—Linden Rathan, to his Lieutenants, before the Talorian War
|Nationality||Palanestinan (formerly Northern Reaches)|
|Race||DragonLord - a.k.a. Noble Weredragon|
|Hair Color||Auburn Red|
|Eye Color||Tannish Hazel|
Lord General Linden RathanEdit
Linden is a tall powerful man, slender by proportion to his height, but with broad shoulders and a powerful frame make him a figure to be behold in armor and an opponent to be reckoned with in a duel. He is loud spoken when heated but often quiet, loyal and proud.. His demeanor stems mostly from Rathan, his Dragonsoul, leaving him with a somewhat rebellious streak that mixes in with his loyalty and pride giving him, at times, a far-too-courageous-for-his-own-good type of attitude.
Linden Rathan hails from the Northern Reaches, he was considered the 'last' Dragonlord, being one of the last humans to undergo the Change in his time, he has since been followed by other younglings thereby canceling out his 'last' status. Linden was a Mercenary before First Change at 28, he then shed his human last name and took on the name of his Dragonsouled - Rathan.
He came to Palanestina during the Exodus from Enchantica in years past. Then a clan Talon recruit from Enchantica, he arrived under his then commander and recruiter, Marcia McCloud. Participating in daily life and events as a Soldier in service to the Kingdom. Linden received commission as a General during one of the wars that ravaged Palanestina, then rising to the rank of Grand General by the time of the Talorian war.
The Talorian WarEdit
Linden Rathan participated as a Major combatant, commanding General and tactician during the Talorian war. He summoned allies in the form of three other DragonLords from the Northern Reaches and an armada of Dragons, Flying Wyverns and the leviathan Duragonarch.
Due to the events of the Talorian War, Linden is no longer limited to two separate 'changes' but can manipulate the Cloud of Change to seemingly mutate himself into a dragon as needed - anything from his human state, to the renewed Rathan, who in his fully transformed state is a Leviathan, towering over the entire Kingdom in its defense as its largest defender.
The helmet he took from the crates was a winged helm in his personal style, the wings weren’t short or long, just the right size, but the front framed his face with a single nose bar that ran down just past his nose… Linden spoke up as he began to don the armor...”
—Linden's New Armor, as seen in the 'war continues'
Linden loves his armor and weaponry as a noblewoman loves fine jewels. Not to say he is obsessive (thought that is not far from the truth) but he desires to be well armed and well dressed in battle.
Rathan is the name of Linden's Dragonsoul. Asleep and dormant from the time of Linden's birth and formerly a savage red dragon before his long sleep, he awoke when Linden was 28 and caused their first change and affirmed the reconciliation of the two half-souls that made up Linden Rathan.
Rathan is a Red Dragon with crimson scales and two sets of wings (instead of the common one pair) he is somewhat rebellious, hot tempered, if somewhat lazy if nothing is happening.
Rathan was originally just as proportioned to other dragons as Linden is to other humans. Originally over a hundred feet long, Rathan was huge, crimson scales would shine in the blistering sun made only hotter by the fire he could breathe. The recent Talorian war broke Rathan however - to survive, he was forced to fuse souls with an ascended elder Wyrm of a draconic arch-species known as the Duragonarch. Rathan's image is based on Valakas from Lineage II and for all intents and purposes Rathan in role play usually differs only slightly from the Valakas of Lineage II. The main differences are that Rathan is ten times larger than Valakas in scale, and slightly thicker and longer of body shape with wings adjusted to be slightly larger to compensate for that alteration. Aside from that, shape and body features role players will find are mostly the same.
A youtube Video of Valakas from the game Lineage II