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Author Topic: Blue Lecter  (Read 619 times)

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Offline Lazarine Lecter

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Blue Lecter
« on: Jul 24, 18, 02:30:36 AM »
The Basics

Character Name: Lazarine "Blue" Lecter
Nicknames:
Age and Birth Year: 25 (168AP)
Race: Short-lived
Caste: Black Widow, presenting as a witch
Birth Territory: Dena Nehele
Home Territory: Dena Nehele

Birthright Jewel: cut Yellow
Offering Jewel: Broken cut Rose

Role: Spy
Faction: Shaos

Appearance

Play By: Hannah Pixie Snowdon
Distinguishing Features: Blue has plentiful tattoos, mostly blackwork, in intricate designs. She has embedded spidersilk into her tattoos to conceal her natal Caste, and presents as a witch. These tattoos have been freshly redone in the aftermath of the Decimation.

Personality



Personality:


Likes:
  • Knife tricks - Blue grew up in a world where there was a lot of value attached to the ability to do the ultraviolence. Being as small as she is, straight up brawling with people who tried to take advantage of her was no more likely to end well than any other method of resistance she knew of. So she took up trying to intimidate the people around her, settling for fear where she couldn't engender love. Blue's feats of legerdemain with knives and anything vaguely knife-like in dimension are nigh-magical; she can palm a butter knife without much effort at all, flip them, etc. She's also a dab hand with a set of lockpicks.
  • Physical activity, particularly gymnastics and parkour - Blue likes to be doing things. Her mentor has trained her to work with the world around her to get where she needs to go as quickly as possible, and also to shed pursuit if required. Blue has excellent balance and takes pride in using her small size to get places she really shouldn't be.
  • Textiles - Blue loves luxurious fabrics and finely detailed brocades. She embraces her role as one of the tailors with the Tantalus performance troupe wholeheartedly just for the opportunity to get her hands on silks and fine linens. That Raluca lets her keep the scraps is a bonus.
Dislikes:
  • Showmanship - Blue doesn't want to be seen. Exhibiting her skills is something she does out of necessity, not out of any desire to be admired for her abilities. As a spy, being well-known is not an asset; when she fights, she doesn't fight fair, doesn't go for a beautiful strike so much as an efficient one. Subtlety and efficiency are her watchwords.
  • Idleness - Blue really doesn't like running out of items on her to-do list. She's always thinking of something else to do or a new hobby to pick up. She'll run lines with the actors of Tantalus, she'll turn pages for musicians, she'll re-hem a coat for the seventh time.
  • Reading - As a street urchin until she was taken in as a Shaos apprentice at the age of eight, Blue didn't actually learn to read until she was nearly nine years old. While she's acceptably proficient at it, she reads incredibly slowly and painstakingly. When asked to read aloud, she often pronounces words wrong and stumbles over her own tongue. It's not a release or an escape for her, it's incredibly frustrating and boring.
Fears:
  • Forming attachments - Blue Lecter has lived her whole life knowing that her family might be somewhere out there in the world. That she might have sisters, brothers, aunts, a whole web of people who care about her. But family, friendships, and the general mishmash of life would all get in the way of being a Shaos, and it's being a Shaos that has made it possible for her to survive. Her missing family serves as a focus on this idea, but it is not its manifestation: She keeps her relationships, the ones she has, light, airy, and easy. As things get more emotionally intimate, Blue checks out, and once a friend has stepped over that line she will never come back.
  • The consequences of failure - Blue is an infiltrator. Other Shaos simply steal what they're told to steal, or eavesdrop, but Blue enfolds herself into the lives of her targets, becoming their best friend, their neighbor, their trusted maid. If her deceptions unravel--particularly as her targets get higher on the social ladder--the chances of simply being sent away drop. In recent years, she's started taking contracts where she's more likely to die if she's caught than simply be run off... and failures in a public manner will cripple her ability to work.
  • Retribution - Blue is not exactly a model Shaos. She has, in fact, committed one of the greatest sins a Shaos could commit, which resulted in the deaths of three journeyman Shaos and their mentor. It's been three years since then, but recent events have caused her to worry that her crime has been discovered: shadows following her in the night. Closer eyes on her as she works. When a contract to leave the Territory came up, Blue took it.
Craft Strengths:
  • Illusion webs - Blue's illusion webs use such a small amount of power that they are nearly undetectable even to stringent observation when she is not actively recharging them. As a consequence, she does have to recharge them more often: if the spell is used often, then she might have to recharge the web once every three days. For particularly long-term spells, she embeds the web under the skin of the client using the web
  • Mending flesh - Blue embeds illusion webs literally under the skin of her client. To prevent infection (and more scarring than is otherwise desirable) Blue has become rather proficient at mending surface-level wounds.
Craft Weaknesses:
  • Vision webs - Vision webs are nearly useless to a Shaos (in her opinion) and as such Blue hasn't invested much time in studying them. She has visions, like any Black Widow, but can't call them up through a web or direct what information they provide her at all.
  • Mind delving - While it would be a useful skill to be able to rifle through someone's mind like a filing cabinet, Blue is very bad at it. She can think like other people, but she's easily overwhelmed by the truth of how other people think about and interact with the world, and in addition can find the sensation of being within the psychic barriers of others incredibly claustrophobic.
Life Story

Family:
Mother: Dead
Father: Alexandru Petrescu, Rose to Blood Opal Warlord Prince, dead
Half-siblings:
Soren Iliescu, Y-TE Prince, 22
Gabriella Robles, PD-G Queen, 20
Stela Petrescu, Birthright PD Priestess, 18

Mentor: Lazarine "Envoy" Lecter, R-PD Black Widow, deceased 191 at the age of 68
Tattoo artist: Aloisienne Mitrescu, O-S witch, 34 (159AP)

History:
Blue's earliest real memory is of living on the streets. If she has a family at all out in the world, she doesn't know them. By five, she was one of the many children running amuck in Darkwood: useful for the industries and small-time criminals of the port for their small size and delicate fingers, but still not particularly cared for or wanted. Blue was on a fast track towards a bad end when a Jack came across her counting her ill-gotten gains from a pickpocketing spree. He took her under his wing, but when her talents began to skew towards the manipulative, he handed her off to a Shaos contact for training.

Blue entered Shaos training at the age of eight, shortly after her Yellow birthright. Because she was illiterate, she spent a significant amount of her time learning to read; her remaining time was devoted to the physical skills that would benefit her as one of the Territory's feared spies, like lockpicking, freerunning, and basic fighting. She finally mastered reading to her mentor's standards at the age of nine. At that point, she had already been part of several kidnapping contracts, particularly those focused at Queens or Healers: a malnourished, skinny orphan girl pulled at many heartstrings.

With puberty's onset and her graduation from her apprenticeship, she developed her Black Widow Caste, and was passed on to her final mentor. The Black Widow Shaos, known as Envoy, was a specialist in infiltration who had been looking for someone to learn her skills. Envoy ignored more than the base necessities of training a young Widow and instead directed Blue's focus towards illusion spells, particularly the Craft that would permit her to change her psychic scent and the details of her appearance. Once Envoy knew that Blue had the basics, she began to test her.

All Shaos learn information extraction--politer words for torture--but Blue's lessons were harder than most. The technique would be demonstrated on a live victim, but who that victim was was up to Blue. Once a week, on the day before the session, Blue would be tested on her ability to fool Envoy with an illusion web and deception Craft: her Yellow against her mentor's Rose and Purple Dusk. If Blue succeeded, then they would practice all the myriad ways of inflicting pain on a contract target. If she did not, as was usually the case, then Blue learned on herself.

It took her two years to hit on a trick to fool her darker-jeweled, more experienced mentor, two years in which Blue was waterboarded, cut, burned, beaten, strangled, and worse. She might have gone on longer, but for an errand she ran to the sailor's port of Darkwood, where she saw a pair of sailors: one tattooing the other, tapping an ink-coated nail into the other man's flesh. It clicked for her then. Envoy could sense the Craft of a web, but the real problem was the ease of locating it. What if Blue put the web beneath her skin?

Developing her theory took another six months. She had to simplify her illusion webs, determine a mechanism for powering a web one couldn't even reach, and teach herself enough Healing Craft to heal over the marks and scars, or at least conceal them enough that they wouldn't be blatantly obvious to Envoy. Luckily, she wasn't squeamish about doing harm to herself, thanks to the years she'd spent in torments.

The day she finally fooled Envoy was the day she became a full member of the Shaos.

At eighteen, she was free to choose her own contracts, and she did. She infiltrated the homes and businesses of her targets, walking away with secrets aplenty, and where necessary with children. Blue made few friends among her peers, preferring to keep them at arm's length even where she did encounter them. Infiltration was solitary work and she embraced that solitude. It was nice to live so many lives, she thought. Her one constant friend is the tattoo artist who is willing to work with Blue as she embeds and then conceals her illusion webs beneath her skin, Aloisienne. By unspoken trust, neither of them shares overmuch with each other, and Blue believes Alois would die before sharing Blue's secret.

One contract, when she was 22, she made a deadly mistake: she fell in love with another Shaos's target. Being so in love, she wanted to save him from the machinations of his enemies, and she told him what she was and that someone was coming to kidnap him. Because of her warning, another Shaos and three apprentices died... and a scant few months later, her love's enemies took out a Myos contract. He died, and she had betrayed her guild for nothing.

Since then, she has lived her life constantly aware of the sword hanging over her head. Shaos do not simply betray the Guild and walk away unscathed; what she did is worth her life and her Jewels. While she doesn't regret it, Blue has no desire to die, and so she's been keeping an eye out for a way out of the mess she's made for herself before Masque finds out what she did. And Raluca will find out what she did.

Blue's Rose Offering was broken in the Decimation, but she maintained her Birthright Yellow. This required the removal of the Rose spider-silk making up her current pile of illusion webs, a consequence from which she has only just recovered.


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Re: Blue Lecter
« Reply #1 on: Jul 24, 18, 02:31:45 AM »
What the hell, I'm feeling frisky. May I have a general roll and five fam rolls?

eta: this did say two but i realized i had a plot story i could run with if i did five so all my rolls plz (rolls in them)






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Re: Blue Lecter
« Reply #2 on: Jul 24, 18, 07:46:54 AM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with an uncut White Birthright Jewel, and were gifted with an uncut Tiger Eye Jewel at your Offering.

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1. White - Yellow
2. Tiger Eye - Summer Sky
3. Tiger Eye - Rose
4. Opal - Sapphire
5. Rose - Purple Dusk
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Re: Blue Lecter
« Reply #3 on: Jul 24, 18, 11:43:03 AM »
Reroll me please I have no respect for either god nor man, only for the roller






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Re: Blue Lecter
« Reply #4 on: Jul 24, 18, 11:52:24 AM »
As per purchase of a Discard.

Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Re: Blue Lecter
« Reply #5 on: Jul 24, 18, 11:55:35 AM »
Cool but that Rose is broken tho






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Re: Blue Lecter
« Reply #6 on: Aug 17, 18, 08:14:26 AM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness blessed with a cut Yellow Birthright Jewel, and sufferd the breaking of the cut Rose Jewel from your Offering.


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Re: Blue Lecter
« Reply #7 on: Aug 31, 18, 02:59:01 PM »

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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