The Operating Theatre

Cassian Gawyne

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Cassian Gawyne
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The Operating Theatre

Introduction


As you may have noticed I like to keep my stuff ordered and orderly. In that vein this thread here is to serve as an external brain for me to keep my various ideas and goals for Cassian organized. It's probably going to get real bloated real fast as I set up the structure and fill it out. If anything you see strikes your fancy feel free to PM me right away. And/or hit me up on Skype (or ask for my Skype to begin with).

I sometimes feel I love the planning and brainstorming even more than the actual writing.

Disclaimer

Cassian is a sociopathic Empath. Which means he has the ability to screw with people's emotions and no compunctions about using that ability. When he deems it advantageous to his needs or wants and can pull it off inconspicuously enough, he will absolutely do it. At the same time this isn't a guarantee that he will, mind you. But the danger exists in every interaction. Fair warning is hereby given.

If you are actually looking for a specific outcome, please PM me.
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Cassian Gawyne
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Profession: Bastard
Renown: 30
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Skill Goals
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Skill Name
Current
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Discipline Novice Master 5
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Leadership [RB] Novice Competent 1
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Linguistics Novice Expert 4
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Meditation Novice Expert 3
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Politics Novice Competent 2
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Research [FT] Novice Master 3
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Surgery Novice Master 3
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Alchemy Competent 2
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Blades Expert 2
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Cartography Competent 1
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Deception Competent 3
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Drawing Expert 3
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Etiquette Competent 2
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Intelligence Expert 1
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Interrogation Expert 2
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Investigation Competent 1
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Mathematics Expert 2
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Medicine Expert 4
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Painting Competent 3
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Psychology Expert 4
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Rhetoric Competent 2
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Sculpting Expert 2
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Sociology Expert 1
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Tactics Competent 1
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Torture Master 2
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Arcana: Empathy Novice Master 5
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Arcana: Graft - Master 5
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Plot Ideas
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General

  • Mirror Mirror -- Cassian is highly self-reflective. His psychological state, which he is semi-aware of in the sense of being different from other people, and his magic, allow him a level of criticism of his self that other people simply cannot match. Which in turn allows him to look down on them. This mostly needs establishing and reinforcing. But also juxtaposition. Find a PC who hates themselves?
  • Romance -- Let's face it, this is Idalos so despite Cassian being aromantic and probably some kind of sexual pervert there will be romance. How could this be made relevant?
    • Cassian finds a bitchy, smart and utterly unattainable sociopath to fall for and never have. That would be the easy one.
    • Cassian finds a bitchy, smart yet attainable sociopath and they him. He'll have to surgically remove his feelings before the world is utterly destroyed.
    • An available but undesirable wannabe partner finds him and he has to go to various lengths to get them off his back.
    • There's gotta be more.


Memories of Rynmere


We'll always have Andaris.

  • Unhappy Childhood -- It wasn't really unhappy. Not for him anyway. Need to establish a normal daily routine for him anyway. What was life like for the little bastard? Interaction with tutors, servants, slaves. This would probably feature a very young Cassian
  • Sins of the Father -- A proper relationship with his father was probably the one thing Cassian always wanted but didn't get. A baron of Rynmere is always busy and let's face it, the child is the living reminder of a past indiscretion and while bright not something you parade around. But how did they interact when they could?
  • Rakes in the Grass -- Misfits one and all, in his own way Cassian did probably fit in well with the other scions of Rynmere when they did meet up at social functions, or at the academy. Or maybe they were going for each others' throats. There is a LOT of memories to be set up here.
    • List of scions by Name goes here with further ideas.
    • Gotta thread them all.
    • Not a euphemism.
    • He's not a Venora.
  • Step Ahead -- Cassian's stepmother is a very important person in his life. Probably the only one he holds some form of affection for and thus their relationship will require some exploration. Her past maybe too. May require Mod support/approval so get the ball rolling ahead of time.
  • Mensur for Mensur -- The mention of a student dueling society in his CS was not just a throwaway line. This is Cassian's idea of weird self-exploratory stuff you do as a college student. Should he have a dueling scar to mar that pretty face? I should put this up to a vote.
  • Kids in Academia -- College years are formative years, right? I definitely need to capture Cassian's disenchantment with the academic establishment in detail while providing some juxtaposition. Maybe a professor or two that go against the grain, a few (PC) students that are willing to go beyond the norm and on the other side the estbalishment. Introduce an NPC mentor-like figure that eventually gets canned leading to Cassian's final break with the Andaris Academy?
  • Thorns -- Something has to stir Cassian's heart, right? There must be some living creature he cares for, yes? I've decided it's the noble Shrike. Or an Idalosian equivalent. Maybe originally from the Empire with a name echoing Raskalarn. I'd lovelovelove for Cassian to cause the release of a pair or several from an aviary and introduce them into the ecosystem of Rynmere. Then track them down and watch over their nest, sketch the magnificent creatures as they impale their prey etc.


When in Viden...


...what DO you do?

  • #Lifegoals -- Cassian is still young and doesn't know what exactly he wants to do with his life. Time to figure it out.
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Disorganized Thoughts
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Consent
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Minions
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Nietzsche (is he from Etzos?)
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Cassian Gawyne
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Posts: 123
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Race: Mixed Race
Profession: Bastard
Renown: 30
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Wealth Tier: Tier 1

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Arcana


Empathy


To be copied over.

Graft


With apologies to future reviewers.

When Cassian talks about perfecting the human form he is primarily talking about his own form, of course. To this end he will probably ultimately end up harvesting body parts or individual components thereof to enhance his own body first and foremost.

Now, this is an ability attained late in Graft but there will be baby steps leading him there along the way. Experimentation or an exchange of knowledge should yield all or most of the ingredients required for the latter, more involved procedures. That said, whether all of these options are ultimately feasible or possible is something to be found out via experimentation in game. The continuous process of improvement will likely happen in several stages, though the transition won't be clear cut: He might move to stage 3 with limbs while still being hung up on stage 1 with other parts of his body. Still, this manifests in a clearly escalating hierarchy.


Stage 1: Appropriation

At this stage, Cassian (and/or his Spark) is primarily interested in 'upgrading' his physical vessel along existing lines. He'll be on the lookout for the person with the clearest eyes, the most immaculate skin or the most regal nose. Maybe a set of stronger arms or longer legs but this stage is primarily cosmetic and Cassian resists grafting things like muscle which he might attain through training.

Possible Options:

  • Eyes (clear)
  • Skin (pristine)
  • Clavicle (wider shoulders)


Stage 2: Harvesting

Moving on from superficialities, Cassian casts more of an eye towards function and human body parts will only take him so far in this endeavour. Cat eyes might be a useful addition, for example, but the biggest possible yield would come from fellow sentients, up to and including the wings of an Avriel and the accompanying musculature. Of note, organs specific to a given animal might also be an option, such as poison glands.

Possible Options:
  • Eyes (such as from a cat (low light vision) bird (long range) or crocodile(split pupil))
  • Teeth (weaponizing teeth by replacing human incisors with more pointed animal ones; replacing human canines with snake teeth to facilitate a poisonous bite)
  • Fingernails (replace or supplant with appropriate animal claws)


Stage 3: Physical Preparation

At this point, potential enhancements are harvested, then prepared before grafting. Examples might include laced bones or surgically altered organs. This step is diffuse and will more strongly bleed into the following and preceding stages, respectively since the methods are not mutally exclusive.


Stage 4: Expanded Grooming

Grooming is the point at which Cassian would keep a host body to grow his desired graft into an appropriate shape through surgery followed by accelerated healing. Shaping bones into a desired pattern via breaking them, shaping them as desired and then energizing them to heal into the desired shape would be the obvious example. Of course this method is also relevant for proof of concept regarding more complex grafts he might try upon himself.


Stage 5: Interchange

Ultimately, there are several physical properties which might be mutuality exclusive, but Cassian might care to be able to pick and choose them as required. To that end he would likely develop a method of preservation and keep stores of especially prepared limbs and organs for specialized uses. Like some nice smooth hands for going out or some calloused strong ones for physical labour, a writing hand etc.

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