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Description: Warlord Prince. Purple Dusk to Green. Played by Beka.

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Nathaniel Boesson
« on: Jul 21, 17, 01:33:12 AM »
    The Basics

    Character Name: Nathaniel Leon Troy Boesson
    Nicknames: Nate
    Age and Birth Year:  30, Born 164 AP
    Race: Short-lived
    Caste: Warlord Prince
    Birth Territory: Little Terrielle
    Home Territory: Little Terrielle

    Birthright Jewel: uncut Purple-Dusk
    Offering Jewel:  cut Green

    Role: Escort
    Faction: Assigned to Lucy/Joining Odelle Ackley Court as 4th Circle Escort

    Appearance

    Play By: Matt Bomer
    Distinguishing Features: Nate has a number of scars, most of them being on his back. He was whipped several times as a slave, creating a spider web of scars on his back. Some are fading with healing treatments and salves. Some, like a deep gouge under his left shoulder blade gives him trouble if he overworks his body.
    Eyes: Blue
    Hair: Dark brown, sometimes he gets bored and will attempt to dye parts of it either lighter or darker. Rarely he might try to dye it colors but it never lasts long.
    Height: 5ft 10in

    Personality



    Personality:

    Nate is someone who generally seems happy. He is outgoing and likes to talk to people and flirt with them. He likes the chase, and he likes the attention that comes with flirting. He also likes to see what sort of a reaction he can get from people. Even a negative reaction can be entertaining, although if someone is truly uninterested in flirting, Nate will stop. He does have some rules when it comes to pushing people in that regard.

    Being a slave shaped him into a resilient person. Unlike some, Nate didn’t lose who he was to his owner. Instead, he refused to break on an emotional level, even if he did come away from the experience finding it more difficult to trust people. It also hardened him in a way that made it possible to cut off the family members who refused to help him. Nate has always been the sort who, when told what to do, will often do the opposite. He was the same as a slave and never had that part of his personality diminished, despite being punished for it. It’s not always that he’s being obstinate. Sometimes he just doesn’t agree with what he was told to do. Control over his more violent tendencies is something that was conditioned into him during his time as a slave. Violence or even the threat of it were met with punishment, eventually through the use of a collar. He can control himself to a point if needed.

    As much as he likes attention, Nate is self-conscious about the scars on his back. He doesn't want to explain what they are from, he doesn't want attention for them, and he especially doesn't want pity if he does explain. He tends to lash out to cover up questions related to his back or to his young adult years. He will punch someone for just asking, he has tried to get better on the but he struggles with that bit of his temper.

    Whether from his time with the acting troupe as a child or maybe he was just naturally this way, Nate can be very dramatic. When he's upset, it's obvious and the same goes for anger. The emotions will spike suddenly, and he can sometimes calm down sort of quickly, especially if someone helps him, but in the meantime it is very easy to see what he is feeling. How quickly or even if he can be pulled back when near the Killing Edge depends on the reason his temper grew to that point in the first place, and who is trying to help calm him down.

    The dramatics are not always the entertaining kind, and his control is not always perfect. They are also fed by his Warlord Prince instincts. He is more likely to start a fight than walk away. He likes the challenge of fighting. He is very possessive of those he considers to be his. There aren’t many who fall into this category but he is protective to the point of violence and is fully willing to injure or kill someone who has harmed one of his. He does not have any qualms about killing someone if they over step his lines when it comes to protecting people he has decided to trust.

    Even several years out from being freed from his slave collar, Nate is not quite sure what he wants to do with his life. Hope for a future was one of the few things he lost while a slave; he never thought he would be able to choose his own job again, let alone determine his entire future. He's motivated by making sure he doesn't let the Boessons down after everything they've given him, but he'd like to do more. Nate just isn't sure what. Acting maybe, he's kept up with the Craft skills he learned as a child, or maybe something else, but sometimes it makes him feel a bit lost.

    Likes:
    • Gambling: Even though gambling was what led Nate into slavery, he still enjoys it. He likes leaving things to chance and trying to read other people and guess if they're bluffing. Nate also likes it when he wins.
    • Plays/Theater: Nate was first exposed to theater as a young child. Since he then, Nate has enjoyed watching and making up plays. He likes being able to be someone else for a little while, and he also likes the that people are paying attention to him while he is performing.
    • Hrodi: really it is more of an obsession with the man who freed him. Nate has been trying for two years to woo Hrodi. He keeps turning him down.

    Dislikes:
    • Slavery: Having been a slave, it is easy for Nate to dislike slavery. It took years of his life from him, and caused irreparable damage to some of his family relationships when they refused to try to help him. It scarred him both physically and emotionally. As a slave, Nate also saw many who were worse off than he was and was powerless to do anything about it. It makes him angry, and he still feels like he is unable to help them.
    • Silence: Nate struggles with being alone in his own thoughts. In order to avoid this, he talks a lot, even when it’s unnecessary and sometimes when whoever he is talking to is annoyed by him. Even when he knows they are annoyed, he might keep talking, which is also partially to see what sort of reaction he can get out of them, or how far he can push.
    • Wearing shoes: He wears them because he has to since it’s generally expected and shielding his feet all the time would be somewhat wasteful of his Jewel strength. Still, any chance he gets to go barefoot, he will do so.

    Fears:
    • Gambling his life away again: Nate still likes to gamble, but it was what caused him to eventually become a slave. He is afraid that he’ll make a bad bet and land himself right back where he started, and that he won’t be as lucky as the first time where he was rescued. It doesn’t stop Nate from gambling, but he still worries.
    • Disappointing the Boessons: The Boessons gave Nate a hand up when he needed one by first freeing him from slavery and then giving him a job afterwards. With all that they’ve done for him, he worries that he will somehow disappoint them with what he does with his life.
    • Black Widows: Most of this has to do with the secrecy of their Craft. However Nate also has some not so pleasant dealings while he was owned by Fin.

    Craft Strengths:
    • Whimsy Craft: Along with acting and storytelling skills, Nate started learning whimsy craft from the troupe of actors who performed at his family's tavern. He continued practicing it because he thought it was fun and useful.
    • Hunter’s Mark: Practice makes perfect and Nate has honed this skill. He first learned it from the acting troupe. One of the warlord princes would be a bouncer and mark troublemakers during shows. Or marks to steal from. Nate picked the Craft skill up quickly. Once he became indebted/a slave he used it, honing it so he could track his owner. All in the hopes of first escaping and later avoiding punishment.

    Craft Weaknesses:
    • Riding Winds: Nate never was taught how to ride the winds. He never needed to living in Goth. The first time he rode the Winds was meeting the Boessons for a job. He was terrified. Since then he had tried to learn to ride the Winds. He can but is easily shaken. He can’t manage anything darker than a Rose Wind on his own.
    • Incite Rage: Nate is quite capable of pissing other people off but he has no skill in using Craft to do so. When he has tried, most recently, to help while defending a ship from pirates. Fortunately, it didn’t end up with a lot of friendly fire but it took some of the other males quite a while to calm down.

    Life Story

    Family:
    Mother: Rashela Briar - Rose to Summer-Sky witch, 57 (b. 137)  - not on speaking terms
    Father: Daan Troy - SS to Opal Prince, 58 (b. 136) - not on speaking terms
    Siblings:
    (in order)
    Kain Troy - Rose to PD* Prince - brother, 32 (b. 162 PP)
    -Married Raven Sedna - broken BR/Offering Black Widow, 32 (b. 162 PP)

    Rsich Troy - Tiger-Eye to Purple-Dusk* Warlord - brother, 28 (b. 166) - not on speaking terms
    Alanna Briar - White to Tiger-Eye healer*, 25 (b. 169) - not on speaking terms

    Former Owner: Fin Calen Summer-Sky to Green Prince - location officially unknown/dead
    Former Owner's "partner": Issa Calen Summer-Sky to Green* Black Widow, 37 (b. 157) - In the winds

    Close friend: Chester Mills, broken warlord, 32 (b. 161 PP) - dead
    Close friend: Maggie Durgn, White to Tiger-Eye witch, 43 (b. 150) - dead
    Close Friend: Lucy Benton (b. 162 PP), Tiger-Eye - Summer-Sky Healer
    Close Friend/Crush: Hrodi Boesson (b. 162 PP), Opal - Sapphire Warlord Prince

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    History:

    Nathaniel was born the middle of four children: an older brother and two younger siblings. He felt mostly ignored by his parents, even though he was the darkest. They saw him as trouble, the boy who wouldn’t listen, who ran away, and who threatened their reputation. His brother seemed to be the only one able to steer and rein Nate in. The family owned a tavern near the docks that catered to returning sailors and dock workers. The whole family worked to run the place. Nate grew up cleaning, washing, and hauling whatever he was supposed to. He hated the tavern but loved watching and meeting the characters that came in.

    As a child, Nate sat transfixed by the weekly plays the tavern hosted for entertainment. He memorized plays and got his siblings and band of friends to act out the plays. The traveling troupe noticed his interest after a time. When they were around, they would pull Nate for lessons, teaching him how to spin tales and play any part. During the same time, he started watching the nightly games of cards. He watched men bluff, gamble, and usually lose everything. It was harder to find someone to teach him, so he taught himself most card games.

    When Nate grew into a teenager, he began to drift more and more away from his family and their tavern. He tried everything that interested him: acting, gambling, fist fight tournaments. He flirted and played around with whores and sailors, and eventually he fell into trouble he couldn’t talk his way out of. Sure that he could win a big pot in a card game, he didn’t realize that the deck was stacked against him. He gambled too high and lost. The only way to pay was with his freedom.

    Eighteen and indebted to a wealthy, respected tavern owner, no one would help. Tired of his gambling, Nate’s family refused to help pay off the debt. Friends he thought he had vanished. His owner, Fin Calen, farmed him out either as an actor to roving troupes or as a gambler in high stakes tournaments where Nate’s winnings went straight to Fin. Nate was given a quota to meet daily, and if he failed, he would be denied food or a room of his own. As Nate matured, Fin decided he would make a good whore. Nate pushed against that for a while, wanting that source of enjoyment free from his contract.

    In response to Nate’s resistance, Fin increased his quota so he couldn’t make it. Nate gave in and started working corners. He found he made more money this way, and had no problem working for men or women. Nate also found that sleeping with men paid even more since there were fewer males willing to “drop” to that level.

    Nate started pocketing the extra earnings behind Fin’s back, hoping to save enough to have a cushion when he was free of his debt to Fin. What Nate didn’t realize was Fin’s need to control. He woke one day to Fin and a lovely Black Widow in his room, and a strange piece of jewelry around his neck. Fin asked for the money to the dollar he’d been pocketing on the side. Nate refused and learned what the collar was for. He blacked out from the pain, and when he woke up, he was asked again for the money. Being stubborn, Nate refused. The use of the collar, blacking out, and waking up happened three more times before Nate gave in. After that, he was given new rules to his life: no Jewels, little to no craft, and a higher quota. If he broke the rules or failed his quota, he could be whipped, beaten, or have the collar used against him.

    Nate had a sinking feeling that he would never be free.

    He did what he could over the next two years to stay sane. He stopped helping people, and started doing manual labor at the docks to work out his growing rage. The only people he dared to trust were two people in a similar boat as him. Maggie and Chester were siblings who like Nate ended up indebted to Fin. Nate would risk his own skin for them, he’d give the his earnings if they failed to make their weekly repayments to Fin. Maggie went missing after being seen with a blonde warlord prince. Nate started hunting for this male, afraid of for his friend. He found the warlord prince and started flirting with him in an effort to figure out what had happened to Maggie. The only thing saving the other male from death was a darker jewel. He found out the warlord prince, Hrodi Boesson, had freed Maggie. Hrodi offered him the same, freedom. Something Nate hadn’t dared to consider over the last two years. He agreed to the offer if Hrodi could first free Chester. It took Hrodi some time, Fin putting up a bit of a fight for both males. Chester was freed after a few weeks. It took a few more weeks before Nate found himself free at twenty-six.

    Without the cushion of money he had been planning on, Nate had nowhere to go. When Hrodi’s uncle offered him a job working for their family, he accepted it. It was not easy work, but they paid him a fair wage and all the money was his alone. Much of his focus has been on rebuilding his life or getting to a place to rebuild. He has been working hard, learning whatever he could from the Boessons. Enough they welcomed him into their family, allowed him to take Boesson as a last name. Finally he felt like he had achieved something. Recently they asked him to become Lucy’s main escort as she changed paths to join a Court. Not wanting anything to happen to someone he was very attached to, Nate agreed.

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    The warlord prince’s back hit the wall as he backpedaled from the dead man a few feet from hm. He slowly collapsed, using the wall to control his descent. He stared at the body of his former owner and tried to decide what he was feeling. He thought he’d be relieved but he didn’t feel much of anything. He closed his blue eyes to block the image of the dead man. He needed a distraction, he started checking his shield around the small outbuilding. He probed a little outside to see if anyone had noticed something might be amiss. He was sure it wasn’t, he set everything up to a T but it allowed him to step away from the killing edge. To feel something more than stillness.

    Nathaniel opened his eyes and studied the man’s body. The kill hadn’t gone as smoothly as he wanted. It didn’t help Fin had been a Green as well. Nate’s advantage was a darker birthright and the training he’d been receiving from the Boessons since he was freed. Still Fin was dead and Nate hadn’t sensed him contacting anyone. He glanced down at the gash on his left arm and chest. He had it shielded so he didn’t drop any blood, they hurt but it wasn’t as bad as what Fin had done to him for years. He shooked with a sudden wave of rage overwhelmed him.

    He took a few breaths and decided he needed to leave. He called in the timed spells he had bought that couldn’t be traced back to him. Well, it at least tipped the odds of discovery in his favor. A strong Black Widow could probably figure it out or maybe a darker jewel. He wasn’t sure but it was worth the risk to use the items. He slowly stood and walked towards the body as if he expected the man to come back. He finished the kill but he was still in fear of the man. He set the spells, which created shields using his Green and witchfire to burn first the body then the outbuilding. He searched Fin’s pockets and clothes for anything that could link whose body it was. He took a few pieces of jewelry and a pocket watch. He’d toss them later. No controlling rings which caused a little guilt in Nate since he couldn’t help the other people Fin might be holding.

    Nate took a step back when the body started to burn. He called in one last web he purchased from his brother’s black widow. It would cleanse the psychic scents. He double checked his shield, still shaken, before he passed through the nearest wall and disappeared into the night. He wander the streets, headed away from the docks he knew so well. After an hour he double backed and headed towards Lucy. She’d yell at him if she found out he was injured and didn’t come to her.

    He still didn’t feel safe, he knew Fin would continue to haunt his dreams. However at least he wasn’t alone anymore. Lucy and her family made him feel valued and gave him some optimism for the future.

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    Re: Nathaniel Boesson
    « Reply #1 on: Jul 21, 17, 01:37:50 AM »
    Using Lucy's family rolls for PD to Green. So I need a roll for un/cut.
    Once Mathieu is finished (this weekend) my ratio will allow it if that's a concern.


    Could I get 4 family rolls as well?


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    Re: Nathaniel Boesson
    « Reply #2 on: Jul 21, 17, 08:24:55 AM »
    Sure thing. Going forward, when using a Family Roll for your C, please include a link to the sheet you're pulling from. Thanks! :)

    Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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    1. White - Tiger Eye
    2. Summer Sky - Green
    3. Tiger Eye - Purple Dusk
    4. Rose - Purple Dusk
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    Re: Nathaniel Boesson
    « Reply #3 on: Aug 07, 17, 09:48:44 AM »

    Registry Cleanup Notice

    This character sheet has been inactive within the Keep's Registry for over 2 weeks. If you wish to keep this character sheet (including the Jewels rolled) you will need to reply to this thread within 2 weeks or else you will forfeit the character and the Jewels.
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    Re: Nathaniel Boesson
    « Reply #4 on: Aug 11, 17, 12:47:50 AM »
    Keeping and ready for review


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    Re: Nathaniel Boesson
    « Reply #5 on: Aug 11, 17, 10:52:49 AM »
    Added to the Que. Please have Erica sign off if he's a Wanted Ad.
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    Re: Nathaniel Boesson
    « Reply #6 on: Aug 11, 17, 03:37:48 PM »
    He isn't an answer to a want ad.  ;D


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    Re: Nathaniel Boesson
    « Reply #7 on: Aug 11, 17, 07:41:31 PM »
    I'm cool with him being the Court Healer's escort.  :D

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    Re: Nathaniel Boesson
    « Reply #8 on: Aug 13, 17, 02:30:12 PM »

    This application has been reviewed!

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    Re: Nathaniel Boesson
    « Reply #9 on: Aug 16, 17, 03:37:15 AM »
    ready for round two


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    Re: Nathaniel Boesson
    « Reply #11 on: Aug 20, 17, 11:59:06 PM »
    Third times a charm?

    Ready for the next round.


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    Re: Nathaniel Boesson
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