At first glance, Thris is just another Altmer man who has been blessed by their naturally attractive facial structure and hasn't been too kind to it. Another "pretty boy mer" that looks like he likely resents the title. At second glance, it isn't too far from the truth though the very subtle signs of aging have begun to show around his deep blue eyes in the form of faint lines. They are less noticeable than the few scars or the missing tip of his ear, the thrice broken nose or the frequent peppering of freckles but if he smiles they are visible.
Thris seems to intentionally favor appearing a bit on the disheveled side, his copper-colored hair is usually swept back partway into a ponytail but defiant strands of hair frame his face in various lengths. A shock of silver hair has formed at his temple, another subtle sign of aging or stress. Occasionally, he has smudges of charcoal on his pale skin,if not some form of dirt or environmental debris is clinging to him and taking its place.
Structurally, Thris is a rather short Altmer at just over six feet. His body structure has changed dramatically over his life, but most recently he has a strong figure that fits his fighting background. His body is muscular and built to withstand quite a beating, as is evident on his skin. Nearly all of his body is covered in severe scarring, a layer of talley marks made upon his flesh that earned him the code name 'Crosshatch' in past organizations though there are also many other scars, from injuries and other circumstances, he has very little unmarred skin left. Notably, he is also missing his pinky and half of his index finger on his right hand.
Fashion of Choice: Usually simple linen clothes, comfortable but utilitarian.
Armor of Choice: Leathers, usually browns or greens - meant to fit into the environment.
Weapons of Choice: Long daggers, or his fists.
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|He wears a platinum band wrapped in vines on his left ring finger.|
|A lock of silver hair above his left temple.|
|Heavily scarred (see scar map)|
|Faded vampire bite marks on the left side of his neck|
|Missing tip of left ear|
|Missing right pinky and half of index finger|
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Religion/Philosophy: While Thris will outwardly say he is hardly religious or faithful, and that he was raised on the ideals of the Tribunal and ALMISVI, he privately has come to revere Hircine with a particularly strong devotion. However for obviosu reasons, he does not reveal this lightly.'
He does occasionally mention that he has a sort of honor code, and insists he doesn't lie. Most people think he lies anyway whether or not he actually does, is something one has to figure out for themselves..
Motivations: Family, Security, Self-Improvement, Service. Usually in that order, these days.
Disposition: Over time, Thris has become more of a quiet observer who occasionally uses bad behavior and being an asshole, as a means of keeping people at arms-length. While it is less common, as he tends to try to ingratiate himself with others and get to know them first. He will fall back on it when people are getting too close or if he feels uncomfortable.
Phobias: While not strict phobias per se, he was conditioned to react to certain situations and emotional circumstances in a way that isn't traditional. His responses to pain and fear are not natural in most cases. However he does not handle being confined/trapped without any chance of defending himself. . He's also deeply fearful of being a burden, or a problem for someone. That said, his most traditional phobia, is of deep water / swimming.
Misc. Quirks: Frequently rubs the left side of his neck when agitated. He has a tendency to not be comfortable sitting down first, and doesn't feel at ease in formal situations easily.
Affliction: Lycanthropy, Sanies Lupinus (Werewolf)
Occupation: Hunter, artist and former pit fighter.
Birthsign: Unknown. His citizenship papers list 'Serpent' and 'Hearthfire 27th, 475'
Known Relatives: Jin Ivythorn (Cousin),Deneer Ivythorn (Daughter- Believed Deceased)
Relationship Status: Married (Wren Nightdale)
All second hand accounts of Thris' past suggest some commonalities but none seem to degree on the specifics. Some indicate that Thris was born to a slave woman within Morrowind or Skyrim. Another suggests he was kidnapped as a small child for ransom and sold when it didn't pan out. While more often, it is suggested he was abandoned by his mother for being a bastard of mixed parentage, and picked up by sellswords. They all agree that somehow, he ended up in Pact territory for most of his early life, and that his parents were likely not both Altmer. Even Thris will admit that he suspects that is the case but he himself does not know for sure.
His personal records indicate that his birth certificate is likely a guess since neither parent are named, while he knows for certain why that date was chosen. No one else seems to. These initial records are coupled with certificates of ownership in Vivec City, and later several other places.
Furthermore the rumors extend to his appearance in Dominion Territory. Most seem to agree that being Altmer wasn't enough to grant him immediate citizenship, and that he must have earned it somehow. However all documents aside from his Birth Certificate are classified to a very high level within the Thalmor by someone by the name of 'F. Rivenbark.' Only high ranking officials would be given information after petitioning.
Less official accounts - such as past acquaintances suggest he performed services for the Dominion while remaining in Pact territory under the nose of Pact officials. Given that he still has valid papers there, this seems most likely.
More recently, he has moved to Bangkorai and then the Gold Coast after connecting with a daughter that was born around nine months after he first arrived in Dominion Territory.. some thirty years prior. But his other motivations for moving and leaving the territory are unknown. No real records of property ownership are available, though he is known be a manager at the Va Laeloria Tavern & Hostel Southeast of Kvatch itself, suggesting he has settled more permanently into the area.
- His full name is Thrisendiel Elswor..
- Thris has criminal charges in Morrowind for crimes against the Pact, and outstanding debts as an indentured servant to multiple houses.
- In the Dominion he has a record of an Honorable Service, a deed of land in Malabal Tor that has since been sold. Details for both are classified.
- He has no outstanding records in the Daggerfall Covenant.
- There are no legal documents regarding his offspring being, well, his.