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Introduction

Give a two or three word description of yourself.

Reclusive fantasy author/Fiery dragon superhero

Do you have any nicknames, street names, titles, or nom de plume?

Auraj, Ixen

What is your full birth name?

My birth name is Aurajixen, which is brass fire in my native tongue

Where do you live?

I live in the southern part of Southside, Freedom City.

Why do you live there?

It is where my family has always lived since arriving in the Freedom City area.

What do you perceive as your greatest strength?

My strong views on morality

What do you perceive as your greatest weakness?

My fear of my true identity being made public

Physical Traits

How old are you? (Chronological age as well as age category.)

I am 50 years old, but while in my human guise I appear to be in my mid-20s. I am still quite young for a dragon

What is your sex?

Male

What is your race?

Human of indeterminate European descent/Dragon

How tall are you?

I stand 6ft 8 inches tall in my natural form and 6ft 6inches in my human form.

How much do you weigh?

I weigh 298 pounds in my normal form and while in my human form I weigh 225 pounds.

What is your general body type, frame, bone structure, and poise?

My human guise is not very thin and of above average height, while in this form I walk with a slight lean.

What is your skin colour?

Tan/Bronze

What is your hair colour?

Not applicable.

What is your hair style?

In both forms I have no hair at all

Do you have any facial hair?

No

What is your eye colour?

Brown/Molten bronze

How attractive are you?

I think I am an attractive example of my race

What is your most distinguishing feature?

My eyes

Do you have any scars, tattoos, or birthmarks?

No

What is your handedness (left/right/ambidextrous)?

I am ambidextrous

Do you resemble some currently known person?

No

What kind of clothing do you wear?

My day-to day clothes are dark blue jeans and a white shirt with grey sleeves, while patrolling I wear an undercover vest under the shirt for added protection

Do you wear make-up?

No

What sort of vocal tone do you have?

Not too high or low have a slight hissing lisp/ deep resonant voice with a noticeable hiss.

History

Where is your homeland?

My people's homeland is in the dimension of Freeport, but the only homeland I have now is America.

Are you aware of its history?

I have a passable knowledge of the histories of my homelands.

Are you patriotic or a social outcast?

I am not very patriotic

What are your opinion of home?

It is a mixing pot of good and evil people just like anywhere else.

Where is your home town?

My home town is Freedom City

Are your real reasons for becoming a superhero different from what you tell others?

No I'm pretty honest about why I am a hero.

How far would you go to keep such secrets from being revealed? What would you do if the truth became known?

I would try to convince any who found out to keep my secret, and if the truth is ever found out I would try to flee to another country and start my life anew.

What do you fear would occur if the truth became known?

I would be attacked by those who wish to protect society from the 'evil' that they perceive me to be

Do you have any particularly high or low ability scores?

I have an above average strength and an average wisdom

How have these scores affected your life so far?

I sometimes rush into a situation without putting a lot of thought into what might happen to me or others.

What about your race, growing up were you in the majority or a minority?

Growing up I was always in the minority as my race only numbers around a hundred.

Did this impact your outlook in any way?

It made me want to prove myself in the eyes of those around me

How do you feel about other races?

I see all races as fairly equal with each other

Were there any traumatic experiences in your early years (death of a family member, abandonment, orphaned at an early age)?

No.

Briefly describe a defining moment in your childhood and how it influenced your life.

A defining moment in my life was the day Hades tried to invade and take over the world and the formation of the Freedom League. The formation of the Freedom League sparked a desire in me to become a superhero and protect people from those wishing to hurt them.

What stupid things did you do when you were younger?

I once accidentally exposed my true form to some kids in the neighbourhood, but fortunately no adults believed them thinking they had just imagined it.

Which toys from your childhood have you kept?

I have a book of stories from my father's homeland that he wrote for me when I was young.

Why? What do they mean to you? If you didn't keep any, why not? What did you do to them all?

I kept it as a reminder of why I decided to become a hero and of the homeland of my people that I may never see.

Do you have any deep, dark secrets in the past that may come back to haunt you?

No

Are you who you claim to be?

Yes in a way I am who I claim to be.

Do you have any sort of criminal record?

I have no criminal record and hope to keep it that way.

How do you view the heroes/legends of your country?

What many people call myths and legends I call family history

Family

Who were your parents?

Rachixen and Cybilenemarea

Were you raised by them? If not, then why didn't they and who did raise you?

I was lovingly raised by them both

What was their standing in the community?

My father worked as a dockworker to support our family and my mother stayed at home to keep the house in good condition

Did your family stay in one area or move around a lot?

My family has been in Freedom City since the beginning of the 20th century

How did you get along with your parents?

I get along quite well with my parents.

How would your parents describe you? Answer this in the voice of your mother, then in your father's.

"He was my little hero always helping me when he wasn't pretending to be a superhero"

"He would sometimes come home with a bruise or two on him from protecting others at school from bullies"

Do you have any siblings? If so how many and what were their names? How did you get along with each of your siblings?

I don't have any siblings and am an only child.

What was your birth position in the family?

I am the first-born child of my family.

List all current knowledge of family locations, spouses, children, birth dates, schooling, and any important incidents that only you and they might remember.

My mother and father have retired to a small seaside town that reminds them of their island home that they are forever separated from. I also have a few aunts and uncles spread throughout the world but have little contact with them.

Do you stay in touch with them or have you become estranged?

I occasionally give them a phone call once or twice a month to update them on what's happening in Freedom.

Do you love or hate one member of the family in particular?

No

Is any member of the family special to you in any way (perhaps, as a confidant, mentor, or arch-rival)?

Yes my father because he taught much of what I use in my crime fighting

Are there any black (or white) sheep in the family (including you)?

No

If so, who are they and how did they "gain" the position?

N/A

Do you have a notorious or celebrated ancestor?

A distant ancestor may have been around in England or Europe during the Dark Ages

If so, what did this person do to become famous or infamous?

My father said that the ancestor fought with St George.

Do you try to live up to the reputation of your ancestor, try to live it down, or ignore it?

I ignore it for the most part

Do you ever want to have a family of your own someday?

Someday I would like to have children of my own, but not until many years from now

Would anything change your mind on this issue and if so, what?

It would have to be someone I can truly relate to.

What type of person would be your ideal mate?

Preferably a dragoness who could be my match in physical and mental pursuits

Relationships

Do you have any close friends? If so, who and what are they like?

No

What is the history of their relationship(s) with you?

N/A

Do you currently have a best friend whom you would protect with your reputation or your life?

No

If so, who are they and what caused you to feel so close to them? What would have to happen for you to end this relationship?

N/A

Do you have any bitter enemies?

None that I have any knowledge of

If so, who are they, what are they like, and what is the history of their feud with you?

If I had any, it would most likely be from them finding out that I am a dragon

Have you defeated them before?

N/A

How might these enemies seek to discomfit you in the future?

Chase me off, or try to kill me

Which person(s) or group(s) are you most loyal to?

My family and the other dragons spread throughout the world

Who is your most trusted ally?

I have no trusted allies yet, but someday I might

Who do you trust, in general?

No one in particular, but this may change if I ever make some friends

Who do you despise and why?

Those who try to deprive others of their hard earned wealth

Name seven things you hate in others.

Deceit, treachery, cowardliness, complacency, laziness, arrogance, and racism

Is your image consistent?

Yes

Do you deliberately present yourself differently in different situations, and how?

No

What would you die for?

I would die to protect the city from anyone who tries to destroy it

What is the worst thing someone has done to you?

What is your general reaction to an attractive member of the opposite sex who lets you know they are available?

If they're human I try to let them know that I'm not interested in them.

How do you get along with others of the same adventuring class?

I get along well with those who use magic and those who try to minimise gang influence in their neighbourhoods.

Have you lost any loves?

I have not lost any loves

How did you handle the situation (short & long term)?

N/A

Who would miss you should you go missing?

My family would definitely miss me if I were to ever go missing

How close are you to your adventuring companions?

Right now there is no one I am close to.

What do they not know about you?

N/A

Are you a member of any house, guild, organization, or church? What is your level of involvement?

I am not a member of any kind of organisation.

Personality & Beliefs

Do you, or did you, have any role models? Do you have any heroes or idols, either contemporary or from legend? Did you ever become disillusioned with former heroes or idols? If so, why and what were the circumstances?

While growing up I looked up to the heroes in the tales my father told and the superheroes that protected Freedom City. I never became disillusioned with any heroes or idols.

When did you decide to become a superhero?

When the mayor revoked the Moore Act is when my superhero career began

Why have you chosen to risk your life as a career?

I choose to risk my life to protect those who aren't strong enough to protect themselves

What do you expect to get out of being a superhero? What, if anything, would make you stop adventuring?

I don't expect much out of being a superhero except a thank you or two from those I help. The only things that would stop me would be old age or a permanent injury that impairs my ability to help others.

Do you have any dreams or ambitions? If not, why?

I hope to someday join the Freedom League

What are your short term goals (what would you like to be doing within a year)?

One of my short term goals is to start taking on the larger gangs in my area and move on from there. Another is to have a few close friends I can trust and be myself around

What are your long term goals (what would you like to be doing twenty years from now)?

Helping the Freedom League with the kinds of situations they deal with.

If these goals seem at odds with each other, or with your dreams, how do you reconcile the differences?

N/A

Do you have any great rational or irrational fears or phobias? If so, what are the origins of, or reasons behind them?

I have a huge fear of others discovering what I really am and hunting me down for it. The reason I have this fear is because of some of the legends about dragons that I have read and seen.

How do you react when this fear manifests itself?

I try to find somewhere quiet and secluded and begin to calm myself down

What are your attitudes regarding material wealth?

I like to hoard as much wealth as I can

Are you miserly with your share of the wealth, or do you spend it freely?

I try to not spend a lot of money unless it's necessary that I have to.

Do you see wealth as a mark of success, or just as a means to an end?

I see wealth as one of the marks of success but also recognition also plays a part in someone's success.

How do you generally treat others?

I treat others nicely and respect and hope they do the same in return.

Do you trust easily (perhaps too easily) or not?

I don't trust others easily, it takes a while for me to trust someone.

Are you introverted (shy and withdrawn) or extroverted (outgoing)?

I am a bit introverted.

Are you a humble soul or blusteringly proud?

I am a humble person and try not to brag about myself

What habits do you find most annoying in friends?

Not repaying me money they've borrowed from me. This is a moot point due to me having no friends at this time

What are your most annoying habits?

My habit of being impulsive when out patrolling the skies of my area

Is there any race, creed, alignment, religion, class, profession, political viewpoint, or the like against which you are strongly prejudiced, and why?

No, I treat everyone equally

What is your favourite food?

Anything spicy will do for me

What is your favourite drink?

Hot chocolate

What is your favourite treat (desert)?

Chocolate cake

Do you favour a particular cuisine?

I love Mexican and Thai

Do you savour the tastes when eating or "wolf down" your food?

I try to savour the tastes when I eat but sometimes I do wolf it down

Do you like food mild or heavily spiced?

I like food that is mild or medium in spiciness.

Are there any specific foodstuffs that you find disgusting or refuse to eat?

Soups and anything with broccoli or mushrooms

What are your favourite colour(s)?

Red and grey

Is there any colour that you dislike?

Certain shades of yellowy-green

Do you have a favourite (or hated) song, type of music, or instrument?

I like most kinds of music except RnB, pop and rap

If you have a favourite scent, what is it?

Chocolate and spicy foods.

What is your favourite type of animal?

Cats

Are you allergic to any kinds of animals?

No

Is there anything that enrages you?

People trying to steal hard earned things from others

Is there anything which embarrasses you?

Do you enjoy "roughing it", or do you prefer your creature comforts?

I prefer my creature comforts, I get bored too quickly when roughing it

Do you have a patron deity?

No

Are you devout or impious?

I'm very impious.

Do you actively worship and proselytize or do you simply pay lip service?

I consider myself an atheist

What lengths would you go to defend your faith?

N/A

Was your faith influenced or molded by anyone special?

No

Do you belong to a dominant church, or an independent church, cult, or sect (and is the group accepted, frowned upon, or considered heretics)?

I don't belong to any kind of religious house of worship

Will you kill?

I haven't been in a situation where I would have to.

When did you decide (or learn) that you would?

For as long as I remember.

When do you consider it okay to kill (under what circumstances)?

When there is no other option available to me

When do you consider it wrong to kill (under what circumstances)?

When there is any option not to kill someone

What would you do if someone else attempted to (or successfully did) kill under your "wrong" circumstances, what would be your reaction?

I would be shocked and try to subdue them to the best of my ability and hand them over to the authorities

What if it were your enemy?

I would still try to subdue them.

What if it were your friend?

As above.

What if the opponent were not in control of their own actions (under duress, charmed, dominated, possessed)?

I would subdue them and try to find out if it was unavoidable

What would you do if something were stolen from you?

Hunt down the thief and retrieve my property from them

What would you do if you were badly insulted publicly?

Try to ignore the insult and the person who insulted me.

What would you do if a good friend or relative were killed by means other than natural death?

Try to find the person(s) responsible and make sure they are put in the hands of the authorities

What is the one task you would absolutely refuse to do?

Kill a defenceless person or a family member

What do you consider to be the worst crime someone could commit and why?

Killing someone in cold blood, because planning to kill someone is despicable and should never be done.

How do you feel about government (rulers) in general? Why do you feel that way?

I don't care either way, once the next person comes along they'll try to right their predecessor's wrongs and commit their own

Do you support the current government of your homeland?

Yes

If so, how far are you willing to go to defend the government? If not, do you actively oppose it?

I will risk my body but not my principles in their defence.

What form of government do you believe is the best (democracy, monarchy, anarchy, aristocratic rule, oligarchy, matriarchy) and why?

I believe democracy is the best form of government because they are chosen by the majority and represent the views of it.

Do you have any unusual habits or dominant personality traits that are evident to others? If so, describe them and how you acquired them, as well as when they might be more noticeable and what causes them.

No

Do you have any unusual or nervous mannerisms, such as when talking, thinking, afraid, under stress, or when embarrassed?

I usually fidget around and change positions while not moving around

What is your most treasured possession?

The book my father wrote for me and the books I wrote myself

If your life were to end in 24 hours, what 5 things would you do in those remaining hours?

1) Reveal my true form to the city

2) Eat all my favourite foods for all my meals

3) Say goodbye to my family and tell them why

4) Try to find a way to keep myself from dying

5) Read some books at home as I wait for the end or the mob wanting to get rid of me

Career & Training

Where and how were you educated?

I attended the Joseph Clark High School and then Freedom College where I took a literature course

Who trained you in your adventuring class(es)?

My father helped me train.

What was your relationship with your teacher(s)/mentor(s)?

I was the one they didn't need to focus on too much as I followed their instructions well allowing to focus on others

Is this person or institution still in existence?

Yes

Were you a prize student or did you just barely pass?

I was an average student with good grades in some subjects and not so good grades in others

Look at your skills. How did you acquire them (especially the unusual ones)?

Most of my skills come naturally to me, my acrobatic skill, artistic talent and my stealth I learnt at school or at home

Have you ever done anything else for a living?

I was and still am a fantasy novel author

How do you function in combat (manoeuvres, weaknesses)?

Trail my targets then swoop in quietly and block their path with flames then use my magic to conceal myself and daze them.

Have you ever received any awards or honours?

No

Is there anything that you don't currently know how to do that you wish you could?

Find a way to open a portal back to the homeland of my people

Are you envious of others who can do such things in a good-natured way or are you sullen and morose about it?

N/A

Lifestyle & Hobbies

When not adventuring, what is your normal daily routine?

Stay at home either reading a book or writing one and sometimes walk around town to find inspiration for a novel.

How do you feel and react when this routine is interrupted for some reason?

I get annoyed but don't do much about it knowing that once I've dealt with the interruption I can get back to what I was doing

What are your hobbies when you are not adventuring or training?

I enjoy finding books of myths and legends to read and use ideas from them in my books to improve them, and walking through the parks of Freedom City

What do you do for relaxation? What things do you do for enjoyment? What interests do you have?

See above

How do you normally dress when not in your adventuring gear?

My day-to day clothes are dark blue jeans and a white shirt with grey sleeves

What do you normally wear in bed at home?

I usually wear pajama pants and shirt

What do you normally wear in bed while adventuring?

I usually sleep in whatever I have on at the time.

Do you wear any identifiable jewellery?

No

Where do you normally put your weapons, magic items, or other valuables when you are sleeping?

I store them in a small box in my closet

What morning or evening routines do you normally have?

In the morning I wake up stretch and then have breakfast after which I either finish a book I'm reading or go for a walk. In the evening I usually prepare for my patrol and eat a small meal before I leave.

Do these change when you are adventuring?

No

Travel: how do you get around locally?

In human form I take the bus or train and sometimes walk if it's not too far to where I'm going. In my true form I fly wherever I'm going.

Do you have a Last Will and Testament?

Not yet but I may write one someday

What does it say?

N/A

Miscellaneous

What would you like to be remembered for after your death?

How I protected the people of Freedom City from those wishing to harm them.

What kind of threat do you present to the public?

If under someone's control I might pose a large threat

If your features were to be destroyed beyond recognition, is there any other way of identifying your body?

I'm probably the only dragon in Freedom City so my DNA could most likely identify me.

As a player, if you could, what advice would you give your character? Speak as if he/she were sitting right here in front of you. Use proper tone so they might heed your advice...

'Ixen you shouldn't worry so much about how others perceive your true form, from your actions they'll see that you are there to help them. You should go out there and try to make some friends for yourself, friends that you could trust with your life.

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