AboutI'm a literate rper, and will rp on comments or in messages or in guilds (if we share one). I'm also quit good at coming up with plots, as I've both played and run many table tops games. I can also easily adapt this character to fit into many different settings with really just a few tweaks. (For example, if it is a world without magic, then instead of having any abilities she would simply be schizophrenic and think she has abilities. Or, for worlds like Doctor Who universe, it wouldn't be magic, but more something to do with a non-earth life form, perhaps.) I also might play a younger version of her should the plot need it (I will inform you within the post if this is the case).
Feel free to comment me any time, I'm always up for rp. ^_^
Name: Adella Faust (claims no relation to any famous Faust)
Nickname: Demon Child
Alignment: well meaning neutral
Age: 19, but is often mistaken for being younger due to her short height and mannerisms. She's been mistaken for being as young as 13 by someone approaching her from a distance, and 16 when they get closer. Looking younger than she is does bother her.
Weight: Generally between 50-60 pnds. Fluctuates depending on how healthy she's been, but always underweight.
Appearance: black curls and large black eyes, pale, often malnourished, claw mark scares covering her back and one set on her left leg, sometimes has bite marks on her arms. When in an asylum wears an oversized shirt, when not wears simple dresses. If choosing her style she likes 50’s rockabilly styled dresses, or 20's fashions, but sun-dresses are easier to come by.
Education: Dropped out around 3rd grade. Most basic levels of addition and subtraction and reading, that’s about it.
Skills: Dancing (could be professional), singing (can carry a tune).
Powers: See and channel the supernatural/spirits, is drawn to the supernatural and the supernatural is drawn to her, can open portals/summon creatures through dance/blood magic.
Note for mind readers: Reading her mind is difficult at best, as first one must wade through the spirits (many of which are less than cooperative). There is also the danger of encountering the being infection, which causes excruciating pain upon contact.
Note on having her will power taken away: be this through the use of drugs (unless the drugs specifically hinder her from being able to move her body at all), knocking her unconscious, or through the use of machine or power to try and control her mind. This lowers her defenses, and allows spirit, demon, or Infection to take over.
-Physical: Malnutrition, constant fear and stress, as well as unprotected exposure to the elements means she is rarely healthy. She is especially prone to illness after a long or difficult channeling event.
-Reality perception: She spends so much time in and out of the spirit realm, she has a hard time telling the difference between that and reality.
-“Demon gifts” in the form of all the usual things: food rotting when she tries to eat it, nightmares, nightmarish visions, unexplained injuries, etc.
-“Infection” Physical manifestation of a creature which has taken up residence inside her. It mimics fever and illness, makes a thick black substance (registers as ectoplasm) drip from her nose mouth or eyes, contributes to her fading sanity, and has more power the more stressed she is. ((MORE DETAILS AT BOTTOM.))
Diagnosis: Adella is diagnosed with PTSD, Insomnia and Schizophrenia. Her primary symptoms are frequent auditory and visual hallucinations, thought disorders, delusions of demons and monsters (which sometimes keep her from eating), and has suffered from the three different forms of catatonia at different times. Seems to suffer from malignant catatonia every few months, often resulting in a stay in the hospital.
Personality: The main word most often used to describe her is "mousy".
At her best Adella is curious, kind, and well-meaning. She never seemed to outgrow child-like wonder and delight in the small things in life, though she has also gained quite a bit of wisdom, things some people never learn. While she can play the part of innocent, she is anything but naïve. Generally, she is perfectly aware of both the situation she is in and the kinds of people she is dealing with, she simply finds it adventitious to pretend otherwise and let everyone underestimate her.
Unfortunately, Adella is very rarely at her best. More likely, she is scanning her surroundings constantly and trying to assess what is real and what is not. Or, more importantly, what is a real threat and what is not. On top of the worry for bad things showing up or losing control of her barriers allowing the demons access to her form (which needless to say never ends well), she also tends to panic from social interactions. Often times when interacting with new people in particular, she grows nervous and overly fearful of messing up or doing something wrong, and is prone to apologizing repeatedly when it isn’t needed to begin with.
History: she doesn't go into it much, but she essentially grew up on the streets and in asylums. There is a long file on her from the many different asylums, a few murder scenes she has been found at, and many of her therapists have gone missing or gone mad themselves before she somehow winds up in a new location.
INFECTION: Infection, as she calls it, is a psychic parasite of sorts which has attached to her. It has been a part of her for too long to be removed without causing her death. It can be removed from a new host if attempts are made early enough. Removal would require magic of a sufficient level.
Requirements for being a compatible host is the experience of great loss, helplessness, and suffering for a prolonged period of time. These are the experiences that fuel the parasite, and it can spread the suffering of its host to others with contact. Quick contact causes great pain. If upon entering the body the host is compatible, it will spread. If the host is not compatible, the host will go mad. Catatonia is the most common end result for those who are not compatible.
The Infection itself is limited to the experiences and suffering of its specific host, though while in control of multiple hosts also seems to function as a sort of hive mind between them. Only while in control of the host. Speaking in unison when many infected are together is common. The host may or may not be aware of its presence, but remains in control of their own body for the majority of the time.
The host grows weaker as the parasite grows stronger and more sentient. Lifespans of those infected are naturally short. Children infected don't live past early twenties. Adults infected last around five years at the most (depending on the strength of the individual physically and mentally). Those past their mid thirties are not compatible. Only biological humans are compatible. The parasite seems to avoid meta-humans.
Those infected are all (after infection) pale, black of hair and eye, and infertile.
Most commonly the suffering endured should be fresh for maximum compatibility.
The parasite also seems to prefer willing hosts, given the option, but not always.
The Infection mimics illness when in control of the host. Fever, sweating, and vomiting, are all common just before Infection has full control.
The Infection began out rough and small. Upon taking control of it's host it would have difficulty moving, forming words, and be irrationally violent towards its own body and anything near enough. But as time passed, it began to grow more sentient. By this point in Adella's development this particular sample is sentient enough to begin its own agendas.
Weaknesses: The infection seems to respond to music. Being drawn to it, and certainly distracted by it. Psychic or supernatural/magical assaults will make it retreat.