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Author Topic: Alim al-Jinan  (Read 854 times)

Description: Prince. Summer Sky to Opal. Played by Erica.

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Alim al-Jinan
« on: Jun 13, 18, 11:58:05 AM »
The Basics

Character Name: Alim al-Jinan
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Age and Birth Year:  33, born 160ap
Race:  Short Lived
Caste:  Prince
Birth Territory: Pruul
Home Territory: Pruul

Birthright Jewel: Cut Summer Sky
Offering Jewel:  Cut Opal

Role: Strategist
Faction: The Resistance

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Play By: Alessandro Juliani
Distinguishing Features:
Alim keeps his Pruulian Curls cut close to his skull.


Personality


Personality:
Alim al-Jinan a Horse Lord, and a Prince.   He's dedicated to those he considers his own, but that very dedication can - and often does - result in him ending up in places and situations not of his own making.  He would lay the blame for that squarely at his siblings' feet.

Aida, his twin sister and reason for living - though he would never say so where she could hear him - has a severe case of wander-lust.  As such, Alim and Aida have been travelling for years away from their Clan.  Alim doesn't mind travelling, and he's truly fond of some of the places they have been, but he wishes that she would settle back into the Clan so that they could be normal people.. or at least find a place that she could call her own so that he wouldn't have to worry about sprouting gray hair over the many changes.  As much as Alim loves experiencing new things, he's far more fond of tradition than he would like to admit.  Tradition makes things 'safe', or at least 'safer'.  Had they never left Pruul, he likely would have ended up being just another Jinan Prince and nothing of note.

One might think Alim would be a fairly serious male with all of those impulses tearing him in so many directions, but they would be wrong.  While Alim can - and often does - maintain a sense of serious decorum he is actually a fairly light-hearted male who enjoys tweaking the too-serious natures of those he cares for.  He believes the world is often too serious, or that people take themselves too seriously, and that Laughter and Joy are the blessings the Mother gifts to her children in order to balance out the pain they suffer and blood that they so often shed.

His pranks and jokes often drive his loved ones insane, especially his big brother Torin, but he's certain that if he were to ever really cease his activities they would find that they missed the spontaneity and laughter that his actions bring them - begrudging as that laughter may be at the time.  Alim sees himself as a caretaker, and a protector - and someday he wants to be one of the Lorekeepers for the Clan.

His handwriting is better than most of the chicken-scratch the other Lorekeepers use anyways.

Likes:
  • 1.  Racing : In many ways, Alim is not like many of his fellow Clanmates.  But when it comes to his love of riding, he is Jinan to his soul.  There is nothing like the feel of a horse's hooves pounding out a racing beat on the ground, or the way that the earth seems to blur around him when a horse truly lets loose.  There is not much he would not do in order to ensure he can continue to indulge this addiction.
  • 2. Teasing Torin : His brother is too serious.  Always has been, probably always will be.  It doesn't help that his brother has decided to dedicate himself to watching over an Outcast.  Which is why Alim makes it his mission in life, whenever around his brother, to try to poke at that too-serious calm. 
  • 3.  Raej : Pruul holds a special magic in its dunes, its worms, and its oases... But Raej?  Raej has something different.  For all the time that he and Aida spend there, he still finds himself surprised by the land, the people, and the food.  He'll discover the secret of Raej's magic someday, or at least that's what he tells himself. 

    Dislikes:
  • 1.  Tradition : Following old rules for the sake of old rules drives him crazy.  Some traditions make sense; traditions about how to spot sandworms and how to not attract them, for instance.  Others?  There are some traditions amongst the Clans of marrying children to each other to cement ties.  Frankly, he hates that one.  It gives him twitchy nerves to think it could happen to him.
  • 2.  Raiders : These bastards are the reason his parents are dead and his Brother was stuck with a crippled female to watch over.  He doesn't hate Adavera, far from it.. but he would rather she not have ever ended up in the mines in the first place.  And the reason she was there?  Raiders.  The reason his parents are gone?  Raiders.  The reason that Raej's slave trade does so well?  Darkness damned Raiders.
  • 3.  Caravans : He loves the travelling, but he hates being stuck next to a slow caravan.  It was bad enough to have to ride as a guard to the Circuit Caravans of the Jinan.. after having had to do it for non-Jinan caravans he realizes the Jinan actually move quite quickly.  The rest of the world?  Not so much. 

    Fears:
  • 1.  Sandworms : These monsters.. he will never understand why so many Pruulians think it bad to kill them.  True, they're hard to kill... but he still thinks the effort should be made.  The Sandworms are monsters.  They devour man woman and child with no remorse, track down every spare scrap of water they can find, and worse.. they eat horses. 
  • 2.  War : Torin is a better fighter than he is.  He'd be the first one to admit it.  He CAN fight.  He's not terrible at it.. but he'd rather not ever end up in a situation where he has to.  The potential for war?  It gives him nightmares.  Now that the Sabbah are tearing themselves apart, and they risk their madness spreading out to the other Clans?  He finds himself in a War, and he is trying to keep it contained though he fears that he will fail.
  • 3. Aida Being Enslaved or Hurt :  Aida and Alim are not native to Raej.  They could pass for it, with effort, but they are not Raejan.  Now that they are both back in Pruul, and the Sabbah are going mad?  He's even more concerned, especially with how Aida is publicly speaking out against the xenophobic tide in their homeland.

    Craft Strengths:
  • 1.  Contracts - Alim has been trained in Contracts most of his life, and when settled into 'business' his usual flair for fun and teasing disappears.  His father always stressed to him the importance of Pricing, of making sure that the amount paid made clear the amount of respect due.  During his training, he took that idea and ran with it; and thus his Contracts are able to ensure they are followed because they will often have a consequence that follows if the Contract is violated.
  • 2. Calming Craft- Pruulians are a passionate bunch by nature, and it is all too easy for a simple disagreement to turn into a feud, so Alim has learned to calm the fiery tempers of those around him with little effort.

    Craft Weaknesses:
  • 1.  Telekinetics - This is something that infuriates the usually congenial Prince.  Too often he would wish that he could just 'reach' for something... only to watch as nothing happens.  For whatever reason, Alim has simply never been able to do this.  Not even a little.
  • 2.  Aural Shielding - It is difficult to plan pranks on one's older brother when that older brother is always listening, especially when one cannot aurally shield well.  Fortunately, Alim was often able to get Aida to create the aural shields.. unfortunately, this meant she often did her best to prevent him from getting too creative.


    Life Story

    Family:
    Mother: Hiba al-Jinan - Summer Sky to Green - Witch
    FatherTayeb al-Jinan - Rose to Opal - Warlord
    Twin Sister: Aida al-Jinan - Summer Sky to Opal - Priestess - b. 160ap
    Older Brother: Torin al-Jinan - White to Tiger Eye - Warlord - b. 157ap

    History:
    Family means everything.  These three words were the words that his father had most often drilled into Alim's head, and they were the words he heard every night as he fell asleep even after his father died.  Even as the memory of what exactly his parents looked like fades, he always remembers their voices and what they taught him.

    Alim is a Prince, trained in his youth in the intricacies of contracts and sales.  He took to his training well, though he still occasionally drove his father insane with his practical jokes and joking nature.  Over time, he learned that there was a time, and a place, and he rarely intermingled pleasure and business.  His mother, in the meantime, would laugh and remind his father that children are meant to grow into perfection and not start that way.

    Aida, his wonderful twin sister, was much like him.  She wanted to roam, and to learn, and to see everything she could lay her eyes on.  Unlike Alim, however, she seemed to have little fear or sense of self-preservation.  In an effort to distract her from more dangerous things, Alim began to draw her into pranks most often played on their older brother.

    Torin was wonderful, of course, but Alim was fairly certain that Torin had no sense of humor and absolutely needed to develop one.  Torin, on the other hand, seemed intent on trying to fit Alim and Aida into nice tidy slots and make them traditional Jinan Pruulians.

    Needless to say, the twins won out in the end.  As soon as Aida could do so, she wanted to leave and explore.  Alim couldn't let her leave without him.  He was certain she'd end up dead or enslaved within a week.  So he gave his solemn promise to his family that he would look after his sister, and he joined her in her travels beyond Pruul to the neighboring territories. 

    They spent a small amount of time in Hayll, but both of them lost their taste for the place as they saw how easily other people could be treated.  They didn't even manage a half year in that long lived territory.  Then they travelled to Dena Nehele, and Aida liked it well enough to remain on the border for almost a year. 

    Then word came that their parents had been killed.  They made their way home quickly, joining Torin to grieve and remember their parents with honor.  Learning that it had been Raiders was infuriating.  Regardless, once Aida was certain that Torin would be ok, she again wanted to go back into the world to learn and to observe. 

    So Alim went with her again.  They spent most of their time in Raej, despite the presence of slavery.  Alim began to feel some sympathy for his older brother in that territory as he found himself constantly fretting over whether or not he could keep Aida safe - but despite his concerns he did find himself falling in love with the place.

    So did Aida.  There was something special about the Vaal that held their attention, and there was something special about Raej in general.  Together they even considered remaining.  They had been readying themselves to write Torin and tell him when they received word that Torin's Witch, the Voice of their Clan, had been Outcast.  And oh, by the way, he was getting married. 

    Aida's screech at how little time they had to get there for the wedding was really all the warning Alim received that they would be leaving Raej.  She gave him almost no time to get anything together, and they barely had time to sweep the markets for gifts before Alim had to start trying to determine how to get them to Onn as quickly as possible.

    Sisters.


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    Aida was furious with him.  Finding someone capable of flying him and his sister into Onn, considering the troubles, was difficult.  Fortunately, there were scheduled supply runs... and with an offer to load up their Cabinets and 'cart' things while they were being lugged, they were able to eventually get themselves back to the city.

    She wasn't furious with him for managing THAT.  She was furious with him for not finding a way sooner.  To Aida, the threat of Sandworms was not enough.  Oh no.  They couldn't possibly run late to Torin's wedding.. a wedding which didn't have that much lead up time, or enough warning for his siblings to be certain to arrive in time.

    No, no, reality surely did not matter to Aida.  Alim's sigh was suffering as they began unloading what was in their cabinets, helping to offload to the Quartermaster in charge of rationing.  "We're going to be late Alim!"

    "Aida... our brother will just be happy to see us.  I don't think he'll mind that we weren't in time for the ceremony."

    "But we should have been."

    Night have mercy and spare him from his sister's demands.  He adored her, worshipped at her feet actually, but in situations like this one he was all too willing to fall into a bed and hide beneath sheets while waiting for her temper tantrum to end.  Worse, he couldn't even throw her at Torin to distract her... because this time, it was Torin that had been the cause of the upset.

    Aida didn't mind one bit that Torin was marrying an Outcast and a Murderer.  Alim did.  Aida didn't mind one bit that Torin had chosen to 'leave' the Jinan to follow Vera around, and Alim did.  As far as he was concerned, he could put off trying to put on a happy face as long as possible.

    "I wanted to see everyone done up, Alim!  Torin never does such things!"
    "Sure he does, when Tradition calls for it.  You know our brother, Aida... Tradition is important."
    "But he's in love, Alim."

    Alim gently straightened Aida's braids, and shook his head.  "Fine.  We'll go as quickly as we can.  But be careful.. Aida!  You're going to trip over something!"  Exasperated, he chased after his twin as she began racing towards the Sabbah Quarter. 

    There was a sinking feeling in his stomach, and it was getting worse.  This will be a disaster, I just know it.


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Re: Alim al-Jinan
« Reply #1 on: Jun 13, 18, 12:01:52 PM »
Could I get Cut/Uncut status please?
His Jewels were rolled per Torin's Sheet.

Could I also get 2 family rolls please?

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Re: Alim al-Jinan
« Reply #2 on: Jun 13, 18, 01:12:18 PM »
Could I get Cut/Uncut status please?
His Jewels were rolled per Torin's Sheet.

Could I also get 2 family rolls please?

We will happily provide a roll once you list your 0-cost purchase of a family roll in the points transactions thread.

Here are your family rolls!

1. Rose - Purple Dusk
2. Yellow - Tiger Eye
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Re: Alim al-Jinan
« Reply #3 on: Jun 13, 18, 02:18:20 PM »
Fixed that!  completely forgot about the family roll thing!

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Re: Alim al-Jinan
« Reply #4 on: Jun 13, 18, 08:43:34 PM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with a cut Summer Sky Birthright Jewel, and were gifted with a cut Opal Jewel at your Offering.

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Re: Alim al-Jinan
« Reply #5 on: Jul 02, 18, 10:39:26 AM »

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Re: Alim al-Jinan
« Reply #6 on: Jul 02, 18, 12:29:53 PM »
Keeping

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« Reply #7 on: Jul 18, 18, 11:20:45 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: Aug 01, 18, 10:54:32 AM »
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« Reply #9 on: Aug 10, 18, 10:11:22 AM »
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« Reply #10 on: Aug 19, 18, 10:47:52 AM »
working on him

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« Reply #12 on: Sep 19, 18, 10:43:54 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: Oct 16, 18, 08:22:31 AM »
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« Reply #16 on: Nov 01, 18, 11:03:14 AM »
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Re: Alim al-Jinan
« Reply #18 on: Dec 05, 18, 01:59:43 PM »
Alim is finally ready for Round 1

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« Reply #19 on: Dec 05, 18, 02:11:07 PM »
All Torin mentions good.

Also... You're going to be late? Shame on you, Alim!


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Re: Alim al-Jinan
« Reply #20 on: Dec 05, 18, 07:52:11 PM »
Added to the que
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« Reply #21 on: Dec 10, 18, 08:42:45 PM »

This application has been reviewed!

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« Reply #22 on: Dec 10, 18, 09:55:01 PM »
Round Two

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