Birthday: December 27
Cyril was born in a small diamond village by the edge of the Sahra Desert. The village, however, was more akin to a permanent campsite to an actual village. The people who lived there were craftsmen, mercenaries looking for work, fortune tellers, and the occasional sketchy figure. Cyril’s family worked in fortune telling, and unlike his parents, he seemed to have a talent for it. His predictions were much more vague than others, usually along the lines of “something bad will happen today”, but they nearly always came true in one way or another.
One day when Cyril was older, a traveler came to stop at the village before journeying out into the desert. He quickly became friends with the villagers, often spending time drinking and laughing with those who were otherwise strangers in the tavern. Before leaving into the desert, he stopped by Cyril’s parents in order to know how his journey would go. Cyril walked into his parents telling the man his journey would go fine, and that he may even find some treasure along the way, becoming rich. He seemed excited by this, but Cyril felt an awful dread in his stomach; some terrible disaster would come upon the friendly traveler.
He tried to warn the traveler that the fortune wasn’t true, to which he looked at Cyril’s parents in confusion, causing them to quickly drag Cyril back to his room, telling him not to ruin their business, and shutting him in, until the traveler had paid and left. He had promised the villagers he made friends with that he’d return right away after his journey to share his stories. The man was never seen again, as far as anyone knew.
As Cyril grew even older he began to resent those pretending to have supernatural abilities, in order to fool others. When he was old enough he left to the Spade Kingdom, not to find a new life, but more so new surroundings.
He often found himself spending time in the library, learning new things about the world, instead of relying on false fortunes or predictions. Knowledge, always being true, was exciting to Cyril, and he began to dream of being a researcher, and writing his own books. Research supplies are expensive, though, and he only had one skill to sell, which was fortune telling. Regretfully, he set up his own fortune telling business, and slowly drew in customers. At first, they would be bored of his vague predictions, but as soon as they came true, they would end up coming back again.
Using the money he gets from fortune telling, Cyril buys new materials and tools for his business as a researcher. Currently, he’s made many research books, although they don’t have much of an audience. Though he likes to think of his main job as being a researcher, from the amount of money it makes him, studying is more of a hobby.
After hearing of an open scholar/teacher job in the Diamonds Kingdom, Cyril hastily applied. When he received an acceptance letter, he wasted no time moving out of his home in Spades. The Diamonds Kingdom is much hotter than he remembers it, but to him, it's well worth it to have the job of his dream. But how well will he handle a classroom of kids?
Cyril's fortune telling skills are vague but precise: they can accurately predict oncoming danger in a person's near future. To avoid this misfortune, just knowing about it wouldn't be enough to avoid it, as the circumstances surrounding it are a mystery. In order to avoid it, Cyril, or anyone else with the ability to sense danger, would have to be with the receiver of the prediction for a day or two afterward to actively avoid situations that they can sense a higher amount of danger from. Cyril, however, usually doesn't care much to do this. Afterall, that's not included in the predictions he sells.