The country of Zedanzar - before it got conquered by the Etingnean Empire and ceased to exist.
Lives in a house within the Imperial capital and has another one in the former capital of Zedanzar
Spear, new Essence Weapon version
A fine Etingnean spear, made by the army's best weaponsmith
Wears the armor of a Zedanzarian champion which most people wouldn't recognize. It's old but he takes good care of it.
Also from Zedanzar and made by the same blacksmith that made his armor.
His daughter has a trusty wealthbird that always follows her around.
Upper middle class
Her arms up to the hands (not including the hands) are wooden like her cheeks while her hair has a plant-silk like texture.
- Most proud of his beautiful mustache
- Prefers to deal peacefully with rebels if the option is available (but doesn't hold back from striking them if he has to)
- Not really that strict for a general but still highly dutiful
- Acts like a true gentleman around women (but has no desire to go any further than that)
- He knows that some people do not like the fact that a Non-Etingnean is a general and tries to ignore them as good as he can
- A gallant fighter that would never use any dirty tricks (which can be both good and bad)
- Too soft when it comes to his daughter, he just can't say no
- Can be a bit old-fashioned sometimes but is trying his best to adapt to everything new he encounters
Falzaar has a daughter that he is raising alone after his wife died. She is extremely precious to him and one of the reasons why he gave up on his old country - which doesn't exist anymore - instead of joining rebels. Etingnun is their home now so he is doing all in his power to protect it.
Born as a Zedanzarian noble, it was easy for Falzaar to join the kingdom's army and rise up in the ranks. Not only because of his royal blood but also his great combat abilities that enabled him to become one of the king's champions. He also had a loving wife and was satisfied with his life.
However, all of this changed once the Etingnean Empire attacked. Zedanzar put up a good fight but their military was eventually wiped out by the superior Imperial Army. Falzaar and his wife were able to survive but they had to live under the new Etingnean rule that got established once a governor was chosen to manage the new lands that the Empire acquired. The former champion held a grudge against the Empire at first and was ready to meet up with his former comrades to build up a rebellion but was stopped by his wife that wanted him to forget about Zedanzar and accept their loss. He also had to think about his unborn daughter since joining a rebellion would endanger his family as well.
Falzaar, after his daughter was born and his wife passed away, decided to make use of his old abilities by joining the Imperial Army. Zedanzar was history and he decided to accept the Empire as his new home, especially since he had to raise his infant daughter in it. His abilities did not rust and he quickly surpassed the other soldiers, rising up in the ranks again. However, he was not born an Etingnean, so he always had to fight with prejudices. Him becoming general was not because of his abilities but mostly because the governor and a Senator had the idea to put a Zedanzarian in a high position to appease possible rebels and show the former Zedanzarian population that the Empire cares enough about them to accept them as full citizens. Most other generals were against the idea but the Emperor, Estal's father, agreed to it. They decided to promote Falzaar which gave him the position he has now. Their plan worked somewhat and there are less Zedanzarian rebels than before his promotion. Part of this is also because of his own efforts since they are still his people, even though they are all citizens of the Etingnean Empire now.
Falzaar is the general of the 12. army of the Imperial Army. His army is best known as "homeless army" (even though most of its soldiers live somewhere) because a good portion of his soldiers are former war orphans and other people that lost their homes. He gives the people that the other armies would not take a chance to make a name for themselves. They are not the most professional army but they have high morale and a sense of comradery. Of course, there are also regular Etingneans that never lost anything within their ranks and most of them get along with the rest. The existence of the 12. army turned a few former rebels into soldiers for the Empire.
Falzaar was actually not that bad at the game. Sure, he died a few times in the beginning but he quickly learned to utilize his character's abilities to the fullest while developing strategies for the whole group - you could see that he was a skilled general. The first boss was defeated quickly and they continued for a longer time than expected - until they eventually defeated the final boss and finished the game.
"That was highly enjoyable, I must say. The developers put a lot of effort into the group dynamic and making every class useful in its own way. But I assume the game was too short for others to become really noticed, what a pity.", Falzaar said after they were done.
"I dunno, man, I just play stuff. Well, I was glad we were on the same side. Didn't want to lose to you - again." Blazolt had a faint smile on his face while saying that.
"That is old history but I am glad I decided not to kill you back then.", Falzaar answered. They were both over it and glad they were able to meet again as acquaintances instead of as enemies.
"Oh, it is this late already? I should get back before my daughter starts to become worried." He still had some responsibilities at home and was serious about them.
"Better hurry or she might bust your ass, hah.", the instructor said while laughing. Blazolt was definitely not a bad person, just a bit strange sometimes.
What a question, of course Falzaar knew about different game genres!... At least he thought so.
"Yes, there are... er, these RPGs and others.", he said. Alright, others could be anything so he only listed one. That was not a lot but at least something. Blazolt sighed but looked like he anticipated it.
"True, but there are also games like rifle or bow shooting ones, hack and slashes, beat em ups, fighting games, and stuff."
Falzaar was not sure if he could remember all of this. Besides, why did they have to go here of all places? But he thought about his daughter again and how he could learn something here that he could talk about with her.
"I feel like I would be most comfortable with an RPG.", Falzaar said while going with one finger over his mustache. An old habit.
"I kinda knew you would choose that. Let's do something similar with co-op. Like, you know, two control sticks on one machine and working together."
The middle-aged general was fine with this and looked for an appropriate game. Too bad he did not know anything about them, so they all looked the same to him.
That was such a bad excuse, Falzaar did not even know where to begin. And why did Blazolt have to choose an excuse like that? Anyway, Falzaar knew that he was just late because he was slow and did not get out of the house early enough. One could think that Blazolt has always been this lax but that could not be further from the truth. But that was a story for another time, maybe.
After that bad excuse, Blazolt followed it up by suggesting a bar. Of all places! Falzaar did not drink ever since he got over the death of his wife. He was pretty sure his daughter would not have liked it if he was drunk all the time, so he stopped. And now this guy wanted to drag him into a bar. Unacceptable.
"I would suggest we do not. I have to get back home to my daughter later and I do not want her to see me drunk.", Falzaar said autonomous and while Blazolt was not too happy about it he backed down.
"Alright... I guess we could visit an arcade or something?", Blazolt asked while scratching the back of his head.
"A what now?" Falzaar never heard of something like that. Must have had to do with high-tech stuff. His daughter had a mobile frame and used the Datanet but that was all that Falzaar knew about these things.
"Well, you know, a place with arcade games. Video games but in big boxes that you don't own. Most of those have games that didn't make it to the big systems like consoles and stuff. Like, they are not published by Digital Powerhouse and Entertainment Media, so they have to make do in these small arcades.", Blazolt explained. Falzaar did not really understand much of it but he understood that these arcade games were kind of unknown compared to big, published video games.
"You can find some really bizarre or rare games sometimes.", Blazolt continued.
Falzaar started to wonder if his daughter would like something like this. She was a youth, after all, and grew up in Etingnun, unlike Falzaar who spent a big portion of his life in the traditional Zedanzar.
"I would not mind visiting one.", was Falzaar's answer to the initial question. He was curious now.
Falzaar, a general of the Imperial Army, was visiting a place he had never visited before - the young downtown that hadn't been around for all that long and was the first downtown in all of Etingnun. All these TF frames in some stores, strange buildings, and "hip" young people were a confusing sight for him, especially since he had been raised more traditionally back when Zedanzar still existed. He was one of the champions of the Zedanzian king but now is a general of Etingnun - the irony. He had to see how Etingnean troops attacked and occupied his home and now he was one of them to secure a better future for his daughter. Said daughter was alone at home but was old enough to take care of herself, he trusted her.
He was not on duty, so he did not wear his armor but rather some normal clothes, a black classy vest, a red pullover, and some grey trousers.
Anyway, he was only here to hang out with someone. Someone he had met on the battlefield as an enemy in Zedanzar at first. It was not personal, though, so when they met again in the Etingnean army, even though the other person was moments before leaving it, they made up and somehow ended up as acquaintances. They both had a free day, so they decided to meet up here. Falzaar was not sure why exactly this place, however. Well, the other guy would know what he was doing.