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Author Topic: Drostan Kerr  (Read 2871 times)

Description: Warlord Prince. Purple Dusk to Sapphire. Played by Astarte.

Offline Drostan Kerr

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Drostan Kerr
« on: May 30, 15, 04:44:26 PM »
    The Basics

    Character Name: Drostan Kerr
    Nicknames:

    'Steadfast'
      He gained this once he entered fully into the service of his Queen, Loreniel and finally accepted the bond between the two of them. Since that time he has been served faithfully and loyally.

    Age & Birthyear: 33 (157 AP)
    Race: Short-Lived
    Caste: Warlord Prince
    Birth Territory: Scelt
    Home Territory: Tuathal, Scelt

    Birthright Jewel: Purple Dusk (cut)
    Offering Jewel: Sapphire (uncut)

    Role: Warlord Prince/First Circle Member
    Faction: Court of Scelt

    Appearance

    Play By: Travis Fimmel

    Distinguishing Features: He has grown out his hair to a sufficient length that it might seem capable of rendering difficult in his movements, however, Drostan elects to have his hair braided down his spine in a complicated series of woven strands and plaits. At the same time he shaves off the the sides of his head leaving that area clear and free of burden, in this section are inked several tattoos of various intricate designs.

    Personality

    Personality:

    Drostan is inherently and strongly possessive. He also has a conflicting nature which relate closely to the dichotomy of being a Warlord Prince in service to his Queen. The fact he has found Loreniel ensures that he is much more grounded than he was before this was the case. He is a fiercely determined and dedicated man. Along with being both unfailingly loyal and hard-working at least in his efforts to please and satisfy his Queen. Drostan has a deep emotional attachment as would only be expected due to the nature of the bond.

    He has always been an energetic individual, possessing seemingly boundless amounts which not even the rigorous physical training he undertakes on a daily basis manages to rein in completely. Drostan is the first to rise and the last to bed, a habit which can make him seem particularly indefatigable to all those around him. Not to mention fearlessly resilient in a physical sense, adding to the demeanor of the indomitable warrior, who will neither back down nor surrender from the course of action which he has elected to undertake. Naturally, he has a huge amount of confidence, there is no room in his life for any self-doubt and Drostan completely trusts in himself and his abilities.

    Of course, much of this is due in no small part to a mixture of his own strong-will which causes him to strive towards achieving his goals as there is very little more satisfying to Drostan as rising to the challenge of whatever obstacle might lie in his path and managing to overcome it successfully.

    There is a quality to Drostan that exemplifies his talent for mastering the difference between moment-to-moment crisis management and navigating the problems and steps of a bigger plan, and in fact he has become well-known for examining every angle of a the problem and not just resolving whatever momentary issues might apply, but actually moving the whole project forward with his well-planned and strategic solutions.

    As a Warlord Prince, Drostan is a man who is both stubborn as well as  a highly dominant individual, this has presented itself occasionally as an overburdening of his confidence and certainly of his own willpower when he steadfastly digs in his heels and attempts to win every single debate pushing his own vision forwards and his alone. Which of course indicates his attitude that it is very much "It's my way or the highway" as he is someone very much notoriously unsupportive of any idea that distracts from either his own primary goals or in recent years the goals, wishes and orders of his Queen. If pressed Drostan will not hesitate a second to make that fact clear to those around him.

    Mixed in with his own temper, a facet of all Warlord Princes and one he carries the burden and responsibility of in each aspect of his day-to-day life, is also an impatient quality to certain matters as Drostan dislikes any delay, finding such things intolerable as opposed to his own quick-thinking and swiftly action-ed person.

    Drostan is arrogant, he makes no bones about it. In fact, while he is able to respect those who have the same quick thoughts and firm convictions as he possesses, anyone who doesn't manage to match up to those qualities is looked down upon and often just dismissed as being generally useless. This is very much linked to his own cold and ruthless approach to make things, Drostan is insensitive towards anything outside of his own goals and ambitions or indeed those associated to his Queen.

    As with many of his Caste, Drostan has to endure the workings of the 'rut' on a more increased rate than other males and this along with a general poor handling of emotions can affect his ability to hold onto self-control during times of emotional stress and especially during the 'rut' when everything is pushed aside to the exclusion of all but the woman who has captured his interest. Drostan can and indeed does often end up trampling on others feelings, inadvertently hurting his partners and friends.

    Likes:

    Intimacy (sexual & emotional)
      It is not just touch or the physical act itself but rather a mixture of what can (and indeed does) pass between individuals who love and truly desire one another. This more than anything else is Drostan's anchor to his sanity and well-being. He has always been a tactile person, though as he grew older it became far more aggressive and indeed more often linked to actual violence than lust or sweet affection. This changed when he met Loreniel and it evolved into a much softer, gentler matter or at least some of the time. There is still those periods when he experiences strong emotional stresses and they will push the control he can employ under other circumstances.

    Loreniel
      Through their bond he can and does feel close, connected and intimate with her and no one else has managed to draw his attention beyond the beauty and talent she possesses in great measure. As far as Drostan is concerned she can do no wrong; in fact she is the epitome of perfection to his eyes.

    Physical Combat
      This remains his main outlet for the tensions which he experiences due to the extremely volatile nature of his being. Drostan has always been enamored of a good fight, whether with weapons or unarmed all of it is very much to the better and good as far as he is concerned. Drostan pushes himself in such pursuits and trains on a daily basis to remain in the peak of physical condition at all times.

    Dislikes:

    Complacent Attitudes
      This more than anything else will set off his temper if there is no other more obvious or more direct cause for this to be the case. Drostan is always conscious that such behavior will all too easily result in troubles and increasing the risk of some danger slipping through past a more carefully planned and monitored guard. Therefore this is something that Drostan guards against personally and with avid attention to every possibility of it happening.

    Loss of Control
      Drostan is aware that he cannot expect this to be unavoidable event in his life. The rich and explosive temper of any Warlord Prince is something that will always come to pass but it doesn't mean he welcomes it. Yes, there is release but at the same time it creates various degrees of chaos that often take days to resolve. Therefore Drostan abhors it as much as he concentrates on carefully managed out-brusts rather than a complete and utter frenzy.

    Being Refused
      Any sort of denial is not to be tolerated or encouraged. Drostan is a Warlord Prince and he very much expects it too be a case of him stating 'jump' with the response of 'how high' being the reply. Anything else is grounds for him to react not only poorly but with a swift and lasting display of his temper. Drostan prefers such statements as need no repetition.

    Fears:

    Separation (from Loreniel)
      This is the thing he finds the most terrifying, though that would be an inadequate description in many ways. Drostan has clear recollections of his time before he was bound to Loreniel and he is aware of how dangerous it could should something happen to remove it from his being. While he is confident it won't imagining her loss creates a sensation of hollowness and void in the core of his own being.

    Helplessness (Feeling Weak)
      Even as a child he highly disliked not being able to achieve something. Especially as related to the physical arts. Drostan is very much a warrior, its the heart of him. The idea of not being able to do something or otherwise being prevented or even just overwhelmed by another is as much uncomfortable as it is unbearable for him to ever imagine. Drostan also has an abiding dislike for sickness and aging, both things he cannot control but both of which can render such a sensation to come to pass.

    Bringing dishonor to his Queen
      Drostan understand the importance of status, along with the image and position it is necessary for him to maintain. Still, he is volatile and passionate and failing his Queen in some matter of etiquette haunts him and explains many of the reasons for his determination to control those aspects of his nature.

    Craft Strengths:

    Breaking Jewels
      While not a skill he bandies about. It has been useful in its time, Drostan can and is able to break those who need such measures levied against him. It doesn't mean he likes it or even finds any enjoyment but as a needful and necessary thing he does it well enough that its completed with the minimum of effort on his part. Though the damage to the psyche of the one so afflicted is another matter.

    Combat Craft
      Drostan has trained for as long as he can remember, it became very much second nature to bring about the marriage of physical action and weapons wit his own craft skills. As such he has become a warrior with few equals, determined and capable at using his talents with all the deadly effect that they can render. It can occasionally cause him some difficulty in holding back during sparring sessions but as far as Drostan is concerned that is a small price to pay for what good it otherwise brings.

    Craft Weaknesses:

    Jewel Management
      Due to his direct and some would say brutal approach to most situations, he has never learned or at least never tried to learn how to hold back and manage his Jewels and their power given that Drostan prefers to strike out with his full strength right from the beginning. It can mean problems with extended duels and usage but given how generally effective its been in the past he doesn't see any particular need to change his attitudes.

    Stealth Craft
      It isn't so much that he is particularly loud or graceless but rather that his domination nature creates a presence that really doesn't lend itself well to being concealed easily. Drostan just can't slip his head around the need either, if he is going to come from you then you will know all about it - that much at least you can be assured of being the case. He won't come for you in the shadows but straight to point and in a direct action.

    Life Story

    Family:

    Mother: Bébhionn Kerr ❧ Priestess ❧ Tiger Eye* (b. 129 AP)
    Father: Mannix Kerr ❧ Prince ❧  Rose to Opal* (b. 125 AP)

    Siblings:

    • Liam Kerr ❧ Warlord ❧ Rose to Purple Dusk (b. 167 AP)
    • (twin) Nola Kerr ❧ Healer Queen ❧ Rose to Summer Sky (b. 169 AP)
    • (twin) Cowal Kerr ❧ Warlord Prince ❧ Rose to Summer Sky* (b. 169 AP)
    * please note, these are picked Jewels and will be subject to rolls as/when applied to the character creation process.

    History:

    He is the eldest and some would argue that he was also the most draining of all the children born to the Kerr family. Drostan was not an easy birth, even the pregnancy was a difficult and complicated matter that resulted in his mother becoming bed-ridden before its conclusion. When he eventually entered the world there was a great deal of fear that it would result in Bébhionn's death, and only the intervention of a talented Healer was able to save his mother and secure her slow return to eventual health.

    It still took ten years before she recovered enough to even consider another child but by comparison Liam was a completely sweet-natured and generous boy; a fortunate thing as the youth Drostan was neither amused nor appreciative of someone arriving to steal away the attention that had been solely his own from his parents until that point. It drove something of a wedge between the boys, one that remains in place even now and its not likely to change anytime soon. Drostan is not a man who find it easy to compromise or back down from a position once he has achieved it.

    All of which certainly assists in explaining why he was sent away to his paternal uncle in order to allow the family something of a break.

    Drostan had at first been angry and incredibly vexed to be kicked out of his home, at least as far as he was concerned. A sensation which was only encouraged when his mother went onto have more children, in her twins. Drostan by this point had started to learn some acceptance of why he had been sent away but he still didn't like it very much. This slight unbending stance has allowed him to at least manage to tolerate his sister from time to time; neither of his brothers achieve much beyond rising his Warlord Prince temper and given that Cowal is also one its generally felt to be a much better idea to keep them apart from one another as much as possible.

    From an early age he displayed a talent for combat and under the care of his uncle it was one that flourished and continues to this very day. Drostan pushed himself hard and fast, always determined to burn off is emotions in an outlet that was at least giving him the illusion of some control over the experience.

    This was successful. To a degree.

    A lack of the bond to a Queen meant that both the risk and danger of Drostan losing control over his temper was building very much like a powder keg set to explode on a really short fuse that really only needed the right spark. A spark that appeared in respect of a single individual, while the older Drostan can look back and recognise that it was a stupid and foolish sort of mistake to allow thing to escalate to that extreme, at the time he wasn't capable of that sort of rational thought.

    Instead only the rushing pulse of the killing edge drew him towards the engagement between himself another Warlord Prince in training, a cousin who was slightly older than him (who also should have known better), it had begun as youthful teasing, acts that could have been dismissed had it not also involved a young woman - not a Queen but someone that he imagined lust and even possibly the beginnings of his rut towards. Not that he said that out loud, which perhaps he should have done in retrospect of what then happened afterwards.

    Drostan can see it now but instead of being sensible he instead only wanted blood and preferably on the end of his blade to satisfy the intensity of his rage.

    He has never experienced anything like this before or since.

    Death hadn't been planned though; even though Drostan saw nothing all but the red haze of his anger at everything associated with the now hated foe.

    At the end when he lay dead at his feet Drostan suddenly experienced emptiness, a hollowness that was not filled by what had just happened. Of course, he had still won and yet...he had killed a man. A man was dead, a man not much older than he was. What could he have achieved had Drostan not killed him. Even the woman who had fascinated him faded away and he instead began to sink into a depression.

    His family pushed him further away as a result. After all, Drostan had killed his own cousin over a nothing. Or at least that was very much as it was described. The result of his rage and loss of control meant that Drostan lost any and all connection to his own blood kin. A high and (perhaps) enduring loss in terms of his own emotional needs and familial support.

    That was when he met Brogan.

    Another Warlord Prince and because of that Drostan had initially rejected any chance at the possibility of a relationship let alone a friendship. Yet, it happened. Slowly to be sure and very much in spite of Drostan and his own attitudes and behavior at the time.

    Instead of letting Drostan wallow he was forced into remembering that there were good things in life. Things he could still claim as an achievement and feel pride in.

    Brogan is the reason that saw him arrive in what would be Loreniel's court and due to that, if nothing at all Drostan is more prepared to call him friend and seek his company out. A circumstance uncommon among Blood males, let alone two Warlord Princes. However, Brogan fills the hole of all the family he has lost due to his own actions.

    Drostan met the woman who would be his Queen only a short while ago, though it feels sometimes to verge on the forever end of the spectrum. He literally cannot imagine a life now without her in it. Although, he is conscious of the other males who share her court and her affections the presence of Loreniel enables him to resist his base urges to step up and attack these potential rivals. Instead he hones that urge to an edge used to drive his focus in protecting his Queen and ensuring the safety of those she cares about.

    Not to mention the fact that he remembers all too well what happened the last time he allowed his self-control to slip up. He definitely doesn't want that to happen again, nor does he believe that his Queen would approve of such actions either.

    He witnessed her rise to power from the very start of her reign. Drostan feels a pride (justifiable as far as he is concerned) in all she has done since coming into her own, he is very much passionate about her enduring success. 

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    It began so delicately that Drostan was sure he would have missed it had it not pressed so urgently and insistently upon his senses. Though at first he wanted to dismiss it, at first almost desperately as it so unsettled him and the command over his emotions. While the rushing pulse of excitable passion was a wonderful start toward his usual outlet, Drostan was confident that it was hardly the time or place for such activities in the middle of these presently sedate surroundings.

    So...he elected to seek out the source of the sensation, the scent. Naturally he knew about the connection to a Queen that could arrive but it was not the first thought to enter his head. The rut perhaps, but not a bond.

    At least until he caught his first glimpse of her moving through a crowd of people - all of whom faded away as his attention became solely and utterly focused on her, and her alone. The way she moved, the way she simply carried her person were captivating and yes, there was a sweet stir of passion but Drostan felt more than just lust. So much than just the awakening of desire towards a female. This was different, sweetly unique and near painful in the ache that arose in his breast as she continued her walk - away from him.

    Drostan stopped thinking clearly at this point. She could not leave him, could not abandon him here to continue on all alone. The sensation of loss was the one that dragged him past the rest of the people.

    People he no longer even acknowledged in spite of the protest that arose at his determined push through their ranks. All to catch one more glimpse of her, to inhale the scent that teased not only his nose but seemed to caress his skin. Drostan would swear that it seemed to be sinking in underneath it as well.

    And then...

    She was here, a hairsbreadth away from him. Drostan reached out instinctively, hut held back from actively closing the distance. It was enough to see her turn and meet his gaze, which was all it took for him to feel that snapping sense of utter completion as the awareness of the bond awoke in his mind, heart and soul.

    All Drostan knew was that she was his. His Queen, his heart, his all and he would live and die for her, all she need too was speak it and he would bring it about.

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    Re: Drostan Kerr
    « Reply #1 on: May 30, 15, 04:45:54 PM »
    Ready for some rolls!

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    Re: Drostan Kerr
    « Reply #2 on: May 30, 15, 04:47:17 PM »
    Per your request for a General Random...

    Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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    Re: Drostan Kerr
    « Reply #3 on: May 30, 15, 05:26:35 PM »
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    Re: Drostan Kerr
    « Reply #8 on: Jun 09, 15, 10:37:44 AM »
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