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Wanted: help for char creation
« on: Sep 22, 18, 02:34:04 PM »
I'm currently suffering from information overload and a major case of indecision after browsing territory plots and wanted adds. So instead of creating a weirdly disconnected character I'm going to post the idea here and hope you can help me fit him in.

Any and all suggestions are welcome :)

Grumpy bureaucrat/accountant/(librarian)

Yes, so at the moment it is not much more but a rough idea and needs a lot of polishing. Most things can be changes along the way.

Name: Sorin Kirill Nicolaev
Gender: male
Caste: Prince
Race: short-lived
Age: 25
Jewels: random

Role and faction:
Arkadies Court


Appearance: Freckles.

Personality:

+ workaholic
+ oblivious, socially inept – doesn't do well in social context, tends to overlook or ignore social and political cues
+ captain obvious - often states the obvious for better or worse
+ usually straight forward
+ loyal – to the point where he is willing to go against his own morals and ideas of how-things-should-be, should a friend (hasn't got many of them, after all one needs to find him first behind his mountain of papers) need help, will question and comment about it
+ grumpy – even when he is not
+ good memory and an unsuspected amount of information
+ oftentimes overlooked, suits him fine, staying in the background is his thing
+ unexpectedly decisive  when he finds it needful, stems partially from
+ no patience (with people, running in circles, doesn't apply to puzzling something out, or himself. After all whatever he does takes as long as it takes)
+ a tad inflexible
+ bad understanding of self, rarely questions himself,
+  can be thoughtful and circumspect. Sometimes. If he chooses to. Which he usually doesn't
+ stubborn

Likes:

+ his work - I'm still not 100% sure whether he's supposed to be more of an accountant or bureaucrat, if necessary librarian, but on the whole he likes pushing around his papers and his fairly competent at his subject. Be it rain or sunshine, or the rest of the house going up in flames, days when he can work without seeing anyone are always peaceful.



Dislikes:

- disruptions – for reasons unknown people constantly barge in demanding his attention. How is one supposed to get anything done? Yes. It's impossible and that pisses *** of quiet a lot, resulting in him indiscriminately shouting at whoever came in. Needless to say not every person whom ever dared disrupt his work is one he should be shouting at.

- physical work, fights –  it's simply not his expertise.

Fears:

finding himself alone – despite, or maybe exactly because of, his disposition and almost never seeking out others out of his own volition he finds himself wondering if one day he will wake up and find himself completely alone. Yes, he likes his peace and quiet and being left alone, but he also needs others, needs them to need him. Wants to be useful to the few people who overlook his flaws and genuinely care for him. Not that he would admit this. Most of times not even to himself.

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Craft weaknesses:

Family/Friends:

Family: well to do, obscure aristo family, rather large extended family
father – whatever Nicolaev, aristo, prince, quiet, likes to be part of the masses, keeps the family relevant enough to stay connected but obscure enough to not make enemies, good at social manipulation but no further political ambitions, distant relative to Rabin Concord,  frustrated by his sons lack of social graces
mother – Trude Nikolaev, witch, deceased, from equally obscure aristo family
aunt- on mothers side, younger sister, most vibrant and noticeble of the older generation, has several children of her own
uncle – on mothers side, younger brother, has the misfortune of three highspirited daughters, always harried and on the verge of total ehaustion
cousins –  plural on mothers side

History: ?

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Re: Wanted: help for char creation
« Reply #1 on: Sep 22, 18, 04:32:48 PM »
I have my Queen, Arkadie Graveworthy, who could probably use a grumpyface loner to talk sense into her! :o She has a Triangle that doesn't really do much to talk sense into her when she hares off after her most recent bad idea (in fact, they assist her!!) and I think your guy's tendency to question things before going along with it would do a lot to benefit her in her coming plotlines. Plus, I think she'd drive him up the wall with her tendency to just, like. Appear. And also a general distaste for sitting quietly and reading. IDK!! Anyway, that is my immediate thought. :V Let me know if that appeals!





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Re: Wanted: help for char creation
« Reply #2 on: Sep 22, 18, 05:31:12 PM »
She does seem to be an ideal candidate for dragging him out. He will love it. XD

Who belongs to her triangle? Any recommendations on what I should read for background?

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Re: Wanted: help for char creation
« Reply #3 on: Sep 22, 18, 06:01:33 PM »
Arkadie's Triangle is Cid Concord, Green to Gray Prince, as Master of the Guard; Liana Volkov, TE to SS witch, as Steward; and Phoebus Aegle, Broken to PD Warlord, as First Escort/future Consort. She'll eventually have a Court Healer in Cristina Dumitrescu (PD to S).

For background in DN, there's the culture article in the Keep. There's also information about the Guilds, which are a DN-specific group of assassins/spies/thugs, in that forum. DN has very few Queens (because they kept killing them) and very few Healers (because they're born incredibly rarely). This, combined with their massive underclass of people living in poverty, makes the Territory a pretty starkly two-faced place to be--either you're super broke or you're super rich. Arkadie and her current Triangle are in the affluent category, though Phoebus doesn't really show it, since he spent a lot of time in a Bad Situation.

Dena Nehele also had a massive disaster recently (in the summer of 193 AP, so real recently, lol) which is covered in At the price of oblivion and The ocean on his shoulders. You probably don't need to read At the price of oblivion to get it, and can probably get away with just the first two posts of The ocean on his shoulders to get the idea of what went down.

For background on Arkadie/the general Brisaov atmosphere, I'd take a look at Sir, are you sitting down?, I will show you fear in a handful of dust., and Symphony impossible to play, which is in progress but is critical to Brisaov Court plots going forward.

Hopefully... all of this... helps? Haha 8);





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Re: Wanted: help for char creation
« Reply #4 on: Sep 22, 18, 06:24:27 PM »
Yes, thats exactly what I was looking for. Especially the threads. Thank you :)