Khorvis Bloodstar

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Khorvis Bloodstar

Unread post by Aschwin » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:45 pm

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Full Name: Khorvis Bloodstar.
Nicknames: Khor.
Date of Birth: 12 Azerothian years before the opening of the Dark Portal.
Age: 44 Azerothian years (as of the invasion of the Iron Horde).
Race: Orc.
Gender: Male.
Hair: Black and greying.
Skin: Olive green.
Eyes: Hazel flecked with red.
Height: 7' 10"
Weight: 290 lbs.
Place of residence: Grim Halls, location undisclosed.
Place of Birth: Zeth'kur, Draenor.
Known Relatives: Wren (brother / deceased), Khorval (father / deceased), Vymae (mother / whereabouts unknown).
Religion/Philosophy: Ancestral shamanism / fatalism.
Occupation: High Inquisitor of The Grim, expert blacksmith, and terrible engineer
Enemies: All enemies of the Mandate! Particularly pinkskins.
Likes: Drinking, strenuous combat, military prowess, shaping the gifts of the earth, and camaraderie.
Favorite Foods: Well-seasoned fish and the occasional raw, bloody steak; however, he is known to eat just about anything.
Favorite Drinks: Rich, dark ale. Sulfuron Slammers.
Favorite Colors: Red and black.
Weapons of Choice: Two-handed blades. Previously the mace.
Dislikes: Cowardice, half-measures, and bathing.

Physical Features: Khorvis is taller than the average orc male, with the muscled build of a warrior. Myriad scars, fresh and old, grace his skin and he shows them with pride as most veterans do. His head is shaven into a short topknot and his greying beard is braided into a long, forked goatee that droops to his stomach.

The most striking feature is an eldritch machine that has replaced his left eye and rooted into his flesh with a soul-shard. A purple mist has formed to resemble the left half of his face, which had been destroyed in some recent accident. Staring for too long into that haze can induce unpleasant visions ...

Positive Personality Traits: Khorvis embraces a strict, martial code of honor. He prides himself upon his honesty and dedication to the ideals of the Horde. Age has tempered his warrior's fury into a more level-headed and focused edge when time provides the space for logic to flourish. He maintains a deep respect for the elements and their bounty.

Negative Personality Traits: He can sometimes lose his cool in the midst of bloodlust and act out of rage, rather than reason. Alcoholism plagues his off-hours, as well as demonic visions from his past in the old Horde.

History:

Born into the Blackrock Clan during the crusade against the Draenei, Khorvis spent his youth in the chaos of warfare. His bedtime stories were the musings of tacticians and mornings awoke to the drums of battle. Though too young to participate in the bloodshed of the noble draenei people, the orcling was still indoctrinated into the martial and bloodthirsty ideology of Orcish supremacy. Both he and his brother, Wren, were treated with the blood of Mannoroth and taught the glory of death in battle by their demon-crazed parents. As Khorvis and Wren were among those young orcs "forced" into adulthood, little of their lives were spent as anything but soldiers of the Horde.

Under the banner of Blackhand, and then Orgrim Doomhammer, the two brothers rode with the tide of the Horde through Azeroth, nearly to the walls of Lordaeron itself, until the untimely betrayal of Gul'Dan. During his service under the second Warchief, Khorvis embraced the art of the mace, inspired by the Doomhammer of his leader. It was with this loyalty that he charged down the slopes of Blackrock Mountain in defense of the Spire, only to see Wren fall in battle, impaled on human lances. To this day, Khorvis still curses the Stormreaver and Twilight Hammer clans for the death of his brother at the climax of the second war.

After the Horde's rout, Khorvis languished in the internment camps, grieving for his brother, his wounded honor, and the withdrawl of the demonic energies. It was here that he found solace in the drink and fought without regard for his own safety in the various gladiatorial contests, winning some, ending up in the apothecary's ward after others. It would be many years until the actions of Doomhammer and Thrall gave him a second chance for honor.

Settling in Kalimdor introduced Khorvis to the ways of the Tauren. His disconnection to his Clan and family had left a gaping hole in his spirit that could finally be filled with the new respect forged by Thrall for the shamanistic ways of orcish past. In Orgrimmar, Khorvis began the path of the blacksmith, delving into the riches of the earth and shaping it in honor of the spirits. During his study of metal, the Kor'Kron Vanguard began its recruitment drive, reigniting the warrior's spirit within the orc. For months, Khorvis rode as one of the Kor'Kron, defending the new Horde's interests at home and abroad, honing his newly forged weapons against the Alliance.

Unfortunately, the military branch fell prey to saboteurs and found itself leaderless. After the Vanguard disbanded, Khorvis found his spirits sagging once again and turned to drinking, only occasionally firing up the forge to pay homage to the elements. Taking odd jobs as he could, the orc taught military history at Silvermoon University for a brief tenure, raided with the Bloodsail pirates and exterminated various paranormal entities with the Scourgebusters for gold. Still, Khorvis found himself searching for a reason to pull himself out of the Drag every sunrise. Then came to the call to Northrend and to the Mandate.

Khorvis was quickly drafted into the Warsong Offensive, where he encountered, not for the first time, agents of the Grim. Finding camaraderie in their hatred of the Alliance and an old war buddy named Tuskinar, Khorvis took up the Mandate as his own.
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