Zhanic Hanalei | Characters

Zhanic Hanalei by Batty
 Gender: Male
 Height: 6'
 Created: May 16th, 2019
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Race: Orc
Backstory: When Zhanic was born, it was as a set of (non-identical) triplets. He was the smallest and weakest of the three, effectively the runt. His mother, being an orc devoted to the Old Ways of honoring strength above all else, decided to abandon him, believing him too small and frail to survive anyways. Luckily, though, before the elements could consume him, he was found by a married couple. The couple, an elf and a dwarf, decided to adopt him and raise him as their own.

Zhanic grew up happy; his elf dad taught him about science and combat, and his dwarf dad taught him about history and magic. Eventually, though, Zhanic began to get curious about his biological family. He loved his dads to bits, but he was excited at the possibility of having even more family. After doing some heavy research, he finally found a lead on some of his siblings. He followed this lead to Void City; after some tearful goodbyes to his dads, he departed for the city, in search of his long lost sibling. Whether or not he finds them, only time will tell. Of course, though, Void City is full of distractions...

Personality: Zhanic is filled to the brim with boundless energy. He is very excitable and highly enthusiastic. This, combined with his curiosity and his deep thirst for knowledge, has gotten him into quite a few bad situations. He somehow manages to find his way out of these, usually. He's highly friendly... and also highly suggestible. He doesn't have a great sense of what makes a 'bad' idea; highly impulsive, he usually goes along with even the worst plans because he's sure they'll work out fine in the end. He's also easily distracted, having difficulty focusing on one task for too long before switching to whatever new and interesting thing catches his interest.

Abilities: Physically, Zhanic's a bit of a noodle, especially for an orc. He's fast and dexterous, and fairly good at stealth, but he's only about average for strength.
Most notably, Zhanic has the ability to manifest a magic bow, complete with magic arrows. He's highly skilled with these, though obviously they only really work for longer distance battles. In close quarters, the most he can do is use his magic arrows as mini spears.
He can manifest a few different kinds of arrows; the standard magic arrow, a tripleshot arrow which splits into three separate bolts, and a couple of elemental arrows.
Manifesting the bow doesn't take a lot of energy, but using it for extended periods of time can be exhausting for him.

Extra: Thanks to his oversized tusks (well. oversized for such a small orc), he has a hard time pronouncing 's' sounds--they usually come out as 'sh' instead. For example "so" would be pronounced "sho".

The story so far:
-Zhanic has arrived at Void City. Within his first few days, he happened on Iain MacTavish's magic shop. Iain offered Zhanic a job, and so now Zhanic works at The Elder Apothecary. (Invitationals, Buggy's side)

-After meeting and making friends with Kyou Fuuga, Zhanic and his newfound friend got into a street fight which resulted in Zhanic getting hit in the face. Now partially blind in his right eye, he's going to have to re-learn how to shoot with compromised depth perception. (Vs Kyou, Moka's side)

-Finally finding a lead, Zhanic thought he had made progress... only for things to go very, very wrong. He witnessed a brainwashed Drednaut kill the orc he thought was his brother in front of his very eyes, before turning on Zhanic as well. Though it turned out the orc was not Zhanic's kin, the events left a rather lasting impact. (Vs Drednaut, drawdan's side)

-Upon trying a location spell, Zhanic succeeded in locating his brother, though not in the way he expected. The spell led Zhanic to a graveyard, ultimately ending at the tombstone of his brother, Gulra Murash (last name different because Zhanic took the surname of his adoptive fathers). Unbeknownst to him, though, Gulra isn't quite dead... and forces unknown to Zhanic aren't happy about the investigation. (Things You Find in a Graveyard)

-After Smile's call-to-arms, Zhanic encountered a group of anti-meta thugs who attacked him, taking advantage of his partial blindness. He escaped mostly intact, albeit bruised, thanks to Officer Charlie stepping in on his behalf. His cape was not so lucky; it was torn in half in the scuffle, rendering it unwearable unless/until he gets it repaired. He made a friend in Charlie, though! (Ripple Effects)

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