- "The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision."
Ryan Ingram is a Monk of the Brotherhood of Bough and a veteran member of the Eternal Companions. A deeply spiritual warrior, Ryan believes all living things are connected through the Light. His sightless eyes do not prevent him from being a highly skilled fighter. Ryan is gifted in healing through the use of the Light and has rigorously honed his body through intense physical and mental discipline.
Ryan was born blind, a disability that left him abandoned by his family and peers. Brought in by the Brotherhood of Bough, an order of disciplined monks in Khanduras, he was tought how to harnest the energies of the Light. During his time in training, Ryan began developing the uncanny ability of precognition, allowing him to see into the near future; his newly developed gift remained unpresidented among his peers, and the leaders of the Brotherhood of the Boug immediatly pressed him into service by teaching him how to fight as a champion of the Light. A highly discplined and unique warrior, Ryan began utilitizing his precognition as a way to antipate his opponent's attacks, thus remained highly evasive and dexterous. Though he lacks sight, his abilities in healing and honed senses of hearing are also displayed in fashion. Ryan's best friend, Haru Cheung, has been his guide since a young age; the two became acquainted when Haru traveled to a Bough monastery in search of scriptures for holy magic.
Character and Appearance Edit
Ryan is peaceful, quiet and disciplined. Most of his allies are typically surprised to find him blind due to his uncanny ability fight and sense others. He seldom speaks of his spiritual beliefs and will only reveal his connection to the LIght when using his restoration abilities, such as healing wounded comrades or providing illumination in dark areas. With him at all tiems is his Bo staff, used as both a walking stick and a weapon.
Ryan appears to have a personality disorder, in his case, Schizoid personality disorder which is characterized by reclusiveness and voluntary withdrawal from socializing to the detriment of personal relationships. Haru remains his only friend and the two have known each other for many years. Due to his precognition, Ryan holds a psychological bond with Alec Kylar who can use his psionic powers to enhance Ryan's senses and provide extrasensory perception while in combat.