Lucius rem Sylla
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➥ What is your character’s full name?: Lucius rem Sylla
➥ Do they have any brothers or sisters?: Only child.
➥ What kind of eyes do they have?: A single, honey-colored, pure-blooded Garlean eye bisects his stern face flanked by two steely blues that seem to lock into a piercing gaze even in casual conversations. When not wearing an ornate, almost baroque mask, he conceals his third eye with bandannas and other distractions.
➥ What kind of hair do they have?: In old days, Lucius wore his hair short-cropped as many military officers of the imperial legions do. In his time in Eorzea, however, he has let his hair grow a bit to help mask the obvious birth marking of being a pure-blooded Garlean to assist with safe and free passage about the land. His hair is uncharacteristically dark brown compared to his almost uniformly blond brothers and sisters of the Garlean race. He was told this was a recessive hereditary trait in his ancestry and that many of his forefathers have proudly carried the standard with deep oak-colored hair. Aside from that, his hair is soft and has a healthy shine to it. It’s clear that he takes pride in his appearance.
➥ What is their complexion like?: Lucius has a pale, almost pallid complexion. Soft, and well-tended to despite his rough and callused soldier’s hands. It is clear that he fancies himself a part of an important caste and perhaps has a bit of a silent vain streak. Even still, his body is littered with scars ranging from small fragment nicks to the clear, long, flat scars made by the business end of a whip.
➥ What body type are they?: The Pilus is all long, lean muscle. He is no mountain of a man, just an athletic frame that has been built upon - brick by sinewy brick - from forced marches that span thousands of malms under the crushing weight of full plate armor. Surprisingly, he has retained his low center of gravity and relative agility - the rumor has it that despite his tactical accolades, his true pride is his ability in an honorable duel.
➥ What is listening to their voice like?: Lucius moves wills through a dominant spirit, not through base intimidation and yelling. While generally soft-spoken, even in casual conversation he can be mistaken as a bit intense. Still, when he needs to, his voice can carry. As Primus pilus of the VI legion, hundreds of men depend upon his bellowing cadence to keep them marching.
➥ What do they hate most about themselves?: In his arrogance, he would likely say his inability to bring the Garlean Ideal to all the lands. He genuinely believes that his mission is a just one that could save lives, stop wars, and create a utopian civilization.
➥ Do they have a favorite quote?: “Let no foot mark your ground.”
➥ What sort of music do they enjoy?: Despite the disapproval of his compatriots, he has come to enjoy much of the local music of the lands his empire has subjugated. He finds the heady Ala Mhigan chants powerful but has a particular soft spot for traditional Doman music and entertainment - specifically performed live before his eyes.
➥ Have/would they ever cheat(ed) on a partner?: No.
➥ Have they been cheated on by a partner?: No.
➥ Have they ever lost someone close to them?: Yes.
➥ What is their favorite sound?: Lucius not only finds silence comfortable, but preferable from time to time. Then again, the gentle whisper of a woman or the thunderous clash of thousands of steel clad boots might stir emotions within him as well.
➥ Are they judgmental of others?: Absolutely. Lucius believes he has the key to world peace and a utopian society wound up in the Garlean Ideal he carries with him. Hedonists, cowards, the lecherous, the promiscuous, and enjoyers of other decadent life styles will surely hear his two gil on the matter after getting spit on and possibly called some sort of racial or social slur.
➥ Have they ever been drunk?: Yes.
➥ What are they like when they stay up all night?: Spacey, contemplative, reflective, introverted. Often times, he prefers to be alone in this state or at least with trusted comrades.
➥ Have they ever been arrested?: The closest Lucius has ever been to arrested was in a disciplinary confinement within his legion for disobeying an order. He paid dearly for his insubordination through a series of whippings and never again took the notion lightly.
➥ What evokes strong memories for them?: Fear, smoke, the chittering of voices in foreign tongues. Sometimes it’s less dramatic - the smell of freshly brewed tea, the moment a dimple presents itself next to a smile or the sound of a standard flapping in the breeze.
➥ What do they do on rainy days?: There are a thousand different possible outcomes for the week, and Lucius rem Sylla will sit and dwell on as many of them as he can in his refugee tent-turned command post when the weather is poor. One thing is certain, he hates uncertainty. Downtime is often spent seeking some utilitarian solution to a face-value task.
➥ What religion are they?: Lucius gets his scruples from a well-to-do imperial education. If you asked him, he would tell you that Garlemald is the only thing akin to god or king he believes in. In truth, he may not even believe that. To him, the empire is simple: a well-organized civilization with level-headed politics that lend to the ideal society and vehemently disagrees with those who would reject this concept.
➥ What word do they overuse the most?: “Hmm.”, “Huh.”
➥ What do they wear to bed?: Briefs in warm climates, long johns in the colder reaches
➥ Do they have any tattoos or piercings?: No.
➥ What type of clothing are they most comfortable in?: Lucius is quite adaptable. As a military man, he has no qualms with wearing tattered clothing or patchwork tunics made from spare fabrics. As an officer, he also knows how to dress for formal occasions and will not hesitate to do so if the situation calls for it.
➥ What is their most disliked food?: Any sort of bird as he considers it peasant food.
➥ Do they have any enemies?: Not that he knows of. (Except like, most of Eorzea. eheh)
➥ What does their writing look like?: Ornate, exaggerated, thin, deep-swooping loops in a finely-tuned cursive hand.
➥ What disgusts them?: Subsistence living, those who scrape by, lower-class heavy accents, Miqo’te - specifically Seekers, Au Ra - specifically Xaela, Ala Mhigan conspirators, Gridanians, Ishgardians of all social castes. Honestly, most people disgust him. He is definitely a man that must be won over to set aside a natural contempt for those who he believes are beneath him.
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