Full Name: Eleazar "Lazarus" Helel
Pronunciation: Ehl-ee-ay-zahr Hell-el
Name Meaning: "Help of God, court of God" ; "to boast"
Date of Birth: April 30th
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 115 lbs.
Alliance: Lawful Evil
Religion: Imperial Cult
Name: Little King
Height: 3' 0" (76 cm.)
Weight: 30 lbs. (14 kg.)
[ Class Skills ]
[ Race Skills ]
Stealth (Lvl. 1) - Allows the Sheikah to retreat into the shadows, not to be detected until they are ready to attack. (Limit: 2 Uses/RP)
Flash Bomb (Lvl. 2) - Allows the skill owner to use Deku Nuts as a flash bang so that they can blind the enemy for one turn, aiding in escape or attack. (Does not protect against blinding attacks; Ineffective against Bosses; Limit 3 Uses/RP)
Throwing Needles (Lvl. 3) - The owner of this skill can learn how to use throwing needles. Along with gaining this skill, the owner is gifted a supply of throwing needles.
Deception (Lvl. 4) - Allows the owner to disguise them self as another character and use their (non-magical) fighting style for 2 turns. However, they also take on the character's weaknesses by doing this. (Limit: 2 Uses/RP)
[ Personality ]
Diplomatic : Lazarus' greatest asset is his tongue and the power of the words that it speaks. He knows that he could not achieve the level of success that he has had with his clientele with anything less than the utmost of seemingly sincere words, be they in song or in speech. His skills in making deals that appear to benefit both parties while actually favoring himself are second-to-none. Lazarus can wear a perfectly respectable and affable face in front of others, while concealing the truth of his emotions beneath the surface.
Mastermind : Even from a young age, Lazarus has possessed a superior intellect to his peers. He views each and every situation like a game of chess, dissecting and analyzing everything necessary to achieve victory. When presented with circumstances that require strategy to succeed, he can visualize each step that every player can and will take, and thus turn the tides in whatever way he wishes to. For as much as he craves maintaining control, he has an equal amount of skill to do so.
Composed : Rarely, if ever, does the calm exterior of Lord Lazarus crack. He has the potential to keep a straight face even in the midst of danger, despair or disgruntlement. On the other hand, his words do not always reflect the composed nature of his physical appearance. What he speaks can cut deeply or intimidate one far worse than his face would.
Law-Abiding : Despite aligning himself with the Emperor of Evil, Lazarus is not above abiding by the law of the land. His father's treacherous actions taught him the penalty one pays for disregarding the law. Playing by the rules allows Lazarus under to fly under the radar far more than a wanted criminal could ever hope to. It's so much easier to get what one wants when no one suspects them of doing evil.
Perfectionist : What's the point in poor performance? Lazarus sees no reasoning in delivering anything less than that which is superior in quality. He takes time to craft the perfect plans, perform flawlessly, cross every "t" and dot every "i". On one hand, this allows for an advantage over those of whom care little for details or skip the work while wishing for immediate results. On the other hand, perfectionism has practically become a disorder for Lazarus, a requirement for each and every detail to be exactly as it should be.
Loner : Lazarus prefers to stay by himself whenever possible. His upbringing provided him little chance to have exposure to other children his age, and thus, he has trouble relating to his peers on a personal level. Business dealings he can do. Small talk he cannot. Luckily, his line of work does not require him to be surrounded by multitudes often. However, when caught in larger groups, he tends to suffer from an internal feeling of uneasiness.
Manipulative : Lazarus is a master of control, putting every pawn perfectly into place at the time of his choosing. Each knight is under his command, and every king and queen shall rise and fall at his beck and call. His natural intellect allows him to remain perfectly in control at all times - and that's exactly how he likes it. He's as obsessed with control as he is with perfection. He sees the power in manipulating people, but he does so in a way that appears to benefit both parties while he, in reality, is the one who gets that which he wants.
Vain : Being born an aristocrat has its downfalls as much as it has its advantages. One such downfall is the inherent need to look down upon others one would deem lower than oneself. This is one weakness that Lazarus has in spades. He views himself highly, as he is able to acknowledge, understand and admire his own strengths, and as such, casts his judgment down upon those he views as inferior to himself.
Greedy : Almost is never enough. Regardless of whether it concerns his finances, his connections, or his power, Lazarus constantly craves more than he already has. This ties in with his need for perfectionism, which in turn fuels his greed.
[ Likes ]
✔ Sacred Music
✔ Mystery and Horror Literature
[ Dislikes ]
✘ Fattening food
✘ Lack of control
✘ Excessive activity
[ Biography ]
Eleazar was born into nobility, immediately elevating his social status - as well as the quality of his life - to above the accepted social norm of mediocrity. His father, Golyat, was a knight captain of the Royal Hyrulean Guard, while his mother, Musidora, acted as heiress of her father's fortune by birthright. It should have been decided by birth that his life was to be a lavish one. However, all was not well. Eleazar remained rather sickly throughout the entirety of his childhood. He was prone to violent shaking at any given moment, accompanied by dizziness and a drastic reduction in body temperature. Because of his condition, he was forced to remain within the confines of his manor for a majority of his early life. Due to this, he buried himself in books and listened excitedly to the gossip that spilled from his mother's lips when she returned home from an outing into the world beyond those four walls.
To counter this, his family hired tutors - the same as those that educated the royalty of the castle itself - to educate their child and teach him of the finer things in life. It was instantly discovered that he had a natural inclination towards academic studies, outclassing any other child of his age without even trying. As academic materials lessened over time, his tutors turned to teaching him the arts and other additional subjects, while his father ordered his son to be instructed in the ways of war. Though he worked relentlessly to improve, he could only manage to wield the lightest of weapons, such as a fencing rapier or throwing knives. However, they found that what he lacked in survival and combat-oriented skills, he much more than made up for in musicality. The moment he lay his fingers upon an instrument, the whole world seemed to stop and listen in on his latest concierto. His father, formerly disinterested with his son due to a lack of viability in battle, became oddly intrigued by this talent.
By the time that Eleazar was seventeen, he had grown into a well-learned and good-looking young man. His condition had lessened considerably over the years, although it did act up on rare occasions. It was then that his father requested that he accompany him to the castle, for an audience with the King. His father was being honored for an act of service, and he found it only fitting that his son should be there to witness it. Once the ceremony had ended, his father urged him to play for the king and his knights. As he plucked the first string on his harp, his audience was held captive. It was then that the assassins struck. They had awaited their signal - the luring of the knights into a false sense of security through the song of a young man - and, with their audience under his spell, attempted to wipe out the Royal Guard. Unfortunately, their plan was thwarted, and so Golyat took hold of his son and escaped with him.
Golyat took his family and fled to Kakariko Village on horseback, claiming to be keeping them hidden from whoever ordered the attack on the kingdom's knights. However, as a battalion of knights began to charge after them, their family soon realized what had happened. It was no external force that had infiltrated the castle. This was an inside job. This was the work of Knight Captain Golyat Helel, Sheikah and sworn protector of the Royal Family. Though they attempted to escape, each and every one of them were shot down and left for dead. Miraculously, Eleazar survived, having been pierced in a non-lethal area of his shoulder, and crawled his way to Kakariko.
Upon his recovery, he learned what was being said of the events that transpired. His father had conspired with a league of usurpers under the influence of Ganondorf, the mad king of the Gerudo. His family was framed as traitors to the Kingdom of Hyrule, and any and all association with them resulted in extensive interrogation and the possibilty of execution. With this knowledge, Eleazar realized the need for an alternative identity, and so adopted the alias "Lazarus". But that was not all, for amongst the most secretive sects of gossips across the region, there existed a rumor that the bodies of the head of the Helel family and that of his eldest daughter, Myrrha, had mysteriously disappeared from the site of their execution.
This knowledge ignited a fire deep beneath his frozen exterior. He knew what he must do. The years spent in recovery and secrecy served to allow him time to rekindle connections he had made with family friends and frequent clients, a collection of people who could not believe the supposed lies spread by the Royal Family. With these connections in tact, he spent those bedridden days describing, in detail, the events that led up to that traumatizing day, the information pertaining to the day itself that he had not yet known, and the aftermath of the madness. Who sided with the Royal Family and who sided with the Helel family? Who was allied with the traitors, be it publicly or secretively? And just who, perchance, would happen to be so interested in a pair of corpses?
When Ganondorf infiltrated the castle and slayed the king and his beloved hero, Lazarus saw an opportunity to be had. He presented himself before the King of Evil, claiming to be an ally of whoever claims the throne of Hyrule, and thus, royalty in the eyes of the kingdom. His years in recovery taught him an important skill that was crucial to every kingdom - writing. After all, every king and court needs it scribe. If not, who would detail the executions? Who would request the aid or demand the surrender of neighboring kingdoms and counties? Who would write the history made in the moment that generations after them would never know had it not been recorded as it happened? In a position of power, his influence now reached into the deepest depths of Hyrule, but still no information surfaced that would aid him in his own endeavors. As his emperor fell, he disguised himself as a simple minstrel traveling the land before Lazarus could rise again.
[ Progress Report ]
Now that Kravok has declared himself as the Emperor of Hyrule, Lazarus has chosen to submit himself to the will of the king, as he did with Ganondorf before him. Perhaps this one could be of even more use to him than the one that came before him...
With the decision to side with the newly-crowned King of Evil, Lazaus realized that masquerading as a musician no longer existed as a viable option. He needed power, and he needed it now. Initially, he had decided to drift into the dark arts he'd researched since he was a young one whilst searching through his family's library. However, whilst perusing a peddler's tent one day, a feisty Keaton convinced him to take a mysterious puppet she'd found. Infusing the toy with his magic, Lazarus discovered an avenue for his dark arts he'd never imagined possible. World, beware.
Personal Goal: To exact vengeance upon the knights that killed his family and to uncover the mystery of his father and sister's missing corpses.
[ Other Information ]
The family crest on Lazarus' ring can be seen here.
The design of Lazarus' puppet, the "Little King", can be seen here.
Lazarus, although predominantly left-handed, is actually ambidextrous.
Lazarus has a secret soft spot for horses. The only time he was allowed out of the house during his childhood was to go horseback riding, and he has always had a fascination with how majestic of creatures they are.
Helel is a Hebrew word used for worship in the Old Testament, linking his name to his affinity for music. It is the direct root of the English word "hallelujah".
The name "Lazarus" is a direct reference to the story of the character of the same name in the New Testament who died and rose again.
Although Lazarus' religion is officially listed as Imperial Cult, otherwise known as emperor worship, he actually believes strongly in the existence and sovereignty of the Sacred Goddesses. Ascribing to the Imperial Cult is simply a way to further his plans and earn the attention of the ruler.
Lazarus' birthday - April 30th - falls on the Global Day of Prayer for Western Christianity. In addition, his month's birthstone is the Diamond, a gem that holds significance to him and is his personal favorite gemstone.
[ Completed Memes ]
Voice Actor Meme (Alex Fernandez)
The More You Know Meme
[ Relationships ]
Click here for Lazarus' relationship tracker!
[ RP Method ]
Skype (Fast Responses)
Notes (Moderate Responses)
Gurl, I was straight up addicted to that game for a looooong time. Such a phenomenal experience. Oh my gosh. Lazarus? As a bachelor? He would dread every single second of that XD your poor farmer would be manipulated beyond belief. Now you have me wanting to make Heart Events for all of my babes! ...actually, that's kind of a cool idea. Dagnabit, Artsy, you've got the creative gears going and I don't have the time to do this! >.<
Lazarus: Diamonds, you say? ....I suppose I could be courted. Or bribed.
Hey I'd LOVE a FoH version of Stardew Valley and I'd 100% woo Lazarus to and give him ALL the Diamonds ;w;/ But the uniqueness of a potential relationship with him compared to other "bachelors" would be REALLY fascinating. Like it definitely wouldn't be your typical romance, or even a romance at all? So it'd make for an interesting play-through in a hypothetical FoH Stardew Valley ewe
Ooooo I'd love to see some heart events for your babies, Folly! At least whenever you have time!
Oh HECK yes! I can't even imagine what that would be like, but holy wow, I would buy that in a heartbeat. Romancing Lazarus would definitely be quite the feat. He's not actually aromantic, believe it or not, he's just veeeeeery difficult to woo...platonically or romantically. All the Diamonds in the world would be necessary. But hey! Still not as annoying to woo as the Harvest Goddess! //shot
Hmm, maybe I will write some. For funsies. You should, too! We could all do it. I could talk to the mods and make sure they're cool with it.
I'm so glad you liked it! The lil' guy isn't necessarily the one he's controlling in battle, but hey, I figured I oughta include something in the main image to show off how he fights. Could you imagine that little puppet just trying to attack someone? XD I would've somehow made him even weaker than he was as a Bard.
hehe that would be so funny tho! Like, if he had this little marionette that could flip a goron despite it's size XD would be pretty great <3
but yeah getting at least a meter of height for that puppet sure would be useful >u<
I'm glad you liked him! Surprisingly, I didn't like how it came out at all, so I'm pleased to hear all the positive reception to his change. He definitely looks more sinister now, that's for sure lol
Folly, you never cease to amaze me XD
I don't even know what to say. Thank you so, so much for the compliments! I'm happy to hear that the designs are to your liking. I'm a sucker for rapiers >u> I totally want one IRL, and they just seem so...noble?