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TAAKO
CARNIVAL JOB: Line cook
JOINED: May 26, 2017
TRAILER: #24
POINTS: 11

⇨ CHANGES
✧COMMON CHANGE: Small demon horns and lavender glowing freckles.
✩UNCOMMON CHANGE: Sparkly blood.
✵RARE CHANGE: N/A

⇨ CONTRACTS
1ST CONTRACT: Caught cheating at a carnival game.

⇨ OOC INFO
PLAYER: Raina
CONTACT:
PLURK: marshmallowvodka
DISCORD: sugarburger#5564

IC CONTACT

May. 26th, 2037 02:16 pm
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CHANNEL
FREQUENCY: 420.02742
DESCRIPTION: Taako will usually answer pretty quickly, unless he's working. Or he just doesn't want to.

✉MAIL BOX
LOCATION: Mailbox on Door
DESCRIPTION: Leave your fanmail here anytime, and he'll be certain to go through it at the end of the day! (In the event that it's not, in fact, fanmail, he'll still see it, but you might not get a response in a timely manner. Or at all.)
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Got an issue with how I play Taako? Got a question about him? Wanna tell me how great a job I'm hopefully doing? (Please tell me I'm doing a great job.) Leave a comment here, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can!

ALSO, AN IMPORTANT NOTE: Taako is capable of reading minds, and of taking control of a person's body, as well as using Charm Person, which is, effectively, temporary mind control. If you want to ensure he never attempts any of the above on your character, please leave a comment here.

... alternately, if you particularly do want him to do any of the above to your character, opt in here and maybe we can work something out!



CHARACTER NAME: Taako
CHARACTER SERIES: The Adventure Zone

[OOC]

Backtagging: Always! I'll backtag forever, as long as we need to get stuff done.
Threadhopping: Go for it!
Fourthwalling: Hmm. Ask me first, I guess! How he'll handle it depends hugely on context.
Offensive subjects (elaborate): The only subject that really upsets me is suffering being inflicted on animals; outside of that, I'm pretty hard to upset. If you're not sure about a subject, please feel free to ask before you start discussing it with me, but, as said... pretty hard to bug me!

[IC]

Hugging this character: Go for it! He acts pretty aloof, but he'll generally enjoy it, whether he admits it or not.
Kissing this character: See above. I mean, depending on who you are, he might be confused as all hell, but he'll enjoy it anyway.
Flirting with this character: If you're a guy, absolutely. Women, he'll be... awkward about it, given he's super gay. He enjoys flirting with dudes, though, even just idly, for his own entertainment.
Fighting with this character: It's kind of inevitable, given he's a shithead, but be prepared for him to be surprisingly powerful once you get him going. He's literally capable of disintegrating you if he wants to, so, uh... yeah.
Injuring this character (include limits and severity): Absolutely. I honestly love writing bad things happening to him, whoops. I, uh, am totally into gore, so feel free to get as severe and explicit with violence towards Taako as you want.
Killing this character: See above, except for in Lost Carnival, in which case N O P E. Outside of LC, though, I'm totally up for killing him off.
Using telepathy/mind reading abilities on this character: Go for it, although he's magically sensitive and may realize what you're doing. Then again, he may not. If you do read his mind, though, please message me first, because there is a unique situation going on with his memories that we'll need to address!

Warnings: Taako has a bit of a pottymouth, and he can also be very blunt at times, mostly because he just honestly does not care; if your character is sensitive to that kind of thing, maybe be careful around him. He's also a liar and a thief, and the combination of those traits means that, if he thinks your character can get him something he wants, he's very likely to try and say all the right things to get what he wants out of them. He's also totally fine using violence against people, and entirely willing to, although he's also lazy enough and cautious enough that he tends to avoid it unless he's sure he can win the resulting altercation (or someone else attacks him first.)


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Sep. 5th, 2027 08:24 pm
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Inventory

Aug. 28th, 2017 07:13 am
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This is not current for Lost Carnival; it's just a list of the basic, canon items he enters a game owning, unless the game has specific rules against certain items, such as LC's blocking of iron.

Short Sword
Pickaxe
Adventurer's Kit
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Elves
Uncle John's Elven Bathroom Reader
Bracer of Balance (and Bracer Brush)
Ring of Frost
Unlimited Pasta Pass
Wand of Switcheroo
Port Wand
Briefcase
Pocket Spa
Maarvey's Stun Baton
Mongoose Mask
Small bottle of Silverpoint poison
Cloak of the Manta Ray
Immovable Rod
Music Box
Whetstone
Airplane bottles of booze
"Caleb Cleveland, Kid Cop" Book
Iron-on badge copy
Hole Thrower
Mockingbird Gum
Arcane Trickster's Glove
Low Sodium Salt Shaker
Bag of Necessity
Band of Projected Thought
Rickle Axager's Guide to Adventuring 3rd Ed.
Flaming Raging Poisoning Sword of Doom (Worn on his back and never used. He wears it as a fashion item.)
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Cantrips:
Mage Hand
Minor Illustion
Prestidigitation
Ray of Frost

Spells:
Shield
Sleep
Darkvision
Charm Person
Thunderwave
Levitate
Detect Magic
Magic Missile
Melf's Acid Arrow
Blink
Rope Trick
Scorching Ray
Disguise Self
Clairvoyance
Crown of Madness
Enlarge/Reduce
Phantom Steed
Fireball
Shatter
Phantasmal Killer
Evard's Black Tentacles
Stoneskin
Knock
Cone of Cold
Wall of Force
Wall of Stone
Otiluke's Resiliant Sphere
Planar Binding
Ice Storm
Leomund's Secret Chest
Arcane Eye
Cloudkill
Mislead
Bigby's Hand
Disintegrate
Banishment
Polymorph
Fire Shield
Fabricate
Dominate Person
Animate Objects
Greater Invisibility
Flesh to Stone
Tasha's Hideous Laughter
True Seeing
Hunger of Hadar
Magic Jar
Drawmij's Instant Summons
Detect Thoughts
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PLAYER
Name: Raina
Contact:
plurk: marshmallowvodka
discord: sugarburger#5564
Other Characters: None.

CHARACTER
Character Name: Taako
Age: Elf adulthood-- we don't have an exact number, but he's likely at least 100.
Species: Sun elf (aka a "high elf")
Canon: The Adventure Zone
Canon Point: Pre-Wonderland; he got separated from the group in the Felicity Wild and wound up at the carnival instead.
Character Info: His fanwiki page.
Personality: It has been stated by Justin McElroy, Taako's creator and the player who portrays him in the podcast itself, that "Taako is not a good person." This is the best simple summary of most of his personality, really, at least outwardly; Taako is selfish, deceptive and dishonest even when he doesn't strictly need to be, sarcastic, and sometimes outright cruel, including to those that he considers his allies. Earning his trust is something of a chore, and is something that very few people have managed, and fewer yet have managed to keep up. He has a tendency to protect himself before anyone else, and has demonstrated a considerable lack of empathy for anyone outside of himself, and very few others.

However, it's also been shown that he is capable of trusting and even caring for others; Angus McDonald, for example, manages to earn his trust, and Taako actually opens up to him before anyone else, telling him about what happened on his show and teaching him to use magic. Also, another unique situation is his twin sister, Lup; the two of them were extremely close, and he clearly trusted and loved her. He demonstrated more faith in her opinions and abilities than anyone else, and openly and sincerely complimented her; she's also the single person who's been shown to be able to influence Taako's actions at all. Lup's death and subsequent erasure from his memories left him detached and, on occasion, terribly violent, as her apparently calming influence on him was lost.

The other important aspect of his personality is the contrast between his usual personality and presentation, and just how talented and clever he can be. He generally presents himself as being dim and unobservant, once describing himself as "a simple idiot wizard"; but his behavior in battle and when things are dire for his team tell a very different story. He can be cunning and clever, as well as fairly charming when he needs to worm his way out of something, and his skill in spellcasting has been repeatedly demonstrated to be remarkable.

Abilities: As a D&D Transmutation-school wizard, Taako has the following abilities:

Cantrips:
Mage Hand
Minor Illustion
Prestidigitation
Ray of Frost

Spells:
Shield
Sleep
Darkvision
Charm Person
Thunderwave
Levitate
Detect Magic
Magic Missile
Melf's Acid Arrow
Blink
Rope Trick
Scorching Ray
Disguise Self
Clairvoyance
Crown of Madness
Enlarge/Reduce
Phantom Steed
Fireball
Shatter
Phantasmal Killer
Evard's Black Tentacles
Stoneskin
Knock
Cone of Cold
Wall of Force
Wall of Stone
Otiluke's Resiliant Sphere
Planar Binding
Ice Storm
Leomund's Secret Chest
Arcane Eye
Cloudkill
Mislead
Bigby's Hand
Disintegrate
Banishment
Polymorph
Fire Shield
Fabricate
Dominate Person
Animate Objects
Greater Invisibility
Flesh to Stone
Tasha's Hideous Laughter
True Seeing
Hunger of Hadar
Magic Jar
Drawmij's Instant Summons
Detect Thoughts

Obviously, a lot of the above spells will be heavily capped, if not outright disabled; Detect Thoughts and Dominate Person will only be used with the explicit permission of the other character's mun. His spell usage will be restricted, and destructive spells will be dialed back in the scale of damage that they can do.

CARNIVAL
Soul Colour: Purple
Ideal Jobs: Head chef, or anything in the kitchen
Relevant Experience: He's a talented chef, and has been cooking for years and years; he used to host a traveling cooking show that was fairly popular.
Reason for Joining: He got caught cheating at a carnival game using magic, and didn't have the money to pay for playing in the first place.

SAMPLES

Sample 1

Sample 2:

To say that it was Taako's first time cheating at the carnival would be both a lie and terribly naive. To say that it was his first time getting caught at cheating would, likewise, be entirely false and frankly unrealistic; in his adulthood alone, he'd caused enough trouble to become rather disliked amonst carnies. However, it was the first time that Taako had ever found himself entirely unable to somehow charm or deceive his way out of actually paying his dues, and, for that alone, this instance was, by far, the most irritating for him personally.

And, as anyone who knew him would know, Taako's comfort was the highest priority, always.

And, to make it all worse, the carnival wasn't even really all that interesting outside of the chance to trick some carnies out of their prizes. Having traveled with a fair few carnivals and circuses in his life, he was already familiar with the typical attractions, the way they were brainstormed and rehearsed, and none of those displays really excited him all that much; anyone claiming to do magic may as well have been making a show out of something as mundane as mending clothes. Taako just didn't care. Not even on his way to meet with the Ringleader did he break his air of mildly irate boredom. When he did actually meet with her, he was at least polite enough-- or frightened enough of what she might do otherwise-- to leave a touch of his irritation at the door, putting up a winsome front in the hopes of winning favor with her. It didn't seem to benefit him at all, but it certainly didn't hurt him, either; at least, not as far as he could tell. Getting a read on her proved fairly difficult, much to his chagrin.

Then, quite all of a sudden, the conversation was over, and found himself deposited on the carnival grounds, having signed himself onto an actual contract for an actual year (and a day.)

He gazed over the carnival grounds, from the big top, the other performers wandering their way across the grounds, to the place he would apparently be sleeping for the next year.

"... son of a bitch," he moaned out loud to no one in particular, rolling his eyes.

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