Duke Igthorn Sept 18, 2017 22:22:51 GMT -5
Post by Sigmund Igthorn on Sept 18, 2017 22:22:51 GMT -5
Player Name: Chris
Other Characters Played: Owen Burnett/Puck, @wildwing
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Character Name: Duke Sigmund Igthorn
Type of Creature: Human
Rank: Force of Evil
Movie/TV Series: Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Home Island: Isle of the Crown
Powers, Skills, and/or Any Other Abilities:
Muscle Man: Even without the aid of something like Gummiberry juice, Igthorn is quite strong and capable on his own, able to take on opponents through fistfights or even with a sword. Though he's certainly not above dirty tricks in that regard.
Knowledge is Power: While he has no inherent magical abilities of his own, Igthorn is uncannily good at finding out about magical or other dangerous items/creatures, where to find them, and how to use them. He has a particularly keen interest in ancient Gummi technology, such as their light-generating Gummiscopes.
Ogres: At Drekmore, Igthorn has a small army of ogres at his command. They are deeply stupid but quite strong and can be marshaled into a formidable fighting force.
Charisma: Igthorn has it in him to be charming and convincing enough to get people to go along with his plans, although he generally has a backstab waiting. He's also generally not ruthless enough that his enemies are completely glad to be rid of him, often serving as a stabilizing influence against other threats.
Backstory: Igthorn's history is shrouded to some degree, but what is known is that his family was once made up of proud knights, but they largely fell into disgrace and wickedness, and King Gregor cast him and them out of Dunwyn (although Sigmund's brother Victor hid his family name and became a knight again to try and redeem himself). At some point, he came into possession and rule of Castle Drekmore as well as its ogres, but exactly how is unknown.
Duke Ightorn and his army of ogres first encountered the Gummi Bears during a fairly typical takeover attempt of Dunwyn. Igthorn had got it into his head to build a catapult that would destroy the walls of Gregor's castle. A group of the king's woodcutters, led by one Sir Tuxford and containing a young page named Cavin, were getting too close to its location, so Igthorn and his ogres attacked the camp, scaring them away for the time being.
After testing the catapult, Igthorn and his ogres began to move it in range of the castle, although the initial attempt was interrupted by two ogres falling out of the sky onto him and Toadwart, the smallest of them and the duke's personal punching bag. Enraged by their seemingly fanciful explanation that a little boy had done it with Gummiberry juice. he ordered them clapped in irons and began to prepare for his attack, firing a ball of tar at the drawbridge to keep the king's soldiers inside and then boulders. Much to Igthorn's surprise, it turned out that the punished ogres had been right, as the bears and the "little boy", Cavin, attacked the catapult. Igthorn grabbed a bottle of Gummiberry juice from the boy and drank it, gaining super strength in the process. Both the strength and his victory were short-lived, however, as Cavin and the bears triumphed over him, destroying the catapult and fighting him off.
But now Igthorn knew of the bears' existence as well as their juice, and he newly concentrated his efforts at either capturing them or attempting to make the juice, two goals that often went hand-in-hand. He also turned his eye to other Gummi technology for his own gain, such as the light-generating Gummiscope. And so began the conflict, although on at least a couple memorable occasions, he had to join forces with the bears. One involved Flint Shrubwood, a bounty hunter Igthorn hired to capture one of the bears. When the duke stiffed Flint out of his payment, the hunter threw him into his own dungeon with the bear known as Cubbi. Begrudgingly, the two worked together to escape, and Cubbi managed to convince Igthorn to give up the money, if only to get rid of Flint. On another occasion, Toadwart's smarter cousin Tad managed to overthrow the duke by pointing out his mistreatment of the ogres. But Tad also aimed to completely destroy the Gummiberry bushes, given that they were the source of much of the bears' power and tenacity. Neither Igthorn nor the bears wanted that, so they joined forces to reinstall the former to power over the ogres.
After many failures, including torpedoed alliances with other villains like the lovely but cruel Lady Bane, Igthorn vanished for a full year. He and his ogres aimed to find a termite called "Bigtooth" that was powerful and voracious enough to help them destroy the Gummi Bears' home, Gummi Glen. Upon Igthorn's return, he overheard a conversation between Zummi and Gruffi Gummi. The former believed that it was safe to call the Great Gummis out of hiding, practicing fireworks to signal where the Glen was, although Gruffi still urged caution. The Bigtooth was subsequently unleashed on the Glen, and Igthorn managed to capture both Zummi and the Great Book of Gummi in the resulting chaos. In subsequent rescue attempts, he managed to hold Grammi and Tummi hostage as well, threatening to destroy the book in order to force them to make Gummiberry juice for him and his ogres in a factory.
Finally, Igthorn made his move, attacking Dunwyn and crowning himself king after taking Gregor and Princess Calla as prisoners. While he learned of the Great Gummis' imminent arrival, and planned dire things for them as well, his victory was ultimately short-lived once more. The Glen Gummis joined forces with another group of bears from Ursalia, the Barbics, and a great battle ensued. Igthorn finally retreated to Drekmore after Gregor defeated him in a sword fight. His troubles did not end there, as the Gummiberry juice factory exploded due to excess juice production, destroying Drekmore in the process.. Now Igthorn had almost nothing. He'd truly lost for now.
Game Information: After stewing in the ruins of Drekmore after his most recent, high-profile defeat, Igthorn has begun to turn his attention to the newly expanded realms of Rohandor rather than Dunwyn. There is much magic here, many new people to exploit or conquer. But he may need some help/allies in that regard.
Anything Else: The thing about Igthorn is that he's really not that incompetent; he can be quite nasty and able to follow through on a lot of his threats and plans. But his pettiness and poor temper often trip up his long-term ideas, as does the stupidity of his underlings.
"WORK, you lazy oafs!" Igthorn yelled at the ogres as they sawed and glued together large chunks of wood. "I want that airship ready by tomorrow!"
"But we not able to work fast enough for that!" one ogre offered in mild protest, but he shrank as Igthorn whipped around to give him a glare. "Uh, right. We maybe work faster?"
The glare turned into a wicked grin as the latter picked up the pace. As Igthorn paced through the forest workshop (he would have to rebuild Drekmore after this, no doubt), the seemingly immortal punching bag known as Toadwart, or "Toadie", came bounding up by his side. "Pardon me, your Dukeyness," the sniveling sycophant whined, "but Toadie still not understand what this airship for. Are we going after Gummi Bears or Dunwyn?"
A flash of temper rose in Igthorn. "I don't HAVE to explain myself to you, you gibbering weasel!" he growled, but he soon shifted into a reflective posture. "But I suppose it might be at least somewhat useful to tell you."
Toadie nodded, a dopey smile on his face. "Oh goodie!"
"Do you know what I realized the other day, Toadwart? I'm getting older. So is Gregor. So are those blasted Gummi Bears," Igthorn stated, voice unusually pensive. "For YEARS I've tried to conquer that castle, or destroy that glen. And then I FINALLY succeed....but they still defeated me. And I'm left with nothing to show for it." A sigh. "No matter how hard I try, I'll never TRULY beat them."
"So you giving up? That not Dukey *I* know."
"No, you ignorant boob!" he shouted, lifting the tiny ogre by the scruff of the neck. "I've been thinking too small! Why should I settle for Dunwyn? For those bears?" He gestured with his other arm. "This new realm, this ROHANDOR....there are so many new places to spread my power." An almost-giddy smile was on his lips now. "Forget that relic of a king, forget that whiny page, forget those irritating bears! I can conquer WORLDS now!"
"But won't Dukey need help for that?" Toadie observed, wincing in the duke's grip. "Even army of ogres not enough to to spread across all worlds." A reflexive wince, preparing for the hit he knew was coming.
But Igthorn did not in fact strike him. "Yes," he mused, "I'll need allies if this'll work. But that, my dear Toadwart, is what the airship is for," he said. "Why use those little boats to travel when you can do it in STYLE?"
A slow grin surfaced on Toadie's face. "It show others you powerful."
"Precisely. And with their power added to my own....NOTHING can stop me!" A high, loud, sinister laugh echoed in the hall.
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