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Character: Liam1. Liam is Ima's 3rd child.
He would have had two older siblings had it not been for some extremely harsh winters. The first was laid in November and never managed to hatch. The second was laid much earlier in the year and hatched in July, but the child didn't survive the first few weeks of winter. Liam hatched much later than he should have, which was in September. But he managed to survive his first winter.2. Snow and very cold temperatures provoke a lot of bad physical memories.
Bad things just seem to happen in winter for this poor boy. Sometimes these sorts of memories come with phantom pains as well. Either way, he's had very few good experiences during the winter and in cold places. When winter rolls around, or he finds himself in a very cold environment, he becomes very irritable, short tempered, and antisocial, which only further exasperates other problems. He keeps fairly busy during the winter months, in a somewhat vain attempt to distract himself. This keeps him on the move, but if you would try to stop him he'll be in quite the foul mood if you want to talk about anything other than giving him work.3. Liam is cursed.
Happened about when he turned 23; just happened to be in the wrong place, at the worst time, and in the most terrible of circumstances. A story to tell later. But, the essence of it is that, he slowly goes blind under specific conditions. Wielding a weapon, fighting in general, aggressive action, harming anyone, you get the idea. These actions all drain his sight away with variable levels of potency, the more aggressive the act, the faster it dwindles. And if should he kill someone? His sight is just gone, instantly blind. Neve can reverse this effect, essentially resetting it back to 0, but not remove it entirely. So it's only ever just a small, short lived relief. It's a huge source of frustration for Liam, considering his job, as well as a terrible source of anxiety for him.4. Liam needs to be around others.
While he doesn't seek out the company of others, he does need to be within it. He's not terribly talkative, but just having others talk keeps his mind busy and focused on the moment. Left to his own thoughts for too long, he tends to focus too far inward, making him increasingly agitated, more susceptible to making irrational decisions, and lowering his general perception of the things around him. Not to mention, silence bothers him a lot more since receiving his curse. Gavin, being naturally chatty, easily counters this most of the time and, when he notices his friend being extra quiet, he's learned to try to draw his attention to himself or something around them. Bayard's general presence doesn't help nearly as much as Gavin, but the Arcanine talks just enough to keep Liam's focus, which is good since he follows him everywhere now.5. Liam is somewhat religious.
Growing up in his tribe, there were many stories about how the world worked and how it wound around the patrons of the land. And how their own patron guarded their people, which lead to a reverence of fire, which further influenced many of the tribe's practices. Funeral pyres, chasing away bad luck and evil spirits, fertility, creation, destruction, and many other things, but most importantly, a source of life. Though he's learned plenty in that some of these things were born of superstitions and such, he still practices some small rituals and adheres to a few ideals and holds faith in his nation's patron, seeing the patrons as sources of protection for the people of the lands they guard and a pillar of peerless power. Well, hm, M10 changes a lot of things. But, can't talk about that yet.6. Liam puts his family and loved ones very far before himself.
He will absolutely put himself into harm's way to make sure that those he cares for will be alright. Like, won't even think to question his own safety, he's jumping in head first. This will sometimes clash with his morals and beliefs, but the lives and safety of those he cares for comes first in every scenario and he will not regret that decision, no mater the consequences.7. Liam has been weapon trained with everything his tribe makes.
Having a blacksmith for a dad, a leather worker for a mom, and a whole slew of others around who fiddle with craftsmanship, there was always a lot to try out. And Liam was always eager to see how the next thing that came about worked, so this boy knows how to work with quite a lot. Some weapons he enjoys are bows, bolas, swords, and sword breakers. But above all, he loves using polearms.8. Liam is very open to trying new and different things at least once, unless they go against his beliefs and/or morals.
He's gained some bad habits over the years because of this trait. Though he doesn't own his own, he will smoke a pipe when offered, enjoying anything that calms his nerves. He'll gladly go for a drink and stay at the bar for hours for more, especially if he's not feeling great. He'll try a new type of food he's given, even if the appearance or ingredients seem very unappetizing. Not everything sticks though. He's tried learning writing and reading, but didn't wanna bother much beyond a few key words to know because he found the process frustrating. And he's attempted to learn different crafts from the members of his tribe, though none of them have held his interest.