I know people wanted a place to display and share bios , so I thought I'd make a sticky post! Share away!
> First-, middle-, lastname
Despite the many races such as the beastfolk that live with a single name to define themselves, so does long, proud names exist among men and mer. Who is your character and what bloodline's legacy do they carry with them? Furthermore, what is your name among friends and foes alike?
What honors and responsibilities do you claim for yourself? Titles serve as a sign of fear and respect, from the most highborn nobles of High Rock to the most notorious thieves in the streets of the cities of Elsweyr. Has your character earned a name for themselves or do they crown themselves of their own titles in determination of their goals?
> Age and birthsign
Whether old and wise, or young and bold, the calendar of Tamriel has defined when you entered the world, giving you a certain right. Were you born on the same day as the many legends of Tamriel? The stars aligned on the time you were born also speaks of what person you are, it is your birthsign and grants you a certain strength. Impatient and in a hurry like The Steed or kind and tolerant like the Lady, or the lone, shady Serpent? You decide.
> 'At first glimpse...'
As your character walks the continent of Tamriel, they display an aura of whom they are, whether it is felt as a radiance or a reek and stench. The motion of the body language, the way your character speaks to those around them, the very first item that the crowd notices on yourself.
Every legend has a beginning. Tell the tale of how your character rose to what they are today. Maybe they are battleworn and experienced, and the coming days are but another challenge to overcome in their life, while others and fresh and green, thrown into a world of chaos. Where were you born, who were your parents, what did they do and how did they introduce you into the world? Did you study in universities and academies or did you live hand-to-mouth in the slums in your younger years. Did you make wrong or right decisions, where did you go to forge your legend. How did you reach the stand that you make now? What is your legacy?
> Factions and loyalties
Depending on how your character was raised and what threats and problems they were confronted with, they will have a side to stand by, or perhaps none at all? What banner would you raise, or what organisation would you kill for, if not your own person? Where do you find your friends and loved ones and where is the hearth located that you call home?
What priviledges and rights do you claim as a result of your past and your bloodline? Do you have an ancient task to carry on your shoulders, or a vendetta to regain the honor of yourself or those that you loved and lost?
> Prejudice and judgement
Determined by what loyalties you have, your people has an enemy that must be dealt with. But is it all black and white? Do you utterly hate the khajiit for their contribution of crime and corruption, do you hate the orsimer for their barbaric nature, or do you encourage the fierce tension between men and mer? You judge the world from your own eyes, deciding whom deserves to live and whom deserves to die.
Appearance and physique
Cosmetic choices, colors of fur, skin or scales as well as mane and hair, with everything that goes in between
Thick or thin, strong and stout or petty and weak in physical aspects, every individual takes their own shape, and only have themselves to thank for it. There are so many details about a character that it is hard to describe, so what makes -you- special?
> Trinkets and jewelry
Ancient, invaluable amulets or pendants, given to you from your parents, heir of a mythic artifact crafted by your ancestors. Perhaps you wear cheap metals to fool those around you or perhaps prison is the only thing that have kept you from claiming any valuables and wear them with masqueraded pride.
> In their bag:
What does your character carry in their bag(s) and on their person when travelling?
> Other details
It is hard to come by everything, as stated, but is there anything that is important about your character, a very symbol of their existance?
Attitude and behaviour makes up for a big part of how your character fits into the world of Tamriel that is full of tension and hot temper. Are you rough, dignified or simply persuading and charming of nature, completing your goals through big words and violence, rightful deeds and fulfilled promises or cunning, decieving and seduction? Are you soially awkward and an out-right loser or is your self-esteem high, great allies by your side? What emotions are kept within you and which do others see on you. Are you dominated by anger, humility or a passion for certain things?
> Talents and weaknesses
It is a common saying that everyone has a strength somewhere. Are you the village's best blacksmith, spreading the word of your work throughout the land or are you a newcomer, ready to use your skills? How do you fight, what do you use to defend yourself in every situation? And likewise, how do you cope for your weaknesses? Are they physical, psychic or moral? Everything weighs down on your character just as it lifts you. How do you strike a balance for the performance of him or her?
Finally, why are you even here? What is your purpose and what is your call? Do you want to make as much gold as possible and live to spend it or do your allegiances and loyalties give you a sense of duty, to carry out the will of your lord or leader? Why do you breathe, what do you raise weapon for, what name will you raise a cheer to in the tavern or on the battlefield?
Who are YOU and why is it YOUR will that must be carried out. The world is in your hands, so justify your right to live in it.
Are you interested in receiving constructive criticism on your character profile? Please indicate yes or no, so that those reading know whether you're open to hearing their opinions, positive or negative, on your character!
just a suggested template from the eso rp forums to get you started. :)