Name: Jerek Helamore
Jerek is a thin, frail human with quite pale skin, only recently having a slight tanning to it. His eyes are bloodshot and have bags under them from little sleep, and his hands are bone thin. He does, however, mask it all with a warm, inviting smile. He has short cut brown hair, which, even though it is neatly cut, is usually not groomed. He wears a simple, long, flowing dark blue robe, which has a massive hood that he obscures himself under when he needs to do shady magical things near untrustworthy eyes. He wears small, easy-fitting leather shoes that he can slip on, which are usually obscured by the robe, which is definitely a few sizes too large. He is covered with a little dirt and grime, but usually stays fairly clean.
-A small living space on the fringes of Marn, with minimalist furnishings and a low-class lifestyle in mind.
-A relatively decent income of money, as he is stringent and saves up the small fees he charges those he heals.
Powers or Strengths:
In terms of powers, Jerek wields magic which he rationalizes through his emotions which is split into four branches. His destructive side is the part of his magic that only results from anger, rage, or hatred. This magical form involves more destructive abilities, such as conjuring fire (Currently the only ability he has in his Destructive Arsenal). His redemption side embodies his pacifism, generosity, and scholar-like tendencies. This magical form allows him to perform magic that heals others (Currently he can only cure mild illnesses and mend bruises or cuts.) His trust side embodies his confidence and trust in the arcane, allowing him to naturally improve the world. Examples of this include a green thumb or a high infant deliverance success rate. His mistrust side embodies his mistrust of magic and fear of it or its use, completely shutting off his magical abilities.
His other major advantage is his intelligence. Jerek is cunning, witty, and strategic, and takes great pride in this. He can usually think of brilliant strategies or clever comebacks, and does so often. He has tenacity and confidence, which play into his intelligence and the plans he makes. However, the most often noted positive trait of Jerek is his calmness and kindness. He is always generous and kind to the poor and weak he surrounds himself with, and loves those who appreciate his gifts, and in turn appreciates theirs.
Weaknesses and Flaws:
Although Jerek may be bright and have magic, he has far too many weaknesses that feed into each other.
On the physical side of things, Jerek is very frail, lacking any muscle, or fat. He often starves himself as he constantly pushes to study, practice, theorize and learn, a side effect of his confidence and tenacity. He also lacks speed, being much slower than the average human. In fact, one could easily see his frailty, especially since he makes no effort to disguise himself or appear well-rested. Also, his magic is not as great as some think it is, as he can only use each aspect of his magic one at a time, and must greatly feel the emotion towards his target. For example, if he wanted to attack someone with his destructive side, he would genuinely have to hate that specific person. Thus, he can't multitask with his magic, leaving it to very niche and slow uses. Also, magic users who have mastered one type of magic negate his ability to use any magic except his redemption side through their mere presence nearby.
His kindness can also be a weakness, as he often forgets that magic is highly illegal in order to heal and aid others. In fact, he can be overall presumptuous, often stepping above the boundaries of what is allowed. He is generally a pacifist, refusing to engage in fights unless others are in danger or he faces severe danger. He also needs plans for any major actions, refusing to think on a whim or rush into something. When his strategies do not work, he gets sort of childish, pouting and throwing a miniature tantrum.
He also lacks heavy political knowledge, often ignoring political mandates that don't directly hit at him or those he likes/loves. In fact, he has generalized the laws of Marn to all Marn's guards, and hates them all for banning magic and weakening society. Oh, and did I mention that he wants to burn the genitalia of all orcs so they can no longer give birth to another generation of pure idiocy? And Orcish Guards; well, let's just say that his preferred dealings with them will result in tortures far more painful than those Marn's government could administer. And other species less intelligent (yet still somehow sentient) also have this bias applied.
Most importantly, however, is his inner dark side. He is a cruel and violent person, yet hides it from those who know him. He can hide it quite well, often only showing his good side. However, when we don't acknowledge our demons, they grow stronger. And Jerek's demons feast on his fear of showing his dark side like a man after living in the desert for a year. He hides his duality, but if it were to come out, he would certainly lose the few friends he has.
Jerek was born in Corezo to two loving parents: Marnine Helamore and Vagabin Helamore. Marnine worked at a nearby institute for learning as both an educator and scholar. She often accompanied Jerek to the institute's library, where they would both spend hours reading through novels. Marnine quickly realized Jerek's intelligence, and pressured him in a playful way to take on larger and more scholarly novels. He especially enjoyed philosophy and theatre books, but certainly had no complaints about the sciences and other such published works. Vagabin was a politician, yielding a decent income, and always arguing for magic, although Jerek was never told much about his father's platform or reason for the defense.
When Jerek was old enough, he was entered into the institute, where he excelled learning-wise but failed friend-wise. He did not mind, since he found friends in the scholars that worked with his mother and formed close bonds with them. Eventually, once Jerek began studying the history of magic (Which he really delved into at 14), Marnine explained to him that both he and his mother could utilize magic. She explained to him her own system for grasping it: his emotions. These emotions perfectly explained magic to him, and both he, his mother, and other magical scholars now began studying magic together. Since he also had to maintain his reputation in regular schooling, he rarely had time to practice. For the next 6 years, Jerek studied intensely in magic and in schooling, desiring to leave a mark on the institute during his time there. However, he had no idea what he would do after that.
Eventually, he graduated, much to the congratulations of his parents, who decided to forbid him from looking for work until he could decide on a purpose he was devoted to. So, he remained with them, studying many different kinds of books to see if anything really sparked him. One day, on a trip to the library, he was wandering down a shady part of town when a young orc attacked him, perhaps attempting to rob Jerek. Jerek already had many problems with orcs, and his destructive side hit a high point for him. Although severely injured from the crude blade the orc used, Jerek was able to burn the orc alive, painfully and slowly. The pain was so great that the orc was immobile during the attack. Jerek just had to watch, and keep his anger in check so as not to raise the intensity to instantly fatal levels. Although his enemy was vanquished, Jerek lay immobile, bleeding out to death. He closed his eyes, hoping maybe his magic could protect him.
Once he opened them again, he found himself in the bed of a strange home. In it, an old man was using healing magic to tend to the wounds of many poor who were injured. He explained to Jerek that he had found Jerek on his way home, and saved his life with magic. When Jerek attempted to pay the man, the man asked for just enough to live on, which was almost no money out of Jerek's money pouch. Greatly inspired, Jerek asked the man how to become just like him, and showed the man his own healing magic. The man told Jerek the following: "You must love them without reason. You must only hate those who hate without reason. If you wish to atone, head to a place that needs you more than this one. Head to Marn."
Jerek simply nodded, went home on recovery, told his parents what happened, and was relieved to hear their consent in his plan. He immediately began studying up on Marn, and Thar Shaddin, and to his dismay, found that there were laws outlawing magic. However, he realized that this would be part of the challenge. Upon entry to Marn, he did all proper procedures, even showcasing his magic to the Justice Hall, although he was unable to really trigger his destructive side, only getting a spark or two since he lacked much reason to hate anyone in the room. He bought himself a simple living space near the outskirts and slums, and continues to heal and share his experiences with others, even trying to get into contact with the hospital and university. He regrets the murders of his past, and works towards a future of wisdom and redemption.