A World of Leagues Character Concept Character Name:
Selene Kane-Waite (Formerly Jacob Kane)League
Callie Del NoireAge:
21(Physical), 55 (actual)Height:
A tanned well toned woman given to 'outrageous' choices in wardrobe. Typically she wears her hair lose (and more than a bit wild) and is usually dirty from working on something or another in a lab, fighting something or working on some new device and/or weapon.
When she wishes to, she can clean up nicely and plays the 'gentlewoman' but typically even when 'suitably' attired and 'in role' she has several weapons, devices, and/or spells on hand. Given her access to the Kane estate she has more money than she would typically need and can outfit herself to fit any 'role' her needs require.Character Summary:
Born to the name and destiny of the Solomon Kane family name, Jacob found his family name had earned hm the interest of a rogue sorcerer by the name of Ephraim Waite. Waite had been a rival of Jacob's great grandfather, under an entirely different name and identity, and had found out that one of his lost grimoires were part of the family estates. Using the form of a young heiress of his family, Ephraim used his wiles, young form and magics to sneak into the family's good graces. Using magics to first beguile Jacob, the sole surviving direct male descendant of Solomon Kane, he stole Jacob's form and left him near death in the poisoned form of the newly adopted 'Selene'. While able to recover his lost grimoires, Ephraim wasn't able to do more than that before the family matriarch realized what had happened and drove the sorcerer from the family estates in New York state.
Now stuck in the youthful form of a six year old girl, Jacob was nursed back to health and turned her energies to finding the sorcerer to extract revenge after her own form was found discarded in a Baltimore gutter. As Jacob's 'black sheep' child, she grew up under the tutelage of the family scholars and at the hands of some of the best swordsman and gunslingers of the era.
Now a reknown scholar, adventuress and to the few in the know a sorceress of no small skill herself, Selene has stepped out of the shadows that the Kane family lurk in to fight those that endanger the land and her country.Personality:
As abrasive and sarcastic as she had been as Jacob, Selene is fully aware that she walks a dark road that could lead to a very real damnation for her soul. The family records speak of the road her great grandfather Solomon Kane walked and how it nearly damned him several times. She sometimes feels that she had wasted her 'old life' as a scholar in the family tradition and is quite eager to show the world that a 'mere' woman can match wits with men and win. As a result, she occasionally steps into things before thinking them through or realizing what she might be starting unneeded battles and fights.
Once she lets another past her sarcastic outer shell, they will find an intelligent woman looking for a purpose in life.Equipment
The Staff of Solomon: A staff of wood with the head of a cat carved at one end and a sharp point at the other, covered with with ancient hieroglyphics and made of a wood long since lost to the history of time. It is one of the most powerful relics in the family's collection and she is one of the few that can use it. While she is just now learning of it's mystic might, there is yet to be any creature it could not harm.
Pistols: Courtesy of a family friend, John M. Browing, Selene typically carries a pair of M1911 .45 acp pistols that she wears under a jacket in a new 'harness' that allows her to carry them without too much notice. She is a good shot and when home constantly practices with the new guns.
Bowie Knife: A Silvered blade modeled on the classic Bowie knife.
Various 'devices': A consummate scholar and 'dabbler' in both science and the occult, Selene has on occasion used a variety of alchemical, clockwork and chemical tools and devices in her pursuit of Ephraim and her duties for the League.
Magic: Though still learning the 'dark arts' she has broken with the Kane family tradition to study only to know what to face, Selene has mastered a few spells and is constantly looking for more knowledge of the occult to add to the impressive Kane collection. She has some skill at inducing trances and sleep.
<Pending GM approval and additions of course>