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  • #117388
    Dashuri Halad
    @christlover

    @kimlikesart

    Turns out we stopped on our trip at a place with wifi, so I can type up a brief response to your questions.

    1. His hair is currently black.

    2. He loves learning whatever he can, so he has read the works of most major philosophers.  He does spout off philosophical sayings at times, most of them have to do with death and pain though.

    3. He can be a good team player when he trusts those he is with, or when he feels it is important to win their trust. In this case he will likely work with them until he knows more about their demeanor and skills.

    4. He has infiltrated a mark’s retinue (a mark is one he has been contracted to assassinate) as a bubble-headed, worldly, outgoing noble woman. He can act almost any role, and winning people’s trust is a large part of his job. He should have no problem fooling Isaac and Teagan.

    5. He would not turn his nose up at anything. At one point in his training he was not allowed to eat anything for 5 weeks, which has led him to have the philosophy of “eat anything and as much of it whenever you can.”

     

    I hope this answers your questions. I should be able to post again by Thursday, provided no more plan changes.

     

    A couple of questions for you in regards to Teagan:

    1. If he feels that Vrahe is dangerous, would he take preemptive action to remove Vrahe from the scene.

    2. If the tension were to build between Vrahe and Isaac, whose side would he take, or would he remove himself from the situation?

    3. Are there any things that he irrationally trusts or distrusts?

    4. Does he have the cornered rat mentality? Namely, If pushed into a corner would he turn and fight?

     

     


    @rusted-knight

    A couple of questions for you as well.

    1. How distrustful is Isaac of Vrahe?

    2. Is Isaac likely to attempt to get rid of Vrahe, or will he attempt to make him an ally?

    3. If it were to come to a fight, would Isaac’s mindset be fight or flight?

    4. How much will Vrahe’s choice of alias disconcert Isaac?

     

    Looking forward to more interactions with your characters.

    "When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty."
    -V

    #117393
    Kimmi
    @kimlikesart

    @christlover

    1. If he feels that Vrahe is dangerous, would he take preemptive action to remove Vrahe from the scene.

    No. He would remove himself from Vrahe. That, or depending on the situation, get close as possible to Vrahe…letting the man think he trusted him and was loyal.

    Teagen can be a good acter when he wants to. Though flashes of disrespect can leak out.

    2. If the tension were to build between Vrahe and Isaac, whose side would he take, or would he remove himself from the situation?

    Whichever side he believes will be the best for him in the long run. At the moment tis Isaac. Though, if the two warriors got into a verbal argument he would likely fade into the background or start skinning one of the dogs.

    Teagen’s not to good at loyalty, which sort of ties in with the next question.

    3. Are there any things that he irrationally trusts or distrusts?

    He can’t trust anyone…at all. Maybe a dog if he found one. To say the least his family situation was/is wrong and disgusting.

    He is the son of a harlot. He has eight siblings. All the children have different father’s except for two. Teagen was locked in closets and beaten by his mother’s men often while very young. His siblings all treated him and each other like animals. Finding their own food, and usually sleeping outside their apartment.

    He fears relationships. Especially thoughs with women. He loves no one. Not even himself because it hurts too much. To say the least he’s lost. He needs help.

    4. Does he have the cornered rat mentality? Namely, If pushed into a corner would he turn and fight?

    If someone when he was at school shoved him into a corner he’d beat them to a pulp. He’s gotten into brawls over slight offenses when he’s not cornered. As a general rule, he’ll fight. Not fairly. He learned his skills from experience.

    Jominkreesa

    Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.

    #117410
    Rusted Knight
    @rusted-knight

    @rusted-knight A couple of questions for you as well. 1. How distrustful is Isaac of Vrahe? 2. Is Isaac likely to attempt to get rid of Vrahe, or will he attempt to make him an ally? 3. If it were to come to a fight, would Isaac’s mindset be fight or flight? 4. How much will Vrahe’s choice of alias disconcert Isaac?

    Isaac currently distrusts Vrahe because he lacks information on the one person who might equal or even surpass him in all areas. Due to this, Isaac will try to make him an ally before making any significant, hostile moves.

    If Isaac was pushed into combat, he would make a fighting retreat. Anyone else, he’d go for a disarming or kill but Vrahe is an assassin so normal methods no longer work. Teagan would be on his own. Sorry but two targets moving independently means that only one can be attacked immediately. If Vrahe does give chase, Isaac will use double or triple feints with explosives and tripwires.

    The Devil saw me with my head down and got excited. Then I said Amen

    #117431
    Kimmi
    @kimlikesart

    @rusted-knight @christlover

    In my book someone gains Teagen’s trust, and eventual love (as one should a brother mind). But at this moment I have little idea how this could/would happen. Would you mind, terribly, trying to get Teagen to, I don’t know, to like/trust/care about one of your character’s fate…?

    Not for any of our character’s gain tacticly/physically (I mean, that’s fine), but, mostly as a person? It’s alright if neither of them are the type of person to swing it. (Just thought I’d ask. (:

    Jominkreesa

    Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.

    #117688
    Rusted Knight
    @rusted-knight

    @kimlikesart

    Isaac might be able to sling it for a while. I’m thinking that I’ll pull Isaac out soon and replace him with a more… um… human character. He ought to be more useful for Teagan’s development.

    The Devil saw me with my head down and got excited. Then I said Amen

    #117691
    Kimmi
    @kimlikesart

    @rusted-knight

    Thank you!

    But, are you done with Isaac? Teagen’s fine if you’d still like to use him.

    Again, thank you!

    Jominkreesa

    Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.

    #117713
    Kimmi
    @kimlikesart

    @rusted-knight

    Is goot.

     

    (:

    Jominkreesa

    Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.

    #117715
    Kimmi
    @kimlikesart

    @rusted-knight

    Shucks,.. *blushing on the inside* first he’s courageous, and now his morals are good? Geez, man, you’ve made his day.

    (:

    Post Script: When is your surgery?

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 12 months ago by Kimmi.

    Jominkreesa

    Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.

    #117901
    Rusted Knight
    @rusted-knight

    @kimlikesart

    Sorry. Been some long days at work. The surgery is currently slated for the end of October. I won’t be able to post anything for about a week, maybe? It ought to go well. They got a specialist that will do it and he has excellent marks. And it is all covered.

    The Devil saw me with my head down and got excited. Then I said Amen

    #117902
    Kimmi
    @kimlikesart

    @rusted-knight

    October…They got a specialist that will do it and he has excellent marks. And it is all covered.

    That’s good.

    You will be missed. I am/will pray you have a speedy and full recovery. (:

    Jominkreesa

    Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.

    #117903
    Joelle Stone
    @joelle-stone

    Hope I’m not barging in on y’all’s conversation…


    @rusted-knight
    ,

    You’re having surgery? I’ve always wanted to have surgery (call me nuts). Actually, I also used to want to break a bone until I actually did it. Then it wasn’t fun. 😛 That’s me for you!

    This may be an odd question, but do you like the Wingfeather Saga? I feel like I recognize your style of writing and stuff you’ve said, so maybe you’re just like someone I’ve met, or maybe you are someone I’ve met. 🙂

    https://thepeninspired.wordpress.com

    #117904
    Joelle Stone
    @joelle-stone

    @kimlikesart,

    Were you on the Pirates team for the CWW? If so, congrats on winning!

    https://thepeninspired.wordpress.com

    #117906
    Joelle Stone
    @joelle-stone

    @kimlikesart,

    Yeah, I have one of the larger pieces of crazy in me. Lol. I like that quote.

    The part I most want to experience is being forcefully put to sleep. I don’t sleep especially well, so I’d love to find that out! What has to happen for me to go into surgery is another matter…

    Technically, I didn’t break my bone. I fractured and sprained it at the same time. But it still hurt! It’s actually not as bad as it sounds, although I couldn’t put weight on my ankle for six weeks and it didn’t heal properly. Hm. Maybe I could get surgery for that… Lol, I’m nuts.

    https://thepeninspired.wordpress.com

    #117909
    Joelle Stone
    @joelle-stone

    @kimlikesart,

    Nope, I was on the Ninja’s side. But I was on Wolves last time, and we won, so now I’ve gotten a taste of both and am perfectly happy. *contented sigh before toppling over in exhaustion from all the extra writing going on the past week* 😛

    https://thepeninspired.wordpress.com

    #117957
    Livi Ryddle
    @anne_the_noob14

    @everyone

    Hey all! I kinda disappeared off the face of the planet for a while there… my bad.

    And I may need to continue being MIA for a bit. I’m scheduled to take the TSI in a week, and then the semester starts on the 24th, so I’ll be trying to settle into my dual credit classes and all. But that shouldn’t affect my activeness on SE much. Just kinda giving y’all a heads up in case it does 🙂

    About to go over to the chronicles and see what’s up

    “Enough! Be quiet! I can’t hear myself think! I can’t hear my teeth chatter!"

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