31 March 2015 @ 11:49 pm
Character: Spark, from the flame Tribe
Canon:  Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight 

Character Notes:


The story of Lodoss is about a fantasy world similar to Dungeons and Dragons and the one explained in the Tolkien novels: Elves, God, dwarves, classic heroes, magic, etc. As far as plot goes, the Chronicles of the Heroic Knight is about a Rescue Romance, mixed with the classic heroes adventure.

Spark’s story starts twelve/fifteen years after the War of Heroes when the continent of Lodoss is in danger one more time due to the evil gods that reside there. Spark was born into the leading family of the Fire tribe and was destined to rule over the tribe and he grow up in the desert near Blade. During the civil war, when he was seven, King Kashue encountered him and was impressed by young Spark’s bravery. After that, he was trained from early childhood in the courts of King Kashue for knighthood, he wasn’t as skilled as some children, but he was tenacious. No matter how many times he was knocked down, he would get back up and fight. After the civil war, the last leader of the Fire Tribe, Nardia, had died, which left Spark as the next in line to lead the tribe.

Though Kashue had high hopes for him, his position within the tribe held him back. As the only heir of his tribe, there was much concern for his safety. When he was ten, Parn and Deedlit came to visit Blade. Because of Kashue’s respect for him, he brought Spark to a ball and introduced him to Parn. Spark was later treated to watching Kashue and Parn spar. After meeting his hero, Spark’s ambition was enhanced. Spark had never wanted his position in the tribe to interfere with his training. He asked Kashue to respect him in this matter; he didn’t want his social status to give him any sort of advantage. He was determined to become a knight on his own like all his peers.

His peers advanced in rank while he waited for his knighting. One morning, ten years after meeting Parn, Spark anxiously attended yet another meeting where the new knights were to be announced. Spark wasn’t listed and he returned home, dejected, but was stopped on the street by a royal messenger. Spark had been summoned to the court of King Kashue and he feared that it would have something to do with his rank. He went back to Castle Akroyd, angrily expecting he would have to remind his King that he didn’t wish to be advanced because of his noble birth. But when he arrived, he was surprised to meet his childhood hero, Parn. Parn and Deedlit had come to speak with Kashue about Duke Raster of Alania who had allied himself with Marmo and Parn had wanted to see how Spark had advanced. After Parn and Deedlit had spoken with Kashue, Spark was honored with the chance to spar with Parn.

There was a small feast that night, but Spark didn’t feel like attending. He wandered the courtyard and spoke to the guards protecting the Royal Treasury. As Spark turned his back on them, the guards suddenly died. Spark looked around, but saw no one at first. Then a dark elf who had been cloaked by invisibility spirits appeared. Spark knew he should have called for help, but there was only one elf and he assumed he could take it. Besides, if he beat the elf, he could finally be knighted. Four more elves appeared. Spark was clearly outnumbered and regretting that he didn’t send up the alarm. He threw his sword at the elves and ran back to the feast, managing to call for help once before an elf embedded a dagger in his back. Spark lay on the ground, certain he was dying while the elves made off with the Soul-Crystal Ball.

Several people who had heard Spark’s cry came to his aide, Kashue, Parn and a dwarven priest of Myrii included. Greivas, the priest, healed Spark’s wound and Spark was questioned for not raising the alarm. The next day, Spark waited for his orders from Kashue, expecting that his chances for knighthood were null and he would be given the most mundane duty. Kashue finally appeared with a pair of mercenaries, Leaf and Garrack, the dwarf priest who had healed Spark the night before and one of sorcerer Slayn’s students, Aldonova. Spark was ordered to retrieve the Soul-Crystal Ball and deliver a message to King Etoh. As Spark and his group set out, they were followed by Little Neese, Slayn’s daughter. Near the end of their first day on the road, they came across a woman and her injured companion.

Her name was Lyna and she explained that they had been attacked by the dark elves. Her companion, Randy, had been hit with a crystal in his chest and was in tremendous pain. They helped the pair to a fortress in Flaim. Lyna explained what happened, saying they were mercenaries on their way to a new job. Meanwhile, Greevas tried to heal Randy with his holy magic, but the crystal reacted to the magic and began to grow into a hydra, using Randy’s body as a host. Spark and his party fought the creature and Spark made his way into the ruins of the building it sprouted from to kill the host. He tried to kill the victim, but was unable to. Then, Little Neese appeared and used her powerful holy magic to destroy the monster. Neese joined their party and the group slowly learned of her destiny to be the Doorway for Kardis’ resurrection.  


Spark is pretty much the archetype of the classic hero. He’s brave and determined, very polite with women and his superiors, but also with a short temper. He grew up hearing stories about Parn and the six heroes that saved the world and wanted to be like them one day. Because he worships Parn so much, when they finally meet Spark acts more nervous than his usual self but at the same time subdued. He overcomes those sorts of feelings quickly, as Parn treats him like his equal and they even get into a huge fight that ends with Parn's tent destroyed. They were actually having fun, and Deedlit accused them of being grown up children that only wanted to play (she was totally right).

He’s loyal, cares for everybody's well being, and has a high sense of duty. However, due to his youth and inexperience, he can also be reckless and imprudent. He has the tendency to run into action without thinking first, no matter how dangerous the situation is, especially if he thinks that an injustice is being committed.

He so direct that he even yells at a witch and a goddess because he thinks they are in the wrong. He was right, but it was still a dangerous and stupid thing to do when you are a human with no magic powers. Greevas, the priest, slaps him on two different occasions to make Spark focus on their current situation. It's worth mentioning that Greevas is a dwarf, and half Spark’s height.

Spark is also very shy with women if they try to flirt with him and most likely will blush or run away. He just doesn't know how to deal with someone making advances at him. He was raised in the desert didn’t travel much before his quest. He gets mesmerized by the sea and the tropical green forests when he finally sees them.


He looks like this.

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