VALDEMAR, Damian Aug 9, 2013 23:13:38 GMT -6
Post by Damian Valdemar on Aug 9, 2013 23:13:38 GMT -6
We don't know what he's killing... We just know it looks awesome...
Name: Damian Valdemar
Year in the Academy: 4
Courses Taken: Basic Magic 101, Basic Magic 201, Imperial Magic 301, Weaponry and Fighting 113, Weaponry and Fighting 201, Weaponry and Fighting 301 (Swords, Axes, Maces), Patrol Training, Defensive Magic, Field Medicine
Courses Currently Enrolled In: Imperial Magic: Squadron Command, Survival
Description: Damian walks with an undeniable air of authority- shoulders back, chin up. His strides are graceful, giving him the appearance of gliding over the ground. He most often wears a black military coat over a vest, black pants, and one of those little ruffly things right below his neck. He also dons black gloves. Overall, he presents a very prim, proper appearance.
With white hair, he has a bit of a tendency to stick out, compounded by his red eyes. Indeed, Damian is an albino (type OCA1)- but he doesn't talk about it much. Due to his disease, his skin is fairly sensitive to the sun, but with all his clothing on he has no need to fear the light on most of his body. As his eyes can't stand much light, he is also usually seen with a pair of incredibly sleek, cool-looking polarized black sunglasses on. Damian is also very farsighted due to his disease, and although he has gone through medical treatment, he still wears a pair of rectangular glasses with magnifiers on occasion.
Damian also carries three katanas on him at all times, like a sensible person.
Personality: Damian views himself as an explorer of the human mind. Obsessed with psychology, he carefully studies all the men under his command to figure out best how to encourage them to do his bidding.
Of course, he has no objection to exploring the Mistlands either or commanding a battalion, so long as he can do so in relative comfort. He's notorious among those he commands for coming to training at the very last moment with a warm cup of tea and working them until they nearly collapse.
All the same, armed with his considerable knowledge of the human mind, he can still be an excellent leader. He knows just when to do certain things and how long he can push his men before they break.
However, don't mistake Damian's prim nature as an unwillingness to act. He does keep three katanas on him at all times (like a sensible person) and he knows how to use them with deadly efficiency. His men respect him for this, as he will occasionally dive into the foray himself if it looks like they need a morale boost.
In Damian's world, failure means a drop in status and customers, which means that he won't be eating. As such, he's terrified of failure. The very prospect of it flusters him and can put him off-balance.
Damian also has a tendency to push buttons. It's not that he hates people, he just likes to see their reactions to better judge their personalities.
Having studied psychology extensively, Damian is used to mimicking others' speech patterns and mannerisms to connect with them better. That does, however, leave him without much of a sense of self, as he's always trying to be someone else. This has made him uncertain in the past.
The sole son of a merchant, from a young age Damian learned to use customers' psychology to his own advantage in marketing goods. He had such a knack for it that his father would often just let him run the customer end of their business, which flourished with his fake charm and masterful knowledge of the mind.
Damian had no intentions of staying a merchant, however. As soon as he could, he entered the Academy. Realizing his potential as a leader with his understanding of people, he began to follow the First Petal. With his determination for excellence and some careful buttering up of his teachers, he passed each course with flying colors.
Damian keeps three katanas on him at all times, like a sensible person.
Relationships: See connections thread.