Name Pronounced: kill-AHN
Appearance: Quilan has this presence about him, he looks like trouble. Arrogance is visible on the surface, the way he moves, as is an unbridled charm and confidence. He's generally well-dressed and well-groomed; the young man has a decent knowledge of what clothing looks good on him and accentuates his better traits, and is not afraid of wearing them. At a slender-ish 6'0", he's not the tallest of men, but certainly not the shortest either. His body is rather well-defined, though not obscenely muscular, athletic figure the accidental result of a life of travel. While it is possible for him to fill out a bit more, it seems that he will always be rather slim.
Personality: Trouble is as trouble does, and Quilan fits the first glance. The young man is arrogant and cocksure as they come; he knows he's good looking and is not above exploiting his physical gifts to get what he wants - and what he wants is generally the nearest beauty. It is only recently that his sexuality has been narrowed down from an enjoyment of both genders to a preference only for the fairer sex. He's got a penchant for pretty faces and amazing bodies, and is quite used to getting what he wants. If they don't fall for his roguish good looks, they usually succumb to his carefully crafted allure. In fact, if there's one thing Quilan knows, it's flattery and flirting - he's perfected it to an art.
History: Quillan started life innocently enough, the result of a brief tryst between traders stopped at a shared location. He was raised by the caravan, not just by his mother who doted on him hand and foot as often as she could. They were a family of means, fairly wealthy traders who could provide the boy with all his needs. As he was raised by more of a clan rather than two single parents, he grew up the center of attention, the eldest of only three children within the group.
Mother: Quilara, Trader, Traveling
Father: Trysan, Trader, Traveling
Love Interest: Ember, Candidate (17) - Quilan notes that he has no real feelings for her, she is merely the most convenient, steady (and best) bedmate he knows at Arolos. That's all.
Friends: Daya, Candidate (16); Imogen, Candidate (16); Elief, Candidate (16); Kenzie, Healer (16)
Lovers: Aikawa, Candidate (19); L'cen of brown Farguth (22)
Specialty: Music, Diplomacy
Years of Instruction: Less than 1
Notes: Quilan is a boy that has natural rhythm and an ear for tone, though lacks the hand-eye coordination required for skill with percussion instruments. His voice has potential and in its raw state is good, but needs training before it's full range and ability can be realized. He has a love for music and a desire to make it, it draws him very much like a moth to a flame, but denies such if ever questioned.
While Quilan has been found to have decent skill with the harp above all other instruments (as he learned to play previously while traveling with the caravan), he is very secretive about his playing. He will perform in class when required, but generally plays only for his own enjoyment. It allows him a creative outlet in which to direct frustration and emotions that are so much a part of who he is.
He keeps a double-stringed lap harp carved decoratively with him, generally hidden in a chest at the foot of his cot for safe-keeping. It was a gift given to him by the journeyman harper that accompanied the caravan during a certain leg of their route in the north and is something that he treasures dearly.
8.17.01.20 - Quilan arrives at Arolos. Lock up your women.
8.17.01.20 - After meeting fellow Candidate Ember, it is discovered that they share a common bond! And a roll in the furs after that.
8.17.01.22 - Ember proposes a little kiss-and-tell challenge: the one to bed the most conquests within a month wins. Bragging rights only, of course, but come on. A man's got a reputation to save!
8.17.01.23 - Quilan meets fellow candidate Aikawa. She knows how to have fun.
8.17.01.24 - Quil meets candidate Elief; a strangely oblivious boy, but cute nonetheless. His chase of Elief ends in rejection. Someone actually rejected Quilan?!
8.17.01.25 - Quilan meets handsome L'cen and merciless flirting ensues.
8.17.02.01 - Meeting Imogen is a refreshing experience; she's shy and meek like many of the women he's seduced in the past, and yet she doesn't respond the way they did. She's terribly innocent. Ember and Quil take her under their wing; poor girl.
8.17.02.04 - Wendeth rises! Quilan spends his first goldflight within Ember's embrace and enjoys it. How could he not?
8.17.02.08 - The Candidate Barracks reopen. Quilan, to his horror, discovers that he and Ember have been assigned the same cubicle! A fight ensues and both end up in the bathing pools. A truce is called.
8.17.02.09 - Ember returns just before lights out one night to boast about bedding a bronzerider, but they end up in bed for the night together. Hey, even bad things can become good ones!
8.17.02.10 - Elief reveals his rejection of Quilan to Imogen, who promptly tracks Quilan down for confirmation. Unfortunately, Ember is privy to the conversation, and Quilan's pride is in for a bruising.
Quilan is a candidate. His colour preference is Bronze
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