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Jace Arclight, Elemental Mage

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Jace Arclight, Elemental Mage

Post  Magyc on Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:27 pm

Jace is a 20 year old brand new wizard school graduate. He spent most of his youth at the academy, and has much theoretical knowledge but not much practical experience. The school was run by a former commoner made good, and in the spirit of not forgetting his roots, he runs it as sort of "blue collar" wizard school, giving those talented youths without noble birth or extraordinary means a change at becoming a wizard. The instruction was much of what would be taught at any school, but with a dose of more mundane instruction that the headmaster thought would ensure his students greater success (and longer life) than apprentices at other schools. Graduates of his academy as a whole tended to be healthier and have a wider variety of skills than most new wizards. Still, a certain resentment of the elitist attitude of noble or wealthy wizards in inherent in the academy's philosophy, and Arclight is easily annoyed and irritated by such snobbery.

Despite the more hands on techniques apprentices were taught, Jace still is reticient to use violence to achieve his goals, and even more reluctant to draw blood. Apprentices received basic tutoring in a single weapon for those occasions when magic could not prevail, and Jace chose the sling, a distance weapon that kept him removed from the the immediacy of physical combat, and more importantly, usually did not pierce the skin.

Sent forth from the academy to make his way in the world, Jace is smart enough to realize that to thrive he will need to surround himself with friends, or at least allies with similar goals. He has caught a ride with a traveling merchant (who was easily entertained by a trifling display of magic) into a nearby town where he hopes to find some trustworthy folk in need of a (little) magical assistance...
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Re: Jace Arclight, Elemental Mage

Post  The Sub-Creator on Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:50 am

Dude . . . this is excellent! Well thought out character, and good background! I love some of the intricacies you've added into his mentality, as well as how you've pretty much left him wide open to seek out the adventure that may (very well) present itself during the campaign.

Great write-up, man. Very well-played! cheers

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Re: Jace Arclight, Elemental Mage

Post  Wynnsaren on Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:00 am

Great story!! I LOVE the idea of 'blue-collar' mages! Very Happy

Can't wait to meet him!

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Re: Jace Arclight, Elemental Mage

Post  Mr. Awesome on Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:28 am

Oh man...I like this guy already!! I think it's gonna become Riff's new goal in life to see if he can't goad Jase into making a working mage's union! Heheh..."mages local #427"
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Great backstory

Post  Eddick the Steady (XIV) on Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:15 pm

Very nice! I don't see any reason you shouldn't all get along very well. This will do great things for your survivability. Smile
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Re: Jace Arclight, Elemental Mage

Post  Mr. Awesome on Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:51 pm

Wow...it has been a LONG time since I've been in a party that doesn't generally hate each other on principal! This is gonna be great!
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Re: Jace Arclight, Elemental Mage

Post  Colin Marcus on Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:19 pm

Hey now...


Anyone who shows to join a new group with a MAGICAL MURDER BAG... Gets the reaction he asks for Wink
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Re: Jace Arclight, Elemental Mage

Post  Mr. Awesome on Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:05 pm

Well, to be fair, you never DID get a chance to see what it could do, and for all anyone knows that may just be the name of it as a particular type of magical artifact...right? Um...right? Ah crap....
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