Pronunciation: na-TAN-eel, NAT
|Birth Year||NRC 510|
|Race||Half-Common Elf, Half-Human|
Much like his father, Nat is incredibly attractive. Much of his facial features take after Azalafine, yet masculine, and well-defined. He has Azalas light green eyes as well, but his mothers brown hair. Nats skin is fair with a clean complexion. He has a lean, lanky build, but isnt very muscular due to his habit of avoiding fights. His brown hair is long and often loosely tied back with a few locks hanging around and over his face.
Clothing and Armor
Nat wears a pair of brown pants with the bottoms tucked into his leather boots. He wears a loose blue long-sleeved shirt under a threadbare brown jacket. For traveling, he wears a long gray hooded cloak. Around his neck, he wears a silver necklace, and on the middle finger of his right hand, a silver ring with an obsidian stone.Weapon Description
A knights issue dagger from Valis that he swiped from a drunk knight in a bar fight to defend himself. He never bothered to return it, obviously.
|Equipment||Clothing, Guitar, Flute, Small Sack, Jewelry|
Nat is more of a lover than a fighter. He can usually hold his own in a bar fight long enough to find an escape route, but he has no real skill with weapons or hand-to-hand combat. As the son of a bard, he was raised to become a skilled musician, he can play several instruments and has a beautiful singing voice, but at times he is lackadaisical in his playing, though sometimes playing with the bare minimum of his skill works for him.Personality
Nat is carefree and some what philosophical. He is intelligent, but rarely puts it to use. He spends more time chasing skirts than honing his craft. Unreliable and lazy, he often skips out on his bar tabs and only plays gigs when suitable for him. When it comes to women, he has rarely had a relationship that lasted longer than single night. Hed rather avoid conflict, and often slips away once things look stickythis includes anything from a real relationship to a bar tab.
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Nats mother, Irile, was a traveling bard. She shared an inn with a handsome elf named Azala one night, which brought about Nataniels conception. Two months after parting ways with Azala, Irile discovered she was pregnant. For the sake of her child, she returned to her familys home in Moss to bear and raise Nat.
Nataniels early years were spent with his mother and grandparents in a small town of the Gyenon duchy. Though his mother could no longer travel, she still played for the town, and sometimes put on shows in the capital city. She taught Nat how to play a few instruments, including the guitar, lute, and flute, as well as sing.
His grandparents always kept him at arms length. They didnt approve of how Irile became pregnant, and they were always cautious around the half-elf boy. They knew little of elves, but they did know that elves were immortal and magically powerful. However, they couldnt simply abandon their grandchild, so they tolerated his presence so long as he showed no signs of using the mysterious magic of elves.
Like most half-elves, Nats childhood peers werent eager to accept him. Their parents were scared, like his grandparents, and that was instilled in their children, and his long, odd ears didnt help. However, Nat wasnt the sort of child who buckled under the taunting. Instead, he became a prankster, and when a peer caused him trouble, that child often had a comeuppance due. Eventually, the other children learned how to hold their tongues. It was in his childhood years that Nat also discovered the spirits. Fairies would often try to communicate with him, but he didnt have the drive to learn shamanism on his own, beyond a few tricks that often helped in his pranks.
As he became a teenager though, Nat grew into the good looks he inherited from his father. The local girls could easily overlook his alien elven heritage and trouble-making. Instead, they saw him as exotic and exciting. And their parents saw him as a threat to chastity and future marriages.
Then, when Nat was seventeen, one of the girls hed been sleeping with became pregnant. Her parents were furious and the rest of the town rallied against the half-elf. Nat knew that he wasnt going to make it out of the situation unscathed, so he hightailed it out of town before it got out of hand. Hes been on the road ever since. In his travels, Nats taken many lovers and left a trail of unpaid bar tabs across Lodoss.