Silmaris’ exact history is unclear; he simply showed up one day on Outreach looking for work. Attempts to trace his past have yielded very few results; however, it is suspected that he comes from one of the near periphery realms. That he seems to lack a family name makes tracing him even harder. Certainly his education is rough, and his actual military experience seems to be more hands-on then from any formalised training.
Regardless, Silmaris was hired by Weiss in 3058 to be a part of the new Blackguards unit. Impressed with his skill as well as his ruthless drive, he was assigned as a lance commander, later promoted to a company commander as the unit grew. He, in turn, demonstrated a great deal of loyalty to his commander, being glad to follow even the most questionable of orders. Following captain Dyron’s defection, he became even closer to Weiss, being one of the few original members of the Blackguards left.
While he serves as the commander of Bravo Company, Silmaris also is a member of Weiss’ “inner circle” of most loyal and reliable members, and has been known to act as a bodyguard for the commander.
Silmaris would probably not be considered officer material by many; in fact, many would probably question putting him behind the controls of a mech to begin with. Brutal and unforgiving, he seems to have a sadistic streak and enjoys watching his enemies suffer. He also seems to be devotedly loyal to Weiss, and is willing to put himself in the line of fire for her. He also has a very close relationship with Boh Halfrunt, the unit’s battle armour commander.
He is a fair tactician, knowing when to fight and when to run and, when possible, when to engage in rampant property damage. Silmaris prefers long-ranged combat and is an expert marksman.
Silmaris is a tall, lean man. He sports a shaved head, and has dark brown eyes. His appearance is made even more distinctive by his numerous tattoos and body piercings, as well as his taste for form-fitting, revealing leathers.