|The Kid (Scenesys ID: 798)|
|“The Pantheon challenges us, so we may show our true worth. But this... Calamity. I wonder if I may have met my match.”|
|Full Name:||The Kid|
|Physical Age:||17||Actual Age:||17|
|Still Aging?||Yes||Voice Actor:||Steve McQueen|
|Hair Color:||White||Eye Color:||Brown|
|Theme Song:||In Case of Trouble|
The Kid is one of the few survivors of the Calamity, a mysterious disaster that tore up his world, the remaining pieces now suspended in the sky. Having evacuated to The Bastion, he is now being sent out by a man known as Rucks to collect the Cores that powered Caelondia to complete it. Though the world has become more threating, The Kid faces this danger with a variety of weapons used by the guilds of Caelondia and a myriad of strength-enhancing tonics and spirits. He is taciturn and stubborn but bears a deep well of compassion for others, even if he doesn’t show it in overt ways. The Kid is also a firm believer in The Pantheon, ten dual-natured gods. In his time, he has served Caelondia loyally, working with multiple branches of its military despite his young age. However, his history is a painful one, and in the wake of the Calamity, he feels intense guilt over surviving when so many have died.
LEARNED TO BUILD, LEARNED TO BREAK: During his second term on the Rippling Walls, The Kid had to venture out further into the Wilds beyond. In this time, he had to learn to survive and fend for himself, becoming proficient in a variety of weapons used by Caelondia's guilds, as well as becoming skilled at construction and basic engineering.
RIDE THE WIND: In Caelondia, people would travel from place to place with Skyways, paths of strong wind high in the air. As a native, The Kid has become skilled in floating and moving through the air through most means, but he tends to have trouble with landings.
THE BASTION: The Bastion is the evacuation point for The City, where everyone was to go in case of trouble. It was not complete at the time of the Calamity, but its true capabilities can be awakened with Cores. At present, it has an Arsenal, a Distillery and a Forge. It also has a Skyway access panel so The Kid can venture beyond it.
THE ARSENAL: While The Kid is capable with all the weapons of Caelondia’s military, he does not own them all yet. Any he finds on his journey, he stores here.
THE DISTILLERY: Up on the Rippling Walls, the only spirits permitted were those that made you work harder. In addition to making these empowering spirits, The Distillery also dispenses Health Tonics, which promotes rapid blood clotting and dulls the sensation of pain. The drinks can have a variety of effects, from boosting strength to sharpening senses.
THE FORGE: While it bears fires and anvils, there is more to The Forge than that. By using Fragments from the Old World, The Forge can somehow draw out the greatest capabilities from a piece of equipment. However, raw materials are still needed.
THE STRANGER: This mysterious old man who goes by the name of RUCKS was already at The Bastion when The Kid arrived. He seems to know a lot about it, as well as Caelondias history and lore. He is the one ordering The Kid to retrieve Cores so The Bastion can be completed. However, he is not exactly accommodating with the reason why this must be done. His age and bad leg prevents him from aiding The Kid directly, but he helps with keeping The Bastion working, finding new Cores and re-charting the Skyways.
CAELONDIA, RIGHT OR WRONG: The Kid is a patriot, through and through. While he has ventured out of The City several times, his contact with other cultures is limited. Thus, Caelondia was the greatest civilisation to him by default. Insulting or belittling it is a surefire way to anger The Kid and sour any relationship one may have with him. In addition, this leaves him reluctant to accept things that go against what Caelondia believed, or things that were impossible there.
SURVIVOR’S GUILT: The Kid had a rough life, even before The Calamity. Now, having seen the horrors that The Calamity has wrought on his home and people, The Kid is plagued with the idea that he should have died with them. This gives him recurring nightmares, resulting in troubled sleep and crankiness.
THE PANTHEON: The gods of Caelondia are not ones to hand out blessings lightly. Believers know that the gods will challenge you, to ensure that you are worthy of their aid. The Kid is a fervent believer in the Pantheon, and as one of the only worshippers left, their eyes are on him. Bad things tend to try and happen to The Kid, new challenges constantly springing up to make his life – and the lives of those near him - a little harder. Such challenges may include foes becoming empowered, sudden events not accounted for in a plan or The Kid or his allies suddenly succumbing to old wounds or sickness. (Note: this Disadvantage would require consent from scene runners before coming into effect in any way.)
FUNCTIONAL ALCOHOLIC: The Kid has served ten years on the Rippling Walls, five more than anyone else in history. Up on the Wall, powerful spirits are served to keep the workers going. After ten years of this, The Kid has become reliant on drink to keep going. After a long period without it, he will exhibit classical withdrawal symptoms.
|Undone - The Mancers Dilemma||July 22nd, 2018||It all becomes done.|
|ICoT - The Mancers Dilemma||July 21st, 2018||It all comes to a head.|
|ICoT: Reunion||April 28th, 2018||Everyone gathers to plan their next step, with local law enforcement dropping by.|
|ICoT - A N(o)e(l)w(d) Day||March 10th, 2018||In a restored Caelondia, Elites track down Zulf with the help of Zia.|
|ICoT: The Tazal Terminals||December 27th, 2017||The final battle between the Bastion and the Ura.|
|ICoT: A Bastion of their Own||August 31st, 2017||The Kid leads a team of Elites up Mount Zand, a sacred place to the Ura... and a Bastion for the beasts of the Wild.|
|ICoT: Trigger Hill||July 24th, 2017||Kid, Flamel, and Alexis have a shooting party with the rest of the Bastion crew.|
|ICoT: Spike in a Rail||June 12th, 2017||Kid and co. take the Grand Railroad to deliver the Shard and supplies back to the Bastion. They pick up some extra cargo along the way.|
|Proving Ground: Trapper Shingle||May 29th, 2017||Kid invites some folks to try their luck on Trapper Shingle.|
|Nova vs. Kid||May 28th, 2017||Nova doubts Kid's mettle and capability to lead the Mighty, and sees fit to test it herself.|
|ICoT - Brusher Patrol||May 4th, 2017||On his latest hunt for a Shard, Kid and co. are forced to battle with a living myth|
|ICoT: What's Left Undone||March 13th, 2017||Kid invites Elites into the rarely-explored Jawson Bog on his hunt for Shards. What happens next is I N T O X I C A T I N G|
|ICoT: The Welcoming Committee||December 28th, 2016||The Kid leads everyone on the final Core hunt, which goes without a hitch. But what happens when they return to the Bastion is far more concerning.|
|ICoT: From Wharf to Wilds||April 4th, 2016||"Well... no point in explaining what happens next, right?"|
|ICoT: The Hard Way||March 12th, 2016||Cinderbrick Fort was the home to the Marshals. Now it's only home to Windbags and a Core. And so begins a race between Cael, Ura, and their associates to kill the former and obtain the latter.|
|The Guardian of the Mason King||February 7th, 2016||The Pantheon reaches out. Auron, as one who has dredged hope from despair, is approached by Lemaign.|
|ICoT: Pyth Orchard||January 30th, 2016||No use praying to the Gods these days. No time for it, either. Kid says a little prayer anyway. Couldn't hurt, right?|
|Backstage with Yowane Haku||November 26th, 2015||At the Bar and Grill at the Edge of the Multiverse, Kid and Haku chat over drinks.|
|A Little Get-Together||November 14th, 2015||Brunch is held at the Bastion, questions are asked and plans are made.|
|ICoT: A Man Who's Seen Too Much||October 10th, 2015||He's a proper gentleman, that man.|
|ICoT: The Sundown Path||September 26th, 2015||In all his toil Kid keeps coming back to an overwhelming question... Who else could have survived the Calamity?|
|Dear Kid (The Kid)||October 24th, 2017||Kid reads Rucks' final letter to him.|
|Anklegator Eggs and Ham (The Kid)||May 18th, 2017||The Bastion crew find their long-awaited dinner interrupted by the dinner.|
|A Moment of Reprieve (The Kid)||April 5th, 2016||The night that Zia joined was one of quiet revelry, one that played host to a minor event that will have major consequence.|
CAEL HAMMER: The weapon of the Masons, builders and architects of Caelondia. Heavy-duty hammers such as these constructed Caelondia's famous Rippling Walls, and protected from elements and foes alike.
FANG REPEATER: The weapon of the Trappers, hunters and farmers of Caelondia. A munition chamber fashioned from an unlucky beast gives a distinct silhouette to these silent repeating rifles, once favored by Ura hunters.
BULLHEAD SHIELD: The shield of the Menders, medics and repairmen of Caelondia. A tower shield made in the image of Pyth, Menders would use these to protect themselves and the wounded.
BREAKER'S BOW: The weapon of the Breakers, couriers and messengers of Caelondia. With these durable lightweight bows, Caelondian Breaker divisions reconnoitered the farthest reaches of the land in the name of their City.
WAR MACHETE: The weapon of the Gravers, spies and executioners of Caelondia. The Ura once nearly sacked the City with these savage blades, which gave the City's missionaries a healthy respect for them.
TRIP MINES: These mines are a product of the ingenuity of the Mancers and the incendiary knowledge of the Cinders. A complex booby trap rigged to blow as soon as any foes draw near. A spring-loaded triggering mechanism ensures the user's safety.
HAND GRENADES: Another product of the Mancers and the Cinders. A portable explosive that detonates on impact when thrown. The Caelondian army rarely depended on these, for their sheer force drew controversy.