EDITS SO FAR:August 29, 2015
- Edited bio and spell sections. I'm a silly person who realized a little late that a magic man who makes clothes should probably think about enchanting them too. |'D
- Transferred one of minor info into Abilities section.
- Gave him a list of nicknames.
- Edited some small typos and grammar errors here and there.
26th Gifts [November 26]Gender:
Seamster/Tailor and Clothing DesignerCity:
Miras KingdomPersonality:+ Contemplative | Dynamic | Hardworking | Humble | Family Oriented
= Calm | Debonair | Cultured | Dignified | Passionate
- Melodramatic | Neat-freak | Vain | Fussy | Indecisive
Lazaruz is a very work oriented man as his job entails much of his passion and time. He always makes sure to put quality into what he does and he never makes anything half baked. He is the kind of person who prefers to contemplate on ideas first to make the best out of a situation, which helps the man almost always figure out a solution to most issues and problems that come up every now and then. In general he works very hard in what he does, and it shows considering how rich the man has become due to his long business in making clothes for the rich folk with high quality materials. Despite his riches though, surprisingly the man remains to be humble in his own way, and also remains to never forget to take care of his family. He especially believes in the ideals of his grandmother, so staying humble while helping those around him (especially family) takes top priority in what he does, even over his obvious love to his work.
In terms of interacting with other people, on first meeting he caries with him a very calm and collective aura as just the way he walks and dresses shows how cultured and dignified he is. He also manages to have his own charming flair to the way he treats others, adding to his already debonair style. And with his high love for the arts, he manages to show just how passionate he can be, especially when he talks about his interests or his work. Lazaruz especially loves the art of clothing making and using magic, so it should be noteworthy to know that his job highly involves him using both to his advantage.
But of course, being highly passionate as he is, he can show often in his mannerisms that he tends to be somewhat over the top and melodramatic despite being fairly calm most of the time. Especially when caught off guard by an unfavorable circumstance, he can voice quite loudly how he's feeling in the situation. He can also be a neat-freak to the extent he almost borderlines being obsessive compulsive. His magic at least helps him with keeping himself from going too far as he mostly uses it to help him make sure everything is as neat as it could be and doesn't need a second check. With his high standard with how he looks, he can also become quite vain as he occasionally finds the time to look into a mirror and fix his appearance, and it should be noted that he's especially fussy when it comes to quality control. If there's something he does not like in a design or a certain look to something, he will do much to fix or change it, but thankfully never to the extent of being rude (unless it's really that bad). Lastly, his fussiness takes a heavy toll on him by making him highly indecisive, so it's normal to find him taking the time to look through options and think way too hard on choices, sometimes even if it's the smallest of things like what he should eat in the morning or which coat he should wear out that day.History:
Lazaruz is the middle child of a quite established rich family in Amedra, and from a young age his parents would always make sure that their children would show how established they are. From the way they dressed to the way they walked and talked, already from a young age they were all brought up to carry their family name with pride and continue their family businesses. His family were in no way nobles however, but it was obvious his parents were doing anything they could to climb up the social ladder and get their names known somewhere.
But of course, with the fact that they were slowly bringing up their names and riches, there was always this lingering thought in his parents' minds that their children could be easy targets for those who would try to steal their wealth, so from a young age as well Lazaruz and his siblings were taught sword fighting- specifically fencing- as both a hobby and their form of self defense. Unfortunately for Lazaruz however, as much as he enjoyed the look and the feel of the style, he did immensely poor in terms of actually defending himself with a blade (he notably just preferred the "dancing" and "moving" part of it rather than the actual using of the sword itself), so it was no surprise how bad he lagged behind his siblings when it came to the lessons. It all came to a point when one day while his parents were out on important business affairs, a simple fencing spar with one of his siblings actually ended up breaking one of his legs. He still has no idea how it even happened until now.
Since his parents were out of town, the caretakers of the house couldn't easily contact them and ask for their approval to get the town's best healer to treat his leg. Instead the next while involved having Lazaruz be taken care by his grandmother who would help him heal his leg the more "natural" way while waiting for them to get word from his parents. His grandmother was actually just a simple middle class tailor, which of course confused Lazaruz considering how he was used to being surrounded with the rich lifestyle he was raised with. Nevertheless there was just something so pleasing about the way his grandmother lived and the way she treated him. He ended up enjoying his time with his grandmother, though not without growing bored of course as there wasn't much he could do with a broken leg. It was then his grandmother invited him to help her with her tailoring by making him sew and make clothes to at least lessen the boy's boredom. It was thanks to this he earned his eventual love for clothes making. Even after his parents returned and got his leg healed completely, Lazaruz still wanted to stay with his grandmother and continue helping her with her work. His parents were of course reluctant considering her lifestyle was "stuck in the past" as they would say it, but after all it was just his grandmother. What could possibly happen to him living with her?
Surprisingly, it was learning magic from her. The grandmother actually practiced much magic in her youth, and it was raising a family and making them survive the hard times they had when they were poor that had to make her stop. Seeing the potential in Lazaruz and that there wasn't much for her to lose anymore, she thought it was about time she passed down not only her tailoring knowledge but also magical prowess to one of her descendants. As much as Lazaruz kept failing in terms of protecting himself physically from then on, due to his slowly progressing skill in using magic, he was finally able to find a way to go up against his siblings in terms of defense, and his parents then realized perhaps he didn't need to brandish a sword to protect himself. Of course this is completely ironic considering the way he would eventually use his magic.
Years then would pass, and Lazaruz would become a professional tailor and soon enough even a Wizard after being sent to learn magic from other teachers. His grandmother too would eventually pass away due to old age, and in her will it was actually discovered that she had earned quite a sum of money that accumulated through the years- almost more than how much Lazaruz' parents ever earned in fact. It was also specifically stated that all of her earnings go to Lazaruz as he really was the one who really took care of her during her final days and was the one who could fulfill her dream of having a Clothing Emporium. Thus using the money given to him, Lazaruz would then create said Tailor and clothing Emporium where he could live his and his grandmother's dreams of doing his passion as his work and all without the expense of disappointing his parents as well.
Things from there would go great for the man the next years, but of course then comes the recent political events that happened and the surprise attack from Koben. Naturally his business would get harmed along the way, and one would think with how work oriented Lazaruz was, he would instead find other ways to improve his income and not bother with the war. Surprisingly though, Lazaruz has since decided to dedicate some of his money and time to helping the fugitives from the attack by providing shelter and garments to them in exchange for work. The example his grandmother lived still stuck to his memory until now, and more than anything he knew his grandmother would do something for those in need, especially during a time of war.
Following in her example, currently Lazaruz would aid fugitives in need, but definitely not without keeping his tailoring business intact. Who knows, maybe people will buy clothes from him in return for his kindness...
...And since it was a time of war, the clothing enchanting business too was looking quite promising to him.Additional info:MAGIC USAGE:Levitation and Object manipulation Spells
Lazaruz has a natural ability to make things around him levitate and become mobile, and this especially helps him when he wants to be neat as cleaning becomes a lot easier
when your broomsticks do the cleaning for you
. He also uses levitation spells often when making outfits for other people as well. He doesn't find the need to go across the room for a specific tool or item for example, so he can continue working on something almost non-stop. Surprisingly though his designed clothing are all handmade.
In terms of how much he can carry in a moment however, it all goes down to what exactly the movements are and how big the item is. If it's as simple as bringing several sewing materials or books to another room at a decent pace, there's no question that it's an easy task for him. If the books had to dance or the sewing materials had to work for themselves, then the amount he can levitate begins to lessen. If it starts going into more heavy objects like boulders and giant bookshelves, throwing the object in one direction is as far as he can go past levitation, and he can at most work with up to two objects at large scales, especially if they're twice his size.Energy Sword Generation
Despite Lazaruz being horrible with the blade, he still nevertheless appreciates fencing for its style and look. To him, it can be very dance like and flashy, so it's no wonder he would end up integrating fencing stances and mannerisms into the way he handles a wand and casts spells (though of course without actually doing any sort of skilled fencing). And since he can't hold a blade well, he instead makes use of swords created from raw energy that float behind or around him. The elements that make up the blades tend to vary on the circumstance (i.e. use the element that works best against the opponent), but he favors and works best with light based energy swords. He unfortunately cannot use more than one element when making a set of swords, and a set can only go up to 5-6 blades with 6 already pushing it for him. The less swords he creates make it easier for him to manipulate into doing intricate movements like slashing and parrying, and naturally the more blades he creates get limited to more simple movements like forward thrusts or projectile throws and the like. The blades he creates take on the forms of sabres, rapiers, short swords, and Daggers. Although he can make large swords like broadswords and zweihanders, Lazaruz favors smaller and lighter blades as they're quicker and easier to handle and create considering their sizes and the amount of energy needed to make them.Spell Tomes
Occasionally Lazaruz will have a spell book floating by his side in case there is a need for more than his sword generating spells. It however takes longer for him to cast these spells as he still needs to read how to properly cast them, and naturally the bigger the spell, the more it can take a toll on his own energy. Due to this, he has a tendency to rely on his sword generating magic more often as it comes more natural to him than most other spells. He also doesn't bring these tomes with him often unless travelling in far distances or doing something really far from home and tailoring. The element of the spells highly depend on which tome he has on him (he can only carry one at a time), and at the moment he only has 3 elemental tomes: Fire, Water and Wind. He especially favors the water tome though as he has used it several times
to make his house especially clean
Notably the quicker he casts a spell he's not used to, the more likely he could misinterpret it and make something else happen.Minor Clothing Enchantments
Naturally being a Wizard who makes clothing for a living, Lazaruz has experimented on some garments by giving them enchantments. Lazaruz however has been mostly doing this with his own garments and never thought about selling enchanted clothing up until recently with the war erupting. At the moment though his enchantments are minor and elemental related, such as a slight protection over the temperatures of a hot day (hence why he can still wear designer coats during the summer time), or increased resistance to the cold regardless of being light thin fabric, so he has yet to improve said enchanting to fit a war situation.
Due to this skill being still fairly new to him, enchantments he isn't used to are more likely to backfire on him hence why he'd rather experiment on smaller scale clothing like handkerchiefs and undergarments the more advanced the enchantment is.Basic Small Scale Elemental Spells
For very basic everyday purposes like lighting a candle, watering the plants or using wind magic to delicately turn the page on a book, Lazaruz has a tendency to use really small scale spells to help him with everyday activities. His grandmother especially did this a lot when he was around, so he has since acquired the same habits as well.Misc:
- Lazaruz' main wand is actually a detachable piece to his cane. More often than not he will drop the rest of the cane to make his fencing stances more convincing. His wand is also notably pointy so he can "poke" his way out of a situation if someone gets too close.
- All of his siblings have since gone off to do their own businesses and got married to other rich people. Lazaruz is the only one still single as people say he's pretty much married to his work.
- Despite being vain, Lazaruz doesn't actually like showing off his riches. He just likes looking good.
- Lazaruz isn't snobby as well, so he isn't one to turn away people from lower classes in need of help as seen by the way he currently is attempting to help the Koben attack refugees.
- His parents are still alive though retired now that all their kids have moved out and/or have taken over the business.
- Has a very strong Spanish accent and may occasionally insert some "otherworldly" terms into his speech
since I'm pretty sure the Spanish language doesn't actually exist in this world LOL (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong though 8'D)
- He is also quite the dancer and performer.
- He may be addressed as Mr/Señor
Calisto, Lazaruz, Laz, Aruz, and Cal. Cal though is especially meant for close friends or those who ask politely if they can call them that. ((You may combine Mr or Señor with his main names or abbreviated nicknames.))
- Theme Song
RP Preference: Skype, dA Chatrooms and Google Docs.
I'm actually open to all kinds of methods especially if my partner favors other mediums, though I will do better in dA chatrooms and may need to be reminded to reply in Skype/google doc rp's if the rp really lasts that long. 8'D
HHHH. Aaaaand new app here we go.
Actually saw this group a long time ago, but I was finally pushed to join thanks to mai--flower
So... Um... Meet my Hispanic based Fairy God Father. He can go bipity bopity boo on yo clothes if you really need it.
And for once I didn't make a sad bio. I'm so happy. x'D I think this is also the cutest story I've come up with for a character, so this guy makes me very happy in general. Fancy mustache and all.
Welp, I hope I got all the things done right and make it. ;u; Good luck to everyone~
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