Aiden Wolf (last name was given to him as a joke among his superiors)Age:
24Appearance Human TransformedHeight:
Human: 5' 8'' Transformed: 8' 5''Sexuality:
When human he can make use of some meager self magic to imbue his gauntlets with supernatural strength. When transformed, weapons become irrelevant.Magic:
As stated above, only uses self magic, and in very small and meager amounts.Personality:
Most of the time he's an extremely quiet and isolated loner. Even within the Gray crusade he has very few friends, and only a select few people that he associates with on a daily basis. Despite his condition, Aiden takes his job extremely seriously, and will stop at nothing to bring those who cause needless pain to others to justice. Aiden deeply respects those who have sacrificed their life to the Grey Crusade of their own will, though he only serves the Templars themselves out of his own personal sense of duty and desire for redemption. He looks down on the way that they see his people as 'blights' and seek to eradicate them.Background:
lycanthropy is a disease that has polluted the world for several generations now, and while extremely rare, it's one of the most well known and feared genetic disorders ever caused by the poison. The disorder causes the subject to undergo strange and terrifying transformations at an uncontrollable basis, causing them to turn from a human into a beast that becomes a hybrid of both man and wolf. In this form, subjects typically lose all sense of intelligence and become feral beasts, ruthlessly attacking anything that they consider to be a threat until nothing is left in it's wake. When in their 'feral' form, Lycans wield physical strength and speed that regular humans simply couldn't hope to match alone, as well as boosted senses of sight, hearing, and smell. This results in a lycan becoming the perfect predator, and as such, those that are have lycanthropy are naturally feared, even though symptoms don't typically start showing up until the subject's early teen years.
Transformation happens nightly for those who are new to transformation, and even when a subject is fully mature, they still transform when certain conditions are met, one of which being the night of a full moon, another being when human instinct picks up on the prospect of it's life being in imminent danger.
Aiden was one of those people, living a regular life until the age of 14 only to have his entire life ripped out from under him. The first time he transformed was when he and a young girl of his home village were out having a childish adventure in the woods. Needless to say, when her corpse showed up the following morning brutally mauled and bloodied in the own square, after she said that she was going off with him, there was hell to pay. Were he not fast on his feet and familiar with all the alleyways and crevices of the town, Aiden would have been executed because of something that he couldn't control. For about six years after that Aiden wandered alone, his feral form keeping him alive with a nightly hunt which kept his stomach full of raw meat from fresh kills. He could find no place to call home, as every time he tried to settle down in an inn for more then a night or two, more innocent mauled corpses showed up in the street.
Around the age of twenty, Aiden began to get spiritual, one of the only ways he could keep himself sane during a time where he considered himself nothing more then a beast in hiding, waiting to bring pain onto people that had never harmed him. He realized that he needed to commit his life to god, if he ever wanted a chance to receive the lord's forgiveness for all of the atrocities and killings that his feral side had performed. Still, Lycans were considered abominations by the Templars, and were hunted ruthlessly for something that was out of their control. As such, he only met with a captain of the Grey Crusade in a neutral ground, wilderness, so that his feral side could easily defend itself and escape should it turn out to be an ambush. After a few hours of negotiation, he was given the last name 'wolf' because of his condition, and was brought in to serve in the Grey Crusade. Since joining, he has slipped out of his spirituality, realizing that it was just a desperate attempt at finding something to hold on to, but he still serves in the Grey Crusade out of a sense of his personal need for redemption, as well as a belief that the Templars are doing good for the majority of humanity, his own kind excluded.