Character type: Crafter
Appearance: Ankimu is a broad-shouldered powerhouse of a man. Even at his average height of 5'6" he could easily take on the largest of men in a brawl, simply because he has the agility and the stamina to do so. Despite his appearance, there is altogether little strength in his body, and it's certainly muscle, not fat. He's a skilled pugilist and handy with a longsword, and he will put both skills to the test if need be. His hair is a dirty, dishwater blonde color with hints of a darker, brownish looking color in places, and his eyes are a deep, emerald green.
Personality: Despite his rough and muscular appearance, underneath all that is a sweet, kind-hearted individual who has a soft spot for Tailoring. He's a Tailor, not a warrior, but he's learned through experience that one should never live life without knowing how to throw a punch correctly. And considering his childhood, his present demeanor is surprising. He loves Iminei in a professional sort of way; she pays for his food and drink and in return, he offers her protection while they travel. For the most part, he lingers in the background and remains eerily quiet. Very few ladies have been seductive enough to coax a few words out of his rough, chapped lips.
History: Ankimu was the youngest of five children in his family, born to an guard and his wife. Things were fine up until his father was found guilty of stealing fellis from the medical supplies, and he was relieved of his job. From that point, his addiction only grew worse and he began to abuse the family he loved and worked so hard for. The two that took his punishments the hardest were Ankimu and his mother, Kimua. Ankimu was constantly abused and forced to steal for his father, and when he was caught, he would get two beatings. Finally, Ankimu and Kimua were able to escape and both fled to Ruatha Hold. Though Ankimu didn't stay long, Apprenticing to the Tailorcraft and leaving for Southern Boll. There he mellowed out and quickly forgot his past, and became the quiet individual he is now. At 29, he joined up with a woman named Iminei and travelled South, to offer their services.
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