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Hey, folks! I’ve been here for a bit now and after finally getting my bearings, I’m confident (and gotten off my butt to make a profile for some of my characters! While I only have one now, I’m testing the waters to see how he does and should things bold well, I’ll be poppin’ in some other character ideas I got brewing! I’m a bit new with Roleplaying on FFXIV, though not at all new to the concept of RP. I’d make one of those fancy Carrds, though till I get more familiar with how they work, I’ll be sticking with the basic, but I’ll update this should I ever be able to figure out some of the features. Anyway, I look forward to meeting those interested!

 

 


--Varus Ryder--

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The Basics:

 

Gender: Male

Race/Clan: Hyur Midlander

 

Age: 21

Height: 5 Fulms 9 Ilms

Weight: 196 Ponze

 

Marital Status: Single

Orientation: Heterosexual

Alignment: Neutral Good

 

Location: Ul’dah

Occupation: Gladiator, part-time Bodyguard

 

Personality:

 

 Varus comes across as a lighthearted, optimistic, charming young man. He possesses a sense of humor that relies on his verbal agility and his fondness of absurdity and appreciates when that humor can be matched. But behind the witty, sarcastic mask is a man that can be prone to turning into a bashful, blubbering klutz when he becomes lost for words; becoming terribly awkward in a number of situations. Regardless, he’s fearlessly royal to those he can claim to be a friend.

 

RP Hooks:

 

Ul’dah - The City that has turned Sand into Gold

 

“Ahh, there she is, Ul’dah. You know, they say you can get anything here. I once got pick-pocketed.”

 

Varus arrived to Ul’dah some three twelvemoons (years) ago in search of the ripe opportunity that’s said to plague the very foundations of the city itself. Before he started and settled upon Gladiatorial combat as an occupation, he did simpler and straight forward jobs such as being the occasional delivery boy to the handling and transporting of various goods. Though in between all of these, he explored the city: taking in its sights and its wonders. The Quicksand Inn became a frequent place for him to stop, ranging from people watching, listening to the bards play their instruments, and more as his curiosity of the unique and exotic never ceased to amaze him, nor pique his interest. There’s possibility you might’ve ran into him some moons ago and found yourself in random, idle conversation with the boy. He isn’t one to shy away from such occurrences. Mayhaps you saw Varus always seeming to avoid certain streets and you’ve always wondered why, and he never seems to at all take those that lead or intersect to the Thaumaturge’s Guild. There’s a lot of possibilities for this one for ideal RP hooks!

 

The Tournaments

 

“I wouldn't underestimate me if I were you.. My motto is ‘maybe I’ll get lucky next time.’”

 

For the last two twelvemoons, Varus has been participating within small tournaments scattered across Ul’dah and occasionally those hosted on the outskirts of Thanalan in hopes of earning gill through his skillset with the sword. However, he usually takes more losses than wins, as is the common fate and norm for the beginners in the field of gladiatorial entertainment. Perhaps there was a day you happened by one of these events and spied Varus partaking the bout with another. Perhaps you were even IN the bout and Varus was your opponent! Either way, should he mark up another loss or a curious yet well deserved win, Varus tends to retreat back to the Quicksand Inn to recuperate and to nurse his wounds with a good drink.

 

Off-Jobs

 

“Escort duty: Where I can shadow the occasional folk, act mean to the unsavory lot, and get paid for it. Sounds easy, right? What could possibly go wrong?”

 

Fighting in tournaments is Varus’s main source of income, and there are a few cases where it pays well for a few of the bouts that he goes into. But there come days where there aren’t any tournaments available or some that he doesn’t wish to do due to the opponents or the conditions. So, Varus tends to find that being a bodyguard for a few doesn’t exactly hurt, as long as the bloke in question isn’t someone that he’ll come at odds with their agendas. While not a total successful side jobs for gil, he is prone to find a few that take him on. He tends to offer his services to those that seem rather new to the city, helping them become familiar with the grounds while keeping at bay the few muggers that may prey upon them should they take a wrong turn into a dark alleyway.

 

Sparring Partners

 

“Care for a spar, do you? Just don’t paint me in too many bruises, yeah? I’d rather be able to walk the distance back to my room at the Quicksand after.”

 

When he isn’t found to be performing on the Bloodsands, playing bodyguard for the paying, or taking the day off casually at the Quicksand, he’s usually found near or within the Gladiator’s Guild practicing. Always striving to perfect his methods and techniques to improve his chances on winning his fights, there comes a point where a striking dummy filled with straw just won’t do it anymore. Be an amateur or veteran duelist, should your character ever wander into the Guild and likewise train, Varus could’ve been your partner once or twice.

 

 

Childhood Friend

 

“Heeeeey, it’s great to see you again! Did you come out all this way to see me, perhaps?”

 

Varus hails from a small, cozy settlement that’s squeezed in the far-off corner of Wester Thanalan and pitted against the sea that caresses the borders: The Silver Bazaar. Once a former famous waypoint for trade that arrived from across the seas, all manners of folk came to the hamlet to preach their wares or to simply find reprieve that takes the form as walls against the desert sun. If, in some point of your characters’ journey, found themselves at the Silver Bazaar in their youth, there’s a very good chance they would’ve gotten to know Varus. Varus as a child was very rambunctious, driven by an intense curiosity and fascination for those who were foreign to this trade point and propelled him towards greeting other young children hailing from far away lands. Well rather simple, his wish at the age was to be able to claim friends as far as he could see over the seas. While he’s a bit more tamed now in his age, he is instantly recognizable as he looks nearly the same all those many moons ago; just taller with a small patch slapped underneath his chin.

 

What I am looking for with this character:

 

What I’m mostly looking for with Varus is building up contacts and friendships for him, people to work for temporarily, etc. Folks who he can socialize with at the any time of the day when he isn’t off to hopefully earn the next purse of gil that’ll feed him for the week. Though this could partially branch into with having people partake into actual gladiatorial bouts with him! Having small events organized and the like!

 

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Other bits of Information:

 

Since my characters are scattered all across the Crystal DC worlds to take advantage of the ‘Road to 60’ buff for Preferred worlds, I tend to ‘wander’ over to some of the more dominant RP worlds located within Crystal. While I tend to mostly stick to Mateus, I’m not at all against traveling to another to set up an RP with anyone, as I don’t mind traveling to you for in-game RP’s.

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I'm on mobile right now, but would like to contact you about a possible character connection. Or maybe just a scene or two! 

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Hello! I'm also new to roleplay, so it'd be fun to connect with someone! I'm on Zalera, feel free to contact me if you're interested!

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Heyo. I've been roleplaying for a while, but still fairly inexperienced with FFXIV roleplay specifically. I've got a couple of characters in the Crystal DC, if you're still looking for connections/buddies for your character(s).

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