[Wyrm] Varethius (Va-Re-Thee-Oos)
Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:45 pm
Dragonflight: Green Dragonflight
Dragon Name: Varethius
Aliases: Vanethrill Nightgazer
Loyalty(-ies): Green Dragonflight, Cenarion Circle, his family/brood
View of Heartwing: Varethius admires the fact that some dragons still fight for the future of Azeroth and their kind, especially after the loss of their power and in the light of his father's hopelessness and depression.
Affiliations: The Green Dragonflight, Cenarion Circle, Kaldorei as a whole, Druids of Val'sharah
Attitude/Behaviour: Varethius is a quiet dragon, not speaking often and when he does, he counts and measures his words well, one can often understand what he thinks or feels from his facial expressions. He is peaceful and friendly, preferring diplomacy and words over combat and aggressive actions. His years have taught him to respect and suspect everyone, he is slow to fully trust someone. But when he does, he'll go with that individual until the ends of the earth. He is protective, not so much of his possessions, but of his family and friends. He is caring and loving, a family person. Lastly he is old fashioned, and likes when things are done in the proper old way, a trait that makes his dislike advanced technology.
Key traits: Loyal, quiet, diplomat, stubborn, protective, caring, old fashioned, patient
Respect for authority: Due to the almost militaristic education he has received from his grandfather when he was young and under his tutelage, Varethius has a high respect for authority. As a father he knows that he would like to be respected as the authority of the family, therefore, he will give the proper respect to authority of other nature.
Character Personality: Varethius is a quiet dragon who wouldn't force himself onto others, nor into conversations and social situations. If it has nothing to do with him or his close ones, why bother? His years made him stubborn and old-fashioned. He likes when things are done his way, and dislikes when new technology intervenes or replaces the good old handwork. When interacting with him, he would mostly listen to what the other party has to say, but wouldn't speak unless the situation demands. He often seems detached from the physical world, almost as if his mind is in another dimension entirely, for the better or worse. He can be described as slow when it comes to performing tasks, or talking. He's never in a hurry, and looks like he has all the time in the world. When talking, he takes his sweet time to get to the point, which can be very annoying for impatient dragons. He is not slow when it comes to combat though, not at all.
IRL-Person Personality: You know me.
Hobbies: Dreaming, smoking his unique herbal mixture, being with his grandchildren, carving small figures out of wood
Occupation: Teacher in the Cenarion circle. Herbalist
Future desired position: Nothing special. It depends on well he develops and how the RP goes.
Common spells: Rejuvenation - Heal minor to moderate wounds, Wooden skin - turns his skin into hard wood, allowing for more protection at the cost of mobility. Thorns - Launch large, sharp, elongated thorns from his hands. Entanglement - Roots grow out from the ground to root the target in place for a short period of time.
Prestige spells: Dreamwalker - Be on the verge between the physical world and the dream, avoiding all physical damage for a short duration, unable to attack, can pass through objects, causes fatigue. Call of the wilds - Summon 2 spectral wolves to aid him in battle, until dismissed or death, causes fatigue. Ancient Touch - Able to heal 1 severe/fatal injury, available once a day, causes fatigue, unable to heal for 2 turns.
Backstory Summary: Varethius was born inside the emerald dream 5,211 years ago, in the section that is parallel to Ashenvale. He was born to what can be considered a royal brood or heritage. His egg housed him and his twin brother. His mother's side is descendant of Ysera and Eranikus. His early years were invested in studying and learning all that he can from his grandfather, Kathilius. Together with his other brothers and sisters, and his twin brother, Permethius. Since birth the two constantly competed to win their father's and grandfather's favor, and the secret title of the favorite. They occasionally argued and and fought, but both of them knew that Varethius was the the favorite already. And for this reason, Permethius hated him and decided that whatever his twin does, he'll do better. And so happened. Permethius trained harder and longer, and excelled in every field they were taught, surpassing Varethius greatly. Varethius wasn't clean though, he constantly teased and arrogantly exclaimed that he's the favorite, and that Permethius could never be.
The hostility between them reached a boiling point when they were old drakes. Permethius challenged Varethius in front of the eyes of their grandfather during one of the training sessions. Varethius agreed and the two fought fiercely. But Permethius was far superior and managed to overpower Varethius after a couple of minutes. Blinded by his rage attempted to deal a the killing blow, but their grandfather interfered and stopped the duel. While Kathilius was lecturing about how important it is to remain united as a family the two death-stared one another, not even paying attention. Suddenly Varethius jumped at his twin and swiped his claw across his face, forever marking him with a large dominant scar. This caused their grandfather to resort to extreme measures.
He appointed their elder brother, who was a fully matured dragon already to watch over them at all time. Kathilius led them to one of the dream portals and instructed that until they become patient and tolerant with another, they are banished from the brood.
Even though their father didn't approve of this at all, he had to nod and stay silent, out of respect for his father, Kathilius.
They exited through the portal in Feralas, and spent years roaming around Kalimdor, living by hunting and gathering fresh carcasses. Eventually the twins dropped their hostility and slowly but surely became friends, the experience of living by themselves without the need for competition made them bond and forget about the past. After a few years in the physical world, they returned to the emerald dream as friends. After their grandfather heard the approval of the elder brother who supervised them all along, he accepted them back into the brood with open arms and a smile.
They remained good friends all the way up to full maturity. In the order of their grandfather they ventured to Moonglade to help and guide the druids of the Cenarion circle. They occasionally traveled between the various night elven towns and strongholds, teaching druids that required their help and then returning to Moonglade once their task is complete. Varethius's life went on like this for thousands of years, until the war of the shifting sands.
When the Qiraji swarmed out of Ahn'Qiraj and the war of the shifting sands broke out, Kathilius ordered the twins to travel to Silithus with their little sister. Knowing that Permethius is a better fighter, Kathilious charged Permethius with the duty of protecting their little sister. Their father supported this order, knowing very well that if it comes to it, Permethius could keep her safer than Varethius could. The three traveled to Silithus and aided the night elves and the other dragonflights to battle the swarms of Qiraji.
As fate would have it, Permethius was specifically targeted by the Qiraji for his displays of great strength and magic, which forced him to divide his attention between the ongoing battle and his sister. While he was disoriented by a powerful blow to the head, his sister would slain by the Qiraji forces. Both Varethius and Permethius were devastated by her death, but Permethius also feared his grandfather's wrath.
As the Scarab wall of sealed and the Qiraji were locked back inside their fortress, Varethius and Permethius returned home to their grandfather. Their father was broken by this, since their sister resembled her mother so much, both in appearance and personality. Their mother died some years before, dying mysteriously in her sleep. The little sister was the only thing he had from her, and this caused him to sink into depression. Furious by the failure of Permethius, and further enraged by the sight of his depressed son, Kathilius banished Permethius from the brood in an act of rage. Permethius looked at Varethius with helpless eyes, silently urging him to stand up and defend him, to try to convince their grandfather not to banish him. But Varethius was frozen in the spot, unable to speak out against his grandfather, afraid he'll be banished as well.
Permethius took this as an act of betrayal, and the good relationship they have built over the years shattered instantly. He was disgusted, hateful, and left without saying a word. Varethius hated himself for not standing up to protect his twin, and swore from that day on to be loyal to his family and close ones until his last breath, never would he betray a close one like that, never.
Around that time Varethius found his mate, the love of his life, Ralisera, also of royal heritage. They brought 3 children into the world: Firakus(the eldest), Calsera and Thilsera. The three children would bring forth children of their own in the future, blessing Varethius with many grandchildren.
In the following years, Varethius returned to the night elves of Moonglade, contributing from his knowledge, experience and skill to the students. This went on until the war against the nightmare, during the rein of Varian Wryn, after the fall of the lich king.
When the war against the nightmare came, and a large portion of the dream was consumed by the nightmare, Varethius and the rest of the brood fled to Ashenvale and hid within its dense woods until they can figure out what is going on. After the investigation, Kathilius, the grandfather and the leader of the brood led the entire family into the dream, and launched an assault on the nightmare together with the dreamform army, though fighting in another part of the dream. They managed to buy enough time for Malfurion to defeat Xavius and end the war, but it came at a heavy price. Kathilius, and other family members of the brood were slain in this battle, diminishing the brood's numbers by half.
With the demise of Kathilius, Varethius's father, Yarokus, became the leader of the brood. Word of Kathilius's demise spread quickly, and eventually reached Permethius. He missed his family dearly and decided to approach his father and plea for him to return. His father quickly agreed, having missed his son as well. Varethius tried to speak to his twin and apologize, but Permethius would have non of it, he refused to listen nor accept the apology. While the two didn't become enemies, they treated one another as complete strangers, and would only speak to one another if absolutely necessary.
Before the brood could recover from the heavy losses it endured, Deathwing awoke and began ravaging the world. With the command of their father, the twins went to hunt black dragons and disturb and hinder the operations of the black dragonflight. While Varethius and Permethius were hunting black dragons and targeting their supplies, the brood slowly recovered, and new eggs were made. All throughout their mission, the twins spoke only when necessary, and the topic that was hanging in the air was not brought up by any of them.
The hunts and missions they organized and went on gave Varethius a lot of experience with fighting other dragons, and how to deal devastating blows to the enemy by targeting their supplies and key figures.
Varethius also targeted the the twilight's hammer operations, terminating key figures that made the heroes job easier when dealing with the last standing sanctum of the Twilight hammer in the twilight hammer. He heard a few rumors about Heartwing during that time, but didn't bother to go into it, even though their actions impressed him. Heartwing remained in the back of his head ever since then.
With Deathwing's fall and the loss of his power, Varethius felt betrayed, cheated, broken and weak. But he needed to gather himself quickly. For his father has sunken deep into depression and hopefulness, but despite his best efforts he couldn't lift his father from his poor state. With many relatives dead after the cataclysm, Yarokus, his father, decided to disband the brood and send everyone to their own way. Varethius was furious at this decision, he was certain that if they don't lose hope, they would prevail one day. This was when his stubbornness fueled his actions, and he decided to take matters into his own hands.
While his father returned to the brood's home in the dream, Varethius offered of all of his close family members(remaining brothers and sisters, his mate, his children and grandchildren) a choice, they could continue the legacy of the brood with him in command, or leave. All of his close family members agreed to be under his wings(excluding his brother, who went his own way), and together they made their way to Val'sharah, and made their new home in the dense forests near the world tree and the dreamgrove.
He made contact with the druids, and took under his wings several students, and in return they would house his children and grandchildren if needed. And for now, all would be peaceful. He and his brood did not intervene in the events that unfolded on Pandaria or on alternate Draenor. But the return of the legion stirred them and forced them to act. He ordered them to stay in the grove with the druids, while he helped dealing with the nightmare outbreak. He knew that the defenders of Azeroth would aid in dealing with the nightmare, so he cleared the some paths that lead into the world tree and key locations near it, one of them being Darkheart Thicket that was later cleansed of the nightmare abominations by some adventurers.
While doing so, he noticed a few dragons battling a nightmare dragon. He didn't interfere, and after some investigation and eavesdropping discovered that those were members of Heartwing. He decided it is finally time to join the like-minded dragons, and help them in their cause. While his brood moved back to its home, he embarked on a journey to where Heartwing is rumored to be, an island named Mithres Alymna.
First time at dragon roleplay? Shendormu here.
(IC) Reason to join: He wants to fight alongside like minded individuals who also want to remain strong, even in the face of mortality and the power loss. He believes that if dragons will stick together, they will prevail, the must prevail.
(OOC) Reason to join: Alt.
Are you aware of the guild rules, the content of the Tome of Ancient Times forum and the lore of your dragonflight?: Yes
Have you understood current timeline of Heartwing?: Yes
Do you fully understand the lore of your dragonflight, and other essential lore information: Yes