appears to be 19GENDER:
Intersex (uses plural pronouns)POSITION:
Sex worker and prophetess
✓ Good Conversation
✓ Drugs (opium and related)
✓ Rough sex
✘ Extreme Torture
Harper isn't known for being the most personable worker at the brothel. They keep to themselves most of the time, though their clients report that they're more than capable of speaking up, in one on one situations - in fact, many of clients return just to speak with them and listen to their stories - and get a glimpse into the future.
There's something reassuring about them, a certain kind of ethereal calm. And they've got a wild taste for opiates that sometimes brings out the silver tongued devil in them... right before the client takes what he's come for. Hard.
But through everything there's a sense of secrecy about Harper, a poignant sadness. It's the sense of a deeper truth that's not quite on display, and everything is never quite as it seems.
Harper's past isn't something they often discuss - with good reason. They began life in Ancient Rome, worshiped as a divine being and used (in a sequence of rituals) to predict future events concerning battles and the outcome of Imperial affairs. Something about Harper's proximity to the raw energies of those Roman soothsayers had a profound effect on their longevity, and they haven't aged a day since leaving the Imperial sanctuary, on the eve of the collapse of Rome. Ever since then they've traveled the world as a curiosity, selling their ability to predict future events or displayed by priests and shamans as a living deity.
Next, for over a hundred years, they were captured and displayed by a prestigious (but secretive and entirely underground) "human zoo", visited by the richest, kinkiest and most powerful men. Harper was one of its centerpiece oddities - a true hermaphrodite.
They have both male and female complete working organs in one body. Doctors from across the breadth and range of history have examined them - contemplated the possibility of self-fertilization, the idea that Harper's skrying abilities could somehow be replicated "in the flesh", that the secret of immortality was encoded in their DNA.
Their escape from the human zoo involved the largesse of the powerful Rosenberg banking family. The family's patriarch took pity on Harper (after sating himself with their body on numerous occasions) and gave them a house and prestige under his patronage. Upon his death, Harper was thrown onto the streets by the old man's family, as a dirty secret that couldn't be kept any longer.
After years of wandering aimlessly among the glittering society of Europe and South America, Harper finally made their way to this very special brothel - where they're ready to share their talents with a new, cosmopolitan world of clients and perhaps rediscover that rare love (built on power, pleasure and pain) they felt with Rosenberg.
Here's my attempt!