About Bezmen Oradia
Bezmen Oradia, Tiefling Magnus/Occultist. Dragged kicking and screaming into the Sanitarium. Ready for the horrors to unfold.
I haven't finished the Crunch - if I am picked I’d like to maybe change a few things but I’d want to run that past you.
This is just a small overview of the character - I answered the 20 questions but I feel there is so much more that will come out.
Bezmen Oradia - a monster. The bastard son of a bastard son. His birth wasn't planned, he wasn't loved he was hated and despised before he was even born. From a father of wealth and a mother of lower class. But his heritage, his blood line made him more than just a half demon bastard.
He was born on the streets of Egorian the capital of Cheliax in the Cheapside district. There were a lot of children like him, born from demon blood lines mingled with the people of Cheliax, but he was still looked down upon, still shunned for what he was on top of how he was born. But the streets are where he learnt life wasn't easy, you have to be smart, you have to fight for everything you got. You had to be better than everyone else. But luckily for him had a few gifts the others street skum didn't have thanks to his demon blood. It was not an easy childhood, but he vowed to do anything to be on top.
This need to put himself out of the gutter lead him to do bad things to survive but slowly he didn't do them to just survive he did them because he enjoyed the power, he enjoyed the feel of fear washing off those he prayed upon. He robbed a few people, cut a few that didn't want to give up either money. But it got boring and so he started killing, the first few were hard but then it was like slaughtering livestock. A means to an end.
He eventually become a conman, using the talents of his demon blood. He gave him an over sensitivity to spirits and the history of objects. He would play on people's needs to get money out of them, saying mostly what they wanted to hear throwing in a few truths if he could pick something up. He found the work a little less messy then what he was used to but still it paid well.
***This could all lead to him spending time with Count Lowls(I think that’s his name)? / some old god people? But then he forgets it all. All the bad things he’s done and he’s changed. But will slowly get them back and have to work through that will he becomes the same old man he was or fight ?***
When he wakes up in the sanatorium he will not remember his past, he will understand bits but I hope that will come back slowly to reveal the real monster he was.
So the way I would like to do this is give a feel for both sides of my charater. The evil side the person he was before he lost his mind and the one he will be when he wakes up. I want to give a flavour and let you run wild if you wished, I want him to be conflicted when his memories come back. He will be an occultist so I want to get a hit of memories with the object reading ability, I will be doing that a lot and playing it up.
What emotion best describes your character?
Before his mind was wiped he was angry he reveled in the anger and drank from it deeply. It didn't come from just one particular thing but a whole host of problems as he liked to see them. He had a loathing a resentment for most people living their lives, wasting them on little things. It disgusted him. After the wipe he will be cheerful, kind, caring and have a fondness for people. This will change as his old self is revealed.
What emotion does your character evoke in others?
Before the wipe I think generally he would want to scare people, he would want people to avert their eyes from him. He would revel in the fear. He was sacred once he didn't like it and he grew from the fear, and now he only wishes to give it to others. He uses that to impress people like him, to stand out and join others above his social station.
Enemies I want to intimidate them, I want them to be unsure of what I will do. I want to get in their heads and give them second thoughts about messing with me.
Friends I hope to play him as calm, respectful and compassionate. He will be very loyal to those he calls friend.
What does your character need most?
Before - He was a bored creature, he did the evil things he did because he could and because it brought him joy. He didn't really need for anything as he would take it.
After - He’s lost, he thinks he needs to get his memory back he needs to get whatever life he had back. He will want a connection he will want to feel something with other people.
What is your character’s goal in life?
His memories, the life he could have had but has forgotten about. It is the main drive he has for everything he is doing. He is a blank slate, not remembering anything and it’s like being in a void. To think of the people out there waiting for him to come home and it drives him forward. He needs to find out what happened to him and won't stop.
How does your character believe this goal can be accomplished?
He will just follow everything he can, if there is something remotely connected to him or the situation he’s in he wont stop to find them and ask them about himself. If anyone remembered him he will want to know everything they can tell him. He holds onto the fact he needs to find out who he was, but when he sees where it takes him maybe he will decide he doesn't want to learn anymore.
For any campaign, a character should have come from somewhere. Spend any length of time with someone and their history is bound to come up. These questions give your character history, and therefore dramatic and emotional weight.
Where did your character come from?
He was born a bastard to Cheliax, a country rich with people like him but seen as a lesser person. His father was a well off man but the mother was a prostitute, a thing men with money and power went to experience something different. He started life early there was no pampering on the streets of Cheliax, he wasn't well looked after if he wanted to survive, he had to learn on the street. He had to steal and fight to survive it’s the thing that hardened him to the world. Everything he learnt he worked for, lucky for him there are certain gifts given to those of demon blood.
When did you grow up?
He had to grow up early, his father didn't want him. His mother was on the game working. She didn't cast him away but she wasn't a mother, she just had a bed for him to sleep. As a child he had to take full responsibility for himself or he just wouldn't live. It came down to fighting to protect himself, stealing to survive and doing what he had to do to learn.
What values does your character hold?
Self Freedom, he will not abibe people telling him what to do. He has lived his life as someone look down upon and hates it.
Before his memory was lost - nothing would hold him back from what he needed to do.
After his memory was lost - He will not hurt those in need, he will only defend himself.
How does your character dress?
Bezmen stands at 6 foot tell, is well built and holds himself as if he’s always ready for a fight. He has a very typical look for a tiefling, having a tail and horns but his long hair is snow while. Eyes as black as the void, with a smile that shows his sharp pearl white teeth.
He dresses fancy whenever possible, making sure nothing is out of place.
He has a few random positions that he himself won't understand why he has them, they are trinkets he stole from people he robbed. They had extreme significance to the people he took them form and enjoys holding them and reading their history from time to time. **Used with occultist class features later on**
He will be a damage dealer, front liner hopefully going heavy armor later on but should have the defensive spells to keep himself alive early on. I can see him being ranged if needed, I would just need to move a few things around and he might be a bit feat starved.
He has decent skills, but doesn't have a lot of knowledges. He will talk big, but isn't the face of the party.