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Author Topic: Sydney Concord  (Read 1533 times)

Description: Prince. Green to Gray. Played by Rated Em

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Sydney Concord
« on: Jan 10, 18, 11:20:20 PM »
The Basics

Character Name: Sydney Concord
Nicknames:
  • Cid, as called by pretty much everybody. He rarely, if ever, goes by Sydney.
  • Umbral, his code name as a Myos.
Age and Birth Year: 37 (b. 157 AP)
Race: Dena Nehelian (Short-lived)
Caste: Prince
Birth Territory: Dena Nehele
Home Territory: Dena Nehele

Birthright Jewel: cut Green
Offering Jewel: cut Gray

Role: Executioner / Master of the Guard
Faction: Myos Guild / Court of Aechia

Appearance

Play By: Wilby Arthur
Distinguishing Features:
    There are several things that might be distinguishing about Cid. From his blue eyes to the cut of his blonde hair, he definitely knows how to make himself stand out. What he cannot do is make himself stand tall because he is only five foot four.

Personality


Personality:
    Spazzy, eccentric, potentially up to no good, Cid delights in living up to that expectation that explosive things comes in small packages. He often has a smile on his face, an impish gleam in his eyes, and does his best to seem like he is about five seconds away from causing mischief. The reputation suits him well as the eccentric adoptive son of known traders, Rabin and Cuinn Concord. That people have no idea how to deal with him or what to expect is exactly what he wants when he is coming in to make a deal or help finalize a new trade arrangement.

    As a Prince Cid has a mind for organization and efficiency. He finds happiness in being able to keep things neat and orderly (properly done and finished paperwork is so hot, let him tell you) and being able to ensure that business is running smoothly. Yet as darkly jeweled as he is, he does have an edge to him. One that he keeps tabs on and only lets out to play when he operates as the Myos agent Umbral.

    Cid’s desire for efficiency turns into something deadly and bloody, contracts carried out with a single-minded fervor and intensity that speaks to both his dark jewels and his Caste. It can be expected that he will stop at nothing to see a contract, or an order from the Guild Leader, carried out to its full potential. There is a beautiful elegance, a method to killing, that he delights in being able to carry out without care. Cid is more than aware that he keeps the darker urges of his jewels under tabs because of being a Myos and that works for him.

    That allows him to be, as far as the world is concerned, the Prince they all see and interact with. Always in motion, never once stopping, he is a male that is full of laughter and smiles. He is quick to pull people in, bring them to his side, and help them learn how to enjoy life, relax, and find all those things that make everything worth it.

    Ultimately no one, save the rare few, is supposed to know that underneath all that spaz is a stone-cold killer. It is not all numbers and trade routes in his head, no. They run along side the best ways to get close to someone and slide a blade between their ribs and leave them dead without anyone noticing. There is a fine line, a balance between the Prince and the Myos, and he walks it with such alacrity that it is almost clear this was the life meant for him.

    At the end of the day Cid is a man who knows what he wants, how he wants it, and makes it happen. What you see is what you get, be that in his personality or action. He wants every moment to be something bright and shining, to enjoy every bit of life that is available to be enjoyed, and he wants to make sure that those around him do so as well. If he has to take life, or anyone, by the horns to make that possible then he is going to do so. With the strength of his jewels he has never known restraint, never known having to not just be capable, and it shows in how he carries himself as if the world is his to explore.

    Life is short, he knows this first hand, and he is going to make sure that it is a great experience.

Likes:
  • Traveling - Any kind of travel is enjoyed but especially when he can ride the Winds. With a Gray Cid is able to enjoy a capability to travel many places, far and wide, and the Winds can carry him there. Even when the Winds are not an option he enjoys traveling on horseback, carriage, or any other method afforded to him. Being able to explore, see the lands within Dena Nehele and beyond, is something he never wants to be without.
  • Antiquities - With his traveling abroad, to help the import and export that make up the Concord family business, Cid has managed to get his hands on a number of trinkets and otherwise that tell stories all their own. He is particularly fond of objects from other territories, though he is hestitant to own such as he has no desire to take something that is a priceless heirloom and of importance to the territory. Some obscure curio that was once owned by someone and then tossed away? That Cid wants, not just for the history but the stories attached to it as it has passed hands.
  • Shadows/Darkness - From a young age Cid showed an interest in the dark corners of the room, the shadows that exist because light cannot be everywhere. While he is also fond of nighttime he truly enjoys the darkness and being able to blend into it to become one of the things that goes bump in the night. Even his mask as Myos is that of a shadow beast, something born out of the shadows and the night that has come for you. That thrill of uncertainty, the feeling that something unknown and horrible exists in those dark places that your eyes cannot see into, is a feeling he delights in.

    Dislikes:
  • Comments About His Height - Cid gives absolutely no fucks about his height, he is perfectly fine with it. What he is not alright with is when people decide to make a big deal out of it, discuss it, or otherwise use it to imply that somehow he is not just as capable as anyone else. Commentary about his height of the inappropriate variety is a great way to find yourself face to face with an agitated Gray Prince.
  • Predictability - Cid hates when contracts or otherwise require him to act in a manner that is both predictable and repetitive. If everything he does and is asked of could be unique and one of a kind, never to be repeated, that would be great. As that is somewhat unreasonable to expect, he instead accepts that he is just going to be annoyed with a frequency that, to put it bluntly, sucks.
  • Not Being Able to Slow Down - Whether it’s him actually doing something or the fact that his brain is always flitting from task to task with alacrity, Cid finds that he has trouble with relaxing. There is always a million things that are calling to his attention, something else that he could be doing, and it is an ordeal and a half to get him to actually pause and breathe. That he struggles with this is a never ending source of frustration.

    Fears:
  • Being a Disappointment - It is not said, he does not think it is true, but somewhere in the back of his mind Cid worries about being a disappointment to the pair that raised him and the guild he serves. While he has followed in the footsteps of his adoptive father, in more than one way, he also has a trade empire to ensure continues. That there are moments, in the dark of night, where irrational worries and fears catch a hold of and they keep him up until he manages to distract himself. Except then it’s usually about time to start the day and get back to work.
  • Botching a Kill - As powerful as he is, as skilled as he is, Cid knows that there is always the possibility that something could go completely wrong and an assassination could end up botched. In those moments he fears most that he will leave behind an empty, living husk. Not only break their Jewels but irrevocably damage their Chalice, sever their connection to the Darkness, and leave them lost and trapped within themself. Such a life is a torture, something Cid would not wish upon anyone. Clean kills are the only way to go.
  • Being Boring - Where others do not expect that Cid would be exciting, he expects it of himself. Priding himself on the fact that he is unpredictable, save for those rare few that know him and how to gauge him, he fears that he is actually boring. Worse that every action, every little thing he does, is just trite and worthless and not at all unique at all. Nothing is worse than people expecting him. That they’ve got insight into him, because he spends most of his life unobserved, unseen, and unexpected, and know he is coming. It defeats the purpose of his entire existence, as far as he is concerned, and he does not want to consider that this is the possible truth.

    Craft Strengths:
  • Presence Masking - Years of training and practice have enabled Cid to have excellent control over masking both his physical and psychic scent, what his jewels are, as well as muffling the sounds he makes while moving. One could lay eyes upon him and still not sense any bit of his presence, only knowing that he was there because he is very clearly standing in place.
  • Sight Shields - Cid has learned how to control his ability with Sight shields right down to making them shape to the contours of his body as well as things that he holds within his hands. With the shield layered right over him it is that much harder for anyone to detect him, making it easy for him to get in and out of a situation without anyone having ever noticed he was there in the first place.

    Craft Weaknesses:
  • Voice Manipulation - A skill that would be useful, especially as a Myos, Cid has no natural talent for it and can only seem to make his own voice deeper or higher. He cannot actually manipulate it to be another person’s voice entirely and attempts to do so actually seem to hurt for some Night damned reason.
  • Passing Through Objects - There is a reason he has learned how to open locks and other such devices and that is because he cannot pass through objects at all. All his attempts to do so have resulted in nearly losing limbs or worse.


    Life Story

    Family:
    Adoptive Parent: Rabin Concord (67 - b. 127AP) - Warlord Prince - Blood Opal to Sapphire
    Adoptive Parent: Cuinn Concord (64 - b. 130AP ) - Warlord - Tiger Eye to Purple Dusk
    Adoptive Sibling: Narcisa ‘Sway’ Ciora (32 - b. 162) - witch - Yellow to Summer Sky

    History:
      Death is common place within Dena Nehele. With that in mind it should come as no surprise that Sydney does not know his parents. There is no memory of them whatsoever, time and otherwise stripped them from his mind. The truth of the matter was that Rabin Concord was - and still is - a Myos who went by the name of Fiend. He was contracted to see the deaths of a married couple of no consequence. Their contracted deaths proved only one thing: that they had made enemies with enough coin to pay the fees the Myos required.

      Their murder was of no trouble. Trouble instead came in the form of the toddler that he found giggling and playing with toys in his room. With no mention of the child on the contract, Rabin was left with only a few options. Kill the child, the most obvious one (and not acceptable; not only was that an unnecessary death but killing without cause was anathema to his personal code), simply leave the child to be found and orphaned, or take the child with him.

      The third was the option he took, thoughts of his partner Cuinn in mind and how he had wanted a child to raise. With the home of the couple burned to the ground (everyone within would be assumed to be dead), Rabin stayed only long enough to ensure the blaze was contained to the married couple’s home and departed with the toddler. There was the matter of approaching the Guild Leader with the "package" he was taking home with him, to keep them informed, and, of course, it was smoothed out through the assistance of Keels (who did have a soft spot for children, never let it be known; also still only a Shaos). Whatever documentation was needed, was procured, details covered, and Rabin brought home a little boy.

      It was only after he had been brought to the Concord residence, there for a few days, that his Prince Caste manifested. Whatever his name had been before was of no consequence, instead given the name of Sydney. He was a strange child, as Rabin frequently told Cuinn (who had been ecstatic when Rabin showed up with a child; Dena Nehele was sometimes overflowing with orphans, who was he to question the appearance of a child of their own to raise). Sydney had not been bothered by the “monster” that had shown up in his house and taken him away from it.

      He had giggled and reached out for him instead. Such little oddities continued on, strange quirks that were enjoyed by his new parents. That their son was a never ending font of energy was no surprise, though he seemed to gravitate towards organization and keeping his toys in a certain order that only made sense to him. At other points he seemed to delight in hiding in the shadows, deliberately finding the dark places to hide in and pop out of to “spook” his parents.

      It was when his eventual birthright came that Rabin and Cuinn realized the blonde haired blue eyed boy was potentially more than they bargained for. No one had expected a Green Jewel for him, not when his parents had been of the Blood but not Jeweled themselves, and it was then that Rabin saw the chance for a true protege.

      Though not a Warlord Prince like himself, Sydney was a darkly jeweled member of the Blood. Within him was the potential to become a valuable member of the Myos. These thoughts in mind, Sydney began lessons in all manner of things. Not just Protocol and Etiquette, but physical training as well. All things that would, come the right time, see him well suited for the ardent and exhaustive training of the Myos.

      When that time came, a few years after his Birthright, Sydney took to the training like a fish to water. The knowledge that his father was a Myos was handled with little surprise. It made sense to him, though he could not explain it. Learning how to become one of the things that people feared resonated with the darkness inside of him. It was with his father’s guidance, his mentor in all things, that he made his first kill. Quick, clean, and efficiently carried out from the shadows, Sydney took his Myos codename of Umbral.

      The darkness was where he worked best, unseen and unexpected. It was only as he got older, outside of his training as a Myos, that Sydney began to learn the ins and outs of the Concord family business. The majority of it was handled by Cuinn but at some point it would pass to him and, as Rabin had explained to him, made for an excellent cover for their positions within the guild.

      In his teenage years Sydney began to craft his cover, the life in which he lived in tandem to his existence as a Myos. The eccentric, sometimes zany, adopted son of the Concords. From coveting some small trinket to trying to secure a business deal for his parents, Sydney made sure that the one thing everyone knew to expect from him was that he was not at all predictable. Being seen as peculiar and outlandish, he delighted in the world’s inability to classify him.

      It was not long after his seventeenth year that Rabin brought home another child. Sway was older than Sydney had been and her path had been set from the moment that she had been found by the Warlord Prince. His last few years at the Training Grounds were memories of having his butt handed to him, quite unexpectedly, by a Yellow witch. From Sway Sydney learned that even the lightest of jewels were capable of truly amazing things. From Sydney Sway learned all the best ways to take down someone who was darker jeweled.

      By the time that his Offering occurred Sydney had already been a Journeyman and was granted his full status as a member of the Myos with his Gray. His particular skills were, much like his mentor and Sway, in that of being undetectable. He specialized in those contracts where the Myos wanted to make a point and let others know that no one was safe; that there was no person, place or thing that could protect a person with a contract out upon them.

      It was in the more recent years that Sydney found his true calling. Called before the Guild Master and his Second, Umbral became their executioner. When those within the guilds step out of line, have committed great crimes, or simply fallen out of favor in the worst way, he is the one that steps in and hands down their judgement. Death is quick but it is not painless and there is no escape from the Guilds.

      The Myos have been Sydney’s life and they continue to be such. While he continues the charade, that he lives and breathes the life of a trader, it’s with a blade in his hand that he is the most comfortable and he is content with that.

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      There was something to be enjoyed about walking in to the Territory Court and doing so unnoticed. Cid particularly enjoyed it, might have delighted in it, but it was the farthest thing from his mind. Instead he was thinking of the words of the Guild Leader, the insidious knowledge that had been given to him.

      That Sway’s life hung in a balance because of a shitfuck of a Warlord Prince that did not know how to keep his knife out of people. It would have been so much better if he had the usual problem of not knowing how to keep his dick out of a hole. That was something that was easier to deal with but a Warlord Prince - a Myos! - that could not curb their killing was inexcusable.

      More so when it put his sister in danger. The Guild Leader did not make idle threats. It was a very real thing that, should the worst happen, he would have to see Sway on the other side of his his blade. That thought alone was enough to set him on edge and see him heading to the Territory Court to see just what the fuck was going on.

      Unseen and unnoticed, he walked through the halls and pathways until he found her. Others might have missed her but he never would. Just like she apparently did not miss him, judging by the dagger that buried itself in the wall beside his head. Cid laughed, turned to pull the dagger out of the wall and flipped it a couple times in his hand.

      “Anyone else and they would’ve never noticed me,” he said with a rakish smile, the dagger held out for her to take.

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Re: Sydney Concord
« Reply #1 on: Jan 10, 18, 11:21:07 PM »
i can stop whenever i want

can i get five ally/fam rolls? no general roll at this time please ~




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Re: Sydney Concord
« Reply #2 on: Jan 14, 18, 08:01:23 PM »
could i also get his descent ranks + cut/uncut status?




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Re: Sydney Concord
« Reply #3 on: Jan 14, 18, 08:03:40 PM »
Ally rolls.

1. Blood Opal - Sapphire
2. Purple Dusk - Sapphire
3. Tiger Eye - Purple Dusk
4. Yellow - Rose
5. White - Tiger Eye

3 ranks. Cut, Cut.
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Re: Sydney Concord
« Reply #4 on: Jan 14, 18, 08:14:29 PM »
with approved dark descent purchase, can i see what the roller favors me with?




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Re: Sydney Concord
« Reply #5 on: Jan 14, 18, 11:40:52 PM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Re: Sydney Concord
« Reply #6 on: Feb 07, 18, 08:56:09 AM »
m i n e. guess who gets deets filled in today.




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Re: Sydney Concord
« Reply #7 on: Feb 09, 18, 10:37:31 PM »
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Re: Sydney Concord
« Reply #8 on: Feb 09, 18, 10:43:27 PM »
that's a dany approval, lol. with similar approval from from phedre and reid, cid is ready for review!




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Re: Sydney Concord
« Reply #9 on: Feb 09, 18, 11:36:41 PM »
I accept this son as a good son and look forward to his arrival in Vatra Dornei :3






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Re: Sydney Concord
« Reply #10 on: Feb 10, 18, 12:52:27 PM »
Added to the que, awaiting Phe stamp before we'll review.
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Re: Sydney Concord
« Reply #11 on: Feb 19, 18, 09:21:38 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: Feb 21, 18, 03:22:21 PM »
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Re: Sydney Concord
« Reply #13 on: Dec 04, 18, 03:19:33 PM »
Per 2018 Thanksgiving Shop Adoptable Dark Ally:

Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with a cut Purple Dusk Birthright Jewel, and were gifted with a cut Green Jewel at your Offering.

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