All About Shu'unn

Background

Where was your character born?
Shu'unn was born in Cheliax, to nobles of House Thrune.

Who raised him?
Being rather skinny and somewhat reserved, Shu'unn ever stood in the shadow of his brother, Graxx'arus; the latter's talent for melee violence and intimidation lead him quickly down the path of the Hellknight, while Shu'unn, being too small and unimposing for such a role, was cast out of his family by the scheming of his father who conveniently used Shu'unn as a pawn for political gain, making him a ward of House Narikopolous. Thus, despite being born to Thrune, he was raised among enemies, and not accepted by anyone.

Shu'unn ran away several times before finally making his escape proper, fleeing not just Cheliax but all of Avistan by ship to the west. He quickly found himself in the company of pirates and brigands, and made a survivable if brutal life among them.

What was happening in the region when your character was growing up?
Political scheming and violence in Cheliax, empire of devils… Later, piracy on the high seas between Avistan and Talingarde.

Does your character have any relatives?
His parents are both still alive, as is his brother. At least, that's what the rumors say. Shu'unn hopes to change that one day.
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Motivation

What are your character’s immediate goals? What would he like to do in the coming year?
He seeks to gain real field experience, and increase his knowledge and influence outside of the Chelish dominion. Perhaps, if he can acquire real power and might, he could garner some measure of respect, or revenge… or both.

Of course in the meantime, he needs to survive, and start building more short-term assets. He is also driven by the deep sadness and loneliness of an outcast, and turns to his faith as a respite.

What are his long-term goals?
See above. Also, if he could cause the unfortunate demise of his brother in a particularly shameful way, that would be wonderful. Killing his father by his own hand, particularly if his father first recognized his mistake and begged for forgiveness, well that would be even better.

What type of person would be his ideal mate?
Perhaps a roguish woman who shared some of his talents and could keep up, or maybe a priestess who shared his faith. Having always compared himself to his big beefy brother, and his brother's alpha-male friends, Shu'unn is skeptical that anyone would admire him. The women he grew up around were all too interested in soldiers and Hellknights, and far too aloof to even consider him a potential mate.

Who is his patron deity? Is he a devout worshiper?
Shu'unn is a devout worshipper of Asmodeous, though he also has a special place in his heart for Dispater, Mephistopheles, and certain other Lords of the Nine. He is deeply religious.

Is he a devout member of any nonreligious cause?
The cause of personal ambition, and vengeance.

Is there any race, creed, alignment, religion or the like against which he is strongly prejudiced?
Enemies of his religion, and certainly the goody-two-shoes aasimar and their ilk. He particularly loathes free-spirited goodie-goodie type folk.

What is his greatest fear?
Finding himself as feeble and unworthy as his father declared him to be.

What is the one task he absolutely refuses to do?
Disrespect Asmodeous or his faith. Shu'unn's faith in his divine patron, and rituals and prayers, were the only things that saw him through his tortured childhood. The priests and church of Asmodeous were his surrogate family.
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Idiosyncrasies

What is your character’s motto or favorite saying?
“I want to see… suffering.” OR "Your remains shall decorate my home."

What is his favorite color?
Red and black.

Describe what he would wear if money were no object?
Crimson red monk's robes, and fine gold jewelry.

What is his favorite food? Drink?
Lamb meat. Cognac.

What is his favorite animal?
Dogs trained for war. He dreams of finding and taming a real hell-hound one day.

What habits of his friends annoy him most?
Incompetence, cowardice, or stupid greed (on the other hand, smart greed is very admirable…). He will not tolerate disloyalty towards the "pack", or breaches of contract.

Traits:

(rank each trait from 1 to 10)

  • Courtesy 4
  • Valor 7
  • Self-sacrifice 1
  • Generosity 4
  • Sobriety 10
  • Calm temper 7
  • Optimism 6
  • Curiosity 8
  • Forgiveness 2
  • Cheerfulness 2
  • Patience 8
  • Honesty 3
  • Helpfulness 5
  • Loyalty 9

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Miscellaneous

What well-known media figure from sports, movies or politics most closely resembles your character?
Hawkeye gone evil…

What would be his theme song?
Apocalyptica - Quutamo (Youtube video)

If his friends were to write his epitaph, what would it be?
Here lies Shu'unn, less of a ghost in death than in life, and still as much of a liar.

What would be his job in modern society?
Hitman and burglar for an organized crime syndicate. Or maybe the CIA.
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