- Pale, cloudy grey
- Shoulder length, silver, curly
- 117 lbs
He chose to study Alchemy and associated disciplines, and achieved the title of Master. During his studies, he befriended a magpie that now serves as his "seeing-eye bird" (though its reliability is questionable). He also developed a psychological addiction to alvmint, or "purple grass." Noticing his struggle with abandoning his faith, his mentor advised he look into the god Nethys. Tempus eventually began to refer to himself as a follower of Nethys, though he has sworn to never again make an oath to a deity. Upon completing his studies, he decided to travel the world in an attempt to find a new calling.
Tempus has a kind, laid-back personality. He is patient, especially with children (due to his experience with his younger siblings). While he often seems irresponsible or uncaring, Tempus will readily assume the role of caretaker for anyone he deems in need of a guiding hand. He acts according to his whims, and has traveled extensively. Despite being a Master of Alchemy, he has chosen to live as a Druid instead, spending most of his time among trees and mountains. He is currently employed by Lord Dolce Gabbana.
Tall and thin, very lanky with knobbly knees and pointy elbows.
Olive skin with freckles everywhere, silvery hair, grey eyes. Often paints his nails.
Long, narrow face with high cheekbones, thin lips and arched eyebrows, and a rather long nose. Eyes are slanted and droopy, usually half-open.
Pierced ears, dove and lily tattoo on the left side of his ribcage, Sigil of Sarenrae tattoo on upper right chest (just below collarbone), Eye of Nethys at the base of his neck.
Left handed, tends to clasp hands behind back when at rest. Often leans on his staff.
Apparel & Accessories
Extremely colorful, loudly patterned clothing. Wears an assortment of jewelry, including a necklace with a goblin tooth pendant.
Wields a long staff of blackthorn. Also carries a small flute carved from the bone of a deer.
University of Alchemy and Drug Use (Master's), some seminary school
Depression, anxiety, C-PTSD.
Morality & Philosophy
There is good in everyone, and to be kind to others is the greatest joy in the world.
Common, Elvish, Druidic, Draconic, Orcish, Sylvan
Looking for a purpose in life and helping others along the way. Cares deeply for the wilderness and conservation.
Quotes & Catchphrases
Can I offer you some purple grass?
Savvies & Ineptitudes
Good at cooking, weaving, and the flute. Bad at whittling and juggling.
Likes & Dislikes
Loves sweet or spicy foods, likes any plants or mushrooms or crystals, dislikes loud or crowded places, hates churches and woolen clothing.
Virtues & Personality perks
Patient, compassionate, kind to children, considerate, clever.
Vices & Personality flaws
Nervous, dreamy, passive, forgetful, speaks without thinking.
Chews nails when anxious, wheezes when laughing, picks at clothing or jewelry aimlessly
Keeps clothes and body clean, but always smells faintly like alvmint. Hair tends to be messy.
The major events and journals in Tempus Borden's history, from the beginning to today.
The list of amazing people following the adventures of Tempus Borden.
Contacts & Relations
Very close to former companions of his from a previous venture, Hexah and Chunkus. He still writes them letters from time to time, including small gifts from his travels, and visits when he can.
Wealth & Financial state
Surprisingly wealthy, due to the fact that he spends little money on food and shelter, preferring to instead sleep under the stars and forage. His adventuring is primarily to give him something to do when bored, but it pays well.
Tempus rarely speaks to his family members, but sends gifts to his siblings on their birthdays. He and his parents have a very strained relationship. He still hopes to be close to them someday, but has resigned himself to being the black sheep of the family.
Follows Nethys, but is not especially invested. Formerly worshiped Sarenrae and studied to become a priest of her order, but left the church without finishing his religious education.
Very shy, but feigns relaxation, which often comes across as flippancy. He's very nervous in front of people he doesn't know well. While he generally doesn't worry about etiquette, he's actually well-versed in proper manners and behavior.
Hobbies & Pets
Collects a menagerie of animal companions everywhere he goes. He enjoys knitting and other yarnwork, as well as reading and alchemical experimentation.
Tends to trail off without finishing his sentence. Has a slight Elvish accent. When sober, his speech is clipped and carefully enunciated. He has a wide vocabulary, but typically speaks casually.