Brian

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Introduction

I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now? - John Lennon


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xxxxxBrian Swift is a relatively new import to the City of Hope. In the short time since he's arrived, he's made a number of friends, found joy in unexpected places, and settled within the deep woods. Naturally, this means he opened up a furniture shop featuring hand crafted goods near the beach where he 'lives'. Come check out Made By Hand (Grid Square 1953). You might be surprised.

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Contacts
Lilian - A student of the Stella and one whom is circumspect. I approve.
Balance - Of the blood and seeking to learn more of this wondrous world. I think we may finally understand one another.
Carolyn - Hospitable. I shall return the favor.
Stella Amunet - Shaean. There was once a metaphor about people living in glass houses. Hmm.
Maria - Unexpected.. but with great potential.
Star - Of like mind. Of like being.
Kayla - Cousin, Clansman, passionate soul. Would that I could wake the Dreamer in you.
Luna - A blessing unlooked for.
Cypha - To die, to sleep -- to sleep, perchance to dream.
Baron Money-Coutts - Baron of the Starless Lodge. Knew what House Merinita was. This is promising. So stiff, he's likely to slay others with sheer banality.
Mitzi - My new student? Mandated by the Baron Money-Coutts. This will be interesting.
Baron Dairmuid - Of Fianna blood, yet despises it and will have nothing to do with it. Claims to be the fae ambassador to the wolves. Ahh sweet hypocrisy.
Baroness Briar Silverflame - A most delightful neighbor. May yet tempt me to join in courtly affairs.
Clarisse - Fellow Irish from just down the street, how delightful! Seems to be precisely what Viator needs. I wish them well.
Gloria - Books, books, books, brownies, books.. wait.. brownies?

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RP Hooks
  • Starving Artist - Born with an innate creativity, Brian dabbles in virtually every form of creative art. He sells online mostly but his contact information is on the page if you want to email requests!

  • Fae Blooded - The Tuatha de Danann are the mythological primogenitors of the Gaelic peoples. He bears an uncanny resemblance. Or maybe you're just a die hard fan of Tolkien and need to get a life.

  • Fiona - Many of his family are members. So was he in a prior life. Perhaps, he will be again.

  • Fianna - The fair folk of Ireland travel in the same circles which often means they intermarry. He has a trickle of pure blood.

  • Order of Hermes - The most august arcane Order. Entreat with me and we shall speak of a time when magic was mighty and the dream was the pulse of the world.

  • House Merinita - Mages with strong ties to the Fae whose power of waxes and wanes with the dream. In this time, let us see its revival.

  • Ogham - Brian speaks every Gaelic language there is. Let's talk over a cup.

  • Sixth Degree - He's not an apprentice but not yet a master. The road to knowledge goes ever on and on.

  • Healer - His true reason for being. If you don't mind holistic medicines and the fact that he isn't licensed to practice medicine.. you're probably a patient of his.

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Gallery
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Music
May It Be - Enya Dreams - The Corrs Don't Stop Believin' - Journey Adventure of a Lifetime - Coldplay
Daydream Believer - The Monkees Don't dream it's over - Crowded House Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Here comes the Sun - The Beetles Into the West - Annie Lennox Pure Imagination - Josh Groban
Strange Magic - E.L.O. Dinogad's Smock (Pais Dinogad) - Ffynnon, Lynne Denman Feeling Good - Michael Buble
Forever Young - Alphaville Brian Boru's March - The Chieftains Peace Train - Cat Stevens
Return to Innocence - Enigma Mad World - Gary Jules Scarborough Fair - Simon and Garfunkle

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Thoughts


Vampire "The sacrifice of their soul is not payment enough for the sins they commit against the dream."
Wraith "A spirit of the dead.. move along.. move along."
Werewolf Some among you I count as blood kin. Others.. bloody crazed beasts of the Dream born into the world. I will be cautious.
Changeling "The Fae. The Dream. Would that it touch the world as it was."
Mortal "The closed of mind have the spark within them to create anew. Let us spur their imaginations."

Akashic Brotherhood "They touch the Dream but do not realize its potential."
Celestial Chorus "They worship gods as though we are unworthy of becoming them."
Cult of Ecstasy "They reach for the Dream but falter for the crutch of drug induced visions."
Dreamspeakers "Truly, we are brothers in the Dream."
Euthanatos "Death comes for us all but do not dwell too long amidst nightmares lest they become real."
Order of Hermes "They understand the divinity within man. "
Sons of Ether "Pfft."
Verbena "They touch the Dream but do not realize it for what it is."
Virtual Adepts "You seek to create a new dream at the price of the old. You are almost as bad as the Technocracy."

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Brian
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Overview
Race: Mage
Craft Name: Brian Aelfryd Swift
Shadow Name: Brian Conan Aelfryd Ogma O'Shea Swift, bani Merinita, Wellspring of Twenty, Seneschal of the Lunargent, Scion of Danann
Date of Birth: Which time?
Occupation: Fae Wizard (because everything else is a ruse)
Tradition: Order of Hermes
House: Merinita
Rank: Sixth Degree, Adept
Essence: Primordial
Resonance: Chimeric
Kinfolk: Fianna
Kinain: Sidhe
Apparent Age: 30ish
Height: 6'5"

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Details

Intelligence :

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Pure Breed (Fianna) :

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Banality :

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Spark of Life 
Brian has tapped the wellspring of life and so it flows through him and all that he does. He is a healer by nature. He also has a habit of wearing gloves on account of.. social complications.
Primal Marks
His is an old soul whose avatar has passed through the ages. While once mighty, the echoes of a bygone past cannot be denied for his likeness resembles that of myths told of Ogma of the Tuatha de Danann. Those familiar with Gaelic lore and mythologies will know that he is the mythological figure attributed to the creation of the Gaelic runes named after him and thus the Gaelic language.
Bard's Tongue
As Brian is tied to the dream and its prophetic nature, it often sends him tidbits of truth that must enter the world. This is not always a sought after thing. <OOC NOTE: If you have a painful truth, a snippet of plot or really anything you think would fit put out in a scene feel free to page me and I'll work it into the scene. Happy to help!>
Ode by Arthur O'Shaughnessy
“We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams.
World-losers and world-forsakers,
Upon whom the pale moon gleams;
Yet we are the movers and shakers,
Of the world forever, it seems.”





Power Poses
So this one unfortunately needs to go here. If you want my PC to react in a certain way? Do something to my PC that would otherwise require a skill roll or would affect them in a scene? Page me first. If I arrive in a room and haven't posed in yet? It's because I'm trying to get a feel for what's going on before I pose because it would be ridiculous for me to walk into a funeral riding a unicycle.. unless that was my intent. This also means don't pose reacting to me before I've posed. The notion is likewise ridiculous. Why? You could be waving socially and I could be arriving after a combat scene bloody and near death and then you'd look stupid. So please, as a courtesy, let's all be courteous of the other. Cheers!

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