|Faction: Grand Alliance|
Jono Renfield is a blind warrior and a long-time member of the Grand Alliance. He often cracks jokes and is an all around snarky guy among the often gloomy heroes. He, like many heroes, faced Zarnagon during the slaughterfest known as the Second Battle of Myridia but survived. He then followed the Alliance army to Yamato where he spent the next few years fighting against demons. He met with heroes of the Alliance again 11 years later and decided to join them once more.
Born blind, little Jono always "saw" the world a little different than most. Because of this he developed a dark, (har har, because that's all I see), humor and an eccentric attitude. In spite of this he was always getting pity for his "deformity" and got put in an awkward position of hating the world and laughing at it at the same time, while also being handed everything on a silver platter.
Things changed, however, when a rude samurai came into town and slapped him around a bit with no thought over his special condition. He mouthed off, pissed him off, and then was drawn in a battle where he effectively dodged the man's every attack. Impressed, and a little drunk (Man, wouldn't training a blind kid to kick people's asses be hilarious?), the samurai took Jono under his wing. Jono learned the way of the sword and began fighting with much skill. He became a slightly darker and less bratty shadow of his former self.
- "I am Jono Renfield, milady. Blind swordsman for hire, terror of South Remon, greatest lover in all the known world."
- —Jono to Skye
Jono became a member of the Fellowship of Tes Pellaria and fought under the banner of Marcus Sarillius to liberate Remon. As a member of the Fellowship, he quickly introduced himself to some of the female company, and initiated a symbolic show of fealty to the new king by throwing his sword at his feet, quickly followed by the rest of those present. Among his first shows of strength was the single-handed defeat of a Yamatian ambush, while naked. He would also use his extra-sensory abilities to see through the illusions of Seishuu Kazejin. He would be among the surviving members of the ill-fated Delegation of Thirteen.
He was beaten by Kareth d'Zarnagon in the Second Battle of Myridia, and thought dead. Taken from the battlefield by nuns, he was cared for back to full health, but rewarded their charity by defiling an impressionable young novice. He would travel after escaping their vengeful paladins, but his loss would haunt him and cause him to seek his former master for more training. Unfortunately as he found himself in Yamato he lost his supernatural abilities and found himself truly blind for the first time, and in a country overrun with demons.
Tears of the Sun
- "Please tell me I haven't been thrust into the path of destiny again, Refan. Because last time it happened some badass, who you informed me was really your evil brother, took my sword from me, broke it over his knee, and then shoved a lightning bolt up my ass."
- —Jono to Refan d'Zarnagon
He fought as a revolutionary for many years, alongside such groups as Akai Tora, but also alone. During a stay in the territories of the Western Horde, he met a woman who turned out to be a Dreadlady. An unhealthy affair ensued, and ended when he challenged her Archdemon father to a duel, was mysteriously rendered unconscious, and shipped to the deserts of Libaterra. He wandered for a long time, near death when the Grand Alliance happened upon him.
He would reconnect with former friends such as Refan d'Zarnagon, make known his conflicted feelings about Axikasha Keiran and her role in his "death", and do little else in Vanna but annoy and joyously throw himself into any fight. During the trial to save the Emir's life he would take a headstrong stance against the Sirithai, coming into conflict with members of the Alliance. In the following battle with Plushiebunny, he learned of Refan's demonic heritage, and delivered the killing blow to the monster with Ax. When all had calmed, he made peace with his friend's other half and they bonded over a day well won.
The Winds of Wrath
- "Don't worry, though. This is where I save the day."
- —Jono to Hannibal Losstarot
Back in Vanna, Jono participated in the Battle of Vanna to depose Adela al-Saif. It was during this that he witnessed the disappearance of Nesa Mikoto and the death of Nalaen Silverpond. After the fighting, he was entertaining the imprisoned Hannibal Losstarot when Totenkopf assassins entered, intending to take the boy's life. Jono was aided in the fight by Vaetris Redfield, who made a strong impression on him.
- "If this is what the Grand Alliance has turned itself into in these many years... I'd rather go deal with the demons again."
- —Jono on Hannibal's treatment by the Alliance
Jono celebrated the new Sultan's coronation with a purple paladin. He sneaked out of bed long enough to investigate a noise downstairs, and resuscitated Ax, who had been attacked by a mysterious foe. Upstairs, Sophia was awake. She voiced her opinion that the night before meant nothing, and that Jono may have feelings for someone else. This was followed by Vaetris brushing him off downstairs, and Jono feeling miserable for reasons he didn't understand.
When the Alliance and the Sultanate of Karaganda held a meeting to discuss how to use the prisoners, including young Hannibal, Jono made a point of voicing his disgust to Jonathan Ferron and anyone else who saw using a boy against his mother as anything but monstrous. Formulating a plan, he stealthily made his way into the cells to free Hannibal and take him to Trinity Gask. Refusing to release the boy's assassin servants, he did promise them he would lay down his life for Master Losstarot. Before leaving, he also asked Vaetris along as a sort of date, and the three left Vanna under the cover of darkness.
They crossed desert and open field with little incident, Jono sharing his life in Yamato with his companions along the way. Eventually the peace was interrupted by part of a foursome of demonic bounty hunters, presumably after Jono regarding the matter of his duel. Surprised and weaponless, Jono was able to choke out the beast before Vaetris and Hannibal discovered his predicament. They were soon making double time toward Trinity Gask, meeting Briss Phoenixheart and his own escaped prisoner, and being greeted outwardly by Glaurung as heroes, but secretly with suspicion.
Upon enterting the town, Jono was drugged by mystical toxin created by the bounty hunters' leader, Saleos. This restored the spiritual portions of his second sight, allowing him to speak to his dead father once more, but it also blocked out his other senses with the smells and sounds of the Demon Realm. Saleos and one of his minions eventually cornered Jono on the streets of downtown Trinity Gask, banished his father's shade, and prepared to end the hunt. Meanwhile, Vaetris made plans to abandon the swordsman, and unlikely allies appeared, along with a group of S Class Mullencamp commandos. While everyone else distracted the four minion demons, Jono attacked Saleos and defeated the demon bounty hunter by the skin of his teeth. Claiming the demon's swords as his own, he left him alive to question later.
Aliases and Nicknames
- Mad Mole
- What demons call him.
Blindfolded because the dead lights he had for eyes gave people the "creeps." He wore black to solidify his position in Angsty Swordsman Monthly. Tunic thing, flowing, with a long cloth belt. Probably some purple and bronzes to compliment the black. His boots and gloves were practical, but black and leathery to drive the ladies wild. No shackles, he ain't into bondage. Dark blue pants, Arabian in style, and a silk shirt underneath his black leather contraption. Brown hair, unkempt, but amazingly stylistic. Not too long and girly. In fact, didn't even break the line of the shoulders. He was small, well-built, but mostly leaned towards the speedy fighter-type.
Personality and Traits
His attire was dark, his humor was dark, and his view of the world was pessimistic, but there was still cheer in pessimism. Or maybe that was just contradictory. Labeled mad in childhood (brought upon by his blindness, OBVIOUSLY.), he grew up quite a bit of a dick. A brief training period toughened him up, and humbled him in some ways, but he was still quite odd and unlikable unless you had a sense of humor.
Powers and Abilities
Jono was a skilled swordsman who few could match. His blindness made him basically immune to any illusion spells, which was proven when he was among the few who could see through the trickery of Seishuu Kazejin. However, his skills were clearly not enough when he faced Zarnagon who mopped the floor with him.
Innate Ability: Extra-Sensory Sight (To make up for lack of normal sight; many people who have lost the ability to see or hear claim to have heightened senses, but Jono's have evolved to a supernatural level). He lost this ability after the Cataclysm.
Humanitas and Humilitas: Demon-forged bloodsteel katana and wakizashi. Jono took them off Saleos, who had stolen them from an unknown person and named them Rage and Lust. Seeing their craftsmanship and feeling nothing innately evil about the swords, Jono suspects the hand of a one of the famed Yamatian swordsmiths in their creation. He then renames them.
Jono loved to piss Refan off by flirting with Skye even when Skye had officially become Refan's girlfriend. Despite his snarky attitude Jono did his best to cheer Refan up, because he could feel the tragedies Refan had faced in his early life.
During his time with the Fellowship, Jono became fixated on Serenity, whose usual response to such was violence. Throughout the journey he slowly broke through her shell, but they were both lost at the Battle of Myridia.
Jono was quite flirty around Skye. They got along quite well because of their personalities, and Skye saw Jono as a cool and wiseass brother.
Jono and Sophia had a one-night stand before the Alentian paladins headed back to Alent. Although Jono seemed to have feelings for Sophia, the woman told him that it had only been a casual night, nothing more, nothing less.
Jono has been quite flirty around Vaetris who seems to ignore him even though his actions amuse her. They have recently gotten closer since they undertook the perilous journey to Trinity Gask.
- Delegation of Thirteen
- Fellowship of Tes Pellaria
- Refan d'Zarnagon
- Skye d'Zarnagon
- Vaetris Redfield