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Author Topic: Corvo Anansi  (Read 3709 times)

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Corvo Anansi
« on: Jan 30, 18, 02:32:22 PM »
The Basics

Character Name:  Corvo Anansi
Nicknames: “Cor”
Age and Birth Year:  35 (Born 159 AP)
Race:  Short-Lived
Caste:  Prince
Birth Territory:  Raej
Home Territory:  Raej

Birthright Jewel:  uncut Rose
Offering Jewel:  uncut Blood Opal

Role: Healer’s Escort
Faction:

Appearance

Play By:  Donny Lewis
Distinguishing Features:

By stroke of genetic luck, Corvo is possessed of intense, clear, sky blue eyes.  They almost shine from his face, no matter what he wears, or how presentable or dirty he might be.

He also stands nearly seven feet in height, combined with his eyes, he tends to standout.

Personality



Personality:

Corvo knew his Mother for only a short time.  He lost her when she brought his sister into the world, and this event has shaped his person and his life.  He has had surrogate Mothers, thanks to Aunts and his Sister, there were always women in his life.  He wonders if he could have saved his Mother, had he known then what he knew now.  It is illogical survivor’s guilt, but it remains with him to this day.  It is what makes him a natural protector, whether he is being paid or not.  This is less true for men than it is for women, but if he can prevent harm from coming to someone, he will do so almost without thought.  The only exception is when he is under contract, and on the job, at that point, his employer becomes the full focus of his instincts and skills.  Corvo has been groomed to be exactly as he is, and if asked, he would say he is rather proud of that fact.

Publicly, some might see him as paranoid, but here again, his upbringing benefits him.  He cannot help but look for angles of attack, vulnerabilities and places to exit or enter, along with defensible positions. For him, for the most part, it's not about winning a fight, but about getting his charge out of a situation in once piece.  As a result, he is far more used to being in charge of a situation than being reactive, and secondary.  Once he has decided to protect someone, whether because of circumstances or a contract, he expects his orders and recommendations to be followed, for the good of the subject and for no other reason.  Corvo will listen to protests, but unless that person knows better than him, it is unlikely to sway his opinion in one direction or another.  For some, this might make him seem stubborn and wilful, but that is not truly the case.  Outside of his area of expertise, he listens, tries to understand, and can follow an order thoughtfully given, but once the ball is in his court, once the situation has gone south, and security and safety are the main concern, he absolutely asserts himself, and takes charge.  Away from work, Corvo is more relaxed, but remains alert for changes and dangers in his environment. 

He's friendly, and tries to be good humored, but the sense that he is, at least, somewhat 'On' remains.  Corvo has grown up around a large extended family.  He's comfortable in a crowd, and prefers the warmth of people rather than solitude.  A bar, tavern or tea house is far preferable to a lonely road or meditation in the desert.  He cannot quite stop himself from reading a crowd, good or bad, but he still prefers to be in one.  Corvo would rather share a meal, than have one alone.  Even when he is at rest, while he can and does sleep alone, he grew up sharing rooms, and when necessary, sharing a bed.  He leads a somewhat exciting life because of his work, and as a result, he has stories, and he knows how to tell them and, perhaps more importantly, how to embellish them.  He tells these tales as though he were trying to become a folk hero, and that might be partly true.


Likes:
  • 1 Healers; this would seem a given, but he really does appreciate the Caste.  His focus is primarily on Females.  In his experience, many have been selfless, concerned about the well-being of others to a fault.  He respects and protects that.  His Mother was an exemplar of the Caste, at least in his mind.  She was selfless, kind, and never saw a hurt she did not move to Heal.  In every Healer, Corvo sees echoes of this, as if he is looking for something he once lost.
  • 2 Women; the absence of his Mother, and the presence of his Aunts and Sister, he has a great appreciation for Females, and not merely as potential lovers.  He believes that women have a unique perspective, one he has been taught to respect and to listen to.  At the very least, a woman sees the world differently from how he sees it, and that contrast alone makes listening an advantage rather than a chore.
  • 3 Company; Corvo grew up around a big family.  While he can be alone, it is not his preferred mode of operation.  He likes company.  He likes having people over for a meal or a drink or just to shoot the breeze.  Silence is troubling to him, it means there is an empty house, which is something that seldom happened around him growing up.
Dislikes:
  • 1 Abuse; His Father taught him to cherish not only Healers and women, but people in general.  Abusing a child, a woman, a man, or a slave is a waste.  It is low and base, and proves nothing, save that you can abuse your on station and power over another, whether it is a free man and s slave, or the strong abusing the weak.  Corvo keeps no slaves, and does not believe anyone else should either, but he understands that opinion might not be popular.
  • 2 Waste; during the struggle to open and maintain their business, nothing was wasted  Every member of the family was put to work, every coin was maximized, every deal had the most squeezed out of it.  If someone had any kind of talent that was useful, they would find a way to take advantage of it, no matter what it was.  Corvo has seen waste, the wealthy throwing out clothes, food, even people, and he finds it distasteful.
  • 3 Sloppiness; Everything has a place, and should be kept there.  Precision and preparedness are the keys to success, everything else is a half-measure.  He dislikes disorder, though he knows he profits from it.  He keeps a clean space, a clean room, a clean house, and a clean person.  Corvo applies this to his work, making sure all of his bases are covered, but intensely dislikes it when the client believes they know better, or encourages sloppiness by not letting him do his job completely.
Fears:
  • 1 Familial Loss; Corvo lost his Mother in his youth, and he does not know how he would handle losing his Sister or his Father.  Now that his Father is getting older, it haunts him just a little.  It was a big part of his reasoning for taking over the business, and setting his Father into a consulting role, rather than still being in the field.  His Father is still capable, but why take the risk?  Let him remain the Patriarch of the family, and let Corvo take the risks so maybe--just maybe--he gets clipped before his Father ever does.
  • 2 Servitude; not service, because he is in the service business.  Should his business fail, there is the chance that all the independence he has enjoyed over the years would disappear.  He would be forced into servitude, potentially made a slave, if the failure incurred enough debt, and that would be a terrible fate indeed.
  • 3 Mistakes; Everyone makes them, of course, and Corvo has had his share, but he is most concerned about mistakes made when someone’s life hangs in the balance.  It is not always easy to know what to do, and sometimes, it’s just a matter of acting, and hoping his experience and muscle memory helped him make the right decision on the fly.  His work and life are both dangerous, and one day, it could all catch up to him.
Craft Strengths:
  • 1 Jewel Management; Corvo has the ability to monitor and assess a given subject's Jewel reservoir.  He has been taught to do this for two reasons.  First, he uses it in his work, to monitor the status of a Healer's reservoir, to insure she does not overextend and harm herself in doing so.  The second, which he learned in action, was so he could monitor an opponent's reservoir, and account for that in his tactics and strategy.
  • 2 Item Enhancement; Corvo can turn improvised items into Craft-enhanced weapons.  He can take small objects; flatware, saucers, playing cards, a pencil, everyday items, and turn them into weapons he can use against Shields and flesh, for instant use.  He cannot infuse larger objects in this manner, a sword would only be a sword in his hands, due to its mass, but something lighter, like a bamboo staff can become something else in his hands.
Craft Weaknesses:
  • 1 Exploit Weakness; this is a truly Princely art, and one his Father was always good at, but Corvo does not have the eye or the talent.  It would certainly serve him well in his line of work, but instead, he has to rely on cunning and deductive reasoning, rather than Craft to tell him if a situation is about to go sour.
  • 2 Warming and Cooling; he cannot grant his charges, nor himself, any comfort.  He cannot keep himself cool in Raej, nor can he heat himself at night.  He cannot do this for others either.  It is not necessary to keeping someone safe, usually, but it would have been nice to be able to do this, however, his focus elsewhere, and a lack of talent in this regard, have made this so difficult, that it is not worth attempting.
Life Story

Family:
Mother: Wylla Anansi; Healer; Roseto Blood Opal; 51 (Born 141 AP)
Father:  Daud Anansi; Prince; Rose to Purple Dusk; 52 (Born 141 AP)
Siblings:
Maia Anansi; Hearth Witch; Yellow to Rose; 26 (Born 167 AP)

History:

Corvo Anansi was born in Raej, to Daud and Wylla.  Wylla was a Healer, and Daud had been her Escort.  It was how they met, and ultimately, how they fell in love.  They would have two children, Corvo and Maia, though Wylla would not survive the second child due to unexpected complications.  Despite her own skills, there was just nothing that could be done.  Heartbroken, but strong, Daud went on to raise his children, and to found a business that did not, at first, seem viable.  Luckily, Wylla’s family did not contest his paternal rights, and Daud had the opportunity to remain with and to shelter and care for his children.  In fact, the business he founded would not have worked without the aid of their extended family.  He called it The Anansi Guard, to honor his Wife by using her family name.

Daud became heavily involved with the Merchants Council to get this idea off the ground, expanding the core idea of employing and offering trained Healer Escort into high end personal protection as well in order to get the permissions he needed.  Corvo was raised in this business and family, and while his Mother was absent, her presence was always felt as she was the reasons for it all.  From a very young age, he was molded into a proper Healer Escort, particularly after his Father discovered the young Corvo’s ability to sense the reservoirs of energy in another, sometime after the boy received his Rose Birthright.  He was taught how to fight, protect and defend an individual, and how to take care of a Healer’s needs.  He spent years of his life practicing and mastering these arts, apprenticed to his Father who worked in the field, leaving management to other members of the family.

Young Corvo's life was filled with Family. It was as thought the loss of his Mother had somehow inextricably bound to family lines together.  They lived together in the same collection of homes, the children were trained and educated together.  They played and fought and did all the things that families have always done, together.  His home life was rich, full of loving and caring, mingled with his Father's sense of purpose.  They were not a wealthy family, but they always ate.  The closeness led to a few internal feuds; Corvo accidentally stole his elder cousin's girlfriend, and that ran through the family like wildfire when it happened.  Situations like that drove Corvo to see what the world was like beyond the capital, something his Father understood.  He traveled the River Vaal, finding work as he went, promising to return when he had seen and done something more.  Corvo had no idea what that would be.

It was in his travels, in his youth, shortly after he received his Blood Opal, and he developed his distaste for slavery and the waste of talent.  He saw quite a lot of both on his road.  Corvo loves his home, loves the culture and people of Raej, but hates the underbelly and underpinning of it all.  It was a curious thing to learn when he was travelling along the River alone.  He once had a job guarding a caravan, and when he discovered it was slaves from out of the Territory, he quit--violently, and returned home.  Once he was back home, his Father said nothing of his long absence, and welcomed him back to the Family.  Once back, he did not realize how much he had missed the warmth and affection and the press of people, a factor that remains true in his life.

Corvo took well to the work, and the life.  Protecting people, especially Healers, appealed to him, and hooked neatly into the instincts of his Caste.  He might not have the ferocity of a Warlord Prince, but those basic urges were there.  As his Father aged, field work fell to Corvo more and more, while his Father continued to run the business and deal with the Merchants Council.  In time, he also learned the required bureaucracy to run his business, and deal with the Council, planning for the day when Daud could simply retire, knowing that he made something lasting in the memory of his Wife.  He has become somewhat known to the Council, as he does not always see eye to eye with them, and he is far more vocal than his Father has ever been.  In his career, he has escorted and assisted only a few Healers, their rarity preventing him from doing more than that over the years.  More rarely, a foreign Healer might contract their services, before leaving the capitol.  For the most part, Corvo has been responsible for the Anansi Guardians close protection service, and he has a solid reputation in matters of security and personal safety.

To date, Corvo is an unbound Prince, trained to escort and keep safe a Healer, who has not been truly able to do so in a few years.  He has two main frustrations; running the Family business, with his Father’s assistance, and of course, that of his sister and his extended Family.  The other is the fact that he has not been able to seal a contract with a Healer, at least not one long term, which would be a boon to the business, and allow him to put all of his skills to use.  Until something changes, he lives day to day, and lives well.  He does not try to live beyond his means, because he prefers to spend his money on carousing, good meals, friends and lovers.  If his journey along the river taught him anything, it was the fact that you can't take it with you when you go.


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Corvo rolled away from the attack, and cursed,  He had barely spotted it in time.  He had no idea who the merchant was that he was protecting, only that he was foreign and wealthy, and that he had paid well for his protection; but who had killers on them in less than a week in Raej?  He shielded his charge from the next attack, and shoved the man into the next room, leaving behind three breakable Blood Opal shields to slow their assailants.  The merchant was blubbering, and it was all he could do to keep the ma on his feet, and running.  Corvo had a safehouse along their route, but they would have to lose pursuit for long enough for him to get the merchant ensconced, before he could deal with those same pursuers.  It did not help that the merchant looked like someone had dressed a barrel in finery.  He stood out like a pig in a chicken coop.

As they went, Corvo bega to pluck away gold and jewels, some of it he vanished, some of it he just threw in the street.  Each time some bit of old or other finery hit the dirt road, a crowd of people dove for it, giving them more time to get away.  When his employer began to protest, Corvo reminded him that the money was paid, and the contract forced him to listen to his guardian, namely Corvo himself  If he broke that, he lost the money, and his protection, and the Blood Opal Prince seemed more than able to leave a merchant to his own devices if push came to shove.

Corvo conjured  plain cloak, an threw it over what was left of the merchant’s finery, bundling down several back alleys and along lesser trod streets.  Once he felt like they had the fewest eyes upon them, he cloaked them both in a Sight Shield and kept them moving.  Once, he spotted one of the killers in the street, so he snatched a saucer from a nearby cafe table, charged it with Craft, an hurled it as hard as he could, imparting the saucer with additional force and accuracy.  The item enhanced edged opened the man’s throat, and he fell back into the alley he had stepped out of.


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Re: Corvo Anansi
« Reply #1 on: Jan 30, 18, 02:39:39 PM »
Double Random Birthright Roll, please.

And Descent ranks, also, please.

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Re: Corvo Anansi
« Reply #2 on: Jan 30, 18, 04:07:49 PM »
Corvo will descend 3 ranks.

You get to choose between:

Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness blessed with an uncut Rose Birthright Jewel.



Congratulations!



Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness blessed with an uncut Opal Birthright Jewel.



Congratulations!



Also, have some family rolls.

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Re: Corvo Anansi
« Reply #3 on: Jan 30, 18, 09:21:18 PM »
I would like to accept the Opal Birthright, reduce it to Rose and descend to Blood Opal, please.

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Re: Corvo Anansi
« Reply #4 on: Jan 30, 18, 09:39:22 PM »
As per Opal - Red and subsequent reduction to Rose - Blood Opal.
Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with an uncut Rose Birthright Jewel, and were gifted with an uncut Blood Opal Jewel at your Offering.

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Re: Corvo Anansi
« Reply #5 on: Feb 12, 18, 03:00:21 PM »
Preemptively Keeping; in case there's a sweep. :)

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Re: Corvo Anansi
« Reply #6 on: Feb 21, 18, 03:15:09 PM »
Ready for Review

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Re: Corvo Anansi
« Reply #7 on: Feb 21, 18, 03:55:06 PM »
Added to the que.
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« Reply #8 on: Feb 22, 18, 10:58:42 AM »

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Re: Corvo Anansi
« Reply #9 on: Feb 22, 18, 01:19:42 PM »
Ready for the next pass.

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« Reply #11 on: Feb 22, 18, 03:14:07 PM »
Ready once more.

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