Torix van Rijn

Vercingetorix van Rijn, The Older Brother

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"Hesitation can't destroy my enemies." Torix and his brother Constantine grew up in a merchant family, and were members of the middle class in Eisenreich. Being the first born, Torix's career plans had been finalized by his birth: he was going to become an officer in the military. Fortunately for Torix, this career path actually suited him. When he was nine, he was taken to a military school where he would spend the next ten years of his life learning how to fight, learning military tactics, and learning military history. Torix wasn't quite as good at the tactics and history part as he was at the fighting part, but he was only thirteen then. Teaching teenagers under the full influence of testosterone to fight was a almost effortless, but keeping them out of each other's hair when they weren't fighting was nearly impossible. As you can imagine in such a situation, there was the one boy who was the most charismatic, the most successful, and of course, the most hateable. His name was Dominic Meyer, and he was not one of Torix's friends. When the time came to allow the students to spar against each other, Torix was eager to face his opponent: Dominic Meyer. Dominic was as skilled as Torix with a practice sword, and in the end disarmed him with a dirty trick. Succumbing to the primal rage within himself, Torix proceeded to attack Dominic with his bare hands, seriously injuring him before the other students could break up the fight. This started Torix down the path of losing the confidence of the teachers at the school. They began to feel that Torix was nothing more than a fighting machine, and would not have what it takes to become a good officer. The first official assingment that Torix was given while doing field training was the capture of a criminal who had offended the Kaiser. Not taking the time to question what that actually meant, Torix and the other soldiers he was with headed out and were able to capture the criminal. Eager to please, Torix volunteered to interrogate the man about his accomplices. The teachers reluctantly agreed, and with good reason. Torix was easliy frustrated by this man, and snapped. So he went out and captured the criminal's wife and son, and said that if he was unwilling to answer questions now, he would raise the stakes. Without even asking a question, Torix quickly drew his blade and beheaded the man's wife. The man was too stunned to answer any questions about his accomplices, so Torix told him that the life of his son was now in jeapordy. As Torix raised his weapon to strike again, the criminal broke, and told everything about his accomplices. The teachers were impressed that Torix was able to get the man to confess (though they had no idea how he obtained the confession), and they allowed him to participate a military parade in which the Kaiser would appear. Torix wasn't as proud of himself as the teachers were. After he finished school, Torix decided to learn the art of diplomacy from his father by participating in the merchant affairs his father had. After a deal went sour, Prospero was killed by some of his rivals. Feeling the need for revenge, Torix approached his brother Constantine during the night and asked him to take vengeance on their father's killers. The spoke to nobody of how they tracked down their father's murderers and killed them under the cloak of night. Soon after, Miranda became ill, and nearly all of Prospero's money was spent on medicines, which in the end, only slowed the progress of the disease. Without a family, Torix and Constantine were vagrants. They resorted to doing whatever kind of work, ethical or unethical, to survive. This brings them to a bounty notice that will start a chain of events entirely unforseen…

Torix van Rijn

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