Skilled bowyer and fletcher. Will occasionally use the skills to generate income.
Combat & Self Defense
Aramil possesses the high level of combat training provided by the Cymerian Guard. He is skilled with the sword, shield, and hand-to-hand combat. This skill has also been supplemented by Theurgy Sentinel training. He does not utilize armor beyond simple leathers, preferring to rely on his own dexterity to dodge blows. Sometimes this does not work to plan, as evidenced by his scars.
Sword A master swordsman. He prefers using his sword in conjunction of a shield, but is skilled with the sword alone. His preferred blade is a longsword but can easily adjust to a rapier or smaller blade. Broadswords are more difficult for him simply due to the weight.
Bow Mediocre skill level. He knows how to use it, and can hit a target, but he is not very good.
The Arcane and Magic
Affinity to flames. Can manipulate existing fires and generate explosions, the size and intensity of which correlates to effort put forth.
Faction / Affiliation
Clan & House
Rank(s) and Title(s)
Kith & Kin
Father Barrett Goldspar, Step-father Emenrel (biological father, deceased; see family history)
Mother Dewyn Moonshadow
Brother(s) Three younger step-brothers: Barrett (junior), Grant, and Fabian.
Family Relationships Aramil holds a close relationship with his mother, but is distant to his step-father and step-brothers.
Aramil's Sidhe ancestry isn't known; Emenrel did not share it with Dewyn. Given Aramil's features and the description of Emenrel Dewyn gave, it is thought he has Lervallaine ancestry.
Aramil's Cymry ancestry is easier to trace. He is descended from House Moonshadow through his mother. Moonshadow is a lesser house, mostly of soldiers and tradesmen. Being a house that puts less importance on pedigree, intermarriages were quite common. While the genetics became diverse and healthy, magical ability slowly became more diffuse and uncommon. By the time of Dewyn's generation, it took much study and effort to become a Gyfrin.
3520 Aramil's biological parents met on the road. They were adventurers afflicted with wanderlust. His mother, Dewyn, was a Cymry Gyfrin, sent by the Theurgy Guild to recover a discovered shard. His father, Emendrel, was a Sidhe Tarai'cane, tasked to hunt and destroy the Shadow. They met in the hinterlands at a rustic inn, and discovered their common destination. Their romance was whirlwind, lasting the entire three-week journey. In the end, Dewyn had to break it off as she had to return to the Theurgy with the Shard. She did not know it then, but she was carrying a second prize back to Cymeria. Emendrel perished some years later during the Nightmare Without End. Before his death, he passed on a letter addressed to "Dewyn of Cymeria" to a colleague.
3521-3539 Aramil was born not long after Dewyn returned to the Theurgy. She suspended her Gyfrin duties to become a proper mother to this new child. Over time, Dewyn did court and marry a Cymry man, Barrett Goldspar. He wasn't a trained mage like Dewyn, but he was in the Cymerian Guard. Dewyn and Barrett had three more children.
Aramil always felt a little out of place. He did not look like his parents or siblings - his hair was platinum rather than their darker browns, and his features were much more angular. While he did not feel particularly unloved per se, he often was sidelined from the family unit. His mother made sure he was included as much as possible, but his stepfather had a tendency to favor his own sons. Aramil's brothers, being substantially younger, played more with each other than with him.
Aramil had a closer relationship with his mother. As a Gyfrin, she could tell he had untapped magical potential. She helped him develop rudimentary magical skill until he came of age. She even told him of his biological father, and what little she knew of what became of him. Barrett, while distant, did teach the young hybrid how to swing a sword and defend himself. This and other small gestures over the years communicated to Aramil that the man did indeed care, in his own way. When he came of age, they both spoke of Aramil's future; Dewyn of the Theurgy, and Barrett of the Guard. He now had to make a choice.
3539-3542 Aramil chose to take care of his mandatory Guard duty first. He continued practicing his magics knowing that in two short years he would enter the Theurgy. They were minor effects, and nothing that really affected his service. Barrett's training did pay off, however. He quickly mastered the sword, in so far as Guard training offered. The guard is also where he learned his trade. Among the various skills he learned was how to fashion and repair bows and arrows. He found that while he was a mediocre shot, he could make a decent bow. It was enough that he could, under a Master Bowyer, utilize the skill for income. Still, he did not feel at home in the Guard. He would prefer to find a quiet glen to practice his magics than to party it up in the local tavern like his brethren.
3542-3544 When his time in the Guard was completed, Aramil petitioned to join the ranks of the Theurgy, using his mother as a reference. The Theurgy was where Aramil finally felt a sense of belonging. His heritage made him a novelty, and he made friends easily among the initiates. It was a stark contrast with his family and the Guard. He advanced quickly through the initial ranks, earning the prize he wished for - Sentinel training.
3544-3549 For the next five years he was assigned to Derwydd Grenneth, his Sentinel elder. The Derwydd held immense joy in informing Aramil that he "knew nothing", and easily defeating the younger initiate in combat. This only spurred Aramil to work harder to improve himself. Upon later reflection, Aramil would realize this was the entire point. It wasn't until Aramil could handily defeat his Elder did the other sign off on his readiness to Quest. During this time he continued his arcane studies, earning 4th Degree Journeyman
3550 It has been almost a year, and Aramil finally heard back from the Theurgy. An attack nearby was brought to their attention where Gyfrin Song and her Apprentice were unprotected. He was then assigned to see what happened and act as Sentinel for Song. He was thankful for the change of pace. It offered a chance to perhaps learn more about his father and the Sidhe.