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Edmund King

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Jan 13 2016, 12:47 AM
This was bad and it was only getting worse. It had been only a matter of minutes since the planned peaceful protest had gone horribly wrong. Mund had no dog in this fight, but he was here nonetheless. Something about crowds had always appealed to him, especially those aiming to protest something. He had always relished the charge he got from youthful passion turned to a noble cause, but it was even better that he could literally ride the high and consume some of that passion. It was why he had come here, standing outside City Hall alongside the (mostly) mages of SELF and chanting along. Until it turned…

He couldn’t really recall the specifics, what with being somewhat buzzed and not really knowing any of these people very well. What he did know is that one minute they had been chanting and then there had been the sound of a gunshot followed by chaos. People were screaming and running and screaming some more… It was all very hard to focus on for long without getting swept up in it…

It didn’t take long for some asshole to take advantage of the chaos and, though Mund very much doubted anyone saw who threw the first punch or the first brick, suddenly there was a full-blown riot in downtown Columbiana. Mund was all ready to take off running for home, only to see that his retreat was cut off by what appeared to be a few dozen soldiers. Eyes as wide as saucers, he turned away from the jackboots and saw that a crowd of panicked newsmen and citizens were pouring out of City Hall.

Following an instinct that Mund couldn’t describe, he called out to the panicking people that now found themselves alongside him between the National Guard and the rioters. “We godda git oudda ‘ere. Come wit' me if ya want ta live!” Without really looking to see if anyone was following him, Mund took off running South, hoping that he wasn’t leading anyone into even more trouble…
Aug 29 2015, 07:53 PM


Player Name: darkkenchild

Character Name: Edmund King

Alias: Mund, Ed (rarely), Marley, Stoner (frequently, thinks its a nickname)

Age: 21

Character Type: Changeling

Profession: Student, "Pharmacist"

Seeming: Ogre

Court: Spring

PB: Issa Thompson

Appearance:Mask - Functionally identical to PB

Mien - A tall, almost 6'6", lanky humanoid figure with pale blue skin. His face is stretched and contorted to have an almost avian quality which is only enhanced by a large aquiline nose. Large tusks jut out and curve down over a foot from his mouth, ending in sharp points. Though his hair is still kept styled into dreadlocks, the color is a bright shade of crimson instead of his typical black. Beneath his mask it becomes clear that he prefers to be mostly naked and rarely wears anything more than a leather loincloth.

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- Elements (Earth): 2
- Elements (Water): 2
- Force: 1
- Spring: 3

Personality: Edmund is, for lack of a better term, baked. A lifetime of drug use has slowed his reaction times, dulled his senses, and "mellowed him out" to severe degrees. This leads to a somewhat dopey and laid back demeanor the majority of the time and a "zoned-out" fugue-like state the rest of the time. The one major exception is when he is physically active. When running, swimming, climbing, or even simply acting the fool with friends he is often alarmingly sharp and quick witted.

Indeed, Mund has a strong intellect and is a quick thinker. When he isn't intoxicated, or when the chips are down and he forces himself to focus, his mental acuity is as powerful as a bolt of lightning. He is inventive and creative, and is always finding new and unique uses for objects of all sorts. Also, he is surprisingly spiritual, though he shows this in his own unique way; his faith most closely resembles a strange form of shamanism that only he seems to fully understand.

History:
Mund is not a man to dwell overmuch on his past and indeed remembers little in detail, though even he is not certain if this is because of his time in Arcadia or the result of years of drug use. What he can remember of his early years are spotty at best, but if he focuses he can remember bits and pieces. His early home life was simple and happy, he knows that for sure. His education was simple and practical, but his ability to learn quickly and adapt easily attracted the attention of college recruiters early on. He even earned a scholarship from "some American Academy" before he was even sixteen.

Upon arriving at Columbiana in the mid-1980s, Mund soon realized that this was no normal school. He quickly learned that his skills at inventing and weather manipulation were not simple cleverness and luck, but early signs of his magical talents. They encouraged these talents and it was through his studies he learned of mystically charged and mind expanding substances, something he showed tremendous interest in. He even took up 'independent studies' in exploring the effects of these substances. It was one evening, under the influence of said intoxicants, that Mund wandered into the deeper parts of the Enchanted Forest and was never heard from again...

...at least until last year when he wandered back into town with little memory of what had happened while he was gone. The only things he remembers of his time away is flashes of a fleeing a bizarre man with a skull for a face and swimming away from jungle islands towards a scorching red colored desert. The only things he knows for sure is that his magic doesn't work quite the same as it used to and he doesn't appear to be wholly human anymore. Having since met a few Changelings, he has learned enough of his new status to survive, keep his nature "on the DL" and join the Spring Court. Beyond that however, he just wants to return to class and graduate before the 80s turn into the 90s...
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