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Virgil Threnody

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Who Am I...

Virgil Threnody is a vampire.

Romantic Interests

Virgil is certain he could never find love with an affliction like his.

Relationship Status

Lonely.

My Story Is...

Centuries ago, what was once a corpse was reborn into a creature of the night. That corpse was Virgil Threnody. Their past life is lost to his memory, and with public records pronouncing him dead and all of his owned assets seized there was no returning to a normal life.

 

Virgil Threnody has lived a life of social reclusion ever since then. With no other vampire to tutor Virgil on his newfound existence as an undead, his supernatural abilities have been tempered by only time, experimentation and study.

 

Virgil rarely leaves the abandoned clocktower in which he resides. It was here he discovered a hoard of tomes on spell craft and supernatural lore so long ago. The clocktower offered him sanctuary from the mortal world, other supernatural threats, and most importantly the sun. Virgil has committed his immortal life to studying the library for all of it’s worth. The library was the most crucial resource in thriving as a vampire. Virgil can still be found there to this day, should anyone come poking about clocktower and discover the trove of knowledge hidden within.

 

Virgil’s library is cleverly hidden inside of the clocktower. A bookcase in an old abandoned office space acts as an entrance. The method of opening it is incredibly cliche. Removing the correct book from the shelf acts a switch to activate an arcane mechanism. The bookcase would then become incorporeal, like a ghost, it’s new form acting like a portal. This portal is a doorway to a pocket-dimension that is unfathomable in size. Within it are bookshelves that stretch farther than the eyes can see, suggesting that the number of books inside to be never ending. The library’s massive trove of volumes includes every genre of book, far exceeding the imagination. The selection suggests that the contents of the library are inter-dimensional, as if whoever created it amassed texts from alternate realities than the one Virgil is familiar with. Virgil is never bored as a result, even after centuries of doing nothing but reading, as the range of topics to read about include everything from historical manuscrips of lost civilaztions in dead languages, to volumes of strange adult-oriented readings. It’s wealth of texts on the arcane arts are what interest Virgil the most, but Virgil would be lying to say they were his favorite.

 

 

 

 

 

Virgil Threnody boasts many of the strengths and weaknesses that you would expect to find in a vampire.

 

It is expected to be common knowledge to most characters that a vampire has these weaknesses. If the character has heard the term “Vampire” before, then they should know that a vampire:

 

Is destroyed by sufficient exposure to sunlight.

 

Is destroyed by incineration or disintegration.

 

Is destroyed if caught in running water.

 

Can be incapacitated instantaniously by a wooden stake through their heart.

 

Will not heal from decapitation.

 

Displays a great aversion to garlic.

 

Displays a great aversion to holy symbols, objects, and verses.

 

Displays a great aversion to mirrors.

 

Cannot enter a private home or property without first being welcomed in by someone with welcoming authority.

 

While Virgil’s thirst for blood has been tempered over time, even the most mature vampires will succumb to the need eventually. Vampires risk losing their sanity if deprived of blood for too long.

 

Virgil Threnody’s maturation as a vampire, and their centuries of study in the mystical arts have afforded Virgil to perform many supernatural and magical abilities, such as:

 

Mastery of spell craft, giving Virgil the power to bend elements of nature with their willpower, except for those that conflict with his attribute as an undead. some examples of these conflicts, for instance; healing magic or summoning a torrential downpour of water.

 

Deciphering a wide variety of arcane languages and runes.

 

Can communicate with ethereal beings such as elementals and spirits.

 

Virgil avoids the practice of necromancy because of his moral compass. Despite this, he has a natural affinity for raising and commanding undead, instilling decay in any living flesh at will, and opening portals or communications to the lower planes of existence (Hell/the underworld/etc.) and those that reside within it.

 

Supernatural strength.

 

Supernatural agility.

 

Supernatural senses of sight, smell, and hearing.

 

Unassisted flight.

 

Boasts incredible regenerative abilities.

 

Can transform into a bat, and summon swarms of bat familiars.

 

Can transform into a rat, and summon swarms of rat familiars.

 

Can transform into a spider, and summon swarms of spider familiars- which are his favorite between rat, bat, or spider.

 

Can take the form of a plume of smoke.

 

Can manipulate those with weak wills by mesmerizing them using vampiric charm.

 

Has razor-sharp fangs.

 

His fingernails can become razor-sharp claws.

 

Is an undead, and therefore released from mortal needs such as food and drink, warmth, sleep, etc.

 

Virgil’s cold undead flesh can feel no pain, at the price of not feeling very much at all.

 

Cannot be killed, because they’re already dead. They must be destroyed.

 

My Appearance

Virgil stands at 5’9.

Virgil’s eyes often change color in response to his magic, but their neutral color is red.

Virgil’s true skin color is a ghostly pale when it comes time for him to quench his thirst for blood, but when well-fed his skin-tone is unmistakable from a common Caucasian.

Virgil’s hair does not grow, and fear that it may never grow back keeps Virgil from cutting it. It’s stays lengthy and blonde

Virgil can not retract his fangs. They are always visible, especially when he speaks.

Taking inspiration from the novels that he has read about vampires, Virgil dresses himself with high taste. (See photo.)

Virgil’s voice can only be heard to be believed. Virgil’s accent is incredibly sterotypical for a vampire. Virgil’s voice is thick with Romanian accent, and his centuries-old vocabulary produces an extrapolated and obsolete sentence structure.

My Secrets Are...

Almost every day, Virgil looks through the cracks of the boarded up windows of his clocktower. Virgil contemplates stepping into the sunlight and letting it’s  judgement cast upon him. Allowing himself to crumble to ash and finally let the nightmare be over. But damnation surely awaits Virgil in the afterlife, and the thought of that always turns him away from the sun. The sweet release of death is something that Virgil craves deeply, but whenever the presence of the oblivion approaches self-preservation kicks in once more and cowardice turns Virgil away from eternal peace. Virgil despises the mortals, jealous of their ability to be taken by death peacefully, and their opportunity for salvation in the afterlife.

In Virgil’s uncommon and usually short interactions with other creatures Virgil puts on his best impression of a stereotypical vampire lord. Aloof and uncaring of the business of mortals. Callous and evil. This is just an act on Virgil’s part. Truly, Virgil feels guilt for his heinous acts. While Virgil does despise mortals Virgil recognizes that he was once mortal himself. Virgil believes that he was a kind person before being afflicted with vampirism, and values what little humanity he has left. Virgil’s hatred of mortals does not motivate him to do them unnecessary harm outside of quenching his thirst.

I Believe...

Virgil believes he is cursed, and treats himself like he is a monster because of his affliction.

Species

Undead