Na'im Rasim

sobekstar

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Basic Info


Roleplay

YES

Date created

January 2017 (similar AUs are older though)

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"In this valley of dying stars | In this hollow valley | This broken jaw of our lost kingdoms"


About


Name:
Na'im Rasim
Alias
Sabur
Age
42
Birthday
Unknown
Gender
Cis male
Orientation
Gay
Race
Human
Origin
Asraf, Dimarq
Work
Mercenary
Alignment
Who knows
MBTI
Who knows
Theme

Leader of the Silver Asphodels, a mercenary crew operating out of Medah, in Dimarq. FURTHER BIO FORTHCOMING (ONE DAY)


Personality


Charisma:
Empathy
Temper
Intellect
Integrity
Confidence
Discipline
Creativity
Humour
POKER FACE

On the surface, Na'im is stoic, quiet, and businesslike. He says little, he reacts to little. He is still and in-control. Underneath this facade, his thoughts are chaotic and loud; his mind is always moving, full of noise and tension and energy carefully, systematically and ruthlessly repressed.
He was made to be this, all this energy and life forced inward until he forgot how to express himself. It leaves him distant and lonely, feeling like an alien among people who all seem to relate to one another so easily.

He's disciplined but also impossibly hard on himself, holding himself to standards he'd never ask of others. He was taught he was only worth his uses and his usefulness, and he places little value on himself or the care he might need. He does the duty required of him with single-minded focus, regardless of the lengths he might need to push himself to.

He craves things that keep his hands busy and his mind still, but these small comforts are often kept private from his men. He journals. He carves little figures (poorly). He practices the complex calligraphy unique to Dimarq. He writes small poems.

He's a sword to be wielded, a dog to be led, a tool, a hollow in the shape of a man.

Positive Traits

  • Powerfully loyal
  • Determined
  • Realistic
  • Creative (privately)

Negative Traits

  • Self-destructive
  • Poor coping skills
  • Self-effacing
  • Low self-worth

Design


Height:
5' 5"
Build
Stocky, muscular, solid
Eyes
Black
Complexion
Dark, freckled, lined
Hair color
Black, but greying
Hair style
Short, curly, messy
Demeanor
Stoic, quiet
Voice
Soft, magically damaged

Notes

• Damaged sheyfer glyph over mouth

• Magical, flower-shaped brand on right bicep

• Scar through right eyebrow from doing Dumb Shit as a kid

• Crows-feet, bags under eyes, keeps a neat beard, often bruised and battered

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Trivia


Na'im is fascinated with language, both signed and verbal, and prides himself in being familiar with the many and varied dialects of Dimarqi. He's fluent in the trade-tongue and more or less proficient with much of the language of the neighboring countries.

He's excellent at word and number puzzles and personally handles all the encrypted communication required of the Asphodels. He makes the ciphers the crew uses, and then finds the time to do decryption puzzles for fun in his free time (like a lunatic).

He's ambidextrous but tends to favor his left hand, and all of his signs are mirrored from the cultural norm of right-hand dominant signs.He also knows a few sleight of hand tricks, the kind of misdirection theatrical thieves tend to favor, but he's not forthcoming with how he learned.

Na'im LOVES classical Dimarqi theatre - the kind of overwrought epics and larger-than-life myths (and the doomed romances too) - and he always makes it a point to visit the local playhouses any time he travels to a new place.

Na’im suffers from pretty extreme night terrors, and there’s not a lot that provides him with relief. Various combinations of valerian root and local herbs control them somewhat but he mostly just stays awake and keeps busy with work late into the night.

You cannot see through his poker face, do not gamble against him because you will lose.



Media


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Music
Friction, Imagine Dragons (video) - I looped this while working on his character and now I can't seperate it from Na'im, even if it is kind of a tonal mis-match.
The Mouth, Honey and the Sting (video) - A recovery song, a hopeful song. Future theme.
Babylon, Barnes Courtney (video) - Interesting general theme.

Poems
The Hollow Men, TS Elliot (text) (reading) - Current theme. Feels like loneliness, hopelessness. Man-made-into-thing. Hollow. Meaningless.
Wild Geese, Mary Oliver (text) (reading) - Recovery theme. Thing-becomes-man-again. Acceptance, transformation. Forgiveness (of self).


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