Demon Realm

May 2017 Featured RPG

Jaiden Daniels

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes
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Character Information

Character Type
Face Claim
Human with Civil Demon
Wouter Peelen
Human Pronouns
Human Age
Demon Pronouns
Demon Age
Vetala Detective

Character Summary

There are few things more dangerous than a man who believes his judgement to be flawless and his retributive condemnations to be just. Jaiden’s path is paved with good intentions. However, every case ended with a quick pull trigger and every bone broken and body bruised in a voracious pursuit of truth lead this young man further and further down a spiraling path to his own destruction, as his thousand eyed “friend” simply watches gleefully as guilt consumes him.

This righteous young detective was put through the regulative wringer out in the real world, his desperate desire to gain respect and a reputation as a local hero were quickly dashed as his reckless abandonment of proper procedure and impatience landed him in bureaucratic trouble on a dozen different occasions.This behaviour culminated in an incident where his lack of caution lead to the death of a girl and her mother during a serious armed shooter circumstance, the regret tormenting him every day. He was stripped of his badge, ridiculed by local media, and became infamous as one of the “bad cops.” It wasn’t long after that he found himself in The City, where his careless procedure was not so shunned, and the past that haunted him lingered only in his own nightmares.
Ascensions and Legacies
Justice Tier 1. Ascension to "THE SHERIFF"

In the wild west, the Sheriff represents the law: all things of order, upheld in one figure of righteousness. This is a path of honest do-gooders, who seek to defend the law and make sure others respect it as well.
You feel new possibilities within you. You can now have increased persuasion. You have gained sharper senses, eyesight, and hearing. The dominions superior senses, fire, telepathy, and weather are now augmented. Your character may show unusual command of those dominions for their mastery.
Dominion 1
Mastery: Greater
Scrying: The ability to see past, present, and possible futures in reflective surfaces or in smoke or steam.
Control Based: The more detailed the visions become.

Dominion 2
Mastery: Greater Legendary
Dreams: The ability to create, induce or control dreams or daydreams.
Power Based: The easier it is to induce dreams in your target. The more powerful/realistic these dreams or good feelings will be. Powerful dream dominions can bypass mental blocks put on by psychics and other magical barriers.

Dominion 3
Mastery: Lesser Minor Proficient Major
Duplicity: The ability to detect others’ lies and keep your own lies from detection.
Control Based: The easier it is to detect others’ lies.

Dominion 4
Mastery: Minor Proficient Major
Mimicry: The ability to perfectly mimic watched actions or even dominions. Only higher levels of mimicry can bring true 100% mimicry and even enhancement of mimicked dominions. **Characters can mimic things they watch online/on television, if said things are in the realm of possibility (i.e. they can’t grow wings because they watched Lady Pegasus do it in Adventureland).
Control Based: The easier it is to recall actions watched in the past. Actions you watched months ago can be recalled in a second on higher levels of mastery. Control based mimicry usually learns how to mimic other dominions easier/quicker as well, but is lacking in the amount of time able to sustain the copied dominion (in most cases of lower mastery being a couple minutes at once)

Dominion 5
Mastery: Major
Psychometry: The ability to absorb memories/knowledge from objects.
Control Based: More accurate, vivid, and in-depth information may be absorbed through the object, but the harder it is to initially connect.

Dominion 6
Superior Senses
Mastery: Proficient Major
Control Based: You can’t shut off your senses, but you have the ability to surpass most dogs for up to 24 hours in a day, depending on mastery level.

Character In-Depth

Jaiden grew up in a studio apartment in one of Toronto’s rat nests. His mother had managed to land a job with a local financial advisory company as an administrative assistant, while his father still pursued a college education in psychology whilst bagging groceries at a local market to make ends meet on the cockroach infested moldy room they called home. They lived simple lives, the kinds of jobs so many felt they were too good for because their demonic bonds were strong and gave them powers that put them far above stooping to receptionist or bag boy. Not Jaiden’s parents, they got a couple of bum demons who couldn’t be asked to lift a finger without an all out argument. The one thing they ever truly wished for and demanded their spirits resign to dealing with was their son.

What a waste of good fortune, he had turned out to be. A scrawny, sensitive kid with girly looks and a freak of demon who plagued the family with shame. His father was so harsh on him. He had wanted a promising, confident son, a surrogate to vicariously live a better childhood than he had growing up. He wanted a star athlete, a perfect student, an artist. Jaiden was never any of those things, though he always tried, he could never seem to impress his father. He demanded so much of him, and every time he’d fail Jaiden would be reminded of all his shortcomings. His mother never stood up for him, she was busy with...other things, as he would soon find out. What Mr. Daniels’ son was though, was a snitch. It wasn’t surprising really. Egged on by The Witness, her asyncopatically blinking eyes kept watchful vigil for even the slightest slip ups. Good boys told the truth. Good boys made sure people didn’t get hurt by breaking the rules. The rules were supposed to be followed for the sake of everyone. He wanted to be a good boy didn’t he? So manipulative, even of a child. Jaiden’s habit made him a pariah. Everyone at school kept away from him, he wasn’t to be trusted, he would only get them into trouble, and so, at best he was hidden from and at worst he was bullied.

It couldn’t have gotten any worse than around the time Jaiden was in the 6th grade. The moment The Witness decided to reveal his mother’s affair with a work colleague was one he’d remember for the rest of his life. It wasn’t his fault, really, but he held it against himself, that it was his fault that his parents were now splitting up and he was going to move with his mother out of the city and into a grubby bungalow in Brampton with her new boyfriend. Those were a rough few months, and Jaiden’s resentment towards the being latched on to him grew and grew during those times.

His father never spoke to him after that, and honestly that was probably good for Jaiden overall, but at the time, a blossoming adolescent desperate for affirmation and approval from those who he held dearest, it was gutting. His lack of physical maturation did not help his social standing among his peers either, and it wouldn’t be until highschool that Jaiden was able to make some real friends. Highschool was a better experience overall for Jaiden, thanks to the mentorship of the school’s on duty police officer.

He began acting out in the 9th grade, skipping classes, talking back to teachers, ignoring his work. He had had enough of everything, his father, the witness, the other kids. When he got into a fight with another boy from his class who made fun of his “feminine appearance. That was was the first time they met.

Officer Letniski was the one to break up the fight. Jaiden sobbed all the way to the guidance office, but rather than yell or call his parents, the kind officer with her curly red hair sat him down and spoke with him., asked him what happened, heard his side of things for once.

They continued speaking as the school years went on. She was a mother herself, and was familiar with the emotional outbursts of teenage rebellion and discontentment. She saw promise in the boy, if he could just get past all his hang ups. It was her who encouraged Jaiden to think about police work, not just because of his demonic compatriate’s complementary set of skills, but because Jaiden knew what it was like to be treated unfairly and victimized. It would be a chance for Jaiden to prove everyone wrong, to not be seen as a snitch, but as the hero who saved the day through careful consideration and investigation into the facts. He’d become the brave man who ran headfirst into danger that his father always wanted him to be. With a goal in mind, Jaiden managed to get back on the right path for a short time, working diligently to get into a good college and get an undergrad in crime and criminal justice.

His college experience was mostly uneventful, and with the looming thousands of dollars worth of debt he was eager to jump right into job searching when he was finished his schooling. It didn’t take long for him to be accepted into the local police academy on recommendation from officer Letsniski. He worked diligently at the police training program, though his impatience began to rear its head here. He felt he knew what made a good cop, and that all the specific codes and procedures they were learning weren’t going to be worth a damn on the streets. He had spent years waiting for this, hard work in a 2 year college program, most of highschool, and now another several months of training? It was getting old.

He had something to prove, and as pretty much anyone in the emergency services will tell you, people with something to prove are usually more trouble than they’re worth. It started with small things, drawing a submission tool or weapon far too eagerly, being needlessly aggressive and hostile towards suspects, ignoring orders to lay off a case or wait for additional officers. He landed in the hot seat a few times for things like these, but it wasn’t often more than a slap on the wrist, except the time he screamed at an FBI officer trying to kick him off a crimescene.

But all these little incidents were leading up to one of the most critical mistakes Jaiden would make. It was late, around 10pm, and dispatch called an all hands on to a potential domestic located at a nearby residence, with a possible firearm involved. Using a clairvoyant vision domain wielder suspect was identified to be holding his wife and daughter at gunpoint in the house’ living room. Realizing that putting pressure on the husband would likely prompt him to violence, two on scene sargeants discussed their next course of action, carefully going over their options. However, Jaiden, being young, stupid, and hungry to prove what he was worth and earn the glory, wasn’t having it. Every second they waited was another chance that guy snapped and pulled the trigger. Before anyone could stop him he rushed the front door and bashed it open, his firearm pointed straight at the suspect. Screaming the usual orders to get down on the ground and drop the weapon had little effect save for prompting him to prod his wife’s head with the barrel of the pistol. Jaiden began taunting him, threatening him, that if he didn’t drop the gun he was going to put a hole in guy’s head. The next seconds replay in slow motion for Jaiden, over and over and over. The clack of the trigger, the brilliant light of a muzzle flash, the scream of the young girl clutched tightly in her father’s hand, the spray of crimson as the bullet entered the older woman’s head and she slumped to the floor. Jaiden discharged his own firearm, shooting at the slobbering psycho in front of him. He yanked his daughter in front of him as Jaiden squeezed the trigger, likely readying to use her as his next bartering chip, but it was too late, Jaiden’s own bullet left a growing red circle in the girl’s small frame. He paused for a moment as he saw what he had done, his heart shattering, before he quickly shot again and took down the gunman.

His hands shook for the rest of the night. He spilled his guts just outside the house, bile burning his throat as snot and tears stained his slender face. His heroism had gotten 2 people killed, and it could’ve been a lot worse if the gunman and gotten a shot off at him. What happened next was inevitable. He was discharged, his trial was held and he barely escaped conviction for murder or manslaughter on account of his lack of experience on the job and the fact the sergeants on scene hadn’t stopped him or given the express order not to enter, and the possibility that he was acting under the idea of trying to prevent further harm, though everyone who worked with him knew his true reasons for sieging the house.

With his reputation tarnished, his record stained, and a mountain of guilt weighing him down, Jaiden wanted nothing more than to escape from it all. To start fresh, and try and forget what he had done in pursuit of his own glory. He got his new start, in The City, home of demon kind. However, The Witness saw what he had done, and she would never let him forget.

It wasn’t long after his arrival he join the Spirit Detectives, hoping to atone for his past mistakes and maybe this time do some real good for someone, whilst also having a means to sustain himself and not end up some homeless wreck in the gutter.

Demon Information

The Witness, “Witney”, as Jaiden has become prone to calling her, is an insidious demon who feeds off of grief, regret, remorse, shame, embarrassment, and guilt. She worms her way into people’s dreams and makes them relive their greatest mistakes, darkest doubts, and all they wish they could take back. The Turkish knew her as Al Basty or Al Kardai. Her bonding to Jaiden was a fortunate pairing, her dominion powers coupled with Jaiden’s career pursuit mean that they have a mutual goal in working with one another. Jaiden for vindication and recompense for past mistakes, and Witney to see and sup on the delectable guilt of whoever they catch and put to justice.

However, Jaiden is not free from The Witness’ torment, he carries a heavy burden of guilt, and the demon makes him relive that painful mistake over and over and over, every night. Not only this, but Witney is prone to making comments about her host, underhanded jabs at his actions, feelings, or appearance, especially those he is self conscious about. Usually these remarks are made in the presence of others, to elicit immediate feelings of guilt and shame. She prefer to follow Jaiden around fully manifested, always right there watching everything, as if fearful she would miss any obscene or illicit action and let an opportunity to shame someone pass.

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