Aliyah Schilling. Doctor Schilling, if you prefer.
How long have you been in the city?
All my life. How long has the city been in me? The same.
What keeps you up at night?
Very little, thanks to a sip of Ease of Mind. That's a tea from an herb in the Asteraceae family - that's the daisy family, for the record. Plus some other odds and ends. And the shot of whiskey doesn't hurt either. But if you mean what makes me resort to Ease of Mind ... my family, I suppose. My community. Same thing, in the end. I have responsibilities that weigh on my mind some nights. People place more faith in me than I deserve, and make more demands than I can handle, which is the fate of every competent woman.
What have you sacrificed for your power?
I have no power. Only knowledge. And I earned it - EARNED it, mind - the old fashioned way. I worked, studied, practiced. Oh, I'll grant you, coming from my family I had a leg up. But every step I took was my own. If I'm still single in my thirties - a fact that I assure you my mother and several aunts point out every day - and if I have few friends, and few hobbies, what of it?
What do you desperately need?
What does everyone need? Time. More money would be nice, I suppose, but it always seems to come with strings attached. But I have sachets to make up, and blessing to perform, and teas to brew and wounds to heal and minds to mend and more every day. Just give me time, and a nap.
Gear: A simple house with an herb garden and a sunroom. An old truck with the back full of flowerpots and soil. Cell phone. Focus: Herbs, potions, powders and poultices. Sanctum: Kitchen at home. Weapon: Butcher Knife (3-harm hand messy)
Features: An extremely knowledgeable assistant - Imani, a russet cat who sniffs every potion and always knows where every ingredient is. A library of old tomes Magical booby traps - Goofer dust around the foundation. Keeps away pest and other undesirables. An apothecary
Flaws: It contains many volatile substances Its location is known by many
Gaius Hortensius Januarius. But most people call me January.
How long have you been in the city?
I'm not sure how long I've been here. The city was built around my resting place while I was asleep. I've been awake and active in the city long enough to set up a decent web though.
How do you keep your cravings in check?
There are a surprising number of people who are into vampires feeding on them in this city. I know a guy who points them my way in exchange for favors.
Who turned you?
I turned myself. I and a few of my friends performed a ritual to attain immortality. Those who survived became vampires.
What scheme are you invested in now?
I'm not really one for scheming. I just amuse myself until I grow tired, then go back to sleep.
Gear: A secluded apartment, a comfortable car, a smart phone. Weapon: Sword (3-harm hand messy)
Debts: • Someone makes sure you get fed regularly. You owe them 2 Debts. • Someone relies on you for their fix. They owe you a Debt. • Someone bears responsibility for you becoming a vampire. They owe you a Debt.
Who are you? I am called Caber...Oh, you wanted more? A strange question. I don't know what else you wish of me.
How long have you been in the city? Ah, a better question! Twenty summers and twenty winters. The wind here speaks like I have never before heard.
What do you love most about humanity? Haha! Mortals are so much fun! They are so contented to live such dull and dreary lives, but one merely needs to examine closer to see the chaos within. Vile bloodshed and carnal pleasures are what they truly desire, were they not inhibited by their strange 'laws'. Oh but I do miss the dark ages.
Who is your closest confidante in the city? The trees, I'd say. Ah, but you refer to people? That is a difficult query. You do enjoy strange questions don't you? Ha! I suppose it would be young Kristoff Barliman, the magician. He owns a pub a few furloughs from here. A dour fellow, though excitement tends to follow him.
What do you desperately need? What we all need, of course. Good food and drink and passionate company. The fresh air and the noonday sun. The clouds and the birds and the beasts. It is not what I need that you should ask me of. It is what I do not need, friend. Ironworks and fell exhaust, for the mortals. And Meridyalenda, my beloved among the unseelie court! Why do you think I fled the isle to begin with? Gear:
I entrusted Kristoff with an enchantment to keep my whereabouts unknown to the Unseelie court. If he succeeds, I owe him a debt. If he doesn't, he owes me two debts.
P.S. I had a good character image but fukken lost it
@rush99999 What's up Rush? Haven't seen you since the old mercenary RP!
We are going to handle debts in the IC after everyone has posted what they have on their characters so far. At least one debt must be to another PC but you are free to create NPCs for the others if you wish