Michael Faeceus

Basics:

  • Player: Mere_Observer
  • Nature: Caring, Timid
  • Demeanor: Kind, Honest
  • Concept: Mirror Demon Victim
  • Faction: House Native
  • Age: 380 (32 Physically)
  • Sex: Male
  • Willpower: 5 (4+4 FP)
  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7

Attributes:

Physical 2 Mental 1 Social 3
Strength 2 Perception 3 Charisma 1
Dexterity 4 Intelligence 4 Manipulation 1
Stamina 2 Wits 3 Appearance 4

Abilities:

Talents 3 Skills 2 Knowledges 1
Alertness 2 Animal Ken Computer
Athletics 1 (0+1 FP) Crafts 3 Enigma 3
Brawl Technology 3 Investigation
Dodge 5 Etiquette Law
Empathy Firearms Linguistics
Expression Melee Medicine 3
Intimidation Performance Occult 5
Leadership Repair 3 Politics
Streetwise Stealth SCPs
Subterfuge Survival Science 2

Perks:

Acute Hearing: 1 point. Michael's is working overboard. He is at -2 difficulty to rolls invoking that sense. Not that having an acute sense also makes you more susceptible to attacks that focus on those senses.

Common Sense: 1 Point. Since Michael has common Sense, the DM can step in and make mention that something is a horrible idea. It might not always work, but for things it should work for, like following instructions given before, it can be useful.

Hooks:

Chronically Shy: 1 Point. Michael's always been one to avoid the spotlight. He is at +1 difficulty when dealing socially with people he doesn't know, and at +2 when dealing with large crowds.

Non-confrontational: 1 Point. He really dislike putting himself out there. He must make a willpower check to speak out against the common agreement.

Powers:

Self Healing: Lvl 2
Prerequisites: None
Restrictions: None
Willpower Cost:1
Description: Michael can heal one level of damage per level. May be taken 4 times.

Alternate Form: 10 points
Prerequisites: A really good back story.
Restrictions: None
Willpower Cost: 4 to change into, 0 to change back
Description: The actual benefits of an alternate form need to be worked out with Bright ahead of time, but it allows you to change into Hishtak'fut, who is stronger than Michael.

Description:

Michael has light brown hair that is graying in some fine areas.

Background:

Michael was born some time in 1644, living in England since he was born, and worked as a college professor after he made it through school himself. His class was based around the occult, mythology, and religion. He covered all things theological and found a great passion discussing them with anyone, but finding himself unable to have fluid conversations about anything other than theories. He specifically found the topic of Demonology very fascinating. The very idea of certain entities that embody the sin itself scared him deeply, which was something that was hard to do to Michael.

He lived his life happily, if not solemnly, up until 1676 while he was visiting the Southwark town hall to present a theory about the occult, how certain groups may exist that conceal them, and even claiming to have evidence that such occult theories may be true. He claimed to have an artifact coming from ancient biblical time. These theories never got presented however when a fire struck the town, burning a large part of the city and the town hall to the ground, sadly with Michael still inside. However, Michael remained alive after this tragedy when one of Michael's artifacts made itself known to him. The artifact was a hand mirror, old and tarnished, which held an entity which called itself Hishtak'fut. It presented a wager to Michael, claiming that it could get Michael out of the fire safely in exchange for another favor later. Michael agreed hesitantly, then blacked out. When he awoke later on, he found himself in his bed in his home, not a scratch on his body, completely unharmed.

Michael thought himself to be blessed, saved by a higher power, and went on with his life with a more religious view of the world. However, years passed around Michael and as everything grew old and weak, Michael didn't. He began to watch his friends and family die around him, but never aging a day himself. Michael lived his life though, and as the people he loved died, he grew lonelier and lonelier, eventually never getting close to anyone knowing that he would eventually see them die as well. Michael over came this, keeping the lesson but not letting it keep him weak.

Michael left Europe in 1901, finding it harder and harder to start a new life every new generation of people. He moved to Africa, working in a small village as a school teacher and with the Witch Doctors nearby, giving out any aid he could to them. Michael was always treated oddly though, never rudely, but differently than the other outsiders that would visit the village. One night however, Michael found out just why this was. He was greeted one night by a local Witch doctor who wished to speak to him about Hishtak'fut. The town had apparently been aware of Hishtak'fut far before Michael had even come to Africa, and had allied themselves under it, worshiping it as a God. Hishtak'fut had guided Michael to Southern Africa subconsciously, having been living dormant within Michael since the fire. The Witch Doctor informed Michael of the plan that Hishtak'fut made, having knowledge of an attack on the village coming soon. Hishtak'fut agreed to help defend the village, in return for them giving shelter to Michael. Michael understood the deal, and listened to the Witch Doctor's proposition. He agreed to release Hishtak'fut from inside Michael so that he could defend the village as promised in return for letting Michael stay. Michael agreed, and the Witch Doctor did so, leaving Michael blacked out as Hishtak'fut emerged from Michael. He defended the village, viciously killing the attacking Boer forces on January 31, 1902, and not allowing any of the Khoikhoi villagers to die.

Michael woke up the next day, laying in the middle of multiple Boers corpses, and walked back to the village calmly. He felt a presence looking from behind his eyes, seeing what he saw, and knew exactly what it was. He knew what he had done, sacrificing his own body to be a vessel for Hishtak'fut so that he could help others and have a place to stay, and in retrospect he thinks it was still the right choice, but still a sad one he had to make.

He let Hishtak'fut guide him, even giving his consciousness to the Demon when the time was needed, and Michael knew what Hishtak'fut wanted. He wanted power, and when a tale of a place with unlimited power hit the demon's ear, he guided Michael right to it's front doors.

Total Freebie Points: 21 + 2 Hooks = 23

How I Spent My Freebie Points:

10 Alt. Form
1 Common Sense
1 Acute Hearing
4 WP
6 Self Healing
1 Athletics

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