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Enchanted Object: Queen Titania's Favor
+2 to save vs all magic (not psionics)
Invisibility At Will
Impervious to Fire and HeatPowers:
Evil (Aberrant)Birth Order:
Nice Guy, friendly, courteous, hospitableLife Savings:
4000Country of Origin:
Great BritainChildhood Environment:
Agricultural/Farm CommunityWealth Level:
Laborer/Lower ClassWhen powers Manifested:
Phobia: Symbols of Death
Obsession: Opposite SexInsanity:
On The Job Training
Radio: Basic Secondary
ID Plants & Fruits
Archery & Targeting
Skin Animals* History:
As a young lad, Erik grew up in a poor farming community. Well, the community itself had its share of wealth distribution, it's just that their apple orchard wasn't the most profitable. They grew good apples, but apples are cheap. Struggling alongside his family from an early age saw the youth grow up much quicker, emotionally and mentally, than his peers. Time spent helping during the harvests, year after year, provided him with plentiful exercise and a sort of natural training regimen.
One day, when he was only 13 years old, he wandered off into the wilderness, and quite literally stumbled over a rock, took a tumble to the ground... and fell right into a Faerie Circle. Confusion and fear mixed with a strong sense of curiosity, and his cautious approach of this strange environment. However, he was soon discovered by some Gentry, who of course insisted that the young lad should come with them. He didn't want to miss the party, did he? What party? Why, Queen Titania's party! A celebration of life, and light, and joy and mirth!
The young child, being much more mature than his years would normally indicate, was able to be a good guest. Moreover, his inherently good nature, and the fact he was a human child, drew the attention of the Queen herself. He regaled her and her courtiers with tales of his childhood exploits, conquests, and losses. He did such a good job of this, that he left an impression on the queen.
She bestowed on him a valuable Faerie treasure; her Favor. This takes the form of a perfectly flawless sapphire orb, suspended in a 'chain' of web-like material, made into an amulet that fits around his neck. The web is actually made from the physical distillation of hopes and dreams, and the orb itself is wholly made of raw crystalized magic. He was given this amulet, and told to do what he will with it; to go forth into the world of man, and to have more conquests, to experience more tragedies, to shape a story worthy of retelling.
Additionally, she placed a mark on his very soul, so that when he dies, he will return to her Court, so that he may regale her with his exploits.
And, finally--for is three not one of the most magical numbers?--every year, she sends a single one of her Courtiers to bless the apple orchards, ensuring that every year has produced a bumper crop of amazingly sweet and succulent fruits.
Though his time at the court lasted only a few hours, he returned to find a week had passed in the 'real world'. He could not explain to his parents what had happened, or where he had gone, out of fear of losing the Queen's Favor, but they were just glad to have him back. They also enjoyed the new harvests they started to get in; it saw an increase in their quality of life in general, as the Schuhart apples became highly prized for not only eating, but for producing very fine cider.
As time went on, Erik experimented with the amulet's powers, and studied it. He also studied Faerie lore to try and better understand his childhood experiences, and ponder about his role in the world.
Meanwhile, the mark on his soul caused him to mentally develop in a different way; a way influenced by the ways of the Fae. His increasing eccentricity has ultimately helped shape him into the strange sort of anti-hero he has become.
He wanders the world now, looking for those who have done wrong by the code of conduct many Faeries subscribe to (and which he may very well have twisted in its own way). He does so under the alias of 'Puck', which is becoming a name increasingly feared by ne'er-do-wells, given the over-the-top and highly violent ways he has destroyed 'foul' individuals (Impalement, dismemberment, full castration, filling someone with wine, feeding them to dogs, beating someone to death with a cactus), which also puts him at odds with law enforcement, who view him as a dangerously insane criminal at worst, and a loose cannon at best.
Still, there are a number of normal every-day people who he has had positive effects on; lives he has saved, lives he has bettered.