Air: Impact, Soft Fall, Gale, Levitation, Ghost Form, Wind Wall
Arcane: Summon Familair (Aiya)
Blaine can’t see just how good of a life he does have and could have. Instead, he focuses on the negatives of others being stronger and more powerful than he is and lets it drive him to dark places.
Year 1835: He is born from the recognition of Gareth and Danea, which forces his parents to marry. The two do not begin as lovers but warm up to each other slowly over time - raising a son together helps.
Year 1840: Finally old enough to go to Legacy Institute he begins his early squire work under his father as well.This leads to him bonding with Kris, Willow and Alessa.
Year 1841: In an attempt to ensure her boy is a bit more multi cultural (given he will one day be a duke) Danea has him stay over with the phairans occasionally.
Year 1842: Blaine takes an interest in his mother's magic, more so than his father's love of the sword. Feeling ashamed, since his idolizes his father, he takes a lot of time to work up asking to change professions. Thankfully his parents are supportive and he starts to learn under Adrian - though they don't get very far before the man must leave on business.
Not long after Adrian left though, he lost his mother to bandits. They were out on a trip as a family to one of their territories when they were ambushed. Blaine remembers little of this as he was knocked unconscious and badly hurt during the event. When he woke up after his father was there but his mother had been taken.
Year 1843: During the fall of Cardinal Meridian, Blaine had been at school and expected that his father would come for him. Instead though, his aunt Ymira showed up. She took him to the Tower of Storms to keep him safe and began training him there.
He eventually learned his mother seduced Vanshee, Adrian's lover, and ruined many lives while under the control of evil. While he didn't hate her for it, he found it hard to just ignore it too. When she returned home to Gareth he refused to come, staying behind in the Tower instead.
Year 1853: When Orianna joined the Champion's League on their journey to help Steelhaven he went as well.
Year 1854: Cerrin and Barnaby take a vacation at the Golden Scale resort. As a result, the trap is sprung. Battista, Blaine and Schaw try to distract Barnaby away from Cerrin as it nears its finale, Aros, Tess and Adrian hiding in the wings as the technomancy finally kicks in. By evening, Barnaby is no longer buying the bullshit and demands to know where Cerrin is from the distracting trio. Sick of it, Schaw just puts a blade to his throat and takes him hostage.
Battista reports the issue to Adrian, discovering tiny Cerrin-in-a-bottle in the process and asking what he did to Snugs. Learn that Snugs “adores” Barnaby now and see what Batty wants to do with it. Battista is upset about what he learned but runs into JJ. Due to their working together on the incident in Stonehollow, the Lord Spiritual takes a moment to assist him. He brings Battista to talk to Barnaby and informs his family member that he WILL hand back the dragon and he WILL shut up about everything that has happened here because if not JJ has the political power to ruin him. Barnaby and Sheldon have no choice but to be compliant between that and the threat of the Champion’s League itself.
Year 1858: As the Champion’s League hears about the attacks by Meteal against Wysteria, he pulls his forces from the Dawnbringer roster. He isn’t sure how he feels about the loss of his people but he does know something that powerful isn’t going to be solved while everyone is still in recovery!
Orianna and Blaine attempt to support Adrian during this emotionally confusion time.
Orianna tries to talk to Blaine about how power doesn’t matter, so much as how you use it, but he doesn’t want to hear it.