Dardariel

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Setting notes and disclaimer:

Part of the "Charahub Exodus". An NPC from Hehlel's past who just sort of came to me and demanded a charsheet back in 2014.

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Dardariel

An embittered warrior who deals with his issues by teaching the younger generation.

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  • Nickname Teacher
  • Age Unknown to him, but born between 1st century AD and 1st century BC
  • Species Angel
  • Gender Male
  • Occupation Warrior of The Lord
  • Sexuality Demiromantic asexual.
  • Theme song E Nomine - Heilig
  • Physical description

    Dardariel carries himself with a sense of dignity, shoulders back and back straight. His facial features are androgynous, bringing to mind the beauty standards of ancient greek. The man's jawline is soft, and the curved bow-shaped lips add to the feminity of his face. His nose forms a straight line from base to tip, with very little rounding or curving. Dardariel's eyes are brown in color, surrounded by thick eyelashes, resting below a pair of softly curving brows. His hair is shoulder-length - thick, dark and wavy in texture.

    The mans' body is covered by a number of scars. There's one underneath his ribs from where a demon rammed him with his spear, knife marks along his back from an attempted mugging in Rome and clawmarks along his arms, as well as acid burn scars on the man's legs.

    The most visible injury is the lack of small- and ringfinger on Dardariel's left hand, bitten off whilst he was fighting off a fiend that had jumped him. Dardariel hides that particular injury with a gauntlet made of leather and somniunite, the empty fingers of the gauntlet being connected to the middle finger by wires so that they would flex along with the remaining digits of his hand.

    Clothes are under "Questions"

  • Personality

    Outwardly Dardariel is an unflinching follower of orders, a worshipper of God, a pawn on the battlefield. Inwardly the horrors he's seen have left a mark in the man's psyche. He is hyperaware of his surroundings, always expecting an attack. Although he believes in the righteousness of The War he has doubts that the Right side would ever be able to be victorious and that realization gets to him.

    Gore, death and killing alone do not shock the man at all, but his psychologocical armor can be pierced with strong emotions. He is affected by sights, such as a lover weeping by a fallen body or a person begging for mercy. The injury or corruption of love and innocence is what haunts him from both Earth and war.

    Dardariel holds a special soft spot for young angels - the empty-eyed, unquestioning blank sheets and deals with his feelings of hopelesness by gathering up any featherball who shows signs of wanting to learn and teaching them, no matter their occupation or caste, on the general principle that he's seen too many young angels succumb to demons because they didn't know how to handle such monsters or lacked the necessary survival instincts for pragmaticism. Even though what he does could be considered a "corruption of innocence" in a sense he sees it as necessary for the long-term survival of these angels.

    Oddly enough, although Dardariel is perfectly alright with describing blood and violence the issue of sex seems to squick him out. The angel is factually aware of how carnal emotions and acts work, but considers them alien and views lust as something intrinsic to "flawed" races, such as demons and humans (who, in his mind, though the masterpieces of God are still wounded by the original sin).

  • Likes Getting his feathers preened, the sensation of sun hitting his feathers, angelological literature (finds it fascinating how humans can weave together fact and fiction), classical philosophy.
  • Dislikes Lust, the willful ignorance exhibited by young angels, demons, the sensation of having a physical body.
  • Strengths Melee combat with a sword, barrier spells, the silverstring spell, knowledge of Earth's cultures and languages, determination.
  • Weaknesses Stubborness, fear of rejection, righteosness, deep-rooted hate towards demons.
  • Setting

    A multiverse of realms and pocket dimensions

    On one side is Heaven, referred to as Home by the angels. A boundaryless, unreal place with no form, space nor time, the inhabitants of which have no body nor awareness of oneself until leaving the place.

    On the other side there’s the (presumably physical) Hell, a blazing inferno inhabited by demons, in an eternal war against the divine powers.

    In the middle resides Earth, with minor alterations.

    Between these three are numerous smaller and larger realms, most governed by divine or infernal forces, with many nearer to Home possessing a dreamlike sense of unrealness, making them tolerable for angels.


  • Backstory

    Some markwords:

    -Warrior
    -Came to Earth for the first time a decade after the Fall of Rome
    -Attained an interest to human philosophy, finding comfort in reading about all the creation and brilliant minds for who'se protection The War was being fought, for without it Earth would surely be overrun with demons.
    -Good with languages and brave, thus he got taken to Earth many more times, for his ability to speak the local tongues and knowledge of civilization (accumulated on those same trips).
    -Kindled an affection to Zambrim, grieved when she was killed in battle.
    -Became increasingly jaded with the War.
    -Lost two of his fingers around 10th century AC.
    -Although he had been teaching whoever requested knowledge of him for a long time he now took on a group of young angels as his more permanent students. -Kindled an affection for one of his pupils, Hehlel, but she never answered to his feelings nor even became aware of any existing.
    -Recommended Hehlel for a mission to Dominatio Mendrion. Visited Firenze along with Hehlel on a diplomatic trip.
    -Met Hehlel a few more times after the trip, but exceedingly rarely as she did not find a lot of employment and seemed uninterested in learning more of Earth after the mission.
    -Saw Hehlel last in the 17th century. May or may not have been the one to give Hehlel her bracelets.
    -???


  • Ongoing story

    None, technically. Hehlel lost contact with him back in the 17th century.

    Headcanon says that he was dewinged and cast down to Earth for showing major disrespect, where he tried to get back to the good graces of Heaven, until he fell in love with a nun, eloped, unfortunately outlived her, never got over the grief and died in WWII Poland, whilst being caught smuggling jews across the border.

  • Zambrim Former platonic lover

    A female warrior-angel who died in battle around 10th century

  • Hehlel Prized pupil

    A young angel whom he took under his wing.

  • Favorite color

    Cornflower blue

  • Favorite artist?

    Leonardo da Vinci, especially his anatomical sketches

  • Kind of clothing?

    He wears a simple white greek tunic whilst off-duty, either barefoot or with sandals. On-duty he wears full plate armor, made of a light alloy called somnianite, with crimson padding and a layer of black silk underneath. He often wears one of his armor-gauntlets over his left hands, even outside of battle, to hide an injury sustained whilst fighting a demon. Around Dardariel's neck there is a three-bar cross necklace.

  • First memory?

    "Cogito ergo sum..."

  • Favorite animal?

    Doves

  • Least favorite animal?

    Carrion crow

  • What element would they be?

    Air, most definitely

  • Alignment?

    Lawful Good

  • Deadly sin that best represents them?

    Wrath

  • Which animal would they be?

    White hawk

  • Hobbies?

    Collecting angelological literature, studying human philosophy and technology, imparting knowledge on any angel who shows interest

  • Patience level?

    High

  • Favorite place?

    The realm referred to as Home or Heaven

  • Role model?

    Saint Michael the Archangel

  • Favorite foods?

    Honey and fresh fruit

  • Favorite book?

    St. Thomas Aquinas's "Summa Theologica", St. Augustine's "De Civitate Dei contra Paganos", Dante's "La Divina Commedia"

  • Weapon

    A common one-handed sword.

  • Most appropriate TV trope(s)?

    Broken angel, Good is not nice, Winged humanoid, Angelic beauty, Inhumanly beautiful race, Humans are bastards, Guardian angel, Chaste hero, Proud Warrior Race Guy, Martydrom Culture

  • How do they feel about love?

    Dardariel has experienced love a few times in his life - he considers it a divine feeling, but also a painful one - a gift and a curse.

  • Music they listen to?

    He finds Persian court music to be to his liking, as well as some kyries

  • Does their universe have a god?

    Presumably.

  • Personal problems?

    A man who lives with the knowledge that his purpose is to go war over and over again until he dies

  • Random fact!

    Somnianite is gathered and forged in the unreal Middle Borderrealms. When transported down to the more physical Lower Borderrealms somnianite gear hardens into something akin to steel whilst retaining it's dreamlike lightness. Due to it's weight it is useless for weapon-making, but irreplaceable when it comes to flightworthy armor.

  • Outlook on life?

    Experience has made him believe in the might of evil and Dardariel gets pouts of desperation over what he views as a war that is destined to go on until the end of days and frustration towards the polite indifference most non-warriors feel towards it.

  • What or who inspired you to create them?

    A stray thought - Hehlel must've learned her magic from somewhere.

  • Favorite object?

    His three-bar cross necklace.

  • When did you create this character?

    26. 04. 2014. (when I wrote a short story on Hehlels' first visit to Earth, called "Defenselesness and blue", thus giving him a clear name and presence)

  • If your character has a significant other, what would their song be?

    VNV Nation - Nova

  • Do they like the name they were given?

    Yes, he believes to have been born with his name and thinks it has a nice ring.

  • Languages spoken

    Angelic (enochian), latin, old-hebrew, medieval italian, some greek, a couple of phrases of spanish, demonic, shakespearian english, persian and chinese.

  • Wears jewelry?

    A three-bar cross on a gold chain.

  • Have they ever wanted to commit suicide?

    The war has not left him unscarred and it's perceived endlesness has driven him to the verge at times, however he's managed to overcome it each time.

  • First kiss? (when and with whom)

    A relatively young fellow warrior-angel called Zambrim. She died.

  • Glass half full or half empty?

    Half empty

  • Belief in an afterlife?

    Like Hehlel he, too, believes in an afterlife for humans based on their deeds in life and like Hehlel he, too, believes that neither angels nor demons have an afterlife. However unlike his pupil Dardariel thinks that angels do have a soul and that the lives of angels matter because there is only a finite amount of them.

  • Views on gambling, lying, killing, etc...?

    He has killed many and has little trouble with doing so, if ordered. However Dardariel does not enjoy taking lives, doing so simply out of duty, because he is good at it. Lying, gambling and other forms of sins are something that he tries to keep away from, if possible.

  • Do they stand up for what they believe in?

    As much as the rules allow it. Though frustrated at times Dardariel still sees himself as a tool of The Lord and would not dare criticize or defy his superiors in fear of blasphemy.

  • How much do they value money?

    Due to his travels on Earth Dardariel has a better understanding of the value of currency than most of his kind. Although he understands the love of money he looks down on people who do.

  • Passive, agressive, or defensive?

    Agressive

  • Anyone they really hate?

    Legions of Hell - his hatred for them is deep and true

  • What brings them the most joy?

    Bequeathing his knowledge to the younger, impressionable angels.

  • Are they ticklish?

    Only on his wings

  • Do they play any instruments?

    He dabbled in lyra a bit, during a few of his missions in the Byzantine Empire, before losing his fingers.

  • Hogwarts House

    Gryffindor

  • Favorite holiday?

    Christmas - it is important to him religiously, but also in the more modern sense, as a time of peace and giving.

  • If they could have one thing in the world?

    Victory over evil, so he could finally rest with his peers and feel that his purpose has been served.

  • Would they dare kill someone?

    Yes, for what he considers to be "righteous reasons".

  • Involved with magic or witchcraft?

    He's pretty good with offensive magic and can make a decent shield.

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