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Name: Turq Ara’Lyban
Age: Well over 785 years old, more than that is unknown even by him
Height: 6’ 5
Weight: 225lbs or just over 16 Stone
Hair color: Brown, long, worn in dread locks
Eye color: Clear, whiskey brown
Race: Arlsynian Human, Daesara (The People).
Profession: Soldier turned Runner (more on that shortly) and later, demolitionist, ship recovery expert...*Fancy term for scavenger/salvage crew hand*
Relationship Status: Turq has been involved in a tumultuous relationship with Shadow Silverleaf (see last paragraph below)

History: Turq grew up in a distant region of Arlsyn in a now destroyed village called Et'Vere. He was recruited, as all youths of any use are, by the Persuader to join the elite military of Essdar, the ruling populace/city. He was trained as a soldier, but later killed one of his superior officers in self-defense. After a short, farce of a trial, he was sentence to become a Runner… he was dumped out on a small island with only rudimentary survival tools and no weapons, and was then hunted for sport. After he’d killed several hunting parties and taken their weapons as his own, he became subject of a massive man-hunt, which drew in a large group of skilled people, seeking to hunt him down.

Rather than kill them, he simply stole their ship and left them there.

Appearance: Turq is a large man, but agile. His overall build is lean, well defined muscle. He prefers dark brown, near-black canvas trousers, generally wears a buckskin colored duster, weather permitting, and a black, knitted tank top beneath that. He wears around his neck claw on a leather thong. The story as to what animal they come from changes story to story, but one thing is certain, he bears the actual scars from the encounter with the beast across his chest and back. Beneath his shirt is a second leather thong which has a single finger bone hanging from it. No one has ever had the story about who's it was, but it is obvious from the delicate shape of the bone it belonged to a woman. His hair is shoulder length or even slightly longer and is worn in knotted dread locks.

Personality: Turq has bad table manners, a morbid sense of humor and has to be strong-armed into bathing. He does, however, take very good care of his teeth and usually travels with a stash of apples... or whatever is close, on whatever world he's on. He is resourceful, very blunt - no time for pleasantries, and can be so honest he’s rude.

More on his *Profession*: Turq left Arlsyn at some unknown date after Kusanar and went into the only job he's ever really loved... demolition and ship recovery... meaning he's an expert at recovering (read "stealing") the good stuff on a ship in space, then blowing it up. Needless to say, he's gotten cross-ways with more than a few Companies, Federations and Smuggling syndicates. The bounty on his head is now so mind boggling, insanely high, if he could kill himself and collect the money, he would.

Weapons: Anything will do, C-4 is for pussies

About Shadow Silverleaf: Turq was drawn to Shadow Silverleaf the first time he met her, centuries ago, but his life as a Runner and scavenger in space eventually eroded the relationship they developed. The final nail in the coffin was his discovery of Et'Vere, his childhood home, destroyed by Altorian Ashka's armies. Turq's grief drove them apart, and he sought solitude in space with Gillian, his ship. It is one of his biggest regrets, in a lifetime of regrets, that he did not, could not, give up his unstable lifestyle for her. He will always be her "Warder", and she his "Alnién" which gives him an exclusive, bond-like, yet difficult, relationship with her. Despite the distance between them, he remains ready to lay down his life for her without question if he should ever be called to do so (I'd Come for You - Nickleback) and wants nothing for her but her happiness, even though he could not give her the life she deserves.

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