Beorn Blutgott (Named for the fourth son of Ragnar Lodbrock in the Norse story Ragnarssona şáttr)Age:
Early twenties (Can be adjusted to fit in appropriately between The Kaden and the Third-born)Family Station:
Fourth Born MasterSexual Orientation:
Picture is accurate.Faceclaim:
Marcus HedbrandhPlace of Living:
Prefers to stay with the family. Not well suited for life on his own. Bio:
Beorn was raised from birth with the expectation of being a Master. Every field of education was open to him, the best tutors made available and for a brief while some of the best private schools money could buy although it was soon discovered that school was not the place for him. He didn't fit in with other children and he was returned home to private tuition. He technically has no formal qualifications, (although a family endowment of a new wing to a university allowed him to receive an honourary degree). He studied everything and was fascinated with the world.
It was when he noticed his own deteriorating mental health that he focused his effort on understanding himself and his family, eventually moving more into medical science and then genetic engineering. He believes that inbreeding and the genetic engineering of the Blutgotts is responsible for his paranoia. He's not sure if he can cure it, although he does prescribe himself a variety of drugs to attempt to keep himself sane and level, however he believes he can cure it in the next generation. When finally his brother (whichever one it is) takes over and starts a new generation, Beorn will stay on with the family long enough to help screen the next generation for problems.
He runs the scientific department of the Orion Biotechnologies, a corporation in which he also owns a controlling interest of 51% as part of his family's assets. While it is a small part of their family's vast empire, it is a fine enough addition to it that it's notable and not a bad achievement for a fourth born. The company has its own CEO, to save Beorn from needing to run the day to day operations (which he would be terrible at), however Beorn is in charge of the board of directors. He has also arranged seats on the board of directors for his brother Adam, the Kadan, in case he needs a second opinion and Adam is available. It gives him his own lab and assistants to work on whatever research projects he likes and keeps him busy. The company also makes a decent income to go back into the family coffers.Goals:
Beorn cares nothing for inheriting the Blutgott family throne and merely wishes to survive the coming politics and retire happily ever after.
This is why I write my notes in code, brother.
Beorn is paranoid, both from the reality that he is surrounded by dangerous political individuals and because the gifts of imagination and pattern recognition written into his genetic code make him hyper sensitive even to dangers that aren't there. This is something that has grown worse over time as he's been exposed to the family business. He's smart enough to realize that he's paranoid but doesn't know what to do to control it.
Despite his paranoia he has trouble being attentive to everyday events usually too busy concentrating five steps ahead or on complex problems. It leaves him in an absent-minded haze and he clings to routine to keep himself in control. He leaves notes for himself, but suspects that others might read or modify them, so always leaves them encrypted with elaborate cyphers that he expects no one else can break.
He tends to be the case example of whether it is possible to be too intelligent for a Blutgott Master. Capable of amazing scientific genius when concentrated on a task, but then will grow distracted or obsessed by an unrelated question. The discoveries he has made, rarely what was intended, have been remarkable though.Kadan Requirements:
In his paranoia the family Kadan is the only one he trusts completely. Even in their teens he depended heavily on his little brother taking comfort from his presence and trusting his reassurances. While he can get through tasks without the Kadan (and has to when Adam is otherwise occupied) everything takes at least twice as long as he has to double-check everything. Having his brother there makes things simpler.
When they're alone he likes the Kadan to be a caregiver to him. Check up on him from time to time to make sure he remembers things like eating, drinking and sleeping. He sleeps much better when Adam puts in into bed and better still when Adam joins him. He likes the Kadan to watch his food being prepared and to hand it to him himself, where possible or assure him that it's safe if he can't hand it over personally. He expects the Kadan to order him about for his basic needs and has no problem with the Kadan telling him to do something. If Adam tells him to change his tie before going out in public, he would, assuming that Adam had a good reason without even asking what it was. In public he needs the Kadan to hide just how much he helps Beorn and to help him foster more of an air of independence, especially amongst anyone outside the family.
More intimately, when alone, he would like the Kadan to be caring and affectionate. Combining brotherly affection with more intimate care and contact. When they're alone he likes the Kadan to be protective and tough, taking on a lot more dominant and masculine characteristics. In a lot of ways being more of a "daddy" than a brother or Kadan. This is only in private as he prefers to keep up a stronger front around other members of the family and a much stronger act still in public.
In public his brother is meant to appear to be his personal assistant, a perfect corporate executive who gets things done at Orion Biotechnologies on behalf of his obviously less worldly brother. Amongst the family it's not much of a secret that Beorn is heavily dependant on Kadan, but he at least tries to seem more like the boss within the pair around the others.Skill Set:
Beorn is a scientific polymath. Any field of science that he dedicated his life to, would be advanced a decade or so by his contribution. However this has little use on a day to day basis as this is skill in long term research and development rather than practical matters most of the time. His speciality and most frequent obsession is genetic engineering, particularly that of the Blodgott family.
He is also qualified as a doctor, probably his only practical skill outside of research. While technically not licensed he is fully capable of taking care of most forms of medical treatment including surgery.
He is also gifted as an artist, thanks to the creativity and imagination of a master. He works in paint or sketches in charcoal or pencil. This is purely a hobby for him however and none of his work has ever been shown to the public.Strengths:
Hyperaware and vigilant.
Forgets about trivial matters like eating, drinking, sleeping or other minor life-necessities.
Poor interpersonal skills.
These are listed on my On/Off