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Damien Evans
« on: September 01, 2006, 06:26:35 AM »
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    Name: Damien William Evans
    Alias: Guillaume deToulouse
    Age [appearance]: Late teens, early twenties
    Age [actual]: 938
    Date of Birth: December 15th, 1081
    Gender Expressed: Man
    Gender Orientation: Cisgender Male
    Sexuality: Heterosexual, heteroromantic, monogamous
    Occupation/Job: Owner and CEO of Aquillia Industries.
    Nationality: Mediterrenean French
    Race: White
    Species: Vampire
    Clan: N/A (Infusco)
    Alignment: Lawful Good
    Sire: Lucretia Aquillia [DECEASED]
    Fledges: Pierre DuSang (

    Hair: Damien has thick, luxurious brown hair cut into a modern, textured style. The top is on the longer side, with shorter lengths on the sides. The hair is tapered in the back to the natural neckline. Due to the thickness of the strands, it tends to have a moderate amount of volume. More often than not his hair is worn without product, unless he has some kind of meeting. At special events, it is often styled into a side part or slicked back completely with pomade or gel. He always wears it clear of his eyes.
    Eyes: Set deep under a heavy brow structure, his eyes give off the general impression of heaviness. There is an impression of seriousness and distance there, as if he lacked the ability to relate to humanity. Damien has blue-grey eyes, like unpolished steel, which were a much dimmer shade in his human life. They are lined with fine black lashes.
    Skin: Fair, though with an undertone which gives the impression he used to tan well. It is dotted with scars and marks of battle.
    Face: Rectangular with a pointed prominent nose and chin. His jawline is quite angled due to the length of his face, creating a sharp, well defined profile. His jaw is set forward which creates the impression that his face is longer than it actually is. His forehead is on the large side of average which makes his eyes seem smaller, accompanied by a square hairline. It is typically hidden by his hair.
    Nose: Just shy of awkwardly long. The tip has a very slight hook to it and the nostrils have an average flare, though seem high due to the length.
    Mouth: Pouty, wide lips that are on the thin side of average, but well shaped and defined. They sit above a jaw that is slightly too forward. It gives the onlooker the impression that he is not amused, even in neutral situations.
    Glasses or Contacts?: No
    Frame: 5' 11'' (180.5 cm), 175 lbs. (65.9 Kg). Damien looks healthy; being high nobility for the human years has given him an attractive advantage. Wide, sloping shoulders with smaller, square hips. An average athletic build without intense muscular definition. His weight is evenly distributed throughout his frame. While he would be considered him attractive, there is the impression that he had not reached the peak of his beauty when he was claimed. He appears young at first glance, but there is something much older about his aura.
    Hands: Prominent, square knuckles and strong structures with calloused skin.
    Tattoos: None
    Piercings: None
    Distinguishing Marks:
    • Forehead, left - Light pink half-circle scar
    • Forearms - Slashes and old scratches from running and lack of protective armor
    • Lower legs - Slashes and old scratches from running and lack of protective armor
    • Ribcage - Deeper scars due to armor gaps
    • Chest/Back - Occasional scar from an impact wound on his chest and back.
    • Misc. marks include: stab wounds, slashes, blunt impacts with various weapons
    • Neck, Jaw, Hips - Faded silvery bite and claw marks
    • Mid-back - Deep scars of claw marks, a faded pink color. Start from spine and leads out angled down towards outside of body. End about bottom of ribcage.

    General style: Conservative, fitted, well-kept, neat. Generally neutral in color. Will dress according to the weather to hold up the Masquerade.
    Around the house: Basic tee shirts or sweaters with either dark sweatpants or looser fitted jeans.
    Doing errands: A presentably nice shirt with nice jeans fitted to his legs, potentially khakis.
    To bed: The occasional pair of undershorts, if anything at all
    To work: Creased slacks or nice denim with plain button up shirts with open collar, casual jackets and dress shoes.
    To an interview: Business casual or business formal - creased slacks fitted appropriately with plain button up shirts, closed collar, pressed jackets that worn closed, dress shoes
    On a date: Nice slacks with a cashmere sweater or button up. Dress shoes
    Daily accessories: A watch on his left wrist, usually black steel with large face.
    Special accessories: A necklace with Lucretia's crest on it. No longer wears this, and now keeps this crest in his top drawer.

    Personality: On the surface, he appears reserved, private, and thoughtful to the point of being distant. He always unobtrusive, though he does tend to impress upon others with his age as a way to make up for his youthful appearance - both consciously and unconsciously. He is very skilled in formal social situations - always professional, polite, and charming to the point of being attractive. This tends to make business transactions easier. He is known for being very responsible, fair, and honorable. In situations of distress, he will be commanding, firm, and unwavering in his conviction.

    He struggles with interpersonal social situations - he tends to be quiet, self-critical, and resistant to change. He is an over-thinker and tends to come off as uptight and elitist. His struggle to adapt to the new century often leads him into awkward situations. Those who know him best see him as cunning, responsible, albeit lonely and cold.

    Those closest to him know him to be constantly stressed and weighed down with worry. His behaviors tend to betray his experiences with loneliness, trauma, and grief. These are not things he has come to terms with and end up being expressed in various ways.

    Philosophy of Life: Be patient.
    Strongest positive trait: Dauntless in all pursuits
    Strongest negative trait: Sullenness

    Character Strengths: Accepting of social differences,  affectionate lover, altruistic, attentive to details, autonomous, keen awareness of patterns, benevolent, cautious, dauntless in pursuits, dependable, diligent, discrete, strong belief in equity, loves learning, always level-headed, fairness, honest, hospitable, humble, idealistic, impartial to opinions, industrious, insightful, judicious, knowledgeable in political and business affairs, loyal, merciful, has very strong morals, patient, punctilious, respectful, shows restraint in all vices, self-disciplined, tactful, thoughtful.

    Character Weaknesses / Flaws:
    • Struggles to adapt to modernity.
    • Tends to remain detached from his social environment.
    • His personal reservations makes it very difficult for people to connect with him.
    • Relies on sarcasm in casual situations and it can be very annoying to those who have to deal with him.
    • Worries constantly about everything.
    • Prone to obsessive thinking when stressed.
    • Tends to be a perfectionist.
    • Often overprotective of things and people he deems as his, to the point of being controlling and inflexible.
    • When left to his own devices, he tends to delve into depressive behavioral patterns.

    Emotion or Logic?: Logic
    Introvert or Extrovert?: Introvert
    Generous or Stingy?: Generous
    Polite or Rude?: Polite
    • His past is a sore point and doesn’t like to talk about it in casual conversation.
    • Speaks or understands several languages, including (but not limited to): Latin, Provencal, Old French, French (modern), English (modern), German, Russian, Arabic, Italian, Spanish (Spain), Portuguese, Basque, Turkish, Hebrew, Greek, and others.
    • Keeps himself extremely busy in order to not think or remember his personal existential crises.
    • Tends to stare a bit too long at people, especially in conversation.
    • Was celibate for almost four hundred years before beginning a relationship with Rachel.
    • He uses age as a guide for behavior.
    • Observes the old traditions of offering respect to elder immortals based on age, especially to vampires.
    • Feels very old.
    • Has several fake identities that he manages in order to maintain the Masquerade.
    • When dealing with humans, he will often claim that he is a relative of Damien Evans (usually a son) to excuse his youthful appearance and dodge questions.
    • If feeding from someone who isn't Rachel, he will keep the bite formal. Prefers a zen bite only.
    • He still has the impulse to pray, even though he doesn't affiliate with any spirituality. Old habits and all that.
    • Has a husky named Delilah who lives in his house.
    • Enjoys taking on home improvement problems.
    • Often spends the day awake in order to accomplish his more human tasks.

    Hobbies: Planning out something, thinking of new things to research, reading psychological dramas or classic texts, learning (or perfecting) a new language, learning and using new words in context.
    Pastimes: Reading the newspaper, being with Rachel, playing with his dog, finding something to fix, staying up-to-date with political events.
    Likes: Dogs, going on dates, feeling nostalgic, learning, leading his lineage, planning projects, reading, learning new languages, having control, blood, dancing (especially Medieval/Renaissance, though he is interested in modern dance as well).
    Dislikes: Cats, peanut butter, the scent of most modern beauty products, being only partially wet, a messy room, having attention drawn to him without consent, killing needlessly, fictional vampires, being rushed, waiting around.
    Bad Habits / Vices: Worrying, overthinking, pushing himself past his limits, ignoring his own needs for the sake of others.
    Disabilities: None to speak of.

    Sense of humor: Dark and observational, with sarcastic saturation.
    Temper: Tends to turn aloof and commanding, dropping all warmth and personal nature. Will never be outright rude. Reasonable anger makes him blunt and unforgiving. When pushed too far, explosive and violent. Note: it is very difficult to get him to this place.
    Pet Peeves: Being called young, doors left slightly ajar, tasks not finished to completion, violations of personal space.
    Major Hangups: Disobedience, disloyalty, needless killing or violence, attention seeking behaviors in others.

    Sports: Tolerates watching football (soccer). Will watch the Olympics with mild enthusiasm.
    Food & Drinks: Enjoys crab rangoon and teriyaki beef, thanks to Rachel. Also enjoys ketchup.
    Music: Modern classical
    Movies & TV shows: Game of Thrones, Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown,
    Books & Magazines: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson (Millennium series), Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, The Tommyknockers by Stephen King.
    Sayings: References to being old and dead.

    Religion: Formerly Christian, now Atheist
    Attitude towards religion: Neutral
    Morality/Ethics: Based on strict Christian teachings, though they have evolved with time.
    Stand Up Citizen or Law Breaker: stand up citizen, though with a desire to change the laws which don't serve.
    Last Good Deed Performed (If Any): Last Week
    Last Time They Broke the Law (If Any): Within the last year

    • Polite in every reasonable situations
    • Has enormous amount of cultural capital while also relating to working class experiences.
    • Gifted and experienced in political and business affairs and can hold his own in a conversation.
    • Can speak about a dozen or more languages, mostly from the European continent.
    • Presents a natural air of command at all public times
    • Leads a lineage of 30 or so vampires.
    • Capable of picking up thrice his body weight.
    • Heals from most minor wounds within ten minutes (gashes, scraps, pulled muscles and ligaments, bruises, etc.)
    • Heals from most major wounds within several hours (broken bones, bullet wounds, dislocated tendons and ligaments, etc.)
    • Capable of going a fortnight without blood before experiencing negative side effects such as mood change, etc.
    • Extremely heightened acuity of all senses.
    • Keeps himself well fed
    • Capable of resisting the pull of the sun and commonly stays awake during the day.
    • Capable of withstanding 3 seconds in the sun before burning to death.
    • Capable of all basic telepathic communications (offering, receiving, and projecting messages) for extended periods of time.
    • Capable of forming psychic walls to prevent most attacks, invasions, or readings for extended periods of time.
    • Capable of performing memory searches upon others for moderate periods of time (no more than a couple of hours).
    • Capable of psychically controlling another vampire - expectations vary and are often costly.
    • Capable of producing a dark and intimidating auric pressure - often costly.
    • Capable of producing a seductive auric pressure, causing human or lesser vampire to succumb.
    • Capable of very basic telekinesis (closing doors, moving objects, etc.) for very short bursts of time - costly after first few attempts.

    Education: Private lessons in his human youth: arithmetic, Latin, languages, diplomacy, horseback riding, etc. Much of his knowledge is now experience-based.
    Intelligence Level: Highly intelligent.

    Speech Patterns: Conservative, tinted with an accent that can be best described as Mediterranean French. Tends not to have the perfect or most descriptive words.
    Words/Slang/Jargon: Very little slang, though he is fond of finding new words to use in context.
    Eye Contact: Always
    Gait: Long even strides which tend to be fast with a surprisingly heavy footfall.
    Posture: Straight and tall
    Gestures, Quirks or Eccentricities: Uncomfortably long eye contact during conversations;  speaks with partially closed lips to hide his canine teeth.
    Mannerisms: Resists smiling fully, will always hide his facial expressions in manners of business, hardly ever leans against/on surfaces, fidgets with cufflinks and buttons.

    Commonly Seen Holding: A brief case, folder, or newspaper folded.
    Common Stance 1: Sitting slightly reclined, his right ankle crossed over his left knee, one hand draped over his ankle, the other up near his face, fingers touching his mouth, chin, or jaw.
    Common Stance 2: Standing straight with hands behind his back, one arm clasping opposite wrist.
    Common Stance 3: Staring pensively out into a space with his hand covering his mouth in some way.

    Current Occupation: Owner and CEO of Aquillia Industries, Inc.
    Salary: $643,000 yearly
    Previous Occupations: Monk, Soldier, Knight, Emperor.
    Socioeconomic Level as a child: High Nobility - a count
    Socioeconomic Level as an adult: Extremely wealthy
    Hometown: Dukedom of Toulouse (Toulouse, France)
    Current Residence: 3106 Alcott Road
    Type of home/ neighborhood: 2.5 floor Plantation/Georgia house, rural suburbia

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    Re: Damien Evans
    « Reply #1 on: June 30, 2019, 12:28:02 PM »
      History and Relationships

      At a glance:
      Birthplace: Dukedom of Toulouse (a city in modern France)
      Death: August 7th, 1101
      Place of Death: Mersivan, Anatolia (modern day Merzifon, Turkey)

      Human Years (1081 A.D. - 1101 A.D.)
      Guillaume was the third son of Comte Michel de Toulouse, born into moderate wealth in what is now the city of Toulouse, France. The family was of noble ancestry; Comte Michel de Toulouse was seventh in line for the throne. While Guillaume’s father was last in line for the throne, the family did have the good fortune of having wealth, land, and vassals.

      Young Guillaume deToulouse was a quiet, albeit restless, child.

      While growing up, Guillaume showed extraordinary interest in Christianity and would often read passages from the Bible aloud to the rest of his family. His uncle, the famous and influential Raymond deToulouse, took notice of the boy’s studies and suggested to his brother, Guillaume’s father, that the boy should be sent off to a monastery to study and become a clergyman. And so, at the age of twelve, the boy left home for an abbot in the nearby region of Tarn.

      Not long after, however, the pope of the time, Clermont, made a declaration to take back the Holy Lands from the invading Muslims. Raymond deToulouse, being a devout Christian and a supporter of the ideas of the Pope, gathered his own sizeable army of crusaders, including his fifteen year old nephew Guillaume, and headed out to Constantinople, or modern day Istanbul, Turkey. For four years, Guillaume fought at his uncle’s side and killed many men in the name of God.

      Fledgling Years (1101 A.D. - 1350 A.D.)
      In 1101, when Guillaume was on the verge of his twentieth birthday, Guillaume was felled in battle and nearly killed. When he awoke, he found himself in a luxurious tent of a beautiful woman who took care of him for a few days. But Guillaume was never returned to full health. This woman, Lucretia, kept Guillaume as a slave for his blood and his sex, breaking his mind and nearly killing him. About three weeks or so after he was found on the battlefield, Lucretia claimed Guillaume as a fledgling. She is responsible for renaming him Damien.

      Damien was kept nearly secluded from the rest of Lucretia’s encampment – a small gathering of vampires and a few other immortals. He was reliant solely upon her and kept as her pet, her intentions for him never clear. He hated her but slowly became accustomed to laying next to her at night. As the years passed, he developed feelings for the woman and became defensive over her, jealous of the men she bedded. It appears as if she as well had feelings for her fledgling.

      Nearly twelve years or so after his fledgling, Lucretia announced their union. While the union was in no way the conventional sense, Damien felt himself in love with her. Years later, Damien would understand the politics of their union – Damien was, after all, quite skilled as a soldier, as well as a talented linguist and strategic captain of the regime that Lucretia ran. He was also a man in a world where Lucretia was still, though extremely old, a woman.

      Building an Empire (1353 A.D. - 1640 A.D.)

      The years passed and the two grew closer and farther apart with the continuance of time. In 1353, Damien successfully fledged his first son, Pierre duSang, despite Lucretia’s desires not to. Damien changed his name to Damien the same night that he fledged his son. Lucretia said nothing.

      Still time passed and the couple grew as couples do, closer and farther, ebbing and flowing in their feelings. Pierre grew close to the couple and proved to be a terrific addition to the growing army. The younger remained the couple’s personal confidante, though he remained closer to his direct Sire, rather than Lucretia.

      Ruin and Paris (1640 A.D. - 1660 A.D.)
      The army wandered all around the Middle East and Europe during the centuries after Damien’s fledging in order to remain unseen and unnoticed by the humans, who clearly outnumbered them. While Lucretia wanted a utopia of sorts for immortals, Damien knew the idea to be foolish, but could not oppose his Sire or convince her otherwise. In 1641, the army, twenty-one in number, was captured by a radical group of humans who were the equivalent of witch hunters in southern Germany. Lucretia, along with the majority of her lineage, was burned at the stake in front of Damien. In a last ditch effort to escape, Damien broke through his binds and killed a majority of the humans, freeing Pierre in his fury. The two ran off into the night.

      Damien and Pierre wandered for a few years, Damien in a state of denial and grief that was unreachable even to Pierre. In 1649, the pair lived in Paris, meeting a mirroring pair of vampires who had suffered a familiar fate, Odessa Turkevich and Nadia Dominik. After a brief time living with the women, the pair left to wander Europe. Eventually the pair split up in the late 1600’s, needing space. Damien went to ground, Pierre continuing his wandering around Europe until the pair met up in the 1870’s again. From there, they remained together, moving around from big city to city in order to remain anonymous - Montreal, Quebec, New York, Detroit, Portland, Seattle, etc -  Pierre found the nameless city in the late 1990’s, and the two moved into it, feeling it the perfect placement for such a utopia.

      Wandering (1660 A.D. - 1700 A.D.)
      To Ground (1700 A.D. - 1870 A.D.)
      Aquillia Lineage (1880 A.D. - 1960 A.D.)
      American Empire (1970 A.D. - Present)

      Sire: Known to her fledglings as Lucretia Aquillia, she was destroyed by exposure to fire by humans on the night of November 29, 1641 (when Damien was 541 years old) in southwest Germany. Her relationship with Damien is extremely complicated. Lucretia had found young Guillaume deToulouse severely injured on the battlefield in modern-day Turkey, and brought him back to a functioning health. He remained as her pet for nearly three weeks before she decided to claim him as a vampire.

      In the time that he spent with her as a human, Lucretia robbed him of his virginity, faith, and understanding of the way the world worked. His feelings for her in the beginning were strictly of hatred and disgust, but she was smart about the way that she fledged him. He was cut off from all contact expect for her and was comforted as he died. She became the one thing that he held onto for sanity and life. Their marriage in later years was mostly political, though there was the echo of love from Lucretia. His feeling for her remained mainly protective and caring, though loving is still arguable. They relied on each other for understanding, emotional and sexual release, and political power. Damien believes to this day that he was madly in love with her because of this, though he secretly doubts that she felt the same way. This is something that he doesn’t even admit to himself many days.

      Fledgling History:
      • Pierre duSang, nee Jean-Luc LaForgeron (1353 A.D. - Present)

      City History:

      Relationship status: In a relationship with Rachel Miller
      Current family: Pierre DuSang et al.
      Family background:
      Mother: Vicomtesse Marie deToulouse, nee Marie SURNAME
      Father:  Vicomte Michel deToulouse
      Birth Order: Fourth
      Siblings: Michel(8+), Julian(5+), Charlotte(3+), Armelle(2-), Raymond(5-), Odile(5-)
      Maternal Grandparents:
      Paternal Grandparents:
      Other Relatives: Duc Raymond de Toulouse et de Narbonne

      Best Friend(s): Pierre duSang
      Other Associates: Jenella Vadim, Phineas Kavanaugh, Nadia Serafima, Sonya (Odessa) Turkevich, Quinn Patenaude
      Other relationships: Rachel Miller
      Allies: Jake McCloud, Ben Samson
      Enemies: Nikolai Armani, Laurent Craiton

      Sexual Background: Limited
      Turn ons: Lots
      Sexual interests: Women
      Turn offs: Sexual violence

      Threads with Damien Evans What's It Feel Like To Be A Ghost? (Thessar) Hollow (Rachel) In a Rush (Writmo, Scorpid) Adam and Eve (Rachel) New Wave (Rachel, Nikolai, Laurent) Coming Undone (Rachel, Laurent) Breaking Dawn (Rachel) Silver and Cold (Rachel) Might (Rachel) Twenty-One Candles (Rachel, Pierre) Burning Bright (Rachel) Ties (Nikolai, Rachel, Pierre) Restless (Rachel, Laurent) Closer (Rachel) Security (Rachel) Precious [FILLER THREAD] Passing Time (Rachel) Tied Hands [FILLER THREAD] Defining Loyalties (Sonya) A Business Meeting (Jonathon) (PARALLEL) Staying Out of Trouble (Rachel, Pierre)

      TWO YEAR JUMP The Elephant in the Room (Rachel) Drawing Parallels (Rachel) The Masquerade Ball (Pierre, Sonya, Nadia, etc) The (After) Life of the Party (Pierre, Sonya, Nadia, Rachel) The Hardest of Hearts (Rachel) Momentum (Rachel) Transition (Rachel, Pierre)

      -- 18 Months in Vignettes (Rachel) Stepping Lightly (Pierre, Sonya, Nadia) Rehabilitation (Pierre, Sonya, Nadia) The Return (Sonya) A Grand Entrance (Pierre, Jenella, Jake, Ari, Sam, et al. ) A Trial for the Centuries (Jake, Charon, Ben, Zoheret, Maria, et al. ) Cabin Fever (Rachel) Old Friends (Quinn, Rachel) Making Up for Lost Time (Rachel) Hamlet Meets Macbeth (Jake)[/list][/list][/list]
      Oh my tongue's the only muscle on my body that works harder than my heart.

      The Hermit (Damien)The Devil (Nikolai) | Justice (Pierre) | Temperance (Quinn) | The Empress (Zoheret) | The Star (Levinia) | Death (Monet)