Original Game: Shadowrun - Seattle 2070 Name: Devil HarlanStreet Name:
HeteroPlace of Birth:
CAS – Mountains of East TennesseeCurrent Nationality:
Fake SIN x2 Current Place of Residence/Lifestyle Level:
UCAS, Seattle Metroplex, Redmond Barrens, Bargain Basement District/Low Lifestyle (2,000 x12 - 24,000)Living Arrangements:
Devil lives alone in a simple and cheap, though clean, flat.Hobbies:
Old black & white movies, billiards, gambling, fighting, drinking, women, sex, working on/restoring old motorcycles, cruising on his restored/customized 2019 Harley Davidson Punisher motorcycle, hunting down bounties, practicing his quick draw and other gun slinging skills.Unusual Features:
Nothing “unusual” but he does have tribal tattoos over his shoulders and down his biceps, as well as a large tattoo of the Confederation of American States on his back that spans across both shoulder blades.Appearance:
Devil’s rugged good looks are the only good thing his parents ever did for him. Short cropped hair as black as pitch frame unsettling orbs of azure that hide a sharp wit and quiet resolve. A dusting of dark whiskers along his angular jaw and chin are kept neatly groomed in the traditional anchor
style, accentuating the lean, chiseled angles of his face. His athletic physique compliments his 6’2” frame nicely, completing that cliché, tall, dark and handsome appearance.Personality:
Devil lives by his own rules, on his own terms. He’s unpredictable and instinctive with a fearless and competitive edge and his propensity for being blunt along with his sarcastic sense of humor, lands him in a tight spot more often than not. He has a quiet confidence that hints at the strong, assertive demeanor cultivated by his life’s experience. Cool under pressure, Devil excels in the face of adversity, subscribing to the philosophy that he’d rather die standing than live lying down. He has a sly intelligence and wit, and possesses an indelible southern charm infused with a subtle and seductive charisma capable of disarming unassuming victims.
With very few exceptions, Devil has always been a maverick. With few people in his corner, trust doesn’t come easily for Devil, who holds his privacy in high regard. As a result, his aloof disposition breeds an air of mystery among his peers. That being said, loyalty is paramount to Devil, so once his trust is earned, he sticks. Betray his trust and the business end of his Ruger Super Warkawk revolver might be the last thing you ever see on this earth.
In the end, when the chips are down and the drek hits the fan, Devil is a man you want on your side.History:
Devil Harlan was born in a small, poverty stricken, rural town in the mountains of East Tennessee to Percival and Nadine Harlan. Nadine passed away giving birth to her only son. In his grief, Percival laid the blame squarely on the shoulders of his newborn son, naming the baby “Devil” viewing him as the harbinger of death and destruction.
Percival climbed into a bottle to drink away the pain and loneliness of his loss. Devil was fortunate to survive the early years of his life at the hands of his abusive father. Devil grew up fast and learned to stay out of Percival’s way, and by the age of 14, Devil ran away from home.
While stealing some food from a general store in the neighboring county, Devil was caught by the store owner, a man named Franklin Baptiste. Franklin was an adept in the Way of the Gun and could sense that Devil possessed the magical aura… and that he had been abused. He took pity on Devil, offering to let the boy stay with him in exchange for working the store. Devil accepted the offer and a new relationship was forged.
Franklin thought of Devil as the soon he never had, and over the next few years, Franklin shared his knowledge in the ways of the adept and how to use his newfound powers to hone his skill with the gun.
When Devil was 17, Franklin came home to find Percival, waiting for him. The very sight of Devil ignited a fury in Percival, and the incensed father launched into a tirade, charging his son with his bat held high. Devil drew the Ruger Super Warhawk he’d been practicing with that afternoon and shot his father dead in the heart. Franklin helped Devil dispose of his father's corpse deep in the Smokey Mountain wilderness.
Life in the mountains became quiet once more until that fateful day when Percival's corpse was discovered by some big game hunters. After the forensics teams what forensics teams do, Devil was pinned for the murder. He served only eight years in a CAS penitentiary, granted early release for good behavior and prison overcrowding.
Franklin had passed away some time during his stint behind bars, leaving Devil with no where to go and no one to turn to. He scratched out a living for a couple of years working in a Barrett Firearms factory until he’d had enough life in a factory. Deciding a change of scenery and a new career was in order. Devil packed all of his belongings, dug up his life’s savings along with the money Franklin had left to him, and drove his 2019 Harley Davidson Punisher to Seattle.
Though he couldn’t tell you why or how he fell into it, it wasn't long after he arrived in town that Devil found himself freelancing as a bounty hunter. When work became scarce and funds began to dwindle, Devil turned to the shadows, utilizing his skills and the training he’d received under the tutelage of Franklin to get the job done.
Over the last few years, he's seen a modicum of success in the bounty hunter business with a taste of what the shadows have to offer. As a result, he’s accrued some nice, new hardware, nearly completed his restoration/customization of his bike, and garnered a few other advantageous perks to help make him a more valuable deniable asset in the shadows The Emerald City.