Character Details - Balan Raven - Done

Written by Shadow SilverleafLast Edited : 2-Jan-2009 10:06:06 pm

Physical Description:
Preferred Name: Balan Raven
Birth Name: Balan Duin Tihr a’Lahn Raven
Meaning of Name: One with the power of the river
Nick Name: --
Race: ½ Taurësúlë, ½ Navemi
Age: 1419 (as of Blood Moon Rising)
Apparent Age (if different): 28
Height: 6 foot 2
Build/Weight: Athletic with slight muscular build
Hair: Golden brown, shaggy
Eyes: Caramel
Complexion: Light golden tan
Clothing: Earth tones: dark brown pants, lighter shade of button down shirt.
Identifying Marks (if present): Large silver star encircled by five smaller stars; whip marks on his back; bite mark where the neck and shoulder meet
Accent: Native American

Personal Information:
Personality: Balan can be moody at times but tries to hide it from his family. He can also be a bit of a prankster.
Occupation: Ranger
Skills and Abilities: Proficient with the bow and sword. Visions that are more hunches than anything. His element is that of water and he can shift into a raven.
Weapons Used: Sword and bow

Background Information:
Marital Status: Bonded to Tiannon Black
Children: Nenien Raven, Meira Tihr a’Lahn, Baily Raven
Blood or Soul Bonds: Tiannon
Brief History: Balan is the youngest son of Alanna and Einar Raven, however his mother died shortly after his birth. Balan was taken in a slave raid when he was three where he was sold to a merchant family. He escaped when he was 107 as the Awakening began which showed him his way home. He spent the majority of his time in the forest, always willing to take ranger duty until his grandmother came for him, taking him to her kingdom as her heir.

Other Information or Things that may be discovered by your character:
  • Balan is a throw back to his wild fae grandmother, which explains the colour of his hair and so on. Most of his magical abilities come from his grandmother, causing his magic to be considered ‘wild’ though he has a relative handle on it. He has the Raven gift of visions, but being a male, they aren’t nearly as clear for him as they are for the Raven women.
  • He loves children, always playing with his nieces and nephew every chance he gets, as well as his god mother’s children. Amongst them he has found a best friend, Kaltaur, who he helped teach how to fight along with the help of his pack mate, Jaret Greyford.
  • The first woman Balan loved was Melaina Alcarin, however during the story of Destruction of a Sane Mind they broke up. When it was discovered where she was, Balan went with her brother to rescue her, she died shortly after and was resurrected. Mel returned to Balan to see if they could make it again, past experiences with her left him burned and he refused.
  • Balan has raised his daughter Nenien relatively on his own since her mother died
  • Balan doesn’t know of the existence of Meira Tihr a’Lahn as she was conceived right before Balan chose to return home. However the portal was hijacked and he ended up on CathEska where he met Tiannon Black.
  • Balan's voice is a low to mid tenor when speaking or singing.  Like most Taurësúlë he typically sings in a minor key, however being among humans whose songs are written in major keys it is easier for him to switch between the two.

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