: his ability to change his appearance was once formidable, and although it is not so this days, he uses it most of the time. When in presence of his slave species he is almost like one of them.
However, his Vampire appearance is as follows: Shasq (shorter version of his name) is tall, thin, very pale and has long dark purple hair. He keeps his elvish-like ears and his eyes are always dark red. His true appearance, though, is that of a tough, veteran soldier. He is always changing his appearance, but he will always keep his androgynous body, his long dark purple hair and his expensive purple, black or crimson clothes. Also, when in battle or when he has to face long exposure to sunlight, he wears this outfit (mask included):http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/347/5/f/we_will_prevail_sith_closeup_by_tanathiel-d4iu7wl.jpg
Example of clothing: http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130820222449/clonewarsadventurescharacter/images/d/df/Sith_Robes.jpg
: Dark Lord of the FeySpecies
: Central Europe, a bit of the North Sea and a bit of the British Islands. See map.
The Fey live in dwarven-like cities underground, in the surface in scattered elvish-like cities across the swamp forest, inside those same gigantic trees, above the cities atop those trees, thanks to their control of the air element, and even higher in flying cities, thanks to science, their own abilities and their Dark God's abilities. The underground tunnels and the forest are in constant development, spreading more and more. Also, these trees grow from the depths of the North Sea, too.
The cities are like the main city, Lerka: flying cities made of genetically modified trees, imbued with his vampire lord blood and steel, lots of steel. These are more machine-like than city-like.
In the ground lays the Forest. From the distance, let's say, from the Swiss Alps, the territory will appear as a giant uniform column of robust, thick trees, covered in metal and just above their crimson crowns (genetically
manipulated) and at the end of several massive branches would be the haven of the fliying cities. These ones are nomadic, while everything else can grow more and more. This "column" is something like 10 kilometers tall. Personal History before the Vampire Era
He has been called many different names. He was born Lucius (Ancient Roman "lux" light) in the early days of the Roman Republic. Then, he was Aelfnoth (Anglo-Saxon "elf" combined with noð "boldness, daring"), but he had to change it after faking his own death in the Battle of Maldon. He changed it to Arthfael / Ael for friends (Ancient Celtic arth "bear" and mael "prince"). Then he used Egica (Spanish Gothic/ Teutonic root eg/ec "terror") during the Visigothic Kingdom.
He has lived as a warrior, a sailor, a pirate, a hired sword... Changing names, appearance and sides in war as he saw fit. He loved to wage wars and he delighted in killing and biting whoever crossed his way. Though he has travelled through the whole planet, he always returns to his "home": the territory own by the Fey. This is not due to some feelings stupidity (because he lived lots of ages there in the past) but due to the many battles fought there. These battles, all that spilled blood, the corpses, the genetic manipulation, the pollution, the nuclear disasters, the diseases, chemical innovations, chemical disasters... Everything created a horrid amalgam of wretched ingredients and from this it is believed the Fey were born. Or, at least, this is what he firmly believes
. In fact, he was the second-in-command of a squadron that raided Central Europe during the Great War. His first true memory is his Mistress —as he recalls calling her— telling him to get up and make ready for the upcoming battle. He did not start as the second-in-command: he stole the identity of the previous one, took his appearance and... well, killed him. Mistress discovered his early skills and used them in her favour. They both "discovered" false traitors and managed to rise quickly through the ranks. After all, Mistress was killed and Shasq had to fake his own death. He had to flee from several creatures and even some vampires who discovered their plots. The whole squadron was destroyed and he was lost in the horrid forests of Germany. To make matters worse, his severe weakness to the sunlight made him mad. After a while, he discovered something wicked: the place where the Fey live today. The Great War unleashed the birth of the Fey, or so they say. Some say Shasqhal, who lurked nearby while festing on the lesser creatures, helped somehow using his powers. Shasqhal has told his slaves that he created them with his powers and everything else was secondary, but in fact he firmly believes it.
And he did what he does best: disguised and became one of them. But not just that but their God/dess. He spied the first of those creatures and quickly learnt how to brainwash them. And he did. He also got a new appearance and a new name and, with his new slave race, he approached Nod, Primus, in order to become a Dark Lord. After he became Dark Lord, he has always tried to fit in the social vampire life in Nod. Through the years he has tried to maintain some kind of friendly relationship with every vampire he knows, because it was not one simply vampire who defied the world but the union of everyone of them. The survival of the fittest group.
Now, with Primus' throne empty, he will side with whoever seems the best option for the throne and for them. Though he desires the crown, he prefers not to be elected. What he, deep inside, craves is a strong, powerful leader to serve. But not just as a subordinate but as the second-in-command. Just like old times.
Apart from everything, he discovered that his slaves suffered several allergies and weaknesses and after this, he started studying them in order to cure them. However the time spent on this work —or even more, this duty—, he has not reached the full cure. Shasqhal managed to give some resistance to nuclear radiation to the older creatures, but that's all.
So, does he really believe he is that old? Yes. In fact, he remembers arguing with Mistress about those old memories of him. She didn't believe him, she called him crazy, idiot, a liar. These days are a blurred memory, but are some kind of memory after all. True or not, he firmly believes they really happened. Mistress, on the other hand, tried to convince him that all the squadron were the result of a experiment: the German army cloned lots of humans, vampires, from the remains of lots of corpses discovered in old tombs, ruins, cemeteries, castles of old times... And that's why he remembers being at the same time a viking and a roman soldier or a visigoth. He is like a puzzle of memories and corpses. Perhaps his ability to mold his own body is a dire effect of his origin. Then why does he believe that he is that old? Simply: Shasq would hate to embrace the idea of being a laboratory product instead of something else. He even made sure to erase, destroy every last hint of those laboratories after claiming the land of the Fey. In fact, a lot of the steel used to built their cities came from there (and a lot of other places, of course. They ravaged every city around their forest).Weakness
: the sunlight burns his skin as if he were still a youngling. Thats why he always wears lots of long clothes. Also, sometimes his body suddenly changes its appearance. The worst thing that may happen is that his body adopts the form of a corpse and this makes him have a panic attack: the only thing he truly fears is Death. His own, of course. And a last one: though nobody knows about his creation (his origin in those laboratories) were he faced with chatter about it, he would enter rage/panic mode.