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Geoni Rockblast [Goblin Pyrotechnist]
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Player: Ghurm

Character Full Name: Geoni Rockblast

Character In-Game Name: Geoni

Nickname(s): Geo

Association(s): Steamwheedle Cartel (past), Orgrimmar, Silvermoon, and all Goblin ports and cities.

Race: Goblin

Class: Pyrotechnist (IC) Rogue (OOC)

Skills and Abilities:

Working with and creating explosives, fireworks specifically. This requires a significant body of knowledge in chemistry, which he has.

He knows how to use a gun quite well, yet he never received any training on wielding one. It’s all experience when it comes to using a gun, since he's had to use one when attacked by angry folks.

He prefers words over bullets, and so communication is a skill he holds above all else. According to Geoni, it’s good for two things: business and women.

Age: 26

Sex: Male

Hair: Black, spiky, and frizzy in texture.

Eyes: Purple

Weight: 87 lbs.

Height: 3’10”

Usual Garments/Armor:

He wears black leather pants that appear tight around his skinny legs. His thin black belt only makes them appear tighter. His boots are made out of black leather as well, but reinforced with some metal to keep his feet safe from the explosives that he works with. Tucked in is a plain white shirt. A brown vest with many pockets is worn over the shirt. He sports a couple of pouches on his belt to carry things, and a simple six-barreled revolver along with them.

Other:

Geoni is a skinny man. His arms and legs are pure muscle, yet they’re still quite skinny like the rest of his body. His face is an angular one. He sports a gaunt and protruding chin with a fuzz of black facial hair at the end of it, apparent cheekbones, and ears that are long, yet not as thick as the usual Goblin’s. He has pierced his ears with bars that go through both ends and give curve to what would normally be flat ears.

He has three piercings in each brow. Two smaller piercings sit side-by-side on the edge of the brow-muscle, while one larger and more circular piercing hangs towards the center of the brow-muscle. Additionally, a thick silver piercing hangs from the left side of his lower lip.

If Geoni were shirtless, he’d be revealing branded skin on his right shoulder. The 'brand' is just a circle and doesn't seem to be a symbol for anything in particular. It has been scarred up and obscured with a poorly inked smiley-face tattoo. The result of this is a smiley-face with not a smile, but an upset looking expression. Other seemingly meaningless tattoos mark his body. Both their bodily locations and images are offensive in nature, and seem to be done by the same artist.

Personality:

Geoni is a person that one might describe as nihilistic, yet he will constantly find himself in situations when he has to make moral decisions, decisions that are logically based most of the time. Though he might appear selfish, he does care about the well-being of others. He puts himself before others as most people do, but he wants the best for his friends as well, and so he likes to be a helpful person. Doing a good deed brings him joy, and occasionally, coin.

Geoni’s teeth are sharp, but his wit is even more so. However, that does not prevent screw-ups, something that the Goblin is quite familiar with. A partying man at heart, his abuse of alcohol and drugs often lead him to confrontation with other people. He is slowly improving when it comes to not letting himself get too out of control.

Of the most noticeable aspects of Geoni’s personality is his endless lust for coin and women. Yet, even though he is often called a sexual deviant by the women he has left, he gives a lot of respect and fear to women because of events that go as far back as his childhood. In the end, he has enough of a balance of care for himself and others to be considered a lover rather than a sexual deviant.

When it comes to his racial relations, he is open-minded for the most part. He still has a fear and distaste for the Tauren after the caravan event in the Thousand Needles. The new alignment with the Horde, however, is easy for him to adjust to. The Orcs have appreciated his fireworks, and so he has appreciated them.

History:

Chapter 1: Brotherhood

From the day that Geoni was born he was thrown amongst his brothers to compete for the inheritance of his father’s business. He had eight brothers, and one sister; the lack of females in the gene pool is something that often made Geoni wonder about his father’s doings. His father was quite against having daughters, as he saw women as being too preoccupied with their appearance rather than making money. He also had a bad past with women. Ironically, it would be his only daughter that would be the one to take control.

Zassa was an influential individual in the family, being the first-born child and only girl among a handful of boys. While their mother and father were distant and aloof when it came to interacting with their children, Zassa was there to boss her brothers around and shape their ways of thinking. One day, when Geoni was eleven years old, she told he and his brothers that one day their father would die and that one of them would have to inherit the Rockblast mining business. Older than all of his brothers, Geoni was the only one to catch onto what his sister was doing, which was manipulating her younger siblings into rivalry for a motive he didn’t yet understand.

Upon his realization of what his sister had done, he thought to approach his father about the issue, as there was a growing unrest within his family that he didn’t want to see. However, upon telling his father about what his sister had done, he grinned at his son and responded, “Then you’d better use their heads as stair-steps just as I did with mine if you want to stand where I do.”

The metaphor both disturbed and intrigued Geoni. He would struggle whether to do as his father said he should do, or try diplomacy. As the years went by, the brothers got worse, to the point where they were physically abusing one another to impress their father. The destruction of the family was in part the father’s fault, because he reinforced this behavior with the praise he gave them for succeeding over others in tasks, even if they were arbitrary ones. This is something that he did to his boys to ‘get them ready for the world’, but little did he concern himself with his daughter.

Chapter 2: Escape

Zassa knew that her father paid her little attention, and so she was able to begin stealing the kaja’mite that her father had been spending his entire life collecting. However, he had been keeping count of all that he had and began to notice that some were missing. Afraid, she hid them under Geoni’s bed to frame him.

In an ‘incident’, Zassa was cleaning around and found some kaja’mite under Geoni’s bed. She pointed this out in front of four of Geoni’s brothers in his presence. Three turned to him, and another left the room. Geoni took this as a sign that one of his brothers was about to get him incriminated for something that he did not do, so before his father could find him, he left home.

He knew that he needed to get out of Kezan, and fast. The only logical option he thought to make was to quickly find work that could get him out of the city. He decided to apply for work in the Steamwheedle Cartel. He was only seventeen years old at this time, with only a little work experience under his belt, so he was only offered a job as a lackey for one of the caravans that kept its route secluded to the eastern half of Kalimdor. Reluctantly, he accepted this job, considering that there is always room to move up the ladder and make more coin.

However, this ladder was broken by an unfortunate event. Only a few months into the job, the caravan Geoni was working for was making its way from Gadgetzan to Ratchet and was attacked. Their destination meant that they had to cross through the Thousand Needles canyon. Just as they were about to make it all the way across, they were attacked by a fanatical tribe of Tauren, the Grimtotem. The men that attacked the caravan were fearsome, not saying a word to the drivers as they beheaded them. While many of his coworkers were fighting for what they owned, Geoni was relatively new to the caravan and didn’t feel the loyalty that they did, so he decided to run and hide behind some rocks, watching his entire caravan get slaughtered. What confused Geoni the most about this was that the Tauren took only their heads, and not the goods that they were transporting.

Alone, he decided to take the coin from their dead bodies, and all the food that he could fit in a bag, and complete the journey to Ratchet so that he might tell the grim news of what happened to his caravan and find work in the city. At this point, he had become a nervous wreck; he had seen violence from people all his life, but what the Tauren did to his accomplices caused him a great deal of emotional trauma in the months to come.

Travelling through the Barrens by himself put him in dangers that he had never faced before: dangerous creatures, dangerous people, and a most dangerous likelihood that he would run out of drinking water. He decided to follow the dried up rivers so that he can make stops at the few oasis that speckle the dry land. Where there is water, there are beasts. Of all these beasts, the Quilboar were the ones that scared Geoni the most. He always did his best to stay out of their way and out of their sight, but eventually, he had an encounter. They chased him out of an Oasis, and he got away.

Confident that he had beaten them in their chase, he decided to sit down under a tree and take a breather. His back against a curved trunk, he felt comfortable enough to take a little nap under the shade. When he woke up from this nap, he found himself surrounded by Quilboar. He scrambled, but was cornered. He reached into his bag for anything that might scare them off, but couldn’t find a thing. One of them raised his arm into the air to crack Geoni’s skull in with a bludgeon. He shut his eyes, thinking that his life was over. A blast sounded off in the air, and sparks set parts of his clothing on fire. When he opened his eyes, he found some Quilboar on the ground, and others retreating as if they were running for their lives. Somebody had shot a firework at the group.

Chapter 3: Friends

The firework was shot off by a small crew of Goblin that had happened upon the incident, and in doing this they saved Geoni’s life. He was overbearingly grateful for what they had done, and told them about his situation. The leader of the crew, a man who called himself ‘Vin’, decided that he would allow him to travel with his crew to Ratchet if he coughed up some of the coin he had taken from the caravan scene. He was angry about how the man was taking advantage of the situation, but he complied because he was afraid of travelling alone and didn’t want to find himself at odds with Quilboar anytime soon.

Along the way, Vin explained the existence of his crew to Geoni. They were firework show coordinators, travelling from city to city to put on shows for people and make what money they can from it. Overly concerned with his image, Vin glamorized the life of his crew, making it sound like they were making big coin and living a good life. The reality is that they don’t make much coin at all from their shows, and steal from people half of the time so that they can survive. But in glamorizing his job, Geoni wanted to be a part of it. Vin continuously rejected Geoni’s desire to join his crew, so Geoni decided to tell them that he’d do all of the dirty and heavy work. In Geoni’s mind, he thought that he could start out small and take over the workings of this crew, so he didn’t mind being a lackey again.

And so Geoni became a part of the crew, a group of characters he would later consider family. Vin, who was the leader of the crew, was the oldest of the group at the age of 29, but certainly not the most mature. Sure, he was the leader, but trouble is where he often led his crew. Though only two years older than Geoni, Wikx was the brain of the crew, and would often act as the common sense and maturity within a group of Goblin who had a severe lack of these two qualities. Blemme, the only female in the group, was the true coordinator, and her job was to find the grace to sway public officials to pay for and allow a firework show in their village or city. She was the only Goblin in the crew with charm and a beautiful face, so their fate often rested on her shoulders. Obligated to this little family of hers, she sacrificed her aspiration to be a model so that she could take care of her little brother. Her little brother has a name, but it is a secret between himself and his sister. He is better known as ‘Spit’, for his bad habit. He was the bodyguard and heavy lifter of the crew, hulking at a stature of 4’3”, an unusual statue by Goblin standards. Though he is simple minded and dependent on his sister’s thoughts, he is a kind and quiet young man, and somebody who Geoni would call his best friend for years to come.

For the first year or so, the crew saw success in business because of the Third War. When there is war, there is victory, and when there is victory, there are fireworks. Though the coin had to be split up between the group, and Geoni was at the bottom, he was still getting enough to survive, save, and spend. The crew treated him like a pack mule at times, and because of this Geoni didn’t feel all that attached to them. However, he had secretly fallen in love with Blemme, and because of this, he rejected better job offers and stayed in the crew because of her.

After the ‘victory shows’ that resulted from the Third War began to settle down, the crew began to fall into poverty as there wasn’t much public interest in fireworks. Fireworks, after all, are flashy objects of war, skyward explosions that show off an air of power. It was at this time when the crew’s criminal side began to show. When they didn’t have enough coin or fireworks, they would often steal from other pyrotechnics, whether it be supply or firework formulas. When the crew didn’t have enough fireworks, it meant that they had to take the cheaper alternative: making them. Usually, Wikx was the one to do this, but Geoni had shown enough interest to help out, and would eventually create better fireworks than Wikx ever could. Geoni had proven himself to the crew to have another purpose, and so they began to respect him and treat him as one of the family. And that is what Geoni began to consider them as, so wherever course of action they followed, may it be legal or illegal, Geoni would follow.

As the years went on, Geoni and his accomplices spent their days of youth in blissful states of recklessness. If they weren’t travelling, trying to put together a show, stealing something from someone, or gathering at a table to deliberate their funds, they were partying their lives away. Much of the realities they faced in the business world put them in distress and despair, but they had each other, and enough drugs and cheap ale to wash it all away.

At this point in time, Geoni and Spit had become best friends, and whenever they came to town, people could expect something exciting and chaotic to happen. Instead of infatuating himself with Blemme, Geoni redirected his lust towards other women. In his twenties, this was a time where Geoni was becoming familiar with his own identity, in both an occupational and sexual sense. He grew comfortable with his own philosophy and way of life, which was, in a sense, to have sex with the world. Sex is a violent act of both selfish and shared pleasure, an act that best describes what it is Geoni wants out of life. Though he chased pleasure, he also grew a strong sense of business, always making sure to finish what he needed to finish in order to have the free time and coin to do what he wanted.

Geoni and Spit had much more freedom with their money than Vin did. They were also avid fans of footbomb and racing. Every other week, one of them would have a new tattoo or piercing. They would make bets with each other on the outcomes of footbomb games or races and if one lost the bet, the other would force the loser to get a certain kind of piercing or a weird tattoo on whatever part of the body that seems the most embarrassing. For this reason, Geoni and Spit are both covered in various tattoos and piercings. Of the most infamous and humorous of Geoni’s tattoos is of two roses on his rear-end referred to as ‘rosy cheeks’. Spit did this to him after he made a bet with a girl to go on a date with him if his favorite footbomb player made a goal or let her and Spit decide what should happen if he didn’t make a goal. Well, the roses were what they decided on.

While Geoni and Spit were having the times of their lives, Vin, Wikx, and Blemme weren’t. They were having to deal with the bad reputation that the crew had earned itself and try to stay in business. In truth, Geoni did often find himself in situations where he had to draw the line, make up for his mistakes, or take care of another person because of their own mistakes. However, sometimes he and the rest of his crew did things that couldn’t be undone. Unfortunately, they were unable to keep a good enough reputation to persuade public officials to let them perform a firework show. Around the same time Blemme became pregnant with someone’s child, she abruptly left the crew, taking her brother Spit with her. After that, the firework crew essentially fell apart and Geoni was alone in the world again.

Part 4: Destruction

Alone in the world again, Geoni had only a few things left: coin, an erudite familiarity with fireworks, and a depth of repressed emotions. As he always did with his feelings, he numbed them with alcohol and escapism. For the last two years, he has been working as a travelling firework salesman, and a somewhat esteemed firework inventor. Creating loud and interesting looking fireworks was the only thing that Geoni was good at, so he used the skill to stay afloat and as a result he has become one of the best when it comes to making a good firework. But he is never pleased with what he creates, and only improves on his fireworks again and again. Luckily for Geoni, he makes enough gold to live and live comfortably. Recently, he has invested in a motorbike with a big trunk on the back so that he can take his life wherever he wants to. Geoni is doing well, but he desires to have a family like he once had.
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