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PALM TREES SWAYING IN THE WIND / open, joining + major injury
« on: September 17, 2018, 11:19:44 PM »
TAGS | triggers: mentions of violence, blood, extreme injures (of the crippling variety), starvation (forced), dehydration (forced), mentions of torture

He could remember every ceiling he had ever stared at when he sat in the tub- ones from his home, his summer and winter homes, every safe house he had been in. this one was in the middle of no where, nothing to look at but an open sky, the once perfect porcelain that made up the tub having chipped away, the metal framing having rusted long ago. he wasn't used to the sharp edges that rest against his frail form, an iron rod poking a bloody leg- or what once was a full leg. the wound had been cauterized shut nearly two weeks before, and once those who took the leg were fairly sure it wouldn't get infected, they had dumped him here, his nearly completely shattered left leg having no chance of ever healing correctly, rendering it just as useless as the stump that had once been his right leg.

at this point, it was far too late to even attempt to fix the broken leg, having been horribly splinted, some of the bones having not been set properly made his leg completely useless. he could hardly move at this point, the cuts across his body still ached, dried blood smeared across his torso.

he regretted leaving ireland, he realised that he never should have left, and this never would have happened. those people never would have found him, they never would have tortured him for answers to questions he didn't know how to respond to, they never would have taken his leg and ruined his body to the point of no return. of course, they eventually realised they had the wrong guy and ditched him here, but all of that wouldn't have happened if he hadn't left.

no, there was no ceiling above the crumbling tub that held his body, rain water just covering the bottom of it, but he couldn't bring himself to cup his hands together and drink it. he was too weak to move anyways, or even speak, really. all he could do was hope someone might find him and actually help him instead of just putting him out of his misery.

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AND NOW I SEE THE SUNLIGHT
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Re: PALM TREES SWAYING IN THE WIND / open, joining + major injury
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2018, 01:06:41 AM »
There had only been one instance when leaving had been her choice. The first time, when she was just shy of being six years old, it was leave and go with the Young Rogues or die. She was too little to take care of herself, so when they offered to take her in, she couldn't really say no, could she? Then, of course, twelve years later, they threw her out. She couldn't really stay at that point.

The one time she left of her own volition was after she stepped down and needed to get away from Northstar for a while. The break had only been a few months long before she returned, but it was much needed. Now she was going to be staying for the foreseeable future, and didn't expect to leave any time soon, though Northstar had been forced from their home in the jungle fairly recently.

Marine had been out on patrol when she spotted the tub. Weird... that hadn't been there before. She made her way over, releasing a small gasp when she saw the man laying in it. "Are you ok?" She cried, crouching down next to the tub. Who was she kidding? He was very clearly not ok.

Spoiler: Tags | Updated 8/4/18 • show
General
▪ Marine Beaufort | Goes by Marine or Ms. Beaufort
▪ Cis female | She/Her
▪ 18 years old | 9/26/19 | Ages real time
▪ Guardian of Northstar District | Former member of The Young Rogues

Physical
♦ HUMAN | Health: 80%
Marine is a fairly tall young woman, with the lean, muscular body of someone who spent her entire life training while not getting enough to eat. The scars on her body (the most visible being one on her brow and several on her arms and hands) are souvenirs of a great many fights. The scars on her legs and torso are hidden by her clothes - typically she wears a tank top, combat boots, and fingerless gloves, with no particular favored pants or shorts. When venturing out, she's often seen with a red backpack regardless of what she wears, it's almost guaranteed that there will be a great deal of dirt, as well as different stains, most being blood. Marine is actually filthy everywhere, and her long dark hair is in tangles most of the time, though recently she has shaved the side of her head. She has aquamarine eyes that can in certain lighting appear almost light green.
minor injuries: n/a
major injuries: n/a

Important Info
▪ Largely illiterate.
▪ First priority is her own survival, all else comes secondary. Will prioritize children heavily before adults, and may even distrust and dislike adults, possibly blaming those in their forties or later for the blackout.
▪ Heavily armed with a sniper rifle (no ammo, used for intimidation), a handgun (4 bullets), a compound bow (8 arrows), a swiss army knife, a few other knives and daggers that she's picked up over the years. Uses the bow most for hunting and is most proficient with that, though she is capable with all of her weapons.
▪ Speaks English and French; is more likely to swear in French than English.
▪ Opinions, motivations and thoughts are always 100% in character and do not reflect the roleplayer's opinions.

Personality
Marine is someone who is often more motivated by her negative traits (such as her selfishness, cynicism and pride) while displaying her more positive ones (such as her diplomacy skills, responsibility and maturity) to the world. First and foremost in her mind is her own survival, followed by the lives of children. She tends to distrust people older than herself (especially 40+) due to her upbringing, but keeps her opinions to herself... mostly. She's a social person and rather friendly (though difficult to befriend), and is usually pretty chill. Marine is a very hard-worker and can actually be somewhat ruthless. She's done a number of bad things in the past but doesn't see herself as a bad person, and though she views regret as a pointless emotion she's turned over a new leaf and is trying to be better.
Diplomatic, intelligent, maternal, responsible, social
Cynical, selfish, prideful, ruthless

Relationships
▪ NPC x NPC | Parents were killed when she was young
▪ Bisexual | Biromantic
▪ Single | Ex Marngie | Ex Menna
▪ Protective of those younger than her, distrustful of those older than her.

Interaction
Physically Hard | Mentally Hard | Will start and finish fights
Lacks formal training
Still fully capable both with and without weapons
Guns are for intimidation, bow is for hunting, knives are for fighting
No kill/capture/maim without permission
Will kill/capture/maim with permission
To attack, @Marine Beaufort & attack in bold, italic underline

Links
Biography
Plotting Thread
Heartchart v.2
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Roleplayer
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「 I AM A RESULT 」
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Re: PALM TREES SWAYING IN THE WIND / open, joining + major injury
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2018, 01:37:47 AM »
TAGS | Was he ok? that was an interesting question, considering the state he was in. he was fairly sure that he wasn't in shock- not any more at least, since the black out had stopped days ago, back when he was still with those people. now, he had just been waiting. whether he was waiting to die, waiting for an animal to come finish him off, or whether he was waiting for someone to come to his rescue. he didn't really know if he cared anymore.

As he heard her voice, his eyes would slowly roll so that his gaze was on her, pulling a week smile as he slowly held up a hand. "th-tha-aaats a ssss-s-stupid ques-question, lll-lass." he rasped, licking his lips in an attempt to moisten them, but to no avail. his tongue just felt like sand paper, which didn't help him. at this point, he was numb to any sort of pain- major and minor. it was all dulled by the phantom leg that swung over the side of the tub, making the sting of his cracked and cut up lips nearly unnoticeable.
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Re: PALM TREES SWAYING IN THE WIND / open, joining + major injury
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2018, 09:54:09 PM »
//she thinks about killing him here, but I can rewrite it if you want me to. Just say the word!

The thought of killing him did cross her mind. It more than crossed it. With the state he was in, it'd be kinder to put him out of his misery. Besides, he'd be of no use to anyone. She crossed her arms. His comeback didn't really endear him to her, but for one, it was justified, and two, that'd be a fucked up thing for her to base whether or not to help him on. "Perhaps a better question would be what you expect me to do about it. I don't have a way to get you to help or help to you." Northstar was still lacking a doctor.


Spoiler: Tags | Updated 8/4/18 • show
General
▪ Marine Beaufort | Goes by Marine or Ms. Beaufort
▪ Cis female | She/Her
▪ 18 years old | 9/26/19 | Ages real time
▪ Guardian of Northstar District | Former member of The Young Rogues

Physical
♦ HUMAN | Health: 80%
Marine is a fairly tall young woman, with the lean, muscular body of someone who spent her entire life training while not getting enough to eat. The scars on her body (the most visible being one on her brow and several on her arms and hands) are souvenirs of a great many fights. The scars on her legs and torso are hidden by her clothes - typically she wears a tank top, combat boots, and fingerless gloves, with no particular favored pants or shorts. When venturing out, she's often seen with a red backpack regardless of what she wears, it's almost guaranteed that there will be a great deal of dirt, as well as different stains, most being blood. Marine is actually filthy everywhere, and her long dark hair is in tangles most of the time, though recently she has shaved the side of her head. She has aquamarine eyes that can in certain lighting appear almost light green.
minor injuries: n/a
major injuries: n/a

Important Info
▪ Largely illiterate.
▪ First priority is her own survival, all else comes secondary. Will prioritize children heavily before adults, and may even distrust and dislike adults, possibly blaming those in their forties or later for the blackout.
▪ Heavily armed with a sniper rifle (no ammo, used for intimidation), a handgun (4 bullets), a compound bow (8 arrows), a swiss army knife, a few other knives and daggers that she's picked up over the years. Uses the bow most for hunting and is most proficient with that, though she is capable with all of her weapons.
▪ Speaks English and French; is more likely to swear in French than English.
▪ Opinions, motivations and thoughts are always 100% in character and do not reflect the roleplayer's opinions.

Personality
Marine is someone who is often more motivated by her negative traits (such as her selfishness, cynicism and pride) while displaying her more positive ones (such as her diplomacy skills, responsibility and maturity) to the world. First and foremost in her mind is her own survival, followed by the lives of children. She tends to distrust people older than herself (especially 40+) due to her upbringing, but keeps her opinions to herself... mostly. She's a social person and rather friendly (though difficult to befriend), and is usually pretty chill. Marine is a very hard-worker and can actually be somewhat ruthless. She's done a number of bad things in the past but doesn't see herself as a bad person, and though she views regret as a pointless emotion she's turned over a new leaf and is trying to be better.
Diplomatic, intelligent, maternal, responsible, social
Cynical, selfish, prideful, ruthless

Relationships
▪ NPC x NPC | Parents were killed when she was young
▪ Bisexual | Biromantic
▪ Single | Ex Marngie | Ex Menna
▪ Protective of those younger than her, distrustful of those older than her.

Interaction
Physically Hard | Mentally Hard | Will start and finish fights
Lacks formal training
Still fully capable both with and without weapons
Guns are for intimidation, bow is for hunting, knives are for fighting
No kill/capture/maim without permission
Will kill/capture/maim with permission
To attack, @Marine Beaufort & attack in bold, italic underline

Links
Biography
Plotting Thread
Heartchart v.2
Ask Thread
Storage
Roleplayer
Pinterest
「 I AM A RESULT 」
GUARDIAN OF NORTHSTAR