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Author Topic: Judas Vidanic  (Read 5144 times)

Description: Warlord Prince, Green to Gray, Hayll's Shield. Played by Phedre

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Judas Vidanic
« on: Nov 30, 11, 05:20:39 PM »
The Basics

Character Name: Judas Vidanic
Nicknames: Judas only goes by his first name
Age: 1325 (43 years old) born 1137 BP
Race: 1/2 Hayllian, 1/2 unknown short-lived
Caste: Warlord Prince 
Birth Territory: Hayll, Terreille
Home Territory: Hayll, Terreille

Birthright Jewel: Uncut Green
Offering Jewel: Uncut Gray
Appearance


Play By: Ray Stevenson
Distinguishing Features:
Being only half Hayllian, Judas does not exhibit many of the classic Hayllian traits. His skin is a bit lighter, his hair is dark brown instead of black, and his eyes are more hazel than gold. He also has the ability to grow facial hair and is generally a bit scruffy. He has several scars on his face, wounds from when he was young and foolish that he never allowed to be healed with Craft so that they would serve him as reminders.

Personality


Personality:
Judas has an aura of violence about him that goes much deeper than what is common for Blood males. Even among other Warlord Princes, the caste known for their savage grace and deadly tempers, he stands out as a lethal predator. He moves like a trained fighter. He thinks like a trained fighter. He has been honing his fighting techniques since he was just a child. Everything he does holds the threat of blood and pain. He intimidates nearly everyone he meets, even when he tries to be kind and leash his fiery temper. Still, this is who and what he is. He wouldn't choose another life if it were offered to him.

His psychic scent is unmistakable and lingers long after he has left a room or building. It is for this reason he meets Arsenia, the Colosseum's Champion, in a neutral location. There would be no hiding his scent in her rooms and no way to justify his presence there. Their passionate affair remains utterly secret. Both their positions, both their lives, would be in danger if they were found out.  As it is, it is extremely difficult to remove his scent from her after they have been together and they make a point of being seen together regularly in public in an official manner to justify his scent on her skin.     

Judas is extremely territorial and looks closely at any man who shows too much attention to the women he cares for, a rather inconvenient aspect for his mother as she owns and runs one of the more prominent Red Moon Houses in Draega. Since the day he walked away from his Birthright Ceremony with an uncut Green Jewel, Judas has been publicly declaring that his mother is under his protection. No one in all of Draega can say they didn't know that if they harmed or crossed Judiah Vidanic in any way, Judas would be the one they would have to answer to. He has more recently taken the Colosseum Healer, Glori, under his protection as well, whether she wants to be there or not. It is significantly more tricky with Arsenia. He cannot be seen to lack impartiality during challenges against the current Champion, but he has drawn the line that he will not take bribes against her. This is done under the guise of the Champion fights needing to be held to a higher standard, but is in truth because he will not raise his hand against his lover.   

Being territorial comes naturally to a Warlord Prince. In Judas' case, it had been enhanced significantly by Judiah's teachings. She instilled a deep respect for women in her only son and it shows in the manner he approaches them and interacts with them. Even Aleyia, whom he hated fiercely, benefited from the ingrained Protocol his mother taught him from his earliest lessons. He is fiercely protective of the few women who have managed to find their way into his life and his heart. This is a protection they often find suffocating, especially when his large frame appears in their doorway and he refuses to let them do even the simplest thing for themselves during their moontimes. The last time Glori pushed herself too far, Judas Gray locked her room and wouldn't let her out until he felt she had sufficiently rested and recovered. This might have caused issues for the Colosseum, but everyone there knew better than to challenge the Gray Jeweled Warlord Prince who carries the title Hayll's Shield.

Judas is overly fond of wine and the haze it brings him. The world is far too bright and the memories much too sharp when he is sober. Even drunk, he is a terrifying opponent. He respects his position as Shield enough to never do his work drunk, but looks forward to the end of every day when he can dull reality with good wine. Well, good wine is preferable, but any wine will do the trick. His Gray Jewels require he consumes an immense amount of alcohol in order to remain happily drunk as his body burns off alcohol very quickly.   

Likes:
  • 1 Money. Growing up as he did, Judas has seen the difference in the lives of the Blood who have money and the Blood who do not. He decided early on that he would be among the "haves" and has worked hard to secure a small fortune in land and holdings. The bribes he receives for stepping in early (or more often, stepping in late) to intervene in the arena have increased his financial reserves substantially. 
  • 2 Wine. Judas is often flooded with memories of things he has done and things that have been done to him. Wine helps him achieve a level of comfortable numbness, even though his Gray Jewel means copious amounts of wine are required to reach that goal. While always sober when attending to his duties as Shield, he is nearly always intoxicated otherwise.
  • 3 Fighting. Being skilled at fighting is not enough to have gained the prestige and position Judas wields. He genuinely loves to fight and that passion influences his skill with Craft and weapons alike. 
Dislikes:
  • 1 Dealing with Hayll's high society. Judas has never been comfortable around Hayll's Hundred families, and they have never been comfortable around him. He deals with them when Protocol requires it of him, but never happily. He prefers a solid meal of meat, bread, stew, and wine over anything fancy that is served at Court. He also dislikes high society fashions. Clothing should be functional and sturdy.
  • 2 Losing. Fiercely competitive, Judas cannot abide losing. He held the title of Champion for many years and resigned only when he was offered the position of Shield and a hefty bribe to go with it. Whether it's a fight in the Colosseum or a card game, Judas wants to win.
  • 3 His mother's profession. Judas and Judiah have had some legendary fights over her desire to continue to hold her position as one of the premiere prostitutes in Hayll. He has plenty of money to support her, but she refuses to walk away from her profession and her wealthy and influential clientele.
Fears:
  • 1 Death. Judas is terrified of becoming a whisper in the Darkness. The concept of ceasing to exist causes him to wake up at night in a cold sweat. While many men would choose to avoid violence if this were their fear, Judas takes the opposite approach, defying his own death at every opportunity. He fights harder and more passionately than his opponents because he is not just conquering them, he is conquering Death herself. 
  • 2 Harm coming to his mother. Judas loves his mother more than anyone else in all the Realms. He has never forgiven himself for not protecting her when Witch unleashed her Black strength and she was left broken. If she was harmed again, it would destroy him.
  • 3 Black Widows. Black Widows fight on battle fields Judas cannot see and with weapons Judas cannot defend himself against. Their power with tangled webs and poisons disturb him deeply.
Craft Strengths:
  • 1 Offensive Craft. Warlord Princes are feral and deadly by nature. When that lethal temper is honed with the skill of weapons and destructive Craft, they are a terrifying force of nature. Judas was trained from an early age to be a body guard for the women in his mother's Red Moon house and has spent a lifetime further developing those skills. 
  • 2 Defensive Craft. As a youngster, Judas grew a bit too cocky with the belief that no one could take him down. A dark Jeweled Warlord Prince taught him otherwise. He never allowed the Healers to heal the deep gash to his left cheek. He wears it as a reminder that defensive Craft is just as important as offensive Craft if a Warlord Prince wants to remain alive. He has spent hundreds of hours perfecting his defensive skills and those skills have saved his life on numerous occasions.
Craft Weaknesses:
  • 1 Craft that requires fine control. Judas has always been a bit clumsy when it comes to Craft that requires fine control. Anything that needs to be done with a light touch and exacting precision is extremely difficult for him to accomplish, assuming he can manage it at all. He will simply cross the room and pick something up rather than attempting to float it across the room. Many wine glasses shattered on the floor, falling out of the air halfway to his hand, before he gave up and just started picking them up.
  • 2 Stealth. Judas' presence fills a room. He is by no means quiet and his psychic scent stains everything he touches. There is no doubt where he has been and what he did while he was there. Since he has never been able to mask himself physically, by volume or scent, and never been able to mask his psychic signature either, he has never put any effort into learning how to be stealthy in his actions. 
Life Story

Family:
Mother: Judiah Vidanic (1502/30) Rose to Broken Opal witch
Father: unknown
Siblings: none

History:
Judas was born to the prostitute Judiah Vidanic while she was still extremely young by Hallyian standards. He knows nothing of his father other than he was from the short lived races, a fact there was no denying considering Judas' coloring. As the years have gone by, he has aged much more quickly than his full Hayllian mother, leaving people who see them together to assume he is a patron or friend rather than her son.

Judiah was surprised to bear a dark Jeweled Warlord Prince. To her credit, she never treated him as something to be afraid of or restrained, but rather nurtured all aspects of his personality and nature. She hired the best tutors she could manage to afford in all the areas that one should be educated in, as well as hiring a well known fight master to train the boy's more lethal skills. His mother often went without so Judas could have the best she could give him.

Despite her best efforts, Judiah couldn't shield her son from all the indecencies that occurred in the lower end Red Moon Houses in which she worked. He saw and heard things a child shouldn't. The sex was never an issue for Judiah, but she did want to protect him from the violence many of the less respectful clientele perpetrated on the women who worked there. When he reached puberty, his violent temper grew nearly out of control. He grew physically stronger as well, the lean boy filling out into a muscular young man. It became harder and harder for Judiah to find work. The owners of the Red Moon Houses were nervous having a hormonal young Warlord Prince in their establishment, especially one so outspoken about being his mother's protector. Their fears were realized when, at 14, Judas tore out a Warlord's still beating heart for hitting his mother. The Warlord's family sought no retribution since doing so would have forced them to admit he had been cheating on his aristo wife with a whore. Even so, no Red Moon House would have Judiah after that incident.

Judiah rented a small house and began working for herself. She only had a few clients, but the ones she did have knew better than to cross the son who had taken on an unofficial position of being his mother's body guard. Over time, other young women started coming to Judiah looking for a safe place to work. They had heard of what Judas had done and hoped his presence could offer them similar protection. Judiah had a good head for business and steadily grew her house of girls and clients until she had enough money to purchase a large manor house in Draega and set up a high end Red Moon House of her own. By this time, Judas had made his Offering to the Darkness and descended to his full strength at the Gray. As a Warlord Prince, he was expected to serve in an official court. Elettra gave him a place in her Third Circle and allowed him to remain in the employ of his mother since the women there needed his protection far more than she did. 

This arrangement worked well for many years. The Red Moon House flourished. It was considered an extremely safe place to work. None of the clientele wanted Judas' attention. He hired a very select group of Warlords to assist in protecting the house when his obligations called him away to Court. Then Elettra stepped down and Aleyia Tatiano took the throne. She moved Judas into her Second Circle and required a much greater presence from him at Court, forcing him to leave the Red Moon House under the protection of others.

Judas was miserable. He worried constantly about his mother's safety. To further compound his misery, he was forced to attend endless Court functions and parties stuffed full of Hayll's aristo families. The men were all worried he would reveal that he had seen them at his mother's establishment. The women all wanted to sleep with him. As a Second Circle member of Aleyia's Court, he was often forced to comply with their sexual demands. Whoring himself in the service of a Queen who he held in the utmost contempt made him hate himself. Even the women at his mother's Red Moon House chose their clients. He had no say in the matter. He was too ashamed to tell his mother what went on in Aleyia's Court, but Judiah could see the dark circles that seemed to become a permanent mark under Judas' hazel eyes and noticed the way he avoided even casual touch from any woman other than her. He drank heavily and excused himself at the earliest opportunity from every event. On the nights he was not permitted to excuse himself, he drank even more.

He took out his temper on any male unlucky enough to cross him. His reputation for being violent and unpredictable grew. Unfortunately, that reputation led even more of Aleyia's friends to demand entrance to his bed. He had been taught that a Warlord Prince was supposed to be drawn to his Queen. Instead, he felt repulsed by Aleyia and the way Hayll suffered under her hand. He called out to the Darkness night after night, wishing for something or someone to strike out at Aleyia. His wishes were answered, but at a terrible price.

While Judas lay passed out drunk next to one of Aleyia's favored aristo bitches, Witch unleashed the Black. He came to just enough to know something horrible was happening, but was not aware enough to care. He made no attempt to shield himself or the screaming woman beside him. He rode out the power, wave after wave, like a piece of driftwood tossed about in a storm driven sea. When he came to fully, he was covered in blood, none of which was his own. He raced through the streets of Draega to his mother's Red Moon House. She was alive, but had been broken back to her Birthright Rose. Judas flew into a rage and destroyed what was left of the furniture until he was too exhausted to stand. His mother held him while he clung to her and cried, begging for her forgiveness over and over.

The Territory Court lay in ruins and too many of the prospective young Queens lay dead or broken. Elettra returned from retirement to take up the throne once again. She saw how Judas had suffered under Aleyia's rule. She needed him in her Court, but saw that he was in no shape to serve within the Court itself. She offered him a place within her Third Circle, just as before, and kept the requirements on his time at Court to an absolute minimum. When the Judge of the Colosseum came to Elettra's Court asking for help rebuilding the Colosseum after the Purge, she recommended Judas as a possible competitor. Elettra's instincts as a Queen told her that Judas had years of rage to work through before he could properly handle being at Court again. The Colosseum was no longer doing fights to the death and would be a good place for him to fight out his rage.

Fighting was as natural to Judas as breathing. He quickly rose in the ranks of fighters. It was a battlefield he understood. A place where fighters pit muscle against muscle and Craft against Craft. He didn't need to navigate murky and trap filled political waters to succeed. He just needed to be the fiercest fighter. He gained his first Championship within a few short years. He held the title year after year. His Gray Jewels, skill at Craft, and skill in a fight combined to create a Champion none of the challengers could defeat. He purchased the house next door to his mother's rebuilt Red Moon House, allowing him to stay as close as possible without staining the entire establishment with his dark scent.

Remaining the Champion worked fine for Judas, but was not beneficial to Letizia De Luca, the Colosseum's financier. No one wants to place bets when they know the current Champion is a sure thing. Who chooses to bet against someone they know will win? Letizia approached Judas with a lucrative retirement offer: a large sum of money, a consistent supply of fine wine, and the position of Hayll's Shield. All Judas had to do in return was retire from fighting in the Colosseum and, on occasion, step in at a specified, predetermined time during certain fights when it would be beneficial to Lady De Luca to do so. He would be compensated for such events. His silence and discretion were also expected. Judas agreed. Retiring from Champion to take up the position of Shield was an honorable act. He would remain undefeated. He has held the position of Shield for nearly 75 years.           

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Tightening his grip on his sword, Judas swung fast and hard at his Sapphire Jeweled opponent and landed a blow to the Warlord’s left shoulder. The weapons were mainly for show. When it came down to the end game, it would be Craft against Craft, will against will. But Craft matches were over so quickly and there was little to watch other than one opponent dropping to the ground in pain. The roaring fans wanted to see their fighters bleed. It was part of the show. The fighters shielded, but every now and then they let something light get through so that the blades would be blooded. The audience would cheer wildly. The amount of money that changed hands over these fights was immense. Everyone wanted their money’s worth, but those who bet the most were especially irate if the fight wasn’t brutal enough.

Luckily for Judas, brutality was a specialty of his. He had risen quickly through the ranks of fighters, taking down every opponent pitted against him, in order to stand before this particular man. The Champion. This fight would determine whether he would claim the title and stand as Hayll’s Champion or leave the Colosseum in shame. He wanted it. He wanted the title. He wanted the win. He wanted to prove once again that Death held no dominion over him. The money would be nice certainly, but the joy would be from winning.

Judas dodged a well aimed cut meant for his neck. Sweat burned his eyes but he couldn’t chance taking the moment to wipe it away. Death matches were illegal now, but Champion fights were always vicious and accidents did happen. Sometimes the current Champion knew he was likely to die if left to the hands of his opponent and so he fought hard and he fought dirty. Judas didn’t intend to kill the man, but he did intend to win. The fight had been going on a long time. Judas could feel the strain throughout his body. He let the ache drive him forward. It was time to end this. He extended his Gray shield to cover his blade. He turned deftly, his calves burning in an attempt to hold his position as he stabbed his sword through the Warlord’s right hand. The Gray shielded blade slid though the Sapphire shield and pierced the flesh deeply. The Warlord cried out in pain and dropped his sword. Judas thrust the blade down, forcing the Warlord to his knees before him. Using Craft to project his voice, Judas yelled, “Kneel before me and beg for mercy!” The Warlord did as he was told. The crowd was on their feet, screaming Judas’ name.

The moment seemed to last a lifetime. He had won. He was Champion. He turned toward his right, searching for the feel of the one person who he wanted to share this moment with. She was there, in the front row, tears of joy and pride streaming down her face. Judas gave his sword one swift yank to free it from the hand of the still trembling Warlord and walked straight toward his mother.


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Re: Judas Vidanic
« Reply #1 on: Dec 02, 11, 02:06:19 PM »
Could I get one family roll for Judas' mother, please? Thanks!



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Re: Judas Vidanic
« Reply #2 on: Dec 02, 11, 02:07:47 PM »
Sure!

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Re: Judas Vidanic
« Reply #3 on: Dec 14, 11, 05:34:24 PM »
Still working out Jewel stuff. Could I have a descent roll, please?



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Re: Judas Vidanic
« Reply #4 on: Dec 14, 11, 07:30:03 PM »
Potential Descent Roll...

Congratulations

You have been blessed with a 3 Rank Descent.

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Re: Judas Vidanic
« Reply #5 on: Dec 19, 11, 01:44:03 PM »
As per Raffle Win of a Green Birthright (huzzah!) and potential descent from above...
Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with an uncut Green birthright Jewel, and were gifted with an uncut Gray Jewel at your offering.

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Re: Judas Vidanic
« Reply #6 on: Dec 20, 11, 02:31:57 AM »
Judas is ready for review. Thank you!



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« Reply #8 on: Feb 03, 13, 10:29:39 AM »
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Re: Judas Vidanic
« Reply #9 on: Nov 02, 13, 11:16:35 AM »
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