Background Building (OOCs)   Posted by Dread Pirate Robert.Group: 0
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 10 posts
 Master of Fate
Tue 19 Jul 2016
at 17:36
Background Building (OOCs)
By request, if you need to be working out a background with another player (and you aren't already doing it in PMs), then you can use this thread to do so.
Jarrun
 player, 25 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
Tue 26 Jul 2016
at 12:38
Background Building (OOCs)
For anyone who may have been interested in such, Jarrun was a well-traveled boxer up until the last year.  His stage name was "The Tattoo'd Brute."
Edward Port
 player, 6 posts
 Avalon Fighter
 Sailor on Crimson Wind
Tue 26 Jul 2016
at 14:36
Re: Background Building (OOCs)
Jarrun:
For anyone who may have been interested in such, Jarrun was a well-traveled boxer up until the last year.  His stage name was "The Tattoo'd Brute."

What types of venues was he well known in?  If at random ports of call...well, Edward might be familiar with him by reputation, if not sight.
Jarrun
 player, 26 posts
 Vestenmennavenjar Warrior
Tue 26 Jul 2016
at 14:45
Re: Background Building (OOCs)
In reply to Edward Port (msg # 3):

Random ports.  He wasn't a big-name champion or anything in any sort of professional curcuit.  Mostly dockside matches as a means of getting some extra cash to support his travels.
Edward Port
 player, 7 posts
 Avalon Fighter
 Sailor on Crimson Wind
Tue 26 Jul 2016
at 14:48
Re: Background Building (OOCs)
Jarrun:
In reply to Edward Port (msg # 3):

Random ports.  He wasn't a big-name champion or anything in any sort of professional curcuit.  Mostly dockside matches as a means of getting some extra cash to support his travels.

Perfect!
Nicoli Mushkov
 player, 13 posts
 Ussuran Wanderer
 Sailor, Marine
Wed 27 Jul 2016
at 13:36
Re: Background Building (OOCs)
Any crew member that has sailed with Nicoli has had him ask them if they have seen a woman with a firebird tattoo on her back.  If they ask why, he is more than willing to tell the story (see Nicoli's character description.)
Fiora Ambrogia
 player, 6 posts
 Sophie's Daughter Strega
Wed 4 Aug 2021
at 16:22
Re: Background Building (OOCs)
Doesn't look like there's much here, and it's all old, but this is the thread labeled for character background hashing.  Anyway, I'll resurrect it for a bit for the following.

From the description it looks like Fiora probably practices the same fencing style as Valentino. (Vodacce rapier and dagger)  Given that it's a fairly young style, they probably studied at the same location, under the same teacher.  Namely Veronica Ambrogia, whose name Fiora adopted (with permission) after abandoning her own.

They've probably met before, since Fiora was living with Madame Ambrogia between her escape from her home and her escape from Vodacce.  Hell, they might have slept together, since Fiora was hiding in plain sight as a courtesan. (Though that would depend on how long ago it was that Valentino was there, since she wasn't of-age when Madame Ambrogia first took her in.  This being RPOL, we will politely ignore the realities of 14th century Italy.)

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Valentino Iocovelli
 player, 73 posts
 Vodacce Nobleman
Wed 4 Aug 2021
at 17:03
Re: Background Building (OOCs)
Yes, he trained in the Duelist Academy of Ambrogia.

He also has connections to Vodacce High Society.

I never really went into a timeline of his activities, but he acquired a ship and has spent at least a year at sea now.

However, he's only 27 years old.

Don't know how long ago Fiora was there, but that seems reasonable.
Fiora Ambrogia
 player, 7 posts
 Sophia's Daughter Strega
Wed 4 Aug 2021
at 17:11
Re: Background Building (OOCs)
Fiora would have arrived at Ambrogia's Academy when she was ~14, and finally left the country partway through her eighteenth year, roughly a year ago.  So they probably left Vodacce within a few months of each other, and he would have still been in the country when she was old enough to be "on the menu" so to speak.

When he comes out of that back room and finds her there...  This'll be entertaining.