Silver is not known to be especially forthcoming about anything regarding their past, and is even repelled by most inquiries... though curiosity of a less intimately personal focus seems to bother them much less. Local gossip and idle rumor serve to somewhat fill in the blanks, though discerning what's actually true can be quite difficult.
- well-known as being completely outside both the Alliance and Horde, ultimately working only for their own ethics and causes... though whether this makes them "dedicated to a greater good" or "traitorous scum" depends entirely on opinion. Naturally, those opinions tend towards being quite deeply divided, at least among those who've chosen dedication to the Alliance or Horde respectively. Those who despise Silver of Alliance and Horde alike find them to be a betrayer of the greater allegiances of Silver's race, and craven deserter of their born duty to stand against the enemies of their people — especially those who know of Silver's deeds in protecting and defending civilians of both factions. Those of a more favorable opinion often exalt Silver as selfless and heroic: caring deeply about other people, and tirelessly and repeatedly putting themself in mortal danger to ensure the safety of others.. though frequently to the point of being reckless with their own life.
note: your character is not required to feel a specific way about Silver, and neither of these views are supposed to be the "correct" one! i encourage other players to decide for themselves how their characters view and interact with mine.
- "Silver of World's Heart", as they have been known before, is a truly ancient name stretching back over the millenia to before the Sundering and has belonged to not one but a curious collection of different individuals of varying talents, the rumors becoming so vague and unreliable as to confuse which skills belonged to which person in many instances.
Originally belonging to a mysterious night elf archer of dark complexion and legendary archery skill assumed to have perished in the War of the Ancients, the name is known in more recent centuries to have... passed to..? been stolen by? or simply generally also claimed by: a night elf of superficial similarity to the young archer, a strange "worgen" of much more foxlike than wolflike appearance, a blood / high elf (which they actually are is unclear), a Vulpera, and a number of unusually large quadrupedal talking animals presumed to be the (in some cases unconventional) druidic transformations of one or more of these individuals.
The archery skill is confirmed to have belonged to the original bearer of the name, though there are claims the individual(s) who have taken this name in the modern day are also of similar skill. There are also rumors of mastery over martial arts, various druidic magics, blood magic, frost- and runic-based spellblade magic, a general affinity for the Arcane, and an impressive spread of more mundane non-combat-oriented knowledge that people feel inclined to describe as "jack-of-all-trades," though in these cases there's no real concensus on which person has what, or if they're even being confused for a different person or people entirely that have been mistaken for Silver.
Whether any of this is true at all is impossible to really tell, though the presence of this information alone is bound to spark curiosity in some.
Regardless of the history of the name, "Silver of World's Heart" apparently does not include a surname... or at least, this particular bearer has chosen to treat the name that way. When Silver married the notorious elven ex-pirate "Red-Metal" Ramirez they took their new husband's last name, their full name then becoming the name they live by now: Silver Ramirez of World's Heart.
- Silver's response to all questions or statements attempting to discern their gender one way or the other tends to evoke much different emotional reactions depending on the nature of the inquirer; some finding Silver's reply quite humorous, others finding them rude, and yet others dismissive of Silver's 'attempt to hide the Truth'. Regardless of who's asking or in what manner, all accounts tend to agree Silver responds to such questions by breaking their otherwise polite demeanour with a long silence eventually ending in a firm
Silver's marriage also answers no questions, as Red only ever enables Silver's avoidance towards invasive gender-related questions, referring to Silver as his "beloved and trusted partner."
- one (at least) of those bearing Silver's name is confirmed to sometimes carry a pair of swords of a type banned from many cities, including Dalaran. The dreaded "magic-eater blades" or "magereaver warblades" as these are known bear distinctive, magical red embossing along the blades themselves. they are named thus for causing excruciating pain and devastating, unnatural wounds as they sear the mana and flesh from any magic-user unfortunate enough to be cut by one of these blades, as well as absorb all magic in their bearer's vicinity when wielded in a parrying or other defensive posture. The weapons are considered extremely dangerous to practitioners of all magic schools, and only begs the question of why Silver would carry these swords at all, and what particular purpose they would personally want to use something considered criminal to even possess.
- both pairs of large, ugly scars Silver bears – the plainly visible one on the right side of their stomach, and the rarely-seen one beneath their cloak and bandages – heavily suggest impalement with a very large weapon. The stomach wound looks to be of very questionable but not entirely unreasonable surviviability, while the chest wound would have been from something that went through their spine and entire chest cavity... begging the question of how this scar was formed and how the injury that resulted in such a scar was even survived. Or if it was survived. Silver bears no outward signs of undeath, but such means little in a world full of magic, and lingering rumors of at least someone bearing Silver's name privately being an actual death knight don't help. Of course, coincidence isn't entirely out of the question, as nobody seems to really know where these scars came from, but each scar that makes up both pairs matches its other half on the other side of Silver's body flawlessly, and perfect coincidence is several orders of magnitude less likely.
- rumored to greatly dislike both regular dogs as well as worgen.
Some more involved with people Silver even sort of regularly associates with may find more knowledge at their disposable, depending on who they know... or ask.
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- Silver's reserved personality and tendency to completely avoid any social interaction earned them few friends within the Crusade despite their standing overall being quite good. Even so, they're still noted to be one of a close and trusted few of the esteemed Grand Crusader Thurien Skyblaze. Both Thurien and Silver joined the Dawn as it formed, and Thurien's word carries quite far within the Crusade.
denizens of Booty BaySilver was invited by Red to live in his home in Booty Bay as they became close, and so Silver settled down with him to begin a new chapter of their life. Red being somewhat of a celebrity amongst the locals meant in turn Silver also became held in the public eye, though naturally less so. However, only the most skilled can hide much about themselves in a city where words are traded freely as cargo on the docks, and spending enough time in Booty Bay is bound to lead to overhearing some things that can't be easily stumbled upon elsewhere.
- Though Silver is known to live with Red, where exactly Red's living quarters are remains something of a mystery even to those who've lived in Booty Bay for years. Several wild speculations exist, none of them proven. Silver is as tight-lipped about this as Red, which some find exceptionally irritating as they are the only other person aside from Red's staff and the couple's children to have even been led to the place, let alone seen the inside.
- Silver and Red do indeed have children, the three of them treated with nothing but utmost adoration and fondness by both their parents. These three, aside from being Red's children and naturally attracting some of the attention Red has, are spoken of by others with wonderment... and jealousy from some, how lucky Red must be to have children all as perfect as any parent could want! Rajuro, the eldest son and particularly visible as the oldest, is said quite consistently to be kind, generous, good-natured, and exceptionally emotionally stable, which is only notable with regard to Silver being as furtive and nervous as they are. Some say these kids turned out this way despite being coddled by their parents, though to others the nature of these kids is only the result of being treated well. Regardless, Silver and Red both receive a number of jokes from other parents about stealing or trading children, to which the response is always a cheerful "no!"
- At this point Silver has lived in Booty Bay for quite a while, and has eaten at least once at every place there is to sit down for a meal in the city. Thus, every one of these places has at least one server who can recall Silver having an aversion to all kinds of meat. This seems ideological rather than because of an allergy or other food-related illness, as meat dishes served to Silver in error that will otherwise be thrown away Silver will choose to eat anyway, citing they
don't wish to waste the sacrifice of the animal.
- Silver's membership to the Circle at all is both long-standing and troubled. Silver's records note a history of frequent and irritable disagreement with particular ideologies and practices held by the Circle, and a deep hatred specifically for former Archdruid Fandral Staghelm... curiously in contrast with their otherwise seemingly mild personality. After a particularly hostile encounter Silver simply stopped showing up for any gathering Staghelm also was attending, and didn't seem surprised at all to hear of his betrayal or bothered much by his death.
- Silver has also been estranged from most of the elven members of the Circle since their initiation long ago, for a variety of reasons depending on who's being asked. Some cite Silver's "strange"ness as offputting, others finding Silver's open friendliness to the "lesser" races disdainful, yet more have comments on what they have described as "unwarranted hostility" and (unfounded exaggeration, they insist) accusations of xenophobia and racial hatred. Though Silver shows no such aggressiveness towards worgen members some make mention they suspect, but naturally can't be sure, that Silver may be avoiding them in particular.
By contrast, Silver freely mingles with the Circle's troll members, and is especially warm to Tauren who don't spurn their presence.
- Those (in the minority, understandably) of not finding Silver to be more trouble than their presence is worth do take particular care to communicate Silver's selfless dedication to the few ideologies they share with the Circle overall — a strong need to restore the corrupted and damaged areas of Azeroth, and protect her flora and fauna alike.
parts of this are in the process of being rewritten. if the typing style seems to change a bit in places, you're seeing two pieces of writing with vastly different ages next to each other!