Dorian Aria

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Dorian Aria is the sort of man that one might describe as timeless. Just enough proof of age to look experienced, but with enough youth left to seem fun and lively at a moment's notice. Tall, but not overly so. Neither skinny not muscular. Hair silvered but still with some pigment to it. It's as if someone took an approximation of many tastes to make someone through an AI. His melodic voice seems to have a near impossible range. One downside is that his posture seems perhaps a bit too stiff and upright, and when one presses against him, it's hard like there isn't enough body fat to cushion all the uncomfortable bones everywhere.


To the eyes of the Lost and those gifted with the sight, the man is a finely tuned instrument of sculpted metal. At the base of his slightly too long throat is a series of strings that seem to pluck themselves as he speaks or sings. The f-holes along his abdomen become truly pronounced and his laughter can often be heard echoing all the way through them. Musical notes scroll themselves here and there in momentary reflections of light against the gold and silver of his form. His fine, long fingers are strung together like a fiddle bow.


Dorian's mantle is a subtle thing. Quiet somber notes drifting through the air like an instrumental sad song in the distance. A chill can be felt in the air, water condenses on surfaces, and one's breath may even fog randomly.

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RP Hooks
Love Songs (Anyone) - It's no secret that Dorian is the type to wine and dine nearly anyone. These charming displays of passion quickly ramp up in intensity until the sudden fickle end of the relationship by the Lost, usually leaving a mess in his wake. Perhaps he's the reason your friend called you at 11 pm sobbing and drunk. Maybe he's your own mistake. No hard feelings, eh?

Karaoke Hero (Anyone) - With the kind of singing chops that he brings to the mic, one would expect him to be hitting bigger venues than dingy open mic nights and karaoke bars, yet there you will find him. He's an avid attendant and more than happy for a duet.

Canon Overture (Anyone) - Gun nut is one way of putting it. The Nightsinger loves guns of all stripes, but has a certain fondness for handguns that has him often hanging around gun ranges.

Haunting Melody (Changeling) - One of The Black Arcana, Dorian was a participant in the silent war from the bidding of the King of Cups. Since the death of Oliver Jones, he has fully dived into trying to locate and bring together all of his fellows, with a willingness to follow any lead no matter how unlikely.

Cold Wave (Winter) - Settling somewhat quickly into the Winter Court, Dorian has taken up a position in Winter itself as Nettle so is always trying to keep up with the changing lies and bolt holes that each person will go to in an emergency. He is also happy to work with someone who wants to learn to protect themselves as Blade of the Dark Moon.

Jailhouse Blues (Crime) - Guilty by association is more than an idle phrase in some cases. Without any affiliation himself, it seems that Dorian has been keeping the company of a known member of the Triad. One foot in the door into the criminal underbelly of NYC means it is so much easier to get him to go along with your heists and schemes.

Grand Finale (Medical) - For a seemingly healthy individual, Dorian spends an inordinate time in hospitals. His own chart is filled with enough compulsory testing to scream hypochondriac. All that time there seems to lead to him spending even more time with the other patients, particularly those without close family and friends or those on their death bed.

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Let none suffer in silence. Speak your mind.
  • "The most confusing man I have ever met... an' I've met me! Jus' try an' keep up wae me, pal." - Hamish McGregor
  • "Don't be fooled by the charming exterior, he has malicious intent." - Alexis Donovan

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Dorian Aria
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BUILD: Fit as a fiddle
DISTINGUISHING MARKS: F-hole tattoos on stomach
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, Italian, Mandarin
CONCEPT: Breaker of Hearts
SEEMING: Elemental
KITH: Nightsinger
COURT: Winter
TITLES: Blade of the the Dark Moon, Greenskeeper of the Thorned Garden, Nettle
MOTLEY: Dead Man's Hand
KEEPER: The Oracle
MINOR ARCANA: Knight of Cups
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  • Court Goodwill: Spring Dot-filled.png
  • Mantle: Winter Dot-filled.png Dot-filled.png Dot-filled.png Dot-filled.png
  • Rigid Mask Dot-filled.png Dot-filled.png
  • Status: Arts, Media, & Society Dot-filled.png Dot-filled.png
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As part of how I built this character, there are a number of effects that may inflict AoE conditions such as Swooning. In most instances, I fully intend to work with you to ensure everyone is comfortable with such things. In dangerous situations, however, the Nightsinger blessing does not discriminate, and I will be forced to use it for potential combat halting purposes. This is your warning that in such scenes it may come to pass.

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Played By: Nicklaus