Sir Dayne of Wayne
Sir Dayne (a.k.a. The Wolf)
Life is a struggle, but Dayne seems to want to put an end to all that. He has become something that was thought to have vanished from the world, a knight of justice. - Captain Jacob Morris
General Physical Condition
For someone his age he is still fit as he still manages to move in armor and can hold his own in a fight. He is still strong, but he is not as fast as he use to be.
He has a rugged face with a well grown beard.
Several scares are on his body, along with a few on his face.
Taps on the pommel of his sword when he is anxious.
A Born FighterWayne was alone in the town of Wayne for as long as he could remember. For a time most of his early life he would live in an orphanage with several dozen other children. Life was not easy there, but two meals a day and a roof over your head was something to be great full for. His chances at adoption were slim though as he But even as a young boy he was a fighter through and through, often picking fights with anyone that crossed him, mostly other children who fought because he looked like a weakling due to him being smaller than the rest of them. But they often get black eyes and bloody noses to remind them not to mess with him. When he became old enough he found work where ever he could, mostly labor. It made him stronger each time it made him feel sore at the end of the day. By the time he was ten he was much stronger and faster than most of the children his age. He then began to go into back-alley wrestling facing other children and earning what money from the bets they made against him when he one. He believed there was nothing for him here in town and believed that he could find a better place for him if he wanted to. But he caught the eye of some who saw the potential he had in him when he least expected it. While on his way home from one of his matches he came across a guard harassing women and it was getting worse by the moment. Seeing the women wouldn't stand a chance against the armed guard and intervened before it became worse. The guard not taking a liking to the tone he spoke to him he struck Dayne only to realize that he did go down when he hit him. It was from here that Dayne's years of fighting quickly overpower the guard and broke his arm. Soon enough the commotion attracted a large crowd along with several other guards only to find a young boy beat a grown man to a pulp. It was from here the guards were trying to arrest him, though he was fourteen years old, his small size and his speed made him difficult to apprehend as he fought them off on his own and taking a few more down in what was a spectacle to the crowd watching. It took five guards to finally subdue him and being a public beat to pay rather than just arrest him for the trouble he caused them. But it did not seem to phase him that much as he used to take a beating for so long and bit one of his captor's hands just to break free only make them even angrier. It was at one point that the guards were going to beat him to death and no one in the crowd was going to stop them due to consequences they might face if they did. A Knight within the crowd by the name of Sir Henry Fulsten did not care for such things and intervened. Putting a stop to the beating and defending Dayne despite the danger he put himself in. Despite protest from the guards, Sir Henry ridiculed them for ganging up on a child and cruelly beating him. As they were explaining the unprovoked attack on one of the guards, the women that Dayne saved spoke out about what happened and how the young man was trying to help her only for things to escalate. Despite the guard responsible for the act denying the allegations, he quickly changed his tone as the crowd growing in confidence from Sir Henry's intervention began calling the guard out on other crimes he had committed. It was from here that the guards quickly ran off with their wounded and Dayne was mostly safe as he had put into medical care from the severity of his beating and did not regain consciousness for several days, but, he was lucky that he didn't have any broken bones. When he finally woke he was soon meet with Sir Henry who was standing watch over him in case any of the guards came back for revenge. It was here that Sir Henry offered Dayne a position as his squire which he found quite odd considering he was an orphan not of any noble heritage. This was quickly cleared up as Sir Henry saw potential in Dayne for his actions despite the risks that he disregard to save the women in trouble. For a true knight in cares little for his safety and is willing to do what they have to bring justice and he wanted to see that he was properly trained to see that come true. At first, Dayne was a bit hesitant at the idea of becoming a Knight, but considering that his goal of leaving town and the possible problems with the guards when Sir Henry left made him accept the offer. When he regained enough strength to travel they both set off into the world.
Makings of a KnightIn the beginning, Dayne was confused about his position while under Sir Henry's employment as he did not know a single thing about becoming a Knight nor half the things he was being told. But he did learn that he had to do what he was told and it often had to do with a lot of chores. Such as cleaning equipment and feed the horses, along with trying to read and write as he never did in his life. which was a bit annoying to him as he had to do it more constantly as they travel, but he also learned how to fight with weapons and properly ride a horse since he never did that in his entire life. Along with reading and writing as no ever taught him before which showed him Sir Henry was much kinder to him than anyone else in his life. Despite him being an honorable and a defender of the common folk, he had his shortcomings as well, for one he was an alcoholic and the kind that acted like an idiot and getting into trouble. Which Dayne often had to keep an eye on him to ensure he didn't do anything stupid or robbed blind after one of his drinking nights. He was also considered too humble depending on the angle you look at him as he often acted as a Hedge Knight and sleep in barns and the wilderness rather than sleep in a tavern or some lord’s estate. Often saying that a Knight does not need warm beds and whatever nonsense he spouted. Despite being in the service of the king, which would have made things easier for them he never used it to his advantage unless it was necessary. The fact was he was too frugal to spend any of his money just about anything unless he had to. But his heart was in the right place and truly believed in the ways a Knight should think and act. They would travel often as well as he and Sir Henry went across many places in Ardania often seeking to aid others where they need it and vanquishing villainy where it could be found. It was from these travel that Dayne was his problems were small considering the hardships that so many other people had gone through during his travel. They would go on many adventures as they faced the likes of wild beasts, bandits, and anyone else who deserved it. But corruption was a threat they faced most of all as it seemed to be everywhere across the land where ever they went. They even took on another companion who would also become Sir Henry’s second squire by the name of Theo Trelian, a former blacksmith appreciates who tended to get into trouble with people who tried to take advantage of others. He was welcomed with open arms by Sir Henry, While Dayne never saw eye to eye with him most of the time, nonetheless they would continue on their travels for years to come. It would be several years with them only resting in Sir Henry's home in Ironmound once in a while where they would train constantly to improve their skills. Making him much stronger than he was before as he was no longer small and he quite the growth spurt as the years went by towering over both of his companions. It would also create a strong friendship between the three and Dayne realized several things since he had joined him. That the world did not care for rules and you had to do what you need to do when you needed to win. Along with only trusting yourself and never turning your back on anyone in need no matter what. It was from these travels Dayne became more and more like a knight as Sir Henry wanted him to be as he learned all he could from the Codex Chevalier among the other things that came with being a Knight. For several years he would be under the tutelage of Sir Henry to prove himself time and time again. Even getting into a rivalry with Theo to see who could out-compete for for for one another as they continued their journey together and going on a more dangerous quest when their skills were good enough. But eventually, his time with Ser Henry would come to an end as his training was complete and there was no more Sir Henry could teach him. So they returned to where it all began, to the town of Wayne and when they arrived, he knighted him then and there in the center of town for all they see. From the day for he would be known as Sir Dayne of Wayne and they would part ways and Sir Henry and Theo set off once more to finish their journey together and it was now up to Sir Dayne to figure out what he wanted to do next. Sir Dayne was now on his own as Sir Henry left to return home as well in Ironmound as his adventuring days were behind, for his age was finally getting to him. Theo also went his own way when he was finally knighted, he took after his mentor seeking to do good in the world. It was here that Sir Dayne would stay and live in Wayne for the time as he grew wary of his years of training and travel and want to stay put for a while. He didn’t seek to swear fealty to any lord either as he was not ready for that kind of responsibility either. So he just bought himself a house with the money he earned on the outskirts of town and worked on it. But he would see that things in town had gotten worse since he was last there when he went into it as the king’s laws were affecting everyone. With officials using their power to take advantage of the people as they were helpless to resist. Wayne got it worse than most due to their Norrian heritage despite being citizens for over three centuries now. It was here that Sir Dayne intervened to put a stop to when saw a man being beat for being unable to pay his taxes and was reminded of when Sir Henry saved him and he would step in like in mentor before him. It was here that all bore witness him stand before the several armed crownmen and ordered them to release the man and leave town. They just laughed at him and one of them tried to hit him with a club. Despite being unarmed, Sir Dayne quickly bested him, then the rest came after him and when they were broken and beaten, they soon fled when Sir Dayne revealed himself as a Knight. It was from here that he would be praised as a hero for his deeds and prepared himself to fight for those men would come back with more men and prepared armed and ready for them. Thought no force came rather a noble named Rupert Durand came to see the lone Knight himself and was surprised to see Sir Dayne waiting for a fight. It was from here the despicable acts in town would be revealed and as Herrshal of the area would see it would never happen again. It was from here that Sir Dayne and Rupert would closely be acquainted with one another as they sought justice and grew to admire one another. Wayne and surrounding settlements have better conditions more than others. Creating a peace that would only last for a short time as rebellion would soon come.
The Trials of WarWhen a lone rider came into town declare a call to arms to all loyal to the king and that Roderick's Rebellion had begun it was quite the shock to many. Sir Dayne was conflicted as well as for the past three years since he defended the town from the abusive officials, he had heard disturbing reports of the conditions and treatment of settlement far beyond the borders of the town and saw that many of the rebels were just angry people who had enough abuse their supposed leaders. But fearing the consequences of the rebels winning and the untold destruction he took up arms for the kingdom and rode to Rupert's holding. It was here he would ask to join him on his march to war and swore fealty to him when he agreed to it as he was a man worth following. It was from here that they would head out with anyone willing to join them many of them Iron Blood warriors from Wayne due to Sir Dayne's speech of why they should fight the rebels. Sir Dayne would be placed in House Durand's cavalry force known as the Silver Wings as they march ever forward to battle. Though it would not come for some time and would be only met with skirmishes here and there and were cut off from any communication from any forces of the crown or other nobles as they were in complete disarray and were forced to set up camp in a defensive perimeter to deal with any rebels that tried to attack them and at least have an army to fight them when the time finally came and it did. It was a noble scout that discovered them and informed them that of their defeats at the Battle of Stone Hill and the Battle of Hesten with the surviving noble forces going to Lansburg to defeat a rebel force growing there. It was here that Sir Dayne would see his first real battle as the Battle of Lansburg shook him to his core for the number of casualties he had witnessed on both sides with him barely surviving himself as his horse was killed forcing him to fight on foot in a chaotic clash of steel. Despite being a crown victory, Lansburg would haunt him for years to come as half of the force he came with was wiped out. It was from here he vowed to do whatever it took to end the war as soon as possible. Soon after winter came a Sir Dayne ask Lord Durand to build a fighting force to wage a guerilla campaign against the rebels while the armies were stock during the winter and he agreed. It was here that the Wild Blades were created made up of Iron Blood warriors and anyone else that could be spared. During that long winter, he would use any tactic to deal any blow to the enemy earning the nickname of "The Wolf" for his predatory nature on his enemies. Dayne would be at the frontlines with his men always and often put his life on the line more often than anyone should he continued his campaign for months-long after winter and would not rejoin the army until the Battle of Evergreen Forest as made it there with great haste a Wayne was only a few dozen miles from there and hope that the fighting did not spread to it. It would be in the chaotic clash in the forest that he would become injured and forced to stay in Wayne until he recovered. By the time he fully recovered, the war was just in its final days. He would be at the final battle of the war at the Battle of the Three Hills and fight along with his former master, Sir Henry one last time. As he had been with the royal army serving the king and was glad to see him after so long, despite his age he still knew how to fight. Together with lord Rupert to take one of the hills that were believed to have the whole rebel army on it in a pincer movement. Only to realize it was only a part of it as they clashed with it and saw the rest of it attacking the royal army from two sides. It was on that hill he watched his friend struck down by one of the enemy leaders, Orion “ The Giant” Madok. Rage filled his heart as he lept on him like a rabid wolf and gave him no room to use his great sword on him. After he saw his chance he brutally killed him by chopping off his hand, cutting open his stomach, and chopping off his head. He held Sir Henry’s body in his arms as the battle came to an end. He took his sword to remember him by and took Madok’s greatsword as a trophy. It was after the battle he was shocked to see Sir Theo amongst the side of the captured rebel as he told him that it was the right thing to do to fight against those who oppressed the people even if was a king doing it. Both would claim to betray the values they were taught until Theo was taken away and would never learn of his fate. Afterward, he would be greatly rewarded for his service in the war by the newly crowned Peter II after deposing his brother for his actions that started the conflict. Along with Lord Rupert as they returned home with Sir Dayne returning to Wayne which was mostly intact from fighting. He would gain land and money for his services and use much of it to rebuild the town and improve upon it allowing it to prosper for many years. But despite the good that he had done in ending the war, he often wondered if he betray his values and if he was even on the right side from all the things that he did and witnessed forever haunting him for the rest of his life.
Another War and the Will to SurviveSixteen Years would pass over Wayne and Sir Dayne left all his worries in the past. While he was rarely called by lord Rupert unless necessary and during these long years of peace he finally settled down with a merchant's daughter named Mara and had two beautiful girls named Hilda and Krista. Wayne had grown and knew prosperity thanks to him and he was content to see all that he had done finally do some real good. Often being a respected and honorable Knight by many who knew his name, except for those who rebelled. But that peace he help create would shatter with the War of the Raptors as he once more had to leave home once more only this time to repel invaders. Due to his success in rebellion, he would be ordered to commit a guerilla war against the Imperial Legions of the Vatian Empire. But he would have to adapt as Legionaries were far more dangerous than armed farmers for him and his Wild Blades. Sir Dayne would not take part in most of the battles of the war as he continued fighting to dispute the empire's forces and supply lines. But he would take part in the Battle of the Long Night that greatly crippled the empire as he and his men cut down foes as they could, along with capturing weapons, armor, and supplies and destroying what they could not keep. Along with devastating defeat at the Battle of Renton field which he barely managed to escape from. But soon he realized that the war was lost as the Kingdom of Ardania could not take on the unlimited resources of the empire. So he abandoned his post with his remaining men and went to Wayne, only to find it in ruins and his home of Oathbound Keep ransacked. Only to discover the bodies of Mara and Hilda stripped naked and hanged outside of the keep. It was from that moment he thought he had lost everything as he collapsed to his knees meet by his youngest daughter Krista running into his arms in tears who managed to hide from the imperials raiding his home. It was from he swore a Vow of Vengeance, one of the most controversial of Knightly Vows to not rest until the empire paid for its crimes with blood. It was from here he and anyone one who managed to survive the slaughter the imperials were committing fled to the Great Forest as would be safe for them to hide from them despite the dangers inside of it. Despite the setbacks of leading several hundred people to safety, they managed to reach the forest with only minor casualties. But he was at a loss as he had no idea what to do as they had no means of escape nor the ability to fight. He thought about just trying to get the survivors out of the country with him staying behind to claim his vengeance against the empire, but he did not wish to abandon his daughter. But when all seemed lost to him he was found by a beacon of hope as a patrol of Rangers would find them and lead them there Warden-Commander, Carne with their group of survivors. Together they would travel to the ancient ruins of Del Toren and find safety in its walls. Later on many more people would join them and from this gathering of lost souls would be the formation of the Brotherhood of the Wood with Sir Dayne being of the Circle, the leadership of the brotherhood. He would also found the Wayward Raiders, made up of any experienced fighters that could be spared to wage large-scale operations on the empire. He would often lead them into battle with great success as he ensured that he killed as many imperials as he could when in battle. Often never showing mercy to anyone he faced as his desire for vengeance seemed to be unquenchable as the years went by. But he has not lost what is important to him as he wishes for his daughter Krista to have a life once more like before the way. But the only way for that to happen is to keep on fighting until finally Ardania is free once more and he is far from done with spilling blood. Only time will tell if will ever be able to stop if that day finally arrives for him or will it consume him together.
Year of Birth
1488 CA 44 Years old
Circumstances of Birth
Abandoned at birth
Quotes & Catchphrases
When you're outmatched in a fight use everything you have to win.
What is an honor to a man who would slit your throat in the middle of the night
- Going on many heroic quests
- Helping many people on his journey
- Being granted his knighthood
- Become a respected warrior and officer
- Wining two martial tournaments
- Defeating Madok the Giant
- Helping the town of Wayne flourish
- Forming the Brotherhood of the Wood
- Forming the Wayward Raiders
- Almost being beaten to death
Failed to save Sir Henry from dying in battle
Unable to save the kingdom he swore to protect crumble
Was too late to save his home town and his people
Unable to save his wife and daughter
- Weapons Master
- Guerilla Warfare
- Codex Chevalier
- Court Customs
- Odd jobs and labor
- Squire to Sir Henry Fulsten for several years
- Served under Herrshal Rupert Durand
MotivationHis hatred for the Vatian Empire is something that he cannot let go of and seeks to bring every imperial he comes across pain and death for the crimes they have committed to his people and his family. But he is not fully consumed by it for he wishes now to ensure the safety and freedom of his people from Imperial occupation. Most of all to see that his daughter is safe so she may live a life without fear that the empire has brought to his homeland.
Mental TraumaSir Dayne is still haunted by the dreams and memories of the wars that he took part in and the things that he had done in them. Along with those he was unable to save in them mainly Sir Henry and his wife and daughter. Causing him to follow a dark path that may consume him if he lets his hatred consume him.
Morals and PhilosophyHe is the definition of what a knight should be in the world, always being honorable and just, defending the weak against all those who a wicked in the world. For it is a sacred duty that all must do rather than a requirement to help one's, fellow man. It does not matter where this evil may be or who it is he is the will to fight it no matter what challenges it may be. He despises the ways those who buy their way into their positions rather than earn them to properly prove themselves. As hard work pays off and can make oneself greater than they were before they started like he once did.
Religious ViewsWhile not religious during his youth, it quickly changed when he became a squire and would soon become a devout follower of the Exalted as a beacon of hope to all lost in darkness. But he does not share that fanatical fervor of many amongst the faith to persecute those who follow other faiths due to his Norrian ancestry as his people once followed other gods as well. Never considering them wicked like so many others do as they share values that even he follows so why would they be considered evil.
Appeareal and Acessoires
- Battle Axe
- Great Sword
- Daughter - Krista
- Quick Tempered
- Never lets his guard down
- Refusing to giving up his beliefs
- Abandoning someone in need