My name is : Bahadir
I'm a : Vampire
I appear to be : In late thirties
Cool things I can do : In addition to the agility and strength of a vampire, he is able to focus his power to further increase his strength, attaining unnatural brute strength (bending thick steel material, for example), however it lasts only for a few minutes and he is exhausted afterward, needing rest and blood to recover lost energy. He has a basic form of mind control at his disposal, but it's merely the act of presenting ideas and suggestions in another's mind, rarely useful on a calm and/or strong willed person. He can also survive under the sun, but being exposed to direct sunlight weakens him to the point his only difference from a human is being undead and thus not as easily kill-able.
You'll notice I'm a little : Arrogant and obsessive at times, yet not devoid of manners. Strict about making a respectable presentation of himself (but not always successful) and inquisitive of others most of the time. Harboring a love for art and beauty to the point of obsession and prone to engaging in arguments about them.
The pages of my life state : Bahadir is a vampire who's been around since 1415. Originally from Anatolia (Ottoman Empire), his birth name is Ali. Being a Sipahi in the Ottoman army, he was a man accustomed to luxury and a position of authority. Although he was widely known as a selfish and cruel man at best and an unforgiving tax collector, he was known for his bravery and skill in the field of battle. Soldiers and officers who fought alongside him gave him the name Bahadir, which meant brave and courageous. During the conquest of Constantinople in 1453, Bahadir Ali, as he was then known, was captured by the Byzentine soldiers and made a prisoner of war.
During his imprisonment, a noble in the Byzentine Empire requested Bahadir Ali's release into his custody. This man, known as Heraklius, was an elder vampire who decided Bahadir Ali was a proper individual to become his vampire childe. Heraklius had been interested in Ali for a few years by then and upon confirming his skills, besides his traits as a man, he took him in.
After Constantinople was lost to the Ottoman Empire, making his land a property of the said Empire and thus dangerous for Heraklius' pursuits, he took Ali with him and fled to Rome. There he taught Ali about the supernatural forces in the world prior to transforming him. Ali, being a man whose frailty towards power outweighed his beliefs, quickly abandoned his Islamic faith and embraced his new dark self. He indulged in the bloodshed and persecution of mortals more as a man than as a vampire for the next twenty years. Despite Heraklius being a man of principle who did not believe in needless slaughter, his childe had become a monster. Realizing Ali would sooner expose himself and Heraklius to humans and risk being hunted and killed than he would learn from him, Heraklius resulted to supernatural powers at his disposal to subdue and instruct Ali. For five decades, Heraklius kept Ali underground, mentoring him, sometimes with force.
Despite the methods costing half the sanity of his childe, Heraklius had succeeded in creating a respectable vampire out of Ali. The next two hundred years, they lived and hunted together, while Heraklius taught him how to fight werewolves and why he must hunt them. However, at the end of those two hundred years, Ali found out Heraklius was going against everything he taught him all along. He had a secret affair with a woman who was a werewolf. Deeming his dark father a traitor to his own kind, Ali slaughtered them both and abandoned his old life for a new beginning -a second time.
Following these events, Ali had forsaken his name and taken his old title as his new name : Bahadir. With his mind damaged from the methods of teachings, Bahadir had become a man of obsessive pursiuts by then. He primarily fed on beautiful women or artists of either gender. Although he only needed to feed once in a few months, he would sometimes find it difficult to locate proper prey and thus result to unorthodox methods. Such as using his basic mind control ability to trick simple people into believing they are great musicians, actors/actresses or poets and waiting for them to compose songs, write plays or poems, feeding on them while they are singing or performing, pretending they are 'valuable artists'.
Being a passionate swordsman and archer who spent most of his mortal and immortal life on the back of a horse, he mostly hated technology as it advanced throughout his long unlife. He believed technology was destroying the essence of art and beauty inherited by each being. Thus he never used any weapon but his handcrafted bows, arrows and swords, neither did he ever learn to drive a car -always traveling with a horse. He hated the unnatural light of electricity, preferring candles and often used letters for communication. However during his constant hunt for werewolves around Europe and Asia, he decided mobile phones were a necessary evil to quicken the hunt when the prey was close and he found himself in urgent need of information from his contacts.
In the last century, he developed the ability to walk the day without the risk of death, daily exposing himself to direct sunlight for very brief periods of time. As he 'evolved' past this weakness, it made information gathering, interaction with humans and travel much easier for him. During a day time werewolf hunt, he heard of the Blackwald Academy for the first time and decided to visit the place to sate his curiosity.
I look like : Bahadir is a broad man with some untidy facial hair and very short hair -both white. His face is rather slim compared to his build and skin is pale -but not too pale, he can look human from a distance. His eyes are yellow, which he uses colored lenses to cover when interacting with humans. He always wears black leather boots, trousers, long jacket and even a leather shirt. Also often using a black hood attached to his jacket sometimes, to avoid being spotted in the dark due to his white hair.