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ACCEPTED Nikolas Blackburn- Tier App


New Member
Sep 10, 2020
United States
Minecraft name:

Character name:
Nikolas Blackburn

Character history:
Please include minimum of 3 detailed paragraphs containing build-up for villainous intent and an early history of the character, from this players should be able to see why your character is like they are and what has caused them to do what they do.

Nikolas Blackburn was born with the Northern Orserians in one of the poorer walks of life. He was welcomed into one of the more dysfunctional families that lived in the dirt with the rest of the peasants. John Blackburn was his father, a man of many..unsavory talents. He dealt mostly in thievery, banditry, and occasional Murder which he brought his son with him during these 'jobs'. Needless to say, it was scarring for the young Nikolas when he was growing up, but he quickly adapted to this way of life. Though it hasn't left him unscared as dreams haunt him when he sleeps and the stench of blood never seems to leave him. Though his mother was a different story, she was a kind loving mother one that would have been too good for his father if she didn't have the job that she did.. Maria Blackburn before her marriage was known for her..nightly jobs at the bathhouse until she had been graced with a child from John. Though she left this life, her son would never hear the end of it growing up, "bastard child" and other insults were quite common for Nikolas growing up with the other kids.

Fast forward to his more adult-teen years, he found his Dad's work the most lucrative. Money and brotherhood seemed to drive Nikolas the most as he lived his life, doing almost anything to meet those ends. Murder, robbery, kidnapping, you name it he was willing to do it all..for the right price. Though there was one line he refused to cross, no children. This was something that even he could understand that it would haunt him far worse than the dreams he has been dealing with all his life.

Though, like most men, he made a few friends along his travels. A couple of street-scum much like himself eventually etched their way into his life, a true set of brothers that he never quite had before. Over time they became bolder and bolder with their excursions, seeking the most lucrative sources of income. While having Nikolas sitting at the top of their little gang as he was the most clever of the group. IT started out with pushing stolen goods into harder to get into cities, then into complete bandits along one of the most active road-ways for trade. It was a good life for him and the gang till their infamy got the better of them, the law didn't take kindly to the active crime that the gang participated in and started to crack down on them. Long story short the gang ended with a bloody battle in their encampment in an unimportant forest and by an unimportant bailiff. It was a sad and certainly anti-climatic end for the gang, only leaving a few men left alive, one of them being Nikolas.

Characters personal strengths and weaknesses:
Well rounded character balance is a big part of being an enjoyable villainous character. (I.e equal strengths and weaknesses)


Womanizer (Terrible romantic)
night terrors

What tier of intrigue are you hoping to achieve for your character, and why does your character deserve that tier?
Please list each tier and a short explanation of why you feel your character has developed some of the attributes found within the tiers.

Nikolas Blackburn is invested in the life of making 'easy' money. This includes pickpocketing and stealing which was taught to him by his father and enhanced as he never left the life of crime.

Nikolas is not an innocent man by any means, he's robbed and beaten men for just a few coins if the risk was low enough. His father taught him a valuable lesson on fear and men will give up a lot if you can find their worst fears.

As stated before, Nikolas is a man of business and upstanding company standards.. If the customer requires the unwanted escort to be brought before them or if someone's loved one needs to take a 'vacation'. It's only a matter of how much and for how long.

In what way do you believe you can contribute to the server’s roleplay by getting an accepted Intrigue application?
(Only include this if this is your first time making an intrigue application.)

I've spent a good amount of my RP time doing villainy RP on both the giving and receiving end. I'm not one to go for the 'win', in fact I enjoy a good loss if the RP was good enough. My simple mentality is that if everyone's going to be a hero, the RP's going to be quite dull. So I love to make conflict, but not conflict that brings OOC conflict. I'm the RPer that will create conflict, but try to be a friend afterward (OOCly)

Do you understand that villainous roleplay on the server is taken very seriously, as it comes with a lot of power? And do you understand that doing things your character is not allowed to do may lead to you getting blacklisted from making further villainous characters?

I understand the strictness of the rules and the purpose of the application system.

Do you also agree to your villainous character permanently dying if killed through roleplay?
(Only applicable for intrigue tier 2 or above, if you’re just applying for tier 1 do not include this)

Nothing's fun without some risk, I fully understand the one life.

Additional information:
This section can be used for additional information about the application, if necessary.


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Application Team
Lore Team
Sep 21, 2017
United States

Congratulations! Your intrigue application has been approved.

You have been accepted for Tier 3.

You provide a solid backstory that shows character learning, motivation, as well as previous experience.

Don't forget, if you log your actions you will be able to apply for tier 4, and even 5 in the future.