Post by ealdorsson on Oct 28, 2013 22:47:07 GMT -5
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.:Name of Character:. Sir Gwaine
.:Nick Names:. Gwaine, Strength
.:Status:. Knight of Camelot| ~ • ~ | Appearance | ~ • ~ |
.:Physical Appearance:. Gwaine is a good looking young man with roughly shoulder length brown hair which has a lot of volume and curl. He had brown eyes, a mustache and a small amount of stubble/beard. He stands at an average height and initially wears a brown leather jacket over a grey shirt and brown trousers. After being knighted he wears the official red cloak of the Knights of Camelot and chain-mail. Around his neck he wears a dragon scale pendant with his family crest hidden upon it and a gold ring. These are the only things he has left from his family.
.:Height:. 1.8 m
.:Portrayed by:. Eoin Macken| ~ • ~ | Personality | ~ • ~ |
.:Personality:. On the surface Gwiane appears a fun loving, caring and care free friend and fellow Knight. He has a reputation for drinking and eating but also enjoys a good hunt or fighting some rogue bandits. On the inside, Gwaine is all this and more. He is a caring and understanding friend and his knighthood is something he holds very closely to him as he understands this honour. Originally, Gwaine hated nobles after Carleon turned aside his destitute mother but over time and especially with meeting Arthur, Gwaine has learned that not all knights are that bad. He has sworn allegiance to Arthur and to Camelot.
.:Strengths:. Sword fighting; Loyalty; Strength; Bravery
.:Weaknesses:. Tends to get up to mischief a lot; Can be lazy; He can sometimes take a joke too far
.:Magic Abilities:. None
.:Special Skills:. Fighting, with or without a sword.
.:Accents:. British/Irish| ~ • ~ | History | ~ • ~ |
.:Family:. Father - a Knight of Carleon, died in battle. Mother - left a widow, penniless after her husband's death. Sister - Older than Gwaine, is married to a farm hand.
.:Occupation:. Knight of Camelot
.:Current Location of Residence:. Camelot Castle
.:History:. Gwaine grew up in Carleon, the kingdom of King Caerleon and his Queen, Annis. He was the son of a knight however, when Gwaine's father was killed in battle, his mother was left destitute. After appealing to Carleon and being turned away, Gwaine grew to hate nobility and the idea that being 'noble' was all about who you were born to be and not about who you were as a person or what actions you made. As he grew up, Gwaine learned to sword fight and became a talented fighter but without much of a role-model in his life he took to wandering the roads through the kingdoms, enjoying his beer and the pub brawls he more often than not, was drawn into.
One such time, he was drawn into a fight in a pub and ended up saving Arthur Pendragon's life, unknowingly. Upon returning to Camelot (injured from the fight), he learned who Arthur was and immediately wanted to leave, explaining to Merlin his problem with nobles. Throughout his stay in Camelot, Gwaine stirred up a little too much trouble - attacking a noble man in an attempt to save Merlin. He was banished by Uther but returned to save Arthur in a fight where two thugs were attempting to kill him. Despite Gwaine's heroic actions, he was still banished but left Camelot in a changed state of mind admitting that maybe all nobles weren't that bad.
Gwaine then traveled the neighboring kingdoms until meeting Merlin once again in another tavern brawl. He then helped Merlin and Arthur in Arthur's quest to retrieve the golden trident of the Fisher King. Upon entering the realm of the Fisher King, he was named Strength and was part of the trio - Strength, Magic and Courage. At the end of the quest, he left Merlin and Arthur once again at the border of Camelot.
Despite his fighting skills, not long after Arthur's quest, Gwaine found himself captive of the slave trader Jarl and fighting in Jarl's stronghold. As fate would have it, he once again met with Arthur and Merlin as they too were captured by Jarl on their mission to retrieve the cup of life. Gwaine and Arthur end up fighting against each other only to be rescued by Merlin who created a diversion using magic. Gwaine then went with Merlin and Arthur, continuing on the quest for the cup of life. However, after retrieving the cup for the druids, it fell into enemy hands - those of Morgause and Cenred's. The three hasten back to Camelot to find the kingdom has fallen and Morgana sitting upon the throne.
Gwaine aided in Arthur and Merlin's fight to reclaim Camelot and during this time, he was knighted by Arthur and became one of the Knights of the Round Table - Sir Gwaine.
A humorous Knight, more often than not the butt of the joke, Gwaine was accepted into the Knights and known to be brave, just and loyal despite his tendencies to drink too much and eat too much. He formed a close bond with Percival but also with the other Knights and his friendship with Merlin never wavered.
He took part in many quests and journeys in his time as a Knight, always remaining loyal to Arthur and Camelot and proving his strength and courage over and over again. At the time when Morgana once again took Camelot, Gwaine was taken prisoner however he fought as entertainment or Morgana. His fighting skills were proved beyond measure here as he defeated his opponent with no more than a wooden sword.
Gwaine had more than one love interest in his life, at one time, Guinevère was the subject of his attention, however, before Camlann, Gwaine rescues a girl named Eira. However, Eira's true nature is revealed in that she was betraying Gwaine and the others in Camelot to Morgana. Sadenned by Eira's betrayal and execution and angered by the way Morgana twisted people, Gwaine and Percival rode out to find Morgana. Defeated by Morgana's powers as a sorceress, Gwaine si then tortured by Morgana to gain Arthur and Merlin's whereabouts. Percival comes to Gwaine's rescue too late and Gwaine dies saying that he had failed.
He was buried in Camelot with all the honours a Knight of his repute deserved and remembered as a fellow Knight, a friend and a good man who was loyal, true and kind until his death.| ~ • ~ | Sample Post | ~ • ~ |
Wrong Place, Wrong Time, Wrong Drink
It wasn't his fault - that Gwaine would always insist - he'd possibly had one or two few many drinks but he could still remember his own name and which pub he was in, which for him, was something of an achievement. It was merely an enjoyable evening with some new found friends - that was, until Jarl and his men arrived.
Somehow, it is always harder to aim with a sword and hit the right place when one is drunk and although Gwaine, on any normal day was more than a match for any of Jarl's thugs, on that day, he stumbled somehow, tripped over a bench and suddenly, the ground was rushing up to meet him.
The next thing he knew, he was a prisoner in Jarl's stronghold.
Of course, when the opportunity to fight came up, it was more than Gwaine could do not to offer himself up. He'd always say that he used the opportunity to plan an escape, but at the same time, the satisfaction in knocking the thug to the ground was a good enough trophy for him.
Besides, he was being fed here, he had a bed and more than enough entertainment - why not rest for a little while?
That was, until the reappearance of some familiar faces. Merlin and Arthur were tossed unconscious into the cell some time in the late afternoon and neither woke much before evening. Upon Jarl's appearance, for one worrying moment, Gwaine believed he would have to face Merlin in a fight, that was, until Arthur stepped in. Despite the situation being a little less than ideal and the quite likely probability of both of them ending up dead, Gwaine couldn't help but let himself smile a little as he and Arthur were lead up the the main hall of Jarl's stronghold. He was going to have some fun in this fight ...
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