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Author Topic: Archimedes Belmont  (Read 3010 times)

Description: Prince. White to Tiger Eye. Played by Sol.

Offline Archimedes Belmont

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Archimedes Belmont
« on: Jan 28, 18, 02:19:42 PM »
The Basics
Character Name: Archimedes Belmont
Nicknames: Archie (rare few) ; Stick (Shaos only)
Age and Birth Year: 52 (Born 142 AP)
Race: Short-Lived
Caste: Prince (of course!)
Birth Territory:  Dena Nehele
Home Territory:  Dena Nehele

Birthright Jewel: cut White
Offering Jewel:  cut Tiger Eye

Role:  Instructor of the Wards
Faction: Mourning Doves

Appearance
Play By: Colin Farrel
Distinguishing Features:
In the dictionary, where it has the word, ‘aristocracy’ there is a picture of Archimedes.  His picture is also next to the words ‘distinguished gentleman’.  Well-dressed, well coiffed, and always put together.

Personality


Personality:

Archimedes Belmont was born to the Belmonts of Moesia Province, the root of the Belmont family tree which has spread all over the Territory.  He was raised all of his life to be an aristocrat and does not know there is any other way to be.  He takes pains to appear at his best, and to always behave at his best, even under stress.  Some might believe he is unflappable, by his well-dressed appearance, and a stiff exterior, this is not entirely true.  It is more that he defaults to etiquette and formality as crutches for his own calm.  Even harsh words are to be delivered eloquently, and with style if it can be managed.  It is important to never lower one’s standards, even once.  Once you have stained yourself with that much, there’s really no going back.  On the surface of it, Archimedes is arrogant, aristocratic, and the sort of wealthy that cannot conceive of why things are not done in the best way possible.  He seems to always have someplace better to be, because anyplace he goes, is better for it.

Privately, those close to him can get away with calling him Archie.  He has a clear need for order, and dislikes chaos.  He does not see the troubles in Dena Nehele as being class-based, as the aristocracy are necessary to civilization, it is the only way there will be any order.  Someone must be in charge, no matter where they are born, and they will be the aristocracy.  The Territory Court is full of mongrels, creating a new aristocracy, and a wealth of opportunity if one knew how to look at the problem, and carve order from the chaos.  Archimedes is an opportunist.  One must learn to improve one’s lot in life, or one’s station becomes larger than they are, and thereby meaningless.  If we are not growing, changing and adapting, we are likely dying.  Archimedes Belmont refuses to die, at least not until the Darkness or his own missteps make him do so.  He will not be made irrelevant by time, the peasantry, or high-born idiocy.  There will always be a Belmont, and if he plays his cards right, that Belmont will be him.

As an agent of the Guildmaster, and as Stick the Shaos, Archimedes is effective, cunning, and reliable.  Information is his stock in trade, and there has rarely been a time where he cannot uncover something useful for his old friend.  He is certain that Keels is the future, and he very much wants to be a part of that future.  If that means spying, killing, stealing, murdering or even babysitting, then so long as he can do all of those things his way, he will do so.  Better to be busy improving, than to be idle.


Likes:
  • 1 Being an Aristocrat;  Archimedes enjoys his station, even if he found it boring at one time.  Of course, it is no longer boring.  He’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing now, and wolves eat very well at this height.
  • 2 Plans;  Stick enjoys a good plan.  He even makes good plans, but Keels makes better.  Between the two of them they have done great and terrible things, all with a script, all with a plan.  He just likes plans, even if it is as simple as a shopping list.
  • 3 Dangerous Women;  Archimedes has a penchant for dangerous women.  Black Widows, Dark Jewels, the more dangerous the better.  He’s drawn to them, seduces them, bargains with them, is himself seduced by them when it suits him.  It’s a thrill he has come to enjoy over the years.
Dislikes:
  • 1 Chaos; Archimedes abhors chaos.  He has an intense need to put things in a row, whether it is the line of his suit, or books on a shelf.  To say nothing of accounting, numbers, and business.  All of these things can and will line up, and this is true of the Territory as well.  Keels and he agree, Order will be necessary, and why not let it unfurl beneath them?
  • 2 New Money;  There are merchants pretending to be aristos, because they suddenly have a small fortune.  Foreigners bringing goods in that give them standing because of wealth.  This troubles Stick, as it creates a false class of people with access to goods, services, and advantages that they do not know how to wield properly.
  • 3 Surprises; He likes a good plan, and hates when it goes off the rails.  He tries his best to consider all the variables, but even he cannot see everything coming his way.  A surprise is always a problem, and he dislikes seeing them on his horizon.
Fears:
  • 1 Losing Blood Brother; Maybe it’s the Bond, maybe it’s their shared history.  Decades of brotherhood is worth more than the money he’s made in that time.  He hates that he feels that way, but he does.  He cannot watch Keels die, it would break the tiny, tiny, greedy heart he has left.  They’re down a rabbit hole too deep to every climb out of, and what’s the point if his brother is not there with him to enjoy the spoils?
  • 2 A Return to the Bloody Old Days;  Things got bloody in the old days.  Queen’s killed, kidnapped, sent into hiding, whatever.  It was a bloody Night-Cursed mess, and there are those that would like that time to return.  Archimedes likes the way things are, and the way things will be, he does not want the knives to come close to him or Keels again.
  • 3 Being Uncovered; Archimedes has been undercover for so long, he IS Stick.  He does not know which would be worse, being uncovered as the Shaos agent, or as a Mourning Dove, certainly both would be terrible.  The strength of his usefulness relies on this secret, and if it were ever blown, well, he might have to die like Keels and hope he comes back better for it.
Craft Strengths:
  • 1 Telekinetic Craft; Archimedes is very skilled with Telekinetic work.  He can pick a lock, serve tea, guide a poisoned needle to a target or smash one with force.  It is his preferred tool, and his preferred weapon, given the choice.  Despite a Light Jewel, he is skilled enough to instruct others, though if that person is Darker, he lacks their reservoir of power.  Armed with a sword-cane, and slender stick-like spikes, Stick can be quite precise and deadly.
  • 2 Vanishing/Conjuring;  Archie can vanish and conjure as well as any member of the Blood, for purposes of convenience, however, he has elevated it to a precise art.  He can conjure a needle behind someone’s head, float it there with telekinesis and stick them until the poison takes effect.  He can conjure drugs, poisons, chemical agents directly into vessels or even a targets mouth, if its open long enough.  He can also conjure dozens of knives, and create a hail of blades, it all depends on his needs.
Craft Weaknesses:
  • 1 Power Bolts; expression of this raw power fell by the wayside.  Archie focused to much on honing and refining his telekinetics, and can no longer conjure a bolt of power.  A TK punch, yes.  A bolt of raw Jewel power, not even a small one.
  • 2 Pass Through Walls; Stick does not phase through things.  He does not scatter his aristocratic particles to the breeze, just to get through a wall.  That’s what stealth craft is for, as well as compulsions.  He will not do this, and thus, has no skill for it.  Call it a mental block, but he likes himself in one piece, thank you very much.
Life Story

Family:
Mother:  Guinevere Belmont (Moesia); Witch; Tiger Eye to Purple Dusk; Age 70 (122 AP)
Father:  Gawain Belmont (Caecian);Prince; Tiger Eye to Purple Dusk; Age 70 (122 AP)
Siblings:
Morgana Belmont; Priestess; Tiger Eye to Summer Sky; Age 48 (144 AP)
Celestine Belmont; Witch; Tiger Eye to Summer Sky; Age 46 (146 AP)

History:

Archimedes Belmont was born to a long line of Belmonts.  They had (and have) influence, Old Money wealth, and a staggering array of inter-marriages that caused them to spread throughout the Territory like a virus.  Archimedes was born to the main branch in Moesia Province.  Some members of the brood held various offices in various Courts, but the main source of their influence is the age of their fortune and their house.  Theirs is a name that opens doors, and banks.  Archimedes was raised to be one of these very important members of society.  He wanted for nothing, and received the best in education, and just about everything else.  His Birthright was completed in a perfunctory fashion, that he received the White was of little import, it was all about what he could accomplish.  He was already a Belmont, now he had a Jewel.  He was not a better Belmont.

His early youth was pend with facts and figures, not only understanding the Belmont’s wealth and holdings, but learning how to invest and grow that wealth.  Stagnancy could mean a loss of wealth and station, every Belmont had a responsibility to build on what had gone before.  Archimedes proved an able hand at this, so good that it was thought, for a time, that he might well be groomed to serve as a Steward in one Court or another, but when he was not only successful at garnering profits, but massive profits, the family thought they might be better off keeping Archimedes management and accounting skills to themselves.  It was all elementary to Archimedes, who found the work banal but a necessary burden to live the life that he enjoyed an deserved.  He was not a simpering school lad with more money than sense.  He knew how to make wealth now, and that stood him above the rest.

Archimedes was a young bored man when he met Danton Keel, a Shaos Guildsman.  He enjoyed days of wine, women (the more dangerous the better), and song, but he had nothing to challenge him.  He had, by then, had several duels, and come out ahead of every single bout, but even that was growing to be more of an irritant than any kind fo enjoyable sport.  Danton offered him something else.  He would become the Shaos key to places that only an aristocrat of Belmont’s caliber could gain entry to.  He would pave the way to many a Shaos success as a result.  By agreeing to join, two things happened, Archimedes learned a great deal more about the Guilds than he ever knew, and Danton about the aristocracy, but more than that, they become fast friends.  It is during their time as Shaos, where Archimedes earned the codename ‘Stick’, that Keels and Stick undertook many dangerous tasks, and perhaps foolishly, perhaps deep in their cups, or perhaps even full of relief at being alive, they found another Shaos to make them blood brothers.  They shared a Bond, and still do to this day.

The two operated for years, one inside the aristocracy, and one without.  When Keels made his play for Guildmaster, Stick was with him.  He was there when it all fell apart as well, and their Bond told him that his brother was as near to death as he had ever felt, or ever wanted to feel.  It was Stick that found him, and Stick that stayed with him until he was on his feet.  Archimedes spread the rumor that he had gone abroad to open new revenue streams for the family, but that was the cover  He was with his old friend Danton, making sure the cunning bastard didn’t die and take a piece of him with him.  Once Keels had the decency not to croak, other than when he tried to talk, Archimedes returned to his public life, while privately, and for the next thirty years, he helped Keels achieve his goals, becoming a Mourning Dove, an agent of the Guild Master, and a Shaos called ‘Stick’ by only a few of the older compatriots, and that Guild’s current leadership.  Archimedes became a booming success upon his return, bolstering the lie that his disappearing had been to travel abroad and make new contacts,  It was Keels that made that lie true.

Of course, Keels died again, because Danton never made things easy.  Of course, Archimedes was there to help his Blood Brother through another debacle, though this one ran closer to the heart.  Once again, Archimedes went abroad, and once again, Stick took part in Keels’ plan, and still again, he returned to public life.  He is a known quantity in the Territory; rich and getting richer, an exemplary of the modern aristocrat, with a reputation as a gourmet, occasional provocateur and a distinguished lothario, or so the rumors say.  His current assignment is one Laszlo Quertis, and his well-being, along with his Brother, Neston.  He has met the boy a time or two, as he has an ongoing affair with the lad’s Governess, an Ebon Gray Hearth Witch of his extensive acquaintance, Lady Aleia Sala.  Archimedes had not expected that one day, her two charges would be more than annoyances to avoid in his trysts with the lady, but here they are.



Show Us What You've Got
Character in Play:

Archimedes smiled at the woman he was talking to, and managed to hold a polite and even innuendo-laden conversation with her, as he took in the details of the room.  It was easy to multitask when you thought of yourself as two people.  Two dashing, cunning, terribly fashionable and modest people.  One was the aristocrat, talking to this women, allowing him to maintain the civilized veneer that every member of the Blood that was an aristo did their very best to keep.  He was a Belmont, some would say THE Belmont, and he had to be as charming as he possibly could be to keep up appearances.  Charming arrogance was not an easy look to pull off, but he managed it, ask anyone.  His other self, the one that did things in the dark, the one called Stick, was taking in the entrances and exits, and the position of his target.  Stick was a Mourning Dove now, one of the Guild Master’s hands.  It was good work if you can get it.

He sent a spear thread to his Brother through their Bond, sending an image of the fellow with the foreign accent, and received confirmation.  He was the one.  He had to make this man sick enough to leave, and then others would handle the rest.  Archimedes did not know what the fellow had stepped in, but he assumed it was a steaming pile that belonged to Keels.  Danton didn’t like his shit stepped in, unless he planned for that.  This fellow had made of himself a surprise, and neither he nor Keels really appreciated that.  Archimedes leaned close to the woman, and whispered something terribly inappropriate into her ear, when she giggled, he conjured the drug directly into the poor bastards wine.  It would dissolve instantly, if that Black Widow knew her stuff, and she did.

Success.  Archimedes grinned at the woman, offered her his arm, and together they walked out the room, seeking a quiet place where they could continue their discourse.  He sent word to Keels not to wait up.  After all, he could hardly break character now, could he?


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Offline Archimedes Belmont

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Re: Archimedes Belmont
« Reply #1 on: Jan 28, 18, 02:23:52 PM »
Archimedes would like one General Random Roll for his Jewels.

Aaand...

Four Family Rolls, please.

For the record, this is Dany's fault.  Okay, a little my fault too, but mostly Dany's.



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Re: Archimedes Belmont
« Reply #2 on: Jan 28, 18, 02:36:10 PM »
Man Colin looks old bruh.

Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with a cut White Birthright Jewel, and were gifted with a cut Tiger Eye Jewel at your Offering.

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Congratulations!

1. Tiger Eye - Summer Sky
2. Tiger Eye - Purple Dusk
3. Tiger Eye - Purple Dusk
4. Tiger Eye - Summer Sky


Apparently the troller bought Tiger Eye crypto and is trying to sell.
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Re: Archimedes Belmont
« Reply #3 on: Jan 28, 18, 06:07:56 PM »
w o w troller was in a mood




Offline Archimedes Belmont

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Re: Archimedes Belmont
« Reply #4 on: Jan 29, 18, 04:25:07 PM »
I think I need a Phe and Dany Stamp, and then Review.



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Re: Archimedes Belmont
« Reply #5 on: Jan 29, 18, 04:59:23 PM »
I don't have a fancy approval sticker.  But I do have this gif.  I highly approve.
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Re: Archimedes Belmont
« Reply #6 on: Jan 29, 18, 05:02:06 PM »
raluca says come visit her sometime <3

also a stamp for my side of want ad!




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Re: Archimedes Belmont
« Reply #7 on: Jan 29, 18, 05:13:55 PM »
Added to the que.
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« Reply #8 on: Jan 29, 18, 07:43:47 PM »
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