This be a hardcore mili-stim?
P E R S O N A L D E T A I L S
Full Name - Chuma Onyejekwe
Age - 26
Gender - Male
Occupation - Farmer
P E R S O N A L I T Y
Chuma is a very quiet man. He does not talk often because of the fear of verbal abuse that he might get from passing villagers. Chuma keeps to himself and prefers to be left alone. After all, no one really talks to him in the first place. There is no reason for him to go out of his way to strike up a conversation with anyone. He is at the farthest part of the village and no one goes to him but to just deliver his food rations. Chuma is just a very lonely man.
Chuma is quite mentally fortified. The years of verbal abuse and work have hardened and desensitized the man. Say anything to him, and it will not bug or tick him off. He is a stone-faced man, and trying to anger or trigger response will not work. As a side effect of this, Chuma is calm in the face of insults and threats. Do your worst against him.
For Chuma, it is either work or starvation. Under the deal between him and the villagers, the man has to work, or he will not gain any food in return. This has fostered a mindset of diligent work. He will do what is needed of him without question. If there are obstacles between him and his job, then he will find a way to get around said obstacles. He will not stop until his work is done, and he cares for his work. Nothing will stop him except for death.
S K I L L S E T
Handler of Tools
Chuma is very aware of how to properly use and wield various tools (mainly farming and crafting tools) with high levels of proficiency. He knows what ends are dangerous and how to make sure that he does not harm himself in the process of using blades and heavy tools. While this may sound easy, plenty of people have cut and harmed themselves because they were none the wiser. You’ll be surprised how many people don’t know how to use a saw blade or a hoe properly.
Chuma has very refined motor movement. He knows how to efficiently use his body and energy. He knows how to cut sugarcane by short-flicks of his wrists with his blade to cut off the stem, and not by using long arcs that both waste time and energy, but also stress his wrists and arms. He knows how to use his body weight and movement to push and bend a wooden handle to crush sugarcane. Years of working have allowed the man to understand his own body, and how it can be worked.
Chuma knows how to handle the forge and hammer. The village was not gonna give him new tools, and so the man was forced to forge his tools, having to understand the fine details of metalworking. Simple as that.
Chuma Onyejekwe is extremely fit and healthy. Years of hard manual labor have greatly built up the muscle and structure of the man’s body. He has many calluses and scars on his hands, feet, and elsewhere from grueling work. The man is also bald and often wears no clothing but his pants. The man is built like a stone, and he acts like a stone. The way he moves is very rigid and methodical. Nothing is smooth or elegant about this person's appearance. He seems very brutish and uncaring from the outside.
Chuma has nothing. He does not own a house, tools, land, or anything. Even his clothes are not his, owned to someone else wholly. Chuma hails from outside of the Heiseina village, belonging to a single family that just lays outside of Heiseina proper. Chuma and his family never bothered the people of Heiseina, and the folks of Heiseina did the same. The relationship between Chuma’s family and the Heiseina village was not a friendly one. From time to time, arguments over land and other items broke out. Most of these arguments never amounted to anything besides harsh words being thrown. To Chuma, it seems odd that the Heiseina village was so hostile to outsiders, but he never really cared. He was outside of their territory, even if it was a bit too close for comfort.
Life continued and Chuma gave little thought to this strange arrangement. Sadly for the man, a tragedy struck Chuma's whole family. A disease of unknown origins claimed brother, mother, sister, and father. For one reason or another, Chuma found himself unaffected by the disease. For a time, Chuma lived alone and farmed the land himself. That was until a swarm of bugs caused many crop failures, forcing Chuma to ask for food from the village. At first, the folks of Heiseina did not want anything to do with the stranger. He was an outsider, a threat. Fearing for his life, mainly the fear of starvation, Chuma offered a deal. He was to take on debt, and he would be forced to pay off that debt by hard labor. Takamori Kenji accepted the offer. From there on, life became much harder for poor Chuma.
Of course, Chuma also had to accept the customs, history, and beliefs of the village. If not then he would have died already since that was also apart of the deal. Chuma was sent out to the farthest part of the village, away from anyone, and was left alone in his own part of the village. He then handed various farming tools, food, and sugarcane seeds, told to farm and process sugar for the village. Chuma was also told that he did not own a single item that the village gave him as it was the property of the village. Not only that, he was expected to meet quotas or be forced not to eat. For the next 10 years, Chuma had his work sorted out. Wake up in the morning, stretch, go to the field, and work the land. If harvesting or the planting season was done then the processing of cane into sugar was the task of the day. If his tools were broken then he also had to fix them himself, forcing Chuma to take up blacksmithing in order to repair or make new tools, as the village did not like a stranger to be using their fine toolsets besides the first set that they gave him. If that was also done then the village always had something for the poor man to do. Chuma was never talked to by anyone, and in the rare case that someone did talk to him, it was always commands for him to do something.
This was not a pleasant experience for Chuma. The whole day was just grueling work and isolation. This has dehumanized the man and allowed Chuma to lose his social touch with others. He now has a hard time trying to socialize with others. 10 Years of near-isolation has greatly rusted any form of past social skills that Chuma once had. Chuma just feels powerless in his arrangement. There is nothing for him to do but to pay off his debt. At this point, he does not know when he will be done with it.
There is no joy in life now. It is just work, loneliness, and verbal abuse. This is existence for Chuma Onyejekwe.
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-> No one from Heiseina village has traveled beyond the valley. Your character's knowledge of broader history and worldview will be shaped by the very narrow perspective of their home and its elders.
- Maxx, probably
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