Burdyr Donderiall

Champion Burdyr Donderiall (a.k.a. Arsandil) (he/him)

I do not know that I can ever show you how much of a blessing you are upon me, and yet, I find the challenge encourages me to try - in every way I could possibly think to.
Talindë Ae'tharis to Burdyr
  Burdyr Donderiall is a dwarven warpriest of Torag from Gildómar. He served in the Gildón military for a number of years, and like many others, lost both his father and husband, Zanditir Donderiall, to war's icy grasp. He left Gildómar late in 5626 to join the Lost Ones on their mission to stop the Harp of Virtue and was swiftly named as Champion of Torag for his bravery.   He has formed an incredibly close bond with Scion and Champion Talindë Ae'tharis of Galasthin, and after Talindë's near-death in Eckehart Mansion, has begun a deep, intense relationship with him despite both their pasts. Due to necessary political intervention, the elves of Galasthin believe the two to be officially engaged - in reality, the two have yet to have that discussion.   Burdyr is one of few mortals to have courted the respect of multiple avatars. The avatar within the Sceptre of Aetharis grants him a deep level of respect, often lending her aid or amused commentary when he and Talindë are visiting her, and has entreated the planetary avatar of Istralar to intervene on Burdyr's behalf in the past. Azsire, avatar of Jäätta, has also come to consider Burdyr as a friend - one of precious few people to ever earn that title from him - though the respect he grants Burdyr is not nearly as obvious.

Physical Description

Body Features

Beneath the layers of thick cloth and plated armour, Burdyr is a stocky pale-skinned dwarf with vibrant long ginger hair, typically pulled back either into a tight ponytail or intricately woven into multiple braids by his beloved partner, Talindë Ae'tharis. He sports a magnificent beard of the same tones, always woven into braids held with leather straps.  
Burdyr's Marks by TheDumbOwl
Against his skin, the marks of his god are readily apparent. His left arm appears to be plated in perfect gold, the symbol of Torag's hammer engraved into his wrist, with etches of runes travelling up and along the length of his arm like steps of a ladder, as well as across the back of his hand. Each rune speaks of an aspect of the Dwarven Champion; Support, Hope, Protection, Trust, Strength, Defence, Pain. His back is a different story altogether; Perfect glittering gold is replaced with a melting pot of different metals, discordant and scattered with no discernable order to them at all, marking much of his upper back as well as the base of his neck. The only exception to this is his left shoulderblade, a sole patch of cold iron with a single rune clawed onto it's surface-- Ice.

Mental characteristics

Personal history

Early life

Before The Lost Ones, before the wars, before everything; There was a dwarf. A redheaded, rebellious scamp that defied all order imposed on him, by his school, his parents and any other authority that dared temper his spirits. Burdyr Donderiall was a menace by every definition, and boy did he make sure everyone knew it.   His mother especially, Greynshal Donderiall, made an active effort to thwart his attempts to defy her authority. Being a cleric and nurse at heart, she could command armies if she truly put her mind to it-- Childhood friends of Burdyr will oft recall making a hasty exit to avoid her fury after depositing her son at their doorstep after one too many alcoholic beverages, lest she drag them by their ears to their own parents.

Morality & Philosophy

Yours isn't a burden that needs to be carried alone. Ye understand what am doin', A know ye do. Whether you disagree with it or not. Ye don't need to shoulder their actions alone.
— Burdyr to Talindë

Relationships

Azsire

Friend (Important)

Towards Burdyr Donderiall

4
4

Honest


Burdyr Donderiall

Friend (Important)

Towards Azsire

3
3

Frank


Talindë Ae'tharis

Partner (Vital)

Towards Burdyr Donderiall

5
0

Frank


Burdyr Donderiall

Partner (Vital)

Towards Talindë Ae'tharis

5
0

Frank


Burdyr Donderiall

Husband

Towards Zanditir Donderiall

5
0

Zanditir Donderiall

Husband

Towards Burdyr Donderiall

5
0

Grumpy old git with a mean swing.

View Character Profile
Alignment
Lawful Good
Current Location
Species
Professions
Currently Held Titles
Date of Birth
12th of Kuthona
Year of Birth
5516 EA 110 Years old
Birthplace
Spouses
Siblings
Children
Gender
Male
Belief/Deity
Torag
Other Affiliations
Old Timer, Burdyr's hammer by Hanhula (via Midjourney)


Cover image: Burdyr cover by by Hanhula via Midjourney & Heroforge

Comments

Please Login in order to comment!