The mainland of Aralia consists of a single enormous continent, covered in sparse city-states after a Great War tore apart the vast kingdoms that once covered every inch of the land. It is now engulfed in strife, as evil has set upon it, capitalizing on the recent loss of unity and faith to its own twisted ends. Many will have their stories here, but few will see their own to the positive end they desire.

Magic here is granted to humans, Shifters, Avians, and the other races of the world through the Dragons. They act as arcane conduits for primordial energy, channeling the raw magic given to them by the Dormant One, the deity believed to be responsible for the world's creation. The magical attunement or specialization of each dragon relies on its coloration and structure, and each dragon possesses the ability to grant magic to mortals.

Millenia ago, Dragons encountered man for the first time, and found themselves pitying the things they'd found. To assist these feeble creatures in their navigation of the new world created for them, the dragons gave their gift of magic to them, and taught them the basics of how magic works and how it is used, These first people granted almighty power by dragons were labeled the First Wizards. The magical paths they trod created new varieties of magic, and as such, new kinds of dragons emerged. Magic altered some of their appearances and structures, giving them the distinctive characteristics that make up the many races populating this vast land. However, many dragons were killed in the Great War by armies creating and training magically enhanced Dragonslayers to weaken their enemies' magic. The genocide of dragons still has its effects to this day, and magic, while still quite powerful, is significantly weaker and rarer than it has ever been.

Of the various adventures occurring in this land, one takes place in the current year, 1578. It stars an ever-changing party of adventurers guided by their past and shoved around by its effects on the present. At the moment, this party consists of Asra Earthcrest, Archazon Tirius, Fenrir Lupinus, Laumus Kelrinn, a dragon's son named Regulus, and a perky dream elemental people refer to as Ele.

Their journey so far has been fraught with tragedy and hardship, and they have lost several allies on their path. Such lost allies, whether they were killed, taken away, or simply left to follow their own path, are always remembered, though not always positively. Romario Penscerox,Tinder, Carnelia, Taiyou Asukawa, Rizel Earthcrest, and Gowash are among the departed. Romario left to follow his own journey shortly after Rizel's death. Tinder was murdered in Broadwood Inn by Gowash with spikes forged from shadow after she was burned alive by Taiyou's flame. Carnelia died of poisoning and magical exhaustion after picking a fight with an assassin that, while undead, was an expert at their job. Taiyou simply left to return home and recover after Tinder's death, which he was mostly reponsible for. Rizel was killed by the Wrath Demon, Insidias, though his death allowed Asra, Arc, Tinder, and Romario to exit Insidias's illusory world alive.

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Aedan Tirius

Aedan Tirius

Aedan Tirius is a 53-year-old stonesmith and father, currently residing in Pebble Town with his wife, Lena.

Physical Description

General Physical Condition

Several bones in both of his legs were broken in an accident years ago, and they were not allowed to heal properly. They healed in the wrong positions, and as a result, he cannot be on his feet for more than half an hour. He also suffers from a chronic cough, likely induced by the particles of stone he almost constantly inhales. Even for his condition, he is surprisingly strong, which is vital for his career as a stonesmith.

Body Features

His skin used to be somewhat pale, but his long (albeit occasional) hours spent in the sun working have tanned him. His hair, formerly a dark, luscious red, is beginning to fade, giving way to a dull silver color.

Physical quirks

He tends to limp slightly due to constant pain in his left leg. Additionally, he is known to almost always be hunched over at least a little, due to the days he spent outside, hunched over small or precise works of stone.

Special abilities

He believes that he is nonmagical, as he has never seen himself perform magic in his life. However, he possesses an ambient sort of Shining Magic, one that does not require conscious control. People around him will find themselves calmed, and their pain will seem to dull. However, the effect is subtle enough that nobody has realized that it's magic, so Aedan has continued to go on with his life, believing that he simply never possessed any magic.

Apparel & Accessories

He wears fairly simple clothing, consisting of hemp and leather. His clothes, while sturdy, also look nice, as they are dyed a marvelous dark blue.

Specialized Equipment

Stone-cutting Tools
Measuring Tools

Mental characteristics

Personal history

Aedan, born in Pebble Town to two miners, was always very outgoing and charismatic, easily getting the other children to get him things in exchange for other things, usually small stones or other simple items desirable to children. He also had a knack for getting the merchants that would travel through Pebble Town on occasion to sell their wares for next to nothing.

By the time Aedan was old enough to leave home, he felt it was clear what he would do. He bought a small covered cart and a horse with the money he'd saved, then set out into the world. Later, he learned alchemy and stonesmithing, and made his living selling potions and carefully-carved stone structures to the masses. During his travels, he met his wife-to-be, Lena Tirius, in a small town, experimenting with combinations of potions. He saved her from an alchemical explosion that would've severely injured her, and they fell for each other almost immediately.

When his son, Archazon Tirius, was born, he stopped traveling for several years, choosing to stay at home with his wife and help raise their child. Arc grew up able to play with many of the interesting things Aedan found on his travels, and this sparked Arc's interest in magical tinkering, as well as alchemy. Shortly after Arc's 10th birthday, Aedan decided to take him on one of his merchant trips.

Unfortunately, the trip did not go well. As they were passing through one of many cities, an amateur alchemist dropped a crate of several volatile potions near their cart, creating a devastating explosion. Their horse was almost immediately killed, Arc's arm was damaged to the point of requiring amputation, and Aedan's legs were both broken in several places. The alchemist apologized profusely and attempted to make it up by buying them a new horse and tending to their injuries as best he could, but that was not very well. Aedan and his son still feel the effects of said injuries to this day.

Social

Family Ties

Father of Archazon Tirius
Husband of Lena Tirius

Religious Views

While he acknowledges the existence and power of the gods, he does not engage in extensive worship.

Social Aptitude

Due to the years he spent traveling as a merchant, he is very charismatic, and he has little trouble getting people to do what he wants them to. He is also very outgoing and friendly, enduring his pain so that any guests or friends can have a good time.

Wealth & Financial state

While not intensely rich, Aedan has plenty of money to afford to live a comfortable life in his hometown. He has well more than enough to afford food and clothing for his family, as well as occasional presents and materials for his work.

Year of Birth
1525 (53 years old)
Birthplace

Pebble Town

Current Residence

Pebble Town

Biological sex

Male

Eyes

Dark Green

Hair

Short, gray-red

Height

5' 11"

Weight

185

Known languages

Simple Common


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12 Feb, 2018
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13 Feb, 2018
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