Personality: In Life- Cool and collective. He is known for his ability to make the choices no one else wants to and because of that he comes off as cold and harsh. Believing all was lost when his village was razed, He currently lives for one thing and one thing alone...fighting. Another one of his defining traits is his immense ego, which has got him into quite a bit of trouble more then once, but more on that in the history department. 90 percent of the time it seems as if he lacks any comforting human qualities at all, besides self envy that is
In Death- During his transformation he saw a change to his attitude, to a more somber quiet to type as opposed to before. He still holds himself to a higher standard than others but in a different more noble matter or so it would seem. Being a death knight has given him the ultimate wish, an eternity of fighting.
Likes/Dislikes: Likes-Fighting, Being well read, the Arts and women(a simple man by most standards) Dislikes-Not finishing the job, Relying to heavy on others, and showing mercy
Appearance: About 6'1'', 175 lbs. medium length brown hair with a tint of red, crimson eyes and a very slender face. Like some swordsmen he believes the best defense is a better offense, there for wears jet black leather armor with crimson trimmings(think pea coat-ish), the hood lined with fur, allowing him to stay mobile as opposed to his plate wearing counter parts. he wears his mothers black diamond ring around his neck by means of a thin ebony chain, and is very protective of it. He wields a two handed katana with red wrappings around the hilt with the words "unto madness" craved down the right side of the blade.
In Death-Not a lot changed aside from the glowing eyes, Unlike most death knights his glow a soft red when calm and flare up in battle. His Hair turned darker and skin grayed slightly. Currently wearing this seasons PVP armor in the War of the Greys Rp
Strengths/Weaknesses: Strengths-As previously stated he is able to make the hard choices no one wants to. He has excellent swordsmanship, being able to wield a seemingly over sized katana and still remaining quick and mobile. Has a silver tongue if the job calls for it and can be very charismatic. Some would say his lack of any redeeming human qualities a strength while others say it might be his biggest weakness... Weaknesses-Somewhat of a loose cannon when he deems it right, Often times has no regard for his life and anyone else around him, hence a loose cannon. He is quick to judge and believes he is right 99 percent of the time. He often times lacks a definite goal in life which leads him to wandering for most of it. A "new" death knight also.
History: Ian Black grew up in a very small village in the seemingly almost unlivable plaguelands. He was taught swordsmanship by his Father, David Black, and was planning on following in his fathers footsteps of joining the Lordaeron army when of age. His mother, Nicole Black, was everything to him. He was part of a generation raised by their mothers considering his father was of at war most of his childhood. 2 days before his 15th birthday his village was sacked by a mindless batch of Undead...using the skills his father taught him he fought until every last undead was vanquished...but it was to late. He was the only survivor. Torn a sunder by the lose of his family, mainly his mother he wandered from place to place fighting for coins and making his gold doing jobs no one else had the stomach to take.
History of the blade-His blade is a Family Heirloom which until the attack stayed mounted above the living quarters. Growing up his mother would tell stories of the unknown wielder of this beautiful blade, which to this day doesn't know if they were true or not. Upon the attack he used to save his life and defend himself, but because he would always known the sword through his Nicole's tales of it, the sword drove him to the point of insanity in his first few months on his own. It served as a reminder that he couldn't save his mother, and it torn him apart mentality enough to the point were it seemed he had lost any hope of humanity left in him. He craved the words "unto madness" onto the blade as reminder of the effect it had on him and he wrapped the hilt up with red cloth taken from his mother during her dying breath.
He was recently turned in a battle against the scourge, and now fights under Lethean. (adding more as it happens)
Well for your first try, its not bad. I would say that since he was raised in the plaguelands you should change his father to fighting for the army of Lordaeron and not Stormwind. Just a spacial difference there. Also touch on how he got his unique blade, you made a note of it in particular. Ill add more later.
First off, welcome to the RP forums. Secondly the history is more just for character development. When interacting our characters don't automatically know your whole history unless you want them to have prior relationships. So it's more up to your if you want to write it or not, but I find it helps when RPing to know how your character would react to most situations and not just how you, the writer, would.
Secondly the Factions section of a Bio only refers to the User-made Factions found here: Factions
Also I am too interested in how he came to have his unique blade.
Originally Posted by Maldread
im not really sure where youre going with this... but one of my best friends IRL is named Ian Black. hence, i had to come see this forum.
It is a character bio for role playing. I am sure the name is just a coincidence.
Last edited by Nonfictionless; 2011-11-29 at 12:45 AM.