this is what i said when they asked about the name and why i chose it
"i still need to discover that.
I started him out as a villian actually, for a roleplay that became a guild and so on and so forth until it disbanded in 06. and since the story ended, it left him with a change of being. He was once one with nature and all things in it, a forest child and innocent to the evils of man and betrayal. As such he thought it natural to defend the lands being fought over by two warring factions and so with several other user characters in tow, he rose up and destroyed both warring kingdom castles, forcing the two sides to fight together. I really liked the story because it painted the most benign and sympathetic creatures and characters as so very evil because of their simplistic view of how life should be outside of their forest. All the same it came to an end when a choice had to be made by one of the main characters as to whom her loyalties lay with, and in the end they were not with me. Up until then my character was innocent and free of knowledge about evil (which is why he was able to conduct himself so disturbingly cheerful while wiping out a town. a fact i was repeatedly commented on as being uniquely disturbing because of the detail i went into, such as gutting a man with a garden trowel and dumping him in a dirt plot in his own garden for trying to offer me his daughter in apeasement, and then trying to comfort her by saying how beautifully the garden will grow the next year because of how healthy her father had been). This betrayal that culminated in a firey blast that took out half his face and upper body area left him with a new burning emotion of hate that overwhelmed him and left him weak and unable to command the alliance he'd forged. The story ended with him trying to rid the land of any natural life through his own inborn power over it, but since the land only speaks and obeys those of pure heart, which he was no longer, it would not do as he commanded. With the aid of his sister, they made off into the unknown to leave the two factions to see their differences resolved and build a new kingdom unified. I hear they had a grand victory party thread that lasted a week before they wrapped the story for good. my sister and i started a few bars and inns, she kept modifying her character with rebirths and amnesias and i just kept mine the same, dipping him deeper and deeper into indulgences and human evils that manifest as the expanse or remission of the burn scars his suffered. Since the fire in him exists as the knowledge of hatered, until that emotion leaves him he will never be what he once was and regain his birthgiven abilities. But now i come to a crossroads. What he once was came with a simple name of Con, short for Coniferous, but as he had to blend into the new society he had to have a surname which became Vallian (which my sister had taken so i had to take too), and the more decadent and selfish, the more materialistic and shallow he becomes, the more his powers of life and innocence leave him and the more a power of famine and cruelty start to take over. So now his name is Constantine Vallian...but i do not know if it is time to change the last name to something more aristocratic"
Dumping ground for all my the things I'm proud of having recieved or made