Character Profiles: Podric

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PodricName: Podric, alternatively spelled as Poddric. No family name.
Race: Human
Gender: male
Age: 23
Class: Mage (fire)
Professions: enchanting, tailoring
Religion: Holy Light
Alignment (per D&D): True Neutral
Traits (per CK2): quick, slothful, shy, honest, content, kind, just

Place of residence: Currently, Twilight Grove, Duskwood. Formerly, Dumas Tower, Stormwind and a farm outside Stormwind.
Friends and associates: Riktal, the felblood elf potion producer. He considers Verroak and Hwarnë friends for their role in breaking his wife out.
Romantic partners: Married to Iriaen Bloodhawk, a harpy. A literal one.
Children: Five little harpies – Elaen, Daenia, Riva, Hastra and Azuna.
Pets: Is allergic to most furred animals. Oddly enough, not allergic to beastial humanoids. May be pretending because of some hidden phobia.
Mounts: Enchanted Broom
Known languages: Common, little bit of Darnassian and Orcish
Most important value: Family

Describe your character’s relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?

I come from a peasant family. That’s why I don’t have a family name. My parents have a small farm outside Stormwind that produces some crops. We’re nothing big. Father drinks a lot of home-made moonshine but I can’t say we had problems with him. Sure dad was a little lazy and slept through a lot of chores mom had to do instead but he was always a nice man. Even at his drunkest, he’d defend me if his friends would accuse me of some mischief, real or not. Mom was a real hard-worker and instilled a sense of duty in me since my youngest years. I write to them and my older brother Eric all the time.

What are your character’s most prominent physical features?

Pudgy cheeks. Kids kept saying I had cheeks like a prince. Iriaen also says something about other physical features but I think kids can read this.

How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?

I think I’m not too bad. I see uglier people every day, and I’m not talking just about gnolls and mogu.

What’s your character’s ranking on the Kinsey Scale?

I sure would have made one scandal if I was chasing boys when I was young. But now I’m happily married, so it’s one girl only for me.

Describe your character’s happiest memory.

Getting a home together for me and Iriaen and the little ones in Darnassus.

Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from their past? Why?

Not really. Everything we do shapes us. If you went and erased something from the past, you’d be a different person. Sure I made some mistakes but they made me stronger today.

What’s your character’s favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?

Gangnam Style!.

Who does your character trust?

I trust my family, first and foremost. I know my parents will do whatever they can for me, and that Iriaen loves me. I trust sir Krasha and miss Hwarnë as well, for what they did for me.

Can you define a turning point in your character’s life? Multiples are acceptable.

I think the one big turning point would be when I got drunk and first slept with Iriaen. When she laid eggs and I learned they were mine, everything turned around. I suddenly knew I had to take responsibility for my actions. So I stopped drinking, just like that. I took care of her, of our children, I learned how to be a man. And I’m all the happier for it.

Is there an animal you equate with your character?

Not really equate, but I think owl is a nice symbol for how I feel.

How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the times? Letters or email?

I don’t use technology a lot. When magic can do things, why escape to technology?

What does your character’s bed look like when he/she wakes up? Are the covers off on one side of the bed, are they all curled around a pillow, sprawled everywhere? In what position might they sleep?

It changes from day to day.

How does your character react to temperature changes such as extreme heat and cold?

I’m a mage so I can protect myself from the weather to a small degree. When it really gets extreme either way, I’d rather keep out.

Is your character an early morning bird or a night owl?

I used to stay up during the nights a lot but since I got married I go to bed early.

Are there any blood relatives that your character is particularly close with, besides the immediate ones?

We don’t have a huge family. I know I had two uncles but they both died in the First War, killed by the orcs. Never knew them. I just keep in contact with my parents and my older brother who’s still on the farm and that’s it.

What’s your character’s desk/workspace look like? Are they neat or messy?

Oh, I must admit I’m a little messy. I’d need a professional to clean up some of the old papers I keep around.

Is your character a good cook? What’s their favorite recipe, whether they’re good or not? (Microwave mac-and-cheese applies.)

I learned a bit of cooking when I lived with my parents but I prefer to rely on others to cook for me.

What’s your character’s preferred means of travel?

Teleportation. Can’t beat that. I have to commute daily between Darnassus and Duskwood too so I can’t really have any other way.

Does your character have any irrational fears?

Frogs and toads always squeak me out. Good thing we don’t keep familiars like they do in some places.

What would your character’s cutie mark be?

Something pretty. That goes with the territory, yeah? Make it a flower.

If your character could time travel, where would they go?

Maybe I’d go to see my uncles who died in the war.

Is your character superstitious?

I pay my heed to religious idols, if that’s what you mean. I’d rather not suffer fire and brimstone because I wanted to be all critical of holy books.

What might your character’s ideal romantic partner be?

I love my wife Iriaen and can’t see anyone better than her.

Describe your character’s hands. Are they small, long, calloused, smooth, stubby?

Smooth. I’m a mage, I have to keep my hands in the best condition.

Second day of favorites! Favorite comfort food, favorite vice, favorite outfit, favorite hot drink, favorite time of year, and favorite holiday.

You could say I did gluttony, with my lack of temperance in drinking, but there’s nothing favorite about that. It’s just a bad habit you have to fight.
This fancy robe I got from the school when I was apprenticed to Maginor Dumas.
A good, strong coffee in the morning will do wonders.
Spring. No real reason.
Noblegarden. I have too much fun running around, collecting eggs.

Describe your character’s fighting style.

I just stand and throw fire spells at the nasties. And dodge fire thrown by others. Sometimes. What else is there to say?

If your character’s life was a genre, what would it be?

If you went and did a story about me and Iriaen probably a wacky romantic comedy.

How does your character smell? Do they wear perfume or cologne?

I have some cheap perfumes I got in Darnassus, but I think they’re not strong enough for how much I sweat.

If your character could contact him/herself 20 years ago, what would she/he say?

Maginor Dumas is a bad man, but go to work for him anyway. You’ll meet the most important people of your life in his employ.

About Arakkoa

Verroak Krasha, an Arakkoa druid with over 50 years of experience. Formerly from Farahlon, during the Orcish expansion relocated to Skettis, then to Sethekk Halls, then to rebuilt Shattrath, following the heresies in each of those places. Finally, he founded his own succesfull alchemy business and set out into the wide cosmos to explore strange new worlds and seek out new life and boldly go where no bird has flown before. View all posts by Arakkoa

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