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Offline Riveda

Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2016, 09:22:40 AM »
That's no issues from my point of view.  The only reason I suggested it was to keep some momentum going while we moved people through character creation.  I'd still rather have you than not.  If you know what I mean.  Rrrawwr

:D OK then!

Offline RedPhoenix

Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2016, 09:23:47 AM »
I'm good with  being IC chatty. :)

Offline Blythe

Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2016, 02:19:16 PM »
I have every expectation of my character delightfully clashing with Red's. >_>

Edit: oh and Jaded's, due to the religious angle. ^^;

Anyways, if edits are required, just say the word.  :-)




Name: Václav
Clan: Tzimisce
Gender/Sex: Male/Male
Nature: Defender
Demeanor: Traditionalist
Generation: 8th

Attributes
Strength: ***
Dexterity: ***
Stamina: **

Charisma: **
Manipulation: **
Appearance: **

Perception: ***
Intelligence: ****
Wits: ***

Abilities
Talents:
Alertness: **
Athletics: **
Awareness:
Brawl: **
Empathy: 
Expression:
Intimidation: ***
Leadership: *
Legerdemain:
Subterfuge:

Skills:
Animal Ken:
Archery: **
Body Crafts: **
Crafts:
Commerce:
Etiquette: ***
Melee: **
Performance:
Ride: *
Stealth:
Survival: ***

Knowledges:
Academics: **
Enigmas:
Hearth Wisdom:
Investigation: **
Law:
Medicine: *
Occult: *
Politics:
Seneschal:
Theology:

Advantages
Backgrounds:
Generation **** (8th Gen., 15 blood pool, 3 BP/turn)
Status *
Resources **
Disciplines:
Auspex *
Vicissitude ****

Virtues:
Conviction: ***

Self-Control: ***

Courage: ****



Humanity/Path: [Road of Kings/Via Reglis] 6

Willpower: 6

Blood Pool: 6/15



~Health!~
- Bruised
- Hurt  (-1)
- Injured  (-1)
- Wounded  (-2)
- Mauled  (-2)
- Crippled  (-5)
- Incapacitated (X)

Merits/Flaws
Merits:
Multi-lingual (2 pts.) (1 extra language known per dot of Intelligence. Native language is East Slavic, languages known through this merit are Italian, Latin, Romanian, and Spanish. Poke me if I need to adjust these as suited to the time period)
Eidetic Memory (2 pts.)
Flaws:
Outspoken Heretic ( 4 pt.)



Personality: Cold, dutiful, arrogant, does not suffer fools lightly, hateful towards religion, but intellectual, enjoys debate, deeply curious, and honorable to a fault.

History: Václav never had a normal life. He had the fortune (or perhaps misfortune) to be born as a descendant of the Rurik dynasty in the Kievan Rus area. His family was a minor offshoot, never meant to ever acquire a princedom. Václav was the fourth son of his family, and he never stood to inherit anything at all...and worse, he was born sickly. It was expected he would die before adulthood, so he was allowed significant freedom, which he used to hone his natural intellect, studying any language he could acquire a teacher for and other skills that he felt would be helpful. On his twenty-third birthday and during a time of great illness, Václav drew the attention of a powerful Kindred of Novgorod, who decided to ghoul him and groom him for the Embrace.

Václav knew the attentions of this Kindred were...unnatural, but long years of illness had left Václav with no more faith in God, and so instead he put his faith in this stranger. He was not disappointed. Ghouling made for an immense difference in his life. Václav found, for the first time in his existence, that he could go forth from his family estate and play at swords as other men did. The Kindred who ghouled him, a powerful Tzimisce named Bor, knew that his charge's body needed to be as fit as his mind, and to that purpose spent considerable money training him in combat. Soon enough, he left religion and gave all of his devotion and duty to Bor.

And Bor gave him the stuff of nightmares, training Václav in the art of the human body, showing him how it was constructed. It was not a true study of medicine, but anatomy and its workings.

On his thirtieth birthday, Václav was Embraced. He left behind much of his mortal ties, hitching his fortunes to his Sire's. He is grateful for the Embrace; he knows it would have only been a matter of time until some foul vapor or chill would have taken his life, and to be a Kindred is beyond all his hopes, even if this means he is Damned. He is=s to act as his Sire's hands and ears, to act as a knight for him and to uphold Clan Tzimisce's honor. He's served faithfully now for twenty years, and his Sire has promised Václav that he'll be given more trust in the Clan and trusted with more responsibility if he is successful in Bistrița sorting out things, ideally in favor of Daecaneus, whom Bor is indebted to, although the reasons for that debt have not been disclosed to Václav.

In short, he was a very physically ill man turned into a trained & monstrous killer...albeit an honorable and quite dutiful one. For Václav, there is no sense of personal pleasure, only duty.

Your O/Os for this character: Honestly, my only Off for Václav is probably scat, but due to his demeanor, he's not likely to be going around sexin' things up. Just prod at me if you want to plan something with him.

Freebies spent
(7) on 1 dot of Auspex
(2) on 2 Dots of Resources
(2) on 1 Dots of Investigation
(2) on 1 Dot of Intimidation
(2) for 2 dots of Willpower
Merits/Flaws currently balance each other in points.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2016, 03:17:21 PM by Blythe »

Offline Jaded

Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2016, 03:28:32 PM »
@Jaded - Looks good.  I'll stat Simon up for you some point in the not too distant.  Is he a ghoul?  I'm assuming he knows you're a vampire?

He's a ghoul and a fanatic to her particular heresy as I see it.  He would know she is supernatural and a vampire, though he might see her as a bit more of a demon or similar.  He'd help her travel, help her get into churches and such (that aren't holy ground), and generally help her with her schemes. 

Things are moving quickly, I'm toying with starting the game soon and giving you a chance to chat ICly if people think that would be a good idea?

I don't mind starting or waiting. :-)



Name: Simona Montanari
Clan: Lasombra
Gender/Sex: Female
Nature: Monster
Demeanor: Bon Vivant
Generation: 10th

Attributes
Strength:     *
Dexterity:    ***
Stamina:      **

Charisma:     **** - Smooth Talker
Manipulation: **** - Seductive
Appearance:   **** - Otherwordly

Perception:   ***
Intelligence: ***
Wits:         **


Abilities
Talents:
Alertness:     *
Athletics:
Awareness:     **
Brawl:
Empathy:       **
Expression:    *
Intimidation:
Leadership:
Legerdemain:   *
Subterfuge:    *

Skills:
Animal Ken:
Archery:
Commerce:
Crafts:
Etiquette:     **
Melee:         *
Performance:   **
Ride:
Stealth:       ***
Survival:      *

Knowledges:
Academics:     ***
Enigmas:       *
Hearth Wisdom:
Investigation: **
Law:           *
Medicine:
Occult:        ***
Politics:     
Seneschal:
Theology:      ***


Advantages
Backgrounds:
Generation: **
Resources:  **
Retainers:  * (A former Priest turned ghoul/heretic)

Disciplines:
Obtenebration: ****



Virtues: Path of Cathari
Conviction: **** (started at 0 due to path)
Instinct:   **   (started at 0 due to path)
Courage:    **




Path: 5 (max 5 due to path?)

Willpower: 5 (must raise to min 5 due to path)

Blood Pool: ?/13 (1/t)



~Health!~
- Bruised
- Hurt  (-1)
- Injured  (-1)
- Wounded  (-2)
- Mauled  (-2)
- Crippled  (-5)
- Incapacitated (X)

Merits/Flaws
Merits:
Multi-Lingual (2) - Italian(N), Latin, Greek, Arabic
Lingua Franca (1)

Flaws:
Outsider      (1)
Enemy         (3)
Demon-Hounded (3)



Personality:

History:
History
Simona was born to one of Genoa’s powerful merchant families.  She was chosen, due to the date of her birth being the same as a local Saint, to join the Church.  At a young age she was shipped off to an Abbey to be raised, and taught the ways of the Catholic Church.

At sixteen, Simona met a man in the garden of the Abbey.  He claimed to be a local nobleman, here for medical treatment.  Simona knew that no such man was present, but he was so kind, so attractive.

For a period of a year and a half they met in the garden for brief trysts, Simona losing sight of her vows as she fell slowly in love.  The night of her eighteenth birthday she went to meet him, only to find him in the garden in the embrace of another woman.  She confronted him, heartbroken, only to find not a man, but an inhuman monster.  She turned to flee, to get help, to do something.  Only to feel pure ecstasy as his teeth sank into her neck.

The world, and the lies of it all, seemed to come into sharp clarity as she awoke.  She didn’t know if she had failed in a test against temptation, she didn’t really find herself caring.  If god cared, he would have aided her.  Now, now she was one with the darkness.  A childe of Caine, perhaps, but also a childe of Lucifer. 

In the decades that followed, Simona found herself doing all she could to corrupt the clergy.  To bring murder, sex, and heresy to the church’s of god, and to turn his children against him.  It put her at odds with many of her own Clan, and she is still convinced that it was one of them that set the ‘Demon Hunter’ after her.  She fled her playground of northern Italy for Crimea, where she found orders waiting.  The clan wanted her to go inland, to the darkness of Transylvania, to watch and report.   

Simona has a single companion, Aloisio, a former Priest turned Heretic and Ghoul.  He still acts as a traveling Priest, feigning belief he no longer holds. 

It was in a rural church, as Simona taught the Priest just what a monster was, that the demon came.  He confirmed what she was, certainly, and offered aid in exchange for service.  Since then he has returned repeatedly, trying to push her towards some purpose she doesn’t understand.


Your O/Os for this character: Scat and mutilation are offs, most anything else I'd be willing to discuss.

Freebies
Freebies
-3 for Willpower
-2 for Subterfuge
-2 for Awareness
-5 for Charisma
-5 for Appearance
-2 for Empathy

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Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2016, 03:35:30 PM »
Blythe - Coolio.  One last question - to what extent is his current appearance a result of Vicissitude?  And how much is training and the effects of being a ghoul?

While I'm on the subject of Vicissitude, one point I just quickly want to make.  There is no "body memory" or similar.  If you change your face using vicissitude and later want to change it back, the DC isn't inherently lower just because it's your "real" face.  There is no "real" face.  It might well be lower because it's one you know well (though, on the other hand, mirrors are rare - how many people know their face well?) but not for any other reason.

Jaded - Awesome.

All - I'll get the first post in the IC set up tomorrow for those who want it.

Offline Blythe

Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2016, 03:44:10 PM »
Blythe - Coolio.  One last question - to what extent is his current appearance a result of Vicissitude?  And how much is training and the effects of being a ghoul?

While I'm on the subject of Vicissitude, one point I just quickly want to make.  There is no "body memory" or similar.  If you change your face using vicissitude and later want to change it back, the DC isn't inherently lower just because it's your "real" face.  There is no "real" face.  It might well be lower because it's one you know well (though, on the other hand, mirrors are rare - how many people know their face well?) but not for any other reason.

Current appearance will be the result of Václav being shaped by his Sire during ghouldom (in order to help make him more physically fit), and Václav would have been expected to maintain his new physique with training after that. He views himself as his Sire's weapon and as such as little attachment to his appearance. He's kept this general appearance as long as he has as a Kindred because his Sire had a mirror (so he could resume his old shape after practicing the Zulo war form), but during travel, Václav will avoid using Vicissitude on himself unless he thinks its necessary. Mostly because his allies need to be able to recognize him.  8-) Totally okay with there being no 'body memory.'


All - I'll get the first post in the IC set up tomorrow for those who want it.

Woot!
« Last Edit: August 31, 2016, 03:45:44 PM by Blythe »

Offline RedPhoenix

Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2016, 08:10:24 PM »
I expanded my background to take into account some of the merits and flaws and expand on the Seer being a real person. :)

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Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2016, 05:47:58 AM »
Still hoping for this up today but it might end up being tomorrow. Bit of a house disaster has forced me to adult all morning and now I'm going to the beach to recuperate. Four solid hours of being a grown up was too much for me.

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Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2016, 08:34:32 AM »
You poor thing!

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Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2016, 10:05:20 AM »
Right?  And I had no help whatsoever from my lousy good-for-nothing soon-to-be-ex-husband.  His sole contribution was to tell me he was at work.  I know you're at work you simpleton, I just rang you on the work landline and you answered.  I'm asking you to stop being at work and come and deal with this person who's asking me all sorts of questions.  You know I'm totally incapable of dealing with tradesmen.

I don't know where my damn fusebox is pet, you're the electrician not me.  *points at something at random*  Is that it?

Offline RedPhoenix

Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2016, 10:19:35 AM »
Oh my gosh take a vacation for at least a month!

Offline RedPhoenix

Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2016, 08:46:36 PM »
Oh my gosh take a vacation for at least a month!

I did not actually mean this. >.<

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2016, 03:10:53 AM »
:: peeks::

Offline Blythe

Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2016, 03:55:09 PM »
*waves at Pumpkin Seeds!* ^^

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2016, 05:33:04 PM »
Trying to come up with a concept right now for a gangrel but a spy master type keeps tugging at me.

Offline RedPhoenix

Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2016, 08:11:36 PM »
Sounds like the sort that would be interested in keeping a war from breaking out! A spymaster gangrel could be more of a scout too, like a wilderness scout type (which back in these days was probably more valuable as a spy than a city slicker sort). Just sort of thinking out loud. :)

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Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #41 on: September 17, 2016, 05:00:56 PM »
Hey all, sorry to be the bearer of bad news but Kythia has had some stuff come up and probably won't be back on E for awhile. This game won't be running it looks like. :(

Offline Blythe

Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #42 on: September 17, 2016, 05:17:07 PM »
Aww. :(

But I do understand. RL > RP, always. *nod* Leaving some positive vibes in the hopes that things'll go okay for Kythia in RL while she's away from E~

Offline Pumpkin Seeds

Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #43 on: September 17, 2016, 08:17:02 PM »
Wish I could pick it up but my track record is horrible and I already have a couple of game ideas screaming for my attention.

Offline Miroque

Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2016, 02:09:51 AM »
Where´s the love for Setites ? *sulks*


Offline Tanken Sai

Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #45 on: September 18, 2016, 03:43:20 PM »
Is this group still accepting players or have the five already been chosen?

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Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #46 on: September 18, 2016, 03:51:22 PM »
Hey all, sorry to be the bearer of bad news but Kythia has had some stuff come up and probably won't be back on E for awhile. This game won't be running it looks like. :(

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Re: V20 Dark Ages: Transylvania
« Reply #47 on: September 18, 2016, 04:05:36 PM »
Locking this temporarily until Kythia comes back.