Full name of Character: Embry Arxhielho
Reason, meaning or purpose behind the name: Embry as in ember – his 'brother' gave it to him upon seeing him for the first time, and how the torchlight shone off his wings. Arxhielho was a name he gave himself later, and though he doesn't realize it, it is basically a play on 'al cielo' or 'of the sky'.
Nickname: He has quite a few, depending on who you talk to. Cuprum, Copperborn, Shell and Siro. He considers his birth name, Embry, to be a nickname as well.
Reason for nickname: Traveling about as he did and wanting to avoid detection, he hid behind many names. Siro, however, was bestowed upon him by his beloved and he considers it the name closest to his heart.
Social class: Throughout his life he's been a pirate, a slave, a performer, a nomad. These days he is considered a god's consort.
Age: (currently) 124
How old they appear: mid 20s
Eye Color: Steel blue pupils surrounded by azure scelera. Towards his later years, however, his pupils color to a darker persian blue.
Glasses or contacts? None
Hair color length and style: Blue-black dreadlocks, reaching his mid back.
Weight and height: 5'3" and really heavy because ******** all that muscle and copper (hi I have no idea)
Type of body (build): Lean and muscular. Athletic build?
Skin tone and type (i.e., hairy, slimy, scaly, oily, fair, burns easily): Warm toned but fair skin, completely hairless but for the dreads on his head and his eyebrows. Skin turns to solid copper down his arms and 'marbles' at his shoulders. However, those areas are particularly sensitive and considered a weak point – the flesh here is very easy to cut and rend.
Shape of face: oval/heart shaped. Full lower lip and high cheekbones, hooded eyes.
Distinguishing marks (dimples, moles, scars, birthmarks, etc.): permanent scuff-like marks on both cheeks from tumbling all over a ship's deck and bumping into things.
Predominant feature: Sentient dreadlocks and large copper wings. His hair can sharpen at will and be used as a weapon, whether to slash or pierce or coil about things and squeeze/tear them. His wings are bladed along one edge and are his main means of defense.
Is s/he healthy? Yes. It is very difficult for him to get sick thanks to the disinfectant/copper content in his body
If not, why not? Or why are they healthy? His blood is rich in copper and provides startling immunity against most common diseases.
Do they look healthy? Why/why not? Generally yes. If he is wounded, has lost a lot of blood or manages to get sick in any way, however, a green pallor will touch his skin and his wings will cover in verdigris.
Hometown: Technically doesn't have one. He was born in a lab and breathed his first out upon the sea.
Type of childhood: He recalls them as some of the happiest experiences in his life. He loved the ocean, loved the ship, loved the pirates that crewed it and worked hard to please them. He grew strong early, learned words, flight, and the means to defend upon that ship, though pirates are not great parents and lost patience with him on many occasions.
Most important child hood event that still effects him/her: When he accidentally gutted a man with his wings, causing the crew to come to the decision to sell him off as an exotic beast.
Why? It resulted in an alternate consciousness awakening, killing the men he was being sold to.
Education: None. He can't read nor write and doesn't know how to count accurately.
Religion: He only believes what he sees before him.
Finances: Cello doesn't understand money or its purpose at all. Nor does he have any.
Mother: None by birth, though he later adopts Celestine
Relationship with her: Mistrustful at first, but he grew to adore her and often leaves little gifts outside her home when he flies by
Father: Halis Freuidermund – technically the man responsible for his 'birth'
Relationship with him: A bewilderment that grew to an extreme dislike.
Siblings, How many, relationship with each: Calder, the homunculus of mercury, is the only surviving one. He adored her at first, but conflicting interests eventually pitted them against one another.
Children of siblings: None. Homunculi don't reproduce
Other extended family: Rofvannon – his lover, his partner, his ideal, his soulmate.
Close? Why or why not: Extremely. Cello is certain that the only reason he exists at all is to live and love Rof, standing by his side and protecting his heart for eternity.
Char’s favorite color: Green. Particularly the blue-green color of volcanic algae. Also sky blue.
Least favorite, why? He doesn't really have one.
Music? He loves all kinds of instruments and voices, but particularly drums and things with a strong tribal beat.
Least favorite music, why? Chants/drones. They unsettle him.
Food: Cello loves coconuts. Coconuts are his favorite thing in all that world. That and octopus.
Literature: He can't read. He's clueless.
Expressions: Doesn't really have any.
Expletives (curses): He knows a lot from his days upon the sea. He only uses them when he gets really angry or upset though
Mode of transport: Flying. He loves flying. If he never had to come down from the sky to rest, he wouldn't.
Hobbies: Dancing. Fishing. Swimming.
How do they spend a rainy day? Running around in it and splashing in all the puddles.
Are they a daredevil or cautious? He sits somewhere in the middle. Usually he's too oblivious to realize he's in danger and just goes walking into things.
Do they act the same alone as when with someone? Generally, yes. He's very open and sincere with his feelings and actions.
Habits: Before he joined the circus he used to talk and cuddle with his hair a lot. He is also prone to peeping or chirping when he is confused or curious.
Drinks: Cello has no idea what alcohol is. He prefers the taste of coconut milk. And salt water.
How much: Enough that it won't kill him.
Greatest Strength: His passion and endurance. It kept him fighting, despite all odds.
Greatest Weakness: His trusting nature and constantly opposing it.
Soft spot: the betrayed. Its what drew him to the one he now loves so dearly.
Is their soft spot obvious, why/why not: Yes. He tends to become gentler/more affectionate around those that have told him their story.
Biggest Vulnerability: His humanity. All his life, he has doubted it, despite the words of those he cares about.
Most at ease when: In the company of his lover, in the springs or on a beach
Most ill at ease when: In cold, sterile environments, temples, carnivals.
Priorities: Finding his purpose in life
Philosophies: Existence is nothing without a reason to fight for it. Everything can be solved with a coconut.
How they feel about themselves: He doesn't give it much thought since there is one who loves his wings, his eyes, his hair, every last flaw and division, as well as everything he has to give.
Past failure they would be embarrassed to admit: Cello doesn't get embarrassed about anything.
Why? There's no point, its basically forgotten anyway.
If granted one wish what would it be, why? To find a reason for life. To stay at Rofvannon's side forever. Or a million coconuts, since he has the other two already.
Optimist or pessimist? Why? Optimist. He's always looking for the stars in the gaps in the clouds
Introvert or extrovert? Why? He sits somewhere in the middle. He doesn't fear people, but he doesn't go out of his way to talk to everyone either
Drives and motives: He wants to be loved. With all his heart, he wants a reason to live.
Talents: He dances beautifully
Extremely skilled at: Physical combat – its what he was crafted for.
Extremely unskilled at: Anything to do with words and numbers. Puzzle solving. He's also a very slow learner.
Good characteristics: An optimistic ray of sunshine. His smile could light up a room.
Character flaws: He doubts himself, in the moments where he actually thinks about where he's come from. Quick to point out that he is both wicked and a monster. Too trusting and puts a lot of stock in what other people have to say about him.
Mannerisms: His hair reflects his mood. It moves around depending on how happy, sad, agitated etc. he is.
Peculiarities: Thick seafarer accent. It makes him difficult to understand if he starts speaking really fast.
Biggest regret: Leaving Rofvannon
Minor regrets: Leaving So'onel, damaging Calder
Biggest accomplishment: Coming to terms with who he was and who he was born to be. Breaking away from that destiny to forge his own.
Minor accomplishments: Gaining near complete control of his hair, learning to speak Orfurian, learning a few Hanel words.
Darkest secret: Singlehandedly causing the deaths of a crew of grown men on the day he was supposed to be traded for gold.
Does anyone know? Rofvannon.
How did they find out: Cello told him.
One word they would use to describe themselves: 'shiny'
One paragraph of how they would describe themselves: I'm made of copper and I don't have hands. People look at me and think I'm a monster, I could kill them if I wanted, if I moved wrong. Its scary. I don't like it. My hair moves on its own. I like to fly.
What do they consider their best physical characteristic and why: His wings. He loves them, they're his favorite part of his body because they can carry him through the air and up to the stars.
The worst one? Why? The darker shade to his eyes/other consciousness. He finds it terrifying, what he is able to do when he stops to take a different (often violent) approach to a situation.
Are they realistic assessments? Pretty much? He gets rid of the other side to his eyes, so its kinda moot anyway
How they think others percieve them: Monster.
What four things would they most like to change about themselves: Cello doesn't think about himself in those kind of terms.
Why? Its too complicated
Interaction with other people
How do they relate to others: Very open and friendly. If you talk to him, chances are he'll start talking your ear off about simple and pleasant things and then follow you home. He won't take his cloak off at all though.
How are they perceived by strangers: With mystery, awe, and an involuntary sort of endearment.
Friends: Elegant, graceful, derpy, exciteable.
Wife/husband/lover: Neda is perfect the way he is.
Immediate: Recklessly oppose the creation of homunculi
Long term: Find a reason to exist
How do they plan to accomplish them: Through sheer force of will, brutality and determination
How will others be effected by this: He helps save a continent and never realizes. He also finds the love of his life and they live together happily forever
Favorite clothing, why: The kilt Celestine made for him.
Least favorite, why: Shoes of any size, shape or form. He'd throw them all in the ocean if he could.
Jewelry: An ornate copper earring in the left ear, a copper spiral in the right, clasps for his braids and an ornate filigree 'halo' to hold his hair back.
Other accessories: Belt. Plain knotted dark red rope
Drives: Rofvannon and Coconuts
Where do they live: Caldera of the Equinox
Where do they want to live: Wherever Rof is
Spending habits, why: He has everything he ever wanted and no mind for money at all.
What do they do too much of, why: cuddling. He just really enjoys cuddling.
Most prized possession, why: Everything Rof made him, if not Rof himself
People they secretly admire, why: Rofvannon, though its not really a secret
Person they are most influenced by, why: Rofvannon because he basically reflects Cello's spirit
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