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Virikai Talius
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Race: Eídisi
Profession: Researcher/Student
Renown: 134
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Virikai Talius

Virikai Talius
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Fast Facts

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Name: Lord Virikai Talius
Unofficial Title: Ice Prince
Gender: Male
Age: 31 Arcs
Race: Eídisi
Date of Birth: 16th Day of Cylus, 687th Arc
Place of Birth: Viden, Northern Idalos
Current Location: Viden, Northern Idalos
Caste: Aristocracy
Alignment: Lawful Evil/Neutral
Career: Assistant Researcher, FRA
Politician
Studentship: Viden Academy, Institute of Science
Blessing: Xypha (Favoured)
Allegiances: Viden & Yvithia
Lord Talius & Family
Viden Academy
Facility for Retrospective Analysis
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Appearance
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Periwinkle
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Skin

Ivory
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Eyes

Ebony
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Hair

6 foot, 6 inches
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Height

190lbs
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Weight

Mesomorph
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Build
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With looks as perfect as his personality is flawed, Virikai is the envy of many men and women in Viden. The young researcher is tall and handsome, with pale periwinkle skin and ebony coloured hair. His eyes, which are pale white in colour, are just like any other eídisi - appearing sightless and devoid of any emotion. He has sharp, pointed features and well defined cheekbones, though perhaps his eyes are a little too sunken. To those who know Verity Talius, they find great joy in the knowledge that Virikai looks just like his father.

Now that he has passed sexual maturity (and thus is fully grown in the physical sense), Virikai stands at a respectable height of 6'6. His slender form lacks any substantial muscle, though there is some; his interest in physical fitness only goes as far as ensuring his health. The Talius scion is always dressed impeccably, with a crisp white shirt and clean black trousers. He cares not for the inappropriateness of his garb in the harsh arctic climates, for he rarely leaves the Academy buildings. Though, for such times, he has invested in a thick cloak of the finest animal fur.
Personality
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Most eídisi remain detached from their emotions, relative to other races... but Virikai takes that to a new extreme. He is a psychopath with all the classic traits: lack of empathy, incapacity for remorse, grandiosity, selfishness, and even evidence of violence. During his lifetime, including much of his childhood, he was shown to be highly ruthless and sadistic, showing very little mercy for those who might have slighted him. To most around Virikai, however, they would not see this. His charismatic, personable mask made him an accomplished manipulator, and he found himself liked, and still does, by many. He disdains close attachments, but manages to mimic them almost perfectly, so many do not recognise the exploitative behaviour.

He is highly intelligent, as demonstrated throughout his younger years studying at primary and secondary levels in the Viden Academy. He excelled in all subjects, but was clearly most interested in the sciences and their practical applications. It is another trait that he shares with many eídisi, but others are much more tempered, whereas Virikai is obsessional in his craving of knowledge and information. Those without that drive for learning are ridiculed by him, and thought of as weak, or worthless. It follows, then, that he does not invest time into friendship (or the semblance of such) with anyone who does not appear to be useful to him. But, for all of his intelligence, he is ignorant of any matters which he deems as unimportant.

Independence is another trait of his, something that others seem to admire him for, as he comes across as a pro-active and capable individual, perhaps even a reliable one. The reason for his independence is not positive, though: Virikai has strong narcissistic tendencies, bordering on megalomania. Few are good enough for his company, and those he surrounds himself with are only there for as long as he deems them useful to his ends, viewing them as disposable.

Perhaps Virikai's only redeeming quality is his unwavering loyalty and devotion to Yvithia.
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History
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As a son of the Delegate Verity Talius, Virikai was born into a family of privilege and wealth. Both of his parents spoiled their son, giving him the best of everything as far as material possessions go, and he never wanted for anything. His family background gave him a head start in life that even most eídisi didn't have: at the tender age of just two arcs, Verity paid for private instruction for his son. At first, the child did not seem interested in his lessons. When his instructor complained to Verity, however, he was furious, and sought to correct his son's behaviour in the only way he thought a toddler would understand: pain.

As a Videnese child, he began to study at the Viden Academy just before turning six. His early instructors could not miss the signs of brilliance already having taken root in the child. He excelled in both literacy and numeracy, and was among the youngest to enter secondary education, at the age of eight. The next eight years of Virikai's life was spent in secondary education, where he was exposed to a broad range of topics, before finally being offered the chance to specialise in those he was truly interested in: the sciences. In the early years of his adult life, Virikai was considered by all who met him to be an intelligent, polite young man who showed an enthusiasm to learn.

At first, the Talius scion could not understand why pupils in his classes tried to befriend him or, indeed, each other. Days of silent study allowed him to come to the conclusion that each person who entered into a friendship sought to get something out of it. Accepting this logic, Virikai began to evaluate the other pupils before beginning to surround himself with those he deemed to be the most valuable. With low levels of tolerance for empathy, Virikai could not understand the emotional attachments that were formed... in fact, he despised them. But he was slowly perfecting his mask, and was able to use his superficial charm to make many do his bidding.

Leaving education for a period at the age of nineteen, Virikai immersed himself in private study, using his father's money to access the Prime Atheneum many times each season as he expanded his knowledge of topics which he was intrigued by the most. For years, he continued in this fashion, devouring tome after dusty tome, claiming them as his companions over people. Further, he isolated himself, for he found himself so intrigued by the books in the Prime Atheneum that he no longer saw the need for effort in constructing an image of himself for the world to see: his ambitions were singular and did not require the goodwill of others to see them through.

Most of all, his fascination of science continued... particularly his interest in the practical applications of it. Most of all, he was interested in medical uses, and how the body might react to certain potions and poisons. His father, seeing this, offered to pay for his studies in tertiary education from the Academy, with the prospect of his employment in the medical centre. Virikai, however, scorned this, no longer using a mask of pretend compassion for the world around him. Medicine was interesting, yes, but he could not abide working in that clinical white space every day, having to soothe the irrationally concerned mother of a child with a mild bout of influenza. But four years of his private study had now passed. At 23 arcs, his father forced his hand - believing his son to be wasting his time - and secured him a job in the Facility for Retrospective Analysis as a Researcher.
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Renown: 134
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Race: Eídisi
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Renown: 134
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NPCs
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Farrow

Race: Human-Aukari
Date of Birth: 51st Vhalar, 691
Skills: Caregiving (30), Etiquette (30), Politics (30) Rhetoric (30), Writing (30)
Appearance: Standing tall, he has narrow shoulders and short arms, a stocky torso with defined muscles, and long legs. His auburn hair is and fine, and is styled with a military cut. Boney cheeks and deep-set amber eyes give Farrow a gaunt appearance, despite being well-fed and, in many ways, a vain man who cares about his appearance. Often dressed well by his masters, he would not put them to shame when leaving their private apartments.
Personality: There is a certain air of prejudice and cynicism around Farrow. A slave all his life, yet not originally from Viden, he has seen some of the world, and had perviously been slave to a powerful merchant in Rynmere before being sold to Viden. It wouldn’t be a far stretch to describe him as arrogant - Farrow is intelligent and he knows it. Educated to a higher level than even Viden considers mandatory, he fits well into the Talius household as a personal slave to Virikai.
Relationship to PC: Slave
Anything: I would like Maebella Arval, Kai’s [future] wife, to have full access to this slave in RP

Note: PB NPC Slave

Avaline

Race: Human
Date of Birth: 17th Saun, 703
Skills: Caregiving (30), Cosmetology (20), Etiquette (30), Medicine (30), Seduction (10) Storytelling (30)
Appearance: With a lithe form, Eva is not built for manual labour. This dark skinned young girl has dark brown hair, which is hip-length. When clean and brushed, it falls into neat curls, and she prefers to wear it down, if her masters allow her the freedom to choose. She has a round face with a cleft chin, with some puppy fat still giving her a particularly young look. Expressive grey eyes rest below thick eyebrows. Found exclusively in dresses and skirts, it would not be unfair for a passer-by to see her and assume she was freeborn. Young, innocent and spirited by nature, Avaline was purchased by Virikai for the primary use of serving his future wife.
Personality: Probably the best description for Eva is that she has an angry feel about her. Having spent her whole life a slave, exclusively in Viden, she has known no other life. It is not that she resents her existence… but Viden’s policy is to educate even the Precariat Caste, of which Eva is a member. She was taught how to think for herself, for the purposes of better serving her future masters. The result was an intelligent little sprite who sometimes forgets her place. She is loyal and obedient, but occasionally needs to be corrected in her discipline.
Relationship to PC: Slave
Anything: I would like Maebella Arval, Kai’s [future] wife, to have full access to this slave in RP

Note: PB NPC Slave

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Skills
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Skill Notes Points Proficiency
Master
>150 (+75)
???
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/100
?/250 Master
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Expert
>75 (+50)
Discipline
51
/100
78/250 Expert
Medicine
71
/100 (+20[SP] +5[MY] +17[OS])
138/250 Expert
Politics
64
/100 (+20[SP])
117/250 Expert
Research
53
/100 (+25[RB] +5[MY] +13[OS])
83/250 Expert
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Competent
>25 (+25)
Etiquette
26
/100
27/251 Competent
Intimidation
35
/100 (+2[OS])
45/250 Competent
Leadership
28
/100
31/250 Competent
Linguistics [FT]
37
/100 (+10[SP] +10[OS] +3 [XB])
37/100 Competent
Seduction
43
/100
60/250 Competent
Socialisation
27
/100 (+3[OS])
29/250 Competent
Teaching
32
/100
40/250 Competent
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Novice
>0
Art
1
/100 (+1[OS])
1/250 Novice
Deception
1
/100 (+1[OS])
1/250 Novice
Detection
7
/100 (+7[OS])
7/250 Novice
Fieldcraft
2
/100 (+2[OS])
2/250 Novice
Investigation
2
/100 (+1[OS])
2/250 Novice
Logistics
3
/100 (+3[OS])
3/250 Novice
Negotiation
7
/100 (+7[OS])
7/250 Novice
Rhetoric
6
/100 (+6[OS])
6/250 Novice
Stealth
1
/100 (+1[OS])
1/250 Novice
Writing
1
/100 (+1[OS])
1/250 Novice
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Race: Eídisi
Profession: Researcher/Student
Renown: 134
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Skills
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Descriptionxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Creditxxxxxxx Debitxxxxxxxx Total
Starting Package [SP] +50 50
Racial Bonus [RB] +25 75
CS Approval Points [MY] +10 85
Old System Points [OS] +74 159
Total Starting -159 0
Xypha Bonus [XB] (Linguistics) +3 0
Something's Gotta Give +15 15
Unknown Booked Conversation +15 30
Making the Grade +10 40
And So We Meet Again +15 55
Save a Dance for Me +15 70
Etiquette -20 50
Politics -20 30
Medicine -22 8
Seduction -8 0
Footloose +15 15
A Different Kind of Dream +15 30
Etiquette -7 23
Seduction -17 6
Persuasion -6 0
Breaker of Hearts +15 15
The Price of Knowledge +10 25
Scholarly Interest +10 35
Epiphany +10 45
Blessings in Disguise +10 55
Absence Makes the Heart... +15 70
Discipline -35 35
Teaching -20 15
Seduction -10 5
Flight of the Fallen +15 0 20
The Measure of a Man +15 35
You're the One That I Want +15 50
Celebration +15 65
Behind Closed Doors +10 75
Leadership -31 44
Intimidation -43 1
The Grapevine Game +10 11
The Facts of Life +15 26
Needs Must +15 41
What Happens... +10 51
Pop! Fizz! Clink! +15 66
Politics -20 46
Discipline -20 26
The Ethics of Science +10 36
Union ofSouls +15 51
Linguistic Relativity +15 65
Spectre at the Feast +15 80
A for Effort +10 90
Discipline -23 68
Persuasion -14 54
Linguistics -14 40
Research -40 0
Little Lost Orphans +20 20
LLO: Socialisation +3 -3 20
LLO: Etiquette +3 -3 20
LLO: Discipline +6 -6 20
Teaching -20 0
The Science of Uncertainty +10 10
The Art of Probability +10 20
Another Arc Older +15 35
See a Man About a Slave +10 45
Forbidden Fruit +15 60
Alibi +15 75
You've Made Quite a Mess +15 7-
Medicine -35 50
Politics -25 25
Seduction -25 0
The Long Game +10 10
Six Steps Ahead +10 20
The Waltz +10 30
Wayward Child +10 40
Extra from Starting +32 72
Interrogation into Investigation +1 -1 72
Drawing into Art +1 -1 72
Persuasion into Socialisation +26 -26 72
Medicine 39 33
Politics 32 1
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Renown: 134
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Knowledge
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Ability and Learning

Academic

Research (28):
  • Academia: Motivations for Study
    Academy Classes: A Potential Aid To Research
    A Quiet Location is Key
    Ask Questions of Lecturers
    Critical Reasoning
    Cross-Referencing
    Research: Identifying Problems
    Research: Insubstantial, Inconclusive and Negative Results
    Learning to Pass an Exam
    Learning for the Sake of Knowledge
    Learning from Another Student
    Long-Term Experiments
    No Ethical Code in the FRA
    Passion Helps
    Practical Experiences
    Productive Use of Resources
    Solo Research: Might Not Be Worth It
    Step 1: Identifying Research Questions
    Step 2: Critical Appraisals of the Literature
    Step 3: Experimental Research and Empirical Evidence
    Step 4: Analyse the Results
    Step 5: Consolidate the Information
    Taking Notes from a Book
    Test Scores Show Value and Worth
    The Applications of Theory
    The Foundation to Progress
    Time Management
    Using Unwitting Subjects
Teaching (20):
  • Allow the Student to Work it Out Themselves
    Carrot and Stick Method
    Don't Overwhelm the Student
    Everyone Has a Different Background
    Everyone Learns at a Different Pace
    Finding Deep Reserves of Patience
    Keep Your Skills Current
    Offering Others a Chance
    Offering to Support Another
    Patience is NeededExperience Complements Theory
    Providing Education Based on Situations
    Punishment as a Teaching Mechanism
    Remaining Calm
    Some Students Have No Funds
    Teach Students to Teach Themselves
    The Benefit of the Doubt
    The Consequences of Miscommunication
    The Value of Revision
    Trying to Explain Something
Writing
  • A Research Proposal
    Refining a Research Proposal

Faculty

Acting (1):
  • Appearing Outwardly Collected when you aren't Inwardly so
Caregiving (1):
  • Provide What Comfort You Can
Other:
  • Setting a Fire in One's Fireplace
    Crime Takes Careful Planning
    Work Gets the Mind off of Parental Borishness

Linguistics

Linguistics (18):
  • Definition of Creole Languages
    Definition of Pidgin Languages
    Difference Between Pidgins and Creoles
    Hypothesis: The Impact of Language on Cognition
    Hypothesis: Language Shapes Thinking and Behaviour
    Ingrained in Culture
    Linguistics: Pragmatics
    Linguistics: Phonetics
    Linguistics: Phonology
    Linguistics: Semantics
    Linguistics: Syntax and Morphology
    Spotting Someone's Lack of Fluency
    Translating from One Language to Another
    Aukari (2):
    • Spoken Language: Vauni
      Written Language: Sau'ei
    Euthic Sign (1):
    • Naerikk Word: Eili
    Leni (1):
    • Developed from a Pidgin
    Rakahi (1):
    • Accents and Pronunciation
    Xanthea (1):
    • Simple Sentences

Medicine

Medicine (54):
  • Anatomy:
    • Blood: Gets Something Necessary From Air
      Blood: Turns Red When Exposed To Air
      Medicine: Anatomy
      Circulatory System
      Nervous System
      Organs: Necessary For Survival
      Respiratory System
      Race (Eídisi): Mimics Human Anatomy
      (SP) Race (Human): Anatomy
      Race (Human): Location of Diaphragm
      Race (Mer): Mimics Human Anatomy
      The Brain: Houses Thought
      The Brain: In The Head
      The Circulatory System: Controlled By The Heart
      The Circulatory System: Layout
      The Nervous System: Commands are Conscious or Unconscious
      The Nervous System: Controlled By The Brain
      The Nervous System: Controls The Body
      The Respiratory System: Layout
      The Respiratory System: Muscles Expand Ribcage
      The Respiratory System: Necessity For All Races
    Races:
    • Comparison of Race Healing Rates
      Eídisi Typical Development
      Evolution Means Survival
      Human Typical Development
      Knowing Degrees of Human Consciousness
      Race (Mer): Breathes Water
    Wound Care:
    • (SP) Basic Suturing
      Congealed Blood Protects Wounds
      Managing Abdominal Injury
      Reddening Skin is a Sign of Infection
      (SP) Removing Sutures
      Running Stitches are not Easy to Remove
      (SP) Suture Wound Care
      Yellow Pus is a Sign of Infection
    Herbalism:
    • Medicine: Herbalism - Decoctions
      Medicine: Herbalism - Infusions
      Medicine: Herbalism - Properties of Plants and Herbs
      Medicine: Herbalism - Tinctures
      Medicine: Herbalism - Use Whole Plant
      Toxin: Yela
      Truth serum: Works for a break's duration
    Neurology:
    • Convulsive Seizures
      Effects of Alcohol
      Effects of Sedation
      Effects of Withdrawal
      Hearing is First Sense to Leave and Return
      Neurological Assessment
      Neurology of Defence Mechanisms
      Neurology of the Reptilian Brain
      Signs and Symptoms of Impairment
      Typical Development: Ages and Stages
      Typical Development: Gross vs Fine Motor Skills
    Patient Care:
    • When to Answer Patients' Questions, and When to Ignore Them

Politics

Leadership (28):
  • Allowing Another to Make Decisions
    Bollocking in Public
    Complete Control
    Controlling Slaves that are Not Your Own
    Enjoying Having Power Over Another
    Find Out the Problem First
    Having Another’s best Interests at Heart
    Having Self-Confidence
    How to Chastise Someone
    How to Silence Someone
    Leaving No Room for Argument
    Inventive Punishments
    Making Hard Decisions
    Making Requests of People
    Managing Slaves
    Physicians Have Respect
    Private vs Public Conversations
    Owning Your Own Slave
    Quiet Control
    Speak as if You Expect to be Obeyed
    Taking Charge When it is Not Your Responsibility
    Taking Control of An Incident
    Tone of Authority
    Use of Imperatives
    Warning Tones
    Working with Others' Skills
Politics (48):
  • Accepting Support from Another
    Acquiescing an Argument
    Anything Can be Bought with Money
    Appropriate Titles
    Aristocrats Must Marry Well
    Be Diplomatic
    Being Seen Helping the Common Man is Important
    Business with Another Aristocrat
    Casual Banter can Ben Very Significant
    Control of Potentially Damaging Situations
    Control Through Force
    Control Through Respect
    Do What You Must
    Doing the Dirty Work
    Don't Rub in a Victory
    Dropping your Guard is a Very Bad Idea
    Duty Takes Priority
    Even Academia is Politics
    Expectations of a Scion
    Fabricating the Truth
    Family Matters are Private
    Flattery Works - to a Degree
    Focus on Education, Not Marriage
    Formal Functions Are Good to Circulate
    Harder than it Looks
    Importance of a Reputation
    Importance of Contributing to Society
    Juggling Situations where Politics, Academics and the FRA Overlap
    Know Your People
    Knowing a Little About Someone Gives an Advantage when Talking to Them
    Life as the Son of a Lord
    Lower Classes: Lazy When Supporting Their Betters
    Lying to the People of Viden
    Morality is an Emotional Response
    Morality is a Subjective Construct
    No Such Thing as Meaningless Conversation
    Preserving the Talius Name
    Protecting the Greater Good of Viden
    Protecting Those You Care For
    Remember Your Station
    Respect the Will of Your Father
    Rumour Can Affect Reputation
    Sealing a Deal: Concealing One's Own Involvement
    Showing That You Won't be Cowed
    Smile in the Face of an Insufferable Pig
    Society Doesn’t Advance Through Convivial Diversions
    Strain Between Rynmere and Viden
    The Value of Secrets
    Viden Citizens Are Not Sheep
    The Videnese Social Elite
People:
  • (NPC) Lady Elia Talius: Talius Matriarch
    (NPC) Lord Giro Yalta: Yalta Scion
    Lord Julian Azanaz: Lord Aranaz
    (NPC) Lord Orthen Voren: Heir Voren
    (NPC) Lord Taelis Voren: Lord Voren
    (NPC) Lord Verity Talius: Lord Talius
    Viden Aristocracy: Aranaz Family
    Viden Aristocracy: Talius Family
    Viden Aristocracy: Voren Family
    Viden Aristocracy: Yalta Family

Physical

Dancing (7):
  • Balance is Key
    Core Abdominal Strength
    Find Your Centre
    Leading a Partner
    Not on a Full Stomach
    Stay in Time with Others
    The Waltz

Social

Etiquette (25):
  • A Reception is Different than a Dinner
    Appropriate Introductions
    Bowing and Curtseying
    Defending Your Partner’s Honour
    Different Purposes for Slaves
    Educating the Socially Awkward
    Escorting a Partner
    Fine Food Engenders Fine Company
    Formal Occasions in Foreign Lands
    Greeting in a Formal Reception
    Greetings and Farewells
    Limiting Alcohol Intake
    Making Small Talk
    Managing a Partner’s Discomfort
    Observing Cultural Traditions
    Ordering Drinks and Dinner
    Other Cultures: Senseless Formality
    Permission to Deduct Superfluous Scraping
    Polite Civility
    Putting Forward a Counter Argument in a ‘Friendly’ Manner
    Required Pleasantries
    Seek Permission before Acting
    Showing Appropriate Deference to your Father
    Societal Norms of Celebrations
    Wait for Her to Say “Yes”
Intimidation (25):
  • Deceptively Soft Tones
    Dominating Your Partner
    Emotional Manipulation
    Exploit the Psychological Vulnerabilities
    Glacial Expressions
    Have a Relationship with your Target
    Know Your Target
    Learning Another’s Triggers
    Learning What to Say to Control Another
    Less is More
    Physical Control
    Posturing
    Reminding People of his Property
    Silent Communication
    Subtle Implications
    Use of Aggression
    Use of Blackmail
    Use of Expression
    Use of Insults
    Use of Force
    Use of Pain
    Use of Rank and Status
    Using Rank and Status
    Use of Threats
    Use of Tone
Negotiation (15):
  • Agreeing to Something You Don’t Want
    Answering Questions Clearly but Putting Your Own Spin on Them
    A Favour Given for a Favour Later
    A Political Conversation can be a Minefield
    Argument and Counter Argument
    Crafting a Deal
    Ensure You Pose Interesting Questions
    Explaining What You Need
    Explaining Why You Need to Do This
    Giving an Opponent Some Choice, Even When They're Backed into a Corner
    Knowing when to Fight or When to Concede
    Proposals are a Business Deal
    Question Terms Used
    (*) Reasoning With a Patient
    Setting a Stake
Persuasion (20):
  • Defining your usefulness
    Emotional Manipulation
    Know What Someone Wants
    Know your Target
    Not Always Linguistic
    Offering Your Services
    Proving that Your Choices are Beneficial
    Putting Forward an Argument for an Utterly Reprehensible Act
    Reasoning with Someone
    Speak with Conviction
    Suggest Rather than Tell
    Try not to Scare the Patient
    The Use of Tone
    The Value of Attributes
    Thinly Veiled Threats
    Using Logical Arguments
    Using Logic
    Using Positive Rewards
    Using Someone’s Desires Against Them
    Why You Would be Good for This, Even if Under Qualified on Paper
Rhetoric (25):
  • Appropriate Bedside Manner
    Calling Someone’s Bluff
    Code-Switching
    Compendious Speaking
    Crude Language to Make a PointFormal Introductions
    Framing an Argument
    Half-Mocking Gestures of Respect
    Implications and Inferences
    Keeping a Patient Calm
    Making Someone Feel Small
    Manipulation and Gaslighting
    Polite Conversation
    Public Speaking
    Refusing to Take Back Your Words
    Rephrasing so People Understand
    Ridicule as a Way of Enforcing Status
    Quips and Retorts
    Speaking Clearly
    Talking Around the Issue
    Tone of Voice is Important
    Use of Metaphors
    Use of Sarcasm
    Using Ultimatums to Get Your Way - You Hope!
    Withholding Information
Seduction (28):
  • Butterfly Kisses
    Challenge Your Quarry
    Chaste Kisses
    Dominating Your Partner
    Eliciting Blushes
    Ensure Her Safety
    Erogenous Location: Inner Thighs
    Erogenous Location: Lower Torso
    Expensive Gifts
    Fine Dining
    Give in to Reptilian Reflexes
    Guiding Your Partner’s Submission
    Hand Placement
    How to Control Your Partner
    Impress Your Quarry
    Lavish Gestures of Wealth
    Make Her Want It
    Ply with Alcohol
    Ply with Fruit and Alcohol
    Protective Gestures
    Providing Emotional Support
    Putting Your Partner First
    Reading Signals
    Soft Spoken Commands
    Staying Naked
    Teasing Remarks
    Using Compliments
    Use of Pet Names
Socialisation (2):
  • A Smile Makes you Appear more Friendly
    Avoid Using Your Title to Appear Friendlier and More Approachable

Tactical

Deception (1):
  • A Snall Amount of Mirth can make a Fake Smile seem Genuine
Intelligence (5):
  • A Shared Interest can make Someone Frop their Guard
    Culture Impacts Information
    Gathering Information from a Variety of Sources
    Gathering what Information you can through Careful Questioning
    Understanding Someone’s Role in a Social Group
Interrogation (3):
  • Ask Questions with Firm, yet Soft, Urgency
    Convince your Target that Answering Questions is to Their Benefit
    Tell Someone they won’t get in Trouble if they Answer your Questions
Investigation (8):
  • Catching Up With News
    Checking Something’s Worth
    Choosing a Suitable Area to Search for a Person
    Emotions to Gauge an Approach
    Facial Expressions can be a Hint
    Looking for Physical Signs
    Sometimes it’s Better to Wait
    Sometimes You Have to do a Lot of Legwork
Stealth (1):
  • Use Sign to Avoid Anyone Knowing you’re Communicating with Someone
Tactics (5):
  • A Poor Start Doesn’t Mean a Loss
    Don’t Only Focus on Minutia
    Take in the Whole Picture
    Think Six Steps Ahead
    Your Opponent May be Cleverer than You

Personal Development

Culture

Celebration: Anagénnisi
Humans: The Original Race
Race: Aukari
  • Can be Overcome by Emotions
    Struggle with Puzzle Tasks
Race: Naer
  • Enemies of Viden and Eídisi
Race: Tunawa
  • Become Quite Lethargic in Extreme Cold
    Energetic?

Immortals

Immortal: Yvithia
  • Immortal of Intelligence, Language and Communication
    Depths of My Devotion
    Xypha: Awareness of Emotions
    Xypha: Manipulated Memories
    Xypha: Sending Ideas and Images
    Xypha: Silent Communication
    Xypha: The Power to Control
    Xypha: The Power to Read Minds
    Xypha – Telepathic Communication (Minor): Pass on Thoughts From Others
    Xypha – The Telesthetic Boon: A Crowd Makes it Difficult to Pick out Individual Streams of Conscious Thought
    Xypha – The Telesthetic Boon: Experience the Suffering of Others
    Xypha – The Telesthetic Boon: Hear Streams of Conscious Thought
    (*) Xypha: Yvithia’s Blessing

Locations

Rynmere
  • Rynmere: Duchy of Venora
    Rynmere: Makes Whiskey
Viden
  • Viden: Alcohol Prohibition Laws
    Alcohol Prohibition
    (SP) Viden: City Layout
    Viden: Culture of Courtships
    Viden: Culture of the Lower Classes
    Viden: Etiquette of Courting
    Viden: Home-Grown Fruits
    Viden: Intelligence Authority
    Viden: Quiet in the Early Morning
    Viden: Self-Sufficient
    Location: Aranaz Family Estate
    Viden Location: Burnt Wine
    Location: The Fruit Gardens
    Location: The Old Jubilee
    Location: Temple of Worship
    Location: Tienite Reavers' Warehouse
    Tienite Reavers: Ice Sculptors
    Location: The Prime Atheneum
    Location: The Viden Academy
    Viden Academy: Social Functions
(JD) Location: Facility for Retrospective Analysis
  • Even Drudge Work is Elite in the FRA
    Escaped Subject (Cylus 718)
    Longitudinal Research Project
    Must be Kept a Secret
    Research into Developmental Milestones of Mortal Races
    (JD) Research on The Great Shattering
    (*) Secret Research Facility

People

Caius Gawyne:
  • Likes to Think of Himself as Suave
    Lord Arbiter
    Lord of Rynmere’s Venora
    Maebella’s Former Lover
    Pathetically Desperate
Linika Amarinthine:
  • A Hateful Whore
    A Poor Actress
    An Exile
    Clinging to a Title
    Naerikk
    Overly Emotional
    Worthless
Maebella Arval:
  • A Defiant Paradox
    Anti-Social
    Attacked (at the Academy)
    Beautiful When Blushing
    Can Conduct Herself Appropriately
    Concerned She will Lose Kai
    Contempt for Aristocracy
    Daughter of Trinna Arval
    Defiant and Uncultivated
    Descendant of the Voren Family
    Disowned by the Voren Family
    Engaged to Me
    Has Other Suitors
    Intelligent Conversational Partner
    Insecure and Self-Conscious
    Isolated Erudite
    Is not a Complete Disaster
    Lives in Student Accommodation
    Loves Me
    Marches to the Beat of her Own Drum
    Not Part of My World
    Passionate
    Reputation: "Frigid Bitch"
    Reputation: "Lordling's Slut
    Responsive to Me
    Sensitive
    Sensitive to Seductive Touches
    Socially Inept
    Student at the Academy
    Studies Literature
    Uncomfortable Discussing Heritage
    Uncomfortable Dressing Up
    Wears a Mask
Raven Talius
  • Sister
    Returned to Viden
    Spoilt Little Girl
    Very Much the Same
NPCs:
  • Avaline: Virikai’s Slave
    Hope Dewispe: Dean of the Institute of Arts
    Head Researcher Selek Fahe: Recognisable Suture Patterns
    Sayr Tytle: Anatomy Teacher
    Sayr Tytle: Doesn't Let Prejudice Interfere With Academics
    Supervisor Annelies Layne: Tolerable
    Tevin [Viden Infirmary]: Is Loyal
    Lady Elia Talius: Mother
    Lord Orthen Voren: Hates Maebella?
    Lord Verity Talius: Disapproves of Me
    Verity Talius: Doesn't wholly trust you
    Verity Talius: Is disappointed in you
    Verity Talius: Might trust you
    Verity Talius: Opinions on reproducing with non-Eídisi
    Verity Talius: Used truth serum on you
    Verity Talius: Yvithia's Champion

Self-Discovery

Discipline (31):
  • Carefully Schooled Expression
    Defending Your Stance Calmly
    Doing as Told by Superiors
    Doing What You Don’t Want to Do
    Fighting Against Your Lover
    Holding Back Anger
    Holding Back Thoughts
    Holding Your Tongue to Save Face
    (*) Ignoring Struggling and Pleas of Patients
    Ignoring the Stench of Bodily Fluid
    Ignoring Others' Emotions
    Ignoring the Whispers and Rumours
    Keeping Calm while Approaching an Important Meeting
    (*) Learning Humility
    Maintaining ‘Face’
    Managing Expectations
    (*) Managing Unsightly Wounds
    No Empathy for Research Subjects
    Not Losing Sight of Yourself in the Room with an Imposing Individual
    Not Reacting to a Duplicitous Companion
    Not Showing Your Feelings
    Not Squirming Under a Steely Gaze
    Pick Your Battles
    Refusing to Lash Back
    Refusing to Retaliate when Offended
    Remaining Polite No Matter What
    Remaining Silent
    Socialisation in the Face of Irritation
    Standing Your Ground
    (*) Working Even if You're Above It
    (*) Working Without Complaint
Endurance (9):
  • Cacophony Inside My Head
    Dealing With a Telesthetic Boon Overload
    Learning to Control Xypha
    Watching a Woman Give Birth
    No Empathy for Others
    Remaining in an Uncomfortable Position
    Sharing Another's Pain
    Trudging Through the Snow
    Watching Others’ Pain
Psychology:
  • A Star Can't Fit into a Square
    Children Fall into Familiar Patterns
    "Diamond Dust"
    First Impressions Can Be Deceptive
    Social Relationships are More Important to Children than Education
    Travel Broadens the Mind
Resistance (1):
  • Alcohol can Loosen the Tongue
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Social

Alberquerque: Strategy Game
Languages
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Languagexxxxxxxxxxx Proficiencyxxxxxxxxxxxx Difficultyxxxxxxxxx Working Towards...
Ancient Tongue Fluent (SP) Hard
Common tongue Fluent (RB) Easy
Euthic Sign Conversational (SP) Medium 4kn, 45exp
Leni Fluent (XY) Easy
Rakahi Broken Easy [novice ling] 2kn, 30exp
Vauni Fluent Medium [competent ling boost]
Xanthea Broken Easy [novice ling] 2kn, 30exp
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Virikai Talius
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Posts: 359
Joined: Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:03 am
Race: Eídisi
Profession: Researcher/Student
Renown: 134
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Wealth Tier: Tier 1

Milestones

RP Medals

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Virikai Talius

Fame
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Descriptionxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Creditxxxx Debitxxxx Running Total
Starting Race +10 10
Starting City +10 20
Career +10 30
Attending a Function +5 35
Proper Etiquette +2 37
No Altercations +10 47
Saving Maebella +3 50
Gain a Blessing +10 60
Helping a Patient +1 61
FRA Renown +5 66
Teaching +5 69
Attending a Party +15 84
Research Approval +10 94
Saving Orphans +20 114
Good Doctor +5 119
Good Doctor +10 129
Good Diplomat +5 134
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Virikai Talius
Approved Character
Posts: 359
Joined: Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:03 am
Race: Eídisi
Profession: Researcher/Student
Renown: 134
Character Sheet
Plot Notes
Personal Journal
Templates
Letters
Wealth Tier: Tier 1

Milestones

RP Medals

Miscellaneous

Virikai Talius

Possessions
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  • Clothing:
    • Cloak, black fur;
    • Shirt, white cotton;
    • Trousers, black canvas;
    • Plain Undergarments;
    • A pair of well-fitting boots, black leather;
    • Robes, fine blue embroidered (prized possession).
    • Formal brocade suit with cotton shirt*
  • Bitch, husky: Aspen.
  • Modbomd Coin???*
  • Broze bracelet*
  • Child's ragdoll*
    [*Bioluminescent plant inside a vial*
  • Deck of cheat cards*
  • One Set of Toiletries:
    • Soap;
    • Brush;
    • Razor;
    • Toothbrush;
    • Toothpaste.
  • One Waterskin.
[*]Academic Equipment:
  • Large leather bag;
  • Vellum (10 sheets);
  • Vial of black ink;
  • Vial of ink thinner;
  • Reservoir pen.
  • Quill (hides penmanship)*
[*]Medical Equipment:
  • Sweetleaf Jelly*
[*]Weaponry:
  • Weapon worth 40gn*
Accommodation
As heir to the Talius line, Virikai remains in his family home with his parents and younger sister. It is a large manor, with guest suites, servants' quarters and function rooms. Virikia is not materialistic, however, and his personal room, whilst larger than most, is much more simplistic than the rest of the house. The room contains an insulating double bed, a desk and accompanying chair, plus a comfy sofa chair, a wardrobe and a chest of drawers. As a requirement from the law of all occupied houses/rooms in Viden, his room also contains a stove.
Monetary Worth
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Old System Money
Descriptionxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Creditxxxxxxx Debitxxxxxxx Total Ledger
Starting Package +100gn 100gn
Vial of Black Ink -5sn 99gn 5sn
Vial of Ink Thinner -1gn 98gn 5sn
Reservoir Pen -5sn 98gn
Vellum (10 sheets) -1gn 97gn
Large Leather Bag 1gn, 2sn 95gn 8sn
Ymiden 715 Academy Fees -90gn* 5gn 8sn
Saun 715 Academy Fees -90gn* -85gn 8sn
715 Living Expenses waived -85gn 8sn
Point Bank Gold Exchange (535 points) +2675gn 2565gn 8sn
*Dress for Maebella -25gn 2540gn 8sn
*Shoes for Maebella -1gn, 8sn 2539gn
*Brocade Jacket -22gn, 5sn 2516gn 5sn
*Brocade Trousers -37gn, 5sn 2470gn
*Cotton Shirt -1gn, 8sn 2477gn 2sn
Z'ida 717 Academy Fees -90gn* 2387gn 2sn
Zi'da 717 Assistant Researcher Income +1023gn 3410gn 2sn
Zi'da 717 Politician Income +558gn 3968gn 2sn
Zi'da 717 Living Expenses (Common) -158gn 1sn 3710gn 1sn
Cylus 718 Academy Fees -90gn* 3620gn 1sn
Cylus 718 Assistant Researcher Income +390gn 4110gn 1sn
Cylus 718 Politician Income +240gn 4350gn 1sn
Cylus 718 Living Expenses (Common) -63gn 4287gn 1sn
Ashan 718 Academy Fees -90gn* 4197gn 1sn
*Bottle of wine -8gn 4289gn 1sn
*Larimar Pendant -106gn 9sn, 2cn 4082gn 1sn 8cn
Ashan 718 Researcher Income +2091gn 6173gn 1sn 8cn
Ashan 718 Politician Income 1230gn 7403gn 1sn 8cn
Ashan 718 Living Expenses (Common) -332gn 1sn 7071gn 8cn
Ymiden 718 Academy Fees -90gn* 6981gn 8cn
*Reward +200gn 7181gn, 8cn
Ymiden 718 Researcher Income +1743gn 8924gn, 8cn
Ymiden 718 Politician Income +996gn 9920gn, 8cn
Ymiden 718 Living Expenses (Luxury) -410gn 8sn 5cn 9509gn, 2sn, 3cn
Saun 718 Academy Fees -90gn* 9419gn, 2sn, 3cn
Saun 718 Researcher Income +920gn 10339gn, 2sn, 3cn
Saun 718 Politician Income +560gn 10899gn, 2sn, 3cn
Saun 718 Living Expenses (Luxury) -222gn 10677gn, 2sn, 3cn
Vhalar 718 Academy Fees -90gn* 10587gn, 2sn, 3cn
Politics Letter/Cert Entrance Exam -200gn 10387gn, 2sn, 3cn
Dancing Lessons -100gn 10287gn, 2sn, 3cn
Total Worth: 10,287gn, 2sn, 3cn

*Discount for employment
Tier 7
Description Debit / Credit Running Total
Grandfathered Wealth Carried Over 10WP 10
Grandfathered Posessions Carried Over 7WP 17
Base Wealth Tier 116WP 133
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