Tursi is portrayed as a black-maned anthropomorphic lion, with dark brown fur and a tan or toffee colored chest, standing around six feet tall with a moderate build. He's generally an OOC character more than IC.
Tursi's original character was a non-anthro dolphin with the same name. He has also played other characters, including another, similar (though more IC) lion named Mist, a tarot-reading grumpy old dragon (name forgotten), and a hyena pup [sic] named Danur. Tursi occasionally appears as a non-anthro lion with the same coloring.
Tursi entered the fandom in 1994 when he joined FurryMuck. Originally a dolphin, he became a lion in 1996 after trying out ICly with the Mist character. He gained some notoriety as FoxxFire's mate and common pinup subject while the two were together.
Tursi had characters on a number of mucks, but remains established on only a few:
- FurryMuck - where he maintains his original character
- Tapestries - rarely in public areas, but most active here
- Second Life - where he does a limited amount of building and scripting
- The Lion King MUCK - as Danur, in a limited role as a part-time coding wizard
- FlipSide MUCK - his own muck, maintained somewhat privately these days
Tursi's software experience goes way back, and he has experience with a fairly large number of systems and languages. Most of his experience is hobby based, although there is a bit of professional experience in there too.
Systems developed for: TI-99/4A, Vic-20, Apple 2+/e, Atari 800XL, Timex-Sinclair 1000/ZX-81, Atari ST, Amiga 2000, DOS, Windows, Linux, OnHand/Matsucom, GameBoy, GBA, Nintendo DS, ColecoVision, Vectrex, Jaguar, Playstation, Dreamcast, AVR.
Languages/Environments/APIs: Asm (6502, 6809, 9900, 68000, JagRisc), BASIC, C, C++, Perl, PHP, SQL, MUF, Visual BASIC, VBS, DirectX, Windows Kernel, Linux Kernel.
Tursi is currently employed full time for software development, but is occasionally available for small contract work, especially for games. His best known commercial release to date is Cool Herders for the Sega Dreamcast, released in 2006.