What is immortal life worth if you don't truly live it?
Description: Standing slightly above 6 feet tall, this elf carries himself with an air of intrigue. His black hair goes down to his shoulders, often blown aside by a quick puff of air from his lips, as the wavy curls tend to have their own mind. Alakir's bright blue eyes almost always tell of merriment, and the crooked smile that accompanies them naturally hints at mischief.
Personality: Charming when he feels like, Alakir usually blends his smile with a touch of wit. He reads people well, and it shows in the way he treats other, often making more friends than enemies. Those smiles can be a little misleading and dangerous, however, as it becomes rather difficult to know where his true emotions lie at a given time. He's not quick to anger, but it is possible to do so, even if he seldom shows it. He's learned to how roll with the punches, rarely trying to fight against the current, looking for ways to take advantage of it instead.
Background: The unlikely union of a Lorandi explorer, Rhasym Palinnar and a Thalerith rogue, Deanna Devrien is a tale that Alakir is fond of sharing with others. The way Alakir tells it, his father had the misfortune to find himself robbed and kidnapped by his mother when he decided to visit the Thalerith ancestral home in Larandor during one of his travels. And while not exactly true, Alakir swears that it was his father's gift for sand and blood poetry that finally managed to woo her to the point of the two joining in marriage. Alakir's version of the story is certainly full of charm, romance and mischief, and to his credit there is some truth to it. Being the second born of that union, Alakir spent most of his youth avoiding the expectations his mother placed on his older sister Zymandi, but when it became obvious that Zymandi would be forever a disappointment to their mother, Deanna's attention turned to the young Alakir as the potential hope and future leader of his house.
He was still considered a child during the Third Migration, when his father was lost to the family. It was a heavy blow for both his mother and his sister Zymandi, but rather than bring the two of them together it pulled them further apart. He has never judged Zymandi for her choices, being the lover of freedom that he is, but her decisions certainly affected his life. Deanna began grooming him as his eventual replacement, a fact that Alakir took in stride and simply rolled with. He learned how to move seamlessly in the world, when to listen and when to quip. A smile, he found out, often did more to disarm his opponents than antagonism did.
Young as he is, he has secured his place at his mother's side helping her run the family and their business interests. He continues to respect his sister's decision to swear her blade to Sylindra Filinnar, and even engages his uncle in the occasional philosophical banter regarding Thalerith customs and traditions. And while he approaches most everything with a smile, those that cross him learn very quickly the cost of crossing a Devrien.