Caligula

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  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
    2.   1.2  Miscellaneous
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Ideals
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family
    2.   3.2  Extended
  4.   4.  History

Caligula the Dragon Sin is an infamous figure from western Europe; a founder of the island mercenary gang called the Hellhounds, whose notoriety extended to the mainland through the churn of a rumor mill. Renowned for his irrefutable charisma and equally vast cruelty, he was widely condemned by nobler settlements, but remained untouched by their judgement due the blockade created by his unintentionally amassed followers. No matter the legions of horror stories and dark rumors that were left in his wake, there never seemed to be a shortage of those that supported Caligula, openly or otherwise. Under his lengthy reign, he formed and led a seven-member council of individually talented wolves, commonly referred to as "the (Seven Deadly) Sins".

He seemed created for his position, a king manifest, thriving like a god in endless splendor and savagery. However, the glittering crown that had become his legacy was not enough to keep him satisfied following the mysterious death of his wife. He fell out of love with it all, and abandoning his violent trade, he sailed for Nova Scotia on a slave ship in a desperate bid to procure a clean slate.

Caligula is a talented swordsman and blacksmith with a principle magnetism about him, and a surprisingly ponderous capacity for brutality. But now he is ultimately just a deeply troubled wolf, plagued by the ghosts of his past; as the sea could not separate him from his own long shadow. He suffers panic attacks when he experiences flashbacks, or déjà vu-like moments, and has taken to drinking as a form of escape. A solution for a time, but it has been observed that when he drinks too much, his new tendency causes him to black out and ironically revert to the very monster from which he seeks salvation.

Overview

Basics

Name

Heritage

NPCs

Etc.

  • Date of Birth: 22 January 2011
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Residence: --
  • Mate: --
  • Pack: --
  • Full Name: Caligula Balthier von Troy
  • Epithet: The Dragon Sin of Wrath
  • Pronunciation: kuh-lig-yuh-luh
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: "little boot"

PLOT OPPORTUNITIES

RELATED ADOPTABLE(S)

OOC ASSUMPTIONS

  • Caligula is recruitable, fightable, touchable, and open to trading.
  • The Seven Deadly Sins, Caligula's greatest and most loyal compatriots— the Snake Sin of Envy, the Fox Sin of Greed, the Bear Sin of Sloth, the Goat Sin of Lust, the Boar Sin of Gluttony, and the Lion Sin of Pride— are all available for adoption.
  • If your character lived in Europe (more specifically: in or around the UK) in the last three to four years, it is entirely possible that your character could have heard about about Caligula the Dragon Sin of Braizik Isle. What they know about him is entirely up to you, as 80% of the things said about him are some form of urban legend or an outright lie.
    • It is not required that you discuss anything with me if they've only heard of him.

1.  Appearance

Though Caligula inherited a classically roguish look from his father, as well as his yellowed eyes, that is about where the similarities end. There is a hardness to this wolf and such a severity to his lines, that it is difficult not to watch him: whether it be in wariness or awe. The eyes are drawn to the way he carries himself too, upright and casually assured; a definitive amalgamation of both a warrior's fluidity and force. His muzzle is long and square, and his eyes are slanted in mirth and mischief. He is large, broad, and thick-furred with large feet.

His travels have thinned him slightly from a previously blunt body, but he still retains a solid, uncurved abdomen, and the unmistakable chest and shoulders of a seasoned anvil-worker. Scars are branded across his royal countenance, and in various places across his body; a testament to his own survivabilty, if not his willingness for self-engagement. His hair, once well-groomed and kept shaved on the sides, now hangs in shaggy tresses around his sharpened face.

1.1  Basics

Interaction

  • Scent: Metal, leather, horse, and Bêlit-ili.
    • His natural scent is stringently virile, but he uses sea-salt, evergreen leaves, and primrose oil as cologne.
  • Speech: With an inherited aptitude for language, Caligula is fluent in a handful of European dialects, though his general, unfettered accent seems to be British. He mostly speaks in a low lilt, all soft-spoken notes and reassuring tones; His voice is modeled after Joseph Morgan.
    • Languages: English, Spanish, Dutch, French, and Romanian.

Body Language

  • General Posture: Aloof and comfortably erect. It is not obvious that Caligula is perpetually ready.
    • Intoxicated, he slumps and gestures very broadly with his hands. Erratic.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Typically very still, Caligula tends to interlock his fingers and impose upon others a direct stare. When he is frustrated, he will run his hand through his hair, and when he is intent on a conversation, he unwittingly leans forward.
  • Humanization: High -- partial to armor, weaponry, and meaningful trinkets.

Modifications

  • Tattoos:
  • Scars:
    • Facial scarring, received in childhood
    • A slash across the top of his abdomen, long and visible from both sides
      • Down through this scar travels a thinner slash from the left side of his chest; creates a misshapen, horizontal X
    • A long scar across his back, just above his hips
    • Claw marks on his right forearm
    • A splash burn-mark on his left wrist
    • More indiscriminate scars, most of them hidden by fur

Markings

  • Fur:
    • Most of his body is Brandy Rose, which fades to Soapstone on his throat, chest, belly, and legs. Caligula's eyes are rimmed by Brandy Rose.
    • His tail (save for the base) is Santa Fe; as is his nape, the bridge of his muzzle, and a thin wing beneath each eye.
    • He has a small cape across his shoulders and chest, colored Quincy.
    • His forehead and ears are Spicy Mix, though the insides of his ears are Brandy Rose.
  • Optime Hair: Santa Fe, and in some lights faint accents of his other colors can be seen.
  • Eyes: Golden Sand
  • Nose and Paw Pads: Black
    • Scars: Eunry

Palette

 Brandy Rose (#C09B83)
 Santa Fe (#B46B4A)
 Soapstone (#FFFBF8)
 Spicy Mix (#7C5541)
 Quincy (#6A4032)
 Eunry (#CCA59E)
 Golden Sand (#F0CA7F)


Fur Pattern

Forms

*pixels template by Nat; colored by Yzz


129 lbs (58 kg)
36 in (91 cm)

Lupus

A broad and weighted wolf. He almost never uses this form.


181 lbs (82 kg)
50 in (127 cm)

Secui

A hunchbacked fiend. Though rarely on all fours, he prefers this form to Lupus.


262 lbs (118 kg)
6ft 7in (204 cm)

Optime

A tall man with a laborer's muscular build. His stance is easy and straight.

1.2  Miscellaneous

Gear

  • A leather suit of armor tailored and fortified with metal plates. Left overseas
  • Various clothing and materials of the upper echelon. Left overseas
  • Worn-leather satchel with metal clasps.
  • Twin swords, almost 3 feet long. He usually carries them with one on each hip. Left overseas
  • A humbling pair of patchwork pants, tied at each mid-calf with twine.
  • A leather belt with:
    • a hunting knife holstered on his right hip.
    • an old, polished broadsword on the left.

Accessories

  • Various goods and small trinkets, wrapped in a goatskin cape inside his satchel.
  • A silver chain, falling to the base of his throat, looped through a gold wedding band. Never removes this.

2.  Personality

Eloquent, Magnetic, Direct

  • Faintly poetic, Caligula does not mind conversing with others and he is genuinely interested in those he meets. He finds that the practical approach of honesty and politeness gets him in a position to obtain the most useful amount of information.
  • He appears hardened, old-fashioned maybe, but something about his vibe (accompanied by his soft voice) seems to draw others in. Only the innately suspicious tend to keep their guard up around him.

Passionate, Mercurial

  • His moods are an ever-ranging swing of highs and lows. He can get riled easily, but if you have not experienced his coiled rage firsthand before, then it is impossible to fathom the blackness he can perpetuate.
  • Provocative in more ways than one, Caligula has an irritating habit of pressing further into subjects than he should. The male is dogged in most things, but he is never beyond reason.
  • Though he is aware of his own self-worth, he lacks the distinct fear of death, and his value does not trump his willingness to be involved.

Then

With the capacity to be both taciturn observer and verbose elocutionist, Caligula is unintentionally deceptive in his chimera ways. No one has ever called him a liar, so his treachery does not come in the way of snakes, but rather in the way one might be blindsided by a rhinoceros. He is almost always pleasant company: amenable, genuine, and warm-hearted. So it is therefore difficult to imagine that such a proper and generous soul could harvest the tendencies of a beast -- A monster. He kills without remorse, in a manner borderlining on combat sadomasochism, and in the past, for reasons barely seen.

His wrath spread across an entire island, and the stories of him traveled even further than that. He was a punisher. A virulent karma that viciously stole the lives of those he thought deserved his blade or the teeth of his Hounds. A laughing king, the man is engaging and civilized, both a willing learning and an apt teacher, until simply he is not.

Now

Caligula has lost his boisterous gleam. His thirst for guilty blood sated. He is charming now only in a sad kind of way, and avoids his evil pasttimes as much as possible.

2.1  Ideals

Traits

Logical, honest, ironfisted, and charismatic

Outlook

  • Expression: Polite and attentive, he tends to emote without reserve. It's a bad sign when he's being deliberately inexpressive.
  • Sociability: High -- a pack animal at his core, he enjoys company (both good and bad).
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil, evolving
    • "...combines honor with a dedicated self-interest."
    • "...represents methodical, intentional, and frequently successful evil."
    • "Social class is crucial. Bribery and corruption are often ways of life."
    • "Considers public service in a leadership role an honor."

Interests

  • Likes: Compelling conversation, physical exertion, beheading enemies, and teaching
  • Dislikes: Being touched without invitation, liars, discourteousness, and injury

Motivations

  • Self-renewal

Biases

He tends to reserve complete judgement for a while, but those without culture are seen as "poor, unfortunate souls", and religious zealots irritate him.

Sexuality

Broadly confident, Caligula finds both genders attractive, but he is partial towards feminine features and is picky regardless.

Substances

He is a borderline alcoholic. Intoxicants are used, but only in a completely trusted environment.

Spiritually

Familiar with nearly a dozen religions, he studies them as a means for information on multiple sources of power, persuasion, and control. He uses it ironically, almost as a punishment, because he doesn't believe in any of it and thinks those that do are mildly brain damaged.

  • His "favorite" religion is Catholicism.

Fears

  • Being burned, spiders, (Fearghal Fardoon)

3.  Relationships

3.1  Family

Mother

Vayne Balthier was naive and suffering from abandonment. She let herself and her children fall prey to an abuser, and while Caligula begrudges her for being weak, and religious, and selfish, he ultimately loves her because she was the only kindness he had ever known as a child. He blames himself for not being strong enough to save her.

Father(s)

Though the culprit of knocking up his mother is Constantine von Troy, the man that actually raised Caligula was Fearghal Fardoon. He took in Vayne while she was pregnant, and convinced the depressed young mother that she owed him, repeatedly reminding her of how he'd "saved [her] life". He abused her three sons, two of them to death, before Vayne came to senses and they fought. Fearghal killed her, but then died himself seconds later of a fatal wound she unwittingly dealt to him in the struggle.

Mate

Cirilla Balthier née al-Kahinah was a wild woman from the deserts, who was sharp and harsh of both hand and tongue. Their relationship was volatile, bloody, and passionate; enjoying the thrill of pushing each others limits, and never finding themselves beyond reconciliation. Close to the due date of their first litter one morning, Caligula woke up to find her inexplicably dead beside him. Seized by an indescribable grief, Caligula soon thereafter abandoned his entire kingdom.

Brothers

Constantinus and Cato. They were killed young, unable to withstand the brutal shakings and beatings Fearghal gave them, and Caligula remembers very little of them (probably more so because he tries not to think about his childhood at all). What he recalls most is that Constantinus was gold-furred and quiet, and Cato was dark, almost black, with a deep, permanent frown.

Sword-brothers

Cyprian and Thracious are virtually identical steel swords, plated in onyx and gold, and reforged by Caligula himself. Having spent over a year agonizing over their perfection, his attention to them has somehow deluded him into believing them to be his brothers incarnated, and he actively refers to them as if they are living beings. He can tell them apart, but has never explained how, and he was almost never seen without them. Because they remind him of his past, however, he left them in the UK.

Others

Vayne was disavowed from her family, and Constantine was an absentee father, so Caligula knows no other blood relatives. Furthermore, he resents his biological father so does not consider the von Troy name to be his own.

3.2  Extended

Key Relations

  • The other six of The Seven Deadly Sins were his brothers-and-sisters in arms, and closest friends for years before. Caligula abandoned them, and their constructed empire, so it is likely that they all had differing reactions to this and their relation statuses are unknown at this time.
  • Bêlit-ili is a slave he met on the boat to America. Caligula killed her master as he witness him trying force himself upon her, and though he refused the offer, she began serving him as the only show of gratitude she knows how to express. He has come to appreciate her, though gets frustrated with her attentiveness to him, as he feels he doesn't deserve it. She's speaks very mean to him, but he doesn't even seem to notice.
  • Pharos and Roche are the only companions he took with him from overseas. Thorn followed of his own accord, and his steed was a necessary component to his escape. Their company was his sole comfort before he met Bêlit.

General Relations

Positive

Neutral

Negative

4.  History


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I. Conception

Vayne Balthier was a young, dissatisfied priestess raised underfoot of a London cult: The Law of Koios. She believed and worshiped as she was bid, but her heart called beyond the black walls of Tresaen Cathedral, and she fell in her duties, spending more and more of her time stealing time away into the Woods. She was often punished, and steadily grew scarred the more her wandering mishaps continued. She dreamed of running away, but feared the distance, and more than that, she feared the Gods. Nothing but excuses, really.

Her idea of the world was torn asunder the night she met a gilded Casanova: Constantine von Troy. He was the first stranger she had ever lay eyes on, and he was nothing like any wolf she had ever known. He was musical and beaming, a stark difference from the perpetual scowls and resonating silence she was used to. She could talk suddenly, talk about all the books she was made to read, and all the knowledge they were feeding her, meant to stay within their Keep. He changed her life, telling her all the things he knew, surprising her with the languages they shared. She found out about the universe, and suddenly feeling the vastness of the world was orgasmic.

She returned to see him, night after night; he and his sweet horse never too far for her fleeing feet. He made love to her, and opened her body without care for the consequence. She whispered of leaving with him, but the next night she returned, he was gone. Never to be seen again.

The second that Vayne's unplanned pregnancy became apparent, she was violently cast out. Just in time to face the long winter alone. A first-time mother, vehemently heartbroken, with nothing and no one. She expected to die, and for a long time she lay on the ground, in the very spot she had last lay with Constantine. A gruff, salacious man crossed her then. He groped her prone, unmoving body, and she just watched him, hoping he would kill her. Instead, he picked her up and took her to his ox-pulled cart, claiming her as his own.

II. Early Life

III. Adulthood

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IV. Hellhounds

Vayne Balthier was a dissatisfied priestess in the heart of a religious cult, whose beliefs were torn asunder the night she met...

V. The Seven

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VI. Forfeiture

Vayne Balthier was a dissatisfied priestess in the heart of a religious cult, whose beliefs were torn asunder the night she met...

VII. Nova Scotia

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