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I. Family MattersEberhart Family:
This family traces it's origins far back enough that they are the nobles of nobles. Their blood couldn't be much purer from the aspect of people, the family is odd for its power having most of them be known for owning land in other Providences. most of the land the Eberhart has a claim to is currently under the claim of the Shadow Fall Organization. Or rather the countries are as they have gained a massive fortune.
However, the Eberhart family practices a strange tradition and sends off one child to the Vandenreich per family. Ghislain fell into that category and was sent into Jhwach's military force during the war with the Shinigami. He did well during it but wasn't as prominent as the B at the time Hulderic Hylham. However, Ghislain did his family proud and brought them honor with his strength. He is known by his family as the Peace Bringer, he was able to secure an area and settle the population down rather easily.
Ghislain's place is the current leader of the Eberhart family. His skill attracts many of the hopefuls and to some extent marriage proposals. The family practices strange fighting styles and among other things exercise control over elements people couldn't hope to understand. Every Eberhart born is gifted with a power that isn't easy to understand. Each of the Eberhart is given an epithet describing their power in some form. Two were given to Ghislain, the Dark Eberhart was the first given his power over the Dark Matter. The last name came from German myth, they called him Taiwaz which meant the Germanic God of War.
Due to his fierce and perhaps almost inhuman desire. Ghislain wants to see a home for the Quincy, not away from others but on the main street. They are people and he believes that the right is paid for at birth, his family has mixed feelings about his view. But the Emperor isn't one to shy from confrontation when it beckons him. Ghislain and the Eberhart's are ready for anything. The Baskerville Family:
His Mother's maiden name and family which specialized in Hound familiars largely. Allowing them to create spectral hounds to hunt with. They were nobility among the Quincy and considered a higher class. The union that made her an Eberhart came about due to a planned marriage between the two families.
This was done largely to build trust between the Quincy of the German areas. While the Baskervilles didn't come from the German lands, they were present none the less. Making peace over the war was the end goal between them. While much of their history was lost as the family had been annihilated. Their rites and rituals are continued by Ghislain. As a huntsman of the Baskerville Tribe and what they represented all those years prior.
I. Quincy DossierName:
The Emperor of Dark Matter, The Dark Eberhart, Taiwaz, Ghi.Race:
One Thousand Years OldHeight:
Six Feet and Zero InchesWeight:
One Hundred and Ninety PoundsPrevious Physical Appearance:
Ghislain was born a blonde and bright boy with lovely eyes and features. Often wearing a warm smile that seems out of place as he looks much younger than his age would give one to believe. Ghislain's baby face and features that make him appear much younger than he allows for a very strange reaction.
His physical body seems to be in excellent shape, allowing for most to assume and notice he's good at physical combat. On his arm he has a tattoo he wears as a symbol from the war, it's meaning is very old. It in short speaks of the number of people he saved as a number in Germany's more forgotten language. Ghislain wears a very simple outfit often dressing casually, trying to avoid the fact he's the Emperor of Quincy now. Ghislain doesn't like to be lofty or do things that are extremely flashy it's simply not who he is. Ghislain is a simple and very down to earth person who finds the whole My Lord thing a bit exaggerated and ridiculous to expect of anyone.
Ghislain's clothing and outfits do change sometimes, he will wear a German dress suit and shoes, making sure everything fits the image. He always has a sort of sad smile on his face but it's evident the long-haired blonde is a catch for most. He's physically attractive and has had seven marriages arranged by his family. He however declined each and everyone that came his way, saying he isn't going to look for such things. Ghislain's body upon closer inspection has scars in a couple of places. One across his back, another going across his chest in the center. Often hidden is the one he got on his shoulder from combat with a shinigami. Present Appearance:
He retains his youthful and young appearance, his body undergoing no major changes. His clothing on the other hand has become more altered. Wearing a cloak from a wolf and fabrics made from living off the land. He's taken to his life as a distant Quincy. Remaining far from the world and its turmoils.
This life and style suited him well enough, making him happy to live as his mother's kin did. And how he did as a boy. Though somethings do always come to call you. His clothing may yet again undergo an upheaval due to the appearance of Inami.
I. Personality FileCharismatic
Ghislain is a very good leader, capable of making people see how important they are. Ghislain is a natural-born leader able to get people to follow him on simple actions. He was a natural-born A, born to be the next Emperor but he was hidden in the Shadow of the man known as Hulderic. However it didn't dampen the man's spirit,
Ghislain was able to develop great charisma. Perhaps because he had to strive to keep up with something out of his reach, Ghislain was able to develop a very good charisma. Able to lead when Hulderic and Yhwach couldn't do so. It allowed him to become something of his own person and develop freely. His charisma is a rare type that encompasses all, he can be quiet and for some reason, people flock to him. Ghislain is someone who grew into the role over time, without a choice of his own.Highly Intelligent:
From a young age Ghislain strove for excellence, to be the best, and do everything he could. Nothing was too short for the young Quincy as he got older and wiser. His intelligence only grew and perhaps this is why he was left with the title he was. His intelligence allowed him to make moves without getting involved too far. He's created reform and been extremely intelligent in his term as Emperor so far. He didn't make speeches or try and do things, he was simply given this role. Because he got results and saw what needed to be done.
Ghislain didn't waste time or use his intellectual prowess poorly. He's normally able to see through most moves by the time people move. Ghislain is known for being an avid Chess player, with skill at the game. His intelligent nature allows him to learn and process things quickly. Capable of making quick calculations like a computer within his head, his brilliance only continued to grow as he got older thankfully.Witty Sense of Humor:
Ghislain has a rather witty sense of humor, liking to make small jokes about things. A great example was when he heard Hulderic got the Quincy Antarctica he merely puzzled and asked. Why did you get use land of a frozen wasteland, is this some genocide joke? Ghislain isn't against making jokes to lighten the mood.
But he is smart enough to know when it's okay to drop one. Some moments actions speak louder and change the direction of the world. Other times a good sense of humor can get people through a rainy day. Ghislain believes in his people and has faith they are far from being done growing. That others have the right idea, but one step at a time. His sense of humor is rather charming going along with his charisma well. He doesn't make comments he believes cross the line or are overly offensive. He does know how to conduct himself, but this witty humor does exist. A few close people to him have heard him crack a joke or two.Gentleman:
Whatever the case Ghislain is a gentlemen and conducts himself as such. He opens doors for ladies and pulls their chairs out, he gives Veterans of military conflicts handshakes and buys their meals. In some ways it's hard to see him past this, he's an extremely strange fellow by some standpoints.
Because he'll even buy the enemy food because they served and did well. He's not the type to hold a grudge and conducts himself as a gentleman at almost all times. Manners maketh man is the saying that some may forget that old adage. But Ghislain holds to it as he believes they are true. He doesn't show them often on the battlefield, claiming that being a gentleman isn't such a thing. It has no place on the field of battle, that is where honor belongs.
Honor is something some warriors have and others simply don't. Being a gentleman is about the image you present and bringing yourself to be a proper man. You should treat women with respect at all times unless such a right is extinguished.Honorable:
A trait most Quincy have in abundance with one other, he has both of these in spades. Ghislain represents what it is to be a Quincy very well, showing his honor on the battlefield to those who have earned it. Honor is something the strong may show along with mercy. Ghislain believes he has this simple right to be an honorable warrior, he can afford to be honorable. Some simply can't and he understands that well enough, the fighting method has little to do with it.
Ghislain has never struck an enemy from behind in all his duels, they were always done from the front. His nature which shows on the battlefield sometimes is often seen with a grain of salt by his friends. Ghislain is known to have a nature that his colleagues didn't within the Vandenreich back in the older days. He wasn't consumed by blood lust and remained a normal person. Honor didn't allow him to do less, however, his enemies weren't deserving of honorable intentions back in those hellish days. Prideful:
Ghislain has pride in himself no matter what he does, he finds that it helps him be confident as a leader. But confidence and pride are two different animals sometimes, pride can lead a leader to do reckless things. Ghislain is well grounded but does have pride in himself and the things he does. He believes in the organization the Vandenreich and that they will secure a place for the Quincy in the world.
Pride is something of a sin that Quincy most of the time have and Ghislain knows his pride well. It makes him almost make choices that are harmful, arrogance and pride can kill a person. He's learned this the hard way as the war progressed between the Quincy and the Soul Society. They were blind in believing they could triumph over such a foe. They weren't willing to let go of the honor and become monsters like their enemy, while some were strong enough to battle. Pride is an emotion that Ghislain knows all too well as a person.Calm:
He keeps his calm and takes a very calculated approach to most things. Putting the needs of the many before the one in himself. He's prone to do things that his guards consider reckless. But that's why they exist with him to defend Ghislain from himself. But more often than not he keeps a calm and very composed nature. He's able to handle almost any situation as a calm politician from the German homeland.
Keeping his calm allows him to remain in control and issue things around. Ghislain knows which version of him is more productive as a leader. Thus he strives at all times to keep his cool when fighting, his temper used to be something that got him in trouble when he was younger. But as he grew older and wiser he allowed past hates to go. Focusing instead on the future that the Quincy had ahead of them, he believed within his calm mind. That anything could be achieved with hard work and effort. Ghislain is a calm and very focused man a majority of the timekeeping himself contained. Laid Back:
Somewhere beneath it all does exist someone who is rather relaxed and able to do so. He doesn't need to be busy for the sake of being busy. While it's not a personality trait everyone will see, Ghislain certainly is far more laid back than the others. His compatriots don't compare to his slow and steady pace.
But it's because he would rather be precise and doesn't see sense in rushing. Being laid back plays into his calm mindset often allowing him to evaluate the situation and think carefully about things. He often sees things as straight forward no need for extra stress.
Ghislain isn't the most laid back person in the world and often only shows to friends, family, or his guards. Where he keeps a relaxed face even in the face of death itself. Perhaps from staring at it so many times he finally became numb. Or just stopped caring, it was a growing experience learning to just go with the flow. See where the wind would take him on each journey.Kind:
he is a kind man and shows it often, willing to help out in soup kitchens among other things. Despite being an Emperor, he shows kindness to all races normally it's something that came. He is kind to not just people but animals and nature as well.
Some believe he's a gentleman, but it's simple kindness. Ghislain has always been kind, however that kindness upon betrayal disappears. He doesn't believe in it at all, his belief and system are very different from most. Ghislain is able to listen and perhaps most amazingly be a friend to almost anyone. He's very easy to reach, unlike some people who feel so distant as a ruler.
Ghislain does this intentionally and it works most of the time. But he believes that being kind to one's subjects is a natural answer. Kindness can be a weakness only if you allow it to be.Generous:
Perhaps the strangest part about him is he gives often, not worried as he does generously give to organizations. He believes in helping people recover and does what he can for the people. It's why he's loved by most Quincy, as they believe he was a commoner who became Emperor. But it's very close to the truth, Ghislain was a mere Executive Captain at the end of the conflict, he didn't get much promotion due to them losing. However, he remained generous, giving to his people till it hurt.
Giving them land and medicine when they needed it and even traveling to tend to the wounded. He really did go the extra mile for them. Being a good person down his being. Ghislain believes Hulderic and Yhwach treated their position too much like being a God. They were but met among a people leading them, perhaps that is where they lost their way. Leading them down the correct path in life, was understandable though. Hulderic and Yhwach had a rough time period of them, Hulderic got after Yhwach. And Yhwach got stuck with the period of War, though he brought it on himself.Responsible:
he is someone that can be trusted, Ghislain when he promised has never gone back on his word. His vow is perhaps stronger than anything else in this world, he will keep it. No matter what the condition is he will make sure it's complete, this is the man trusted with everything. Ghislain has proved he can be trusted with everything and handles it very well. Being a responsible man takes time and one must even own up to being wrong. Something
Ghislain doesn't enjoy but will do, if he messes up he understands. He merely accepts it and moves on, that is how life is. We make mistakes and recognizes it as a person very easily. Ghislain is perhaps one of the stranger leaders the Quincy had, perhaps for the best in its own way. Being a responsible man allows his people to trust him more, with their trust he can do more. Faith is reward with him with great results and hard work. It's something drilled into him since he was but a child. Strong:
[Some people project an air of strength and that can be said about Ghislain. He has that air around him of a strong person, his will, and just showcasing it. Perhaps it's something all leaders have that they simply must be strong. Within every regard, they must be educated and strong. Mental strength as well as physical, not to mention will in itself. A leader is the will of his power and the strength that he represents is theirs.
Ghislain embraces that he is Quincy's strength and tries to be that as often as possible. To show himself in good form and be that leader. While wanting people to feel close to him, he also does have that air Hulderic and Yhwach did. He had that strength that made people look at him in a sense of awe. The strong personality that only perhaps those meant to lead are born with.Musical:
He plays the violin and rather enjoys humming little songs, it allows for him to be very enjoyable to be around. He has an excellent singing voice but also has a great sense of the musical arts. He believes that music as a form helps him stay grounded, the violin is a lovely instrument and as is the piano another he enjoys.
Chopin is a favorite of his to listen to or play. His music sense is good enough that most people enjoy hearing him sing, it's something of a sound that not many have. He's got a good raspy sound to his voice and has excellent control. He spent most of his time singing when he wasn't working on something in the old days. Merely practice made perfect, but it's more than that he simply has the gift. He can pick up almost any instrument and learn it overnight. Skills that come from his talent are rare, but perhaps this is one of them. Ghislain didn't plan on going into music for a reason he states often. Ghislain the Musician isn't that catchy is normally his response.Eccentric:
To say that Ghislain is without eccentricities would be a wrong statement. He has his moments like most, but they stand out more due to the position of power. Ghislain is known to simply go for walks into places or sometimes he plays something completely random. Ghislain believes life without a little eccentric behavior would be odd.
He does have a habit from the battlefields and things that most call eccentric. He cracks his index finger out of habit and merely continues to do so. Sometimes he'll talk about something just before someone asks as well. Making him seem all the more eccentric to them, however, most of this is shown when he lacks sleep. Ghislain is very good at hiding some eccentricities.
He doesn't strive to be perfect not because he already is. But because perfection isn't what a Leader should reach for, they should reach for whatever is best. The best they can do for the people who are under them should be the constant focus. This may drive him to do funny things at times, but his eccentric behavior is a welcome price. Ruthless:
It's rare, perhaps extremely rare where Ghislain will show ruthless aggression. But within him it exists he showed it during the war, leaving his enemy nothing, not an inch. He ruthlessly took everything they could try from them, leaving nothing for them in the end. It was a domination of sorts that he displayed, though he rarely does it now.
It's perhaps somewhere still inside of Ghislain hiding beneath it all. The shackles around it waiting for that key, waiting for the moment that cold calculating Quincy is needed again. But while he doesn't use it day to day, he keeps most of his ruthlessness hidden away. The Quincy deserve a kind leader, but their enemies whoever they are. Deserve only the ruthless cold aggression he keeps bottled within. Ghislain knows everything has it's moment and place, now isn't the time for ruthless blood lust. It's the time of peace and staying true to his people's core. That is all that matters at this point and time as he has begun to grow into a fine leader. Distant
A more recent trait that came on account of his people. Ghislain has distanced himself from them. Taking his leave of them and their agendas. They have a ruler and leader at this moment. Though it became clear that the people as a whole wanted nothing from him.
While it must be clear he holds no animosity towards them. He is just distant to them and what plights they may face. They turned their backs to him, so in this way, he did similarly. After he helped them on several occasions, by settling the disputes with the Princess of K-World. Freeing them from the Emperor's grasp forever. And once again standing upon the battlefield.
They simply wanted no more to do with him despite his actions being for the justice of the world they wished to be part of. But it doesn't surprise him slightly, so thus his retreat to Alaska and hiding away from all but a select few. Who they too turned their backs and no longer desired his presence now that goals had been accomplished.
He enjoys music in its purest form and has a large like for the sound that each instrument can bring forward from its core. Everything about music is appealing to him as he enjoys it to the fullest extent. Everything from the sounds and what creative things can be used as instruments makes him smile. It's a strange hobby of his but not the only one he enjoys. His like for true music in its raw form allows him to have a general dislike for some of it. But the sound of the piano and violin when they are played well. It simply brings a smile to his face or someone who can sing well.
These little things allow him to enjoy his life more fully than simply being an Emperor. Ghislain isn't sure what the future holds for anyone, but so long as he can enjoy good music along the way he's happy. Able to grow and become a more skilled musician along the way. However, that dream isn't what it once was when he thought about becoming a musician for a living. Reading:
Nothing as relaxing as pulling up a good book and reading some nice literature. That is perhaps one of the more quiet ways he enjoys passing the time. He's learned many things from reading and enjoys simple books for what they are. They pass the time and when one is one thousand years old it is almost required. While he is older than most the Quincy he believes that a balance is required.
Enjoying the little things allow him to make good choices in the long run. Learning lessons from the non-fictional literature he reads very often. His favorite books often are Musashi's rings. Reading as though starving for a good story and the knowledge of the world around him. The books he adores most are the ones around his heroes within the music. This goes along with the massive reform that the Vandenreich are undergoing, however, he knows that somethings never change. Ghislain enjoys reading about the successes and failures of other leaders. Claiming they are key to being a good leader as well.Learning:
He loves to learn new things, believing if you stop learning you cease to exist. Ghislain loves knowledge and studies everything with an interest that goes beyond the normal. He can speak most languages known to the world even a couple of dead ones. His favorite language is German, perhaps simply because it's more comfortable for him.
But he does through in German phrases in with each word as he continues in speech. But he loves learning new combat moves or perhaps political policies. He loves studying everything that is able to be studied. Martial arts, music, landscaping, and so on. Every subject is interesting to him, he finds that all of them are fascinating. The saying you can't teach an old dog new tricks is perhaps the worst phrase created when speaking of Ghislain. He studies nature and how to better live with it, studying ways to farm and live off the land safely. Not taking away from the natural beauty of the Earth they call home.Restoration:
Ghislain enjoys restoring ruins and other such things to pristine conditions. He's done so with several already proving his skill as an archeologist he funded an operation where they rebuilt and refurbished some ruins. They are now a museum which funds some of his operations for other such projects. Ghislain has restored and wrote several books on the practice of doing it, now he's become a big name for it.
Teaching people how best to be a productive archeologist is something that he strongly feels is important. People should be able to view ruins safely and learn about their past. It's why he believes Quincy ruins exist and has been searching for some. He's restored several normal human ones among other things. But he's yet to locate what he believes exists, the strange part about it. While he could tap into his massive power to do these things. Ghislain chooses to do this along with everything else like a normal person. So he can enjoy it to the fullest extent that it was meant to be. Cooking:
Perhaps one of the more strange Emperors that ended up in charge. Ghislain enjoys very human activities, finding cooking to be fun and exciting. Even when you fail it's a lesson that can teach you to be better. Cooking recipes can also be an educational thing in their own way. How every nation and country has different delicacies that others find disgusting.
It's such a strange and fascinating thing that always excites him about the prospect. He often wonders what did the Quincy before it all eat, what type of food did they go to. This sort of thing always excites Ghislain as he thinks about the old world and wishing to bring the light upon it. Food and anything else that could be found about them excites and bring his interest up. Ghislain is interested in everything to do with that, but cooking became an interest all its own. When he was fighting in the war he discovered he enjoyed it as well, taking it to it very naturally. Ancient Quincy:
He is fascinated by the people who once were, they were a kingdom of their own. Ghislain hides it very well but he found the Ancient culture of his people fascinating. They were such strange people with a rich history, but all of it was lost in that conflict. Just because their Emperor at the time couldn't compromise. So much history and knowledge were lost on them, they grew and did evolve into stronger beings.
But it was all perhaps something that Yhwach didn't want to let go of. Those who can't learn or adapt will be lost to the sands of time. Revenge is a poor dish something best left to those who can find that answer can live another day. But so much knowledge and rich culture were lost, so he looks to return it to them. It's always better to give back to your people than take away from them. Ghislain believes this with his entire heart, he's enjoyed every moment he spends looking for them. Did his people have songs or did they have special writing, all these things are on his mind.Writing:
Writing comes with it all, reading and writing are perhaps something he enjoys as well. Writing out things in different languages and studying authors who catch his eye. Everything he does allows him to grow and become a more well-rounded person. Studying the way of the world by drinking in the essence of everything around him. Writing and taking notes all of it is enjoyable, for someone who has been alive for a long time.
Your interests become very easily figured out when given the time. Becoming Emperor did put a delay on the books he wrote but it did also let him use his talents. Doing more for people that need it than most organizations have ever done. The Vandenreich of old was a place of war, he didn't really know how else to handle matters in those days. Being a low-rank person you weren't given many choices. However, with all things that came, he got to develop skills that really helped him grow.Exploring:
Nothing in the world like exploring and finding something new. Or something sleeping long within the depths waiting to be discovered, it takes a brave sort of person. But Ghislain has always enjoyed exploring and discovering lost civilizations among other things. Especially looking for hints or clues about the Ancient Quincy who once lived. Before the war there were said to be many of them around, they had to of left markings or a trial. But Ghislain hasn't found much in his exploration.
Everything points to many things that are left wondering in the exploration, creatures said to exist in myth. So many discoveries through simply exploring a place, doing it like a normal person. There isn't a sense of excitement from doing everything as a Quincy, everyday humans made a living by doing things the old fashioned way. Sometimes it worked out and sometimes it didn't. But that is the joy of doing it that way. Exploring has become a hobby, while his guards don't enjoy it he very much enjoys the exploration itself.Being Human:
While he has aged a long time and become perhaps an immortal by many standards. He enjoys doing things the human way, walking instead of rushing for things. while he was an effective warrior it's well known that Ghislain. Always did things this way, it made him late sometimes when others arrived early due to powers. There are things when you look through the eye of a normal person. Pretend to be normal and just see how life is explored and do things by hand.
Don't rely on your powers for everything that pops up. It can make your life more interesting and perhaps more of an adventure. Unlike some who teleport, he travels normally and uses planes and other means. He really doesn't believe in taking the easy path. That the harder path in life with its trials is worth much more. Ghislain believes this firmly and doesn't force it on his people. But he does often do this sort of thing on his own, it's his way of living life. Being human is sometimes viewed as a weakness but Ghislain sees it as a strength.Wilderness:
A new full time thing he found himself investing more and more time into. By living in Alaska all this time, without using his powers unless he had to. Ghislain didn't fight with creatures or do things strange like battle demons or hollows.
He lived a peaceful and tranquil existence up in those snow mountains. Enjoying the peaks and ever calming wildlife that surrounded that frontier. It was a place that was marvelous to disappear into. To let the world and problems it had with him and he with it vanish. While he knew it wouldn't last forever. It logically could keep him off the grid and away from the many struggles within it. Hunting
A new or past life choice that he found enjoyment in. Not hunting for sport or anything of that nature. Hunting for what was needed to maintain and survive. Never wasting a body part or a piece of something.
Ghislain is an old man in a world that has become more and more reliant on technology or powers. Most he imagined forgot how to survive within the wilderness for a time. Forgot how to purify their water and other things. So much history lost to the new age of life.
It wasn't his duty or place to involve himself in much of this world's ways. He belonged to the bygone era of life. The animals and the wilderness could accept him without any trouble. They were pure in their regard for his life and his survival. He got the same chance everyone did, the difference was he knew how to use it.
He knew the requirements to cross the finish life with hunting and survival in the wilderness. But that was the world in general, he'd fade further and further unless pulled from it.
people who lie are scum it's a simple fact, unless their is a very good reason. Ghislain hates lying and finds those that do it deplorable. Lying to a people or even a person is wrong. It's something that shouldn't be done under any circumstances. People that lie or would hide the truth from those who need to hear it. Ghislain really can't stand that sort of person and has a general dislike for them. People who lie would abandon their people and let them suffer. That sort of person deserves no mercy from him in his mind, but he knows that sometimes there are cases where a kind lie saves a tear.Cheaters:
Cheating to get ahead without thinking about those hard-working people. Those who cheat really have no morals in his mind, they would cheat their own mother. He's heard people say such a thing as cheating in battle exists. But in Ghislain's mind, no such thing exists that battle is a fight between those who use strategy to win. Strategy and cheating have often been compared, some people even believe that it harms honor. But in his mind cheating is something that is terrible in any case.
Relationships and everything else that come with it, cheating is something that makes a mess out of everything. Cheating at anything from a quiz to a lover is something wrong. Ghislain never understood why so many people feel such a thing is needed. It's an awful practice that tears a person apart and makes them less. Anyone who does it intentionally over and over will sooner or later pay. They simply won't be able to match up to someone who made it by sheer effort. Swindlers:
To take advantage of someone and take from them while they are weak. That is the ultimate sin, taking from someone instead of giving back. Those who would do such things are worse than Cheaters or Liars. They took from people in a way that some never recover, it's a sin that has not been forgiven by any means. While he doesn't enjoy conflict, he won't let someone take advantage of his people.
Or anyone for that matter, words coated with honey to simply get what you want in the end. Using people merely to toss them away, in the end, is a cold and heartless practice. Such is not the way he will conduct himself or the Vandenreich. Ghislain has seen two leaders come who did such things, the darkness of such deeds leaves a sour taste in his mouth. Those who swindle and take advantage of the weak and downtrodden are merely the scum of this world. His job as Emperor is to protect them from such dark things. To act as a shield from swindlers and be as honest as he can with the people who follow him. Yhwach:
This man caused more trouble for the people the Quincy then people know. Now that Ghislain has the knowledge that Hulderic and Yhwach did. He sees the darkness this man had brought on others. This man had no interest in his people and would have given them all to meet his ends. Such an evil being doesn't deserve Ghislain's respect as he sees it all as a dark reality.
Yhwach had no interest in his people he wished to become a God, that was his only goal in life. This is why no matter how much Ghislain tries he cannot forgive Yhwach. The man who started the war and caused the destruction of the Quincy. It wasn't something the Shinigami provoked as many would believe. Yhwach provoked the Shinigami into the conflict and wanted his people to get slaughtered. Merely so he could reap the benefits, his body trembles with rage whenever he thinks about it. How naive they were to merely follow this man, this evil being his dislike or perhaps even hate will never go away for Yhwach.Killers:
Murderers who take pride in killing are the worst people he's dealt with. The Quincy and First Generation Gotei 13, such evil people who desired only to see blood. For the sake of seeing the color red everywhere. Quincy has changed since those bloodthirsty days, Shinigami have as well. But Ghislain finds killers to be people he cannot trust, senseless slaughter holds no place for him.
Quincy was meant to be honorable and prideful warriors. But instead, they caused slaughter and thus he believes the blood will never come off. Killing people in self-defense isn't wrong by any means. It's killing without reason or remorse, that is the type of behavior he cannot stand. Ghislain believes life shouldn't be ended without a really good reason. He doesn't carry that sort of fire for killing that others do. He left behind that nature when he left the war alive. It wasn't something that he ever wished to be part of, but the order of the one forced it. It was either his family died or he fought.Politics:
A twisted game that people play now, instead of war. They discuss how to take from their people and how to benefit themselves. They no longer care about the people they serve in some cases. This is perhaps the painful thing about the politics of the world itself is large. This practice and game of double-dealing and death affect everything and almost all organizations fall prey to it. The Gotei 13 especially has fallen prey to the wickedness of the game he noticed.
The game of death, cheating, lying, and swindling people. Such a wicked thing that should never have been created. It shows just how ruthless humanity can be if pushed to do so. Perhaps they did it for the sake of doing it. Ghislain will never understand why people enjoy so much doing such things. For him, this is the worst thing about being a leader having to engage in politics, no matter how good he may be at them. He despises these and often tries to simply let them be avoided. A man's word should be enough to carry his feelings to people.Politicians:
These would be duelist of politics, they are people who can't be trusted. In his experience no matter the area, they are ruthless and cold people. Calculating in ways to take advantage of people. They've forgotten what it means to be a common person and it makes them weak. They've forgotten everything that made them human or close to it. These duelists of the political world are merely scavengers looking to pick the meat from the hard-working.
Ghislain has hated both the game and people playing it for the enjoyment of it. He doesn't find any pleasure in personal aims being reached or objectifying what you do. Anything when done for you alone and not for the many. That is a crime in itself as a leader, those who do such should lose the right to lead. That is the point of view he holds so clearly and tightly too as he guides the Vandenreich. Making it more of a democratic organization. Letting every voice matter no matter how small it may be. Ghislain is ambitious and perhaps it's the reason he has a dislike for these people.Arrogant People:
People who are full of themselves are not the best to deal with. Aggressive and over-inflating their ego as though they need a boost. They don't care about the people around them or how their arrogance affects them. As a Quincy, he's seen first hand what a large amount of arrogance can do. It's something of a dark reality that cannot be forgotten by anyone. Pride comes before the fall for those who aren't prepared for it.
Quincy especially suffers from a huge ego and arrogance a majority of the time. He's found he doesn't care for those who aren't humble. The activities they try to come up with to try and prove they are the best. Everything involving them is something that bothers him. However, being arrogant is an evil sin altogether, sometimes pride is called for. But people who are overly arrogant are hard to manage. While he can tolerate them, he doesn't like them that much. Thus, why he's selective when it comes to those who lead the Vandenreich positions. Hulderic:
Hulderic Hylham, this man has gotten an eternal dislike from Ghislain. When he looked at Hulderic he saw the continuation of Yhwach's plans. He disliked that everything was tossed aside by both of them. Merely for the benefit of the people they served, they didn't care about the world around them. Only the benefit brought to them, untold suffering was brought by both men. Ghislain can't stand either person and finds them agitating. Hulderic's actions cost his family greatly and put them at risk with the Organization known as K-World.
Hulderic handled every situation in a sloppy manner, not doing things as a Quincy should. He represented the worst of their kind in Ghislain's mind. Someone who followed in the steps of the leader before him. Ghislain has made it a point to go a different direction from either man. His dislike for them made him choose to do this. If it succeeds he will be happy, but his dislike for using the people under them will never disappear.War:
War, it's always a bitter affair. The Quincy when they get drawn into the chaos of the battlefields so much risk is put out. Their people are always at risk of getting completely destroyed by the slightest mistake. It's a wire that almost folds every time they try to simply exist. This has always been the way the Quincy were, war drew them in. They paid the price with blood and tears. No benefit came from the wars the Quincy got involved in, no matter what they did. War is an ugly business and something to be avoided if at all possible.
Compromise and do whatever must be done that is the way it should be. But some people put less than the complete effort into each thing, taking the time and merely tossing away the important people in their worlds. It leaves them almost nothing to grow from. Ghislain doesn't like war from the days spent fighting Shinigami. He believes that war is wrong morally but will fight if he absolutely has to. It's his absolute last resort at all times, wishing to avoid it at all costs. Users:
While Sofia and his people haven't quite made it on to his list yet. They are closer than the entire world, they have used and betrayed him. They desired things powers and gifts that he knew of. Access to the lost technology their people used. So often he bleeds for them fought and defended them. Settled century-old conflicts and even new ones. But when he needed them, when their help was needed for him?
They turned away, they all turned away from him. The Lux Orior and Vanguard, Hayden none would help him when it came down to it. He was blacklisted and ended up alone. In the icy grips of Alaska, to remain in the solitude of a self-exile. They did not search, they did not try or bother helping him. So those who use others for powers and leave. Those are on his list now and forever, he holds a special hatred for the people who've performed this feat, and their names aren't forgotten.
I. RelationshipsSofia Montero:
She is someone he cared for deeply, but it was clear what he meant to her. Just a tool or toy to climb the ranks of power and society. For when he needed her most, she joined the Demons. She called him for War and he answered, when political power was needed he answered.
But loving her always seemed to hurt, she did not hold love for him. This was Lust in some ways, but he had fallen in love with her ambition and mind. But in the end, he was nothing more than a Broken Emperor. Not one who could guide her to power. Why did it have to hurt so much to love someone and continue to be in pain?
Never were his feelings considered or his emotions, Sofia just didn't care. Useless when conflict arouse but afterward desired to be a ghost. Her sin is one of not just breaking his heart, but his trust in others.Desmond Hayden:
Another one, this was someone who had been a teacher for him upon a time. But now he is a King, ruling high and mighty in Africa. Never seeking those who held the lines for him in Vanguard. none of those in the Vanguard did, once they were done with him and his gifts. It was a begone status, that the Vandenreich put on him.
They no longer needed the Emperor or wanted him. He was a victim of many things. Being the man to take the title of Emperor, left him a scar. Now they and those of the Lux Orior stand as distrusted people.
They use and throw away what isn't useful, they have no desire to help those who help them. It is the way of things in this world, they bleed you until you are dry. Once they've gained everything possible. They toss it away and throw it to the wolves. That is what Desmond has taught him, from a distance he understood finally. That his thousand years, maybe that was why Yhwach was the way he was. Desmond opened his eyes to that possibility. Hulderic Hylham:
To say this is a strained relationship would be very true. Ever since learning what Hulderic had intended from the beginning, he has held a dislike for Hulderic. For not being strong enough to guide his people properly. They weren't sheep that needed some shepherd to guide them from the world. They needed much more than that to get by as they were in need of guidance to heal their wounded hearts. But instead, Hulderic offered battle and obliteration for no one but his own personal gain. Some people truly do want to see the world burn and that was Hulderic's desire.
He didn't care about his people as much as he let on and Ghislain found out in a way that no being should. From being given Yhwach and Hulderic's memories, he made the judgment that they were both fools and swindlers. Only out to help themselves not giving a damn about others. This is perhaps what made him dislike Hulderic, even more, is that he lied about it.Yhwach:
Absolute hate is something that describes the word well. Yhwach wanted his people to die so he could gain power. That was the reason behind the wars, he wished to become a God and destroy all his people just for that. Anything was worth sacrificing and his people found their way to the chopping block. It wasn't a small matter of anger that he felt from the entire situation. He would most likely kill Yhwach on sight for what he did, throwing their entire race into near extinction for a little taste of power.
Ghislain now knowing his thoughts were true is even angrier for how easily they followed. It wasn't as though they could merely ignore the power that was. They were ordered to fight and die, no choice was given as Yhwach's word was absolute. As was Hulderics, his hate for that way of thinking. Throwing everyone into the fire for nothing but personal gain. It cannot be forgotten nor forgiven, this is perhaps why he hates Yhwach most of all.Jugram Haschwalth:
While he and Jugram got along better than he did with Yhwach, it was clear that Ghislain didn't know what failure was. He and Jugram had a decent friendship for the most part. Ghislain did respect Jugram since he was casual and spoke calmly, he gave him some advice when he was younger as well. Ghislain wasn't brought into the Vandenreich under the best conditions, but it didn't stop him from joining the organization. He came in and showed a great deal of promise as a warrior.
Jugram helped him learn a couple of things about fighting. But with his natural skills, he learned rather quickly on his own. This, of course, allowed him to grow into a fine Quincy, but he was different from others. What most felt was, of course, a strange outlook for a young Quincy to have. Ghislain tried his best to become the strongest he could not for Jugram. But his relationship with him was a bit of fifty-fifty at times.Pernida Parnkgjas:
A relationship that was never that good, the creature known as the Soul King's Left Arm or Hand. It didn't really occur to him but this being arrogance was astounding. Such a cocky and arrogant creature that seemed to believe it was akin to a god. He didn't buy the whole being the Arm thing at any point and time, of course, lead him to be distant towards the C at the time. In his mind it meant very little, he wasn't a member of the Sternritter for that reason.
But he had immense power that made him different from the rest. Jugram noticed it and while he and Pernida never got along fully. It was evident that he wouldn't be caught into the same trap as others. He didn't think much of Pernida nor his nature, this creature or thing that pretended to be Quincy. He never would understand why it was such. In some ways it was a Quincy in others it was merely an evil being seeking to enjoy the nature of war. It wasn't a being that he would suggest anyone meet.Askin Nakk Le Vaar:
A friend and loyal one at that, many times he and Askin spent talking about things. The two eccentric men hit it off quite famously with little trouble or effort coming from it. Askin and he had a true friendship something very rare in the Vandenreich, people believed all Quincy were evil beings. But that wasn't the case at all he was a laid back easy to get along with fellow.
He didn't learn anything from the man really, it was merely easy to get along with someone so laid back. The two often would talk and do things when Yhwach slept, but that perhaps was the only time the Sternritter would speak with someone like him. Though they spent most of the day defending the Emperor it was something he never considered when speaking. They were two sides of a similar coin, the difference being that Ghislain was meant to be great someday. Conversation and what he thought was a friendship was simply a matter of opinion. It would always be such a way when people didn't want you to know.Bambietta Basterbine:
A sadistic psychopath who has no remorse for anything in the world. She killed her own people in frustration, almost did him in if not for Askin. Askin borrowed him under false pretenses. Bambietta and he did not get along nor did he care for her. Those who enjoy war are but monsters without regard for life. That would sum this woman up very well, she was a psycho without honor.
This part made him detest her, thus why he was on the other side of the war normally. Avoiding any dealings with her and Sternritter in general when he could. Jugram and Askin were two who went out of their way, but that was all. They weren't special in some regard, Jugram wanted him effective for Yhwach that was all. Askin just talked to him and treated him he guessed like a friend. Bambietta would kill anyone and anything that caused trouble or wasn't useful. It was perhaps all part of how their world worked in the long run.Äs Nödt:
This bastard was someone that Ghislain despised almost as much as Bambietta. They were both psychos who almost had no remorse, they believed in scaring people. Removing the humanity or perhaps the thing that made them more alive. He didn't understand why they were this way, it made them seemed devoid and perhaps more so lost. Fear isn't a tool to inflict on enemies or draw out of them.
Fear isn't a weapon true Quincy has ever needed, those who can create awe are far more effective. In his mind, it's always been such a way thus why he gets along with almost none of the fellows from this time. As is no different from them, the man who is overconfident and has this need to prolong battles pointlessly. Causing undue suffering to the enemy isn't a strategy. Such fear of being devoured or killed by Yhwach consumed As from what he could tell. Ghislain has no love or friendship with this man nor would he ever. unless the man changed his ways drastically. Liltotto Lamperd:
A very foul-mouthed child-like girl, with an odd habit. She would eat those that she desired, she wasn't totally ruthless so they got along well as Colleagues. The eating thing did throw him off, but he never got the feeling she was the type to simply turn on her allies without provocation. She would only do so when provoked from what Ghislain could tell, he didn't mind her that much. She often wondered if he tasted good or not things like that, very creepy and strange behavior for a girl like her to make.
However, being forced into the Vandenreich to protect his family he didn't get to pick who he worked with. Liltotto and he worked together for a time and did do well as a team. He didn't sense intent ill or otherwise for him, he was more often than not paired with Hulderic. Some said it was Hulderic's personal request that he get to use Ghislain. However, it's under his own belief that it was more that nobody else was willing to bring him back alive including Liltotto.Bazzard Black:
He doubts Bazzard would ever remember but he saved him from facing down an enemy well out of his league. That war was brutal and without so much as a second thought Bazzard came in and simply took over a fight, he wasn't someone that got much respect from Ghislain. But this act did help him gain a better amount from him. He was a cruel and sadistic bastard like the rest. But Ghislain felt somewhere in Bazzard was a nice guy, he suffered from the traditional arrogance that they were known for.
It wasn't as though there was much more involved in the Vandenreich. They had some members who were humble, but it was such a rare trait that it barely deserved to be spoken about. Ghislain remembers seeing it perhaps once that Bazzard did have kindness and concern for those under him. It didn't matter who they were, he did care about who they were and what events troubled them. But he did it in his own way that was rare in itself.Cang Du:
A man he did respect to some extent, other ways the man was a strange one. Cang was honorable and didn't attack his enemies from behind and had a very fascinating ideal in Ghislain's opinion. Knowing him briefly allowed him to have talked about ideals with Cang in one evening. This perhaps allowed him to fight in a way quite different than what most would ever expect. Cang was loyal and honest above all else, it was something that Ghislain could respect.
It was a rare trait that he could respect anyone in this organization at this point. No one existed with the right characteristics almost for him to trust and fully know. His relationship with the Sternritter is a well-documented thing as he grew into power that would earn him a place in the future. Cang was one of few who predicted that someday Ghislain would end up in the Sternritter or better. Part of it came from that Cang had seen the power that Ghislain often didn't use for anything. Quilge Opie:
The man he knows little about from all of the factors that were known to him at the time. His opinion of the feared hunting Captain is low perhaps lower than it's been for anyone who served Yhwach. Cruelty and misguided belief that people should have been sharper than they really were. It left him angry and disliking the trap that he'd been placed in as a child. His beliefs were tested several times when dealing with Quilge. However, the two's interactions were small to almost none since he had almost no desire to speak to the male. He kept to himself and tried avoiding any contact with him when he could.
Hulderic kept him busy, while he disliked both parties. Keeping him away from Sternritter did help him grow and evolve so he is partly thankful. He heard stories among the Solat's about how they were treated and some saw people die from Quilge and other members. Where they simply flat out killed a person simply for a little mistake. Something that they believed they would never of done, it made him hate the place more.Gerard Valkyrie:
Rare as it was this was another being he did get along with mostly. Gerard helped him at one point when he crossed paths with a dangerous being during the war. The Eleventh Division Vice Captain at the time, someone he simply couldn't contend with. Gerard was a man worth helping when he could as he looked out for the people. Compassion existed within this man thus, Ghislain had a very high opinion of him. Gerard said sorry to him for the way he got pulled into the war.
Ghislain's recruitment was less than kind as his family's lives were put on the block. It was either he help or they died, though at first many doubted his strength. Till he bested several Sodats with little effort and even pushed back a powerful hollow. Gerard did seem to pity the situation in which he was brought in. Compassion was a rare trait in this bloodthirsty group seeking revenge and all-out war for Yhwach.