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Backstory of PC Exauro Veus [message #269] Wed, 08 July 2009 12:17 Go to next message
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Ordero Pax – “Peace Through Order”
A monastic order of Bahamut followers


A hero to the Order, who sacrificed himself to save a peace caravan en route to the Council under attack by a hoard of warriors. A “father” in the Order, he is revered as a saint for his valiant talents in battle, his chivalry, selflessness, and righteousness. Often pointed to as an example to live by, there are many parables in his name that display examples of his righteousness.

It is eventually revealed through a visit to the mountains that Tarax destroyed the peace caravan in an act of fury and vengeance. Believing the peace accord was an act of pathetic submission and a travesty to the ideas of the Order, he vowed to restore the Order’s honor by destroying the caravan and any witnesses along with it. Ashamed at what he had done and the joy he felt through his bloodlust, Tarax exiled himself to the mountains and burned himself to death in penitence as a selfless sacrifice to Bahamut. The ancestor elders of the order unanimously decided to cover up Tarax’s sin by creating a fictional legend, one where Tarax sacrificed himself to protect the caravan and lead the others to safety in the mountains. It is debatable how many of the Parables of Tarax are truth and which are fictitious.

EXAURO VEUS – “Paladin”
A brother of Ordero Pax.

Favored by the Order, his sleek, rippled features, a confident voice and iridescent skin that feels smooth to the touch make him an extremely charismatic leader, one who is looked to in times of trial for advice and direction. Veus does feel pressured by this authority, but he takes great lengths to hide it. His faith in his father Immolulus is unquestioned, and he reacts with severity and intimidation to those who doubt the heroism of his saint even though he feels compelled to live up to his ideal. Although his greatest strengths are his fearsome figure and his magnetism, his greatest weakness is his love of his faith and the lengths he will go to protect it, leaving him vulnerable to manipulation.

Veus’s expressions of pity are often misinterpreted as acts of compassion. Though not prideful, he believes in order more than peace, and will often assert his strength with confidence, not dominance.

Breathes blue fire.

A brother of Ordero Pax.

Early in his life, Pyrus longed to be a Paladin and dedicated the first part of his life to this endeavor. Despite all his knowledge and training, he failed the strength tests and was ultimately rejected by the Elders as a Paladin in favor of being a Cleric. He has never forgiven himself for this failure and it is a constant source of humiliation from his peers despite his best efforts to embrace a path he did not desire.

Like Veus, he also adores Father Immolulus and his parables, and strives to live by them daily through chivalrous and selfless behavior. Unlike other Ordero Pax clerics, he does not seek guidance from the Elders and instead looks to his older Brother Veus for wisdom. The Elders misinterpret Pyrus’s solitude as repressed resentment, when in actuality it is Pyrus’s feelings of unworthiness that deliberately distance himself from the Elders. He takes disgrace very, very personally, yet his knowledge of both the ways of the Cleric and the Paladin within Ordero Pax is immaculate. He often quotes the Parables of Tarax from memory for focus and teaching.

His admiration of Veus is a combination of vicarious living through him and envy of his deeds. He defines himself through Brother Veus’s accomplishments and as such has an inferiority complex that removes his pride in his own deeds.

Breathes lightning. Sickly yellow skin.
Re: Backstory of PC Exauro Veus [message #270] Wed, 08 July 2009 12:19 Go to previous message
Dexilna is currently offline Dexilna
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Mark wrote his background in a different way. He is playing as Exauro Veus. The others were/are important people in his characters upbringing.
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