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Author Topic: Loki Jotunnson  (Read 561 times)

Description: Warlord Prince. Opal to Red. played by Sol.

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Loki Jotunnson
« on: Feb 21, 19, 02:12:28 PM »
The Basics

Character Name: Loki Jotunsson
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Age and Birth Year:  26; Born 168 AP 
Race: short-lived
Caste: Warlord Prince
Birth Territory: Glacia
Home Territory: Glacia

Birthright Jewel: cut Opal
Offering Jewel: uncut Red

Role: First Escort
Faction: Tornio Province

Appearance

Play By: Scott Eastwood
Distinguishing Features:
The Smirk not to be confused with The Smolder.
Personality


Personality:

Loki is ambitious.  He does not really care about the tenets of the Dark Religion, nor the limitations that are imposed on him, as a Male, because of it.  Limits are for people far smaller than he is.  He is not impatient, and he is more than capable of setting a goal, making a plan, and completing all the necessary steps to get there.  He is very adaptable to obstacles and even changes to his plan, but while he is open to the path changing, his goal will largely remain the same.  Loki does not give up on his goals easily, and he does not deal well with being told that he ‘can’t’ do something, for whatever the reason.  The best way to change his course is to convince him that it somehow impacts him or his Queen, poorly, and then his own reason and ambition will take over from there.  Loki is very possessive of his Queen, of anything that he sees as his. Polla had to convince him that he could cause more harm than good on her Virgin Night, whether she realized it or not, coupled with his concern for her, was his concern for his ambitions.  So, he relented, grudgingly, and took care of that problem post-Virgin Night, by eliminating it.

As a Warlord Prince, violence is always an option for Loki.  It's not just something that could happen because of a loss of temper, or a perceived slight.  His rage, the Killing Edge, they are simply arrows in his quiver, to be loaded and fired as necessary to protect his Queen, and their shared ambitions.  Making someone disappear is only the subtlest form that Loki's territoriality has taken.  He understands that people will be afraid of him, and rightly so, and he will use that to his advantage socially or politically.  Loki does not surrender to his nature, but neither does he hide it, and he absolutely takes advantage of it where the assumptions of others are concerned.  For the most part, his less bloody desires are focused on Polla, and this has been true of his Ruts for years, a truth that anyone close to them can see easily.  Sexuality is as much a weapon as the Killing Edge, though Loki would never do anything to embarrass Polla, and thus himself.

He truly loves his Queen, and is more than capable of feeling deep affection for someone.  However, his love for a given individual is no bar to his ambition.  It does make that person safer from his occasional bouts of wrath, particularly if their actions impact his ambitions, but he has solutions for that.  Loki sees no problem in taking advantage of his connections, whether it is subtle manipulation of his Queen, or some other subtle use of his family and friends.  His affection can be supportive and even meaningful, and Loki will put almost anything on hold to see to the needs of his Queen, but he rarely invests his honest emotion in someone that cannot somehow support him and his goals in turn.  Loki’s emotional investment is sincere, but there is a pragmatic angle as well, which serves to disguise his hidden schemes.  Even expressions of violence, will often have a pragmatic angle, though as a Red Warlord Prince, his temper can get away from him, particularly in moments that impact his territoriality.

Publicly, Loki is a charmer.  He is witty and quick with words, and he already knows that he is handsome and attractive.  He can lie and tell the truth, mingling the two with an ease that would impress any career politician.  His good looks, his social standing, and even the fearsome nature of his Caste, allow him to move through social events with great ease.  He is as capable of starting a fight as he is of spreading a rumor, and no one doubts his reputation as a duelist.  Loki has goaded many Males into fights they could not hope to win, and when the odds might be stacked against him, he found other ways to win.  Every engagement, be it to first blood, or simply a conversation, is seen as a battle.  And Loki likes to win, and does not make the most gracious of losers.  He might acquiesce to a social blow publicly, but privately, he is already plotting a way to balance the scales.  Embarrassing him is unwise, and insulting his Queen, whether the slight is real or can be perceived as such, is doubly so.

Likes:

  • 1 His Queen (Polla); Loki truly cares about his Queen, but that does not mean he fails to see the boon that she can be for him.  Their Bond came before either of their Offerings, and while she is absolutely his, he is very Territorial about her.  To the point that he very nearly risked her Birthright, rather than have someone else perform her Virgin Night.
  • 2 His Position; He is a Red Warlord Prince, bonded to a Sapphire Queen.  He has power and influence in Glacia, and specifically where his Queen is concerned, and he can see more from where he stands.  First a Province for a time, then the Territory Court.  He will protect his place by Polla's side jealously, and with violence as necessary.
  • 3 His Looks; Loki is good looking, and he knows it.  He is a product of Glacian aristocrats, and what his family would call years of good breeding.  He tends to these looks, and protects them even in battle.  He believes that his handsome face helps to relax people in his company, even when they really shouldn't.
Dislikes:

  • 1 Gender Disparity in Glacia; As a Red Warlord Prince, he is not told 'NO' too terribly often.  He is dark, dangerous and potentially a violent wild card for all concerned.  However, when he has been denied something, it has usually been because he was a Male.  Males cannot do this or that, Males are not blessed enough, or smart enough.  Whatever. He would just have to find another way.
  • 2 The Underground; Loki feels that The Underground and their activities are a distraction from the larger picture for his Queen.  Yes, she has earned some points in her efforts, but if they would just disappear, they could more efficiently pursue her (HIS) ambitions.  He knows that Polla is trying to find her Mother and Brother by taking this upon herself, but he is uncertain how they help her, and clear on how they hinder.
  • 3 Courtier (Provincial); Every court has them.  Professional hangers-on and do-nothings whose sole ambition is to get close to the Ruler of a District or Province, and use that position for their own agenda, or just to press for favors.  Loki dislikes them intensely.  Not only because he so jealously guards his Queen, but also because he sees them as essentially useless.  Something to tolerate, and in some cases, eliminate.
Fears:

  • 1 Replacement; Loki is a Red Warlord Prince and Polla's first and only Bonded, but every Male she comes across is a potential problem, a potential enemy, a potential usurper of his position.  The more he can cater to Polla's insecurities, the more she is reliant on him, the less likely this entire situation is to happen.
  • 2 Polla's Insecurities; He is worried that Polla will one day become less than useful to him, whether it is because of her insecurities or the things that haunt her, or it the search for her Light-Jeweled kin.  Her drive to prove herself and succeed serves them well, but he is worried that the day will come when all of her mistakes and insecurities combine to unbalance her mind, or worse lower her status in the eyes of the Territory Court, dragging him down with her.
  • 3 Actually Finding Polla's Mother and Brother; Loki debates this discovery.  He is unclear whether or not the return of her worthless family will be of any benefit to Polla, other than in the opening of old wounds that have long healed.  Not to mention the embarrassment of being attached to people that fled Glacia, only to be returned for re-education.  They couldn't even get that right.
Craft Strengths:

  • 1 Defensive Shields; Loki is particularly skilled with this expression of Craft.  Having discovered his Queen so early in his life, he became very intent on keeping her safe.  He can deploy them swiftly, and they are unusually strong, taking greater effort to destroy by those who might be inclined to do so.  He can deploy them for protection, and also as obstacles, such as filling a doorway with a Red Shield to block passage.
  • 2 Compulsion Craft; Loki is very good at getting people to see things his way.  It is more than simply lying or verbal cunning, it is a silent form of Compulsion.  He prefers to do this through psychic contact.  Among aristos, threads are in common use, what is one more?  He has become skilled at delivering his Compulsions via communication threads, which is his preferred gateway.

    Craft Weaknesses:
  • 1 Queen’s Touch; Loki is particularly susceptible to the Craft of a Queen, their Touch will bring him up short, and make him feel a sort of euphoria that most would need drugs for.  It is a constant irony in his life, that he cannot resist or block the touch of his Queen, or any Queen.  Polla’s Touch can bring him to his knees in a sort of peaceful ecstasy that can curb even his worst rage, even when it is useful.  Polla’s leash can stop him even if he is lost to the Killing Edge, yank him back and completely bring him to peace, inconvenient or not.
  • 2 Combat Shields; Loki is far more used to deploying shields in a defensive manner, and does that so well, he has never put them to use as swiftly or as aggressively as this Craft would require.  His shields are always solid and steady.  He cannot use them as a weapon, and certainly not with the instant, there and gone again, precision that others can use.  Loki's shields are walls, barriers, entirely defensive.
Life Story

Family:
Mother: Aimely Jotunsdottir :: Witch :: Born 150 AP ::  Purple Dusk to Green
Father: Beowulf Aslaugsen :: Prince :: Born 145 AP :: Summer Sky to Blood Opal
Siblings:

History:

Loki was born into privilege.  His family was led by a Dark Jeweled woman, and his aunts had been similarly blessed.  He had been raised with the expectation that he would help them to maintain their high station, while at the same time rising high in his own right.  He might never be blessed to be Female, but with an Opal Birthright, his blessings were essentially guaranteed.  Loki was raised and trained to be confident and certain.  He was well schooled in the Dark Religion and in Protocol, as well as the dark instincts of his own Caste.  His temper was tolerated, and his outbursts, which included fights that left several in need of a Healer, were tolerated and only rarely reprimanded.  He was what he was, after all, and blessed by Mother Night.  The other lads should stay out of his way, or learn to defer to their betters.

He moved in the same circles as the Volls did, and their meeting was only a matter of time.  A question of ‘when’, rather than ‘if, and when they did meet, when he was twenty and she just eighteen, only a little before his own Offering, both families were pleased by their Bond.  She would be a Gray Queen, and he could descend all the way to the Red, and be her Red Bonded; a social victory for both families.  She was beautiful, and he was handsome, and Loki declared that she was his, and that he would always be hers.  He would be by her side until Mother Night called them back to the Abyss.  Loki truly fell for her over the time they spent together leading up to his Offering, but that did not mean he did not also understand that Polla represented an opportunity for him to ascend.  She was a Queen.  She could be a District Queen, or a Province Queen, and perhaps rise higher still with the right Male by her side.  As with many things, Loki was certain he was the right Male.

Loki hated the idea of someone else performing Polla’s Virgin Night, and he had hastened his own Offering so that he could be the one to do it.  He came away with the Red, fulfilling the high expectation of his family, and rushed to see to Polla.  Only her Touch, and her reasoned argument, along with the sincere desire he had not to cause her harm, or damage her standing in society, convinced him to do otherwise.  Unknown to her, however, the Male that did perform her Virgin Night disappeared not long afterward.  Loki dispensed with him.  He had been dark enough to perform the Virgin Night, but not to contend with an angry Warlord Prince who let the Killing Edge take him.  Loki could not stand the idea that this man would talk, nor could he risk it. 

When Polla did not descend to the Gray, Loki did not show her any disappointment.  She would get enough of that from her family.  He was, in fact, supportive and loving, knowing full well how disappointed in herself she was.  Also, as a sign of both his affection and his possessive nature, most of his Ruts became focused on Polla, a fact he used to his advantage.  Who else could he want more than her?  Loki built on her ambitions, telling her that she could still have everything she wanted in life with her Sapphire, particularly with him by her side.  Loki encouraged her to embrace her ambitions, and the power they both possessed.  When she chose to bend her Craft and her station against the Underground, Loki became her staunchest supporter, and her most feared agent.  Between her ability to manipulate emotions, and his ability to change minds, they were a very dangerous pair.  Polla’s success was his success, and soon she had a District Seat, and he was her First Escort, one milestone in a career that could carry them (HIM) all the way to the top.  For three years, they ran down smugglers, making it very difficult for the Underground in Salo Province.

Loki was, frankly, amazed that they had drawn the attention of Lady Brenden, and he was sure to be there when both Queens met.  He was terribly proud of Polla, as on her own, she made such a good impression with Lady Brenden, that they were called upon to move on to a Province seat in Tornio.  They could even choose their own Provincial Estate.  Loki made certain that Polla knew how proud of her he really was, showering her in gifts, along with his affection.  Here was yet another step on the path to the Territory Court.  He did not have his Queen under his thumb, nor did he want her there, one does not mentally enslave a loved one, influence to be sure, but not compel.  Loki did, however, have Polla where he wanted her, and her ambitions were all her own.  Once again, her success, was his.

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Character in Play:

Loki Jotunnson, First Escort to Queen Polla Voll, watched his Lady from across the ball room.  He had been Bonded to Polla for the last six years of his life, and their Bond was a deep one.  He suffused it, even now, with his affection and confidence, supporting his Queen in whatever political networking she was already engaged in.  Polla was easily the most beautiful woman in this room, at least to his eye, but he thought to some other eyes as well.  He smiled for her when she caught his eye, and he raised the fluted glass of wine he held in his hand slightly, to show her that he had absolutely noticed.  Loki silently encouraged her via the Bond, to make her edicts for the Province know to the men and women that currently stood around her.  She was the Queen now, and she had every right to put her stamp on her Rule.

He was already circling the ballroom, checking in with the Master of the Guard, and their assorted subordinates, to be certain that all was well and secure.  A problem that night would make for a problem for Polla’s rule, and therefor a problem for him.  This was their their milestone marker, their pause on the way to the Territory Court.  Success in this Province could translate to enough momentum to grant Polla the Territory Seat, which was now empty.  Loki had no particular feelings regarding the death of the prior Queen.  She was not his messiah, and while she had been lovely to look upon, the death of a fanatical tyrant Queen served his purposes quite well.  Mother Night had claimed her own, and Loki had only used enough thought on her passing to reorganize his plans.

Loki arrived by Polla’s side as someone, a Prince wearing the Opal, was making a somewhat snide comment about her missing family.  Family that had abandoned Polla when she was quite young.  He felt her emotions spike through their Bond, and he smiled his most dangerous smile, all perfect white teeth, in a perfect face, with perfectly hard dark blue eyes.  Loki let his annoyance be known, but letting his Rage float a little closer tot he surface, like an iceberg revealing more of its bulk.  The temperature dropped very subtly, condensation appearing on every glass in the area.  ”It is impolite to bring up old and personal wounds when discussing new and professional business, Prince.  Family is precious, no matter their Jewels, you of all people should be appreciative of that, yes?”  The Prince nodded and excused himself, but Loki was already whispering in his ear, sliding past lowered defenses.

Before the night was over, that Prince would do something very embarrassing, possibly ending a promising bureaucratic career.  He had served as a District Steward, and was on their short list for their own Court.  Now, Loki had quietly made certain that he would be nobody’s Steward.  It was no loss to them, and his departure immediately improved the company.  Loki smiled for his Queen, and the Blood aristos still assembled.

Petitions (if any): None

Player Name: Sol

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Re: Loki Jotunnson
« Reply #1 on: Feb 21, 19, 02:14:04 PM »
No Rolls just yet please; he will be taking up a Family Roll at the appropriate time.

So, just Family Rolls, please.




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Re: Loki Jotunnson
« Reply #2 on: Feb 21, 19, 02:16:02 PM »
1. Yellow - Tiger Eye
2. Yellow - Rose
3. Opal - Red
4. White - Yellow
5. Rose - Purple Dusk
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Re: Loki Jotunnson
« Reply #3 on: Feb 25, 19, 08:33:56 AM »
Taking up a Family Roll purchased here.  Pending approval, could I get cut/uncut on the Opal to Red roll.




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Re: Loki Jotunnson
« Reply #4 on: Feb 26, 19, 02:15:11 PM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Re: Loki Jotunnson
« Reply #5 on: Mar 01, 19, 09:31:17 AM »
Ready for Review, pending Ratio.




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Re: Loki Jotunnson
« Reply #6 on: Mar 01, 19, 10:31:56 AM »
Added to the queue.
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« Reply #7 on: Mar 06, 19, 09:26:01 AM »

This application has been reviewed!

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Re: Loki Jotunnson
« Reply #8 on: Mar 06, 19, 10:19:22 AM »
Ready for second pass.

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Re: Loki Jotunnson
« Reply #9 on: Mar 08, 19, 08:30:45 AM »


...but not yet ready for play! You must balance your Dark:Light ratio before Loki can be put into play.

Edit 4/5/19: Loki is now ready for play.
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