Adrian Cedric BlutgottAge:
First Born (aka the Heir)Sexual Orientation:
Grey/Blue eyes, (and because I love them) a treasure trail running down from chest hair to groin (bit more chest hair too to make that not look too wonky)Faceclaim:
Adam CowiePlace of Living:
Technically lives in his own penthouse, filled with all the furnishings and trappings that suit his taste and whims. In reality he is more often found out and about, at the manor, taking care of business, or visiting his siblings than he actually is home.Bio:
From the very beginning, Adrian knew exactly what was expected of him with regards to his role and his future place upon the family 'throne.' Being literally bred to this, he took to the mantle of Heir with both vigor and dedication. Though his father found in his eldest an emotionally distant and oft times cold child, there was no question of his loyalty to the family as it existed and to the future generations of the family. Plus, for the warmth of father and son bonding, there was always his brothers for such a role.
From a young age, he determined his course and set himself to it, making changes along the way as the situation dictated. He proved highly intelligent and perceptive and while strong of will, showe little reticience in bowing before his father's authority. If anything, he was pleased to sit at the man's feet and drink in the experience of witnessing business deals, political manuevering and other assorted activities.
His studies were broad and often times self initiated, throwing himself into a myriad of subjects, utilizing the resources of the family to guarantee that every teacher he had on each subject could give him the absolute best. Languages, history, economics, civics, psychology, sociology, he tore through books, papers, studies, classes, tests, anything and everything that he could. To keep himself focused and dedicated, he took to activites that involved complete involvement of his mind and body, fencing, dedicated martial arts, skydiving, scuba diving, hiking and wall climbing, anything that involved keeping himself focused and calm. (The cathartic virtue of sex was one he, discreetely, enjoyed as well)
With regards to the family, he always kept an eye on his younger sibling, though not as closely as they aged and he grew more and more busy expanding his experience and knowledge. He never wavered on making sure that their needs and security were met and exceeded when need be, as was his duty to the family while their father did his own for the whole of the family. This isn't to say that he's utterly permissive of them, being the eldest has given him the authority of the Heir and he has wielded it on more than one occasion. He takes to his duty of caring for and guiding his younger siblings with as much dedication and vigor as he has taken to every other duty.
In the current day, he still maintains a watch over his siblings, some more than others. Donovan the least as they both seem to have a steady mutual understanding of shared goals. Beorn next if only because Adrian is worried about the man's mental state, which while controlled and kept from the world at large, could become problematic. John tied with Adam (who'll be addressed in the Kadan section) because Adrian is highly disapproving of what he feels is the man's selfish and self-fulfilling behavior that does little more than feed his own ego and serve the family very little.
He continues to hone his mind, continuing his education via the mean's of well paid private teachers and online classes. Now having reached 30, more and more of the responsibility that will one day be solely his is coming more and more into his hands. He finds himself dealing much with the big wigs of the country on a frequent and sometimes, daily basis. By all accounts, he his poised to take their father's position, whenever that might be.Goals:
Above all else is the preservation and continue flourishing of the family. This is why he keeps good ties with Donovan, supports (albeit warily) Beorn's efforts and keeps an eye on John. Nothing comes before the family, and every effort, both above and below sight is made for that very purpose.
Currently has no aims for the 'throne,' their father is still proving to not only be an apt patriarch, but as far still has things to teach Adrian. For the time being, Adrian is content to be the willing and adept pupil.
"It's not merely about the preservation of the past, though it is true that we should honor and respect the efforts and successes of our predecessars. Nor is it just about guarding the hearth and home in the present, though to be sure, the family as it exists should know its comforts and its protections. It is also about guarding those who will come after us, as our fathers did before us, so should we be the active guardians of this family, past, present and future. It's about the dynasty that must persevere throughout the ages.
Nothing is more important than that, nothing."
Your everyday man and woman would refer to him as stuck up and cold. Politicians and businessmen would refer to him as a straight shooter, as sharp and quick as a knife, with an excellent head for business and 'the game.' His family and very few, old friends, are the only ones who have a much better glimpse into the personality of the eldest of the Blutgott's rising generation.
It's very much true that he can be very cold, or at the very least, cool, with most people. His speech, while eloquent and intelligent, is as concise as it is (seemingly) honest. His bearing exudes utter confidence and authority, some would say arrogant and domineering. He can smoothly and comfortably transisition from being the center of attention, comfortable with talking about a myriad of subjects, brokering deals, finagling details, etc, and just as comfortable sitting back and watching the room. He lacks the charm and immediately likeability of his siblings, but you wouldn't be hardpressed to find people who speak highly of him.
With his family, he's less reserved, a bit less like a glacier. No one would call him warm, but he will spend and enjoy time with his siblings, taking time with each if they wish it. He makes sure they are taken care of and always makes sure that, at the very least, all the siblings have a day or evening now and then to spend with one another. And it's only his family that is fully aware of the fact that the glacier hides a viper, having witnessed the deadly edge to his anger when it lashes out, though it's yet to be used on a family member, not that he's any less dangerous when calm. He gained his fathers cautious manner, but there is a sharp decisiveness in him that has ended a potential threat to the family long before it became a problem.Kadan Requirements:
For Adam, he requires only that the youngest brother stay true to the role that he was assigned to from birth.
Adam in public with Adrian is meant to be the more personable and likeable personality, and his presence does tend to ease Adrian. As brothers in private, he demands nothing from Adam, letting his youngest brother say and do whatever feels comfortable to him as a person. In the bedroom, Adrian's tastes vary a little, though he always remains the dominant half of the coupling, though Adam is expected to know how much fight Adrian does or does not want at each meeting.
The role that is used least by Adam for Adrian is that of a confidant. He is notably silent when it comes to more private matters of a personal nature. Adrian understands the Kadan's role and uses it for minor things, but practically speaking, he cannot abide the idea of telling his secrets to a man whose eyes and ears already see much, and who spends his time around many of the others. His private nature comes into play even in the presence of the Kadan, it doesn't help that Adrian is aware to some degree, that Kadan's are trained to read emotional states and body language and change themselves accordingly, and the chameleon of the room is the one the wise man watches.Skill Set:
Fluent in German, Russian, Japanese, Arabic, and Mandarin.
Educated and has degrees in, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science and American History.
His practical education has left him with all of the above and then some. His business and political acumen is phenomenal, he takes the strategy, ability to read and manipulate and cunning of the other brothers and wields it in the boardroom and in the offices and homes of politicians.Strengths:
Between his experience and his knowledge, he is more than capable of reading a situation and twisting it around to the advantage of himself and his family.
: Authority and command come easy to him and people naturally respond to it. He can be trusted to be the man with the plan, and the plan that follows that one. He is in control and he knows what he's doing.
: As much as he isn't afraid to make a decision, he knows the virtue of the waiting game. In the time spent watching and waiting, he is able to come up with strategies galore, or simply wait until the ideal moment to strike. Weaknesses:
: Emotional coldness exudes from him to varying degrees, from mildly cool to downright glaciel at the caps. He lacks the charm and warmth of his more sociable siblings, and he will favor logic and reason over empathy and emotion.Vicious
: If there was ever a trait that was deadly to have among decisiveness, cunning and patience, it's viciousness. He's not sadistic, but he will gladly cut someone down or out, often times in a harsh or cruel manner, if that is what needs to be done. Vengeful
: A wrong done to he or his family is a wrong that is met with greater force. Machiavelli has nothing on Adrian when it comes to the sheer hell that he will wreak on those who stand against him or his family.Hard Limits: O/O's for that