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Varian "Paddock" Atrellian
« on: February 14, 2013, 01:57:32 am »
Full Name: Varian "Paddock" Atrellian
Species: Craihs (Landwalker)
Age: 23
Type:Staff/Student
Function:Emergency Medical Technician
Quote: "Oh, walk it off!"
How much experience do you have with role-playing? How much time have you spent on MUSHs/MUXs/etc.?   Been rockin' the free internet for on-and-off ten years.  Actually did my first roleplays here at MARPG a long time ago, moved to NCD, then to Lucidia, then Phantagraphia, decided to come full circle, see if we can't breathe some life in here.  MU's, I have about...five years experience with.

What is your character's personality? The word “optimistic” comes to mind. Paddock almost always finds a bright side to any situation. Not a bad trait for an EMT. When he’s on call, he doesn't lose his cool, even managing to crack jokes while dealing with life-or-death situations.  Off duty, he’s generally friendly, charismatic and about as happy-go-lucky as one can get. He’s from Jamaica, whaddaya expect?
What things does s/he like? Swimming, riding his gravity board, being around people, plunking around on his guitar, and getting anyone to laugh regardless of what it takes.  He fancies himself a musician, and has some talent with guitars and steel drums, but he won't be headlining anywhere for a long time, to be sure.
Dislike? Security.  Not the people, per se, but the general concept of them.  He sees them as more...dampers of fun, than actual safety wardens.  The eternally-depressed tend to put his nerves on edge, too.
What are the strong points of your character?  (Personality):Pads is a certified silver-tongued-devil, finding ways to talk himself out of trouble, and having opportunity to do so almost daily.  Other than that, he's a laid-back little beam of sunshine most of the time, preferring positivity to the alternatives.  He's difficult to anger, but it's not impossible to do so, if you're willing to put in the admittedly extensive effort required.

(Physical): Paddock is built like a brick outhouse. Between swimming and weight-training, he's developed the ability to lift in the neighborhood of four hundred pounds across his shoulders from a squat, and deadlifts can hit 500 lbs.  Fireman carries are nothing to him. He'll claim that the heaviest he's ever lifted was about 300, when he won a bet in a bar by lifting the bartender and his wife on his back. However, that same night, he and a friend (allegedly, as this is unconfirmed to this day) turned over a parked Cadillac El Dorado barehanded, so his exact abilities are up in the air. When anyone asks, he simply replies "Strong as Jah's love, man!" and changes the subject.

Weak points? He can be stubborn... Ridiculously stubborn when it comes to what he wants.  That could be anything from getting lunch, to getting someone to acknowledge that their "life-altering" problem is in fact a molehill, not a mountain, and they can fix it.  It gets kind of annoying, really.  He also has a penchant for breaking rules that he feels are just there to "keep the brethren and sistren undeh dey foot!"
Name one thing your character would never do and why. Kill.  Rape.  Torture puppies.  Actually read "50 Shades of Grey" without laughing or throwing up.
How does s/he interact with others? Friendly, gregariously, usually greeting them with a smile and a blessing.  Which is pretty funny, considering Paddock doesn't actually buy into the religious component of Rastafarianism, but he likes the culture, much to his parents' chagrin.
What are their abilities, hobbies, things they're good at? Guitar, drums, medicine, gravboarding, and he really wants to find a way to learn skydiving.
MENTION if they carry some sort of weapon. Does a gravboard count?  He doesn't do too much fighting, and when he does, it's usually with fists and feet.  He might carry a knife or scissors in his pack when he's on duty, though.

Give an example description of your character.
 Paddock weighs in at about 260 pounds, and stands about six feet, 8 inches tall, with gold eyes and is usually wearing a grin. He’s got two 20-inch dorsal fins that sit parallel to each other at opposite outward angles, one under each shoulder blade. (Check a pic of Cyphir for a reference.) His tail runs about six foot, eight inches long, and he’s colored black with a pale gray front and a gold tiger-stripe pattern along his back, arms, legs, and tail, with a small stripe going from his forehead to the middle of his nose. Has a pretty solid build too.

If he can get away with it, Paddock will go without a shirt. After all, he has to get every new one altered to fit his fins, which can get pricey.  Also, he only wears ‘em when he absolutely needs to, ‘cause they drive him nuts.

He can usually be found wearing either a pair of orange, loose fitting skate-pants with black and white checkerboard stripes on the sides or a pair of urban camouflage BDU’s that he cut off a few inches below the knees, and a pair of broken-in skateboard shoes without the benefit of socks. If he's really feeling lazy, he won't even bother to take the maglocks to his gravity board off.
What qualities or traits does your character have that would be useful to the Mars Academy currently, or in the future when it becomes a colony? This includes skills, and for those that would need to apply, qualifications. Well, as a currently-certified Emergency Medical Tech, he can not only save a life or two with timely intervention, but he can train others in that skill, which I can't really see a downside to.
Why does your character want to be at the Academy rather than at another Academy, or some other location? He's Terran by birth, if not by species.  "Gettin' dem fuzzy folk an' me skin-clad brethren togeddah is a high goal." he'd say, since he'd happily work with any effort involving official contact between Earth and the Cyantians.  Also, M.A. has a pretty fantastic lineup of classes, class sizes are small, and it's near what he considers his home.
What goals does your character have for the future?
Possibly moving further into emergency medicine as a trauma surgeon or specialist.
What is your characters nature and thoughts on others of his/her species? He doesn't really have much in common with them, sadly.  His parents taught him plenty of Craihs history and culture, but his heart still lies with the Terrans.  He just doesn't mesh well with traditional Craihs.  No real hard feelings about it, though.  Maybe after the contact happens, he can get a nice place on the beach.
What is his or her view on other species?
They look funny when they get wet.  Except Raiey.  Some of them get twitchy around him.
Please answer the following in a couple paragraphs: What is your character's history? Who is or was your characters family? What were the important events of your characters past? What kind of life did they have before they arrived at the academy?
Paddock was actually born to a couple in an expeditionary group of Craihs in the oceanic regions of the West Indies, just off the coast of Jamaica.  The group's mission was to study long-term viability of Craihs, Raiey, and Neefla in Terran oceans.  Landwalker modifications only helped him as he grew up in the waters around the more remote fishing villages in the non-tourist areas of the island.  He was eventually discovered laying on the beach by a very stoned group of Rastafarians who declared him to be "ahsehwon, mon!" after talking with him and assuring themselves that they weren't hallucinating a shark-man.  Though this was probably a worst-case scenario for the expedition, Paddock was clever enough to let them think that he was the only one of his kind, though not clever enough not to go back regularly to meet his new friends, growing into the Rastafarian culture and eventually even earning himself a place with the small village's fishing crews.

His parents, and the expedition as a whole, were not amused by his interactions with humans, blowing protocol all to hell, and were less amused to find that Paddock was rather laconic about doing anything more with his life.  He was given a choice to either pick a proper career, or he would be forcibly taken back to Cyantia and -given- a career.  Since he'd never lived anywhere but Terra, he couldn't fathom leaving it.  Thus, he developed a solution that served his own interests.  He threw himself into emergency medicine, registering for online classes, and gaining private instruction from the village's sole practicioner, with his parents supplementing the human medicinal training with Cyantian as well, in hopes that he would eventually return to his home ocean with some rather impressive credentials in that field.

Instead, he chose Mars Academy.  His current field of study is leading him towards a doctorate in biology, as well as specializations for trauma surgery and sports medicine.  More recently, he just returned from a few semesters abroad in Cyantia for "cultural enrichment", as his parents called it.  He called it a necessary annoyance until he could get back to Mars, and hopefully soon, Earth.

(Took out the last question, as I think I covered it in the rest of this.  Okay, let's do this!)
« Last Edit: February 14, 2013, 03:44:33 pm by Paddock »

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Re: Varian "Paddock" Atrellian
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 05:50:53 am »
Interesting background.  No questions come to mind with a cursory read through.  (Corrected a bad tag)
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Re: Varian "Paddock" Atrellian
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 12:33:17 pm »
I can't spot any glaring flaws, or even any nitpicks I could get into.

Looks good to me!
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Re: Varian "Paddock" Atrellian
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 05:19:17 pm »
*face-palm*
Okay. I gotta ask a couple things.
*chuckle*
Did he ever experiment with the local's Cannabis when he was on Earth?

If he receives his doctorate, will be be practicing Herbal Medication and/or prescribing Herbal Medication?



All I can picture is a shark toking, and the smoke coming out his gill slits LOL   :laugh:
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Re: Varian "Paddock" Atrellian
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 11:01:42 pm »
*face-palm*
Okay. I gotta ask a couple things.
*chuckle*
Did he ever experiment with the local's Cannabis when he was on Earth?

If he receives his doctorate, will be be practicing Herbal Medication and/or prescribing Herbal Medication?



All I can picture is a shark toking, and the smoke coming out his gill slits LOL   :laugh:

Well, officially, no.  He was already aware of the damage smoke can cause to the lungs.  Unofficially...I'm sure he got a contact buzz or whatever the biological equivalent would be for a Cyantian.  Probably sick.  One doesn't hang around Rasta villages without running into a happy cloud or two.

As far as prescribing marijuana?  Hell, I dunno.  Depends on the licensing requirements and local laws, I guess.

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Re: Varian "Paddock" Atrellian
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 12:30:00 am »
LOL Happy Clouds
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Re: Varian "Paddock" Atrellian
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 01:51:06 am »
I remember painting those with Bob Ross when I was a kid.
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Re: Varian "Paddock" Atrellian
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013, 03:41:26 pm »
I remember painting those with Bob Ross when I was a kid.

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