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Jyri Tersk

Heal the wounded, collect the dead and continue fighting!

Social Rank: 8
Concept: Prodigal Kennelmaster
Fealty: Crownsworn
Family: Tersk
Gender: Male
Age: 30
Religion: Shamanism
Vocation: Soldier
Height: 6'0"
Hair Color: Rust Brown
Eye Color: Vibrant Green
Skintone: Bronzed

Description: Jyri is considered a handsome man by most standards. His thick rust brown hair is trimmed at the sides while the top is long and braided and then set into a knot at the back of his head. The side of his head has tattoos that curl along the ear and down towards the neck. One green intense eye framed by thin white lines from squints and age, is a stark contrast on that tanned face - the other is covered with an eye-patch. His face is strong and defined, his features chiseled and angular as though carved from bronze and more often than not there's dark stubble as if shaving is optional. Lean and muscular, it is clear he is a warrior of some skill. Numerous other rusty red tattoos trail down and around his biceps in clearly tribal patterns, alongside a multitude of scars, denoting his prodigal origin to everyone who beholds him.

Personality:     Once a hotheaded warrior of the Black Elk tribe, Jyri is a man who prefers to act rather than talk. When he does opt to speak, it is often in a laconic manner which may catch more sensitive souls off-guard. He does not radiate concern and altruism and does not suffer fools easily. That said, his integrity, practical logic and tireless dedication to duty is undeniable even to those who disdain him for being a racial other. He insists on taking responsibility for his actions, and takes pride in the work he does - when working towards a goal, Jyri holds back none of his time and energy completing each relevant task with accuracy and patience.

Background:     Jyri was a young son of the Black Elk tribe, born into a family of warriors. His parents fought, his brothers and sisters fought, and he too was meant to fight. The quality of the horses the tribe bred quickly led to their soldiers dominating the battlefield, making ample use of their array of weaponry, which consisted of javelins, a sword, and bow and arrows. They clashed frequently with rival tribes who resided around the Gray Creek, but their martial might paired with speed and mobility on the battlefield crushed their enemies with ruthless abandon. With his skill with the spear and his rapport with his steed and wolf, Jyri quickly became a famous personality on the battlefield, acquiring the byname the "Red Wolf" by enemy tribes.

    Then Tolamar Brand arrived. The Black Elk tribe fought valiantly, but they stood no chance against the metaphysical powers of their new foe, and after suffering tremendous losses they were forced to flee their land. Jyri and his infant son survived, while his siblings and young wife did not.

    Ashamed for falling, but knowing he was the only one his son had left, Jyri led himself and the other survivors to Arx where they sought shelter at the refugee camp. There he met the Lord Commander of the Iron Guard, and accepted the position of the Iron Guard kennelmaster for the silver and the opportunity to fight against Brand once again. He intends to put his life back together, one piece at a time.

Relationship Summary

  • Magpie - We're friends but supposedly enemies. Complicated?

  • Family:
  • Raavas - My son. My life.

  • Patron:
  • Sparte - My patron and a trusted leader in the Iron Guard

  • Acquaintance:
  • Sable - Reliable and solid.
  • Thena - The kind you get drunk with without talking.
  • Rymarr - Though I don't know him that well, I enjoy his company and no-nonsense directness.

  • Ally:
  • Silas - If he tells me to walk into a fire, I will.
  • Kenna - Smart and forward, and a damn good Guard. Glad to have her working with me.
  • Perronne - Brown Wolf. Maybe some of that smart will rub off on me.

  • Northlands:
  • Volcica - I admire her focus and ways with spirits.

  • Friend:
  • Petal - Young but strong - protects what is hers.
  • Auda - She's grown up and is all adult now. Got her own shop even. When did all this happen?!
  • Shae - Spirit wolf - you are always free.
  • Harlex - Wolf Brother. Once we would have tried to kill each other. Now I hope we will fight side to side some day.
  • Elora - Gold Wolf? White Owl? What is her name? It elludes me because to me she is everything.
  • Harper - Fox. A trusted friend. Stands up for herself and her loved ones. She has my respect and loyalty.
  • Name Summary
    Adora Barks commands at his dogs like he were a dog himself. I don't like him.
    Aleksei He's got a lot of questions, like so many of us do. I just hope I was able to help make at least some small part of the world a bit clearer.
    Auda A source of stability, oddly enough. His child is adorable, and so is the hound.
    Calandra A very polite Iron Guardsman with the most remarkable tattooing. I'd like to find out more.
    Clover Kennelmaster of the Iron Guard is an interesting man. He seems stalwart and like he knows his things. A bit on the bashful side in his interactions with Lady Elora, and he clearly looks up to Baron Whitehawk!
    Coraline An officer who seems intent on thinking in only one way. A good trainer for hounds though, I could see the skill immediately. Hopefully we may get on a better foot in future meetings.
    Cristoph A plainspoken prodigal, employed with the Iron Guard but also a budding artist. The city of Arx truly attracts interesting people, almost like a magnet.
    Delilah Jyri's mettle became apparent the moment trouble erupted in the marketplace. Without hesitation, he put himself in the way of danger to keep civilians safe. He moved into the thick of the throng to help children and adults alike, and he tried to preserve even the hungry dogs from coming to harm. A compassionate soul.
    Domonico Brave and smart. Quick to find an alternative solution to a violent situation.
    Elora Stubborn. Gruff. Not entirely as I was expecting. But he cares about the dogs and I can respect that.
    Evonleigh Willing to put up with and capable of keeping up with the Whitehawk banter! Merry and funny and doing what he can to keep Arx safe.
    Faruq Good with animals. Less violent approaches are often the best approach.
    Fecundo Met over tea at Ignoble Steep. Courteous and a damned big sword. Easy speaking with the man. Probably has some interesting stories. Someone to look up again.
    Gaston I like this man. His generosity and wisdom -- and skill with a brush and the written word -- are truly something to behold, and we seem to have some unspoken kinship that eases the wolf inside of me. I hope we can become great friends.
    Gianna A guardsman and storyteller. He was a quick enough study and actually seemed to appreciate bluntness. I wouldn't mind hearing more of his stories.
    Giulio A taciturn Iron Guard. But wise enough to know their own concerns. Always a lovely thing to see.
    Harlex The Iron Guard houndsman. Steady sort but then, am I not bias toward those who know the ken of beasts?
    Harper Jyri's one of the few folks that I've ever come close to losing my temper with. Not because he frustrates me, but because I think he knows me too well and knows just where to hit me to make his point. Maybe that's why he's earned my respect... and my friendship.
    Jasher An Iron Guardsman and a Prodigal, assigned to look over the Lodge. Perhaps time will tell me more about this man.
    Jeffeth I'm glad he survived. He was a capable fighter, and seemed a good man. We may have only ever talked about snacks, but I would gladly share a battlefield with him once more. And I will definitely bring snacks.
    Jennyva I invited him over to talk about commissions shortly after finding his shop. I'm glad I did, he is a delightful person! And I can't wait to see what he does with this commission and ones I may request in the future.
    Josephine Very good at saving old ladies in markets from starving dogs. Impressive.
    Kenna A solid Guardsman - I love the connection Jyri has between himself and the dogs he commands. Someday I hope he can teach Princess Muffin more manners because she gets super silly sometimes. He handled that body with such professionalism too!
    Leola A loyal member of the Iron Guard, and not one who rises to provocation or makes quick judgements. I think I could like him, given time.
    Lottie What a pleasant and talented man! I just love his shop and his artwork. It's right up my alley! I'm gonna' end up coatin' my shop with his work. Not to mention a Kennelmaster too! What an interesting individual.
    Lucita Someone who cares deeply for his dogs and his son. He is easy to talk to, understands animals, and speaks kindly of my late husband, One of the Iron Guard. So far, I like him.
    Macda He's lighter than I thought and he can take a hit- like a brick.
    Maddox This man may be a prodigal and a commoner, but he has an openness about him. His heart and mind are Attentive, and it comes out clearly in his art and in his handling of animals. I look forward to learning more about him.
    Malesh A polite enough prodigal turned painter. Might have been sensative about my phrasing, but who can blame him? His people are treated a certain way aren't they?
    Melody Another prodigal, another warrior. Turns out he's an artist -- who would've guessed!
    Merek A Guard which knows his abilities, and seeks to protect others. He might not have followed my orders, but I'm glad he didn't, as he was better suited with another task that protected people.
    Meriah A big strong Iron Guard but he seems to like animals. He called my Triage handsome. Also, it should be noted, we share a /singular vision/. Har har.
    Mikani It was a brief encounter. But the Kennelmaster seemed nice. He said hello."
    Miranda Excellent idea! Way to use your noggin'! He distracted dogs by throwing meat at them to help protect people. Way to go!
    Monique He seems like a good man, given over to the simpler things in life and thoughtful about his progeny. Of course, that's only on first meeting... still waters often run deep.
    Naka A lover of animals and a teller of fine tales featuring the same.
    Niklas The man likes his rat on a stick. Have to respect that.
    Nurie Artistic kennelmaster of the Iron Guard! He was kind and welcoming as we talked. I'd only seen him from across the room at Mistress Auda's shop opening. And he gave me a hand with Valor! I will have to go visit to see his art soon!
    Perronne Prodigal and Iron Guardsman! Laconic, but he seems nice! Sorta shavy, but in a nice way! And he likes traps maybe a little TOO much.
    Petal Very helpful and from Shave orgins too. I am glad he is around the lodge right now.
    Pharamond A hulking man - with trained pets. Very glad he is on our side.
    Preston A capable fighter at the lodge - one with whom I'd happily fight again. Anyone who stood that day is worthy of respect.
    Reese Good with horses, devoted to catching thieves, seems like a good all around guy."
    Reigna An Iron Guardsman and brave soldier. Faced a Gargantuan and lived to tell of it. Apparently considers Lady Shae to be a wolf sister and yet refuses to explain. Curious. I have a feeling I will get to the bottom of that, one way or another. He clearly has an appreciation of all things canine, and for that I commend him.
    River He's definitely focused on improving his talent, and to see such enthusiasm about his work is really exciting to me.
    Sabella Anyone who agrees with me on good things is surely a great person who I should become friends with! I hope that he stays safe during the coming conflict.
    Sable I didn't expect to see someone with that many tribal tattoos in a city guard's armor. I wonder what the story there is.
    Samuele I think we could be quickly fast friends and good training partners.
    Shae Smells like cubs and dogs, like he sleeps in the dens with them. I know this smell. Mother complains about this smell when she'd tell me to wash my blankets. This one is the leader of his pack, the four-legged soldiers and guards under his command. Silas is the Knight-Commander of the Iron Guard, but Jyri Tersk is the Knight-Commander in the heart of his charges; the look to him as a beloved alpha, a paternal lord. He would show-throat to no one.
    Silas A prodigal warrior Silas recruited into the Iron Guard after he was displaced by Tolamar Brand. He could tell that city life has been bewildering for him, but he has adapted remarkably well. It will only get stranger from now on, but Silas will never doubt Jyri's candor or ability.
    Sparte A master with managing animals, easily the best such hand in all of the Iron Guard. I feel a bit odd out ranking someone and commanding the calvary when I know he knows so much more than I do about the care and tending of horses, but I'll just have to make use of the wisdom for the betterment of our troops on two legs and four.
    Tabitha A kind soul who has a remarkable way with animals, just like my cousin Elora. I'm so glad that he's a friend of the family, and I'm so glad I could help encourage his wonderful artistic talent! His paintings are truly marvelous.
    Teagan A wonderfully talented artist and a generous soul.
    Thena Practical and plain-spoken. The Guard needs more like him. I should perhaps pick his brain about Dog at some point.
    Theodoric A storytelling Guardsman, I bet I could offer him a tale or two.
    Thesarin Seems a man who knows his business. Another of the Abandoned driven out the woods; seems he's done well finding a place here.
    Thorley The Guard with the soul of an Artist. His painting reminded me so much of Violet that it shall hang proudly in our home - be it the Crimson Blades, or in the Baronial Estate.
    Verity He might look fierce, and many may judge him poorly just for obviously being a Prodigal, but Master Jyri proved quite pleasant. I was nothing more than a stranger interrupting his "aromantic" outing with a beautiful woman, and still he was good company.
    Volcica A guardsman, it looks like. He seems helpful, reliable.
    Zoey Solid head on his shoulders at first glance. Knows Michael and Ainsley, of course.