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Scildan

Post  Gamefactory123 on Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:03 am

Name
"Scildan" -- derived from the ancient Germanic word for 'shield'.

Age
Approximately 1200 years old.

Appearance
A medieval suit of armor not unlike the ones you'd find at a museum, but he looks completely pristine unlike the preserved, mildly rusty ones in a museum. Obviously, he is completely hollow, and could technically be worn if he lets someone. (No one can wear him though, as he has the weight of a mountain.) A purple light shines within his hollow shell. He holds a steel broadsword, which glows with a violet sheen. Inscribed upon it are the same runic symbols that hold him together.

Ethnicity
Anglo-Saxon

Allegiance
Neutral

Origins
Human...?

Strengths
- No vital points (aka heart, head, etc.)
- Kept together by magic; can't "die" until the magic is dispelled
- Extremely durable and strong; he can withstand the crushing power of a mountain.
- Isn't fazed by verbal abuse

Weaknesses
- Has no ranged capabilities
- Only exists to protect; does not attack offensively
- Cannot tell evil from good
- Slooooow
- Doesn't communicate often

Personality
Scildan simply wanders the world, until someone needs his protection. He does not care about anything else in the world, and would simply keep protecting, until the person he is protecting needs no more protection. Provocation and alienation don't faze him. He rarely talks, as he usually has no need to, but when he does, he talks in a Shakespearean accent, as it is the closest he can get to his own time period while the people of this time period can understand him. He only speaks when it concerns the safety of the person.

History
His true name has been lost in the annals of history, but he has been called Scildan.

According to various primary sources, he was found half-buried into the beaches of colonial Massachusetts, by a witch hiding away from the Salem Trials. His armor predates to the 9th century, and appears to be of English origin. Historians believe that his body somehow drifted here from the shores of Great Britain over a period of 800 years after the Anglo-Scandinavian wars. Scildan appears either to be unable or unwilling to answer.

The witch, who noticed that the suit of armor had lingering traces of will on it, deemed it fit for resurrection, and carved various runes into the armor and its accompanying sword. The runes bonded with the traces of will and invoked them. 'Revived', Scildan slowly stood up and spotted his benefactor, and immediately decided to protect her. The witch was planning to bind the armor with a spell and force it to protect her, but luckily the will that remained in the armor was the will to protect.

Through the next year, Scildan followed the witch and...'attempted' to protect her. The first time she was attacked, Scildan had to defend her from a group of bandits planning to kidnap and sell her as a slave. Of course, being a centuries-old suit of armor, he fell to the bandits' guns easily. With a sigh, the witch slaughtered them with a spell.

Seeing how weak Scildan was, the witch considered ditching the broken suit of armor, but realized how rare a corpse with the lingering will to protect was. She carved new runes which allowed Scildan to reform from any physical injury, and even draw materials from the nearby earth if needed. However, she fainted for a month from the amount of magical power she used to power the spell. She finally awoke to the sight of Scildan sitting cross-legged in front of her, with his great broadsword driven into the ground. Within a 30 meter circle were hundreds of the corpses belonging to witch hunters, bandits, and civilians strewn about. Dried blood was slathered on the ground, and arrows littered the earth.

.....

About a year later in May, when the last trial had ended, the witch was finally free to safely merge back into society. With no more need for Scildan, she attempted to erase the magic runes. However, over the previous year, the runes had become part of Scildan, and would take much more magic to remove than it did to create. She attempted to break the runes with brute force, but his body had become extremely durable from a year of being blown apart and reforming.

If there was a lumbering suit of armor following her around all the time, there was no chance she could ever come back to society. She pondered for a bit, and decided to throw him into a volcano, where he would have no chance of ever seeing her again. She cast flight on herself and took 13 days and nights to cross the entire continent to Hawaii, where she cast Scildan onto the mountain. As he slowly sunk into the magma, the witch flew away.

The witch returned to society as a completely normal human being, and lived a peaceful life with her husband, the local carpenter, and their 2 children.

.....

"The volcano on Hawaii, which had been dormant for almost 400 years, erupted yesterday afternoon, at 1:23 PM. All 8 nearby towns in a 500 mile radius were evacuated safely, and reported only a few casualties. Oddly enough, a fair amount of people reported a man in medieval armor protecting them from the lava flow by laying in front of it and blocking it. A video was taken of the man in armor, but many scientists believe it is fake, stating that the armor nor the man inside in no way could have withstood lava and not melted or died from the heat. We will continually update you on this topic on our website at totallynotfakenews.com. Now, onto other topics..."

Equipment
- Magically Enhanced Suit of Armor
This 1200 year old suit of iron armor from the late 9th century when England was being attacked by the Vikings will always keep itself together due to the magic bonding it. No matter how many pieces it is broken into, they will all slowly coalesce back together. Of course, the more pieces it is broken into, the longer it will take to re-form. If it is merely chopped in half, it can reconnect within a few minutes, but if it is pounded into dust, it might take as long as a month.

The armor is extremely durable due to being compressed by a volcano for years. As it was crushed and condensed by the mountain, the magic attempted to keep it at its original thickness, and continually pulled in matter from the molten rock nearby, constantly adding density, until it was finally hard enough to withstand the pressure of the mountain. Thus, the armor can't be crushed by anything less than a mountain. Of course, piercing or slashing attacks will require less power to penetrate it, but will not do as much damage.

- Magically Enhanced Steel Broadsword
Just a normal 1200 year old medieval broadsword...except with the same durability, strength, and regenerative properties as the armor. It can be separated from the armor, and regenerates separately from the armor, but the armor has a magic bond to it, and will always be able to locate it.

Additionally, it retains pristine sharpness due to the regenerative magic, and will never dull. It is sharp enough to chop through steel, cleave through wood, and cut flesh like butter.


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Re: Scildan

Post  Gamefactory123 on Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:50 pm

Ready for critiquing and making me feel bad about my writing skills.
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Re: Scildan

Post  zerowing21 on Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:09 pm

You need 1 more strength at the least since you have 5 weaknesses. Or you could take away a weakness.

Doesn't attacking with the force of a mountain sound a bit much for a suit of armor?

Might want to add in a few negative traits there for personality.

Uh, ok what volcano? There are none on the east coast. Did she got to iceland to toss him into one or the west coast? Also, if this is the time around salem, no one is very healthy and 13 kids in that period of time is kind of a large amount. Not many would have survived to being teens.
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Re: Scildan

Post  Gamefactory123 on Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:29 am

Donezo
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Re: Scildan

Post  zerowing21 on Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:07 pm

Alliance would be neutral in this case.
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Re: Scildan

Post  Gamefactory123 on Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:23 pm

True.

He is now neutral.
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Re: Scildan

Post  Mr.Didathing on Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:36 pm

This is really interesting. I'll be first approval.
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Re: Scildan

Post  zerowing21 on Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:38 pm

approved. He can now wander the area.
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Re: Scildan

Post  Gamefactory123 on Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:25 pm

Thanks! Surprised
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