: Kennet Ahlgren Age
: Raven (shapeshifter)Occupation
: Private Detective/occasional corporate espionageRole Within the Fae Community
: none in particularEducation
: Given how important computers are in the current information age, Kennet frequently takes classes to keep his computer skills honed, has no completed degrees but has been none to take a class or two when he needs to know how to do something or needs more knowledge about a subjectHobbies
: jewelry making (it calms him and he likes making the pretties though he tends to keep his best pieces for himself), How Do They View Humans?
: Often entertaining opportunities
: Black (they pass for really dark brown when in human form)Height
: 6'3"Physical Description
: Kennet is tall at 6'2" and rangy, with broad shoulders but otherwise a fairly light build. His most distinguishing feature is his long, bright golden-red hair which he generally wears loose followed by his dark eyes which always have a bit of a bird-like quality even in his human form. He is fairly relaxed in his appearance, some days he may be sporting stubble and other days not, and he tends to dress in black most of the time though he may occasionally show up in white just because. There is a quickness to the way he moves, as if his reflexes are always on the verge of fight or flight, even when he's relaxed.Distinguishing Features
: Tattoo of a raven with outstretched wings on his back when in human formCharacter Model
: Danila Polyakov
~In depth~What Do They Feed Off Of?
: Secrets and information, whether gathering or revealing it, the greater the impact of the information, the more sustenance he receives from it. For instance, discovering that someone's favorite color is blue would be relatively little nourishment -- discovering someone has snuck dirty nukes into the city would keep him full for quite some time.Power(s)
: Can take the form of a large raven, can travel to other planes (or transport others there) via black smoke they generate, has exceptional eyesight and reflexes even in human formNote: The black smoke that allows travel between planes is not innate but as a result of some spell or substance known only to the Ravens.Strengths
-- Combat: Is skilled at hand-to-hand combat though he is most likely to try to avoid physical conflict than pursue it. Proficient with dual axes and has weapons that are charmed to stay with him through changes of form.
-- Personable: Though no extrovert, he's learned how to talk to people and get a good response, the simplest and quickest way to get information. When he puts his mind to it, he's fairly good at manipulating your average person into spilling his/her guts.Weaknesses
-- Distractible: He can be caused to lose focus momentarily at times with this lure of other information or secrets to be discovered. In addition he is so keenly aware of his environment that sometimes his attention can get pulled to something small that most people would find easy to ignore.
-- Flockless: Ravens in general are much more efficient working in a flock but he has declined to join another flock after leaving his family and so has no back-up and no assistance when pursuing his secrets.Personality
As information is his stock, trade, and sustenance, he is never forthcoming, even frequently about simple matters that most people wouldn't think twice about sharing. This can make conversation with Kennet a lesson in patience sometimes. He generally reveals information only at a time of his choosing or when there is direct profit to him.Possessive:
When it comes to things or even other people, once he feels something belongs to him he becomes very defensive about holding onto it. It's why though he makes a pretty good living, he doesn't flaunt how much he has but prefers to horde it away which is why few will ever be invited into his home.Impassive:
It's hard to get a rise out of Kennet as he tends to keep his cards close to his vest. He's seen all manner of things in his life and so is hard to shock. It takes a lot to prod him into a display of emotion.Solitary:
Ever since he decided to forego the flock, Kennet has mostly kept to himself beyond the occasional hook-up. He's been burned by some ties in the past so for now is going it alone. He also has been moving from city to city every few years and so hasn't had a chance to make many new friends anyway.Perceptive:
Whether physically or mentally, not much escapes this raven's notice. Whether it's spotting something in his environment or reading people, he gathers a lot of information just by keeping his eyes open. Clever:
Kennet is a smart guy but more specifically, he's good at thinking on his feet and coming up with ingenious solutions to things. History
: Kennet was born in rural Sweden in 1900 into a large family of dark fae ravens so his course was pretty much set from birth. Kennet was brought early into the 'family business' so by World War I, he was already out in the field with the rest of the flock albeit in a tertiary role. He was generally seen as a promising raven, there were many expectations upon him, and WW I was definitely a terrible time for humanity but an excellent time for raves who made a fortune and kept themselves well fed playing both sides of the military secrets game. During the brief interlude between wars when the flock was primarily just enjoying the spoils of war, Kennet fell in love with another young raven, a lovely young woman by the way of Annika and the two became engaged in a passionate affair.
War called again. With the advent of WW II the flock went into action again. Competition from other flocks, light and dark, was high and quickly created a raven-eat-raven environment. Kennet became increasingly discontent and eventually left the flock, an action that caused a rift between the two young lovers as Annika was still very much devoted to the flock. Alone and aimless for the moment, Kennet came across an attractive woman by the name of Serafina Rinaldi with whom he became briefly infatuated, not realizing she was a seniatta and was using her wiles on him. She eventually influenced him to make an information exchange that happened to interfere with an operation that his former flock was carrying out and as a result they found themselves ambushed and ion the operation, Annika was killed. Serafina made sure it would trace back to Kennet so the flock came after him and he spent the next several weeks on the run during which he figured out just what Serafina was and what she had made him do. In time the flock learned about her role in it as well and they shifted their focus to finding her but she was long gone. The flock gave up its vendetta against Kennet but he wasn't exactly welcomed back so with the end of the war, Kennet moved on to the United States to start over there.
He has since worked as a singular agent. The cold war proved a prosperous time as well, and it allowed Kennet to build up his bank account but of course, it was never just about the money. He's been a bit of a ghost among most fae communities he was a part of, largely just concerning himself with his own affairs and trying to stay away from court politics. Throughout this time Kennet continued to attempt to find Serafina but before he succeeded, he got word that she was dead so it remained unresolved for him. He still has a distaste for seniattas to this day.
Recent history has seen him moving from city to city every few years just to keep things fresh. He primarily just takes human contracts from simple PI cases like cheating husbands to more serious corporate espionage. He only very rarely accepts contracts from other fae though he can occasionally be swayed to do so if the price is right. He has just moved to New York and is in the process of setting up an office so he has yet to make any connections here.Connections
: to be determined locally, various family m embers still in EuropeLikes
: a good tail wind, indiscretion in others, shiny things, listening to people recount memories, his hair.Dislikes
: People interfering in his business, those dumb Thor movies, loud music, formal court mattersFears & Phobias
: Betrayal, being magically influenced or controlledO/Os
: My On/Offs
, Kennet in general likes variety in the bedroom, anything to keep him from getting bored (while following the guidelines of my offs).