Character Name: Hofnart
Character Gender: Male
Character Species: Orc
Character Age: 50
Character Alignment: Neutral Good
Character Appearance: Weighing in at 240 pounds and being 7’2” tall, Hofnart, always saw himself as less than exceptional. To cover his self-doubt around his appearance, he has always garbed himself in clothing fit for a jester. This would include his pointy black shoes, burgundy red garments that are loose fitting and include a hood and cloak, and a leather chest piece (just in case something hits him the wrong way). He is more wiry than a typical orc, due to his upbringing, and has grayish green skin tone. He has kept his appearance quite clean, remaining clean shaven and still having pearly white teeth, lightly pointed ears, and dazzling emerald green eyes.
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Character Personality: Because of his upbringing, Hofnart has always been more gentle then is typical for an orc. He prefers to be the life of the party (even if he is quite terrible at it) and wants to be the center of attention. If people aren’t laughing, then he feels that he is not doing his job.
Being uneducated, he typically speaks of himself in the third person and tries to keep everything to a couple key sentences with simple wordings.
With all of that, Hofnart has found himself to be quick to temper when things don’t go his way and is starting to realize his own strength. He is still quite young for an orc and is still learning what being an orc truly means in society.
Character skills/abilities: Hofnart thinks he is quite entertaining; however, he is actually quite terrible. He is beginning to learn, however, that he is very talented with a broad sword and a club. "Given" a ruby red gemstone broad sword as payment for not performing at a royal wedding, Hofnart has diligently trained during his travels to become quite a swords master.
Other than that, he has the typical abilities you would find with an orc. He is extremely strong, can cover long distances in a short span of time, his tough skin is not easily damaged, he has a natural resistance to diseases and toxins, and has the ability to continue fighting even when mortally wounded.
Character Weaknesses/Flaws: One big weaknesses is that he believes his is quite a good performer and that he has successfully made a living this way even though people are actually paying him to stop performing or to not perform at all! As well, he is quick to temper when things don’t go right which makes botched performances and awkward setting most of the time.
Character Backstory: Hofnart was born to two orcs who were soon exiled from Bloodsworn (in Shi'vrann'aeli, a region in Evylon) for befriending and working for the elves. While on the run, his parents left him swaddled outside of Glymstar, hoping that he would be taken in. Luckily, a member of the royal guard found him and brought him into the city before the hoard chasing Hofnart’s parents could find him.
This elvish guard took pity on Hofnart and decided to raise him as his own, hoping that he could train Hofnart to be a fierce ally of the Elvish guard. When Hofnart turned 10 and was ready to begin his training, it was easy to see that he did not fit in. This caused a big issue with the elvish council and Hofnart was told that he had 1 week to find an occupation that fit his status or to leave Glymstar.
Hofnart, distraught, picked up several apples on his way home and began to juggle them. Children began stopping him in the street to watch this display. For the next week, Hofnart would continue to hone those skills each day with the children. When his week was up and he was called back in front of the council, they agreed to let him stay as a street performer, pursuant that he kept the children happy.
He kept up this performing act, expanding his skills to weapons, performances, singing, etc. until one day, the council informed him that his services were no longer welcome and he had to leave Glymstar. Only knowing how to perform, Hofnart decided to find other jobs requiring him to jester and perform for court. For a few years, people would bear through his performances until one year he was asked to perform at a royal wedding.
Upon showing up, he was quickly asked to leave by a member of the royal guard before he was able to perform. When Hofnart asked why, he was told that his reputation was quite generous compared to his actual skills. Hofnart got angry at this and took the guards gem sword and started to walk away. The guard threw a rock at Hofnart so he would stop. Hofnart simply turned around and said, “Hofnart take payment. You no like, Hofnart squish head. Hofnart leave now.” With that he turned and left. He has been traveling the realm since, attempting to perform in whatever tavern will accept him and accepting side jobs as part of various mercenary troops while in regions that truly know how “skilled” of a performer he is.
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