1. Does your character have any religious/spiritual beliefs?
Athorius’ religious outlook can be loosely defined as “Elune above, Earthmother below, and Cenarius between”. As a night elf and a druid, he pays homage to all three. He has a fascination with the spirit world that has led to his academic studies of shamanism as well as druidism, and he believes in its ability to both illuminate and influence the material world.
I’ve always imagined the practice of night elf (and druid) religion to be something akin to shinto, venerating the natural world.
2. Is your character superstitious?
No, though it may seem that he is. Some people may think that a deep investment in the spiritual side of things counts as superstition, but in this particular world, this is just another aspect of reality. However, it is an aspect of which many characters may be unaware or in denial.
In contrast, my hunter Lunauviel is extremely superstitious in the classic sense. She doesn’t step on cracks in sidewalks and worries about black cats.
3. Does your character swear? If so, how? Is he or she creative about it?
Athorius’ dialogue isn’t peppered with invective, but he doesn’t purposefully avoid it. Mostly, he swears when he’s frustrated or angry, or amazed, like most people. I wouldn’t call him a creative swearer, though he does have a tendancy to slip back into Darnassian to do so.
4. How does your character regard “The Law”? Does he or she have a personal moral code?
Athorius doesn’t have a lot of regard for formal laws (and honestly I’ve never imagined night elves had much in the way of formal laws, aside from the notable exceptions like the prohibition of arcane magic, though I realize many players interpret kaldorei society differently). He doesn’t go out of his way to break laws either; he simply follows them where they coincide with his personal code and ignores them where they do not. As for the nature of that personal code, it boils down to do more good than harm, don’t stand idle when there’s work to be done, and try to preserve balance in all that he does.
Success rate at adhering to this code is mixed, and occasionally it’s made him do things he’s not proud of. Some decisions are really difficult to make.
5. Does your character like to dance?
Surprisingly, yes. (Athorius is a very quiet individual, so you wouldn’t expect it.) Due to the hideous nature of most of his available dances in-game, I pretty much only let him dance in treeform.😉