[Lady Blackbird] Cyrus Vance: An ex-Imperial soldier turned smuggler and soldier-of-fortune

edited August 2011 in Out-Of-Game

Cyrus Etrigon Vance •~
An ex-Imperial soldier turned smuggler and soldier-of-fortune, Captain of The Owl

Ex-Imperial Soldier
Tactics, Command, Soldiers, Rank, Connections, Maps, Imperial
War Ships


Smuggler
Haggle, Deception, Sneak, Hide, Camouflage, Forgery, Pilot,
Navigation, [Repair], [Gunnery]


Survivor
Tough, Run, Scrounge, Endure, Creepy Stare, Intimidate, [Medic]


Warrior
Battle-Hardened, Shooting, Two-Gun Style, Pistol, Fencing, Sword,
Brawl, Hail of Lead


Bold
Brave, Daring, Heroic, [Rescue], Falling, [Fire], Reckless, [Explosions],
Escapes, Outnumbered, Underdog








Key of the Commander
You are accustomed to giving orders and having them obeyed. Hit your trait when you come up with a plan and give orders to make it happen. Buyoff: Acknowledge someone else as the leader.


Key of Hidden Longing
You are completely enthralled by Lady Blackbird, but you don’t want her to know it. Hit your key when you make a decision based on this secret affection or when you somehow show it indirectly. Buyoff: Give up on your secret desire or make it public.


Key of the Outcast
You got exiled from the Empire. Hit your key when your outcast status causes you trouble or is important in a scene. Buyoff: Regain your former standing or join a new group.


The Key of the Vow
You have a vow of personal behavior that you have sworn not to break. Hit your key when your vow significantly impacts your decisions.Buyoff: Break your vow.


Secret of Leadership
Once per session, you can give someone else a chance to re-roll a failed roll, by giving them orders, advice, or setting a good example.


Secret of Warpblood
Once per session, you can teleport yourself or someone you’re
touching.

Comments

  • edited March 2012
    [Key Log]
    Key of Hidden Longing for protecting Natasha from his cousin Jethrow
    Key of the Outcast for setting up Leo, an imprisoned Imperial soldier, to get out from under a court martial
    Key of Commander for planning an escape from the brig of the Hand of Sorrow
    Key of Commander for delegating duties to get get everyone to the hanger and sabotaging the Hand of Sorrow
    Key of Commander for ordering The Owl to leave without him in order to open the Hand of Sorrow's bomb bay doors by running into danger (x2)
    Key of Commander for initiating a plan to get Natasha to sell the Blackbird Dagger to Uriah Flint
    Key of Hidden Longing for offering Natasha his flight goggles rather than acknowledging her tears
    Key of the Outcast for Cyrus' outcast status being important to negotiations with Mother Larissa
    Key of Commander for giving orders to get everything together and take on crew for the trip to Haven
    Key of Hidden Longing for respecting Natasha's "wishes" that her name not be entangled in any squabble with nobbles
    Key of the Outcast for being confronted by August Pickett who was responsible for Cyrus' court martial, a dangerous man indeed (x2)
    Key of Hidden Longing for coming up with a plan to keep The Owl from being captured and still rescue Natasha
    Key of Commander for sending Kale to bring Natasha to the freighter, the Dionysus, to get out of Haven
    Key of Commander for organizing the crew of the Dionysus to mate with the Breeze Cruiser
    Key of Hidden Longing for trying to reach the falling Natasha
    Key of Commander for ordering Norway around
    Key of the Vow for telling Norway the ratlings have to get off at the next stop
    Key of Commander for ordering Snargle to make maneuvers that would shake off the sabotaging ratlings
    Key of Commander for something...
    Key of the Vow for sorting the remaining ratling saboteur (x2 because he had a knife)
    Key of Hidden Longing for saying that we weren't leaving without Natasha
    Key of Hidden Longing for trying to rescue Natasha on the Caliban (x2 because it ended in a brawl)
    Key of Hidden Longing for crossing the Caliban's deck during a roe to reach Natasha Snargle
    Key of Hidden Longing for getting so worked up by Lady Blackbird
    Key of Hidden Longing for stealing a long hug from Lady Blackbird
    Key of Hidden Longing for working in tea with the Lady
    Key of Hidden Longing for having an awkward moment of indiscretion and looking in on the sleeping Lady Blackbird (x2)
    Key of Leadership for ordering Snargle to take the crew off to the Remnants without a guide
    Key of Hidden Longing for tactfully answering the Lady's question about love and destiny
    Key of Hidden Longing for resisting any temptation to hand over the Lady Blackbird
    Key of Commander for ordering Snargle to go back into the battle to collect Naomi and Kale
    Key of Hidden Longing for keeping Lady Blackbird close as he heads to the turret to confront the troll colossus
    Key of Hidden Longing for relinquishing the Blackbird Dagger to Lady Blackbird, with trust and affection
    Key of Commander for ordering Naomi and Kale to protect the Lady in battle.
    Key of Commander for ordering Kale to "see to the Lady" once again...
  • edited September 2011
    Cyrus's Vow

    Cyrus vowed to Kale that "we'll cast [the ratlings] off as soon as we're able."
  • edited October 2011
    [Advancements]
    Cyrus is buying the brawl tag under warrior.
  • edited September 2011
    [Character Notes]

    Cyrus has an older cousin named Jethrow who has always bullied him. Jethrow must really hate him now, considering Cyrus left him, unconscious, in the Hand of Sorrow's brig.

    In one well-publicized event, Cyrus knocked out a superior officer, commandeered a training vessel, and rescued a sinking luxury liner. Of course, its not all true. Cyrus was just the one who threw the punch. He could tell the others were unhappy about letting the 'Scepter go down. Once that jerk the LT. was out, everyone pulled together to get those people to safety. The others lost leave for a month over the whole affair but the broadsheets didn't mention them, did they? Good men all, too bad they're wasted on the Imperial Navy.

    After leaving the Imperial Navy, Cyrus spent some time in the slums of Haven where he found out that his wife had left him. It was after that that he began to pursue smuggling as a career.

    For a gem merchant, Natasha is unusual. A classic beauty, she is at times insecure and filled with youthful naivety, at others empowered with matronly authority. Anyway, she has Cyrus's engraved aviation goggles.

    Cyrus doesn't really know who Lady Blackbird is, he just knows that she's part of the noble families that make up the Imperial ruling class and he doesn't like them at all. Cyrus has no love for her cousin Joshua Blackbird either.

    Cyrus once smuggled Pale Izzy into Illysium to meet with Count Carlowe but he wasn't interested. Izzy would recognize The Owl as the ship she flew on.
  • edited January 2012
    Spending 35 xp to purchase:
    Bold
    Brave, Daring, Heroic, [Rescue], [Falling], [Fire], Reckless, [Explosions],
    Escapes, [Outnumbered], Underdog
  • edited February 2012
    Buying off the 'Key of Hidden Longing', Cyrus unlocks 'Hail of Lead' and 'Outnumbered'.
  • Unlocked 'Falling'
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