Porcius - Tevinter Slaver May 31, 2011 15:23:17 GMT -5
Post by The Maker on May 31, 2011 15:23:17 GMT -5
Account Name: porcius
Display Name: Porcius
Character Full Name: Porcius Quirinus
Birthplace: Minrathous, Tevinter Imperium
Marital status: single
Specialization: Blood Mage
Companion(s): At any time, Porcius has a minimum of two servants and as many as a full band of fellow slavers with him, depending on the size of the raid he intends to carry out. He is typically the only mage during his raids, however; he does not enjoy competing with other Tevinter mages.
Hair: Black, with a slight wave. Porcius keeps his hair cut short. He also has a thick moustache that rests on his face in the shape much like large, fuzzy caterpillars would.
Eyes: Small, beady, and dark brown. They gleam with an intelligent light, which makes him rather look like a ferret under the right conditions.
Other: Porcius is a medium-built man without a lot of muscle tone. He has spent a lifetime in the study of magic, which has left little to no time to pursue physical activity. He is not heavy, but he is also not well-muscled.
Weapons: A red steel staff, and a small knife attached to a sheathe on his belt.
Usual Garments/Armor: Porcius wears the typical robes that Tevinter mages wear, along with their associated headgear and boots. He wears a heavy woolen cloak over this when travelling to colder climates.
Inventory: Lyrium potions, health poultices, bandages for himself, and the keys to the slave chains that his servants and fellow slavers carry.
Basic Skill(s): Porcius has been accustomed to having servants and slaves at his side for his entire life. As such, he does not have very good skills when it comes to basic, everyday things. He is highly literate, however, and good with numbers.
Trade Skill(s): As a slaver, Porcius has learned over the years to bargain with his clients for the best prices he can possibly get for his 'product.'
In-Game Skill(s): Coercion, Improved Coercion, Herbalism, Improved Herbalism, Combat training, Combat tactics, Poison-making, Improved Poison-making
Sustained Abilities: Arcane Shield, Spell Shield, Spell Wisp, Blood Magic
Passive Abilities:Staff Focus
Activated Abilities: Arcane Bolt, Disorient, Blood Sacrifice, Blood Wound, Blood Control
Porcius is a lazy, self-centered man who values gold and power above most things. He is quick to anger and assumes that others will bow to his will. He will buy expensive, decorative items for his home and himself on a whim, and at the same time deny his slaves basic needs if he feels they need to be 'put in their place'.
He holds great pride in his mediocre talent in magic and he looks down upon all those who do not carry that gift. To this end, he disdains dwarves and thinks that the Qunari are jealous of mages, which is why they are leashed. Non-mage elves and humans are good for little other than fuel for spell energy.
Porcius was born in the Tevinter Imperium, the son of two lesser magisters, and was raised with magic all around him. He was a rather spoilt child, depending on servants and slaves to cater to his every whim, and thus grew up believing that the world revolved around him. This did not change when, at the age of seven, his first magical talent surfaced. His parents were, understandably, full of pride in their son and immediately set to teaching him all that they knew about magic.
At first the training went slowly, but when he was introduced to blood magic he showed unusual talent for the practice. From then on his studies progressed normally and he eventually became an average mage. He applied to become a magister at the age of twenty, believing he had great talent. To his great surprise, he was not accepted because he wasn't good enough.
His choices seemed few if he wanted to maintain his luxurious lifestyle. One of the choices was to become involved in the slave trade. His parents had dealt nearly exclusively with a particular band of slavers over the years, led by a fellow mage named Vinicius, and so they asked him to accept Porcius into his band to learn the trade.
Porcius learned his trade quickly and found that he rather enjoyed it. He saw the power that he held as a blood mage over the Chantry-bred sheep, and saw it as his right to wield control over these people whom he viewed as weaklings, as lesser people. To see so many people cursed without the gift of magic? They had but one use in the Imperium, and he worked on raids to bring strong, healthy bodies for the Magisters to buy as slaves. He made a lot of money at the trade and he enjoyed traveling.
Porcius passed through his twenties in this manner, but eventually he decided he should be running the band of slavers. Vinicius was getting old and perhaps a bit sloppy, and Porcius decided it was time for the elder slaver to 'retire'.
Such a shame, that Vinicius died in the middle of the night. He was so old that he must not have realized he was bleeding himself to death.
Porcius took over the band of slavers, as the only other mage in the band at the time, and has led it ever since. He regularly travels all over Thedas in search of new inventory to acquire and sell to the highest bidder in the Tevinter Imperium.