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Description: Warlord. Rose to Purple Dusk. Played by Rated Em

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Lionel Kelly
« on: Sep 10, 17, 10:18:41 PM »
The Basics

Character Name: Lionel Kelly
Nicknames:
  • Nel, as called by his deceased sister.
  • Leo Eldridge, his assumed name on Court documents.
Age and Birth Year: 34 (160 AP)
Race: Glacian
Caste: Warlord
Birth Territory: Glacia
Home Territory: Little Terreille

Birthright Jewel: uncut Rose
Offering Jewel: cut Purple Dusk

Role: Healer’s Escort
Faction: Little Vaasa

Appearance

Play By: Matthew Goode
Distinguishing Features: Lionel looks dead on the inside. There's a good reason for this but the odds are he's not telling you.

Personality


Personality: Somber, reserved, Lionel is a man of few words and fewer expressions. There is something dead inside him and it is never more clear than when he is staring off into the distance. He surrounds himself with small tasks and projects to try and keep his thoughts at bay, the ones he should not be indulging and the ones that make him question whether or not he needs to be back in Glacia.

Under the tender ministrations of Markus Niksala.

The only thing that keeps him going instead of just giving in is the fact that his sister gave her life in the process of seeing him free and it would be a betrayal to her and the others that helped him. Lionel clings to tasks and work, using that as a crutch to keep himself going when all else fails him.

If there is anyone - anyone at all - that get him to forget himself for long enough, they will find that he is still a quiet man but he is capable of a smile here and there. He is a kind, caring soul who does actually want to help people, especially Healers, find some measure of ease in their lives.

Otherwise he comes across as somewhat skittish and easily spooked but even that might just be a front for what is within. After all, a lesser man would have broken entirely underneath the torture that he went through but he is still going even when he wants to stop.

Lionel is made of stronger stuff, he just needs to realize that he’s still capable of being someone who is not broken.

Likes:
  • Healers - Even after what happened Lionel still likes Healers. Most, not the ones that enjoy bringing pain as much as healing, are about caring and looking after those that have been injured, mental or otherwise. There are Healers that exist that will give and give and give until there is nothing left of themselves and it is these that Lionel likes the most. They have to be looked after and cared for because they, above all others, will put them in harm’s way to help.
  • Being Outside - After being trapped within a singular room and then confined to his family home, Lionel much prefers the outdoors to being inside. There’s a sense of peace that he can find from being outside, even on the streets of Little Terreille. If he cannot be found then it’s likely that he’s somewhere outside, taking a moment to calm himself.
  • Security - There’s nothing more important than Lionel feeling safe and secure. It’s one of the things that he searches out the most in his life and what keeps him from completely falling apart. He’s developed a few strange quirks because of his need to feel as if there’s nothing that could get at him (which does include repeatedly checking his own shields and barriers and even the door handle to his room) but it’s a small price to pay for what is a sense of security he would not have otherwise.
Dislikes:
  • Dark Places - No, no, no, no. There must always be some kind of light for Lionel in whatever room he is in. He will use craft to achieve this and even when he’s sleeping, there’s still some kind of light that is going. It is impossible for him to be in the darkness without feeling as if he’s one step away from sinking back into the darkness where his fears wait.
  • Cruelty Masked As Kindness - Among the people of the world there are those who mask their cruelty as kindness. They make you think that what they are doing for you, that careful and loving caress of their hand, is in your best interest. That when they break your ribs and hurt you that it’s all for your own good. These people are the most toxic people in existence and he cannot stand anyone who is like this.
  • Glacia - There is no way in hell that he will ever go back to Glacia. The entire place now makes his skin crawl, never mind that Markus Niskala is there. Their subjugation and treatment of those with light jewels aside, he doesn’t even like the temperatures there. If you want to find out how quick he can tell you to kindly fuck off then talk to him about Glacia.
Fears:
  • Markus Niskala - Can this not be talked about? At all? The fact of the matter is that Markus is the reason why Lionel is dead on the inside, the man responsible for everything going wrong in his life. At one point he thought he knew himself, his strengths and weaknesses, but Markus showed him just how wrong he was. The man that was captured by Niskala is not the man that exists now. Sometimes there are moments, even here in Little Terreille, that he thinks he catches sight of the man - unreasonable as it is - and the spike of fear and panic threaten to overwhelm every bit of what remains of his control.
  • Being Bound - It does not matter the method, Lionel absolutely cannot stand being contained. It is the quickest way to make him break down and put him into a near catatonic state. After spending so much time being bound in a dark room, in various ways, the idea of even being physically locked into a room makes him come a little unhinged.
  • Himself - There is something dark and nasty left inside him. Lionel cannot say what it is but he knows it is there. It is the part of him that still craves to be back around Markus, to submit to him and let him have whatever he wants. He fears that this is what he will seek out, that he needs to be broken and taken apart only to be put back together so he knows who he is. Or worse that he, himself, because he’s become so detached is just as capable of doing what was done to him to someone else. The compulsion is there, he knows it is, and he fears the day that he somehow acts it out.
Craft Strengths:
  • Jewel Rejuvenation - Once upon a time, before he was broken, Lionel was part of the Midnight Keepers as a Patriarch. He’s especially adept in looking after and taking care of Healers, right down to being able to rejuvenate and recharge a Healer’s depleted jewel with his own. Enabling and safe-keeping Healers is simply a part of who he is, no matter how much he tries to get away from it.
  • Emotion Manipulation - Being able to manipulate and coax a patient or a Healer’s emotions so that neither will find harm is one method of helping ease things and keep both safe. Lionel uses his ability to manipulate emotions to help others, for the most part, and to keep himself safe as a secondary effect. He honestly thought he was something of an expert at it until Markus Niskala showed him just how wrong he was. was.
Craft Weaknesses:
  • Mind Barriers - Before Lionel’s mind barriers were as strong as his Purple Dusk. Now that is far from the case. He is barely able to shield his mind with his Rose and even then there are cracks and holes within his mind. All those little places that Markus left his mark and have yet to heal.
  • Tracking - There is absolutely no chance that he can use tracking craft anymore. Not after what he did after submitting to his torture. The mere idea of using craft to track makes him break out in a cold sweat, never mind that he might just have an anxiety attack. Any actual attempts at tracking always result in him being unable to focus and find anything other than the contents of his stomach on the floor.
Life Story

Family:
Mother: Carolyn Kelly (63 - d. 192AP) - Witch - Summer Sky to Opal
Father: Carlisle Kelly (67 - d. 192AP) - Warlord - Summer Sky to Opal
Siblings: Laurel Kelly (34 - d. 191AP) - Witch - Opal to Green*

Smuggle Crew
Amalia Graves (24 b. 168AP d. 191AP) - Witch - Tiger Eye to Summer Sky**
William Moore (31 b. 161AP d. 191AP) - Warlord - White to Yellow**

*presumed to be deceased, body never found.
**a small part of Lionel’s SmuggleCrew that were killed after he was tortured for their identities

History:
    Lionel was the exception to what was a Dark Jeweled family. He was the lightest that had been born in a long time with his the uncut Rose that he received at his Birthright ceremony. He lived, almost entirely, in the shadow of his older sister who had received an Opal at her Birthright. Thankfully where his parents were distant, his sister was not. She loved and adored her little brother, regardless of the color of his Birthright.

    When she came out of her own Offering with a Green jewel, the family expectations of continuing the trend of dark jewels fell upon him. It was not an easy situation to live in, the pressure to ensure he came out with an Opal - a full descent - weighing him down. His Offering came too early, in his opinion, but that’s just an excuse. The truth of the matter was that the Abyss, the darkness, made him uneasy and he was only able to come out of it with a cut Purple Dusk.

    His life rapidly changed from there. The disdain from his parents was obvious and it was only his sister that made it worth being around. Through family connections, and because they still wanted him to make something of himself even if he was light jeweled, he was pushed towards the Midnight Keepers.

    At first he hated it but soon, as he started to learn the way of the Patriarchs, he realized that this was a noble calling. To look after those that would push themselves too far without a thought to their own safety. It was why he was working as a Patriarch that he became aware of the Unchained and those that would help smuggle out people of Glacia. Lionel was in a good position to do so, not under such a stringent watch because of his Dark Jeweled family and because he was believed to be kept under control.

    Starting with two other Light Jeweled Blood who were also - just like Lionel - a disappointment to their primarily Dark Jeweled family, Amalia Graves and William Moore, they formed a smaller group that helped Healers in particular to escape from the Glacia with the assistance of darker jeweled allies they made. They had several successful cases but that all came to an end one night when he was captured by Markus Niksala. To this day Lionel does not know what it was that tipped off Markus about him and his small group but it no longer matters.

    What matters is the man that was captured died, leaving behind a shell of a man that bore the same name. The torture at the hands of Niksala was brutal and mind warping, twisting his reality around to the point that he was certain the pain he was receiving was for his own good. Eventually he was broken under the mental and physical torture, ultimately using his own tracking craft to help find his crew.

    With their deaths, as he was such a good subject, he was released. Eventually he was delivered to his family home, exchanging Niksala’s dark rooms for that of the prison that was his family home. Whatever love his parents had for him was gone, with only his sister Laurel treating him as if he had any worth. He was, essentially, nothing more than a servant or, in a worst case scenario, someone who could be used to rejuvenate their expended jewels.

    Laurel was unable to deal with this, with the idea that her little brother was nothing more than a tool to be used, and so she sought out the Unchained herself to see Lionel be smuggled out in the same way that he had once done for others. In the dark of the night, she stole away the control ring of her brother and, with him numbly following after her, fled.

    The journey to freedom is not an easy one and, on the way to meeting up with Silver Thrax and her group, there was an accident in the mountains that saw Laurel falling to her death, taking with her his control ring. He was barely clinging to life when he was eventually found by Silver and the others.

    With no way to remove his collar now, a decision was made to get him to Raej. It was the only option left to them if they wanted him free and, still numb, all Lionel could do was agree. The one thing he could do, with his sister’s death, was continue to live even if he did not want to.

    Lionel’s collar was removed in Raej but through one circumstance he was left behind in the Gate City. It’s where he waits, not sure what to do with himself even as he continually touches at the neck where his collar once was.

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(tw: suicidal thoughts? lionel doesn’t always like being alive.)

    He woke in a cold sweat, the flash of a too white smile and sweet, painful words behind his eyelids. There was no chance that he would be able to sleep anymore but getting out of bed was useless. Nothing for him to do but lay in the dimly lit room he was sleeping in.

    Lionel stared at the ceiling, counting his breaths and trying to ease the tightness in his chest. After that he began to trace the shapes and figures through the cracks that he found with his eyes in the ceiling. These were easier to acknowledge than the ones that were within, gave him a focus outside of his own head when he could not sleep.

    Chased away the thoughts that he did not need to be focusing on.

    Anything would be better at this point than being alone and in his own head. The thoughts that reared their ugly faces were not especially kind but he was trapped all over again, still within the Gate City and waiting.

    For what, he had no idea, because he did not know if Silver would return for him or if he was simply left to his fate.

    Whatever that was.

    He could not die, that would be a betrayal to his sister, but it did not stop him wanting it to be so in moments like these. Lionel would keep going even if he wanted to stop, all because of his sister and because Silver had gone through the trouble of freeing him from his collar.

    It did not put an end to the thought, every now and then, that sometimes it would be nice to just rest and stop.

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Re: Lionel Kelly
« Reply #1 on: Sep 10, 17, 10:20:39 PM »
can i get cut/uncut from silver's character sheet roll for him?

(i promise i will be kind of nice to him, phinn. mebbe. possibly. *side-eyes reid*)




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Re: Lionel Kelly
« Reply #2 on: Sep 11, 17, 08:13:55 AM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Congratulations!!
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Re: Lionel Kelly
« Reply #3 on: Sep 11, 17, 04:16:11 PM »
can i get the full five rolls for fam/allies?

*steeples fingers*




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Re: Lionel Kelly
« Reply #4 on: Sep 11, 17, 04:45:05 PM »
1. Opal - Green
2. Summer Sky - Opal
3. Summer Sky - Opal
4. White - Yellow
5. Tiger Eye - Summer Sky
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Re: Lionel Kelly
« Reply #5 on: Sep 13, 17, 08:44:08 PM »
THIS TORTURE VICTIM SURVIVOR IS NOW READY FOR REVIEW.

tho he needs some stamps of A-OKAY from reid (for the wanted ad), phephe (because markus is the boogeyman), and phinn (because silver's the bomb af healer that got his collar off).




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Re: Lionel Kelly
« Reply #6 on: Sep 13, 17, 10:16:01 PM »
Wanted ad ok! :3





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Re: Lionel Kelly
« Reply #7 on: Sep 14, 17, 08:14:07 AM »
Added to the queue, though at your request, review will wait for Phe's approval.
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Re: Lionel Kelly
« Reply #8 on: Sep 17, 17, 06:27:21 PM »
HI SORRY MY BAD.

Totally awesome and amazing and all Markus refences signed off!
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