Loren Launceleyn




Basic Information
Level: 7
Race: Abandoned
Nationality: Outlander
Citizenship: Hollowed Grounds
Profession
Primary Organisation ☆ Caido Medical College
Secondary Organisation

Either peace or happiness, let it enfold you

when I was a young man I felt these things were dumb, unsophisticated. I had bad blood, a twisted mind, a precarious upbringing.

I was hard as granite, I leered at the sun. I trusted no man and especially no woman.

I was living a hell in small rooms, I broke things, smashed things, walked through glass, cursed. I challenged everything, was continually being evicted, jailed, in and out of fights, in and out of my mind.

Character Information
Face Claim: Jonathan Keltz Strength: 12 /30
Age: 22 (Deepfrost 287 PC) Dexterity: 18 /30
Height: 5' 11' Endurance: 20 /30
Weight: 140 lbs Luck: 15 /30
Gender: Man Relationship Status: Single and not ready to mingle
Orientation: Pansexual Deity Alignment:
Appearance
Unlike most of his family members, Loren is not attractive or put together. Mostly it’s due to a lack of self-confidence — after all, he shares the same features as his twin — but he’s also not as good at maintaining his looks. Indeed, his hair, a dirty blond, is usually wildly disheveled and he can usually be seen with stubble instead of clean-shaven or with a neat beard. His eyes are a pale, watery, blue, which usually lack any spark or clarity. He rarely smiles, though when he does it tends to look desperate rather than charming. Though he’s attractive enough under certain lights and when he bothers to make an effort, somehow his other features are fairly unremarkable, despite possessing the Launceleyn cheeks, chin, and nose.

His clothes are typically slightly wrinkled and rumpled and tend to hang too big on his frame; this is partially because he, unlike the other members of his family, is skinny and lanky rather than fit and muscular. Though he does his best to emulate the style and poise of his family members, he fails more often than not. His posture is poor, and he can usually be found in a slumped pose, with his shoulders hunched up. It isn’t so much that he dislikes physical activities, the outdoors, or exercise so much as in that, like everything else, he wasn’t good enough. Generally speaking, he looks rather distracted or distressed, but in a closed off way that subconsciously steers people away from him.

Personality
Don't underestimate him just because he's bookish. Loren might be standoffish and a bit awkward even at the best of times, but he's smart, stalwart, strong, and not afraid to do whatever is necessary to achieve his goals. He is fiercely loyal to the few he's chosen to care about (mostly his family, chosen or otherwise) and almost fanatical about their protection. Above all else, though, Loren is driven by his lifelong quest of learning. He truly believes that knowledge is power, and that the more information he is the better he is able to navigate the world.

Curiosity might be his strongest trait, but it is tempered by both patience and the willingness to wait and work for what he thinks is important. Those who think of him as quiet and reserved will often find themselves surprised by the depths of both emotion and fortitude he possess. While usually he fades into the background—by choice rather than by any fear of leadership—at the first sign of incompetence he will take charge.

History
For Loren’s whole life, all he could remember were three words: not good enough. Maybe that hadn’t been the only aspect of his childhood that should’ve mattered, but it was the one that loomed largest in his mind. Loren was born to Cyton Launceleyn and Morgana Launceleyn, two bluebloods of the highest order and members of the esteemed Launceleyn family. The younger of two twins, Loren grew up surrounded by magic. Unfortunately for him, unlike nearly every other member of the Launceleyn family, Loren’s magic bloomed late and weakly, at the age of five. It had first been expected that he'd never have magic and his life as a menial helper had already been planned. Though he was eventually placed with the other magical children, he never quite caught up to them or overcame that initial prejudice against him. Despite the intense training he and his siblings were all forced through, Loren’s magic never seemed quite up to snuff; even worse, he lacked even the slightest amount of illusion magic that seemed to be the art most prized by his branch of the Launceleyn’s.

Even that would’ve been a forgivable offense if the magic he did have had shown signs of growing or being powerful, but Loren had struggled to keep up with the gifts of the others and had never shown himself to be particular talented in magic or to be particularly clever with the skills he did possess. Maybe even that could’ve been overlooked, but Loren didn’t seem to be a good soldier or a good spy, so in the eyes of Cyton, Loren was basically useless. Try as he might, Loren couldn’t seem to improve in the abilities that seemed to matter. Loren certainly did try, throwing himself into his studies and his training with a single-minded abandoned that would’ve been worrisome if anyone had been paying attention. Despite that, it hadn’t worked and Loren found himself pushed aside for other, more valuable, members of the Launceleyns.

He grew up alongside his twin, but the two of them drifted apart when Neron received more and more attention and Loren grew more and more sidelined. His older brother Wyeth Chance was similarly praised and acknowledged by Cyton as both a skilled magician and a decent spy, and Loren found it difficult to approach him and not to become resentful. While he loved his younger sister Astra Launceleyn as much as every other family member did, he felt that he didn’t deserve to be in her presence, as she was her father’s favorite and Loren was Cyton’s least favorite. His mother Morgana may have loved him, but she died too young for him to have clear memories of her. He’d always felt awkward around Celeste and for her part, while she’d done her best, she couldn’t overcome the barriers between Loren and the rest of his family members. Aimless, with nothing to do and no one to spend his time with, Loren found himself spending more and more time around books.

Books, at least, wouldn’t criticize and tell him he was useless. Books could open up whole new worlds for him and provide him with information that he’d never been given before. Books could be his friends: he found himself reading everything he could get his hands on with a voracious appetite. It sadly wasn’t something valued by most, but seeing as nothing Loren did ever seemed to please his family and he was left to his own devices more often than not, Loren decided to provide his own education. He became decently well read in a variety of relatively random subjects, from history, to law, to magical theory, to science. It didn’t make him any less of a black sheep in his family, but it did fill him with a sense of accomplishment, something he didn’t get anywhere else.

Despite his isolation, he was still a Launceleyn and still his father’s son, so Loren was chosen along with the rest of his family to come through with the first wave. For most of that time, Loren had worked on Cyton’s farm, trying to curry favor with his father and not being trusted with any more sensitive tasks. However, when a position at the library had opened up, Loren had jumped at the chance. Here was his opportunity to not only break away from his father’s oppressive thumb but also to maybe finally prove his worth to his father, his family, and his community.

Other

Abilities
  • Base Summoning : Can summon 1 large or 2 medium or 3 small animals or a mythical creature of any size
    Type: Light | Rank: Mastered
  • Base Creation: Can create small non-magical items (up to 5 in a thread).
    Type: Light | Rank: Basic
  • Base Telekinesis: Can move small objects in a 5ft radius.
    Type: Grey | Rank: Basic
  • Base Healing: Can heal extensive physical wounds and mental afflictions
    Type: Light | Rank: Mastered
  • Magic: Summoned Souvenirs | When combined with mastered summoning, four times per season summoned animals can leave a piece of themselves behind that retains weak magical properties. Example: A Spark Bird feather that always burns, a unicorn horn that heals, etc.
    Type: Light | Rank: Upgraded

  • Items
  • Type: Grey
    Spectacular Spectacles [upgraded] | These glasses, which have a small chain attached that allows Loren to wear them around his neck when not in use and makes it more difficult for them to be removed, allow Loren to see through projected visual illusions. The enchantment works for anyone who wears the glasses. In addition, the glasses are made of materials that have been magically reinforced so that they cannot be broken or destroyed easily, not even with the use of other magic.

  • Type: Dark
    Krosis [upgraded] | A magical claymore. When placed in a defensive position in front of the body, and hit with a lifedrain or disintegration attack, the blade will instantly convert the magic into pure energy and then reflect the attack either at the user if left motionless, or in a new direction if the blade is swung. The latter is more difficult to do as it requires perfect timing on behalf of the wielder.

  • Type: Grey
    Boomerang Daggers | A set of three throwing knives. When thrown, they will always return to the user. Take care when throwing them all at once!

  • Type: Dark
    Feather Pouch | A pouch that renders the Spark Bird's feather safe while it is inside. (Made by Remi)

  • Type: Dark
    Feather of the Spark Bird | Provides a constant source of light, and can be used to start fires from even the most inflammable of objects and even in terrible conditions (rain, wind, etc).

  • Type: Grey
    Magical Amulet | When (abandoned) magic is cast at this device, it can store the power and reuse it as controlled by the wielder. (Made by Remi)


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  • Loren's Threadlog
    9 active · 86 closed · 3 need replies · 95 total
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    [RE] sticks & stones to break your bones
    in Rathskeller on 10-19-2019
    Random Event, Wessex, Sunjata, Lusea 13 Last post by Wessex
    on 10-20-2019
    it was a graveyard smash
    in Rathskeller on 10-19-2019
    Wessex 5 Last post by Loren
    on 10-20-2019
    My Leg!
    in Infirmary on 10-18-2019
    Bastien 6 Last post by Loren
    on 10-19-2019
    [RE] nervous knocking
    in Temple on 10-18-2019
    Random Event, Bastien, Ezra, Oliver 12 Last post by Ezra
    on 10-18-2019
    [RE] knockknock
    in Rathskeller on 10-17-2019
    Random Event, Wessex, Sunjata, Abasi 18 Last post by Loren
    on 10-18-2019
    scar tissue
    in Caido Medical College on 10-17-2019
    Phoebe 16 Last post by Phoebe
    on 10-18-2019
    someone in the dark
    in Rathskeller on 10-17-2019
    Abasi 27 Last post by Loren
    on 10-20-2019
    move in day
    in Temple on 10-17-2019
    Beatrix 3 Last post by Loren
    on 10-17-2019
    you've been chosen
    in Temple on 10-17-2019
    Rexanna 28 Last post by Loren
    on 10-20-2019
    [Mini Event] Refract bright like a diamond
    in Temple on 10-17-2019
    Random Event, Phoebe, Beatrix, Rexanna, Wessex, Bastien, Ezra, Sunjata, Abasi, James, Lusea, Aonghas, Amun, Oliver 15 Last post by Lusea
    on 10-19-2019
    like a chicken with it's head chopped off
    in Rathskeller on 10-11-2019
    Wessex 13 Last post by Wessex
    on 10-17-2019
    Tithe to the Temple
    in Temple on 10-10-2019
    Jigano 44 Last post by Loren
    on 10-17-2019
    impossible reasons
    in Sanctuary on 10-07-2019
    Amalia 43 Last post by Loren
    on 10-17-2019
    The Midwife's Wards
    in Domiciles on 10-06-2019
    Phoebe 110 Last post by Loren
    on 10-17-2019
    Establishing Ties
    in Launceleyn Manor on 10-06-2019
    Oliver 28 Last post by Loren
    on 10-15-2019
    between the lines
    in Monster Hunters Guild on 10-06-2019
    Ronin 14 Last post by Ronin
    on 10-19-2019
    habits have teeth and words have knives
    in Domiciles on 10-05-2019
    Court Official, Roana, Deimos 25 Last post by Roana
    on 10-16-2019
    I breathe disaster
    in Launceleyn Manor on 10-04-2019
    Remi 170 Last post by Loren
    on 10-17-2019
    angel with a shotgun
    in Launceleyn Manor on 10-03-2019
    Rexanna 49 Last post by Rexanna
    on 10-16-2019
    epilogue (open)
    in Atheneum on 10-02-2019
    Remi 8 Last post by Remi
    on 10-03-2019
    The Rattlin' Bog
    in Caido Medical College on 10-02-2019
    Phoebe 43 Last post by Phoebe
    on 10-03-2019
    one big unhappy family
    in Launceleyn Manor on 10-01-2019
    Beatrix 19 Last post by Loren
    on 10-17-2019
    playing house
    in Launceleyn Manor on 10-01-2019
    Abasi 28 Last post by Abasi
    on 10-16-2019
    least and last
    in Launceleyn Manor on 10-01-2019
    Peter 27 Last post by Loren
    on 10-16-2019
    [PQ] you are still headed where you need to be
    in The Settlement on 09-29-2019
    Melita, Lily, James, Senu 22 Last post by Melita
    on 10-16-2019
    [PQ] when prayer is not enough
    in Temple on 09-29-2019
    Remi, Phoebe, Wessex, Sunjata, Oliver 32 Last post by Remi
    on 10-07-2019
    making maps and drawing shots
    in Theskyra House on 09-23-2019
    Deimos, Wessex 23 Last post by Loren
    on 10-05-2019
    caving in
    in The Underground on 09-21-2019
    Amun 17 Last post by Amun
    on 09-22-2019
    i licked it so it's mine
    in The Outskirts on 09-21-2019
    James 29 Last post by James
    on 09-29-2019
    line without a hook
    in The Spire on 09-21-2019
    Hotaru 19 Last post by Hotaru
    on 10-16-2019
    matchmaker, matchmaker
    in Shrine on 09-20-2019
    Random Event, Frey 32 Last post by Loren
    on 09-23-2019
    [PQ] suture smiles
    in Caido Medical College on 09-20-2019
    Cera, Phoebe, Senu, Granger, Evie, Wessex 11 Last post by Senu
    on 10-11-2019
    [RE] Long Forgotten
    in The Outskirts on 09-19-2019
    Remi, Random Event, Phoebe, Ludo, Deimos, Jigano, Melita, Kiada, Amun 35 Last post by Loren
    on 10-04-2019
    [Training] a single wild ember
    in Woodland on 09-18-2019
    Melita 18 Last post by Loren
    on 10-01-2019
    Melodious Alone
    in Temple on 09-16-2019
    Phoebe 99 Last post by Phoebe
    on 10-02-2019
    Cold as Ice
    in Infirmary on 09-16-2019
    Jigano 51 Last post by Jigano
    on 10-02-2019
    I'm with you even if it makes me blue
    in Artisan's Guild on 09-16-2019
    Remi 99 Last post by Loren
    on 09-20-2019
    [PQ] Raise the Roost
    in Sanctuary on 09-15-2019
    Deimos, Jigano, Hotaru 39 Last post by Hotaru
    on 10-12-2019
    shelter from the sun
    in The Underground on 09-12-2019
    Random Event, Ianto, Amalia 46 Last post by Amalia
    on 10-10-2019
    The Caido Collection Agency
    in The Wildwood on 09-11-2019
    Wessex, Delah 22 Last post by Loren
    on 09-21-2019
    hope sprigs eternal
    in Sanctuary on 09-09-2019
    Granger 15 Last post by Loren
    on 10-13-2019
    stripped (open)
    in Glade on 09-09-2019
    Roana 43 Last post by Loren
    on 10-06-2019
    [Training] not a prayer (open)
    in Temple on 09-09-2019
    Amalia 28 Last post by Amalia
    on 10-06-2019
    rot at home
    in Launceleyn Manor on 09-08-2019
    Abasi 19 Last post by Loren
    on 09-28-2019
    emerging into the light
    in Launceleyn Manor on 09-08-2019
    Renaud 9 Last post by Loren
    on 09-10-2019
    thicker than blood
    in Ruins on 09-08-2019
    Beatrix 15 Last post by Loren
    on 09-09-2019
    holding the torch
    in Shrine on 09-07-2019
    Frey 9 Last post by Loren
    on 09-09-2019
    magic in the moonlight
    in Bone Bridge on 09-06-2019
    Rexanna 46 Last post by Rexanna
    on 09-24-2019
    the monsters turned out to be just trees
    in Undercroft on 09-05-2019
    Remi, NPC 156 Last post by Remi
    on 09-13-2019
    [Mini Event] I'll love you just as long as time allows
    in Fields on 09-04-2019
    Remi, Ianto, Phoebe, Deimos, Rexanna, Amalia, Wessex, Bastien, Samuel, Kiada, the VOICE, Lucas, Caleb 31 Last post by Rexanna
    on 09-24-2019
    [Training] crash course in the cold
    in Domiciles on 09-04-2019
    Cera 13 Last post by Loren
    on 09-20-2019
    {SWE}First Step From Darkness
    in Mathair on 09-03-2019
    Renaud 9 Last post by Renaud
    on 09-08-2019
    check up
    in The Settlement on 09-03-2019
    Evie 13 Last post by Loren
    on 09-18-2019
    Fáilte
    in Atheneum on 09-03-2019
    Aonghas 23 Last post by Aonghas
    on 10-09-2019
    bread true
    in The Settlement on 09-02-2019
    Amalia 20 Last post by Amalia
    on 09-17-2019
    red, light, gold, and dark
    in Fields on 09-02-2019
    Melita 21 Last post by Loren
    on 09-11-2019
    underground, beneath notice (open)
    in The Underground on 09-01-2019
    Caleb 9 Last post by Loren
    on 09-11-2019
    seeing stars
    in The Outskirts on 09-01-2019
    Jiao 30 Last post by Jiao
    on 10-16-2019
    would smell as sweet
    in The Spire on 09-01-2019
    Ronin 24 Last post by Ronin
    on 09-20-2019
    [SWE] Deliverance
    in Shrine on 09-01-2019
    Remi, Ronin, Ianto, Ashetta, Phoebe, Roana, Vi, Deimos, Rexanna, Amalia, Wessex, Bastien, Jigano, Melita, Lily, Kiada, Are, Eliza, Arduinna, Sunjata, Nephele, Renaud, Hotaru, Lusea, Amun 36 Last post by Roana
    on 10-10-2019
    Grasping After Light
    in Oasis on 08-31-2019
    Remi, Jigano 18 Last post by Jigano
    on 09-03-2019
    strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff
    in Launceleyn Manor on 08-31-2019
    Wessex 17 Last post by Wessex
    on 09-14-2019
    back to normal, if it ever was
    in Launceleyn Manor on 08-30-2019
    Remi 102 Last post by Remi
    on 09-05-2019
    nobody knows you now [open]
    in Rathskeller on 08-29-2019
    Ezra, Sunjata 42 Last post by Sunjata
    on 09-12-2019
    [PQ] kingdom come
    in The Settlement on 08-29-2019
    Remi, Deimos, Rexanna, Lily 22 Last post by Deimos
    on 09-12-2019
    reverbs no hollowness
    in Shrine on 08-28-2019
    Random Event 2 Last post by Random Event
    on 08-30-2019
    [Mini Event] burned bright
    in Launceleyn Manor on 08-27-2019
    Beatrix, Wessex 4 Last post by Wessex
    on 09-02-2019
    [Mini Event] give me a shot to remember
    in Rathskeller on 08-27-2019
    Rexanna, Wessex, Jigano 6 Last post by Wessex
    on 09-02-2019
    health and safety
    in Infirmary on 08-27-2019
    Phoebe 69 Last post by Loren
    on 09-13-2019
    all the wrong places (open)
    in Atheneum on 08-27-2019
    Jigano 24 Last post by Jigano
    on 09-01-2019
    Something Old, Something New [OPEN]
    in The Artist's Sanctuary on 08-26-2019
    Bastien, Kiada 20 Last post by Kiada
    on 09-24-2019
    squash squash (open)
    in Fields on 08-26-2019
    Abasi 15 Last post by Loren
    on 09-08-2019
    [PQ] meat in the flesh
    in Woodland on 08-26-2019
    Ashetta, Sunjata 14 Last post by Sunjata
    on 09-09-2019
    we can't make any promises now
    in Artisan's Guild on 08-25-2019
    Remi 60 Last post by Remi
    on 08-29-2019
    flooded lungs
    in The Wildwood on 08-25-2019
    Deimos 33 Last post by Deimos
    on 09-12-2019
    [PQ] come one, come all!
    in The Wildwood on 08-25-2019
    Remi, Safrin, Ludo, Deimos, Amalia, Jigano, Melita, Kiada 26 Last post by Loren
    on 09-01-2019
    [Training] of monsters and mazes
    in The Labyrinth on 08-24-2019
    Ashetta 7 Last post by Loren
    on 09-08-2019
    a walk in the dark (open)
    in The Outskirts on 08-24-2019
    Annabelle 11 Last post by Loren
    on 08-25-2019
    can't leave now, I'm haunted (Open)
    in Rathskeller on 08-23-2019
    Rexanna 46 Last post by Rexanna
    on 09-01-2019
    Dead men walking
    in Monster Hunters Guild on 08-23-2019
    Ronin 20 Last post by Ronin
    on 09-01-2019
    [Mini Event] Let's Try This Army Thing Again
    in The Spire on 08-23-2019
    Ronin, Deimos, Wessex 13 Last post by Wessex
    on 09-08-2019
    [Training] Acceptable Targets (Open)
    in Woodland on 08-23-2019
    Peter 21 Last post by Loren
    on 10-01-2019
    He of little faith
    in Shrine on 08-23-2019
    Random Event 3 Last post by Loren
    on 08-23-2019
    Unquestioned Answers
    in Atheneum on 08-22-2019
    Amalia 13 Last post by Loren
    on 09-02-2019
    A Homecoming of Sorts (Open)
    in Launceleyn Manor on 08-22-2019
    Beatrix 15 Last post by Loren
    on 08-26-2019
    The Lost Launceleyn (Open)
    in The Wildwood on 08-22-2019
    Jigano 11 Last post by Loren
    on 08-23-2019
    [Mini Event] Always another storm
    in Temple on 08-21-2019
    Remi, Ashetta, Phoebe, Deimos, Wessex, Bastien, Jigano, Melita, Kiada, James 26 Last post by Remi
    on 08-26-2019
    [SWE] Festival of Lights
    in The Wildwood on 08-20-2019
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    on 08-31-2019
    [PQ] Gourding/Guarding the Library [Seasonal Event]
    in Atheneum on 12-04-2018
    Remi, Edrei, Amalia 12 Last post by Amalia
    on 01-08-2019
    [SWE] The Festival of Lights
    in The Outskirts on 12-01-2018
    Court Official, Remi, Wessex, Vervain, Amalia, Rexanna, Ronin, Bastien, Deimos, Desmond, Asavvi, Devrum, Archebold, Jorseval, Alistair, Tae, Edrei, Celosia, Ashetta, Kalt, Sarya, Rory, Koel, Elyna, Ludo 66 Last post by Rory
    on 01-07-2019
    Little Knowledge, Dangerous Thing
    in Shrine on 11-28-2018
    Random Event 2 Last post by Random Event
    on 11-28-2018
    Been here the whole time
    in The Settlement on 11-28-2018
    Remi 6 Last post by Remi
    on 12-04-2018
    I’m shaking my head & locking the gates
    in Domiciles on 11-11-2018
    Edrei, Zariah, Beatrix 24 Last post by Loren
    on 12-18-2018
    Papercuts
    in Atheneum on 11-06-2018
    Ronin 13 Last post by Ronin
    on 12-01-2018
    [SWE] Where Angels Fear to Tread
    in Archives on 11-04-2018
    Remi, Court Official, Edrei, Koel, Elyna, Isla, Ronin, Vervain, Moses-Joel, Amaya, Feirsanbrus, Celosia, Mimora, Ashetta, Phoebe, Roana, Zariah, Delphine, Vanya, Dodge, Kalt, Devrum, Alistair, Archebold, Enigma, Beatrix, Edera, Sarya 71 Last post by Sarya
    on 11-22-2018
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