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Tolk Romer's backstory (To be Updated!) by Notsun Tolk Romer's backstory (To be Updated!) by Notsun
THIS IS NOT MY PICTURE!!!!! :iconmikaces: DREW THIS VERY GENEROUSLY FOR ME! I am just using it for Tolk's story and I hope she does not mind... I just finished it so if you find errors, find inaccurate text, or find something that you just don't think suits him don't be hesitant to let me know!

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                         Tolk-Romer

   Born in Gideon of Black Marsh on the 14th of First Seed, 181 of the 4th Era. Was one of the few graced in has family to have an original first name since most used verbs or nouns as their name such as River-Romer or Finds-Troves-Romer. He was the youngest but only male in his family since he had two older sisters but Tolk-Romer's parents spoiled him, believing him to be the rightful family heir. He grew up enveloped in an Argonian culture until about the age of 5. After that he moved with a few his close family to Cyrodiil since he had relatives there. In Skingrad, Tolk grew up with a more Imperial lifestyle and became rather eloquent, and did well with education but became mannered and much less like a member of Black Marsh and more like an Imperial citizen. In his time there Tolk was known to sometimes put on magic shows, where he would show rather impressive Illusion spells for his age and attracted a few folks, including mages from nearby schools but his parents disproved of magic.

   His family heavily encouraged him to become a fighter, to fight in the Imperial arena or simply learn how to wield any manner of weapon effectively. Tolk's older sisters became very involved in the local Fighter's Guild which was like a right of passage for this certain Argonian family but this young sir preferred magic to steel. He would grow up with a disappointed family and was automatically discriminated by others but Tolk was a very kind spirit. He helped others where he could despite his shy nature and was almost never known to be selfish. As he grew into his teens he tried to attend local mage guilds, collages, and even tried the Imperial City for the University. All were rather welcoming to him but Tolk did not like the restrictions. He felt he was forced to study what others knew and wanted freedom, an environment where magic was encouraged, knowledge was available, and teachers were present, but allowed just about anything short of murder (which Tolk would never have done anyways). Then after one of Tolk's magic shows which had grown in popularity, a wizard approached him and told him about what seemed like the perfect place. Far north of his city, in the province of Skyrim, was the Collage of Winterhold. The wizard told Tolk all he could and in the Argonian's excitement, rushed off never learned the mage's name.

    Tolk racked up enough gold over a substantial amount of time to support his trip and gear, and wishing his family farewell, he left them. At the age of 20 he crossed Cyrodiil and breached the border into Skyrim.... just to be caught by a group of bandits.. Not too long after he is conveniently saved by Tours, a Wood Elf who also happened to be coming to Skyrim and came across the bandits. Tours saved Tolk but after the respectful but quiet Bosmer attempts to leave. Tolk then realizes that he has lost all that he has brought, knows much less about this land and it's situation then he would like, and has a fear of his own survival, plus a strange fondness for the elf, he follows the Wood Elf to Tours' displeasure.

   After what could be considered am awkward walk to the nearest town Riverwood, Tours decides to summit the nearby mountain to retrieve an artifact hidden in a bandit camp and Tolk hesitantly follows. Tours easily could have been considered an impressive archer and to Tolk's dismay he cut down ever bandit, most before they even knew they were threatened. They go deep into the caverns and retrieve the artifact in question off a corpse but Tours wished to explore further, which further heightens Tolk's anxiety. They make it to the end unscathed finding some impressive loot but then a Draugr Deathlord appears behind them. A fight ensues ending with Tolk managing to kill it with basic Destruction magic which wins the trust of the Bosmer and they return to Riverwood. Soon after they are on their way north to the closest hold of Whiterun, but they encounter a dragon attacking a watchtower and the local militia is being pummeled. Tours rushes into the fray with again a panicking Tolk behind. Against all odds they manage to bring it down and one of the soldiers by the name of Trevor slays the dragon and is found to be Dragonborn. Trevor is summoned up to High Hrogthar and Tolk is left with some money by Tours then they split ways so Tolk is ready to make his way north to the Collage.

    Purchasing considerably more comfortable garbs then a prison outfit, he followed the road north with only minor bumps along the way. He makes it to the frigid city of Winterhold and proves his worth as a mage and is admitted into the Collage. He is given new mage robes and a room and then is introduced to his primary instructor Tolfdir and peers. This is where he meets his future wife Brelnya Maryon, a Dark Elf with a passion for Conjuration, she was rather talented but shy and grown in almost the completely opposite of Tolk's family position, her family forced magic upon her and she  came to Skyrim for learning freedom as well. The two got to know each other a little better on a trip to Saarthal but Tolk slips into a secret passage and discovers powerful artifacts under the ruins. Long story short, the artifacts turned out to be extremely important to the safety of all Tamriel and under the wrong ownership could threaten it as we know. Of course it did so and after a few endeavors with Tolk and a the other mages the artifacts are taken to a safe place and the foul Altmer wizard to cause all the trouble was killed by his own magic and lust for power. Tolk is then given position as Arch-Mage and he runs the Collage for a very brief time.

   Secretly however, he was saving up all the money he was making on odd jobs and errands for the Collage to marry Brelyna. When he made enough, he headed for Riften to purchase an Amulet of Mara as was the Nordic tradition. However he ran into a dock worker by the name of Wasder Rester in Windhelm and together they had a fantastic and strange trip but end up making it to Riften. There, Tolk picks up an Amulet and runs back to Winterhold. He decorates the roof of the Collage which was only accessible by the Arch-Mage and takes her up to see it. There he proposes and she accepts and they run all the way back to Riften but they make it there in the middle of the night so they fall asleep in the pews of the temple and wake up to be married. Tolk then requests of her to go back to the Collage to pack up her belongings while Tolk goes to look for a suitable home for them somewhere in Skyrim. He spends about three days looking and finds a plot of land north of Falkreath and accepts it. Over a few days he builds a cabin and some basic furniturei and runs back to Winterhold again. He vacates his position as Arch-Mage and takes his Dunmer wife to their new home. After that Tolk builds the rest of the house, well, more like a mansion within a couple of weeks and they decide to start a family so they travel together to Dawnstar and adopt a Redguard son by the name of Alesan and then to Windhelm to adopt a Nord daughter named Sofie. As of most recent records, Tolk lives with them and is heavily satisfied, he recently went back to Winterhold on quick business but met two Argonian's by the name of Godzummy and Derkeethus whom he is currently adventuring with...



Did you just read all of that? Man you guys like me.... :iconflynnhiplz: Some of this is still subject to change such as Tours or Helgan but most of the rest should be stable. Again, if you think things should be different or even that your character should be involved, let me know without any hesitation!

Oh crap, I almost forgot to credit! 

Wasder Rester belongs to :iconwasder26:

Godzummy and Trevor belongs to :iconmetallica1147:

Tolk and Tours being to me while all else pretty much is Bethesdia and the Elder Scrolls
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InkwolfXVII Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really cool back-story, I enjoyed reading it ^^ Tamriel definitely does not have enough beast-race mages, so I really like to see an Argonian take that path.
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Notsun Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Agreed, I am surprised but glad you read the whole thing! Tolk is not so much a destruction mage as much as an illusionist and adept at alteration but he does use magic. I liked reading your story on your Khajiit Jin! Why those Dunmer have to be so oppressive we will never know. :)
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InkwolfXVII Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really enjoyed reading it, I'm always glad to find well written Elder Scrolls-stories. Illusion and Alteration are definitely interesting schools. Destruction is something that you can pretty much do with a sword or axe as well, but Illusion and Alteration is something that only magic can do.
Thanks for reading my story as well! Jin is supposed to be some kind of wild talent in magic. Since she has never been educated in magic, she never specialized in any particular school of magic. She just uses it based on instinct and hopes it will turn out to be good ^^
Dunmer are definitely an interesting race, probably my favourite apart from the beast races. But they aren't the nicest of people, I can't argue that xD
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Metallica1147 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Very nice backstory! Finally good to learn more about the most magical Argonian in Tamriel. Very interesting. And thanks for adding Godzummy and Derkeethus to the backstory. I think I'll do the same for Godzummy and Derkeethus. Just wished I had an awesome drawing of them together. xD
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Notsun Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
That certainly would attract a few people! :iconhmmmmplz:
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Metallica1147 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Then I will do it! :D
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Notsun Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
You should trying drawing the two by hand or digital, I want to see how you do! :iconfrollograpefaceplz:
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Metallica1147 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Don't count on it. I'll stick to taking photos. xD
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Notsun Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
..... okay! :iconthumbsupplz:
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Fallen-Angel-Walking Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice, I really did enjoy the story, I like how you are different and kind.But there was one mistake that I saw, in the end of paragraph 2 it should be laid or lay, or even lied...lyed is a spelling error.
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Notsun Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
FIXED! You read it all already? Thanks! I fixed it and it should be correct now. :iconspazattackplz:
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Fallen-Angel-Walking Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ah it only took a couple minutes Tolk! You always do seem to flatter me but it did only take a couple minutes of time that I would have spent doing pointless things like staring into my lava lamp! This time of year I honestly do have nothing to do.
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Notsun Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Normally if I get a literature piece in my mail, I procrastinate and read it later or not at all. I am glad you took the two minutes to read it that I might not have had the desire to do myself! :iconflynnyayplz:
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wasder26 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
I'll read it. Someday...
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Notsun Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
winky icon for DA by Macca4ever
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Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
She is awesome! I love how she draws!
Hi Tolk!
I will have to read that later!!! I need to get back to my projects!!! =D
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Fallen-Angel-Walking Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Her drawing style is definitely a lot cooler then mine hehe. Yeah she draws really very well.
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Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
She beat me pretty good to! I think I over complicate things! I would love to do her style of drawing and coloring! =)

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Notsun Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
She does, she keeps talking about how she is going to stop drawing Skyrim stuff and I keep dreading the day she does..... :icongoingdownplz:

Yes, don't read it all now! It took me quite some time to write it and it is massive so read it in segments or when your are REALLY bored....
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Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Yes that will be a sad day! =)

Ok! I will try to get it in in pieces! 
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