Allow me to introduce you to our first AnarchPlayer Name:
Pharos (uncertain whether it is his first or last name, or even if it's his true name.)Race/Lineage:
His tattoo's have magic infused in them to make permanatly give him a human form.Sex:
Pharos's human form is in his eyes perfectly carved. Muscles from head to toe, expresseve tattoos, tall and bulky. A form that is powerful, and a form intended to get a reaction. He keeps his head shaved, and enjoys alternating eye colors between his natural golden, and various greens and blues depending on his mood. Isn't incredibly fond of wearing lots of clothes, and generally shows off his forms as often as possible. (Sometimes appears allergic to shirts).Faction:
: To keep Highlands City in the grip of fear so he can feed easierOccupation:
Makes money through odd jobs and informationMinions
: Answers to a unknown binding contract, is open to some minions of his own thoughSexual Orientation:
StraightOns & Offs: Ons
: People with power, restraints, reluctance (enjoys the seduction), rough play, heavy raw emotion, other devilsOffs
: None humanoids, males, easy prey, extreme bodily fluidsPlace of Birth:
Moves from place to place around town, typically inns, but he has taken advantage of homes on vacation.Personality: Antagonizing
: Pharos has a habit of making assumptions of his guests, accusing them of motives or short comings. He enjoys getting a rise out of them, and enjoys leading them along to either turn them away or give them different information. He enjoys feeling the rise out of emotion, enjoys frustrating them specifically. While frustration and anger aren't emotions he feeds from he enjoys the feel of it, and he is likely to provoke those around him.Seducer
: All work and no play makes Pharos a dull boy, and Pharos makes sure he keeps plenty of time for pleasure. A strong desire and taste for the fairer sex ensures he is a flirt, and a shameless one at that. Just as quick as he is to be antagonistic he is just as quick to try and inspire a feeling of lust and desire. Lust is his favorite emotion (though once more not the one he feeds from), and he enjoys drawing it from women. Enjoys feeling their desire, their hesitation, their need. Dependable
: A devil always keeps his word. Despite a flare for rubbing people the wrong way, and a sometimes easily exploited appetite for women, Pharos has never gone back on a contract nor has he ever failed to produce. Whenever he agrees to a contract of any sort he follows it through to the letter. He is efficient and typically quick, not enjoying being bound to anyone. The work he accepts varies, sometimes it's information, sometimes it's physical, sometimes it's someone's dirty work, but it always gets done.Meticulous
: In work Pharos accounts for every detail from the great to the small. He is as thorough as one would expect to make a machine, every scheme, every action, everything he does has a exact purpose and keeping too his plans perfectly, whether the result he aims for is a success varies, but it is never a failure because of a inability to prepare, or because he got distracted and his timing was off. Pharos is careful and calculating, and plans for variables as he goes. Illusive
: Though Pharos enjoys talking and exchanges information regularly, information on who or what he is, is even harder to find. He drops hints, and bait for people to follow but most of it is misdirection. His answers on himself or his past (unless he's agree on a contract) is never direct and it's always carefully chosen. Pharos like all remaining devils have had to hide in order to survive in order to cover up his tracks, and he is very talented at covering his tracks.History:
Pharos has lived a very long life, starting in Inferno. He was born to a powerful family of devils that had domain over a section of Inferno. But he didn't get to enjoy that life of luxury very long. Devils had grown arrogant in their power, and had suppressed and beaten down many under their reign. In Inferno, creatures prone to vice and freedom run rampant, to be unable to enjoy their vices, to have laws laid upon them meant to have conflict. Only the powerful rule in Inferno and devils became complacent, let themselves become weak off of comfort, and when the demons rebelled the devils had few among them strong enough to resist. Those that did didn't last long, and those foolish enough to try and cling to their power were destroyed every last one of them.
Pharos was young, and his lack of power was plenty motivation for him to hide instead of fight. He learned to conceal his appearance, and learned how to read emotions to sense aggressive personalities around him. Learned how to read situations to know when to attack or know when to relent. Pharos became a survivor when he was young, and became good at that trade. He was always alone, always working independently. Those who helped were simply tools to his survival. They needed to be, whenever it seemed his kind banded together they were torn apart and destroyed. So Pharos avoided his own kind, but it'd also be incorrect to say he felt hatred. Pharos understood what happened, why it happened, and understood that he needed to be clever, but he also needed power. The life of being a scavenger ended when Pharos slipped through a rift and found himself on Terra instead.
Pharos found the world of Terra fascinating, he was alone again and yet the creatures there were so very different so very naive. He spent centuries never coming into contact with a Sentinel member, simply entangling himself in the culture learning to understand it better. Pharos had deep fascinations with kings and rulers, nobles, cardinals, men of faith, anything that had influence and power. When he had the ability to get close he choose to do so. It was when he got too close to a vatican cardinal in the 1400s that he was finally exposed to Sentinel and was captured. To the surprise of Sentinel and perhaps himself he didn't resist. He was curious, he hadn't heard of these men, but they had influence they had the ability to make him disappear and as such he allowed himself to be their prisoner. Observing and striving to understand he began to speak to what was at the time called a "watcher," named Fatima Caito. For six months Pharos spoke with her, understanding her, and eventually found love with her. It wasn't a connection that went unnoticed, and despite Fatima's assurance that her guardian order was open minded they instead saw their connection as Pharos poisoning her and corrupting her. One night they opened the cell with the intent to kill him, but Fatima inteferred and was killed in the process.
Pharos felt rage for the first time, but he escaped. Choosing to linger within the city he began to focus on Sentinel instead of beings in power. Grew to understand how they hunted, what they looked for, and worked to find ways to conceal himself. Then one by one he laid traps for those that had killed his beloved Fatima, and one by one he killed each of them. It was elation, it was vindication, and while he couldn't admit that it satisfied the emptiness he felt, it did satisfy something else. When he had finished his work with the beings responsible for his pain he left Italy and traveled around Europe. It'd be there that Pharos met the first demon he had in centuries. This devil called himself Argos, and Argos was as interested in Pharos as Pharos was him. Argos was much older, and much more experienced on Terra, and began to teach Pharos how to better protect himself. They traveled together for fifty years before they parted ways, but Pharos learned a great and began to work as a spy, making himself invaluable to local powers, and making it harder during the time for Sentinel to get at him.
Though there was much noise about the new world, Pharos didn't travel overseas until the 1800s. It was a long journey and a dangerous one, Pharos needed a specific emotion to survive and could potentially starve to death on the ship, but eventually his curiosity got the better of him and he found a new home in the Americas. America had great conflict all through it's history with times of peace being far less then times of war. Even then as traveler moved west they faced constant threats, and made it ideal for Pharos to exist, the emotions he needed to survive were everywhere and he simply couldn't get enough of it. Pharos would constantly travel, never sticking around in areas too long. Then something unexpected happened, where as people of his kind of anything other then human had to hide, suddenly their existence was exposed to the world.
A whole new playground began, as fear ran rampant all over the world, but even in the areas he was in. The visitors feared the humans, the humans feared the visitors, the leaders feared losing control. For the first time Pharos had gotten to feel a world that catered to his whims. For the first time in as long as he could remember he didn't need to travel. Then little by little that fear began to fade, as the sides began to accumulate to each other, Pharos lost that sense of comfort and luxury, and the loss was troublesome to him. He had found a home in Highlands City, and then that home stopped being a home. He started needing to search for his necessities to survive. That frustrated him, but despite every stride there was something else growing, this time from the supernatural community. They desired freedom, and that desire lead to anger, lead to impulsive actions, lead to subjectivity. Pharos began to insight anger within the community. It wasn't much but every time a visitor created strife in the community, the community reacted harshly and in panic. Better yet Sentinel managed to select a corrupt monster of a man to serve as the Director of their headquarters in the town, and he made returned the town to the type of fear and animosity that had made it his home in the first place. Pharos got to enjoy another decade of being at home before it was fixed once more, but it seemed within the city the damage had been done.
Even as Sentinel moved to fix their terrible mistakes, a group of extremists desiring freedom took form, not willing to compromise, and willing to create war in order to have it. How could Pharos resist getting information to such a group, and for the two years after Barret being sacked Pharos dedicted himself to helping that group keep the tension within the city. After all the city was his home, and it simply didn't do to have that home destroyed would it? All creatures protected their homes with their lives, and Pharos would be no different. Family:
None surviving the purge of InfernoSpecial Abilities: Empathy
: Pharos can feel and feed off the emotions (fear) of others around them, as if it was a scent or a flavor on the wind. Without magic wards it is impossible to prevent him from feeling.Soul Contract
: Pharos can mark and bind a soul with a contract, meaning that if someone agress to signing the contract they lose the ability to betray their word, but Pharos must sign and can't betray his word either. (A devil always keeps his word....But so will you). At it's most powerful it means he can claim their souls. When that happen if the victim has magic talent (except for witches and their equivilent), Pharos can inehrit that peace of them.Snare(gained from the soul of a Nymph)
: Has the ability to minipulate roots commonly used to act as snares and keep victims in place.Darkness (gained from soul of demon)
: Has the ability to fill a room with unnatural darkness, that anything but a spell of light can't penetrateFire Body (Gained from Soul of Ifrit)
: Has the ability to adorn his body in flames and use such flames to attack and defend. While in fire body he possess all the weaknesses of the Ifrit race.Healing Touch (gained from soul of an angel)
: Pharos can heal moderate wounds at the cost of reducing his immune system.Strength of the Moon (Gained from soul of Lycan)
: Under the light of the full moon Pharos's powers and abilities grow, though as a result he has a weakness to silver. Special artifact/item:
Wears a ring that suppresses the ability to understand what plane he is from
Has a Bracelet that suppresses his ability to read emotions, (if he could read the emotion it'd be impossible not to react in someway, this is another trick to conceal his identity as a devil).Martial Skills:
Skilled Martial Artist
Skilled with blades
Skilled with bindings