From a PBEM Amber game that is deader than a doornail that has been shot,
hanged, poisoned and beaten with a blunt object...
Alexander, son of Amber and Chaos. (Pattern Imprint & Court
devote, 54 points)
Colours: Black, green and red
Mother: Galena of House Suretan, Courts of Chaos
Ht: 5'7" Wt:
130# Build: Slender
HAIR: Brown Eyes: Brown
Though very attractive, Galena's human form is otherwise unremarkable. This
may be by design. She isn't absurdly tall, and the brown hair and eyes
Known Powers: Logrus (Advanced), Trump Artistry (Advanced), Shape Shifting
(Advanced), Power Words, Sorcery, Conjuration
Alexander's Trump description: Tall, wide of shoulder.
Sandy colored hair worn long with a trimmed beard. High black boots,
inlaided with red and green dragons. Loose black pants. Red shirt with
loose sleeves. Green vest with gold buttons. Black cloak
with dark green lining. Cloak clasp is a tiger locked in combat
with a dragon. Wide black leather belt supports a stright sabre with
a full bell guard on the left hip and black leather pouch on the right.
Background is a shelf of books. Alexander is facing the front of the
card. His left hand is on the hilt of his saber, the right holding
a four foot staff made of a pale wood.
Typical bar hopping outfit would run something like:
Black BDU pants worn loose over black cowboy boots with silver
inlaid toes. Faded red shirt. His belt is of green inlaid leather,
with dragons etched into it. He wears a fair amount of jewery.
Two-three rings on each hand, various bracelets and necklaces. No visible
More detail: 191 cm, 98 kilograms, ambidrexrous, perfers
right. Spent some 30-80 (depending on your frame of reference) years
kicking around in shadow.
Raised in Amber. Before walking the Pattern, he sailed with
Amberian merchant ships, rode and hunted in Arden. Learned his way
around the streets of the city.
Once he gained power over Shadow, he ventured forth to hone his military
skills. This was in reaction to remarks made by one of his uncles
concerning his lack of flair for martial studies. He started with a
15 year stint in something simular to US Army of the late 20th century, in
a shadow with numerous low intesity conflicts. Advanced Infantry training,
Jump School, Air Assault School, Ranger school, Special Forces training.
The last three of those years were spent in Special Forces units. He
entered in as a private and retired as a freshly promoted Captain. This
was followed by 10 years as a light Cavarly officer in a pre-gunpowder shadow.
After learning about the military and war, he decided he didn't want to make a career out of it. Obtained a BA in biology and another in history. Then time at a university in Munich for a MD. He fenced sabre, epee during that time, and made a serious study of seducing women. Spent most of his vacations time in nearby shadow with a time rate different enough to give him to study other martial arts (western and eastern), as well as acupunture.
After four years of college, four years of med school and three years
doing a surgical residency in Boston, Alexander decided that he was working
too hard. He traveled to a peaceful, high tech shadow and spent three years
as entertainment director on passenger liner making the Terra-Alpha Kenturi
IV run. After that rest, he decided to learn something useful, so he spent
two years working in a Tech Level 8 locksmith shop. Also during this time,
he practiced rock climbing (buildings as well as cliff faces), scuba and
hang gliding. He left that shadow when introduced to Trump Artistry.
While learning the art, he spent seven years at UC Berkley studing art (drawing,
painting, sculpture and photography. Never bother picking up a degree. Left when they started pestering him about graduating.
He also learned to knit and do needlepoint. While at Berkley he also frequented rock clubs at night, coffee houses in the afternoons and tried to sleep mornings. He kept his official course workload as light as possible order to maintain this schedule, and continue his study of seduction.
Thari: Castle Amber accent
English: late 20th century, with a slight Boston accent
German: Very good High German with a Barvian
French: Reasonable conversational level, with German
Polish: Enough to ask for a beer, finding the toilet,
and to call in an artillery strike.
Russian: Rather good. Military language
Japanese: Very Good
Madarin Chinese: Speaks it fairly well
Catonese Chinese: Almost as well as madarin, but his accent
is horrible! He speaks Catonese with a German accent.
Spanish: Fluent in Central Amerian dilects.
Very extensive vocabulary, heavy into military terminlogy.
Farsi: Limited amounts, good for military use and
Arabic: Same as Farsi
Andorian: Good conversational level.
Skill list: swordsman, perfers saber, but has Amberian court training
as a knight and can handle most blades. Standard training with Halberd,
bow, crossbow, mace, etc. Can handle most firearms, up to and including
military grade heavy weapons. Parachuting, including HALO, HAHO and
LALO. Scuba, hang gliding, lock smith, rock climber, MD &
surgeon. Skilled artist and sculptor. He can cook (even chinese)
and even can pass as a decent pastry chief. He can brew his own beer,
make wine and set up a still.
Amber level at all four attibutes
Court Devote: (His Mother)
Gear would include a personal trump
deck. (2 points)
Extra hard Dagger with Alternate form
(ring) (2 points)
Likes his coffee black with one
sugar. Tea should be dark & strong, with lemon and honey.
Likes good beer, brandy, most wines, scotch, whiskey, ...let's be honest
here, Alex likes to drink. Give him a good bar and he's a happy man.
Custom trumps in Alexander's deck:
Himself (as described)
ER of Mass General, Boston.
Berkley Coffee house
His art studio. Second story,
west wing of a sea side Villa on the southern coast of France. Villa
owned by occasional lover, named Amanda (shadow type).
His Mother (in human form)
Enterance Hall of his Mother's
House in Chaos.
William (younger brother)
Morgan (older brother)
His Room in Castle Amber
Armory of Ranger unit he served
Stable of Cav (horse) unit he
Several good shadow bars...
first class lounge, Passenger liner, Terra-Alpha Kenturi IV run
Studio 54, late 1970's shadow earth
Spanish Main portside tavern, vaguely earth like 'pirate' period.
Shadowrun style magic...
'Old West' Saloon with dance hall girls, some are even human! It's a shadow with 'furries' as well as humans
Cobalt Club, shadow Earth, 1920's. Ritzy, black tie club. This is The Shadow's shadow
Other Amber Brats of his Generation:
Older Brother Morgan
Ht: 6'0" Wt:
190# Build: Athletic
Hair: Auburn Eyes: Green
Personal Symbol: Golden Chalice on Dark Green with White Border.
Known Abilities: Pattern Imprint, Power Words, Conjuration, Sorcery.
Older than Alexander by about 4 years (subjective).
Younger Brother William
Personal Symbol: William has never settled down and chosen a symbol for
Known Abilities: Pattern Imprint, Shapeshifting, Sorcery
His favored chaos-forms include one that looks sort of like a cross between
a red-bearded dwarf and a toad, and one that is just a version of himself
as he'd look with Shadowrun-style subdermal armor. He is also fond of the
form of a standard wolf.
Younger than Alexander by about 2 years (subjective).
Marcel - Son of Julian. Very outgoing. Sometimes a little
rash. He likes wine, women, and music of all sorts, pretty much in
Colors: Bright Blue and
Disposition: confident, personable
Marcel is approximately 5'10" to 5'11". He weighs in around 175 to
185 pounds. He is not heavily muscled and is instead rather wiry. He is rather
fair skinned with a full head of shouledr length straw colored hair. He also
sports a reddish blonde goatee. His bright green eyes complement the bright
smile of white teeth that can often be seen.
His style of dress is similar
to that of Renaissance Europe, with a heavy trend toward 17th Century France. He wears his colors throughout
his wardrobe, which consists of tight leggings and loose fitting tunic style shirts. His shirts are always topped off by a bright blue vest, and he always wears highboots.
Kalian - Daughter of Julian and Carmel. She's got a sunny disposition
but is very clever and not easily fooled.
Thelon - Another True Son of Amber and Defender of the Realm type.