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Author Topic: Erwin Levisson  (Read 1599 times)

Description: Warlord. Yellow to Summer Sky. Played by Rated Em.

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Erwin Levisson
« on: Sep 08, 17, 05:54:04 PM »
The Basics

Character Name: Erwin Levisson
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Age and Birth Year: 25 (169AP)
Race: Rihlander (Short-lived)
Caste: Warlord
Birth Territory: Askavi K (Vyrkov)
Home Territory: Rihland (Vyrkov)
Birthright Jewel: cut Yellow
Offering Jewel: cut Summer Sky

Role: Apprentice
Faction: The Reclaimers

Appearance

Play By: Otto Seppalainen
Distinguishing Features:

Personality


Personality:

    Strong-willed and dedicated, Erwin was aimless until he was discovered by Melany. Where the stories that had been shared with him, the old ways that had been taught to him, provided structure, he had no goals to go with them.

    Left to his own devices, without a clear cut mission in mind, Erwin can become idle and distracted. It is when he is set forth with a task that he does his best. He can be overzealous in his pursuit of making sure he achieves what needs to be done. This makes him something of an eager student for those that have taught him (and sometimes a bit of a headache for Melany but only sometimes). He’s not unaware of this and makes a point to reign himself in, to pull himself back, but sometimes it creeps in and his enthusiasm too much to hide.

    Loss is something close to him. Erwin understands far too well the costs of standing against a power greater than your own and it shows when he is handling things of a somber or serious nature. Just as he tends to be exuberant when it comes to his lessons as a skald, that same extreme comes into play here as well.

    He is extremely conscious of his age, his youth, and counters that with a serious countenance that makes one think he might not know how to have fun when that is far from the case. There are moments, when he relaxes, that it’s easy to see he is still growing up and coming into his own. Erwin is trying to secure his place in the world, past the point that he never really had the chance to be a child. Something that Tyr, when he lived with him, tried to encourage but was unable to do.

    Ultimately Erwin tries too hard, tries to be older than he is, but there has been little time to be a youth. Not when the Eyriens ruled them, not now with him training to be a Skald, and most definitely not with a Black ruling them.

Likes:
  • The Old Ways - The things that they lost through all the years of Eyrien rule are that which need to return. Erwin is on his way to becoming a walking repository of Rihlander knowledge, someday he will be a fully trained Skald, but until then he is learning everything he can. When he can he upholds the old ways, including worship of the All-Mother and observation of their traditions. It helps him feel more connected to the Reclaimer cause.
  • Animals - Primarily the dogs that Tyr breeds but there’s a fondness for all the animals that are native to Rihland. Due to his Erwin enjoys sharing the tales that involve Rihlanders and animals working together the most. There is one exception to his enjoyment of all forms of animals and that is bears. Just don’t ask.
  • Melany Kriemhild - Where Tyr would not teach him the ways, Melany did. She spoke to the part of Erwin that wanted to see the Eyriens removed, wanted to see the old ways returned to, wanted to Rihland the way it was supposed to be. More than just a role-model and mentor to Erwin, his world revolves around her. Where she goes, he follows. Where she tells him to go, he goes. There is nothing he would not do for her.
Dislikes:
  • Eyriens - They need to be gone. They need to not be in Rihland. They are singlehandedly responsible for the destruction of most of the knowledge of their people as well as keeping them under their control for countless centuries. That alone is more than enough reason for him to dislike the Eyriens but they are also responsible for the deaths of his parents and there’s little to no sympathy for them and what they are going through now.
  • Prohibitions - All the Prohibitions have done is subjugate the people and brought The Exchange money. They help no one, they only hinder, and were put in place by those who do not understand the Rihlander ways. When the Black Prince took over he made them apply to everyone while lessening them to a certain extent. Erwin might have felt a little grateful for that if he was inclined to feel grateful for anything the Black Prince has done. After all, he is half-Eyrien.
  • Cold Season - It isn’t the weather that he dislikes but the sickness. There’s always someone who has the sniffles or someone else who has a cough and Erwin will avoid them at all costs. The worst thing that can happen is that he catches something and it affects his ability to speak.
Fears:
  • Losing His Voice - There is so much that depends on his voice, including his abilities as a Skald. Given that there are many ways for his voice to be stripped from him, Erwin fears that this could happen if he’s ever discovered. It would be the most crippling blow to deal to him, worse even than death.
  • Skalds Disappearing - They are such a small portion of the population, practically extinct. The idea that they could simply cease to be is terrifying when all of their history, all of what is left of Rihlander history, is with them. Their legends, their stories, their very lives, are all spoken and shared by the Skalds and without them, they would be lost.
  • The Black Prince - Nothing strikes as much fear into Erwin as Prince Kalvar Elbremov does. The Black Prince singlehandedly wiped out Ebon Varos and the Eyriens therein. It is not a stretch that, should they gain his ire, he could do the same to every Reclaimer. It’s why it’s important that he maintains his cover and does not let himself be discovered because he does not want to face that wrath.
Craft Strengths:
  • Voice Manipulation - Erwin has a natural talent when it comes to speaking and that extends to his ability to manipulate and control his voice. He’s able to make sure that he’s clearly heard and understood by everyone at a moot when he is speaking. Never mind that he’s gotten down that perfect speaking voice that everyone wants to listen to.
  • Memory Crystals - When it comes to the creation and handling of memory crystals, Erwin has a natural knack for understanding and manipulating them. He’s able to quite easily store away what needs to be without much struggle along with instinctive knowledge of their care and maintenance. If a memory crystal is put into his hands, you can trust that it will be more than alright.
Craft Weaknesses:
  • Seduction Craft - It isn’t that Erwin can’t be witty or even appealing to someone, it’s that if he tries to use any sort of craft to enhance what he naturally has it falls flat. It simply does not work and, more often than not, can get him into a bad situation.
  • Defensive Shielding - Someone isn’t meant to be a fighter, at least not one in the front lines. It does not seem to matter how he tries to call forth defensive shielding, it’s always half the strength it should be of the jewels he wears.
Life Story

Family:
Mother: Brynja Anjasdottir (d. 180AP) - Black Widow - Purple Dusk to Opal
Father: Levi Freyrsen (d. 180AP) - Priest - Purple Dusk to Green

History:
    Erwin was born to betrayers, or that’s what the Rihlanders in Vykrov said. Brynja and Levi, a Black Widow and Priest respectively, helped the Eyriens and not their own people. They worked within the camps the Eyriens ran for those who had to be “rehabilitated” after they had too many strikes against them for breaking the Prohibitions.

    This meant that as a child Erwin had no friends, only the stories and teachings that his parents could tell him of the way things once were (something at odds with how subservient his parents were to the Eyriens).They lived on the outskirts of a village, no one within sight distance, and no one would come to visit. It was a solitary life but Erwin did not seem to lack for love or anything else. Where his parents were not there, he had the forest and the animals therein to keep him company.

    His Birthright Ceremony was a quiet affair, no family aside from his parents present. It was simply him and his parents, as their extended families were long since dead. Though his Birthright was lighter than his parents, it mattered little to them or to him. What followed were, to Erwin, some of the happiest of his childhood memories.

    That all came to an end not long after the turn of his twelfth year. Tending to things in his mother’s garden, Erwin was unprepared for an older man to appear - a Purple Dusk Prince - and steal him away. Kicking and screaming, trying every he could do, it was hours later before he was able to get away from his captor.

    Erwin made his way back to his family home only to find it a smoldering ruin. Ash was still falling as he numbly walked through his destroyed home, discovering what would be a sight that is forever burned into his mind: the burnt bodies of his mother and father. Clearly having been bound together with chain, left inside the building as it burned to the ground, he saw that they had held hands in their final moments. The rings that bore their jewels were melted together and it was in the process of trying to take the melted bands that he was discovered again by his kidnapper.

    This time no chances were taken and he was knocked unconscious. Hours later, when he awoke, it was in an unfamiliar bed and an old Rihlander looking after him: Tyraz Madsen. The man was not the same one who had kidnapped him. Instead it was there that it was revealed that it was the man’s son, Asgeir. A tale unfolded then, told in a steady and sonorous voice, of the sincere nature of his parents.

    It was true that his parents worked within the Eyrien Rehabilitation camps but they were subverting them where they could. Any chance they had to lighten the load, to ease things for those who had run afoul the Prohibitions, they took. It was a thankless job and perilous. They were both only children themselves, their families dead, and purposely had set up their lives the way they did. With no ties, if they were discovered, the only ones who would suffer would be them

    What had not been accounted for was the Brynja’s pregnancy. Despite their misgivings, they decided to keep the baby and that was how Erwin was born. It was also when they had decided to put a plan into place, should they ever be discovered, that a contact within The Exchange would ensure their child would be stolen away and protected.

    As Tyr told Erwin this it was clear that the worst had happened: somehow his parents had been revealed and it cost them their lives.

    Even though it was Asgeir that was paid to take Erwin, it was Tyr that ultimately looked after and took him in. Not that much different than his own home, secluded and within the mountains, he took to helping tend to and care for the dogs that Tyr bred. It was the time after dusk that Erwin found himself looking most forward to. As things wound down for the evening, bedtime rapidly approaching, Tyr would begin to recount to him the stories and poetry that were part of Rihland’s history.

    The old legends became the foundation upon which Erwin based his principles and morals. It was because of this, despite his natural talent for it, that Tyr did not train him in the ways of being a Skald. There would not be another Melany Kriemhild, not when it was so obvious that Erwin had the exact same leanings.

    Not that it mattered because come his nineteenth year, Melany discovered Erwin herself. There to talk to her former mentor about the Reclaimers and their idea for a repository of Rihlander knowledge she found the perfect apprentice. Tyr had laid the groundwork, helped build the foundation, but had not completed it.

    Seeing the chance for what it was, Melany took Erwin under her wing. There was no hesitation in him as he took the offer, learning more under her tutelage and further nurturing the desires in him to see Rihland back to the way it should be and the Eyriens removed from the picture.

    His parents died for this cause and he would support it in their stead in the best way that he could.

    It is only in the past couple years - after Kalvar’s widespread destruction of Eyriens - that Erwin has come out of what was essentially hiding. With Melany’s guidance and suggestion he took up a position within the First Circle of Queen Gudrun Jollenbeck. It’s where he stays currently, when not participating in moots or meeting with Melany for more lessons, as it enables him to pass on Rihlander knowledge to the Queen.

    One day he will be a full Skald and - just like Melany - he will be a driving force for Rihlanders.
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Character in Play:
    The halls of the Court had a way of feeling as if they were closing in on Erwin. It was in these moments that he would start to compose stories in his head, his foot tapping out a steady beat as he did so. As a skald, once he was no longer just an apprentice, it would come to him to hand out legend-marks.

    Weave the stories of those who had done such things in their lives to be worthy of such into the tapestry of their history. There were those who simply were history - Mistborn came to mind - but those were few and far between. It was far more common to do something of note, something legendary, and worth commemorating in a story.

    Erwin wanted to weave one of those stories. Their words were more than just words, they were flesh and bone- they were alive, just as they were. When they were gone, when they returned to the earth, their words would remain - passed on to be shared with other Rihlanders - and that was how they made their mark.

    The words had to be perfect for the story he would tell - the one he wanted to tell - of the Reclaimers but, more importantly, of Melany. She would be worthy of her own legend-mark someday and he wanted to be the one to tell that story, help shape the memory of his mentor within the history of their people.

    Until then he would continue to work the story in his mind, find the perfect words that one day he would share at a moot.

    At least until someone came along, the Queen ready to see him. In that moment things would shift, no longer an apprentice but a mentor himself as he passed his knowledge to her from Melany.
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Re: Erwin Levisson
« Reply #1 on: Sep 08, 17, 05:54:53 PM »
lay that sweet, sweet general roll upon me.




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Re: Erwin Levisson
« Reply #2 on: Sep 08, 17, 05:57:55 PM »
Your General Random roll. I swear on my life I didn't plan this; the troller must know it's for a Reid ad...

Weighed by Mother Night...

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Re: Erwin Levisson
« Reply #3 on: Sep 08, 17, 06:00:26 PM »
GOD FUCKING DAMN IT!!!!!





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Re: Erwin Levisson
« Reply #4 on: Sep 08, 17, 06:10:32 PM »
troll roller

go home

you're drunk

I WILL BE BACK FOR ANOTHER ROLL JUST YOU WAIT.

(also i know that thing threw a y-r on killian and ryder's fam rolls too |: so i know it's out and trollin')




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Re: Erwin Levisson
« Reply #5 on: Sep 15, 17, 06:20:09 PM »
while i am waiting, can i get the 5 fam/ally rolls?




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Re: Erwin Levisson
« Reply #6 on: Sep 15, 17, 06:30:39 PM »
1. Rose - Purple Dusk
2. Yellow - Tiger Eye
3. Tiger Eye - Summer Sky
4. Purple Dusk - Green
5. Purple Dusk - Opal
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Re: Erwin Levisson
« Reply #7 on: Sep 21, 17, 06:38:32 PM »
per purchased full descent here? can i get an updated roll for my bby skald? (ilu troller, but the y-r is not happening.)




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Re: Erwin Levisson
« Reply #8 on: Sep 21, 17, 06:40:04 PM »
Your General Random roll. I swear on my life I didn't plan this; the troller must know it's for a Reid ad...

Weighed by Mother Night...

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Re: Erwin Levisson
« Reply #9 on: Sep 27, 17, 11:33:20 PM »
ready for review pending reid approval for want ad purposes!

(... and i even killed a PD-G in erwin's history for dash, <.<;;;.)




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Re: Erwin Levisson
« Reply #10 on: Sep 27, 17, 11:47:41 PM »
Wanted ad approval!





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Re: Erwin Levisson
« Reply #11 on: Sep 29, 17, 01:52:38 PM »
:D now ready!




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« Reply #12 on: Sep 29, 17, 04:16:02 PM »
Added to the queue.
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« Reply #13 on: Oct 01, 17, 02:10:06 PM »
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