The Hero of Light
"I didn't even stop the think I had a daughter. The thought didn't even cross my mind. Oh goddess have I secretly been a father for 19 years?!"Johan Forlorn is a human priest and light mage. He is former member of the Goddess Knights and Selene Russel's biological father.
General Physical Condition
Physical AppearanceJohan is a tall, slightly pudgy man in his mid 40's. He has a very dark complexion and short dark hair with a goatee, both of which have stripes of grey in them from age. His face is starting to show signs of age and his hands are noticeable worn from how much he works with them.
ApparelJohan wears traditional white and gold priest robes most of the time when he is working or praying. There a places where it's clear that he has had to repair the robe by hand, as they many years old by this point. He also frequently wears an amulet with the symbol of Fanenta on it. His casual wear is just a simple, extra long tunic tied with belt and a long sleeved, mustard yellow undershirt with matching trousers. He'll occasionally where with it an embroidered jacket when leaving the house.
The Goddess Knights
Johan met with Sarah a woman supposedly in possession one of the Goddess Blades and the leader of the group. Johan was in awe of the swords power and was easily smitten at the idea of serving under his goddess and protecting people. At first Sarah was skeptical about a priest going out into battles, but changed her tune when she saw his powers in action. Johan spent the next decade happily serving the Goddess Knights. As the shade war calmed down, Johan decided to treat himself to a vacation to New Earth, where he met a young woman named Jesse. After a few drinks the two hooked up for the night. However, the next morning ashamed of what he had done, he flees the scene and back into the Fantasme. But upon his return he is met with horrible news. The esper twins Faellen and Nelleaf Ramifus, who had helped the team predict the enemies next move, had perished. Johan was informed that the two had hobbled into the base, but he was no where to be found and they passed in the night from their injuries. Johan was overwhelmed with guilt and blamed himself for the young girls' deaths. Later, an unforseen attack on the base from a mysterious new comer would cost the lives of Kalheim Aedian and Sherry Ligstien. Knowing well that the twins could have predicted this tragedy, Johan felt himself slipping into a spiraling depression. Johan was present at the battle for Onford. He knew his hearty wasn't in it anymore and his incompitance was costing his team the war. Unable to deal with it, Johan faked his own death and fled from battle.
After the War
Johan went into hiding in a small human village after the war, and for years remained a relatively unassuming human priest working at a local clinic. Madia Madora took his place as Head Cleric, and was the only one who knew of Johan's whereabouts. But after nearly 20 years, his past would return to confront him in the form of his old teammate Jérémie Aumerle. He would arrive with a young woman from New Earth and introduce her to him as Selene, his daughter.
Morality & Philosophy
Likes & Dislikes
Virtues & Perks
"You needn't pay me, I'm simply doing what I can to help others. Fanenta gifted me with these powers for a reason, so I shall server her people."Johan is a kind man that cares about others in his community. He is passionate about helping others and is very dedicated to his job. He's always the bearer of helpful life advice and his positive outlook on life can soothe and cheer up those in great pain is distress. He is no pushover and can be serious when something he cares about is threatened. His in incredibly skilled at his job and rarely asks for anything in return for his work.
Vices & Flaws
"I know running away was cowardly, but it was so painful, watching everyone be slaughtered and I could do nothing about it. It's my fault Vahit won."Johan is very non-confrontational and a bit cowardly, preferring to run away from and avoid situations that upset him rather than finding a productive solution. He tends to be on the rather awkward side and doesn't know how to handle stressful situations that go out of his comfort zone. He also has the tenancy to be a bit preachy and overly cautious to the point of even making his companions change their life style.
Motivation & ConflictJohan is motivated by his desire to help others, but is stopped by his fear and anxiety towards confrontation. He can easily deal with a monster or demon, but if a real person is upset with him, he doesn't know how to handle it. Despite his daughter wanting him to train her to use her magic, the guilt of his past still eats away at him, and he refuses to acknowledge it.
Towards Selene Russel
Towards Johan Forlorn
Johan never had the chance to meet Selene, as he had only had a one night stand with her mother before returning to the Fantasme. He was unaware he had even gotten her pregnant, so it was a huge surprise when Jer introduced Selene as his daughter. Their first interactions were awkward as neither quite knew how to process the other's existence. Selene grew up never knowing her biological father, and had a poor relationship with any other 'father figure' in her life. It was then revealed that Selene had inherited Johan's light magic powers. Selene insisted that Johan teach her how to use her powers in battle like her did, but he was hesitant, which irritated her. Eventually though, Johan decided he wanted to have a good relationship with his estranged daughter and agreed to train her.
Relationship DescriptionSelene and Johan have a very awkward father/daughter relationship. While Johan felt guilt for not being around for Selene growing up, he also was hesitant in bonding with her, not ready for the responsiblity or memories of the past she brought up. Selene grew up with a poor outlook on father figures in her life. She felt angry and betrayed by the father she never met for so long, that when she finally met him, she could help but feel bitter that he wasn't around for her as a child. When she found out he had ran away from the war she could only see him as a pathetic coward.
Towards Sarah Winter
Towards Johan Forlorn
Johan heard about Sarah being a Goddess Blade wielder after the battle in Fanentous Capital. After the Temple of Fanentous was attacked by Shades, Johan decided he would serve Fanenta by aiding Sarah and joining the Goddess Knights. The team was in desperate need of a healer, and Johan was offering his services for free, so Sarah accepted.
Relationship DescriptionJohan has immense respect for Sarah, not just as the (former) chosen Goddess Blade wielder, but for her impressive skill on the battlefield, are excellent leadership and her compassion for the people they were fighting for. Sarah was originally skeptical about Johan, but when she saw him use Light Magic as an offensive weapon against shades, she was impressed and decided to train him in physical combat. She considered him a valuable asset to the team when was heart broken when he went missing after the battle at Onford.
Towards Jérémie Aumerle
Towards Johan Forlorn
When Jeremie and Johan first met, they got along pretty well. Their personalities meshed well and would often talk during down time. Which made things all the worse when he, along with the rest of the team, found out the truth of him being a Shade. Johan felt betayed that his friend was not only a demon, but one of they very creatures they have been fighting. When Jeremie was eventually let back on the team, Johan was one of the people who inicially opposed the decision, even threatening to leave himself, but eventually he was convinced to let him stay. Johan did not trust Jeremie for a long time, and hated working on the same team as a demon. It wasn't until a battle where Jeremie used his body as a shield to protect him that he started to open up to him once more.
Relationship DescriptionJohan finds Jeremie an enjoyable person to talk to, but still gets uneasy around him. He admires Jer's willingness to help others despite how much he is hated by people, even though it brings up the uncomfortable subject of if a demon is inherently evil or if they can have a sense of morality, a subject Johan doesn't like to think about.
Towards Kalheim Aedian
Towards Johan Forlorn
Johan was uneasy about Kalheim joining the team from the very start. Him being a dark magic user and a necromancer, to things that did not mix with Johan's beliefs. They two did not get along well at all for a long time, Johan found Kalheim's careless personality grating at times, and Kalheim got annoyed at Johan's preachy nature. Kalheim would often do things to purposely get on his nerves. Johan would try to stop some of Kalheim's more destructive bad habits, like his abuse of potent mana potions, and his tenancy not to sleep. The two butted heads more than anyone in the group, but Johan couldn't convince himself to hate Kalheim. So when Kalheim perished at the hands of a demon attack on their base, Johan was horrified and felt deep guilt and sorrow for being unable to help him.
Towards Sherry Eckstein
Towards Johan Forlorn
Johan never really liked Sherry. She was the byproduct of necromancy, a practice Johan vehemently disagreed with. He never really saw Sherry as a person, but rather an abomination of dark magic that Johan toted around like his child. They never interacted much during their time in the nights, but Johan could see how much Kalheim cared for Sherry, so he tried to treat her with basic respect.
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The Goddess' Knights are a group of heroes who defend The Fantasme from demons and monsters.
One of the twin gods. Fanenta, Goddess of Light. Daughter of Alpha and Omega.
The capitol city in The Empire of Fanentous as well as being the largest city in the Fantasme.