Name: Tufak Stonewater
Age: Middle Aged
Physical Description: Tufak is strong of build and towering in stature. His fur is dark over his body, but turns light cream along his face and the inner area of his body. He keeps these paler areas, other than his face, hidden at most times. On his face the fur is growing grey, thinning in some areas, and he often has a tired, almost sad expression upon his face. His horns have small golden balls capping their tips, blunting them.
Upon his tail is a thin scar, white through the dark fur, where it looks as though his tail was nearly cut away at some point. His tail hangs very still, only swaying with his motion rather than the normal swishing of a tauren's tail. At the base of his tail, where it connects to his spine, he wears an ornate band of metal, intricately carved and bejeweled.
Personality Description: Tufak is a busy-body at heart, always sticking his nose in the business of others and offering unsolicited advice or opinions. While his manner can be gruff and irritating, he's extremely friendly and always glad to help others, whether they take his advice or not.
General Notes: Tufak will always be accompanied by an animal of some sort, be it a mount, pet or small beast that follows him. Some of the smaller creatures, however, are mechanical.
Unusual Notes: Something of a genetic throwback, Tufak lacks upper teeth and has no canine teeth. His tail is completely numb due to an old injury and he cannot move it voluntarily or involuntarily.
Secrets: While Tufak makes it no secret that he desires a truce with the Alliance, it is rare that he will mention his best friend being a Kaldorei.
History: Born the elder of twins, Tufak was trained up as a warrior of the Stonewater clan, as was his sister. She took easily to the path, but he did not, often distracted by machinery or the local beasts. He grew tired soon of being reminded constantly of his failings and left home to strike his own path.
After many years of wandering alone, he came upon a group of small, green-skinned creatures that he was able to communicate with via hand gestures. He began traveling with them, learning their language, and was eventually allowed to return with them to their home island as an indentured servant. Sadly, being indentured to goblins made him little more than a slave in their eyes, and he was put to work in the mines outside of their home city. It was there that he learned engineering, becoming skilled enough that he was moved to work in their machine shops, and eventually allowed to return to Kalimdor to aid in the building of Ratchet.
Having earned his freedom, he struck out on his own once more, taming a plains cat, Tawa, to be his companion as he traveled. Much had changed in his absence, the normadic tauren having joined the Horde and settled in Thunder Bluff, the orcs and trolls having come to rest in Durotar and many parts of the land different than he remembered.
Eventually he settled in Booty Bay, where he was able to refine his engineering with the aid of the Gnome, Oglethorpe Obnoticus. He lives there now with his mate and their many pets, spending most of his days fishing, tinkering, or taking idle walks down the long beaches outside of the bay.
Current Going-On (if any): Tufak is in the midst of a grand project to organize the Cartographic Society so that they can find a cause to the recent troubles on Azeroth and put a stop to them. He is also planning his upcoming wedding, but seems to be suffering an extreme case of cold hooves.
Edited by Tufak on 11/18/2010 8:23 PM PST