TWOT: The Fourth Age
Name: Richaad Hadar
Age: 98 (looks to be in his mid to late twenties, due to the slowing)
Hair: Thick and black, it falls just below his shoulders
Other physical attributes (include style of dress, build, etc.): Has a broad chest and even broader shoulders, looks like he’s cut from stone. Wears Asha’man black.
Gifts (channeling, wolfkin, etc.): Male channeler
Personality: At the Black Tower, he’s self-possessed and serious. Has a regal air about him. Away from the Tower, with friends, he’s more relaxed, but still guarded.
Power Specialization: Shielding. When it comes to shielding, both defensive and offensive, he is level-10 (Rand strength). His defensive shield – made of Air, Earth, and Fire – is completely impenetrable, and he can use it to protect others as well as himself. In battle, he can use it to protect an entire group. His offensive shields cannot be broken by even the strongest of channelers even though he is only just above average in strength of the One Power (level 6). He is also capable of shielding people in such a way that it will take days to remove the shield. Over time he has perfected this method and is able to do a shield that practically impossible to remove at all, unless he chooses to unravel it or fixes the weave to dissipate over time. He often practices with the Asha’man so they can learn to unravel difficult shields. Unfortunately, his mastery of shielding is his only ability. His other weaves are paltry and ineffective.
History: Richaad was born and raised in New Manetheren by a blacksmith and his wife. He had decided to follow in his father’s footsteps until, shortly after his nineteenth birthday, an Asha’man recruiter informed him he had the ability to learn to channel. He followed the man back to the Black Tower and trained for several years before earning the title of Asha’man.
Though he has had his share of peacekeeping missions, he spends most of his time training with the men and women at the Black Tower. Over the years, he gained a lot of respect due to his shielding abilities, but only a few know him well because of his cool demeanor in public. Due to his reputation and the time he spends at the Black Tower, he earned a place on the council. He has been a member of the council for almost twenty-five years.
Weapons (swords, knives, etc.): A broadsword he made himself.
Organization/affiliation/status/light or Darkfriend: Asha’man; for the side of the Light
Skills (hunting/tracking, blademaster, etc.): Blademaster; master of hand-to-hand combat, both armed and unarmed; average skill at hunting and tracking.
Warders/Companions/Pets: None. While he has had his share of women, he has never married.
Would you be willing to kill this character off should the storyline dictate it? Yes
Desired talents: None.
Desired items: None.
Other character-related desires (including more strength in the One Power): None.