Ensign (Posthumous Influence, Ignis)
Ensign/Ancient Douglas, Douglas, Pat
Patrick Alazon Douglas
Witnesses the deaths ofand , but manages to escape. Hunted down and unceremoniously executed a few weeks later.
Crooked nose, from breaking it in a bar fight.
On the shorter side, slender
Light, tanned from time outside.
Long and fine, usually tied back in a low ponytail.
To get his conscription over with, preferably without losing any limbs.
Brash, cowardly, vulgar, all talk and no action, loudmouthed, melodramatic, braggart.
Against the fae, though he warms up to them once meeting, and the upper class humans, due to them sending the poor into the most dangerous parts of their battles while they themselves stay back.
Ensign Douglas is a very loud and brash conscripted soldier in the king's army, befriendingas they embark on a journey into the Eris Woods. Douglas (who strongly dislikes being referred to as Patrick) hates that his life is essentially in the hands of a class of nobles that his family has never been a part of, and makes it his goal to survive the quest as safely as possible, often bailing in the actual fights (though you wouldn't know based off his bragging). Despite his friendship with , he bails once it's clear that he won't survive the fight. He prizes his own survival above all else, and it leads to cowardice in important moments.
A peasant from Bassen, Patrick Douglas (who goes almost solely by Douglas) was conscripted into the king's army at age 24, much to his chagrin. He voices a distaste for the king's willingness to send the poor to their deaths on wild goose chases into the woods, but isn't invested enough to speak up for change to anyone but his fellow soldiers, more interested in his own survival than a longstanding political change.
Though Douglas himself doesn't speak up for the poor, his eventual descendantwill become an outspoken voice for democracy in Alchester.
Low, can read and write decently but that's about it.
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