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  • Alleras the Sphinx - Illusion Of Knowledge Sep 6, 2013

    Alleras the Sphinx
    (yes, I know it's a celebrity. It's the best depiction I could find)
    » NAME Alleras
    » ALIAS The Sphinx
    » AGE 29
    » BIRTH DATE 12th of Last Seed, 4E 404
    » BIRTH PLACE Leyawiin, Cyrodiil
    » BIRTH SIGN The Warrior
    » RACE Half Imperial, Half Redguard
    » CLASS Marksman / Ranger
    » GENDER Male
    » HEIGHT 6’3”
    » WEIGHT 171 pounds
    » BMI 21.4
    » LATERALITY Ambidextrous
    » SEXUALITY Heterosexual
    » PROPERTIES House in Leyawiin
    » AFFILIATION Local drug dealers
    » AFFLICTIONS Substance Addiction
    » RELIGION Atheist
    » HABITS Polishing his utility dagger, fiddling with his bowstring
    » HOBBIES Throwing apples into the air and skewering them with arrows for practice, getting high on skooma or moon sugar

    » HAIR LENGTH Medium length, curly, falls to about his ears
    » HAIR COLOR Jet black
    » FACIAL HAIR Jet black goatee
    » EYE COLOR Black
    » SKIN COLOR Dark brown skin, a happy medium between the dark skin of Redguards and the chestnut skin of Imperials
    » BUILD Moderately slender, yet with toned muscles
    » SCARS Small scar along his brow, usually concealed by his hair
    » ATTIRE [CASUAL] — When not donning his reinforced leather ranger armor, his usual garb is a loose black tunic with a pair of simple trousers.
    » ATTIRE [COMBAT] — Pictured. Image is not mine.


    » POSITIVE TRAITS Light-hearted, friendly, persistent, can become serious and focused under pressure, comely, likes to joke
    » NEGATIVE TRAITS Hedonistic, debaucherous, can be cruel and cold in certain situations, sarcastic; when high, careless and strung out
    » LIKES Women, drinking, archery, apples, skooma, moon sugar, heights
    » DISLIKES Law, magic, especially necromancy and dark arts, hist sap, bandits, religion
    » FEARS Magic, being arrested, missing a shot
    » ASPIRATIONS Though Alleras is an excellent marksman, most of his long-term aspirations disappeared when he discovered illegal substances such as skooma and moon sugar.

    Alleras is a very easy-going person—especially when his is under the influence of drugs, such as skooma or moon sugar. He is very friendly and outgoing when around people, but he has the tendency to occasionally show his cruel side. He likes to jape with others; he is very sarcastic. Also, though he is very persistent and a diligent worker, he is rather hedonistic and debaucherous, favoring the more pleasurable aspects of life.

    » FIGHTING STYLE – Alleras is very deft with a bow. Not only is his accuracy excellent, but he is capable of putting a good amount of force behind his shots, allowing for even more range than a standard archer. Though Alleras is very skilled with a bow, he is not a strong melee fighter, or magic wielder. Though he is able to fight in a close quarter skirmish and not be killed, his skills with melee weapons are lackluster, at best. He is inept at casting magic. Also, Alleras is not very adept at sneaking; therefore, he is a primarily combat archer, rather than a stealth archer.


    » Health – Denotes vitality and the amount of damage able to be taken.
    » Magicka – Denotes amount of magicka and the magical capacity to cast spells.
    » Stamina – Denotes amount of physical energy and the ability to perform strenuous activities.
    » Strength – Denotes physical strength and the ability to deal damage with melee attacks and block melee attacks.
    » Endurance – Denotes physical toughness, the ability to withstand pain, illness, and fatigue.
    » Agility – Denotes balance, coordination, reflex, speed, and steadiness in combat.
    » Intelligence – Denotes ability to learn, reason, plan, solve problems, strategize, ability to comprehend complex ideas and general mental capability.
    » Will – Denotes magical strength, the general ability to cast spells and magicka regeneration.
    » Spirit – Denotes mental toughness, willpower and the ability to keep fighting past fatigue, injuries and one’s own limitations.

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    » SKILLS


    » Archery – Alleras is a very skilled archer. An almost natural talent, he has excellent accuracy with any bow and arrow, and is able to put a lot of force behind his shots, allowing him a greater range.

    » Light Armor – Light armor is the only type of armor that Alleras wears. He dislikes the unnecessary bulkiness of heavy armor, not seeing much use in such protective gear, as he is an archer. Light armor is flexible, allowing for a greater drawback, and in turn, a greater range.


    » Speech – Alleras is very friendly and light-hearted, and seems to have a natural skill regarding the interaction of others. He is able to be serious in times when it is necessary, but can joke around and jape as well.


    » Smithing – Alleras is only as proficient with a forge as he is due to his work as a blacksmith’s assistant when he was a young boy living in Bravil. Though he does not often put this skill to use, he still retains the knowledge of the forge that he learned many years ago, when he had not discovered his deftness with a bow.


    » One-Handed – Every warrior needs a back-up plan, and one-handed weapons—specifically daggers—is Alleras’ back-up plan. He is not very skilled in the use of them, by any means, but he can handle them well enough to serve as a last resort in a tough skirmish.


    » BEFORE BIRTH – Alleras didn’t know much of his father, other than the simple fact that he was a traveling Redguard mercenary who had stayed briefly in Leyawiin while traveling across the Imperial province. He was supposedly a raunchy man, a drunkard who loved plundering, sex, alcohol and drugs, who had no regard for the well-being of others besides himself.

    His mother, Elia, was an Imperial wench, selling her body off to the street scum of the southern Cyrodiilic city in order to earn a meager living so she could support herself—and soon her unexpected son.

    Once Alleras’ father had lain with his mother that one fateful night, he departed the city with his companions, never to be seen again. His mother did not notice the pregnancy until it was too late to abort him using the methods of the era. Therefore, Alleras was born—purely out of luck.

    » CHILDHOOD [12 years] – Alleras did not remember much of his infant years, only that he was only cared for by his mother for a few years, before he was considered old enough to be thrown out onto the streets—around age 6. He lived a hard life on the squalid streets of Leyawiin, scraping by only because he quickly befriended several other poverty-stricken beggars who helped the young child survive—these friends were the ones who ended up naming him, since his mother cared not enough to give him a proper name.

    Alleras lived like this for many years, scrounging up just enough provisions to stay somewhat healthy—or at least alive. Throughout this rather dark phase of his life, Alleras became involved in many shady activities, and soon enough, he developed a quite serious addiction to several substances, such as skooma and moon sugar—substances that were not in short supply in the southern city, thanks to the large Khajiit and Argonian population.

    It wasn’t until Alleras was 12 that his life took a turn for the better and start to shape up. Somehow, he became aware of a position of apprenticeship available in one of the smithies of Leyawiin. Jumping at the opportunity to take a step in bettering his life, Alleras made no haste in attempting catch the ear of the blacksmith.

    Fortunately, the blacksmith, an Argonian named Tun-Zeeus, was rather desperate; having lost his former apprentice to a raid performed by the Renrijra Krin, and allowed the young teen to become his apprentice.

    » TEENAGE YEARS [7 years] – Alleras had absolutely no experience in the art of smithing up until he was taken in my Tun-Zeeus. He was a proud Argonian, prideful of his work; he had no problem teaching the young teen Imperial the basics of the forge

    Alleras caught on to the basics fairly well, impressing and pleasing his master. Though he didn’t necessarily like being a blacksmith and working the forge, it was a lot better of a situation than the one he had been living just a year back, so he didn’t mind.

    Three nondescript years later, Alleras found a thrown out bow lying in an alley. Curious, he took the beat-up wooden bow and returned to the smithy to forge himself a few arrows to fire, just for the fun of seeing how awful he was at it.

    Surprisingly, once he had completed the set of iron arrows, mounted a makeshift target in out behind the back of the smithy, and sent an arrow whistling through the air, he discovered that he had a natural talent for archery.

    Not knowing what to do with this skill, he continued as an apprentice of Tun-Zeeus; he spent more and more of his free time out in the back with that aged bow and a quiver of arrows, firing bolts of wood and iron through the air to implant themselves in the target he jury-rigged.

    Eventually, at age 19, after almost four years of diligent practice, Alleras decided to set out, leaving Tun-Zeeus, The Dividing Line, and Leyawiin behind, ready to scour the world for jobs that would put his fine-tuned skill to work.

    » YOUNG ADULT YEARS [11 years] – Alleras departed Leyawiin with little but the cheap leather armor he bought in the market on his back and his bow. The next few years consisted of a lot of wandering around Cyrodiil, spending most of the funds he took with him on general provisions and drugs, which he still had a severe addiction to.

    Eventually, Alleras slowly found work. Most of the jobs available were quite simple; he didn’t mind, because it was money, and money meant more skooma or moon sugar.

    Soon enough, work seemed to find Alleras, and he began to make a steady stream of income, and was finally able to have coin left over after his usual binge spending on drugs to purchase new equipment. He continued to work as a mercenary, putting his skills to the test as he traveled across Cyrodiil.
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