TERTIARY CHARACTER / MYTHICAL GIJINKA
NAME: Riegho Burbank [ ree-EH-go or RYE-go ] — “Riegho”
SPECIES: Hellhound Gijinka (Noviera / Mythical Verse)
GENDER: Male (he/him) || AGE: 48+ years || BIRTH DATE: Month Day || HEIGHT: 6′ 8″ (~203 cm)
IDENTITY: Heterosexual (Straight)
PERSONALITY: Intimidating | Protective | Hard-working | Fatherly
Riegho works as a leader of the miltia in his local district of his nation. Initially raised in an authoritarian household and with high expectations, he grew to become very rebellious in his teens and young adulthood. But upon meeting Stella and her family, and raising one of his own, his once rugged attitude has mellowed considerably with age.
As a well-respected warrior of rank, Riegho presents himself as very serious, and at times even intimidating. However, he will drop this front and be more approachable and agreeable with those he’s familiar with. He is a leader at heart, willing to mentor and lend advice to his students and colleagues. Riegho has little tolerance for blatant disrespect, and will react fiercely to threats towards him or to anyone he feels the need to protect.
MAGIC ABILITY: Fire Generation / Manipulation || Click To Expand / Collapse
Riegho is highly skilled in producing and controlling fire magic, but the skills that he possesses was overused during the rebellion phase of his youth. He now has to limit its use or he tires out easily, and prefers to just rely on his physical strength.
OCCUPATION(S): Militia Captain / Warrior / Personal Trainer (Noviera / Mythical Verse)
SKILLS: Physical strength and endurance | Armed and hand-to-hand combat | Fire magic (seldom used) | Leadership | Coaching and mentoring
LIKES: Respect [where earned] | Training and sparring | Grilled Meat | Interacting with children (fatherly tendencies) | His [immediate] family
DISLIKES: Disrespect | Abusive parents and family | Threats, especially towards those he cares about | Being separated from family for extended periods | Spoiled sportsmanship | NOSY PEOPLE
SIGNIFICANT OTHER: STELLA — Wife (Moonrabbit)
- RICKI — Son (Moonrabbit)
- ADELLE — Niece (Moonrabbit)
- … A lot of additional in-laws and nieces/nephews from his wife’s side; too many to list–
[Italics] = Others’ Characters (© Their Respective Artists)
Artwork & Design References
MAIN DESIGN: Hellhound Gijinka (Mythical Verse); Loosely based on both the Dingo and Maned wolf
Brown eyes with off-white sclera; ginger hair with brunnette highlights/tips (Past shoulder-length); Tall, mesomorph build; long canine-like ears; horns that curls from the top of head around the side of face; sharp canine teeth; Long saber tail with a slight curl at the end, and fur that travels partially up back; Large scar across bridge of nose and other facial and body scars
ALTERNATE DESIGNS AND VERSES:
(Anthro / Feral Verse)
(Mafia AU; etc.)
CHARACTER TROPES: Colonel Badass; Reasonable Authority Figure; Papa Wolf; A Father To His Men; Bruiser With A Soft Center
MUSIC THEME(S): 3 Doors Down’s “Citizen/Soldier“; Nickelback’s “Far Away“; Rascal Flatts’ “Bless The Broken Road“
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Riegho grew up under formal military training, and went back to complete senior training after a hiatus in mid adulthood. Slowly he rose in ranks and proved his worth to become the captain of his own local militia [in Serolsta]. In times of peace he manages a training ground and even offers one on one training lessons to aspiring warriors.
- Riegho’s work keeps mostly to his region of Serolsta, but he is occasionally requested to deploy to other regions within the country and near the border, for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.
- Riegho has a number of facial and body scars from training and getting into fights as a teen and young adult.
- Often speaks with a thick “Australian” accent (or the equivalent sound quality in Noviera), that is even heavier than his son’s.
- Riegho has a soft spot for children; he’s more likely to drop his serious front around young gijinka, and shows much more patience with them. His fatherly tendencies often shows thru his interactions with kids.