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Alias(es): Dick, Roller (he doesn't like nicknames though)
Real Name: Rick Calhoun (Rarely gives his last name)
Apparent Age: early 20s
Concept: Country Gangrel finding his way back into humanity and trying to figure out where he sits in today's world. Figuring out how he's supposed to fit in.
Physical description: He doesn't have too many distinguishing features, save for his bestial traits (listed below). Hair's generally longer and unkempt. Clothing tends to be a bit dirty and tattered, yet presentable. Does not smell particularly bad nor good. Mostly that of flora and dirt.
Current animal 'traits': (usually hidden via Mask of 1000 Faces) Thick tufts of fur along most of his torso, some feathers running down the backside of each arm, and yellow-golden eyes.
Relevant Mechanics: Has permanent fangs, so you won't see him flashing a smile around very often (though is usually hidden via Mask of 1000 faces in front of people). Most certainly not in a public place with cameras. Though, he doesn't tend to be around crowds very often to begin with if he can help it. Also is colorblind, but that's not so easily noticeable as the importance of such doesn't come up very often. Heightened Senses helps the situation, though certain colors can be very similar as shades of gray.
Basic Timeline: 1970: Born in Connecticut. Hasn't generally told much in the way of details of his past, but does mention the many travels over time and enjoyment of the outdoors.
~1990: About the time he was embraced. Not much known about the sire while travelling through the Appalachian Mountain trails. Assumed to be some Gangrel that testing him to see if he would make a worthy individual if he survived. But he doesn't know who that individual was. Only knew that the individual was a female as best as he could recall.
2009-current: After spending nearly 20 years surviving and keeping mostly to himself and the animals in the woods there, he would find himself seeking out people at camp sites to feed from seeing as one could only do so much on animal blood. For a while, he let the Beast and instinct hold more control of him. The specifics on what he had to do may or may not be told, but it's not something he cares to dwell on if he's talked about it. Joined the Anarch movement late in 2009 and has been in Gainesville since. Enjoying the freedom of being an individual and able to do his own thing while keeping in touch with his humanity. Though, naturally, his time away from humanity can be easily sen in his demeanor often times as well. Recently was nearly destroyed, and thought dead at the hands of an infernalist. He's recovered, but not completely over the incident.
2011-2012: Many things have happened. Dealing with a disembodied spirit most know of as Joel due to a botched ritual done at Palatka when dealing with infernal-related things, he has popped up again in late November 2012. Though things about him have been silent now along the end of December and January so far. Time will tell if there is more. Also finished dealing with the mercenary gang of anarchs called The Thunderbolts. While their war-minded gang caused many problems, 3 or 4 of them were just outright murdered even though the task was to torpor them and bring them somewhere where they may be more welcome and with like-minded individuals. This event has lead Rick to further question his own growing ease at seeing things killed or killing himself. While he was fine killing when it was necessary, one thing he always told himself and others is that you don't kill another Anarch unless there is absolutely no other choice. Obviously other people have different opinions.
Also late 2012, one he would consider a good friend, Anna, was captured and killed by the Sabbat. The Sabbat from Ocala has really been causing issues as of late. A few times now, they have come into town and caused many problems. First with someone named Pappi Diablo. Found the name kind of funny considering they're against everything Infernal, apparently. Was also apparently one of their past leaders, called a Bishop. First the guy runs over several innocent people with a van where Rick tried to help save those who he could, but most were simply suffering and wouldn't live anyways. So, he helped them move on to whatever lies beyond death.
2013: So far, the Sabbat continue their antics, apparently preparing for something of a war. Believed to have come into the city a couple times now to do their mass-embracing in the city leaving the Anarchs to clean up and do damage repair. Again, time will tell what will come of this.
2014: Had issues with a gang of Anarchs that came into town calling themselves the Thunderbolts. While a few of them were alright, they were what you could say a 'militant' group. Their care for the Masquerade was less than impressive, causing those of us already here to have to clean up their mess. Eventually, there was a dispute that ended up blowing up rather spectacularly, resulting in a big fight that ended with most of the Thunderbolts being killed or torpored. It was not supposed to happen like that, but it did. Rick makes it clear that he did not kill any of them.
2015: Originally trying to find out what happened to the Anarchs over in the Pensicola area (after having no contact in a while from the area), we got side-tracked at Panama City where we came across another group of Anarchs that were seemingly having issues with Settites. Trying to help out, there was much more to the situation than originally known. There was an elder Gangrel there that had been there since the beginning of that City and was growing unsettled how the cities began to crowd out everything else in the area and wanted things the way they were. Or at least, more in his control. Unfortunately, it had to end in his death as he had Blood Bound his childer. Luckily, things were able to be resolved in the area when we were notified of Werewolf problems back in Gainesville due to prior events at a State Prison that got blown up and set on fire by a few of the other Anarchs. Found an old Caern that existed in the nearby area and was sealed somehow by Settites. Breaking those seals released some kind of spirit, it seems and now is emboldening this one elder werewolf that's been the head of this 'investigating' pack that had moved in recently. He's apparently called a Glass Walker. Though I don't know the specifics of what that means yet. Suffice it to say, peace with at least that individual is going to be unlikely.
Current Activities: Currently doing what he can to help the movement out still, having become friends with many he's met. Protecting the city that he's been calling 'home' for over 5 years now is also a priority. Has come to an understanding how technology has come so far since he had been around last even if he doesn't know how to use most of it. While it's fascinating to use computers and has now used them on a few occasions to type up some things on e-mail, but quickly gets annoyed by them when it doesn't work like he wants it to. So, he tends to use technology in 'small' amounts. He also does have a cell phone, but doesn't use it often. Sometimes forgets to charge it. Has recently been learning how to use one of those neat headsets for communication now too though admittedly hasn't used it much since his last gang disbanded due to most of its members being dead at this point.
Merit Details: not really sure what to put here. No obvious merits that can be noticed except for a Mixed Blessing he has of a thick Hide(usually hidden via Mask of 1000 Faces)
Background: Has been known to go around to a few places. Mostly one of the various clubs as the places tend to be an easy place to get 'food'. Also has a couple 'pet' wolves that he's brought down with him. Those two are the only one's he's publicly talked about though. Now also has several more 'pets' including some stray dogs, owls, buzzards, and notably an alligator (though that one still spends most of the time in Lake Alice, or at least around it) Currently has 3 Retainers. One is a wolf (recently had another that was killed by a werewolf), an owl, and an alligator.
Current Gang: Currently none.
He largely trusts many of the Anarchs he knows, but is most familiar with Delilah Monroe and Tiffany Wester. But due to some events in the past, he's had more difficulty giving his trust to others until he knows them well-enough. He's also mostly friends with Nairi Riad, Justus
People he knows:
Justus - Been through thick and thin with him. But after he left for another gang and essentially leaving me behind multiple times, I tend to stay more detached from him than I used to.
Luther - Don't know that much about him actually. Mostly soft-spoken and professional.
Aidan Donnally - Deceased
Jackal - Deceased
Lexington Parker - Possibly Deceased?
Jose - Decent guy. Tells good stories. Has some odd things about him though. I still don't know if his gang members were actually real, or just a figment of his imagination...
Johnny - Don't know whether he's a genius or dumb as rocks sometimes. He's a decent talker, but will talk you in circles all day long.
Jimmy McTavish - Entertaining guy. Very outgoing, but really quick to excite.
Edmund Sullivan - Deals with the dead. I try to keep my distance most of the time...
Elvis - Shady guy if you ever knew one. Very secretive and rarely see him ever unless he's talking with his gang.
John Marshall - Complicated person. Emotional but keeps coming back to the things he doesn't like. Not sure where he's gone now.
Alexander Winner - Sometimes happy to see him, sometimes want to punch him in the face. Not sure what's happened to him though. Crazy fucker, but seemed to have a good heart most of the time.
Martin Boshardt - Guy's been through a lot as of late. Good guy though from what I know of him so far.
Victor Parish - Don't know much about the guy. Though I think he went a little crazy on wanting revenge when a couple of his gang-mates were killed. This was back when I had just joined that gang.
Oswald - Deceased
Jack "Davis" Henry - didn't know the guy that well. Not sure where he is today.
Mad Dog Boone - Asshole sometimes. Tries to be a comedian and often fails terribly. I think he's well-intentioned, but its almost impossible to figure out if he was being serious about something or not. Not to mention, it was never easy to tell if what he said was truthful or just delusional.
Trent Silver - I think he's dead now. But he was an interesting guy. Nice to talk to actually.
Night - Dead? I don't even know now. It's been forever since I've seen this guy.
Michael James della Passaglia - He was alright to talk to. Perhaps only one of a few Giovanni I'm willing to deal with. I don't trust a damn one of them though.
Draven Green - Deceased. The past finally caught up with him and he sacrificed himself pretty much. Definitely crazy in the head though. But generally an alright guy and quite the imagination.
Delilah Monroe - Another crazy one, but one that's been around a good while and is a good ally. She can see some crazy visions, but they've been kinda scarily accurate a lot of times.
Anna - Deceased. Good friend. Taught me how to use computers on a basic level. Helped me out in a number of situations. She will be missed.
Jakkie - Good person from what I've seen. A bit shy almost, but she's informative and doesn't mind helping. Hasn't been around much though. Wonder where she's been...
Maury - Probably about the only Cam guy I care to deal with at all. Even then, only limited.
Void - Deceased. He was a...strange one.
(more to come)
Sabbat in general. No particular individuals so far in any of the other sects yet though. Still remembers the Lasombra that killed Dusty when in Cedar Key and would like him dead. Also pissed at whoever was responsible for Aidan Donnally's death. Also seriously pissed at a particular werewolf that killed one of his animal retainers he held rather dearly.
Currently unknown (may be interested in a PC sire as it would make for interesting story). Left in the forest along the Appalachian Trail in the mountains but was not seen again.
None known or at least admitted to
Currently thinking of "Of Wolf and Man" by Metallica
(others can feel free to add something to this if they'd like)
- "Damn it, Rick..." -- said by many after he accidentally assisted werewolves in reclaiming a cairn.
- Rick is in a gang of just his retainers.
- Rick blew up a forest.
- Rick is a were-puffin.
- Rick is Tera Jacob's brother.
- Rick has a dresser that is built into a tree, with drawers and everything.