Name: Anders Saltvic
Birthday: 28th Flowers, 8268
Song-Lu Calendar: Day 30 of the Month of the Cormorant,
Year of the Incandescent Perfume Snake
True Animal: Cormorant
Secret Animal: Otter
Occupation: Rookie Alchemist/ Scribe
Allegiance: Koben Empire
Creative, Dedicated, Observant, Patient, Impulsive, Double Sided
Introverted, Self-critical, Paranoid, Disorderly, Suspicious
Anders is either full of energy (can be positive as well as aggressive), willpower and is ready to take on the world, or he is completely gone, out of hope for the world and wants to be left alone to sleep forever, there’s no in between.
He struggles to keep himself in control and to appear as neutral as possible around other people though, as he is scared of being labeled crazy.
He tries his best at being as friendly, social and open minded as possible around strangers even with his swinging moods, but is by nature suspicious and wary of most people he haven’t met before and doesn’t know closely, and in general prefers to have a certain amount of personal space.
He enjoys gathering new knowledge, and can get distracted from his own cautiousness towards other people if he get to go on and on about topics that interest him, and projects he is working on, and while he never would openly admit to it, interacting with intelligent and strong people makes him excited. as it tend to be the kind of people he looks up to. He is not good at argumentation, as he easily assumes that whatever he thought or did to begin with he was probably wrong.
Anders is rather sensitive to others expressed emotions and emotional outbursts, and will no matter the situation tend to get defensive and protect himself when exposed to this. He is fidgety and anxious around anger and violence and would rather escape a conflict than fight back. When pushed into a corner he will get aggressive as a way of getting away as well.
Whenever in the company of people, friend or foe, by sudden unexpected movements such as a raised hand or alike, Anders will back away or move his arms up to protect himself as an ingrown habit he can’t get rid of.
Dislikes: The concept of school and other places you are required to attend on a daily basis, overly crowded places, loud noise and loud people, Insanity, ignorance, having things being forced upon him, un-clarity, unpredictability. any mention of his birth name or origin.
Anders was born in Bratkowice, with the birth name Eamon, ending up as the second youngest out of five children. He was the result of an short lived affair on his mothers side, one shortly discovered after the birth of the boy by calculations and the sight of black hair locks in a family known for their blondes and redheads.
Eamon’s father was changed to the worse by this, growing bitter over what his wife had done to him, and the faq that he from now on had to be reminded of it every day, as they kept him as their son, having no idea about the biological father’s whereabouts.
On top of the presence of the unwanted child, the crops started to fail on the family, and the frustrations started to build up on top of one another. Blaming Eamon, his father started to get rough with him, throwing him around, kicking him when he was in the way and hitting him when he was in need of letting steam out. This taught Eamon to stay out of the way as much as possible, and as he got creative with finding hiding places, he also started finding an interest in reading, something that made him forget about his situation for a while.
While his siblings seemed to prefer being rowdy and play outside, Anders started to stay inside as much as he could get away with, and as his grandmother started to notice his interest in books, she supplied him with more, whenever she was on a visit, both tales of fiction as well as teachings about the world outside of Bratkowice.
Later on Eamon started to have accidents with magic, accidentally setting fire to objects in the house and his siblings, and while his mother, a sage, tried her best to repress his magic to save their furniture and children, the beatings from his father started to get severe, as punishment and a way to keep down his own growing anger.
Eventually the day would finally come where an attack from his father was so severe that Eamon almost was killed, and just saved in time by his oldest sister. He was afterwards moved to their grandmother’s house, where he spent the next months, in treatment for his wounds.
The mother would after this event kick Eamon out of the house, wanting to keep him safe the only way she knew without leaving her husband, and at the same time using it as an excuse, that he had caused too much harm for the family already.
Instead his grandmother offered her house as his new home, and as he accepted, she started to teach him how to control his magic abilities and later paid to have him schooled at a college, where he also started to get an interest for alchemy.
He felt fortunate to have been given all this by his grandmother but still left school as soon as he saw it fit, rather wanting to study for himself and not have to deal with the responsibility and boring stability of a school schedule. While his grandmother wished that he had stayed for a bit longer she still supported him, and by her help he started supporting himself as well, making a modest living by doing commissioned magic inscriptions and general scribe work.
One day Eamon got a visit from his mother about news from his biological father, learning for the first time about a special childhood friend of hers. She wasn’t trying to reconnect with her son, but had found him, because it was the man’s last request. He had died while serving the imperial forces in Belport, and he had left his home and belongings to his son, having had hopes about meeting him one day.
While Eamon was hurt by these news, he also decided to move into his father’s home in Koben, laying his name and old life behind him in hope of something better.
He has a somewhat hand shaped burn mark on his neck, from a night where he was choked by his father and accidentally lit his own skin on fire in panic. He prefer to keep this hidden away.
He has been practicing a wide range of magic, but fire magic seems to come most naturally to him.
he doesn’t care much about wealth and is happy as long as he has enough money to read, study and invent new sorts of spells while still being able to eat now and then and have a roof over his head.
while having good days and lots of energy, he tends to overwork himself and can easily forget to sleep and eat for days, until his body eventually gives up and he passes out. After a few days of no sleep, he usually starts hallucinating and hearing voices, though he is aware that this only is in his head.
his attention and participation can be bought with sweets and alchemy supplies.
He likes alcohol but it doesn’t take a lot to get him drunk.
Petra Saltvic: Oldest sister that he has a bit of an awkard relationship to. Even though they are trying to get a closer bond with one another (neither of them would admit this), there's still a long way to go. He feels that he is dept to her for saving his life when he was younger.
Sten and Gerda Saltvic: parents, he has a rather distant relationship if any to his mother, and is scared of his father and would prefer not having to see them again.
Anell Saltvic: older brother that he havent ever talked much to, while distant to one another, they have never been mean to one another either.
Malle Saltvic: Older sister that tended to mock and bully Anders whenever the possibility showed itself. They would both be happy if they never had to meet up again.
Lance Saltvic: younger brother and the youngest sibling. The one sibling that Anders cares for and is concerned about. While Lance is as wild as his oldest sister, he still manages to be gentle and show respect towards Anders. They haven't talked much since Anders moved to Koben.
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