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 Bain Njordsonar Cale, Saladin || Handler
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 Posted: May 29 2017, 03:59 PM
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Character: Bain Cale
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Full Name: Bain Njordsonar Cale
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Sexuality: Pansexual

Class: Handler
Starting City: Seaway City
Patron or Trick Lord: N/A
Credits: Lv.01 [ 2.2 / 5 ]
Total Level: Lv.01 [ 2.2 / 5 ]
Condition: Fine
Aptitudes


Overall Appearance:
    Like his mother and his relatives, Bain has blonde hair with hints of brown from his father's side of the family. He is fair-skinned, like his parents. His hair is slicked back on the top with the sides shaven as a way of honoring his family's background. He has light blue eyes and a handsome face. Usually he will have some sort of facial hair, with a small mustache and neatly trimmed chin hair being the most common style he uses. Usually the sides of his face are kept shaven to match with the shaved sides of his upper head. There is a small scar beneath his lip on the left side of his face that is noticeable, but not damaging to his appearance.

    In terms of physical appearance, Bain adopted more of his father's size than his mother's size. While his mother stands over six feet, he is closer to his father's height of 5' 8'' with his size of 5' 10''. He has more lean muscle than bulk and despite what many would presume about his profession, he is in solid physical shape. His frame is about average, not having any particular distinctive traits. His legs and hands are slightly stronger than normal due to his lifestyle of traveling around and sketching areas to make maps. There are calluses on his hands as a result.
Distinguishing Features:
  • Sides of his head are shaved
  • Scar beneath his lip
  • Surprisingly calloused hands for a cartographer
Overall Personality:
    Usually the first impression someone gets from Bain is how a handsome man can be such a grouch. He tends to be snarky, sarcastic, and dislikes interacting with people as a rule. His dislike of people partially stems from his youth when he was often mocked for being a child with a parent from Caledon, and partially due to his belief that knowledge is power. Bain is literate and educated in map-making due to his father, and thus he finds people who are illiterate or unable to read a map beneath him. Though he has learned to be smart enough not to say his thoughts outright to others, and over time has learned a bit of how to avoid scrutiny from a psychic type.

    Bain could be considered arrogant due to his overwhelming confidence in his ability to draw and make maps. However, when faced with someone who is considered a true master in cartography like his father, Bain is humble enough to acknowledge he has not reached the plateau his father stands on. He enjoys using science and mathematics, believing them to be stable lines of thought and reason over stuff like magic. As such, he tends to view magic as something to be wary of, and something untrustworthy compared to science. He will not deny their usefulness as magic exists in Harper, but he always sees it with a wary and suspicious gaze.

    The Cartographer has mixed feelings towards pokemon. When he was younger, he liked pokemon but after an accident with a psychic type pokemon, he grew to distrust the majority of pokemon. While he tolerates and sees their usefulness now, he is unwilling to get close to a pokemon anymore. His ability to bond or get close to another person has also been stunted as a result, due to his traumatic experience.

    His encounter with a rather vindicative Kirlia that tormented him and assaulted his mind has led Bain to become deeply distrustful and to an extent, abhor psychic types. To the young man, his mind is his own and he refuses to let anyone look into it for any reason. Psychic types put him on guard, and Bain wishes to obtain a dark-type armor, weapon, or pokemon so he can ward off psychics from being able to do anything to him.

    He has a fondness for fighting type pokemons surprisingly despite his dislike of those who are illiterate due to their serious, focused nature similar to how he approaches mapping and cartography. Bain also has attempted over the years to train his mind with the help of some tutors to block out psychic pokemon due to his trauma. While he is not any master at keeping psychic pokemon out, Bain has put his efforts into learning how to determine if a psychic tries to read his mind.

    Bain tends to note important details in his surroundings, partially due to having learned how to make more specialized maps for 'interested parties' and as a result, has become observant of his surroundings even when he is working. This was done after years of studying under his father's tutelage as the man was a master cartographer and made both general and specialized maps. Unlike his father who made maps to help the world understand where they were and figure out where they wanted to go, Bain wants to map partially for profit and partially for prestige.

    While he has made some successful maps and sold them to various interested parties, his father's family name of "Cale" helping him, Bain wishes to explore regions that are unmapped for the thrill of doing so (alongside profit and fame.) As such, a goal he has is to one day map the entirety of the mysterious Pennant Isles and other unexplored regions in and around Harper.
History:
    Bain Njordsonar Cale was born to Ase Njordsdottir and Loghain Cale, a rather unusual couple. Ase Njordsdottir came from a northern region in Caledon and her family descends from an entirely different region that has lost its name over time. Loghain Cale was a young cartographer that explored Caledon and met Ase Njordsdottir, and the two fell in love. Later the two left Caledon and moved to Harper, Loghain's homeland due to Loghain's occupation since he had been hired to create maps by several people and parties. Bain was born in Istin City as his parents traveled to the northern city, deeming it a place they both could agree on where to raise a child.

    The young Bain grew up and his parents quickly learned he was bright - the young child learned to speak, read, and write rather fast compared to others. He had the benefit of getting tutors to teach him due to his father making a solid amount of money in his profession. He absorbed all the knowledge he could get his hands on, and when he told his father he wished to make maps like he did, it was a day Bain swore his father smiled brighter than the sun. When Bain became old enough, his father took him as his apprentice and taught him what he knew about map-making and cartography. Bain learned more about mathematics, how to note important features, how not to include unimportant features, and more from his father.

    His father believed that reality can be modeled in ways to communicate the space around them, and it is something Bain took to heart. Despite his interest in map-making and following his father's footsteps, Bain's mother taught him much of her culture that had been passed down from her family. Though he does not follow it like his mother, he respects certain traits in their culture such as a healthy respect for the sea and ice, and the practice of shaving parts of his head in honor of his ancestors. When he became a man, his mother granted him the name Njordsonar - son of Njord, who she claimed was a famous ancestor of theirs from the past who did amazing things. Every person in their blood had Njord in their name, and were either a sonar or dottir, son or daughter respectively.

    Outside those small traits, Bain has adopted more of the Harperian life due to growing up in Harper and being under his father's tutelage. The young Bain was lively, eager, and happy as he grew up with two loving parents and doing something he wanted to do and enjoyed. Often his father would take him along as he went to sketch and map other places in Harper for his job, and the young Bain learned what an amazing place the world was. His excitement for exploration grew from the years of traveling with his father while his mother joined the guard in Istin to bring additional income to the family.

    Unfortunately one day, Bain ended separated from his father during a thunderstorm while traveling and ended taking shelter from the storm under a group of tall trees. The place his father had told him to go to as they went along their current route as an emergency location to meet should they get separated, but he was not alone. In the location there, Bain encountered a rather bruised and angry Kirlia who had been abandoned by their trainer. Bain attempted to try to help the pokemon out, but it became the biggest mistake of his life as the pokemon viciously lashed out at him. The poor boy was subjected to an intense psychic assault and no matter how many times he pleaded or begged for it to stop, the pokemon focused all its hate on him.

    Thankfully his screams attracted his father who managed to chase away the Kirlia with his own pokemon, but the damage had been done. Though he was taken to a healer to be checked, Bain changed in personality. No longer was he joyous, eager, or happy. The psychic attack had damaged the kind young man and made him into a person that distrusted psychics and those who wanted to go near his mind. He retreated into himself a bit, and while he eventually came to terms with the accident and opened after a period of healing, he became more serious. His parents grew concerned about his drastic change, but the young man would not be swayed from his current path.

    He continued his tutelage under his father until he became a young adult, and then one day decided that he had learned what he could from his father. Bain wanted to explore the region of Harper and map the more uncharted places so that he could profit and gain prestige, but also for the excitement of adventure. It took some convincing his parents that he would be fine, come visit, and other things that his parents were concerned about to get their approval to go. Even though he was a young man, his parents were still concerned about his ability to interact with others due to his trauma.

    Over three years since he left his home, Bain ended being a wandering cartographer and visited many locations in Harper. He did all sorts of maps for all sorts of people, seeing profit in being open for hire. His policy was that he made a map if asked, but he would not be responsible for what the people who bought his map did with it. Whether they were rogues or guardians, Bain did not turn down an opportunity unless it ran a real risk of getting him killed or tortured. As greedy as he might be, he valued his life and freedom to explore more than a fat paycheck to help a side over the other in Harper. Though there had been times the Cartographer had been tempted to take more lucrative offers that carried risk. Unless the rare job offered him a way to practice becoming resistant to psychic types invading his mind, in which case he took up any opportunity to get that.

    Eventually at the end of his three years exploring and mapping, he ended in Seaway City with the intention of trying to reach the Pennant Isles. So he found himself in Seaway as he tried to figure out how to get to the Pennant and to save up enough money to go to the Isles...
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The Player:
Name: Salad
Age: 25
Time Zone: EST
How did you find us? Um... random search engine search a long time ago?
Anything Else: I would like to note that a major dream for Bain is to map the Pennant Isles, as such I would like it to be a major goal that he tries to reach it and then attempts to explore/map the isles.

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Items Bag:

Money: 425g
Weapon(s): N/A
Armour: N/A
Items:
  • (1) Pokecard
  • (5) Pokeballs
  • (3) Potions
  • (2) Rare Candies
  • (1) Waterium Z
  • (1) Good Rod
  • (1) Magma Armor Ring
  • (2) Mist Patches
  • (2) Safeguard Patches
  • (1) Serving of Blue Cheese Butter (+2 happiness to a pokemon)
http://files.jcink.net/uploads/harperregion/sprites/berrybag.png Berries:
  • (1) Mago berry
  • (1) Jaboca berry
  • (1) Kee berry
  • (2) Wacan berry [(1)Held by Signy]
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Mission: (if applicable)

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Eryn
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Addie
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Seung
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 Posted: May 29 2017, 04:01 PM
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Party pokémon

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Signy

Lv. 05 Exp: 0/4
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: Bain Njordsonar Cale ( Saladin )
Held Item: Wacan berry
Health & Condition: Fine
Abilities:
Inner Focus: This Pokémon will not flinch. Does not prevent flinching with Focus Punch.
Infiltrator: The protections and stat boosts caused by the moves Substitute, Reflect, Light Screen and Safeguard by the opponent are ignored.
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
Absorb, Supersonic, Hypnosis [Egg], Defog [Egg], Roost, Aerial Ace, Acrobatics, Fly, Pluck
Notes:
Starter Pokemon

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Olga

Lv. 05 Exp: 0/4
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: Corey Enderman ( NPC )
Held Item: ---
Health & Condition: Fine
Abilities:
Thick Fat: Fire and Ice-type moves deal 50% damage.
Ice Body: HP is restored by 1/16th of maximum HP when its hailing.
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
Defense Curl, Growl, Powder Snow, Water Gun, Water Pulse [egg], Yawn [egg], Rain Dance, Surf, Waterfall, Dive
Notes:
Received from Harper's Passion at level 05

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Poison Type Egg

Lv. ## Exp: 0/4
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: --- ( --- )
Held Item: ---
Health & Condition: ---
Abilities: ---
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
---
Notes:
Hatched From an Egg
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Stored pokémon

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Species or Name

Lv. ## Exp: 0/4
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: --- ( --- )
Held Item: ---
Health & Condition: ---
Abilities: ---
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
---
Notes:
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Eryn
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Addie
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Seung
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