Peter Sigismund Sept 6, 2021 13:16:15 GMT -5
Post by Mr. Moon on Sept 6, 2021 13:16:15 GMT -5
Epithet:– Black Templar
Height:– 186 cm
Bounty/Rank:– Seaman Recruit
Allied With:– Alexander Dorn
Personality:– Man of thunderous zeal and unparalleled loyalty, Peter is exceptional soldier and unparalleled warrior, that lives for the blade and thrill of combat. Brash and headstrong, Sigismund is famous for his tendency to throw himself in the midst of every battle, attacking his enemies head on no matter the danger and never retreating unless ordered by someone who he truly respects. Sombre and deadly warrior in his own right, Peter is one of the many warriors who challenged the very heavens, trying to accomplish the near impossible, to become, the world´s best swordsman. Through strong idealist in his core, he can be also quite cold and cynical, especially when facing the obvious hypocrisy of the world government and Marines which is why he often clash with both his superiors and younger and more naive marines.
Appearance:– Peter is tall man with a thick and sturdy build and dark blonde hair, that was born with a patrician face, that could have been handsome, if not for the marks left on it by his hard life. He has three parallel scars, that run across the left side of his face, from eyebrow to the jaw, resembling a mark left by animal claws rather than by a human made weapons. Surprisingly, whatever caused this long healed injuries left both of his bright, sapphire blue eyes intact. Befitting his positions among marines, he usually wears regular seaman uniform, of dark blue trousers, short sleeves shirt with the marine sign on it baseball hat. His armament is composed of single flintlock pistol and simple cutlass as he doesn´t carry around the musket issued to him on regular basis. As a soldier he isn´t very fond of jewelry with the sole exception of black cross engraved into silver medallion he carries on a silver chain around his neck.
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Surprisingly for someone of his build, Peter is incredibly fast combatant that favors lightning fast assault and swift footwork over brutish power. Because of that, he quickly developed levels of speed, that are far beyond the limits of regular human body. Although he still can not move with blinding speed on his own, both his blade work and regular movements are much faster than that of normal human.
Training with sword since he was a kid, Sigismund developed incredible precision when it comes to his blade, which allows him to attack with incredible level of accuracy even from very unusual angles and positions. Feats, that can not be simply replicated by lesser men.
Since joining the Marines, Peter received additional training, together with an exposure to real combat situations. That allowed him to develop incredibly fast reflexes and ability to react swiftly and precisely to sudden changes to his environment or surprising situations.
Focus:- “Swordsmanship”; “Aggressive Combat”;
Description:- Grimaldus is highly offensive art passed down from generation to generation among the ancient order of Templars. It lacks parries or other dedicated defensive movements, instead it blends defense into the offense. Stepping into the enemy´s blows and parrying them as an after effect of the swordsman´s own attacks. The user is never on defensive, all he does is attacking, attacking and attacking, using circular, sweeping movements of the blade to build momentum, putting maximal aggression into his every movement. Since he become Marine, Peter incorporated pistol into his style. Using it for ranged combat and surprising attacks.
Fighting Style:- Grimaldus
Description:- Simple sword used by most seaman in melee combat. One-handed hilt with a simple guard and short, broad, slightly curved blade with single edge. There is nothing special about this sword, aside of it being obviously worn out from frequent usage.
Fighting Style:- Grimaldus
Description:- Unlike many regular seaman, Alexander keeps a simple sidearm in the form of regular flintlock pistol with him as he feels that it offers a distinctive advantage over most regular pirates and other opponents he face. There is nothing special about this single shot weapon aside the act it´s scaled up for his large figure.
There is a knightly order, several centuries old, in the West Blue, that made it´s home in ancient temple located on small and unimportant island somewhere at the north border of the ocean. They got their name from the strange black walls, that the ancient builders gifted to their temple, while keeping long and noble tradition of wandering knights who were protecting the innocents and battling evildoers, but since they were frequently clashing with a World Government and their officials, this tradition slowly degenerated into carrying for orphans from neighbor islands, while their swordsmanship changed from effective combat art into ritualized exercise and religious practice.
Among dozens of other orphans, Peter was hardly unique. He was given to the Order by his relatives, who couldn´t afford another hungry kid, after his parents died to pirate attack and as the rest of them, he got good education from the brothers. However, unlike many, he didn´t left after reaching adulthood, but stayed in the temple to become a true Templar. No because he would like to repay his debt or something like that, but rather he was interested, even through obsessed would be probably better word, with the way of sword.
He stayed behind, saying good bye to all his peers, to master the ancient art he saw many other brothers to practice. And with his combination of natural talent and dedication he did so. In the years that passed he learned every move, every secret and technique that the Grimaldus could offer. He became master of this style, while teaching the new generations of orphans what they will need to survive in this cruel and hard word. He led a goo live there, until something shook his word to the core.
It happened after his thirtieth birthday. Marine ship landed on their island after it was heavily damaged in a battle against some pirates. The soldier asked Templars for place to stay until they´ll repair their ship and this request was granted. Seeing that most of the Templars were training with swords, some of the Marines decided to engage in friendly competition with them. And to Peter´s dismay, it ended in complete victory of the Marines. Even he, the greatest master his order had in whole century ended up with more loses than victories, and all these victories were against simple seaman not officers. At the very moment he realized that he was weak. That all the training he did was just for sow, because he lacked the most important aspect, the experience of the real combat. This distressed him and forced to rethink his life and priorities. In the end, he decided to leave the temple in a pursuit of their most ancient tradition. Not as a wandering knight, but as a member of Marines. As the Marines were leaving their island, he made an oath that he will not return back home, until he´ll become the best swordsman in the world and after that he left.
It was a start of new part of his life. The marines dropped him on nearest base and although he was rather old for a recruit, the training he was doing gave him a good physical and psychological base, that allowed him to keep up with much younger men and women until completing the basic training, after which he received the rank of Seaman Recruit and was sent to join his first division in North Blue.