AIM Shinigamikitsune Plurk RShiniOther Characters Played:
Bedwyr, Indiana Jones, Ky Kiske, WakaCharacter Name:
SuikodenCanon Background: http://suikoden.wikia.com/wiki/ThomasAU Background:
As with the canon background, he is the child of a traveling merchant, never knowing who his father was until the caravan was ambushed by bandits. As she lay dying, she told him where to find a ring and letter that instructed him as to who his father was and where to find him, believing that he’ll be cared for.
However, the difference is that his father was not merely a councilman, but king of The Nameless states who already had a wife and child. Even though his legitimate son had ran away long before, the king refused to acknowledge Thomas as his child, and decided that Thomas must be there to extort him, he gave young man an apprenticeship to some out of the way administration job and kept the evidence Thomas brought in a drawer.
Despite the obvious rejection, Thomas put his nose to the grind and went headlong into his job. All the while he hopes that his father would eventually accept him.
Then the king up and died. While Thomas was mourning the lost chance of family, the royal advisors were scrambling to find the heir. Several scouts were sent out to find the runaway prince, while the servants tore The King’s room apart searching for clues as to who else can succeed and discovered the hidden letter.
The next thing Thomas knew, he was seized from his office and dragged before an impromptu council and interrogated. Just when he thought he was being accused of some crime, he was informed that in the absent of all other candidates that he is now the Regent of the Nameless States, ruling until either they find the real prince or declare the prince dead.
The coronation was hasty, and people were doubtful that a bastard could rule effectively, especially one so young – especially with the tension between the Grasslands and Zexan population building. The Regent has a lot of work ahead of him.Personality:
Thomas is a life-long wallflower who only recently started to come out of his shell (or casing, or pod if you want a slightly more appropriate meshing of metaphors). When he speaks - unless it's someone that he is familiar and comfortable with - use many place holder sounds like 'um' or 'er', and hesitate, half afraid to look foolish, and trying hard not to offend the person he's speaking to, stuttering when he’s extremely scared or nervous. Even with that, he's surprisingly effective in persuading people to his side - hinting at a good dollop of charisma buried under his shyness and uncertainty. The uncertainty disappears when he’s at the defense of another, speaking frankly and openly noting the holes in his opponent’s argument.
However, Thomas is not entirely spineless - though a pacifist by nature, and a terrible fighter, the young man has a near-suicidal tendency to jump at the defense of another person with either words, or even sword if he feels that he really, really must fight. Hell, he's more likely to stand up for another person then himself (his self-esteem is very low).
The young man is an also effective taskmaster despite his lack of force of presence, able to intuitively to come up with an answer to a person's problem - a skill he can't seem to apply to himself, sadly. On top of that, he has a strong work ethic (in fact, he doesn't mind working at all!) and good organizational skills and business acumen he learned from his mother.
Unlike most people in Dagaria, he honestly sees no division between the different races and nations, treating a fairy or beastman the same as a Zeon prince or Imperial Guard. He’ll even defy Imperial law if he feels it to be unjust, hiding fugitives if it seems they were given a bad shake. He will even expel the elite guard if they’re rude to his guests or his people. For Thomas, the people come first, not the nebulous entity of the empire. Combat Style:
Thomas is not naturally a fighter but he can defend himself if he must. He wield his grandfather’s sword and while he is not a powerful attacker, the young man makes up for it with his nimbleness being surprisingly accurate and extremely good at parrying, but he will lose to more skill swordsmen in a straight up duel. He is however, very determined, long as he has the energy, he will get up again and again to protect something important.
He also carries two runes in him: The Wind and the Shield Rune. The Wind rune has spells that induce sleep in enemies, heal allies, and cause damage by creating frighteningly powerful gusts. The Shield rune also heals allies, as well as boosting magic or physical powers for a short time. Thomas has minor resistance to magic, being able to shrug off enchantments easier as a result (Pretty much this is rule of plot).Kingdom or Faction:
The Nameless States – Faction LeaderPrimary Role:
Courtier Soldier or Siege Company:
Moon, Star, SunTitle:
Officially Regent, unofficially “The Tenkai Star”Artifacts:
The existence of runes, crystals formed that contain various powers that with the assistance of skilled mages that can transformed into a rune that is attached to a user who can then cast the appropriate spells for a limited amount of time per day or use passively. This allows even non-mages to use magic but they are rare and usually found by chance.
Most people can wield two runes, but those with better aptitude towards magic can carry a third rune on their forehead.http://suikosource.com/runes/
Notes: I’m flexible on limits for runes, perhaps unusable for people who already canonically use magic? Sample Post: http://testrun-box.dreamwidth.org/4760.html#comments