Even though it's not SOP I felt it was important to include a bit of the application info as part of the character sheet since he's not applying for a faculty position. Concept is a field supervisor for archaeological sites & expedition organizer. Like the local you see in every Indiana Jones or or Mummy (Brendan Fraser version) film. & for the same reasons I'd definitely appreciate an IC interview even if it's not required for guild purposes.
In-game Name: Genbuzhi
Mainland Pandaren Bruiser ((warrior who fights barehanded when possible))
Why he came to Stormwind University
Zhangshe sent me a letter when he got a job here. Well. I mean I had to have someone read it to me. But anyway, don't tell him I said this but he still needs someone to watch out for him when he's busy thinking while he walks around and stuff. He's pretty good with that bow, but he don't always pay attention. And besides I been purtekting his cool stuff since we was cubs. Even if I dunno what it is, it's his stuff. The stories he tells about his old junk are cool. I guess you guys all got cool stories about weird stuff, right? And if he wants me to be at home in Pandaria and keep an eye on things and help you teachers when you come there and stuff and I can get paid enough to have a room & some good food and maybe some cool clothes once in a while and come visit him on official business and stuff that'd be great. What was the question again?
I don't read too good, but I know those old scrolls & statues and stuff are important. Zhang said he needs someone to watch the places & tell the crews what to do & guard artifact shipments and stuff. I'm good at getting people to do stuff & make sure they do it. And no one messes with stuff when I'm around. Oh, and I'm good at making sure people are ok when they're doing stuff too.
I knowed Zhang since we was cubs. I ain't no perfessor but I know how to make sure he's ok. So he can just think & stuff. You know? And I guess you guys go places and stuff sometimes. So like, if the city is like a big huge liberry, then out there in the countryside is sort of like where the bullies hide and stuff. So I can make sure you get home ok and carry the heavy stuff for you and make sure helpers do their jobs if it's a bunch of us doing stuff for you. You know? Cuz you guys is smart and so you should do smart stuff and I can do the stuff that takes a big guy. And I don't get tired of digging for stuff and junk and lifting stones all day long.
A recent experience involving his profession
Zhang wanted to go talk to some monks up at the White Tiger Temple. That monastery is so cool you know. Dunno why he wanted to go there because they don't got a library or nothing. Anyway, he was trying to explain to me how the old slavemasters made people be inside those statues. Got kinda boring when he gets all technical, except he likes that stuff so I try to understand. Anyway, all at once there was one of them stone gawrdians coming at us with a big halbert. So I ran at it as fast as I could and sorta stepped sideways at the last second but left my leg out so it stumbled and fell face down so I grabs the halberd and whacked its head off with one stroke. Then Zhang made me put the head in a bag and carry it & the halberd to the temple. We left the halberd with the White Tiger monks. You know they got a fighting competition up there? I been in it. Anyways I guess he has the stone head in a box in his office or something. But hey, it's dead now. I took care of that.
Character’s full name: Genbuzhi Gu-Tian
Reason for name: last name means “orphan of Tian”
Nickname: Buzzy or Buzzer
Reason: typical school shortening of name. Describes what you hear when he is whacking a bully. & it stings if he gives you the “I really like you” arm punch.
Character's journal: “I kint rite two gud.”
Theme: Who Do You Love – George Thorogood (Bo Diddley cover) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9tenSy-vzo / Poke Chop Sandwich – ZZ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_vpbV53RN0
Twitter: Li'l birds? Pretty tasty wokked with lotsa yak butter
Age: A few years younger than Zhangshe
How old does he/she appear: Got his growth early
Weight: see next entry
Height: What might be described as a “big corn-fed Pandaren”
Body build: he carries a bit above average weight that he uses for momentum when he throws down
Shape of face: typical
Eye color: Brown
Fur: redder than the Blizzard options – as red as female Pandaren. Cowlicks & the rest is scruffy/unbrushed
Distinguishing marks: claw scar across right side of face
Hairstyle: sloppy imitation of Zhangshe's topknot. Leather instead of ribbon, well chewed chopstick
Voice: gravelly yet strangely enough tenor rather than bass
Overall attractiveness: If you like big bruisers whose grin can either mean you look tastier than double dessert or else they're about to wup-ass because someone was rude to you then woah baby!
Usual fashion: bright clashing colors.
Favorite outfit: screenshot - https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/8453/r76r8N.png
Jewelry or accessories: Similar to Trainee's Wristwraps (gold filigree & carved jade in a “crane & clouds” pattern)
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Good traits: Loyal, Fearless
Bad traits: “Fearless” can tip toward sociopath. If someone who did you wrong disappears he's likely to say “don't ask” with his mouth full of red bean buns
Base Mood: gregarious / jolly
Sense of humor: loves practical jokes & crude (not lewd). i.e. “What? Farts are funny!”
Greatest joy: Any food Zhangshe gives him
Greatest fear: Zhangshe dies before he does.
Why? Because since childhood he has made it his life's mission to protect Zhangshe
What single event would most throw this character’s life into complete turmoil? See previous two items
Most at ease when: it's on & crackin'
Most ill at ease when: around strangers he doesn't know how Zhangshe feels about
Enraged when: a bully is doing what bullies do
Depressed or sad when: there's nothing to eat within arm's reach
Priorities: Food, Zhangshe, Food, gaudier clothes, Food, ladies, Food, bare knuckle boxing for Fun
Life philosophy: Fair is fair. No rule is worth violating that.
Soft spot: street urchins
Obvious to others? Pretty much
Greatest strength: staunchness
Greatest vulnerability: doubts his intelligence (might be dyslexic)
Biggest regret: none
Minor regret: that one time he didn't try to eat a live octopus while diving with both hands full of treasure
Major accomplishment: Zhangshe didn't get a single bruise or scratch all the way through school once they became friends
Minor accomplishment: once ate the equivalent of an entire pig stir-fried with vegetables. Then had dessert
Embarrassing past failures: first girl he liked refused to talk to him because he's so slobby
Why? All women's opinion of him is very important (orphaned, has no memory of his mother)
Darkest secret: Doesn't like killing anyone. Also, much better vocabulary & manners than he lets on.
Does anyone else know? Zhangshe, maybe Kunbo.
Drives and motivations: defend the helpless,
Immediate goals: help Zhangshe (and the university) by being his eyes & paws in Pandaria
Long term goals: make the world safe for anyone even vaguely Pandaren-spirited.
Plans to accomplish these goals: Nothing's better than fist-cracking tasty nuts open by breaking some bully's jaw.
How other characters will be affected: If Zhangshe says you're ok just get behind me or go grab something for us to eat. If not, say your goodbyes.
Type of childhood: orphaned, sent to monastery for training/education
Pets: Notake ( a Feral Vermling)
First memory: staring up into a monk's face when they opened the gate to take him in
Most important childhood memory: Zhangshe's twinkling eyes first time he one-punched a bully who knocked Z's scrolls out of his paws.
Why? Finally felt like he knew why he was born in the first place
Current location: Shuttling between SW & various locations in Pandaria
Currently living with: Zhangshe when in SW, inns, house guest, or roughing it in Pandaria
Pets: Notake (whatever virmen he has currently is called Notake. pronounced No Take)
Religion: Pandaren – Tian-style
Occupation: Bare Knuckle Fighter (til he can find something better)
Finances: Has a bagful til he spends it soon after
Siblings: Zhangshe (by swearing blood oath as cubs)
Relationship: * shrugs * “you know”
Other important family members: considers all Pandaren close spiritual cousins
Least favorite color: matching
Music: rural tavern (whatever the Pandaren equivalent of juke joint gutbucket is)
Food: Yes please
Literature: “Zhang what's this say?”
Favorite entertainment: watching others play jihui
Mode of transportation: walking with a firm plant (not quite stomp), hard to punch someone when saddled up, strong aversion to portals
Most prized possession: First swords given him at the monastery
Musical instrument? “Are long echoy belches an instrument? If not I'd have to go with that farty noise you make by putting a paw in your armpit & flapping. Now that takes some skill!”
Sport: Bare Knuckle Fighting
Rainy day: pacing restlessly, play-fighting Notake with a stick, unless someone invites him over for a meal
Spending habits: There's a hole in the bottom of his coin pouch. Banks are for rivers.
Drinks: Mostly to be polite when someone is congratulating him for something he did. Two is his limit – only thing he ever swallows slow.
Other drugs: no
What does he/she do too much of? Farting / Belching
What does he/she do too little of? Cleaning himself or his clothes
Extremely skilled at: sizing up how to put someone on the ground
Extremely unskilled at: being polite any other way than keeping his mouth shut & watching what Zhangshe or other authority-figures do
Usual body posture: feet planted or plodding
Mannerisms: searches for food caught between his teeth with tongue or claw, scratches belly absent-mindedly, looks for crumbs to nibble on his clothes
Peculiarities: how can someone spend so extravagantly to dress so gaudily, yet still be so gleefully slovenly?
Optimist or pessimist: Optimist
Introvert or extrovert: Extrovert
Daredevil or cautious? Daredevil
Logical or emotional: Emotional
Disorderly or methodical: Disorderly is his version of super-tidy for grooming, clothes, surroundings. OTOH very methodical in physically threatening situations
Prefers working or relaxing: relaxing
Confident or unsure of himself/herself: confident 95%
Animal lover: yes
How he feels about himself: doesn't think about it much
One word he would use to describe himself: rock
One paragraph description of how he would describe himself:
I'm pretty strong, and tough in a fight, but I don't brag about it. I like colorful clothes so people see me coming a long ways away. The bullies tend to run away. Better not to fight sensei said. And my friends have plenty of time to get more food ready. Even better for me. (Grins broadly). I figure if I purtekt the smart people, which is easy, they will help me with the hard stuff.
He considers best personality trait? vigilance
He considers worst personality trait? Fear of books
He considers best physical characteristic? fists
He considers worst physical characteristic? face
How he thinks others perceive him: stupid. Which is good when a fight is about to start.
Would most like to change about himself: not much. Life is good.
Relationships with others
Opinion of others in general: Most people are nice but wimpy. Not their fault.
Hides his opinions and emotions from others? Not at all, nope, never.
Person he most hates: No one in particular.
Best friend(s): Zhangshe, then whoever he sees Zhangshe is close to
Love interest(s): too many & none
Who he goes to for advice: Zhangshe
Who he feels responsible for or takes care of: Zhangshe
Who he feels shy or awkward around: Zhangshe. Really, anyone who impresses him. Covers it well.
Who he openly admires: Zhangshe
Who he secretly admires: Aysa Cloudsinger
Most important person in character’s life before story starts: Unspecified martial arts master at Tian
After story starts: Zhangshe
((Noted and acknowledged! This is an extremely well done fleshing out of the character, and it's everything addressed well in advance. We'll need to find the time to conduct an IC interview at your insistence - No, a formal IC interview isn't necessary for RP Alts, per our Guild Alt Rules & Policies! - when our calendar availability makes it feasible. :) Thanks again!))
I want to clarify - This is a relatively minor character in my pantheon of non-guild alts. I initiated this process only because it allows Zhangshe to be more consistent IC. They have a Nero Wolfe - Archie Goodwin sort of relationship. If that reference is unfamiliar, think of Mycroft in the Conan Doyle stories.
Genbhuzi will only ever appear at guild events when:
(a) Accompanying Zhangshe, with Zhangshe remaining the major interactor. Examples of such situations: sitting in the audience at a debate when Zhang may something controversial & need an escort. Reporting on field work to Zhangshe during library rp, for the benefit of providing information to other players.
(b) Strictly with prior approval: acting as a field agent at events in Pandaria where it would not be consistent for Zhangshe to be present. Example: as part of an archaeological expedition story line, after Zhangshe meets with the rest of the participants to make plans, Genbuzhi acts as a guide through dangerous territory.
Genbuzhi is on my second account specifically so that he can occasionally be present as an aide to Zhangshe. Perhaps this will make more sense if he is thought of in the same way as other people's talking pets or minions.