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So, the Inquisition was formed. The nobles begin to fear assassination from all sides. The times of nobility Mistborn killing each other are over. The Steel Inquisitors look for aristocrat traitors and insurgent skaa, and the skaa try with all their strength to merely survive. The Lord Ruler's perfect Final Empire is slowly devolving into chaos.

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#2957397 Salutations

Posted by Kalin on 15 June 2012 - 06:38 PM in Introductions & Farewells

He. I'll look forward to RPing with you too...as soon as I get my character up and running that is.
If you're interested in Rping with me at all, just send an PM and we can get some ideas together. :)



#2957373 Kalin-FeruchemistCharacter application. Finished?

Posted by Kalin on 13 June 2012 - 12:22 PM in Completed Workshop Items

Ok, I'm dropping this character, I'll start again. Natbe with a noble.



#2956650 Kalin-FeruchemistCharacter application. Finished?

Posted by Kalin on 24 January 2012 - 08:31 AM in Completed Workshop Items

I think thats everything...

Kalin


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Name/Handle: Kalin
OoC Account: Kalin
Contact Information: PM me.

Character Information
Name: Kalin
Type Terrisman. (Feruchemist)
Age: 23
Gender: Male (Eunuch)
Place of Origin: Terris
Occupation: Part time thief though is considering full time. A medical adviser and doctor. Also runs a small apothecary, in his house, but will slowly fade, to house his thievery.
Relationship Status: Unmarried, though hopefully this will change. Has a sister Talie, whom he deeply cares about. (Yes I am suggesting a plot line hereƒº, involving vengeance if she is killed¡K)

Powers
-Type: Feruchemist
-Metal(s) Used: All
-Degree of Skill: Novice for all metals but a few: Steel: Advanced. Gold: Advanced. Copper, Intermediate.
-Status: Hidden: A feruchemist and a keeper on poisons and medicines. Will work with the thieves and wants to bring about the downfall of the Lord Ruler. He is a keeper sent to observe the effects the rebellion is having on the empire and whether or not the Lord Ruler will fall. So far it is too early to tell.
Known: A young man with a seemingly limitless knowledge of medicines. He is always ready to help the skaa, and even assists for free, though it is considered polite to try and pay in some other way.

Appearance: Short kempt black hair. Blue eyes. 5'6" high. Medium built. Looks a little like a weasel. Wears black robes when traveling, as it helps him to hide and be unnoticed. He usually wears a hood when traveling. He has a large scar across his back where knifes slashed at him once in a bar fight. Three years before. It took most of his goldmind to heal that, but he did not waste it healing the scares, and they made him look less Terrisman if he kept them. He has a belt with many glass vials held in it, holding different poisonous powders, and stimulating herbs. Although glass can break, wood is permeable. To stop this, put the glass vials into slightly larger wooded ones, with stoppers over the top, held in place by a screw on wooden top connected to the cork. The wood is strong, and should prevent breakages, but even they would not resist a direct hit with a mace. He wears several earrings in each ear, and pendent holding several light disks of different metals. He also has an obsidian dagger; strapped in a leather sheaf on his back. He also has three rings on each ring finger. One on his right hand had a fake glass bead on. It could twist on and off, and when the bead was removed, contained a small needle, dipped in a lethal poison, enough for several stings.

Special Skills: Kalin can read and write. The Rough streets, and bars made Kalin learn how use knife and his fists to be skilled enough, to be able to parry and counter, but that is about it when it comes to knife fighting. His only talented fighting skill is using a spear, or quarter staff, being able to face around three opponents at once in a fight.
Strengths: Is able to contact the Synod, though only on important matters. Holds a store of knowledge of medicine, poisons and the like.
[i]Weaknesses:
Hates the way skaa are treated and will help them if he can. This maybe in healing a disease going around or by more practical means such as helping the skaa thieves in there jobs. This keeps him occupied and causes him to want to actively get involved with the skaa rebellion and not just wait as most keepers do.
He has a deep love for his sister, and will find her if it kills him. A long fight with a knife puts Kalin in a corner. His best bet is to kill quickly and efficiently, which can be done by tapping strength, speed and mind speed, to process thoughts quickly. His knife is especially not very good against heavily armored opponents.

Personality: A kind man, who will help the skaa if he can. This gets him in trouble as he is mealy meant to observe how successful the rebellion is going to be, not go around healing the skaa. He was meant to not draw any attention to himself, but instead in helping the skaa any way he can. He is very loving and protective of his sister but is still in the power of the ministry. He has vowed to get her out, as soon as he finds out where she is.
Because he is a eunuch, he does not feel towards females, the same as other men do. This does not mean he is incapable of loving, but that he is incapable of lusting. In many ways this can have its advantages, as he is less likely to be distracted by women, at least when they first meet.
If he feels he will protect his sister, friends or innocents, he will not hesitate to kill. He will always put moral high ground below that of the safety of the people he cares about.

History:
Kalin was born in the breeding program, and raised as a Steward for one the Houses in the year 895. He remembers little of his life growing up in the breeding program, and doesn¡¦t even remember exactly where it is. His mother was called Alteen, and his father Trekin. The fate of his father is unknown to Kalin, but he hopes to find him someday. When he grew older signs of feruchemy would begin to appear, and he would have been killed if he had been found. His mother Alteen was forced many times to have children, but it was only when he was 5 his mother had another successful child; a daughter whom she called Talie, but Alteen died in the birth. If she had gold metal minds, she may have survived as she was a feruchemist, but the program was very careful to breed feruchemy out of the Terrismen. They were not as successful as they thought: Kalin was feruchemist. He was raised until he was 13 when he was traveling from Terris Dominance, to the Northern dominance, to be inspected by a noble, hoping to place an investment. Although he was sent down, his sister was moved, somewhere else. No one knew where she went, or why, but it was the same day he was sent to the northen dominance.
While traveling down, they, and their obligator, and guards were ambushed by a large group of bandits. During the attack, many died including the obligators, but some how Kalin was able to avoid death or capture. A small group of merchants were going back to Terris Dominance. Among them was a Keeper. He could immediately see they were Terris children, and he was one of the few to be able to see the small, tell tail signs of a Feruchemist on Kalin. He was on his way back to meet with the synod so after heard their story and took them with them. The Keeper, Jetik took him with him to be trained as a Keeper, free from the ministry. Kalin went with him, but he vowed to someday, when he was able, to free Talie, and kill any that stand in his way, be it an obligator, guard, inquisitor, or fellow keeper. He would not abandon her again. If he found her, he would save her. Until then, who knows what it is he will do?
Five years passed and Kalin came of age. When Kalin chose a subject to study, and store. He chose ¡¥Medicines and Anesthetics¡¦, to store and collect, and learn, for when the Lord Rulers end came. His first position was to go to the capital it¡¦s self. Luthadel. While there, his hatred for the ministry grew, and he began to train in the uses of his metal minds for both fighting, and quick field medicine. He was sent to assess how the position of the Lord Ruler, and how likely the various rebellions that occur inside will be successful. Most were crushed in the beginning stages, but during his stay, he soon developed a fondness for the skaa people and wanted to help them. The Synod, said they would keep their eyes and ears open, for any news about Talie, and will tell him if they find her. All they know so far, is that she has not been traveling, as no one has seen her.
After seeing all the poverty and despair caused by the nobles he wants to help the skaa as much as he can. He sent the occasional report to the Keepers saying how nothing really has changed, apart from the Steel ministry becoming more focused to keep them happy, but for him his prime motive was to assist the skaa, and find information about Talie.
His first few days did not go so well. On the first day, he went looking around several rather rough taverns ad brothels, where was repeatedly slashed, with a dagger, all for the little coin he had on him. He recovered, thanks to his gold minds, but he realized he would not last long in the Skaa slums, without knowing how to fight. He knew the Synod would disprove of it, but he sought out someone who could teach him how to fight, or at the very least, avoid being stabbed by a group of muggers.
He eventually found a middle-aged man, in the gutter, who claimed to have killed an inquisitor with his dueling cane and even then it was broken in half. Although this was impossible, he seamed to know what he was talking about when he described the brave, and imaginary battle. After a few pints the truth came out. He was, for want of a better word, a thief. The last of his crew: the others were all killed, or taken captive for whatever foul torture the ministry had lined up for them. He also had a wife,, who was ill with a fever. This fever had taken many lives of the skaa around that area. His wife would surly die of her fever, unless a doctor could heal her but they were far too poor. Kalin explained that he was a seller of medicines, and would be glade to look over her, to see if there was anything that could be done. The man was very grateful and took him to his house. Kalin could immediately see that she was very ill, just as the man had said.
He tapped into his coppermind, trying to come up with a suitable treatment, but the symptoms were all fairly trivial. The fever, the coughing. It was an easy disease to contract through poor living conditions, poor diet and lack of warmth. Unfortunately, many skaa lived like this daily. He got the correct herbs, and ingredients, and went about mixing, and mashing, and pummeling, and adding until he made what he was looking for. A powder, made with Yarrow, to treat the respiration problems, with onions and honey to sooth the thought. The body would naturally fight away the infection, so he just needed to keeper alive and without pain until them. He added a little peppermint to relieve pain, and taste. This he mealy added to boiling water, and gave to the family. Within a day she was feeling slightly better. In a week she could sit up, and in two could walk again. The couple was so thankful, but could not pay. Kalin did not mind. This was what he wanted to do, do help the skaa, avoid the unnecessary death that the nobles, and the lord ruler were forcing upon them.
As payment, Kalin asked for him be taught how to fight, at the very least, not get killed when waling home at night. His lessons began in the back room, once a week. The meeting also meant that he could keep a close eye on his wife, to make sure her condition did not suddenly worsen.
His sister was proud, and every few weeks came and restocked his supply of herbs, liquids vials, and all the necessary equipment. The keepers allowed this, but wanted him to be sure not to attract too much attention. He was meant to be un noticed.
A year later a thieving crew came in to him home and gave him an offer. They were about to do a particularly dangerous Job and asked for some poisons or sleeping drafts to remove the guards silently. Kalin considered this, but after remembering the awful conditions of the skaa, while the nobles lived a life in luxury created a powder, that when added to a drink, would knock out a man for an hour. They paid him for his work and promised to give him a cut if they were successful. A month later a rather conspicuous package appeared on his bedside when he returned home, after treating a rather nasty infected limb. The money there would have made any man the happiest man in the world, at least for a few days before he ran out, but the sum was very nice and would enable him to get a few of the rather more expensive drugs. Along with it was note. [i] ¡§Job went without a hitch. Drop by the ¡¥Skinned Rat¡¦ if you¡¦re interested in helping us with another job, or if you need something ¡¥acquired¡¦. It went so well that some of my lads have offered to buy you a drink, so come 'round anyway.¡¨

This perplexed Kalin, but he knew the Keepers would not approve of him actively assisting the thieves. But it was the noble¡¦s money, and he could use it to save the lives of many skaa before it ran out. A worthy cause if he ever saw one.
He went by and worked with the crew a few times, mainly by supplying various compounds and more then once helping the thieves that got wounded.


Role-play Sample

The slums were dark. Dark as the night sky, with the ash covering all light sources from the noble house¡¦s balls. The faint sticky smell of decay and despair lined the streets, laced with the bitter aftertaste death. The place would be fit for the lord ruler himself. Sitting in his throne, his immortal hands stained with the blood of the skaa he had, had killed.
Kalin was repulsed. The nobles either did not know or did not care and Kalin knew which one they probably were. The night was cold, so he tapped into his brassmind, letting heat flood through his body, warming him to the bone. He was on his way to meet with a thieving crew. He did not expect there to be any trouble, but he had strapped an obsidian dagger inside his robe, and his belt contained several pain dulling herbs, and stimulating powders. He had also spent the first few hours of the day feeling slow, tired, weak and thoroughly awful, but was able to resist it thanks to a small concoction he whipped up the day before. It was about to go off so he took it in order to feel a little more up to strength when he filled his metalminds.
The crew Kalin had first started to work for had gone into hiding, having ran into a little trouble with some hazekillers. Most survived, and they would contact him when they were back in business again. The crew he was on his way to meet was a different one. A rather successful one he had heard.
He turned the corner of the street, and a small tavern was there, nearly hidden by the rundown appearance, no self-respecting noble, obligator, or soldier would like to go there for a long time.
As he opened the door, a rush of warmth and light flooded over him. Kalin immediately stopped tapping his brass mind, and stepped into the warm, lit building. On the outside it may look like a run down hut, but inside, it was filled with light, laughter and hope. It was one of the few places which the skaa people felt safe, and un-persecuted. The home brew also helped.
He looked around the wooden building with a , hoping to see a few familiar faces. He walked up the barmen un hindered. The barman was bald, large: very much like a bear, who wasn¡¦t a bear. More likely a tall, furless bear with standing on his hind legs, and fondness for aged beer. He had two very muscular arms, and had just served two foaming pints of ¡¥Old Lucky¡¦ when Kalin came in. He looked up and smiled warmly at Kalin when he recognized him.
¡§Kalin! How are you? Here, half a pint on the house! You go to the back room there, and I¡¦ll bring it in with the others. Take your robe off, hang it up. If anyone touches it I¡¦ll rip there legs off, so no worries there. My wife sends her love by the way, she¡¦s making a full recovery. I¡¦ve never seen her so¡Klively.¡¨ Kalin smiled back at him, and gratefully handed him his robe. The bartenders name was Brekon Brick Breaker. So named, because he once put a man through a wall¡KOr was it a wall through a man¡KNot many people knew which, and Brekon liked it that way. It increased the popularity of his establishment. Needless to say, the wall made a full recovery. The same could no be said about the man.
¡§I¡¦m fine thanks Brek¡¦. Make sure you let me know if Siary feels ill again. I take it the others are in the usual back room?¡¨ Brekon was one of the few people to host many meetings at one time. He owned a peculiar building which some how managed to have up to four ¡¥back rooms¡¦. This not only increased customers, but also the rent. The crew Kalin was meeting did not pay ¡¥rent¡¦, they ¡¥redistributed last week¡¦s tax¡¦. Although no one could be sure if it was the ¡¥same¡¦ tax they had paid, the situation was like this. The skaa had property taken from them by nobles. The nobles had money taken from them by thieves. The thieves had property sold the skaa, and the circle goes one. Unfortunately for the nobles the thieves ¡¥redistribute¡¦ between 105% and 200% of ¡¥Last week¡¦s tax¡¦ the nobles made, even if the nobles did not actually make any money in the last few months. More depending on how deep their pockets are, and whether or not they can get the safes open before the next patrol of guards. It would probably be fair to say the thieves actually taxed the nobles, although the amount does not depend on how much the nobles made that week, but on how much the noble currently has on there possession. The thieves usually try to relieve that particular noble of that burden. Many say the thieves had found a way to breed money. ¡¥¡§This is ancient secret¡¨ they said, ¡§and is as old as man its self.¡¨¡¦ There is a reason they are called ¡¥Thieves¡¦. Although the redistribution was given to any one, it was given to ever the thieves needed a favor off. This is usually, either a room to plan their next job, or few pints of home brew. Both could be found at ¡¥The Skinned Rat¡¦ which was one of the reasons Brekon was so successful.
Kalin made his way to the back room in question, past back room number one, and back room number two, and finally past back room number three, into the final back room. Back room number four, indicated by the misleading brass number, ¡¥5.8¡¦ on the polished wooden door. Conversation could be herd from inside. A heated conversation. The type of conversation which would make a man be in reach of his dagger, before going in. Kalin did just that.



#2956631 Kalin-FeruchemistCharacter application. Finished?

Posted by Kalin on 23 January 2012 - 07:56 AM in Completed Workshop Items

Ok, I am begining to make some some ajustments, as we speak, but It is curently 7:55 in the moring here, and i need to go soon, but I am taking all your advice into acount. :P
Just one problem. If Talie was not with Kalin on the trip, how would she escape from the ministry? Any ideas any one?
I have also done a little research into medical properties of plants, and I have found this awsome website. I have not gone all the way through it yet, but I have taken several plants I think will be easy to find in this world.

Have a look if you like,

http://www.piam.com/...den/plants.html



#2956622 Kalin-FeruchemistCharacter application. Finished?

Posted by Kalin on 22 January 2012 - 09:03 PM in Completed Workshop Items

Ok, I think thats sorted out. Thank your for your questions so far, I hope they have been sorted out. If I have missed somthing completly obvious, let me know, I do that somtimes.
I hate to be rude, but can we focus on problems with the acutal application, I love debating about this but I would quite like to get on with questions that need to be sorted out before it is accepted? It's just I want to get involved soon, so...Any questions?

Kalin


Player Information
Name/Handle: Kalin
OoC Account: (Required in order to use the account linking system)
Contact Information: PM me.

Character Information
Name: Kalin
Type Terrisman. (Feruchemist)
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Place of Origin: Terris
Occupation: Part time thief though is considering full time. A medical adviser and doctor. Also runs a small apothecary, in his house.
Relationship Status: Unmarried, though hopefully this will change. Has a sister Talie, whom he deeply cares about. (Yes I am suggesting a plot line hereļ)

Powers
-Type: Feruchemist
-Metal(s) Used: All
-Degree of Skill: Novice for all metals but a few: Steel: Advanced. Gold: Advanced.
-Status: Hidden: A feruchemist and a keeper on poisons and medicines. Will work with the thieves and wants to bring about the downfall of the Lord Ruler. He is a keeper sent to observe the effects the rebellion is having on the empire and whether or not the Lord Ruler will fall. So far it is too early to tell.
Known: A young man with a seemingly limitless knowledge of medicines. He is always ready to help the skaa, and even assists for free, though it is considered polite to try and pay in some other way.

Appearance: Short kempt black hair. Blue eyes. 5'6" high. Medium built. Looks a little like a weasel. Wears black robes when traveling, as it helps him to hide and be unnoticed. He usually wears a hood when traveling. He has a large scar across his back where knifes slashed at him once in a bar fight. Three years before. It took most of his goldmind to heal that, but he did not waste it healing the scares, and they made him look less Terrisman if he kept them. He has a belt with many glass vials held in it, holding different poisonous powders, and stimulating herbs. Although glass can break, wood is permeable. To stop this, put the glass vials into slightly larger wooded ones, with stoppers over the top, held in place by a screw on wooden top connected to the cork. The wood is strong, and should prevent breakages, but even they would not resist a direct hit with a mace. He wears several earrings in each ear, and pendent holding several light disks of different metals. He also has an obsidian dagger; strapped in a leather sheaf on his back. He also has three rings on each ring finger. One on his right hand had a fake glass bead on. It could twist on and off, and when the bead was removed, contained a small needle, dipped in a lethal poison.

Special Skills: Kalin can read and write. The Rough streets, and bars made Kalin learn how use knife and his fists to be skilled enough, to be able to parry and counter, but that is about it when it comes to knife fighting. Long fights with a knife puts Kalin in a corner. They are especially not very good against heavily armored opponents. His only talented fighting skill is using a spear, or quarter staff, being able to face around three opponents at once in a fight.
Strengths: Is able to contact the Synod, though only on important matters. Holds a store of knowledge of medicine, poisons and the like.
Weaknesses: Hates the way skaa are treated and will help them if he can. This maybe in healing a disease going around or by more practical means such as helping the skaa thieves in there jobs. This keeps him occupied and causes him to want to actively get involved with the skaa rebellion and not just wait as most keepers do.

Personality: A kind man, who will help the skaa if he can. This gets him in trouble as he is mealy meant to observe how successful the rebellion is going to be, not go around healing the skaa. He was meant to not draw any attention to himself, but instead in helping the skaa any way he can. He is very loving and protective of his sister but she is away with the other keepers, but visits him when she can. Although she approves of helping the skaa, she disproves of him being active in the thieves.

History:
Kalin was born in the breeding program, and raised as a Steward for one the Houses in the year 895. He remembers little of his life growing up in the breeding program, and doesn¡¦t even remember exactly where it is. His mother was called Alteen, and his father Trekin. The fate of his father is unknown to Kalin, but he hopes to find him someday. When he grew older signs of feruchemy would begin to appear, and he would have been killed if he had been found. His mother Alteen was forced many times to have children, but it was only when he was 5 his mother had another successful child; a daughter whom she called Talie, but Alteen died in the birth. If she had gold metal minds, she may have survived as she was a feruchemist, but the program was very careful to breed feruchemy out of the Terrismen. They were not as successful as they thought: Kalin and his sister were both feruchemists. He was raised until he was 13 when he and his sister were traveling from Terris Dominance, to the Northern dominance, to be inspected by a noble, hoping to place an investment. While traveling down, they, and their obligator, and guards were ambushed by a large group of bandits. During the attack, many died including the obligator, but some how Kalin and Talie were able to avoid death or capture. A small group of merchants were going back to Terris Dominance. Among them was a Keeper. He could immediately see they were Terris children, and he was one of the few to be able to see the small, tell tail signs of a Feruchemist on Kalin. He was on his way back to meet with the synod so after heard their story and took them with them. The Keeper, Jetik took them with him to be trained as a Keeper, free from the ministry.
Five years passed and Kalin came of age. When Kalin chose a subject to study, and store. He chose ¡¥Medicines and Anesthetics¡¦, to store and collect, and learn, for when the Lord Rulers end came. His first position was to go to the capital it¡¦s self. Luthadel. While there, his hatred for the ministry grew, and he began to train in the uses of his metal minds for both fighting, and quick field medicine.
He was sent to assess how the position of the Lord Ruler, and how likely the various rebellions that occur inside will be successful. Most were crushed in the beginning stages, but during his stay, he soon developed a fondness for the skaa people and wanted to help them. After seeing all the poverty and despair caused by the nobles he wants to help the skaa as much as he can. He sent the occasional report to the Keepers saying how nothing really has changed, apart from the Steel ministry becoming more focused to keep them happy, but for him his prime motive was to assist the skaa.
The first time he helped was two years earlier. A man was drinking in a tavern saying how dreadfully ill his wife was. Kalin could not help but overhear and offered to help in any way he could. The man was thankful for his offer but did not think there was anything he could do. His wife would surly die of her fever, unless a doctor could heal her but they were far too poor. Kalin explained that he was a seller of medicines, and would be glade to look over her, to see if there was anything that could be done. The man was very grateful and took him to his house. Kalin could immediately see that she was very ill, just as the man had said. He tapped into his coppermind, cross referencing the symptom: the fever, the coughing, the paleness, the vomiting blood, the tiredness, and others. A few came up, but after close examination one remained. It was an easy disease to contract through poor living conditions, poor diet and lack of warmth. He got the correct herbs, and ingredients, and went about mixing, and mashing, and pummeling, and adding until he made what he was looking for. This he mealy added to boiling water, and gave to the family. Within a day she was feeling slightly better. In a week she could sit up, and in two could walk again. The couple was so thankful, but could not pay. Kalin did not mind. This was what he wanted to do, do help the skaa, avoid the unnecessary death that the nobles, and the lord ruler were forcing upon them.
His sister was proud, and every few weeks came and restocked his supply of herbs, liquids vials, and all the necessary equipment. The keepers allowed this, but wanted him to be sure not to attract too much attention. He was meant to be un noticed.
A year later a thieving crew came in to him home and gave him an offer. They were about to do a particularly dangerous Job and asked for some poisons or sleeping drafts to remove the guards silently. Kalin considered this, but after remembering the awful conditions of the skaa, while the nobles lived a life in luxury created a powder, that when added to a drink, would knock out a man for an hour. They paid him for his work and promised to give him a cut if they were successful. A month later a rather conspicuous package appeared on his bedside when he returned home, after treating a rather nasty infected limb. The money there would have made any man the happiest man in the world, at least for a few days before he ran out, but the sum was very nice and would enable him to get a few of the rather more expensive drugs. Along with it was note. ¡§Job went without a hitch. Drop by the ¡¥Skinned Rat¡¦ if you¡¦re interested in helping us with another job, or if you need something ¡¥acquired¡¦. It went so well that some of my lads have offered to buy you a drink, so come 'round anyway.¡¨
This perplexed Kalin, but he knew the Keepers would not approve of him actively assisting the thieves. But it was the noble¡¦s money, and he could use it to save the lives of many skaa before it ran out. A worthy cause if he ever saw one.
He went by and worked with the crew a few times, mainly by supplying various compounds and more then once helping the thieves that got wounded.


Role-play Sample

The slums were dark. Dark as the night sky, with the ash covering all light sources from the noble house¡¦s balls. The faint sticky smell of decay and despair lined the streets, laced with the bitter aftertaste death. The place would be fit for the lord ruler himself. Sitting in his throne, his immortal hands stained with the blood of the skaa he had, had killed.
Kalin was repulsed. The nobles either did not know or did not care and Kalin knew which one they probably were. The night was cold, so he tapped into his brassmind, letting heat flood through his body, warming him to the bone. He was on his way to meet with a thieving crew. He did not expect there to be any trouble, but he had strapped an obsidian dagger inside his robe, and his belt contained several pain dulling herbs, and stimulating powders. He had also spent the first few hours of the day feeling slow, tired, weak and thoroughly awful, but was able to resist it thanks to a small concoction he whipped up the day before. It was about to go off so he took it in order to feel a little more up to strength when he filled his metalminds.
The crew Kalin had first started to work for had gone into hiding, having ran into a little trouble with some hazekillers. Most survived, and they would contact him when they were back in business again. The crew he was on his way to meet was a different one. A rather successful one he had heard.
He turned the corner of the street, and a small tavern was there, nearly hidden by the rundown appearance, no self-respecting noble, obligator, or soldier would like to go there for a long time.
As he opened the door, a rush of warmth and light flooded over him. Kalin immediately stopped tapping his brass mind, and stepped into the warm, lit building. On the outside it may look like a run down hut, but inside, it was filled with light, laughter and hope. It was one of the few places which the skaa people felt safe, and un-persecuted. The home brew also helped.
He looked around the wooden building with a , hoping to see a few familiar faces. He walked up the barmen un hindered. The barman was bald, large: very much like a bear, who wasn¡¦t a bear. More likely a tall, furless bear with standing on his hind legs, and fondness for aged beer. He had two very muscular arms, and had just served two foaming pints of ¡¥Old Lucky¡¦ when Kalin came in. He looked up and smiled warmly at Kalin when he recognized him.
¡§Kalin! How are you? Here, half a pint on the house! You go to the back room there, and I¡¦ll bring it in with the others. Take your robe off, hang it up. If anyone touches it I¡¦ll rip there legs off, so no worries there. My wife sends her love by the way, she¡¦s making a full recovery. I¡¦ve never seen her so¡Klively.¡¨ Kalin smiled back at him, and gratefully handed him his robe. The bartenders name was Brekon Brick Breaker. So named, because he once put a man through a wall¡KOr was it a wall through a man¡KNot many people knew which, and Brekon liked it that way. It increased the popularity of his establishment. Needless to say, the wall made a full recovery. The same could no be said about the man.
¡§I¡¦m fine thanks Brek¡¦. Make sure you let me know if Siary feels ill again. I take it the others are in the usual back room?¡¨ Brekon was one of the few people to host many meetings at one time. He owned a peculiar building which some how managed to have up to four ¡¥back rooms¡¦. This not only increased customers, but also the rent. The crew Kalin was meeting did not pay ¡¥rent¡¦, they ¡¥redistributed last week¡¦s tax¡¦. Although no one could be sure if it was the ¡¥same¡¦ tax they had paid, the situation was like this. The skaa had property taken from them by nobles. The nobles had money taken from them by thieves. The thieves had property sold the skaa, and the circle goes one. Unfortunately for the nobles the thieves ¡¥redistribute¡¦ between 105% and 200% of ¡¥Last week¡¦s tax¡¦ the nobles made, even if the nobles did not actually make any money in the last few months. More depending on how deep their pockets are, and whether or not they can get the safes open before the next patrol of guards. It would probably be fair to say the thieves actually taxed the nobles, although the amount does not depend on how much the nobles made that week, but on how much the noble currently has on there possession. The thieves usually try to relieve that particular noble of that burden. Many say the thieves had found a way to breed money. ¡¥¡§This is ancient secret¡¨ they said, ¡§and is as old as man its self.¡¨¡¦ There is a reason they are called ¡¥Thieves¡¦. Although the redistribution was given to any one, it was given to ever the thieves needed a favor off. This is usually, either a room to plan their next job, or few pints of home brew. Both could be found at ¡¥The Skinned Rat¡¦ which was one of the reasons Brekon was so successful.
Kalin made his way to the back room in question, past back room number one, and back room number two, and finally past back room number three, into the final back room. Back room number four, indicated by the misleading brass number, ¡¥5.8¡¦ on the polished wooden door. Conversation could be herd from inside. A heated conversation. The type of conversation which would make a man be in reach of his dagger, before going in. Kalin did just that.



#2956608 Kalin-FeruchemistCharacter application. Finished?

Posted by Kalin on 22 January 2012 - 12:38 PM in Completed Workshop Items

Ok, that could work, but there are still several drugs which can be used as knock-out drugs, even if it is quick but only for an hour, that could still be used on gaurds. Also They could be used against mistings, and mist born, the obly one that would not be affected, is the feruchemists, if they tapped gold, and the one that stores wakefulness.
That aside, are there anyother questions, that need to be answered or can Kalin be accepted? :)



#2956606 Kalin-FeruchemistCharacter application. Finished?

Posted by Kalin on 22 January 2012 - 09:55 AM in Completed Workshop Items

There is also cholorfoam, and the anesthetics in 'this' world might be more powerful, and easier to administer. Many years of knowledge can be accessed as he is a keeper.
Just because all of our things are in their worlds, doesn't mean that all of their things are in our world. They could have stronger mediicenes but becuase of the Lord Ruler have forgotten how to get them, or how to use them, and many skaa can not afford them.
I am working on the basis that there are herbs, and plants with medical properties that can be accessed in their world but not in our world.
(Good luck during you doctorate, by the way)



#2956583 Kalin-FeruchemistCharacter application. Finished?

Posted by Kalin on 21 January 2012 - 06:02 PM in Completed Workshop Items

Because of my actual lack of knowlege of disease, I used some sterotipical symptons, but although 'we' did not have any herbs that can help treatdisease until later, 'they' might have. Consider Galrlic, and honey in our world. These were sued in acient times because of their antibacterial properties. (I have just been doing medical history course as part of my history GCSE, so we have learnt what treatments were used during prehistoric, through to renasionce, and other periaods of time.
Also in other fantasy worlds, there are herbs which can make stunning recoveries. Atheles in lord of the rings for example, and that was medieval, fantasy age. Foxglove,is aplant in our world, with anti bacteraial properties, and the dock leaf is a common plant used to treat stinging nettels.
As for the breeders travaling, that was part of my last app, and was not meant to be there, I apologise for that, I thought I removed it.



#2956580 Kalin-FeruchemistCharacter application. Finished?

Posted by Kalin on 21 January 2012 - 04:02 PM in Completed Workshop Items

No probelm TS, I appreciate the suggestions, it keeps me on my toes :)
Ok I've eddited it slightly to fit the eunuch charcter. Let me know if any other changes our needed.

Updated:


Kalin


Player Information
Name/Handle: Kalin
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Character Information
Name: Kalin
Type Terrisman. (Feruchemist)
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Place of Origin: Terris
Occupation: Part time thief though is considering full time. A medical adviser and doctor. Also runs a small apothacry, in his house.
Relationship Status: Unmarried, though hopefully this will change.

Powers
-Type: Feruchemist
-Metal(s) Used: All
-Degree of Skill: Novice for all metals but a few: Steel: Advanced. Gold: Advanced.
-Status: Hidden: A feruchemist and a keeper on poisons and medicines. Will work with the thieves and wants to bring about the downfall of the Lord Ruler. He is a keeper sent to observe the effects the rebellion is having on the empire and whether or not the Lord Ruler will fall. So far it is too early to tell.
Known: A young man with a seemingly limitless knowledge of medicines. He is always ready to help the skaa, and even assissts for free, though it is considered polite to try and pay in some other way.

Appearance: Short, practical black hair. Green eyes. 5'5" high. Medium built. Looks a little like a weasel. Wears black traveling robes with a hood, as it helps him to hide and be unnoticed. HeHas a large scar across his back where knifes slashed at him once in a bar fight. Three years before. It took most of his goldmind to heal that, but he did not waste it healing the scares, and they made him look less Terrisman if he kept them. He has a belt with many wooden vials held in it, holding different medical powders, and stimulating herbs, as glass would break. This is more practical, if rushing around with lots of valubal drugs and plants would be easily lost or stolen. Wood was more then effective for storing powders and herbs. He wears several earring in each ear, and pendent holding several light disks of different metals. He also has three rings on each ringfinger, one one his right hand on his ring is gold, with a fake glass bead on. It could twist on and off, and when the bead was removed, contained a small needle, dipped in a leathal poison. This is only weapon, and the posion can easily be switched with non leathal drugs. In a pinch the glass bead can break if punched.

Special Skills: Reading. Writing. Unarmed comabat. (Skaa bars are rather rough, and it is not always safe at night, and he had to adapt to survive).
Strengths: Is able to contact the Synod, though only on important matters. Holds a store of knowledge of medicine, poisons and the like.
Weaknesses: Hates the way skaa are treated and will help them if he can. This maybe in healing a disease going around or by more practical means such as helping the skaa thieves in there jobs. This keeps him occupied and causes him to want to actively get involved with the skaa rebellion and not just wait as most keepers do.

Personality: A kind man, who will help the skaa if he can. This gets him in trouble as he is mealy meant to observe how successful the rebellion is going to be, not go around healing the skaa. He was meant to not draw any attention to himself, but instead in helping the skaa any way he can. He is very loving and protective of his sister but she is away with the other keepers, but visits him when she can. Although she approves of helping the skaa, she disproves of him being active in the thieves.

History:
Kalin was born in the breeding program, and raised as a Steward for one the Houses in the year 895. He remembers little of his life growing up in the breeding program, and doesn’t even remember exactly where it is. His mother was called Alteen, and his father Trekin. The fate of his father is unknown to Kalin, but he hopes to find him someday. When he was 5 his mother had other child; a daughter whom she called Talie, but his mother died in the birth. If she had gold metal minds, she may have survived as she was a feruchemist, but the program was very careful to breed feruchemy out of the Terrismen. They were not as successful as they thought: Kalin and his sister were both feruchemists. Had the Steel ministry know, they would have never selected him for the program. He was raised until he was 13 when he and his sister were traveling from Terris Dominance, to the Northern dominance, to be inspected by a noble, hoping to place an investment. (To consider if he or his sister would be of adequate use to the Noble family, and if there were any particular traits, as a steward in their house hold)
While traveling down, they, and their obligators, and guards were ambushed by a large gang of bandits. During the attack, many died but some how Kalin and Talie were able to avoid death capture, by both the obligators, and gang. He and is sister spent the next few days traveling back ‘home’ the only place they had ever known. On their way, a small group of Keepers, on their way back to meet with the synod. They heard their story and took them with them, to be trained as a Keeper, free from the ministry.
Five years passed and Kalin came of age. When Kalin chose a subject to study, and store. He chose ‘Medicines and Anesthetics’, to store and collect, and learn, for when the Lord Rulers end came. His first position was to go to the capital it’s self. Luthadel. He was sent to assess how the position of the Lord Ruler, and how likely the various rebellions that occur inside will be successful. Most were crushed in the beginning stages, but during his stay, he soon developed a fondness for the skaa people and wanted to help them. After seeing all the poverty and despair caused by the nobles he wants to help the skaa as much as he can. He sent the occasional report to the Keepers saying how nothing really has changed, apart from the Steel ministry becoming more focused, and the hunting of skaa hald breedsm but for him his prime motive was to assist the skaa.
The first time he helped was two years earlier. A man was drinking in a tavern saying how dreadfully ill his wife was. Kalin could not help but overhear and offered to help in any way he could. The man was thankful for his offer but did not think there was anything he could do. His wife would surly die of her fever, unless a doctor could heal her but they were far too poor. Kalin explained that he was a seller of medicines, and would be glade to look over her, to see if there was anything that could be done. The man was very grateful and took him to his house. Kalin could immediately see that she was very ill, just as the man had said. He tapped into his coppermind, cross referencing the symptom: the fever, the coughing, the paleness, the vomiting blood, the tiredness, and others. A few came up, but after close examination one remained. It was an easy disease to contract through poor living conditions, poor diet and lack of warmth. He got the correct herbs, and ingredients, and went about mixing, and mashing, and pummeling, and adding until he made what he was looking for. This he mearly added to boiling water, and gave to the family. Within a day she was feeling slightly better. In a week she could sit up, and in two could walk again. The couple was so thankful, but could not pay. Kalin did not mind. This was what he wanted to do, do help the skaa, avoid the unnecessary death that the nobles, and the lord ruler were forcing upon them.
His sister was proud, and every few months came and restocked his supply of herbs, liquids vials, and all the necessary equipment, and to take back his reports to the synod.
A year later a thieving crew came in to him home and gave him an offer. They were about to do a particularly dangerous Job and asked for some poisons or sleeping drafts to remove the guards silently. Kalin considered this, but after remembering the awful conditions of the skaa, while the nobles lived a life in luxury created a powder, that when burn made a smoke which would knock out a man for several hours. They paid him for his work and promised to give him a cut if they were successful. A month later a rather conspicuous package appeared on his bedside when he returned home, after treating a rather nasty infected limb. The money there would have made any man the happiest man in the world, at least for a few days before he ran out, but the sum was very nice and would enable him to get a few of the rather more expensive drugs. Along with it was note. “Job went without a hitch. Drop by the ‘Skinned Rat’ if you’re interested in helping us with another job, or if you need something ‘acquired’. It went so well that some of my lads have offered to buy you a drink, so come 'round anyway.”
This perplexed Kalin, but he knew the Keepers would not approve of him actively assisting the thieves. But it was the noble’s money, and he could use it to save the lives of many skaa before it ran out. A worthy cause if he ever saw one.
He went by and worked with the crew a few times, mainly by supplying various compounds and more then once helping the thieves that got wounded.


Role-play Sample

The slums were dark. Dark as the night sky, with the ash covering all light sources from the noble house’s balls. The faint sticky smell of decay and despair lined the streets, laced with the bitter aftertaste death. The place would be fit for the lord ruler himself. Sitting in his throne, his immortal hands stained with the blood of the skaa he had, had killed.
Kalin was repulsed. The nobles either did not know or did not care and Kalin knew which one they probably were. The night was cold, so he tapped into his brassmind, letting heat flood through his body, warming him to the bone. He was on his way to meet with a thieving crew. He did not expect there to be any trouble, but he had strapped an obsidian dagger inside his robe, and his belt contained several pain dulling herbs, and stimulating powders. He had also spent the first few hours of the day feeling slow, tired, weak and thoroughly awful, but was able to resist it thanks to a small concoction he whipped up the day before. It was about to go off so he took it in order to feel a little more up to strength when he filled his metalminds.
The crew Kalin had first started to work for had gone into hiding, having ran into a little trouble with some hazekillers. Most survived, and they would contact him when they were back in business again. The crew he was on his way to meet was a different one. A rather successful one he had heard.
He turned the corner of the street, and a small tavern was there, nearly hidden by the rundown appearance, no self-respecting noble, obligator, or soldier would like to go there for a long time.
As he opened the door, a rush of warmth and light flooded over him. Kalin immediately stopped tapping his brass mind, and stepped into the warm, lit building. On the outside it may look like a run down hut, but inside, it was filled with light, laughter and hope. It was one of the few places which the skaa people felt safe, and un-persecuted. The home brew also helped.
He looked around the wooden building with a , hoping to see a few familiar faces. He walked up the barmen un hindered. The barman was bald, large: very much like a bear, who wasn’t a bear. More likely a tall, furless bear with standing on his hind legs, and fondness for aged beer. He had two very muscular arms, and had just served two foaming pints of ‘Old Lucky’ when Kalin came in. He looked up and smiled warmly at Kalin when he recognized him.
“Kalin! How are you? Here, half a pint on the house! You go to the back room there, and I’ll bring it in with the others. Take your robe off, hang it up. If anyone touches it I’ll rip there legs off, so no worries there. My wife sends her love by the way, she’s making a full recovery. I’ve never seen her so…lively.” Kalin smiled back at him, and gratefully handed him his robe. The bartenders name was Brekon Brick Breaker. So named, because he once put a man through a wall…Or was it a wall through a man…Not many people knew which, and Brekon liked it that way. It increased the popularity of his establishment. Needless to say, the wall made a full recovery. The same could no be said about the man.
“I’m fine thanks Brek’. Make sure you let me know if Siary feels ill again. I take it the others are in the usual back room?” Brekon was one of the few people to host many meetings at one time. He owned a peculiar building which some how managed to have up to four ‘back rooms’. This not only increased customers, but also the rent. The crew Kalin was meeting did not pay ‘rent’, they ‘redistributed last week’s tax’. Although no one could be sure if it was the ‘same’ tax they had paid, the situation was like this. The skaa had property taken from them by nobles. The nobles had money taken from them by thieves. The thieves had property sold the skaa, and the circle goes one. Unfortunately for the nobles the thieves ‘redistribute’ between 105% and 200% of ‘Last week’s tax’ the nobles made, even if the nobles did not actually make any money in the last few months. More depending on how deep their pockets are, and whether or not they can get the safes open before the next patrol of guards. It would probably be fair to say the thieves actually taxed the nobles, although the amount does not depend on how much the nobles made that week, but on how much the noble currently has on there possession. The thieves usually try to relieve that particular noble of that burden. Many say the thieves had found a way to breed money. ‘“This is ancient secret” they said, “and is as old as man its self.”’ There is a reason they are called ‘Thieves’. Although the redistribution was given to any one, it was given to ever the thieves needed a favor off. This is usually, either a room to plan their next job, or few pints of home brew. Both could be found at ‘The Skinned Rat’ which was one of the reasons Brekon was so successful.
Kalin made his way to the back room in question, past back room number one, and back room number two, and finally past back room number three, into the final back room. Back room number four, indicated by the misleading brass number, ‘5.8’ on the polished wooden door. Conversation could be herd from inside. A heated conversation. The type of conversation which would make a man be in reach of his dagger, before going in. Kalin did just that.



#2956579 Skaa Theiving Crews

Posted by Kalin on 21 January 2012 - 03:58 PM in Plotting

Kalin, would be known to Skaa, as a healer who has helped the thieves beofre, so Kylde could know Kalin that way. By the way, do we have base yet? Becuase I think the 'Skinned Rat' tavern Idea might be interesting, and it would link into the story of Kalin. Then Klyde could come in with Kobalt, ect.



#2956494 Kalin-FeruchemistCharacter application. Finished?

Posted by Kalin on 14 January 2012 - 10:08 PM in Completed Workshop Items

Shame...I liked the idea of Kalin being one of the few non eunuch around, so that the line of feruchemy will be able to continue, until 'The Alloy of Law'.
Are you sure there is no way of Kalin not being a eunuch? It just seams too un realistic for all feruchemists to be eunuch. I have changed my app to fit more criteria, and questions. Is this acceptable?

Kalin


Player Information
Name/Handle: Kalin
OoC Account: (Required in order to use the account linking system)
Contact Information: PM me.

Character Information
Name: Kalin
Type Terrisman. (Feruchemist)
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Place of Origin: Terris
Occupation: Part time thief though is considering full time. A medical adviser and doctor. Also runs a small apothecary, in his house.
Relationship Status: Unmarried, though hopefully this will change. Has a sister Talie. (Yes I am suggesting a plot line here ļ)

Powers
-Type: Feruchemist
-Metal(s) Used: All
-Degree of Skill: Novice for all metals but a few: Steel: Advanced. Gold: Advanced.
-Status: Hidden: A feruchemist and a keeper on poisons and medicines. Will work with the thieves and wants to bring about the downfall of the Lord Ruler. He is a keeper sent to observe the effects the rebellion is having on the empire and whether or not the Lord Ruler will fall. So far it is too early to tell.
Known: A young man with a seemingly limitless knowledge of medicines. He is always ready to help the skaa, and even assists for free, though it is considered polite to try and pay in some other way.

Appearance: Short kempt black hair. Blue eyes. 5'6" high. Medium built. Looks a little like a weasel. Wears black robes when traveling, as it helps him to hide and be unnoticed. Has a large scar across his back where knifes slashed at him once in a bar fight. Three years before. It took most of his goldmind to heal that, but he did not waste it healing the scares, and they made him look less Terrisman if he kept them. He has a belt with many wooden vials held in it, holding different poisonous powders, and stimulating herbs, as glass would break. Wood was more then effective for storing powders and herbs. He wears several earring in each ear, and pendent holding several light disks of different metals. He also has three rings on each ring finger. One on his right hand had a fake glass bead on. It could twist on and off, and when the bead was removed, contained a small needle, dipped in a lethal poison.
(Include height, build, hair, eyes, and their general demeanor in your description, in prose format - no subheaders, please, and no images.)

Special Skills: Reading. Writing. Brawling. (Skaa bars are rather rough, and it is not always safe at night.).
Strengths: Has a few contacts amoung the thieves. Is able to contact the Synod, though only on important matters. Holds a store of knowledge of medicine, poisons and the like.
Weaknesses: Hates the way skaa are treated and will help them if he can. This maybe in healing a disease going around or by more practical means such as helping the skaa thieves in there jobs. This keeps him occupied and causes him to want to actively get involved with the skaa rebellion and not just wait as most keepers do.

Personality: A kind man, who will help the skaa if he can. This gets him in trouble as he is mealy meant to observe how successful the rebellion is going to be, not go around healing the skaa. He was meant to not draw any attention to himself, but instead in helping the skaa any way he can. He is very loving and protective of his sister but she is away with the other keepers, but visits him when she can. Although she approves of helping the skaa, she disproves of him being active in the thieves.

History:
Kalin was born in the breeding program, and raised as a Steward for one the Houses in the year 895. He remembers little of his life growing up in the breeding program, and doesn¡¦t even remember exactly where it is. His mother was called Alteen, and his father Trekin. The fate of his father is unknown to Kalin, but he hopes to find him someday. When he was born, was that he was selected to be part of the male blood line to breed feruchemy out off the terrisgirls there, as the ministry thought he was not a feruchemist. When he grew older signs would begin to appear, and he would have been killed if he had been found. This would have been a very bleak future, but thankfully for him due to later events, this never happened. His mother Alteen was forced many times to have children, but it was only when he was 5 his mother had another successful child; a daughter whom she called Talie, but Alteen died in the birth. If she had gold metal minds, she may have survived as she was a feruchemist, but the program was very careful to breed feruchemy out of the Terrismen. They were not as successful as they thought: Kalin and his sister were both feruchemists. Had the Steel ministry know, they would have never selected him for the program. He was raised until he was 13 when he and his sister were traveling from Terris Dominance, to the Northern dominance, to be inspected by a noble, hoping to place an investment. (Consider if he or his sister would be of adequate use to the Noble family, and if there were any particular traits, as a steward in their house hold.) At least this was the cover story. A sympathetic obligator was very observant, and could see the subtle signs ion both Talie and Kalin. He knew that once the other obligators found out they would kill them both. He swapped the two young feruchemists, for two other Terris children who were soon to travel down too the northern dominance. There he could only hope the Noble house would accept the two of them.
While traveling down, they, and their obligator, and guards were ambushed by a large group of bandits. During the attack, many died including the obligator, but some how Kalin and Talie were able to avoid death or capture. A small group of merchants were going back to Terris Dominence. Among them was a Keeper. He could immediately see they were Terris children, and he too was one of the few to be able to see the small, tell tail signs of a Feruchemist on Kalin. He was on his way back to meet with the synod. They heard their story and took them with them. The Keeper, Jetik took them with him to be trained as a Keeper, free from the ministry.
Five years passed and Kalin came of age. When Kalin chose a subject to study, and store. He chose ¡¥Medicines and Anesthetics¡¦, to store and collect, and learn, for when the Lord Rulers end came. His first position was to go to the capital it¡¦s self. Luthadel. He was sent to assess how the position of the Lord Ruler, and how likely the various rebellions that occur inside will be successful. Most were crushed in the beginning stages, but during his stay, he soon developed a fondness for the skaa people and wanted to help them. After seeing all the poverty and despair caused by the nobles he wants to help the skaa as much as he can. He sent the occasional report to the Keepers saying how nothing really has changed, apart from the Steel ministry becoming more focused, but for him his prime motive was to assist the skaa.
The first time he helped was two years earlier. A man was drinking in a tavern saying how dreadfully ill his wife was. Kalin could not help but overhear and offered to help in any way he could. The man was thankful for his offer but did not think there was anything he could do. His wife would surly die of her fever, unless a doctor could heal her but they were far too poor. Kalin explained that he was a seller of medicines, and would be glade to look over her, to see if there was anything that could be done. The man was very grateful and took him to his house. Kalin could immediately see that she was very ill, just as the man had said. He tapped into his coppermind, cross referencing the symptom: the fever, the coughing, the paleness, the vomiting blood, the tiredness, and others. A few came up, but after close examination one remained. It was an easy disease to contract through poor living conditions, poor diet and lack of warmth. He got the correct herbs, and ingredients, and went about mixing, and mashing, and pummeling, and adding until he made what he was looking for. This he mealy added to boiling water, and gave to the family. Within a day she was feeling slightly better. In a week she could sit up, and in two could walk again. The couple was so thankful, but could not pay. Kalin did not mind. This was what he wanted to do, do help the skaa, avoid the unnecessary death that the nobles, and the lord ruler were forcing upon them.
His sister was proud, and every few weeks came and restocked his supply of herbs, liquids vials, and all the necessary equipment. The keepers allowed this, but wanted him to be sure not to attract too much attention. He was meant to be un noticed.
A year later a thieving crew came in to him home and gave him an offer. They were about to do a particularly dangerous Job and asked for some poisons or sleeping drafts to remove the guards silently. Kalin considered this, but after remembering the awful conditions of the skaa, while the nobles lived a life in luxury created a powder, that when burn made a smoke which would knock out a man for several hours. They paid him for his work and promised to give him a cut if they were successful. A month later a rather conspicuous package appeared on his bedside when he returned home, after treating a rather nasty infected limb. The money there would have made any man the happiest man in the world, at least for a few days before he ran out, but the sum was very nice and would enable him to get a few of the rather more expensive drugs. Along with it was note. ¡§Job went without a hitch. Drop by the ¡¥Skinned Rat¡¦ if you¡¦re interested in helping us with another job, or if you need something ¡¥acquired¡¦. It went so well that some of my lads have offered to buy you a drink, so come 'round anyway.¡¨
This perplexed Kalin, but he knew the Keepers would not approve of him actively assisting the thieves. But it was the noble¡¦s money, and he could use it to save the lives of many skaa before it ran out. A worthy cause if he ever saw one.
He went by and worked with the crew a few times, mainly by supplying various compounds and more then once helping the thieves that got wounded.


Role-play Sample

The slums were dark. Dark as the night sky, with the ash covering all light sources from the noble house¡¦s balls. The faint sticky smell of decay and despair lined the streets, laced with the bitter aftertaste death. The place would be fit for the lord ruler himself. Sitting in his throne, his immortal hands stained with the blood of the skaa he had, had killed.
Kalin was repulsed. The nobles either did not know or did not care and Kalin knew which one they probably were. The night was cold, so he tapped into his brassmind, letting heat flood through his body, warming him to the bone. He was on his way to meet with a thieving crew. He did not expect there to be any trouble, but he had strapped an obsidian dagger inside his robe, and his belt contained several pain dulling herbs, and stimulating powders. He had also spent the first few hours of the day feeling slow, tired, weak and thoroughly awful, but was able to resist it thanks to a small concoction he whipped up the day before. It was about to go off so he took it in order to feel a little more up to strength when he filled his metalminds.
The crew Kalin had first started to work for had gone into hiding, having ran into a little trouble with some hazekillers. Most survived, and they would contact him when they were back in business again. The crew he was on his way to meet was a different one. A rather successful one he had heard.
He turned the corner of the street, and a small tavern was there, nearly hidden by the rundown appearance, no self-respecting noble, obligator, or soldier would like to go there for a long time.
As he opened the door, a rush of warmth and light flooded over him. Kalin immediately stopped tapping his brass mind, and stepped into the warm, lit building. On the outside it may look like a run down hut, but inside, it was filled with light, laughter and hope. It was one of the few places which the skaa people felt safe, and un-persecuted. The home brew also helped.
He looked around the wooden building with a , hoping to see a few familiar faces. He walked up the barmen un hindered. The barman was bald, large: very much like a bear, who wasn¡¦t a bear. More likely a tall, furless bear with standing on his hind legs, and fondness for aged beer. He had two very muscular arms, and had just served two foaming pints of ¡¥Old Lucky¡¦ when Kalin came in. He looked up and smiled warmly at Kalin when he recognized him.
¡§Kalin! How are you? Here, half a pint on the house! You go to the back room there, and I¡¦ll bring it in with the others. Take your robe off, hang it up. If anyone touches it I¡¦ll rip there legs off, so no worries there. My wife sends her love by the way, she¡¦s making a full recovery. I¡¦ve never seen her so¡Klively.¡¨ Kalin smiled back at him, and gratefully handed him his robe. The bartenders name was Brekon Brick Breaker. So named, because he once put a man through a wall¡KOr was it a wall through a man¡KNot many people knew which, and Brekon liked it that way. It increased the popularity of his establishment. Needless to say, the wall made a full recovery. The same could no be said about the man.
¡§I¡¦m fine thanks Brek¡¦. Make sure you let me know if Siary feels ill again. I take it the others are in the usual back room?¡¨ Brekon was one of the few people to host many meetings at one time. He owned a peculiar building which some how managed to have up to four ¡¥back rooms¡¦. This not only increased customers, but also the rent. The crew Kalin was meeting did not pay ¡¥rent¡¦, they ¡¥redistributed last week¡¦s tax¡¦. Although no one could be sure if it was the ¡¥same¡¦ tax they had paid, the situation was like this. The skaa had property taken from them by nobles. The nobles had money taken from them by thieves. The thieves had property sold the skaa, and the circle goes one. Unfortunately for the nobles the thieves ¡¥redistribute¡¦ between 105% and 200% of ¡¥Last week¡¦s tax¡¦ the nobles made, even if the nobles did not actually make any money in the last few months. More depending on how deep their pockets are, and whether or not they can get the safes open before the next patrol of guards. It would probably be fair to say the thieves actually taxed the nobles, although the amount does not depend on how much the nobles made that week, but on how much the noble currently has on there possession. The thieves usually try to relieve that particular noble of that burden. Many say the thieves had found a way to breed money. ¡¥¡§This is ancient secret¡¨ they said, ¡§and is as old as man its self.¡¨¡¦ There is a reason they are called ¡¥Thieves¡¦. Although the redistribution was given to any one, it was given to ever the thieves needed a favor off. This is usually, either a room to plan their next job, or few pints of home brew. Both could be found at ¡¥The Skinned Rat¡¦ which was one of the reasons Brekon was so successful.
Kalin made his way to the back room in question, past back room number one, and back room number two, and finally past back room number three, into the final back room. Back room number four, indicated by the misleading brass number, ¡¥5.8¡¦ on the polished wooden door. Conversation could be herd from inside. A heated conversation. The type of conversation which would make a man be in reach of his dagger, before going in. Kalin did just that.



#2956487 Kalin-FeruchemistCharacter application. Finished?

Posted by Kalin on 14 January 2012 - 03:02 PM in Completed Workshop Items

Answers:

1) The synod did not find them because they were being guarded by the Misistry as they were selected to be 'breeders'. The Synod is secretive, they could not just go and break out of the breeding program any terrismen they wanted.
2) The keepers that find them, were just two Keepers who were traveling to the Synod. Seeing two Terrismen in Terris Doninence would not be that unusual, and there is no physical difference between Keepers and ordinary Terrismen.
3) The Keepers would know what two Terrismen would look like. Two, young, wondering, Terrismen? Children at that? It would be an ideal to recruit them while young, and if they turn out to be Feruchists, even better. The Synod would need knew members if they are to live loong enough for the fall of the Lord Ruler.
4) Kalin and Talie did not know they were keepers, but they were looked after by them, and heading into the direction they were going. It was during this trip that Kalin and Talie were told the truth, that the lord Rular aws not as glorious as the Ministry tried to make out. All Terris men learn eventually, there was no way to keep it a secrete if they were to serve nobles, but it eaiser to teach them while they are young, then try as they grow up with conflicting views.

Any more questions?

While I'm on the subject here, do you think Zincell could meet Kalin?



#2956470 Kalin-FeruchemistCharacter application. Finished?

Posted by Kalin on 12 January 2012 - 08:29 PM in Completed Workshop Items

Updated:


Kalin


Player Information
Name/Handle: Kalin
OoC Account: (Required in order to use the account linking system)
Contact Information: PM me.

Character Information
Name: Kalin
Type Terrisman. (Feruchemist)
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Place of Origin: Terris
Occupation: Part time thief though is considering full time. A medical adviser and doctor. Also runs a small apothacry, in his house.
Relationship Status: Unmarried, though hopefully this will change.

Powers
-Type: Feruchemist
-Metal(s) Used: All
-Degree of Skill: Novice for all metals but a few: Steel: Advanced. Gold: Advanced.
-Status: Hidden: A feruchemist and a keeper on poisons and medicines. Will work with the thieves and wants to bring about the downfall of the Lord Ruler. He is a keeper sent to observe the effects the rebellion is having on the empire and whether or not the Lord Ruler will fall. So far it is too early to tell.
Known: A young man with a seemingly limitless knowledge of medicines. He is always ready to help the skaa, and even assissts for free, though it is considered polite to try and pay in some other way.

Appearance: Short, practical black hair. Green eyes. 5'5" high. Medium built. Looks a little like a weasel. Wears black traveling robes with a hood, as it helps him to hide and be unnoticed. HeHas a large scar across his back where knifes slashed at him once in a bar fight. Three years before. It took most of his goldmind to heal that, but he did not waste it healing the scares, and they made him look less Terrisman if he kept them. He has a belt with many wooden vials held in it, holding different medical powders, and stimulating herbs, as glass would break. This is more practical, if rushing around with lots of valubal drugs and plants would be easily lost or stolen. Wood was more then effective for storing powders and herbs. He wears several earring in each ear, and pendent holding several light disks of different metals. He also has three rings on each ringfinger, one one his right hand on his ring is gold, with a fake glass bead on. It could twist on and off, and when the bead was removed, contained a small needle, dipped in a leathal poison. This is only weapon, and the posion can easily be switched with non leathal drugs. In a pinch the glass bead can break if punched.

Special Skills: Reading. Writing. Brawling. (Skaa bars are rather rough, and it is not always safe at night, and he had to adapt to survive).
Strengths: Is able to contact the Synod, though only on important matters. Holds a store of knowledge of medicine, poisons and the like.
Weaknesses: Hates the way skaa are treated and will help them if he can. This maybe in healing a disease going around or by more practical means such as helping the skaa thieves in there jobs. This keeps him occupied and causes him to want to actively get involved with the skaa rebellion and not just wait as most keepers do.

Personality: A kind man, who will help the skaa if he can. This gets him in trouble as he is mealy meant to observe how successful the rebellion is going to be, not go around healing the skaa. He was meant to not draw any attention to himself, but instead in helping the skaa any way he can. He is very loving and protective of his sister but she is away with the other keepers, but visits him when she can. Although she approves of helping the skaa, she disproves of him being active in the thieves.

History:
Kalin was born in the breeding program, and raised as a Steward for one the Houses in the year 895. He remembers little of his life growing up in the breeding program, and doesn’t even remember exactly where it is. His mother was called Alteen, and his father Trekin. The fate of his father is unknown to Kalin, but he hopes to find him someday. When he was born, was that he was selected to be part of the male blood line to breed feruchemy out off the terrisgirls there, as the ministry thought he was not a feruchemist. This would have been a very bleak future, but thankfully for him due to later events, this never happened. When he was 5 his mother had other child; a daughter whom she called Talie, but his mother died in the birth. If she had gold metal minds, she may have survived as she was a feruchemist, but the program was very careful to breed feruchemy out of the Terrismen. They were not as successful as they thought: Kalin and his sister were both feruchemists. Had the Steel ministry know, they would have never selected him for the program. He was raised until he was 13 when he and his sister were traveling from Terris Dominance, to the Northern dominance, to be inspected by a noble, hoping to place an investment. (To consider if he or his sister would be of adequate use to the Noble family, and if there were any particular traits, as a steward in their house hold)
While traveling down, they, and their obligators, and guards were ambushed by a large gang of bandits. During the attack, many died but some how Kalin and Talie were able to avoid death capture, by both the obligators, and gang. He and is sister spent the next few days traveling back ‘home’ the only place they had ever known. On their way, a small group of Keepers, on their way back to meet with the synod. They heard their story and took them with them, to be trained as a Keeper, free from the ministry.
Five years passed and Kalin came of age. When Kalin chose a subject to study, and store. He chose ‘Medicines and Anesthetics’, to store and collect, and learn, for when the Lord Rulers end came. His first position was to go to the capital it’s self. Luthadel. He was sent to assess how the position of the Lord Ruler, and how likely the various rebellions that occur inside will be successful. Most were crushed in the beginning stages, but during his stay, he soon developed a fondness for the skaa people and wanted to help them. After seeing all the poverty and despair caused by the nobles he wants to help the skaa as much as he can. He sent the occasional report to the Keepers saying how nothing really has changed, apart from the Steel ministry becoming more focused, and the hunting of skaa hald breedsm but for him his prime motive was to assist the skaa.
The first time he helped was two years earlier. A man was drinking in a tavern saying how dreadfully ill his wife was. Kalin could not help but overhear and offered to help in any way he could. The man was thankful for his offer but did not think there was anything he could do. His wife would surly die of her fever, unless a doctor could heal her but they were far too poor. Kalin explained that he was a seller of medicines, and would be glade to look over her, to see if there was anything that could be done. The man was very grateful and took him to his house. Kalin could immediately see that she was very ill, just as the man had said. He tapped into his coppermind, cross referencing the symptom: the fever, the coughing, the paleness, the vomiting blood, the tiredness, and others. A few came up, but after close examination one remained. It was an easy disease to contract through poor living conditions, poor diet and lack of warmth. He got the correct herbs, and ingredients, and went about mixing, and mashing, and pummeling, and adding until he made what he was looking for. This he mearly added to boiling water, and gave to the family. Within a day she was feeling slightly better. In a week she could sit up, and in two could walk again. The couple was so thankful, but could not pay. Kalin did not mind. This was what he wanted to do, do help the skaa, avoid the unnecessary death that the nobles, and the lord ruler were forcing upon them.
His sister was proud, and every few months came and restocked his supply of herbs, liquids vials, and all the necessary equipment, and to take back his reports to the synod.
A year later a thieving crew came in to him home and gave him an offer. They were about to do a particularly dangerous Job and asked for some poisons or sleeping drafts to remove the guards silently. Kalin considered this, but after remembering the awful conditions of the skaa, while the nobles lived a life in luxury created a powder, that when burn made a smoke which would knock out a man for several hours. They paid him for his work and promised to give him a cut if they were successful. A month later a rather conspicuous package appeared on his bedside when he returned home, after treating a rather nasty infected limb. The money there would have made any man the happiest man in the world, at least for a few days before he ran out, but the sum was very nice and would enable him to get a few of the rather more expensive drugs. Along with it was note. “Job went without a hitch. Drop by the ‘Skinned Rat’ if you’re interested in helping us with another job, or if you need something ‘acquired’. It went so well that some of my lads have offered to buy you a drink, so come 'round anyway.”
This perplexed Kalin, but he knew the Keepers would not approve of him actively assisting the thieves. But it was the noble’s money, and he could use it to save the lives of many skaa before it ran out. A worthy cause if he ever saw one.
He went by and worked with the crew a few times, mainly by supplying various compounds and more then once helping the thieves that got wounded.


Role-play Sample

The slums were dark. Dark as the night sky, with the ash covering all light sources from the noble house’s balls. The faint sticky smell of decay and despair lined the streets, laced with the bitter aftertaste death. The place would be fit for the lord ruler himself. Sitting in his throne, his immortal hands stained with the blood of the skaa he had, had killed.
Kalin was repulsed. The nobles either did not know or did not care and Kalin knew which one they probably were. The night was cold, so he tapped into his brassmind, letting heat flood through his body, warming him to the bone. He was on his way to meet with a thieving crew. He did not expect there to be any trouble, but he had strapped an obsidian dagger inside his robe, and his belt contained several pain dulling herbs, and stimulating powders. He had also spent the first few hours of the day feeling slow, tired, weak and thoroughly awful, but was able to resist it thanks to a small concoction he whipped up the day before. It was about to go off so he took it in order to feel a little more up to strength when he filled his metalminds.
The crew Kalin had first started to work for had gone into hiding, having ran into a little trouble with some hazekillers. Most survived, and they would contact him when they were back in business again. The crew he was on his way to meet was a different one. A rather successful one he had heard.
He turned the corner of the street, and a small tavern was there, nearly hidden by the rundown appearance, no self-respecting noble, obligator, or soldier would like to go there for a long time.
As he opened the door, a rush of warmth and light flooded over him. Kalin immediately stopped tapping his brass mind, and stepped into the warm, lit building. On the outside it may look like a run down hut, but inside, it was filled with light, laughter and hope. It was one of the few places which the skaa people felt safe, and un-persecuted. The home brew also helped.
He looked around the wooden building with a , hoping to see a few familiar faces. He walked up the barmen un hindered. The barman was bald, large: very much like a bear, who wasn’t a bear. More likely a tall, furless bear with standing on his hind legs, and fondness for aged beer. He had two very muscular arms, and had just served two foaming pints of ‘Old Lucky’ when Kalin came in. He looked up and smiled warmly at Kalin when he recognized him.
“Kalin! How are you? Here, half a pint on the house! You go to the back room there, and I’ll bring it in with the others. Take your robe off, hang it up. If anyone touches it I’ll rip there legs off, so no worries there. My wife sends her love by the way, she’s making a full recovery. I’ve never seen her so…lively.” Kalin smiled back at him, and gratefully handed him his robe. The bartenders name was Brekon Brick Breaker. So named, because he once put a man through a wall…Or was it a wall through a man…Not many people knew which, and Brekon liked it that way. It increased the popularity of his establishment. Needless to say, the wall made a full recovery. The same could no be said about the man.
“I’m fine thanks Brek’. Make sure you let me know if Siary feels ill again. I take it the others are in the usual back room?” Brekon was one of the few people to host many meetings at one time. He owned a peculiar building which some how managed to have up to four ‘back rooms’. This not only increased customers, but also the rent. The crew Kalin was meeting did not pay ‘rent’, they ‘redistributed last week’s tax’. Although no one could be sure if it was the ‘same’ tax they had paid, the situation was like this. The skaa had property taken from them by nobles. The nobles had money taken from them by thieves. The thieves had property sold the skaa, and the circle goes one. Unfortunately for the nobles the thieves ‘redistribute’ between 105% and 200% of ‘Last week’s tax’ the nobles made, even if the nobles did not actually make any money in the last few months. More depending on how deep their pockets are, and whether or not they can get the safes open before the next patrol of guards. It would probably be fair to say the thieves actually taxed the nobles, although the amount does not depend on how much the nobles made that week, but on how much the noble currently has on there possession. The thieves usually try to relieve that particular noble of that burden. Many say the thieves had found a way to breed money. ‘“This is ancient secret” they said, “and is as old as man its self.”’ There is a reason they are called ‘Thieves’. Although the redistribution was given to any one, it was given to ever the thieves needed a favor off. This is usually, either a room to plan their next job, or few pints of home brew. Both could be found at ‘The Skinned Rat’ which was one of the reasons Brekon was so successful.
Kalin made his way to the back room in question, past back room number one, and back room number two, and finally past back room number three, into the final back room. Back room number four, indicated by the misleading brass number, ‘5.8’ on the polished wooden door. Conversation could be herd from inside. A heated conversation. The type of conversation which would make a man be in reach of his dagger, before going in. Kalin did just that.



#2956413 Kalin-FeruchemistCharacter application. Finished?

Posted by Kalin on 10 January 2012 - 07:55 AM in Completed Workshop Items

Ah. I considered that but I thought you would just be irritated...
I wonder...Could Kalin use his gold metalminds to repair the damage? Also about the mother using goldnetalminds to heal her daughter, the umbilical cord connects them. The healing capablities should be able to flow too and from, like the blood and oxygen does.



#2956392 Skaa Theiving Crews

Posted by Kalin on 09 January 2012 - 09:33 PM in Plotting

Hello. Once my character Kalin is accepted can he join? He is a doctor terrisman.
As for base, check out my app. There is a tavern in it called 'The Skinned Rat' It could be exactly what where looking for.
As for cons, I watch a show called Hustle, which is about a group of con artists. One great con is when they invite a man into a deal, with a deposit. Three thieves one mark. One thief is acting all arrogent and nasty piece of work. Then as a show of a valor takes all the money and pretends to put it all on one bet with out telling anyone. One he says is sure to win. Then it 'loses' and tels the other three he lost it all. the third thief flirts with the mark, and sudduces him/her. When the others find out, in the heat of the moment, the second thief, 'kills' the 'gambler' and then panics, telling every one to run and lay low for a while. The mark is encouraged by the second and the they all leave planning to meet up in a months time to discusse the sittuation.
The the thieves go home with a large sum, and are never seen again. There are other cons such as the switch, when they swap cases of money, but this is one of the best and more dering. The 'Gambler could be a ferchemist or pewter arm, in order to survive the wounds, with pain dulled and treated by Kalin after. Alot of money is made!!!

What do you think?



#2956385 Kalin-FeruchemistCharacter application. Finished?

Posted by Kalin on 09 January 2012 - 06:48 PM in Completed Workshop Items

From what I have gathered, if a Terrisman wants a family they have to do it via the breeding program, and are then castrated. Once Kalin 'died' the family was released after the breeding program finished, and then went back toTerris. Then he was re-united with them. When his sister was born she died at birth. As they did not have the technology to castrate females, she was then realesed with her father. There were no more sisters because She had died.
Have I got any thing wrong?



#2956363 Kalin-FeruchemistCharacter application. Finished?

Posted by Kalin on 07 January 2012 - 09:54 PM in Completed Workshop Items

I thought there were keepers who were not introduced via the breeding program, like a sort of organisation, waiting for the downfall of the Lord Ruler. The people are living in secrete. I thought that was what keepers were, with the synod leading them.
If not, I don't suppose he could have been missed off the breeding program? Also, how exactly does the breeding program work? Are they just taken while young, processed and raised to be stewards? Or are they actually bred for the sole purpose of being a steward? If there are no non eunuch terrismen, how do you get twin borns three hundred years later in 'The Alloy of Law'?
I think I need more information about Terrismen. Can any one help?



#2956246 Kalin-FeruchemistCharacter application. Finished?

Posted by Kalin on 28 December 2011 - 07:19 PM in Completed Workshop Items

Kalin


Player Information
Name/Handle: Kalin
OoC Account: (Required in order to use the account linking system)
Contact Information: PM me.

Character Information
Name: Kalin
Type Terrisman. (Feruchemist)
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Place of Origin: Terris
Occupation: Part time thief though is considering full time. A medical adviser and doctor. Also runs a small apothacry, in his house.
Relationship Status: Unmarried, though hopefully this will change.

Powers
-Type: Feruchemist
-Metal(s) Used: All
-Degree of Skill: Novice for all metals but a few: Steel: Advanced. Gold: Advanced.
-Status: Hidden: A feruchemist and a keeper on poisons and medicines. Will work with the thieves and wants to bring about the downfall of the Lord Ruler. He is a keeper sent to observe the effects the rebellion is having on the empire and whether or not the Lord Ruler will fall. So far it is too early to tell.
Known: A young man with a seemingly limitless knowledge of medicines. He is always ready to help the skaa, and even assissts for free, though it is considered polite to try and pay in some other way.

Appearance: Short kempt black hair. Blue eyes. 6 feet high. Medium built. Looks a little like a weasel. Wears black robes when traveling, as it helps him to hide and be unnoticed. Has a large scar across his back where knifes slashed at him once in a bar fight. Three years before. It took most of his goldmind to heal that, but he did not waste it healing the scares, and they made him look less Terrisman if he kept them. He has a belt with many wooden vials held in it, holding different poisonous powders, and stimulating herbs, as glass would break. Wood was more then effective for storing powders and herbs. He wears several earring in each ear, and pendent holding several light disks of different metals. He also has three rings on each ringfinger, one one his right hand had a fake glass bead on. It could twist on and off, and when the bead was removed, contained a small needle, dipped in a leathal poison.
(Include height, build, hair, eyes, and their general demeanor in your description, in prose format - no subheaders, please, and no images.)

Special Skills: Reading. Writing. Brawling. (Skaa bars are rather rough, and it is not always safe at night.).
Strengths: Has a few contacts amoung the thieves. Is able to contact the Synod, though only on important matters. Holds a store of knowledge of medicine, poisons and the like.
Weaknesses: Hates the way skaa are treated and will help them if he can. This maybe in healing a disease going around or by more practical means such as helping the skaa thieves in there jobs. This keeps him occupied and causes him to want to actively get involved with the skaa rebellion and not just wait as most keepers do.

Personality: A kind man, who will help the skaa if he can. This gets him in trouble as he is mealy meant to observe how successful the rebellion is going to be, not go around healing the skaa. He was meant to not draw any attention to himself, but instead in helping the skaa any way he can. He is very loving and protective of his sister but she is away with the other keepers, but visits him when she can. Although she approves of helping the skaa, she disproves of him being active in the thieves.

History:
Kalin was born in the breeding program, but was somehow snuck out shortly after birth. He was then given back to his family after the ministry had finished, and taken up to the Terris Dominance in the year 895. The ministry was led to believe that he had died during birth so did not notice his absense. His mother was called Alteen, and his father Trekin. His father was constantly away, working as a keeper of the knowledge of architecture. At an early age he showed potential to be a powerful feruchemist. He trained in copper minds but also the other metals. When he was 5 his mother had other child; a daughter whom she called Talie, but his mother died in the birth. If she had gold metal minds, she may have survived, but during the pregnancy, she did not wish to put her child at risk. When she got ill during the pregnancy, she used what was left of the goldminds to heal her child. When she came to give birth, she had very little left, and had just enough to enable her to give birth successfully, but not enough to heal her. She died a few minuets after.
When Kalin came of age, he chose a subject to study, and store. He chose medicines and poisons. Some questioned his chose of both poisons and medicine, but he explained that some poisons can stop a mans heart, but also restart it. To kill off parasites that infected a body without killing the host, and numerous other uses. In time the other keepers accepted this.
He was originally was sent by the other Keepers to go to Luthadel and assess how the position of the Lord Ruler, and how likely the rebellion will be successful. It was too early to tell at the beginning stages, but he soon developed a fondness for the skaa people and wanted to help them. After seeing all the poverty and despair caused by the nobles he wants to help the skaa as much as he can. He sent the occasional report to the Keepers saying how nothing really has changed, apart from the Steel ministry becoming more focused, but for him his prime motive was to assist the skaa.
The first time he helped was two years earlier. A man was drinking in a tavern saying how dreadfully ill his wife was. Kalin could not help but overhear and offered to help in any way he could. The man was thankful for his offer but did not think there was anything he could do. His wife would surly die of her fever, unless a doctor could heal her but they were far too poor. Kalin explained that he was a seller of medicines, and would be glade to look over her, to see if there was anything that could be done. The man was very grateful and took him to his house. Kalin could immediately see that she was very ill, just as the man had said. He tapped into his coppermind, cross referencing the symptom: the fever, the coughing, the paleness, the vomiting blood, the tiredness, and others. A few came up, but after close examination one remained. It was an easy disease to contract through poor living conditions, poor diet and lack of warmth. He got the correct herbs, and ingredients, and went about mixing, and mashing, and pummeling, and adding until he made what he was looking for. This he mealy added to boiling water, and gave to the family. Within a day she was feeling slightly better. In a week she could sit up, and in two could walk again. The couple was so thankful, but could not pay. Kalin did not mind. This was what he wanted to do, do help the skaa, avoid the unnecessary death that the nobles, and the lord ruler were forcing upon them.
His sister was proud, and every few weeks came and restocked his supply of herbs, liquids vials, and all the necessary equipment. The keepers allowed this, but wanted him to be sure not to attract too much attention. He was meant to be un noticed.
A year later a thieving crew came in to him home and gave him an offer. They were about to do a particularly dangerous Job and asked for some poisons or sleeping drafts to remove the guards silently. Kalin considered this, but after remembering the awful conditions of the skaa, while the nobles lived a life in luxury created a powder, that when burn made a smoke which would knock out a man for several hours. They paid him for his work and promised to give him a cut if they were successful. A month later a rather conspicuous package appeared on his bedside when he returned home, after treating a rather nasty infected limb. The money there would have made any man the happiest man in the world, at least for a few days before he ran out, but the sum was very nice and would enable him to get a few of the rather more expensive drugs. Along with it was note. “Job went without a hitch. Drop by the ‘Skinned Rat’ if you’re interested in helping us with another job, or if you need something ‘acquired’. It went so well that some of my lads have offered to buy you a drink, so come 'round anyway.”
This perplexed Kalin, but he knew the Keepers would not approve of him actively assisting the thieves. But it was the noble’s money, and he could use it to save the lives of many skaa before it ran out. A worthy cause if he ever saw one.
He went by and worked with the crew a few times, mainly by supplying various compounds and more then once helping the thieves that got wounded.


Role-play Sample

The slums were dark. Dark as the night sky, with the ash covering all light sources from the noble house’s balls. The faint sticky smell of decay and despair lined the streets, laced with the bitter aftertaste death. The place would be fit for the lord ruler himself. Sitting in his throne, his immortal hands stained with the blood of the skaa he had, had killed.
Kalin was repulsed. The nobles either did not know or did not care and Kalin knew which one they probably were. The night was cold, so he tapped into his brassmind, letting heat flood through his body, warming him to the bone. He was on his way to meet with a thieving crew. He did not expect there to be any trouble, but he had strapped an obsidian dagger inside his robe, and his belt contained several pain dulling herbs, and stimulating powders. He had also spent the first few hours of the day feeling slow, tired, weak and thoroughly awful, but was able to resist it thanks to a small concoction he whipped up the day before. It was about to go off so he took it in order to feel a little more up to strength when he filled his metalminds.
The crew Kalin had first started to work for had gone into hiding, having ran into a little trouble with some hazekillers. Most survived, and they would contact him when they were back in business again. The crew he was on his way to meet was a different one. A rather successful one he had heard.
He turned the corner of the street, and a small tavern was there, nearly hidden by the rundown appearance, no self-respecting noble, obligator, or soldier would like to go there for a long time.
As he opened the door, a rush of warmth and light flooded over him. Kalin immediately stopped tapping his brass mind, and stepped into the warm, lit building. On the outside it may look like a run down hut, but inside, it was filled with light, laughter and hope. It was one of the few places which the skaa people felt safe, and un-persecuted. The home brew also helped.
He looked around the wooden building with a , hoping to see a few familiar faces. He walked up the barmen un hindered. The barman was bald, large: very much like a bear, who wasn’t a bear. More likely a tall, furless bear with standing on his hind legs, and fondness for aged beer. He had two very muscular arms, and had just served two foaming pints of ‘Old Lucky’ when Kalin came in. He looked up and smiled warmly at Kalin when he recognized him.
“Kalin! How are you? Here, half a pint on the house! You go to the back room there, and I’ll bring it in with the others. Take your robe off, hang it up. If anyone touches it I’ll rip there legs off, so no worries there. My wife sends her love by the way, she’s making a full recovery. I’ve never seen her so…lively.” Kalin smiled back at him, and gratefully handed him his robe. The bartenders name was Brekon Brick Breaker. So named, because he once put a man through a wall…Or was it a wall through a man…Not many people knew which, and Brekon liked it that way. It increased the popularity of his establishment. Needless to say, the wall made a full recovery. The same could no be said about the man.
“I’m fine thanks Brek’. Make sure you let me know if Siary feels ill again. I take it the others are in the usual back room?” Brekon was one of the few people to host many meetings at one time. He owned a peculiar building which some how managed to have up to four ‘back rooms’. This not only increased customers, but also the rent. The crew Kalin was meeting did not pay ‘rent’, they ‘redistributed last week’s tax’. Although no one could be sure if it was the ‘same’ tax they had paid, the situation was like this. The skaa had property taken from them by nobles. The nobles had money taken from them by thieves. The thieves had property sold the skaa, and the circle goes one. Unfortunately for the nobles the thieves ‘redistribute’ between 105% and 200% of ‘Last week’s tax’ the nobles made, even if the nobles did not actually make any money in the last few months. More depending on how deep their pockets are, and whether or not they can get the safes open before the next patrol of guards. It would probably be fair to say the thieves actually taxed the nobles, although the amount does not depend on how much the nobles made that week, but on how much the noble currently has on there possession. The thieves usually try to relieve that particular noble of that burden. Many say the thieves had found a way to breed money. ‘“This is ancient secret” they said, “and is as old as man its self.”’ There is a reason they are called ‘Thieves’. Although the redistribution was given to any one, it was given to ever the thieves needed a favor off. This is usually, either a room to plan their next job, or few pints of home brew. Both could be found at ‘The Skinned Rat’ which was one of the reasons Brekon was so successful.
Kalin made his way to the back room in question, past back room number one, and back room number two, and finally past back room number three, into the final back room. Back room number four, indicated by the misleading brass number, ‘5.8’ on the polished wooden door. Conversation could be herd from inside. A heated conversation. The type of conversation which would make a man be in reach of his dagger, before going in. Kalin did just that.