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& like a shooting star, he shines

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art by mafuriah

detailsat a glance— history
—— i. prologue
——ii. a realm reborn
——iii. heavensward
——iv. stormblood
——v. shadowbringers
——vi. endwalker
statisticsrp hooksnsfwaffiliates— gallery
——i. aesthetic
——ii. artwork
——iii. reference
the author


。:+*— details


name. istolin de saillonaux
age. thirty-six
race. elezen
pronouns. he/him/his
sexuality. homosexual & polyamorous
marital status. single


nationality. Ishgardian
residence. Ishgard, the Pillars
profession. Tea sommelier, chirurgeon, former combat medic
title. Viscount, doctor


hobbies. Composing & playing music | poetry | gardening | ballet.
foods. Grilled fish | tart, citrusy cheesecake | instant noodles
drink. Bourbon, served neat, preferably with a cigar | A dry gin martini— the more olives, the better | a well-made cup of quality tea


likes. Smoking perhaps too many rose-scented cigarettes | the simple pleasure of a good book | the sound of the stopper pulling free of his favourite bottle of bourbon after a long day | waking in a tangle of sheets & a lover's embrace to the gentle patter of rain on windows | writing at two in the morning, when wine & words & melody flow just sodislikes. His peers' negligence of Brume affairs— it is the duty of the fortunate to care for those without | viscous textures on his skin (he knows it isn't blood, but oh his memory's stained war-red) | being unclean or disheveled | the sand & the heat | wasabi— the traitorous bastard was not green tea ice cream, & now he trusts neither

detailsat a glance— history
—— i. prologue
——ii. a realm reborn
——iii. heavensward
——iv. stormblood
——v. shadowbringers
——vi. endwalker
statisticsrp hooksnsfwaffiliates— gallery
——i. aesthetic
——ii. artwork
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。:+*— at a glance


hair purest white & feather-soft as clouds, still curling ever so slightly at the tips & around ears despite his best efforts to style it straight. fine stands will surely become an unruly tuft at the hint of humidity.eyes pale blue & reflective like a mirror's surface, borrowing barest whispers of color from environs. & when emotion runs high or his magical gifts are required, those aetheric hues dance with starlight, as if gazing at the night sky.skin smooth & unmarred at a passing glance, as if chiseled from purest alabaster, a dancer's musculature reinforced with the training of a knight. only lovers might be privy to the scars the lie beneath, a tapestry of fang & flame, of blade & most notably of claw— an old wound that pains him still, spanning the width of that slender torso from upper left waist to right hip. surely it ought to have killed him, were he not born beneath a lucky star...movements precise in their elegance, a quiet confidence that comes from years of stumbling, of falling, of crafting one's own divinity out of the broken shards of one's past failures. a gentle smile of plush rose petal lips, a flutter of snowy lashes, a gloved finger tapping at the dark freckle beneath the corner of his left eye as his gaze turns skyward in thought. always, always, a gentle melancholy. for those we have lost & for those we may yet save.clinging to the ishgardian is the scent of rose, amber & vetiver. the barest hint of fine tobacco & tea is often present behind the perfume.& when he speaks or sings, it is with a low, gentle tenor & the unmistakable accent of an ishgardian highborn. he has an odd habit of not using contractions in his speech, & rather saying more words than are perhaps required, especially when in a casual setting.

detailsat a glance— history
—— i. prologue
——ii. a realm reborn
——iii. heavensward
——iv. stormblood
——v. shadowbringers
——vi. endwalker
statisticsrp hooksnsfwaffiliates— gallery
——i. aesthetic
——ii. artwork
——iii. reference
the author


。:+*— prologue


Born to Baron Arthurioux & Lady Mirabelle - the baron's second wife following the death of his first - the young heir to House Saillonaux excelled at music & dance. Even as he was enrolled in the Temple Knights' academy, Istolin showed great aptitude with blade & bow alike.It was early into his career that everything took a sharp turn. A routine patrol went sour as his captain revealed himself to be a heretic, drinking a vial of dragon's blood & transforming into a massive diresaur, which tore through the small contingent in a matter of minutes. & despite a near-fatal wound - one that still pains him to this day, leaving a massive scar across his abdomen & an extensive list of food sensitivities - the only other survivor reported Istolin had fled the field... not knowing he had merely sought to send up a signal flare for help. The beast, meanwhile, fled to the Stone Vigil, & would later be known as Giruveganaus.Deeming the incident suspicious, Istolin was taken not to the care of chirurgeons, but into the custody of the inquisition, questioned at length without remorse or reprieve. At the edge of witchdrop, after two weeks of torture & interrogation, that confession they sought was on the very tip of his tongue— anything for this nightmare to be over. But a knight of Camp Dragonhead came forth at the last possible moment, with evidence to absolve the young elezen.


detailsat a glance— history
—— i. prologue
——ii. a realm reborn
——iii. heavensward
——iv. stormblood
——v. shadowbringers
——vi. endwalker
statisticsrp hooksnsfwaffiliates— gallery
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——ii. artwork
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。:+*— prologue


On his sickbed, Istolin heard word of the Empire's advancement into Eorzean territory, & grew disheartened with Isghard's lack of support. Though there was no war between Garlemald & the Holy See yet, he knew they would advance on coerthas once the alliance had fallen. & so he made up his mind to leave his homeland, to report to Carteneau as a representative, to show that Ishgard had not abandoned her neighbors. Alas, bad things come in threes, & the last unfortunate incident to befall Istolin occurred shortly after his crossing into the Northern shroud.It had barely been a week since his release from the Inquisition, body & mind still ravaged by their particular brand of hospitality... of course he would present an easy target from brigands. They made off with everything he had on hand, including his signet ring— his sole proof of lineage & his ticket back into Ishgard.Fortunately, he was found by a woodcutter not far from Fallgourd Float, & taken back to Gridania to heal & recover his strength to join the fight in Carteneau. But he would never make it to the flats before Dalamud burst open, before Bahamut's hellfire laid waste to the continent.Unable to return home, Istolin thought to stay to help with recovery efforts in Gridania & the Shroud, & it was during that endeavor that he learned of the Scions of the seventh dawn. Maybe in joining them, he might find his lost signet ring, to finally return home?


detailsat a glance— history
—— i. prologue
——ii. a realm reborn
——iii. heavensward
——iv. stormblood
——v. shadowbringers
——vi. endwalker
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——ii. artwork
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。:+*— a realm reborn


To say the last five years were easy would not be a lie, yet throughout the restoration of the shroud, istolin proved himself a competent ally of the scions, joining them in their endeavors to combat the beast tribes who had begun summoning their deities in earnest, while also working to undo the footholds the empire had remaining in eorzea.It was a typical adventurer's life, following the road & lending succor to any & all in need until the scions were summoned to ul'dah... only to bear witness to the sultana's apparent assassination at the hands of the warrior of light, raubahn's execution of teledji adeledji, & the escape from thanalan that ensued.This was not how he ever imagined returning home, still unable to process the eternal winter wrought by the calamity, yet the warmth offered by a childhood friend, lord haurchefant of house fortemps was a much-needed balm to his wounded spirits.& so with his heart in his throat, he accompanied the warrior of light's entourage across the steps of faith to an ishgard ravaged by cold & war, by the cancer that had only been allowed to spread in his absence, to be looked upon by his countrymen as a stranger, an outsider, a pariah.Yet the past five years had forged him stronger, had given him the tools to perhaps bring about some change. He was a ghost now in Ishgard, assumed dead when the lesser moon fell, no longer beholden to his family name. Now, he could act where he could never have before.

detailsat a glance— history
—— i. prologue
——ii. a realm reborn
——iii. heavensward
——iv. stormblood
——v. shadowbringers
——vi. endwalker
statisticsrp hooksnsfwaffiliates— gallery
——i. aesthetic
——ii. artwork
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。:+*— heavensward


This isn't how he had intended to return home, as a stranger - a ghost- to all, but perhaps now he can act without the shackles of his former life holding him back. What he hadn't expected was the scions' prying, but of course they would pull at the first thread they saw out of place, unravelling the entire history of Ishgard as he'd been raised to believe.His entire world was pulled from under his feet, reeling with the loss of his dearest childhood friend - the only one who had recognized him upon his return to coerthas - & a crisis of faith as the tenants he had held so close to his heart were shattered before his very eyes.Istolin spent a long while adrift after the fall of Thordan, his heart as tumultuous as the civil unrest that had claimed his home. Though in the months that followed, he was returned to his family, he still couldn't rest as the city he loved began to tear itself apart. It's in these months that he begins his studies as a chirurgeon, spending every waking moment buried in books & notes... & drink. It's around this time that he meets a man who would be his first husband, a brume-born assassin with whom he quickly formed a physical relationship with. This would, over the months, warm into an adoring love.The two had not been married long when misfortune struck.

detailsat a glance— history
—— i. prologue
——ii. a realm reborn
——iii. heavensward
——iv. stormblood
——v. shadowbringers
——vi. endwalker
statisticsrp hooksnsfwaffiliates— gallery
——i. aesthetic
——ii. artwork
——iii. reference
the author


。:+*— stormblood


It was to be one last hit, one last assassination before his husband would take up the post at the skysteel manufactory that istolin had helped arrange to provide a safe employment, one that the man had coveted since his youth. One last assassination, with a mark that had been anticipating him, who fought back & left the man near death. in fact, he was on the threshold of the fury's halls when istolin found him, following that trail of blood, & in his fear & grief, he sought to restore his lover with astromancy.bole, ewer, balance, arrow, spire & spear...even the combined light of those constellations were not enough— he needed more & so he reached farther, tearing open the seventh astral gate. it restored his beloved to life, yes, but that suffusion of starlight threatened to tear his mortal flesh apart. There was no evidence to tie him to that death as he finishes that assassination contract, body moving on its own, fueled by pure emotion. In fact, there's nothing left of the mark, body dissolved as he overwhelms the man with that excess of starlight.When his husband awoke & learned the truth of what happened, it terrified him; aether & magic had always made the man nervous, & to know just what istolin was now capable of him... he ran into the night, never to return.but there's no time to grieve as nidhogg's return brings his scion allies back to ishgard. To rid his home of its scourge, he stands with them on the steps of faith to either triumph in the victory of liberation... or to meet his end & quell the sadness in his heart.It was to be the former, this tale bearing a happy end, & with the war finally brought to an end, istolin was officially reinstated as a citizen of Ishgard and rightful heir to House saillonaux.

detailsat a glance— history
—— i. prologue
——ii. a realm reborn
——iii. heavensward
——iv. stormblood
——v. shadowbringers
——vi. endwalker
statisticsrp hooksnsfwaffiliates— gallery
——i. aesthetic
——ii. artwork
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the author


。:+*— shadowbringers


The next years are relatively uneventful for istolin, continuing his doctors' studies while fulfilling a contract to an adventuring guild as their ishgardian liason.it's here that he meets his second husband, another brume-born with a spitfire temper & a hatred towards the nobility. Indeed their initial interactions were less than amicable, but Istolin's gentle patience eventually won the man over, the two becoming lovers before eloping. It was difficult, teaching a man who had known naught but strife how to be soft & kind, but it warmed his heart to see that wounded heart begin to heal.But when Istolin finally did express his past feelings for another man, he was met with rage & violence, & his lover stormed off into the night only to return in the morning, still intoxicated & fresh from a fight. Eventually his polyamorous tendencies were accepted, paramours permitted once they had discussed terms...leading the man to throw away everything Istolin had helped him build, every bit of progress he had made towards leaving his old ways behind as he broke those promises to dally with an inquisitor. After claiming to despise such people above all else, his husband had shared a night of bloody passion without istolin's knowledge, going against those terms that he himself had demanded. When istolin had spoken to him of it, had healed those wounds from such a violent night, he was met with only excuse after excuse. & with that, he knew it would not last, this spark between them that had bloomed so quickly, so brightly, snuffed out with a snap of the fingers. If he would not receive that same respect he offered, if he was constantly in fear of stoking this man's hair-trigger temper, he would rather be alone.The divorce is his own idea, marriage annulled that very same day.

detailsat a glance— history
—— i. prologue
——ii. a realm reborn
——iii. heavensward
——iv. stormblood
——v. shadowbringers
——vi. endwalker
statisticsrp hooksnsfwaffiliates— gallery
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。:+*— endwalker


Dedicating himself wholly to his studies, Istolin graduated with honors and became a fully licensed chirurgeon. With is grades, he could have taken a post in any of the hospitals within the pillars...but it's a tiny space within the Brume that he finds and restores, one not much bigger than a broom closet, but large enough to treat those in need. It takes quite some time to gain traction, most of the brume seeing a blue-blood— it's months he endures of being cursed and spat at before something finally gives. One patient brave enough to trust turns into two, then three, then many.Now known as cygnus - so named for his use of stars, for his pallor, and for 'swanning about' as his patients are wont to say - he is met with a quiet, perhaps begrudging respect for maintaining a neutral zone within the brume, and for making that effort to learn the people he seeks to help. He's learned the songs, the stories, the turns of phrase & manners of speaking. learned the territories of each gang, and enough history to know when he ought to be present to keep the peace between two patients of opposing gangs... But he wouldn't change his vocation for anything; it's here, tending to those who have been left by the wayside for so long that he finds his joy and purpose in life. Is it exhausting? Definitely. Emotionally taxing? Very often. A distraction from the void in his heart?


...Absolutely.

detailsat a glance— history
—— i. prologue
——ii. a realm reborn
——iii. heavensward
——iv. stormblood
——v. shadowbringers
——vi. endwalker
statisticsrp hooksnsfwaffiliates— gallery
——i. aesthetic
——ii. artwork
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。:+*— statistics


basic.   
STR★★★☆☆INT★★★★☆
DEX★★★★★WIS★★★★☆
CON★★☆☆☆CHA★★★★★

physical.aetheric. 
UNARMED★★☆☆☆COMBAT★★★★☆
RAPIER★★★★☆SUPPORT★★★★★
BOW★★★★☆IMPROVIZED★★★★☆

AETHER.
Wracked with grief over a lover's murder, Istolin tore through the seven astral gates in a bid to return the man to life. & while he succeeded, the ordeal nearly killed him, & left his aether permanently changed. With a surfeit of starlight, such magicks come as easily as breathing, though such abundant aether sometimes shows; stars reflected in his eyes as if looking at the night sky, or a faint shimmering about his person are not uncommon.

detailsat a glance— history
—— i. prologue
——ii. a realm reborn
——iii. heavensward
——iv. stormblood
——v. shadowbringers
——vi. endwalker
statisticsrp hooksnsfwaffiliates— gallery
——i. aesthetic
——ii. artwork
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the author


。:+*— aesthetic

detailsat a glance— history
—— i. prologue
——ii. a realm reborn
——iii. heavensward
——iv. stormblood
——v. shadowbringers
——vi. endwalker
statisticsrp hooksnsfwaffiliates— gallery
——i. aesthetic
——ii. artwork
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the author


。:+*— rp hooks


the good doctor. Wealth & a good family would surely allow him to seek employment at any clinic within Ishgard's pillars, tending to the rich & the powerful. But it is not those shining new facilities where he practices his craft, but the poorest districts of the Brume— a volunteer at many makeshift clinics. In some circles, he is known as cygnus, & his reputation for healing any & all is well-known. He does not ask questions nor deny aid so long as the order is maintained.supernova. Surely that much aether ought to be lethal, yet he carries such raging cosmic radiance within his breast as if it were but a gentle dawn star. Those drawn to aether might seek him out like a moth to flame.knight-chirurgeon. How many times has he mended flesh & bone amidst the cacophony of dragonfire & deafening cannons? How many prayers has he uttered, rushing friends & comrades to healers' tents, the feeble magic of his younger self the sole thing keeping entrails inside, keeping those pleas from death from being fulfilled?porcelain & tealeaves. To any in Ishgard, the name Saillonaux would be synonymous with excellent teas & fine porcelain. Established four hundred years prior, the saillonaux tea emporium now sources blends from around the star, from the coerthan highlands to the far reaches of othard & all in between.merchant to viscount. Though initially a merchant name, the Saillonaux family were elevated to nobility following a marriage to House Fortemps. For past three hundred years, the head of house has held the title of Baron de Saillonaux, until the most recent baron ceded his title to his son. For his deeds in bringing the Dragonsong War to an end alongside the Warrior of Light, facing Nidhogg at the Steps of Faith, the house has been elevated yet again, granting Istolin the title of viscount de saillonaux.

detailsat a glance— history
—— i. prologue
——ii. a realm reborn
——iii. heavensward
——iv. stormblood
——v. shadowbringers
——vi. endwalker
statisticsrp hooksnsfwaffiliates— gallery
——i. aesthetic
——ii. artwork
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。:+*— nsfw


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detailsat a glance— history
—— i. prologue
——ii. a realm reborn
——iii. heavensward
——iv. stormblood
——v. shadowbringers
——vi. endwalker
statisticsrp hooksnsfwaffiliates— gallery
——i. aesthetic
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。:+*— nsfw


basics

Cock diameter. 1.5"Dom/Sub Role. submissive
Cock length. 10"Position. Usually Bottom
Cumshot size. Semi-realisticPubic hair. Shaved/waxed
Uncut. NoOther. nipple piercings

kinks


disclaimer

istolin is a polyamorous character, open to multiple relationships at once, either in a polycule or seperate lovers. posessive behaviour will not be tolerated ic or ooc & will be grounds for blacklisting if i deem it necessary.

detailsat a glance— history
—— i. prologue
——ii. a realm reborn
——iii. heavensward
——iv. stormblood
——v. shadowbringers
——vi. endwalker
statisticsrp hooksnsfwaffiliates— gallery
——i. aesthetic
——ii. artwork
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。:+*— affiliates


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
azamald blackthorne. run away, his higher thought says, but how can he when they seem such kindred souls, even if they are at opposite ends of the morality spectrum? after all, even a killer can be warm & tender, & his starlit heart is oh so weak to kindness.



detailsat a glance— history
—— i. prologue
——ii. a realm reborn
——iii. heavensward
——iv. stormblood
——v. shadowbringers
——vi. endwalker
statisticsrp hooksnsfwaffiliates— gallery
——i. aesthetic
——ii. artwork
——iii. reference
the author


。:+*— affiliates




detailsat a glance— history
—— i. prologue
——ii. a realm reborn
——iii. heavensward
——iv. stormblood
——v. shadowbringers
——vi. endwalker
statisticsrp hooksnsfwaffiliates— gallery
——i. aesthetic
——ii. artwork
——iii. reference
the author


。:+*— art

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artist credits
luwha | aizel-kon | mafuriah | sheynok | shaharkem | fauvora

detailsat a glance— history
—— i. prologue
——ii. a realm reborn
——iii. heavensward
——iv. stormblood
——v. shadowbringers
——vi. endwalker
statisticsrp hooksnsfwaffiliates— gallery
——i. aesthetic
——ii. artwork
——iii. reference
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。:+*— reference


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detailsat a glance— history
—— i. prologue
——ii. a realm reborn
——iii. heavensward
——iv. stormblood
——v. shadowbringers
——vi. endwalker
statisticsrp hooksnsfwaffiliates— gallery
——i. aesthetic
——ii. artwork
——iii. reference
the author


。:+*— about the author


Hallo and thank you for checking out my boy's carrd. I've been roleplaying on and off for about 20 years through forums and instant messaging, now more recently on ffxiv. while I prefer in-game roleplay, I am also happy to RP on discord.If you're interested in roleplaying, my contact information is below.


name. leonpronouns. he/him/his
age. 30time zone. pst (-8 gmt)
discord. 𝐬 𝐭 𝐚 𝐫 𝐛 𝐨 𝐲#4349 

estimated availability due to work 
monday. 1amfriday. 1am
tuesday. outside harlequin hourssaturday. 1am
wednesday. outside royal chambers hourssunday. 1am
thursday. 1am 

note: I have zero tolerance for bleed-over, with ic becoming ooc. this goes double for rp partners of characters istolin may form relationships with— I cannot and will not tolerate any manner of ooc jealousy or possessiveness. I work full time, and barring the two days per week I'm off - one of which being dedicated to a venue. it is not to be taken as a slight if I'm occupied with another roleplay partner, a booking, or otherwise unavailable.