House of the Fallen Star [LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS]

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    Brief Description
    2215. The world has changed a lot, but not quite as we expected. The only real technological advancement has been the invention of wrist-watch holograms called Pellies (Pelly for singular), which are used as ID cards, credit and debit cards, and in place of handheld devices such as smartphones. Birth rates were limited by the government until the population plummeted, reducing the number of orphans and allowing quality of life everywhere to increase dramatically as less people meant more resources to go around per person, but increasing the proportion of abortions and abandoned children. Global warming has also been solved with a giant machine that keeps greenhouse gas levels consistent. But despite these improvements poverty is still rampant.

    What has truly changed, however, is the political system. Republicanism and communism have both given way to aristocracies that cater to a single hegemony based in what was once known as the state of Georgia. This "capital country" as it is called, comprises of only half of the original state, and is a center for political workings around the world. Country borders have become extremely fluid and the word “sovereignty” has practically disappeared from the English dictionary. Border disputes among the nobles are fairly common. Prostitution has been legalized, but the best of the best only ever go to the House of the Fallen Star, a classy establishment where both men and women sell their ability to entertain, and their bodies. They live inconsequential lives, meant only to serve the upper crust of the world, but that perhaps makes them the best able to see precisely what goes on in the political world. People's mouths flap an awful lot with some alcohol and good company, after all.



    Setting
    The House of the Fallen Star.

    Also known to its residents as Lucifer House, or simply, Hell.


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    The place is practically a palace in its own right, situated only 20 minutes away from the center of the country, where the actual palace - all made of polished stone and with grand, Roman columns - lies. It is a large, sprawling place which combines architecture from Ancient Greece, Feudal Japan, and Regency England, though more so in its gardens than the structure of its buildings. Behind the austere white walls that encompass the entire complex is a single low-rise building, also white and austere inside and out, with grey marble floors. Newcomers are brought from the large, mostly empty room that first greets them, into a smaller, better furnished, but equally cold room where they discuss things with the Head of the Establishment. This entire building is administrative, and houses the security, the Head of Establishment, and any secretaries who keep track of regulars, contracts clients have with specific hosts, the amount of debt owed by any hosts, and any private details both of clients and employees. It is the area with the most amount of security, since it is the only way in and out of the establishment, not to mention the precious documents it houses.

    A door leading out the back opens up to a very small courtyard with very simple walls, each with one door set into it. The door to the right leads to a large, Japanese style garden, enclosed by complex wooden buildings in the oriental style. The door to the left reveals open, bright scenery with plenty of flowers, pleasant water features running throughout, and strong, white buildings with Greek statues and little pavilions and gazebos atop the gently sloping hills. Finally, the door straight across leads to a small arch of twined steel, adorned with flowers. The entrance is, at first, narrow, but as it widens and one continues along the unpaved path past the arch, a forest emerges, the trees growing thicker and taller until one eventually reaches a fairly tall, wide building of grey stone, majestic, private, and unconcerned, with grand staircases and a large pond. The three are very different, but in the smack center of each garden is a statue of a single right wing sticking up from the ground. Wooden and shaped like a butterfly’s wing for the Japanese section, marble and bat-like for the Greek section, and feathered and made of stone for the last section. The first courtyard also has one such wing, except it is completely covered in flowers such that it cannot be told what kind of wing it is and what it’s made of. Thin, diagonal white walls separate the three sections, but there are doors that allow people to pass through easily, so that customers can enjoy all three gardens.

    This is all what the clients see. The entire complex is actually twice as large, with living quarters for both the hosts, servants, and trainees along with a vast section that makes up the kitchens. These areas are on the outside of the walls that encircle the place the clients see. The residential areas are like dormitories, but all low-rise, square and unadorned, and made of wood. The kitchens next to it are equally low-rise, and square and unadorned, but are made of stone and each have giant pantries and freezers. A small school exists in a large library only two-stories tall, but long and sprawling, behind the living areas. The areas where most of the other employees work is not far from there as well. All of these are accessible only through secret doors set into the wing statues in each complex, as the counterparts of each wing can be found in the dusty courtyard next to the living areas. Clients are absolutely not allowed in these areas.



    Roles
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    People from all over the world work at the House of the Fallen Star. If you are a chef, the prestige of working here is second only to that of the palace itself, and anyone who holds any position at the House has been carefully tested for competency and been given background checks, since the nature of their clients tends to be more private and paranoid, and understandably so. Every single one of their employees has come voluntarily. The exception to this is the hosts themselves. Too high in status to call simply prostitutes, and too low in status to be treated as real human beings, they are known as Fallens. Girls and boys who come from the few remaining orphanages or low-income families in debt are brought into the complex as children and brought up carefully, accruing debt from the cost of living while being trained as entertainers until they are at least 16 years of age. Very few come voluntarily, and most have never known life outside Lucifer House’s walls. They stay until either their debt is repaid in full, they are bought or freed by someone who really likes them, or they become too old to work any longer. They are not allowed to leave, and if they have any family, they are not allowed to contact them. Unprofitable romances are strictly forbidden, and severely punished, and whether it be by client or not, great pains are taken to prevent pregnancies for the women. There are several stages to becoming an escort at the House of the Fallen Star, and they are as follows:
    Cog
    They are nothing but basic servants, cleaning the house, making and mending their own clothes and the clothes of their colleagues, and learning how to read and write. They have to listen to whatever anyone above them says, are never addressed by name, and can never come into contact with clients. This stage typically lasts seven years, but that is mainly because most come in as young children, and are not deemed fit to start proper training until they’re a bit older. Children who show real promise are sometimes allowed to start at age four or five, and people who come in a little older can break this stage within two years, but no one’s ever finished it within one year.
    Bud
    Before anyone can take them on as trainees, they take a general class of sorts, teaching them basic dance, music, rhetoric, and politics, meant largely to prepare them for a time when a little tact could save their lives, and protect the establishment from a great deal of trouble. At the minimum, this stage lasts two years, but since advancing requires a Fallen to take an interest, some never graduate from being Buds, and eventually just become unpaid slaves of the house. It’s not unusual for it to take almost a decade before they are noticed, and only the few talented or lucky ones get picked right after their first two years.
    Angel
    A successful Fallen who takes an interest in any of the Buds can offer to mentor them. They will teach them practical things they learned from their own mentors and from their own experiences, as well as tell them what to expect from their first night. Angels are allowed to accompany their mentors when their mentors decide they are ready. This is their first contact with the clients, but they are still only allowed to observe and practice some flirting. They are not allowed to interact extensively with their mentor's client. While they are taught, they are to wait on their mentor hand and foot, intimately involved with every portion of the mentor's life.
    Fallen
    The official hosts of the establishment, these men and women are accomplished entertainers. They may all have very different personalities and strengths, but in one thing they are all the same - they are all smart enough to know at the very least how to exhibit self-preservation. Fallen can be any age from 16 to 45, and can be any gender, but none of them can be virgins. They are not all very beautiful, but they each have a team of their own who deals with the settings of their rooms, the clothes on their back, and the make-up they wear, and they each manage, somehow, to cater to a certain kind of client. Everyone has different preferences, after all.

    Other people in the house take on many different roles, and although clients only ever usually see the escorts and occasionally some food deliverers, a great deal of work goes into every client behind the scenes. There are a great many roles that are each absolutely essential to the process of serving. All employees are bound by contract not to tell anyone outside anything they've found out in the House.

    The positions in administration are:
    Head of Establishment
    The Head of Establishment is the proverbial king of the castle. Since the original founding of the House of the Fallen Star, there has always been a Head of Establishment. They make the rules, interview every client and employee, and make the final decision on everything to do with the building - where the funds are going, who is hired, laid off, or fired, and what structural or architectural changes need to be made. They know everything that goes on inside. As long as it happens in the building, they know it has happened. They see and command every bit of their little kingdom, though not without help from their loyal and competent staff. Most importantly, they have their own version of sovereignty, something almost no one has anymore. It does not matter who it is, even the king himself has no jurisdiction the minute he steps across the threshold of Lucifer House. Their word is law in that place. No exceptions.

    Traditionally, the Head of Establishment has always been an old Fallen. This is not simply because that's how it's always been done, or even because a Fallen favors other Fallen, but rather because only someone who's grown up in the establishment knows every corner of the House well enough to lead. They are usually the cleverest of the Fallen who have been in the top five for a majority of their years as Fallen, have caught the eye of the Head, and not only paid off their full debt far earlier than normal, but chose to stay after it was paid. In other words, the ones with the best instincts and the greatest ambition are usually chosen. From there, they take on a final training stage where they are taught personally by the Head of Establishment.
    Secretary Section Chiefs
    Because of the number and nature of their clients and staff, the administrative staff needs to be quite massive, so, naturally, the Head of Establishment can't oversee them all personally. Instead, she splits all the administration up into sections and assigns a chief to oversee each section. They are her most trusted advisers, and are chosen the most carefully out of all the positions in Lucifer House. These people report directly to the Head herself, and they are all extremely good at what they do.
    Secretaries
    Although they can be broadly termed as secretaries, they do quite a variety of things. Some have backgrounds in law and are capable of writing detailed contracts. Some investigate potential client backgrounds. Others keep track of every penny being spent and made, and those are just a few of the things the people there do, and even others coordinate with the media to ensure that the House of the Fallen Star's image remains perfectly within their control. In other words, they make sure that everything is running smoothly within the House at all times. Their job is difficult and stressful, so the Head insists that every new employee in this section prove their dedication by taking on a three-month no-pay training period. If they either prove incompetent or are ready to quit by the end of that time, they are compensated generously for their time and sent on their way. Those who pass become one of the administration and are expected to last for at least a couple years.

    The roles in security are:
    Chief of Security
    The Chief of Security is second only to the Head of Establishment. Like the secretary section chiefs, s/he answers directly to the Head and is a close, well-trusted member of her staff. S/he oversees the safety and security of the entire facility, which is why s/he needs to be utterly trustworthy. The smallest leak in security could be disastrous with their clientele.
    Security Section Chiefs
    These are equivalent to the secretary section chiefs, except they report to the Chief of Security, and are mainly concerned with, well, security. While much more militant in nature and a great deal less overworked, they are still some of the best in their field and exceedingly loyal. Mercenaries, however skilled, are not hired at the House of the Fallen Star. Ever.
    Guards
    The guards patrol regularly, meaning to keep people in just as much as they mean to keep people out. If the escorts escape, or begin affairs, they wouldn't have a business, but a single assassin slipping in to attack one of their clients, and the House would completely lose its reputation and all the power it holds. They enforce a curfew and protect all the other employees as well. All of them are required to have combat training and psych evaluations, and quite a few of them are tested by intensive hazing the first year.
    Net Security
    Working closely in tandem with the secretary staff, net security are the ultimate computer geeks, constantly scanning through the computer systems to make sure no breaches of information or finances are made. They're master hackers who spend most of their time fooling around with code to encrypt the system and purge bugs. The other half of their job is to keep a watch and record of all of the security cameras installed basically everywhere on the grounds and report any suspicious activity to the guards.

    The different types of educators are:
    Dance Instructors and Music Teachers
    Since the aristocrats and business people they serve come from quite literally everywhere, growing escorts are introduced to several different types of dance, and given the choice to learn to master one or two. Each dance instructor teaches a different type of dance, from ballet to belly dancing, and they are all qualified to teach, though not vetted as thoroughly as the others, because they are never brought into contact with clients, confidential information, or even escorts who've graduated past the bud stage. They're just rather well-paid, excellent teachers with regular working hours and lives of their own. Music teachers teach both instruments and vocal music. Students are allowed to pick which one they'd like to try and master, and the system is pretty much identical to that of the dance instructors.
    Rhetoric Teachers and History and Poli-Sci Teachers
    Much like the dance instructors, the rhetoric teachers are pretty normal, if abnormally good and well-paid. Although the skills they teach are not as varied, and there are, therefore, less of them, their job is considered a great deal more important. Words are important to politicians and businessmen, which makes it essential that the escorts know not to abuse or misuse words, whether in word or on paper. As a result, rhetoric teachers are a bit better respected out of the non-administrative employees. Unlike the dance instructors, however, their classes are not optional, and failing one of their classes means you have to retake them. There are multiple instructors for the same course for rhetoric, because all future escorts have to take them. History and Poli-sci are also mandatory classes, though they are slightly less respected and there are more of them, as some teachers focus on specific aspects of history or political science.

    The roles in the kitchen are:
    Head Chef
    The head chef is pretty straightforwardly the main chef in the kitchen. S/he tells other people what to cook and does the final taste-test of most of the sauces. S/he's no different from every other head chef out there, except that every dish they prepare has to be absolutely perfect. They also have to keep track of things specific customers like, such as "no peanuts for so and so" or so on and so forth.
    Cooks, Kitchen Maids, and Dishwashers
    The regular cooks in the kitchen are the people who cook. They cook the foods, the sauces, etc etc, while the kitchen maids, which can be both male and female, make sure things don't get overdone or burn and pull things out of the pantry. Neither is a particularly glorious job, and, as with any restaurant kitchen, it gets pretty hectic at times. Dishwashers are also pretty self-explanatory. They wash the dishes. Surprisingly enough, once the cooking starts going, this does not actually provide a lot of free time, as there are mountains of dishes and pots and pans they need to have washed so that they never run out of things, and they do have to be careful, as all the dishes are fairly expensive, but it's nowhere near as stressful as the other jobs in the kitchens.
    Deliverers
    Since it is the escorts who take care of attending to the clients and serving their food, waiters in the traditional sense of the word are not necessary, but it is some distance from the kitchens to the hosting areas, and the escorts can't possibly keep going back and forth from there, so people from the kitchen do have to take the food there, and bring the empty dishes back. It's a lot of "walking with heavy things while pretending it doesn't make your arms hurt" and very little of any sort of mental exercise.

    The general employees are:
    Seamstresses
    Presentability and style of dress are of utmost importance in the House, so rather than contract out to some separate clothing industry, all of the clothes are designed and created within the House itself, with the finest materials available. There are, of course, seamstresses who focus on the designing aspect, and those who are simply the craftsmen, and they separate themselves out according to the style of dress they work with, but those divisions are not terribly important as, ultimately, they all have the same basic duties of sewing and tailoring. They do work closely with the escorts at times, as the more complex pieces of clothing need help putting on, and each piece needs to be tailored specifically to fit the escorts perfectly. There is no half-baked work when it comes to the escorts.
    Make-up Artists
    Of all the people who work in Lucifer House, only these deal regularly with the Fallen and Angels. They also tailor the look of each specific escort, and were too important to be contracted out to, and often work in tandem with the seamstresses, especially for new Fallen. Many Fallen have specific make-up artists they will only work with, and these people often know the most close-up about the Fallen. They are also the only confidants Fallen have access to, and occasionally do offer the little advice or comfort they can.
    The In-House Doctors
    Since escorts at any stage are not allowed outside, there are a series of doctors who are hired to stay inside. There is a Head Doctor, but s/he doesn't do much more than keep track of the doctors under them. The doctors here are all licensed professionals, and a number of them are also licensed to do abortions, just in case. They take on shifts so that there are a few on hand 24/7. Once a year, they do general check-ups to make sure all the escorts are healthy, but they also do pretty regular dental checks, and screens for STD's. Their services are offered for relatively low rates for any employees of the building, which makes insurance guarantees unnecessary. Psychiatrists are also present, but these are reserved for the escorts, to make sure none of them have mental illnesses that may negatively affect the business. Pharmacists and nurses provide support to the doctors, just as they would in any regular clinic.
    Messengers
    Messengers have a pretty simple job that they must not mess up. They have to deliver messages throughout the complex, from person to person, often between the higher-ups of the place. They spread any important news, and make sure that notifications don't have to be delivered through face to face to be certain that the message was received on time. They know the layout of the entire House better than anyone except for the guards and the Head of Establishment, and have to be pretty quick-footed. They also pick up deliveries made to the house, which are usually large shipments of supplies for the other employees, like medicines, cloths, and groceries. By far, they are the most inconspicuous of the people allowed access to the House in its entirety, but as such, they are screened a bit more thoroughly than their simple job would seem to require.
    Librarians
    As the House wants to keep its escorts relatively well-educated, the library is extensive. So, of course, some people have to take care of it: make sure books aren't stolen or missing, and keep track of who takes what books for how long, typical things. They are paid the most regular wages, which is not very much at all, because there really isn't any special expertise required for them. There also aren't very many of them.
    Janitors
    Although cogs are supposed to keep the living areas clean, they still are not allowed contact with any other portion of the House besides the hospital and the library. Keeping the living areas clean is something they are made to do as a disciplinary exercise, anyways, so the rest of the establishment does need regular cleaning, especially the areas that the clients see. Which means, of course, that there have to be plenty of janitors who clean up everyone else's mess-ups and are exceptionally good at being nonexistent in most people's minds.




    Rules (open)
    Basics
    1. I am not God. I have created this world, and I expect you to stick to the setting I’ve laid out, but this is meant to be plot and character-driven, and I expect you all to contribute heavily to the direction of the story.

    2. THIS IS NOT A SEXUAL ROLEPLAY. It is set in a brothel to provide a different kind of perspective, but is meant to be open to any of the roleplayers in iwaku (which automatically means they’re older than 13). Romance is okay, but the focus should be on plot. Make it politically twisty! Kissing is fine, and so is basic attraction, as well as the assumption that so and so slept together, but I WILL NOT tolerate strong hints, heavily sexualized language, or anything else of that nature. Keep it PG-13, guys.

    3. Respect all Iwaku rules, of course.

    4. When I post an update or a new chapter, READ IT THOROUGHLY. THIS INCLUDES THE RULES. Missing things once in a while is alright, but if you consistently seem to ignore things I mention in posts as GM or break the rules, I may eventually feel that I have to ask you to leave.

    5. Be nice to each other IRL. Please?

    6. Swearing is allowed IN IC if it’s not crazy.

    7. Third person only.

    8. DO NOT EVER EVER EVER POST OoC HERE IN THE SIGN-UPS THREAD. EVER. If you have any questions, or the like, PM me directly. The OoC will be a Skype Group Chat, run by my lovely friend and all-things-OoC co-GM, Misaou. If you want to be added to the chat, please PM her your Skype handle once I've accepted you, and she'll add you. Also. Be nice to her, cause she's really helping me out here.

    9. If you have any issues with either me or my warnings, please tell me directly, okay? I know I'm not always perfect and I can sometimes sound harsher or more abrasive than I mean to, and when I'm just RPing as a regular member, if you don't want to talk to me, that's fine. But as GM, I really really do want all my players to at the very least respect me and like me well enough, so please tell me if you have any issues with me as a person, and I'd be perfectly willing to try making up for it.


    Posting
    1.This is a dedicated roleplay, not meant to be particularly fast. While you should not feel pressured to post quickly, it is hoped and expected that you intend to STICK with this RP. Don’t just make a character and never ever post.

    2. If you are interacting with someone, reply AT THE LATEST three weeks, please. I’ve been stuck in that place before and it’s rude to be left waiting.

    3. Please don’t feel scared away by the rating that it is an intermediate roleplay, but I do expect fairly good English grammar and posts that are usually at least two small paragraphs long. No one-liners or dinky four sentence posts.

    4. Using foreign languages is fine, because this is meant to be a diverse setting, but, as the iwaku rules state, if you’re going to do that extensively, put translations.

    5. Fancy formatting is not necessary, but please do color your dialogue so it will stand out from the rest of your post. You are excused from this immediate obligation if you’re in a rush and/or on your phone.

    6. Put your location in each post, and tag the people you interact with.

    7. If IRL is killing you, and you don’t think you’ll be able to post at all or any time soon, please notify me and anyone you’re interacting with, so they can maneuver out of the situation. I don’t want to penalize anyone just because life is being difficult.


    Characters
    1. Of course there’s always the “no Mary-Sue’s or Gary-Stu’s” rule. I expect imperfect characters. Excluding the Head of Establishment. She’s pretty much perfect. ;P

    2. When you first start out, you are only allowed to have one character, and a major NPC in the form of a politician your character is affiliated with if you so wish (you don’t need the politician if you don’t want one).

    3. Before making any other characters, please check with me that it’s okay, which will usually be after a month or so of you replying in a timely fashion and proving you can keep up with the characters you do have. You can only make one at a time, and each time you will have to check in with me first, but there are no restrictions on the number of characters total you can have.

    4. Your NPC politician can, at some point, become an actual character and interact in the court, but any other characters HAVE to be from the brothel.

    5. Your characters do not necessarily have to be actual escorts. They can be cooks, cleaners, messengers, people who have been hired to spy on other characters, obsessive stalkers, etc etc. Be creative!

    6. Something I’ve found I liked from another roleplay I’m in, is the existence of banners. Please make a banner of your character that is less than 500x250 in size, wider than it is tall. It should have a picture of your character and their name, but can include little titles, or whatever else you wish. You can have only one banner forever, or make multiple and rotate them, or whatever you wish, as long as you make sure to stick some banner at the top of each post with that character. If you’re having trouble making a banner, send me a picture (or their face claim) and I can make some for you, cause I enjoy that sort of thing!

    7. Sorry, but no real-life pictures, please.

    8. You can make your CS’s pretty or ugly, or short or long, but please try to keep them updated. It’s not necessary, but something I’d prefer to help any newcomers keep up.

    9. I am not going to take reservations for now, partly because I think there are more than enough spaces, and partly because I don't want to stick a spot on hold and wait around for the CS forever. If it seems as though you have a definite plan in mind, I know you're not going to leave me hanging, and you really are working on a CS, but you just don't have time to perfect it and put it up right away, I'd be very happy to reserve a spot for you, but as this is a new roleplay, and I'm pretty new to GMing, I'm deciding not to allow it for now.



    Rule-breaking
    I don’t want conflict, but I am not a pushover. If you significantly break my rules, I will warn you. This warning will be sent to you via PM and explicitly stated as a warning against rule-breaking. Unless the offense is really serious, you’ll be given five chances. I will keep a personal record of every instance someone significantly breaks a rule, and on the fifth one I WILL kick you out. No exceptions. I’m sorry to sound harsh and scary, but there’s only so much I am willing to bear with a grin. The only rules that I will actually strictly enforce are the “no sexual content” and “don’t leave people hanging” rules, though, so don’t panic.


    Cast List and Things (open)
    List of Characters
    Administration
    Head of Establishment
    Chie Daystar
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    Security
    Chief of Security
    Remo "Red" Donati
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    Educators
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    Kitchen Staff
    Head Chef
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    Escorts
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    Bud
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    Angel
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    1. Bridget Stavros
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    3. Katie Dean
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    1. Castiel Roux
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    Fallen
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    1. Sierra Mordred
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    1. Eremurus
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    General Employee
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    Make-up Artists
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    In-House Doctors/Nurses
    Head Doctor
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    1. Makoto Nakamura (Exclusive NPC)
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    Messengers
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    1. Rhys Nakamura
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    Librarians
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    Janitors
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    Current Yes and No’s
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    Who Plays Whom
    firejay1 [me! XD] - Chie Daystar; Sierra Mordred
    WishfulNemo - Eremurus
    TheForeverLoneWolf - Rhys Nakamura; Makoto Nakamura (Exclusive NPC)
    Misaou [ma co-GM] - Bridget Stavros
    Vocastar - Elin Stavros; Spade
    Krysondra - Katie Dean
    Ritual Lobotomy - Remo "Red" Donati
    Wicked - Castiel Roux
    Faust - Aleks White



    FAQ (open)
    So, I've had a lot of questions about certain details I couldn't manage to cram into the description of the setting. Rather than try to maneuver the answers clumsily into a place they don't belong, I'm putting up this update, which I will... update every time I get a new question, or can think of a point that might need clarification. If a sudden question pops into your head about world details, please refer to this first, cause it's possible it's been asked recently.

    Special thanks to WishfulNemo for inspiring the creation of this update with her numerous, fearless, and insightful questions.

    Just a funsie question no one's asked me yet:

    1. What was the inspiration for this roleplay?

    I actually took the concept from three different places. The first is a historical Korean drama called Gu Family Book, where a brothel features heavily in political workings. The second is a BL manga called Ai to Yokubou wa Gakuen de (Love and Lust are at School) which is set in a futuristic school teaching boys how best to sell their bodies now that prostitution has been legalized. It features an all-seeing, badass director I may have slightly based Chie off of. Teehee. The last is an episode of the show Criminal Minds, Pleasure is My Business, which is an episode in the 4th season which briefly touches on murders perpetrated by a high-class prostitute. In particular, there is a quote I really liked from it. "Start with this question. Why would a man pay a woman five figures? Of course you've got to be good in bed to be successful, but that's the easy part. What men want more than the no-strings-attached sex is a therapist. Someone who will absorb the worst parts of their personalities, their fears and insecurities, everything they can't take home to their wife. That's what I groom my girls to do, how to talk to men, how to listen. Don't get me wrong, deviancy comes with the territory. I can't tell you how many men need to be submissive as an outlet from their extremely stressful jobs. I can tell you that if the sex was the reason she was killing these men, she would've broken long before she charged $10,000." Which is why I see the members of the House as more than simply bed partners. Now you know! XD

    General Questions About the House:

    1. Can people enter the House as escorts without being raised up there from a young age?


    Cogs are usually taken up to age ten. Being entered into the escort system after you're older than that is rare to nearly impossible. Escorts serve a very specific function of entertaining, providing company, and sleeping with high-end clients. So although they might be seen more as tools than actual people, they have to be accomplished in some kind of music and dance, relatively well educated, and overall well-spoken. So unless you're a music and dance prodigy, with a degree in rhetoric, getting in is pretty difficult.

    There is one exception to this rule. Nobles who have been disgraced in some way, but not badly enough to be executed are often sent to the House to be slaves, or "permanent Cogs" as punishment. If their children are in their teens or even early twenties, they can be trained up as Angels. Even if they make it and become Fallen, however, their lack of training usually makes them inadequate and low-end. But because they're originally nobles, instead of being demoted, they often end up taking the clients whom nobody else wants - those who are truly just there to sleep with high-end prostitutes for the status.

    2. Can a Bud take only one music and dance course?

    Nope! They can take as many as they like in the long run, but to begin with, they must choose one each, and their initial choice often determines what they have mastery in.

    Besides those listed in the overview, no other courses are officially offered to Buds, Angels, and Fallen, but they are allowed to self-study whatever they want. It may take some self-motivation, but since they are basically trapped inside, quite a number of them have lots of time with which to study. This is especially true for Fallen, who largely work at night.

    3. What happens to the families of the Cogs after they're sold into the system?

    The families receive a single sum of money from the House when they sell their child. The child has to be a virgin, and with no disabilities of any kind. The House will also refuse to buy children older than ten, as stated above. The money they receive is usually fairly high, but it can go higher if the child appears to be exceptionally gifted or beautiful, and they pay less for older children or extreme newborns. After the sale, the family receives no more money and is not allowed to ask for it. Any money the escort makes from then on is theirs and theirs alone, unless they specifically request for a portion of it to be sent to their family.

    4. What is the graduation system for the escorts?

    Cogs are graduated only on the recommendation of the administration, with a set number of secretaries supposed to keep an eye on their growth and determine their potential to move on. You already know how Buds and Angels graduate, so I suppose that doesn't need to be said again, but timing is crucial in these points. Every Cog, Bud, or Angel can only be graduated, if the person supervising them manages to notify the administration and any other relevant personnel by the end of August. Buds become the Angels of whichever Fallen claims them first, so if a Bud is popular among Fallen gossip, you'd better claim it fast.

    Cogs, Buds, and Angels all graduate around the same time - at the end of the year. For the Cogs and Buds it's a simple graduation ceremony on December 28th that only the relevant administration and the teachers attend. For the Angels, it is an extremely crucial ceremony called the Wing Ceremony, which is held for three days spanning from December 29th to January 1st. This ceremony is attended by the Head and all of the administration, and while the House is closed for these four days, the kitchens, seamstresses, and make-up artists go into overdrive. It is the busiest four days of their year. It is also a stressful time for the new Fallen, as most of this ceremony is them socializing with each other while they show off their look and musical and dancing abilities. This ceremony is considered a day of rebirth for them, and this is when they choose a new name for themselves. After their graduation, the new Angels meet their Fallen, and the new Fallen officially meet their team of seamstresses and make-up artists, though technically they meet them before the ceremony to discuss the look they want to show off for the ceremony.

    5. Is there an official "deflowering" for the Angels?

    Yes, and no. The only ceremony Angels receive upon their graduation to Fallen is the Wing Ceremony, and it is not at the same time of their first time. The actual loss of virginity is sold to an interested client either soon after or very soon before the Wing Ceremony. Before then, even if they've already had their ceremony, they are not allowed to take any clients. While the first night is important, it's up to the mentor to decide whether they want to make a big deal of it or not. If there are no clients interested (though their often are), the mentor can do it, instead, but new Fallen typically sell pretty high, so it's rare that the Head allows it.

    6. Are pregnancies ever allowed?

    NO NO NO. Pregnancies are completely not allowed for any Fallen, even if they're almost retiring, because there could be major issues with the father if they do a paternity test, and they find out he's one of their clients. If any Fallen becomes pregnant while employed at the House of the Fallen Star, no matter how old or young or what their status is in terms of their debt, they're forced to abort it.

    The very rare exception to this would be if it's found out too late and an abortion would endanger the mother. In that case, it really depends. A paternity test will be done (part of the contract for new clients is that they provide a little of their DNA) as soon as possible, and if turns out to be one of their clients, they'll be notified discreetly and allowed to decide whether or not they want to claim the child. If they do, they're given full custody and the mother is not allowed to see it again unless with the express permission of the father. If they don't, the paperwork confirming him as the father will be completely destroyed, and the mother will be allowed to keep the baby as she leaves. If her debt is not almost paid off, the baby goes into the custody of Lucifer House as a Cog, and the mother continues to work after a maternity leave, but with less clients and closer supervision. And if she so chooses, she can take it with her after paying off her and her child's debt. If the child doesn't belong to one of that specific escort's clients in the correct time frame (they don't check all the clients in the database, that would take forever), it belongs to the House, whether or not the mother is about ready to pay off her debt. Period. No exceptions. It's the mother's punishment for breaking the cardinal rule of "no non-contracted affairs."

    CLIENTS, however, are not regulated. If a client gets pregnant (though they do very much try very hard to avoid that), it's up to her what she wants to do with it. They have no say in the matter, and largely don't care. If a female client specifically comes forward claiming that it's one of the Fallen's and they do a paternity test confirming that fact.... That would totally be Chie's worst nightmare. Most likely, they would ask the lady what the heck she wants from them, and if she wants it off her hands, they'll take it off her hands and alter records to make it seem as though it was a regular abandonment or purchase. The biological father will be kept away from the child as best as possible, and most certainly not informed that it's his. Even if he suspects it's his or wants to take it away from them, he won't be allowed to. Only Fallen can be purchased from the House, and once it goes in the system, a mere Fallen is certainly not allowed to try pulling it out. Any rumors of noble blood in the child will be ruthlessly squashed in case of spies or employees just a little too chatty with outsiders. I... can't imagine what else the woman would want from them, so I don't know. I don't think they have contingencies for much else, except that if she tries blackmailing them or hurting their reputation in any way, Chie will do her damnedest to destroy that entire family as completely as possible.

    No matter which scenario ends up panning out, any pregnancies or births are hushed up as much as possible, to protect the reputation of the House.

    7. Are males castrated to prevent pregnancies?

    Definitely not. Something like that could cause problems with libido and masculinity, etc etc, but both male and female Fallen do take contraceptive pills. Which, for males, I guess would be a spermicide of some kind. Physical contraceptives are still pretty much mandatory, though, as an extra precaution. Bebes are REALLY bad for business here.

    8. What happens to Fallen after they retire?

    After retirement, Fallen are usually left alone by the House. They can take whatever extra money they've earned with them, but are no longer affiliated with the House, much. Fallen who are retired but haven't paid their debts back yet are not terribly common, as the House tries to pay their Fallen reasonable wages, but they're usually allowed to pay off their debt through whatever respectable jobs they can find, and some are even offered jobs in the House itself if they show an aptitude for it, often in the kitchens, as teachers, or as part of the administration. Their debt is not collected as harshly as it would be from those who were kicked out, but if they aren't paying, people from the House go to check on them, to see if there's some way to improve their income, etc. Those who repeatedly try to shirk payments despite having the money, however, are not forgiven, and they're treated like disgraced employees.

    9. Do the escorts interact much with each other or other employees?

    Yes, indeedy they do! Buds and Cogs interact lots with pretty much everyone except for the administration, security, and seamstresses/make-up artists. For all that they seem isolated, they have a lot of contact with each other, and the other people in the compound. Fallen look down a bit on numerous interactions with anyone except for their seamstresses and make-up artists, and often encourage their Angels to reduce the number of outside interactions they have. They also don't interact much with the Buds and Cogs, though they watch the Bud pool carefully. As such, it is almost as though there are two different planes of existence between the escorts.

    10. Are pets allowed?

    No, not at all, but strays do occasionally wander into the compound. Rather than trying to stop them, they're checked for diseases and the escorts are allowed to take care of them, if they wish. They just don't happen to belong to the establishment, and no one is allowed to claim possession or keep them there.

    11. How much exposure to the outside world are the escorts given?

    Quite a bit, actually. Once they become Angels, they are given Pellies of their own, though those are just on loan until they resign, but even before then, they are given access to a computer lab in the library, and the vast library itself. Google, Wikipedia, and Youtube are still up and running, and quite frankly, there isn't much the House feels like it needs to ban its residents from seeing. As a matter of fact, learning new skills and keeping up with the news are smiled upon. However, shopping sites are regulated, and emails and online games are banned to prevent communication with the outside.

    12. What do Angels do while their Fallen is working?

    Fallen often give their Angels certain assignments while they're gone. Failing that, they are supposed to keep the room tidy, run any errands the Fallen might need to get done, and everything else is free time. It's not a super productive way to keep an Angel, though, which is why they're usually given little projects to help them get used to life as a Fallen.

    13. How does housing work for escorts in general? Do Fallen live in the client area or the residential area? If they stay in the client area, can clients sleep over?

    Normally, Cogs and Buds have large communal rooms where they all kind of sleep and work and live. The exact number is not consistent, but it usually houses maybe around 20 at once. Angels and Fallen, however, sleep mostly alone. Fallen have their own rooms and Angels sleep in the same room, but separate beds. Fallen spend most of their time in the residential area, but they do have rooms for themselves in the hosting area. Clients are allowed to sleep over, but do so rarely for the sake of their reputation, and because doing it too much is somewhat frowned on by the administration. It also costs more. When clients sleep over, Fallen are obliged to stay with them, but they are usually woken up at 8 am and asked to leave. Only royalty are allowed to stay sleeping till noon.

    14. How are clients determined for each Fallen?

    Whenever a new client enters the system, their apparent personality type is matched up with Fallen that the secretaries think would be suitable. If they like the Fallen, they can enter into a contract to reserve that one for while, or they can decide not to settle on one, and can either bounce around until they settle, or request meetings with specific ones on a whim, as long as they are not previously occupied. They can reserve a Fallen in advance as well, though reservations are not taken more than a year in advance.

    On the other hand, Fallen can also refuse to take certain clients. When they first become Fallen, they are allowed to discuss with their affiliated secretary about not giving them clients of a certain gender or race. This keeps them happy. Furthermore, if they really can't stand a specific client, they can request for the client to be kept away from them. If they do this too many times, however, their refusal privileges will be taken from them, and all the bad clients are given to them. Also, if the client is too high in status, or the secretary or Head deems the request a little too unreasonable, the request can be denied.

    15. What kind of things gets a client banned from the House of the Fallen Star?

    The two biggest violations in the House by clients are purposely trying to cause pregnancies and violence towards the Fallen. You do that once, and you are kicked out faster than the speed of light, and cameras are everywhere in the compound, so trust me, the security will know and they are obligated to inform the Chief of Security, who'd better tell Chie if he doesn't want to get his ass handed to him later. That aside, there are a number of things that can get a client banned after a time, such as stalker-ish behavior, overly romantic gestures with no apparent intention of buying, and being consistently rude to the Fallen. There are codes of conduct for the nobles, too, here. You can't just waltz in and pay a lot of money to treat these people like trash. Requesting certain kinks isn't prohibited, though.

    16. When do Angels get to determine their "look" and what do they wear before then?

    As Buds and Cogs, clothing is incredibly simple, and usually second-hand and uniform. Individuality is not really encouraged when they're still in that stage, and it's cheaper and easier for pretty much everyone if the Buds and Cogs take up as little cost as possible. Angels are allowed to determine their look basically from the moment they become Angels. They have to be presentable to be able to stand beside their Fallen, so at first the Fallen dresses them in whatever style they think is appropriate, but the Angels can discuss with the Fallen's seamstresses whenever they get the chance to help cultivate their own taste and style. By the time they graduate, they should have their own distinctive style already figured out. They can still adapt it after they become Fallen, but changing too much can hurt your client base.

    17. What is the policy on drugs, alcohol, smoking, and body modifications?

    Alcohol, smoking, and body modifications have all been universally legalized with no age restrictions. Alcohol is introduced to escorts during their Angel phase, and they have to learn to either figure it out how to deal with it fast, or learn how to maneuver out of drinking too much, because it's pretty much an integral part of their career as a Fallen. Clients don't necessarily come to drink, but many do happen to do so, so it's simply something that can't be avoided for Fallen (it's rude to make someone drink while you just watch, after all). In contrast to this, Angels can choose to smoke, or not to do so. This often factors into the overall look they want, and so is not a choice to be taken too lightly, especially with the health and cost impact cigarettes have. A similar policy applies for tattoos and piercings, but those are different in that they need to first be okayed with a secretary and the Head of Establishment herself. Anything besides ear piercings could potentially cause damage to an asset, after all, and tattoos are kind of a permanent thing... Plastic surgery can also be considered during the Angel stage, but on top of needing it to be okayed by the Head, it is very rarely allowed. In general, plastic surgery is not considered reliable, and can often cause more harm than good, but it is rather permanent and fairly expensive, so unless the escort's features are completely ugly, it really is limited.

    Hormones and supplements can be taken from the time escorts are Buds, if they so choose, but it is a bit of a risk, because it raises the amount of debt the escort accumulates, and decides the direction of the escort while they're still young. It could be a decision they come to regret later. Conventional drugs such as marijuana and ecstasy and the like, though, are not allowed for anyone, employee to escort, Cog to Fallen. Drug addictions can get an employee kicked from the House, and escorts are simply not given access to any drug they could get addicted to. Drugs decrease efficiency and could adversely affect business. Regular smoking is allowed for the employees as long as they do in designated smoking areas. Except for the Head of Establishment, who can smoke pretty much wherever the heck she likes, thank you very much.

    18. What happens to an escort in the event of a major injury?

    Escorts who've been severely injured get time off, Yay! If the injury has been inflicted by a client, the House actually compensates them for the time they have to take off. If not, it goes into their list of regular fees, but whichever the case is, their appointments are all canceled for as long as is deemed necessary for them to make a full recovery. They are actually prohibited from working during this time. Damaged goods, or people spreading sick around to all their clients, is not beneficial to them in any way.

    19. Do the escorts and workers get any holidays?

    Yes, but they're not the same as the holidays most people get. Conventional holidays such as Easter, Thanksgiving, the king's birthday, Memorial Day, and Unification day are some of their busiest days, actually, along with Halloween and Valentine's, and Lunar New Year's, so they don't get those days off. Instead, they get off Black Friday, Saint Patrick's Day, and other tiny holidays where less people come. The only major one the escorts get off is Christmas and New Year's, but that's because that's right around when the graduation ceremonies are held, and regular employees don't get those few weeks off. Regular employees do get vacation days depending on the amount of time they work, but they are expected to come in during the weekends. Most of the regular workers go home by 8 pm, excepting the security guards and some doctors who are kept on rotation. Messengers are sometimes called back if they're needed, though, and the kitchens do not close until 11pm, making the kitchen schedule the most strenuous (6-11 day), and the messenger schedule the most inconsistent.

    20. What kind of foods do residents and employees of the House get?

    Honestly speaking, all kinds of food are fed to the residents and employees. Because there are so many chefs that serve up such different kinds of foods, the range of possible foods are pretty wide. Because it's too much of a hassle, however, the diners are not given a choice on what is going to be on the menu that day. The kitchens just decide amongst themselves who will be in charge of feeding the House, and if employees are dissatisfied, they can leave the House and eat outside, but House food is cheaper than it's worth, more convenient, and of pretty darn good quality, so most people just stay

    21. What about sports?!

    Well, what about them? Nah, I get where you're coming from. While escorts can watch traditional team sports, they themselves have very little opportunity to participate in them, as there is neither the leisure, nor the space for it. Things like "clubs" don't really exist in the House, either, so there's not much chance for even people who like the same sports to band together. If an escort wants to be fit, there is always Lucifer House's gyms. While Chie thinks that being able to implement sports would be a great thing, it's not going to be very easy to set it up, nor is it really an essential.

    However, some of the more refined pursuits, such as archery, swimming, and horse-back riding, are available for the escorts to learn and it is actually encouraged that they keep themselves physically active in some way, which most of them have to to keep up with their dance, anyways.

    21. How are the media and the police handled within the House?

    Privately. The media is a powerful tool, and also a dangerous one, and as a result, secretaries within the House are constantly keeping a watch on various media providers, preventing some secrets from being leaked, causing others to run wild on purpose. In the administration, this job may be the most difficult, because the media wants to do what it wants to do. It's about as easy as taking a Nantucket sleighride, and no doubt a great deal less fun. The police also have practically no say in the House. Although crimes within or involving the House are actually pretty rare, when they do come about, no warrants or royal orders will crack the House open without its consent.

    This does not mean the House is any kind of safehouse for those breaking the law. The House takes its own laws much more seriously than it takes the laws of the outside world. It has power, and any attacks on the House are dealt with in the manner they see as best. If an employee is mugged, murdered, or raped, the perpetrators will be tracked down and not only heavily punished (violently), but also forced to pay reparations. If someone in the House turns out to be breaking the law, they will be punished accordingly, and willingly handed to the police if it's something serious like a murder or embezzlement.

    22. How does the whole debt-paying system of the escorts work?

    The very simple way of thinking of it, is that being a Fallen is just a job, and all of one's costs are simply regular costs, except instead of money exchanging hands, the exchanges are all written down and tallied up on a piece of paper daily. Escorts are charged for every doctor's visit, every meal they eat, every cent spent on clothing for them, it all goes into a big book (not literally) recording how much they owe to the House. In that way, the costs-incurred value is pretty easy to calculate, as every cost is pretty much set just a little bit lower than the average (it's gonna be hard to pay off every cent of living in relatively luxury from the moment you're born if the cost isn't cut a little bit).

    The wages they receive, however, is quite a different animal. From Cog to Angel, escorts don't receive a single cent. The money starts coming in once they hit the Fallen stage, and boy is it difficult to describe the calculations done. They start out with a specific, and relatively low, base salary. From there, they are given a percentage of every cent a client pays on their behalf. Food and drinks are not free to clients, so the more expensive the food and drink the escort convinces the client to buy, the more they are paid. They also receive more or less depending on the hours they work, and specific conditions, such as the success or failure of Angels they mentor. The more high-end the client, the more they are willing to pay, so good-quality clients are compared among Fallen almost more than the number of clients one has. In truth, the entire system of the House might not be able to work if its clients didn't pay so much for the prestige, safety, privacy, and entertainment of the House.

    Ultimately, the wages they get paid allows for Fallen to retire in their mid thirties. If they want to stay and make money, the can continue to do so until their success begins to dwindle, usually in their mid-forties, which is when it is strongly suggested by the administration that they leave the House, once and for all.

    23. Who can be bought out of the House?

    The straight answer would be Fallen only. Other escorts can't be bought to leave the House, and regular employees... don't need to be. They can just be fired. In any case, this might be the general rule, but as always, the Head is allowed to make exceptions. Family members within the House can discuss with the Head about paying the debt of their family members, as well. If the Head believes it can be done, and has no reason to reject it, Buds and Cogs who have become permanent failures can be bought out by their hard-working Fallen family member. Clients can't buy out Buds, Cogs, or Angels, especially because those haven't signed official confidentiality agreements yet, and are thus an information liability.

    23. What are the screening processes for each of the jobs?

    Urkh. Well, I won't go into excessive detail for each and every single one. I'll just go over the basics. Everyone who gets a job in the House of the Fallen Star deserves the darned thing. They go through several screenings - background checks reveal any criminal history they might have, as well as any physical or mental conditions they might have or have had. If they seem all clean on this regard, they are then checked for signs of substance abuse, and then for any signs of fraud or media contact. After this, they are given a competency test and a trial period, to make sure they're good enough for the job. During the trial period, they are tested by being given access to some false, private information. If that information gets leaked to the press or media in any way, they are kicked out. The depth of the background check, the difficulty of the competence test, and any extra screening steps depend on the specific position they're applying for, but I won't go into detail about them right now.

    All that said, even if you have a dubious history, it is possible to get into the House of the Fallen Star. Guards are typically the most likely to come from less than polished backgrounds. Just as the House is like a refuge for its escorts (or so Chie sees it), it is a refuge for others as well. If your past isn't squeaky clean, but you prove yourself to be both loyal and competent, there is still a place for you in the House. It's a place for second chances. Too bad you only get one.

    24. Can I make a character that gets past Fallen's security?

    NO!! I haven't gotten this question yet, but I know someone's gonna ask me sometime to make a character that actually manages to leak a secret or kill someone in the House, or some other "I wanna be super special" ploy like that, but I'm sorry, I'm just not allowing it. It might make for good drama, but I'm NOT willing to do this. Remember what I said about your characters not being perfect, only Chie getting to be perfect? Yeah, no. You can have spy characters and bad characters and whatnot, but you don't ever ever ever getta make badass characters who have found whatever loopholes there are in Fallen's security and exploits it for blackmail, to sell to the media, to spite Chie, or hurt anyone within the building. I know I haven't perfected the whole penalty system and all, but TOO BAD. DON'T EVEN ASK. I don't want your punks in here.


    Requirements for Angels:

    1. Do Angels have to be the same gender as the Fallen?

    Not at all! Fallen can pick whichever Angel they want. It is a bit more on the rare side, however, because just in terms of logistics, it makes more sense to get an Angel whose potential client list shares some kind of similarities with yours.

    2. How many students can a Fallen have?

    The general rule is one at a time, but in total, Fallen can have any number of Angels over the course of their career. The first five years, they are not allowed to take on Angels at all, and Angels each take 2-5 years to graduate, so the greatest number of Angels a Fallen has ever taken is seven, and that is the absolute most to date. Most Fallen don't take on more than two throughout their career. On a rare occasion, the Head will allow a Fallen to take on two Angels at a time, but this is only for experienced Fallen close to retiring, who've already coached a few successful Angels. Even then, most Fallen do not do this, because it's hard enough raising one Angel at a time, much less two.

    3. What are the incentives for raising an Angel?

    Every Fallen is implicitly obliged to take on at least one Angel during their time as a Fallen. To some extent Angels are like their legacy. More tangibly, they are given an increase in their wages when they begin mentoring - an increase that isn't retracted after the Angel has graduated. Furthermore, if the Angel becomes one of the top five Fallen within five years from their own Wing Ceremony, the mentor has a million given to them, or taken off their debt. It is a financial boost, and also improves their reputation within the House, which allows them more privileges to be picky about clients, etc.

    4. What are the risks to raising an Angel?

    Once a Fallen takes on an Angel, they're expected to go through with the full training. If they drop the Angel, a rather large extra amount is added to their debt, which is why Fallen are careful about taking on Angels. A failed Angel training may also be a stain on their name and can be a source of gossip or torment by the other Fallen, as a successful Angel is as much a part of their pride as Fallen as the number and prestige of their clients. Taking on an Angel is very invasive and time-consuming, and if a new Fallen reflects poorly on the Establishment and in some way injures or insults a client, the mentor is forced to take joint responsibility. On top of which, if an Angel still isn't ready after about five years training, it is considered a sign of incompetence, both on the part of the Angel, and on the Fallen who has failed to mentor them properly.


    The Punishment System:

    1. What if a Fallen gets another Fallen pregnant?


    As stated above, they don't check to see who else is the father besides those specific clients who fit the time frame when a baby is born, so the baby would still just belong to the House, but if they know that a male Fallen got another Fallen pregnant, both of them are penalized by being given the clients nobody else wants, and dramatically reducing the number of their regular clients for a time. It's kind of like a warning shot. If it happens again, both are given a solid, and very public beating, before one or the other is kicked out, still indebted to the House, just with nowhere else to go and with no way of accruing money.

    2. What if an Angel gets promoted to Fallen, but is later found unsuitable for the job?

    Fallen that really can't make money for the House are demoted to the slave position (if they were allowed to just leave and find employment somewhere else, Fallen would use it as a loophole to get out, and we wouldn't want that now, would we? :devil: ), and most probably bullied heavily by the other Fallen and even some of the Angels. The mentor will be charged for the Wing Ceremony, and any grievances customers might have had, as well, splitting that debt with the failed Fallen. If they're not just unpopular, but they actually insult the client heavily and in some way that is truly detrimental to the House, they'll be beaten (like the lovers from before) and kicked out.

    3. What happens to people who've been kicked out of the House, but still owe money to them?

    Normally, when a disgraced employee of the House is kicked out, they are blacklisted from respectable jobs, so most of them do end up in prostitution, or something else infinitely more unpleasant and difficult. If they can't pay back their debt, they're milked for every cent they have, and brutally hounded by debt collectors until the day they die.


    General Questions About the World:

    1. Just how advanced is the science in current times (being 2215)?


    Well, besides the pellies and greenhouse gas machines, cars drive themselves without gas, allergies and a number of genetic diseases have become curable along with cancer, ocean water can now be purified to drinking water, water and air pollution can be cleaned easily, and holes in the ozone have been closed up. Overall the environment is in good shape, but computers and research in genetic engineering haven't improved much. Kind of sad, for 200 years, I know.

    2. What kinds of transportation exist in 2215?

    Well, as mentioned above, there are cars. Pretty much everyone has cars, and people can still do things like bike, skate, and the like. Ships and planes also still exist, though they're a lot faster and smoother now. Trains and an underground subway system span the entire earth, with the subway system actually going straight through the ocean. Yachts, private jets, and fancy cars are still major status symbols. Fancy cars are typically needlessly spacious and have tinted windows, but having a real, human chauffeur is considered proof that you're especially wealthy or important. Those of the highest of status, however, will actually ride horses, an odd, sort of antiquated practice. This behavior holds true especially in regards to Lucifer House. Anyone who is willing to waltz right in brazenly on a horse is most likely from the royal family itself. Within the House, there is not much in the way of transportation, however. Using your own two feet is considered the proper course of action, but in case of injuries or disabilities, they have elegant little golf-cart-like vehicles. They also have small boats that can be rowed on the water structures in the House, but those are more for recreation than transportation.

    3. How strictly are birth laws enforced nowadays?

    A hundred years ago, they were so strictly enforced that finding households in the city areas with more than one child was nearly impossible to find, and even families in the countryside rarely had more than three, but over time, the rules have been relaxed a bit. It's still a bit difficult financially for a family (especially in heavily populated areas) to have more than two kids, but the innate desire to procreate continues on, so there are families that can be found with more, especially in the countryside now.

    4. Has human trafficking been legalized, and are there other houses like the House of the Fallen Star?

    Human trafficking on a mass scale has not been formally legalized, and laws against slavery still stand, but private purchases from families directly or orphanages are not uncommon. Occasionally, the government will make a big show of cracking down on flesh peddling rings and slave institutions. Prostitution is technically considered a business, and unpaid slaves are not legal, though that doesn't stop it from happening anyways. That said, there are no other houses like the House of the Fallen Star. Other brothels are simple brothels, and do not resemble the House at all. It has too much structure, influence, ceremony, and prestige to allow copycats. The House does not simply provide people for nobles to sleep with, it is a status symbol largely because the Fallen are supposed to be a great deal more refined than that. Since there is only one House of the Fallen Star, if people want to sell their kids, they sometimes have to go a long way, but if they don't have the means for it they can just send an email to a blanket email account that the secretaries sift through every day, and someone will come to pick the child up themselves.

    5. Have crime rates changed from our time? And if so, how?

    Crime rates as we would classify them haven't actually changed much, but the legality of a variety of things have made it so that the level of things that can be called crimes have decreased a bit. Muggers, thieves, frauds, rapists, and murderers are still held accountable for their actions, but much of organized crime has become nearly legitimate. That doesn't stop there from being mafia-type structures that are illegal because of the methods of enforcement they use, or the like, but it has reduced the number of crime organizations that have clout in the secret places that oppose the law. The government has done its best to stamp out those remaining.

    6. Who exactly is the King, and what's he like?

    King Philoctetes is the current king. He is in his late 50's, and is a rather mellow, harmless king, for all that he rules, y'know, the entire earth. He mostly lets his nobles do whatever the heck they've been doing for generations. He's very laid-back, which has meant that he rarely gets involved with the affairs of his nobles. He's a nice guy who has always had something of a soft spot for the House of the Fallen Star, but he could perhaps be described as a little too soft about basically everything. He didn't even have a son until he was in his mid-30's, relatively late, and he only had one son.

    His son, Crown Prince Philip, died in a car crash last year on September 8th. More accurately, he died during a drag race, an extreme sport that's also been legalized. Or it was, until the king's son died doing it. He has bee in mourning ever since, and contracted a fatal disease rather recently. Many have been pressuring him to name an heir in place of Philip, but he has been too grief-stricken to bother doing such a thing, as practical as it is.

    7. What is Unification Day and how did things get to this point?!

    Funny story, that. Long story short, starting from modern day (2010's, basically) Germany lends money out to the other European countries, who eventually, like Greece, become completely unable to pay back their debt. While some countries began selling off bits of their borders to the countries of East Asia and India to help minimize their debts, in the end, what remains leaves them exhausted both financially and in terms of resources, leaving them no other choice than to subject to the wishes of Germany. Germany finally fulfills its hard-fought goal of taking control of almost all of Europe, with the remnants belonging to East Asian powers. Having both profited from this, the two portions of the continent ally, the Japanese and Germans remembering their allegiances from the second World War. With the increasing conflict in and surrounding the Middle East, the wealthy USA and UK come together again.

    The advent of these four major powers, largely disregarding Africa and South America, brought political tensions to a head, but the breaking point was nothing like what anyone had expected. Small wars that had been going for years escalated slowly, while new ones kept cropping up. Everyone was waiting for that moment when the third world war would officially start. Instead, in 2028, the earth decided it had had enough, and took matters into its own hands. Global warming finally took its toll, an unusual and massive storm unleashed across California, devastating not only a major center of agriculture, but a major center of both technological and biological research. While certainly prepared for earthquakes, the state most certainly was not prepared for twisters. This may not have been a big deal in and of itself, but one of the labs on the periphery of that storm just so happened to house a very destructive plant virus. Once let loose on the world, it ran rampant, destroying major food suppliers until there was almost a world-wide famine. Aggravated by freakish changes in weather devastating areas all over the world, everyone's attentions were diverted far, far away from the once-impending third world war.

    War or no war, it was clear that the world desperately needed change. More importantly, they needed hope. Even though the virus had come and gone fairly quickly, with so many crops destroyed, it was hard to figure out how to even start the recovery process. That is, until a ridiculously wealthy resident of the US State, Georgia revealed to the world that during Europe's massive debt problem, he'd bought the world's supplies of grains. He refused to donate them altruistically, however, demanding that the world's governments be recreated according to his wishes. There was a lot of resistance to this, and even several assassination attempts. The various governments frantically searched for alternatives, but more and more people began dying of starvation, they were losing power. There was no point in the governments staying the same if they, and all of their substituents, were dead because they had nothing to eat.

    So, November 21st, 2032, they complied to his demands. All of the old governments and borders were abolished, and that man, and all his descendants, became rulers of the world. That day came to be known as Unification Day, and is celebrated even now.

    8. When (and HOW?!) was Fallen instated?

    The House of the Fallen Star started out as an ambitious entrepreneur's mad brain child, and in its early days, it struggled. Millan Briggs was not particularly successful, though he was a prodigiously hard worker. His wife also had to work hard, working as a maid in the Palace itself. One day, however, she came home crying, claiming that she'd been assaulted by one of the princes in the Palace. Of course, it was royal blood so they couldn't report it, but it got Millan to thinking. They might be rich and practically all-powerful, but the royal family were still just people. They, and people like them, would appreciate a special brothel just for them. So, like an idiot, he threw away everything he'd been working for, bought a small plot of land in Georgia, fixed it up prettily, and tried to advertise for it, but no surprise it didn't work. With no clients, and in debt from the property he'd bought, it seemed as though Briggs was going to go down. As a matter of fact, he most likely would have if it hadn't been for an aristocrat's wife who caught wind of his efforts and decided to help.

    Melody Rivers was a very intelligent, gentle woman of high status, but she was not terribly beautiful, and her husband was a hopeless philanderer. She might have, at some level, hated him for it, but if he was going to sleep with someone, she at least wanted to know that he wasn't going to get any nasty diseases, or get hurt by following the wrong woman home. She wanted to know that he was going to be safe both for her sake and his own, and she also saw this as an opportunity to gain status for their family, even if it was a bit of a risky move. As she'd been born to a relatively poor family, she was not much of a spend-thrift, and over the years, she'd accumulated the pin money her husband gave her. Within a year, she'd spent pretty much all of it, as well as the money she received for a small side business of selling her knitting, which she conducted for her own amusement. Choosing a property near to the Palace, she cleared off all of the residents until she had a large place hosting areas of the House occupies now, and began construction, all the while using Millan Briggs as her mouthpiece, as he could be active in the outside world, while she was expected to largely stay at home. She had a very clear vision of what she wanted it to look like, and she directed him much of the way, insinuating suggestions and making him think they were all his idea. Soon, Lucifer House was built, and it opened its doors on January 1st, 2049 which is why the Wing Ceremonies are held at the end of the year. Everyone wanted to know what this structure, rivaling the Palace in its size and secrecy, was. Even the nobles gossiped about it, just as Melody had known they would. She capitalized on this curiosity, telling her "scandalized" lady friends that she'd heard what it was going to become, and that she'd heard even the king was behind it. Finally, during a party at the Palace, she managed to implement the final stage of her plan, capturing the interest of one of the princes, suggesting that it was actually a symbol of power and that he shouldn't hesitate to go brazenly, and without shame.

    He did so, and it began to build up the House's reputation. It did struggle at first, as not everyone was quite so willing to be as brazen as a prince, and the Crown Prince didn't seem to particularly condone his brother's actions. When the Crown Prince died an early death, however, and his brother took over the position, the House began getting more and more customers who were willing to pay generously for this assurance of safety, security, and status - the three golden S's. With the Crown Prince's coronation, the House's activity exploded, and it became the status symbol it is known as, today. Over the years, mishaps happened, as the often do when so many wealthy people are gathered in one place, and its administrative system and security was eventually evolved and perfected, with the many safeguards it has in place today. When the second Head of Establishment came to power, almost 40 years later, he stopped hiring escorts from the outside, and began taking them in young. At this point, the House had become an extremely wealthy establishment, and that was when he built the outer structures for the residents, bringing kitchens and the whole seamstress operation into the House itself. It has not changed since then.

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    Name
    Chie Daystar (chee-eh)

    Nicknames
    the Head
    Bitch
    the Queen
    Lucifer

    Age
    48

    Gender
    Female

    Traditional Ethnicity
    Chinese

    Role
    Administration

    Position/Stage
    Head of Establishment

    Biography
    Home
    Chie remembers her home. She came from a family mired deep in poverty, just her and her two older sisters, a large family by modern standards. She remembers it in vivid detail, colored by the depth of her hatred. Her home life was characterized by hunger, deprivation, and at times domestic abuse. Her father would beat her mother, and her mother would take it out verbally on the three of them children. With both parents long unemployed and sisters too selfish to care what happened to her, Chie, then called Mei Xiu, learned quickly that no one was ever going to save her, and anything she wanted, she'd have to take with her own ruthless cunning. By the time she was sold to the House of the Fallen Star, she was an angry, shrewd kid who did not understand the concept of "happiness," and did not have a single soul she cared about. She was illiterate and had never had a shower in her life. Being sold could easily be described as the best thing that had ever happened to her.

    Poise
    Among the Cogs, Chie was one of the older ones. She was already seven, but it took her less than two years to catch the eye of the Head himself and get graduated to Bud. In that time, she obsessively taught herself to read and channeled every bit of her anger into an overwhelming charisma she used to dominate the other children. She continued this trend in her Bud phase. Although it took her six years to graduate from her Bud stage because none of the Fallen wanted to deal with her, she used that time much to her own advantage. While she had some difficulty with her poli-sci and rhetoric classes at first, she motivated herself to self-study, spending much of her time in the library reading and practicing her penmanship, which eventually allowed her to excel above and beyond the requirements of her classes. Her Angel phase lasted three years, which she spent poaching her mentor's clients and learning every trick of the trade. When she finally became a Fallen, it was as though she'd been meant for it all along. She intimidated the other Fallen and attracted the gaze of other clients with a sort of unconcerned grace. At the age of 23, she was confirmed as one of the best of all the Fallen in the House, and had very nearly paid off all of her debt already. It was then that the Head of Establishment decided she was ready to begin training.

    Rule
    If there was anything Chie took to more than being a Fallen, it was being the Head. She trained under him long after she'd fully paid off her debt, and was practically running Lucifer House all by herself by the time she turned 32. The Head officially handed rule off to her on her 36th birthday, when he retired to a cushy little mansion of his own. No one had any doubt Chie deserved the position. She's been taking care of the establishment and all its employees and residents flawlessly since then.

    Personality
    Mysterious and Devious
    Chie is a rather difficult individual to read. No matter how she's feeling, she keeps her face precisely the same. Many people find her hard to deal with, because her reactions are so difficult to gauge. She also is an expert at keeping secrets and manipulating what other people know. There is no one left in the House who knows what circumstances she came from and why she came into it to begin with. Those who do remember her from her pre-Head days are mostly flummoxed about why she would decide to stay, when she was pretty much free while she was still in her mid-20's. With her knowledge of politics, she probably could have escaped from the House and ended up one of its patrons instead. Despite her reliance on her staff, her independent nature bleeds into her work as well, and when crises occur she often ends up delegating people to do work without explaining to them why they're doing it, but rest assured, if she's asking for something, she has a plan in mind. And while her overarching motivation for the things she does is unclear, her plans are almost always focused protecting the stability of the House, and occasionally teaching cocky new employees or clients their place.

    Smart and Business-like
    She is incredibly smart, always looking ahead, able to read people well, and perpetually on top of current news. She likes to concoct clever plots and is excellent at chess. She is also unemotional when it comes to dealing with clients and the like. The fun she has with well-laid traps has nothing to do with her no-nonsense business attitude when it comes to clients and employees. She has a good eye for a profitable prospect, but is also careful enough a judge of character to turn away people who could become problems later. She makes decisions based on her observations and carefully thought out plans. Emotions are not a factor. She can like or dislike someone, but at the end of the day, as the old saying goes, "it's nothing personal; it's just business."

    Unforgiving
    Perhaps because of the way she grew up, Chie does not forgive, she does not forget, and she does not give second chances. If you mess up badly, you have to fight to prove you're worth keeping, or you'll be gone. If you betray her, she will do everything in her rather considerable influence to make your life utterly miserable, and revenge is never completed until you've hit rock bottom with absolutely nowhere left to go. She's kept old grudges for years without the recipients knowing, biding her time carefully until she was ready to carry out her revenge fully. Every insult is locked deep inside her brain, where her heart catalogs the list of her enemies.

    Protective
    Surprisingly enough, this woman is also incredibly protective of her entire establishment. Individuals do not matter nearly as much as the House in and of itself, but oftentimes, in the act of protecting her little kingdom, she will do anything to protect the individuals it possesses, especially its permanent residents - the escorts and escorts in training. If she has to get blood on her hands to do it, she'll do it without a second thought. If she has to sacrifice her pride and humiliate herself to do it, she'll do it (though she'll be sure to get back at the person responsible for it in the end). She will do anything she sees as necessary in order to protect Lucifer House, no matter the consequence to herself personally.

    Controlling
    Chie is... a bit of a control freak. Even leaving things to her secretaries can be a struggle for her, which is why she screens every employee personally, and insists on knowing the details of everything that's going on in the House. The way she sees it, if anything in the system breaks, or anyone betrays her, she should be able to purge everyone and rebuild the entire system with just the information in her brain. She is almost paranoid, in a way, about the things that go on in the House. It may be that she is so protective of the House because she feels in control there, but it could also be the other way around. Before each Wing Ceremony, she even makes sure to check on every one of the new Fallen. She patrols the grounds often, so most everyone in the facility knows who she is.

    Other
    Chie doesn't have much in the way of hobbies, but she smokes to relieve tension.

    Although it's been a while since she's been a Fallen, she is still a great entertainer, her main instrument being the piano and her dance style being a traditional Asian drum dance.

    She keeps a little black rabbit named Soot as her pet.

    She can speak several languages fluently, which she also learned through obsessive study.

    Appearance
    General Appearance
    Chie is a woman with rather angular features - sharp nose, thin lips, slanted eyes - but her face is pretty small and round. Aside from her ample breasts, she's got long, skinny, almost awkward limbs that she somehow still manages to confer elegance onto, and very pale skin. Her fingers are also long and skinny and taper in a graceful way. She has long, coarse black hair she takes exceedingly good care of, and brown eyes. She is usually smiling, which works pretty much as her mask, the perfect poker face.

    Clothing Style
    While she'd quite willingly wear anything, she's most comfortable in a make-shift kimono dress, because it's very comfortable, but still looks beautiful. More importantly, it embodies to the clients the odd, slightly anachronistic nature of the establishment in and of itself, which she considers very important. She usually wears sandals or goes barefoot, which only works because she rarely steps out of the House.

    Accessories
    Besides her assortment of fine jewelry, and her exquisite, hand-crafted pipe, the only "accessory" Chie really has is a bunch of tattoos sprawling across her back, as if she were yakuza. She got it on the day of her "coronation."

    Voice
    Her voice has a throaty, scratchy quality, and is rather low. It's rather full and she doesn't have to raise her voice much to make herself heard. She has a refined, British accent most of the time, though she can alter it slightly if she feels she needs to.​
     
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    "Perchance is humanity a fungus, a mould that is spreading in the world and cleansing it from itself, preparing it for the next sinner to ruin."1

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    Eremurus

    [Etymology; Also known as Foxtail lilies, or desert candles. The plant is native to Eastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, and temperate Asia from Turkey, Siberia to China. Their floriography meaning is; Endurance.]

    [Reasoning; Finding that Fallen are much alike to the Japanese geisha, who often named themselves after flowers as well, the idea was born from this foreign tradition that he as well was to take the name of a flower. Not wanting to take on any name the man then studied floriography in the hopes to find a meaningful flower to name himself after. It was such that he came across 'Eremurus' the flower that meant; endurance. Hoping to escape the brothel once he has paid off his debt and earned enough money he knew he would have to endure his life as an Angel and later as a Fallen for a while. His name became a message of encouragement, one that silently promised him that the results were all worth it if he just endured.]


    Birth Name: Gabriel Engelbert

    Nickname(s):

    Ere - The first syllable from his stage name, a shortened version. Used extremely casually/intimately.

    Rus - The last syllable from his stage name, another shortened version and only casually/intimately used as well.

    Pretty Boy - A nickname gained from his younger days due to his appearance.

    Flower boy - Another nickname gained from his days as a 'Bud' - 'Angel'. It follows his own interest in flowers, but the term 'Flower' boy is also used to describe 'beautiful' men that rival the beauty of women.

    Angel - Rarely used, for it can be mistaken for the term 'Angel' as in the apprentice the 'Fallen' take in. Only casually used by these who know him by his birth name.These who don't know about his birth name believe that the nickname is given to him due to his features.

    Eremus - It isn't uncommon that fellow escorts, or clients, mistake his name to be 'Eremus', which would mean 'desert', 'wasteland', 'wilderness' or 'waste' in Latin.

    Role: Escort

    Position/Stage: Fallen

    27 years old, born on; September 29

    Male from a mixture of several European ethnicities, owns the German nationality.

    Appearance

    Height - 180 cm [5 feet 9 inches]

    Weight - 60 kg [132 pounds]

    Structure - A tall and slimly built character. Small shoulders with soft curves like a female and very few developed muscles. His posture comes across as rather fragile, but don't be mistaken, Eremurus is much stronger than he looks like.

    Hair - Platinum blond, long, reaching for his mid back, straight and smooth. Usually bound together with a ribbon.

    Eyes - Dark blue, almond shaped with thick lashes. Eyebrows are light to very light, often a little accentuated.

    Skin - Pale complexion, no to little blemishes, easily sunburnt and sensitive skin.

    Voice - A Leggiero Tenor, a light and agile voice. Clear and gentle to the ear.


    Biography

    The house of Engelbert is in the memory of Eremurus a warm house. A house where everyone loved each other, cared for another and looked after everyone. No one was left behind. His father was a florist, selling flowers and growing flowers. Mother Engelbert was a former governess, having devoted her life now to teach her children. It was a content life where enough money came in to feed all the mouths in house. However cruel fate had it that on a certain stormy night his father's greenhouses were all destroyed, leaving an immense debt on the family who had suddenly lost their main source of income. They fell in poverty, now barely scrambling by each day. From the shock Gabriel's father fell ill, racking up their debts even further as their strongest man was struck down by his health. His mother tried to make ends meet by taking up a job as a teacher. However, the money she earned was never enough and barely fed them all. Desperate she thus started to sell their properties, their grounds and their furniture. However, as they were formerly only a mere working class family these sales could only cover up so much of their bills. When the disaster happened that his father passed away as well the family was already at the end of their wits.

    As they were unable to pay off their debts the bailiff started to come around more regularly, slowly taking away the last possessions they had. The debt never seemed to lower however, only rising up. It was then, two years after the disaster that their house was taken away. Now they had become street rats. However, before such tragedy could befall on the children his mother had tried to look for a place to bring them under. No one wanted to take all children in at once, neither did they want to have anything to do with this debt agonised family. They feared that they would be persuaded then and thus the suggestion came to sell them to the house of the Fallen. There they would receive education and at least a promise of a roof over their head, even if they didn't become successful. The house of the Fallen would cover up their debts royally in exchange for her children. A devastating decision, but mother Engelbert saw no other option anymore than to part with her children.

    Selling her children was harder than she had expected however. Not only emotionally and mentally, but in overall. When they started to bargain on the prices the mother constantly jumped up in defence. Her children weren't worth that little, or worth any price. However, realising that she didn't have much of a choice but to comply she closed her heart off. The eldest three of her children were all considered unsuitable. All of them well in their teens and scarred by heavy labour they had to do in order to help out. The two that followed were deemed as questionable, not too old, but neither young enough either. They could do, if they worked hard, of remained servants for the rest of their lives. However, the last one, Gabriel, who was five at that time was considered a suitable score. Young enough to be taught and pure enough to work with. The charms he had, even as young, held promise and as such they had settled. The youngest three of the children would be bought, the youngest son for the highest price and the other two for a slightly less. The other three siblings would have to find some other place they told mother Engelbert, there was no career for them in the house of the Fallen.

    With that devastating news the payment was made and the family parted. The youngest three barely understood what had happened, what was to become of them as they cried for days and begged to go home. However nothing could be done as they were left to vend for themselves. His mother and remaining siblings were never seen again, leaving only one cross for each of them. It was the root where religion started to grow for the very young boy.

    His first year was devastating, Gabriel didn't understand what he was doing here, what was expected from him and why he was here. Everyday he would cry to go home, wishing to see his family and run over to the other two siblings who were sold with him. However, with the passing of his first birthday something changed within the boy. As if a bucket of cold water was dunked on him. Gabriel realised that he was to work off his debt if he wished to escape and thus started to develop the personality he has today. Focussing on his work and immersing himself in whatever means there was to be successful Gabriel from there on started to develop himself rapidly.

    It was four years after that he entered the house that Gabriel was promoted to become a Bud, nine he was then, starting long hours of training in the arts and competing for the attention of a Fallen so that he could become an Angel. His siblings who had entered with him graduated along with him to the Bud stage. By then Gabriel had a deep understanding of how the house worked and that he had to become a Fallen no matter what if he wished to escape the house. It was in this stage that Gabriel had determined his own stage name; Eremurus.

    It would however take another seven years for him to become an Angel. Mainly because the Fallen considered him to be too young, but also a threat for his own appearance and rapidly developing talents. At the other hand they were all eager to take Eremurus in as an Angel, knowing that he was surely to succeed in five years. However, none of them dared to make the first move and thus remained to lure at him leeringly. Eremurus had driven himself to be so, willed himself to do everything and excel, rise above the rest. It was only a certainty that he would be a success if he ever graduated as a Fallen. When he was sixteen a Fallen had finally taken him in, jokingly adding to it that he finally gained the title that suited his image. The barrier was broken and he could finally advance. By then it went all very fast, the delicate balance of humility, respect, ambition and professionalism made him very popular with the guests, even as an Angel. Though he was only allowed to observe it has happened more than once that a client had tried to advance on him, but he usually gently put them down and distracted the client with his speech. It has been jokingly said that the reason why it took three instead of two years for him to graduate was because he had troubled his Fallen too much for having to rescue him from clients so often.

    Three years later Eremurus graduated, age nineteen. His siblings he had never seen again, presumed to be still stuck as buds. He had finally become the Fallen he wanted, but still had a long way to go to pay off his debt. Still feeling some obligation to help out his family, Eremurus had also decided that he was going to earn enough to free all of his siblings from the house and then escape to see their own family back again. What happened afterwards was none of his concerns then, as he had long decided that he was to live in seclusion afterwards as a monk. The sentiments he once felt for his family seemed to have faded after so long, it was merely an obligation that remained. Knowing that the sum of the three of them was immense, his debt being the greatest, Eremurus could only work, hoping that one day he had enough.

    Personality

    Flowery and Metaphorical
    For some a source of frustration, others consider it romantic and poetic. Eremurus speaks in riddles, in descriptions, rather than to be straight forward. He wants people to think about what he is saying, ponder deeply about what he is trying to say. Eremurus tries to give his speech a sense of depth, the illusion that it means something out of the world, extraterrestrial. It gives his speech something mysterious, a surreal touch to it. Something elusive, for no one truly knows what he is trying to say. To some it sounds as if he is flirting, honing them, and trying to get on their good side. To others it sounds as if he is insulting their intellect, for never saying what he actually wants to say. Eremurus is indeed not one to explain his own words and comparisons, usually shading towards something, by leaving subliminal messages behind. They can assume what he means, through interpretation, and other ways, but without him truly explaining what he is saying no one can truly be sure.

    Amiable, but Aloof
    Easy-going in nature. Eremurus isn't someone hard to get along with, a trait valued by escorts. He is sociable, agreeable and in over all very gentle in nature which shows in the way he moves and speaks. Traits that are all trained in once they start their education as escorts. It gives him an tranquil charm that attracts people to him, usually attracted to his imaginary way of speaking and enigmatic smile. However, whilst the male is very easy to converse with, seemingly taking a deep interest in his clients, Eremurus is also very reserved in character. It takes a while to recognise the way he emotionally keeps his distance from everyone, trying to keep his relationships superficial as much as he can. Though he isn't above to touching his clients when they wish for intimacy Eremurus is also soon to retract once their time together is over and his role is finished. Once business is over a cool mannerism descends over him, taking away the first so very agreeable Fallen.

    Compliant, yet Authoritative
    Obedient. Eremurus usually carries out the tasks asked from him without much complaint or question, knowing that they can all help with his debt. He is very docile towards the higher ups as he really has no care in what way he pays off his debt, as long as it doesn't become bigger and his chances of escaping are completely cut off. This mentality can be viewed as submissive by others, however for Eremurus it is just another part of 'enduring' and 'surviving'. However, that doesn't mean he lets himself be walked over like a doormat. With fellow Fallen, and these below, Eremurus is known as someone with a presence and a lasting impression. Isn't it because of his face it will be because of his own attitude. He is assertive and imposing in his own way, especially with Angels, which usually gives him a somewhat intimidating aura despite his gorgeous appearance.

    Relationships

    Biological parents

    Father - Deceased
    He doesn't remember much from the man anymore. It has been so long, to Eremurus he is an absent character in his live now, someone he once knew, but can't recall the face from anymore. He doesn't resent his father, but rather thinks of him as weak for collapsing like he did. There is however no help in it anymore, he knows how useless it is to think and hope back for something that happened.

    Mother - Unknown
    The woman who sold him. Eremurus may never truly understand what she was thinking when she sold her three youngest to the house. Grateful he shall never be for her decision, but he knows that he longs to see her one last time. Perhaps to ask questions, maybe because deep inside of him he still loves her. However, he isn't even sure if she is still alive.

    Siblings
    Oldest three - Unknown
    Over the course of time Eremurus forgot the name of all his siblings. He was so young when they parted and hadn't heard of them ever again. There are some fond memories with them inside of it, but other than that there is nothing left inside of his heart anymore. Just like his mother Eremurus has no idea how they are now, if they are still alive and how they are doing. He just hoped that by the time he gets out they are still around.

    The two Buds - Alive
    The two siblings who were sold with him. Eremurus doesn't like to interact with them, finding them a stain and a liability. Though he has taken it up on him to pay off their debts he is disgusted to know that they are unable and incapable of advancing, this unable to earn their own share. Over the course of the years Eremurus's feelings of sentiments has turned into an obligation of sorts after which he plans to cut off all his contacts.

    Mentor
    TBD/A


    Angel - Elin Stavros @VocaStar
    He took the girl in as his student not too long ago, attracted to her diligent and mature personality, but also for her boyish charms. Though he takes pride in his feminine appearance, as it is one of the biggest factors of why he is so popular, he does feel a little envious that he couldn't grow up like the girl does. Naturally, slowly blooming up into someone that he was meant to be without the injection of hormones, or the help of medicines. Sometimes as he sees Elin, Eremurus wonders what he would have looked like without the hormones. Would he have been more masculine? Physically stronger? Broader? These questions haunt the man who has been robbed of all chances to grow up like a normal youth. However, since these are all 'what ifs' the man tries not to dwell on it for too long, instead deciding to proceed and poke fun at the girl instead. She is quite adorable for acting flustered when he teases her while referring to him as 'madam'.

    Other
    Floriography - After that he had learnt that a geisha took on a 'flower' name as her stage name Eremurus had decided that he was to do such as well. Wanting to choose a meaningful name for himself, one preferably with a hidden message, he studied all of the symbolism of the flowers as well as their messages they carried according to floriography.

    Religion - Christianity plays a huge part in Eremurus's life. It is what keeps him going and what he devotes most of his life to. His religion gives him strength and hope to endure the hardships he goes through as an escort as he hopes that one day, as he pays off his debt in a whole, he can live peacefully in a monastery as a monk. He wishes to, after he leaves this life of sin and pleasure, to live modestly and serve his Lord until his end.

    Sexuality - What Eremurus's sexuality is, is unknown. Many believe that he might be bisexual, or pansexual, for he doesn't seem to mind to intimately engage himself with whatever gender. However, keeping his own motivation in mind to pay off his debt as quickly as possible one wonders whether this willingness to either gender springs forth from his own sexuality or his determination.

    Hormones - Ever since young Eremurus has been treated with the female hormone oestrogen and progesterone to maintain his feminine characteristics. The treatment has been added into his costs and debts, thus raising it and harder to pay off. However, believed is that, by maintaining his features, he brings in more money than without the treatment. There are some significant risks tied to the treatment, such as the development of breasts, but for that reason Eremurus is regularly checked up on by the doctor and pharmacist to lower or heighten the amount of hormones.

    Entertainer - Eremurus engages himself mostly in music and arts, playing a wide variety of instruments as well as roots to other form of arts such as literature, crafting and so on. Being an escort he is trained to be an all-rounder, capable as well to entertain and participate himself in political discussions and the likes, however the male takes very little interest in it as he rather consumes his own time crafting, or plucking away. This makes him usually very popular as a more leisurely sort of escort, when the client wishes to escape their own world and reality for a while.

    1 - Inspired from a quote of 'De Fictiefabriek'[The Fiction Factory] written by Diederik Stapel & A.H.J. Dautzenberg
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    "As long as I have those I care about by my side, I'll be alright"
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    Theme :: Flashlight :: Jessie J

    When tomorrow comes
    I'll be on my own
    Feeling frightened of
    The things that I don't know
    When tomorrow comes
    Tomorrow comes
    Tomorrow comes


    Name:

    Bridget Marie Stavros || Bree - Her preferred nickname

    Etymology

    "Bridget" : Celtic/Irish female name meaning: power, strength, vigor, and virtue

    "Marie": Hebrew meaning is: Wished-for child

    "Stavros": It comes from σταυρóς, the Greek word for "cross", meaning the Christian cross.

    Age:

    15 || Fifteen || July 24th || || Leo

    Gender: Female

    Traditional Ethnicity: Born American || Parents are Greek

    Role: Escort

    Position/Stage: Angel

    Mentor || Fallen : TBA

    And though the road is long
    I look up to the sky
    And in the dark I found, lost hope that I won't fly
    And I sing along, I sing along, and I sing along


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    I got all I need when I got you and I
    I look around me, and see a sweet life
    I'm stuck in the dark but you're my flashlight
    You're getting me, getting me, through the night
    Kick start my heart when you shine it in my eyes


    Personality

    [ Childish // Hot-Head ]

    "I think I need to invest in daily yoga lessons.."

    Bridget has been taught how to control herself. How to act properly like the young lady she is at all times. To remain calm, collected, and strong. But why the hell should she do that when it's so much more fun doing the exact opposite? She's a natural hot head, with very few buttons to push. Once's she's lost it, she's lost it and it's hard for her to come back. It's even harder for her to calm her mind. She has to practice her meditation skills otherwise she might get into some serious trouble. Though counting to ten doesn't really work.

    She does try to be patient she really does, but it's so hard. Especially when you have someone who's purposefully trying to set you off. Being angry doesn't make her happy so she tries not to be. But that's easier said than done. Everyone can give lip service and say they would never react a certain way in a certain situation, but until you're in that situation, you can never fully know if you would do something or not. When it comes down to it, it depends on how Bridget feels. After she's gone through the things in her day, will something happen that will just push her over the edge?

    Bree does enjoy having a good time, though. She delights herself in fun activities such as childish pranks and corny jokes. She doesn't always act her age, the majority of the time you can find her goofing off, not taking things seriously at all. It's her coping method for the things that happened to her as a child. She never really had a childhood or had proper parents to raise not to act like this so, she continues. Despite the fact that she's picked up on how this might bother people around her, especially people like her twin Elin. She just can't seem to stop, it's become a part of her now. Though, of course, should something come up requiring her to drop this act for something more important she would do it in a heartbeat.

    [ Stubborn // Hard working ]

    "I'll get this right I swear I will!"

    Bridget just can't let go sometimes. When she desires something bad enough she'll go to all ends of the earth to get it. She won't stop until she has the thing she desires. Unless of course it involves snatching something precious away from her beloved. Other than that, good luck. When she fights for something, she fights hard. She also hates to lose so beware of that one when faced with her. She's a terribly sore loser.

    That's why she works so hard. Losing isn't an option for Bree. She'd rather get through the first time with few or no mistakes. Rather than starting all over again. Sometimes in life you don't get a second chance, that's why Bree aims to do it right the first time. It's sort of like she has a bad case of tunnel vision. When she's set a goal she can't see anything but that goal. She'll keep going until she get's to that goal.

    Now this is only the case if it's something she's really passionate about. Otherwise, she would blow it off in a minute, not caring to take care of her responsibilities. You could say her priorities are a bit out of whack.

    Bree also has some attachment issues. Because of her past she has grown extremely close to her twin sister Elin. In fact, they've never been separated before now. Bree finds this hard to believe herself, but every time she even thinks about being away from her sister her stomach sinks and her heart rate speeds up. When she's actually away from her sister she gets's anxiety. Her biggest fear being that she'll be separated from her sister and be all alone.

    Her motivation to work hard is her sister really. At least, the majority of the times it's her sister. If she really wants something, and it's not related to her sister, then she'll work hard at that too. But nine times out of ten it can be linked back to her sister for the shift in Bree's attitude.

    [ Curious // Reckless ]

    "I laugh in the face of danger hahaha!"

    Ever since she was a little girl, Bridget has always had a taste for knowledge. Just learning new things made her happy. When she had the opportunity she would love to go on scavenger hunts, that way she could explore. She was always adventurous. The first thing that caught her eye she would wonder off towards. Now it wasn't really that much of an adventure in the orphanage but, you make do with what you have right? Besides, her imagination made up for what she lacked. Her sister would always scold her about this because it was dangerous, but she didn't care. There was one time as a kid, there was a locket stuck in a tree. So Bree decided she would climb up the tree, on a thin branch, to grab the shiny object. The branch almost broke on her. If it did, she would've fallen and possibly broken something or worse. When the guardians at the orphanage found out about they were furious with her.

    There was also another time when the guardians were supposed to be watching the orphans, but they were focused on something else while they were at the public pool. Bridget was interested in the people jumping off the diving board. It looked like fun and she wondered what it felt like to fly like that for a couple seconds. So Bridget went up there to jump off like the others. She happily jumped off the diving board. She loved the thrill she got while she flew in the air before splashing into the deep blue of the pool. Everything was great, except one thing. There was just one tiny problem.

    Bridget didn't know how to swim.

    Not knowing what to do after this point Bridget began to sink to the bottom of the pool. She was starting to panic, trying to resurface but to no avail. It wasn't until she started to black out that she felt arms around her. When she woke up she was staring into the face of a very scared sister, with tears in her eyes. From then her sister has always been super protective of her. But that never stopped that daredevil spirit of hers. Though now, she is kind of scared to swim. But that doesn't stop her from living that reckless life.

    Can't lie, it's a sweet life
    Stuck in the dark but you're my flashlight
    You're getting me, getting me, through the night
    'Cause you're my flashlight (flashlight)
    You're my flashlight (flashlight), you're my flashlight


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    I see the shadows long beneath the mountain top
    I'm not afraid when the rain won't stop
    'Cause you light the way
    You light the way,
    You light the way


    Biography

    Distant Memories

    Bridget and Elin didn't actually find out the truth about their lives till they were a bit older. Around 5 or so. At this point they had grown accustomed to life in the orphanage. Though they had always wondered where their parents were, it was clear that these people that were taking care of them weren't their parents. They made that clear. All Bridget had to do was ask, she was curious anyway. She didn't understand that a parent would give a child up. That didn't happen in the books that she read, or the tv she watched. So, how was she supposed to believe that her parents were different. When the girls found out, Elin didn't seem so surprised. At least, she didn't react the same as Bree, who started to cry.

    Elin probably figured it was something like this. Elin was smart, but this would've been the last option that Bridget had chosen. Just because it was one of the worst possible options. Once Bridget realized that she didn't belong in an orphanage everything looked different to her. She tried to act like it didn't bother her, but she was just a kid. Of course being told your parents didn't like you and chose another kid over you and abandoned you was gonna be hard news to take. Suddenly the place that had grown comfortable to her had suddenly made her feel claustrophobic.

    She really didn't want Elin to know how hard she was taking this either. She didn't want to worry her or cause her more trouble and grief than she already did on a day to day basis. Her sister didn't deserve that. But being strong was exactly a strong suit for her. But because she was determined not to put more pressure on her sister she would make herself better. This is when she learned to start faking things. Putting on a mask was easier than she originally thought it was. It seemed she had a natural talent for being dramatic and lying. Slap the title "acting" on it and it almost seemed innocent.

    On one particular day, Elin and Bridget were out on the playground with the other kids, except, as usual, they were by themselves. They had claimed the spot near the tire swing, taking turns and laughing while talking to each other. They were enjoying themselves before they were suddenly interrupted by a voice.

    "Can I have the swing next please?" he asked politely.

    Bridget didn't know who this kid thought he was but, how dare he just approach her and her sister like that. No one did that, no one. And she was already having a bad day. "No." Bridget replied sharply, still swinging. Bridget had never seen this kid before. Maybe he was new, maybe he didn't know that the twins liked to be left alone. But he would learn today.

    Beside her, her sister Elin fidgeted nervously, seemingly uncomfortable with the presence of a new, unknown person. "Let's just go, Bree..." Her sister whispered to her.

    Bridget frowned, still swinging on the tire, "What? No, I just got on" She replied with a pout. She didn't want to get off just because some random kid approached them and asked for a turn. Sometimes in life, you don't get what you want buddy.

    "But I really want to play..." the boy whimpered softly.

    This irritated Bridget. Did he think he was going to get her sympathy because he cried? What a wimp! A wide-eyed Elin turned to her sister, "Just let him have the swing" she whispered again. Everyone was irritating Bridget today. Why did she have to stop having fun because of someone else? Why did everyone want her to change what she was doing? Why couldn't the kid go somewhere else? Why was it always her having to give up something or have something taken away from her?

    "No! It's my turn and I'm swinging!" She shouted, some of that frustration seeping through into her words.

    "Are you sure? I'll just be on for a second" The boy whined again. God, it was so annoying! Why couldn't he just leave? That was the last straw for Bridget. This guy didn't seem to get the hint that Bridget didn't want him around anymore. He was bothersome. She and her sister were doing just fine before he had to come along and ruin it. "I said no!" she shouted as she leaped off the swing, planting her feet in the boy's face then letting gravity have its way as they landed. With Bree on the boy's face. She walks off and turns to face him, "Idiot. Let's go Elin" she added, crossing her arms across her chest as she said it.

    The boy lies on the ground, his mouth full of dirt and crushed dreams.1 Struggling to get back up, he looks at the young girl with anger in his eyes. After a moment of hesitation, he pounces on her. Bree's surprise is quickly overshadowed by her anger. Again, who did this crazy kid think he was?! With one hand she pulled on his hair and with the other she dug her nails into his face. Not liking that they boy attempted to grab her fingers and shove them down her throat, instead, he misjudged the distance and ended up open palming her in the mouth instead. Then overpowering Bridget, he shoves her into the tire swing. Stumbling a bit, she regains her balance before growling and charging back at the boy, stomping on his foot and punching him in the gut before sinking her teeth into the flesh of his shoulder, hard.

    While all of this was going on, Elin, stood by, speechless at how quickly this whole thing escalated into a brawl. Elin pulled herself together, worried that her sister was going to get hurt, or worse, this boy would get seriously hurt by her sister. With that thought in mind, she quickly reacts and pushed the two away from each other, knocking the boy to the ground and grabbing Bridget by the ear. "Enough!" she shouted.

    "Ow, ow, ow, ow, owwww! Eliiiin!" Bridget whined as she leaned towards her sister since she was pulling on her ear.

    "What's the matter with you?! Are you crazy?! You better hope no one saw that!" she scolded her sister.

    "What the heck?! This idiot started it! Owwww!" Bridget argued with tears in her eyes.

    "Look! And you've gotten yourself all dirty. Do you see what you've done? Do you?" Her sister continues, without missing a beat. Ignoring Bridget and trying to clean her up. But there was no helping it, in her efforts to clean her up it only made the tomato stains worse, and more prominent. Where they hell they came from, Bridget had no idea.

    The boy stood up, rubbing his shoulder and glaring at the two girls before quickly turning to leave. Or, at least he was going to leave until he ran into the figure of someone else. The figure was a man, to Bridget he looked a little scary, but to her a lot of adults were scary. "Oh" the man replied, looking down at the boy before turning his attention towards the girls. "Is everyone okay? Do you girls need some help? You look a bit roughed up there..." the man asked, petting the boy's head before grabbing his hand and slowly approaching the girls, kneeling down beside them. "Come on, now. Let's all get along, shall we? Come on, shake hands. Everythings going to be alright." he said softly, extending out the hand that held the boy's hand.

    Elin, who had been watching the whole thing wide-eyed, mouth slightly ajar, suddenly stepped forward. Instinctively holding her hand out in front of her sister protectively. "We're fine. Thank you. I can take care of my sister. She always gets this way. I would check your son, though. Bree hasn't been checked for rabies."

    Wrinkling her nose at the man she turned her attention to her sister with a frown, "I don't have that! ... What is that?"

    "Trust me, just reach out your hand," the man said, his hand still extended towards them.

    Elin eyed the man suspiciously before taking Bridget's hand in hers and placing it in the man's hand. Bridget never had the time to react, or pull her hand back. She stared wide-eyed at the man, wondering what would happen next. "See? He doesn't bite. We may all come from different walks of life, but in the end we're all still human." The man said, withdrawing his hand from the boy's. Now it was just Bridget and the boy holding hands. After a moment, Bridget quickly withdrew her hand to her chest, hiding behind her sister.

    "I guess we can call Bree human until further notice," Elin replied, which only made Bridget pout at her sister's teasing.

    "I am inclined to agree," the man said with a laugh which only made Bridget narrow her eyes at the man. "...I'm sorry. Can we be friends?" the boy asked shyly to Bridget.

    "No" she answered quickly before pausing and adding, "But...we don't have to be not friends..." she said softly, looking down at her shoes.

    "There we go. So how old are you girls?" the man asked.

    Bridget was taken aback for a moment, but her ever calm sister replied for them, "Bree is 5 and I'm 34" Bridget frowned, while looking at her hands, trying to count to 34 on them but losing track.

    "How long have you girls been here?" the man continued his barrage of questions.

    "Since forever, why?" Bree replied to the man. Then her sister leaned in towards her, "We couldn't have been here forever that's not possible" she whispered.

    "So... would you rather be in a better place? A roof over your head, a bed to yourself, a life to your own?"

    Elin glanced at her sister looking for an answer, Bridget just shrugged. She didn't know what to make out of this sudden change of events either. "............are you going to adopt us?" Elin asked for the both of them. This was odd, Bridget had overheard the people in the orphanage saying they would never be adopted.

    "Sadly, I won't... but there's a place that will. It's a really nice place. I happen to work there!"

    Once again Elin looked to Bridget for an answer, which she didn't have. Shrugging again, she looked back at her sister. She trusted her sister's judgment. Whatever decision her sister made she would be fine with it. "I want to stay with my sister. Wherever we go, we go together. No matter where that is." Smiling at her sister Bridget glanced back at the man and nodded in agreement.

    "Of course! You both will be right at each other's sides. Don't you worry about that, I will make sure everything is arranged."

    And that is how Elin and Bridget managed to get into the House of the Fallen. They were perfect for the age and seemed to have a special "something". Besides, twins were always good for business.

    --

    Life in the house of the fallen was much more different than the one at the orphanage. Still, it was a place to call home. Bridget never knew what it was about that place that gave her the creeps, but it did. She didn't really care for this system either, of advancing on to the next stages, but she wanted to stay with her sister at all cost. Her sister, on the other hand, was the hard working one. While Bridget goofed off Elin worked hard. Still they managed somehow. That was until they were Buds and Elin caught the attention of several Fallen's. Bridget didn't pay much attention to it at first until one day she overheard some of the other workers saying that Bridget would never graduate past a bud, but that Elin was the better option.

    So they were going to take her sister away from her? Suddenly Bridget felt like she was sick to her stomach like she was going to faint right then and there. She couldn't let anyone see her like this, though, it would ruin her reputation. The next day, however, Elin was picked by a Fallen, chosen to advance to the next level. That's when Bridget's world went up in flames. Her sister was leaving her behind. What could she do? What was she going to do? She couldn't be stuck as a bud while her sister was an Angel. A world without her sister was a world that Bridget didn't want to be in. They had never been separated before.

    Bridget was in a state of panic when she decided to get her shit together and actually start trying. She refused to go unnoticed. She would advance and she would stay with her sister. No one would take her sister from her, she was determined. Bridget's sudden spike in performance shocked everyone. She was exceeding all of her superiors expectations. In fact, you could say she was a bit of a natural. It only required that she put her mind to it. Her motivation was her sister, all it took was hearing that her sister would be gone from her to make her act correctly. Though she could still care less about the work and responsibilities, she would do what she had to, to be near her sister.

    Soon her last ditch efforts paid off and she got a Fallen to notice her. She realized that at this stage she wouldn't be able to slack off as much as she had been in the past. If she wanted to keep up with her sister that was exactly what she had to do, keep up. And her sister was always working.

    ooc: 1 Shout out to @TheForeverLoneWolf and @VocaStar for writing this monster of a bio with me and supplying me with some deep fluffy stuff to add in the bio xDDD



    Relationships

    || ... : Ex-parents ||

    "How could they do that to us?! I hate them I hate them, I hate them!"


    Bridget doesn't even know the names of her Mother and Father. All she knows is that they were Greek and the reason they got rid of her and her sister. Apparently, much to Elin and Bridget's surprise, they weren't actually twins. But triplets. As law states, they had to get rid of two kids, and the two they chose were Elin and Bridget. Bridget always wondered what she did to deserve this. Was she not pretty enough? Did she cry too loud as a baby? How could a parent make a decision like that? Regardless if it was the law or not? To give up your children, without so much of a second thought? She refused to think her parents be so inhumane. She was hurt, to be honest, she was still hurt.

    But Bridget had a secret that she didn't even tell her sister....

    She didn't hate her parents. She really wanted to hate her parents for what they did to her and her sister. But she just couldn't. She would spew hateful things about them, joining in with her sister, but her heart was never in it. Deep down, Bridget loved her family, despite them abandoning her and her sister. She even wished, if given the chance, to see them. Of course she wouldn't tell Elin this, Elin would take it personally. Like Bridget didn't want to be around her sister anymore, which wasn't true.

    Elin had done everything for her, been the parent for her when they had none, but a child should have to be so responsible at such as young age. It wasn't fair to them. Bridget even believed it might do them some good to see their parents. Still, this was something that she would keep to herself, hopefully, her sister wouldn't notice.


    || Elin Paige Stavros: Twin Sister ||

    "My other half, my best friend. "


    Her earliest memory is one that she shares with her sister. They were at the park, while all the other kids went off to play while Bridget and Elin hung back, by themselves. Later when they got older they understood this was why no one adopted them. But it was for the best, they wouldn't want to be separated anyway. Still, Bridget and Elin had fun on their own. While everyone played and got hurt on the playground, Bridget and Elin were drawing. Making up stories behinds the pictures they drew and sharing them with each other.

    Her sister has always been there for her, and in return Bridget has always been there for her sister. Bridget trusted no one more than she trusted her own sister. Bridget didn't love anyone as much as she loved her sister. Her sister was more than her sister, she was, her other half, her best friend. She was positive that Elin knew her better than she knew herself, just like she probably knew Elin better than Elin knew herself. Whenever she was lonely, or upset, Elin was there for her. It was only natural to be attached right? She thought so.

    Her sister was her rock, the person she relied on the most. Without her, she was sure she would lose it. She would be left to face the world on her own and she wouldn't know the first thing to do. She always felt safer around her sister. If she wasn't around she'd probably feel empty. To be completely honest, she wouldn't have a purpose to live anymore if she wasn't with her sister. She's invested everything in her sister.

    Some ask her if she has a sister complex which Bridget quickly denies, though, sometimes her actions around her sister would say she's in denial. To be honest, she doesn't know if her feelings for her sister even qualify. She doesn't really know how to put what she feels about her sister into words, she just knows that she would do anything for her sister, she's the single most important person in her life.


    || Rhys Nakamura: Errand boy ||

    "I swear if he has the hots for my sister I'll break his neck"


    Compare how when she first met the boy she planted her feet in the boy's face then proceeded to fight him, and their relationship now, they've come a mighty long way. Outwardly, Bridget acts like she doesn't like him, or is annoyed by him to say the least. On the inside, she doesn't really harbor any hard feelings. Though she doesn't trust him, not yet, he's a friend of her sister. And a friend of her sister's is a friend of hers. But she won't tell him that. Though when she's around Elin and Rhys, she can't help but feel out of place for once. So she sticks to casually stalking them whenever Elin goes to talk to him.

    Just to make sure they're behaving themselves and all. She wouldn't want to find out they're in a secret relationship and all because, heh, she'd be devastated. Partly because her sister didn't tell her, partly because her sister could get in trouble, and partly because Bridget doesn't want to share! Rhys of all people should know how bad Bridget is at sharing, he learned the hard way after all.

    Still, he isn't a completely horrible person. He's done some good. Like when she and her sister can't see each other for a bit he delivers messages back and forth to them from each other. He also makes good conversation sometimes. And though Bridget is the social butterfly out of the twins, he's the one person other than her sister, that has known her for a long time. So that softens her up a bit towards him. He'll never know it though. She'll just continue pranking him, and teasing him, and bullying him, because it's what she does.


    || Castiel Roux : Friend Material ||

    "Funny how I see him as a real boy now"


    When Bridget and her sister first arrived at the house they tended to stick towards each other, nothing out of the odinary. They were in a strange new enviroment that was totally different from the one they were used to at the orphanage. Here, in the house, they were treated more like animals than children to be raised. Still, it was a home, they were fed, clothed, bathed, and it was a really beautiful place. It didn't take the twins too long to get accustom to this life. By the time they were 7 though things started to change. They started to develop their own personalities. Elin being the more reserved one of the two and Bridget being the social butterfly. Around this time they found themselves fighting a lot because of their differences. Elin wanted Bridget to do the things that she liked and Bridget wanted Elin to do the things that she liked and they were just clashing. They weren't used to going seperate ways. It was around this time that they started having ballet lessons. Bridget really enjoyed the classes, it was a change of pace from the hard labor she had to endure as a cog. She was basically a servant in the house at this point. This was a fun activity that she could take part in.

    The dancing was difficult at first, but because she loved to do it, she began picking up the basics pretty quickly. It was when she was 7 that she met Castiel. The cool kid of the bunch. Bridget looked up to him because he was really good at dancing and he was older so that must mean he was wiser right? Soon they started getting partnered together in dance becuase Bridget was learning rapidly. She liked hanging around Castiel, she learned a lot from him, technique wise, plus he was nice. But they're time together was cut short when he left to pursue other dance classes. Her sister also stopped taking dance classes to do other things that she liked and Bridget was left alone. It took some getting used to but soon she was focused on her art, dancing, and made some new friends. Once dance was over she was back almost attached at her sister's hip.

    Fast forward a couple years Bridget is 11 when she gets contacted by the contemporary teacher to help even out the odd number she has in her class. The teacher chose her because Bridget was one of the best in her own class. She'd focused and worked hard and now it was paying off. Bridget never really felt drawn towards contemporary dance even if it used elements of ballet she'd rather stick to ballet. Still she agreed to participate in this class to help the teacher out. Little did she know that Castiel would be in that class. They were older now but she still remembered him and they clicked right away, again. Of course seeing that they knew each other the teacher paired them up again.

    The difference between how she viewed Castiel back when she was 7 and when she was 11 was that she stopped seeing him as some huge big brother type mentor and now he was still a mentor but a cuter one. She was 11 starting to go through puberty, finally growing into her lanky body. So before she noticed she was crushing on Castiel, even though her feelings were never returned. Still while she hung around him she felt the need to mimick the things that he did. He was cool so she had to be cool too. To fit in and be apart of the crowd. This carried on until a couple years later when he was promoted to angel and Bridget was left alone again. She went back to doing her own thing in her own dance class and forgot about the crush that she had on him.

    Fast forward two more years, and now Bridget is 15, having caught up to Castiel at last. Since she has just been promoted to angel. Her feelings about Cas are ones in the past, she realized how weird she was back then. She had put Cas on a pedestal the entire time she had been around him and it wasn't until later that she realized that he never should've been there. He was a boy just like the rest of the boys around her. He was a "real boy" to her now. Hopefully though, they can actually be friends instead of whatever they were in the past.



    || Spade : Undetermined ||

    [words...]

    Playlist: [Song :: Artist ]

    Bree Tunes
    I'm Good : The Mowgli's

    Verge : Owl City ft. Aloe Blacc

    Good Time : Owl City ft. Carly Rae Jepsen

    Fireflies : Owl City

    Drag Me Down : One Direction : Sam Tsui & Megan Nicole & KHS cover



    Other

    Fun Facts Ever since her unfortunate accident when she was little, Bree is kinda of afraid to swim. She doesn't like to say it out loud though.

    Is a big lover of spicy food. Actually its a huge weakness for her. Offer her some spicy food and you're basically her best friend now.

    Cookie: One day while eating her cookies a strange gray cat popped up beside her. Bree didn't have a problem with cats, but she never had a pet before. Watching the cat as it eyed her plate of cookies was rather funny. Funny until it stole one of her cookies. She tried to grab it back, but the cat was crazy. Hissing at her and glaring at her, with its fur raised up and it's tail fluffed out. What kind of a cat steals a cookie? Whatever. It wasn't like she wanted that cookie that bad in the first place. Anyway, the cat decided to stick around with her. Bridget didn't know why but she didn't mind. The cat had quite the attitude, though, but it was okay, it only matched Bridget's own dramatic flare. So she kept the cat and named him Cookie. Cookie hangs around the mansion/palace-like place she calls home. So Cookie is a stray, but she takes care of him so, she claims Cookie as her pet. Click for pictures of Cookie!

    She taught herself how to play the ukulele, the guitar, and the harmonica. She has jam sessions with Elin when they're bored.

    When they were kids they would create sock puppet shows. Those were some of the best memories she had with her sister. Elin would design the puppets and Bree would write the play. Then they would perform them, sometimes even getting an audience. Now that they're older they've strayed from sock puppet shows. Bree secretly wishes they could go back in time when they had fun being kids and enjoy themselves like that again.

    Bree is a professional shower singer, the acoustics in the bathroom are amazing

    Even though she's a professional shower singer, Bridget loves bubble baths rather than showers

    Bridget is a deep sleeper, once she's knocked out she's knocked out. (She also ends up cuddling her sister at night. Even if they sleep in separate beds. So you can add sleep walking to list too)

    Bree's choice of dance would be ballet. Over the years, she's become quite the jewel in her teacher's eye. A diamond in the rough. Sure she's talented but that's not the reason she's so good. She worked her ass off to get to where she is and she still approaches dance with that "work hard" mentality. Ballet is one of her favorites, jazz and tap coming in with a tie for a close second.


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    I got all I need when I got you and I
    I look around me, and see a sweet life
    I'm stuck in the dark but you're my flashlight

    You're getting me, getting me, through the night
    Kick start my heart when you shine it in my eyes
    Can't lie, it's a sweet life



    Appearance




    Bridget stands at an average height of 5'5, which is pretty short for her. She could hear it now. People laughing at her and calling her a lepricon. She'd probably go on a rampage. But then she thinks about how short her twin sister is and suddenly her self-consciousness about her own height melts away. She's naturally a ginger, she just made her hair a bit more red with some dye, all for personal preference. Her hair falls down to the middle of her back, she always has to add curls to her hair because it's naturally straight. When they were kids Elin and Bree used to look alike, the only difference was that Bree had freckles and blue eyes while Elin did not.

    Her skin has always been slightly on the pale side. (She also doesn't tan, she burns) There used to be a point when she didn't like her freckles either. She thought it was weird and all she wanted was clear skin. But she grew out of that little phase pretty quickly. Maybe it was because her sister, Elin, said she liked them, who knows. Bree used to be an awkward pre-teen. She had to "grow" into her body. And that's exactly what she did. At 12 she was lanky and skinny. Now she became fuller and had curves in all the right places. She could actually "fit" in her body once. Instead of having a board for a chest she turned out to be a nice, well rounded, C-cup. Her lips became fuller, slightly, and are a darker shade of pink. Reddish-pink lips.

    Bree's not too picky on what she wears. She wears what's comfortable, but she likes to look good too. Her clothes range from her favorite band shirts and skinny jeans to a tropical looking maxi dress. The girl has a good taste in style and she loves to switch it up.

    Bridget's voice claim is Megan Nicole Click to listen to her talk When she sings Bridget would sound a little something like this Click to hear her sing!
     
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    Elin Paige Stavros
    Theme : Warrior - Demi Lovato

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    I'm a warrior
    Now I've got thicker skin
    I'm a warrior
    I'm stronger than I've ever been



    Age
    15 || July 24th || ♌ Leo

    Gender || Female

    Traditional Ethnicity
    Born American || Parents Greek

    Role || Escort

    Position/Stage || Angel

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    All the pain and the truth
    I wear like a battle wound
    So ashamed, so confused
    I was broken and bruised


    Biography
    (Refer to Bridget's bio)

    Personality

    || Mature and Obedient ||

    “Don’t touch that.”

    Elin wasn’t unlike any other child her age. She liked to have fun and got into her accidents. However, she had always done what the guardians told her too. She avoided trouble as much as possible and liked to be under the good graces of the older people. As she slowly got older, she began to understand that she would never meet her parents, and why. She realized it before Bridget, but her twin didn’t take long to catch up and put two and two together. Suddenly, it was clear to her that besides having her sister, she was very alone. With this realization, she took it upon herself to parent herself and her sister. She tried to keep her sister out of trouble while making sure they’re responsibilities were done before they had any fun. Taking this role upon herself matured her very quickly. Soon the little red haired girl was a woman in her brain.

    || Stoic and Composed ||

    “Was that...a joke?”

    You have to catch Elin at the right moment to see her smile. Because of the responsibility she put on herself at such a young age, she’s become weighed down with the worries of an adult. Often, when she is around others her age, she doesn’t fit in. Unable to understand their jokes or find them humorous. She finds socializing a waste of time anyway, since she could be attending to other things. The rare times she can be seen with a smile on her face is when she is with her twin sister or when she and her Fallen are attending to clients. She rarely cracks under pressure and tries to keep a level-head about most situations. When things don’t go as planned, she always has a plan B.

    || Dutiful and Careful ||

    “I just want to make sure I get it right the first time.”


    Elin strives to be the best she can possibly be. She wants to set an example for her sister and prove to herself that she can make it farther without her parents than she would have if they’d kept her. Always striving to prove herself, she does everything she is assigned and is careful to do it right. She wants to do things right the first time, even though it doesn’t always happen. She works hard and practices when she needs to. Scared of failure, she works to master all that she practices.


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    There's a part of me I can't get back
    A little girl grew up too fast
    All it took was once, I'll never be the same


    Relationships

    || Former Parents ||
    “We don’t need them. All we need is each other.”

    Elin doesn't remember much about her parents. And she'd like to keep it that way. She pushes herself everyday to become the parents she didn't have. To be the parents that her and her twin didn't need. She doesn't like to talk about them. She doesn't like to acknowledge that they even exist, because to her, they are dead. She resents them. And deep down, she hates them. However, she doesn't want her younger twin to know. Whenever the topic comes up she simply shrugs it off as if she isn't bothered by it. That it is what it is, and that they are perfectly fine without them. But the simmering anger and bitterness boils and bubbles inside her. It's what motivates her to become great. It's what pushes her to keep going, for herself, and for Bridget.



    || Bridget Stavros - Twin sister ||
    “What would I do without her?”

    Since as far as she can remember, Bridget had been by her side. Whether it be sleeping, eating, bathing, or dressing, Elin was never alone. Bree was her one and only companion, especially when they were younger. Never needing others, the girls always kept to themselves. They only ever talked to each other, shutting the world outside them out. They didn't want to be bothered, they only ever needed one another and that was enough.

    Looking back on it now, perhaps it was damaging. When a small child is thrown into a strange environment, they immediately cling to the most familiar thing. In most cases it's a parent or guardian. But since they didn't have parents, she clung to her sister. As she got older she realized that making relationships was difficult. She couldn't connect with others and she found that she always ran back to her younger twin.

    But Elin has never known anyone the way she knows Bridget. The one person she understands and loves despite all her flaws. She would do anything for her. When they fight, they fight for each other. Without her reckless twin, she'd live a boring, miserable life. The two are complete opposites, yet they need each other to survive. Bridget always keeps her on her toes and fills her life with excitement. And she knows that Bree feels the same about her. However she worries for them. Should they ever be separated, how would they live? Perhaps it's her biggest fear, that an entire half of herself will be ripped from her.



    || Rhys Nakamura - Wing feet ||
    "He's a nice guy, and I owe him a lot."


    Elin has known Rhys since even before she had left the orphanage. Or, rather, he's the reason that her and her sister left the orphanage. When she was younger, she didn't have much of an opinion of him. She knew that Bree had pummeled his face over the swing set and that she had to rip them apart. Looking back on it, that may be one of her fonder memories. However besides that, she didn't care for him too much. It wasn't until she realized how available he was that she began to feel an attachment. Every time she had a need of any kind, Rhys was always willing to cater to it. It was almost like having a personal servant. As a young girl, of course she milked it. But when he came through in times of need, she really learned to appreciate him. It didn't surprise her that he became a messenger, since he seemed to know the house better than many employees (perhaps because he was raised there.) He quickly earned the name "wing feet" from her, because how quickly he delivered. Now she considers him a dear friend, though she would never say it out loud. She can trust him with anything and because of him and his father, she and her sister didn't have to be separated through adoption. She has a lot to thank the Nakamura's for.



    || Eremurus - Fallen Mentor ||
    "It's my duty to follow her until the ends of the earth..."
    --
    "It's a lot harder than it looks."


    Elin often wondered what her Fallen would be like when she got chosen to be an Angel. How'd they look, what kind of an entertainer they'd be, and many other questions and 'what-ifs'. In the deepest of her heart it excited her a bit. Of course she didn't want to leave her sister and graduate to Angel without her, but it didn't hurt her to wonder about the future.
    Well that day came. The first time she saw her Fallen she wasn't disappointed. She was beautiful, tall and graceful with long platinum hair that cascaded perfectly down her back and around her shoulders. Her skin was clear and pale as the moon. She looked ethereal, like some kind of goddess dripping in elegance. She could already see herself learning so much from her. Elin swore herself like a valiant knight to stand by her side and do her best as her pupil.
    She soon learned that this goddess was going to test her patience much more than she had first thought. The platinum haired beauty constantly teases and taunts her, commenting on her height and her "boy-like" charms. Whatever that means. The girl who showed little emotion or sign of any began to find that she wanted to do horrible things to her mentor. Despite the annoyance however, she does her very best to learn and continue in her studies so she can keep working her way up. Even if her Fallen isn't all she expected.



    Other
    -Elin and Bridgett both have exceptional voices. They recieved lessons though they both seemed to be naturals. Though they both have individually lovely voices, they sound best together. Making a perfect blend of harmonies.

    -While her sister was more skilled at acting, Elin preferred painting. She has gotten very skilled, with the help of classes and hours of practice.

    Will add as I go in the roleplay!



    Appearance
    Born with red hair, Elin looked a lot like her sister when they were young. She had brown eyes however, while her sister had beautiful blue ones. And her skin was clear while Bridget had freckles that spotted her face like constellations in the night sky. As they grew older, Bridget grew taller and Elin stayed close to the ground. Currently standing at 5’1 while her sister is 4 inches above her. She remained thin, and small. In her opinion, her sister far exceeds her in beauty, with gentle curves and full lips. Elin feels like she more resembles a preteen boy. Her curves never really came. Though she didn’t mind. Since looks never mattered to her. She did cut her hair however, for looks. She wanted to do something new and got tired of brushing it out.

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    My armor, is made of steel, you can't get in
    I'm a warrior
    And you can never hurt me again.
     
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    Rhys Nakamura

    (Pronounced 'Rees')​

    "I like it! That's pretty cool. You're pretty cool."

    Etymology

    'Rhys' is a Welsh name that can be directly translated to mean 'enthusiasm'. His name generally holds true, if only when you talk to something he finds meaningful.

    His familial name, Nakamura, means Center of the Village.

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    Age

    16, Born December 14th

    Gender

    Male

    Traditional Ethnicity

    He is one quarter Japanese and three quarters 'American', and he takes after his mother's side much more than his father. Suffice it to say, he doesn't look Japanese.

    Role

    General Employee

    Position/Stage

    Messenger

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    Biography

    He is young, so he hasn't done an extreme amount of stuff in his life. Due to his father's job, he hasn't moved around a lot, either. This gave him a familiarity with the area, and with the House. He likes to write in his spare time, and keeps plenty of journals with him.

    Personality

    Untrusting

    "Yeah… I don't know if I should believe that."

    Ever since he was a young child, he was always aware of the dangers of the world. While he is a very naive boy, he knows that there are dangers out there and doesn't believe in his father's constant coaxing. While it on the surface it would seem that there isn't a reason for this behavior, it can likely be attributed to the news. He's seen the division between the rich and the poor, and he does not trust a politician.

    Loyal

    "You are worth hell, you know that?"

    When you gain his trust, he is very loyal person. This is something he's inherited from his mother and father, and it is the greatest strength - and the greatest weakness in the family. The difference is that you have to gain his trust first, and that is an uphill battle.

    Passionate and Erratic

    "Did you… did you just mention what I think you mentioned? Yes! I know aaalll about that! Did you know…"

    His mood changes… a lot. Although he is generally quiet and keeps somewhat to himself, when you mention something he is knowledgeable in or something he enjoys, prepare to have your ear talked off. His body language, tone, everything will change. One moment he would be leaning on a wall, listening intently, and the next he will be standing upright and waving his arms around, talking loudly. It's like stepping on a landmine, but you get to keep your legs afterwards. Some may find it fun, others may find it annoying. Both are probably right.

    Malleable Mind

    "...You make a good point."

    While there are certain things he will not budge on (such as human rights, economics, hawkish military and political issues), he has an open mind. If put a reasonable doubt into his mind, he would often research the topic and perhaps change his mind. Human rights, however, he will not. Everyone is equal, regardless of any trait they hold. This also leads to some conflicting opinions, like his generally positive regard for war and the supposed necessity that it is.

    Lack of Confidence

    "I hope she didn't think I meant something bad. I hope I didn't mess that up. Did I? Oh God, I probably did, didn't I?"

    While his self esteem may be relatively high, he is not a confident person. Society has proved that mistakes are not to be made, and this will lead him to clam up. While he will talk to a stranger, he will always leave the conversation wondering if he did one of a million things wrong.

    Omnivert

    "This room is quiet… too quiet."
    -
    "I'll just read my book in peace. They're having enough fun."

    He is what you call a true omnivert. He enjoys both introverted and extroverted activities, and requires both interaction and the lack thereof to recharge. In a room of introverts, he's the extrovert. In a room of extroverts, he's the introvert. He is adaptable, and has incredible room to grow into any direction the world takes him.

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    Relationships

    Parents:

    His mother is named Dahlia. He will refer to his mother as 'Mom', and he has a really close relationship with her. Often, she helps to explain Rhys' father to him, and cools him down if he gets in a confrontation with his father. His father is Makoto Nakamura. He doesn't get along all the time with him, and depending on this, he will call Nakamura either 'Father' or 'Dad'. The touchy relationship is due to different ideals, but at the end of the day they are family, and there is no true deep seated resentment.

    The Twins:

    The important thing to Rhys is that while all of his other friends came and went, the twins were always there, and he was always there for them. When one of the twins had a particularly bad client, he was there to help calm them down. When the twins were separated, he was there to help maintain the bond. If he had a particularly bad day, they would lend an ear or two, and that's all he really needed. Sometimes, though, he wishes he never would have met them. If he wouldn't have, then they wouldn't be in The House. He sees himself as solely responsible for all of their pain. The more he sees of them, the older they grow and the more matured they become, the more the burden weighs on his mind. They are Escorts, Prostitutes, Slaves because of him. For that, he will never forgive himself.

    Elin: The Obedient

    Rhys gets along quite well with Elin. To tell the truth, he gets along with nearly anyone he meets. Elin, though? As one of the twins, she holds a special place in his heart. She's one of the few people in his life that he would lay his life down for. Sometimes she can be seen as the sister he never had, sometimes she can be seen as something else altogether. The friendship may have started with pain, but he always looks back at that memory fondly. Elin was the one who reached out to him. Elin was the one who facilitated the truce, was there to make amends.

    Bridget: The Daredevil

    The other twin... Rhys has a strange relationship with her. Bridget often acts cold or downright hostile to him, but it's definitely calmed down since the first time he met her, and he's thankful for that. Due to the aforementioned guilt, he puts up with Bree's constant bullying and pranking. Rhys believes that he deserves it. Besides the bullying and pranking, though, Rhys sees Bree as a good friend, not unlike her sister. He would lay down his life for her, just like he would her sister. At the end of the day, they are friends, even if Bree holds him at an arm's length. One day, Rhys wants to see the day where Bree can talk to him truthfully and honestly, without any of the hostility. Rhys hopes that one day he can earn Bree's trust.

    Appearance

    Rhys' hair is a very light shade of brown, and sweeps over his forehead. It is a bit messy, and it seems that he doesn't tend to it often. It is short enough to be manageable. His face is clean shaven, being too young to grow anything of significance. His face is innocent, and his features slight. He tends to look every which way, and seems very curious about the world around him. His eyes are hazel, and change colors slightly from time to time as hazel eyes are known to do. They are on the darker side of hazel. When not wearing any required uniform, he wears dark jeans and a tight fitting jacket. He carries around a small brown bag just large enough to carry paper, writing utensils, and any messages given to him.
     
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    Name
    Sierra Mordred

    Age
    ~31

    Gender
    Female

    Traditional Ethnicity
    Dutch, Swiss, French Mix

    Role
    Escort

    Position/Stage
    Fallen

    Biography
    Sierra's past is astronomically uninteresting for a member of the House. She was abandoned at an orphanage as an infant and bought by the House with no further ado. She has no idea what her name or birthday is, and has no memory of life outside of the House. Nor does she care. The House of the Fallen Star is her home. Always has been, always will be. She knew from the time she was a small child that she would eventually become a Fallen.

    Personality
    Sierra is an interesting mix of wild and careful. She is spirited and lively, and a little bit rebellious at times, but she always knows where to draw that line. Not one to conform easily to rules, she can be a bit reckless and impulsive, and even emotional at times. Although she is unexceptional and only has the regular number of clients, her clients like her fire, which is why she's always been on the lookout for girls who show some spirit. She's pretty strongly opinionated about political policies and has a strong moral code, which excludes what she does for a living as no one is getting hurt. She actually quite enjoys it most of the time, particularly the psychological aspect of it, as escorts are more often therapists than anything else. She takes a much more casual approach to her clients than most Fallen, which is no surprise as she takes the more casual approach to life in general, believing that life is only made possible if people learn to let loose and have some fun once in a while. It is rare that she gets serious, but when she does, she can be very stubborn about it. Sierra largely takes something of a sisterly role, and perhaps the special thing about her is that she truly cares about her clients, and gets to know them. Despite being gentle, and a little bit romantic, however, she is also rather realistic. She doesn't entertain false hopes or expectations about the way life will turn out, preferring to enjoy the moment, rather than focus on what she can't have.

    Relationships
    TBD

    Other
    Sierra chose her name pretty much on a whim. Having been called "you" for most of her life, it didn't make much difference to her what her stage name would be. Besides, it has a nice ring to it, she thinks.
    Sierra loves using metaphors and telling stories, and is constantly playing with her imagination.
    The music she took was violin, and the dance was jazz.
    She likes the outdoors a great deal, and enjoys clients who are a bit more willing to walk around the grounds with her, rather than making them stay in a room, though the only preference she'll insist on is that she only take men.
    She loves cats, broccoli, and pastries. Not together, of course.

    Appearance
    Sierra is a bit on the short side with fair skin and a slightly upturned nose. She has big, gentle grey eyes, and black hair she generally keeps messily short. She has no distinguishing marks or special jewelry or accessories. Her build is relatively normal, but bony fingers and a slender neck. Her quiet, soft voice comes from a pair of small, thin lips.​
     
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    Katie Dean

    Age: 17

    Gender: Female

    Traditional Ethnicity: American, the area formerly known as the state of Texas

    Role: Escort

    Position: Angel

    Biography:

    I have a secret. My mother called me Catherine.

    Katie Dean walked into Hell at the age of seven, with her shoulders set and her head held high. She had the clothes on her back, the thoughts in her head, and the secrets in her heart. After all, Katie hadn’t been born a Dean. She hadn’t even been born a Katie. The woman that she knew as her birth mother, the woman that showed up at the Dean house late at night and left long before morning, the woman that tasked her with finding out who ordered the assassination of politician Erol Garth – that woman had always called her Catherine.

    Growing up in the Dean house, Katie had learned about leading a double life. They lived above the poverty line, if barely. They ate, worked, and appeared to keep their heads down and backs to the grind. Momma cleaned houses for the middle class of Austin – those too rich to mop their own floors but too poor to have someone in the house full time. She took Katie with her and put the young girl to work doing simple tasks – dusting shelves or polishing silver. Always Momma was careful that Katie not do anything to scar her hands or body. Always Momma taught her to keep her mouth closed and her ears open. At night, Da would want to know what Katie and Momma had heard that day. It didn’t matter if it was Mrs. Miller switching nannies or dish soaps. Da wanted to know. He also didn’t want Katie to tell anyone else. No one but the Mother who visited in the middle of the night.

    As Katie started school, she didn’t have as much time to work with Momma and listen, but that was okay. Mother had a plan. Mother wanted to send her far away. Da fought with Mother, but Mother won. Katie was sold to Hell as a cog on her seventh birthday. She knew that she had to find out who had killed Erol Garth, a politician of note who had worked to bring power back to the people, a man that Mother seemed strangely attached to. Then, she had to get that information out of the house and back to the Deans who would know what to do next. At seven, it seemed possible. At seventeen, living under the watchful eyes of the Fallen, Katie was finding it much more difficult to contemplate.

    Personality:

    Honest & Discreet – Katie has secrets, and she keeps them. That doesn’t mean that she lies about it. It just means that she doesn’t always tell the whole truth. If directly confronted with something that she doesn’t wish to reveal, she will admit to nothing. Katie will also keep other people’s secrets – as long, of course, as they don’t stop her from finding out what Mother wants to know.

    Reserved & Modest – Promoted for her beauty and intellectual prowess, Katie is rarely the first to speak in a conversation. She watches, waiting for an opening, before inserting herself, and although, she enjoys a good witticism, rarely is it barbed. Her modesty often attracts clients who want to draw her out of her shell into all of the depravities that Hell has to offer, but she somehow remains above that.

    Mistrustful – Katie knows that she isn’t the only one in the House with a secret or a past, and she is hesitant to open up to any of the other residents in case their secret motivations clash with hers. She is happy to support those who are working hard to earn their freedom, and she is always kind to those who serve and support the Angels and the Fallen. However, she doesn’t trust anyone who can’t be swayed by money. After all, if money isn’t enough, what is?

    Classes:

    Dance – Katie excels in ballet, finding comfort in the strictness of the forms and the flexibility of her body as she moves through them. Her willowy figure glides through the motions, and she has a natural grace that can make almost any ballet partner seem well paired. However, she loses some of her fluidity if asked to extemporize or work in styles that require a great deal of improvisation.

    Voice – Vocal lessons were Katie’s least favorite lessons. Not a natural talent, she struggled to find a style in which she could expect promotion. Finally, she settled upon a Celtic folksy style that she was able to master. Focusing on singing in another language took her mind off how much she hated singing, and she was able to move forward at last.


    Relationships:

    Fallen – TBD

    The Dean Family – Katie has no current contact with her adopted family. She rarely thinks of them and doesn’t even know where or how to find them right now. At some point, she will need to reunite with them to find Mother, but since she has nothing to report, it seems like a moot point.

    Mother – Katie’s birth mother has tasked her with finding out who ordered the death of politician Erol Garth, a man who had determined to return some power to the people before he was brutally murdered when Katie was one.



    Appearance:

    Katie is 5’8” with a slender build. Her curves are developed but not prominent. She has long auburn curls that usually spill down her back and over her shoulders. Her eyes are a warm honey brown, and her features are neat and precise. Her rare, true smiles will light the room. She often dresses in simple sheath dresses for clients or looser fitting tops and relaxed pants around the private areas of the house.

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    Erol Garth - Deceased Politician

    In 2170, Erol was the first child born to the noble Garth clan of California. His father, and his father before him, had all participated heavily in life in the capital country fighting to expand the borders of their great farm lands. Erol was singularly uninterested in farming, expanding borders, or life in the capital beyond the pleasures that it offered.

    When he came of age in 2191 and joined his father in the capital country, he spent most of his time in Hell or in private parties. At least, he did that until it became somewhat vogue to go slumming. Erol slummed with the best of them, often leaving the groups of nobles to explore on his own. What he found, stunned him. Many nobles did not care for the people that they governed, and those people were starving to death to produce food for a politician’s table. Erol found it odd that they never complained. He also found it odd that there was no one he could talk to about what he saw. Until he went back into Hell. His playboy mind began to draw connections between the toys he played with there and the people scraping buy outside of the joys of the capitol.

    When his father passed away in 2198, Erol took his seat in government, and he began to speak out against the constant border raiding that cost lives and gained little. He urged other noblemen to give considerations, no one would ever call them rights or privileges, to the poverty stricken men and women who toiled for them. None of the noblemen paid him any attention. He lost his seats on several counsels, and his younger brother was summoned from California to take over the situation and rein Erol in. However, the people heard of his words, and his name spread like wildfire on their tongues.

    Erol continued his playboy ways, even as he preached for better lives for others. Several women bore children that looked remarkably like him, and several more that didn’t look like him but were timed very conveniently after his visits. Erol also continued to frequent the House of the Fallen Star even as his fortunes fell.

    In November of 2200, after a night meeting in the Japanese garden at Lucifer House, Erol was intercepted on his way home and beheaded on the streets of capital country, killing any populous movement with him.​
     
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    (With the help of @Ectre as usual :3)


    Theme song: Shinedown - My Name

    Name:
    Remo Enzio Donati (Or simply Reni or Mister Red*)


    *Reni - Is a nickname that is reserved for the people who consider their relationship with Remo a bit more than professional and much closer, knowing him longer, etc. He also prefers house residents calling him Reni, especially if he asks them to

    *Mister Red - Is a respectful abbreviation made from his initials R.E.D. to ease up on individuals that wish to speak to him in such professional manner, including the members of security and similar

    Etymology:
    Remo - Italian form of Roman Latin Remus, meaning "oar," but sometimes translated as "swift."
    Enzio - Italian form Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."

    Age:
    30


    D.O.B.
    10th of August
    Zodiac Leo

    Gender:
    Male

    Traditional Ethnicity:
    Italian

    Role:
    Security

    Position/Stage:
    Chief of Security

    ***

    Biography:
    As a member of a rich Italian family and the only son of a well known "business man", Remo Enzio Donati was born not to be obliged to work a day in his life. Even so, as a young boy, he was simply too active for being lazy and he was soon included in many of his father's (and his mother's) professional relationships, ending up being well known in those circles. Soon enough, he was noticed by the chef of the police force, and he offered his father a spot in the service for his son with a potential progress towards the top. His father being against it made no sense to Remo whatsoever and he simply applied for it against his father's will, causing his father to give him a lot of hard time and critics about it, without offering any reasonable explanation for his behavior.


    As smart and capable as he was, young Donati quickly and efficiently learned numerous fighting techniques, tactics, strategies and easily fit into the special police forces being one of the most promising members. However, his fame lasted shortly once the police investigation of the decade lead to his father as one of the members of long researched, organized crime group. Claiming he knew nothing about it and that he in no way sabotaged the investigation, only made it worse for Remo and he was signed off duty permanently at the age of 26, just as he was about to conquer the entire squad, coming on the top. Over the night, he pretty much became the public enemy.

    With no job and his family disowning him, he now barely managed to gather enough money to survive decently, helping on a local city market, becoming less and less recognizable. His life changed drastically when one rainy night he stumbled upon a gruesome scene of two intoxicated individuals, assaulting the young girl. Being disgusted by it, he reacted with no previous thought of whether he should or shouldn't do something about it, protecting the girl and getting a stab wound in his shoulder in the process, when one of the males charged and attacked him with the knife that Remo did not expect. Managing to finally disable them, he grabbed badly beaten girl that was no more than 18 years old and attempted to rush her into the hospital. However, the girl insisted that she doesn't need the hospital, but that he could help her get to the place where she was previously heading to. He obeyed.

    Appearing at the main doors of the great house that he soon learned was named the House of the Fallen Star, soaked and bleeding, hardly represented him as any kind of formerly respected member of society. However, as he was generously taken care of, after handing them the girl that was referred to as "the messenger" of the house, he learned that the head of the house knew a lot more about him than he previously thought, which led to the generous offer he couldn't say no to. It was a worthy job. Even though he would never return to his old life, he decided to take some other measures that would allow him not to be recognized as a "foul officer" ever again. He simply dyed his naturally dark brown hair strawberry blond, took on somewhat more intimidating and proud posture and seemingly lost his Italian accent. Nowdays, he would seem more like a pure-blooded German male and hardly anyone would even consider him being what he is.

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    Personality:

    Charming - Regardless of gender, age, personality or any other aspect, Remo tends to appear as the world class charmer to many, depending on their preferences. He is capable of adjusting his approach and get under the skin of many people he is talking to, making him as sly as a fox, as a part of his Italian heritage. It is a useful trait that allows him to gather necessary information from the subjects that would often seem cold and unapproachable. He is also a true gentleman towards all of the members of the house respecting everyone from the cleaning staff to the head of the house.

    Cunning - Whether it is about sweet talk, aggressive approach or simply being eyes and ears for something important, Remo is able to remain calm in all of the situations that require it, often making allies with both sides that would never cooperate, manipulating his way between the two, never or rarely putting himself on the line and allowing others to get his job done. His cunning feature he owes to his highly skilled and intelligent father.

    Intelligent - Tactically, strategically and operationally educated and overall of high intelligence and skills, he tends to combine his mental and physical strength to overcome trouble that might occur, often willingly participating himself in protection and defending even his own security squad members if needed.

    Aggressive - Even though he generally comes off as calm and "down-to-earth" kind of guy, when provoked, Remo tends to unleash the fury of thousand Hells on anyone that he considers a threat that could not be handle any reasonable way, whether that would be a single person or a group of people that he is targeting. In this state of mind, he often goes through "blackouts", causing him to charge, not thinking through the chances he has, making him seem a bit cocky and foolish at times but hey! It works!

    Jester - In moments when he is allowed to get his mind off things, he enjoys a good company, a bit of innocent flirting and joking around and comes of as talkative, optimistic and extrovert individual that loves to make people laugh and make troubled ones feel better about the situation they found themselves in. Just because, at first, he would seem scary and uninterested, doesn't mean he doesn't care. He either just doesn't have time or is simply testing the limits of the individual before he decides to offer his hand.

    Skeptical - The life of lies he was living made him skeptical about...well just about anything! He stopped believing everything he has been told and for a person he does not know, it is a living hell to convince him that they are telling the truth. If he has any trace of doubt, he is prone not to even believe the house members he finds suspicious. To earn his trust, one must be honest at all times, no matter the situation and depending on how hard the situation might be, Remo would offer his help. If he is lied to once, he tends to doubt that person afterwards and it takes a great amount of time to earn his trust back.

    Protective - Maybe even a bit OVER-protective. Especially towards those that can't defend themselves and he almost never makes any difference between male or female. He considers that not every man is as strong as men "should be", nor is every female as weak as she "seems" to be. No matter the cause of danger, he is willing to somewhat foolishly risk his own life for the sake of others, usually making people consider him a lucky fool or a "Golden Boy".

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    Relationships:

    Chie Daystar - Remo's relationship with the Head of the House is somewhat complicated. He is endlessly loyal to her and goes long distance to protect her no matter what and whenever he is asked to. Considering her as his savior, he wouldn't hesitate risking his well being for her but, even so, it is not a simple "master-servant" relationship, but the one built on unconditional trust. He hardly trusts anyone else but himself to protect her when needed and he often insists to do so himself rather than sending his men doing it for him. Even though he knows her for quite some time, seeing both good and bad sides of her, he always treats her professionally, as his superior, around other people and in private as long as she doesn't ask him to do otherwise.

    (PM me for a relationship if I happen to not PM you first or if you are interested ;3)

    ***

    Other:
    - He is a smoker and energy beverages addict
    - He has a significantly visible scar on his right shoulder from a stab wound
    - He is a fan of spicy and sea food
    - He rarely laughs because he feels like it, but when he does it is highly addictive and from the heart
    - He mastered Krav Maga and has a significant knowledge of Muay Thai, though he is still learning
    - Regardless of his sturdy and uptight looks, he is strong on balance and agility and really swift
    - He can be quite romantic towards the person he values
    - Being stripped off of everything in the past, he prefers saving money and always having extra to spare...just in case
    - He collects anything interesting, mostly Native American themed stuff and he is somewhat obsessed by dreamcatchers and Native handy work and has an admirable collection of it
    - He is a great cook and finds a great pleasure in doing so and he can often be found in the kitchen, making his own meal or helping around, convincing the cooks of his cooking skills (read: annoying the shit out of them but they do not want to be rude and say he should piss off :V)
    - Being an Italian, his Italian language is fluent and seductively clear but he is able to completely loose the accent once he switches to English. He can rarely be heard speaking his native language. Mamma Mia...
    - He is also fluent in Spanish and French and can pass as German, using German language as well when needed to deal with certain situation, or present himself as German to distract the nosy person and trick them into thinking that he is of German origins if one would become too suspicious
    - NONE of the staff members and residents in the house know ANYTHING about his past. It is reserved only for the Head of the house
    - Residents and staff member that were there while he was just a simple guard know his name, but those younger ones only know him as Mister Red or Reni unless someone from the older residents tell them his full name


    ***

    Appearance:
    Remo is really tall, good-looking young man with a pale skin, naturally dark brown (dyed strawberry blond) hair and honey-colored eyes that sometimes change to somewhat greenish hue depending on the light, with well developed, decently muscular body. His posture is proud and it seems somewhat cocky and over the top, thought it simply reflects the seriousness he takes in committing his duty. Remo often dresses in a gentleman way, fitting into the house easily as a rich member of it, never revealing his true position to the arriving guests and nobody ever doubted him being of any connection to any security business but more that of manager of some sort. His eyes are somewhat light sensitive so he tends to fill in his dress code with a pair of dimmed sunglasses from time to time.


    Images:

    Face Claim: Shizuo Heiwajima "Durarara"

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    Voice claim: Crispin Freeman (as English version of Shizuo Heiwajima)

    Other related songs:
    Demon Hunter - I Am A Stone
    Mindslip - In The Moment
     
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    i'm not waiting ✖ i'm not waiting for the confetti to fall ☂☂ 〉〉
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    ╍╍╍╍╍╍╍╍╍╍╍ Dawn Chevalier
    20 y.o. Female General Employee Seamstress
    Traditional Ethnicity: 1/8 Japanese; the rest is English

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    Biography

    Part I Chevalier

    Dawn's story starts with an ambitious and rich couple: Charles and Louise Blackwood. The couple's lives were what many described to be perfect. They were rich, lived in a wonderful house, loved each other, and even have a child of their own on the way. Life was perfect. But nothing lasts forever and there would always be a problem that would arise. For the Blackwoods, it was the sudden plummet of Charles' company. A scandal that broke out dealt a great blow to the company name. Business partners wanted out. Investors wanted their money back. They were on the brink of bankruptcy. The once luxurious life of the Blackwood couple turned into that of poverty in just one night. To make matters worse, it was found that Louise was actually pregnant with a pair of twins. Two children, two more mouths to feed. The couple wasn't sure if they could afford a fourth mouth to feed. They prayed for their situation to turn around and go back to normal--or at least just make it so that they could afford to keep the extra child that they were not expecting. But of course, life wasn't very forgiving. The situation they were in didn't get better, it became worse. The company had become something akin to a tumour. Cutting their losses was the wiser choice but Charles didn't want to give it up. However, he knew he had to give something up. It was either the company or one of his children. The answer for him was clear as day: give up one of the twins. And thus, a week after she was born, Dawn was left under the care of a foster home.

    Thankfully for Dawn, she got adopted about only a month after she was left by her parents. They named her, Dawn, reasons why they did were unknown though she's been told by the her father that it was because they've been told that she would cry at the peek of dawn and would not stop until the daylight shone on her. Oh yes! Dawn knew that she wasn't related by blood to the people she grew to know as her parents. She's known since she was five years old. Naturally she cried over it, but she eventually learned to understand why they told her at such an early age--which was so that she knows and can make the decision whether to get emotionally invested in them or not before feeling like she's been betrayed. It wasn't an immediate thing however. It took Dawn up until high school to fully grasp why they did what they did. Looking back at it now, Dawn thanks them for telling her early on. Regardless of being an adopted child however, the Chevaliers treated her as if she was their own child. Dawn grew up with the Chevalier's real son: Vance. All throughout childhood she clung to him and he was protective of her. The two had a very close relationship and Dawn was happy.

    Sometime during her schooling, Dawn learned of her passion in the art of clothes making; both in designing and sewing them. She began making her own designs and even wearing them on a daily basis when she went to school. The other children laughed and poked fun at her for it. After all, she was merely a novice. The stitches on the seams were crooked, the cuts were jagged in some areas, and it just looked weird all in all. Despite all the insults thrown at her, Dawn stayed firm to her passion and continued. Just before her family had to move, her peers had stop making fun of her. A great improvement in her skill was made and now they were all jealous of her custom clothing and even wanted a piece of their own; most specially her number one bully! Heck, as their school days together were coming to a close the girl was practically begging Dawn to make her dress or something. As a parting gift, Dawn decided to fulfill that wish of hers and made the girl a dress of her own design. The former bully was more than happy at this and Dawn was joyous to see her happy with what she made. It only further fueled her passion for the art of clothes making and designing.


    Part II Blackwood

    New school? Easy peasy... or at least that was what she thought originally. Thanks to how the story with her former school closed, Dawn gained a heap lot more of confidence in her skill and talent. However, while it appealed to many that her making her own clothes is an amazing feat, one word from the 'populars' easily reversed the situation. You'd think that after the many years that passed such stereotypical groups would've vanished? There were just some things that didn't change. That or it was simply, and unfortunately, the culture in the school Dawn had managed to attend--which was actually the same one that Vance attended; he was two years older and thus was in a different year level. Her fellow students once looked up at her due to her trendy styles and personalized clothing, but after one word from her dearest cousin Nicole Ashworth, everyone started to find her talent to be gross. They started making fun of her designs. It was her old school all over again. Still, just as before, Dawn proceeded with continuing on with her passion regardless of what others had to say.

    It was also at this part of her life when she met was Aurora Blackwoord. A popular topic among the students at their school was the similarities in appearance between the Aurora Blackwood, a girl who was making her way into the 'populars' category, and her Dawn Chevalier. While Dawn had never seen Aurora herself, her brother Vance has and even he says that the two look scarily similar. Curiosity taking over, it became Dawn's objective to see who this Aurora Blackwood was and judge for herself whether or not the two looked alike. On that very day, just as classes ended, Dawn saw Aurora as she was getting in the car. The rich girl was getting picked up by her father instead of the usual driver, why? Dawn doesn't know. All she knows is that, that day marked the day when the Blackwoods were finally reunited with their daughter. Not exactly true, but at at least they now knew where she was. Dawn however, she was still in the dark; but not for long.

    The weekend that followed that brief encounter, the Blackwood couple paid a visit to Dawn at her house. It was then that the entire truth was revealed. Dawn was Aurora's twin and that she was a Blackwood. Apart from that the couple wanted to take back Dawn seeing as their luxurious life has been recovered and thus they believe that having Dawn back was best for her. The Chevalier couple that adopted her agree with them, but Vance on the other hand didn't want Dawn to return to her original family. After all, they did abandon her and chose to keep only the other half which was Aurora. However, the final decision rest entirely in Dawn's hands. In the end, she decided to stay with the Chevaliers. Her birth parents could do nothing but respect her decision.


    Part III Dawn

    Although it was her decision to stay with the family that raised her and keep using their family name as her own, at some point in her life Dawn decided to move out of their parents' household. She wanted to focus on her career, make it big. It was pretty certain that, that would be a difficult task to accomplish if she remained in their current neighbourhood. As lovely as it may be, local trends just weren't as caught up with the trends outside such as in the city. There was also a place she wanted to work at which was far away from their home: The House of the Fallen Star. She wanted to be the best in her profession and she's heard that only the best and the finest were accepted in the House. From the moment she learned about it, Dawn had set it upon herself to ensure that she work there someday. Of course, it raised some form of concern on her parents' part as is normal with any parents. Working in such an environment caused them to worry about their daughter. Needless to say, they were initially against it, including her brother.

    They however had no qualms about her moving. Thus, almost as soon as she finished her studies (high school), Dawn moved out of her parents' home and into a place not exactly close to her goal, around middle ground between her parents' place and the House of the Fallen Star. Estates near the House were pretty pricey, a newly graduate like her couldn't afford it immediately. And besides, employees were housed there as far as she knew, so she didn't even need her own flat there. In any case, even the flat she currently lived in was something she wouldn't be able to afford if it weren't for her birth parents' little graduation gift to her. And to think she had originally wanted to send their little gift back! She was certainly glad she didn't push through with it. It helped serve as a stepping stone for her career. Dawn set up base at the area and started to make a name for herself, after all, she was fairly certain the House wasn't going to hire some newbie seamstress without a name... well, she wasn't a hundred percent sure about that but she wanted to up her chances of getting hired. There was also honing her skill more.

    A few months later she was already starting to make a name for herself and improved her skill more. It felt great. Feeling rather confident, she paid the House a visit and filed in an application... but she didn't get accepted. Didn't even get called in for an interview or whatever protocol they had. It hurt her, but she didn't let it stop her. After a few months interval, Dawn tried again, but once more failed. Still not giving up, she tried once more few more months later and finally got hired. Never has she been happier in her life.


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    Personality

    Cheerful Enthusiastic Energetic
    No matter what troubles or worries Dawn may face, she makes it a point to remain her usual cheery and enthusiastic self. She's found that this aspect of her makes her brother and parents happy and thus, wanting nothing but for their happiness, Dawn keeps herself cheery. A smile despite the storm is something that she does out of habit. It makes it rather difficult to determine whether or not she's mad, sad, or just plain happy. Besides, with her doing what she loves, it was pretty hard not to be happy or cheerful. When it comes to anything related to fashion, clothes, and the likes, Dawn is easily excitable. Her great interest in the aforementioned topics shows easily. Aside from this, the girl also never seems to run out of energy. Even at such ungodly hours of the day, Dawn seems to still be full of energy. What does she do to keep herself so energetic? Absolutely nothing special. She claims to be fueled by her passion for clothes making which isn't completely false. The thought of finishing one of her designs helps her get through the night. There's also caffeine to help keep her up, but there's no need to tell anyone else about that~

    Feisty Temperamental
    Dawn is someone you shouldn't take lightly. She may not look like it due to how cheery and happy she appears around others, but Dawn has a rather bad temper. Never anger her otherwise you'll be facing her wrath. Thankfully Dawn isn't one who's easily angered. Annoyed? Yes. But anger is an entirely different manner. She's not one for physical violence--reminds her too much of that little blunder of a decision she made back when she was a few years younger. Although she's not a violent person, Dawn can certainly deal a heavy slap. Her older brother, Vance, has often remarked how heavy her hand is due to this and questions how she can be such a good seamstress. Of course, Dawn doesn't believe this and even if it was truly the case, she can't see how having a heavy hand correlates to her skill as a seamstress. In the end, it doesn't matter to her. Going back to Dawn's temper, once she becomes mad, she doesn't immediately resort to physical violence but rather she would give a verbal backlash. Violence was something she considered as a 'for emergency use only', either self-defense or for when she meets a person who does nothing but try to get on her nerves, a person who lives to annoy her; so far she's only met one such person--or at least she thinks that he lives to annoy her.

    Passionate Strong Willed Decisive
    It's no secret that Dawn has a great burning passion for clothes making and even fashion in general. Gushing about it in public was not a problem for her. Dawn is aware that doing so annoys some people, but she couldn't help it. Conversations about clothing and fashion simply interested her a lot. Unfortunately, the topic can easily be triggered when around Dawn. The mere mention of an article of clothing, even if it's a sock, Dawn can turn the entire conversation into her favourite topic. She's also pretty strong willed. Naysayers and haters can say all they want, but once Dawn has set her mind to a task or a goal, she will stop at nothing to ensure that she attains it. A brilliant example of this was the school bullies who made fun of her for making her own clothes. Dawn is also the type of person who can make decisions within the snap of a finger. Her decisiveness is a beautiful thing as she is quick to get things done, especially tasks which require her to make consecutive decisions. There's also the beauty of the fact that she definitely isn't one of those people who stalls a line due to being unable to decide between this and that. The only problem with this is that Dawn's decisions aren't always the most optimal. She'd rather act now and regret later rather than think things through before acting. Despite these though, Dawn has very little regret in her life. Her decisions so far have never brought her to an extremely bad situation; bad situations yes, but extremely bad? Dawn couldn't think of any (except maybe that time when she got herself involved with the wrong group of people).

    Fussy Disorganized
    Dawn is a rather fussy person. Detail is almost everything to her. Anything that involves her or plans she intends to execute needs to be planned down to the last detail. This aspect of her has annoyed many people in the past, it used to be the thing that Dawn would answer whenever she was asked 'what part of you do you wish to change'. However, ever since meeting Mina (Philomena) and hearing her praise her fussiness, Dawn has reconsidered and now longer feels the longing to change her fussiness. Philomena has successfully convinced Dawn that being fussy was handy in designing clothing since it ensures that Dawn's creation is as flawless as it could be down to the finest and tiniest detail. However, despite being as fussy as she is, Dawn is a rather disorganized person. Her work station is often cluttered with scraps of cloth, threads, buttons, and all sorts of other sewing equipment. Pens and pencils were something she bought in bulk due to her ability to lose at least three of them in a day. It's amazing how Dawn manages to find anything--except pens and pencils--in her mess of an area. Though in Dawn's eyes, her workplace isn't cluttered but rather it's an organized place, an 'organized mess' as she likes to call it.

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    Relationships

    F A M I L Y
    Charles & Louise Blackwood Biological Parents
    While Dawn owes her literal life to the couple, she doesn't exactly see Charles and Louise as her real parents. It's not because Dawn is bitter from being the child that was left in the orphanage, but more of simply because they weren't the people who raised her. Dawn acknowledges that they're rich, but to her riches mean nothing. She grew up in an average family and was taught that money wasn't everything; this seemed to be the opposite for the Blackwood family based on what Dawn knows about her own twin sister Aurora. Dawn is thankful to the couple for birthing her, but apart from that she wants no other association with them. She wishes to make a name for herself, be recognized as Dawn and not as 'the second Blackwood daughter'.

    Aurora Blackwood Twin Sister
    With both of them being separated from more than half of their current lives, then surely they would want to hang out with each other to make up for lost time the moment they see each other, right? Wrong. Although the two weren't necessarily enemies prior to finding out how they were truly related, Dawn was never fond Aurora and the same went vice versa. Neither thought highly of the other. Needless to say, when everything was revealed to them, neither was happy about it. The two came into an agreement that the fact that they were related by blood wouldn't change their practically non-existent relationship, they wont get in each other's ways. Despite the twins saying this, it is quite noticeable how the two seem to be kinder towards each other. Both begun to refuse badmouthing each other around others, Aurora even went as far as defending Dawn at one point when her own peers were talk trash of her sister's creations.

    Unnamed Chevalier Couple Foster Parents
    Despite not being her biological parents, Dawn loves the both of them unconditionally. Never have they even treated her as if she wasn't their own child. They worry about her just as any parent would about their child. Dawn is very thankful to the Chevaliers; not only because of this but also because they respected and were understanding of her and her decisions.


    Vance Chevalier Brother
    The two are very close. Since she came into the household, Vance had always treated her kindly and lovingly just as any older brother would. He defended her from bullies and cheered her up through the sad and tough times. Dawn loves her brother dearly. She loves him so much that at one point she began questioning whether or not it was familial love she felt for him or something else. Her sour and negative reactions to Vance and Racquel's closeness indicated to her that she was indeed beginning to love him more than a brother. Dawn didn't really see it as something wrong, they weren't related by blood after all, but she gave up on her emotions the moment that Vance confessed to her that he was genuinely starting to fall for Philomena. Dawn never once told him about the feelings she developed and she never will. She's moved on and now has returned to loving him as nothing more than a brother.


    Nicole Ashworth Cousin
    Nicole is certainly Dawn's least favourite person in the world. In fact, she loathes the blonde and with good reason. They may have been cousins thanks to Dawn being adopted by the Chevalier family, but that didn't stop Nicole from being mean towards her. Dawn never understood the reason for the blonde's hostility all she knows is that Nicole was the main reason why her second school experience was like her first for the most part. Her opinion of Nicole was never a good one to say the least. This opinion was further solidified when she found out of Nicole and Philomena's past friendship which had been thrown away by Nicole for the sake of popularity. After graduating, Dawn was more than happy to be rid of Ashworth.

    O T H E R S
    Philomena Racquel Scriven Close Friend
    Transfer student she met thanks to Vance. Philomena was someone she found easy to befriend due to how down to earth she is. The girl could hardly care for superficial things. Despite being quite possibly her closest girl friend, Dawn had mixed feelings about Mina, mostly due to jealousy. It may have not been right for her to have a thing for her brother, but Dawn didn't see much wrong in it considering that they weren't blood related. Still, she played nice with Mina, Dawn didn't want to let Vance down after all. In the end, she got over her brother and over her jealousy of Mina. The fact that Vance liked her and ended up going out with her helped Dawn with moving on.


    H O U S E of the F A L L E N Star
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    Poor Eyesight
    During her childhood, her parents enforced a bedtime on their children. Dawn was of course expected to comply. Lights out were at 8 pm. At 10 pm, the Chevalier couple make it a point to check their rooms to see if they were truly asleep. Once they saw that both Vance and Dawn were sleeping, they would then retreat into their room and go to sleep. At 11 pm, Dawn would then wake up and get to working on her side project of designing and sewing clothes however, she only used a flashlight instead of turning the lights in her room on. Even though she was certain that her parents were already asleep by that time, Dawn was still worried of getting caught. If that happened then it was certain that they would become stricter with checking on whether or not they were asleep, or perhaps even take away her working materials. Either way, Dawn didn't want any of the two scenarios from happening. Thanks to this, her eyesight grew poorer and poorer. It eventually reached the point where she was required to wear glasses to help her see clearer.

    Allergy
    Dawn is allergic to roses. Her body is quick to react to the presence of the thing. It only takes seconds upon a rose's contact with her skin for it to begin to rash. Despite this, Dawn doesn't consider her allergy to be such a bad thing, after all roses aren't her favourite flowers. She prefers orchids, the green ones in particular. Dawn has nothing against roses, but she finds it to be quite tacky when males automatically give roses to their special someone whenever they want to show their affection towards them. She finds it to be rather uncreative and lazy. Kind of makes her glad that she's allergic to them, gives her a good reason to refuse any rose bouquet that a guy (or girl) dare present to her.


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    Appearance

    Hair
    Dawn has light brown hair, an obvious evidence that she's an adopted child for none of the people in the Chevalier family had brown hair like hers. Her hair is what she would consider to be at a medium length, just one or two inches past her shoulders. She keeps it loose all the time, even when working. She's never found the length of her hair to be a problem.

    Eyes
    Her eyes are green, though when she was still at school not many knew this fact. Back then, Dawn was fond of wearing coloured contact lenses. The contacts themselves weren't just for fun, Dawn's poor eyesight required for her to wear them, however changing them into a different colour almost every week was certainly something she did out of fun. Pricey, but her parents were willing to shell out due to Dawn's reasoning of claiming she needed to have a multitude of contacts with varying colours to help her with her clothes making hobby. At first they weren't buying it, but eventually Dawn convinced them. Of course, a few months later Dawn confessed to her little lie about needing a rainbow of lenses. These days however, Dawn prefers to use clear contacts rather than coloured ones as she found that green eyes were the one colour that suited her best. Dawn dislikes wearing glasses, which was why she opted for contact lenses instead; however, when she is pulling all-nighters, she switches from lenses to glasses.

    Body
    She stands at a height of 5'5, not too short nor too tall by her books. Weight wise, Dawn is neither too thin nor too fat, she sits in between the two categories and it isn't just because of good genes. She actually watches her weight but doesn't obsess over it like many women do--as she observed. Her concern of her weight and figure is mostly due to the fact that she often is her own model and thus have several works in progress tailored for her measurements. It wouldn't be too difficult to make adjustments if she were to loose weight, however gaining was a whole other matter and for that purpose Dawn keeps watch of her weight to make sure she doesn't gain too much to make it a hassle for her to fix her works.

    Style
    Clothing wise, she wears whatever she feels like but makes it a point to ensure that her clothes are coordinated. It's a crime for her to ever appear in public with something that doesn't go with her whole outfit; even her accessories. In her mind, it is only right for someone of her profession to look good and presentable. Despite believing in this, Dawn hardly dolls herself up with make-up. Some powder and lip-gloss is all she ever usually applies on her face. To her make-up is a distraction that could pull a person away from seeing the beauty of the clothes a person is wearing. There's also the fact that she finds it to be a chore and thus really doesn't want to bother with it at all.

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    "They said I was born for this life since I took my first breath.
    They said it was meant to be when my birth mother named me.
    They said a lot of things, they did.
    But none of them see the irony like I do."


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    Panic! At the Disco - Emperor's New Clothes

    Welcome to the end of eras
    Ice has melted back to life
    Done my time and served my sentence
    Dress me up and watch me die
    If it feels good, tastes good
    It must be mine
    Dynasty decapitated
    You just might see a ghost tonight


    · C a s t [i] e l · J [e] a n · R o u [x] ·

    · Nicknames ·
    "Cas" - A casual nickaname.
    "Cassie" - Endearing pet name the people closest to him sometimes use.

    · Etymology ·
    The first name, middle name and last name are all given names by his birth parents and honors the Creole roots. If Cas is given the chance to change his name in the future, he thinks he probably rather keeps it as it is.

    Castiel [CAS-tee-el] - Means "shield of God" in Hebrew via El theophory in the Bible, which is the practice of embedding the name of a god or a deity in, usually, a proper name. Castiel is sometimes considered a variant of Cassiel. The name Castiel does not appear in the Bible, nor does it appear until around the 13th century. Later texts say Castiel is an angel who presides over Thursdays, and it is likely he came to be based on an older mythological character (likely Cassiel).

    Jean [ZHAWN] - French form of Jehan, the Old French form of Iohannes. The French philosophers Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) and Jean Paul Sartre (1905-1980) were two well-known bearers of this name. It was also borne by the German-French Dadaist artist Jean Arp (1886-1966).

    Roux [Rue] - Derived from old French rous "red", most likely a nickname for a red-haired person.

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    And if you don't know now you know...

    A [g] e
    18 years old.
    D.O.B. October 29th
    Scorpio ♏

    G e n d e [r]
    Male ♂

    T r [a] d i t i o n a l E t h n i [c] i t y
    Lousiana Creole with some Caucasian blood two generations back.

    R [o] l e
    Escort.

    P o s i t i o [n]
    Angel.
    Has been in training for about two years now.

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    I'm taking back the crown
    I'm all dressed up and naked
    I see what's mine and take it
    (Finders keepers, losers weepers)
    Oh yeah
    The crown...
    So close I can taste it
    I see what's mine and take it
    (Finders keepers, losers weepers)
    Oh yeah


    B i o g r a p h [y]
    Castiel was a boy who was deemed to lead a miserable life even before he was out of his mother's womb. His family lived in poverty, in the area that was used to known as New Orleans, barely scraping by, and it only got worse soon after their newborn son was born. Having a child is expensive, and that kept plummeting the Roux family's finance. The new child was testing the mother's sanity with the constant endless nights of crying, driving her to stress and exhaustion, and breaking his father to spend the remaining money to alcohol. Sooner than later, Mrs. Roux was suffering from postnatal depression, finding herself standing next to her son's cradle at night, contemplating on smothering him with a pillow to make the crying stop for good. His father succumbed to alcoholism, and in his desperation to revive their family from finance slump, gambling.

    The gambling eventually, as it always tends to do, got out of hand. Their debts grew, and before Mr. Roux knew, there were more zeroes after the first three digits than he could earn in a lifetime. Little Castiel remembers still to this day how his mother cried a lot and how his father yelled a lot or lied in scary silence in the couch, surrounded by endless amount of bottles and cans. For this family, all was lost.

    Before the loan sharks were on their doorstep, demanding money and blood, the desperate Roux family came into a solution. They were to sell their only child. They were to sell little Castiel, so they could save themselves.

    Castiel does not remember much about his life with his birth family. He was too young, barely a year old, when they took him away from his home. But he knows that there was a lot of misery he left behind. The life in the House today, it is not as bad people make it ought to be in his opinion. Sure, it is cold and there are no actual family ties and he is treated as a product more than a human being, but hey, you win some and then you lose some. He is fairly sure that without this life he would be lying dead in a gutter somewhere. It could always be worse.

    Castiel Roux grew out to be a fine young man, and he seemed to be gifted in looks that pleased the eye of many. His personality and looks made him stand out from the rest of the cogs when they were small, and proved out to be eventually a profitable thing for him as he kept growing more handsome as years crept by, and he stood out from the buds -- and he was chosen by a Fallen. A Fallen who gave the boy with the name of an angel the stature of one and the wings to fly.

    The young man always found it ironical that people regarded him as an Angel. Because once you learned to know him, he was anything but pure. Whenever someone called him one, Cas would chuckle quietly and think how Succubus would be probably more fitting for him.

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    Sycophants on velvet sofas
    Lavish mansions, vintage wine
    I am so much more than Royal
    Snatch your chain and mace your eyes
    If it feels good, tastes good
    It must be mine
    Heroes always get remembered
    But you know legends never die


    P [e] r s o n a l i t y

    · Crafty & Shrewd ·
    "Some are eager to paint me as the bad guy. And the artistic side of me is eagerly offering the brush."
    There are people with a little twinkle in their eye with whatever they seem to do. Castiel Roux is one of them. A boy with sly looking eyes, like he is constantly humored by the mortals around him and planning something suspicious behind the scenes. He is smart, quick-witted young lad that tends to plan always step ahead. And when he does not, he is a master at improvising and building schemes quickly from nothing. However, his scheming does not always automatically mean he is out there to plan someones downfall. Most of the times his slyness is more innocent, making his plans into pranks or casual ridicule of someone else. He is great at acting and hiding his true intentions, behind masked smiles and amused eyes. For he knows that he does not need to be smarter than anyone else. All he needs to do is to pretend he is, and people will buy it. Not many are good at reading into him, as Cas is scarily good at distracting others with smooth words and then running before anyone realizes it.

    · Sarcastic & Humorous ·
    "Why am I in the House of the Fallen Star, you ask? Well, for the free food, of course! Aren't you?"
    One of the best ways to get away with anything is to turn everything into a joke. To laugh at everything, to make light out of it, even when you do not feel like it. Especially when you do not feel like it. Cas is known for his witty comments and sarcastic retorts, and either can make people equally laugh and frown. Sometimes at the same time. He has the tendency to joke about things that are not meant to be joked about, and making people still laugh, only to gasp later how his sense of humor is, apparently, horrible. At that Cas tends to point out that 'and still, you laugh anyway.' Hypocrites, all of them. In his opinion you are allowed to, and should, laugh at everything and everyone. That will reduce the negativity of the matters, so if everyone would learn to enjoy a good laugh every now and then, maybe people would remember to remove that stick that is shoved so far up in their arses. Because honestly, if he could not find humor even in the smallest of things, he would have gone insane long ago.

    · Calm & Reassuring ·
    "It's okay, trust me. It's not the end of the world, you're gonna figure it out. Things have the tendency to settle themselves, one way or another."
    Reliable is not exactly the word to describe Castiel. He is the type of boy who can not be quite always be trusted to do the asked tasks, as he has bit of a disregard towards everything and everyone. However, he has an aura that relaxes people. There is just something about him that makes it easier to talk to him, as he seems to be good at social matters, making people talk and more loose lipped around him. Do not get fooled that he can be trusted however, as Cas tends to use the information to drive his own self-interests if possible. If you are not his friend, then you are just another fool spitting diamonds and pearls and gold nuggets from your mouth that he can buy himself forward in status in the House. Cas seems to always hold a cool head, and it is rare to see him flare up in anger; but if he does, you know you earned that shit. Whenever in a tricky situation that tests his patience, Cas tends to take a deep breath, re-adjust the situation in his head and try a practical approach rather than give into his emotions. His calmness has an effect on others usually, making people in the room more relaxed and eager to share. This also applies to worries; people have the tendency to come to him for a talk. Castiel is a good listener, and does not interrupt unless he feels the need to say something important or raise a discussion that makes the other person to re-think their problem from a new perspective.

    · Alluring & Flirty ·
    "I don't flirt. I talk. It's not my fault that whatever I say is like cream cheese spread on your bagel."
    Castiel is one of those boys who seem to flirt even when they do not mean to. Maybe he just has stronger pheromones that attracts people, he is not sure, but no matter. They work. Sometimes a bit too well. He has had several situations in the past where another Bud, Angel, staff member or a client has read into him the wrong way. This ends with Castiel pulling one of his typical Distract and Run tactics, as against the general impression, he is not interested in throwing his virginity off the window for a quick romance that means nothing for him. Especially when it could mark the end of his career in the House and loss of a big sum of money. The Creole boy was born with great charisma that attracts people, men and women alike, and that was showing already since young; it is effortless and natural. Added with his a bit carefree boyish attitude to do whatever pleases him, his looks, and the little deviant personality, and he is a good package to go. Some of his superiors have regarded him that he was almost like meant to lead this life, with his persona and birth name, it is like Castiel Roux fits the House almost a bit too well.

    · Driven & Ambitious ·
    "I don't feel content with what I already have like a cattle. I know what I need and deserve. So I reach for it. There's nothing wrong with wanting more."
    Obviously Cas is not a boy that will settle for less. Not when he knows he can do better. He is very self-driven, and settles goals for himself in his mind and aims for them. He shudders at the thought that he needs to lead the same kind of life one day like his birth parents do, and he has set it into stone that will never happen. He will write his own fate, no matter what the others say in the House about him not being able to choose it; he will and he can. He may be good at adapting into situations, but do not think even for a second that he is not trying to move forward. He refuses to remain in place and let the moss cover him, people forget him. Castiel wants to shine and to be noticed, almost like every fiber in his being was meant to do just that. While other Buds and Angels are content with what they already have, Cas will keep climbing the stairs so he can some day stand above them all. To show that all of them are better than this. Because if he can do that, they can too.

    · Enigmatic & Aloof ·
    "I like to tell people I have a heart of a small boy. Then I tell them it's in a jar on my desk."
    The young Creole may seem open to most, but after a while people will start realizing that they actually do not know much about him, despite being friends for a long time. They may know inane things like his favorite food or favorite color or favorite TV show, but not anything that actually matters. Castiel is a very private person and rather keeps his inner workings to himself than shares his depths with people. He does not really like talking about feelings or about himself, as he feels that if he does, people scrutinize him, in a way that sets him under a scope like a specimen. So to avoid that, Cas rather talks about things that do not matter much or directs the talk about you instead of him. It is rare of him to find someone he feels he can open up to, as he is afraid -- and that is completely right attitude to have when you live in the House. You can never quite trust anyone fully, you have to always watch your back, because people will sell you out the first moment they are given. This kind of behavior, where he seems to keep everyone at arm's length, surrounds Castiel in a shroud of enigma. A mystery that attracts the clients to him, all wanting to unravel the depths of the young man and be the first one to do it. But all of them eventually learn that Cas is not just any dark and edgy character out there. Not the Dark Knight that hides his hurt heart and waits for someone to come and soothe his pain away. He is the one that hides everything behind a smile and crass jokes, the type that slips from your fingers like a soap the moment you think you have finally gotten a good hold of him. When things tend to get too serious for Castiel's liking, he tends to break the ice first with some kind of witty comment, or when he feels someone is getting too close to him for his liking, he adopts an uncaring attitude that drives the person off. After all, in the House caring is not an advantage.

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    And if you don't know now you know...

    R e l a t i o [n] s h i p s

    · Roux Family - Father & Mother ·

    Cas does not remember much about his birth family. He was too young to understand what was going on back then. He has no memory nor knowledge what were his parents names, or what their faces looked like. But he does remember that his mother's hair smelled like apple orchards and she cried a lot. He also remembers that his father smelled like stale beer and he yelled a lot. He remembers a very unhappy family and a house that was dark even when all the lights were on.


    · Fallen Mentor - ??? ·

    If someone is interested in this, I would be more than happy sign you up as Castiel's official mentor! Preferably a male character. As long as no one speaks up, I will use an NPC to get the job done.


    · Boss - Chie Daystar ·

    Chie Daystar; a woman with an alluring but stern presence that holds you rooted on the ground with a single look. In her presence even Cas tends to stiffen up and straighten his spine and knows when to shut up. Ms. Daystar is commanding and will have none of your nonsense, and anyone who opposes her, will know it in their skin. And Cas is not stupid enough to try his luck with her. He has seen the poor fuckers who have tried to have their ways... and failed. The public beatings she orders are not a pretty thing to watch. In short, she can be quite terrifying.

    Whenever she is within a close proximity with him, Cas tends to lay low and do his best to behave. He also makes a point not to act stupid with anything that comes down to his responsibilities in the House, because he does not want to be in on the receiving ends of the beatings. Cas does his best not to stand out negatively in front of her and carry his own load.

    However, he has sometimes felt that she is watching him. Even when Cas is quite sure he does not do anything in particular that makes him stand out, but he swears he feels her eyes linger on him at times. The reason is unknown, unsure and makes him a little insecure, even if Cas is known for being rather good at shrugging everything off with ease. Whatever it is that makes Ms. Daystar give him the looks, Cas just hopes it is not anything bad.


    · Fellow Angel - Bridget "Bree" Stavros ·

    When Cas met Bridget for the first time, he did not really think much about her. The two have three year age gap, Castiel being the older one, so when Little Bree (as he called her) walked into her first ballet class at the age of seven, the back then ten year old Cas did not really pay much heed to her. She was just one of the little Cogs in the sea of little Cogs with her red hair and freckles. They shared the class, but since he had been doing ballet several years longer, they were in completely different levels. It took awhile for Bree to catch up enough so that the teacher could start pairing her up with the more experienced kids. Kids like Cas.

    Bree and Cas were paired up few times here and there, and besides these situations, the older boy did not pay any heed to her. She was just a young Cog, while Cas was recently graduated into a Bud. They were in different levels and at that age, Cas would rather hang out with the kids closer to his age than Bree. After being paired few times with her, Cas did note that she was picking up Ballet fast. It was something that made him a bit happy to notice, as he liked dancing a lot personally. He was sure that in few years the little ginger would be pretty good if she kept it up.

    However, their time together in ballet classes was short and came to a quick stop after a year or so. Cas was offered contemporary and hip-hop classes, so he bid farewell to ballet. The little Bree was left behind in the ballet class, and to be honest, Cas did not really think too much about it or her at all.

    Fast forward couple of years, and Cas had really gotten into his new dance classes. However not too many were that interested in contemporary dance, so the group was small. It always came rather obvious problem when they needed to form pairs, and well, that is rather difficult with just five people. So one day, their dancing teacher brought in someone from the ballet classes. Bridget Stavros, his old dance partner when they were smaller. She was now eleven years old, and Cas was fourteen. Due to Cas recognizing her and her recognizing him and exchanging some casual hellos, the teacher thought it would be only logical to pair them up again.

    Bree picked up contemporary dance rather fast again, even if she only came occasionally as she was not officially part of the class -- only to help out with the pairings. They used a lot of similar elements from ballet so it was not that far off for her, so she was not completely lost. And whenever she stumbled, Cas would help her out, correct her steps and posture, or show her how a certain kind of move was done. He noted that whenever she danced, she threw herself in completely, and not half-heartedly like some people did. She did it with passion and it showed from her dancing, and her serious expression and that little frown between her eyebrows whenever she was trying to get a move right. She was admirable and a little adorable, and her seriousness made a lasting impression.

    Cas started to talk to Little Bree. And she was eager to chat him up whenever given the chance. She was excited and energetic girl, and it amused him how she never seemed to tire out. She was burning bright like a new star. Eventually their discussions continued after their infrequently shared contemporary classes on their way to the residential area, and sometimes they would chat each other up whenever they saw each other outside of the classes. However, Cas still did not pay that much mind to her. After all, Bree was only eleven years old, a little girl in his mind, while Castiel was fourteen, a teenager on his way to developing into a man within just few years. At that age, the boy received already a lot of female attention from his fellow Buds, girls -- and some boys -- fawning over him, as he was "one of the cool kids" that everyone wanted to call their friend. Little Bree was still only, well, Little Bree. And was treated by him like a little girl still.

    However, a friendship of sorts was built between the two in time, though Cas did not really regard Bree as anyone that close to him. After all, Castiel had always been the kind of person who rather kept his relationships more superficial than let anyone too close. Little Bree was no exception. This casual acquaintance like relationship lasted couple of years until Cas hit sixteen and Bree thirteen. That was yet again a time to mark their separation.

    When Cas was picked by a Fallen not too far from his sixteenth birthday, that meant that Little Bree and Cas would yet again walk different paths. Cas graduated into an Angel, and Little Bree was left behind with the rest of the Buds. They would still sometimes share the contemporary classes, but Cas was busy now with his new training and he did not seem to have too much time to Little Bree as he used to as a Bud. And eventually, Little Bree stopped coming into the classes when they had more people to have more successful pairings, and she focused in her ballet instead. The two had drifted apart again, and Cas, yet again, did not pay much mind to it.

    Fast forward two years again. Cas is now eighteen years old, and Little Bree is now fifteen. She has been recently chosen by a Fallen, so she has caught up with Cas again. Now that they are in the same level again, maybe they will meet again and have more to talk about, maybe revive the lost friendship?

    And by the looks of it, Little Bree... is not so little anymore. This may change some things.


    · Fellow Angel - Elin Stavros ·

    Elin Stavros is a girl who has possibly the most piercing eyes in the House. If looks could kill, Cas would have been decapitated, stabbed, poisoned, hanged, drowned, burned at the stake or otherwise brutally murdered countless times before.

    And the weirdest thing is that Cas does not remember ever really doing anything directly to Elin to deserve such murderous intent directed at himself. The only conversations Cas ever remembers having with her has been "Hello, I'm Cas" or "Hi, Bree's sis" or "Hello, how you doing?" Whenever he has greeted her, Cas remembers her looking at him disapprovingly before either acting like he does not exist or stalking off without saying anything. And then whenever he was talking to her sister, Elin would look like she was ready to lunge at him across the room and strangle him. Go and figure.

    Despite Elin's obvious jealousy and overprotective feelings regarding her sister, Cas and Elin have never really interacted together much. They do not really have similar kind of taste in activities, since Elin is more of the quiet artist type who can spends hours in front of her easel, while Cas is a restless soul who can barely sit down for five minutes. The only times Cas has really been in direct contact with Elin has been when she has been with Bree, and these run ins have been mostly by chance. Elin has made it rather obvious that she wishes to have nothing to do with Castiel himself, so Cas simply tends to shrug her off. Except when her stern looks have gotten extremely annoying, and Cas has felt the need to tease her to make a point that her ugly looks do not mean anything to him. During these times, he has moved closer to Bree, brushed shoulders together whenever gathered around to watch some videos over the internet with her, touched her hair or whatever little innocent antics he decided to pull and acted like he does not even notice Elin fuming. To him, it is more funny than anything.


    · Fallen Acquaintance - Eremurus ·

    Eremurus is a living legend around the House. He is also Elin's Fallen. Cas occasionally speaks with the man, but their talks are just superficial pleasantries. Eremurus does not bother himself with someone lower to his status like Cas, and whenever the boy's sense of humor has surfaced in any way, Eremurus has acted like it personally offends him. Cas really does not understand why the white haired Fallen has a pineapple so deep up his arse. Maybe he fears that he gets laugh lines into his pretty face. What ever the case, Eremurus is a Fun Police that needs to chill out and live a little.


    · Messenger Boy & Regular Face Around the Twins - Rhys Nakamura ·

    Cas does not really have an opinion about Rhys. Mainly because he has never actually talked to the guy. Rhys is couple of years younger than him, and has been a regular face in the House as long as he can remember. The kid came always along with his father who is employed by the House, and later on was hired as the Messenger. Cas occasionally sees the short but agile boy zooming in the hallways like a human race car. And he has to give it to the kid, he is not just fast, he is fast. To Cas, Rhys seems like the good kid that would not even hurt a fly. He seems harmless and does not really hold a very strong presence. When comparing, Cas has always felt like Rhys is a golden retriever puppy and he is a full grown doberman.

    Cas has also noted that the Nakamura boy seems friendly with the Stavros twins. Whenever he has free time, he seems to hang around with them, especially with Elin. This has been the case since forever, but Cas has never really thought too much into it. Elin, Bree and Rhys are close to each other in age, so it only makes sense why they would gather around and be friendly with each other. However, in the later years whenever Cas was talking to Little Bree, he could feel not only Elin shooting him the daggers with her eyes, but sometimes he could also see Rhys frown at his direction. Though, it was never as bad as Elin's murderous looks. In Rhys case it was more the silent kind of concern, like a big brother wondering if his little sister had found the wrong kind of people to spend her time with.

    Of course, since Cas noted this, he would intentionally move closer to Bree or brush shoulders or whatever. Just the darkening looks of the two pairs of eyes in the distance almost made him giggle. Elin and Rhys are both so amusing in their overreactions and misplaced worry. Because Cas was not interested in a kid like Little Bree back then, so there was no actual threat of him trying anything weird on the girl. But of course, Rhys and Elin never knew that. And that was made it funny.

    It has now been again couple of years since Cas has directly talked to Bree, so Rhys and Elin have not judged him from the sidelines. Both sides have barely paid any attention to each other since then, but Cas always pays attention when someone he knows passes him in the House. And Rhys, being the busy bee that he is, is always running about and delivering his messages. Cas has never ordered any services from Rhys, because he never really has anything especial to say to anyone, and if he does, he rather lets them know face to face. So to this day Rhys Nakamura has remained to him simply as a face that he sees around, but not anyone who he has ever approached. Nothing has really changed in the past decade between them, but who knows... Nothing is set in stone.


    · Friendly Acquaintance & Drinking Buddy #1 - Remo "Reni" Donati ·

    The Chief of Security has been around for several years already, and just like Cas, he is practically part of the furniture. Intimidating to many due to his crass personality that would fit better for someone working under a mafia, the blond man comes off to newcomers as someone hard to approach and tends to give off the feeling that he might be impossible to get along with. And it does not help that he seems to have a resting bitch face most of the time, like his expression would be stuck on being angry by default. There is no avoiding it that the Chief of Security is a feisty man and has very little patience to nonsense which makes the most sensitive people to take a step back and avoid him. But Cas learned early on that "Mister Red" is actually just a big teddy bear.

    And the teddy bear actually laughs and smiles, too. People tend to judge others too fast and then they do not give the people around them the time and chance to show their true colors. Reni is actually rather casual man who does not sweat over little crap. He knows how to take a joke and have a good time. Cas got to know Reni little by little once the man came into the House. The blond is quick to greet the residents and treats everyone equally, and seems to have a soft spot for the escorts. Escorts like Cas. The black haired boy hit off quickly with Reni when he was still in his early teens, and despite sometimes barking orders even at him, Reni seems to tolerate Cas' aloof personality better than most. The two share equally terrible sense of humor which is also probably why the two males hit off so well.

    Now years have swept and little Cas has grown since then. Now that he is eighteen and an Angel, just few years short for being considered a full grown man, his Fallen has taken it to himself to tell Cas to start training on his drinking. The said young man is still not too good at holding his liqueur, but he has been drinking occasionally for a while now and his tolerance has grown noticeably since then. Reni and has taken it to himself to help the young man out, and sometimes when he is off his shift, he will buy some alcohol from the house and sit down with Cas to share some drinks, totally bullshit stories and crappy jokes.


    · Friendly Acquaintance & Drinking Buddy #2 - Aleks White ·

    Aleks has been around in the House for few years now. He is Reni's underling which is how Cas got to know the white haired young man, and due to their equally mellow personalities and how they are not that far in age, Cas and Aleks hit off pretty well. The Creole born does not mind Aleks' apathetic philosophy towards life or his general disinterest towards everything which makes the guy laze off all day long would Reni not whip his ass mercilessly like a slave driver. After all, Cas is rather accepting with his "live and let live" attitude towards people, and if it does not directly cause him any discomfort, he does not give a rat's ass how anyone wants to go about their lives. This also includes Aleks, be it that he moans and whines a lot about being bored and then finding reasons why not to do anything to solve it when propositions are offered. The Scandinavian guard truly is possibly the embodiment of one of the seven deadly sins; Sloth.

    Be it the Viking ancestry or whatever so, Aleks does not say no to alcohol. Sometimes the white haired young man joins Cas and Reni for a drink off hours, spending their hard earned coin in the expensive alcohol of the house (not that either of the employees could not afford it though, seeing how they are paid rather handsomely) and in Castiel's company. It would not be the first nor the last for the males to drink until sunrise, and then pretend they are sober or not suffering a hangover the next day. However it is definitely obvious that Cas and Aleks, being still young, recover faster than Reni who is way ahead both of their age. The younglings often enjoy commenting on how Reni is getting old when he sometimes still seems a bit tired even couple of days later a bit heavier drinking night. And whenever the Chief of Security gets ticked off with them, Cas is only glad that he is not the one working under Reni, unlike Aleks who will have to take the wrath while Cas can slink out of the way, meanwhile Aleks is the one taking one for the team.


    · Fellow Angel - Katie Dean ·

    Coming soon!


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    I'm taking back the crown
    I'm all dressed up and naked
    I see what's mine and take it
    (Finders keepers, losers weepers)
    Oh yeah
    The crown...
    So close I can taste it
    I see what's mine and take it
    (Finders keepers, losers weepers)
    Oh yeah


    O [t] h e r

    · Piercings & Tattoos ·
    When Castiel hit his teens, he started to build his self-image and personality; what eventually and ultimately has made him him today. He has always had a bit different way to go about things, to wear his clothes, to style his hair. When he was picked up from the Buds, his Mentor only encouraged him to do so, as clients will always find young men like Castiel charming who are and are allowed to be themselves. His mentor saw the potential in him, so when Cas started eventually requesting piercings and tattoos, the mentor complied whenever he thought it suited the young man's image as the little rebellious punk that he was. As long the requests were not completely off the kilter and remained within the limits of good taste, Cas was given the green light and trusted professionals were summoned to the House to get the job done. Some people would claim that they were damaging his smooth, beautiful skin and ruining him as a product. But most would see it otherwise; they really did suit him, and Castiel Roux wore all of his body modifications well.

    · Bilingual ·
    Cas speaks fluently English and French. As it was seen that since he was born Creole, learning both languages would only rise his appeal; most clients are interested in the exotic ones. In his birth home, his mother and father mainly spoke French, so it was the first language the boy learned. However he did know basic English when he was brought to the House, and taught to master the both languages diligently since young by having people speak to him both.

    · Liberal Virgin ·
    His boyhood years are still on him and his Angel wings intact. Cas may not have ever slept with anyone to know exactly what he likes, but that does not mean he closes out options. In his opinion you cannot know what you like until you try it. Women, men, young, old... Red hair, black hair, blonde hair. White skin, dark skin. There is beauty in all, and Cas knows how to appreciate beauty. He has found it that he can appreciate it in females and males alike, so he has a reason to believe he is the "All Around Type" or as we know, a bisexual. But until he is allowed to sleep with clients, he cannot say for sure what he likes and what he does not. But for the sake of experience, he is ready to try all kinds of things. Who knows, maybe he likes some kind of kinky fuckery that he has never even heard of before.

    · Dancing ·
    Soon after Cas was brought into the house, he was introduced to various different hobbies to educate him since young. Interestingly enough for a boy, he took keen interest in ballet lessons. Dancing helped him to get out all that excess energy and relieving his restlessness. He kept ballet up for few years, and that made his body agile and flexible. However once his basics were down, his teachers introduced him to other, endless variations of dancing. And ballet with its strict rules were pushed aside in the face of new shiny things -- however, never truly forgotten. In time, Castiel found his love in contemporary dance and hiphop, but mainly in the aforementioned. He loves to improvise and throw himself into the music, mixing different styles in, and he does it well. Yet again, his ability to adapt and improvise, keep an open mind makes him shine once the beat drops.

    · Natural Actor ·
    As mentioned before, the young man has a knack for masking his feelings away with smiles, and at times, faked confidence. When it comes down to faking, Castiel is your man. He is a natural born actor that can modify his behavior according to the situation and adapt, improvise and most importantly, lie like a master. His words can be very smooth when needed to, giving the clients what they want to hear to boost their self-esteem and mood. He can also fluidly lie himself out of a sticky situation with the higher ups. However, this can and may make him seem two-faced once you pick up on his habits, and someone hard to trust on. And to be honest, if Cas was you, he would not trust himself either.

    · Playlist ·
    Click here to listen to Castiel's playlist.

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    Mortal kings are ruling castles
    Welcome to my world of fun
    Liars settle into sockets
    Flip the switch and watch them run


    A p p e a r a n [c] e

    · Generally ·
    Castiel is a young lad in his late teens, 5'11 in stature, more slimly built than bulky, but with some nicely toned muscle here and there. He is lithe like a tomcat, and with those almond shaped, a little sly looking hazel brown eyes that regard you with a lazy curiosity and amusement, it is likely that he was one in his previous life. His skin complexion is naturally an olive shade, but remains a little paler that tells that he rather spends his time indoors than outdoors.

    His facial features are pleasingly symmetric, and everything in Cas seems to be sharp. Strong jawline with a sharp chin, sharp eyes, sharp nose. The nose's bridge has a small bump, telling a story that it might have possibly been once broken. Wide cheek bones, and always smooth and clean shaven cheeks. Then there are the piercings that can not go unnoticed; the labret lip ring, the niebuhr on the bridge of his nose, the one in his right eyebrow and then the multiple spikes on his ears and whatnot he happens to be wearing. Then there are the snake tattoos. One starts from his neck, slithers along his shoulder and the red and black scaled creatures continue down his left arm. If this is not a sign to people that he finds the snake to be one of his soul animal, then Cas does not know what is.

    His naturally dark hair is shaved from the sides that brings up the fine shape of his skull and neck. On the top, the raven locks are left long, and he tends to brush them on the either side of his head, depending on his mood. He styles his hair rather quickly after shower, and prefers not to spend too much time battling with the locks as he knows that it is not like the damn hairs are going to remain like that for a long anyway. Cas slaps some hair mousse to boost the volume, brushes and blow dries it, and he thinks he is good enough to go.

    He prefers wearing black most of the time. Leather jackets, boots, dark jeans that hug low on his thin hips. Sometimes, if he feels up to it, he wears something finer than t-shirts and jeans; button up shirts and ties that make him look more mature, suit jackets, or combinations that make him seem like he is just fresh out of a couture catwalk from Paris. His tastes vary a lot, and some combinations that he pulls off successfully may end up looking ridiculous on someone else. It is all about the attitude, he claims.

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    Pictures are "borrowed" from deviantArt from an artist named Kyoux. Don't worry, I'll return them to the artist. Eventually.
    Thank you for the rendering of the full-body picture to the Italian Bear God @Ectre so all hail his PhotoShop glory!
    Some quotes are picked up from the depths of the internet, but most are mine. Sources are long forgotten. I live in the moment. Don't judge me.
     
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  12. [​IMG]
    "You tell me I'm too lazy?
    Too lethargic?

    Oh please, I already did my share"

    AWOLNATION - Run

    ~~~

    Name
    Aleks White Bodell

    Al - A casual name that is used by people within the house
    Ghosty - Due to his overly pale appearance, people have bestowed upon him this nickname

    Etymology;

    "Aleks" is slovenian and means warrior/man's defender. It decends from the greek name Alex, which is short for Alexander. But ya'll already knew that.

    ~~~

    Age
    25
    D.O.B.
    12th June
    Gender
    Male

    Traditional Ethnicity
    Caucasian, half swedish/half finnish

    Role
    Security

    Position/Stage
    Guard

    ~~~

    Biography
    Aleks Bodell had the fortune to be born into a loving family of three, living in the capital city, his swedish father Tor and finnish mother Airi. Blonde like his father, eyes amber like his mother. He was provided with what a child needed, nurture and love, there were times when he got scolded of course, but that's all part of growing up. There was no shortage of money as his father being a CEO of a pretty big company in Finland. His mother was a nurse in a local hospital, so he had no idea how the two of them got together. Either way, little Aleks had always seemed bored of the toys he got and became rather lazy.

    So at the age of 5, his parents decided he'd take part in a local Taekwondo dojo. Aleks was reluctant at first, but after seeing the masters sparring he got excited, doing his best to improve each time. They taught the smaller kids easier things, of course, like the stances and easy punches. Little Aleks seemed to learn a lot quicker than the others around his age and so he wished to learn more, so a personal teacher was hired, his father didn't complain too much.
    And so the years went on like this, he went to school to get educated, got home to head over to the dojo to train and on and on it went. He partook in national tournaments and quickly got to be known in his country as a very promising future Taekwondo pro.

    But sooner or later he didn't feel as motivated as more. It wasn't as exciting anymore. Was this all there was to life? To live on and on in the same cycle each day? At the age of 20 his teacher had taught him all he knew, so he was left on his own to grow. So he did, he trained whenever he had time to, simply because he didn't find much else to do. He had graduated out of high-school, but he had decided to ditch school after that, he felt that it had nothing for him. Whenever he was employed at some job he was kicked out a few weeks later for being lazy and not doing his part. Aleks never denied that it was his own fault, since he truly was lazy, they couldn't tolerate him. And so he realized that little Finland was no place for him, as much as he searched he couldn't find a place that suited him.

    Much to his parents' pleas of staying, Aleks decided to move out of his home and take the plane over to America (his father had reluctantly given him enough money to start off with).
    Life wasn't as easy as he'd thought in America, he started out as a vagabond, travelling through each city to find some sort of work. It was hard living that way, there was barely enough money to get his stomach filled. At some point in life, he turned to the shadier parts of work; namely as an assassin for hire. It wasn't as easy as you'd think it was at the start, no one knew about you and one really had to work in order to get recognition. So Aleks started with gangs, gaining reputation among them. It took a year or two before Aleks found himself working as a killer for hire, the jobs paid well but were of course almost always risky. Still, this was a thrill that he longed for. But he felt sort of ashamed that he'd turned to this way of living, he felt that he brought down his family name for doing what he did. Deciding that he'd leave his peaceful past behind him, he threw away the name "Bodell" and took on the name "White" instead, dying his blonde hair that same color. It was a silly idea, really, but it seemed like a good one back then.

    A year later, at the age of 24, he met an older man saying he'd pay very well for assassinating a girl in the House of the Fallen Star because she hadn't accepted his love. A silly explanation if any, but White wasn't in the position to judge. Aleks had of course heard about this House several times, about their Fallen. He'd never gone there, it didn't feel right for far too many reasons. So, in the middle of night, White snuck into said House. It was good pay and it seemed like a simple job.
    Oh how wrong he was.
    The place was heavily guarded, much more than he thought it would be. Still, Aleks wasn't one to back down on a contract. Infiltrating the estate, the assassin quickly encountered a blonde man with a pair of sunglasses. What ensued wasn't a fight, but rather a chat over a cup of coffee... along with a few guards watching Aleks' every move. The white haired assassin eventually decided that he'd flee the area, though not without having to fend off a few of the guards. It was tough, there was no question that the guards of this place had all had training in various combat techniques, but with skill and some luck Aleks beat down a couple of them before he was captured and brought to the boss of this place. He expected to be killed, or thrown to jail at the very least. He... didn't feel any fear however, no, he deserved what was coming to him. But much to his surprise that wasn't at all what happened. Aleks was given the choice of becoming a guard, the man he'd met earlier was impressed with how he handled himself. The woman in front of him seemed amused of it all, but it was clear she was wary of the assassin as she told him they'd keep a very close eye on him.

    And so Aleks' life in the House of The Fallen Star began.

    Personality

    Honest/Direct
    Aleks have never seen any point in lying and is truthful to a fault. Lies tends to pile up and people hurt because of them. Of course the harsh truth can shatter trust and emotions as well, but if they couldn't handle that it wasn't his problem. He isn't one to beat around the bush either so if he ever saw something he didn't like, or did like, he isn't afraid to point that out. You can count on him to admit that he ate your cookie, or completely destroyed your microwave. On the other hand he values people's secrets and wouldn't go around telling everyone about it, he's no snitch.

    Lazy/Efficient
    Now now, I know what you're all thinking; "You can't be lazy and efficient at the same time!" and yes, that is true. Aleks truly is a lazy sort of person, he doesn't do things in a hurry and more often than not he's simply sitting down someplace, meditating on life while drinking his cup of coffee. This ticks off a great deal of people, and for a very good reason, he never seems to be doing anything worthwhile. There's a big but in all of this; once something gets him going there are few people who can keep up with him. Too bad most of this happens while no one is watching him, so he never quite gets the praise he deserves. Does this bother him? Nah, as long as Aleks gets his cup of coffee he's a happy man.

    Optimistic/Silly
    His mother always told him to try looking at the bright side of things, that no matter how bleak things looked there'd always be a way out. Which is something he's done throughout his life so far, no matter what have happened he'd always believed that there would be better times at the end of the tunnel. He takes it to such a level that he seems silly, childish even. So he adopted that way of being, he started fooling around every chance he got, if only to make people laugh and feel better about themselves. He may seem a lot less serious about whatever he does, even if he is serious, but it sort of makes him unpredictable at times.

    Apathic/Indifferent
    However, the real reason behind him acting the way he does is simply because he's lost interest of the world. There's nothing that completely drives him anymore, he has no ambitions or goals, he simply is. Is there really nothing more to the world than this? Perhaps his newly gained role as a guard will take away the feeling of uninterest, while it is new to protect instead of killing, it is all the same in the end. Training martial arts has been his only drive so far, but even that is slowly coming to a stop since there's not much more room for him to improve. Perhaps a different art would satisfy him?

    ~~~

    Relationships

    Father & Mother
    "Sorry, I'm sorry for all this, but the peaceful life wasn't for me"


    Aleks' relation with his parents have always been good and there were never really any major disputes between them, there was the occasional scolding when he was a little kid, but other than that they've always been on good feet. They did keep contact when Aleks moved out, but once his shady career began he stopped. Now he doesn't have any sort of clue about their health, nor do they, but that is for the better he'd decided.



    Chie Daystar
    "She let me live when I deserved death. I don't quite understand, but I am grateful"


    TBA


    Remo Enzio Donati
    "Good ol' Renie~ He needs to chill out once in a while"


    TBA


    (PM me if you're interested, I don't bite ;)

    Other
    -Has mastered Taekwondo but practices daily to adapt it more to his style, though he is looking to learn other martial arts

    -Is a coffee addict, drinks it pure black

    -He also absolutely loves sweets and chocolate

    -Speaks fluent english, swedish and finnish. He's mostly lost his accent, but it is still audible that he's a foreigner

    -He never talks about his past, he's thrown it away, to him his life began anew when he became a guard

    -His hobbies consist of sleeping, eating, swords and manga

    -Aleks is an avid sword-fanatic and has a collection of various of them, ranging from European to Japanese. He does not practice any sort of sword-fighting however

    -Overly addicted with manga, also very interested in japanese culture and its history overall

    -He's got quite a large pile of money lying around from his days as an assassin

    -Tried smoking once, decided it was the worst decision of his life and so he immediately quit

    -Hates the sun, his pale skin makes it all too easy for him to get burned

    -Is a pretty damn good dancer, though it always ends up with him being silly

    -Aleks has no clue whatsoever when it comes to romance, you could straight up tell him how you feel and he probably wouldn't understand until you told him thrice.

    Appearance

    Aleks is a man of bright pale skin, white unkept hair (formerly blonde) that reaches his neck, 6'0 tall with an athletic build that is visibly muscular and facial features that are sharp. His amber colored eyes give off a friendly vibe and more often than not make him look like a big child, which he often gets commented on about as well. The choice of clothing is rather odd, consisting of a white hooded robe along with a white kimono beneath it. He does change it up now and then with clothes that doesn't stand out as much, like suits and the like, but it isn't something he feels too comfortable with.

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  13. [​IMG]
    SPADE
    Original name Noah Barros


    NICKNAMES ♦♦---------------------------------------------------

    Dolphin boy-Given to him by Bridget Stavros who claimed he looked like a dolphin

    The Undertaker-Given to him by his clients

    -------------------------------------------------------------------- AGE

    24 : Exact Birthdate Unknown


    GENDER & TRADITIONAL ETHNICITY ♦♦-------------------

    Male : Spanish

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    Escort : Fallen



    BIOGRAPHY
    Noah had no memories of his former family. The ringmaster told him that they didn’t want him and that they were horrible people with bad habits. The circus was his new family and he didn’t question it. After all, they took care of him. The sad lions never bared their teeth at the young boy, and were much more like domestic cats. The baton twirlers and contortionists were his sisters, the acrobats and the fire eaters were his brothers. Being the youngest of the circus members, Noah was a little brother to the mature circus performers. However, though he was young didn’t mean he was any less talented than the others. In fact, his skill surpassed some of the older members. His small figure let him fit into small spaces, he was extremely flexible and his agility was compared to none. It was like Noah Barros was born for the circus. He was a prodigy. Many times older performers teased and suggested that he was born walking on his hands (something he liked to do often). Noah also had a deep fascination in magic. The magician’s taught him tricks of the trade, and escape artists joined in and taught him as well. They found enjoyment in the young boy’s innocence and excitement that had died in them as they had grown. The young boy brought some relief to many performers who had been working too long.

    As far back as he could remember he was always there. With the circus performers, living a happy life. It was almost hard to even imagine he had had parents and a home before. Especially since he couldn’t remember. He was too young to know the truth that the other performers had learned and protected him from.
    They could never stay in one place too long before they had to move out. The ringmaster told Noah it was because they had many different audiences and shows. However, the illegal circus could never stay planted or they’d get found and arrested. The ringmaster was a wanted criminal for the kidnapping of young children. These children had grown up to be the overworked, and abused circus performers that Noah had grown up with. The circus itself was wanted for stealing money from viewers and committing other crimes. Circus performers were forced to commit acts of robbery or else the ringmaster would threaten to kill them. Though Noah was blind to most of this, he began to become more aware of his situation as he got older. Overhearing harsh threats and experiencing a drunk ringmaster bursting into the performer’s cabin and shouting he’d kill them all. The performer’s did their best to hide the truth from him, and while they managed to do so, they couldn’t keep him from certain dark truths.

    He was 9 years old, and the circus was travelling again. They took a short pit stop, letting performers out one by one to minimize suspicion. Noah was tucked inside one of the cramped vehicles, waiting for them to head off again. He sat, his feet up against the seat in front of him, shuffling a deck of cards, when he heard a commotion outside. He peeked out the window to see a woman frantically shouting something and pointing. It seemed that she had recognized the ringmaster, despite his disguise, and was shouting and trying to get the few people that were around to notice and call somebody. Wanting to shut the person up, the ringmaster quickly tried to grab the person and hold their mouth but they resisted and began to scream. The scene had gathered a small crowd and it wasn’t long until someone had rung for authority through their pelly (which Noah had never had the luxury of having). Chaos broke out as the performers frantically tried to stuff themselves back into the large vehicles and escape. The small crowd seemed larger as guards broke through and tried to arrest as many performers as possible and detain the large vehicles that hid them. The car that Noah was in was in a panic as some performers tried to jam themselves in and others tried to get out and run. There was screams and fear running rampant, people getting ripped out of cars and others trying to fight. One of the contortionists that was sitting near Noah folded herself to hide under the seat, and invited him to do the same. Too young to understand and scared out of his mind he abided. The chaos went on for a while, as the small boy clenched his eyes under the seat. It was all over.

    The car eventually grew silent. It seemed that all the performer’s had either gotten taken or escaped. Noah hoped for the latter as he waited with the contortionist in silence for something, anything. They didn’t dare speak to each other. Suddenly there was a deep voice announcing that if anyone was still hiding in the car to show themselves. He spouted a few other things but then he left and silence again. Deafening silence.

    Suddenly, heavy footsteps could be heard from outside the car. The door swung open as multiple people jumped up into the car and began searching. Noah could see the feet and lights from the intruders. He knew it wouldn’t be long for them to check under the seats. His heart began racing and he could feel the drops of sweat accumulate on his forehead. It was only seconds, but he felt like it was hours. Suddenly there was a shrill scream that came from the contortionist next to him. His face grew pale as the girl was ripped from beneath the seat and within a beat another scream resonated throughout the car. Only this time it was his own. He fought against the guard but he was much too small to face the built man that held him.

    The rest of that night was a blur for young Noah. Almost like he was dreaming, like it was simply not happening. He clutched himself in the back of the vehicle and watched outside the window, looking at the lights that passed by.

    His friends were locked up and sent to prison to serve their sentence. He would have been locked up as well if he had not been so young. For a while, what was going to be done with the kid was debated. They could let him out on the street, but he had no parents that they knew of and because of his background they felt it would be likely he’d turn to a life of crime. They began to talk about sending him to an orphanage and just get rid of him that way. He’d be around other kids and be able to get some form of social skills. Then Lucifer’s House was brought up. One of the guards suggested they could sell the boy for a sum to the House. Why get nothing out of it and send him to an orphanage? Circus life had made the boy extremely fit for kids his age and based on how he escaped his holding before, he was very accomplished. Suddenly they began to get excited with the profit they could make from selling him. He was a very attractive child as well, perhaps only a little plain in features. Then it was settled. They would sell him.

    He was a cog at the age of 9 but the intelligent child learned quickly. He bounced up the ladder like it was a circus act. He liked that he got to be around people his age, since he had mostly been around people much older than him in the circus. He liked to tell other kids he’d been to jail, even though he was only held for a short time. He had a lot of fun in that aspect, however he didn’t like all the chores he had to do and classes he had to take. He usually finished his chores rather quickly but his classes were murder. Dancing and singing and blah blah blah. But he did what he had to do. He was always a prankster and a clown, but he was also extremely talented in faking it. That’s how he jumped each ring. Now, as a Fallen for 4 years, he tends to goof off much more, but his clients love how carefree and fun-loving he is. He chose the name Spade, since it was simple and had a nice ring to it. Nothing to elaborate.


    ♦♦ PERSONALITY

    F l i r t a t i o u s & P l a y f u l
    Spade doesn’t wear his heart on his sleeve. He just likes to have fun and flirt around. Never wanting to be too serious or grow wrinkles, he tends to be playful and flirtatious to anyone of all ages. He does it mostly to get a reaction but many times, especially with girls, they tend to flirt back which he finds equally as fun as pissing people off. He is known to be quite a playboy though he doesn’t find that strange since many people in the House tend to be that way anyway. He doesn’t really believe in love and isn’t a romantic, but instead just believes in fun and hasn’t ever really been interested in a romantic relationship as that involves too much commitment for him.

    W i t t y & C l e v e r
    The young child who was raised by a bunch of circus rejects eventually grew into a wicked tongue. Since a young age the boy had grown up around the playful banter of circus mates and he developed a colorful vocabulary. On top of that, he was intelligent and clever, leading him to be able to outsmart classmates when he eventually was accepted as a bud in the House. Nowadays, he loves to play pranks and spout snarky and witty comments at people.

    L a i d B a c k & C a r e f r e e
    Spade never took himself or anything too seriously. Though some may call him immature, he sees himself “living without worries.” He sees no reason to drag himself down with trivial problems and tends to shrug off many things. He doesn’t care too much what people think, and overall just likes to laugh. Because of this, he is considered a fun person to hang around with. However this also means he doesn’t pay much mind to the things that come out of his mouth, which tends to become problematic.

    S h o w - o f f & S e l f - A b s o r b e d
    Having many talents, and graduating to his Fallen position rather quickly, it’s no surprise Spade thinks he’s the shit. He likes to show off his acrobatic and contortionist abilities many times for no reason. And when flirting often shows a magic trick to his admirers and others. He is skilled at what he does and he knows it. This is a reason why there are those who don’t like him, but he can’t be bothered by other people’s opinions of him.

    H y p e r
    Maybe he just has a bad case of ants in his pants, but Spade usually can’t sit still for more than a minute or two. He is very active and fidgety, always wanting to stretch or do a trick or just do anything but sit still. Being an escape artist on top of other things, getting out of an uncomfortable situation is something he’s rather practiced at.



    RELATIONSHIPS
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    ♦♦ OTHER
    -He’ll never admit that he’s an alcoholic, but he loves to drink. When he’s upset, when he’s excited, drinks everywhere. drinks all around. Drinks on him. Drinks around him. He likes to drink and often'll get caught drunk in a broom closet.
    -His main attraction is magic tricks and being an overall magician. He is rather showy and can rile up a good crowd with his skill. He is also a practiced acrobat, contortionist, and escape artist. Of course because of the classes he took he is an accomplished dancer and singer as well but doesn't often use it to attract clients.
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    APPEARANCE
    Young Noah was born with dark chestnut brown hair and amber eyes. But once he became a fallen suddenly he realized his look wasn’t cut-out for the performance life! He needed color! Brightness! Pizaz! (Cue jazz hands) With help from his makeup artists and team he pulls off the jester look with mismatched clothes and different hair colors and eye colors monthly. His team makes sure it all still looks fashionable and that they don’t go over the top, but they have fun with it as do his makeup artists.

    Body wise, he was never a large guy. He’s a lean 5’7.5 but he’s fit. Some say he’s baby faced, and it’s true he looks young. Even for 24. But it’s all part of his charm.


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    PLAYLIST
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    #13 VocaStar, Nov 11, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2015
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