[ARPil] Day 1 of 30

Rakuno arguing with his father

This post is part of The 30 Days or ARPil event created by Pizza Maid of pizzamaid.moe. You can find more information about it in here and the 30 questions here.

All my answers  will be about my character Rakuno, my ratonga monk in Everquest 2.

Question 1: Describe your character’s relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?

During Rakuno’s childhood his relationship with his parents was pretty normal. No major conflicts or drama between his immediate family.

The problems started when he became a teenager and decided to join one of the local gangs. His parents, specially his father, were against it. Not because they were saints, nobody who chooses to live in Freeport is, but because it just  wasn’t smart way to get ahead in life. If it were pickpocketing, conning someone or some other activity that would benefit him and not attract much attention it would be one thing. But joining a gang, they argued, would be the fastest way for Rakuno to either get killed, in prison or worse.

Rakuno refused to listen to any of their arguments. He thought his parents were being cowards. That all those terrible things they told would happen to him only happened to those who were too weak or too dumb. Something that Rakuno clearly wasn’t. And even if he did get killed it would still be better than to live an entire meek life under the thumb of the Overlord.

There were many heated arguments about this. Many evenings where Rakuno just stormed off the house to go spent the night in who-knows-where.

It was only when tragedy struck that Rakuno realized how right his parents were. I will leave the details of that event to a future post. Suffice to say that it obligated Rakuno to flee from Freeport to Qeynos.

During the years following his exile, Rakuno lost contact with his family. He did try to find out their fate, once he had a more established life in his new home, but to this day there has been no information about their whereabouts. All he knows is that his family fled pretty much as soon as they heard about what happened to him. He still keeps searching though even if all he can say to them is “Please, forgive me. I was wrong.”

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