Character Details - Jarik

Written by DarkWind the ShadowmancerCreated : 17-Jun-2006 9:22:58 am
Last Edited : 17-Jun-2006 9:29:35 am

Name: Jarik

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown (he looks 30-35)

Race: He is the son of a goblin father and a human/elf half breed mother (except for his eyes and temperment, he takes after his mother in appearence having an elfin build but human features)

Class: Warrior/King

Alignment: Neutral/Evil

Height: 5' 11"

Weight: 145 lbs.

Hair Color: shoulder length, straggly, slightly spiky white-blonde

Eye Color: grey, reflecting yellow

Skin Color: Pale white

Home of origin: Xaxrix (the goblin kingdom in the DarkMirror Mountains)

Present Dwelling: Xaxrix Castle - high up in the dark thickly forested DarkMirror Mountains, the kingdom itself is surrounded on three sides by a massive black onyx wall and on the fourth side by the mountainside. Xaxrix Castle (carved from the mountainside) is made entirely of black onyx and glass.

Occupation: King of Xaxrix (goblin kingdom in the DarkMirrors), he is the husband of Aidwyn (his human Queen)

Notable Scars/Injuries: a long scar on his back running from his right shoulderblade to his lower left ribcage

Likes: To be alone with Aidwyn. He enjoys battle and torturing prisoners. And takes signular delight in creating chaos.

Dislikes: Dislikes almost everyone.

Opinion of the World: Nothing is what it appears to be. Nor should it be - and if it is, he will do whatever it takes to change it.

Attitude towards Friends: He considers no one his "friend" - except perhaps Aidwyn.

Attitude towards Strangers: If they are able to reach his Great Hall in one piece, he rewards their strength with an audience - but it had better be worth his time.

Weapons: He has a long, goblin sword and much goblin magick at his disposal. He can shapeshift at will.

Armor/Clothing: He either wears black armor or black breeches and a black shirt. Regardless he always wears black leather gloves, black leather boots with thick heels and a long black cape with a very high collar.

Bio/History: For three and a half hundred years the war had raged - between the goblin kingdom of Xaxrix, in the gem-filled DarkMirror Mountains, and the human kingdom of AshLaen in the valley far below. Jarik, the goblin king, sought to defend the riches of his kingdom while Theron, the king of the human realm who first began the war, sought to add those very riches to his treasury - though he piously claimed that the sole purpose of his war was to remove the evil goblins from the world for the sake of all good men. It was a call passed down father to son among men, while Jarik, immortal, watched the many generations of men who rose against him fall to his goblin armies.
Torin, the present king of the human realm, was a hard and cruel king whose only thought was to succeed where his predecessors had failed. But he did not know - until Aidwyn came into his life. The birth of his first and only daughter, did not dissuade Torin from his goals and, as he had no use for a daughter anyway, instead gave him an idea. The day she was born, he betrothed her to the goblin king Jarik in exchange for "peace".

Jarik had agreed to Torin's terms, for he fell in love with the infant princess on sight - because in her eyes he could see the woman she would grow to become. Eighteen years after her birth, Jarik returned to AshLaen for his bride and did all in his power to win her heart. When Torin's armies attacked on their wedding night, Jarik's first impulse was to lay waste to AshLaen.

But he could deny Aidwyn nothing and obeyed her pleas allowing her to parlay first with her parents and then, after years of war, with her brother. It was then that an uneasy truce was struck between the two kingdoms.

Jarik can be cold, cruel, and calculating - but he will do anything at Aidwyn's request.

Uses the following people's images for their avatars:

Jareth, {the movie Labyrinth} (David Bowie)