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They weren't looking for trouble but, as Silas slowed Tinker to a halt, he began to grin; oh, trouble never looked so god damn fine, though. Northstar District seemed to really find themselves a gem of a location, an almost-perfect place to settle down and survive. If it wasn't for the fact that they Silas had already established a decent plot of land in the prairie to thrive off of, he probably would have searched far and wide for a coastal village such as this one. "Mmm. Looks like a fuckin' good place to have a holiday home, 'ey?" Silas joked heedlessly, words not quite directed at anybody in particular. Silas' retinue of other Bluestem members had trailed alongside him for hours - he needed humor in the situation else he'd probably bite one of their damn head's off at this point.

"Walk on." Next, he called for Tinker to continue to make her way closer into the territory of Northstar. Silas' intention was to try to negotiate peacefully with this other group - perhaps a trade route could be put into place between them, like the agreement Bluestem had with Flintlock. But, Silas was never a man who would go with an immediate plan. He was more the type to think far into the future and then sort of... Wing it until he reached his goals. From what Hayley had informed them, communication between the groups appeared to vanish in thin air. And so, Silas grew curious; what had happened in the alluring Northstar District? He was here to find out, he supposed. Silas was a curious creature, unable to keep his nose out of everyone's business. Plus, if they were to be neighbors, the least that Silas could do was show his face.

"Remember, no fuckin' fighting unless I say so." He repeated to the group as they neared the coastal town. "If they wanna play nice, then we'll follow the rules of the fuckin' game." He rolled his neck, hearing the satisfying popping sensation rattle up his vertebrae. And then, he stopped the horse. Now, they'd wait. Silas' gaze was stern as he surveyed the area, taking in the surroundings carefully. Well, this was fuckin' fun. Ding dong, Northstar - your delightfully exasperating neighbor has arrived.
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Re: ◜ lets have a game on the teddy picker ∶ open, bluestem. ◞
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 02:34:41 PM »

//tw for blood/gore, injuries and mentions of violence (mainly in the first paragraph)

You couldn't look at Catalyst right now and think that they weren't trouble. There was blood streaming down their face from a fresh injury they had gotten just a few minutes ago, and there was a red smear on their arm from when they had wiped at it. Their hands weren't clean of it either; though they had used a baton on Jeremy, the blunt force had split the skin and broken the bone. Though the cut on their cheek hurt quite a bit, their stab wound was protesting even more. They were lucky enough that the stitches hadn't split and that they hadn't started bleeding there, too, though it hurt enough that they didn't feel entirely lucky.

Cat had been standing on the beach, watching as the other Badlanders took their turn with Jeremy. Gavril in particular seemed pissed, but that's what Jeremy got for bloodying up Cat's face. Then an NPC had come running over, telling them that there were some people riding into town on hoseback. They groaned, wishing they could stay until the end of the show, but then they decided they didn't care. That man would get no more of their time. So they followed the NPC, not bothering to pause to clean up before going to greet the strangers.

"What brings you to this neck of the woods?" They asked, guard up since they weren't really sure what to expect from these people. Were they hoping to join Northstar? Take it over? Or were they here to trade, or for some other reason?"

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 03/12/19 • show
GENERAL   welcome to the end of eras, ice has melted back to life
⇥ Given name is Scott Mathew Darrow ⇥ Goes only by Catalyst or Cat
⇥ Assigned male at birth ⇥ Agender ⇥ They/Them pronouns only
Twenty-one ⇥ Born 11/27/17 ⇥ Sagittarius ⇥ Real time aging
Boss (leader) of the Badlands ⇥ Ex prisoner of the Badlands
⇥ Ex cultist (Mourningstar) ⇥ Ex member of the Young Rogues

RECENT EVENTS   done my time and served my sentence
⇥ 03/12/39 ⇥ Took Jeremy to Northstar and tortured him
⇥ 03/09/39 ⇥ Was stabbed by Mike
⇥ 03/03/39 ⇥ Took over Northstar District
⇥ 02/23/39 ⇥ Attended Hayley and Jackson's wedding

APPEARANCE   dress me up and watch me die
⇥ Catalyst is 6'2" tall; they possess a lean and muscular body, one that has a variety of old scars adorning it. They have two piercings, one in their tongue and the other in the cartilage of their left ear. They typically dress in dark colors (favoring jackets with some sort of writing on the back), and their hair is black. They're not all dark, however, as they have pale blue eyes that peer out from beneath medium-sized eyebrows.

PERSONALITY   if it feels good, tastes good, it must be mine
⇥ Catalyst is ambitious, with the cunning and ruthlessness to reach their goals by any means necessary. They can be brutal when they feel it is needed, however when it's not they won't bother. They tend to be rather aloof and apathetic to most things and people, with some very rare exceptions. Provided those around them don't cross a few specific lines, they're content to leave them be, though they've been known to take an interest in some people, which seldom has a positive end for whoever their interest is in. They can be manipulative, and will often encourage people to make bad decisions. Those that stick by them will be rewarded, but those that do not will be cast out, as they've been outcast for their entire life and have learned to appreciate loyalty wherever they can find it. Even during the most stressful of situations, they usually keep a firm grip on their temper and keep their calm, though when they do snap and lose their temper, it is uncontrollable. They're remarkably observant, often able to deign much from subtle clues in what people say, how they say it and how they act.

RELATIONS   dynasty decapitated, you just might see a ghost tonight
⇥ Molly Darrow x Austin Darrow ⇥ No siblings
Pansexual/Panromantic ⇥ Essentially taken ⇥ One Crush
⇥ Not looking but it happened ⇥ Rarely forms romantic attachment
⇥ Holds most people at arms length and doesn't get close

INTERACTION   i'm taking back the c r o w n
Hard physicallyHard mentally ⇥ Doesn't let their guard down
⇥ Is most comfortable with close ranged-weapons ⇥ Dislikes guns
Brass knuckles ⇥ A variety of knives ⇥ Blunt objects like bats
⇥ Will kill/capture/maim in certain circumstances
⇥ Will leave things be in others ⇥ Will start & finish fights
⇥ No kill/capture/maim without permission
⇥ Peaceful powerplay allowed but they may react negatively
⇥ Dislikes almost any sort of touch unless they initiate or agree to it
YOU GOT ME COMING BACK FOR MORE
I'VE NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE

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Re: ◜ lets have a game on the teddy picker ∶ open, bluestem. ◞
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 06:03:05 AM »
Eyes were fixated on a tall figure approaching, soon to reveal a person smeared with blood. Oh. That was interesting. Silas couldn't help but wonder whether it was their own blood or blood of another, but he figured that perhaps it was both as he watched down from on top of his horse. He cocked an eyebrow over at the other person as they neared the group of people on horseback, Silas raising his head to then glance around at the landscape before he dismounted Tinker.

The unfamiliar face then asked for Silas' reasoning to be at Northstar and, if Silas was honest, he didn't quite have a solid reason for turning up. Part of him allowed his curiosity to get the better of him - so this answered one question. Northstar was still a functioning group. Silas also wished to negotiate, much like how he did with Flintlock. If these people would play nicely for him, then perhaps he'd not blow up these pretty brick buildings with dynamite. He tilted his head, peering over at the aloof and guarded man nonchalantly before stating plainly, "Just here to have a nosy. Rumor says y'all dropped off the face of earth." He took the reins of the horse, beginning to confidently approach the person and then wandering passed, heading closer towards the town.

"Y'aint gonna offer a man a drink?... Not here to start any trouble with yous - just 'ere to have a little chit chat. If I was here to start a fight, would've killed you already." He continued, pursing his lips as his gaze curiously flitted about. And then he stopped and suddenly turned around, a fake smile playing on his lips. "Oh. Silas Overton is m'name. Leader of Bluestem Prairie; Remember this name and face. I take it you're top dog around 'ere?"
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Re: ◜ lets have a game on the teddy picker ∶ open, bluestem. ◞
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 05:55:51 PM »

Technically the blood was both theirs and someone else's; most of it was probably theirs, truth be told, since they were still bleeding freely and they didn't seem all that concerned about it. "Do you believe everything you hear?" Right now, if you walked around town, almost everyone you saw would be Badlanders. Almost. Not everyone, there were a few stragglers still here that enjoyed the quiet merchant life. Or something. Idiots. "Ocean's that way. We've got a great all-you-can-drink deal, if you're interested."

Cat stared at Silas for a long moment, then they chuckled. "Bold of you assume that I can die." The man in front of them didn't look like too much, an easy fight so long as he wasn't packing powder. And these days, just about everyone was. You weren't safe if you weren't. "Catalyst, yeah, I'm Top Dog." Well, "Boss" these days, but it didn't seem worth it to play around with the semantics. "Bluestem Prairie, eh? I've never heard of your group." They wouldn't claim to know every group in the world, though they liked knowing who the competition was. And reminding them that they weren't shit. "Ok so you want to talk. Talk."

//this is a mess I'm sorry

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 03/12/19 • show
GENERAL   welcome to the end of eras, ice has melted back to life
⇥ Given name is Scott Mathew Darrow ⇥ Goes only by Catalyst or Cat
⇥ Assigned male at birth ⇥ Agender ⇥ They/Them pronouns only
Twenty-one ⇥ Born 11/27/17 ⇥ Sagittarius ⇥ Real time aging
Boss (leader) of the Badlands ⇥ Ex prisoner of the Badlands
⇥ Ex cultist (Mourningstar) ⇥ Ex member of the Young Rogues

RECENT EVENTS   done my time and served my sentence
⇥ 03/12/39 ⇥ Took Jeremy to Northstar and tortured him
⇥ 03/09/39 ⇥ Was stabbed by Mike
⇥ 03/03/39 ⇥ Took over Northstar District
⇥ 02/23/39 ⇥ Attended Hayley and Jackson's wedding

APPEARANCE   dress me up and watch me die
⇥ Catalyst is 6'2" tall; they possess a lean and muscular body, one that has a variety of old scars adorning it. They have two piercings, one in their tongue and the other in the cartilage of their left ear. They typically dress in dark colors (favoring jackets with some sort of writing on the back), and their hair is black. They're not all dark, however, as they have pale blue eyes that peer out from beneath medium-sized eyebrows.

PERSONALITY   if it feels good, tastes good, it must be mine
⇥ Catalyst is ambitious, with the cunning and ruthlessness to reach their goals by any means necessary. They can be brutal when they feel it is needed, however when it's not they won't bother. They tend to be rather aloof and apathetic to most things and people, with some very rare exceptions. Provided those around them don't cross a few specific lines, they're content to leave them be, though they've been known to take an interest in some people, which seldom has a positive end for whoever their interest is in. They can be manipulative, and will often encourage people to make bad decisions. Those that stick by them will be rewarded, but those that do not will be cast out, as they've been outcast for their entire life and have learned to appreciate loyalty wherever they can find it. Even during the most stressful of situations, they usually keep a firm grip on their temper and keep their calm, though when they do snap and lose their temper, it is uncontrollable. They're remarkably observant, often able to deign much from subtle clues in what people say, how they say it and how they act.

RELATIONS   dynasty decapitated, you just might see a ghost tonight
⇥ Molly Darrow x Austin Darrow ⇥ No siblings
Pansexual/Panromantic ⇥ Essentially taken ⇥ One Crush
⇥ Not looking but it happened ⇥ Rarely forms romantic attachment
⇥ Holds most people at arms length and doesn't get close

INTERACTION   i'm taking back the c r o w n
Hard physicallyHard mentally ⇥ Doesn't let their guard down
⇥ Is most comfortable with close ranged-weapons ⇥ Dislikes guns
Brass knuckles ⇥ A variety of knives ⇥ Blunt objects like bats
⇥ Will kill/capture/maim in certain circumstances
⇥ Will leave things be in others ⇥ Will start & finish fights
⇥ No kill/capture/maim without permission
⇥ Peaceful powerplay allowed but they may react negatively
⇥ Dislikes almost any sort of touch unless they initiate or agree to it
YOU GOT ME COMING BACK FOR MORE
I'VE NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE

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Re: ◜ lets have a game on the teddy picker ∶ open, bluestem. ◞
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2019, 10:35:43 AM »
"No, else I wouldn't fuckin' be 'ere otherwise, would I?" Silas was blunt as he spoke, squinting over at the other leader as if they were a fool. After all, if Silas took Hayley's word for gospel, he probably wouldn't have come to visit - he would've just left Northstar for dead. But, this person piqued Silas' interest now. For all the wrong reasons, of course. Over the months, Silas had been learning how to control his fiery temper better. If it weren't for the very little self-control he'd acquired over the months, he probably would've been at this person's throat already after that snide comment, let alone the next comment spoken to him.

He smirked the stranger's way condescendingly, "You must be fun at parties." He sung, cocking an eyebrow at them. "If you got, I'll have a rum. On the house, I assume, else I won't hesitate the burn the house down." He was just as snide in return, eyes narrowing very slightly the other's way. Silas didn't have the patience for people of these sorts, if it wasn't already obvious. Perhaps he was screwing up their only chance to start negotiations, but Silas wouldn't negotiate with just anyone. "Oh honey, don't you worry that pretty lil face of yours. You can't die. You're the boss; you're every single one of these peoples here." He pointed out calmly, tilting his head as his harsh gaze bored into Cat's.

He froze, eyebrows knitting together at their introduction. Silas didn't look too smart on the exterior, but people would be fooled to think that of him. And, he surely could put two and two together. How many people were called Catalyst around 'ere? Probably not many, or anyone bar one. And so, with the slow realization of what must've happened at Northstar, he began to release a slow breath. This person was rubbing Silas up the wrong way, and now he began to realize what they were. He began to huff a breath of laughter, shrugging his shoulders heedlessly, "Only established a few months ago, if that. Were rogues before, and now we're neighbors!" He exclaimed, though his voice was riddled with sarcasm.

He stopped as Catalyst demanded him to talk, and so Silas would, hands on his hips as dark eyes stared over at them. "It's a nice place you got 'ere, Kitty-Cat... So, what is the deal here?" He tipped his head to one side as he interrogated, though still eerily serene and still. "... What? Did you decide that your empire wasn't already big enough?" He paused for a moment. Silence. And then, Silas shrugged, smiling over at Cat. "Kudos to you, Doll... Just 'ere to show my face. So glad you could welcome me to the neighborhood so..." His face fell, straight-faced and fiendish as he watched over, tongue brushing across teeth, "warmly."

Pursing his lips, eyes finally broke away from Cat, gaze instead curiously wandering around the territory. "So, Cat. Tell me more about the Badlands. Curious to know for business reasons only, of course." He waved his hand dismissively, "Y'know, trade, negotiations... Yadda yadda. C'mon; inspire me."
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Re: ◜ lets have a game on the teddy picker ∶ open, bluestem. ◞
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2019, 01:09:48 PM »

Controlling their temper was something they'd never really had any problems with; no matter how stressful the situation, they maintained their cool. It had been a necessary skill back in Mourningstar, and one that had certainly proved useful since joining the Badlands. They'd lost it before a few times, of course, and it was pretty much always released in an explosion of violent anger, too intense to let sit under their skin. Fortunately, it took a lot for them to get to that point.

Cat simply shrugged. They didn't know what motivations Silas truly had; he could have come here with the same plans that they had already executed. "Oh, I'm a blast." Eh, they might not always be the one that dragged the party down (usually they had no interest in preventing anyone else from doing stupid shit), but they weren't the one that elevated it. "I don't drink. I don't know if there's rum still here or not." They knew there had been alcohol here at some point, from when they had taken stock of all the supplies, but it wouldn't surprise them if whatever had been here was now in the casino, or some thieving Badlander's shelf. "But if your addiction to alcohol is so strong, you can spend the night looking for it. I'll need to search you before and after, though, to make sure you don't take anything else."

They decided not to dignify his reply to their comment about being unable to die with a response, just maintained eye contact with him. The close attention revealed quite a bit, as Silas connected dots in his mind that they could only guess at. Their guess? He'd heard of them before, and was realizing what their presence here must mean. What else could it be? To their slight surprise, he managed to release the tension building up in a laugh. "Goodie."

They stayed silent, letting Silas monologue for a few minutes, and then... there it was. Confirmation that he had indeed heard of them and knew that the Badlands were here, occupying the territory now. "I see my reputation precedes me. Since you've heard of me, I'm sure you can draw all sorts of conclusions as to my motives and what I have going on." Most, if not all, likely fabrications of his imagination, though Cat wasn't one to easily reveal their true plans.

Instead of leaping into a discussion about the Badlands, they started pacing around the horse, examining every detail. "I bet you feel all high and mighty there, sitting up on that horse. Powerful, like nothing can touch you. You think it's impressive, I reckon, but it's not. So why don't you come down and face me on even ground, and we'll talk? We'll at least get your horse a proper drink." Someone that faced off with them with no distinct advantage was a far more impressive person in Cat's eyes, win or lose.

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 03/12/19 • show
GENERAL   welcome to the end of eras, ice has melted back to life
⇥ Given name is Scott Mathew Darrow ⇥ Goes only by Catalyst or Cat
⇥ Assigned male at birth ⇥ Agender ⇥ They/Them pronouns only
Twenty-one ⇥ Born 11/27/17 ⇥ Sagittarius ⇥ Real time aging
Boss (leader) of the Badlands ⇥ Ex prisoner of the Badlands
⇥ Ex cultist (Mourningstar) ⇥ Ex member of the Young Rogues

RECENT EVENTS   done my time and served my sentence
⇥ 03/12/39 ⇥ Took Jeremy to Northstar and tortured him
⇥ 03/09/39 ⇥ Was stabbed by Mike
⇥ 03/03/39 ⇥ Took over Northstar District
⇥ 02/23/39 ⇥ Attended Hayley and Jackson's wedding

APPEARANCE   dress me up and watch me die
⇥ Catalyst is 6'2" tall; they possess a lean and muscular body, one that has a variety of old scars adorning it. They have two piercings, one in their tongue and the other in the cartilage of their left ear. They typically dress in dark colors (favoring jackets with some sort of writing on the back), and their hair is black. They're not all dark, however, as they have pale blue eyes that peer out from beneath medium-sized eyebrows.

PERSONALITY   if it feels good, tastes good, it must be mine
⇥ Catalyst is ambitious, with the cunning and ruthlessness to reach their goals by any means necessary. They can be brutal when they feel it is needed, however when it's not they won't bother. They tend to be rather aloof and apathetic to most things and people, with some very rare exceptions. Provided those around them don't cross a few specific lines, they're content to leave them be, though they've been known to take an interest in some people, which seldom has a positive end for whoever their interest is in. They can be manipulative, and will often encourage people to make bad decisions. Those that stick by them will be rewarded, but those that do not will be cast out, as they've been outcast for their entire life and have learned to appreciate loyalty wherever they can find it. Even during the most stressful of situations, they usually keep a firm grip on their temper and keep their calm, though when they do snap and lose their temper, it is uncontrollable. They're remarkably observant, often able to deign much from subtle clues in what people say, how they say it and how they act.

RELATIONS   dynasty decapitated, you just might see a ghost tonight
⇥ Molly Darrow x Austin Darrow ⇥ No siblings
Pansexual/Panromantic ⇥ Essentially taken ⇥ One Crush
⇥ Not looking but it happened ⇥ Rarely forms romantic attachment
⇥ Holds most people at arms length and doesn't get close

INTERACTION   i'm taking back the c r o w n
Hard physicallyHard mentally ⇥ Doesn't let their guard down
⇥ Is most comfortable with close ranged-weapons ⇥ Dislikes guns
Brass knuckles ⇥ A variety of knives ⇥ Blunt objects like bats
⇥ Will kill/capture/maim in certain circumstances
⇥ Will leave things be in others ⇥ Will start & finish fights
⇥ No kill/capture/maim without permission
⇥ Peaceful powerplay allowed but they may react negatively
⇥ Dislikes almost any sort of touch unless they initiate or agree to it
YOU GOT ME COMING BACK FOR MORE
I'VE NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE

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Re: ◜ lets have a game on the teddy picker ∶ open, bluestem. ◞
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2019, 05:58:53 PM »
Silas frowned. With Cat's dismissive response, Silas chose to stop laboring on the point and instead nodded slowly in response. At least he'd brought with him a hip flask of alcohol. If Cat didn't want to be any fun, then Silas would throw his own fuckin' welcome party. And so, he pursed his lips, humming in response to Cat's suggestion that he was addicted. Eh... Fair point. He began to nod his head in agreement, leaning back to pull out his hip flask before taking a swig. "Nah... Was just tryin' my luck." He responded heedlessly, smiling over innocently at Catalyst.

Silas slowly narrowed his eyes at their words, watching over curiously. "I'm sure you can draw all sorts of conclusions as to my motives and what I have going on." "Oh, I think I know what's goin' on." He uttered gruffly, eyes searching the area. What sort of business would the Badlands want here? If Northstar had been so quiet, it would've been so easy to just... Call this place their second home. His eyes returned to Cat as they spoke one again, gaze following them as they circled his horse. They resembled a vulture circling its next meal, and Silas wasn't having any of it. Not today. Releasing a slow sigh, Silas wordlessly dismounted Tinker, patting the horse before turning to face Catalyst. "Y'reckon? Well I fuckin' reckon that you stand mistaken." He announced sharply, tilting his head as he peered over to them.

"And where can I keep m'dear horse so that you can show me around 'ere?" Silas asked, raising an eyebrow as he held onto the horse's reins. "I imagine we gonna sit down somewhere nice to chat, huh? Good first impressions 'n' all."

// sorry this is the definition of shite
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Re: ◜ lets have a game on the teddy picker ∶ open, bluestem. ◞
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2019, 12:45:05 PM »

And at last he gave up. They were wondering how long he would persist, if he was so determined that he wouldn't stop until his brain was addled, or if he'd see the futility before then. Trying his luck? Yeah. Luck was only going to get him so far with Cat, and that was really more of a question of their patience and laziness than their willingness to accommodate his vices. Though they wanted to, they refrained from asking how it had gone.

Silas thought he understood. They wondered how close he was to the mark; though the whole point was to let him fill in the gaps with likely-false information, so that Cat wouldn't have to reveal their plans or lie, neither of which they were especially keen on. "Excellent." Then he was dismounting, huh, that was easier than they had expected, truthfully. "Oh no," they deadpanned, "whatever will I do now that my belief that I'm infallible is shattered? What will I do knowing that I might not do it perfectly? Oh the humanity, oh the disillusionment." Their voice got progressively more dramatic as they went on, though it was layered with thick sarcasm.

But then they were right back to their normal voice. "There are stables outside the main city. We can go or I'll have some of my people show your people where while we talk." First impressions? They still had a chance to leave a good first impression on each other? Cat was pretty sure they had been dickish enough that they had ruined any chance they might have had at that, and Silas hadn't been winning any points either. Eh, it was probably just a ploy to get them to treat him with some form of kindness, even if they weren't all that likely to offer it.

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 03/19/19 • show
GENERAL   welcome to the end of eras, ice has melted back to life
⇥ Given name is Scott Mathew Darrow ⇥ Goes only by Catalyst or Cat
⇥ Assigned male at birth ⇥ Agender ⇥ They/Them pronouns only
Twenty-one ⇥ Born 11/27/17 ⇥ Sagittarius ⇥ Real time aging
Boss (leader) of the Badlands ⇥ Ex prisoner of the Badlands
⇥ Ex cultist (Mourningstar) ⇥ Ex member of the Young Rogues

RECENT EVENTS   done my time and served my sentence
⇥ 03/16/39 ⇥ Adopted a baby girl
⇥ 03/12/39 ⇥ Took Jeremy to Northstar and tortured him
⇥ 03/09/39 ⇥ Was stabbed by Mike
⇥ 03/03/39 ⇥ Took over Northstar District

APPEARANCE   dress me up and watch me die
⇥ Catalyst is 6'2" tall; they possess a lean and muscular body, one that has a variety of old scars adorning it. They have two piercings, one in their tongue and the other in the cartilage of their left ear. They typically dress in dark colors (favoring jackets with some sort of writing on the back), and their hair is black. They're not all dark, however, as they have pale blue eyes that peer out from beneath medium-sized eyebrows.

PERSONALITY   if it feels good, tastes good, it must be mine
⇥ Catalyst is ambitious, with the cunning and ruthlessness to reach their goals by any means necessary. They can be brutal when they feel it is needed, however when it's not they won't bother. They tend to be rather aloof and apathetic to most things and people, with some very rare exceptions. Provided those around them don't cross a few specific lines, they're content to leave them be, though they've been known to take an interest in some people, which seldom has a positive end for whoever their interest is in. They can be manipulative, and will often encourage people to make bad decisions. Those that stick by them will be rewarded, but those that do not will be cast out, as they've been outcast for their entire life and have learned to appreciate loyalty wherever they can find it. Even during the most stressful of situations, they usually keep a firm grip on their temper and keep their calm, though when they do snap and lose their temper, it is uncontrollable. They're remarkably observant, often able to deign much from subtle clues in what people say, how they say it and how they act.

RELATIONS   dynasty decapitated, you just might see a ghost tonight
⇥ Molly Darrow x Austin Darrow ⇥ No siblings
⇥ Adopted parent of Molly Valentina Darrow-Lupei (Mo)
Pansexual/Panromantic ⇥ Very much taken ⇥ One Crush
⇥ Not looking but it happened ⇥ Rarely forms romantic attachment
⇥ Holds most people at arms length and doesn't get close

INTERACTION   i'm taking back the c r o w n
Hard physicallyHard mentally ⇥ Doesn't let their guard down
⇥ Is most comfortable with close ranged-weapons ⇥ Dislikes guns
Brass knuckles ⇥ A variety of knives ⇥ Blunt objects like bats
⇥ Will kill/capture/maim in certain circumstances
⇥ Will leave things be in others ⇥ Will start & finish fights
⇥ No kill/capture/maim without permission
⇥ Peaceful powerplay allowed but they may react negatively
⇥ Dislikes almost any sort of touch unless they initiate or agree to it
YOU GOT ME COMING BACK FOR MORE
I'VE NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE

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Re: ◜ lets have a game on the teddy picker ∶ open, bluestem. ◞
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2019, 11:39:17 AM »
tw. talks of murder & death

 Silas narrowed his eyes very slightly, patting Tinker's neck gently as Cat began to breathe sarcasm. Oh Honey, get a fuckin' grip. Silas finally turned to look over his shoulder, cocking an eyebrow over at the taller leader as he carefully listened to their elegant words. Silas looked almost puzzled by such an eloquent monologue - an interesting speech, even Silas would say himself, but he wasn't here for sarcasm. He was here for real talk. After several seconds of silence, Silas' gaze boring into Cat's intensely, a slow, crooked smile began to play on his lips before he began to laugh. He turned to face Cat, shaking his head slowly as he snickered mockingly, releasing a sigh before suddenly growing dead serious, glaring over at the other. "To be quite honest, 'ey, I am pretty much full of shit. S'nice to see that I can say the exact same thing about you."

He was still for a moment, narrowing his eyes very slightly as he searched the leader's features before he finally looked away, peering over at his people who had been dismounting their horses like he did. "Perfect, your people can just show mine where t'go - we got better things to deal with right now, hm." Silas confirmed, gesturing with his head for a Bluestem NPC to come and collect Tinker from him. "Follow the good people 'n' get m'precious girl a drink." He uttered to the NPC before brushing his hands off and beginning to walk with Cat.

"Nice place y'got here." Silas commented nonchalantly as they approached the town. "How much effort did it take for you to seize control, huh?" He was blunt as he asked, though acting as if it were as innocent as a kid asking for an ice cream on the beach. He shoved his hands in his pockets, waiting until they were in an area which seemed quiet before he stopped and Silas announced in a sing-song way, "All right, Kitty, flirtin's over. Lets get t'real business." He ran his fingers through his messy hair, pursing his lips nonchalantly as he glanced around. Finally, dark eyes landed on Cat again, shrugging his shoulders before saying, "Truth is... I really just felt like scopin' the area. Gorgeous place - perfect for a nice summer vacation." He paused, nodding his head slowly as he looked around curiously. "Saw a graveyard back there. Pretty vacant... Unused."

He silenced before turning to peer over at Cat again. "Here's m'deal. Lets make some fuckin' peace treaty or somethin' like that. Any of your peoples touch mine, I'll fuckin' bury every last one of 'em in that damn graveyard until I get t'your throat 'n' kill you too. You wanna think I'm a fuckin' joke? Then, laugh at me. But, I swear to God, I'll be havin' the very last fuckin' laugh if you put a hand on my people, or mess with my territory." He was scarily silent for one moment before cracking a smile. "Deal?"
« Last Edit: March 29, 2019, 11:43:25 AM by SILAS. »
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Re: ◜ lets have a game on the teddy picker ∶ open, bluestem. ◞
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2019, 12:47:09 AM »

This was who they were. Over dramatic, excessively poetic at times, with a healthy heaping of sarcasm. It was an honest, accurate excerpt from their personality, but just that. An excerpt. Of course, other aspects of their personality could be seen in their other words and actions. "Aren't you lovely?" Cat waved a hand at a few NPCs that had gathered around, and they quickly moved to escort the Ranchers away.

They walked a pace or two ahead, facing forward but listening very closely to the man behind him, just in case he should get any ideas. "I was no trouble for the Badlands." They replied carefully, slitting their eyes, though still stubbornly refusing to turn their head to look at him. "If that's your idea of flirting I'd hate to see your impression of a date." They couldn't help but roll their eyes.

"Truth is... I really just felt like scopin' the area. Gorgeous place - perfect for a nice summer vacation. Saw a graveyard back there. Pretty vacant... Unused." Someone less in control of themself would have bristled, but the only sign that they were bothered by the comments was working their jaw back and forth, something that would be hard to see from behind. Then the actual threats started spilling in.

Cat spun around. "That sounds fair to you, doesn't it? An eye for a dozen, right? Well if you think I'd ever agree to that you're even dumber than you look." He didn't scare Cat. Very little did, frankly, and posturing men were definitely not on that list. "Propose something that benefits me and maybe I'll consider it. Threaten me again and that graveyard won't be so unused."

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 03/30/19 • show
GENERAL   welcome to the end of eras, ice has melted back to life
⇥ Given name is Scott Mathew Darrow ⇥ Goes only by Catalyst or Cat
⇥ Assigned male at birth ⇥ Agender ⇥ They/Them pronouns only
Twenty-one ⇥ Born 11/27/17 ⇥ Sagittarius ⇥ Real time aging
Boss (leader) of the Badlands ⇥ Ex prisoner of the Badlands
⇥ Ex cultist (Mourningstar) ⇥ Ex member of the Young Rogues

RECENT EVENTS   done my time and served my sentence
⇥ 03/24/93 ⇥ Met their cousin Dallas and her half brother Michael
⇥ 03/21/93 ⇥ Named the baby Mo
⇥ 03/16/39 ⇥ Adopted a baby girl
⇥ 03/12/39 ⇥ Took Jeremy to Northstar and tortured him

APPEARANCE   dress me up and watch me die
⇥ Catalyst is 6'2" tall; they possess a lean and muscular body, one that has a variety of old scars adorning it. They have two piercings, one in their tongue and the other in the cartilage of their left ear. They typically dress in dark colors (favoring jackets with some sort of writing on the back), and their hair is black. They're not all dark, however, as they have pale blue eyes that peer out from beneath medium-sized eyebrows.

PERSONALITY   if it feels good, tastes good, it must be mine
⇥ Catalyst is ambitious, with the cunning and ruthlessness to reach their goals by any means necessary. They can be brutal when they feel it is needed, however when it's not they won't bother. They tend to be rather aloof and apathetic to most things and people, with some very rare exceptions. Provided those around them don't cross a few specific lines, they're content to leave them be, though they've been known to take an interest in some people, which seldom has a positive end for whoever their interest is in. They can be manipulative, and will often encourage people to make bad decisions. Those that stick by them will be rewarded, but those that do not will be cast out, as they've been outcast for their entire life and have learned to appreciate loyalty wherever they can find it. Even during the most stressful of situations, they usually keep a firm grip on their temper and keep their calm, though when they do snap and lose their temper, it is uncontrollable. They're remarkably observant, often able to deign much from subtle clues in what people say, how they say it and how they act.

RELATIONS   dynasty decapitated, you just might see a ghost tonight
⇥ Molly Darrow x Austin Darrow ⇥ No siblings
⇥ Adopted parent of Molly Valentina Darrow-Lupei (Mo)
Pansexual/Panromantic ⇥ Very much taken ⇥ One Crush
⇥ Not looking but it happened ⇥ Rarely forms romantic attachment
⇥ Holds most people at arms length and doesn't get close

INTERACTION   i'm taking back the c r o w n
Hard physicallyHard mentally ⇥ Doesn't let their guard down
⇥ Is most comfortable with close ranged-weapons ⇥ Dislikes guns
Brass knuckles ⇥ A variety of knives ⇥ Blunt objects like bats
⇥ Will kill/capture/maim in certain circumstances
⇥ Will leave things be in others ⇥ Will start & finish fights
⇥ No kill/capture/maim without permission
⇥ Peaceful powerplay allowed but they may react negatively
⇥ Dislikes almost any sort of touch unless they initiate or agree to it
YOU GOT ME COMING BACK FOR MORE
I'VE NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE

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Re: ◜ lets have a game on the teddy picker ∶ open, bluestem. ◞
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2019, 05:08:17 PM »
"Suppose y'could say Pleasant is my middle name." Silas was snide as he remarked in response, which was quite ironic seeing as even he knew that he was the complete opposite. He was as obnoxious as one could possibly be, and not even Cat was exempt from the pain in the ass that was Silas himself. As they walked, Silas narrowed his eyes carefully, watching the back of Cat's head as they walked ahead of him. And then, Silas was down to business, pushing Cat right until he could possibly see how they cracked.

In Silas' mind, that didn't take too long. Cat then spun around. A shit-eating grin began to play across Silas' lips as Cat began speaking, clear that their words would always be nothing but a joke to Silas. After all, consider Silas heedless - even the greatest of beasts couldn't scare him. This little Kitty Cat wouldn't be too much of a hassle for Silas, right? "Hmm..." Silas hummed slowly, meeting his dark gaze with Cat's icy blue hues, growing quiet as he observed their features carefully before uttering in response, "Don't be daft, Kitty." His voice was low as his mumbled, suddenly tipping his chin up to show off his rolling eyes.

"I like to play a fair game - makes the win a lot more triumphant, 'ey?" He pointed out, jutting his lip out nonchalantly as shifty eyes made sure the pair of them were alone. Finally, eyes landed on Cat again, this time the grin dissolving into a look of seriousness. "Your people hurt mine? There will be blood... But, surely it'll go both ways, 'ey?  If my people were to kill one of yours for no good reason, I won't squabble if your people seek vengeance... The difference though is that I got me people well trained. From what I hear though, yours are more like savage dogs. Keep 'em muzzled and on a leash and I think we will be fine and dandy... And, the same goes for you and I, Doll." He shrugged, offering a genuine smile. Unsettling, considering Silas was anything but genuine.

"An eye for an eye, Cat... And I don't care if you go blind."
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Re: ◜ lets have a game on the teddy picker ∶ open, bluestem. ◞
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2019, 01:34:55 AM »
To say that he was starting to piss them off forgot that they'd been pissed off from the first moment that he spoke. Now they were just getting really pissed off. They kept their temper under wraps, though, true emotions concealed and tucked away, barely even felt.

A sharp breath exits through their nose as they lace their fingers together in front of them. "Mad, snarling, savage dogs indeed. That's why you're here, isn't it? You want that yard gate closed before the half feral beasts come rushing out." He thought that he had a winning hand, that he held all the cards? The'd be happy to show him just how wrong that is.

"We've never heard of your kind. It ain't because you're lowkey. You're really not. But you've heard of us, and you know we're dangerous. You don't want that shit knocking at your door, so you're looking to make friends first. You don't want the dog to bite? Throw him a bone." Maybe it was just the way it was presented, like a... whatever the fuck they're called got a trial before a punishment, but if it was a Badlander that committed the crime, they were automatically guilty. There was also the dog metaphor, something that they appreciated only in that it was almost too easy to build off of.

"So it seems to me you're more worried about going blind than I am."

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 04/20/19 • show
GENERAL   welcome to the end of eras, ice has melted back to life
⇥ Given name is Scott Mathew Darrow ⇥ Goes only by Catalyst or Cat
⇥ Assigned male at birth ⇥ Agender ⇥ They/Them pronouns only
Twenty-one ⇥ Born 11/27/17 ⇥ Sagittarius ⇥ Real time aging
Boss (leader) of the Badlands ⇥ Ex prisoner of the Badlands
⇥ Ex cultist (Mourningstar) ⇥ Ex member of the Young Rogues

RECENT EVENTS   done my time and served my sentence
⇥ 04/20/39 ⇥ Released Northstar from Badlands occupation
⇥ 04/16/39 ⇥ Was saved by Sheogorath
⇥ 04/15/39 ⇥ Took the Badlands brand
⇥ 04/08/39 ⇥ Had a huge fight with Molly
⇥ 04/06/39 ⇥ Returned to the Badlands badly injured
⇥ 04/03/39 ⇥ Temporarily left with Creed to try to find her brother

APPEARANCE   dress me up and watch me die
⇥ Catalyst is 6'2" tall; they possess a lean and muscular body, one that has a variety of old scars adorning it. One of the easiest to notice is one that stretches down their right cheek. While not a scar, one very notable marking on their chest is the "BL" brand. They have two piercings, one in their tongue and the other in the cartilage of their left ear. They typically dress in dark colors (favoring jackets with some sort of writing on the back), and their hair is black. They're not all dark, however, as they have pale blue eyes that peer out from beneath medium-sized eyebrows.

PERSONALITY   if it feels good, tastes good, it must be mine
⇥ Catalyst is ambitious, with the cunning and ruthlessness to reach their goals by any means necessary. They can be brutal when they feel it is needed, however when it's not they won't bother. They tend to be rather aloof and apathetic to most things and people, with some very rare exceptions. Provided those around them don't cross a few specific lines, they're content to leave them be, though they've been known to take an interest in some people, which seldom has a positive end for whoever their interest is in. They can be manipulative, and will often encourage people to make bad decisions. Those that stick by them will be rewarded, but those that do not will be cast out, as they've been outcast for their entire life and have learned to appreciate loyalty wherever they can find it. Even during the most stressful of situations, they usually keep a firm grip on their temper and keep their calm, though when they do snap and lose their temper, it is uncontrollable. They're remarkably observant, often able to deign much from subtle clues in what people say, how they say it and how they act.

RELATIONS   dynasty decapitated, you just might see a ghost tonight
⇥ Molly Darrow x Austin Darrow ⇥ No siblings
⇥ Adopted parent of Molly Valentina Darrow-Lupei (Mo)
Pansexual/Panromantic ⇥ Very much taken ⇥ One Crush
⇥ Not looking but it happened ⇥ Rarely forms romantic attachment
⇥ Holds most people at arms length and doesn't get close

INTERACTION   i'm taking back the c r o w n
Hard physicallyHard mentally ⇥ Doesn't let their guard down
⇥ Is most comfortable with close ranged-weapons ⇥ Dislikes guns
Brass knuckles ⇥ A variety of knives ⇥ Carries a handgun
⇥ Will kill/capture/maim in certain circumstances
⇥ Will leave things be in others ⇥ Will start & finish fights
⇥ No kill/capture/maim without permission
⇥ Peaceful powerplay allowed but they may react negatively
⇥ Dislikes almost any sort of touch unless they initiate or agree to it
YOU GOT ME COMING BACK FOR MORE
I'VE NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE