This is the final Getting To Know Me post since the week is long over and this is the last character I want to write about. Tad is also one of the newest characters who is only loosely connected with the Spot of Mummery story as I haven’t figured out yet how in the world I’m going to attach him to the story, if ever.
So while everyone is happily making their Azem-Warrior-of-Light character, the way I have my characters set up, I simply don’t have one. I kinda wanted one, but I didn’t want my WoL to have the same backstory everyone else did – meaning, following the MSQ of the game.
So along comes Tad.
He’s an Allagan forest Elezen born at the end of the Third Astral Era, and is also Amon’s younger cousin. I’d originally created him as backstory and exploration of Amon’s past, but as it tends to happen, I really liked Tad and wanted to find a way to keep him around somehow.
As time passed, I began to humor the idea that Tad not only survived the calamity that took down the Allagan Empire, but that this event also woke his Echo, and that he was the WoL from the 3rd/4th Age. Afterall, when a civilization as advanced as Allag is suddenly crushed and turned to dust, left in an apocalyptic state of survival (that much of the people who had only lived in luxury were not ready to face) – that would be a time more than any that a Warrior of Light was needed.
So I began to explore some stories that I call Tales from the 4th Age. I haven’t gotten very far with them because I’m still undecided where I want to take it and if I want to somehow connect it to Amon’s story in the future. I’m also going back and forth on what format to create it in.
In game, Tad is a member of the main FC. He’s a level 80 Machinist who is geared and ready to take on Endwalker when it drops!
I still have a lot to develop with this character, and I’m looking forward to finally figuring out how all the pieces fit together.