All About Kaemon

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Where was your character born?
Kaemon was born among the Ah Sha Kun tribe, one of many different tribes that wander the land of Warj’Arune. This particular tribe travels around the central regions of the world in the Othalla Plains, commonly known as the Sartii Central Borderlands, between the Astoro and Firebrand Mountains going as far south as the northern region of the Great Desert as far north as Rudik’s Pass and areas just north of it, all the way to the Sea of Raktas.

Who raised him?
He was primarily cared for by his parents, but it is the ways of the Ah Sha Kun that all elders and adults in the tribe participate in the raising of the young. Allowing for the diversity of knowledge to be spread and experienced from older to younger generations. When the child grows older they have multiple paths to choose from in which to advance their knowledge in a particular skill.

What was happening in the region when your character was growing up?
Like many of his tribe they help caravans, traders, travelers, adventurers, and the like as guides and, if need be, provide or assist in the protection of their current employer. Many a time they guide people to and from Rudik’s Pass to the twin cities of Aastra and Facestra. However, not all travelers go this way as some wish to go see the dwarves of the Firebrand mountains or they help the dwarves travel to the aforementioned cities if requested. The Ah Sha Kun also have some relations with the Desertwalkers as those brave or foolish enough to traverse the Great Desert can be guided to its northern border by the Ah Sha Kun and passed onto the Desertwalkers for the great trek. Though not very often the Ah Sha Kun have helped out the Gnomes in the Astoro Mountains on their travels as well.

It was one such employer that introduced archery to Kaemon, a marksman in a traveling show. It was the show’s ringmaster and leader that had hired the Ah Sha Kun to take them to the twin cities and it was during these travels that Kaemon watched the show’s showman marksman when the caravan had stopped for the day.

Does your character have any relatives?
Both his mother and father still live among the tribe as does his younger siblings, fraternal twin sister and brother. His older brother has moved on with a different traveling group of the Ah Sha Kun and is a well respected horseman, as well as, swordsman of the region. It is his brother that taught him the sword and his father the ways of the wilderness. His uncle had shown him the basics of horse riding and one of the village elders that taught him fundamentals of magic and the relationship it has with their people. The bow however was actually not introduced to him by a member of the tribe but by a marksman in a traveling show. However his aunt, married to the uncle who taught him horseback riding, continued his education and training in archery afterwards.

Friends?
Kaemon has a number of friends in the tribe as well as many friends and acquaintances with the multitude of travelers that regularly employ his tribe.

What does your character look like?
Like any human of his race, but being a Rifter he does bear the marks heritage. His right eye looks like that of a bird of prey like a hawk, eagle, or owl, while his left eye is "normal" looking except the iris is purple instead of the normal colors of humans. He also bears the tattoos of his tribe that identify his affiliation on the middle third inside of both forearms.

What are your character's immediate goals? What would he like to do in the coming year?
Fine tune his skills as an archer and swordsman knowing that with better skills come better pay and within the coming year hopefully start a small fortune, with his innate ability to see in the dark he knows he has an advantage over his opponents/targets and would like to improved his night/darkness combat to make him even more successful/marketable.

What are his long-term goals?
A mass enough wealth where he could go into semi-retirement (he could never completely retire it would be too boring) and live very comfortably until he passed away from causes natural or otherwise. He may even consider opening up his own school of combat if it gave him something to do and is a good source of income.

What type of person would be his ideal mate?
A good woman to love and be loved, can manage a household, and beautiful or if he's got the money a neopolitan harem (an elf and human of each hair color red head, blonde, and brunette)

Who is his patron deity? Is he a devout worshiper?
Fharlanghn is the deity he treasures the most, as he seems to be traveling from place to place wherever the money takes him, and would like to get there safely. Although he does have a healthy respect for Corellon for his archery and swordsmanship, Eholanna, Pelor, and Obad-Hai for their aspects of nature, and Olidammara for his good nature. He could care less about Heironeious and Hextor as they are just too stuck up for him and think they are taking sibling rivalry too far. He is amused with Boccob since his race has an interesting relationship with him and even more so since his left eye is Boccob's favorite color.

Is he a devout member of any nonreligious cause?
Nope he's just a wanderer.

Is there any race, creed, alignment, religion or the like against which he is strongly prejudiced?
Although he shares the same mistrusts as the other races, he is not necessarily prejudice towards halflings. If anything he feels a little pity towards them as of all the races that were affected by the ancient wars they got the shortest stick of the lot. The sensation would be similar to having a pet since childhood, only for the pet to be infected with rabies. You wish you could help it recover, but know that in the end you must put it down and end its misery.

What is his greatest fear?
Not really fears, but when not on a job or adventuring it would be boredom. On the job it would be not getting paid or cheated out of pay, in which case his former employer, or whoever cheated him out of pay, becomes his future target unless they paid him double of the original agreement.

What is the one task he absolutely refuses to do?
Kill children (but will have no problems reprimanding one with force if necessary).

What is your character's motto or favorite saying?
“Where the road takes me, hopefully towards a good time, money, or both”
“Not everyone can hold a (insert a weapon) with their arse.” ~in reference to an uptight person

What is his favorite color?
Black or dark colors that blend in with the night.

Describe what he would wear if money were no object?
When working something simple, comfortable, and gets the job done. Otherwise whatever is in style as long as he can still fight in it unobstructed (just in case).

What is his favorite food? Drink?
He's not very picky as long as it taste great and fills him up. Although he can't stand gruel since it tastes horrid to him and would rather just drink water instead. He would have to be desperate and starving to consider eating gruel unless he was in jail, and that was all they served, and then he would reluctantly and grudgingly eat it. As for drink the same applies there as well as long as it taste good and goes down smooth he'll enjoy it and again gruel applies here as well. So going back to the greatest fear it would be that all the world's food and drink is gone and all that was left to eat and drink is gruel.

What is his favorite animal?
The owl, a skilled sharp-eyed predator of the night something he aspires to be.

What habits of his friends annoy him most?
Impatience and charging headlong into a situation.

  • Courtesy 8 Being nice to others can potential create opportunities for the better.
  • Valor 1 If it doesn't work the first time, fall back, plan again, and try again. No, point in charging headlong.
  • Self-sacrifice 1 If your dead you can't get the job done or your goal accomplished.
  • Generosity 4 If your given to me all the better but if you want a hand-out you need to earn it.
  • Sobriety 5 Being drunk on the job is never a good idea unless your job is to be drunk, but afterwards or before have fun.
  • Calm Temper 8 Anger can be useful if focused but you have to control it, not the other way around.
  • Optimism 5 Too little of it and it can be depressing, too much and its just damn annoying.
  • Curiosity 5 Killed the cat, but the satisfaction of knowing what it was brought it back.
  • Forgiveness 6 Mistakes can happen to the best of us, but if you don't learn from it and keep repeating it you don't deserve it.
  • Cheerfulness 7 You have to have some fun in your life because not everyone is skilled at holding a sword with their butt.
  • Patience 10 Either wait for that right opportunity or gradually set yourself up to be in that right place at the right time, the shot will be there.
  • Honesty 7 Having information is useful, the trick is knowing when to give it and even then how much to give.
  • Helpfulness 7 You scratch my back I'll scratch yours.
  • Loyalty 8 Go stabbing people in the back and you'll end up looking like a porcupine with quills going the wrong way.

What well-known media figure from sports, movies or politics most closely resembles your character?
Various aspects of Tristan from King Arthur (2004), Mathayus and the Akkadian tribe from Scorpian King, Abul, his father Mughal, and their tribe from Stargate SG-1 Season 1 Episode 2 "Emancipation".

If his friends were to write his epitaph, what would it be?
His travels are not done as he now embarks on a new adventure.

What would be his job in modern society?
Mercenary spotter/sniper
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