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Author Topic: Radu Orfan  (Read 1611 times)

Description: Warlord Prince. Blood Opal to Sapphire. Played by Erica.

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Radu Orfan
« on: May 25, 17, 05:02:46 AM »
The Basics

Character Name: Radu Orfan
Nicknames: Don't you dare... Myos Name - Shift
Age and Birth Year:  21, (AP 173)
Race:  Short Lived
Caste:  Warlord Prince
Birth Territory: Tulzbruja, Dena Nehele
Home Territory: Dena Nehele

Birthright Jewel: Uncut Blood Opal
Offering Jewel: Cut Sapphire

Role: Journeyman Myos / Escort in Training
Faction: Territory Court - 3rd Circle


Play By: Jay Ryan
Distinguishing Features: There is a large scar on the left side of his face, it tends to get immediate attention.  And he likes it this way.  Let them look, and let them realize he survived whatever did it.  Combine the scar with his height, and Radu Orfan tends to cut an intimidating figure.


  Warlord Princes are violent.  Warlord Princes are unpredictable.  They are territorial, bossy bastards.  Quite frankly, Radu enjoys that part of his reputation.  Such concerns tend to keep most people from prying.  They take one look at his face, and he can watch as their eyes trail over the scar.  He seems to truly love watching the disgust that Aristos feel at his 'disfigurement'.  He seems to enjoy getting a rise out of people, and is ready to start a fight at the drop of a hat.  Where others see the scar as a mark of weakness (how else could he have gotten it if he hadn't lost badly?) he instead sees it as a badge of strength.  Sure, his face got torn up.  But do you see the other guy anywhere?  No.  Because THAT guy was twice his size at the time, and he still put him six feet under by the time they were done.

  Radu doesn't mind pointless violence.  In fact, he thrills in it.  If ever there IS a point, he tends to be even more brutal about the making the point known.  He learned the hard way after his mother died that people only respect strength... and he never wants to be seen as a weakling.  So unless someone is very stubborn, they're not likely to get past the walls he keeps up in an effort to not leave himself open to betrayal or backstabbing.

And if ever someone DOES betray him... he'll see them in pieces of bloody meat on the ground at his feet before he'll let them get away with it.

This particular well-known attribute of his has helped the kids he keeps an eye out for.  People know better than to mess with them, and people generally avoided pissing him off too much... so the orphans that he tended to keep an eye on were at least fed regularly.  Those kids realized he was more than just a growly killer... he was someone who genuinely wanted to do some good and only knew one way to do it.

Sometimes they would suggest joining the Jacks... but he would just shake his head.  He doesn't want to be owned by anyone.  Not a Queen, not an aristo family, and certainly not by a guild.

  • 1.  The Fear of Others - When others fear you, you have a bit of power that you might not otherwise have.  They try to leave you alone, and if for some reason they can't, they're less likely to accidentally piss you off.  Or purposefully, for that matter.  For all that he hates Court life... he does like watching people try not to piss themselves when he seems agitated.
  • 2.  Riley - Not that he would ever TELL her that.  The Queen is a meddling female with nosy guild spies that plucked him out of the streets and are trying to civilize him.  Mother Night's tits, if it weren't so aggravating it would make him laugh.  But Riley has fire, and she gets into trouble.  Besides, watching the Aristos pull their hair out around her makes up for her queenliness.
  • 3.  Kids -  It isn't a hidden fact.  It is, in part, why he was even noticed by Riley's court in the first place.  He has a soft spot for little teacup humans, and anyone who is unkind to kids tends to get his fist (if he's feeling merciful, anyways) right in the nose.
  • 1.  Politics - Aristos don't like to get their hands dirty, and he is 99.9999% sure that is why Dena Nehele's people are constantly screwed.  The only way to get anything done is to (derp derp) DO it.  And the ARistos never want to DO anything other than bicker and fight over who has the prettiest chair.  Personally, he'd like to take all their heads and watch the territory fix itself.
  • 2.  Clothing -  The less he has to wear, the happier he is. This doesn't mean he wants to parade around naked... he'd rather not.  But if he could get away with not wearing those damned shoes and stupid suits... he'd be quite happy.
  • 3.  Liars - Politicians are doubly screwed.  He assumes they're lying all the time.  But when commoners do it?  There's little that is as likely to rile his temper as quickly as someone lying to his face.  It has proven quite a problem, since it really doesn't take much to set him off.  One of these days, he's going to get his ass handed to him.  But since it hasn't happened yet, he doesn't worry about it. 
  • 1.  Getting Turned into a Tamed Dog -  He's seen how the Bonded act.  Frankly, it makes him want to cup himself.  He'd rather roll around in a fire and be horridly disfigured.  nay, he'd rather be ACTUALLY castrated than find himself turned into a mooning obedient little lapdog.  Maybe it's unfair.  He's seen a few Bonded that aren't quite so weak. But still...
  • 2.  Having Kids -  He loves kids.  Deep down, he really wants some little spawns of his own. At the same time... what if he fails them?  Worse, what if he were to have a daughter, and she turns out to be a Queen?  Everyone knows what happens to Queens.  They're taken away from you, if they're lucky.  If they're not... they're murdered.  The very thought of that happening makes his blood run cold... so he always, ALWAYS makes sure that he is with careful women.  Just in case.  Better to not fulfill his dream of kids than to actually have them... and lose them.  He's seen enough kids die in the streets to know there is no such thing as happily ever after.
  • 3.  Crippling -  Scars are one thing.  Scars can prove you are a tough s.o.b.  But getting crippled?  That would be even worse than death in his mind.  To be reduced to a beggar as a warlord prince?  To find oneself incapable of defending the ones you are meant to protect?  To be forced to watch terrible things unfold and not be able to DO anything?  He'd rather die.
Craft Strengths:
  • 1.  Battle-Craft -  Growing up an orphan on the streets teaches you that life is inherently unfair.  There are NO fair fights.  If you think you have a fair fight, they're going to play a dirty trick on you.  So Radu learned to fight against the odds.  He learned to turn the tides on his opponents, no matter how many there would be.  In a fight, his senses sharpen to the point that he almost seems to see the future as people try to hit him from the front OR the back.
  • 2.  Aural Shielding -  No, Radu doesn't really go sneaking around much.  But there is something very useful (and therefore terrifying) about being able to fight someone in an alley and have NO ONE hear your enemy scream while you rip them to shreds.  It makes for a very good point when someone decides to try to take your things... and the people who find the mess later are sure to pass on the word.
Craft Weaknesses:
  • 1.   Sight Shielding -  He enjoys the reactions to his appearance too much to ever put much work into this particular skill.  And those who try to teach it to him find themselves at a loss for how to deal with his lack of interest.  That lack of interest has more to do with the fact that he has never really been able to pull off not being noticed, especially since the scarring of his face.  Sometimes he thinks that he can't do it because he likes the reactions too much... and other times he wonders if he just... can't... do it, and so learned to like the reactions.
  • 2.   Communication  -  It would be laughable to those that learn of it.  Most who do figure it out know better than to laugh where he can hear them.  He can respond just fine... but whenever he tries to START a conversation, it comes across as him screaming in someone's skull.  He learned a few years ago to just give up trying to start such things.

    Life Story

    Mother: Sorina Orfan - Witch - Tiger Eye to Rose - 32 (Dead, AP 183)
    FatherIon Habian - Warlord Prince - Yellow to Rose - 23 (Dead, AP 174)
    "Step Father"Dillion Naumov - Sapphire to Gray - Prince - b. 149ap

     "Good Lady Friend" : Elisabeta Dalca - Healer - Summer Sky to Purple Dusk - AP 164 (Broken 193ap)
      Best Friend Vali Gabor - Warlord - Purple Dusk to Green - AP 170 (Death by Purge, 193ap)
      Quiet Healer : Skender Lupei - Healer - Summer Sky to Green - AP 150 (Death by Purge, 193ap)

    "Little Brother"Quinten Heartly - Summer Sky - Warlord - b. 175ap
    "Little Brother"Kale Heartly - Yellow - Healer Warlord - b. 174ap

    Lover: Narcisa "Sway" Ciora - Yellow to Summer Sky - Witch - b. 162ap

      He never got to know his father.  From what he remembers of his mother's stories, his father was a Warlord Prince that fixated on her, fairly often.  She didn't seem to mind.  He paid her well, she said.  Especially for taking up so much of her time whenever it happened.  He always got the feeling, even as a young boy, that she was surprised she'd only gotten one child out of Ion Habian.  Maybe she would have gotten more if Ion hadn't been killed in a street fight when he was onlya year old.
      His mother understandably was nervous as it became clear that her son was taking after his father.  When he got his birthright, she was even more nervous.  How was a woman like her supposed to keep a boy like him in line?  Well, she really couldn't.  But she DID know a woman that might be able to teach him to get control of his temper.
      That bit of foresight would be the only reason he survived.  She'd sent him and his best friend Vali to a crotchety old woman named Skender one night for some tonics.  By the time he got home, he found his little shack torn apart, and his mother along with it.  What little boyish innocence he had died that night as he tried to get all the pieces together for a proper burial.    He'd like to say it was the last time he cried.  He'd be wrong.
      There were plenty of tears over the years.  Usually when he got punched in the eye.  But he learned to give as good as he got... a good thing too, since it seemed that fights sprouted around him almost as often as he blinked.  Skender got pretty good at patching him up.  Never asked for more than a little help cleaning up his workspace for it either.  He offered, a time or two, for Radu to move in.  But he just couldn't do it.
    He needed his space, and he knew he'd snap at Skender if he had to spend too much time with the old woman.  The old biddy deserved a better roommate.  Still, he didn't forget that Skender had made sure he got fed whenever times got rough... so whenever he got something to spare, he'd go and drop it off at the old woman's bedside.
      That kindness was repaid after the fight with Iori.  Iori the drunkard.  Iori the Flaccid.  The man lost his temper with one of the landen women when she couldn't get him up... and he broke her nose.  Radu couldn't say why that really set him off, other than he couldn't stand to see the weak getting beaten by someone they had no chance at beating.  What he knew was that he roared as that red haze filled his vision... and he fought.

    He tasted blood in his mouth by the time he was done, and Iori the drunkard was dead on the ground.  It took him a few minutes to realize the blood he tasted was his own.  Iori's knife had flayed open his face.  He didn't care. The rotten bastard had gotten what was coming to him.  It was Skender's skill that saved his face from being too horrible... and it was Skender's skill that kept him from going rabid with infection or fever. 

    It was also probably Skender that kept him from being found too quickly by dangerous folk after the Iori incident... but even the best of Skender's luck could only hold off the Myos for so long.  The fight with Iori had been very public.  Radu wasn't the lightest-jewelled of Blood.  He still doesn't understand why the Myos would bring him to the attention of the Territory Queen, and he doesn't like the fact that they did.  Someone like him at court?  Even he knows that's not going to end well.

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      "Mother night's tits..."  He growled it, tugging irritatedly at his collar.  What WAS it with these damned politicians and their need for... for... whatever the hell this clothing was called?  It served no purpose other than to irritate him... that had to be it.  His eyes narrowed, challengingly, at the poor man stuck with making sure he was suitably dressed.
      "It would do best if you didn't say such things in front of the Queen, Prince Orfan."
      "Yeah well, I don't do pretty, you bumbling pretty boy."   It came out a growl.  And it satisfied him, really, seeing the way the little jeweless tailor tried to keep his spine straight.  But there was no denying the scent of fear in the air, no matter how well the man tried to hide it.  Some small part of him felt a little bad for pushing the male so hard.
    Most of him was so irritated by the 'necessity' of looking nice when presented to the Queen officially that he wanted to lash out and beat the male to death.  Really all that kept him from trying something like that was the memory of that little Myos female.  He couldn't say what it was, really, that made him be a bit more cautious around that one.

    He'd met plenty of dangerous females on the streets.  There was a red moon woman that could beat the ever living hells out of a male... he'd seen the results on an idiot a time or two.  But there was something about the way that the Myos female looked at him that made him want to immediately duck his head and try his best to not piss her off.

    Rare thing, that.  So he took a few deep breaths and mentally recited Vali's little sayings.  They didn't always work.  But sometimes, like now, they helped him think past the irritations and the impulses.  So the little jewelless man trying to make him presentable didn't even get a fat lip.

    And somehow, Radu kept from saying something along those lines as the man near fled from him.  Partly because he was trying to be nice... and mostly because he was staring at himself in the mirror as if he'd grown a second head.

    "You have got to be fuckin' kiddin me... "

    They'd combed his hair back.  They'd made it SHINY... though it had certainly taken them long enough to get the grime out of his hair.  Hell, he almost looked like one of those (gag) Aristo bastards... if not for the scar.  Thank Iori and his bad aim for at least making sure he'd never look like one of those assholes.

    "Please tell me she'll laugh me out of her court and I can go back to beating some skulls in for a few bits of food..."  Sure, that sounded ridiculous.  Even he knew it.  But he wasn't meant for this sort of place.   And keeping him here was not going to end well... he could feel it in his bones.

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Re: Radu Orfan
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 17, 05:07:25 AM »
Could I get a dark descent roll (per the requested transaction in May) pls?

Also, 5 random rolls for associates!

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Re: Radu Orfan
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 17, 05:19:43 AM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with an uncut Blood Opal Birthright Jewel, and were gifted with a cut Sapphire Jewel at your Offering.



1. Tiger Eye - Rose
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Re: Radu Orfan
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 17, 06:23:42 AM »
Ready for Round One

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Re: Radu Orfan
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 17, 08:02:34 AM »

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Re: Radu Orfan
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 17, 02:55:24 PM »
Ready for Round TWO!

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Re: Radu Orfan
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 17, 03:13:36 PM »  •  Discord: phinn#0798  •  Writer Tracker

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Re: Radu Orfan
« Reply #7 on: Dec 04, 18, 02:57:00 PM »
Per 2018 Thanksgiving Shop Adoptable Dark Ally Roll:

Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with an uncut Sapphire Birthright Jewel, and were gifted with an uncut Gray Jewel at your Offering.


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