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Jorick

Magnificent Bastard
Original poster
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Usually aggressive, but can switch to passive if it makes sense for the character/scene.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy is my #1; I will give almost anything a chance if it has strong fantasy elements. Post apocalyptic, superhero, alternate history, science fantasy, some supernatural, romance, and a few fandoms (especially Game of Thrones) are also likely to catch my eye.
Genre You DON'T Like
Horror, western, pure slice of life.
Main Base: The Sky
Name: Almyra Grace Overton
Nicknames: Close friends sometimes call her Ally. Some extended family members call her Grace even though she hates it.
Role: Council Member

Character Pitch: Lady Almyra Grace Overton, recently ascended head of the distinguished Overton family and member of the Council, is one of the least graceful and distinguished Council members in living memory. She became the head of her family, one of the founding families of Golden City, half a year ago after a series of tragedies took the lives of her parents, her brothers, and her sisters, leaving her the only scion of the noble Overton family to take charge of the family affairs. This included assuming her father's seat on the Council, but her presence was not entirely welcome.

Almyra had been an odd child, and by the time she grew to adulthood she was more or less the black sheep of the family. Where her siblings grew into proper little noble children, Almyra would have been more at home on the Land as the child of a tinkerer couple, and her peers made many jokes about her being adopted from just such a pair. She spent as much time as she could deconstructing machines and trying to build her own, and by the time she had to take the reins of the Overton family she was moderately skilled in creating a variety of useful things, such that she had been planning to estrange herself from the family and open up her own tinkershop down below to make her own way in the world.

Unfortunately for basically everyone involved, things did not go according to Almyra's plans. Almost overnight she went from being basically an outcast to being one of the most sought after women in the Sky, for whoever wins her hand also wins the Overton name and all its attendant power and wealth. She has no intend to marry, and she is independent and headstrong enough to disregard all the pleas from advisors and fellow Council members to do just that. In her mind the only thing worse than being forced into being some sort of proper Lady would be to get married and stuck with children and all the horrors they entail. Almyra has already acquired a bit of a reputation for arguing against the traditional self-serving actions of the Council and in favor of the people of the Land and the Underground, but not so much as to make large waves throughout Golden City thus far.


Stolen Borrowed image created by damie-m on DeviantArt, owned by Paizo Publishing.
 

Jorick

Magnificent Bastard
Original poster
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Usually aggressive, but can switch to passive if it makes sense for the character/scene.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy is my #1; I will give almost anything a chance if it has strong fantasy elements. Post apocalyptic, superhero, alternate history, science fantasy, some supernatural, romance, and a few fandoms (especially Game of Thrones) are also likely to catch my eye.
Genre You DON'T Like
Horror, western, pure slice of life.
Main Base: The Underground
Name: Lucius King
Nicknames: The Maggot
Role: Criminal

Character Pitch: An excerpt from a recent issue of the Golden City Post:

A heinous murder yesterday evening captured the awe and ire of the city. The murder occurred just past sundown, in the Rusted Barrel tavern two streets off the Centre in the Land, a tavern well known as a favored destination of sons and daughters of the noble families of the Sky. The victim, one Orville Tremaine, was a merchant who dealt in selling oxygen tanks. His family has requested privacy in their time of mourning.

According to witnesses, the killer stormed into the tavern with fire in his eyes and violence in his heart. He possessed a disturbing visage: eyes that had assuredly seen the deepest depths of hell and returned to torment the living, grey hair reminiscent of a burial shroud, strange white tattoos marking his cheeks and chin, and most sickening of all a patch of flesh along the right side of his face and neck that one witness described as the mark of a rotten soul making itself known upon the flesh. This man, a criminal that we have covered before in regards to heists of oxygen tanks and other goods, walked up to Orville Tremaine and had a brief, hushed conversation before others present in the room heard the final words of their exchange. The killer said to his soon-to-be victim, loud enough to be heard by all around: "What gives you the right to breathe easily while we choke and die by the dozens?"

Out of respect for the victim and his family we will not describe the slaughter, but we can report that the Rusted Barrel will be closed for at least a day for cleaning and to allow the Inquisition time to inspect the scene of the crime. The killer disappeared in the frantic commotion following the murder. Little is known about his identity, but others have already named him the Maggot, both due to his ghastly appearance and unsubstantiated rumors that he feasted on the flesh of his victim. All citizens are advised to avoid this man and report any sightings to the Inquisition. We will of course keep our readers up to date on any news about this deadly new addition to the already dangerous criminal underbelly of Golden City.


Image stolen borrowed from Kseniya Bobolia on ArtStation.
 

Jorick

Magnificent Bastard
Original poster
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Usually aggressive, but can switch to passive if it makes sense for the character/scene.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy is my #1; I will give almost anything a chance if it has strong fantasy elements. Post apocalyptic, superhero, alternate history, science fantasy, some supernatural, romance, and a few fandoms (especially Game of Thrones) are also likely to catch my eye.
Genre You DON'T Like
Horror, western, pure slice of life.
Main Base: The Land
Name: Celia
Nicknames: None yet.

Role: Automaton, Musician

Character Pitch: Celia is the greatest creation of a tinkerer who calls himself Finneus the Fallen, a man who was once a budding musical prodigy who was forced out of his chosen path in disgrace after it was revealed that he had sabotaged the instruments of competitors vying for a spot in a world-renowed orchestra. Finneus turned toward a pursuit of one-upping the people who he felt had wronged him, which was basically everyone who had anything to do with music. This led him on a nearly eighty year crusade to create something that would put every musician to shame, and after decades of failure after failure he has suddenly produced Celia, an automaton that might just accomplish his goals. Where a decade ago he was still only to the point of making simple creations that could assist in his work, now he has somehow created something that has stunned those who have had a look at it. He is set to publicly unveil his creation during the Pioneer's Jubilee, but already in certain circles there is talk that this automaton is something extraordinary. The only people who have been allowed to see Celia in action thus far are a few automaton experts invited to take a look at her, plus some musicians who were invited to match their skills against hers, but their excited or worried chatter has spread enough to draw interest to Finneus's tinkershop, which had previously been a nearly unknown shop that has survived by selling and repairing instruments.

Celia is a highly advanced automaton. She possesses fantastic fine motor skills, though her arms are very clearly metallic rather than covered in faux skin; those who have inquired were told that the faux skin used for the rest of the body was getting in the way of the complex and delicate mechanisms of the fingers and joints, thus they were left bare. The mechanisms of Celia's face allow her to display a range of expressions that humans can easily identify, but up close it's easy to see the flaws and oddities that prevent her from being able to pass as human. Finneus has also claimed that, despite the great accomplishment, Celia's dexterous hands are not in fact the greatest part of his masterpiece: he claims that she is capable of independent thought and experiencing emotions, just like a real person. Most of course wave this off as excessive bragging and an attempt to conceal the truth of the science behind her eerily realistic programming that has indeed fooled some people that she's actually a person wearing a mask and using mechanical arms. A simple prod is all it takes to feel the metal beneath the skin and prove that notion wrong, but that doesn't do much to quell the thoughts that Celia's personality and speech are disturbingly close to that of a human.


Image stolen borrowed from Claparo-Sans on DeviantArt.
 
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