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Edward Riley Tavern

Edward Riley Tavern is a player character played by Gwathdraug and is currently applying to the OIF Atuan roleplay plot.

Edward Riley Tavern
Species: Nepleslian (Clone)
Gender: Male
Actual Age: 9
Apparent Age: 27
Zodiac Sign: N/A
Height: 6' 0“
Weight: 170
Organization: Origin Industries
Occupation: Communications Officer
Rank: Private
Current Placement: OIF Atuan

Physical Characteristics

Height: 6' 0 Mass: 170 Measurements: Build and Skin Color: Tall with fair skin that is just beginning to become weather beaten Edward has to work to keep his physical condition in its prime due to the fact that his current line of work is rather unphysical in nature.

Eyes and Facial Features: The Nepleslian clone's face is heavy and coarse, definitely crossing over into the domain of ugly. A large misshapen lump of of a nose sits in the middle of his face, a testament to it often being broken and receiving poor medical care afterwards. His eyes are small and angular, a pale green in colour.

Hair Color and Style: Edward's hair is a grey-brown colour, resembling the dark mud of pasture lands more than anything else. He keeps it cut short in a military fashion and always remains clean shaven.

Distinguishing Features: He is easily noticeable due to the fact that he will most likely be one of the ugliest men in the room. Besides that his arms and legs are covered in a small collection of scars, the most obvious one being a ragged tear running jaggedly along the length of his left forearm. Due to these harsher characteristics and the weather-beaten look his skin has started to develop Edward looks much older at first glance, perhaps just passing 30 or 31, but on closer inspection it is clear that he is - in physical appearance at least - just hitting his late twenties.

Psychological Characteristics

Personality: Edward shows a high level of obedience and loyalty to whoever is directly in charge of him. Despite being a mercenary all his life he copes well and shows little open bravado, as too many reckless actions in his first few years had ended disastrously for him to look kindly on that sort of thing. He remains quiet during work and attempts for consistent success in whatever he is doing. Edward will talk easily enough when off-duty, but has decided that he is also fine enough to sit alone with him and his memories and therefore lacks initiative in conversation. He has shown a certain lack of morals in the past and has done many “dirty” jobs before.

Likes: Bread, wood carving, accurate guns, and driving all sorts of vehicles. Dislikes: Animal hair, drinking, getting out of shape, having nothing to do, and fighting without getting paid. Goals: Currently none as he is just following the orders Averis left, but after a year the cauldron has begun to bubble.


Family (or Creators)

Averis H. Tavern {Commissioner)


Edward is a privately-commissioned fully grown clone, paid out of pocket by the mercenary Averis Tavern after he had saved a considerable amount from his long years of work. Despite the fact that Averis bestowed his own surname upon the clone, the mercenary informed the boy that this was more to mark him as his property than any sign him seeing Edward as a son. Edward himself just chose to quietly ignore this fact and thinks of Averis as a father within the comforts of his own mind. Within a few days of being released into his buyer's care, Edward was thrust into a training regime that was overseen either by Averis himself, or on subjects which he was not knowledgeable, the mercenary brought in a colleague he trusted to teach the clone. Each teacher would be rotated out quickly though, either by Averis himself or from the fact that the mercs had to make their own living. This left Edward with only his buyer as a constant and reinforced his vision of Averis as a “Father”. This training continued for two years before Averis began to bring his new “Partner”, though he was really his subordinate, out on combat missions. The clone mainly filled a support role, performing different technical tasks as the bulk of the fighting was dominated by the older mercenary. But, Edward still saw his share of fights and often made stupid and reckless mistakes in his first few years before he was well prepared to maintain a supportive role and only fight when needed. Averis and Edward worked as an effect team of officer and subordinate, often joining larger teams and performing as the vanguard or rearguard for these groups, for six years before the clone's commissioner was offered an extremely attractive solo contract and left Edward with only the instructions of “Find a good job, send me forty percent of what you make.” and his bank account number. Since then the only contact Edward has had with Averis has been the transfer of money in and out of the bank account confirming that the man was most likely alive. Edward himself continued mercenary work alone for over half a year after being instructed to go solo, but found his work in supporting Averis had hamstrung him as a single soldier trying to sell his skills alone. Pulling upon his knowledge of communications systems and a rudimentary understanding of spaceships the clone petition the company Origin Industries for work as a Comms Officer. The work was attractive, and probably a few grades lower in danger from what he had been doing.



Edward is proficient in the use of hand-held and much large comm-systems. He also has had to use and translate a few codes before and can pick them up with only a few days of study. He has never had to break an unknown code before. He is fluent in both the Nepleslian and Yamataian languages.


Edward has a very good memory for information and visuals, which he can use to accurate recall events from years ago or the room he had just passed through. More than general details become hazy and difficult to remember after a few hours unless it is an area he frequently visits.


Edward was taught how to interrogate in extreme ways. He is able to do many different, painful, and horrible things with such mundane things as towels, flaying knives, buckets of water, pliers, fireworks, rope, and almost anything else he can get his hands on. He somehow managed to not mention any of this on his application though.

Fighting and Physical

He is a decent marksman, but nothing special. He can run in full kit and swim enough to save his life. In close combat he has almost no unarmed experience but can use knives with great proficiency.


Cars, trucks, tanks. Edwards driven all of them and each in both combat and non-combat situations (non-combat tank driving comes from working in an escort convoy at one point during his mercenary career). He also enjoys driving most vehicles, but views tanks as a pain and avoids them like the plague.

Technology Operation

Edward an operate most of the standard military computer systems along with having used a few more bizarre ones in the course of mercenary work. Sadly, though, the clone is relatively slow at picking up new ones if they have too many differences.

Art and Vocations

Carves wooden figures as a past time, he carries a few of the best around with him in small boxes that are also made by him. The work on the boxes is a lot more sloppy than that of the figures.





  • 1x Hygiene kit
    • 1x toothbrush
    • 1x tube of toothpaste
    • 1x bar of soap
    • 1x bottle of shampoo
  • 2x white towel with OI logo
  • 1x bathrobe, white, with OI logo.


Edward Riley Tavern is currently a Private in Origin Industries and on the defensive pay scale. He receives a weekly salary of 120 KS (-40% reduction for RP reasons) per week.

Total Savings Addition Subtraction Reason
3000 KS Starting Funds
1800 KS -1200 40% of Starting Funds sent to Averis

OOC Discussion

character/edward_tavern.txt · Last modified: 2019/06/21 12:37 by wes