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Earl of Purple

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  1. Earl of Purple

    Earl's Characters

    Name: Sihtric Haakonsson, the Painted Warlock Age: 28 Race: Human (quarter elvish) Gender: Male Description: A tall, slender young man with deep red hair, pale skin and blue eyes. He has a short red beard and moustache. He's got several large tattoos on his body, including a large valknut covering his back, a stylised bird on his left arm, a dagger on his thigh and a spiral of words from wrist to elbow on both arms. Clothing: He wears a pair of black trousers, a white cotton shirt and heavy boots. Abilities: Mundane: Sihtric is skilled at throwing knives, and confident in his bearing. He walks surprisingly softly. He's also quick and writing and a fast reader, with a pretty good memory of things he has read. Magical: Sihtric is a warlock, specialising in tattoo-magic and conjuration. He can create tattoo weapons that can be pulled from the body to be used, draw protective sigils on somebody's flesh and bind elementals, demons, or other entities to a host using tattoos. He can also summon demons and elementals in a more traditional method, preferring fire or earth elementals and rather weak demons. He also knows some sadomancy, which manipulates, stores, and inflicts pain, making his tattooing as painless- or painful- as he wishes. Inventory: Tattoo gun, various inks, three throwing knives, a book on tattoo designs, a book on demonic entities and lesser elementals, a book of runes and symbols, a wand of blinding and a small metal box with no opening, but from which faint screams can be heard.
  2. Earl of Purple

    Lami's Fresh Start [FIN]

    "Those are chemical elements. Magic isn't chemicals, it's magic. It's... On the other side of physics, where science meets philosophy." He doesn't mention anything about shirofun, though. He's not studied chemistry. Or, at least, not as much as he's studied his elementalism. "I wouldn't really trust anything Natalie said on the magical elements, though. As a Conjurer, I doubt she interacted with them much." Natalie could summon an elemental, which is handy, but otherwise she couldn't do too much with wind, water, earth or fire. And whilst impressive, Albert can create an elemental- though Natalie could summon a water elemental in a desert, which Albert couldn't do without plenty of water. It also boils down to the leylines thing again- Natalie summoned things by 'pulling' on leylines, which Albert's magic totally ignores. "I do have a lot to learn. If I help out here, where it's all in pieces and being fixed, will that help me learn how to use it?" He's willing to help, even if he just doesn't know how. Upstairs, he blushes at the question. "Um, I don't know. I... Guess my room needs breaking in?" He's not sure what Lami has planned, and is quite bit nervous. If it's more kissing, he's happy. If it's more, he'll want to wait until he's met Lami's family. He doesn't want them to think he's taking advantage... Even if Lami could kill him in three different ways using only her little toe.
  3. Earl of Purple

    Lami's Fresh Start [FIN]

    "Lots of people try to make magic work with technology, in Britain. Not always successfully. I've not seen a phoenix, either. They're pretty rare. Artificial ones run out of power quickly, but natural ones... Natural ones are fuelled by volcanoes." Which would be why they're rare. Most volcanoes are dormant, and whilst that's the case the associated phoenix sleeps. "I don't know mana, or chi. I fuel my magic with the elements themselves. It's all around, but it's not always easy to access. Earth is hard to reach on a boat, water is hard to use in a desert, and fire quickly uses itself up when it's used." If he's in a position where he has trouble accessing air, he's got bigger problems than trying to cast spells. "Whilst they're available everywhere, I visit libraries and research for ideas. Magic has been around since before humanity walked on two legs; most of the things I can do have been done before. Channelling Earth into my skin to make me bulletproof is something I learnt from a book about Swiss history." Lots of mountains in Switzerland; so earth-magic is historically important. "I don't know computers or phones. I noticed that, but... I thought it was illusion, linked to the beads. Not technology." His Earth's population of mythical creatures ensures a lower technological standard than ours, and mass transit and communication technology is especially vulnerable to disruption by irate dragons or other creatures. He's a bit surprised by the kiss, but reciprocates quite eagerly. He's not quite so stiff this time, getting used to the sensation and recognising Hadiza's genuinely interested in him.
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    Lami's Fresh Start [FIN]

    "I guess I can see them as protective. The glowing's unusual. I haven't heard of glowing crows before. Apart from the odd phoenix, but they're all unique so barely count as crows." Occasionally natural, occasionally artificial, natural phoenixes are born in huge volcanic eruptions, or occasionally a sufficiently large wildfire. Artificial ones don't last as long, being the creation of powerful pyromancers or rarely an elementalist. He's happily led off by Hadiza, and looks around at the hover-vehicles with interest. "How do these work? Magic, or technology? Could I learn to fly one? Is flying the right term?" His Earth has nothing remotely similar to these vehicles. The first aeroplane to fly more than two metres off the ground was attacked by a flock of drakes, thinking it was a dragon. "It is, yes, but magic needs a lot of time and effort to keep it honed too. There's a reason why most serious wizards are scrawny, pallid things." Not that Albert is much of a serious wizard, but in thirty years time? He'll probably be as out of shape as the rest of them. There are exceptions, however. "I like your necklace. It's very pretty." Replace 'necklace' with 'bracelet' if needed; beads is not very informative, and could refer to either.
  5. Earl of Purple

    OoC I: The Abbadon Triumvirate

    I'm thinking a wizard of some kind, but I'm still working on exactly what sort. The magics I usually use are very specific, to the point a pyromancer can't do anything which can't be linked to flame somehow (they can conjure/create an elemental or a phoenix; create heat or light; smelt ore into metal; light or extinguish a fire, but not telekinetically lift a book, create rain, heal injuries or cast a spell to ward arrows away from their bodies, though they usually find ways around the last one). I'm not thinking an actual pyromancer, though. I've got an elementalist elsewhere, which is like a pyromancer except he has magic access to all four Classical elements at the cost of not being fireproof, unable to summon 'aspects' of fire (just heat, or just light), and there's other stuff, too. I'm currently thinking a beast-caller, a cryomancer, a warder or an aeromancer, but that could change.
  6. Earl of Purple

    OoC I: The Abbadon Triumvirate

    As Afro Punk says, I am interested in joining. Not sure who/what with, though. I tend to favour a more medieval background than he does; all I know is it's Alexandrian's and it's evil. I like both of those things, so... Yeah.
  7. Earl of Purple

    Lami's Fresh Start [FIN]

    "Really, they're depicted as evil over here? They're venerated by soldiers where I'm from. They report on the valour of the warriors they see to the King of the Gods. If the report is favourable, they're guaranteed a place at His table in the afterlife, unless they later do something absolutely horrendous to dishonour themselves." The notion of the 'dishonour' has changed over the years, however. "I know some ravens can be taught how to speak. Well, mimic certain words." Natalie didn't even know her grandfather had died. Unless Hadiza has her own sources of information, she likely won't have much clue. He does blush when called handsome, unused to open compliments that feel as honest as Hadiza's. He smiles at the offer of help, and meets her eyes. "Thank you, Hadiza. That means a lot to me." He's a bit startled at the word 'girlfriend', but whilst surprising, it doesn't feel wrong. "A tour would be excellent, thank you Hadiza." He can't move, though. Hadiza's a bit too close.
  8. Earl of Purple

    Lami's Fresh Start [FIN]

    "Birds are nice. There's some really nice birds out there. And ravens are really pretty birds; the black suits corvids in a way it doesn't for many other birds. Blackbirds don't look so nice." He smiles, glad at the fact the conversation subject isn't anything that would make him feel awkward. He takes a sip of the bottle, and hums in appreciation. His face hardens somewhat when he hears of his father's estate, but sits as bid. "I know the manor's destroyed. Dad died in a fire, according to the obituary I read. I don't care. The manor was first built five hundred years ago, or thereabouts. It's been attacked, damaged, repaired, razed, rebuilt, remodelled, demolished and refurbished at least ten times in its history. It's a burnt-out husk; that just means I can choose the size of the rooms. I haven't heard about Grandfather's castle, though. Do I need to be worried? Can this world receive news from mine?" If so, the reward on his head could reach this far, and he might not be as safe as he would like.
  9. Earl of Purple

    Lami's Fresh Start [FIN]

    Albert blushes deeply when the kiss is broken, and nods pretty eagerly when told to copy what Hadiza's doing for a better kiss. He's quite a quick study, and it won't take him too long to learn from her example. He's a little disappointed when she breaks away again. "Yeah, I'd noticed the roundness." Though, then when she says about seeing all of him, he blushes very deep again and loses the ability to speak briefly. He shivers as she leans forward to whisper in his ear, and hopes she doesn't notice his interest. "Um, I dislike Republicanism, I'm not too good at sport. I enjoy reading, practising my magic and I quite like dogs. Not small dogs, though. Proper dogs, like Collies or Alsatians. I don't think I hate anything. I love seafood, bananas and ice cream. I hope to go home. Hopefully to my father's estate, or my grandfather's castle. But anywhere in England would make me happy, I think." His father's manor is a burnt out ruin, and his grandfather's castle has been refortified and converted into a prison.
  10. Earl of Purple

    Lami's Fresh Start [FIN]

    "Virtual reality won't help me, I think. Not with my magic, anyway. I need to see what I'm doing, or I could feasibly try to create an elemental from a load-bearing wall." Which would leave a big hole in a wall that needs to hold up the ceiling and thus lead to a collapse. "The range sounds good, though. I've not had much training with my pistol. It's illegal to carry back home. Or it was, anyway. Might have changed that law." But since his England is going down a route towards despotism and dictatorship, it's unlikely. "When I first learnt magic, my first lesson- and probably Natalie's as well- is that all magic works differently. You can't learn two types. Not where I'm from. Some still rely on outmoded concepts like leylines, power-points and blood sacrifice." Natalie's used leylines; Albert's apparently doesn't. Albert gulps and averts his eyes when Hadiza walks towards him, though his eyes do glance at her hips before he redirects them to the wall. He's quite easy to corner. "The, uh, situation. I think." And the younger girl's closeness, the fact she's just admitted she thinks he's handsome, the fact she's his sister's ex-girlfriend, and most importantly the fact that she's very pretty and, whilst she blends in here, he finds her very exotic. He forces himself to look at Hadiza, meeting her gaze and not letting his eyes wander. Fortunately, I'm pretty sure Hadiza doesn't have any cleavage on show, which makes it easier. He watches her approach, and yet he's still surprised when she wraps her arms about her and kisses him. He grunts in surprise when it starts, but he reciprocates quite happily, if a little awkwardly. Well, very awkwardly; it's also clear he's got little experience.
  11. Earl of Purple

    Lami's Fresh Start [FIN]

    "That's all good to know. I don't particularly worship anything. The way things work in my homeland, everywhere has native beliefs and practices that are based on local entities and phenomena. Travelling priests and clerics that wanted to convert others to a new religion often stumbled over some of them. Sometimes throwing coins into a well really does stop a troll going on a rampage." Even if it's not always coins, a well or a troll. He also blushes when Hadiza complements him, which is more obvious on his paler flesh. For his part, he doesn't notice her blush, too distracted by the surroundings. And not wanting to look at her anyway, in the hopes she doesn't notice his blush. He'll get redder if he thinks she has. "What kind of facilities are in the training area? Anything that could help me?" Unless it's a total vacuum, it at least has air. He does actually get into the room, and walks away from Hadiza when she sidles closer, a bit abruptly, but he's feeling quite awkward. He doesn't know how to deal with flirting, especially coming from his younger sister's ex-girlfriend.
  12. Earl of Purple

    Lami's Fresh Start [FIN]

    "Diza. I can do that." He likes the sound of it better than Didi. He's a little concerned about their governance, however. "A theocracy? Dedicated to which faith? And how do they treat atheists, agnostics or people who worship elsewhere?" There aren't as many major monotheistic religions in his version of Earth; the presence of magic and monsters means that what are derided as pagan superstitions often have a very real purpose behind the ceremonies and practices, especially in more isolated areas. Albert himself was taught to respect all faiths, but his upbringing wasn't spiritual enough for him to feel comfortable in any place of worship. "Anyone who isn't on edge when a teenage assassin drops silently from the trees overhead is either supremely confident in their abilities, too foolish to realise the implications, happy with the way they have lived or, just maybe, content with the knowledge they have no enemies. Stab my shadow? How's that work?" Besides the obvious 'with magic', anyway. He's not expecting to be able to comprehend the answer; my magics nearly always contradict one another because I prefer specialisation. He'll climb off the bike and look around, a little sceptical, though he'll create more purple flashes in the air as he attempts to sense the geologic make-up of the walls, floor and ceiling, to find voids and disguised metal or concrete. Or rock which looks right on the surface, but doesn't fit in with the surroundings.
  13. Earl of Purple

    Lami's Fresh Start [FIN]

    Albert will fasten his arms about Hadiza's waist, a little nervously. He tightens quite a bit when they take off, startled by the speed. Hopefully he doesn't squeeze too hard, or at least if he did that Hadiza doesn't mind. "Um, if you didn't mind, could you call me Albert, Bert or possibly Al? Albie sounds like the hinge in your arm." He enjoys the view, once he's gotten used to the speed and is confident that Hadiza knows enough about flying that they're not going to crash into, as a random example, the Sea of Regrets they're flying over. "Paranoia can help. Too much paranoia is not healthy, though. Leads to a lack of trust and alienating the people you should be able to trust- friends, family and so on." But then he's asked about his love life, and he blushes even harder, very obvious with his pale skin. He's glad Hadiza can't see his face. "Well, um. Sure, I guess, but... Back in England, I was never sure if they wanted me, or my nobility. I wasn't a major noble, I mean... I was fifth in line for the barony, and barons are the lowest you can get with a hereditary title. But marrying a noble is easier than getting a knighthood, which is the only other way to become a noble. Dad got a knighthood. Then, in France, well. They've been a republic for centuries, and executed their own royal family way back when. Most of their citizens support the revolutionaries in England, and there's a bounty on escaped nobles, like me."
  14. Earl of Purple

    Lami's Fresh Start [FIN]

    "Cheasadh? That's Irish, I think. I didn't think there were gnomes in Ireland. They don't like deep water, so they're mostly continental, in northern Europe." Though they have spread south and east, it's not impossible for gnomes to reach Ireland. England can be seen from France, and there's the Isle of Mann between Great Britain and Ireland to provide a stop-off point. "Natalie thinks the best of everyone. That's why Dad sent her away before the troubles really began. He wanted to keep her as innocent as possible. I was... A little more cynical, I think. Less naive. Dad kept me in England as long as possible, partly to teach me how to use a gun myself, teach me Occidental, help me pack, and tell me who and where to trust on the Continent. Partly so that Natalie's absence wasn't noticed." "Don't give up hope, Hadiza. Hope is what lets you soldier on through the bad times. I hope that England will stabilise, I hope my sister will find happiness, and I hope that, in whichever afterlife they wound up in, my parents are together. Without that hope, I'd have nothing but paranoia and despair." And the hope is why he's speaking so long to Hadiza. When offered a room, his eyes widen. "Seriously? Um, sure!" He actually jumps when the hoverbike appears from nowhere, and the elemental he created moves forward to shelter him. He dismisses the elemental, which moves back to the hole where it pulled itself from the ground and de-animates, returning to normal soil, and climbs onto the back. "Um, where do I hold on?" If it's her waist, he'll blush and be glad she can't see. Her unusual eyes are interesting...
  15. Earl of Purple

    Lami's Fresh Start [FIN]

    Natalie does remember it, or rather she remembers being told of her mother's death. She just doesn't like to talk about it because she doesn't want to admit to anybody that she can't remember anything about her mother. "Before the League of Good? That was on the back of a trans-dimensional courier's motorbike, as I recall. Hmm. I could be missing something." "I only have to get used to it if we spend a lot of time together, Haddy. I don't yet know if I will." He's not averse to the idea; he's also quite happy if he never meets her again. "She probably suspects I'm all she has left, but she doesn't know for certain. I know her; she's an optimist. She'll have hope that one of our cousins is alive." Not much hope, granted, but she'll have some. "The past shapes the future. Ignoring it enables the past to repeat itself, turning the hope of tomorrow into the disasters of yesterday." He's from a time and a place where history is taking a violent course, and he doesn't want it to happen again. "No, the gun isn't just for show. I haven't used it against anyone, but taking it out and shooting somebody is usually faster than figuring out how to kill them with the earth nearby. More reliable, too. Shadows and Void are outside my purview, and I've never heard of Himmelium." He blushes when complimented. "Yes, I'm new. Don't really have anywhere to be, I mean, I've got a cheap hotel room booked for the next three nights, but that's it."
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