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Ben Samson
« on: April 09, 2006, 12:40:59 AM »
Benjamen James Samson

Per angusta in augusta
Through difficulties to great things


Nickname: Ben

Age Appearance: 19
Birthday: 14 January
Gender: Male

Sires: Arles Bren & Kerr Galvin
Fledgling Connections: [via Kerr] Ichabod Conners, [via Arles] Shane Ripley
Domicile(s): 1710 Patterson Cove Lane - North West District
Vehicle: Turquoise 1967 Chevrolet Impala

Permissions Given in reasonable Roleplay:
(Yes = you don't have to ask before acting in RP, No = you ask first)

Feeding: Yes
Wounding/Cursing: Yes
Killing: No
Hair: Sandy, mousy blonde/brown, has golden blonde highlights. He keeps it short all over, with the front flicked up a little.
Eyes: Very pale blue when mortal, they became a very supernatural iridescent white blue in his undead state. They are his winning feature.
Frame: 5'9" in height, masculine build but not overly muscular
Tattoos/Distinguishing Marks: His lips remain tinged pink, even in death.
Personality: Confident and analytical to the point that he over-analyses things.  Watchful, observant, perceptive, glib, intense, mature, most of the time he's sensible but to 'break free' he'll do something spontaneous. He's fascinated with vampire lore and 'classic' myths about them and can talk extensively on the subject should someone be willing to listen. Blunt, forward, doesn't shy from confrontation, doesn't see the silver lining to things, isolates himself.  Swings grandly between self-love to self-loathing.

Representational Music:
(note: lyrics are not exact, the 'feel' of the song is representational)
  • Time Is Running Out - Muse
  • The One I Love - R.E.M.
  • Runaway Train - Soul Asylum
  • Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
  • You Know That I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse
  • Bad Guy - Billie Eilish

Human History: Mundane. He had a family (parents, one younger brother, Michael) that were good until the crunch came, studied hard, left home at 16 despite preparing for college and never finished his final year of high school because his parents told him either change his sexuality or get out.  He left. Got a dead-end job so he could continue living at a sharehouse and pay the bills until he found something more suitable. He only left the sharehouse when the Oligarchy forced him to be a pet.
Vampire History: He's always wanted to be a vampire, so when he found out they were real, he approached the first one he saw (Kerr) and asked to be sired. Rejected, he continued to offer his blood to Kerr, enchanted with being friends with a vampire before he and Kerr had a real relationship. Bonding quite strongly in 6 days due to sharing a lot of personal information very quickly, Ben and Kerr were part of a trial that saw them separated, and had Ben in the care of the Oligarch for Vampires, Declan, who thought he was appealing.  Declan performed a ritual at the Oligarchy headquarters that from this point onward, Ben can no longer remember the next three years once Jack came into being.  So far all he remembers is waking up in the desert in Kerr's arms and finding out he's a vampire, sired by Kerr.  His lookalike, Jack, makes him extremely uncomfortable so when Kerr started a romantic relationship with Jack, Ben found the first excuse offered to him to leave - which was Kerr kissing him.  On a whim, he ended up in NY city, ending up with a rather successful modelling career under a very controlling manager who was also an abusive and manipulative Ancient.  He's fled that scene because Kerr came to check on him, and is now back in the city with Kerr.  He felt like he wouldn't be able to live up to Kerr's standards, so suggested Ichabod as another fledgling for Kerr when the opportunity came.  In the two and a half years that Ichabod has been his blood brother, he has tried his best to become friends with him but it always falls flat.  It seems they are unable to remain civil with one another, thanks to Ben's attempts at friendliness being seen as ingenuine, and his sharp tongue of frustration considered his 'true' personality, by Ichabod.
Occupation/Job: Founder of the Kerr Galvin Academy for Supernaturals

Notable Friendships: Murphy Hilton (Journalist)

Notable Connections: Kerr Galvin (Sire and ex-Luminary), Charon (Ancient Vampire and Founder of The Sacramentum, District Leader - East), Saraekiel (District Leader - North)

Notable Enemies: Jake McCloud (District Leader), Lazarus (Ancient Vampire, Banished)

Notable Projects: Kerr Galvin Academy (East District), Lovebite App in City Central (HQ at the Luminary)

Interesting Facts / Quirks: He tends to stare rather intensely at people when he's interacting with them. As a mortal he blushed easily and obviously, his cheeks and neck used to go an obvious pink colour when embarrassed or self-conscious, but now they tinge pink and the light colouring might be missed (especially if he hasn't fed for a while). He doesn't shy from confrontation or any uncomfortable conversations, thanks to his time in NY.
Hobby/Hobbies: Spends a lot of time in the library looking up whatever takes his fancy (usually vampire related, but not always), collects vampire paraphernalia, constantly testing his skills to see if he can enhance his vampiric mental powers.
Likes: Seeing a new connection that he didn't see before - tying loose ends, being trusted/accepted at face value

Dislikes: Missing out on information, explaining his motivations when he doesn't want to, being misled by someone he trusts, having the worst assumed of him.
Strength: He thinks about things that he observes and can imagine different scenarios - both tactical and emotional. Excellent mind communication skills - he is naturally attuned to it.
Weakness/Flaw: He analyses way too much and draws all sorts of conclusions that should not be made.

Currently Learning:
  • Vampire Powers - he is still being trained by his sire Kerr how to hone his powers. He has started displaying telekinetic ability.
  • Spanish - he is 50% fluent, he can understand and fumble through conversations in present tense
  • Guitar - he is a novice but he does have an ear for music and can pick out the skeleton of a melody, he only knows three strumming chords
  • Masquerade Clans - he has learned the basics in his first year in Sam's class and is in his second year of learning, learning the politics and history of each bloodline
INFUSCO : Ben : Hugh : Lan Bao : Mick : Todd : Vincent : Win :
HALFLIGHT : Graille Min Sayer :

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Re: Ben
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2008, 10:02:01 PM »

001. Pre-Drinks Dinner ~ (Ben meets Kerr)
002. Unannounced ~ (Ben goes to Kerr's house)
003. A New Day ~ (Ben sleeps over at Kerr's house)
004. Criminal Knowledge ~ (Ben goes before the Oligarchy)
005. Penalty By Ignorance ~ (Ben is taken from Kerr)

006. Life As A Pet 101 ~ (Ben is taken by Declan)
007. Frustration & Rebellion ~ (Ben changes his behaviour)
008. Ben's Return ~ (Ben is freed by Declan and goes to Kerr)
009. Mortality Redefined ~ (Ben meets Arles)
010. Strange Beginnings ~ (Ben and Arles get to know each other)
011. Connections ~ (Arles agrees to sire Ben)
012. Full Circle ~ (Arles and Ben meet Kerr at the Oligarchy)
013. Optional Outcomes ~ (Ben must decide who is to sire him)
014. Suicide Blonde ~ (Ben goes to talk to Kerr)

015. Genesis ~ (Ben is sired by both Arles and Kerr)
016. Fledgling Cherry ~ (Ben's first victim - Ichabod)
017. Spending Time ~ (Ben attacked by Sawyl)
018. To Everything, There Is A Season ~ (Ben and Kerr talk)
019. No Change ~ (Ben returns to Arles)
020. Vivaldi's Fall ~ (Ben and Kerr one week later)
021. Telling Arles ~ (Ben has confrontation with Arles about Kerr)
022. Discoveries ~ (Ben discovers Kerr and Ichabod)
023. A Perfect Song ~ (Ben & Kerr argue, Ben & Arles argue)
024. When All Is Said & Done ~ (Ben tells Kerr he's taking a break)
025. Runaway Train ~ (Ben moves out from Arles' place)
026. Just Another Night ~ (Ben in his new home, meets his neighbor)
027. Scene: Ben's Condition - Part I ~ (Ben meets Lazarus)
028. Scene: Ben's Condition - Part II ~ (Ben is manipulated by Lazarus)
029. Scene: Ben's Condition - Part III ~ (Ben is conditioned by Lazarus)
030. Ben's Condition - Part IV ~ (Kerr confronts Lazarus and Ben)
031. Ben's Condition - Part V ~ (Ben goes home with Kerr)
032. Swathe ~ (Ben sleeps with Kerr for the first time!)
033. Talk ~ (Kerr confronts Ben about Lazarus)
034. Sow Tears, Reap Joy ~ (Ben and Kerr visit Mandy, find Ichabod)
035. Debrief ~ (Kerr and Ben discuss the visit)

036. Best Laid Plans ~ (Kerr & Ben, Mandy & Kerr, Ben & Ichabod)
037. Interlude Roleplay: Cornered ~ (Ben corners Ichabod)
038. Interlude Roleplay: Unknown Motivation ~ (Ben visits Ichabod)
039. European Holiday ~ (Kerr and Ben visit the UK)
040. Thicker Than Water ~ (Ben visits Arles)
041. Home Again, Home Again ~ (Ben and Kerr are visited by Lazarus)
042. Trouble Distinctly ~ (Ben follows Ichabod)
043. Ichabod's Curse ~ (Ben goes to Ichabod's house)
044. Bad Moon On The Rise ~ (Ben returns to Kerr)
045. Obsession and Aggression ~ (Ben taunts Ichabod)

046. Consequences ~ (Ben and Ichabod go to trial)
047. The Razors and the Dying Roses Plead ~ (Ben and Kerr after the trial)
048. Presage ~ (Kerr visits Ben)
049. Visitor ~ (Ben visits Kerr)
050. Aware ~ (Kerr and Ben return to the apartment)
051. Plight of a Lost Soul ~ (Ben goes to counselling)
052. Rubbing Shoulders With Fame and Fortune ~ (Ben & Kerr at a party)
053. Blindsided ~ (Ben divulges his dark secret)
054. Return of a Lost Soul ~ (Ben and Kerr return to the clinic)

055. Host ~ (Ben behaves strangely, shows Jack)
056. Interlude Roleplay: Bright Night City Lights ~ (Jack and Kerr go shopping)
057. Something Wicked This Way Comes ~ (Jack meets Hannah)
058. Call of the Wild ~ (Jack and Hannah, Kerr visits after Hannah leaves)
059. A Familiar Face ~ (Jack and Kerr)
060. The Mountain and Mohammed ~ (Jack and Kerr visit Sabrina)
061. Portent ~ (Jack, Kerr and Hannah)
062. Crescendi ~ (Jack and Kerr are intimate)

063. The Penumbral; Ritual of the Earth ~ (Ben and Jack are separated)
064. Settling Dust ~ (Ben denies Kerr's help)
065. Terms ~ (Ben and Kerr discuss residence)
066. Hidden Past, Unknown Future ~ (Ben & Kerr chat at Risk)
067. Home Truths ~ (Ben & Kerr talk about Ben's past)
068. Duplicity ~  (Jack and Ben, Ben and Kerr, Kerr and Jack)
069. A Case of Mistaken Identity ~ (Kerr kisses Ben at Risk)
070. New York, New York ~ (Ben moves to New York)

071. Return of the Lost Boy ~ (Ben returns to the city with Kerr)
072. Recovering Sanctuary ~ (Ben blurs the lines with Kerr)
073. Interlude: Dominance and Seduction ~ (Ben hooks up with Lazarus)
074. A New Role ~ (Ben visits Risk)
075. The Model and the Movie Star ~ (Ben has sex with Ash)
XXX. Connected Bragging Rights ~ (Lazarus loses the Luminary position to Kerr)
076. Turnabout Is Fair Play ~ (Ben and Kerr talk)
077. A New Appointment ~ (Kerr hires Jake)
078. The Unlikely Hunter ~ (Ben meets Murphy and then Bryant)
079. Cultivating Friendships ~ (Murphy visits Ben)
080. Re-Introduction ~ (Kerr and Ben go to Risk)

081. Schism ~ (Kerr and Ben feel severed bloodline)
082. Questioning Desires ~ (Kerr & Ben discuss siring Ichabod)
083. Genesis II ~ (Kerr sires Ichabod in front of Ben)
084. Barefoot Bum ~ (Ben meets Halwyn)
085. His Other Half ~ (Ben takes Halwyn to the Oligarchy)
086. Brothers ~ (Ben and Ichabod go to Risk)
087. Consoled, Consoling, Consoles ~ (Ben visits Ichabod at the Capital)
088. Guilty ~ (Ben discusses Jenna with Kerr)
089. Checking In and Checking Out ~ (Ben meets with Cain)
090. Clarified, Clarifying, Clarify ~ (Ben visits Ichabod again)
091. Clarity ~ (Ben talks to Kerr about Ichabod)
092. Moving Forward ~ (Ben and Kerr discuss Cain)
093. Accused, Accusing, Accuse ~ (Ben and Ichabod finally get along)
094. The Masquerade Ball ~ (Ben, Kerr and Ichabod mingle)
095. Fallout ~ (Ben and Kerr argue)
096. In A Gazebo With My Friend ~ (Ben hangs out with Murphy)
097. Austria ~ (Ben, Ichabod and Kerr go to Austria)

098. Frazzled ~ (Ben and Ichabod feel Kerr’s death)
099. Seeking ~ (Ben and Ichabod are visited by Conner)
100. Musical Beds ~ (Ben moves from Ichabod to Murphy)
101. To Sleep, Perchance To Dream ~ (Ben kisses Murphy)
102. Scene: Under Cover of Darkness ~ (Ben meets Vincent)
103. No Explanations ~ (Ben visits Ichabod at the Capital)
104. Opening Night ~ (Ben visits the new club Venture)
105. Taking Measure ~ (Ben meets Owen when training with Vincent)
106. The Informant ~ (Ben visits the Ward)
INFUSCO : Ben : Hugh : Lan Bao : Mick : Todd : Vincent : Win :
HALFLIGHT : Graille Min Sayer :

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Re: Ben
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2013, 07:31:53 PM »

107. Harvey, Wiley & Handelsohn ~ (Ben's inheritance)
108. Face to Face ~ (Ben reunites with Murphy)
109. The I-Bomb ~ (Ben gives Conner funding)
110. Reluctant Existence ~ (Ben kisses Vincent)
111. Reluctant Confession ~ (Ben explains himself to Owen)
112. Carbon Copy ~ (Ben arranges for a Kerr lookalike)

113. A Disconnection With The Familiar ~ (Kerr returns)
114. Sire 2.0 ~ (Kerr and Ben visit Ichabod)
115. Tour Guide ~ (Kerr, Ben and Ichabod tour the Academy)
116. Opposite Stars Align ~ (Ben interrupts Jake and Sam)
117. Boys' Night ~ (Ben meets Zeph)

XXX. Connected Sleeping His Way To The Top ~ (Lazarus informs Jake about Ben/Charon)
118. Alpha Male ~ (Ben and Jake meet)
119. The VIP Table ~ (Ben enters Jake's care)
120. Merry-Go-Round ~ (Ben's at the White Rabbit)
121. A Grand Entrance ~ (Ben visits Penbrook)
122. Revelation ~ (Ben returns to the White Rabbit)
123. One More Time ~ (Lazarus rapes Ben)
124. A Travelling Pocket Of Safety ~ (Kerr saves Ben... again)
125. After The Storm, Before The Storm ~ (Ben and Kerr flee to Charon)

126. Restorative Justice ~ (Jake negotiates with Ben)
127. A Trial for the Centuries ~ (Ben testifies)
128. Stormclouds ~ (Ben meets Saraekiel)
129. Reclamation ~ (Ben and Kerr at the Chambers)
130. Security Breach ~ (Ben and Kerr find Digital)
131. Towards Diverting A Stream ~ (Ben meets Zeus)
132. The Academy's Opening Fete ~ (Ben challenges Jake)
133. Touch ~ (Ben and Kerr discuss the rape)
134. Promises of Eternity ~ (Ben and Murphy talk siring)
135. A Worn And Dusty Traveler  ~ (Ben meets Tyler)

137. The Deal ~ (Ben meets Lan Bao)
138. After Hours ~ (Ben sees a psychiatrist)
139. Breaking News ~ (Ben finds out Murphy has been sired)
140. Greener Grass ~ (Ben complains about Murphy to Kerr)
141. Fangtastic Four ~ (Ben, Kerr, Vincent and Owen)
142. State Two ~ (Ben and Kerr hunt at Venture)
143. Fourplay ~ (Ben, Kerr, Gabriel and Charlie)
144. The First Official District Leader Meeting ~ (Ben talks election)
145. Surprise Visit ~ (Zoheret meets with Ben and Kerr)
146. Coming To Terms ~ (Ben/Kerr talk relationship)
XXX. Connected: A Mysterious Employer ~ (Wren/Drew)
147. In The Dirt ~ (Ben talks to Mayor Figueroa)
XXX. Connected: The Kindred Who Brunch ~ (Jake/Kerr)
148. Afterword ~ (Ben/Kerr catch up)
149. Affairs Of State ~ (Ben/Kerr/Saraekiel)

XXX. Connected: Restless Heart ~ (Kerr meets Win)
150. Great Expectations ~ (Ben meets Win & Kerr/Ben fight)
151. Mania ~ (Ben goes to Saraekiel)
XXX. Connected: Rolling In The Deep ~ (Kerr goes to Jake)
152. Paint It Black ~ (Ben and Kerr talk)
153. Cut Me Open ~ (Ben and Kerr talk more)
154. Rekindle ~ (Ben and Kerr get a pet)
155. The Lapdance Of Luxury ~ (Ben leaves when Kerr and Cain play)
156. The Brass Quarter ~ (Ben walks through the Quarter)
157. The Third Night ~ (Ben mistreats Cain)
158. Captain of the Ward ~ (Ben informs the Ward)
159. Tarnish ~ (Ben and Cain swap roles)
160. Not Just A Pretty Face ~ (Ben at the Carnival)
161. Opposition Research ~ (Ben reconnects with Tyler)
162. Ben Samson Radio Interview ~ (Ben is interviewed by internet DJs Tikki and Joe)
163. Spin Off ~ (After the interview)

164. Mistakes Were Made ~ (Ben confesses about Cain)
165. Shockwave ~ (Kerr gives Ben space)
166. A Brave Face ~ (Kerr returns to Ben)
167. The Downside of Truth ~ (Kerr and Ben talk)
168. Fear & Delight ~ (Ben goes to Venture to hook up)
169. Analytical Intimacy ~ (Ben returns from Venture)

170. Something Old ~ (Ben and Kerr's date, 1)
171. Something New ~ (Ben and Kerr's date, 2)
172. Something Borrowed, Something Blue ~ (Ben and Kerr's date, 3)

173. The Banns ~ (Harm calls Ben about Trick)
174. Silver Platter ~ (Harm calls Ben to accept his offer)
175. Of Wings And Wishes ~ (Ben meets Sam and Remiel)
176. Unblemished ~ (Ben's mark has been removed)

177. 27 Votes ~ (Ben loses to Jake)
178. Just Last Night ~ (Ben and Saraekiel)
179. The Defeatist ~ (Ben confesses to Kerr)
180. The Despoiler ~ (Ben goes solitary)
181. The Messenger ~ (Ben sends Todd to Saraekiel)
INFUSCO : Ben : Hugh : Lan Bao : Mick : Todd : Vincent : Win :
HALFLIGHT : Graille Min Sayer :

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Re: Ben Samson
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2020, 10:12:13 AM »

182. Reconnection ~ (Ben and Kerr in Ireland)
183. Mortal Reconnection ~ (Ben, Kerr & Cain in Ireland)
INFUSCO : Ben : Hugh : Lan Bao : Mick : Todd : Vincent : Win :
HALFLIGHT : Graille Min Sayer :