* Given Name:
Russell Kevin Davis
:Rusty (not one he's fond of), Russ
Russell has a lean but athletic build with well-defined muscles. His face is handsome and his mouth is usually twisted in a charming yet mischievous grin. His brown hair is short but usually tousled. His eyes are a smoky grey.- Age:
18 - Height:
6' 1"- Weight:
180 lbs- Hair Color/Style:
Dark brown, short but frequently tousled- Eye Color:
Russell usually dresses casually, favouring jeans or cargo pants, work or combat boots and T-shirts. He does own several high-quality suits and formal outfits (for occasions like school prom), but rarely has occasion to wear them.- Jewelry:
* Physical Abilities:
Since he's trained in hopes of becoming a Marine from a young age Russell Davis is quite fit and fast on his feet. (Several of his friends comment that he gets plenty of exercise jumping into situations head-first and pushing his luck). His father has trained him in marksmanship (especially with rifles) and fieldcraft, and his knowledge of survival techniques and hunting has been honed by numerous camping trips. From his hunting he knows how to skin and dress a kill, and has a fair knowledge of how to cook - his meals are not cordon bleu standard but they are edible. Russell has also trained in unarmed combat. Because of his frequent camping trips with his father Russell is moderately competent with first aid. While his sister is a better singer than he is, he can carry a decent tune and can play the guitar rather well.
At first glance Russell appears to be a stereotypical American teenager focused on getting decent grades, flirting with cute girls and generally having fun. He's very much a 'live for the moment' kind of guy. Although he knows how to have fun and enjoys cutting loose he is actually rather mature for his age. Russell knows he has a lot more training than most people his age, so he tends to take the initiative and charge ahead unless someone else reins him in. Russell also firmly believes in backing those he feels responsible for to the point of being somewhat overprotective, and while he isn't a bully or thug he feels little remorse about getting into a punch-up with someone who hurts or attacks those he cares about. Background;
Born the son of John Davis, a US Marine combat engineer, and Robyn Davis, a civilian nurse who retired to become a full-time parent, Russell grew up in a number of different places within the United States as his father was moved around from base to base. He lived in off-base housing with his mother, as his parents wanted their son to have as normal a life as possible rather than pushing him towards a military career. However that didn't stop Russell from deciding fairly early on his own that he wanted to join the armed forces like his father and grandfather - the frequent moves made it harder for him to bond with other children his age, and he relished his father's tales of foreign lands. Russell spent as much time as he could camping, hunting and otherwise bonding with his father when he wasn't away on deployment and, while he cared for his mother, it was clear which parent he took after.
Things changed for the Davis family when John mustered out of the Corps five years ago. He wanted to spend more time with his family - Russell had just turned thirteen and his daughter Isabel was almost eleven - and he had had enough of travelling to far-off places around the world and fighting in many of them. His skills as a combat engineer as well as extensive experience in the infrastructure rebuilding projects in Afghanistan and Iraq made getting a job in the construction industry a piece of cake. However instead of taking a high-paying job with one of the large firms on the East Coast the former Marine packed up his family and moved to a small quiet town where he could spend more time being a father than a worker. He quickly took a job as a site engineer and demolitions specialist with a construction company in town and set about making a life for his family, starting by enrolling his children in the local school.
Some of the locals were a bit concerned about the new arrivals but the Davis children fitted in well to their new school. While their father had made sure Russell and Isabel knew how to defend themselves neither of them picked fights or acted aggressive towards their schoolmates, although they weren't afraid to push back when they were pushed in the playground scuffles that are par for the course for schoolkids. Both of them settled in well and quickly made friends, and set about having relatively normal school lives, although some students found Russell's intensity a bit off-putting. Most of the time he stayed out of trouble, although he did get involved in a few of the more spectacular pranks the local high school has on record. On a more serious note he has been involved in fighting with some of his fellow students, usually while protecting other students from harassment or violence. Despite these blemishes on his school record Russell graduates successfully with high, although not genius-level, marks.
With the close of the school year Russell has taken some time out to relax and indulge in some end-of-school partying with his friends even as he considers his future. John Davis, somewhat mellowed by civilian life, has spent the past several years trying to dissuade his son from joining the Marine Corps out of fear of Russell one day coming home the same way as a number of his buddies in Iraq and Afghanistan - namely, in a flag-draped coffin. Russell doesn't want to make his family worry but he's dreamed of a military career since childhood, and now is seriously considering whether to continue on his path, or change his direction and try for the more mundane path of college and a civilian career.
However the event about to befall his hometown is about to take that decision out of his hands...
Socioeconomic Class/Standing* Class:
Middle Class D&D Class: Fighter* Religion:
nominal Christian (very lapsed), more avid worshipper of the god Party* Place of Birth:
San Diego, California
Inventory (commonly carried)
; cellphone with GPS app, Swiss army pocket knife, small first aid kit (waist bag size), Apple iPod * Weapons:
hatchet, hunting knife, skinning knife (camping), aluminium baseball bat, Marlin 336 lever-action rifle, AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, 2 Beretta 92 pistols (home)