Aaron Lyonaler - Favored of the Lady of Strategy

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Aaron Lyonaler - Favored of the Lady of Strategy

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First Name: Aaron
Last Name: Lyonaler


Appearance:
Race: Human
Age: 27
Height: 6'3
Weight: 220 lbs
Eyes: Ocean Blue
Hair: Raven Black, Tousled
Facial Hair Style: No facial hair, Unless he has been in the field for days
Scent: Musk, when not in the field
Equipment: His armor, sword, and shield are kept in pristine condition and maintenance


Personality Profile:
General Health: Exceptional
Deity: Red Knight
Alignment: LG
Profession: Tactician/Strategist, Knight within the Order of the Radiant Heart
Base Class & Proposed Development: Favored Soul 26, 4 Paladin
Habits/Hobbies: Creating and improving on stratagems, Advising the Council of Four, Horseback ridding, Chess and other games of strategy, Altruism, Swordplay
Languages: Common, Elven, Celestial
Weapon of Choice: His Longsword 'Bastion of Light'



Background:
Aaron hails from the port City-State of Baldur's Gate. His family's estate a half a days ride from the city gates, along the coast. The son of Marcus Lyonaler, he was the heir to the Whitelyon shipping Company. Born the only son to Captain Marcus and Lady Elise Lyonaler, his future seemed set that he would one day take to the business and the seas, as his father had.

While his father was in port, Aaron would spend his time playing games with him. Lanceboard was among their favorites. While his father was away at sea, Aaron would sit by the ocean and imagine great battles against pirates his father might be fighting in, and one day he might as well.

At the age of twelve Aaron finally bested his father in the game of Lanceboard. Pleased, his father tipped over his King piece. As the chess piece struck the board Aaron blacked out. He then realized he was on a large chess board, surrounded by massive game pieces moving about as if on their own. In the vision he saw and heard many things that he was forbidden to discuss. When he awoke from the dream his father was standing over him in his bed, in his hand was a red colored knight chess piece, with diamonds in the eye sockets, that had not been there before.

On his thirteenth birthday he was accepted by a mentor within the walls of Baldur's Gate. During his tenure he was taught strategy, swordsmanship, horseback ridding, reading, writing, etiquette, and other focuses.

Initially, he sought to take up the cloth in the Temple of Tempus, becoming a warrior priest. Though, he often found himself failing to understand and recite the prayers properly. The rituals felt empty to him and he found himself lagging behind his colleagues in the Temple. As his studies progressed he was visited with additional visions from the Red Knight, and soon realized an innate ability to call on blessings from the Red Knight to aid himself and others.

On his Sixteenth birthday Aaron returned to the home of his parents. There he found his home in shambles, his mother and father dead. No signs pointed to who was responsible, though reports of pirates had been confirmed in the area. After burying his parents, Aaron returned to his home in Baldur's Gate and completed his training.

At the age of eighteen Aaron was noticed by and extended an offer to join with the Red Falcon mercenary company. After spending a couple of years traveling, battling, and studying with the mercenary group Aaron longed for his home of Baldur's Gate, to which he returned.

After returning to Baldur's Gate, Aaron was accepted as a Squire within the Order of the Silver Rose. The young knight spent a few years among the Order, coming to the position of Knight Commander for a time. After stepping down, he felt a bit lost and struggled to find a place to belong. He was approached by his long time friend Ameris Santraeger and offered a position within the Order of the Lions, helping to care for and teach orphaned children staying in Pathfinder Hall.

Aaron then took an oath of service to the Council of Four and to the city he loves, serving as a dedicated protector of the people. He was later approached by Lord Al'Maire and asked to joined with the Order of the Radiant Heart, where he now serves.


Goals:

1) To increase the safety of Baldur's Gate and its environs

2) To hone his tactical skills and his skills with the sword, to some day master them both

3) To increase the knowledge of the unknown god The Red Knight with those he meets

4) To be found worthy to receive additional visions and guidance from Red Knight

5) To prove himself of the honors he has received within the Order of the Radiant Heart.

6) Garner greater standing within Baldur's Gate and the Council of Four

7) Aid in the strategy for the war efforts against the devil invasion

8) Locate the Philosopher's Stone and present it to the Dukes




Possible Plot-Hook Ideas and Misc Facts:

1) Aaron does not know exactly who killed his parents, though he suspects pirates

2) Is involved in the Court of Baldur's Gate and wishes to increase his standing

3) He wishes to spread knowledge of the unknown god, The Red Knight.

4) On occasion sees visions granted by Red Knight with instruction.

5) The Red Knight chess piece that hangs from his neck, also his holy symbol, is of the utmost importance to him.

6) Lamazeeza, the Herald of the Steel Tower, has been trying to sway and recruit him to join the devil army, unsuccessfully.
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Aaron Lyonaler - Favored Soul of The Red Knight, Grand Knight of the Radiant Heart, Advisor to Duke Eltan, Order of Lions Member
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"A proper example is a greater weapon for Good than the sword."
-Aaron Lyonaler


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Re: Aaron Lyonaler - Favored of the Lady of Strategy

Unread post by sweetlikesplenda » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:46 pm

An IC personal view of Aaron's standings with various guilds and organizations:

- Gold: Has sworn loyalty to, holds above others
- Blue: Viewed amicably (A good relationship with individual members or the entire guild/group)
- Yellow: Viewed Neutrally (Will work with individuals or the guild/group to achieve the goal or has only limited interactions with the guild)
- Red: Viewed with suspicion or hostility (May acknowledge them without hostility in certain situations, but not interested in collaborating with them)

The Dukes / City of Baldur's Gate - Gold
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- Aaron has pledge his service to the Court and city of Baldur's Gate. He holds a position in the Court as an advisor to Duke Eltan and will lay his life down for their Graces and the people of the city.
The Order of the Radiant Heart - Gold
Hidden: show
- Aaron is a Knight of the Order of the Radiant Heart and serves with honor and pride for his brotherhood. He will always be willing to serve his brothers and sisters in arms.
The Order of the Silver Rose - Blue
Hidden: show
- Aaron once served in the Order of the Silver Rose, Commanding it for a time. While he has moved away from the Order and taken different paths from his old Order, he still holds them in high regards. He has been known to still council with the Silver Rose.
The Everwatch Knights - Blue
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- Aaron has had a long relationship with the Headwatch Knight, Wai Li. Years before they worked together during discussions about building a military outpost in northern Amn. Wai Li spokw for the Coin Lords, and Aaron acting as the mouth piece for the Dukes. They have worked together on many tasks since.

The Northern Watch - Blue
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- Aaron has a good relationship with many of the members of the Northern Watch and the guild as a whole. He knows that the guild is very willing to aid, especially in the defense of the City of Baldur's Gate, and that he can collaborate with them even with sensitive information.
The Order of Lions/The Pathfinders - Blue
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- Every member a Lion in their own field. As a member of the Order, Aaron views the group amicably. After leaving the Order of the Silver Rose, Aaron felt a bit lost and without direction. Brother Ameris soon approached him and offered him a position within Pathfinder Hall protecting a group of orphaned children, after the undead siege of the city. Aaron soon found himself teaching the children classes on history, geography, and writing. The young knight discovered a great love for the children and, which showed to the others of the guild along with his other influences and he was soon asked to fully join the guild. The guild has grown quiet over the years and he rarely sees other members.
The Elves of Doron Amar - Yellow
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- Aaron has, over the years, had good working relationships with elves of the settlement. Years earlier he stood in the Forest of Sharpteeth and outside the village, aiding in the fight during the Black Orc War. While he Commanded the Silver Rose he made efforts to improve relationship with the elves even further. He would be willing to aid the village at any time, and to improve relationships with them where possible.
Candlekeep - Yellow
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- At one point the young knight was offered to take up a position and eventually lead the military forces of the library fort. He chose to take up oaths with the Court and also join with the Radiant Heart, instead. But, he does hold a neutral to friendly disposition with the library. He is willing to aid them where he can. Though, he has had a difference of opinion on how to handle some matters in the past, which makes him a little weary to work with them in some instances.
The Elder Circle - Yellow/Blue
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- Aaron has worked with members of and the guild in general many times over the years. He has a good relationship with some of the members and with the guild overall. Though, he is not certain where he stands in the guild's eyes. Many of his and the Circle's goals are in the same direction, so they seem to work well together. In recent months he has been able to call on and rely on the Elder Circle to aid him in various conflicts.
The Red Wizards - Red
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- While the guild of Wizards have been granted legal status in the city, the knight does not agree with or wish to work with the guild or its members. His relationship is a begrudging one, as he disagrees with so many of their vile practices.
The Ebon Blade Mercenaries - Red/Yellow
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- The Knight has had a negative opinion of the Mercenaries since their inception. The only way he would work with any of them is in the defense of the Frontlines. Aside from that, he avoids interacting with them and watches them for any law breaking.
Rocky Creek Trade Company - Blue
Hidden: show
- Aaron has had a good working relationship with the guild, especially with Solomon. He has reached out to them to try to assist them in gathering contracts with the Dukes, as well as assisting with his own ventures.
The Bladestone Foundation - Yellow/Blue
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- Aaron has not had much interaction with the guild, though has a good relationship with members of it. He does like that the guild has assisted the city in its defense and with the offensive against the Devils. He was able to work with the guild during the attack on the Devil army in Tymount. Aaron lead a group to take the town, while the Bladstone manned the catapults used in the siege.
The Zhentarim - Red
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- Aaron has found himself on the other side of many events and of the battlefield against the Zhentarim, over the years. He will not willingly aid the Zhentarim and has worked to remove their influence in the city since the establishment of the treaty. He does begrudgingly accept them as legal citizens of the city, due to his oaths to the Court. But, he will watch for any reasons to add to the list to try to get them expelled.
Kingdom of Kraak Helzak - Yellow
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- The knight does not have a great deal of consistent interaction with the city-state of the dwarves. He did aid in recovering their king, when the dwarves were attacked from below. While willing to aid the stout folk, his current standing is one of neutrality with them.
Phoenix Company - Yellow
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- Initially weary of the group, due to some of the founders past relationships, Aaron has grown to a more neutral opinion of the Guild. This simply because he has not had a great deal of interaction with them. He does know that they will rise up to aid the city in its need, and he does have a good relationship with some of the members.
House Darius - Blue
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- Aaron has a good working relationship with Lord Darius, as well as many of the House's members, due to various events where they have stood shoulder to shoulder. Lord Darius and Aaron also served together in the Order of the Lions. Over the years Aaron has gone to Lord Darius for advice and suggestions, as well as has been able to call on members of the House for aid in various conflicts.
Last edited by sweetlikesplenda on Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:29 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Aaron Lyonaler - Favored Soul of The Red Knight, Grand Knight of the Radiant Heart, Advisor to Duke Eltan, Order of Lions Member
Bio, Journal

"A proper example is a greater weapon for Good than the sword."
-Aaron Lyonaler

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Re: Aaron Lyonaler - Favored of the Lady of Strategy

Unread post by sweetlikesplenda » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:57 pm

*Update to add an IC view of Aaron's opinions of various guilds over the years*
Aaron Lyonaler - Favored Soul of The Red Knight, Grand Knight of the Radiant Heart, Advisor to Duke Eltan, Order of Lions Member
Bio, Journal

"A proper example is a greater weapon for Good than the sword."
-Aaron Lyonaler

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