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Author Topic: Iyan Bailey  (Read 832 times)

Description: Warlord. Tiger Eye to Rose. Played by WrenStar

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Iyan Bailey
« on: Dec 10, 18, 09:12:26 AM »
The Basics

Character Name: Iyan Bailey
Nicknames: --
Age and Birth Year:  26, b. 168 AP
Race: short-lived
Caste: Warlord
Birth Territory: Little Terreille
Home Territory: Little Terreille

Birthright Jewel: uncut Tiger Eye
Offering Jewel: uncut Rose

Role:
Faction:

Appearance

Play By: Christian Kane
Distinguishing Features: Probably the most notable feature in regards to his appearance is his hair, which he keeps long. It’s thick and shiny and he takes great care to see that it’s always soft to the touch. He’s also a bit shorter than average, standing at only about 5’8”, though he keeps himself in peak physical condition and is very proud of his strength and physicality.

Personality


Personality:

Most people who meet Iyan find him charming and pleasant, very amiable, and quite easy to get along with. He does not make waves, and in fact is skilled at diffusing tension in most situations. While this outward demeanor of quiet affability makes him seem very comfortable around people and social situations, he actually considers himself to be quite shy and relatively introverted.

Iyan does not feel the need to fill silence with meaningless jabber unless he senses (or knows for a fact) that whomever he is with prefers conversation or is uncomfortable without it. That being said, he (somewhat guiltily) adores gossip. He doesn’t feel the need to share it, or start it, or even actively engage - but he loves to hear about it. That he is a very attentive and astute listener means that he tends to know just about everything that is going on around him.

He is a people-pleaser and will look to ensure the comfort of others before his own. Despite this, he really isn’t much of a pushover, even with people that he really likes and cares for. He is very capable of standing up for himself and will do so if he feels like his goodwill is being abused - he just won’t be overly loud about it. He’s far more likely to mutter something under his breath or flash a snarky smile and be too polite as he makes his point. No, Iyan is a people-pleaser because he likes to please. He likes to make people happy. It warms him when someone depends on him, and just feels… right when he has given his service over to someone else.

Thanks to growing up in a very encouraging and supportive family, Iyan has a very stable sense of Self and self-worth. He has no reservation about cutting people out of his life whom he feels bring him down more than they lift him up, and has done so on more than one occasion. That isn’t to say that those decisions were easy or carefree - but he was able to recognize the situations for what they were and get himself out of them. There was only one time that he let it go too far, and as consequence of that affair has developed an almost subconscious anxiety toward romantic attachment.

Likes:
  • 1 - Rules. Iyan likes knowing what is and is not acceptable, what he is and is not supposed to do. Rules are a guideline and a safety net and give him a measure of expectation when it comes to the world around him. Everything has consequences, and rules are what tell you what will beget those results. This is why he’s such a fan of Protocol, but it really extends past just Protocol itself. That being said, just because he likes having rules, doesn’t mean he isn’t willing to break them. He just likes, and feels most comfortable, when he knows what to expect.
  • 2 - Cats. There is literally nothing more divine than when a cat decides it likes you. Growing up he was fond of the strays in the area and would feed them just because they seemed hungry and he enjoyed watching them, and then enjoyed the affection they gave him when they grew to trust him. His mother never allowed him to keep one even though he frequently tried to bring them home. Similarly, his present landlord does not permit pets - and he was particularly sharp with Iyan when he asked about it. In retaliation, Iyan leaves food all around the property for the felines and thus the yard and bushes are often crawling with the creatures.
  • 3 - Looking Good. From his hair to his body to his choice in wardrobe, Iyan takes a lot of care in his appearance. He enjoys the rush when he looks in the mirror and knows that he’s made sure he can look as good as possible. He can be quite vain, as well, and will preen under positive attention or avoid instances that would require him to dress down or get unnecessarily rumpled.
Dislikes:
  • 1 - The Dark. Iyan does not like to analyse why he dislikes the dark so much. He refuses to call it a fear and will at most consider it something that makes him uncomfortable. All he knows is that in the evenings he can’t sleep well without a candle burning gently beside the bed, even in the summer, and he always walks faster if the sun has set before he’s made it home to his apartment. When he does find himself stuck in the dark he feels uncomfortable and jumpy, and worst of all - alone.
  • 2 - Meat. The main reason that Iyan became a vegetarian was because red meat does not sit well with his stomach. Since he was never overly fond with the texture and the feeling of something bleeding all over his mouth, this wasn’t a difficult dietary adjustment. He does enjoy fish, and will stomach chicken if it’s the only protein available, but even that isn’t his favorite.
  • 3 - Anyone coming too close to his Jewels. It’s already considered a faux pas to touch someone else’s Jewels without their express permission and invitation, so this isn’t something that he has to contend with overmuch. However, his possessive/protectiveness extends beyond the standard to the point where he had his Tiger Eye ring reset into a pendant so that it would be able to be worn against his chest rather than on his hand where someone might accidentally touch it just in the course of standard interaction. The Jeweler doing the job probably found his hovering annoying, but thankfully did not comment.
Fears:
  • 1 - Enclosed Spaces. Even small rooms without a window can sometimes make him uncomfortable if he’s in the wrong state of mind - but his true struggle is with small spaces like closets or crawl-spaces or attics and the like. His heart starts beating too fast, his chest tightens and he can’t breathe, and the only thing on his mind becomes an obsession to get out. He had to go to the new Seat on an errand for his employer once and lasted an entire floor on the lifts they use for the tall building before needing to get off, electing to take the stairs the remaining eleven flights to get to the floor he needed rather than be trapped in the box any longer.
  • 2 - Falling in Love/Being Betrayed. This has already happened once to him and while he knows, logically and objectively, that not all people will abuse his trust like his ex did, he is no longer sure an attempt would be worth the risk. Considering he is naturally rather a romantic soul, this is rather a sad thing he doesn’t like to think about.
  • 3 - Becoming disconnected from his family. Iyan is very close with his mother and brothers, and while he does not foresee anything happening to pull them apart, it is a little kernel of anxiety in the back of his mind whenever something distressing happens.
Craft Strengths:
  • 1 - Calming Rage. Growing up with two Warlord Prince brothers, one of them being his twin, gave Iyan a unique setting to hone this particular skill even before beginning formal training at a court level. While his craft in this area tends to be most immediately effective with Warlord Princes he is familiar with (like his brothers) he made use of the skill while working in the courts even with Warlord Princes he was only casual with.
  • 2 - Fine Telekinetic Craft. Perhaps because he’s so detail oriented and has lighter Jewels, he’s always been very good at the precise manipulation of telekinetic craft. He can float a teacup without spilling anything, and even control or levitate several objects at once without losing concentration as he moves them exactly how he means to.
Craft Weaknesses:
  • 1 - Witchlight. To most people the inability to conjure witchlight would be a mild annoyance, but combined with Iyan’s… aversion to the dark this failing is more than an inconvenience to him. He makes due with candles, oil lamps, and pre-made spells that he purchases and only has to activate with a touch of his own craft, but it’s not ideal.
  • 2 - Augmentation Craft. Iyan has never been able to enhance the strengths or attributes of an object or person with craft, not even himself. He cannot make himself stronger, or faster. He cannot make an object sturdier or softer or adjust its properties at all. He has tried to learn the details of this process, and would very much like to be able to, but has never been able to so much as keep a teacup from shattering when it falls.
Life Story

Family:
Mother: Dinah Bailey, Rose to Purple Dusk hearth witch (b. 142)
Father: Baxter Rhodes, Tiger Eye to Rose Warlord Prince (b. 139)
Older Brother: Asher Bailey, Tiger Eye to Rose Warlord Prince (b. 166)**
Twin Brother (fraternal): Evan Bailey, Summer Sky to Opal Warlord Prince (b. 168)**

**Character's Jewels have been rolled. Character is adoptable.

History:

All Iyan ever really knew about his father was that the man had been married to another woman when he’d fathered the lot of them while engaging in a longstanding affair with their mother. Shortly after the twins were born, their father’s wife decided she no longer wished to indulge or forgive her husband’s infidelities and presented him with an ultimatum: his wife or his mistress. The Birthright Ceremony for their eldest child was coming up, and if he did not cut all ties with Dinah Bailey and the children he had sired with her then he would be denied paternity and cut out of their lives.

Baxter Rhodes chose his wife, and thus the Bailey boys grew up without ever knowing their father. This wasn’t exactly a secret sort of scandal, as things go. The boys’ mother was quite bitter about the way things turned out (having been in love with the man and sure that he would have chosen her and their sons over his wife) - and for a time there was some unsavory gossip going around. As the boys grew older there was the occasional cruel child who threw out the whole “your daddy didn’t want you” jeer at the boys - but they learned quickly enough to stop that by the time Asher and Evan began to settle more into their castes. By the time their Birthright Ceremonies started coming around, it was more or less a non-issue, at least on the outside.

Within the family, Dinah never quite got over the betrayal and her two Warlord Prince sons grew to carry the grudge on their hearts as well. For Iyan, however, he went from being hurt as a young boy at the thought that his father didn’t want him - to somewhat more understanding as he grew up. By the time he was a teenager, he’d more or less decided that his father had been put in something of an impossible situation. If he had chosen to stay with them, then his other children would have grown up without a father as well, thinking they weren’t wanted. And he couldn’t call Baxter Rhodes’s affair with their mother a mistake either, because without it, he and his brothers would have never been born.

Growing up, Iyan found himself often between his two brothers, mediating the other two’s tempers. While the boys all got along for the most part, there was plenty of your average sibling rivalry and boyhood altercations made more hostile thanks to the edge caused by Asher and Evan’s castes. Maybe because he was always surrounded by such larger and louder personalities, Iyan because (or was always known as) the quiet one of the Bailey boys. Quiet, but also friendly and always willing to lend a helping hand or act as mediator/liaison not just between the two Warlord Princes he had as brothers, but between those brothers and other people who may not typically feel as comfortable approaching a Warlord Prince about something.

Both Asher and Evan always knew that they wanted to serve, and Iyan knew he wanted to stay with his brothers - so he was content to follow them as they all trained at the local village court. Asher and Evan thrived, and Iyan - surprising himself - also found that he enjoyed the work. He went through general escort training, and then applied to apprentice under the Steward. While not a Prince with specialized craft involving diplomacy and contracts, Iyan had a sharp and organized mind and enjoyed the work. He didn’t really have aspirations of becoming a Steward himself one day, but rather liked the thought of working in one of the Circles that supported that branch of the Court - which was exactly what he would go on to do when he completed his training and returned from his Offering.

For a few years, things had settled into a blissfully and wonderfully controlled routine. Iyan was happy. He was working with his brothers, he had a job he genuinely enjoyed, and he even had a lover whom he was very much in love with and who fulfilled his needs to an extent he really had never thought was possible. At least - until everything went very suddenly very wrong. Iyan’s relationship with Trenton Gains was good until it wasn’t, and it ended very abruptly on a cold night where things just went… inexcusably too far. Blaming both himself and Trenton for what happened, Iyan not only ended the relationship but resigned from the court both he and Trenton worked in.

The Queen never disputed his resignation or accused him of breaching contract - and though he’s never asked, Iyan is pretty sure that one or both of his brothers had something to do with it. While he never actually told Asher or Evan the exact details of what happened to cause the break up, they knew that it had been bad and were there to support him and help him through it - make things a little easier, if they could. This even went as far as to seek positions in different courts when their contracts were done. Asher would go to a different district, and Evan would end up finding his Queen in Odelle Ackley, taking up a position in her court.

Iyan has not returned to the courts since, instead taking up managerial or secretarial jobs since - the most recent of which being his appointment as secretary/personal assistant for Bishop Thatcher.

Show Us What You've Got

Character in Play:

It was so dark. Cold. Iyan didn’t know how long he’d been in the tiny closet. It could have been two hours or two days. Eight-thousand heartbeats was hard to measure, especially when you were estimating and your head was hazy. He was huddled in a ball, trying to keep warm, because he wasn’t wearing any clothes - and any arousal he might have had when first being pushed into the closet was now long gone.

All he felt was cold. Maybe he would have even been hungry, but the fear shut the rest of that down.

He’d given up on screaming and pounding on the door some time ago. It was too cold to exert the energy. Why the hell wasn’t it warmer? He felt like it should be warmer, damnit… Sure it was the middle of winter but inside it should be warmer. Shouldn’t it? His Tiger Eye was almost drained from his exhaustion and his Rose..

Iyan pressed his eyes shut, and tried not to think anymore. He didn’t want to think anymore. He just wanted to get out, and get warm, and never think about any of this ever again.

The sound of heavy boots had him jumping. Then the shield that been around the closet came down and the slide of the latch on the door had him struggling to his feet, limbs heavy and every muscle in his body tight. The door creaked open and Trenton stood there, his expression something that Iyan uncomfortably recognized as satisfaction. He’d hoped, he’d let himself believe that something had come up and that Trent had forgotten he was in there. That when he came back and opened the door he’d be apologetic and ashamed of himself.

But looking at him now, even as he pulled Iyan out of the closet and into his arms, wrapping him in a blanket, he saw that he was wrong. Trenton knew. He hadn’t made a mistake. He’d done it on purpose - and in doing that he’d broken every single rule they had with each other.

“I’m done,” Iyan croaked out. “Give it back. My Rose. I’m done.”

Trenton frowned, clearly not expecting this. “Iyan..”

“No. Give it back. And never, ever talk to me again. We’re through.”

“Iyan don’t be like that I lo--”

“No. You don’t. Or if you do I don’t care.” His voice sounded tight and hoarse and distant to his own ears. Maybe he’d hurt more at the sudden breakup later, or maybe he’d just feel relieved. Right now, all he felt was cold and all he wanted was to get warm.

He ignored the look on Trenton’s face, played deaf to any words he attempted to smooth over what he swore was a mistake, that he didn’t realize he’d gone too far… He’d let Trenton convince him to do this and he hated himself a little for that - but more than that he hated Trenton for betraying his trust. And for using it against him. And he was utterly ashamed of himself that he’d let it happen at all.

So he got dressed, he vanished his Rose, then he went home to his quiet, empty apartment - set to not think of this night, or Trenton Gains, ever again.

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Re: Iyan Bailey
« Reply #1 on: Dec 10, 18, 09:13:25 AM »
May I have three family rolls please :)

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Re: Iyan Bailey
« Reply #2 on: Dec 10, 18, 09:34:02 AM »
1. Rose - Purple Dusk
2. Tiger Eye - Rose
3. Summer Sky - Opal
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Re: Iyan Bailey
« Reply #3 on: Dec 10, 18, 09:35:46 AM »
BEAUTIFUL

and, because I forgot to ask it and I should have ~~

Can I get cut/uncut for him pls

Clarification: I am requesting a Tiger Eye BR for him, and would like him to descend only one (1) rank to the Rose. Please apply the JP bonuses for single descent. <3

okay i think i did it right now

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Re: Iyan Bailey
« Reply #4 on: Dec 10, 18, 10:40:49 AM »
And there he is! Just need an approval from Erica and he's ready for review :)

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Re: Iyan Bailey
« Reply #5 on: Dec 10, 18, 10:51:05 AM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with an uncut Tiger Eye Birthright Jewel, and were gifted with an uncut Rose Jewel at your Offering.

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Congratulations!

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Re: Iyan Bailey
« Reply #6 on: Dec 10, 18, 10:52:03 AM »
Added to the queue.
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Re: Iyan Bailey
« Reply #7 on: Dec 10, 18, 11:22:35 AM »
I approve.

More importantly, Bishop approves.

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« Reply #8 on: Dec 10, 18, 08:58:25 PM »
Email: Dash@Bloodrites.net   Discord: Dash#6159

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Re: Iyan Bailey
« Reply #9 on: Oct 05, 19, 09:57:31 AM »
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