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Author Topic: Patrik Aaltonen  (Read 523 times)

Description: Warlord. Blood Opal to Sapphire. Played by halyonix.

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Patrik Aaltonen
« on: Jan 11, 19, 11:51:07 AM »
The Basics
Character Name: Patrik Aaltonen
Nicknames: Pat, Tooney
Age and Birth Year:  27 (born 167 AP)
Race: short-lived
Caste: Warlord
Birth Territory: Glacia
Home Territory: Glacia

Birthright Jewel: cut Blood Opal
Offering Jewel: uncut Sapphire

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Appearance
Play By: Benjamin Eidem
Distinguishing Features: three long claw scars on his right shoulder/upper arm from a wild bear that attacked him in his teenage years

Personality


Personality:
Patrik comes from a large farming family with roots deep in Glacia so he exemplifies a strong work ethic, resourcefulness, and a duty to family and team. He may seem a little country bumpkin at first but he’s an educated young man so even if he stumbles through the first moments of a meeting, he’ll recover quick enough to make a solidly good impression. His parents raised him in strict Protocol and etiquette and if he curses, it’s not when a Lady is around.

But if he seems a little too white bread to be true, Patrik has a deep flaw of cowardice running through him. He’ll avoid conflict by proactively trying to keep everyone pleased. If a conflict does arise, Patrik will bend over backward at his own expense to set it right. He worries about people being angry with him so he tries to make sure things are going to be as perfect as he can make them. Luckily, his customers are the easy sort to please. It probably helps that, despite his placid Caste, his Sapphire can act as both deterrent and strength. Patrik rarely uses it as a threat (except maybe with his brother once or twice), but it, combined with his even-going nature, allows for Patrik to remain observant and steady when others would rush in reckless. Patrik is known for saving those kinds of people.

Patrik’s true problem with his cowardice begins to show up in his close relationships. He’s well aware of this fault and how it affects his life. When it really affects something, he can be found in his room, angrily seething at himself, calling himself all sorts of insults. He feels like he doesn’t have much of a backbone but he’s more resilient than he realizes. While he doesn’t want to be a weak guy, he hasn’t quite figured out how to stand up for himself or what he believes in. What looks like a “go with the flow” mentality on a lot of things is really just him not wanting to rock the boat and cause a problem.

Despite his problems being assertive, Patrik is attentive and loyal. Like the way his dog Hrolfr follows him nearly everywhere, so too will Patrik once someone is in that inner circle of trust with him. He can be a little too nice towards the undeserving sometimes but rarely something that’s going to get him in a permanent bind. And if you’re in a romantic relationship with him, expect him to go all out romance wise: flowers on a date, chocolates after a bad day, celebrations of milestones, etc. He believes in treating others the way he would want to be treated.


Likes:
  • 1 - New things. The world is a really interesting place and Patrik loves both learning about and experiencing new things. He’s not much of an adrenaline junkie but he’ll tend to try most things out because it’s his safe way of testing boundaries. Count on him to know a little bit about everything or be able to tell a story about it.
  • 2 - Stories. Tales of grandeur, bravery, intellect, intrigue. Patrik loves a good story. His personal library is mostly myths, folklore, and legends. He’s attracted to these because they give him inspiration to be more heroic. 
  • 3 - Family. Family is everything to Patrik. They’re the ones that gave you life, raised you, house you and feed you, etc. Even though the Dark Religion has caused some strife in his family, he still loves them fiercely and looks forward to when he can settle down and start his own, thus continuing the tradition.
Dislikes:
  • 1 - Being cowardly. Despite his enjoyment of trying new things, Patrik’s cowardice bothers him immensely. It’s why he’s always pushing himself to do something new -- he’s trying to break that fear out of him. But he still cowers and hides when it comes to relationships and communication. He just can’t figure out how to brave when his heart is on the line.
  • 2 - The Dark Religion. It’s not that he doesn’t believe that women are the holiest gender or that Glacia isn’t blessed -- Patrik has a problem with the way the Dark Religion treats people. He doesn’t think it’s necessary to collar the Light Jeweled but he goes along with it because that’s the status quo.
  • 3 - Passing through objects. It’s just really kind of icky. Give him a shovel and shit to move and somehow that’s better than having him pass through an object.
Fears:
  • 1 - Pain. Physical or emotional, a lot of why Patrik acts cowardly is because he’s afraid of pain. He just doesn’t think he’ll be able to recover from it, even though he’s been resilient before. The scars on his arm aren’t a reminder of what he survived, it’s a memory of what nearly killed him.
  • 2 - Heights. Hiking up a mountain is fine but getting near a cliff’s edge? Nope. Or rappeling straight up rock faces? Nope. Or looking out over a balcony over ten feet tall? Nope.
  • 3 - Never being good enough for Kiersten. Before she disappeared, Patrik had this worry that she would just think less of him, coming from simple roots and being a bit of a pansy at times. The longer they dated, that worry developed into an insecurity, which developed into fear he kept hidden from her. Now that she’s gone, he’s afraid that he’s never going to get to prove to her how good he can be.
Craft Strengths:
  • 1 - Labor Craft. Being a farmer, this kind of comes naturally to him and the spells he casts in this area last a little longer than they normally would at his Jeweled strength.
  • 2 - Jewel Shielding. What started as a Craft used to protect his Jewels from getting dirty or banged up while working became a Craft where spells one Jewel above his rank have an issue with taking hold. He can also use this same technique to Shield someone else’s Jewels.
Craft Weaknesses:
  • 1 - Seduction Craft. Oh, well, this is kind of embarrassing. Patrik would love to get a handle on how these sort of spells work but they always just kind of fizzle out because he gets distracted when casting them.
  • 2 - Long distance communication. Patrik’s weakness in this is that he can’t hold a connection with someone even a District away and struggles with maintaining a thread over villages. Something with the geography and spatial awareness, he thinks, but no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t. 
Life Story

Family:
Mother: Milla Aaltonen, Rose to Opal Hearthwitch (age 52, born 142 AP)
Father: Joona Aaltonen, Yellow to Summer Sky Warlord (age 56, born 138 AP) *
Siblings: brother Kaarlo Aaltonen, Tiger Eye to Summer Sky Warlord Prince (age 24, born 170 AP) *
Aunt: Anneli Aaltonen, Purple Dusk to Green Hearthwitch (age 49, born ?)
Uncle: Reino Aaltonen, White to Rose Warlord (age 51, born 145 AP) *
Cousins: Taavi Aaltonen, Purple Dusk to Sapphire Prince (age 25, born 169 AP) *
Kaisa Aaltonen, White to Tiger Eye witch (age 23, born 171 AP) *
Jari Aaltonen, Summer Sky to ? Warlord (age 19, born 175 AP)
Dog: Hrolfr (look, he follows Patrik everywhere already and is practically family) (age 6, born 188 AP)

* indicates Jewels rolled


History:
Patrik grew up on a farm in Virratt Province, the oldest son of Milla and Joona. From his first memories, he could tell you that he had always been surrounded by cousins and family. All of their houses were close to each other and they all helped with the herds and harvest. It was just how things were. But if anyone said that his simple life meant that he wasn’t a smart young man, he’d quickly recite lengthy introductions to classic literature and name many of the authors on the bookshelves in those houses. When the sun went down, after the day’s work was done, Patrik spent the dark evening curled up with a book. That’s how he remembers his childhood.

Not much of that changed after he got his Blood Opal Birthright. If the family breathed a sigh of relief because of the Dark Religion, Patrik didn’t hear it. In fact, the only real thing he understood was that some people had been more blessed than others, but everyone with Jewels was a child of Mother Night. And with that came responsibility, more responsibility for him since he wore a Dark Jewel. Patrik accepted this easily, coming from a family that valued hard work.

Being on the outskirts of cities, the Aaltonens didn’t feel as affected by the political and religious waves crashing over Glacia as the years went on. They followed the rules, as good citizens did, but certain rules would draw a confused shaking of heads from the farmers as they went about their business. Patrik’s Offering of Sapphire, along with the mix of Dark and Light Jewels throughout his family, meant that no one would be surprised or disappointed either way, and the Aaltonens kept on doing what they were doing.

Mostly.

The only ripple in this time that Patrik didn’t like was when the collars came in. Now, suddenly, his cousins and his father had to wear one when going out in public, to show that they were under the protection of a Dark Jeweled. At first, Patrik vehemently protested this within his family but apparently, it was in Aaltonen blood just accept whatever came their way. Patrik didn’t like it but he wouldn’t go against his family.

After his Offering, dating Kiersten Danielsen, a Purple Dusk witch, looked like it was going to be a good match for both families, with the Aaltonens gaining some of the prestige of Danielsens and the Danielsens casting off a daughter they no longer wanted, though that latter part Patrik didn’t quite understand. Kiersten was fierce, funny, smart. She loved challenges, new things, and every moment they spent together was great. Patrik had even gotten the ring to ask for her hand.

And then, a few years ago, she vanished, with hardly a trace except for a trail of hurt confusion and a few odd clues. And when enough of those odd clues started adding up, Patrik began to wonder if she was really gone at all.


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He hadn’t talked to Kiersten in weeks.

The first week, he’d honestly been busy. They had been grinding up some of the river cane into a pulp that would get pressed into cheap wood at one of the mills downtown, and he had just been exhausted by the time he got home. They had planned a date for later that week and the thought of seeing her then made him smile throughout each of those long days.

The day of the date came. Patrik dressed cleanly, headed into town, and waited at their rendezvous point.

For five hours.

She never came. Nor did she respond to any mental callings. He worried that she had gotten sick (she certainly wouldn’t have forgotten about him!) and decided to swing by her parents’ house before heading back to his own.

“I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this, Lord Aaltonen, but...Kiersten is gone.” said Marija, Kiersten’s mother. Her face was a mask of stone and it was clear that she’d rather be doing anything other than talking to him right now.

“Can I...can I leave her a message?” he replied nervously, thinking that maybe she had just moved. He knew that Kiersten had problems with her parents but he had never really seen them looking this...upset. Had Kiersten done something wrong?

Marija’s gaze was withering. The old Priestess’ eyes bore into his own like she could see through him, rather than just into him. “She is gone. I don’t mean that she went out for a bit. Her older sister…”

Marija sputtered, choking back a sob. She let out a shuddering sigh struggling to compose herself. When she did, she spoke again.

“Lord Patrik, we have reason to believe that Kiersten is dead.”

“W-What?” he asked. His voice had risen to a near squeak. When he had met the Danielsens, they had seemed cool. Aloof. Disinterested. They didn’t care that their daughter was interested in a Sapphire Warlord, that he came from simple but good stock. They just seemed to always be judging her and her sisters from this cold distance. But this...this was a new face to the things Kiersten always seemed to be complaining about with her family but Patrik had never, ever thought that...no, a family wouldn’t do that do one of its members, right?

Apparently not, as Marija went on to say.

“Jealousy. Kiersten was everything that Thyra wasn’t. Smart, beautiful, and a good person. People loved Kiersten and Thyra hated her for it. Thyra was a petty and vengeful child who grew up to be a bitter and hateful woman.” Mother Danielsen said.

“We sent someone to locate them and bring Kiersten home some time ago. He never returned. She’s...Patrik, she could be...”

Lady Marija turned away and left him at the door. Kiersten’s father, Hugo, stepped into the doorway.

“I’m sorry, Lord Patrik. I think you should go.”

The blunt way Lady Danielsen spoke about the death of someone (her daughter!) floored Patrik. He knew that there was no good way to sugarcoat death but this...this was...

“I...I...see,” he answered dumbly. The Danielsens offered no other information, and, even though a thousand questions began circling in Patrik’s head, he found himself on the other side of a closed door after a moment, like a salesman denied a sale.

Kidnapped? Dead?!

Desperate, he flung his mental voice out as far as he could manage, needing to find her, to discover that what he had just been told wasn’t the truth. **Kiersten!**

Only silence answered.


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Re: Patrik Aaltonen
« Reply #1 on: Jan 11, 19, 11:51:48 AM »
I know my family is a bit large but may I get a few family rolls please? Thank you.

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Re: Patrik Aaltonen
« Reply #2 on: Jan 11, 19, 11:53:12 AM »
1. Purple Dusk - Sapphire
2. White - Rose
3. Tiger Eye - Summer Sky
4. Yellow - Summer Sky
5. White - Tiger Eye
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Re: Patrik Aaltonen
« Reply #3 on: Jan 16, 19, 04:25:02 PM »
With Gavin's permission, using the Adoptable Dark Ally attached to Kiersten Danielsen, purchased here : https://www.bloodrites.net/points-scheme/(december)-points-transactions-14623/msg130024/#msg130024
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Re: Patrik Aaltonen
« Reply #4 on: Jan 16, 19, 04:48:39 PM »
Per Kiersten's Dark Ally roll...

Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Re: Patrik Aaltonen
« Reply #5 on: Jan 26, 19, 04:46:55 PM »
need gavin's permission and then ready for review
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Re: Patrik Aaltonen
« Reply #6 on: Jan 26, 19, 04:52:50 PM »
Kiersten mentions are good with me!

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Re: Patrik Aaltonen
« Reply #7 on: Jan 26, 19, 05:46:46 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: Jan 28, 19, 09:03:01 AM »

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Re: Patrik Aaltonen
« Reply #9 on: Jan 28, 19, 10:30:58 AM »
may we try this again please?

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