Born 1 year, 7 months ago
House: Dragonsmaw Manor House (188/188)
Career (View All)
"I suppose we could sit together over lunch, but only if we play a little game called 'nothing ends in a question mark'. It's rather straightforward, and that includes interrobangs."
Birthday: June 28
Likes: blue, books, coffee, magic, winter
Dislikes: being compared, loud noises, oranges, salad, too many questions
Patient, caring, a listener and strong in his beliefs. Koriente has always been dubbed with these traits. He does have a certain calmness to him, a strong ability to persuade anyone to settle down after a fight, to think a decision through carefully, to help a friend in need. Perhaps it’s the way he was raised, perhaps it has to do with the things he likes, as they pertain to his personality. Maybe all the reading he does helped him develop such traits; one must have a lot of dedication to devote one’s self so deeply into one thing.
As for his history, he often remains silent and pensive when someone asks him about it. He's never willingly revealed anything about himself, but then again, he’s never withheld information either, just remained silent. No one as of yet has been able to get close to him to the point of getting him to share his inner self, and no one is sure anyone will. one can never know, maybe someday.
Koriente moved to Aurborage after he delved into multiple historical texts about it; having learned its magical background, he developed a strange interest-almost an obsession-over it and left to live there as fast as he possibly could. Which wasn’t very fast, because he had to pack all his myriad of books. When he arrived there, he made friends easily. Whether it be his calm personality, or his ability to help when need be, he quickly gained a respected reputation.
Koriente is, however, reluctant to speak about his past. He got questions about his history often when he first moved to Aurborage, but would shut down instead of answering them, the reason being that he was orphaned and can’t remember how or why. He often wonders about his parents, but then becomes uncomfortable as he comes to the conclusion that maybe he was just left. It bothers him immensely, but he was raised right and is well-adjusted. One could even go so far as to say he’s the peacekeeper in his community. He was found outside a library, and sometimes he tries to joke to himself that that is why he loves books so much. That joke usually turns into a bit of an existential crisis over why he was orphaned though. He also jokes that books are what raised him; that reading was where he picked up all his traits and behaviors.
He spends a decent portion of his time in the library, consuming what knowledge he can, and he spends an even larger portion of his time inside bookstores, looking for books for his collection. As for his collection, he has a super-secret, hidden library of his own that he spends the majority of his time in. He loves organizing the books alphabetically and the texture of paperbacks. Koriente recently renovated his library and added furniture (including a coffee maker), which may have been a mistake as he oftentimes falls asleep reading on his sofa. For some reason, grimoires fascinate him, and he has a bookshelf dedicated to them and can be caught reading them in public, but nobody minds as he’s constantly reading and they assume it’s just another one of his quirks. They also know that asking him questions makes him uncomfortable.
However, nobody has realized that Koriente has some magical powers. Not even Koriente himself. They often come out when he’s feeling either vulnerable or confident. He’s made little things happen, like bringing the temperature down in his secret library, or clearing the clouds so he can see the blue sky. Once, someone witnessed him looking up and the clouds parting, but passed it off as a coincidence.
Usually if someone is looking for him, they start with the local bookstores and move on to the library he frequents. Oftentimes these searches come to no avail as he’s in his hidden library, drinking a coffee and reading.