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Bevan
Bevan Portrait
Pronunciation: Behvuhn[1]
Age: Early twenties[2][3]
Gender: Male
Origin: The Northern Wastes
Family: Evyn (Uncle)[4]
Allegiance: The Sratha-din
Occupation: Scout
Weaponry: Throwing knives
Status:Alive
Appearances:Fall of the Evyn-Din

Beyond the Western Deep

Personality

Bevan is very talkative. He keeps his cool under pressure, and uses his talkativeness to distract his opponent or buy himself more time to formulate a plan. He always keeps track of the avenues of escape.[5]

Bevan has a tendency to occasionally pick up small objects with his toes. [6]

He is too refined to clip his words when he speaks.[7]

Relationships

Kraith

Bevan and Kraith had grown up together and were the closest of friends. They had gone on many successful hunting and scouting trips together into the most dangerous parts of the Northern Wastes.[8]

At one point, Kraith gave Bevan a hood to help camouflage himself in the tall shrubs of the south.[9]

Kraith's death affected him, but Bevan could only take a small moment to grieve as he was hiding from Canid soldiers at the time. The moment he took was enough to drive him to tears, which he forced down.[10]

Unable to bring Kraith's corpse back to the tribe, Bevan buried Kraith by a nearby river. Knowing he was unlikely to return, Bevan marked his friend's grave with a cairn.[11]

Evyn

“If I’m to abandon my uncle the day before battle, I’ll carry these to my grave.”- Bevan, about his tattoos[12]

As the Champion's nephew, Bevan is expected to support and aid his uncle. Bevan is loyal to his uncle, but chooses to leave because he recognizes that to follow his uncle's plan will only get him killed. Bevan refuses to part with his distinctive facial tattoos despite the downsides of being associated with his uncle's tribe after their failed attack on Deltrada Garrison. Bevan covers the tattoos with a hood given to him by Kraith.[13]

Skills

Bevan is intelligent and has demonstrated the ability to assess the situation and react quickly. He is not above tactics such as throwing debris into an enemy's eyes.[14]

He uses primarily throwing knives in combat,[15] and is able to hit his target even with a sloppy throw.[16] He can hit a bullseye from ten paces.[17] However, he is familiar with other weapons.[18]

Bevan is familiar with the terrain of the Northern Wastes and Canid tactics. Bev and knows how to use both to his advantage in skirmishes.[19]

According to Hardin, Bevan was his tribe’s finest scout.[20]

History

Backstory

Bevan and Kraith met at a young age after Kraith's tribe, the Havran-din, joined with Bevan's tribe. They had gone on many hunting and scouting trips into the most dangerous parts of the Northern Wastes together, and had never been caught before.[21]

Fall of the Evyn-din

Kraith suggested they go farther south to hunt grouse despite the risk of Canid soldiers, and Bevan agreed to go. During their trek, Bevan and Kraith get cornered by three Canid soldiers. Bevan tries to buy them time as he assesses their avenues of escape. He tries to keep his friend calm, but Kraith realizes the Canid mean to torture them for information on their tribe's location. Determined not to be taken alive, Kraith rushes the Canid archer and is immediately slain by an arrow.[22]

After a moment of stunned disbelief, Bevan uses his friend's death as a distraction, killing one of the Canid as he flees into the trees. Quickly assessing the nearby terrain, Bevan realizes the only way to go is up into the trees and hides himself in the branches. Knowing it's only a temporary hiding place, Bevan allows himself a moment to grieve his friend.[23]

The Canid soldiers stop below his tree. Bevan grabs one of his two remaining daggers and starts down the tree. They hear him and the archer shoots at him, but Bevan leaps off the trunk as he throws one dagger. The archer's shot barely misses him, but Bevan's dagger finds its mark in the Canid's chest. Bevan hits the ground, and unsuccessfully attempts to free his dagger from the Canid he just killed. The last soldier slashes at him with his sword and advances. Reaching for his last dagger, Bevan tries to reason with him to buy time but the soldier kicks him in the chest, pushing Bevan to the ground and knocking both the wind from his lungs and the dagger from his paw. Bevan takes a moment to recover as the soldier approaches, taunting Bevan. Responding with a quip, Bevan throws a handful of pine needles in the soldier's eyes. Dodging the blind slash, Bevan scoops up his dagger and kills the soldier before he can howl to summon backup.[24]

Unable to bring his friend's corpse back to the tribe, Bevan buries Kraith by a river. Marking the place with a cairn, Bevan leaves knowing that he probably won't get a chance to pay his respects again. When he returns home and tells his uncle what happened, Evyn calls for revenge and a direct attack on Deltrada Garrison. Bevan reminds his uncle that Oran died anyway despite his luck and that Deltrada is the best-defended Garrison. Evyn tells Bevan that he is allowing Kraith's death to turn him soft and that the Ermehn need to fight for what is theirs or the Canid will take everything.[25]

Seeing that Evyn has the support of all the other tacticians and warriors, Bevan leaves the tent with the comment that it doesn't seem like his uncle will be needing him. No one tries to stop him. Bevan is addressed by Hardin, who he has never met, sitting by one of the tribe campfires. Hardin tells Bevan that the Evyn-din's attack will fail. Bevan asks Hardin why he thinks that. When Hardin says nothing, Bevan admits he is right, and Hardin asks Bevan if he plans on joining them. Bevan tells him that he doesn't think he has an option because his uncle is the tribe Champion. But the stranger tells Bevan that he is a free Ermehn and has a choice."[26]

Bevan asks the stranger what tribe he belongs to. The stranger identifies himself as Hardin, who tells Bevan that his tribe would never throw warriors away on petty revenge. He praises Bevan's skills and claims that using Bevan on a suicide mission would be a waste of that skill. Bevan says he had one dagger per Canid, and that he lost his friend. Hardin apologizes for the loss, and asks Bevan to join his tribe. Bevan points out that he is already tattooed as an Evyn-din, but Hardin tells him that the Evyn-din will be destroyed after tomorrow, while the Sratha-din will endure and bide their time before striking. Bevan remarks that Hardin seems very certain of their destruction, and Hardin counters that they have seen it repeatedly. He tells Bevan that the Canid march on their territory, destroying any tribe it deems a threat and that the Evyn-din's attack will only lead to worse repercussions for all the other tribes.[27]

Sitting down on a log by the fire, Bevan says he can't do anything about the decision. Hardin asks Bevan again to join his tribe, telling him that if he marches with his uncle, he will be dead tomorrow and become long forgotten. Bevan thinks to try and talk his uncle out of it, but Hardin points out that Bevan can't talk a foolish warrior out of a glorious battle. He also says that tomorrow, the tattoos of the Evyn-din will be symbols of their folly and the survivors, if any, will be outcasts because they set back progress by another century.[28]

Going to his tent, Bevan fetches a hood Kraith had given him and his daggers. He models the hood for Hardin, who says it indicates Bevan has something to hide, but works if he wants to keep his distinctive facial markings. Dropping the hood, Bevan replies that if he's going to abandon his uncle the night before a battle, then he will bear the markings of the Evyn-din until he dies. Hardin asks if Bevan has made his choice, and Bevan replies that his options are die in a pointless battle or join a tribe with a plan. Hardin says he has made the right choice, and that the Sratha-din are a day's journey to the south-west. Bevan pulls the hood up again, and the two set off.[29]

Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One

As Hardin publicly duels the champion of Feyn's tribe, Bevan watches with the other Sratha-din.[30] He listens to Hardin's speech,[31] then comes forward when Hardin orders him, Rhosyn, and Rathik[32] to prepare the tribe for war.[33]

Chapter Two

Hardin Consults

Bevan practices with his throwing knives while Eira and Rhosyn watch.[34] Eira calls him the best shot in the Sratha-Din, but Rhosyn expresses displeasure. Bevan offers to settle it with the best of five shots, but Rathik interrupts him, and says Hardin wants to see him[35] on the over look. Bevan leaves,[36] Pulling his hood up, Bevan makes his way through the camp.[37]

Bevan arrives on the overlook.[38] Hardin tells him they’re going in tonight to avoid beign caught on the mountain top when the storm rolls in. Bevan advises Hardin on which angle to approach Deltrada Garrison,[39] and outlines his plan to get the Sratha-Din in quickly. Hardin approves Bevan’s plan and tells him to have the Sratha-Din break camp.[40] Bevan tells Hardin that it will be done, and leaves.[41]

Betrayal

Bevan arrives at the front gate immediately after Clovis’ death and kills one of the guards who had been restraining Hardin.[42] When Rhosyn sees Quinlan approaching with a weapon, she shoots him.[43] Enraged, Dakkan attacks her. Bevan tries to intervene and calm Dakkan down, but Dakkan ignores Bevan and strikes him down with his staff.[44]

Rubbing his jaw, Bevan leaves Deltrada with Hardin and the other core Sratha-din.[45]

Description

Bevan wears his hood specifically to conceal his facial tattoos.[46] However, when among friends and allies (such as the other core Sratha-Din[47]) he has no need to mask his tattoos.[48]

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Appearances


References

  1. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 41- Alex’s Comment on May 25, 2014, 11:54 pm
  2. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 58- Alex's Comment on April 22, 2013, 10:30 am
  3. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 17- Alex’s Comment on October 26, 2013, 8:56 am
  4. Fall of the Evyn-din
  5. Fall of the Evyn-din
  6. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 19- Rachel’s Comment on November 9, 2013, 2:34 pm
  7. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 17
  8. Fall of the Evyn-din
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  15. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 17- Alex’s Commentary
  16. Fall of the Evyn-din
  17. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 17- Alex’s Commentary
  18. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 17- Alex’s Commentary
  19. Fall of the Evyn-din
  20. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 50
  21. Fall of the Evyn-din
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  29. Fall of the Evyn-din
  30. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 48
  31. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 55
  32. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 58
  33. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 59
  34. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 17
  35. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 18
  36. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 19
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  40. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 23
  41. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 24
  42. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 85
  43. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 86
  44. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 86
  45. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 94
  46. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 58- Alex's Commentary
  47. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 17-
  48. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Two, Page 17- Alex’s Commentary

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