The Shadow Wood
Temple Archives - Wil
Birth Name: Wilorin Tarmikos
Age Seventeen. Rapidly approaching adulthood for humans.
Parents: Woreas and Breal Tarmikos, deceased.
Identifying Marks: Scar on left cheek, scars on left shoulder and upper arm, scars on upper chest, scars on right thigh, scars on back.
Temple Duty(s): Watchman, Gardener, Shepherd, Groom, Scribe
Favored Weapon(s): Throwing Shield, Cestus
Disposition: Energetic, Open, Honest, Cheerful, Mischievous, Stubborn, Social, Protective
Characteristics: Tall, Strapping, Hazel eyes, Close-cropped Blond Hair, Young
World View: Wil is rather cynical about religion in general. He’s not a big believer of any god or goddess, but he at least outwardly professes belief in Saranrae. Still waters run deep, so it’s difficult to say just exactly what this young man believes. Wil’s focus is action in the moment. He is engaged with his environment and solves practical problems quickly. Wil is excellent in emergencies, when he can apply his logical reasoning to situations where immediate action is necessary. Long-term goals are less interesting to Wil, who prefers to see tangible results in the moment. Wil often has trouble in school, especially higher education which moves into realms where theory is more important. Wil gets bored with classes in which he feels he can gain no useful material which can be used to get things done. Wil’s not brilliant, but he is intelligent, and school can be a difficult chore for him.
Social Views: The first thing you notice about Wil is likely to be his energy. He’s often chatting, joking, and flirting with friends and strangers alike. He enjoys engaging playfully with others and amusing everyone around him with his irreverent sense of humor. He tends to keep people on their toes, never quite knowing what he will poke fun at next. Wil is unabashedly gregarious with people, but his interest in individuals may not last long; he is more likely to work a room, having a laugh with everyone, than he is to engage in depth with any one person. Wil has an uncanny ability to perceive people’s attitudes and motivations. He picks up on little cues which go completely unnoticed by most others, such as facial expressions and stance. He’s typically a couple of steps ahead of the person he’s interacting with. Wil uses this ability to get what he wants out of a situation.
Political Views: Rules and laws are seen as guidelines for behaviour, rather than mandates. If Wil has decided that something needs to be done, then his “do it and get on with it” attitude takes precedence over the rules. However, Wil tends to have his own strong belief in what’s right and what’s wrong, and will doggedly stick to his principles. The Rules of the Establishment may hold little value to Wil, but his own integrity mandates that he will not under any circumstances do something which he feels to be wrong.
Nellie “Ellie” Cindersnoot: Ellie is a trusted friend and companion. She often acts as a sounding board for Wil, dampening his wilder fancies with her good judgement. Of the children, these two seem the closest, though their temperaments are far different from one-another. Wil seems to lead Ellie into temptation on a regular basis, but the girl’s good sense seems to keep her out of trouble.
Elora BrightDawn: Wil doesn’t seem to know quite what to make of Elora. It’s true that a human boy and Elfen girl would have little in common, but these two are especially night and day. Wil is more “earthy” compared to Elora’s ephemeral nature, but perhaps there is an understanding that the clerics haven’t been insightful enough to divine. For example, when the children were presented before the Abbot recently, she noticed crumbs on Elora’s frock. Prior to the presentation, the Abbot’s special cherry tarts had been pilfered from the kitchen. Seeing the crumbs upon the girl’s clothing, the Abbot demanded to know if Elora had taken them. She was quite surprised when Wil stepped forward from the line and admitted to stealing the tarts, sharing one with Elora, and that the Elf child had not known where it had come from. Obviously Wil was punished, but it leads one to wonder if he really did steal the tarts or if he was being protective?
- Wil was left with Order of Saranrae soon after his birth. Both his parents died in a mysterious “accident”, the details of which have been kept secret by the higher ranks of the Order.