Oz

From Dark City


Oz
Oz Profile Pic.png
Height6'6"
SkintoneTanned
EyesBrown
HairDirty brown
AgeEarly Forties (Apparent)
OccupationStagehand
ConceptDiamond in the Rough
Played ByMidjourney AI
Player NameVoltaicOvine
LineageTammuz
RefinementFerrum (Soldier)
ElpisInspiration
TormentMethodical
SpherePromethean
StatusActive PC

Description

A craggy-featured man in his mid forties who can't seem to help but loom, Oz sports a shaggy mane of dirty brown hair, a scruffy beard, and a brow trapped in a permanent furrow. His colorful stagehand attire does little to undercut the general impression of a man probably wanted for something somewhere.

Public Effects: Air of Menace, Giant

Azoth Radiance: City Block

Disfigurement: A towering humanoid figure carved from mahogany and jointed like a mannequin, face immobile except for a mouth that hinges open like a puppet's. His entire surface is covered in intricate, calligraphic scrollwork in an array of old tongues.

History

Once, there was a carpenter who ran a shop nestled away in the oldest part of one of the world's busiest cities. The carpenter was renowned for his skill and his perfectionism, and the few pieces that met his satisfaction were in feverish demand among people of wealth and taste. The carpenter never took an apprentice, finding nobody who could meet his standards. So, when his vision, then his steady hands, and finally his memory began to fail him, he realized that there was nobody to carry on what he had built. The carpenter wanted desperately for what he'd spent a lifetime building to outlive him. So he turned to the one thing he had always been able to depend on: his art.

From the finest imported mahogany, he carved the shape of a man, with long, sturdy limbs and strong, serious features. He carved everything he knew into the figure, Latin, Hebrew, and other, older languages picked out in miniscule lettering on every surface. And on the figure's forehead, a strong, sturdy name: Oz. It was his his finest work, and when he was done, he had what he'd come to want so desperately. An apprentice. A successor. A son.

And for a while, things were good.

But eventually, time caught up with the carpenter in just the way he feared, and his creation was left alone in a tiny shop filled with beautiful things. He carried on for a while, not really understanding his new position, but trying his best to follow the carpenter's wishes. Before long though, things went bad. A flaming bottle tossed through the quaint plate glass window marked the end of the carpenter's shop, and all the beautiful things it contained. But his finest work survived, his strong, sturdy limbs carrying him along a path marked by secret signs, until he found a refuge.

RP Hooks

Earning his Keep: Oz's official title is "stagehand," but in reality he does just about anything that needs doing around the Carnivale. Prop making, loading and unloading the trucks, erecting the tent. Since Charlie left, he's even started picking up some of the Frankenstein's old janitorial duties. The Tammuz's work ethic is a little concerning, even by the high standards of his lineage. It's almost like he's trying to see how much his wooden body can take before it collapses into splinters.

Looks can be Deceiving: To be frank, Oz looks like he's killed before, and would do it again. But for all that he's stuck delivering a withering glare, he's never actually started a fight as far as anyone's aware. It's an open question whether he even knows how.

What's a "Hobby?": Lately, Oz can very occasionally be found in an unusual state: sitting still, and pondering a little chunk of wood very intensely with a tiny blade in his other hand. Nobody's seen him actually make a cut with it yet, but Virginia seems to consider it a promising development.

Logs

Title Date Location Cast Summary
Helping Hand 2024-01-18 Phoenix Oz, Maisie Maisie needs some help, and in turn, helps Oz.
Cloudy with a Chance of Firestorms 2024-01-19 Phoenix Bastian, Maisie, Oz, Tycho The Throng travel into town to retrieve essential spare parts as Charlie's Wasteland grows around them.
A Simple Question, A Complicated Answer Phoenix Oz, Bastian Oz asks Bastian about fear and fighting, and both Created leave with a lot to think about.
Starving 2024-01-22 Bastian, Cupid, Jack, Maisie, Oz, Tycho Jack tells the rest of the Carnivale Created what she uncovered about Charlie.
No Cause For Regret 2024-01-25 Le Carnivale Magnifique Jack, Oz Jack asks a question about timing, and gives Oz some valuable advice.
Hold on Tighter 2024-01-28 Le Carnivale Magnifique Oz A crisis strikes the Carnivale, putting lives in danger, and Oz is the only one around to endure.
Tycho and the Real Drone 2024-01-27 The Big Top Bastian, Cupid, Jack, Maisie, Oz, Tycho Tycho got a drone! He also got shot. The group discusses both.
Bad News 2024-01-29 Jack's Trailer Bastian, Cupid, Jack, Maisie, Oz, Tycho, Tomas Jager Jack and Maisie want to tell the group something, but they're interrupted. Sort of. Tomas Jager has his Mask Off moment.
The Gang is not A-Muse-d 2024-01-30 Outside the Purple Tent Jack, Maisie, Oz, Tycho Blame Tycho for this log title.
The Spark that Started It All 2024-02-02 Le Carnivale Magnifique Bastian, Tycho, Oz, Maisie, Jack, Cupid The gang confronts Madame V, and then some Pandorans show up, and a Firestorm breaks out over Phoenix.
Tragic That It Doesn't Work 2024-02-03 A Rest Stop Oz, Jack Jack and Oz talk at a rest stop.
Mean Girls on the Road 2024-02-03 Jack's Trailer Bastian, Cupid, Jack, Maisie, Oz, Tycho Jack shows the throng a movie from her trailer while they're on the road. The movie is Mean Girls.
Beacon in the Sky 2024-02-16 Bastian, Oz Bastian and Oz investigate the mysterious Azothic resonance at the top of the old casino. They face familiar dangers, and Bastian learns a secret.