Title: Lee's Characters
Description: scout, spy, smuggler, survivor, server
Galia Baryk - May 2, 2011 10:49 PM (GMT)
26 | Citizen | Scout/Sergeant of the Escovan Military
- Born in a small fishing village on Sathyr
- Had a twin brother who died at the age of 14; she doesn't talk about him much
- Enlisted at age 16; has quarters in the barracks of Maristheum and a room in Kyha, but no other private residence due to spending most of her time abroad on assignment
- Experienced Archer/Scout; as a Sergeant, she trains recruits in the capital and goes on recon missions across all parts of the islands
- Sarcastic, aloof, independent, temperamental and seemingly arrogant. Has a reputation for being a bitch, and is generally treated as "one of the men"
- Isn't really as mean as she seems; she has a soft spot for children and animals, and is protective of friends, loyal to her nation and fellow soldiers
- Generally indifferent to the Refugee situation; merit means more to her than status, and politics are uninteresting/overcomplicated
- Born in a country on the Mainland, before the barbarians and the war
- Escaped to Escova with her mother at the age of 10 at the start of the invasion; her father was supposed to take another ship, but never arrived (as far as she knows)
- Grew up in the Refugee Quarter of Maristheum; mother found work as a laundress, until she caught the eye of a young merchant, Nikolas Kalmar
- Formally adopted by Nikolas at 12, after her mother's marriage to him, and both were made Citizens; mother died when Feroza was 17, estranging her from her step-father
- Began working in the Castle of the Crown at 14, where she presently lives; eventually elevated from scullery maid all the way to serving the new Queen for the last 12 years
- On the surface, she is a kind, polite loyal, obedient, dutiful servant to the Queen and respected in the Castle; in truth, she's a manipulative survivalist, doing whatever it takes to make her own life comfortable
- Still honors her past as a Refugee and is not a Pryist; she worships her own traditions and Old Gods, she speaks her native tongue, understands a smattering of other Mainland dialects, and visits the Refugee Quarter from time to time
- Born the son of a peasant woman and the future Baron Llewellyn, before his arranged marriage to his highborn wife
- Mother died when he was eight; he was taken in by the Baron and raised among his five half-siblings (three brothers, two sisters), but never legitimized and therefore ineligible for inheritance
- Half-brother of Isyllt Llewellyn, current Baroness of their late father's property, and their younger sister, Aderyn
- Enlisted in the Military at 16. Served a tour of duty primarily in the Naval forces; honorably discharged at 21, with the rank of Corporal.
- Served on board several different civilian vessels for 7 years following, in various positions, the last of which was acting First Mate until being deposed and overthrown in a mutiny
- Captain and proud owner of Bright Star, a merchant cargo vessel, officially used for trade with the Mainland; unofficially, he's been smuggling Refugees into Escova for the last 7 years, six months after purchasing the ship
- Positives: Charismatic, outgoing, rakish, clever, and
really really ridiculously good looking a good Captain.
Negatives: Immature, somewhat unreliable and selfish, unwisely sympathetic, dishonorable, lazy.
- Born in the middle of the Seljik Confederation; birth name unknown
- Orphaned as an infant in a raid on her town, subsequently raised by her adoptive father, Kiran Jyotis, a scout for the army
- Spent most of her childhood migrating to safer haven from the barbarians
- Father died en route to the city of Kardos, within the heart of the Confederation; at 10, she joined a band of street urchins organized by Old Petyr
- Sold to a brothel in Kardos, run by Madame Marda, at 12; she attempted escape a month into living there, but was caught. Successfully ran away a year later and made her way to cities in the coastal nations
- Arrived in Escova
three weeks six months ago, smuggled in on a ship; she was caught at port in Kyha by Guild mages/Seers and brought to the Academy for registry, housing and training
Doesn't speak Escovan. Slowly becoming more fluent in Escovan, but her vocabulary is basic and she still struggles with grammar rules. Does, however, know a few words in a variety of Mainland languages (most fluent in Seljiki Common, Parasi, Aydin), enough to communicate with other Refugees better than she can with native Citizens
- Somewhat shy, but generally friendly and eager to learn about magic. Seemingly naive and curious about her new surroundings, but actually fairly jaded, given her brutal life thus far
- In training at the Academy, and still picking up the basics in all fields, but leaning toward a path as a Battlemage
- Third child and eldest daughter of Baron Gereon zu Heltzer, the most prominent nobleman on Ilia and patriarch of the zu Heltzer clan. They hold a monopoly on sheep farming, breeding, and herding
- Has two older brothers, Harald and Kaspar, a younger sister, Yelena, and youngest brother, Max
- Refused several marriage arrangements to noblemen when she came of age. This resulted in her parents' decision to send her to a monastery at 22, in the hopes that she could someday become an esteemed priestess
- Spent 4 months living in the cloister closest to Maristheum as an initiate. On her first visit to The Great Temple, she fled from the order, hiding in the city
- Presently living under the alias of Hana Hale, a commoner born of sheep farmers, employed as a serving wench in a tavern
- Has a hard time disguising her noble origins; she's literate, mannered, educated, and more clever than she gives herself credit for. Still, no one's found her out yet, and she's completely avoided High Town
- Friendly, outgoing, and flirtatious, she just wants to have a bit of fun while she's young and beautiful; independence has proven difficult, but her first real taste of freedom is worth the hardship
- Loves to gossip and loves melodrama. Has a tendency to get carried away with with her stories, sometimes to the point of hurting feelings
Zaman Jaraei - May 2, 2011 11:25 PM (GMT)
YES PLOT WITH ME.
For starters, I have Zaman here. I think he'd be the best person to throw at Galia because he's a soldier like her. He's from far away Elik (a smaller Island off of Sathyr), so he carries that small-island mentality. He's nice, but he's also got a slight edge to him that can come across as ignorant/narrow-minded. Either way, I think they should thread.
She should take him scouting and he can wander around like a bull in a china shop and be the worst scout ever.
Or whatever ideas you may have!
Galia Baryk - May 3, 2011 02:01 PM (GMT)
Galia probably likes Zaman (congratulations, this is way better than her general attitude of vague tolerance toward most people), if only for sharing similar backgrounds and cultures. He's obviously an officer of rank based on merit and not nepotism, since he's just as common as she is, so that wins point. And he also doesn't give her any reason not to get along with him. She's a little less nice in comparison, but not wholly unpleasant to be around; if anything disparaging is said to him, it's most likely in jest.
Except when it comes to his blundering around an observation outpost. Being an awful, terrible, no good scout is deserving of some real side eyeing and verbal scorn, since this is her thing, and for Pryyo's sake, Zaman, were you born with thundering hooves for feet? Can't take you anywhere.
Basically, yes, I think they should thread! Want me to start one now/soon?
Zaman Jaraei - May 3, 2011 09:26 PM (GMT)
Let's do this!
Go for it, man. Tag me when you're done and I'll swoop in and reply like no one's business!
Welkin Njordson - May 4, 2011 01:01 AM (GMT)
So I have Welkin, and he is a scout-in-training. He is from Paras and has an accent and he's also maaaaaaaaaagical. :D Well, he's not a mage, but he has a magical ability that gives him perfect aim. He will always hit his target with anything he shoots or throws. Aw yeah.
So Welkin and Galia probably see each other a lot, she might even be his commander or something, I've never really talked about his training.
SO YEAH. :3
Galia Baryk - May 4, 2011 06:49 AM (GMT)
Tag for Zaman here
! Hope it's okay; let me know if there's anything I should change about the scenario. :)
Gali is at least Welkin's superior -- she's not at the top of the chain, though she ranks high enough to lead smaller missions. He obviously doesn't need training in archery, but she can definitely teach him other things about scouting. He has potential, even if he's a foreigner; generally, she doesn't care about status (and couldn't care less about politics) as long as he's competent. We could figure out some kind of training situation, I think!
Zaman Jaraei - May 4, 2011 07:33 AM (GMT)
It's perfect! Tag right back!
Welkin Njordson - May 4, 2011 08:33 PM (GMT)
Yes def. As good as Welkin is at shooting, he's probably only average at other scouting skills. Whatever they are. A training situation would be awesome. Welkin actually has yet to go back to the ocean since he arrived in Maristheum (orwhatever) but really wants to get on a ship again. Maybe she takes him (and some other scouts) to Kyha for something. Like training on a ship...?
I SUCK AT THIS.
Andrezi Damask - May 4, 2011 10:37 PM (GMT)
I'm Jeff. This is Drez. He is currently my only character (THAT WILL CHANGE IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO WHEN MY SEMESTER ENDS THOUGH WOO). He's a soldier, and he's superserious, though not supernatural, as his member title thing may tell you. Basically, he's got tin-man syndrome. He doesn't experience emotion, probably because he was dropped on his head as a child or something that makes more sense.
He's a soldier, as I said, and so they could meet that way or something. As for more creative ideas, well, I can't say I have any. But I want to thread with Galia, mainly because she's just so... I don't even have a word. BUT IT'S A GOOD THING, WHATEVER IT IS.
Idk. This is the part where you bring an idea to the table and make me look like an idiot.
Galia Baryk - May 4, 2011 10:40 PM (GMT)
I still have yet to figure out what kind of training goes on board ships, but that is a very viable suggestion re: Welkin and Galia. She probably spends more of her time in Kyha than anywhere else when she's stationed on the island, anyway. I imagine we could feature them en route to port from the capital with a band of other nuggets she's supervising? Assuming they eventually get on a boat and ship off to somewhere else to do more training/go on his first field recon assignment, but we can't go there yet, so we won't tell that part of the story. IDK. How does that sound?
Welkin Njordson - May 4, 2011 10:53 PM (GMT)
Bahaha yeah! I didn't expect them to actually set sail any, just kind of look around or...something. Maybe just see the city even. Something something something ugh I am so bad at this THE WORST.
You can thank Uzair for this.
Either way, how about something on the way to Kyha? Can you start the thread?
Galia Baryk - May 4, 2011 11:06 PM (GMT)
aaahhh there was a ninja post while I was slowly figuring out what to say (aka getting distracted by other parts of the interweb).
IN REGARDS TO JEFF AND THE TIN MAN:
Thaaanks, she thinks? She can get on board with the whole not having emotions thing, since Galia hates to show that she has ~feelings~, but the lack of sense of humor is just kind of...weird. Oh well. She can live with it. At least he's not dumb or a sobby bleeding heart, and that's a start. Um, um, um. Easiest thought is for Drez and Gali to meet somewhere in the barracks or military quarter? They're both sergeants, likely assigned to training n00bs, maybe they're cleaning up after a practice? It's not exciting, but it is...something.
RE: THE GINGER SCOUT
I can, indeed, start the thread! It shall be up soon-ish. :D
Galia Baryk - May 6, 2011 04:39 AM (GMT)
derp, I forgot I didn't comment to this. There's a tag up for Welkin
; apologies for the level of suckage. It was better the first time I wrote it, before my computer ate it. :|
Anlyn Miram - May 6, 2011 05:59 AM (GMT)
I don't know what you think about Anlyn, or how Galia would react to her, but it might be interesting to throw them together. Just see what happens? Maybe she would fall into a kid sort of thing in Galia's eyes, if only because she's knew to the capital and all of the strangeness it has.
Odd note: Anlyn had a twin brother she lost years ago too. And I thought I was being creative. Sad day.
Galia Baryk - May 6, 2011 06:17 AM (GMT)
I, personally, think Anlyn is awesome, and I think Galia would like her, too. While she's not so young, Anlyn is still a kid in Gali's eyes, and in need of people to look out for her, especially because of her condition. I think throwing them together could definitely turn out interesting -- not many people get to see her "soft" side, and it would be fun to explore it.
Galia probably knows of Anlyn's brother, since they're both archers and possibly served and trained together. Maybe Anlyn gets lost in the city near the barracks looking for him, and they run into each other there?
Arthur Tanreall - May 9, 2011 02:27 AM (GMT)
First before I start I love Tabrett Bethell. She is a living godess. Cara ftw.
Now to the point. Arthur would definately liek to meet her. He does not have a similar back ground to her as he comes from a tribal warrior culture. Still he has known no leisrues and among his kind ever ywaking moment is a battle of survival. Among his kind women are respected and given more status than msot societies do. They are seen as life bringers and he would treater with more respect than msot might. Plus among his society a woman is expected to be strong, strong enough should her husband fall that she take his place in the battle. So it would not be odd to find women in high postions in his culture though msot women among his kind do not do this. They basically expect heir women to be she dragons.
So I was figuring they could meet while she is dressing down a soldier, basically being a bith and a hard ass. Arthur would take an instant likign to her and go so far as to say in he r heariing," "Now that's a woman! I wouldn't mind taking a beating from her myself." So you get the picture what do ya think.
Galia Baryk - May 9, 2011 09:46 PM (GMT)
Cara's one of my favorite characters of all time, and Tabs is just amazingly gorgeous and talented.
As far as Arthur goes, Galia's not easily trusting, and doesn't think too much of Refugees. Nothing strongly against them, per se, but they're all still foreigners and part of some strange, unwashed mass that she doesn't have much interest in learning about. Being respected right off the bat for a change would strike her as odd, though that doesn't automatically win points. He'd have to do something to stand out to her. Not exactly sure what or where, though, since she's not usually around the Refugee quarters often. Hmm.
Arthur Tanreall - May 9, 2011 09:59 PM (GMT)
I had figured on that. He'd probably tell her the story of the time he was in Far Madding which is a matriarachal soicety near his home. Or he might tell her about the time he ran into a female Mage Taker similar to Mord Sith, or something.
Anlyn Miram - May 9, 2011 11:26 PM (GMT)
Oh yes, Anlyn most definitely needs someone to look after her. And we could work the brother angle. She's very good at getting lost, after all. Would you like to start a thread sometime?
Feroza Panahi - May 11, 2011 05:40 AM (GMT)
Doop de doop. Have a new character ripe for the plotting. Info's been updated in the original post.Arthur:
Hmm, I guess one of us could just throw up some kind of starter set in the city and see where it goes? Maybe he'll get her attention somehow. It might be more likely to encounter her in the marketplace than in the Refugee Quarter, though.Emmy:
Just in case you missed it, I put up a thread for Gali and Anlyn here
! Let me know if you need anything added or changed. :)
Rann Cahell - May 12, 2011 11:41 PM (GMT)
Hi. Jeff again. So I know we talked about Drez and Galia like FOREVER ago (actually it looks like it was a little over a week ago), but I've had Rann Cahell here for awhile now, and he hasn't gotten any attention, and I think he would be better in a thread with Galia than Drez would.
...He's an asshole.
Basically, I'm thinking they can meet and maybe he can hit on her or something and get his ass kicked. Or something else. That's the first thing that comes to mind, anyway. Yea/nay?
Galia Baryk - May 13, 2011 12:05 AM (GMT)
I am always down for a thread, and adding an ass kicking to Galia's already violent track record seems par for the course. Or, you know, we could see how it plays out. He might piss her off, oooorrr she might actually be amused.
Cada Eastfall - May 15, 2011 12:27 AM (GMT)
Jeff - May 15, 2011 12:39 AM (GMT)
Oh hi! I'm so bad at getting back to these plotting threads.
Okay. So I'll start a thread when I get a chance, and maybe make up some interesting thing, or just have that boring generic random-run-in thread.
If you want, you can go ahead and start one. DON'T FEEL LIKE I'M NOT LETTING YOU OR ANYTHING.
Ahem. So yeah. When I get a chance. Which might be like... right now. Though, if I was smart, I'd wait until I finish my thing for school. >_>
Rann Cahell - May 15, 2011 01:03 AM (GMT)
Okay. /double post. So that was much easier than I was expecting. It just came to me. And I basically assumed that Galia was on patrol in the ref. sector. Hope that's cool.Here it is!
Oh, and ignore the title. I have that song stuck in my head presently.
Col Grigori - May 16, 2011 05:25 AM (GMT)
Hey, I'm Taylor. =)
I think it might be interesting if Col and Galia knew each other. Col is a healing mage living in Kyha, and since Galia is a woman of action, it seems fairly plausible to me that Col may have had to patch her up once or twice. Other than that, I don't know, but perhaps you have ideas?
Galia Baryk - May 16, 2011 06:25 AM (GMT)
Hi Taylor! :D That sounds highly plausible to me. Galia's a little bit wary of mages, at least in that she doesn't understand magic and isn't fond of failing to understand anything. THAT SAID, because she doesn't "get it", it's only bound to make her curious to know more. Does that make any sense? Basically, she probably went to him the first time grumbling about it, but with each subsequent visit, she got a little chattier.
Linnea Skovgaard - May 16, 2011 08:04 AM (GMT)
(This is also Taylor. =D)
Sounds good to me. I imagine Col is probably extra-super-nice to first time patients since his method of casting healing spells consists of him drawing hexagrams with patient's blood which could be understandable terrifying.
But it's not so bad once you get used to it.
So yeah, Col would probably be relieved once Galia starts getting more talkative. He doesn't like people to think he's scary.
Zaman Jaraei - May 27, 2011 09:45 AM (GMT)
I was weak.
And I think Galia and Zaman are hilarious.
Urien Madox - May 29, 2011 12:55 AM (GMT)
Let me know if you ever want me to start something for Galia and Col! I could have her coming back from scouting and whatnot and need his help.UZ:
I CLICKED IT AND I LIKED IT.
So like. I have this new
piece of manmeat
character and whatever. JOIN HIS CREW
. Or come talk to him. He's open for interaction just about anywhere, since not only does he hang out at port in Kyha, but he sometimes even goes as far as Maristheum to deliver goods (of both the human and merchant varieties).
Safira St. Cyr - May 30, 2011 04:08 AM (GMT)
The handmaiden would totally know Drus. He's a noble who holds some fairly significant lands, just because they have the trade route between the city and kyha. Drus would be a really good person for her to try and curry favor with. Not sure how it would work but he isn't entirely sure about the queen on the throne...at least he wasn't when he first heard the news. He's very polite and things but when he first heard the news he thought Sven was a fool for passing it up, and he thought the dead kign was an idiot for marrying a girl because she flashed her pretty ankles at him.
Drus has a hero complex, three children, and a dead wife. Seeing how those two work should be fun.
Urien might now Saf. She's a bit...disconnected from reality. She believes she was all eaten up from the inside by the magic. When she was younger she was smart, absorbed by her studies, and totally not equipped to be a battlemage. She lives in the world where she just...refuses to see anything bad ever.
She's probably very impressionable and so if Urien ever tried to get her to do something for him, she probably would. She's even fuzzy on things like money, living off her savings and basically being homeless. She's not very reliable but...I guess if you've got a guy smuggling in refugees you can't always go for reliability.
Qhori Jyotis - May 30, 2011 07:44 AM (GMT)
At the very least, Feroza would be interested in investigating Drus, figuring out where he stands in all of this. His motivations, and ways to get him in the Queen's side, and if he's not convinced of Astraea's capability, who he does support, etc. Like a medieval political campaigner or something. She can play the damsel very well, too, if that was what it took to get him to trust her even an inch. It might be fun for her to play it up somehow.
Saf...is a crazy. At least, that's what Uri thinks, but honestly? That's not really a bad thing from his perspective. He kinda likes crazy. And he's not even that reliable himself, so that's also not a problem. But if he needs a mage in a pinch for whatever reason (and I will come up with a reason), Uri would pick her because he doesn't really know how to feel guilty about how easy it is to coerce her, AND...well, she's a homeless bum. It's kind of like charity for him.
BUT ALSO. I now have this girly, who is also a mage, albeit one Fresh Off the Boat who can't speak a lick of Escovan and is only starting to learn about magic. Qhori could maybe have a run-in with Saf somewhere in the city, and in the fashion of an after school special, find out what happens to mages when things go wrong?
...THIS IS ALSO A BUMP TO ANNOUNCE THAT I HAVE A FOURTH CHARACTER ALREADY. no i don't have a problem what do you mean.
Her name is Qhori. She has translation problems. But she's also a magelet. She needs friends.
Ophelia Dyer - May 30, 2011 08:02 AM (GMT)
Yes, yes, and yes.
All of this rocks. I'd actually quite like to get a chance to have Drus playing up for a lady too. because I've not got to play that side of him yet and I think it would be entertaining (for me at least) and so this would all be cool.
I love the idea of Qhori and Saf meeting. Because OMG the lols. So yes. I'm going to stop the pointless babbling and say yesplease to all of this. And hit me up any time and we can get something rolling XD
Vaughn Beraht - June 5, 2011 08:58 PM (GMT)
Updated to include this guy. I hope this is the last time that I do this. 8| I have a character who fits just about every niche now.
COME AT ME BROS. with your threads.
be my wife? or my daughter?
orrrr join my crew
Jude mac Cruihm - July 15, 2011 02:31 AM (GMT)
. do something about it.
Kier Te'Hal - July 15, 2011 03:00 AM (GMT)
Galia sounds like a riot! When shes in Kyha I would be interested in a thread.
Kier Te'Hal is a refugee soldier in Kyha and he would probably be somewhat intimidated by her. I see an interesting interaction, though she might hate him by the end ^.^
Galia Baryk - July 15, 2011 05:07 AM (GMT)
SOMETHING WAS DONE ABOUT IT.
Hi Sammy! I've been meaning to hit up your plot post! Interaction between Galia and Kier would be fun at some point. :D Really, she might wind up feeling a little sorry for him, depending on whether or not she gets to see his competent side, or how he reacts to her. Let me know when you want to thread. :)
Zaman Jaraei - July 15, 2011 01:37 PM (GMT)
Kier Te'Hal - July 15, 2011 04:14 PM (GMT)
I am ALWAYS ready. So I'm ready when your ready!
Isa Karun - July 24, 2011 10:59 PM (GMT)
How would Galia feel if she was taken, by Lev, to Marithseum to do some scout work for him?