Post by Cayran on Jan 31, 2017 9:33:48 GMT -5
Age: Adult (mid 30s)
Tribe: Neutral – Captain of the Golden Horde
Family: Unknown (open to suggestions)
Appearance: The Siamese are known for being an elegant breed, with their masked faces and long, limber bodies. Genghis is no different. He is tall with long limbs, fingers, and neck, and has all the airs and graces of his breed. He is a lilac point Siamese, which means he has dark grey points and striking blue eyes. While most Siamese keep their head fur short, Genghis let his grow out, and pulls it back into a low pony tail with a solid gold round clip. He enjoys showing off his wealth and often wears golden accessories, such as ear rings and simple but elegant golden necklaces.
Human Appearance: Hiroyuki Sanada
Personality: Genghis is very charismatic. He has to be otherwise he wouldn’t have the followers that he does. He bleeds charm, and has the talent of easing himself into conversation. His charisma aids him in exchanges, and is a tool used to help him get what he wants. While some are intimidated by awkward and/or dull personalities, Genghis is not. He has an uncanny way of connecting with everyone and making them feel special, and he pays particular attention to those he thinks he could use to benefit his cause. He is an extremely intelligent and resourceful tom, and very organized. His organization his ran with precision, and is something he is extremely proud of.
Genghis has a way of manipulating those around him to get what he wants. Usually those wants consists of what he considers to be valuable information or items of great worth. His intel and “treasures” are used as sources of bribery, which he uses to entice those he wants something from. It is a never ending circle of manipulation and bribery, but it is partially why he is such a good businessman. He didn’t get to where he currently is by playing safe. You’ve got to play the game in order to win the game, and playing the game is what he does full time.
While Genghis has no family of his own (that he knows of), he considers the Golden Horde to be his family, and has become rather protective and possessive of them. He won’t go so far as to start a war over the smallest and most insignificant member, but he doesn’t like when someone mistreats or swindles one of his own. They are under his protection, which he makes extremely clear in his dealings. To double cross one of his crew is to double cross him, and he simply won’t stand for it. In a way, his crew is his weakness. As long as they remain faithful to him, they will always have his protection and affection.
Much like any good businessman, once he seals a deal with a handshake, the deal is final. He’ll do his part, and he will not double cross you. He is true to his word, and he will always uphold his end of the bargain. His deals are only broken if he receives word that the other party is attempting to swindle him, or cannot uphold their end of the deal. Then, all bets are off. But, if you uphold your end of the deal, he will uphold his.
Faults: Genghis is a greedy tom. He loves to collect items of reasonable worth – jewelry, gemstones, pretty queens, handsome toms – you name it. Anything that catches his eye, he wants. He likes to show off his wealth through his everyday accessories, and he is rarely ever seen without an attractive tom or queen at his side. He only wants the very best, and if he sees something or someone he wants, he’ll find a way to get it. His greed is what started his feud with Growltiger. He wanted Griddlebone, and while he no longer holds any sort of affection for her, at the time, he traveled across an ocean and started a war for her.
His greed, his respect for himself, and unwavering loyalty to his crew has made him vengeful. Any manner of double crossing isn’t treated lightly, and Genghis will have his revenge one way or another. Stealing from him, disrespecting him or his crew, or causing physical injury to himself or his crew is cause for revenge, and while he doesn’t typically like to deal with blood, he’ll have you drowned at the dock without a second thought if you screw with him. Many a cat have gone missing in the middle of the night, only to have their body wash up a few days later. Nevertheless, Genghis is a relatively reasonable tom. A simple insult to him or his crew isn’t worth killing anyone over, but he has to set an example. You aren’t feared and revered without getting your hands dirty, and Genghis doesn’t mind picking the dirt from his finger nails. He has a reputation to uphold, after all.
Describing word: Businessman.
History: Genghis has no clue who his parents were, but he has never really cared to know. From what he can remember, he has always been a house cat, and was purchased by his human long before his eyes were open. His human was a Thai businessman who when Genghis was only a kitten, moved to France to work for a large and thriving real estate company. Once moved into their new apartment complex – which happened to be very nice I might add – Genghis, being a curious young tom, introduced himself to one of his neighbors, who happened to be a pure bred Turkish angora named Diego. Diego was an established member of the Delacourtes – a well-to-do “club” made up of pure bred cats and cats residing with wealthy humans. Being both a pure bred Siamese and owned by a human with money, Genghis fit the bill and was introduced to the Delacourtes.
Although young, it didn’t take Genghis long to make himself comfortable amongst the Delacourtes. Their way of life was what he was used too, and his charisma made it easy for him to make friends and connections. The Delacourtes had a ranking system – Pawns were the lowest and considerably “regular members”, followed by White Knights who ranged from healers, to artisans, etc, the Black Knights, who were guards, the Spades who were higher ranked members, and so forth and so on. Within a short amount of time Genghis was ranked up to a Spade and befriended Lucius, a Balinese tom and the Bishop of the Delacourtes. The bishop handled all financial affairs for the tribe. Lucius’s owner owned a number of sailboats off the coast of France, and introduced Genghis to sailing. Surprisingly enough, Lucius wasn’t the only Dealcourte to show an interest in sailing. Around 12 other members, ranging from pawns to spades, enjoyed the sea air, and they called themselves the Golden Horde. Genghis develop a quick and strong love for sailing as well, and went out with Lucius and the Horde as often as he possibly could.
As Genghis grew older, his friendship with Lucius and the other members of the Horde developed into somewhat of a brotherhood. Lucius even taught Genghis how to keep and inspect the Delacourte’s financial accounts so that once Lucius ranked up to Court status Genghis could take his place as Bishop of the Delacourtes. Genghis has a knack for accounting, and was able to impress the Court by financially balancing and maintaining the Delacourte wealth. He had managed to create a stable life for himself amongst the wealthy felines of France, and had even come into some wealth of his own. It helped that his human was wealthy, but through trades and bartering amongst other tribe members he was able to put back and build his personal wealth.
At the ripe young age of 22, Genghis happened upon a beautiful solid white queen by the name of Griddlebone. While she wasn’t Delacourte, she was lovely enough to be considered a part of their ranks, and from the moment he saw her, he wanted her. Griddlebone seduced Genghis and entrapped him in her spell, so much so that Genghis was utterly smitten. His affection for Griddlebone was borderline obsessive. While he had completely devoted himself to her, Griddlebone had grown bored with him and had already turned her affections to Growltiger. The news that Griddlebone was leaving him didn’t bode well with Genghis, and while Lucius tried to convince him to let her go, Genghis wasn’t quite ready to part with her.
When Genghis heard word that Griddlebone was leaving France to travel with Growltiger, Genghis turned to Lucius for help. Lucius had boats, and a boat was what Genghis needed in order to pursue the couple across the narrow sea to England. While hesitant at first to help, Lucius saw how much Griddlebone had hurt Genghis, and ultimately agreed to lend one of his human’s boats to Genghis. Unable to sail the massive ship by himself, Genghis spent a portion of his wealth to hire out the rest of the Golden Horde to sail with him, Lucius included.
Leaving the Delacourtes behind (with every intention of returning), Genghis, Lucius, and the Horde set sail. They quickly caught up with Growltiger’s ship, where the famous battle took place. The fight itself didn’t last long, and was abruptly ended when Growltiger’s bosun killed Lucius. The death of his friend seemed almost surreal to Genghis. This was not what he wanted – had he known the outcome of his pursuit, he would have never left France. Nevertheless, even with the death of his best friend, the Golden Horde had the upper hand. For killing Lucius, Genghis made Growltiger’s bosun “walk the plank.” Until that point in his life, Genghis had never been one for violence, but nothing satisfied him more than watching the tom disappear beneath the waves. While he let Growltiger and Griddlebone live, as further punishment, Genghis took out one of Growltiger’s eyes. He told him that since Lucius would never see again, Growltiger would never see the same again either.
The death of Lucius wounded him. He lost all interest in Griddlebone at that moment. No queen was worth the life of a friend, no matter how pretty she was. To ashamed to go back to France and face the Delacourtes, Genghis and the remaining Golden Horde sailed to England and made a suitable home for themselves at the ship yard.
Since making their home in England, Genghis has established himself both in reputation and financially. The Horde has grown over time, and Genghis has built a stable empire for himself. He has become a neutral ally to both the Jellicles and Hench tribe, and remains unbiased to their ongoing feud.
RP Sample: Purple was the night, and the stars had already begun to come out from behind the veil of day. Genghis wasn't the pensive type, but it was times like this, when the diamonds in the sky took him by surprise, and he thought back to years ago. From pawn to captain by way of a fallen friend, who he was sure was on that brightest white pinprick above her.
Genghis snorted a little laugh as a smirk played across his lips. He didn't know how proud Lucius would or wouldn't have been of him as lounged atop the hard surface of the bow of his ship, waiting for his court to arrive. He’d called a meeting of whoever was available. He knew the handful who wouldn't be coming due to existing engagements, but enough were still around that the things he had to say could be said without having to repeat it. Good thing, too, because he wasn't in any kind of mood to repeat himself.
He caught movement out of the corner of his eye, something silver - and in anticipation, that smirk grew genuine and into a grin.
"Miss Oola," he purred, his attention still seeming stuck on the sky. "Congratulations on your punctuality."
Comments: Genghis is bisexual. He enjoys the company of both toms and queens, though he has high standards. Additionally, the Golden Horde continues to rank based on the Delacourte's system. Any member of the Golden Horde will be ranked from Pawn to Court.
(credit to Alex for helping with Delacourte system)