Hair: Brown, streaked
with Grey. Unwashed and straggly – it looks like it has a life of its own.
Height: 6’ 1’’
Other physical attributes: Solid
Build. Muscular and fit. His general appearance is
unkempt and unclean.
William Randall, known as Bill da Blade to his
friends and William the pig to everyone else is obviously a military man gone
awry. He looks and smells unclean and easily offends anyone with an ounce of
decorum. Under the surface, William has an acute mind and is renowned as a
military genius. William is also known for his soft streak for women and
History: William was born in the suburbs of Ebou Dar and fought many a duel in his time in the city.
He was trained with the guards from 16 and has been involved in armies ever
sense. He served in the Queen’s guards in Ebou Dar,
the swordsmen of Illian, under at least three different lords of Tear and even
a pikeman from Mayene. It was during a brief skirmish
between a small Aiel tribe and a Mayene division that William began truly
living up to his potential. Being taken prisoner by the Aiel, William willingly
served as Gai’shain for his year and one day and then swore an oath of
allegiance to the Red Hand Sept. Training under the best the Aiel had, William
learnt many strategies that have proven invaluable against the Wetlanders. The
Aiel claim that everything they knew came from the great general Cauthon
himself but although William knows the Aiel don’t lie, he questioned the
validity of the myth. However if it works then he doesn’t complain. William
sought permission for the chief to temporarily leave the tribe and take a water
quest in what the Aiel still call the wetlands. That was 20 years ago and
William ‘claims’ he has not found what he seeks. He still wears the red paint
slashes on his face, but his mottled hair tends to disguise them. There are
some that see that since leaving the Aiel, William has not washed those marks
from his face. William quickly found that men will fight for honor and country
but more quickly fight for money and loot. He incorporates ‘the fifth’ rule
into any battle and insist that his men (and women) have the right to loot and
he gets a fifth of everything stolen. William hates crimes against women and
children and this often leads him into a battle quicker than he should. Some
claim that he has survived battles because fate was facing the other way but
source close to William say that his tactics and strategy are responsible.
William will willingly sacrifice men for he greater
good. In the last five years, William has been fighting a series of small
battles along the borderlands, as the lords there fight for more land. His army
has swelled to around 60 loyal men and 40ish new blood.
Recently William has his band has been
summed to some sort of meeting. An Asha’man appeared, bearing a scroll with the
message of the M’Hael, that William and his band was to meet and wait for
instructions. Rewards will be great promised the note. William took 35 of his
loyalist followers through the gate with instructions that his second in
command, Lero would bring the rest by land.
Weapons (swords, knives,
etc.): William fights with a large battle-axe preferring to
slash and incapacity his enemies rather than beat them with fancy swordplay. He
has a small firearm (apparently the latest thing), which he recently acquired
on his belt.
Skills (hunting/tracking, blademaster, etc.): Logistics.
Warders/companions/pets: Lero (second in command), Barl
(head scout), Princeton (quartermaster) and Nant (manservant). William is also in command of around 100
Would you be willing to
kill this character off should the storyline dictate it? Sure.
Section 2: Wish List
Desired talents: None.
Desired items: None. Well perhaps a Cannon.
character-related desires: to increase the size of his following.