but at least he can feel semi-confident in resolving violent situations.

Leatherworking- 6/10- As he has worked with all manner of animal hides, Theodosius is able to create good sandals, boots, and somewhat sturdy leather armor. Emphasis on somewhat sturdy.

Rhetoric/Oratory Skills- 10/10- Theo has quickly mastered the art of word-smithing and is able to create a speech for any occasion.

Farming/Herding- 10/10- Theodosius's first job when overseeing Astrakhan was working in the fields and in the stables. From flax to flocks of sheep, he knows all there is about agriculture and cattleherding.

Building and Architecture- 6/10- He has finally begun to get the hang of designing slightly less utilitarian looking buildings.

Medicine and First Aid- 5/10- Theodosius can bandage and clean wounds, create splints and set bones. He has observed the actions of Eastoft and other medical professionals and can use guesswork to treat an illness. Sounding like you know what you’re doing is helpful too.

Cooking- 2/10- Why is everything on fire?

Bonus Facts
1. Theodosius is deathly afraid of eels after he was served a cup of wine with their still snapping heads inside.

2. Theodosius can't stand beer or vodka- like most of his people.

Theo's dad once accidentally lit Theo's schoolwork on fire while testing the lanterns. When Theodosius (who was ten at the time) returned to his school with no work, his teacher flogged him- even after he had explained the incident. Theo's father found out and explained it to the teacher- but to no avail. So, Theo's dad had the teacher- at sword point- redo Theo's homework.
4. Theodosius served in the Ayrithienese army as a part of the Asrakosian contingent. He courted Queen Alijol for a bit, but the relationship fell flat. Once Ayrithien was usurped by a neighboring faction of barbarians, it was Theo who led a brash rebellion against the Chieftain- which ended in him getting an arrow just below the eye and having his entire family under the belief he had died in battle. While Alijol was adopted into the Herenii as the materfamilias, Theo still wonders if the relationship could have gone farther- though he holds no romantic feelings for her anymore.

5. Theodosius is prone to making puns to the point where everyone else in the room wants to hit him.

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Overall Personality: Theodosius is a commanding figure who adheres to his people's doctrine almost to the letter. While he is by no means a bully, he can come across as somewhat strict and frank with people, to the point where it may be damaging. Once, he was the swashbuckling, care-free black-sheep of the family. After his ordeal in finding his family, however, he has changed greatly- becoming a rigid man.

Theodosius is not unkind, and often gives more than he should to those he meets- especially the poor. He also believes that family comes first, and will not only give a relative the shirt off his back- but strangle their enemies with it.

Due to long-term trauma, Theodosius is a cynic and believes that whenever life looks up, something worse will always happen. As such, he celebrates little until he has secured his assets and made sure his loved ones are safe. He also understands his flaws very well- too well- to the point of being harshly overcritical of himself.

Theodosius also is incredibly protective of his friends and family. Violence or treachery against him or them will usually result in violent consequences.

He is now under the strong belief that he is not fit to be a ruler in the eyes of everyone else. There have been thoughts of giving up, but he knows that there would be no one to take his place. He has taken to solitude and long, sleepless nights.

Strengths (No order)

1. Intelligent
2. Keen/Diplomatic
3. Excellent orator and strong figure of leadership.
4. Kind and Generous

5. Cares deeply for most people. He has always demanded that the enemy's soldiers and henchmen are buried- though he will usually not be as merciful if they've personally crossed him, or acted as the ringleader.

Weaknesses (No Order)

1. Honest
2. Strict and stern.
Insecurities about his worth as a person, mostly due to his flaws and his scars. He believes he is not a good person, and is secretly regretting that he was born.

Short Term Goals (In Order)

1. Marry Lucila.
2. Continue the construction of Astrakhan.
3. Make friends.

Long Term Goals (In No Order)

1. Strengthen the Dominion.

2. Help his family along

3. Find peace.
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Relations and Background


Lucila Luciliax Lucilina II 1/2: I still need to marry you, my star, but to be honest, I am more than content to simply be in your arms. ToastySpam

Family and Close Friends

Dimitrius Hostilius Herennius (Familial Love)- “Gods, I couldn’t be prouder as a father; what an intelligent, upstanding young man I’ll be raising. Yet...I fear that I am setting up your future to throne correctly, and at the same time, I hope we can still play together as we once did; as father and son.” MrMine

Julianus Hostilius Herennius (Familial Love)- “Returned but not seen, where did you pop off to? I'm getting a little tired of having to baby sit Garrett..Sir_Arc

Vibiana Herennia (Familial Love)- "You were supposed to return months ago. I must find you, sister." Joseph12Q

Leontius Hostilius Herennius (Familial Love): “Where have you gone, dear brother? I could use a hug right about now, as silly as it sounds.” AmparoCastaway

Carling Herennia (Familial Love)- “I’m happy to have you back in Astrakhan- things are brighter with you around, sister..” MelodyComplex

Arthur Ashenfall Herennius (Familial Love)- “I've heard of some of the exploits you got yourself into- and by exploits, I mean trouble. Please get wiser the next time you awake from the grave, cousin.” Morbid

Garrett L. Herennius (Familial Love)- “You have a keen mind for structure and engineering. I am gladdened that I have the privelige to help grow your interests. Just...please stop digging holes.” Galaxy

Star/The White Wolf (Close Friend/Sorrow)- “You are likely now in the Underworld, in the Paradise of Heroes. But I still grieve for you. I shall take care of your stallion and safeguard the ideology you upheld in life.” ToastySpam

Citrine G. Azerwind (Close Friend?/Concern)- “We agree on a great many things, but I am concerned that your pledge to non-violence is becoming a detriment to your ability to fend off evil and help those whose only savior may be the sword. Do not misunderstand me; non-violent methods should always be the first option, but it is another to disavow violence even in the defense of innocents.” Samiwashere

Any unmentioned family- 10/10- "I thank the Gods every minute that I can be with all of you. I will not fail you, in the end, we will be as strong, if not stronger than the family our parents died forging."


Thordil (Friend?)- "You've saved everyone more than once. There is very little I won't do for you, Thordil." Jazzper

Azgir (Friend?)- "Sure, you are a bit brutish and remind me of a muscular pickle, but you've helped me remove bears and you saved me from Cultists. I hope you consider me a friend, Azgir, because I certainly do!" Jazzper


Chieftain Segar (Acquaintance)- "You look like your father, and you're as stubborn as he was, but I think you may need to be a bit more tactful...which I know sounds hypocritical of me. I came on a bit strong, I think, but I want to be friends, if not allies. I owe your father this much, and I swear to make Reynard pay." French Roast
Eleanor Strand (Acquaintance)- "Thank you for the gloves. I am saddened that you felt the need to thank me for trying to do something that should be expected of decent folk." Samiwashere

Jackdaw (Acquaintance)- "I have seen you around Astrakhan, and you seem to have a lot of fire in your heart." ToastySpam
Constantine (Acquaintance)- "A promising young man who wishes to become a knight- and literate. Work hard, you have the energy and will. My door is always open should you need assistance." MoralityMan
Ayda (Acquaintance)- "I have heard of your fierce-some reputation, but you often show a lot of mirth, even if there is lightning behind it, in your eyes. You will be a better parent for Tania than I ever could have hoped to be." Ayda
Podric (Acquaintance/Wary)- "I'm never sure what will set you off or what you think of me or my people at any given time. But I don't think you're a bad person, just misguided. I don't think, however, that you are so awful so as to prevent us from being friends, to some extent." Luam

Elizabeth Kane (Acquaintance/Wary)- "Whether you still hold me or my people in disdain is unclear, and whether you are the same as your parents remains to be seen. Usually when people make me wonder about their motivations, it's almost always in a bad way. It's the kind of pondering that makes me grip my spear a little tighter at night. But, you and your brother's role in beating back the Blight is an encouraging sign that perhaps not all of the Kane's have lost their humanity." NIAH


Reynard (Enemy)- "Men like you- who destroy families and force honorable men to swear dishonorable oaths- are just the same as the ones who took apart my family and enslaved my people. If fate ever delivers you into my clutches, I'll be sure you will be brought to justice, cur." TheDeester

Background and Inventory
Homeland: Asrakos
Current Home: Astrakhan, Asrakosian Dominion.
Current Profession: The Basileos- Servant King- of the Asrakosians and of anyone in Astrakhan.
- A concentric helmet, complete with a mail aventail that covers his face, leaving only two eyeholes.
- A mail coif
- A cuirass of steel lamellar, complete with lamellar tassets and pteruges.
- A long hauberk of riveted maille
- A gambeson
- Maille chausses
- A steel gorget
- A pair of steel spaulders
- A pair of steel, gauntleted vambraces
- A pair of steel greaves with poleyns
- A duck-billed, Italo-Norman helmet
-A steel breastplate with plate tassets/faulds, and pteruges.
-A bronze, muscled breastplate
-A bascinet helmet
- A dory style spear
- An arming sword with a tapered point.
- A morningstar.
- A kite shield, which (if stood on the ground, point downwards) goes up to his lower stomach, emblazoned with the inverse colors of the Herenii sigil. An orange sun on a field of white.
- A goatsfoot crossbow with about 12 quarrels.
- Four angons.
- A pugio-style dagger.
- A couched lance
- An Asrakosian stallion named Achilles. Decently fast with his lamellar barding on, but nothing too special.

- A rather mischievous raccoon named Balasi, clad in a cape bearing the Dominion sigil. Has a few kits. Steals food when no one is looking.
- A bulldog named Rufus, fierce, loyal, and a massive enabler of Balasi's shenanigans. Has his own boiled leather harness to act as armor in battle.

Other Items:
- A rucksack to carry his belongings.
- A hunting knife.
- A wood-chopping axe.
- A medical kit containing bandages, vinegar, honey, clean rags, splints, forceps, and a bronze scalpel.
- A bag of bread, cured sausages, cheese, and dried fruit.
- A canteen of water.
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A Gallery of Theodosius

Most of these images are things I pulled up from the internet and liked a lot. If someone has art of Theo, PM me and I'll post it here and tag you :heart:

Theo's current image from when he was 19- he has not changed much in appearance- though he has not been able to procure any lorica segmentata. From this guy.

A not very flattering painting of Theo (the painter did not get his image right at all) after the Taking of the Scourge Docks- in which he defeated some two hundred Royalist soldiers. On the left in the background, Antonides can be seen collecting a head, much to Theo's chagrin.

An ambiguous drawing made by Aurelius. It either depicts Arminius or Theodosius.
Credits go to here.

A beautiful boi made by the lovely Samiwashere

A decent likeness of Theo.

Something I found on deviantart. Looks the most like Theo.

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Updated. Lots of people were added.

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Hey were's Violet in there? xD

And also lowkey would think Theo sounds sorta like Ben Platt. was thinking maybe like- Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (the actor who plays Jaimie Lannister).

But then again, Theo also has an accent akin to Greek and Italian so...I'm stuck again.


Better than sliced bread
I imagine a light hearted smooth noblish voice to fit his friendly demeanor