Eye Color: Light blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 1.85 metersWhat he is currently wearing.Aims:
Depends on who is paying at the moment. Alignment:
Lawfully Evil. Occupation/Status:
Assistant Master Assassin/ Bounty HunterPersonality:
Galen is... odd. One moment he is very polite, kind, and fun to be around with. But the next minute, he is deadly serious and cold. This could be a result from his training. He's had to "force" a different personality so many times to act a part to get close enough to his target, that he might have "forgotten" what he really is like. A few things still remain the same unless he forces them away. The first off is that he cannot stand to see the innocent get hurt. The second is that that a man's word is worth more than his, or anyone elses life. Third, loyalty is just a fancy word.
But then you can see his double negative come back into play. He has been known to shove innocent bystanders into the people chasing him if a job goes south. You know the saying "If you and a friend are being chased by a bear in the woods, you either have to run faster than your friend, or trip him."
He also enjoys drawing, and can be seen with a sketch book and pencils during his off-time. Weapons/equipment:
Galen prefers blades over guns for five reasons; they're quick, silent, untraceable, easy to get a hold of, and never run out of bullets. Even so, he isn't a fool to ignore the advancement of guns. He'll use them on occasion, but relies more so on his armor and his skill instead of cheap firearms. Thanks to the size of his weapons and tools, its extremely hard to detect the locations of all of them since they are hidden all over the place.Battle Sword
usually on his hip. The only visible weapon of his.
2 long knives in his boots.
4 short throwing knives located on each boot.
3 throwing knives on each upper leg.
4 throwing knives on his belt behind his back. Kuhkri
blade on his belt.
4 throwing knives in each shoulder holster. (There are two shoulder holsters)
2 throwing knives on each bicep.
Long knife up each arm. They slide out when he flicks his wrists back.
So there is a total of 30 throwing knives (22 normal, 8 short), 2 long knifes, a sword, and a unique knife.
Money bag under the armor plating.
Fake money bag tied onto his belt, which looks easy to steal. Actually releases a blue dye powder into the air which is extremely hard to get off.
Small med kit.
Pouch with business cards.
5 smoke bombs on his belt in a pouch.
Sketch Pad and pencils.
Amulet of the Night.
Ring of the Assassin.
Ring of the Forbidden.
Ring of the Highest. Powers/magic:
Galen's natural ability's have of course been heavily geared towards his work. The first of these great ability's is simple known as Shadow Meld, and the other is a remarkable boost in his senses.
Shadow Meld: Shadow Meld is a signature move for the Masters of his Order. The move combines a few elements of magic, but relies more on the skill of the assassin to remain hidden. The basic principle of this move is to bend the shadows around you, and become invisible. The problem with this is if the assassin moves too fast, then he can not maintain the meld and it will begin to slip away from him. The other problem is this move is best used at night where shadows are everywhere, but this move can be pulled off in the day time if it is very cloudy, or the area is extremely shadowy. Galen has obtained a few... items of rare antiquity that further enhances this ability.
Sense boost: This is an ability that can only be acquired after years of intense "win-or-die" training in his Order. All of his sense are enhanced and further enhanced by his magical items to the point that he can sneak up on a cat, or detect the faint drawing of a blade in a noise bar. It also allowed him to give remarkable calculation speed to time things perfectly. There has been a slight detection of a sixth sense appearing within Galen, possibly from his over abuse of the magical items he's acquired over the years. But this ability isn't constant.
Amulet of the Night: This is the Amulet worn by his former Master who died in a tragic accident involving a street vendor, several clowns, at least one mime, and a bag of pistachios. This Amulet is the primary enhancement of the Shadow Meld ability. Its a silver amulet with a intricate pattern of swirly stuff, and a purple gem in the middle. It enhances Shadow Meld to the point that he can move faster than allowed, but still limited to the times of day.
Ring of the Assassin: Given to every member who graduates from recruit to assassin within the Order. This rings gives the wear a boost in endurance, and agility. Its point of origin, or the method of how it receives this power is unknown. It looks like a simple sliver ring, but the assassins name is engraved inside.
Ring of the Forbidden: This is an odd ring. Its appears to have once been a silver ring, but it looks so tarnished that the silver has turned black. There is a single blood-red gem stone on the top. It is unknown to what this Ring truly does, but Galen appears to be noticeably calmer when he isn't wearing it. It could be a blood lust ring.
Ring of the Highest: This extremely elaborate gold and silver ring was stolen from the grave of a well known, and well loved Lord of Exalia. It is responsible for the enhancement of senses, and a partial enhancement to the Shadow Meld ability. It could be that over use of this ring is what is causing the sixth sense to appear, and the possible mood swings. History:
Galen Varius is... complicated at best and nonexistent at worst. Small pieces can be linked to his secretive past. One of the biggest glaces into his past, is the organization know only as the Black Templar. The Black Templar are only know to a few, and worth the money. They are a ruthless band of highly trained assassins. Their new recruits are children, usually slaves or orphans, and raised in Del'Hadsure, the Black Templar's main keep. There they are taught many weapon skills, agility training and acrobatics, stealth, the arts of disguise and infiltration, poisons, medical training, and a few others. Not all of the recruits will manage to make it to full assassin status. Out of a graduating class, it is usual for only 25% of the 30 original students to still be alive and effective at the age of 16. Those that still live, but are unfit for due due to psychological/emotional drama, are usually kept as mercenaries of the popular War Pigs group.
Galen obviously made it into the final group, and over the past ten years, has been working by the assassin's code; for the highest bider. He is freakishly good at his job, and it is amazing that he'd been able to reach the position of Assistant Master Assassin at such an extremely young age. He reached the position about two years ago in a contract by eliminating a High General of the Imperium forces right during a parade with a knife. It is suspected that not only does he have a natural talent at assassination, but also plants evidence to eliminate any competition, including his fellow assassins. That probably explains why he has advanced so far, but the interesting thing is that he has yet to get caught for it. Should any evidence of him doing this comes to life... well, he might as well slit his own throat.
He's also collected several magical items over time that has seriously enhanced his abilities. It is unknown where he has gotten a hold of these, but they are from tomb raids, robberies, payment, or trophies from high ranking kills. Either way, it doesn't matter in the end how he's gotten them, just that he has them. ’Previous life’ History:
Before Galen was approached by the mysterious stranger with terrible clothing tastes, he was known as Aaron Matusowitz, a banker on Wall Street in the United States. His life was elegant and rich, as would be expected, but boring and heavily filled with routine. He wasn't married, had no living family, and very few friends. Still, he was... content with his life for a while.
Some years down the road, he snapped. Aaron bought a several small handguns, walked into the bank as usual, and did his job as usual until about noon; when the bank was at its busiest. He stepped out from behind his desk and begun shooting at random. The security guards were the first to be shot, then his fellow co workers, then the customers inside. Thirty minutes later, Aaron was pinned to the ground by NYC SWAT. He'd killed a dozen people and wounded several others.
It was during his trip to jail in the back of the armored SWAT car when the stranger appeared and offered him a new chance at life. Which he obviously took. Theme song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PDIBTS_ ... re=related