Demon Realm

May 2017 Featured RPG

Oliver Dearling

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I'm actually pretty open to most things on a storyline basis. I don't mind playing with darker themes. I'm not into rape/noncon, more extreme fetishes (extreme gore, bodily fluids) or heavy BDSM. They're not triggers, just not something I really want to RP.

Character Information

Character Type
Face Claim
Human with Primal Demon
Bartek Borowiec
Human Pronouns
Human Age
Demon Pronouns
Demon Age
He/Him
26
It
5,318
Faction
Profession
Unaffiliated
Electrician

Character Summary

Height: 6'3"

Build: Slim

Hair: Red

Eyes: Hazel

Sexuality: Homosexual

Relationship: Dating Joaquin

Oliver came to the City almost by accident. He'll say it was, but the truth is that he'd been dissatisfied with his life for a very long time and ending up in the City has probably been one of the best things to happen to him for a very long time.

Oliver is mostly mute. He can speak, but it takes quite a bit of effort and coordination and on many days he simply cannot scrounge up the extra energy to do so. He vastly prefers communicating by text or sign. Communication had been a difficulty for Oliver for most of his life, but moving to the City has changed that and he honestly couldn't go back to the way things were before.

He is a fairly new transplant and has been finding his feet in his new surroundings. Finding work hasn't been much of an issue and he's been enjoying the freedom of his new life and learning the sheer strangeness of the City.
Ascensions and Legacies
Dominions
None at this time.
Necrosis - Power

Legendary
Pheromones - Control

Major
Necromancy - Power

Greater
Sup. Senses - Control

Legendary
Electricity - Control

Greater
Shadow - Power

Major
Gnosis - Control

Lesser

Character In-Depth

Oliver's early life was fairly normal. He grew up in a middle-class home to loving parents. At the age of 8 he began experiencing issues speaking and focusing and eventually with coordination as well. Preliminary scans showed a tumor in his brain and further tests confirmed it. His family was devastated and preparations for treatment were made, but they found something unusual. His tumor wasn't growing, it had in fact seemed to have shrunk and after some time it stabilized. After consulting with specialists and demonologists it was determined that his demon was feeding on it, stopping it from growing and keeping its host alive. The decision was made to leave it be so long as his quality of life remained the same.

Oliver learned, adapted. Speech was still hard, so he learned sign language and focused on his writing.

Not long after, his Dominions began to manifest. One night his mother put him to bed and kissed him goodnight as usual. He went to sleep with no worries in his childhood mind. The next morning their worlds were forever changed. His mother's mouth and cheek had begun to turn sickly and black, skin sloughing off to reveal fat and meat below. The rushed to the hospital and doctors were able to determine that Oliver was the cause. He was able to stop it with their guidance, but his mother endured many reconstructive surgeries and the scars were a constant reminder. He was provided with a bracelet to protect others from his touch.

His family persevered. Though they would rather he have another Dominion they knew there was no controlling what he received and they believed that Demonic powers could be a blessing. Surely there was a reason that Oliver had been gifted with such a thing.

When his other Dominions came to light as he aged his relationship with his parents became more strained. He was able to sway other's hearts, when his pet goldfish died he held it up, wriggling sluggishly, with a huge grin, he turned out all the lights in the house during a tantrum. His parents had been hoping for transformative or healing Dominions, things that could be seen as blessings from God. Oliver's demon seemed to be every bit the opposite of what they wanted for their son, especially once it became clear his demon was of the more primal sort.

They encouraged him to focus on his electrical Dominion once it manifested and saw it as the one saving grace and chance for their son. He took their advice, trying to forget as much as he could about the power that strained the relationship between him and his parents. This strain was a large part of his decision to leave and he moved out at 19.

Things were difficult, but the freedom he had now was unparalleled, if lonely. Eventually he got bored and lonely and wanted a change. One day as he was walking home from work he found himself somewhere unfamiliar and entering a new part of his life.

Demon Information

Shadow is exactly that. A shadow. Oliver has always known that his demon lurked in the darkness cast by his own body. When he was young it always stuck close to him, rarely leaving his own shadow's imprint and so he called it that after the shadow in Peter Pan. As he got older he found that it detached more often to explore this or that, or to cast darkness over whatever it was that had Oliver's attention. It has no tangible physical form that he has ever seen and as the years wore on it became clear that it didn't have human intelligence. Shadow expresses itself with noises picked up from its surroundings. If it is pleased it may express itself by using, for example, a child's laughter (often Oliver's own, which he finds disconcerting.) If it is angry it might hiss like a cat, or give an incomprehensible gibbering yell. Sometimes Oliver is able to interpret its wants and needs from these sounds and sometimes he is left frantically signing at the air as it cries inconsolably.

Whatever else it may be, it is old. Oliver knows that. He could always somehow sense it and when his Dominions began to manifest he felt his suspicions to be confirmed.

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