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Heleas the Unbranded

(a.k.a. The Harbinger)

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Achille and Chiron by Pompeo Batoni

Physical Description

General Physical Condition

Heleas trains almost exhaustively, and as such, is very fit. He has a fairly solid build.  

Body Features

His trunk is jet black with long hair around the hooves. He usually keeps his hair tied back and out of the way. Heleas is quite muscular and even by Centaur standards, he is solidly built.  

Facial Features

Has strong facial features, a wide nose and eyes that point downward slightly. His browline is fairly thick, and he usually has quite thick facial hair. His nose is slightly crooked from a training accident when he was a boy.  

Identifying Characteristics

Has heavy scarring from his life in the rebellion. Unlike many of the other Centaurs in the rebellion, Heleas has no tattoos or intentional scarification. As most Centaurs alive today have experienced captivity, most also have a brand on the shoulder. Heleas is one of the few without such a brand. This is a matter of pride for Heleas.  

Specialized Equipment

Uses a bow and a bludgeon he created himself. Despite his fighting style which involves quite a bit of close contact, Heleas prefers to not wear heavy armor, feeling that it slows him down and prevents him from moving.

Mental characteristics

Personal history

The Centaur Rebellion Army is all Heleas has ever known. He was the first Centaur born into the rebellion, and learned the reality of war at a very young age. Because Centaur Rebellion Army was constantly moving and evading detection, he knew only his mother and danger as a constant in his early childhood.   As the rebellion grew, they began taking larger and larger targets. By the time he was just six years old, Heleas was training to join the combatants. As other young Centaurs were born into the ranks, Heleas befriended and trained with them, and as they entered their teenage years, they began calling themselves the Unbranded and charged into the conflict without fear.   By the age of 17, Heleas was a respected member of the rebellion and was placed in charge of his own unit. His leadership was even more brash then than it is now, but he soon learned that charging into battle at the first opportunity is not effective. Over the years he became a very effective leader, and found himself as the second in command at the age of 24.   When he was 27, the previous leader died and he assumed command. He stopped taking settlements and returned to attacking merchant caravans in Braern.  

Centaur Rebellion Army
Military Formation | Jun 1, 2019

An army of escaped centaur slaves fighting under the name of Rudanes

Accomplishments & Achievements

Even though his time leading the Centaur Rebellion Army has been short, its growth and success has been unlike anything the army has seen before in its 40 years of existence.

Failures & Embarrassments

He lost the majority of his first unit within his first year by charging into battle recklessly. Many of these men were Heleas' friends, and he still mourns their loss to this day, though they had all been in agreement at the time. He has learned about strategy in the following years, and is no longer reckless, however the motivation is the same.

Intellectual Characteristics

Unyielding, determined, proud, strategic, and utilitarian

Morality & Philosophy

Heleas will do whatever he feels necessary for his cause. He has a strong sense of what he feels is right, and considers that an absolute truth.

Personality Characteristics

Motivation

Heleas ultimately wants to kill as many Humans and Elves in Nephemir as he possibly can. His secondary goal is, of course, to free every Centaur he can and reclaim their ancestral homeland, though he realizes this is unlikely to happen within his lifetime.

Savvies & Ineptitudes

Heleas thrives in battle where he relies on strategy, his partners, and his strength. He can accomplish nearly anything he truly sets his mind on. However, he has a tendency to flail when he needs to introspect or speak deeply with others. He can be hotheaded and can lose focus of the bigger picture when angry

Likes & Dislikes

Heleas dislikes when things are slow - he wants there to be commotion and energy at all times, whether that be in the heart of battle or a rowdy party.

Virtues & Personality perks

Heleas is determined and can accomplish about anything he sets his mind to. He is proud and has a strong sense of right and wrong

Vices & Personality flaws

His pride and sense of right can sometimes make him strong-willed and unyielding in disagreements, and gives him a sense of righteous fury that fuels a lot of his actions in the rebellion

Social

Family Ties

Heleas has many close friends in the rebellion, and has promoted them to be leaders of the various units of the rebellion. Many of these Centaurs are the friends he knew and trained with as a boy before he ever joined his first battle. Many are also the ones he first led into battle as a teenager.

Religious Views

Treist, though he follows the sect worshiped by the Northern Centaur Tribes and knows Kaika as O'erall. Refuses to acknowledge that they are the same goddess.   Because of his ruthless actions, citizens of Braern have begun to know him as the Harbinger. He gladly accepts the title, feeling it will strike fear into all who hear it. Despite this, however, he does not believe in the myth of The Harbinger, the Courier, and the Deliverer for which he is known.  

The Harbinger, the Courier, and the Deliverer
Myth | May 16, 2019

A myth from the north about the soul's journey to the afterlife

Social Aptitude

Heleas does well in parties and higher-energy social situations, but tends to struggle when things slow down. He doesn't like having deep conversations, though he'll often listen if he feels he does not need to provide input. He can have a tendency to crash through conversations by being too direct and too hasty.

Current Location
Braern
Species
Centaur
Ethnicity
Northern Centaur Tribes
Honorary & Occupational Titles
Leader of the Centaur Rebellion Army
Year of Birth
1618 (27 years old)
Circumstances of Birth
Heleas was the first centaur to be born into the Rebellion, and is considered the first centaur to not know captivity since the time of Sarall
Birthplace
Dorhana
Current Residence
Braern
Biological Sex
Male
Eyes
Dark brown, slanted downward
Hair
Long, think, and wavy; black in color
Skin Tone
Slightly tan, tends toward blemishes
Height
7’9”
Weight
1325
Aligned Organization
Treoism
Other Affiliations
Character Prototype
Staz Nair

Personality Type

ENFP - The Champion
ENFPs have an Extraverted, Intuitive, Feeling and Perceiving personality. The ENFP personality type is highly individualistic and Champions strive toward creating their own methods, looks, actions, habits, and ideas — they do not like cookie cutter people and hate when they are forced to live inside a box. The ENFP personality likes to be around other people and have a strong intuitive nature when it comes to themselves and others. They operate from their feelings most of the time, and they are highly perceptive and thoughtful.   ENFPs are lucky in that they’re good at quite a lot of different things. An ENFP can generally achieve a good degree of success at anything that interests them. However, ENFPs get bored rather easily and are not naturally good at following things through to completion. Accordingly, they should avoid jobs which require performing a lot of detailed, routine-oriented tasks. They will do best in professions which allow them to creatively generate new ideas and deal closely with people. They will not be happy in positions which are confining and regimented.   Unlike other Extraverted types, ENFPs need time alone to center themselves, and make sure they are moving in a direction which is in sync with their values. ENFPs who remain centered will usually be quite successful at their endeavors, as long as they follow through. ENFPs are usually happy people, unless they are confined to strict schedules or mundane tasks. An unhappy ENFP can misuse their gift of gab and become quite manipulative because their charm makes it easy for them to get what they want. Luckily, most ENFPs will not abuse their natural abilities because it would go against their personal values.   Since relationships are central to the ENFP’s life, they will be very “hands on” and involved with their intimate relationships. They may be in the habit of constantly asking their partner how they’re doing or what they’re feeling. This behavior may be a bit smothering, but it also supports a strong awareness of the health (or illness) of the relationship. The ENFP needs to be given positive assurance and affirmation. ENFPs can be the type who fishes for compliments. They like to hear from their significant others that they are loved and valued, and are willing and eager to return the favor. They enjoy lavishing love and affection on their mates, and are creative and energetic in their efforts to please.   The ENFP’s enthusiasm and affection may at times seem smothering to their children. This will be especially true for children with strong Thinking or Sensing preferences, who will have a difficult time understanding the effervescence of the ENFP personality, and will feel at times embarrassed by the ENFP’s enthusiasm and tendency to display their affection publicly. The ENFP is able to take care of day-to-day necessities, such as picking children up at the correct times, getting them to softball practice, getting them fed, etc. However, it is a chore for the ENFP and is not a natural strength. The ENFP also has a difficult time disciplining their children, unless a very strongly-held value has been violated.   ENFPs are warm and enthusiastic people who are typically very bright and full of potential. They live in the world of possibilities, and can become very passionate and excited about things. Their enthusiasm lends them the ability to inspire and motivate others. They can talk their way in or out of anything. They love life, seeing it as a special gift, and strive to make the most out of it. ENFPs have an unusually broad range of skills and talents. They are good at most things which interest them. Project-oriented, they may go through several different careers during their lifetime.   Personality trait descriptions from Personality Perfect

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Cover image: Two Brown Horses on Field Near Mountain by Pete Johnson
Character Portrait image: Staz Nair in Game of Thrones

Comments

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7 Jun, 2019 20:49

A very good write up on Centaurs.I also have Centaurs in my Realm but haven't written my article yet.I have a wandering Tribe and three Centaur characters that join with my main adventuring party.

8 Jun, 2019 04:29

Glad to hear! Centaurs don’t get enough attention on the fantasy scene. I’ll be excited to see your take on them! I’m afraid this article isn’t very well put together yet; if you’re interested to see what my Centaurs are like, you can follow the link from here to see the species article! I also hope to have an ethnicity article about them written in a week or two! Thank you so much for your interest and the follow! It means a lot!

18 Jun, 2019 00:42

I just hosted a tabletop session with centaur slavers last Saturday, so it's nice to see an opinion that's not too far from my own.   I'm getting a very 'Khal Drogo' with horse legs vibe, and I think that's absolutely appropriate.   I think it's impressive you take the ENFP survey for most of your characters. Incredibly in depth.   Another well written article that i'm pleased I took the time to read.

18 Jun, 2019 03:08

I'm glad to hear that you liked the article! I haven't read or watched Game of Thrones, but from what I do know about it, I can definitely see the connection!