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Author Topic: Jack Balton  (Read 877 times)

Description: Warlord. Rose to Purple Dusk. Played by Lene.

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Jack Balton
« on: Jul 12, 17, 10:39:47 AM »
The Basics

Character Name: Jack Balton
Nicknames:
Age & Birthyear:  30 (AP 164)
Race:  short-lived
Caste:  Warlord
Birth Territory: Rockland, Little Terrielle
Home Territory: Rockland, Little Terrielle

Birthright Jewel:  cut Rose
Offering Jewel:  uncut Purple Dusk

Jewels rolled on Odelle's sheet

Role:  Steward of Odelle’s Court
Appearance

Play By: Tom Ellis
Distinguishing Features:
Personality

Personality:

Jack is a man who wears two faces, Steward and Rogue.  He prides himself on being one of the younger Stewards in the territory, a position that usually goes to older and more experienced men.   He was trained by his Father who had served as Steward to the Lennox village Queen and had been fostered by his Uncle in the previous Province Court and had singularly focussed his learning and attention with the expectation to serve in his younger cousin Bethany’s Court when she came of age and was allowed to rule.  This, of course, changed the day he met Odelle.

The other side of Jack, the one that is most seen, is the dashing, charismatic and rakish rogue.  Jack loves the ladies, and they love him.  He isn’t a man who finds himself alone on a cold night very often unless duty calls for the Court.  He has the skill and heat to make bedding him a memorable experience, and despite his numerous conquests and dalliances, he has the fortune (or the skill) that he has been able to avoid the pitfalls of jealousy and possessiveness that usually accompanies such behavior. 

Even if he weren't Bonded to Odelle, he would still be fiercely loyal to the young Queen.  She exemplifies everything he has always believed a Queen should be; strong, independent, kind and caring towards all of her people.  He admires how she makes sure to include and attend to the needs of the Landen, a trait sorely lacking in many of the rulers of their Territory.  She is kind and gentle but still has the spine and strength to rise to stand toe to toe with any of her Caste in Little Terrielle.  She is not haughty or arrogant and commands loyalty and respect because she is the first to give it in spades.

He understands that he must share his Queen with her other Bonded males and does his best to keep a warm, brotherly camaraderie between them because he knows that discord and unrest between them would do nothing more than upset Odelle and leave her Court weakened.  If he stopped to ponder things, he might even do well to notice that he seeks the beds of others to compensate for the one he truly wishes to be in.  So he gives his Queen the attentions she seeks from him and dedicates the rest of his time and attentions to strengthening her Court by his position and connections.  He hopes that someday he will be able to see her rise to the Territory seat because she would be a remarkable Queen for all of Terrielle.

Likes:
  • Women - what's not to like about women. Their hair, their scent, the softness of their skin. Jack could never understand how any man could do anything but adore everything about the female body. Even the way that they sometimes to get the temper made them all that much more enticing.
  • Drink- A good drink was like a good woman;  rich,  full, scented and had the way to ease all your troubles and all your needs leaving you in a state of complete contentment. And like women sometimes overdoing it left you with a major headache,
  • The role of the Steward. Despite the public opinion about his extracurricular activities that he enjoys engaging in,  he is well-suited to the role of being a Steward. He likes to be organized; he likes to be on schedule,  he likes to have everything fitting in nice neat little piles. While his public persona might seem a little more chaotic and rambunctious, he is a young man with an old soul.

    Dislikes:
  • Hearing disparaging talk about Landens - After the situation with Odelle's young encounter with a well, Jack had a lot more contact with the Landens that lived around him.  He became good friends with the young son of the family that had helped Odelle and it irks him personally to hear other Blood talking badly about the Landens as weak or useless.  In some ways, he sees them as stronger than many of the Blood, because they still continue to have productive lives without the abilities of craft.
  • Being untidy. It's not just a matter of his office it's a matter of his personality. Jack is well aware that what you see is what you get and so while he can be a bit of a rogue, he is a very well dressed well groomed and well-mannered rogue.
  • Travel – Jack has grown up in Rockland his whole life, and he has no desire to leave his little district. He will go where Odelle send him if she sends him, but the furthest he be willing to venture is within the borders of Little Terrielle. He has no interest in seeing the world because to Jack his world is already in Rockland

    Fears:
  • Being childless – while he's enjoying sewing his wild oats, Jack is very cautious. His dalliances are just that fun dalliances, but he does worry that someday he'll turn around and be alone without his own family. Jack adores little ones and would love one day to have a small herd of his own, preferably with one woman to help to the herd.
  • Being found unworthy of his position – Jack loves his job he was born to be the Steward. However, he does worry that his outside activities would cause others to question not only his suitability to the placing but Odelle’s suitability as well.  He would rather step down from the Stewardship than risk his habits ruining Odelle's chances at rising even higher than she already is. He believes she is the Queen who would bring good to Little Terrielle and would do nothing to risk her ascent.
  • The day Odelle should marry - Jack will admit to no one, not even himself that he is more than in love with the sweet Queen.  Fortune favored him to allow their bond, and he reluctantly agrees to share her affections with other men, but it doesn’t exclude him from her attentions or her bed.  If she chose a husband, he would be forever cut off from her as anything but another of her circle.

    Craft Strengths:
  • Aural Shielding - A Steward holds the highest confidences of his Queen, the first lesson he was ever taught in his internship, and it was of the utmost importance that any conversations between them were meant for only those who needed to hear them.  Jack took these lessons to heart in his craft work, building on his aural shields to make them as strong as his jewels would allow.
  • Communication Craft- Another useful craft for his position is the ability to pass along communications and information to members of the Court on the staff and distaff at much further distances.

    Craft Weaknesses:
  • Riding the Webs – Jack has never needed to go much farther than a normal carriage had to bring him and what she didn't need a carriage floor could be achieved on horseback or by foot, so Jack never mastered the intricate skills of writing on the web's without needing other assistance
  • Manipulation Craft – While this might be a weakness in his craft skill, Jack has used it as motivation to improve his normal social charisma and mannerisms in speaking with other people.

    Life Story

    Family:
    Mother: Geane Balton, Tiger Eye - Rose witch (AP 130)
    Father: Lusifer Balton, Summer Sky - Opal Prince (AP 137)
    Uncle: Balthazar Balton, Rose - Purple Dusk Warlord (AP 135)
    Cousin: Bethany Balton, Yellow - Summer Sky Queen of Balton District (AP 165)
    Siblings:
    Hester Balton,  Yellow to Rose  Hearthwitch (AP 167)
    Jovan Balton,   Summer Sky - Opal  Warlord (AP 170)

    History:
    The Baltons are a name associated with the long and glorious history of Little Terrielle.  Anyone in his family would tell you that they were one of the first families, with a legacy that stretches back to the formation of the Territory. Hellsfire, they even have their District.  Jack likes to laugh at that reasoning, but he won’t argue that there are a LOT of Baltons.  His parents were cousins of some degree - not that close though, they checked.  It was handy for his father, being able to give his children his last name if only because it already matched his wife’s. 

    His life changed inexplicably on the day he accompanied his uncle to fetch a young Queen who had wandered off and gotten herself stuck in a well.  He had thought it funny and had fully intended to laugh his way there and back at the predicament, but all thoughts of mirth and amusement died the instant he looked into those pretty large blue eyes and felt his heart drop into his feet.  He was barely into his teens, and only just recently discovering how interesting girls were becoming but this young girl was more than interesting, she was amazing.  She had looked so sad and embarrassed, and he wanted nothing more than to wrap her up in his arms and never let another thing make her sad again.  It had taken his Uncle grabbing him by the back of the shirt and hauling him away from the little Queenling to get him to let her go.   No one believed him at. First, they just assumed he was smitten with a pretty girl, but Jack needed Odelle, needed to be with her and put himself through great trouble to sneak out of his house and into hers just to be near her.  Together, anyone could see it was more than a youthful obsession, and after much discussion and debating, he was allowed to come to her home - with scrutinizing supervision.

    Bonding to Odelle was a sobering moment for Jack; he realized that if you wanted to remain close and always with this young girl, then he would have to prove himself worthy to serve in her Court. It wasn't enough for him just to be bonded to her,  any number of males could be bonded to the Queen,  he wanted to be one of her triangle, one of the men on home her life was a constant revolution

    He dedicated his entire focus from that point on into becoming the man who could fill that role. It wasn't until his uncle arranged an internship a few years later that he decided that the role he wished to hold was the Stewardship. Usually, the position of Steward was given to a much older man with more experience, so it made him work three times as hard.  His dedication paid off when the Steward of the Thornton District Queen agreed to take him in as his sole apprentice. Like Jack, the Steward was also bonded to his Queen and understood the young man's dedication and drive to be everything that Odelle would need when she finally began her Court.

    Odelle became his whole world, she was his Queen, his friend, his confidant and when she approached the time for her Offering, Jack made sure that he was qualified to present himself as a candidate to see her through her Virgin NIght.  His Uncle balked at the idea, she was a strong young Queen with a bright future, and everyone worried he lacked the self-control and restraint necessary to see her through the crucial point.  Jack knew his duty and more than his own needs or desires, his only goal was seeing Odelle become the woman he knew she was.  He did his duty and made sure that when the morning came, Odelle was safe and unharmed.  Then and only then, did he proceed to show her all the pleasures he had been dreaming of showing her between the sheets.

    For the next several years, they enjoyed each other’s care and company both in and outside the bedroom, though never anything exclusive.  When Odelle met other men who would also bond to her heart, Jack bristled but relented because they were a part of what she needed.  He made an extra effort to keep a strong working relationship with these men when he realized that like himself, they sought only to protect and love Odelle as he did.  Still, it unnerved him in a way that he couldn’t shake to know that she found comfort in the arms of other men and as the times spent in her bed grew further and further apart, he began to seek out other comforts to distract himself.

    In canon mentions/played as NPC:
    When you wish upon a star
    Play to your strengths 
    Another brick in the wall   

    Show Us What You've Got

    Character in Play:
    Jack tilted his head back and tossed back the remainder of his whiskey, the amber liquid burning in a smooth flow down the back of his throat as he swallowed it.   It wasn’t his first, nor his fifth of the evening and it was only starting to reach the saturation he needed to muddle his thoughts for the moment.  The tone of the inn was warm and inviting, a roaring fire adding to the heat of the assembled bodies that were taking refuge from the winter weather.

    He could have stayed at the residence, there was certainly enough paperwork to go through, but he couldn’t focus under that roof, not tonight.  There was another male in that building in that wing. In Her bed.  Jack snarled and reached for his tumbler only to find it empty.  He began to turn his head to order another when a full glass appeared on the table before him.  He glanced over at the barkeep, who nodded at him before turning back to his work.   Jack pulled the cold glass to his lips and sipped slowly.

    His fingers curled around the glass and squeezed, not enough to break the glass but enough to turn his knuckles a lighter shade of flesh as he tried to pull his mind away.  His thoughts drifted to what he knew occurred in that bed, from the sounds and scents of Odelle, the glazed look in her eyes as she reached peaks of pleasure, the way her skin flush from her neck to her hips as she moaned.  Jack growled and took another long sip.   He needed to stop thinking about it, or he would lose control of his tightly held leash.

    “Hey Jack,” came a sugary sweet voice, as a voluptuous strawberry blond woman slid into his lap, pulling his eyes away from his drink to the swell of pale skin beneath a tight corset that moved into his view.  “You look too serious, I bet I could bring a smile to those lips,” she purred.  He looked up to her face, blinking a second as his alcohol drenched brain caught up with his eyes, and he gave her a playful grin.  “I am feeling a bit...serious,” he purred, “how lucky it was that you showed up when you did Celine, to save me from such grumpy thoughts.”  He placed the glass on the table before wrapping his arms around her waist, pulling her closer as he bent his head to nibble against her throat.  She let out a peal of laughter, but he felt the rise of her pulse against his mouth. 

    “How about we take this someplace a little more comfortable,” he whispered, and she nodded, rising and taking his hand to lead him away from the noise of the common room.  Comfort, and distraction and in the dark softness of that bed, he could pull his mind away from the thoughts of another room, another bed, another woman.

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Re: Jack Balton
« Reply #1 on: Jul 12, 17, 10:40:16 AM »
I need cut/uncut for him as well as five family rolls







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Re: Jack Balton
« Reply #2 on: Jul 12, 17, 11:04:58 AM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Congratulations!



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Re: Jack Balton
« Reply #3 on: Jul 12, 17, 11:07:05 AM »
Oh wow a Rose-Rose family roll?  I don't think I ever remember seeing a non-descent in a family roll before!







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Re: Jack Balton
« Reply #4 on: Jul 12, 17, 11:27:30 AM »
Ack! Cut and paste error! Sorry, Lene. I rolled you another.
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Re: Jack Balton
« Reply #5 on: Jul 20, 17, 01:42:18 PM »
Ready for Review :)  Of course, I need Erica's stamp of approval







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Re: Jack Balton
« Reply #6 on: Jul 20, 17, 03:18:07 PM »
Meets my expectations and more!  Approved by Odelle (and her writer!)

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Re: Jack Balton
« Reply #7 on: Jul 20, 17, 03:23:00 PM »
Added to the queue.
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Re: Jack Balton
« Reply #8 on: Jul 21, 17, 11:57:14 AM »

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Re: Jack Balton
« Reply #9 on: Jul 21, 17, 01:40:12 PM »
Ready for Round two!







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