Qabian

Qabian Grimfire

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Full Name: Qabian Grimfire (pronounced K-B-N, né Amberlight)
Nicknames: Q (sometimes used as a signature, not commonly addressed as such)
Date of Birth: About 70 years before the destruction of the Sunwell. He does not make his birthdate common knowledge.
Age: Early 80s (young adult)

Race: Blood Elf
Gender: Male
Hair: Copper, kept long.
Eyes: Bright fel green.
Height: 6’0” (assuming average human heights)
Weight: 165lbs
Physical Features: Typical Sin’dorei, angled features, tanned, fencer’s build, missing most of his left ear.

Place of Residence: Silvermoon
Place of Birth: Silvermoon

Known Relatives:
Qynda Amberlight (mother - murdered)
M_____ Amberlight (father – dead)
A_____ Amberlight (sister – Farstrider, missing, presumed dead)
Ashtyn Amberlight (cousin)
Marniel Amberlight (distant relative - innkeeper at Fairbreeze Village)

Religion/Philosophy: Typical Sin’dorei, never truly convinced that Kael'thas was entirely in the wrong, refuses to submit to or consort with demons but content to abuse fel magic otherwise. Generally pragmatist, individualist, fatalist, determinist. He cares little for higher powers and more about power in practice.

Occupation: Magister
Group/Guild Affiliation: The Grim
Guild Rank: High Inquisitor

Enemies: Any and all humans, the Alliance at large. No love for Trolls, but he will leave them to their business provided they leave him to his.
Weapons of Choice: Fire. Also magical blades.

Likes: Himself, fire, magic, power, crushing humans, cleanliness.
Dislikes: Humans, anything related to humans, gore, filth, wasting time. Also demons, and the obnoxiousness of the Light.

Favorite Foods: Sagefish cooked any way, fine cheeses
Favorite Drinks: Coffee spiked with bloodthistle
Favorite Colors: Red and gold

Hobbies: Researching, jewelcraft, fencing, bloodthistle, pyromania
Special Abilities: Talented mage, some minor fencing skills

Positive Personality Traits: Pride, narcissism, dedication, determination, intensity, loyalty (selectively), diplomacy (selectively), carefulness
Negative Personality Traits: Pride, narcissism, arrogance, cruelty, deviousness, insensitivity, wrath, fury, single-mindedness, cowardice
Misc. Quirks: Definitely a pyromaniac, highly fastidious outside of the heat of combat. After a run-in with the Bronze dragonflight for an indeterminate amount of time, all of Qabian's previous scars and illnesses were seemingly removed, with the exception of the loss of the better part of his left ear.

Played by What Famous Person: Cillian Murphy a la Dr. Jonathan Crane

Theme Songs:

Nothing More - Go To War: "Remember everything that we died for"
Greg Laswell - Dodged a Bullet: "Everyone thinks I dodged a bullet, but I think I shot the gun."
Hozier - Arsonist's Lullaby: "My peace has always depended on the ashes in my wake." 

Basic History:

Once old enough to walk, Qabian was sent by his parents to work with the priests of a small chapel in Silvermoon in order to be taught and have access to a library. His affinity for magic was discovered there and he was sent as an apprentice to the Magisters. He studied with the Magisters, spending time alternately in Silvermoon and Dalaran until the destruction of the Sunwell. He lost his father, younger sister, and friends in the conflict and subsequent loss. He channeled that loss into a formidable hatred for the Alliance, and an intense hope for Kael’thas' eventual return and the supremacy of the Sin’dorei. Qabian’s efforts during the reconstruction of Silvermoon have earned him the title of Magister after many decades of apprenticeship.

In his youth he was something of a social butterfly, interested in parties and dances and attending important events with friends, but with the past years of hardship in Silvermoon, Qabian’s attitude has become considerably hardened to the society he once considered important. His priority shifted to the destruction of the Alliance and anything that does not involve advancing that goal is no longer worth his time.

After getting involved with a certain young Duchess and being asked to kill the Wretched who was once his best friend, Qabian was accused of the Duchess' murder and removed from the Magisters. Thanks to connections made through the Grim, and the aid of the Dawnspire family, Qabian was able to manipulate a wide variety of people, resulting in the death of said Duchess' husband and nephew, and the estate being left to himself. However, while engaged in those machinations, he also fell in with an unknown young woman who left him with a scar across his face that refused to heal properly.

Initial History with the Grim:

Having heard of the Grim's purpose and motivations, Qabian sought them out, eventually speaking with Lascivious and agreeing to do whatever was necessary to follow the Mandate. Within the Grim, Qabian has worked with all styles of magic in several different fields, although his preferences remain rooted in his past, as was made clear as his history continued to interfere with his attempts to construct himself as Grim first and foremost.

Qabian's mother, already in poor health after an encounter with a certain rogue, was murdered at Winter Veil by an unknown assailant with a candy cane. He had his suspicions about who was guilty of it, but was more concerned about improving the security of the manor than avenging someone he insisted he never cared about. An incident involving an Alliance witch and the tearing of his soul led him to seek help from a few fellow Grim and affected his opinions on such things as the nature of souls.

Qabian's involvement with Nymare Sunfire was difficult to define, especially based on their extended complex history over Qabian's years with the Grim. Over time he seemed to have embraced the idea of a fellow narcissist who was capable of both improving and adding to his own actions, motivations, and considerations, and of maintaining a very real interest in himself and his thoughts. Though he remains reticent to discuss the matter openly on the basis that it is no one's business but his own, their relationship was hardly a secret.

Qabian was made a Dreadweaver for bureaucratic reasons early in his time with the Grim. He eventually carved a niche for himself among the Grim leadership that went beyond the specific challenges of the arcane. Though Lascivious as the Mistress had a way of keeping him in line, he found her departure incredibly disappointing in terms of his original impressions and beliefs about her as a leader, and her absence left him less inclined to submission and more likely to speak his mind and take control whenever he deemed himself capable. Abric, it seems, recognized a certain capacity and created the new position of the Keeper which Qabian then took up.

Recent History with the Grim:

Qabian left the Grim without warning in the dead of night, no explanations made. He slowly became more and more reclusive, eventually disappearing for several years.

He returned suddenly, alongside one of the Araun's occasional appearances, but clearly a great deal about the mage had changed in the intervening time, including a loss of strength with which he continues to struggle. Qabian approached the Grim alone and repentant. While he was accepted back without question, the former Keeper volunteered to take the Supplicant trials again in order to learn how the Grim had changed in the years of his absence.

After completing his trials, he was accepted fully back into the ranks, but at his final Inquisition, Syreena suddenly demanded his ears. To the surprise of those in attendance, Qabian took a knee and accepted the Forsaken's demand. She sliced off one of his ears, and today Qabian wears the mutilation as a badge of pride, a symbol of his willingness to do whatever the Grim demand of him, something that he acknowledges has not always been the case.

With shifts in the structure of the Grim, Qabian once again found himself in a position of power, managing those interested in joining. While he had in truth never been High Inquisitor before, he had interrogated a certain number of prospectives before the Inquisition structure had been developed, and so others seemed to believe he had simply been reinstated in an old position. In the process of being named Inquisitor, Qabian learned just how serious Awatu is as the Grim's Commander, and came to have both greater respect and resentment for the Tauren. Qabian called in a favor and made Syreena his second, and for the present, they stand as the gatekeepers for those who think they have what it takes to become Grim.

Old Stories:

Worse than Defeat (Interior Monologuing): It's like a journal except it's in his brain. And it's just words. Nothing fancy. Generally summarizes his many thought trains.

And these are stories generally belonging to others or about others into which Qabian managed to add his two cents:

NEW STORIES:

Time Shattered (Interior Monologuing): Current quote unquote journal, not actually written anywhere.

New being annoying to other people:

Edited by Qabian
Added story.
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"Qabian... I vaguely recall that name. Yes, he came with us to the Exodar, didn't he?" Melchisedech chuckles. "Dark Lady, but I admire his spirit. He was obviously too young. I was too young. But he wasn't going to let that stop him, from trying. He joined the Grim later that evening. I wonder if the Mistress used the trip as a test."

"Regardless, I am glad to have him among our number. I plan to watch this young Sin'dorei. He could make a fine ally or a dangerous enemy, and I would rather make him the former than the latter."

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The boy is a little morbid, to say the least.. Not that it's a bad thing. His company, as well as his fire, were very much appreciated.

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Ah yes, Qabian.. Haughty and vain, his aggressive stance on just about anything tends to push others away. Me? I find him amusing. Despite his constant barrages of insults, I consider him a friend.

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He's pretty ok I guess. He told me dragons didn't understand Orcish, so I spoke Thalassian. I don't think they understood that either, but maybe he was just trying to be helpful.

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"Qabian... aye, I know 'im. 'E's the youngest Dreadweaver 'cept the one we don' talk about. I never 'ad a chance ter work wi' 'im, but I've 'eard some fine t'ings... an' 'e does owe me a small favor..."

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I was able to talk with Qabian for about half an hour yesterday. I must say, I find it hard to understand how a man can be so down all the time. He's way too serious, and didn't seem to understand my motives completely...I feel sorry for him, and wish I could help him to have some fun. He looks like he needs fun.

He is perfect for the Grim, however, so I guess at least he has a family he can be with in that respect.

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I have very little personal dealings with this Mage even though we serve under the same mandate. What I have seen is a oh-so-typical, pompous, male Sin`Dorei; amusing though none the less.

He's atleast good for a chuckle.

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I don't really agree with him in many things... for the most part, I do just the opposite of what he says. But I guess we are just a bit different, and even if it's not that much of a compliment, he is one of the better sin'dorei male of The Grim... as our race, in this department, is quite under-represented...

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Qabian is an interesting one. He has a very similar backgound to me but what we took from the experience seems to have been very different. He is a good man, and tried his best to lead the mages of the grim. He does a good enough job. The most interesting thing his his reserved nature, there is something mysterious about him that makes we want to find out more.

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Seemed a bit....stiff. First when I tried to get people to dance at the Ball he ran off.

Then today when I was telling a story involving being less than clothed, he took entierly too much delight in it.

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Seemed a bit....stiff. First when I tried to get people to dance at the Ball he ran off.

Then today when I was telling a story involving being less than clothed, he took entierly too much delight in it.

((What? I ran the hell away! Haha! Oh, the sarcasm. Yes. Hm. That's unfortunate.))

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He has a strangely useful habit of appearing just when I need someone to, lately, usually without so much as a word. Though, there is not much that says "hello" quite like setting the thing I am shooting at on fire.

He is efficient and fairly prudent on the field, which I admire, and he is also quiet. Not that there is much that needs to be said, but I find it unfortunate only because, from what I have spoken with him about, I think I could probably listen to his opinions on things and people for hours - they are as entertaining as they are interesting.

((and come on, the sight of Qabian literally running off after calmly making some sarcastic remark about naked orcs was questionable at best! Something about the way it was executed just came off all wrong ><))

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So this Qabian is nothing like the stories I had heard. He's no hero at all. He seems wicked, selfish, and just plain evil if you ask me. I would be wise to stay clear of this man, as I see nothing but despair surrounding him and his little half naked harlot companion.

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I doubt I'll ever be friends with this one, but after watching Qabian for a while at the party last night, I can safely say he entertained me thoroughly. Such an evil and selfish man, yet his sadistic and fun nature is lost on many who don't truly get him.

He can portal me anywhere, any time.

*Hellista Shadowbolts the interviewer and walks off laughing*

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I kinda like dis one... 'e will soonah burn da flesh of a problem makah den counsel it. I ain't talked much wit 'im, but when I 'ave I kin tell 'e's a smart one.

An' I know dat smart ones are dangerous.

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I will never forget his lessons. He is the Dreadweaver of the Blood Knights, and I shall do what I can to make this task as easy as possible. I am one that understands the magisters aid in granting us the power we have, and I do not fear that.

He is very intelligent and guards his thoughts carefully, something I am learning as well.

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"Master Amberlight has a diamond-like clarity of purpose I have never seen in another person. His strength of will is as breathtaking as his callous brutality. He is a monster, but he is utterly honest about it, and at least he is nominally on our side. Besides, how can you not admire such force of personality?"

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I don't know Qabian on a personal level. He is quiet and keeps to himself, but he does his job well. He's one of the few elves, maybe the only elf, that I have any respect for. When he talks, it's not to hear his own voice or pick a petty fight with another Grim. When he talks, it's because he has something to say. He is what I imagined his race to be....before I met many of them.

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I 'ave discovahed dat 'e blushes easy 'nuff... ya would tink 'e didn't spend much time wit sailahs. I wondah what 'e would do if I gots some ol'friends ta keep em some company...

*laughs*

Still be one o' da best dat I 'ad da pleasah ta serve wit, just a tad tense at times.

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"Guarded, regal, composed... efficient at slaughter... yet I wonder what provoked the cold ire. If there's a weakness. If it's a game I'd want to play." Soft chuckle from the shadows. "I suspect it might be best left a spectator sport, with this one."

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Oh Qabian.....I finally get to shine my blades with your Sin'dorei blood....Maybe next time your life will be spared if you didn't come rushing to be Nymare's Hero...*snickers*.

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