Demon Realm

May 2017 Featured RPG

Oliver Burke

The only thing separating a man from true darkness is the right set of circumstances
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IC Posts
Greetings and Salutations, Everyone! Oliver is completely open to plots and things, and has no restrictions. Have fun!

Character Information

Character Type
Face Claim
Human with Civil Demon
Zac Efron
Human Pronouns
Human Age
Demon Pronouns
Demon Age
Owner of Burke Creative Contracting

Character Summary

Name: Oliver Francis Burke
Gender: Male
Sexuality: Pansexual
Relationship: Single

Hair: Dirty-Blond
Eyes: Ice-Blue
Height: 6'0"
Build: Athletic
Oliver is a general contractor, always having had an affinity for building things. When not working on some project or another, Oliver can often be found in various gathering places (clubs, bars, and such), though whether he's life of the party or merely haunting the outskirts depends on his mood (and the prodding of Erzulie).

He's clean-cut and dresses well, if not a bit conservatively. Sweaters, button-up shirts, and jeans are as casual as he'll go, though he'll often be seen in a suit and tie.
The Hierophant Tier 2. Ascension to “THE SERF”
The serf is glorified slave, held by the power of their mentor and the things that they have learnt. They have sacrificed their freedom in exchange for a little knowledge and stability. That does not mean they are safe, or that ‘stability’ is a good thing.
You feel new possibilities within you. You have gained greater physical and mental endurance, making you more resistant to sudden changes. You can now read and learn more quickly and understand more of what is read. The dominions paper, technopathy, telepathy, and empathy are now augmented. Your character may show unusual command of those dominions for their mastery.
Dominion 1
Mastery: Lesser
The creation, manipulation and growth of plants.
Power Based: The higher quantity of plants you can grow, the bigger those plants grow to.
Control Based: The more kinds of plants you can grow, the easier it is to manipulate them.

Dominion 2
Mastery: Lesser Minor
The ability to fully interpret and replicate the emotions of others. An empath often experiences mood swings at lower levels when in large crowds of people if they are unable to control their dominion. Whereas more controlled empaths may lack the strength to ward off powerful demons.
Power Based: The better you are at warding off bad energies, but less able to control and understand the emotions interpreted.
Control Based: The better you are at controlling and understanding interpreted emotions, but less capable of warding off bad energies.

Dominion 3
Mastery: Minor
The creation/manipulation of light, the ability to blind opponents temporarily (or permanently dependent on mastery level) with bright flashes, and to elevate moods with light therapy. Also includes manipulation of color.
Power Based: The more light you can flash at once.
Control Based: The greater amount of light you can bend to your will.

Dominion 4
Mastery: Lesser
The ability to communicate using the mind and to read the minds of others.
Power Based: The better you are at communicating messages.
Control Based: The better you are at reading minds.

Dominion 5
Mastery: Lesser
The ability to transform solid matter to gas or vapor.
Power: The ability to transform inanimate objects of varying size into gas or vapor.
Control: The ability to transform self into gas or vapor for temporary amounts of time.

Character In-Depth

Oliver Oliver is not a timid man, but he does tend to err on the side of quiet, calm, and modesty. He's oddly wise for a man who hasn't hit the age of thirty, and prefers to listen rather than make a scene.

Much to his demon's chagrin.

Oliver is a man who works with his hands not because he has to, but because he legitimately enjoys it. For all his brilliance, poise, and potential, he's a man of simple tastes and simpler desires. He's painfully polite, exceedingly gentle, honestly far too good for this world.

He's probably the only person in his family who can be classified as a 'good man'. His grandfather is the head of a crime syndicate in Montreal, and every member of the family save Oliver is involved in some capacity. His father is in charge of the finances, and his older-twin brother Paul is a hitman and enforcer. His sister, Francine, is involved in sex-trafficking.

Oliver is the only member of the family who isn't involved in illegal activity, having been deemed by his grandfather as the one he wanted to remain 'out of the life' from the time he was young. Oliver's social life and academic life were strictly monitored and his life was guided away from criminal activities.

It's very likely that this was his downfall in Montreal, when his fiance and her lover plotted to have Oliver killed after the wedding so that she could inherit everything he owned.

They were caught, but not before the contract on Oliver's life had been put into circulation. Sophia was well known as an affiliate of the Burkes, and to maintain family integrity they put up the money to cover the contract. For this reason, Oliver was sent to The City, his assets liquidated and moved into secured accounts, and told to start his life over again.

He can just never go home, or even leave The City for a long period of time. The City has become a gilded cage for Oliver Burke, and it is very likely that eventually he will embrace the cruelty he was both born into and forced to live beside daily.

After all, there is only so long someone's goodness can be tested and exploited until it erodes away into nothing.

Demon Information

Smiley face"For those who value survival, sentimentality is not an option."

Of course she'd end up with a host who had no idea of his true potential.

Erzuli adores Oliver. She truly does. He's grown to be a lovely young man who could have anything and anyone he wanted, if only he put his mind and pursuits to those ends.

He rarely does.

And she pushes him. Oh...does she push him to do those things and sometimes those proddings aren't gentle. She's a creature who enjoys the finer things in life, and while Oliver would have been happy in a hovel somewhere, Erzuli is proud to claim she is the reason he lives a bit of the high life.

She's a creature of excess and vengeance and jealousy, and she guards her host with that arsenal of weapons. If she had her way, Oliver will learn more than his share of ruthlessness because he could certainly use it.

The world is not kind to gentle people. Of everyone, she'd think Oliver would know that.