Mykhailo Caspari, but everyone calls him "Myka"Age:
Gypsy from TerrantulaStanding:
Neutral Against-- he likes things just the way they are, but won't complain so long as it doesn't influence him. ("If it ain't broken, don't fix it," mentality.)Profession/Role:
Myka stands at five feet and five inches, and is built like a whipcord-- he'd look like a kid if it wasn't for his masculine face and prominent musculature. His hair is a dark brown and bears a noticeable curl, so he keeps it cropped close to his skull. His eyes are a shade darker than burnt orange, but too bright to be classified as "brown".
-----He always smells faintly of the sea but, given his occupation, he's actually uncommonly clean. His hands are calloused yet deft, and he's quite agile from climbing all over his ship. Bronzed skin from numerous days under the sun's unrelenting rays. He has five piercings, two in his left ear and three in his right. Identical, tribal band tattoos encircle his well-muscled forearms. His most noticeable scars are a knick on his right eyebrow and a slash on his left cheek. He has a few other scars here and there, from his job and from fights, but none are as prominent. Myka's constantly smiling, and he's a rather spirited guy, no matter the time of day.
-----Myka isn't too keen on clothes, and therefore tries to dress as lightly as possible. Aboard his ship, he'll run about barefoot and garbed only in his trousers. However, on-land he "dresses up better". He has a pair of very worn black leather boots, baggy brown trousers with drawstrings at the ankles (to fasten at the knee), a loose white linen shirt that ties at the wrists and laces down the front, a fat leather belt, and two red sashes (one of which can serve as a headscarf). If he wants to get really fancy (or if it's insanely cold) he owns a long, blue coat. In simplest terms, he looks like a pirate.Weapons/Equipment:
Myka is sharp-tongued and smart, the impulsive type of man that will leap without looking. Sometimes, it seems he has no sense of self-preservation because he gets such a thrill out of living on the edge. Like any good sailor, he loves a good time, a good drink, women, and gambling. He's never been too skilled at mincing his words, but his morals are decent in their own twisted ways. Myka doesn't take promises lightly, and if he gives someone his word, he'll keep it. He has his own loyalties, but in some cases can be bribed if he isn't that attached to this other person. Fickle. Not very cultured, maybe even crude. Thick-skinned yet prideful, Myka tends to either work on his own or place himself as a leader in any group he joins-- he's stubborn and competitive.Magick:
drinking, gambling, sleeping, swimming, taking long walks, making time with the ladies, fighting, partying, adventures, singing (actually decent at singing), dancing (horrible at dancing), sailing, going on adventures, and getting into trouble (it happens so often, it's become a hobby)History:
Mykhailo was the fourth and final child of Cyrek and Desirae Caspari. His brothers were Tab, Fox, and Dillon, and each of them (Myka included) were taught te ways of the sea before they could walk. They lived on the largest Terrantulan island, the one which was closest to the mainland, along the southern coast. The Caspari men proudly held the reputation for being the quickest and most reliable trading vessel between Faelee and Terrantula (and, occasionally, Sophya), and were actively used in said trade route for various kinds of goods. If business was slow, the Caspari men would take up the role as fishermen or escorts for people as well as goods. Because of they're notoriety that had lasted over they years, the Caspari men did a very decent business, and had a hefty sum of money behind their family name.
-----Though they had plenty of money, Mykhailo was never content. He enjoyed the life at sea and the taste of adventure, but he had always had wilder dreams. He wanted to travel the world and hunt for treasure, just like the pirates he heard about in the stories that his grandfather told. It was a dishonorable aspiration, for a sailor, and such goals angered Myka's father. And, Myka could never bring himself to leave his mother to go on such a voyage. So, for a time, he dismissed those thoughts.
-----Mykhailo enjoyed his time in Faelee, which bore mystery and wonder for the aspiring adventurer. Though they did business for many people, the only people that Myka can remember was the DeVrie family. The DeVrie family was a family of merchants for whom Cyrek often did business. He would take their goods and sell them in Terrantulan marketplaces, and recieve a healthy amount of profit, as well as room and board while they were in Faelee on business. The DeVrie's had two wonderful children, a son and a daughter, named Celeste and Alek. Mykhailo and Alek became good friends, and have remained friends since then. (They've been friends for nearly eighteen years now.)
-----Though they were different, the three children enjoyed playing together, and Myka enjoyed the freedom of being able to tell Alek and Celeste anything without being judged. He confessed to them his dreams of adventure and treasure hunting, a dream that they also shared. They would spend days pretending to be pirates, robbers, and other such rogues. And, when business was done in Faelee, the Caspari's would return to Terrantula. And, each time, Myka would promise to come back, and that next time they'd go off on a real adventure together.
-----Over the years, many things changed. Each of the Caspari sons inherited their own boats, their father retired, and their mother passed on. Upon Cyrek's retiring, Tab inherited the business (as he was the eldest son) and their father's boat. Their business expanded, with the addition of more boats, and began to service other countries as well as Faelee and Sophya. Myka's desire for adventure, however, perservered, and he'd occasionally do some "small errands" for a very rough crowd. (This crowd also paid very well, hence Myka's service.)
-----Because of the esteem of Terrantula's schools, Alek DeVrie came to Terrantula to further his education in "science". He resided on campus during the week, but spent weekends living with the Caspari's. He seemed to have given up on his childhood dreams, as had his sister, and Myka was gradually growing to settle for the life of a sailor. He delivered goods just as he had many years prior, and acted as a courier between Alek and his family when business took him to Faelee. It wasn't until recently that Myka began to hope for greater.
-----Alek's talent in science was noticed by Meka, and he was invited to come there on an internship. In need of an escort, he requested the aid of Mykhailo, and offered him a very healthy payment for his services. Myka accepted this offer, as a friend, and by doing so agreed to take his friend to Meka and offered his services as a bodyguard of sorts. (Alek's lived a very sheltered life, and needs someone to look after him every now and again.) With this opportunity at hand, Myka vows to make the most of it.Theme: Lost