|First Dedicate of the Living Circle,|
Dedicate Superior of the First Circle Temple,
First Dedicate of the Earth Temple of First Circle
|Start of Reign|
|End of Reign|
|Years of Service|
|Magic||Academic stone magic|
|Student||Evumeimei Dingzai (briefly)|
|Occupation||Head of the Living Circle religion|
|Circle Universe character|
When Yanjing threatens to invade Gyongxe to take control of the material wealth that the temples possess, Dokyi asks Dedicate Rosethorn to take the Treasures of the Living Circle to the Temple of the Sealed Eye. He was once the Treasures' guardian but was unable to complete his quest. Instead, he chose Rosethorn.
Dokyi is a tall man in his fifties. He has dark eyes framed by heavy lids and laugh lines. He is no stranger to manual labor, and as such is well-muscled with skin darkened and wrinkled by the sun. The majority of the time he wears the brown habit of a dedicate of the Earth temple of the Living Circle in the east with the addition of the black borders that mark him as an initiate. He has stated that despite his appearance, he is older than he seems due to the influence of the Treasures.
Personality and Traits
- "...I am the First Dedicate of the Living Circle faith, First Dedicate of all of the Living Circle temples, and your vows of obedience are vows to me!"
- —Dokyi to Rosethorn as they discuss her duties[src]
Dokyi is a kind man, but he is completely dedicated to the survival of his religion, brooking no argument when a decision has been made regarding it. At the same time, he cares deeply for most people, particularly the dedicates of the Living Circle. He is fond of cats and has mentioned that he is vain about his true age, being unwilling to reveal it.
As a resident of Gyongxe, he has spent a great deal of time with the shamans of the tribal peoples there, as well as being exposed to the Treasures of the Living Circle and the many supernatural happenings of the country. As such, he is less dismissive of magics he has not experienced before (such as ambient magic) than other academic mages.
Skills and Abilities
As head of the Living Circle religion and the Earth temple at First Circle, Dokyi is a powerful mage. He is able to support Evvy while she attempts to divert the equivalent of a small avalanche as massive living statues are called directly out of cliff, and despite being an academic mage, he can sense ambient magic with the help of stones he has enchanted. He is also able to create a globe of dark fire that both heated the room he was in and protected the room from any magics meant to spy. It is also possible that he enchanted a bag to hide the magical signature of the immensely powerful Treasures. He has stated that as head of the Earth temple, midnight and shadow are his prime elements.
While in Gyongxe, Evvy spent time as Dokyi's student. He was accepting of her ambient magic, and was amazed at the organic nature of her magic compared to his own academic magic. He became quite friendly with her cats, particularly Monster. After months of separation, Evvy greeted him with a very enthusiastic hug, and she does not mind teasing from him.