Calaban Ru

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Calaban Ru

Postby wunderworks » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:42 pm

So Calaban Ru is a dastardly NPC that I have in my current LS game. He's a Duke, a Spymaster, and a downright evil fellow. I made a young version of him for the Twitter game (go check it out!) and in it he has just been blooded, and is a young wide-eyed almost innocent. He's fun, but I'd like to play another age of him in the upcoming LARP at RinCon (and possibly more later), and so I'm planning on re-working his character. I want a youngish ven - probably Summer, who has seen the light (or dark) and is turning towards his darker side. I built him like this for the Twitter game:

Baron Calaban Ru
Calaban - "The Unseen Hand"
Thuzhay - A curse word that means, "Loyal dog"
Ru - "Always Watching"

Blooded of the Serpent

Age: Spring

Family
Mother Sycora Ru (RIP)
Father Vadium Steele (RIP)

No siblings
Not married
No children
Raised by his Aunts - Kirke Steele and Madian Ru
Cousin to Sa'sui Valar

Three True Things
1. Young and Idealistic
2. Raised by Elk, but dresses in flowing brown robes
3. Tall and broad shouldered, ready smile, does not carry a sword

Virtues
Strength: 2
Cunning: 4
Courage: 3
Beauty: 2
Wisdom: 4
Prowess: W

Aspects (2 BPs)

I've Seen You Before
I: To know important details about a ven
T: Never trusting, everyone, has dirty secrets
C: To use someone's weakness against them despite my better judgement

Walking Library
I: To know about the Seen and Unseen World
T: When I am outclassed, to runaway or back down
C: To prattle about at length about random topics

An Eye at Every Keyhole, An Ear at Every Door...
I:
T:
C:

...And a Blade In Your Back
I:
T:
C:

Devotions (3 BPs)
Jaymen Steele- Lord of Ambition - rank 3
Blessings: Ambition
Weatha Ru - Mother of Serpents - rank 3
Blessings: The Heart's Riddle Revealed, The Serpent's Glare, and The Softest Spot

Region
Castle, rank 1
- Shrine to Weatha Ru
Village, rank 1
Forest - rank 1
Hills - rank 1
Mountains - rank 1
Plains - rank 1

Vassals
Spy Network - rank 3
Personal Guard - rank 1
Staff - rank 1

Contact
Isla Mwnn

Friends
None (DOH!)


Now, I'm not completely happy with how I built him. In my LS game I never defined his Virtues, beyond his 4 in Cunning and 4 in Wisdom, and I noticed that the character I've made for the Twitter game has no Sorcery - and he should. His Swordswoman hates sorcery, and all those who practice it, so he simply _must_ have sorcery. I think I'll have at the least a familiar. ^_^ Also, I'm not set on his virtues. I want him to go the way of the Mad Arab Alhazrd and the Hashashin of Al Mut. So he maybe should have Prowess and not some other stat. I just don't know which Virtue for him to lose. Let me know what you think, and what major changes I should make (maybe some of the more redundant Aspects?), and definitely which Virtue should be my weakness.

THANKS!
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Re: Calaban Ru

Postby wunderworks » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:48 pm

An image that reminds me strongly of Calaban:
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Re: Calaban Ru

Postby wunderworks » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:51 pm

I'm going to be reworking his aspects to give him at least one Lying Aspect so he can lie to Beryll, who'll be his friend in this version of the game, as well as probably make Courage his weakness, and give him a Courage Aspect so that he can act when he needs to, but never without great preparation and assurance that he will succeed. At heart he is a coward that only does because he must.
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