Liothy Windflow

Elf_by_takeyourhatred
"Tell the story in song"
User: Kevin
Campaign: Mystara: A New War
Race: High Elf
Gender: Male
Role: Other
Class/Level: The Merry Elf/Enque lindeles lo Bard
Description:
Have the same lithe form as most fey folk do but with a little less stiff and serious nature to my frame. I was never one for the seriousness of my clan. I enjoy life to much to be stuck amongst the trees. That is why I have a very happy demeanor about me. I believe having a good outlook makes me a much warmer being to be around, always trying to look at the brighter things in life. This adds to my charming smile and healthy, shinning, earthy color hair. My skin has a nice, light bronze tone from the many days of travel under the LIGHT. My frame is thin but strong of character and heart. My graceful fingers speak thru instruments. I capture the history of my travels with story telling thru song.
Background:
I come from the lands of Thrym in a city called Equarel. It is primarily an elven city built with the protection of the trees. I am of the clan Quelanari of family Windflow son of Captain Plaulinra and Lauriel. I am an only child. Brought up in a very strict household. Loved by my mother and a disappointment to my father. My father's way of communication was to study spells to use with the sword and sword play. If I did well, I could ask a question(s) about different things. He was not interested in my other skills. My mother always taught me to follow my heart. As a youth , I knew I did not fit in well with others from clan Quelanari. Most of the males were swordmage apprentices and a few were Wizard apprentices. My interest was in finding out about many things and thirst for what was beyond my peoples lands. They pretty much kept to themselves, letting lands of men destroy each other. My father always said that if you want to learn about other cultures - read a book. But I heard about other lands from bards who have been to other lands. The way the songs described other lands really got my energy going and desire to see these lands I have only heard or read about. I started practicing making my own songs based on what I have read or about my own life. I getting very good. One day my father had enough. He had given me time to get it out of my system and smashed my instrument. He handed me a sword and said this is the only thing that should be in my hands from now on. I knew if I stayed I would die inside. I made plans to leave. I had been learning how to weave magical rituals especially enchanting items of cloth. I told my mother of my plans and she planned on helping me escape. I planned on looking for Alfonso Minthrastic "Bard of Bards" and learn from him, if will take me. I acquired a suit of mail, long sword and cloak, with mother's help, from fathers storage. It belonged to him as a young swordmage. His items are much more powerful now. With a back pack of items, defensively equipped, a bag of coin and horse to ride, I set off in search of Alfonso Minthrastic "Bard of Bards". I caught up with him about a month later in a small town Trantull playing for room and board. He took me under his wing and taught me what it meant to live a life of freedom and bringing history thru song to all parts of the world. He is the father figure that I wish my own father could have been. I was with Alfonso for 12 years of adventure thru many lands. One unfortunate adventure had left Alfonso maimed in his right hand and leg. He decided to settle down and find a good woman. He gave me one of his finest instrument, Strummer - harp of death. Strummer is a bow as well as a harp. It has 4 strings that play wonder tunes but is also deadly accurate in my hands when I have to defend myself. I know find myself with a group of misfits in the known world trying to save it. Will see were this ends. Many stories to tell.
Details:
100 Questions


Part 1: The Basics


1. What is your full name? Lithy Windflow of the Highelf clan Quelanari

2. Where and when were you born? 6161

3. Who are/were your parents? (Know their names, occupations, personalities, etc.) Luariel Windflow - Mother - weaver of divine clothing. Mother is caring just like most mothers but always trying to nudge me n the path of my father. Plaulinra Windflow - Captain of the 3rd Division of Swordmages. Strong, proud and unmoving personality. He wants me to pick up the sword and cast magic thru the instrument like him and his fathers before him. Well maybe, one day but I want to see too much of the world then focus my time studying swordplay and casting mighty spells. I feel that I can learn a lot from many travels and bring experience back with me. Maybe he will forgive me and maybe not. Will still love him.

4. Do you have any siblings? No. What are/were they like? My father was disappoint with one, did not want to chance with another

5. Where do you live now, and with whom? Describe the place and the person/people. I am a wanderer and have no home except for where my hat is.

6. What is your occupation? Currently, bard extraordinaire. I record my history thru song and share with all who will listen.

7. Write a full physical description of yourself. You might want to consider factors such as: height, weight, race, hair and eye color, style of dress, and any tattoos, scars, or distinguishing marks. Have the same lithe form as most fey folk do but with a little less stiff and serious nature to my frame. I was never one for the seriousness of my clan. I enjoy life to much to be stuck among the trees. That is why I have a very happy demeanor about me. I believe having a good outlook makes me a much warmer being to be around, always trying to look at the brighter things in life. This adds to my charming smile and healthy, shinning, earthy color hair. My skin has a nice, light bronze tone from the many days of travel under the LIGHT. My frame is thin but strong of character and heart. My graceful fingers speak thru instruments. I capture the history of my travels with story telling thru song. True descriptions - I am as tall as most average humans, although a bit thinner. Eyes the color of a midday sky. I typically dress in my eladrin mail, borrowed from my fathers mail. A lot litter than it would seem. I wear a tunic with the windflow symbol on the background of the Quelanari clan. my cloak is of pine needle green and boots of earthen brown. My hair is naturally the color of snow but I die it brown to better fit in. So far my beautiful face has yet to be touched.

8. To which social class do you belong? Upper Middle class as is typical with my fathers station as Captain Swordmage

9. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses? Just not physically strong. Always have been a lover and charmer. If physical confrontation happened, usually could outrun the pursuers.

10. Are you right- or left-handed? Ambidextrous but favor the right.

11. What does your voice sound like? Like the morning melodies of the Malerea Song Birds, most sacred in my lands.

12. What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently? Song can calm most situations.

13. What do you have in your pockets? Components for rituals, coin, pen, ink and paper for capturing memories or song inspiration. oil for the strings of my instrument.
I can string up to 4 strings at a time for a most wonderful sounding instrument.

14. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics? I like to sing a few tunes in the face of danger or death. I try not to be in a rush like humans.

Part 2: Growing Up


15. How would you describe your childhood in general? strict, lots of study, not a lot of time for fun. Father treated me like one of his soldiers. Mother tried to encourage me to pursue other ideas but with the expectation that I will try to be like my father as best as I can.

16. What is your earliest memory? My father handing me a sword and I was unable to lift it correctly. That look of disappointed stayed with me.

17. How much schooling have you had? Years of sword swinging, decades of practice as a master bard. Dabble in magic. Mostly rituals and some as a alchemist

18. Did you enjoy school? No, too structured. Not enough freedom

19. Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities? Travel with Alfonso Minthrastic "Bard of Bards" according to him. He taught me how to really feel and play with my heart.

20. While growing up, did you have any role models? If so, describe them. My mother - always patient and encouraging to try and be myself while respecting my father and others.

21. While growing up, how did you get along with the other members of your family?Mother great, Father, not so good.

22. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Not sure, still growing up but I guess an all powerful wizard

23. As a child, what were your favorite activities? Music and playing with animals. Enjoyed playing with my band of fellow rejects for the elders and mothers.

24. As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display? Very Focused on completing the challenges I faced based on decisions I made and not my fathers.

25. As a child, were you popular? No. Who were your friends, and what were they like? Berrian, Dayereth,
Erevan, members of my band. They were like me, outcast and not warriors or masters of magic.

26. When and with whom was your first kiss? Caelynna, my father's bosses daughter. I spoiled her flower.

27. Are you a virgin? If not, when and with whom did you lose your virginity? see last.

28. If you are a supernatural being (i.e. mage, werewolf, vampire), tell the story of how you became what you are or first learned of your own abilities. If you are just a normal human, describe any influences in your past that led you to do the things you do today. not wanting to be like my father. This made me wanting to be more free and less structured in life.

Part 3: Past Influences


29. What do you consider the most important event of your life so far? Leaving my family and lands for the first time.

30. Who has had the most influence on you? My mother - always patient and encouraging to try and be myself while respecting my father and others.

31. What do you consider your greatest achievement? Mastering the 6th symphony of the great Alfonso Minthrastic "Bard of Bards"

32. What is your greatest regret? Leaving my mother with my father to face his wrath for influencing me in going a different direction than him.

33. What is the most evil thing you have ever done? Lied to my father

34. Do you have a criminal record of any kind? No

35. When was the time you were the most frightened? When I was a child and was captured by a band of orcs. Father rescued me.

36. What is the most embarrassing thing ever to happen to you? Tripped in front of the clan elder and court while playing for her 400th birthday.

37. If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be, and why? Try to become more heroic, like my father

38. What is your best memory? Mary Mandolin and her three sisters. What a week!
39. What is your worst memory? Accidently losing my song book with no replacement

Part 4: Beliefs And Opinions


40. Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic? Optimistic

41. What is your greatest fear? Dying before having my father be proud of who I am

42. What are your religious views? Religion has its place. Without it we would not have great healers.

43. What are your political views? Stay away from politics. Find most politicians are evil to some extent. Always have their own agenda and not the peoples best interest.

44. What are your views on sex? If she is willing and I am attracted to her, then yeah.

45. Are you able to kill? Yes. Under what circumstances do you find killing to be acceptable or unacceptable? Defending family, friends, clansmen and to those that would mean to kill me.

46. In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any human being could do? Have sex with family member. Then have the child. Kill the mother and feed the infant the remains of the mother for nourishment.

47. Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love? Of course, I am an higher elf.

48. What do you believe makes a successful life? Accomplishing your goals and making your parents proud of you.

49. How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings (i.e. do you hide your true self from others, and in what way)? Keep them to myself, until someone has earned my trust.

50. Do you have any biases or prejudices? Do not care to much for goblin-kin or evil beings.

51. Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances? Destroy my family or clan. Why do you refuse to do it? It is not who I am. Would rather die.

52. Who or what, if anything, would you die for (or otherwise go to extremes for)? See last.

Part 5: Relationships With Others


53. In general, how do you treat others (politely, rudely, by keeping them at a distance, etc.)? With respect. Does your treatment of them change depending on how well you know them, and if so, how? Always cautious at first but always respectful

54. Who is the most important person in your life, and why? My mother because she is always supportive no matter what.

55. Who is the person you respect the most, and why? My father, he lives and breathes by his principles and is uncompromising in them.

56. Who are your friends? Just my travel companions. Do you have a best friend? No. Describe these people. A fellow high elf, a half elf worshiping the wrong god, a couple of flame head people, and some being with horns.

57. Do you have a spouse or significant other? No. If so, describe this person.

58. Have you ever been in love? No. If so, describe what happened.

59. What do you look for in a potential lover? Attractive, laughs at my jokes and looks physically capable to do it over and over.

60. How close are you to your family? Close with mom but not my father.

61. Have you started your own family? No. If so, describe them. If not, do you want to? Yes. Why or why not? I have always wanted a family to pass on my knowledge and keep my lineage going.

62. Who would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help? My mother

63. Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why? My travel companions as long as it was with their interest

64. If you died or went missing, who would miss you? My mother.

65. Who is the person you despise the most, and why?My groups evil nemesis. He/ she is doing terrible things to the world around us and needs to be stopped.

66. Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict? I tend to discuss with people the situation

67. Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations? depends on the situation

68. Do you like interacting with large groups of people? yes. Why or why not? I am a performer, it is what I do.

69. Do you care what others think of you? Would like for everyone to get along and like me.

Part 6: Likes And Dislikes


70. What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes? making musical instruments then enchanting them for perfect sound

71. What is your most treasured possession? My bow implement

72. What is your favorite color? Blue

73. What is your favorite food? Elven bread and cheese

74. What, if anything, do you like to read? History to turn into song

75. What is your idea of good entertainment? (consider music, movies, art, etc.) what are movies? guess will have to go with good music

76. Do you smoke, drink, or use drugs? If so, why? Do you want to quit? I drink because I like the taste and the feeling you get. But must be good elven spirits.

77. How do you spend a typical Saturday night? In meditation

78. What makes you laugh? most anything comical or out of the norm

79. What, if anything, shocks or offends you?seen a lot in my years but a horrible review of my music

80. What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself? Work on more songs, perfect my potions and learn more rituals

81. How do you deal with stress? head on and message.

82. Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan? both

83. What are your pet peeves? arrogance. stupidity and politicians

Part 7: Self Images And Etc.


84. Describe the routine of a normal day for you. How do you feel when this routine is disrupted?Get my rest, have breakfast then play a tune to calm my mind and picture how the day will go. varies from day to day.

85. What is your greatest strength as a person? Charisma

86. What is your greatest weakness? to trusting

87. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? to be much stronger, physically

88. Are you generally introverted or extroverted? extroverted or I would not be a bard

89. Are you generally organized or messy? organized

90. Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at, and three things you consider yourself to be very bad at. Music, poetry and acting as a diplomat (even though I do not like politics). Real bad at intimidating others, Feats of strength and stealthy like a thief

91. Do you like yourself? yes.

92. What are your reasons for being an adventurer? For knowledge and to find out the rest of the world has to offer. How else can you decide what you want to be.(or doing the strange and heroic things that RPG characters do) Are your real reasons for doing this different than the ones you tell people in public? (If so, detail both sets of reasons…)No

93. What goal do you most want to accomplish in your lifetime? To be a master bard leading my clan to glorious heights.

94. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Helping reshape this world after my companions destroy this evil.

95. If you could choose, how would you want to die? Quiet, in the comfort of my wife and children

96. If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, name three things you would do in the time you had left. Challenge my father to a duel, do something really evil and make love to my destined wife and leave her with child to carry on my bloodline.

97. What is the one thing for which you would most like to be remembered after your death? Died helping those he cared about.

98. What three words best describe your personality? Positive, outgoing and teamplayer

99. What three words would others probably use to describe you? Fair, soulful and memorable.

100. If you could, what advice would you, the player, give to your character? (You might even want to speak as if he or she were sitting right here in front of you, and use proper tone so he or she might heed your advice…)Build up your strength. Things are not always at a distance, so you need to be strong for up close and personal combat. Be your own person and not worry about what your father thinks. He loves and supports you or he does not.
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