Danovan Biography: Danovan Biography at Character Creation

Published Jan 24, 2022, 4:12:33 PM UTC | Last updated Jan 24, 2022, 4:12:33 PM | Total Chapters 1

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A biography of Danovan the Gnoll

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Chapter 1: Danovan Biography at Character Creation

Character Name: Danovan (Dan)

Character Age: 25

Character Species: Gluttony Demon (Gnoll)

Hair color: Blonde but is dyed green

Eye color: Green

Dan appears to be an Anthro Hyena (Yeen) and wrongly believes himself to be one rather than the demonic creature he is. This is a common mistake as the two species frequently have the same basic physical appearance though usually an individual knows which of the two they are.

Dan grew up in Theodore's Garden, a cosmopolitan human city famous for the balls that its nobles hold to celebrate the equinoxes and solstices and its Hanging Gardens.

He was raised by his adoptive parents, his father was an Anthro Wolf who worked as a tailor while his mother was a dwarf tutor, as such they could not have children of their own. They also adopted his elf brother Aether and Dwarf sister Gimli

In Theodore's Garden it is common to educate children on an individual basis, usually by the family hiring a tutor but in Dan's case this was done by his mother between her duties to those who had actually hired her in this position though his siblings would later join them.

His heritage has led him to a natural talent with food preparation and meal planning, he is currently appreciated to the local baker, a human by the name of Isodore.

Danovan is a Gnoll, a demonic creature of Gluttony that physically resembles an anthropomorphic Hyena. He has brown fur, a blonde mohawk that he dyes green with a natural colouring. His muzzle has a rounded jaw and is filled with canine teeth. Either side of the place his muzzle joins his upper face are vertical eyes with green irises and humanoid pupils. He has a short canine tail. His hands are also humanoid but the backs are covered with his fur. The fur also covers his head, arms, torso and legs. His feet look like canine paws but are large enough to support a plantigrade stance. Atop his head, either side of his mohawk he has triangular canine ears, the back of which is covered by his fur.

Dan normally wears a roughspun burlap outfit consisting of a tunic and hose. He also wears a belt made from a length of rope. This is in spite of his father's job.

Dan describes himself as overweight and relatively tall.

Dan's muzzle is often covered with traces of his recent meals as he has trouble cleaning it properly, it seems to him that it spontaneously gains gravy stains. He has recently found his body making unusual smells, often leaving his grooming and Bathing smelling of flour even before starting work for the day.

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  • Jan 30, 2022, 7:49:33 PM UTC
    Now that's a well written Bio. You did an awesome job of fleshing out the characters upbringing and background. The detailed description of both his physical traits and personality really bring Dan to life.

    I'd be lying if I didn't chuckle to the thought of the Gnoll helping to clean out the left overs at the bakery, making a mess of himself in flower or having his fur all frazzled from the heat of the ovens. I'll definitely be reading your other entries and seeing what trouble Dan gets himself into.
    • Jan 30, 2022, 9:38:21 PM UTC
      Thank you for the compliment. This piece plays to my strengths. Your comment has sparked some ideas and I hope I can do those justice - it's exactly the sort of thing I imagine is intended in an "other art" submission, seeing life before adventure.