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Allister

Postby Allister on May 9th, 2017, 2:43 am

Allister Useless

The Looks -
The Make Up -
The Setting -
The Props -
The Program -
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Allister
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Location: City of Illusions
Race: Kelvic
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Looks

Postby Allister on May 9th, 2017, 2:52 am

The Looks


Appearance

Allister is tall and skinny with muscles like a half-starved athlete. Wiry would make a good descriptor. He has pale skin which is a result of having metal teeth. The constant presence of a foreign body of that magnitude is slowly poisoning the Kelvic. His hair is striped like that of his animal form with most of it being bone white or tan depending on the time of year and black stripes that run from front to back. His limbs are lanky but tough which is shown through lean muscle and dense joints. Allister's joints are swollen from being cracked on a regular basis and his fingers look worn as callouses and scars seem to cover every digit. His fingernails always have dirt under them and the human's posture is not great.

Teeth

The Kelvic also sports some metal teeth; two front teeth -top, and bottom front six. These are shaped like human teeth and do not share the canine appearance like the rest that carries over from his animal form. Allister's mouth is wide and his jaw opens rather far thanks to his hyena features. Even in human form, he can bite down very hard. Though the forged grill gives an awkward vibe (One of these things just doesn't belong here...), Allister is always baring his teeth in some way; disgust, protest but most often it is with a smile -which version depends upon the situation. The constant presence of metal in his body is similar to a very slow poison. His Kelvic resiliency seems to slow it down but he still coughs after hard or long bouts of exertion. Sometimes blood will present itself in the spittle and there are even a few instances where he will simple pass out.

Tattoos

Allister was the property of a mistress with a pension for the drink. In exchange for fine wine and the occasional touch-up, the woman would rent her slave's skin as a blank canvas to the local tattoo shop so that the artists and apprentices could practice on a live subject. Those with the tools were rarely sober and the post-service care was almost non-existent. This left many scars, raised lines and an almost constant itch somewhere on the kelvic's body. Allister has many tattoos on his hands, arms and body. There are multiple smiling or laughing mouths, written forms of laughter, skulls, dead animals and many other random things including the Common word for 'useless' in large letters across his abdomen. One of the most prominent is the neatly scribbled Common word 'Damaged' across his forehead. He also bears the crocodile brand of the Lynint Dynasty on his left side which marks him as a former slave.

Skin

Allister is very pale. He is not a healthy individual in terms of diet, exercise or hygiene. He has never been taught these things and then the added aspect of metal teeth leeching poison into his system gives him an almost ghostly appearance.

Kelvic

In his animal form, Allister is a striped hyena. His fur is mostly light (bone in the winter and spring, tan in the summer and fall) with stripes of black including a prominent ridge that runs from the black fur on his head down his spine and to his tail. The wild dog is less predator and more scavenger than many of its cousins. A stout and dense skull sits on a thick neck which attaches to a massive but short torso which is supported by relatively skinny legs. The forelegs are longer than the hind legs which gives the hyena an intimidating stance since its back is sloped downwards towards the tail. Big feet are supported by bulky pads which are separated by blunt but powerful claws which are best used for traction, digging and ripping as opposed to slashing like some canine claws.

Allister's dog form is close to the top portion of his species in size but near the middle in mass due to a lack of proper exercise or diet throughout his life so far. At eighty-one pounds, his four foot body and half foot tail appear much slimmer which reveals his rib cage despite the thick fur. His tail is short due to a painful decision made by his previous master though it is still long enough to cover the scent glands that hang at the base of his tail. These are in a naked skin sack and will spray a noxious liquid when provoked or frightened.

Allister's hyena skull has a very high and prominent sagittal crest, a short facial slope with two front-facing black eyes and a tapered snout. He has large, pointed ears and chin scruff which looks like a straggly, unkempt beard which will grow longer as he ages. His fur is very much a contrast of bone and white with black stripes and a black swath over his head, spine and tail. The fur itself is coarse and long but will shed and lengthen in colder weather. Likewise, if the climate becomes increasingly warmer, he will shed and don a thinner, shorter coat.


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Allister
The Answer to Boredom
 
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Joined roleplay: May 9th, 2017, 2:31 am
Location: City of Illusions
Race: Kelvic
Character sheet

Make Up

Postby Allister on May 9th, 2017, 3:14 am

The Make Up


Concept

Allister is an unstable prankster who has an affinity for pain but would rather find a way or place to belong. His early years were plagued with abuse and violence but also a strong learning curve of skills which, despite his name, have served him well. The smiles of others bring him joy so he finds ways to entertain people often at his own expense. There are times when he takes jokes too far, however, and the laughs are replaced by shouting, screaming or crying. His young ignorance, poor upbringing and lack of true direction often lands him in situations where it's easy to may the wrong choice. He's not a bad guy and not hard to understand but the Kelvic can be difficult for many people in terms of getting along.

Race: Kelvic - Striped Hyena
Gender: Male
Human Size: 6', 168#
Kelvic Size: 28" high @ shoulders, 48" long + 6" bobbed tail, 81#
Age: 4
Birthday: 81st of Summer, 513 AV
Birthplace: Kenash
Fluent Language: Common
Basic Language: Isur
Poor Language: Fratava


Quirks

Allister is submissive to women, scratches often and is prone to mood swings especially from one extreme to the other (This just means that if he's very happy or very sad, he's much more likely to flip the other way than if he's just in an okay mood or slightly down. Due to the metal teeth in his mouth, he will often have problems eating or will refuse to eat in public. Allister will also exhibit basic signs of weariness and illness often as a result of these things.


Skills

Skill EXP Total Proficiency
Unarmed Combat 10RB 10 Novice
Endurance 10SP 10 Novice
Projection 10SP, +2 12 Novice
Acrobatics 5SP, +2 7 Novice
Dance 5SP, +1 6 Novice
Singing 5SP, +1 6 Novice
Acting 5SP 5 Novice
Cosmetology 5SP 5 Novice
Seduction 5SP 5 Novice
Observation +4 4 Novice
Stealth +1 1 Novice



Lores

SP: Projection: The art of slowly detaching
SP: Singing: Basic volume control
Allister: Feelings of hunger
Allister & Madeira: A new bond
Allister: Out of control
Dance: Simple slide with partner
Madeira: Looks similar to Madison, but is not
Madeira’s secret malediction
Madeira: Gentle yet fierce, and better than the rest
Madison’s approval
Projection: Re-attachment
Singing: Basic humming patterns
Stealth: Using the shadows
Stealth: Keeping quiet
Story: Arrival in Alvadas
The touch of a ghost


Kelvic Crossover

As a striped hyena, Allister has acute eyesight even in low light situations but suffers from a weaker sense of smell than most dogs and cats and also has a skewed sense of hearing. There are certain common frequencies that simply don't register. These aspects of the senses transfer over into his human form but in less severe ways.

Allister fits the typical hyena lifestyle in that he prefers night to day. His animal species is monogamous which fits with the built-in desire to bond but the young Kelvic has not experienced any such feelings to this point in his life. Accustomed to the dirt and grime, the striped hyena will burrow and dig his own den just about anywhere he feels is the safest corner. In the wild, one hyena will greet another by licking the mid-back region, pawing at the throat or sniffing noses. It is because of this animalistic connection that Allister has an innate draw to necks and noses.

There are things Alister does not know about his animal side. The striped hyena is very protective of its family. It is clever and a ferocious scavenger with the ability to adapt and survive in many different environments. A striped hyena will often feign death in a struggle or to avoid detection but will not hesitate to defend its food, home, mate or pups from a threat twice its size.


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Allister
The Answer to Boredom
 
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Joined roleplay: May 9th, 2017, 2:31 am
Location: City of Illusions
Race: Kelvic
Character sheet

Setting

Postby Allister on May 9th, 2017, 3:19 am

The Setting


History


Born a Slave

Kenash is known for slavery. The Lynint family was chief among the Dynasties in Kelvic breeding. They liked to perform with animals and binding an enslaved kelvic in its animal form was far easier than trying to tame and train a wild creature. It was this program which spawned Allister. He was left with his mother long enough to be named and weened. Allister was kept apart from his mother to prevent any kind of relationship though he never forgot his name because every time she passed by his cage, she would whisper it to him. The runt never grew to be impressive and was passed from the Dynasty’s personal kelvics to be sold before he turned one.

The Lynint had a reputation to uphold in their stock and only selected the best new kelvics to keep in their stable. The scrawny runt with some kind of skin issue was certainly not going to make for a good show pet or a stud. A freeborn Isur woman who was more of a drunk than a smith purchased the pup at a sizeable discount. The society high-class Lynint’s cared not what happened to their cast-offs and never tracked a Kelvic once it was sold.

Cruel Master

The Isur woman was not kind to her slave. Allister was beat the day she took him home to ‘teach him a lesson’. Every time he failed a task, he was punished. This made him afraid of her but the Isur smith was no fool. She kept the Kelvic isolated and was the only one who would bring him food and water albeit sparingly. This developed a twisted link between the two where the childish hyena knew his life depended on the stout woman. The regular beatings and constant badgering simply became a part of his world and one he readily accepted. The lad wanted nothing more than to please his mistress.

She quickly realized, however, that he would be useless in getting work done around her forge so she gave him the name that most fit his skillset; Useless. It was an odd mix to watch the high-spirited Kelvic and half-drunk Isur in their dynamic. As a growing youth, the Kelvic was clumsy and the cause of much laughter for his mistress. She would force him to perform impossible tasks knowing that he would fail just to amuse herself. This became a routine and slowly grew into a performance as the woman would invite her ne’er-do-well friends along for the spectacle.

Allister started to get more coordinated and the tasks stopped being tragically funny. To restore some of the lost luster, the Isur and her rowdy friends would hurl objects as well as taunts while the Kelvic tried to balance a privy bucket on his head or during his dance through a tub of baby granadiles. The pain ensued well into the stages of his life where the child looked like he was becoming a young man. Still, Allister’s skills improved and when his performances lacked their comedic value, he was beat. Since he was used to the thumpings, the Kelvic took it in stride as just an evolution of his relationship with the blacksmith woman.

Iron Mouth

There was one evening when Allister managed to balance a chair on his head while standing on a rounded bowl and holding a deck of cards in each hand. There was some kind wager on what would fail first but the Kelvic maintained his balance quite well. He had learned to drawn out the mocking voices and even dodged some chunks of half-chewed food. When one nasty-looking butcher decided enough was enough, he walked up to the spindly adolescent and hit him in the mouth with a cast iron pan. The Kelvic had never experienced such pain. He laid on the floor writhing for almost half a bell before anyone came to tend to him. They were too busy arguing.

Allister was eventually dragged to the smithy where cheap wine was used to wash away the blood repeatedly. The Isur, like all of her race, had a gift. Even half-lit she was able to pound out a send of teeth for the boy; one for each of the one’s that had been knocked out or broken –eight in total. It became something of a game to stem the bleeding. The combination of alcohol and overwhelming pain should have put the young Kelvic out but a hot piece of metal being jammed into one’s mouth tended to remove the pension for sleep. When it was all over, Allister passed out and was heaped in a dingy corner of the forge. The kelvic woke a day later with a mouth that was not only on fire and in pain but heavier than normal.

Restlessness

Allister never fully recovered from that night. Something inside the young spirit broke and his pliable attitude became something of an act. The Kelvic started to find ways to draw favors from his mistress. Having tasted wine, he remembered the way it muddled his thoughts and soured his stomach so Allister set about testing various methods to induce a blackout on the Isur. Kenash was such a loud city, he had to find ways to explore and learn. The wanderlust of his animal side grew stronger with each passing day.

The beatings continued but Allister was beginning to not care. He was never pummeled into a pile of goo nor was he cast aside entirely. His mistress still had him perform on a regular basis but the act had changed a bit since he was little. The human form was now that of an odd man with a metal smile and some of the more morbid humans in the swamp would come and pay the Isur just for a look at her walking joke. His pale skin and numerous tattoos went well with the up and down expressions of a being with no idea what he wanted other than to be rid of his present circumstance. The mix of placating and selective defiance always proved to be a hot sell in the dank storehouse attached to the smithy.

A Taste for the Fairer Sex

As he aged, Allister started to feel things he hadn’t before and experience longings that he didn’t understand. Part of this was the need for a bond that all Kelvics endure but the majority of it was reaching the sexual maturity of his species. The dark eyes of the slave started to take more in depth notice of the women who attended his performances. It came naturally for him to flirt and fawn over them. Because of his ridiculous appearance, Allister was allowed leeway in the realms of personal space and physical contact since it always appeared to be part of the act. Some women even seemed to enjoy the attention of the oddball teenager.

The Kelvic would peck kisses and whisper at the prettier ones while being sure to dance on the laps of the more voluptuous women so that he could gain a more intimate knowledge of their bodies. It was during this period of time when some of the audience would bring skin power, dyes and paints that were used to color the pale and somewhat ghastly male figure. Everything became a part of the act but it also became a part of Allister. He began to conjure stories to recite where he would ask for certain types of dyes or makeup. Then, at the next show, someone in the crowd would bring him the supplies.

The performances started to feature less pain and more guile as Allister grew into this new persona. Despite making his mistress more money, she still beat him so he constantly threw himself at the women in the crowd even when they weren’t alone. Finally, the time came when two masked women were so taken that they negotiated a fee to have the Kelvic rented into their services for a night. Allister was shown the true meaning of seduction and learned more than he expected or could have even imagined from the duo of temptresses. When the carnal festivities were over, one decided she wished to have more time –alone- with him.

Projection

Allister was aching to spend as much as he could with the woman but she did not want him for sex. Honesty of conversation spurred on by wine led him to discover that she worked for some group that sought to free all of the slaves in Kenash. The blonde woman with bloodshot eyes recruited the hyena right then and there.

Giddy. Emboldened. Stupid. Allister was ready to start a revolution but the cool, light touch of the woman brought him back to the swampy soil on which Kenash was built. She taught him much about how power worked in places like his home and unraveled a massive plan that he could be a part of if he could master a talent which he must keep secret. She showed him how to move things without touching them. The woman, named Madison, explained that all creatures had djed –the magic of life- inside of them and that by tapping into his own magic, Allister could do these things.

The Price of a Life

They spent the entire next day practicing the skill but lost track of time. Allister’s Isur mistress was clever enough to have tailed the women who rented her property. When the bell came and went for him to be returned, the black-hearted smith found the magistrate and sent him to fetch her slave. The guards beat Allister like he had never been before and left him lying like the trash that he had been labeled by society. The woman was reprimanded and fined seeing as how she belonged to a Dynasty.

For attempting to flee the bonds of his circumstance, Allister was sentenced to be publically executed. The Isur woman was told she could seek compensation from the Dynasty of offending woman, Madison. This seemed good enough for her but the noble Dynast didn’t seem to like the turn of events. She confessed to being part of the resistance movement and volunteered her life in exchange for Allister’s freedom. It was the cause she recruited him for, after all.

The magistrate was brought in to make the final decision and he declared that should enough information be provided, he would see to it that the Kelvic never went back to his former mistress. Madison was publically tortured until she gave up eight names of co-conspirators and Allister was bound in chains and forced to watch. After bells of enduring this madness, the Kelvic was in tears then simply dehydrated his eyes. He chewed on his restraints but to no avail. The young man even contemplated chewing off a hand to help the only person who had ever been kind to him but his indecisiveness took too much time. Madison died of her wounds.

The Word of Authority

The magistrate kept his word. He took Allister from the Isur woman… and bound him on a ship for the Upper Suvan to be sold. When a storm rose from out of nowhere and capsized the vessel. The waves tore the broad hull of the slave transport apart with volatile efficiency. Many of the slaves escaped into the water but the storm continued to rage and claimed many more of them. Allister never learned to swim and so he let go of life while whispering the name of his only friend – the only name he had ever heard aside from his own; Madison.

The End is the Beginning is the End

Allister woke up on the shores of a strange land. He was alone aside from a few corpses and shipwrecked debris. He was still bound by one arm in a shackle but the board was no longer a heavy piece of hull. The Kelvic lugged his short plank round for a while as he scavenged some basic supplies and a few trinkets to remember his journey thus far. With a chuckle and a curse, the young man moved along the beach with nothing to guide him.

As Lhex would have it, the beach was not so bad. The slave freed by providence was in his own pants, shirt and boots but had nothing else. However, Allister was able to gather some random knick-knacks and supplies along the way to where ever he was going. He even found several of the crewmen's corpses which had a decent amount of coin. The thing that really lit the dark-eyed man was a slightly used leather jacket. It was black, hooded and had all kinds of interesting buckles and straps around the cuffs and waist. Despite being slightly big for the kelvic, the jacket felt comfortable and safe. Bells of walking led to fidgeting which brought to light some hidden secrets - namely that the jacket had knives hidden inside the sleeves. This made Allister laugh until he coughed then he pressed onward.

After half a day of foraging debris along the scrub brush-covered and rocky beaches, the kelvic came across an inlet. There were several fishing vessels hard at work reeling in nets of cargo that could be sold but more importantly- eaten. The Kelvic was dumbfounded. He had smelled fish before in terms of the way the odor permeates everything when there is a large quantity. Kenash had a strong fishing industry but the slave had never been allowed near that part of his home town so he had not witnessed the act of it until now.

With a grin and his eclectic collection of stuff, the man walked around the small arc of a coastline to see as much as he could. One such vessel was smaller than the others and a kindly woman with short black hair noticed the pale, sickly fellow. She introduced herself as Marina and began a conversation that led to Allister catching a ride to a new city; Alvadas.

Upon arrival, the Kelvic thanked the woman and her mate for the ride. He had told jokes and sang songs for them in exchange for his passage. The port he arrived in was strange but fascinating. It became clear that these people were not like the Kenashians but many people still looked at him in odd ways. The main difference was that no one seemed to care. With a chuckle and some whistling, the man made his way towards what he hoped would be his new home. Useless wasn't even sure what hope was but if it felt like Madison's smile it couldn't be all bad.


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The Answer to Boredom
 
Posts: 37
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Joined roleplay: May 9th, 2017, 2:31 am
Location: City of Illusions
Race: Kelvic
Character sheet

Props

Postby Allister on May 9th, 2017, 3:19 am

The Props


Possessions


 
Clothes
  • Black Hooded Leather Jacket
  • White Linen Shirt
  • Crocodile Pants
  • Crocodile Boots
  • Linen Undergarments
  • -

 
Skill Related
  • -

 
Basics
  • Backpack
  • Waterskin
  • Comb (Wood)
  • Brush (Wood)
  • Soap
  • Razor
  • Balanced Rations (1 Week's worth)
  • Eating knife
  • Flint & Steel
  • -
 
Misc
  • Wrist Knife -(2) One in each jacket sleeve
  • -


Heirloom

Anchor bracelet - Braided night leather cord with brass fittings has a loop on one end and an anchor on the other. Obviously a seafarer's charm, it was the only thing that washed up on shore with Allister. He wears it on his left wrist and it's long enough to be wrapped around the bones four times before being looped back into itself. It has no significance other than it's the only (first) thing that the kelvic has ever owned. To his knowledge, it holds no special powers or meaning..."It's just a thing" that has become the object of a very consistent fidget.


Heirloom :
Image

Price Breakdowns :
Jacket w/Hood 0.6.5 GM
    Leather *2
    Dyed *1.5
    Belts & Buckles *10
    Used-Good *.75
    =14.6.25 = 15 GM
Crocodile Garments
    These are standard issue in Kenash



Residence


To Be Determined...


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Allister
The Answer to Boredom
 
Posts: 37
Words: 36795
Joined roleplay: May 9th, 2017, 2:31 am
Location: City of Illusions
Race: Kelvic
Character sheet

Program

Postby Allister on May 9th, 2017, 3:19 am

The Program


Ledger


 
Summer 517
~Purchase~ ~Cost~ ~Balance~
Starting +100 GM 100 GM
Jacket -15 GM 85 GM
Wrist Knife(2) -2 GM 83 GM
Summer 517 -Poor -45 GM 38 GM
Medical Supplies* -5 GM 33 GM
Word -- GM -- GM

 
Fall 517
~Purchase~ ~Cost~ ~Balance~
Word -- GM -- GM
Word -- GM -- GM
Word -- GM -- GM

 
Winter 517
~Purchase~ ~Cost~ ~Balance~
Word -- GM -- GM
Word -- GM -- GM
Word -- GM -- GM



Thread List


 
Flashbacks
~Title~ ~Date~ ~Experience~ ~Lores~ ~Misc~
Name Date --XP-- --Lore-- --Misc--
Name Date --XP-- --Lore-- --Misc--
Name Date --XP-- --Lore-- --Misc--

 
Summer 517
~Title~ ~Date~ ~Experience~ ~Lores~ ~Misc~
The Heathen & the Hopeful 3rd --XP-- --Lore-- --Misc--
Useless & Slightly Insane 28th Stealth: +1,Acrobatics: +2, Projection: +2, Observation: +4, Singing: +1, Dance: +1 Stealth: Using the shadows, Allister: Feelings of hunger, Stealth: Keeping quiet, Projection: Re-attachment, Madeira: Looks similar to Madison, but is not, The touch of a ghost, Singing: Basic humming patterns, Dance: Simple slide with partner, Madison’s approval, Madeira: Gentle yet fierce, and better than the rest, Story: Arrival in Alvadas, Allister & Madeira: A new bond, Allister: Out of control, Madeira’s secret malediction --
Liquid Laughter 34th --XP-- --Lore-- --Misc--
Party of a Lifetime 68th --XP-- --Lore-- --Misc--
In Sickness and In Health 90th --XP-- --Lore-- --Misc--

 
Fall 517
~Title~ ~Date~ ~Experience~ ~Lores~ ~Misc~
Name Date --XP-- --Lore-- --Misc--
Name Date --XP-- --Lore-- --Misc--
Name Date --XP-- --Lore-- --Misc--

 
Winter 517
~Title~ ~Date~ ~Experience~ ~Lores~ ~Misc~
Name Date --XP-- --Lore-- --Misc--
Name Date --XP-- --Lore-- --Misc--
Name Date --XP-- --Lore-- --Misc--



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