Eskel Jun 30, 2009 23:47:08 GMT
Post by unicorn on Jun 30, 2009 23:47:08 GMT
Age: around 30
Eskel is rather tall, about 6' 2" high and muscular from years of training. He walks straight and helds his head high, his moves are always fluid, deft, which both makes strange aura build around him. His dark eyes seems to pierce through your soul.. His hair cut short, which is unusual for most men these days. Most of people finds him imposing and feels uncomfortable around him.
Eskel has a birth-marking about his left shoulder... a small cirle with a little cross in it, which meaning is hidden from him. Nobody ever recognised this symbol.
Eskel is a good observant... He doesn't judge people at first sight, he learned years ago how look can be deceiving. He can be friendly only to people he knows he can trust, others - he is very harsh and isn't patient at all. Stranges annoys him and he is avoiding other people if he can. That is why most of his time he spents in the wild far away from people's eyes or in places when he can observe them without being seen.
He is man of few words, but his eyes tells tones of feelings instead of his mouth.
Eskel is an emotional type, who can easly get angry. He tries to block his emotions when he has to decide something, but most of the time he fails in that. He is experiencing everything that happens in his life very deeply, very emotionaly.
Job Description: Ranger
Home World: Middle-Earth, from unknown place
Eskel doesn't knows where he was born and when excatly. Early stages of his life is a blur to him. He remembers only shreds of his early life. Like through dim glass Eskel can recall white towers of Minas Tirith and it's streets... it's people and their language. How he knows them is a mistery to himself as more vivdly Eskel sees in his mind lands of Rohan. How he got there? There is an image of traveler a horseman with long blond hair and bright eyes and a long journey... The rider taught him how to use a knife and sword... During the journey the man taught him how to use a bow and sword. After that Eskel can clearly remember that he was left alone... A man ordered him to wait for him by the wall of a town. Eskel waited for hours, but the man didn't return. Food. He was so hungry that he had to steal from others.
But some day he was caught in the act of stealing some noble man and he had to run. He reached a cart that was leaving the town and hid himself there. People of the caravan discovered him on the second day... They were trades going to the lands to the west of Rohan. They wanted to took care of him, but terrible thing had happened... A bunch of bandits attacked the caravan. Everybody was klled, but not Eskel who run away by mere luck. Soon he got lost in the wild. He was hungry, thirsty and on edge of giving up when a strange man found him laying somewhere on the hill. He was dark skinned and grim. His name was Amandil... He took young Eskel to safe place... somewhere in the woods. Amandil was a Ranger keeping the lands of Eriador safe.
After that happening Eskel knows exactly what happened in his life. He was trained in field and earned his right among Rangers... Even if he wasn't completely one of them they accepted him and taught everything they knew... And so he became one of them. He knows the lands of Eriador very good and knows how to stay hidden from enemies eyes. Eskel grew to a fine man with skills to kill and to save lifes. And devoted himself to the cause of Rangers...
There was a time when he was even close to Aragorn, it was before the war for the ring. Aragorn taught him a lot of things and Eskel was proud to call him a friend. He was intrusted with knowing the true heritage of Aragorn and begged him to go with him when everything started... He was denied it and left behind to guard. When Aragorn returned Eskel noticed change in that man... He was somebody completely different. And now they no longer hold any contact. Even if Eskel tried to reach his friend with his words nothing worked. Aragon soon went into hidding. Eskel knew that if he wished he could track down his friend, but he chose not to do so. And so he spents his time in the wildrness awaiting his own destiny to fulfil...
Is there was a destiny for people like him, whiout a heritage.
Being a Ranger isn't peacful way of living. Eskel was never thanked for his work... People doesn't recognise him as a friend, but as a stranger everywhere. Nobody is close to him, as he prefers to stay alone. Which made him edgy and silent. His emotions gets in his way... He takes everything too seriously towards himself, which brings many problems in his life. He is also very proud and asks for help very rarely.
Eskel is great warrior at bow and sword... He knows the land of Eriador very well. He is perfect at being unseen, hidden.
But he is not so good at riding horses... Many had tried to teach him how to ride fluidly, but everytimes he has to ride the animal Eskel gets nervous and ofcourse the animal feels it also. That nervousness makes his body very stiff as riding and so he is not holding in a saddle firmly. He prefers to stay away from any horse.
Eskel has a weak spot to women also... There was none in his life and so he longes for any company... He often tried to get into contact with women, but every one of them rejected him, so he stopped trying. That also made him self-reserved and closed to people. It is not easy to get to his true self.
Canon/Own character: OC
Sample Post (Not less than 150 words):
It was night... Late summer night, very hot.
He was tired to no limits and he had at least couple of hours of walking towards Bree. It was the closest place to get something hot to drink and a bed to sleep for couple of hours. He didn't like going there, too much of people. But right now he longed for a bed more than anything.
It started raining...
Eskel stopped for a moment and looked up at the sky briefly. His cloak and geting heaver already from big drops of rain falling down on him. His boots taking water as the ground he stood upon was slowly turning into mud with large water pools in it.
He breathed in and started walking again... Sword at his side hiting constantly side of his leg, which he injured two days ago and was now walking slower, limping a little. It was not seriously injured... How big wound could you get from a lone wolf on your way?
It was not big and serious but it was disturbing even so. And it was one of many reasons why he wanted a warm bed.
Finally as he reached Bree and nosy doorman let him in, as he recognised his face with a wince of disgust and distrust. Eskel found his way to the tavern and entered it with a sigh of relief. He was really geting annoyed with that heavy rain outside. Here was warm and cosy. His eyes fell on the fireplace far to the right already feeling it's warm upon his own skin.Music played somewhere in the background... making him already relaxed.
"What do you want ranger?"
Eskel's head snapped to the side as a manager of the inn approached the counter. Eyes of the man was suspicious and nervous as he looked at ranger.
"Room..." answered Eskel and started to search for the coins, he put them on the counter and looked back at the man before him. The manager nodded his head and pointed to the stairs on the left.
"Second door to right."
"Food?" Eskel rised slightly one of his brow and watched the man.
"I will bring you something in a while... sir..."
Eskel almost smiled at it, almost because the last word was said perfectly sarcastly and with an unfriendly look. Ranger started to walk towards the stairs. On the way some drunken man passed his way and bumped into his shoulder. Eskel turned to look at the man with an angry glare, but the man already moved away murmuring something about strange people walking around town these days.
Everything faded and his mood was rised to a happy one as he settled himself upon the bed and let his head rest upon pillows of it. He was so tired.... And finally he could rest... until next day...
OOC Name: Unicorn
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((ooc: oki... I kinda of guessed that he might be helpfull with finding Aragorn in a while I hope Eskel fits somehow to the world and plot.. Let me know! And if there is anything wrong I can work to change this. Can't wait to play with you here! Hugs! ))