Willem Dal-Nulla, or as he better known, "The Bear", is a character created by the player Emyris Bayne on February 26th, 2013. The name "Dal-Nulla" is a Fremmenik word meaning "from nowhere"
Adoption and Childhood
As a baby, Willem was found in the forest of Rimmington by a middle-aged warrior known as Rolf, who took it upon himself to raise the child as his own, naming him Willem Dal-Nulla, or in Fremmenik, "Willem of Nowhere." He Raised Willem until he was 16 before sending him to Port Sarim so he may get a job. Willem soon came under the employ of the tavern located in Port Sarim, where he heard fantastic tales of smugglers and pirates. The innkeeper soon sent Willem to Karamja to get a shipment of rum for the Tavern.
A Pirate's Life...
Unfortunately, the ship was intercepted on its way back by a crew of pirates, who kidnapped young Willem and forced him to serve as part of their crew. It was not long before he met Timothy Salteye and Sal Mohrson, who would become his dearest friends.
Years passed by and Willem learned what there was to being a pirate. Unfortunately, the ship wrecked into an isle in the Eastern lands. Salteye decided to stay aboard while the others gathered supplies. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to the crew, the island was home to a witch. The witch cursed most of the crew to become animals, starting with Sal, who was turned into a sheepdog. The witch, however, noticed Willem's easy irritability and chose to curse Willem in a different manner; to become a bear-like aninmal when angry. The other members of the crew were beyond help, so Willem and Sal fled to the ship.
The three stayed until they signaled a merchant ship weeks later. Soon enough, they took the ship as their own and dubbed it "The Shanty of Storms". The three then sought the employ of the Pirates of Gielinor. The crew was soon inducted and Willem was dubbed as "Captain Willem Dal-Nulla of The Shanty of Storms".
Among the characters Willem has met during his travels, he has never felt any sense of loyalty to any of them...except for one; Lady Khione Nocte. He found her at the docks of Kandarin, being harrassed by a fellow pirate. He does not understand why, but he feels strangely fond of her and feels that he would follow her from the abyss and back.
The Sixth Age
It wan't long until Willem heard news of the death of Guthix. Willem, with Khione's help, left piracy behind and became a warrior of Guthix as well as a friend of the Nocte family.
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Willem has a kind face, a short black beard, black hair in the Windbraid style, and eyes that do not seem human, but that of a dog or bear.
Muscular in build, 6'7, a noble-pirate top and vest, and the lower half of mystical robes, including boots.
In bear form, Willem has brown fur and is muscular in build, shaped much like a bipedal, humanoid bear. He would only be recognizable by his amulet and robe bottoms.
Willem falls under the Neutral-Good category, having a degree of kindness as he cannot bare to watch a creature, or any being for that matter, in pain. He was more couth than a majority of pirates, meaning that he is well learned and obviously was taught correct grammar.
In human form, Willem uses his two eastern scimitars and any runes he may have in his rune pouch that he can use to bewilder his opponents.
In bear form, Willem can and will tear apart anyone he feels is a threat to him, no matter if they are his friends or foes, with his razer-sharp claws and strength, which is multiplied by ten while in this form.
- Several Eastern Dialects
- Though there is no such thing as a werebear race, Willem prefers to be called one