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FADE AWAY // JOINING
« on: May 15, 2020, 02:18:46 PM »

he was used to having to leave at a moment’s notice. danger lurked around just about every corner it seemed; he wasn’t a stranger to violence and death. it was sad for most to envision packing up and leaving everything you knew without even a sentimental goodbye. at this point, rich couldn’t say he possessed much in this world that made it difficult to leave a place. he had already lost everything to such bitter circumstances way before any of these tragic events came around. to say leaving the prairie was a difficult decision would be a lie. he didn’t particularly have much of a choice, either.

richard wished he could say he was shocked by this turn of events, yet things rarely tended to take him by surprise nowadays. even as the remaining members of the group looked at him in disapproval, and fear, and shame- he didn’t take it personally. they had lost so much because of him. they lost almost everything thanks to him. there, with a target on his back and a power-hungry leader readily lining up his shot, rich knew it was best to leave for better shelter. refuge. the weight of it all made scaling up the mountain pale in comparison.

the air was starting to feel thinner as he made his way up, flexing and relaxing frigid fingers in his coat pocket to try and bring back blood flow. people told him that now was as good a time as ever to make the climb. as he blew a breath of cloudy air out into the afternoon chill and looked around, he wondered what the bad times to travel looked like. he had been aware that it wouldn’t be an easy trek, though he had to admit that he at least slightly underestimated the physical toll the climb could take on a person.

the lodge was a sight for sore eyes. he slowed to a stop, staring out across the thin layers of snow. he worked to catch his breath from the arduous trek, waiting only a second before taking his hands out of his pockets. cupping them together and holding them close to his mouth, he breathed into them to try and bring back more warmth. eyes peered up back towards the lodge, watching as someone from the building began to approach.

//wow this isn't the best post i'm sorry
but he is Here y'all

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Re: FADE AWAY // JOINING
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2020, 02:22:09 PM »
In Eddie’s life, he never expected that he would ever have to leave at a moment’s notice. His family embraced the danger - no, they were the danger. They were the reason that families fled, just so that they could settle in their own comfortable reign. And, for a minute, perhaps Eddie was fooled by the extravagance that the power provided him. His family had enemies - a lot of enemies - but they also prided themselves in the fact that they had more than enough allies too. Enough for them to thrive in their position of power.

That fallacy was only fragile, though; it didn’t take much for everything to crumble around them.

The lack of unity had the family flee in different directions. Alfred intended to escape as far away as possible, somewhere where no enemy would find them. Flintlock Lodge seemed to be the most viable, logical answer to his wishes - an isolated and incredibly secluded home in the harshest of environments. It seemed highly unlikely that the Stirlings would live here of all places; that was why it was the best place to seek refuge.

Eddie had been watching out of the window carefully as he observed a newcomer making his way up the mountain. He seemed innocent enough - and freezing, for a matter of fact - but Ed was certainly not one to take any chances. Instead, with slightly narrowed eyes, he began to make his way out of the Lodge, rifle slung over his shoulder, as he trudged over to the man who’d now stopped to try to warm up. ❝ This is about as warm as it gets. ❞ Eddie pointed out matter-of-factly as he stopped a wary distance away, deceptively soft eyes watching sternly. ❝ What brings you to Flintlock Lodge? ❞ Eddie and Richard were more alike that he'd ever care to admit, both here to escape from their past.

Spoiler: tags : updated 03/06 • show
basics.
⋟ edmund theodore stirling-moray // ed, eddie, moray
⋟ goes by the name edmund moray
⋟ male // he/him
⋟ twenty four // ages real time // born seventh august
⋟ captain of flintlock lodge // formerly a traveler with his family
⋟ mob boss of the stirling crime family
⋟ joined FL two years ago

appearance.
faceclaim - finn cole
voice claim - finn cole
⋟ 5'9ft // stocky, well-built frame
⋟ muted blue eyes and dirty blonde hair
⋟ physical health - 100% // current injuries: n/a
⋟ mental health - 60% // depression and deluded thoughts

personality.
⋟ quiet in nature but confident in himself
⋟ completely fearless, almost foolishly so
⋟ insensitive and callous // cares for very few
⋟ very calm and calculative // always planning in his head
⋟ disciplined and practices good self-control
⋟ very flirtatious and persuasive // overly lustful
⋟ aloof and untrustworthy // jealous and deceitful
⋟ tactful and knows how to get what he wants
⋟ can be very nasty when he wants to be
⋟ but can also be very protective and faithful too
⋟ has a strong set of morals // has the quality of honor

relationships.
⋟ alfred stirling x leonora moray // both deceased
⋟ three older brothers // alfonso, thomas & franklin
⋟ the fifth stirling-moray brother, dominik, was killed
⋟ two younger half-siblings // henry & ida
⋟ bisexual but he stays silent about homosexual activity
⋟ ex-husband to blake kegan // was caught cheating
⋟ father of thomas moray and charlotte moray

interaction.
storage // playlist // pinterest
⋟ physically: very hard // mentally: hard
⋟ father taught him how to kill at a young age
⋟ insensitive towards injuring or killing others // will do so without hesitation
⋟ mentally, he is slowly becoming undone from stress, grief and guilt
⋟ often found guarding the lodge with a rifle
SOME MEN FIND CREATION IN DESTRUCTION
OTHERS JUST WANT TO WATCH THE WORLD BURN

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Re: FADE AWAY // JOINING
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 04:29:16 PM »

this wasn’t going to be his forever home, richard knew that. the idea of any place being a permanent shelter for him to run to at the end of a long day was almost impossible to envision. richard wasn’t used to having that net of support around him; richard didn’t have anyone on his side nowadays. if he managed to form any relationships with others, the relationships either fizzled out, or were sure to end in a painful, tragic flair. certain people thrived and made power out of their terrible fates-- richard did nothing more than try and accept it and live with it.

eyes peered up from his cupped hands to peer towards the lodge, watching someone make their way over. rifle over his shoulder, eyes narrowed, and expression unreadable. his gaze lingered on the man as he wandered over, settling for putting his hands in his coat pockets. this was about as warm as it got up here? he couldn’t say he was glad to hear that, but he also couldn’t say he was particularly surprised either. nodding to himself subtly, with lips tilting slightly upwards to form a tight, polite smile, he settled for eventually saying, “i was afraid you’d say that.”

this guy was a hard one to read. stern, soft eyes. unreadable features that still somehow seemed expressive in their own right. the man was a bit of a living oxymoron, it felt. he couldn’t decide whether or not he could trust someone who was this- unnerving, in a way. he shifted his weight at the man’s question as he answered, “i’m looking to join.” eyes wandered to one side, at the expanse of snow and forestry. “i’ve heard a lot about this place.” words weren’t a lie, yet they also worked to conceal a bit of the truth as well. if he were to be honest, and state he was here to seek refuge from certain dangers in his life, he couldn’t even blame the guy for turning him down. rich just couldn’t let that happen, though.

he looked back towards the man, brows furrowing slightly. “the name's richard banner, by the way.”

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Re: FADE AWAY // JOINING
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 05:42:26 PM »
The man was looking to join - well, there weren’t many other reasons why one would climb these treacherous mountains. It was beneficial for a person in hiding to live somewhere with little footfall, few opportunities to be noticed by the wrong people. No wonder Alfred favored the secrecy of this lodge. But, was that the case for everyone here? Of course not, so it was interesting to wonder what this man’s story was. What his intentions were. Eddie was one to question everything, a seed of doubt planted in his mind when assuming the intentions of people. It came through a lot of trial and error - he once was too trusting, he once became too untrusting. Nowadays, he was closer to the latter yet keen on recruiting more people. After all, as much as he hated to admit it, allowing people in was a risk but the benefit tended to outweigh any detriment.

They needed people. They always needed eager people to provide for the group in return for safety, community and a share of their earnings. Without people, they wouldn’t survive. In this way, it seemed that Flintlock needed this man as much as he needed Flintlock; a mutually beneficial relationship in which Eddie was the gateway for. The man introduced himself, Eddie nodding to himself impassively before he provided in return, ❝ Edmund Stirling. ❞ He paused. ❝ Eddie is fine. ❞ The decision to drop ❛ Moray ❜ was an unconscious one, one which even he had not yet come to acknowledge. Ed shifted from foot to foot, eyes somewhat wary as he then said, ❝ You’re more than welcome to join, provided you’re able to help out around here. ❞

He explained before nodding his head towards the lodge. ❝ There’s a fire going indoors; that’ll warm you up. ❞ Eddie mumbled softly before he began to lead Richard back towards the lodge. He wasn't the greatest of welcome committees, distant and emotionally cold as he wandered back to the lodge with his eyes low and his features contorted into a permanent frown.

Spoiler: tags : updated 03/06 • show
basics.
⋟ edmund theodore stirling-moray // ed, eddie, moray
⋟ goes by the name edmund moray
⋟ male // he/him
⋟ twenty four // ages real time // born seventh august
⋟ captain of flintlock lodge // formerly a traveler with his family
⋟ mob boss of the stirling crime family
⋟ joined FL two years ago

appearance.
faceclaim - finn cole
voice claim - finn cole
⋟ 5'9ft // stocky, well-built frame
⋟ muted blue eyes and dirty blonde hair
⋟ physical health - 100% // current injuries: n/a
⋟ mental health - 60% // depression and deluded thoughts

personality.
⋟ quiet in nature but confident in himself
⋟ completely fearless, almost foolishly so
⋟ insensitive and callous // cares for very few
⋟ very calm and calculative // always planning in his head
⋟ disciplined and practices good self-control
⋟ very flirtatious and persuasive // overly lustful
⋟ aloof and untrustworthy // jealous and deceitful
⋟ tactful and knows how to get what he wants
⋟ can be very nasty when he wants to be
⋟ but can also be very protective and faithful too
⋟ has a strong set of morals // has the quality of honor

relationships.
⋟ alfred stirling x leonora moray // both deceased
⋟ three older brothers // alfonso, thomas & franklin
⋟ the fifth stirling-moray brother, dominik, was killed
⋟ two younger half-siblings // henry & ida
⋟ bisexual but he stays silent about homosexual activity
⋟ ex-husband to blake kegan // was caught cheating
⋟ father of thomas moray and charlotte moray

interaction.
storage // playlist // pinterest
⋟ physically: very hard // mentally: hard
⋟ father taught him how to kill at a young age
⋟ insensitive towards injuring or killing others // will do so without hesitation
⋟ mentally, he is slowly becoming undone from stress, grief and guilt
⋟ often found guarding the lodge with a rifle
SOME MEN FIND CREATION IN DESTRUCTION
OTHERS JUST WANT TO WATCH THE WORLD BURN