Re: [FW] Dawn of Discovery (SU)
Character Name: Eolaerinidias Leon
Privateer Group: Global Mercenaries
Leon (who very much prefers to avoid his ridiculously long first name, thankyouverymuch) is your every day average Dragonite in terms of appearance. The thing to set him apart would be his size, which is quite a bit larger than the average Dragonite. Leon is still in his late adolescence, and until he reach actual adulthood he will continue to grow in physical size - he suffer from a rare growing disorder that spurs this fact. He will probably gain another few feet until his height settles, but already he stand at a height of 13'8, rather than the 7'3" that is average for his species - meaning that he is nearly twice the size as most of his kind, and support a total weight of almost half a ton.
Leon carry a leather belt wrapped horizontally around his torso, onto which his weapon is attached. He wields a kama with a chain and a simple iron ball attached to the end. Simple, yet brutally effective.
Character History: Leon was born in the far north of Nomade, in the ice seas that were covered by thick ice for the better part of the year. The first few months of his life were spent in what was almost hibernation - he had hatched in the middle of the winter, which his parents spent underground, hidden away from the biting cold outside.
The summers were short yet bountiful, and for that reason Leons parents had chosen this way of living despite the hardships of winter. Leon, of course, knew no other way - he lived during the summers, and slept throughout the wintertimes, perfectly happy with that way of living. He'd heard the stories of lands where inter didn't last for so long, and weren't so harsh, but they didn't really motivate him to leave. He liked his life on the tundra plains, and he had good parents. Under their leadership and training, he grew into a strong and very large Dratini. Actually, he even grew a little bit too much...
Leon evolved into a Dragonair at the age of nineteen. At this point, Leon was stricken by the wanderlust of youth and left his home in the north; he followed the coast down to the much warmer mainland, eventually enrolling in the navy of the royal guard. His unrivaled size made him an ideal battering ram against the hull of the more fragile enemy ships, which he could flip over and capsize easily as part of surprise attacks.
Once again he evolved quickly; he was 22 when he became a Dragonite, this time spurred by a massive yield of battle experience acquired through the battles. But at this point Leon begun to feel conflicting desires - while he still felt his adventure lust, he was now physically an adult and felt conflicted by a faint yet growing desire to focus on family life instead of his military career. But he was - and is - still young and dumb, and while his hormones wanted one thing, his intellect wanted something else entirely; namely to kill, maim, slay, and have a few more years of his life where he could still get totally drunk over his head without drowning his own conscience in the process of doing so. he two wants clashed onto each other heads on, and he begun to feel very confined in the small portal town where he was stationed. It was about effing time he saw places, Mew damn it. He was a Nomade, not a snail.
One does not simply walk out of the navy however, and his frustration grew to the point where it begun to affect his work. After causing a ruckus one time too many, Leon was demoted from his position and sentenced to finally do some of his long awaited traveling, because he was about to embark on one helluva trip. He was actually rather happy to do so, and it was a load off his shoulders to leave the port behind for the open sea again. He was to escort the first ship that the Nomade sent over the seas to the new, rumored region on the other side of it - Kibou. And so, Leon joined the ragtag mercenary crew of the Rising Sun to bright new adventures. Yaaaaay!
Weapons: Leon carry a kama, which is basically a tiny, one-handed scythe. His have a chain with a cannonball attached to it, making it a very versatile middle- and close-ranged weapon.