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Zeus [Chtahzus'aak]
« on: March 29, 2010, 05:47:45 PM »

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    Name: Chtahzus'aak (shtah-zeus-ahk)
    Alias: Zeus.  Most individuals refer to him with this easier-to-pronounce name.
    Gender: Male
    Sexuality: Ambiguous
    Species: Demon (shadow)
    Age [appearance]: 30ish
    Age [actual]: 625, supposedly.  Hints that he is much older.

    Domicile: The Block.

    Magical Items:
    [ ] The Gold Coins of Zagan
    [ ] The Hollow Dagger
    Many others. (RP-effecting ones will be added, of course)

    Hair: His black hair is kept cut close to his head on the sides and back and no more than a few inches long on the top.
    Eyes: Black.
    Face: Rectangular shape with strong features, a rather wide nose and mouth.
    Skin: Tan-to-olive complexion.
    Hands: Large palms, shorter fingers.  Gives very firm handshakes.
    Frame: Well-sculpted, standing at 6’ 4” with an athletic build.  He walks as though he should be taller, posture straight and proud. 

    Eyes: When in his demon form (as other shadow demons) the black invades the sclera, taking on a soul-sucking intensity that could make anyone feel as though they are trapped.
    Horns: Blood red and thick, double horns splitting again towards the tips, stretching out as far as they are tall.
    Wings: Enormous red bat-like wings that span roughly 10 meters.
    Frame: With dark gray skin, he stands at least a few feet taller on cloven hooves with reverse-kneed limbs.  His muscles border on hulk-like. 

    Tattoos: The tattoo symbolizing his former position as an Oligarch on the left side of his neck has been recently changed.  A horned-demon's head has replaced the dragon's, and bat-like wings have been added.  Those familiar with the Oligarch tattoo will recognize it in spite of the alterations that have been made.
    Piercings:  His ears are pierced with some sort of large fang stuck through.

    Usually seen wearing:  Dark colors.  Typically he will be wearing business attire, though sometimes he will dress it down a bit with a pair of dark jeans instead of slacks.  In a totally casual setting, he'll wear jeans and a plain dark tee shirt.  But if he is going out in public he'll at least be dressed business casual.

    Education: Erudite, exceedingly well-read
    Intellegence level: Sharp, logical, perceptive, quick to recognize patterns and make connections
    • Strong mental fortitude, low-level telepathic abilities.
    • Exceptional eyesight and physical strength. 
    • Can travel, unseen, through shadows. (in demon form)
    • Can summon/create shadow creatures that are capable of inflicting harm--they vanish when exposed to strong light. (in demon form)
    • Can send messages through the shadows to other shadow demons (his subordinates) in a certain physical proximity.
    Unable to use his powers in the absence of shadows and is forced to revert to his human form, in which he is physically weaker.  This isn’t too much of an issue for him, however, considering he prefers night over day.  Can be slain if you overpower him in human form.

    Previous Occupation/Job: Oligarch for Demons
    Current Occupation/Job: District Leader (West)
    Salary: whatever he makes from "smart financial moves" and "acquiring" then selling ancient/otherworldly artifacts

    Awareness of Supernaturals: He has a basic knowledge for all creatures that dwell within the city.


    Hobby/Hobbies: Acquiring ancient/otherworldly books, weapons, and artifacts--some to keep, others to sell.
    Pastimes: Walking through the city at night in his free time, moving from shadow to shadow and watching things that are going on.  He does enjoy a bit of people-watching unseen in the shadows.

    Likes: whiskey, espresso, succulents, people-watching, being right, strategizing, moving through shadows, signs of respect, flying, dominating
    Dislikes: being wrong, strong sunlight, lack of shadows, being told what to do, unexpected events, angels, dark angels, fallen angels

    • Prefers to have control over all situations.  When not in control he will strive to make it appear as though he were in control. 
    • Perfectionist.  Expects that whatever he asks to be done performed in a timely manner, if not earlier than he has indicated.
    • Protective over his people, but will not hesitate to make sacrifices if the situation demands it.
    • The ends justify the means--but the method must be meticulously thought through.
    • His top priority is making sure things run smoothly and efficiently, even at another's expense.
    • Has his own sort of code of honor.
    • Cross or wrong him at your own peril.  He plays a long game and consequences to a past slight will always play out no matter how much time has passed.
    Character Strengths:
    • Tactful.  Knows how to be friendly, courteous, and thoughtful especially when it benefits him. 
    • Careful and calculating.  Always strategizing and rarely acts impulsively.
    • Discrete, prudent, and patient.
    • A natural, intuitive leader who can inspire great loyalty and keep things under control.
    • Discerning, logical thinker with a sharp focus. 
    • Dauntless and equanimous.  Cannot be easily bribed or threatened.  Rarely allows emotion to hold sway over him when he needs to make a decision.
    • Persistent.  Will not let anything go unfinished no matter how long it takes.
    • Cunning, insightful, and perceptive.
    Character Flaws:
    • Can be slow to act when spinning the perfect approach.  This causes people to think he is weak, cowardly, or indecisive.  Until he does take action, that is.
    • Secretive.  Tends to be paranoid, and a touch reclusive.
    • Occassionally ruthless and obsessive in his pursuits.
    • Spite, wrath, and vengeance.
    • Tricky and manipulative, will lie and mislead others when it suits his purposes.
    • Prone to generalizations based on prejudice (though he will insist it is justified).
    • Workaholic, rarely takes to leisurely activities.

    Temper: Can keep things under wraps if the situation requires it.  He has been known to fly off the handle, especially if someone is being insubordinate or flagrantly disrespectful.
    Sense of humor: Dry

    History and Relationships:
    Offspring: Saint Sabrina
    Associates: Brael, Alena, Laurent, misc demons who work with/for him.
    Allies: Lan Bao, Kerr's family (tentatively)
    Enemies: Jake McCloud

    Brief Background:
    Chtahzus'aak claims that he had command over several legions of demons in hell before he was pulled from his dimension.  He was summoned into the city by a greedy man with an impressive fortune, an obsession with the occult, and who desired power.  The man was neither strong or knowledgeable enough to control a demon of such power.  Due to an error in the summoning spell, Chtahzus'aak was unable to return to his plane of existence, and his summoner was killed in the process.  So essentially ripped from his own dimension, Chtahzus'aak was to remain in the city.  He took over this man's valuables and fortune, however, which gave the demon a very good start.

    Through a long process of knowing the right people and having excellent leadership skills, Chtahzus'aak eventually came to work for the Oligarchy after the previous Demon Oligarch stepped down.  More often than not, he worked from his compound (the Block) but occasionally he'd work and sleep at the chambers provided to him as an Oligarch.  He was present at most important meetings, save the last one (in the thread "Chaos Theory") having been tied up in something of grave importance. 

    Recent History:
    After the article about "summoning an ancient demon" appeared in the paper, marking the exodus of Mimic Demons from the City, Zeus appeared to have gone missing for eighteen months, seemingly leaving the demons of the city behind in chaos.  He returned shortly before McCloud invaded the West, and waited while plotting how to take it back.  After carefully meeting with various powers in the city, he went to McCloud to negotiate terms on taking the West back.  The West District is now under his control, but he is plotting justice for the demons who were displaced and slain during McCloud's takeover.

    It has been recently learned that during one of his artefact retrievals in London, the witch he bedded produced an offspring--Saint Sabrina.

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    Astrid || Chtahzus'aak/Zeus || Extasis || Fler || Jeremiah || Laurent/Va'tamal || Malakai || Rachel || Sonya/Anna/Odessa || Vai
    Old things have strange hungers. - Catherynne M. Valente

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    Re: Zeus [Chtahzus'aak]
    « Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 07:29:30 AM »

    The Gathering Storm:
    [ ] Drenched with a Soaking Joy (Alena comes to The Block)
    [ ] 102 West (Three demons demand answers at The Block)
    [ ] East Meets West (Zeus meets with Lan Bao)
    [ ] A Message (Zeus finds a note from Jake)
    [ ] A Less Than Welcome Reception (Laurent brings Mitch to the Block)
    [ ] Towards Diverting a Stream (Kerr, Ben, and Ichabod have a chat with Zeus and Brael)
    [ ] Testing the Waters (Meeting with Charon)
    [ ] A Dance of Shadows (Saraekiel pays Zeus a visit)
    [ ] The Thirteenth Floor (Zeus is working on something in the bowels of the compound)

    The West Reclaimed:
    [ ] West to Central (Zeus finally meets with Jake)
    [ ] A Change in Leadership (Anouncement regarding control of the West District)
    [ ] Reactions (News of the shift of power reaches Alena)
    [ ] All is Fair in Death and Chaos (Mitch meets with Zeus)
    [ ] The West's Return (Zeus goes to meet with Lan Bao)
    [ ] Lanterns and Mystique (Lan Bao brings Zeus to her penthouse to watch lanterns)
    [ ] West, North-West (Zoheret has an appointment at the Block)

    Playing Chess:
    [ ] Raising Hell (Saint Sabrina pays Zeus a visit)
    [ ] Succulent
    [ ] The First Official District Leader Meeting (Zeus is invited to a meeting)
    [ ] Casual Politics

    [ ] Cutting Ties (Laurent fails to bring Zeus useful information)
    Astrid || Chtahzus'aak/Zeus || Extasis || Fler || Jeremiah || Laurent/Va'tamal || Malakai || Rachel || Sonya/Anna/Odessa || Vai
    Old things have strange hungers. - Catherynne M. Valente