Russell

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Introduction
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Here alone I, in books form’d of metals,
Have written the secrets of Wisdom,
The secrets of dark Contemplation,
By fightings and conflicts dire,
With terrible monsters sin-bred,
Which the bosoms of all inhabit—

Seven deadly Sins of the Soul.
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Stereotypes
Werewolf "I loved the old Howling movies.
Changeling "Um...I read Shakespeare once...does that count?"
Demon "I know everyone says to be afraid of them and don't go anywhere near them but I have to admit that I'm curious. What would it be like to have coffee with a fallen angel?"
Independent "I'm a big fan of history - I can't say that I wouldn't want to talk to someone who's lived through it."
Independent "Merlin was awesome. I'd love to have a talking owl, but I'm more of a Harry Dresden Fan"

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RP Hooks
College: Russell is a graduate student in Archaeology / Art History at UC: Prospect. Russell, still a college student at heart, is commonly seen with a canvas satchel slung over his shoulder and a smart phone.

Music: Russell is attempting to learn to play the violin like his hero, Sherlock Holmes.

Anachronist: Among his more prized possessions is an antique fountain pen that was a gift when he received his first college degree. He's also shown his eclectic side by turning an old, silver cigarette case into a business card holder. Russell isn't usually one for wearing jewelry but one of the few items that he does wear is an old bronze signet ring with the shape of an owl on its face. He enjoys sending people actual letters written on actual paper and sealed with wax. Yup - he's a nutter.

Practical: In addition to his eccentric side for collecting old memorabilia, he's also very practical. Where ever he goes, at least with his satchel, he carries with him a long, black umbrella. He explains that it was a gift while he was at NYU where he was constantly being caught running from class to class in a sudden downpour.

"It's amazing what friends can be had when you're the one holding an umbrella."

Supernatural: Russell has always been interested in the paranormal, the occult and the supernatural. Whether its researching alien abductions, Big Foot, the Loch Ness Monster, ESP, Ghosts, Demonic Possessions or witchcraft - he's always interested in discussing it with others who are also curious.

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Trivia
  • Vocation: University Student
  • Social Life: He's shy but will occasionally make friends that get past the 'professional wall'.
  • Hangouts: He's an avid Book Nerd and is often found crawling through old book stores and libraries.
  • Hobbies: He's an old-school gamer (D&D, Black-Dog Games, etc.)
  • Sports: He enjoys fencing, like his hero.
  • Business: Russell, though enrolled in college, is still an avid antiquarian and still works as a rare book agent.
  • Tattoo: He has a quarter-sized tattoo of an owl sitting in an oroboros. The tat is located on the inside of his left ankle. It was one of those ideas that really seemed enigmatic and cool at the time but later was more of a 'well, that's going to leave a mark' things.
  • Musician: Russell is a secret violinist. He's not one to brag or to show off but he likes playing when he needs to calm down and think.
  • Sherlock Holmes: Russ is a TOTAL Holmesian fan though he doesn't admit it to just anyone.
  • Favorite Books:
    • Dune
    • Salem's Lot
  • Favorite TV & Movies:
    • Fright Night (original)
    • True Blood
    • Sherlock
    • Being Human (BBC)
    • Poltergeist
    • Salem's Lot

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Gallery

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20 Questions
1.Favored Drink when sad: Rum
2.Favored Drink when Happy: Rum
3. Artist most likely to Karaoke: Sam Smith
4. Favorite Food: Chinese
5.Favorite Beverage: Tea/Coffee
6.Shower or Bath: Bath
7.Secret Fear: Spiders
8.Secret Passion: Singing
9.Cats or Dogs: Cats
10. Relaxing Moment: Rainy Day
11.Energizing Moment: Discovery of something unknown/lost
12.Firefly Character Equiv.: Simon
13.Game of Thrones House: Targaryen
14.Harry Potter House Ravenclaw
15.Best Star Wars Epside 4: Han. Shot. First
16.Marvell or DC Marvell
17.Who would you follow: Magneto or Prof.X Magneto
18.Kryptonite Spot behind his ear. V. Dangerous.
19.Telepathy or Precognition Telepathy
20.Apocalypse: Zombies or Aliens Zombies

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Russell
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Overview
Date of Birth: August 12, 1990
Age of Awakening Around 16
City of Birth: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Apparent Age: Early 20's
Occupation: Masters Student
Demeanor: Shy Nerd
Nature: Sleuth
Race: Mage
Type: Traditions
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 170
Notable Stats: Investigation, Perception, Wits, Dexterity
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Background
Russell was the typical book nerd all through his early years. Books could take him to places that were far better than his meager, tortured adolescent life. Being gifted with an affinity towards languages, specifically, Latin, was a handy thing growing up in the catholic church his family attended. Not exactly the most athletic of young men, he mostly kept his head down, pretended to be part of the walls and said nothing until he got to college.

With his grades Russell was able to get a scholarship to NYU. In truth he didn't care exactly where he went to college so long as it was far far away from the small town where he was born. NYU was everything he wanted it to be. He was able to expand his mind, break out of his shell. While in High School he was lucky to go to anything resembling a social event - prom or homecoming dances - but he was not really interested in the girls he had classes with. He just didn't dare admit the reality of his feelings until he was one of the anonymous freshman at NYU.

There wasn't much he was able to do with a BA in history but he knew that going in. Once he was accepted into a master's program in Art History and Archaeology in a new city; Prospect. The University offered him the opportunity to study medieval manuscripts up-close. He couldn't resist the chance to explore his life-time fascination with rare books.

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Soundtrack
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