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About Baldur

  • Birthday 12/14/1984

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    Solo Player
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    Kenshin Wanna-be

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    3.0 Development Team

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                                                                                                         «Baldur»

» Real name: Jason Weaver
» Age: 31
» Gender: Male
» Height: 5'11"
» Profession: Grand Master Merchant

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Commissioned by Baldur

» Before SAO: Jason was an American who moved to Japan for work. He loved to travel, and grew up playing old video games and watching old movies as he grew up in rural parts of America as a kid, and as he moved to more urban areas, he developed a love for the alien. New places, ways of life, cultures. He sought new people, ways of life, and experiences. Far more than your usual NEET. But as an avid gamer, especially of MMO's, and martial artist he had his girlfriend were first in line to pick up a pair of NerveGear. They were extremely excited about the game, and read everything about it which was publicly available prior to release. Being one of the lucky couples to get their NerveGear, they raced home and logged in immediately. They had everything prepared up front. Food, drinks, comfy chairs, and time off from work. They became so engrossed in the game, they never even noticed the Log Out option was disabled until that fateful meeting in the Starting City. While the initial revelation was terrifying in its consequence, Jason, as someone who often looked to escape reality into a game, was able to quickly adapt and adopt this new world as his new "real one." and embrace the new rules of this world.

That was almost two years ago.

 

   » Virtues:


Noble:
Jason is the kind of person who will take his time to help the newbies out, who will go out of his way to help others, and to try and raise up the less fortunate and defend those who need his help. He wants to stand up for what is right, and to treat everyone fairly. He will side with what he thinks is Just, even if it isn't what is best for him. He believes in putting honor above his life, though he would never ask anyone else to by his code.

Honest:
He has one of those personalities that people feel instantly like they can trust. In fact, he is honest to a fault, and is a terrible liar. More so than telling the truth, his feelings are honest and straightforward. He is guided by his heart and his code of honor, and if they are ever not in alignment, he feels torn. His emotional depth is not deep enough to be murky as so he can often come across as transparent.

Steady:
He is a rock. Or perhaps a willow. Whatever the analogy, he is the type of person who will weather the storm, and adapt to his surroundings. His will is implacable, but he also has a 'go with the flow' manner that makes him fit into many different social situations. After years in Aincrad, he has some scars and some wear and tear showing, but where lesser men might have fallen, he will pull himself back up and move forward.

Mentor:
Baldur loves to help people, and to that end he has also taken a few players under his wing. It wasn't a position Jason would have thought he would find himself in, but as he and therefore Baldur, are far older than most of the players, Baldur has found himself helping younger players. Not so much with his sword arts, but with coping with life and the situation they find in, and helping try to balance the mental and spiritual health of his fellow players. He didn't want the position at first, but he has grown to embrace that maybe his greatest contribution to helping escape the tower won't be the damage he deals, but the people he helps get up there and fight along the way.

 


    » Flaws:

Self-Righteous:
In spite of the fact that he is (righteous), this attitude of always standing on the moral high-ground, and being assured of the right-ness of his cause and point of view, can rub those who love to languish the the shades of gray and moral ambiguity the wrong way. He can be blind and bullheaded in the pursuit of what he feels is right, especially if he certain of it, and refuses to bend his morality to suit a situation.

Pride:
Perhaps going hand in hand with being self-righteous, he is prideful, and those who attempt to demean him, his friends, or his ideals, are sure to inspire his wrath. It also means he has a hard time asking for help for himself, though not for others. He doesn't view this as pride, however, rather he does not wish to impose on others, especially if he feels that the task is something he should have the strength to accomplish himself.

Blunt:
As mentioned, he is honest to a fault. He couldn't lie to save his life, and he will tell you why you're wrong and he's right. He never is mean-spirited about it, he just honestly thinks you want to know why you're wrong, and that by sharing his correct reasoning, you can see the light and become enlightened along with him. He can't see why anyone wouldn't want to be "on the same page" as him, and the fact that people would willfully disagree with his version of "common sense" is bewildering to him, and can cause him to act indelicately.

Cocky
As Baldur as spent more and more time in SAO, and on the front lines, he has developed a certainty that he knows more than most other people. He won't dismiss good advice from someone he respects, but it does mean he discounts people he views as having less experience than he does, or who are out of their depth. He isn't quite obstinate, but he will err on the side of him and his friends being right, rather than someone he doesn't know or trust. This dismissiveness can be more hazardous and make him seem to come across as Blunt and Self-Righteous to others.

 

Story Thus Far

» It has been years now since they have become trapped in the game. For much of the first year, Baldur and Tyger made due staying in the city. It seemed obvious to him that whatever the situation actually was, the authorities would rectify it quickly. As time wore on, however, and they were still in the game, he became confronted with the reality that they might have to take Kayaba at his word and save themselves.

It was then that he and his girlfriend from the real world, Tyger, took the stance of catching up with the others to help clear the castle. He would no longer let their lives be solely the responsibility of others now that he had to accept that this might really be their only way out. They stepped forth from the Starting City and began their adventure.

Along the way they became members of the Guardians of Aincrad under the stewardship of Lessa. They made many friends who they would fight side by side with such as Ariel, Crozeph, and Oikawa and in whom they often entrusted their lives to. They flourished in the tower, learning how to fight as a group with their friends and began to feel invincible. There was nothing the tower could throw at them which could stop them. Together, it seemed, anything was possible.

But perhaps it was not the tower they should have been the most concerned about. It never occurred to Baldur that there would be players who would actually seek out to harm others. He had seen orange players before. He had even grouped with them as a member of the Azure Brigade. Those people became orange for a reason, however. A grudge, a responsibility. A reason he could fathom. That there would be those ugly people who just wanted to watch the world burn... that never entered into Baldur's mind.

He won't tell anyone what happened. All that anyone can piece together is that Tyger and Baldur disappeared for almost a year. Neither of their names showed up on the memorial stone on the first floor, but he had removed everyone from his friend list and vanished.

He won't talk about it. He doesn't even like to think about it. But he has reappeared and renewed his desire to free everyone from the cage of Aincrad.

When he came back from this mysterious leave of absence, he was broken and lost. He sought out the strongest connection he had: Lessa. At her side, she helped him get back on his feet, work through his issues, and build up self-confidence again. Her help in repairing his emotional state was immeasurable. He formed a bond with Lessa that to this day outweighs any other. In a moment of weakness and in trust, Baldur told Lessa one thing he had never said to anyone else in Aincrad. He told her his true name. Her, and no one else.

Lessa had her own struggles, which would at times cause her and Baldur to pass like ships at night, but the ebb and flow of their friendship always brought them back together. Not as lovers, but as two people who had found someone they could confide and trust in more than anyone else, and that bond was unbreakable.

As he became more involved, Baldur joined the front line just in time to witness the first major death in a Floor Boss Fight. Azide had been someone he had greatly admired and respected, and had things gone a different way, they might have been good friends and guild mates. The death of Azide, however, impacted Baldur severely. It would adjust his philosophy when it came to boss fights and managing the raid in its entirety. They must be prepared, and they must be as safe as they can.

Reconnecting with other old friends, Baldur discovered that the junior members before were the senior leaders now. They helped him work to get caught up to the front line at a rate he never would have expected. Very quickly, Baldur became a voice of influence in raid planning, because the people who could their role better than anyone else, listened to Baldur. This advisory role would define Baldur's time in the front line. He was never the best at anything, but he taught those who were. His strategic influence became respected, and his voice was listened to.

Occationally, the stress would be too much for him to bare, and Baldur would take a short hiatus from the front line to recharge his batteries, and then come back to join his friends and push the line forward.

Relationships IRL
» Tyger (Rhoan Xavia) - Girlfriend (MIA)

Relationships
» Tyger (Rhoan Xavia) - Girlfriend (MIA) Rank: SS
» Lessa - Close Trusted Friend - Rank: A+
» Azide - Aquaintance - Rank: D+
» Calrex - Close Friend & Apprentice - Rank: A+
» Oikawa - Close Ally - Rank: A-
» Ariel - Close Ally - Rank: B
» Xwuzhear - Annoyance - Rank: F-
» Mari - Uncertain - D-
» Crozeph - Trusted Ally - Rank: C
» Lawfer - New Ally - Rank C+
» Rain - Drug Lord of Choice - Rank C+
» Cygnus - New Ally - Rank C+
» Teayre - Difficult Apprentice - C
» Takao - Uncertain - C-
» Itzal - New Ally - C
» Opal - Confused - D-
» Macradon - Respected Ally - Rank: B
» Hirru - Respected Ally - Rank: B

 

Story Thus Far (optional)
» It has been years now since they have become trapped in the game. For much of the first year, Baldur and Tyger made due staying in the city. It seemed obvious to him that whatever the situation actually was, the authorities would rectify it quickly. As time wore on, however, and they were still in the game, he became confronted with the reality that they might have to take Kayaba at his word and save themselves.

It was then that he and his girlfriend from the real world, Tyger, took the stance of catching up with the others to help clear the castle. He would no longer let their lives be solely the responsibility of others now that he had to accept that this might really be their only way out. They stepped forth from the Starting City and began their adventure.

Along the way they became members of the Guardians of Aincrad under the stewardship of Lessa. They made many friends who they would fight side by side with such as Ariel, Crozeph, and Oikawa and in whom they often entrusted their lives to. They flourished in the tower, learning how to fight as a group with their friends and began to feel invincible. There was nothing the tower could throw at them which could stop them. Together, it seemed, anything was possible.

But perhaps it was not the tower they should have been the most concerned about. It never occurred to Baldur that there would be players who would actually seek out to harm others. He had seen orange players before. He had even grouped with them as a member of the Azure Brigade. Those people became orange for a reason, however. A grudge, a responsibility. A reason he could fathom. That there would be those ugly people who just wanted to watch the world burn... that never entered into Baldur's mind.

He won't tell anyone what happened. All that anyone can piece together is that Tyger and Baldur disappeared for almost a year. Neither of their names showed up on the memorial stone on the first floor, but he had removed everyone from his friend list and vanished.

He won't talk about it. He doesn't even like to think about it. But he has reappeared and renewed his desire to free everyone from the cage of Aincrad.

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