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Introduction

Who are you? Sum yourself up in one sentence.

I’m a college student with Fae magic trying to make a difference in the world.

 

Do you have any nicknames, street names, titles, or nom de plume?

The Sidhe. I managed to suggest the name to someone that works at my college paper and the name stuck.

 

What is your full birth name?

Mason Akers

 

Where do you live?

13 1/3 Barrow Lane. A magically warded row house paid for by my parents.

 

How old are you? What year were you born (if applicable)?

19. Born September 9, 1996.

 

Physical Traits

 

What is your gender? If not applicable, please explain.

Cis Male

 

How would you describe your heritage?

My ancestors came to America a few hundred years ago from England.

 

How tall are you?

Five foot eight

 

What is your body type?

If I was taller, people would call me lanky.

 

Do you have any particular weaknesses, such as allergies or physical disabilities?

I’m not that strong or tough, but no disabilities. Cold iron suppresses my powers.

 

How do you carry yourself? Are you graceful, or heavy on your feet? Can you be stealthy, do you walk with confidence?

I’ve been told I walk with a confidence people my size don’t usually have.

 

Describe your skin, eye, and hair color.

Generic Englishman with American teeth. Light brown hair and hazel eyes. I had some complexion problems when I was younger but not for a few years now.

 

How do you wear your hair, if applicable? Do you have facial hair?

My hairs usually around an inch long and pretty messy. If I have someplace special to go, I put some product in my hair.

 

Do you consider yourself attractive? Do others?

I guess, maybe?

 

Do you have any scars, tattoos, piercings, or birthmarks?

I have a birthmark of the Triskelion on my scalp.

 

Do you resemble anyone famous?

::begrudgingly:: Michael Cera

 

Do you have a dominant hand?

I’m right-handed.

 

What kind of clothing do you wear?

Usually jeans and a t-shirt I guess. A FCU sweatshirt when it cools off.

 

Do you wear makeup?

Uh, no.

 

What is your vocal range? Is your voice distinctive in some way?

I don’t think I’m a bad singer, but I’ve been told I’m wrong about that.

 

Do you have any distinctive habits, nervous tics, or mannerisms? Where did they come from, and what causes them? Do other people notice and remark on these habits? Do they annoy you or other people?

I check my watch constantly when I’m nervous. Sometimes I latch and unlatch it. I’ve been told to knock it off more than once.

 

History

Where do you come from?

Creede, Colorado

 

Have you made any major moves, or do you live in your hometown?

Freedom City is the only place outside of Creede that I have ever lived.

 

Do you feel loyal to your country of citizenship? Do you consider yourself patriotic? How do you feel about the government of your country?

Murica! Haha, just kidding. I mean, yeah, sure. If we went to war with China or Russia or someone big like that, I would probably sign up. I guess I mostly trust the government, depends on what they’re doing on any given day.

 

How do you feel about the place you come from?

It was boring and out of the way. It wasn’t terrible or anything, just meh.

 

Where is your home town? What was/is it like?

It’s just about one of the smallest towns in the mountains of Colorado. We spend a lot of time on the slopes and playing video games. There wasn’t much else to do.

 

Growing up, were most of the people you knew similar to you, or were you somehow a minority? How did that affect you?

I didn’t even realize how much all the people of Creede were like me until I moved to Freedom City. Because of our family history, we were always a little different, but that rarely ever came up.

 

Is there something you've always been really good at or really bad at? How has that affected your life?

I’ve always been scrawny, which seems to make an extra big difference when you grow up in a town that loves the outdoors. That being said, I wouldn’t saw that I’m really bad at being athletic or anything. My parents have taught me to always keep my eyes open and to trust my gut.

 

Were there any traumatic experiences in your early years (death of a family member, abandonment, orphaned at an early age)?

My first real experience with magic was when I accidently astrally projected. I thought I was dead, and my ghost was flying around. I would say that I got over it though.

 

Briefly describe a defining moment in your childhood and how it influenced your life.

I guess the closest thing to a defining experience would be what I just previously described. I knew dad could use magic my whole life. There were no shocking deaths of friends and family. For the most part, it was pretty peaceful.

 

What stupid things did you do when you were younger?

I broke my arm twice on the slopes. I was lucky not to have broken anything when I played football for a few years. I got into quite a few arguments with my parents. All over stupid stuff, of course. I let a girl pierce my ears. One of them got infected. They’ve since closed up.

 

Where did you go to school? How much school did you have, and did you enjoy it?

Creede school district. I’m at FCU now. I was homeschooled when it came to magic. I would say that I’ve always liked school for the most part. I can get bored sometimes, but who doesn’t?

 

Do you have any mementos of your childhood? What are they, and why did you keep them? If you have none, why not?

I have a couple of cross county t-shirts and the watch my parents gave me for my 16th birthday.

 

When did you decide to become a hero? Why? Did anyone influence you one way or another in the decision?

There was an avalanche at a nearby resort one year when I was growing up. I knew my father’s powers could have been used to save lives. He refused to even consider it because of the danger of being exposed. I decided then and there to use my powers to help people even if it put me in danger.

 

Is the reason you give people for becoming a hero different than your real reason? If so, why?

No, why would it be?

 

Do you have any deep, dark secrets in the past that may come back to haunt you?

Not really. Nothing on the level you’re talking about anyways.

 

Do you represent yourself as being different from who you really are? Why?

No. I think I am pretty genuine.

 

If you do have these secrets, what do you fear would happen if the truth became known? How far would you go to protect those secrets?

I don’t think that I have any secrets that would do any more than leave me a little embaressed.

 

Do you have any sort of criminal record? If so, is it public knowledge?

2 speeding tickets. I think I got caught out after curfew once.

 

Family

What are your biological parents' names?

Hank and Cheryl Akers

 

Were you raised by them? If not, please explain and describe who raised you.

Yup

 

What was their standing in the community? What did/do they do for a living?

My father owns a large amount of land and property in Colorado. He stayed out of the public eye, however. My mother was a homemaker. She was pretty big in the PTA but that’s it.    

 

Where are your parents now?

Still in Creede doing their thing.

 

Did your family stay in one area or move around a lot?

No, we stayed in one spot. Barely even went on vacation.

 

How did you get along with their parents? How do you get along with them now (if applicable).

They were helicopter parents, so I found that annoying. I can’t say they were bad parents or anything though. I still have a hard time with some of their choices.

 

How do your parents view you now, or how would they?

If they knew about my extra-curriculars they would do everything in their power to pull me back home.

 

Do you have any siblings? If so how many and what are their names? Describe your relationship with them.

No. My family is unable to ever have more than one child.

 

What was your birth order in the family?

Only child.

 

Where are your siblings now (if applicable)? Do they have families of their own? What do they do?

See above.

 

Do you stay in touch with them or have you become estranged?

Not applicable.

 

Do you love or hate one member of the family in particular?

No, not in particular.

 

Is any member of the family special to you in any way (perhaps, as a confidant, mentor, or arch-rival)?

My father has taught me most of what I know about magic.

 

Are there any black (or white) sheep in the family (including you)? If so, please explain.

Maybe me, in that I refuse to keep my head down.

 

Do you have a notorious or celebrated ancestor? If so, please explain, including how it has affected your life.

We don’t remember his name. We actually don’t know it was a man except that my father says that his mother and grandfather always said it was. But somewhere in our history someone made a deal with the Fae, which granted us our powers. That individual certainly changed the course of my family’s history forever.

 

Do you have a partner and children currently? If so, please describe them.

Haha, no. I mean I had a couple of “girlfriends” in high school but nothing serious. My parents were always worried about people getting to close to our family. It is something I am hoping I can change here in Freedom City.

 

If you do not have a partner or children, do you want them someday? How firm are you in your opinion on this, and what might change your mind?

I haven’t really thought about children in the real sense. I feel like I have to have one because otherwise my family line will die out. I can say I would like to date, but I don’t know beyond that.

 

What type of person would be your ideal mate?

Haha, I’m sure I don’t know that yet.

 

Relationships

Do you have any close friends? If so, please describe them, and how you came to be close to them.

I mean, I had some close friends in high school, but none of them are here in Freedom City with me. We play games online sometimes but that’s about it.

 

Do you have a best friend? If so, how did they become your best friend? How close are you to your best friend?

Jerik Demeter and I were pretty close. We were in cross country together. I even went on vacation with his family once.

 

If you were to go missing, who would worry about you?

My parents would lose it.

 

Have you lost any loves? If so, how did it happen, and what did you do?

No.

 

Do you have any bitter enemies? If so, please describe them and their history with you.

The King on the Yellow Crowned Hill is hunting my family. I have never met him, however.

 

If you have enemies, how do you think they might attempt to work against you in the future?

According to my father, he is always looking for us.

 

What is the worst thing someone has done to you?

Someone in high school started a nasty rumor about me. It really sucked at the time, but all things considered, it hasn’t let me scarred.

 

Where do your loyalties lie? In what order?

I like to think I would do the right thing no matter the cost. I haven’t really had the chance to test that though.

 

Who or what do you trust the most? Why?

I trust my parents to never betray me. They are the only ones that know about my powers. Apparently, I have never trusted anyone else enough to tell them. I do not trust them to put what is right over our family’s protection though.

 

Who or what do you despise? Why?

I cannot stand powerful people harming others for their own benefit. <his agitation is palpable> I can understand desperate people making bad choices nut not those who have other options.

 

What qualities do you admire most in other people? Are these qualities you possess?

I admire people that speak truth to power and stand up for others. I hope I will be doing that in my time here in Freedom City.

 

What qualities do you hate most in other people? Do you have any of those qualities?

Greed. I can’t stand greedy people.

 

Do you have a secret identity? If so, who knows it? Do you hide it from people who are close to you? Why?

Yes, I do. And no, no one knows. The only people that know about my powers are my parents, and they would kill me if they knew I went so far from home to use my powers.

 

Do you work well on teams and in groups? Are you a leader or a follower?

I think so. I mean, I have never done this kind of thing in a group, but I have never had problems on group projects or sports team, so sure.

 

Are you on a super team? If so, how do you get along with your comrades? Do you trust them, or do you have secrets from them?

I am not, at this time.

 

Are you a member of any church, fraternal organization, club, committee, political party, or other group? How much time do you spend on that?

Yeah, ACLU, Young Democrats, etc

 

Personality & Beliefs

Who are your heroes?

I mean The Centurion, obviously, but who doesn’t? Beyond that, I look up to the Atom Family. I hope, someday, my family will be willing to face the world like they do.

 

Did you ever become disillusioned with former heroes or idols? If so, why and what were the circumstances?

I was thought my dad was pretty cool with his magic powers and all. As I got older, however, I started to become disappointed in him when I got older and learned that he did nothing with his power besides use it to hide.

 

Do you like being a hero? If so, what is the most rewarding part? If not, what makes you keep doing it?

I wouldn’t consider myself a hero, at least not yet. I hope to do something to deserve that title at some point though.

 

Is there anything that would make you give up hero work, or even switch sides?

No, absolutely not. I refuse to become my father.

 

What are your short term goals (what would you like to be doing within a year)?

Hopefully I will meet some people in this line of work who can help me out. I don’t really know what I’m doing and being in a new city doesn’t make that easier. I need to keep my grades up as well.

 

What are your long term goals (what would you like to be doing twenty years from now)?

Graduate from college, of course. Get some kind of job I don’t hate. Meet someone. I’d like to make the world a better place. Maybe even bring my family out of the shadows.

 

What is your greatest fear? Why? What do you do when something triggers this fear?

Becoming my father.

 

Is there anything you would give you life for?

I’d like to think I would give my life to do the right thing.

 

How do you feel about money and material wealth? Do you desire it or disdain it? Are you miserly with what you have, or do you like to share? Is it a mark of success, or a means to an end?

My family has always been well off, and there is nothing wrong with that, but money and power seem to corrupt a lot of people.

 

How do you generally treat others?

Well of course!

 

Are you a trusting person? Has your trust ever been abused?

Yeah, I think most people can be trusted for the most part. That being said, I don’t plan on telling anyone my identity for now.

 

Are you introverted (shy and withdrawn) or extroverted (outgoing)? Do you have a lot of self-confidence?

I guess I lean more towards being introverted but not by much.

 

How do you act around attractive, available members of your preferred sex?

Haha, like a fool, at first at least.

 

What are your most annoying habits?

I jingle and unclasp/reclasp my watch when I’m nervous. I’m told it can get pretty irritating.

 

Do you feel contempt for any general category of people? Who are they, and why?

Racists, bigots, you know, the whole basket of deplorables.

 

 

What is your favorite food? Do you prefer any particular type of food? Do you take the time to enjoy your food, or do you eat as fast as you can?

Who doesn’t love pizza?

 

What is your favorite drink (alcoholic or otherwise)?

<laughing> Don’t tell anyone, but I love me some Arnold Palmer.

 

What is your favorite treat (dessert)?

My mom makes a mean chocolate cookie. She gave me a bunch when I moved in, but I’m out now.

 

Are there any specific foodstuffs that you find disgusting or refuse to eat?

I don’t get the whole sushi thing. It’s weird.

 

What is your favorite color? Are there any colors you dislike?

Blue.

 

What sort of music do you like? Is there any that you hate?

I have a love/hate relationship with country music. It was all the local radio stations played. Thank god for internet radio.

 

If you have a favorite scent, what is it?

Ummm, no?

 

Do you have a favorite animal?

I like dogs. Back home we have a German shepherd named Hunter.

 

What is your most treasured possession? Why?

We have a family tree going back 6 generations. It is actually pretty cool.

 

Do you enjoy "roughing it", or do you prefer your creature comforts?

Every once in a while, I enjoy a good outdoor adventure.

 

Is there a job or a task you would absolutely refuse to do?

I worked at a stable on summer. So much shoveling. And the smell when it gets hot. No thanks.

 

Do you consider yourself a spiritual person? If so, how do your beliefs affect your life? How important is it to you?

I went to church growing up but it was mostly to keep up appearances in our town. I don’t really know if I believe in God.

 

Was your faith influenced or molded by anyone special?

Not really.

 

If you belong to a religious organization, how often do you attend? Do you have a specific place of worship, or friends within the organization? How much do you agree with the beliefs of your organization?

I don’t belong to any.

 

Could you kill? Have you killed?

Maybe, to save someone else’s life. I haven’t ever before though.

 

What circumstances led to you forming that conviction, or taking that action?

I don’t know. I guess I’ve never questioned that killing is wrong if you can avoid it.

 

Are there circumstances under which you believe it is permissible to kill? What are they?

Yes, in self-defense or the defense of other’s lives.

 

How would you react to watching someone kill another person? Would your reaction be different if the killer was a friend or an enemy of yours?

I would try to stop it, no matter who it was.

 

How would you react if something important was stolen from you?

Our family has some pretty dangerous stuff around. I would have to get it back.

 

How would you react to public humiliation?

Ugh, that makes my stomach drop. I’d want to get out of there as fast as possible!

 

How would you react if a good friend or relative were purposely or accidentally killed? Has it happened to you?

Oh jeez, now things are getting real. I don’t know what I would do if someone I was close to died. I would be angry, hopefully not stupidly so.

 

What do you consider to be the worst crime someone could commit and why?

Human trafficking is pretty messed up.

 

If your life were to end in 24 hours, what five things would you do in those remaining hours?

I would want to see my family. I would want to find a way to carry on my family’s line. I would want to spend some time in the mountains. I would want to see England. And finally, I would want to tell someone my secret.

 

Career & Training

Do you have any special training in your hero skills? If so, where and how did you get it?

My father has been training me in the theory and use of magic since my powers first developed.

 

Who taught you the most about your heroing abilities? What was your relationship with that person?

My father. He has been my mentor but has also disappointed me.

 

Do you have any particularly unusual skills? How did you acquire them?

Besides the use of magic? No.

 

Do you do something besides hero work for a living? Have you ever done anything else, or do you plan to?

I am a student at FCU. As far as what comes after college? I’m not sure yet.

 

What is your preferred combat style?

I’ve found success using my powers to bind people until the police arrive and take the suspect into custody.

 

Have you ever received any awards or honours?

I’m an honor roll student. That is about it.

 

What skill areas would you like most to improve in? Is there anything you can't do that you wish desperately you could?

Well it is important to constantly study and improve in magic, but I worry that I would be left defenseless if I lost my powers.

 

How do you act around people who are more skilled than you in areas you'd like to improve? Are you jealous, or do you try and learn?

I’m a little worried about being a fanboy, so I hope I don’t do that!

 

Lifestyle & Hobbies

What is a normal day for you? How do you feel when something interrupts this routine?

Class, Astral Scouting, Magic Study, Maybe catch up with some classmates, More astral scouting, Homework, Bed. There is always something that interrupts. Something always breaks up my routine: Errands, someone in trouble, a party, group project. I roll with it pretty well.

 

Do you have any hobbies, or interests outside hero work? What are they, and where did you pick them up?

I like to go running, it clears my head. I tend to get caught up in a little political agitating here and there.

 

What do you do for fun?

I enjoy kicking back with a few friends and having a beer. Even better if its around a campfire.

 

Do you have a costume? What does it look like?

The main piece is a blue and black, hooded robe that goes all the way down to around my shins. I have a mask that covers the lower part of my face. Those two things I keep in my backpack in case of emergency. When I go out deliberately, I also have black pants and black combat boots.

 

How do you normally dress when not in costume?

Jeans and a t-shirt. A sweatshirt if it’s chilly out.

 

What do you wear to bed most nights?

Old cross country tee and running shorts.

 

Do you wear any special jewelry? What is it, and what does it look like?

A watch my parents gave to me. It is stainless steel with a black face.

 

Do you have a special place where you keep your valuables?

No. On my dresser or in my top dresser door because it’s convenient.

 

What's your preferred means of local travel? How about long distance?

Walking or taking a bus. For longer distances I would take Uber or rent a car.

 

Miscellaneous

Have you ever made a will, or tried to make arrangements for your death? What provisions did you make?

No, I’ve never even thought about it.

 

If your features were to be destroyed beyond recognition, is there any other way of identifying your body?

The birthmark on my scalp.

 

What would you like to be remembered for after your death?

I hope I am remembered for bringing my family out of the shadows and into a crime fighting family.

 

Do you believe you pose a threat to the public? Why or why not?

No, there is no reason the public should be afraid of me. My powers are not massive enough, and I use non-lethal means.

 

What do you perceive as your greatest strength?

My magic of course!

 

What do you perceive as your greatest weakness?

My lack of experience.

 

As a player, if you could, what advice would you give your character? Speak as if he/she were sitting right here in front of you. Use proper tone so they might heed your advice...

You know you lack experience, don’t forget that means you don’t know everything about how the world really works. And maybe your parents aren’t as misguided as you think.

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