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Hello, and welcome to Aphelion! Also known as "Many Vampires in Nebraska" ( jokingly, of course ), we're a supernatural / modern/urban fantasy with a crime streak, and an optional boarding school. The school permits both supernatural and non-magical students, and features a middle school, high school, and college on the same campus. We're a no application, no word count, no strict activity check, no cap/ban/ratio, sandbox-y game with larger optional plots to partake in, and feature only six member groups, with a mere four distinct races ( you can also play reborn gods! ). Quite honestly, we're very easy to join; the easiest thing to do is create a mundane human for your first character, pretend we're slice of life, and learn as you go, you legit only need to read the rules and joining guide with this method. This first mundane human can also technically spontaneously develop magic later and become a witch, because magic can manifest at any age. Disclaimer: feels may occur. Disclaimer two: anyone that asks for threads in cbox will probably be told to post an open thread, join an existing one, or post in plotters. If this is off-putting to you, this is not the site you're looking for. We are default rated 3.2.2./high PG-13, but we do go above that via users inputting their birth date.

Bjorn Casey

Full Name Bjorn Wulfric Casey
Age 365 ( 24 )
Gender Male
Race Vampire
Ethnicity Germanic
Wand Hematite & Beech
Affinity Ice

Birth Place Germania, somewhere
Currently living in a three bedroom, two bathroom apartment with his brother Soren. It's actually pretty fair-sized, got an electric fireplace in the living room, faux wood flooring and carpeting in the bedrooms, and there are blackout curtains throughout. The ceilings are also about fifteen feet high.

Occupation EMT/Paramedic
Spoken Languages
German, Latin, English, Italian. His German is very old German, he would not be understandable to anyone that speaks modern German. It'd sound like it should make sense, but it won't.

Ship Status Single
Polyamory Unexplored

Bjorn has just one wing, and it is still solid black in colour (the right one remained). Where the left wing should be is a little stub. He also has fangs, and his eyes glow slightly when he's angry, but that happens so rarely.

Somewhere, there are horns under his hair. In animal form, he is a pearl kite. Like he has only one wing in humanoid form, his kite form also only has one wing. He's not entirely sure why. He used to be a leopard, so that's ... fun.

His hair's kinda more gold than Soren's, generally. That's how you tell them apart.

Play By Kellan Lutz

Posts 14
Group Necromancer
Created Jun 14, 2018, 12:24 PM
Last Login Jul 14, 2018, 03:51 AM
Last Post Jul 09, 2018, 04:33 AM

Being technical, Bjorn is several thousand years old. Quite some time ago, he hardly remembers it now, Bjorn was a Germanic slave in the Roman Republic. Actually a gladiator, which, he was decent at, but really didn't excel at, either. Bjorn's never been much for killing, but, that was life. He doesn't remember where in Germania he came from, and by some odd twist of luck, was reunited with his twin brother Soren, by one Julius Caesar Kassandros. He and Soren ended up part of the Julia Caesara house, as house guards, effectively, and stayed there for several years.

Somewhere amid this period of his life, he discovered he occasionally could see and converse with... well, at first, he didn't know what they were. Eventually, Bjorn noticed one of the other gladiators could see them too, Axelius, owned by gens Livia, the Andronicii branch. Axelius explained they were the souls of the dead, and they saw them because they needed help moving on; that was their job. Back then, there wasn't a name for what he and Axelius were - now, they're called necromancers, and the ones alive now gained the trait from Axelius' bloodline, primarily. Bjorn never fathered any children that he knows of.

As fate is wont to do, it eventually threw the house a curve-ball, and Kassandros and one of his personal guards disappeared, and the main house was hit by the Licinii Crassii line. The two had been at a cold war with one another for quite a long time by then, so it surprised no one, but, it did hit them pretty hard, during a time frame they weren't ready for it. Despite Kassandros' street gang eventually coming to their aide, it still wasn't enough, and the house ultimately fell. No one really said what'd happened, exactly, to Kassandros, but it was pretty obvious it wasn't a very good thing, when Surya and Sati came back with him and Sandalio. By then, those that had survived were already vampires. Kassandros was, too.

In hindsight, Bjorn occasionally wonders why, exactly, Sati and Surya chose to bring Kassandros back, but he knows, ultimately, the two wouldn't have been enough to keep the house in order and under control. They'd have done whatever it was they wanted, maybe some following Surya, others following Sandalio, but a larger number not following either. Icarus and Cygnus may have been able to bring those under their control, but it was much smoother and easier to just put Kassandros back at the lead. When he woke, he didn't remember what had happened, anyway, and life continued on for them. Perhaps differently, but, not so differently.

Bjorn stayed with them through the years, from being the Cobras, to becoming the Drago di Napoli. A few hundred years ago, though, Bjorn and Soren happened to die at the same time; it was probably pretty purposeful on the Light's part, because both Ascended into daevas. Bjorn, incidentally, was the Daeva of Death, the one that oversaw the flow of souls from one life to the next, sustained the daevas, and kept the cycle of living and dying moving. An integral part of the universe, as it happens, and Soren, unsurprisingly, was there to support and protect him, so that he could do what he needed to without distraction.

Things went alright for about a hundred and fifty years, that way. Bjorn counts his age starting at when he ascended as Daeva of Death, because the two thousand something is kind of intimidating, and he remembers so little of it, it doesn't matter, anyway. In time, one of the other daevas, Azrael, became jealous of the Daeva of Death's power, and decided he wanted it. While both put up a good fight, and Bjorn almost managed to overpower him with necromancy, ultimately, Azrael won that war, and both Bjorn and Soren were tossed off Maharaja. One of Bjorn's wings was broken in the fight; it eventually broke down and decayed off of him, and now, he only has one.

Incidentally, it was Kassander that saved them both, by turning them back into vampires. As it happens, vampires and daevas are not mutually exclusive, and one can be both. They'd have died, most likely, if it weren't for him, and they became the first true fusion of light and darkness. The two went back to the Drago, for a time, but eventually went their own way, not long after the Drago moved to the United States. Bjorn went through medical school, and became an EMT, and he works, now, at Luxerion Regional Hospital. As it happens, Luxerion Regional has a supernatural department, and he's made a few friends in both the supernatural department, and the mundane one. Once in a while, he'll be a guest speaker at Luxerion International Academy on the varying dangers of drugs, drunk and reckless driving, and unsafe sex.

... listen, that last one? Ah, it's so easy to make an auditorium of 15-16 year olds giggle uncomfortably. At least he doesn't fluster at it, anymore.

Since he died, the Light put off choosing another Daeva of Death; Azrael still seeks it, and Bjorn knows it, as does the Light. He does know, in the last year, finally, another was chosen, and that was what the Desert Storm and Drago di Napoli moved to the United States for. He has a vague idea of who it is, and, when they're ready to ascend, he's ready to act as mentor, and help them figure out how to do this running the life-death cycle thing.

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