Remi Taliesin




Basic Information
Level: 10
Race: Attuned x Abandoned
Nationality: Outlander
Citizenship: Hollowed Grounds
Profession Alchemist
Primary Organisation ☆ Artisan's Guild
Secondary Organisation ☆ Monster Hunter's Guild
Character Information
Face Claim: Lorenzo Richelmy Strength: 30 /30
Age: 21 (Flowerbirth 288 PC) Dexterity: 30 /30
Height: 5'11 Endurance: 30 /30
Weight: 190 lbs Luck: 22 /30
Gender: Man Relationship Status: married to Ronin
Orientation: Gay Deity Alignment: Wary
Appearance

Remi is quite handsome, and while a good deal of this owes to his physical features, his unassuming affect and kind eyes seem to radiate a charm all their own. Though Remi was magically blinded by Arduinna, he can still see in his own way. Eyes once the colour of vibrant sea-glass are now a shattered and pale green. While Remi has always been in good shape, his life in Caido thus far has hardened what was once a lithe and athletic frame into fairly solid muscle. With surprising strength and dexterity, somehow Remi's physical feats now border on the super-human. Remi does not put much effort into his physical appearance, allowing his curly-hair to be tousled most often and his beard usually lightly grown in, but he does his best to keep himself relatively tidy in appearance.

Clothing

Remi can most often be seen wearing a plain cotton button-up shirt (usually open at the collar down to his sternum) and black or brown trousers. He normally carries some sort of bag or pouch to collect any minerals that he finds along his way for later use in experiments. Typically his fingers are stained with some sort of ink from his various writings, as are his pants.

As a hawk

Remi's hawk form is a light-morph ferruginous hawk. Ferruginous hawks are the largest species of hawk, though they are only 60" wingspan weighing about 4lbs. Light-morph colouring is more of a light blonde palette rather than the standard russet/brown hawk colouring most are familiar with.

As a lion

Remi's lion form is quite a massive predator. He weighs upwards of 520lbs and stands about 1.2m at the shoulder (3.7ft) and is roughly 2.4m long (not including his tail, or 7.9ft).

As a raccoon

Remi's raccoon form is fluffy, adorable, and crafty.

As a manticore

Remi's manticore shift is properly terrifying. With a body the size of a large car, Remi's shoulder is nearly 2m tall and he boasts an enormous wingspan. Possessing the body of a lion, the wings of a hawk, and a tail of a scorpion, and teeth that are almost shark-like, his mythical shift is quite the sight to behold.

Personality

hopeless romantic kind & generous

sometimes brilliant

Remi was raised to be thankful for his position in society, rather than put off by it. Better a shapechanger with a place (albeit a low one) in society, than being forced to live on the outside as his ancestors had done. Kind and clever, Remi is almost always available to lend a hand or ear if needed. Though his simple views of the world do not always make him the best therapist, he does his best to offer genuine insight into situations whenever he can. Instead of being disgusted by the luxuries afforded to the blue bloods, Remi finds their livelihoods rather charming, and while he would likely find such a life style far too rich for himself, he often likes to watch the higher classes from afar as if they were glass figurines to behold and marvel at. If anything, he is most jealous of their access to resources and knowledge, and the time that they have which can be dedicated to learning about history.

Although Remi finds women to be exceedingly lovely creatures, he has never been sexually attracted to them. Though because homosexuality was almost wholly unknown to the boy other than its complete disregard in society, Remi had tried to stifle his urges as much as possible. This would develop into a frustrating series of sexual encounters with women that left him increasingly unsatisfied (not to say the women were, though), as well as the loss of several good male friends (Remi's decision, for he didn't feel it advantageous or fair to anyone, to secretly lust after those he considered close confidants). Thus far Remi has never indulged his forbidden desires, and prefers instead to simply keep himself busy, going on enough 'dates' so as not to arouse any unnecessary suspicion. Still, this leaves him feeling quite hollow and alone a good portion of the time.

Rarely is Remi ever angry, nor does he hold a grudge. He isn't necessarily swift to trust, though he is normally willing to extend all courtesies that he can. Remi is fiercely loyal of those he loves, and is usually quite honour-bound. Rarely would he ever break a promise, and because of his strict moral convictions, Remi often finds himself in deep crises of conscious about how to behave and act in this new world, so focused on survival.

Once Remi was boyish and bubbly, always trusting of the world, subservient to a fault, and endlessly optimistic. However for as hard as his life in Northaven was to endure, his time in Caido has been much, much worse.

Though Remi can often still be seen with a smile on his face, he is far slower to trust and is not as immediately open as he once was. Having suffered many a broken heart, though Caido is queer-friendly, still Remi is more secretive about his feelings.

History

Life in Northaven, a summary

Northaven both did and didn’t change the alchemist. Despite what was a corrupt and broken social and political landscape, Remi’s good nature won out in almost every instance. Always seeing the good in others, Remi continued on as he had always done despite numerous barriers that might have prompted a new course for someone with a more pregnable moral character. At least until he met Loren Launceleyn. Remi’s sexuality had always been a burden, but one that he had managed to shoulder for 20 years. Upon meeting the duke however, Remi began to experience something he never had before: love. And not just for a man; Remi never had any doubts about his orientation despite how he might try and externally obfuscate how others saw him. But over the weeks and months of working with the Launceleyn Remi’s attraction and adoration for the man grew to a point which could no longer be ignored, and the alchemist was forced to confront his feelings.

    Notable happenings
  • Was given and then promptly lost possession of the Tempest Tavern
  • Ventured outside of the Wall
    Notable relationships
  • Ashetta Valentus - friend
  • Delphine Rowan - bff from Northaven
  • Ianto Dea Arduinna - friend/first boy kiss/will start a tea shop with
  • Koel Ambray - friend (shut up, yes they are)
  • Loren Launceleyn - science partner/is in love with
  • Martha Delaney -bff from Northwind
  • Ronin Taliesen - friend
  • Vervain Calob - friend/mom

Born to two shapechangers (both species of avian), Remi's younger years were spent assisting his father who was a traveling merchant. Remi learned much on the road, and was tutored by his father during their many travels. Of course this meant that Remi's education was fairly incomplete, but being a clever child, Remi was able to supplement most of what his father failed to teach him by skulking around in alley-ways while lessons were being taught, or simply learning what he could from the world around him. His mother was taken by disease when Remi was quite young (only 5), and because his father was a rather distant (although loving) figure, Remi grew to enjoy his own company.

Remi wanted to become a shapechanger from as early as he could remember. With no lofty goals or aspirations with regards to society, and an in-grained desire to serve as it was, the boy was never overly concerned with the societal distaste of shape changing folk.

Remi's Father Enuccio had fairly strong conservative leanings, and as Remi grew into a man, this proved to be a difference that was difficult for the relationship to maintain, especially as the war on the city began. Enuccio was pleased with Remi becoming an Alchemist, but was less than thrilled with his decision to apply to go to Northaven, feeling that his son's duty was, and always would be, to Northwind. Due to his ingenuity, Remi was selected to be among those who would join the Settlement in the second wave, and he immediately agreed. Unsurprisingly this only added to the tension building between father and son. On the day that Remi was set to leave in the second wave, his father intentionally was absent from the home, and Remi was unable to say goodbye.

Now in Northaven, Remi spends most of his days seeking out new minerals and materials with which to craft new potions, poisons, or to create small machines.

Remi suddenly arrives in Caido!

    Notable happenings

    Remi slowly begins life in Caido with the understanding that he will likely never make it back to Northaven. He deals with the strange process of moving on from Loren given that he has had no closure, and tries to find a new normal in this strange world.

Deepfrost is long and strange and hard for the alchemist. His friendship with Ronin, Vai and Isla are solidified, as well as new relationships with Phoebe and Rexanna. Through an unlikely series of events, Remi finds himself in a strange but wonderful relationship with Samuel Wordsworth. However by the end of LongNight/Deepfrost, it ends in a quite excruciating series of events.

    Notable happenings
    • Ludo tries to trick Remi into killing himself again, taking on the form of Ianto in Heads on a science apart. Remi survives, and is given Ludo's mask.

    • Remi finds himself trapped in a cave-in with Samuel in Call it what you want, and learns what it's like to be bitten by an ascended.

    • Remi arranges a magical barrage against the barrier in {PQ} Quality Assurance Testing, and flies to the top of the spire in {PQ} Feathers & Fearlessness. Not much is learned.

    • Remi makes an upgrade for Sam in Restoration...maybe and is given an unsolicited reading of his personality and actions by Jigano

    • Remi and Sam go on their first date in Hot Date

    • Remi meets Safrin while helping Ronin on his quest in {God Quest} while i fish for dreams

    • In My mind is where it bent, Sam breaks Frey's curse and Remi regains his feelings that Frey had taken.

    • Remi learns that Isla has died and races out into the night to bring her body back. He meets Ludo in My sweetest friend and makes a deal with the god to have Isla's soul placed into a new body. This is how Remi gains his 'companion'.

    • Remi tells Ludo that he lost his mask in Blind as night that finds us all. As his punishment, Remi loses his memories of Loren, Ianto, Samuel, and his mother, changing his personality in quite significant ways.

Remi takes part in the Key Quest to take down the Spire demon, and though the group successfully does that, it ends with Ronin's death which shakes Remi to his core causing him to isolate himself. With no memories of Sam, in a bid to try and make things easier for Remi, the book maker decides to remove his memories of the alchemist as well, leaving Remi feeling rejected and abandoned.

    Notable happenings

LongHeat finds Remi thebouyant and bubbly alchemist that he was for so much of his life. With Ianto back in his world, Ronin alive, things start off well for Remi. However due to his misguided attempts at aiding others, Remi finds himself blinded at the hands of Arduinna in The not-lie and finds his new relationship with Ianto crashing down around him just after the Capturing the Sun Festival. Zariah becomes Queen of the Hollowed Grounds and her manipulation of Remi begins in earnest. In a shocking turn of events (or perhaps not), Remi proposes to Ronin.

    Notable happenings
    • Remi sleeps with Ianto for the second-first time in hard rain

    • Remi apologizes to Ludo and vows to make LongNight safer in Mending, maybe.

    • Ventures to the Sidhe Village with Ianto and others, to try and make peace with the fae in {Mini Event} building bridges

    • Tries to use his magic to remove Ianto's collar. Arduinna appears and magically blinds Remi in The not-lie. He is subsequently found by Zariah and Amalia in Blinded by the light

    • After having been magically-weakened by Zariah, Remi is brought back unconscious to the guildhall in Your move. In talking things out with Ronin the pair confess they have feelings for each other, culminating in their first non-drunken kiss.

    • Remi breaks up with Ianto in I guess that's why they call it the blues.

    • Weeks later after dating Ronin, when the ex-captain comes home with a concussion, Remi spontaneously proposes in bone tired

Leafchange brings welcome relief to Remi, who spends the early half planning his wedding! Ashetta returns from her time caught in the storms, Emmett is found dead, and Remi helps build a new shrine for Safrin. During a KQ Remi learns he can transform into a manticore.

Other

Isla the unicorn

After Isla was killed by one of the LongNight monsters, Remi begged Ludo to bring her back. The god did, but instead of reanimating her as a woman, it placed her soul into the body of a unicorn. Isla is the only companion that can speak in proper words and sentences, though the longer she remains in her unicorn body, the fuzzier her memories of her life as a mortal woman become.


Other

Remi's moodboard

Random facts about Remi!

    - He has an Italian accent just like his FC does; Skip to about 1:14 to hear. The accent gets thicker when he's tired, upset, drinking, speaking into the mind of another attuned, etc.

    - Remi really likes working with his hands despite his new-found ability to use magic.

    - Remi has two distinct styles of handwriting: the one in his personal journals and the one for proper discourse. Though his penmanship is surprisingly beautiful, the notes he makes in his journals can probably only be read by himself given the bizarre shorthand and the way the letters bleed together. His written-correspondence however is quite elegant.

Ferruginous hawk | Lion | Raccoon | Manticore

Abilities
  • Base Creation: Can create magical items (limited to 2 per season, subject to admin approval), and an unlimited number of regular items per thread limited by endurance stat.
    Type: Light | Rank: Mastered
  • Base Telekinesis: Can move medium objects, in a 30ft radius
    Type: Grey | Rank: Upgraded
  • Earth Manipulation: Can create and control the earth. Must be within a 30ft radius.
    Type: Grey | Rank: Mastered
  • Magic: Can speak telepathically with other Attuned even when not shifted
    Type: Light | Rank: Basic
  • Transmutation: Can transmutate (alter at a molecular level) non-organic magical items (limited to 2 per season, subject to admin approval)
    Type: Light | Rank: Mastered
  • Magic: Can partially shift into animal form
    Type: Light | Rank: Basic
  • Magic: Blind Sight | Can see in shades of grey. Objects/persons that Remi has a close emotional relationship with appear vibrant and in colour. Requires magical stamina to focus intently.
    Type: Grey | Rank: Basic
  • Magic: Creation add-on | Can create 4 additional magical items per season
    Type: Light | Rank: Upgraded
  • Magic: (Beastmaster) can compel any animal for assistance (6 large, 12 medium, or 20 small)
    Type: Light | Rank: Basic
  • Magic: Creation add-on | Can create 6 additional magical items per season
    Type: Light | Rank: Mastered

  • Items
  • Type: Grey
    Safrin Pendant | A cosmic pendant with an eye-etching in the centre. Properties unknown.

  • Type: Grey
    Glass Lens | A magical lens that can reveals illusions. For weak illusions it can see through them. For stronger illusions, it merely shows them as a shimmer.

  • Type: Grey
    Warning Device | A stone that glows green until the centre of it (or its twin) is pressed, then they both glow red and vibrate (Made by Remi).

  • Type: Grey
    Diagram Parchment: Creates an illusory-3d model of whatever is drawn on it.

  • Type: Light
    Wedding Ring | A ring made of dark stone with flecks of starlit colour inside. Softly beats with Ronin's heartbeat regardless of distance. Only works for Ronin/Remi. (Made by Remi)

  • Type: Light
    Arduinna's Blessing | A delicate necklace of copper leaves, this grants the user immunity against the blight for as long as the lady Arduinna's heart still beats.


    Companion
    ISLA - Mythical - Unicorn (Healing)

  • 308PC Leafchange

    Call it what you want; Remi & Sam

    {KQ} Bigger A(spire)ations; Ronin, Remi, Ashe, & Roana

    Remi's Threadlog
    22 active · 266 closed · 6 need replies · 288 total
    Thread Participants Posts Last Post
    [KQ] change the tides
    in The Spire on 08-06-2019
    Court Official, Ronin, Ashetta, Deimos, Amalia 45 Last post by Amalia
    on 08-17-2019
    fruits of labour
    in The Wildwood on 08-05-2019
    Rexanna, Samuel, Melita, Arduinna 6 Last post by Arduinna
    on 08-08-2019
    Back From The Hunt, I See
    in Whispershore on 08-04-2019
    Bran 3 Last post by Bran
    on 08-14-2019
    I don't want a whole lotta might-have-beens
    in Domiciles on 08-04-2019
    Samuel 27 Last post by Remi
    on 08-11-2019
    stand out, fit in
    in Fields on 08-04-2019
    Rexanna 23 Last post by Rexanna
    on 08-14-2019
    kings & vagabonds
    in Shrine on 08-04-2019
    Safrin 12 Last post by Safrin
    on 08-04-2019
    Blights and X-Rays and Things, Oh, my!
    in Mathair on 08-04-2019
    Random Event, Phoebe 54 Last post by Remi
    on 08-14-2019
    Give me tomorrow & I’ll take your hand
    in Ludo's Woods on 08-03-2019
    Ashetta 6 Last post by Ashetta
    on 08-14-2019
    a shield for safrin
    in Artisan's Guild on 08-01-2019
    Amalia 14 Last post by Remi
    on 08-08-2019
    Cloister of Trials: Melita vs Remi
    in The Drop on 08-01-2019
    Random Event, Court Official, Melita 13 Last post by Melita
    on 08-05-2019
    [SWE] Into the Cloister
    in The Drop on 08-01-2019
    Court Official, Adam, Edrei, Ronin, Lucas, Wessex, Are, Deimos, Kiada, Lily, Amalia, Melita, Jigano 14 Last post by Jigano
    on 08-06-2019
    manifest destination
    in Artisan's Guild on 07-31-2019
    Deimos 23 Last post by Deimos
    on 08-02-2019
    Something Suitable
    in Monster Hunters Guild on 07-30-2019
    Phoebe 2 Last post by Remi
    on 07-31-2019
    [PQ] there's magic in the making
    in Artisan's Guild on 07-30-2019
    Phoebe, Amalia, Jorseval, Melita, Jiao 15 Last post by Remi
    on 08-14-2019
    Eye of Newt
    in The Settlement on 07-30-2019
    Asavvi 4 Last post by Remi
    on 08-01-2019
    wonderland
    in Monster Hunters Guild on 07-29-2019
    Ronin 93 Last post by Remi
    on 08-08-2019
    [KQ] the pumpkin king
    in The Outskirts on 07-29-2019
    Court Official, Ludo, Rexanna, Samuel, Melita, the VOICE 33 Last post by Court Official
    on 08-02-2019
    With this Band
    in The Settlement on 07-28-2019
    Bastien 11 Last post by Bastien
    on 08-01-2019
    Born are Miracles
    in Glade on 07-27-2019
    Phoebe 36 Last post by Remi
    on 07-29-2019
    Uneasy lies the head
    in Devas Bakery Basement on 07-27-2019
    Ronin, Rory, Deimos, Amalia, Bastien, Jigano, Kiada 23 Last post by Ronin
    on 07-31-2019
    seeing stars
    in Monster Hunters Guild on 07-25-2019
    Ronin 39 Last post by Ronin
    on 07-29-2019
    I cannot dream tonight
    in Wishing Wagon on 07-23-2019
    Ronin 21 Last post by Remi
    on 07-27-2019
    Rewrite the Stars
    in Monster Hunters Guild on 07-22-2019
    Jigano 21 Last post by Jigano
    on 07-25-2019
    all exits look the same
    in Monster Hunters Guild on 07-22-2019
    Ronin, Ashetta 12 Last post by Ronin
    on 07-26-2019
    [Mini Event] I and love and you
    in Fields on 07-22-2019
    Ronin, Vervain, Rory, Ashetta, Phoebe, Roana, Safrin, Deimos, Rexanna, Amalia, Wessex, Bastien, Samuel, Jigano, Melita, Adam, Are 48 Last post by Remi
    on 07-27-2019
    a reason to live
    in Monster Hunters Guild on 07-18-2019
    Ronin 25 Last post by Ronin
    on 07-19-2019
    [PQ] with our backs against the wall
    in Devas Bakery Basement on 07-18-2019
    Random Event, Rory, Deimos, Jigano 39 Last post by Deimos
    on 08-14-2019
    [PQ] smiling out of fear
    in The Outskirts on 07-18-2019
    Random Event, Ashetta, Amalia, Jigano 25 Last post by Ashetta
    on 07-22-2019
    [PQ] better safe than sorry
    in Woodland on 07-17-2019
    Deimos, Wessex 15 Last post by Deimos
    on 07-20-2019
    we're bigger than we ever dreamed
    in Artisan's Guild on 07-16-2019
    Melita 15 Last post by Melita
    on 07-30-2019
    [PQ] bring him home
    in The Underground on 07-16-2019
    Ronin, Roana, Deimos, Jigano 26 Last post by Ronin
    on 07-22-2019
    [Mini Event] we're only human, after all
    in Devas Bakery Basement on 07-12-2019
    Ronin, Rory, Deimos, Amalia, Bastien, Jigano, Kiada 27 Last post by Rory
    on 07-20-2019
    Blanket Forts and Pillow Fights
    in Monster Hunters Guild on 07-11-2019
    Ronin, Phoebe 41 Last post by Ronin
    on 07-23-2019
    [PQ] we'll be counting stars
    in Fields on 07-11-2019
    Random Event, Ronin, Safrin, Deimos, Amalia 35 Last post by Amalia
    on 07-23-2019
    [PQ] No admittance, except on party business
    in Artisan's Guild on 07-11-2019
    Phoebe, Deimos, Amalia 18 Last post by Deimos
    on 07-18-2019
    I will tell the night
    in Fields on 07-09-2019
    Ronin 25 Last post by Remi
    on 07-09-2019
    You are Remi right..?
    in Artisan's Guild on 07-09-2019
    Sascha 10 Last post by Remi
    on 07-11-2019
    [DROP] ar hyd y nos
    in Crimson Cataract on 07-08-2019
    Random Event, Jiao, Ronin, Deimos, Peter, Amalia, Jigano, Phoebe, Melita, Kiada, Bastien, Rexanna, Rory, Arduinna 43 Last post by Random Event
    on 07-15-2019
    invest your love
    in The Settlement on 07-08-2019
    Amalia 28 Last post by Amalia
    on 07-23-2019
    my heart stumbles on things I don't know
    in Infirmary on 07-08-2019
    Phoebe 44 Last post by Phoebe
    on 07-11-2019
    disturbed
    in Artisan's Guild on 07-06-2019
    Ronin 44 Last post by Remi
    on 07-08-2019
    [Training] Wander free
    in Woodland on 07-06-2019
    Vervain 22 Last post by Vervain
    on 07-08-2019
    [Training] here I go again on my own
    in Monster Hunters Guild on 07-05-2019
    Ronin 18 Last post by Remi
    on 07-06-2019
    [Mini Event] Greet Your Queen
    in Temple on 07-05-2019
    Zariah, Edrei, Peter, Rexanna, Emmett, Bastien, Deimos, Amalia, Ronin, Jigano, NPC, Melinoë, Kiada, Melita, Eli, Phoebe, Roana, Are, Sascha, Niambh, Rory 47 Last post by Zariah
    on 07-12-2019
    have faith in me
    in The Settlement on 07-04-2019
    Rexanna 15 Last post by Rexanna
    on 07-27-2019
    Only a Look and a Voice
    in The Outskirts on 07-03-2019
    Samuel 27 Last post by Samuel
    on 07-23-2019
    Boundaries
    in The Outskirts on 07-02-2019
    Emmett 20 Last post by Emmett
    on 07-11-2019
    Return of the gourds
    in Fields on 07-02-2019
    Caiside 15 Last post by Remi
    on 08-01-2019
    The Pawn and His Queen
    in Artisan's Guild on 07-02-2019
    Zariah 24 Last post by Remi
    on 07-07-2019
    [Mini Event] Roll Up, Roll Up
    in The Outskirts on 07-01-2019
    Arduinna, Delah, Papillion, Adam, Ronin, Are, Eli, Melita, Kiada, Niambh, Jigano, Deimos, Amalia, Wessex, Lucas, Edrei, Rory 20 Last post by Rory
    on 07-11-2019
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