Lances Lvl D - 
Iron Lance (12/45)
Dialogue Color: #528B8B, Dark Slate Gray4
James was born in Darino in 1060, when his great-grandfather, James Érid, was ruling Éridor. His family lineage can be traced all the way back to Éridor's founder, and his family has proudly said it for years. James grew up in the capital, so he seemed to live a spoiled life. To others, that is what his life appeared as. But to him, he felt stuck in a prison. Nearly everyone else on the continent would love to be in his position, to be in line for Éridor's throne, but not him. As much as he didn't want to admit it, James hated his family. His grandfather, his grandmother, and even his parents were all rude and arrogant. James only liked his great-grandfather, who had a kind heart. His great-grandfather, from whom he got his namesake, took him everywhere as a child. James got to sit in on all the important meetings, and his great-grandfather showed him areas of the capital that he was sure his own parents didn't know about.
It all changed when James turned seven. James' grandfather, Orren Érid, led a coup against his father to overtake the throne. James knew he was capable of it, but he never thought it would actually happen. Orren killed both his parents, and even his own brother to overtake the throne. James was left with no one else he was close to. He lived in misery. Upon his grandfather's and father's appeal, James took up lance-work. And the only thing he did was train. For ten long years, James practiced everyday in his lance-work. He built up his strength and speed so much that he eventually became too fast for his trainers. But he continued to train.
Even with his family pressing him, James refused to join the army. He couldn't stand to have people look up to him, not with his name being so marred. James was ashamed to be in the Érid family line, but he didn't dare tell his family that.
For ten years James trained, and for ten years he envisioned his escape. He could fake his own death, he could kill his own family, or he could simply run away. When he turned seventeen, James finally found his opportunity to escape. One day while he was training outside the city walls, a girl his age stumbled into him, falling to the ground. He helped her to her feet, only to find that she was crying. After asking her what was wrong, she told him that she was running away from home. Without any further questions, James told her he would go with her. And so the two set off, for lands far from the capital.
The young girl's name was Katherine, and was only sixteen at the time the two escaped the capital. The pair eventually settled in Jurisdad, feeling comfortable that they were far enough away from their pasts. They had a quiet marriage a few years later, and Katherine bore him a son, whom he named Joshua. And for five years the three of them lived a quiet, peaceful life in Jurisdad.
In 1085, five years after Joshua was born, an assassin broke into the capital Darino. Both Lord Orren and his son were murdered in their sleep, and the assassin managed to escape before either of their bodies were discovered. In the morning, when their bodies were discovered, a search began for the assassin. He had managed to escape, but not to the dismay of the citizenry. They rejoiced in their lord's demise, but the appointment of a new lord daunted their thoughts. A man named Angus Black was crowned as lord, a distant relative of Lord Orren. Lord Angus became increasingly violent though, turning seemingly insane. He began to make the generals nervous, who feared an outcome like their last lord. A year later though, Angus suddenly disappeared with his guard, and a new lord was needed again.
James was soon remembered to have been a kind-hearted child, and a search began through Éridor to find him. They finally found him in Jurisdad, and when the news of his family's demise reached his ears, a load seemed to have fallen from his back, and he agreed to return to Darino to succeed his grandfather as lord.
James, Katherine, and Joshua returned to Darino a few weeks later, and he was crowned lord almost immediately. Determined to redeem his family name, at least that of his great-grandfather's, James puts his heart and soul into leading his country.
The RP Begins:
8 March, 1087
- James attends a meeting of the six lords with his two bodyguards, Emmett and Edward, which abruptly ends when an unknown army attacks the Saradasian capital.
13 March, 1087
- James and his bodyguards escape the capital before the battle starts, but are ambushed in an abandoned village near the border.
20 March, 1087
- The trio arrive in Molvo a few days later, and send word to the capital of their ambush. A small battalion of the Aerid Knights arrives a few days later to guard James, and he decides to stay in Molvo a few weeks to rest.
16 May, 1087
- A priest stumbles in Molvo saying the temple on Mt. Kierth had been ambushed, and James and a small portion of the militia decide to leave, against advisement.
19 May, 1087
- James and his small guard defeat the bandits who had overridden the temple, and decide to hole up for the night.
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Lvl: 2 3 4 5 6
HP: +1 +1 +1 +1
Str: +1 +1 +1 +1
Spd: +1 +1 +1
Def: +1 +1 +1 +1
Res: +1 +1