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NOTW - Edan Isatis App by ShamanEileen NOTW - Edan Isatis App by ShamanEileen
So... as promised... full info about now that ~Loki-Wings has opened :iconnorth-of-the-wall:! :heart:

:bulletblue:Full Name: Edan Isatis

:bulletblue:Nicknames: Lord Silent

:bulletblue:Age: 49

:bulletblue:Gender: Male. What else? xD

:bulletblue:Height: 6’ 4”

:bulletblue:Rank: Brother of the Night's Watch

:bulletblue:Family / House: House Isatis. You can find more information about it here:

:bulletblue:Appearance: There is a drawing, so… you can already tell. If I must add something, is that his eyes are really, really blue, almost ice-like, and always with a nostalgic sparkle in them. Also, he’s SO VERY tall. He kind of towers the rest of black brothers.

:bulletblue:Personality: Edan is a very quiet man. Since he’s been in the Wall for 28 years, he feels a great affection towards it. He barely speaks, and when I say “barely”, I really mean it. He simply prefers to watch and figure things out. That way, Edan turns out to be a very wise person, always careful and responsible. He knows what it is needed to be done, though he will probably keep his mouth shut and see how things develop. When his advice is needed, of course, he will be pleased to help, but he’s not too much into interfering into anything, which is kind of a bad point.
Since he smiles once in a blue moon, people tend to think he’s a surly man. The new recruits and little kids are mainly scared of him and respect him too much to try to talk to him. Anyhow, he’s not that way at all. He actually loves new recruits, and enjoys every single silly quarrel of theirs, such as their complaints, their jokes, their childish rumors and ghost stories… basically because a part of him would have loved to be a father and these kids are the most similar thing to that. Well, that, and the animals in the Wall; he specially feels at home when he visits the crows.
He just doesn’t care about his appearance anymore, although it makes him sad sometimes when memories come back to him or when kids stare at him with terror.

:bulletblue:Preferred Weapon / Fighting Style: He has a sword called Guidance that his father gave him when he was young. It has been broken two times, but also forged again to be fixed. The handle has the roses of his house engraved, and also the polar animal which gives name to it, Isatis.

:bulletblue:Fears: He’s a world-weary man, so he’s not really afraid of dying. He’s been through terrible things, harsh winters, and has seen his friends die. He just doesn’t want to see young people suffering; also, the old stories about the Others appear in his dreams sometimes, and he wakes up startled and laughs at himself for being such a fool at his age. Also, even though he’s almost overcome his fear to fire, it always haunts him.

:bulletblue:History: Edan was born in the noble House Isatis, sworn to Stark. He has an older brother, though he was always the most responsible of them even when they were kids. He had a very happy childhood, always playing to be knights and rescuing princesses with his brother and his friends. Since he was born, he was really fond of animals of all sorts. At the age of 20, he was engaged to a girl aged 14. She was really sweet and he liked her, and so did she; when she was old enough, they would get married. They didn’t really have much time to know each other, though, since the girl’s father never let her to be alone with him.
However, Edan’s life changed drastically one day, a few months after his 21st name day. Because of a poorly prepared bonfire, a house set on fire and started burning quickly, since it was mainly made out of straw and wood. Everyone thought there was no-one inside at first, so they tried to extinguish the fire, but not as quickly as they should have. It was then when Edan heard a cry among the flames; there was a woman inside. And of course, because of his honor, he was no way going to let her get burned and die; that way, he threw his cloak on him to protect himself and got into the house. The results were tragic: even though he made his way to rescue that woman alive, he burned barely half of his body.
After that accident, Edan was angry and in pain: his scars hurt too much, and he could barely smile nor talk; any movement was too painful. And, if he had done something good such as saving a woman’s life, why had the gods punished him that way? His faith had completely disappeared, and he cursed the gods he used to love and honor. Besides, his future wife wasn’t able to look at his face; she was too young and naïve and she was scared to look at him, though she didn’t even mention it and stayed next to him as the good wife she’d had to be one day… but it wasn’t easy. Edan’s mood was terrible and he wanted to be alone. Even when he was able to move and walk again, he didn’t enjoy people around him. Some time later, about three months after the incident, Edan told his future wife that he didn’t want her to stay with him, that she had to find another husband; he had seen how the girl was scared to look at his burns, and how she hesitated about touching him or kissing his non-scarred cheek. She was too young, so he understood; it was sad, and a shock to almost everyone. But both knew it had to be done, even if it really hurt.Edan’s heart was broken, his faith had vanished and half of his body would never be the same again. But he was strong.
In one of his little trips with his brother, they decided to visit the Wall. It was then when Edan saw it all clear: he would never have a wife, because no woman would look at his face without hesitating at first, and his heart still belonged to that young girl; he would serve to the Night’s Watch, which was an honor, and no man of his family was currently there. Besides, the cold made him feel better, and the pain turned into a numb sensation which was pleasant after all that pain. After thinking about it, he decided he would stay in the Wall.
And 28 years later, here you have him.

:bulletblue:Extra Information: He enjoys being around the crows so much, so he spends most of his free time among them. He likes to help the new recruits clandestinely, so secretly that they don’t even know who’s the one helping them, bringing them sweets sometimes, or fixing their broken, wasted boots. One of Edan’s quirks is that, even if he rarely speaks, he hums some kind of lullaby when he’s alone, or feeling oddly cheerful, or when he’s with the crows.

Templates here! [link]

Edan (C) *ShamanEileen
ASoIaF (C) G. R. R. Martin
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koonitchi Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw ! Poor guy ! He seems to have suffered !!
(weaknesses = age XD)
ShamanEileen Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes ;A;

And also yeahh xD Poor man, he's almost 50 and his body is not as strong as he used to be D:
koonitchi Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, now that I've seen your new drawings I want to know more about him !!
He seems to be an interesting character !!
ShamanEileen Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That makes me so glad :iconiloveyouplz:
CrazyKatProductions Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... phantom of the opera... still. xD
ShamanEileen Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your obsession is still there, I fear xD
CrazyKatProductions Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what are you talking about? PSSHHH.. obsession..
MarsW Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Jope, el pobre O.o Qué original lo de ponerle esa quemadura, le da más carácter a su aspecto ^^
ShamanEileen Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ya, tiene una historia un poco torcida el pobre xD
La verdad es que me gusta diseñar personajes imperfectos que no todo el mundo diseñaría para este tipo de cosas. Estoy segura de que pocas personas crearían a un hombre viejo medio quemado (literal y metafóricamente xD) para representar el personaje en un grupo así xD Abunda la gente joven y enérgica =P
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Interesting character and backstory! I really like his design! :D
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