Wind RiderMember Since 24 Nov 2015
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Gaming, drawing, both, it doesn't matter as long as I'm having fun while doing it. :)
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21 February 2018 - 04:10 PM
20 February 2018 - 01:43 PM
Hi, sorry. I'm interested, but after the application got posted I didn't want to post unless I had something more substantial to post. So here's that:
It’s Pronounced “Raw-Jee”
“You can’t rush through things. But going too slow is just as bad.”Name: Rogee Biff
Appearance: Whether because of his relative youth or simply because of the whims of the universe, Rogee is a little shorter than most. Not incredibly so, maybe just a few inches. Just enough for his medium-length hair to be at most people’s eye level. When they look down, they see his green eyes and, frankly, average face. He keeps it clean, but doesn’t really do much more than that. To him, people are ideally looking at his back as he conducts, which is why he wears a dark green cloak, something akin to a poncho with a small gold hummingbird as a clasp around his neck.
Rogee’s not as agile as his magic might suggest. He uses enough to appear slightly more graceful, but he’s not athletic enough to do anything more than that. That isn’t to say he’s clumsy without it, just normal. But when given the opportunity to be more than that, why be normal?
There are two items Rogee is seldom found without: his conductor’s baton, which also functions as a wand of sorts when he is performing solo, and his flute. There are no magical qualities about this flute, but he believes it is lucky. He keeps these items, along with any other small, miscellaneous things he may need to carry around with him, in a small beige knapsack.
Personality: Rogee’s wizard curiosity generally manifests itself in his love of music. He loves music, and especially loves hearing new kinds, whether that be a completely new tune or even new instruments playing an older one. This is why he studies the magic he does. He is primarily focused on wind magic, only dabbling into other forms when it allows him to play a new instrument.
That isn’t to say that he’s carefree. Music is a series of formal systems, and he keeps himself to the same standards. He keeps to a strict schedule composed primarily of study and performance with only very occasional rest breaks. Often, this strictness applies to other beings in his life as well. Disruption of his schedule, acting in a way that he considers beneath himself, to even just playing slightly off-tempo, these are all things that he takes very seriously and is willing seek retribution against anyone who would dare disrupt this natural order of things.
People who do manage to put up with Rogee, whether that be by playing their part to perfection or simply spending way too much time in proximity for him to avoid them, are in turn able to be let into the more insecure side of him. Even if he is the best -- and given the circles he frequents, that’s a pretty big if -- he certainly doesn’t believe it. That’s why he acts the way he does; it’s his misguided attempt to climb towards a summit he believes he can never reach.
Biography: Rogee attended his first concert when he was very young. Accompanying the orchestra were some dancers, who gave a majestic performance depicting a tale of change from winter to spring. Rogee felt the primal nature of their movements and while that, combined with more than a little weather-affecting magic, was certainly impressive, what inspired him the most was the orchestra. The conductor was the only one in the pit, and he was controlling dozens of instruments. No trumpet blared without their permission. No drum pounded without their say-so. There was a moment near the end of the performance where, during a grand crescendo, it seemed like the conductor rose out of the ground through sheer force of will. They were no longer directing just the instruments in the orchestra pit, it seemed like they were directing the entire world.
Rogee never got the conductor’s name.
But now he had ambition. Now he had a want and an incredibly long life ahead of him to achieve it. He was gifted his first instrument, a small flute, less than a month later, and he studied and practiced like his life depended on it. During his first recital, he made two wrong notes, and his flute was later found broken in two places, disposed of far away from his home. His second flute had to be bought.
His other studies lagged behind. If it didn’t relate to music, he really wasn’t interested. And to be fair, he did eventually make a name for himself in the world of music. But there is always someone mentioned in the same sentence as him. He never stands alone.
There is a dream Rogee has from time to time. It started a few years after that first concert, and reoccurs at seemingly random intervals, but he only recognizes it as a dream after he wakes up:
The dream always starts with him chasing the horizon, because beyond the horizon, always just a bit further than the horizon allows you to see, there is a large orchestra playing an endless symphony. Every instrument ever created -- from early drums to harpsichords to grand brass and woodwinds at the forefront of their time, even triangles and experimental instruments -- is present. At the head of the band is a mysterious conductor, someone Rogee is familiar with, but cannot identify.
Each instrument has been designated its own color. It is the brass section that plays the loudest and largest reds that one could ever see. The woodwinds control the pastoral colors -- greens are the oboes’ particular forte. And so on and so on. If it has a shade, it has an instrument.
Nighttime and daytime are constant chords -- long fermatas punctuated by the constant “tings” and “bangs” of the percussion. Musically interesting, perhaps, but too meditative for most listeners. But the reason Rogee searches for this hidden orchestra, is to see the sunrise.
He arrives at midnight, the darkest point in the symphony’s performance. It only gets brighter from there. Slowly, the bassoon of night and triangle of the stars fade out and everything becomes a dull monochrome. Then, as color fades from the world, a new instrument plays. A solo flute, the color of yellow, strikes a line along the horizon. Then the strings come in. Cellos, violas, violins. The deeper ones play the shadows, long and stretching, while the lighter ones play the retreating night sky.
Rogee keeps moving forwards, as more flutes join in, and the yellow line becomes bigger. It becomes more intense. There isn’t any brass yet, but the first few chairs are readying their instruments, and the conductor has moved his baton over to them.
The second color -- or third if you include the black nighttime sky -- is orange to orangish-red. Trombones and Baritones. Big sousaphones too. They play in bass harmony with the woodwinds, many of whom have begun to play again. The world is getting brighter. At this point Rogee is meters away from the orchestra pit. He can see all these instruments, and the conductor starts to turn towards him.
And then Rogee wakes up. He is always covered in sweat. He always resolves to recognize that it is a dream, to slip into that lucid state where he could just get a better look, or even just stay long enough to see a glimpse of the sun. But he never does.
Miscellaneous: (I don't have anything off the top of my head, but if you have any questions I can answer them here)
If this is still on the table, Discord is, like, actual free and not terrible, so I'd rather that. Though I'm fine using the OoC thread if it doesn't get too cluttered.
Nice character, I like the musical theme you have for him. You're in.
19 February 2018 - 03:06 AM
17 February 2018 - 11:29 PM
I don't have either Discord or Skype, but I do have both Facebook Messenger and Google Hangouts.
Ok, i guess we can mainly use the ooc. If you have any major questions just pm me.
17 February 2018 - 02:44 PM
I'm glad you decided to do this RP again. I know you say you are a bad host but I don't believe that. I'm more than ready to join this RP again and I'll be bringing my character Valci back.
Thanks man... If you're gonna use your character from last time, make sure to put them here.