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Old Jan 9th, 2014, 11:01 AM
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So roughly about a year ago, Bejen died (poor sap). Incidentally, that would have been about when Lunigen returned home from his year as an acolyte (complete with scary aura). Thus, they would have had little reason or opportunity to converse themselves before her widowhood. Besides Efena and Hanus, he was the most likely family source of condolences to the grieving widow.

Her apparently happy marriage would be plenty enough to warm Lunigen toward her as another sister, and over some months, perhaps confide some more private opinions. But it really depends on how interested she is in getting to know her brother-in-law. Their functions for the house are unlikely to cross often, and he's arguably the least favored surviving child of Lord Craigor's, so utility is a minimal.
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Old Jan 9th, 2014, 11:23 AM
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Information is power, and allies are sorely needed. Compared to Craigor or Charles, Lunigen would appear as almost a saint. Mary wouldn't reveal any important secrets about herself (that goes for everybody, though), however she would strive to form a common bond with the acolyte.
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Ok, added a background for Imperius' so you guys can get to know him better

Just waiting on Jat to let me know if he can rule House Aballon through his father, or if I'm just a lowly only child...

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So how would we know Imperius? Does he spend a lot of time at the Harkon estate?
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Updated Gerard's thoughts towards Lunigen. Overall it seems like they would get along.

I also read up on Imperius' backstory. Interesting....
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I'm waiting for Jat to get back to me. I see he has Imperius listed as one of two of the House Champions for House Harkon. I know that was one of the scenarios we had talked about, so I want to see if it's what he wants or if it was an error.

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Imperius

Ok, now that everyone knows how to spell his name...

Yes Evil-T, it is interesting, but don't jump to conclusions... rumours are just that, rumours... (oops, I better update it to show that the events of the deaths were rumours.)

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Information is power, and allies are sorely needed. Compared to Craigor or Charles, Lunigen would appear as almost a saint. Mary wouldn't reveal any important secrets about herself (that goes for everybody, though), however she would strive to form a common bond with the acolyte.
Ex-acolyte; long story that he doesn't like to publish. Call him a diplomat or knight if you wish, though.

Common bonds and an ally Mary may find, but secret intel is unlikely. For the most part, the Harkon family is exactly what it looks like, monstrous & all. What you may get out of the knight, eventually, are his reservations and personal objections on lots of things about his family.

On other notes, are Vinami and Daishi the only other military academians?
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I may as well bow to peer pressure and write out a bigger relationship chart, now that I have a better handle on Daishi and his super-lawfulness and a couple other clarifications.

Mary Crow: Daishi doesn't have anything against her, personally, but he does not listen to her under any circumstances. In all fairness, they've probably had extremely little interaction, though it depends on how much time Mary spends around Efena. Otherwise, he's somewhat skeptical of her need to outsource a bodyguard, and he would consider it a professional snub if a circumstance or two were different.

Linath: Somewhat like Mary, in that Daishi has no personal bias against Linath, and his only interaction would likely be as a bodyguard for the family during performances. Daishi has no issues with Drow, despite being half-elf. Potentially, Daishi's skill with calligraphy and skills with the elven language could interest Linath.

Liera: Probably exceedingly little interaction. Respectful, but wary of her. He still considers her a slave despite her position, so he does assume much about her loyalty to the house.

Good with Hands: Daishi probably sees Good a great deal: as a slave, Daishi is routinely checking out and returning equipment. I can't imagine them not having a polite, if not silent, relationship-- if the armor is maintained well (and its always returned in the best possible condition) then all the better. Strangely, I do think Daishi gets along much better with our goblin-folk than everyone else.

Gerard: Soft, but not weak. If Daishi had to provide over-used metaphors for people, then Gerard would be that tree which bends with the wind, rather than standing against it. He recognizes that Gerard is a skilled warrior, but not necessarily with a blade, which makes his role all the more important. He's trusted a bit more than the rest of the hired help since his position involving money requires a good deal of trust.

Pluck: If Daishi hangs around with anyone during his free time, it would have to be with Pluck. Diashi would happily share his knowledge of calligraphy with anyone interested, and anyone willing and capable of sparring or meeting Daishi's training regime would be considered very close and highly respected allies. Daishi measures people more by their actions than their words, which seems to fit well with the goblins (rather than those talky-talky elves )

Ba'al: Daishi is a spiritual, but not religious person due to his past in the arena, where his kills and triumphs were all dedicated to Hades as a matter of course by the heralds of the arena. His duties as escort make it hard for him to attend services, and even when he does, it is often serving as guard for a family member (and he can't be lowering his guard to pray at such times). Should Baa'l ever seek him out for any type of inquisition, he would find a spiritual man ready and willing to deliver himself to Hades at the first request of Lord Harkon. A number of his works using Calligraphy are short poems venerating Hades as well, though it is probably a safe bet that his reasons for doing so are to be left alone by Ba'al and other religious inquisitives. Barring religion, Daishi will gladly discuss any topic he knows anything of, even with the High Priest.

Marro: Daishi does not trust magic. Not that he finds it inherently good or bad, but because he has a great deal of experience fighting against it in his time in the arenas. He knows how magic can warp minds and twist realities as easily as burning a man alive. Daishi is always tense around Marro, and he never seems to let his guard down, even when they meet alone, away from Daishi's escorts. He highly respects Marro as a teacher and intellectual, but he has a very difficult time seeing Marro as anything but a grievous threat should he prove to be disloyal. Many of Marro's lessons are interesting, though Daishi would more happily read them than risk himself in the presence of magic.

Imperius/Imperious: C'mon, you know that 'o' makes it look so much more badass. (*cough* right, back to the task at hand). Oh, boy, Daishi does not like you! Not only does he find you insufferable and pompous, but you're toeing the line of what his duty and orders demand of him. I have a strong suspicion that these two are eventually going to clash without outside intervention, and it might be interesting to see what happens.

Lunigen: Daishi is genuinely respectful and loyal to Lunigen. He will obey any command you give, short of anything that contradicts Craigor's orders (which would be seppuku in general, or other specific orders at any given time). You may have run into him at the academy, though I can't imagine there would be much interaction between a noble and a slave there. In the daily ritual of the house, Lunigen could easily find him a qualified sparring partner or trainer. Daishi strives for excellence in all things and his loyalty to the house is beyond question.

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Old Jan 11th, 2014, 07:13 AM
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Imperius/Imperious: C'mon, you know that 'o' makes it look so much more badass. (*cough* right, back to the task at hand). Oh, boy, Daishi does not like you! Not only does he find you insufferable and pompous, but you're toeing the line of what his duty and orders demand of him. I have a strong suspicion that these two are eventually going to clash without outside intervention, and it might be interesting to see what happens.
Nah, it looks so much cooler without the "o" yo!

Well, Imperius doesn't dislike Daishi, it's just that he's a slave. As per his bio, rank is important to Imperius, and seeing as Imperius in a noble of a House, he doesn't feel the need to interact with Daishi, since, well... he's a slave and is not at the same level in society.
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Ok, had to update Imperius' background and info a little at the request of Jat.

My next step, seeing as I know more people at Castle Dulfon than I thought, is to update my "relationships" with the other PCs.
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One key question: Imperius' big watershed moment is at 19; how old is he now?
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@stoboco:
Assuming Imperius is presently in his early twenties, he, Lunigen, and Efena would have likely grown up together and, dare I say, been rather close childhood friends. A fellow gentler soul amid the cruel life about them, especially for the Harkon siblings and their particularly ruthless environment, would have been a terribly welcome outlet to keep sane. For most of their history together, Lunigen would have been the more hardened of the group, given how more closely exposed to Lord Harkon's savagery he invariably was of the trio. While Lunigen was never terribly competitive, except to be sporting, but he was always happy to spar with the fellow warrior.

Imperius' about-face in personality would have been baffling to Lunigen (& likely Efena). The Harkon baronet can't help wondering what in the underworld happened to his friend, finding himself now the gentler of the pair. He certainly doesn't find it for the better.

About a year ago, the baronet came back from his brief acolyte tenure. Gentle still, but with more imposing a presence along with something distinctly unnatural about him, something that, whether Imperius would admit or not, could downright unsettle anyone near him. Still a willing sparring partner, although not the most fearsome offensively, it is still plain enough how the younger Harkon son is able to hold his own in his occasional "spars" against his terrifying father and elder brother.
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Assuming Imperius is presently in his early twenties, he, Lunigen, and Efena would have likely grown up together and, dare I say, been rather close childhood friends. A fellow gentler soul amid the cruel life about them, especially for the Harkon siblings and their particularly ruthless environment, would have been a terribly welcome outlet to keep sane. For most of their history together, Lunigen would have been the more hardened of the group, given how more closely exposed to Lord Harkon's savagery he invariably was of the trio. While Lunigen was never terribly competitive, except to be sporting, but he was always happy to spar with the fellow warrior.

Imperius' about-face in personality would have been baffling to Lunigen (& likely Efena). The Harkon baronet can't help wondering what in the underworld happened to his friend, finding himself now the gentler of the pair. He certainly doesn't find it for the better.

About a year ago, the baronet came back from his brief acolyte tenure. Gentle still, but with more imposing a presence along with something distinctly unnatural about him, something that, whether Imperius would admit or not, could downright unsettle anyone near him. Still a willing sparring partner, although not the most fearsome offensively, it is still plain enough how the younger Harkon son is able to hold his own in his occasional "spars" against his terrifying father and elder brother.
Hmmm, I'm good with that, it's a good story to work with.

We should let Jat have the final say though, but I don't see why he would object.
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