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Author Topic: Jakob Volkshund  (Read 2268 times)

Description: Warlord Prince. White to Rose. Played by Halyonix

Offline Jakob Volkshund

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Jakob Volkshund
« on: Aug 02, 16, 05:45:44 PM »
The Basics
Character Name: Jakob Volkshund
Nicknames:
Age & Birthyear: 35 (AP 159)
Race: short lived
Caste:  Warlord Prince
Birth Territory: Glacia
Home Territory: Glacia

Birthright Jewel: cut White
Offering Jewel: uncut Rose

Role: Third Circle Ivalo Province Court
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Appearance

Play By: Devin Paisley
Distinguishing Features:

Personality

Personality:
Everything about Jakob practically screams “rebel,” from the clothes that he wears, to the arrogant set of his shoulders, to the tone he uses with people. Condescending? Yes. Blunt? Yes. The truth is a hard pill to swallow and he’ll gladly shove it down someone’s throat since people have done the same to him. He’s learned to look out for himself and himself alone. Everyone else is a means to an end. Jakob can be coerced, he can be bought, but don’t you dare think that his service means slavery. He wants little to do with small talk or hedging -- cut to the chase and let’s get on with it. Don’t try to sweeten him up to let him down.

Jakob keeps everyone he can at bay because he’s lost enough friends and family for it to hurt and hurting is the worst. He uses his charm to keep enough women panting after him to take care of his needs but he feels very little for any of them. Sometimes, he thinks someone is wrong with him for that. Most of the time, he ignores that voice. The idea of falling in love again terrifies Jakob. If you suggest that he settled down, depending on his mood, he’ll either laugh or pull a knife on you.

For all of his thorny nature, Jakob does have some sense of morals. He won’t hurt a child, he tries not to hurt women. He doesn’t take jobs that would cause either of these things to happen. At the end of the day, Jakob wants to be left alone, since he sees most of his life as a struggle to create his own little place of perfect in the world, and everyone keeps trying to take that away from him. He wants to be happy but being happy has always come with pain so he’s trying to figure out how to be happy without pain. Gold marks can buy a lot of things but he knows those things won’t satisfy him in the long run.

Likes:
  • 1 - Good food. Jakob is a sucker for good restaurants, dives, great beers, etc. He likes to stroll into a town, order the best item on the menu, and take his time enjoying it. Life is meant to be savored, right?
  • 2 - Old weapons. The history behind old weapons fascinates Jakob. How many hearts did it make bleed? Which Warlord Prince used it in which legendary battle? He’s been known to collect a few for himself -- nothing too fancy, just a few here or there that caught his eye and his intrigue.
  • 3 - Quiet time. At the end of the day, this is what Jakob loves the most: time to himself to collect his thoughts and figure out his next move. He’s always trying to stay one step ahead of things so these quiet moments help him stay focused.
Dislikes:
  • 1 - Vegetables. Okay, potatoes are okay but the rest? That’s rabbit food. Give him meat, meat, and more meat. Any meal that involves a salad at any point is automatically a terrible one in his book.
  • 2 - Stables. Stables smell like shit and horses tend to like kicking Jakob. He’d rather have a stablehand handle the damned things rather than he fight with the animal.
  • 3 - Formal parties. Too stuff. Too prim and proper. Too much scheming and backstabbing. Give him a bar fight at a bonfire with plenty of cheap alcohol, or three gorgeous women in his bed. That’s his idea of a party.
Fears:
  • 1 - The Underground actually rising to power. Jakob has very little love for the current political situation, since it means that he’s somewhere in the middle and always playing sides. But should the Underground actually overturn the Gray Queen? That scares him even more. There would be chaos, anarchy, riots...
  • 2 - Brainwashing. Jakob sees himself as the wolf, not the sheep, and any time he meets someone who has had their memories wiped and has been forcibly indoctrinated into the goodness of the Dark Religion, he gets creeped out because he realizes that this could possibly be him if he doesn’t play his cards right.
  • 3 - Illness or growing feeble. Jakob doesn’t fear death in his old age so much as being feeble and defenseless. The few times he gets sick, it’s an all out battle on his part to get out of those few days when he isn’t able to defend himself quickly.
Craft Strengths:
  • 1 - Item enhancement. This almost comes naturally to Jakob as breathing. He barely realizes he’s doing it as he checks over his weapons every morning. No fancy glows, no flashy spells -- just plain ol’ solid enhancement. He tends to use spells that increase the durability of his weapons, though if he runs across one that adds a little more of a keen edge, he likes those too.
  • 2 - Defensive Shielding. Jakob has learned how to redirect his shields really well. He can focus more power to one part of his shields while maintaining a thin veneer of one in other parts.
Craft Weaknesses:
  • 1 - Memory crystals. Really? You need fucking crystals to remember shit? Get out.
  • 2 - Preservation spells. Jakob’s father was better at this than he ever picked up. It still pricks his pride that he can’t do these as well as his father did sometimes.
Life Story

Family:
Mother: Anja, Opal to Red Priestess (age 59, born 135 AP)
Father: Olle, Rose to Summer Sky Warlord (age 63, born 131 AP)
Brother: Jarle, Yellow to Tiger Eye Warlord (presumed deceased, would be age 31, born 163 AP)
Other: lover Brynhilde, White witch (deceased); daughter Edda (deceased)


History:
Jakob was born the eldest of two boys. He remembers a mostly idyllic childhood in their little village, playing in the streets, watching his father work on farm equipment. His days of getting into trouble started early. He was known to pick on small kids from time to time. He was known to steal the occasional sweet too. Some of these incidents were chalked up to a Warlord Prince boy being a Warlord Prince boy. Others earned him a spanking that made him walk funny for a day or two.

At first, Jakob was really upset at only receiving a White Birthright. Those kids he picked on? They walked away with Yellows, Tiger Eyes, Roses. Now he was at the bottom but he was still a Warlord Prince. Unfortunately, Jakob picked up a rebellious streak to him and decided that he was not going to learn his father’s craft. He was going to make his own way in the world!

That worked for maybe a year.

Jakob took jobs wherever he could as a teenager, until he realized that pride was getting him nowhere and he crawled with his tail between his legs back home, where his father gave him a tongue lashing but welcomed him back. Jakob set about learning what he could from his wiser parents. He even tried to be a better influence on his little brother, who was charging down the same road with that same lack of foresight.

Jakob was twenty when his brother disappeared. All they found was his blood. Jakob’s family assumed that Jarle had run into some trouble, had pissed off the wrong crowd in a tavern somewhere. They never found his body. Jakob learned the terrible meaning of loss, the bitter taste of pain.

He practically charged into his Offering, determined to descend as far as he could, so that he didn’t end up like Jarle. Maybe a Rose Jewel was something to scoff at with others, but with Jakob? It was asking for trouble.

For the next decade, Jakob found himself somewhere betwixt and between. He just couldn’t settle like his father had. He tried! He began carving out a life with a woman, seeded her with his child. He managed to leash the rebellious spirit within him for longer periods of time.

And then the Dark Religion began gaining ground in Glacia. Jakob didn’t mind his mother holding the collar that bound him because she was so far away. But wondering if his little girl would be collared like a damned dog? It broke his heart.

When that little girl died because some Midnight Keeper didn’t watch his blade? Jakob nearly killed every one of them.

That was three years ago. Jakob thought that he would hurt plenty after losing Brynhilde, but the real pain was losing his little Edda. He had nightmares for months about finding their blood-covered bodies. After that, Jakob took an internal stance against the faction that sought to enslave people like him. But, knowing that the so-called Smugglers was a losing side, he didn’t side with them either. He kept to others that felt the same as he did and kept his head down. If he got the chance to kill a Midnight Keeper or two to avenge his little girl, all the better.

Of course, being at the wrong place at the wrong time can lead to some rather interesting twists in one’s life.

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Character in Play:
Jakob stared into his mug of ale as if it held the secrets to life, the universe, and everything. It didn’t. And at forty-two coppers, it was far more expensive than it should have been, especially given its quality. But, what was he to expect, given the shithole tavern he was in? He needed to find better digs. Places like this were a drag on his soul, made him feel like he’d never rise higher than he knew he could.

He’d have to worry about that another day. He had a job to do in town still. It wasn’t the best paying job, hauling cargo to another Province, but who the fuck wanted to tangle with a Warlord Prince that was escorting it? No one, even if he wore the Rose. Jakob had a reputation in some circles and sometimes it came in handy. Unfortunately, that reputation didn’t always get him the best price, since it meant dealing with his temper as well.

So, here he was, in this dingy little tavern, drinking overpriced swill, listening to the other patrons chatter, while he thought about his next move. He’d circle closer to home, check in on his parents, he decided. Maybe take a few jobs in their village as an excuse. His mother would like that. Not that a Red Jeweled Priestess needed much help from a Rose Warlord Prince.

Idly, Jakob touched the collar around his neck. At least she didn’t control him through that. He’d heard stories of abuse, of torture, through these damned collars. Something he’d never experience but his mother was a sensible sort of woman and not prone to micromanage her little flock of rings. Most days, he could almost forget it was there.

The conversation in the tavern ebbed slightly as a new participant arrived. Jakob looked over his shoulder to see and immediately felt himself rising to the killing edge.

A Midnight Keeper.

Without realizing it, his knife hand flexed, ready to call in a weapon. Those bastards. Every fucking one of them. It might not be the one that struck the killing blow but in Jakob’s eyes, every Midnight Keeper had played a part in his little girl’s death.

And every one of them deserved to die.

He watched his prey move smoothly through the crowd towards the bar. He ordered the same shit ale that Jakob was drinking and then let his gaze float back over the occupants. He was looking for someone, Jakob thought. Maybe just scouting. Those bastards were always looking for people involved in the Underground.

Luckily, Jakob wasn’t one of those people, though he had plenty of ideas on where to find them. He hoped the Midnight Keeper would just leave. Jakob would follow him and put an end to his searching, permanently.

But it looked like that wasn’t going to happen today. With a sneer of disappointment, Jakob watched as a the Midnight Keeper called the innkeeper over for a quiet but obviously menacing chat. The mood of the tavern became quieter, tense, especially once the Midnight Keeper began making his careful way towards the stairs, stalking. He’d found who he was looking for. Jakob said a short prayer for the poor soul that was about to receive visitors.

Another night, he decided. Another night, he’d catch one of them in a dark alley and avenge his little girl. He downed his ale. He didn’t want to be there for the aftermath. He’d seen enough of those nights. Shrugging into his jacket again, Jakob stuffed his hands into his pockets and disappeared into the night.



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Re: Jakob Volkshund
« Reply #1 on: Aug 02, 16, 05:56:08 PM »
requesting a light random roll for both jewels.

also requesting three light family rolls as well
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Re: Jakob Volkshund
« Reply #2 on: Aug 02, 16, 06:01:05 PM »
You can assign light jewels...

But we can't specify what the family rolls will be.

You still want three of them?












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Re: Jakob Volkshund
« Reply #3 on: Aug 02, 16, 06:01:53 PM »
Light Jewel
Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with a cut White birthright Jewel, and were gifted with an uncut Rose Jewel at your offering.

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Re: Jakob Volkshund
« Reply #4 on: Aug 02, 16, 07:08:52 PM »
You can assign light jewels...

But we can't specify what the family rolls will be.

You still want three of them?

please :)
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Re: Jakob Volkshund
« Reply #5 on: Aug 02, 16, 07:17:15 PM »
Family
1. Opal - Red
2. Rose - Summer Sky
3. Yellow - Tiger Eye












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Re: Jakob Volkshund
« Reply #6 on: Aug 08, 16, 12:34:06 PM »
ready for review
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Re: Jakob Volkshund
« Reply #7 on: Aug 08, 16, 01:10:12 PM »
Hmmmm what an interesting sort! I should hope he pays a visit someday!


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Re: Jakob Volkshund
« Reply #8 on: Aug 10, 16, 08:09:46 AM »

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Re: Jakob Volkshund
« Reply #9 on: Aug 11, 16, 11:35:42 AM »
*in Tracer voice* let's try that again!
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Re: Jakob Volkshund
« Reply #10 on: Aug 11, 16, 11:51:26 AM »
Cheers 'luv!
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Re: Jakob Volkshund
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