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« on: September 24, 2019, 05:02:38 AM »

Name: Francesco Ricci
Nickname: Butler
Age [Apperance]: 35
Age [Actual]: 175
Gender: Male
Species: Scaeri - Snake Demon
Subspecies: Scaeri Tu (The Crushing Grip)
Concept: Butler from Artemis Fowl, but as a snake
Demon Gang: The Sinister Serpents
Alignment: Lawful Evil
Sexuality: Homosexual
Quote: ”Move… Or you will be moved.”

Human Form
Hair: Black, cut extremely short, military style
Eyes: Hazel. Striking, firm gaze
Frame: 6’ 7”, 250lbs. Stocky and muscular from years of lifting weights
Tattoos/Distinguishing Marks: Tattoo of his Scaeri gang. He also has a tattoo of a large yellow python coiled around his right arm from his shoulder down to his wrist.

Snake Form: Butler’s demon form is twice as long as he is tall and is roughly a foot in diameter. His scales are a sickly banana yellow flecked with black spots. He loses his fangs in this form, but his bite is still crushing (due to his overwhelming strength).

Personality: Despite his large and imposing appearance, Butler is incredibly refined and polite. He exclusively wears well-tailored suits and rarely allows anyone to see him anything less. He believes that being a criminal is no excuse for a loss of manners or tact and is happy to reprimand fellow gang members who mistreat him or other members. While able to stay composed most of the time, once provoked to anger, Butler loses all pretense of decorum. He becomes a berserker, maiming indiscriminately with his inhuman strength. There’s nothing he loves more than hearing the sickening crack of someone’s bones shattering.

History: Francesco was born in Sicily, into an insulated commune of Scaeri. The power structure was that all Scaeri Tu served as servants and warriors for their Scaeri Di masters. Francesco was instructed from an early age on etiquette, house management, and other butlering skills while also being trained in various hand to hand fighting styles. Among the Scaeri Tu, the Ricci were the highest on the social ladder, serving as butlers and maids for the Scaeri Di high priest since the creation of the commune.

Around the time Francesco was 75, a gang of Scaeri Tu from Greece came through and “liberated” their enslaved brethren. All of the Scaeri Di masters were killed, as well as some Scaeri Tu servants, including Francesco’s parents. Having no where else to go, Francesco joined up with the Scaeri Tu gang and moved to Greece. Over the next decade he traveled across Europe, doing work for various gangs and groups and making a name for himself. By the time he arrived in London, he was known exclusively as “Butler”, with few people now knowing his birth name. He became a sought after enforcer, with many gangs petitioning him to join their ranks. While he did jobs for a few organizations here and there, Butler always tried to keep himself separate. His ultimate goal was to create a gang of his own and he worried if joining up with an existing one would hurt his chances of branching out.

However, once the Inquisition began in London, Butler had to escape, leaving behind all ties and relationships he’d had there. After arriving in the City, Butler made the difficult decision to join the Sinister Serpents gang, as he needed a way to ingratiate himself into the underworld of this new city. While he initially felt wary of joining, he now enjoys most of his fellow comrades, although he still plans to start his own gang eventually.

Awareness of Supernatural: Has a working knowledge of most demons, vampires, fae, and shifter species. Most of this knowledge is based around tactical strengths and weaknesses of each group.

Occupation/Job: Butler acts as one of the main enforcers for the Sinister Serpents gang. He’s sent out to collect protection money, “convince” people to stay quiet about the gangs dealings, and perform any hits that the gang leader requests. He does not perform mercenary work however, only taking the order to kill from the head of the organization.

Domicile: Butler shares a home with Apep and some other Scaeri outside of town.

Interesting Facts/Quirks: Butler prefers to ingest souls by rendering his human or supernatural victims unconscious, changing into his demon form, and slowly swallowing them whole. He will then spend the next few days “hibernating” and digesting the meal. While not powerless during this time, he is even slower than usual and has limited strength.

Hobby/Hobbies: Butler is obsessed with tea, originating from his century in London. He grows his own strains of tea, producing all kinds of different effects. He drinks little else. While he keeps it under wraps, Butler can also be found in supernatural fighting clubs across the City, enjoying the feel of skin on skin in combat.

Likes: Tea, Mozart, humid warm weather, itilian suits
Dislikes: Rudeness, impoliteness, cold, “gawdy” style

Strengths: Butler’s strength rivals that of some of the oldest, strongest vampires. He can tear a man in two without much of a thought. He also knows how to conduct himself professionally and charismatically.
Weaknesses/Flaw:Due to his size, Butler is cartoonishly slow at times and is fairly clumsy. He also has a strong bloodlust once he’s finally provoked to violence.

Demonic Powers:

Strength of the Tu - Their strength is equal to that of a 1,000 year old vampire
SnakeSkin - Controlling and seeing through serpents
Shapeshifting - Returns the snake demon to it’s demonic form, a large constrictor snake
Snake Speech - Scaeri can speak to snakes, communicating messages back and forth
Unhinged Jaw - In their demon form, Tu can swallow human sized creatures whole, ingesting both their physical matter and their souls.

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