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 Fate? No one alive has ever escaped it,

                neither brave man nor coward, I tell you -

                                it’s born with us the day that we are born. ” 





P E R S O N A L - I N F O R M A T I O N


Name:
Thymistocles "Thyme" Cyprus
Age: 24 || January 20th
Alignment: Lawful Good
Size: 6'0"
Pokemon: Absol
T.O.R: Huda
Job: Stratigos (General)
:bulletyellow:Class Perk:bulletyellow:
Holy Guard - Completely protects up to two targets for any amount of time, but in exchange the Paladin takes on the damage at a reduced rate. Thyme learned this from his father and takes great pride in being a protector.


M O V E S E T


Nature: 
Adamant // +Atk, -Spc. Atk

Ability: 
Justified
: Attack increases when hit by dark-type moves. 

Moves:
 
:bulletblack: Night Slash
:bulletwhite: Protect
:bulletpink: Psycho Cut
:bulletwhite: False Swipe


H I S T O R Y


            The Cyprus line runs far and deep; a staple of the proud warrior families in Huda. Thyme's mother is a former *Stratigos* in the Hudan military while his father was a well respected Paladin, and it is because of this that Thyme's elders drilled him and his two older brothers relentlessly, raising them with the constant reminder of the shadows the would need to outgrow. Thyme gained no leeway being the youngest, and in fact worked doubly hard to keep up with his siblings. Life went on like this for a time; years of hard training, but made easy in the company of his brothers and with scheduled breaks to pay devout homage to their patron god, Ho-oh. 

            When he was seventeen though Thyme found himself being followed- an absol would appear on the horizon each night, and it would watch him with keen eyes. It was unnerving- plainly a bad omen. As time went on he learned to live with it, but always felt as though there was something hanging over his head. 

            One night, when Thyme was but eighteen, his home was attacked. A mysterious benefactor had paid some thugs and assassins to break into the Cyprus estate, setting it ablaze. Luckily these thugs had picked the wrong target- a family of highly trained warriors, in fact. During the battle though Thyme was separated from his family, caught in the courtyard while on all sides his home was burning, and was struck over the head. It was pure luck- the only luck that Thyme would likely ever have- that the absol appeared in that moment, fighting off the two warriors who were about to do away with the unconscious boy. When Thyme woke he sought out the animal, and over time they became companions, and then they become one person altogether. Those assassins that were not killed by the family members themselves were tried and executed. The one who paid them was never found. 

            Since then Thyme dedicated himself to military service, rising in the ranks at a remarkable pace until he was a respected Lieutenant on the verge of promotion. But before he could reach such a lofty goal- to finally fulfill his mother's unfinished business- his middle brother, Damianos, caught himself in a duel with a rival Lieutenant of Thyme's who had been disrespecting Lady Cyprus. Damen was being hot headed and was no match for the other man, and so Thyme stepped into his place as a champion to settle the matter. Up until now he had been left hand dominant, but it was in this decisive battle that he sacrificed his left hand to feint an attack in order to get in close with his short sword and end his rival's life. Infighting was not tolerated, and Damen- a mounted soldier at the time- was discharged completely. Given the situation Thyme was given a suspension and a stern warning to prove himself properly. 

            He found that chance soon enough. The outlying city state of Medea, known as a trading port and famous for it's vineyards, was dealing with an increasing pirate problem. Due to it's trading relationship with Huda, the Lord and Lady requested that a small militia be sent from the fortress to help sort out the conflict, and this task was passed down to Thyme. He took it in stride. Docks were inspected, merchants knowingly selling stolen goods were either fined out of business or jailed, and ships were burnt to cinders. Entire crews were left to drown or starve on wrecked boats and Thyme personally executed the Captain heading the operation- Captain Finn Folly. It was a success, and upon his return to Huda he was offered a promotion to General, and then three years later, to Stratigos

            Just recently, Thyme's eldest brother was married to an Espeon fusion who had recently suffered a fire that took the lives of all of her remaining family. Tragically, Leonidas passed away during the Vivillon Moon Festival due to a mystery sparring match with his younger brother Damen. The family grieved, but not a month later it was Damen who was engaged to the Espeon fusion. At the time of the Hudan Olympics, Damen fell suddenly ill and passed away. Through the grief Thyme's father has thrown himself into work and rarely leaves the temple, and his mother has been bedridden for weeks. 



P E R S O N A L I T Y

    
    Cold and stoic, Thyme is a textbook workaholic. He wakes early and sleeps late, training feverishly in the hours in between while keeping to a strict regiment. Because of this, he's also something of a shut in and rarely interacts with the outside community, preferring to stay locked away in his family's modest estate.  But considering his natural disposition to being introverted, he hardly minds the lifestyle. On the contrary; he lives not only for the thrill of battle, but also for the quietness of prayer, and for the methodical days of training and the laughter of his family. In this state he is calm, and happy, and thoroughly in his element. Although somewhat prideful, as a whole Thyme is peaceful and quiet man while simultaneously being a silent and deadly blade in battle. 

    The death of his brothers changed all this. He has been thrown into a state of disrepair after their loss- and having more than a couple attempts on his friend's lives doesn't help- and more so finds himself speaking out of turn and doubting his ability to lead. He is prone to bouts of anger and sees less and less reason to quell this outbursts- save for some friends who seem insistent on helping the Stratigos with his tumultuous grief. 



L I K E S / D I S L I K E S


+ Battle, training
+ Family
+ Moral absolutes
+ Winning
+ People who are stronger or more clever than him

- Corruption
- Most physical contact, if he initiates it then it's fine
- Ghosts
- Flirtatious people
- Cowards


E X T R A


.Thyme's family was small, but close knit. His eldest brother Leonidas was a paladin of Ho-oh, and his middle brother Damianos was a soldier until his passions got the better of him. Thyme's mother Euridice was a feared Stratigos and his father Antigonous was  a paladin for many years before moving to work in the higher echelons of the temple with many of the priests. 
.Prone to anxiety attacks, but used to whether them with the help of his brothers.
.Euridice had to retire after the attack on their home because she lost her arm to one of the attackers. 
.Similarly, Thyme gained his scar during that same attack.
.After the duel in which he blocked an attack with his palm, Thyme had to train doubly hard to use his right hand. He still has some mobility in his left, but it isn't much. A scar runs from between his middle and ring finger to the base of his thumb. 
.His family structure is matriarchal, so the money and inheritance gets passed down through the women. It was also more common to train daughters alongside sons, which made Euridice rather cross that she wasn't able to have a daughter, and is more than a little pushy that her sons hurry up and marry a strong woman. Thyme never thought he had to worry about producing any heirs, but things changed quickly for him.
.Prefers to fight with a shield and short sword, but became adept with a long sword and spear as well. Not a great shot with a bow, but could hit a stationary target. 
.His philosophy in battles is typically that honor is a luxury, but winning is a necessity. 
.Although he grew up very pious, the events of his last year has been enough to shake his faith in Ho-oh. 

P E R S O N A L   I N V E N T O R Y


.Damon's hunting knife, strapped to the back of his belt. 
.Probably five black capes left- but he keeps giving them away to people who are injured or naked or both. 
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Gods ain't gonna help ya son
You'll be sorry for whatcha done
Bastion OST

He says wash your handsget out the stains
But you best believe, boy, there's hell to pay

The Silent Comedy

I've been staring at the edge too long
Wondering if my legs are gonna push me off
The feeling on the back of my neck
When I trouble trust in the person I become

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