Regan Lassiter Sept 9, 2021 3:03:39 GMT -5
Post by Regan Lassiter on Sept 9, 2021 3:03:39 GMT -5
Name: Regan Lassiter
Birth Season: Winter
Occupation: Paired Witch
Citizen Status: Commoner
Weight: 135 lbs
Body Description: Regan is average height, but seems smaller than her height would suggest. She is slightly built, and despite her age has maintained the limby appearance of a teenager. Still, it is clear from her lean and muscular frame that she is a force to be reckoned with. As she favors heavier weapons, her arms are noticeably muscular for a woman of her size. She keeps her hair cropped short and seldom if ever wears any jewelry. Feminine is not a word one would ever use to describe her. She dresses for practicality, not style, and actively avoids putting any focus on her body or appearance.
She does have a number of tattoos, some of them older and rougher looking while others are newer and more sophisticated. Like any soldier, she has her fair share of scars, most notably one that cuts from her left cheekbone up across her eye, ending just above her eyebrow. This scar predates her military service, and has been with her almost her entire life.
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Reputation: Regan, in many ways, is the archetypical soldier. Her spirit, courage, and determination have allowed her to rise quickly and become a skilled witch and fighter. It is in strictly military settings that she feels most comfortable. The military has been a place where she has received praise and recognition that she has seen nowhere else in her life. Combat training is a common language that allows her to connect with her peers, regardless of who they are or where they’ve come from. Though she’s thought to be, perhaps, a little odd, she is well-respected as a skilled soldier. Though she can be abrasive and polarizing, she is fiercely loyal to the friends and mentors who have supported her.
It is outside of the combat realm that she flounders. Regan has trouble talking about anything other than military matters. She is embarrassed about her past and her upbringing, and avoids talking about anything too personal. Regan shows affection through teasing, which can inadvertently come across as meanness. Social events make her uncomfortable, particularly ones that involve dressing up or drawing attention to her appearance. She just wants to fight things, without having to feel too many feelings.
Combat Experience: Growing up in the orphanage, knowing how to defend herself was essential. With nothing but her fists and a heart full of spite, Regan was a worthy opponent by the time she entered mandatory military training. From the very beginning, Regan threw herself into her training with everything she had. Becoming a skilled soldier was a way for her to rise out of her circumstances, so she was always pushing harder, stepping outside her comfort zone, and putting in as many hours as she possibly could. Combat training also proved to be a healthy outlet for her anger and aggression, giving her structure and discipline.
Regan’s grit and natural skill caught the attention of Logan Delaney, who acted as a mentor as she continued to better herself. She quickly became one of the most skilled soldiers in her class, not because she was the biggest or strongest but because she was the toughest and most creative. Regan has integrated her combat training in her witchcraft so that they strongly support one another. Her scrappy combat style is informed by both her formal training and her street fighting as a youngster.
For her slight build, Regan’s weapon choices are unconventional. She tends to favor heavy weapons that pack a punch over the more precise ones, particularly the battleaxe and the halberd. Her pairing with Grant Delaney is an endorsement of her skill as a soldier, both physically and mentally.
While a well-rounded witch, Regan's fortes are summoning and incantations.
LEVEL 10 UPDATE: In an act of catharsis, Regan returned to the orphanage where she spent her childhood to burn it to the ground, summoning a hellhound to help her with that task. High as a kite and too caught up in the memories of the past, Regan suddenly found herself trapped in the burning building with no way out. Protecting its witch in an act of self-sacrifice, the hellhound wrapped itself around Regan and passed on its spirit so that she would be unharmed by the blaze.
As a result, Regan became a partial hellhound shifter. Though still resembling a human, when shifted she takes on qualities of a hellhound including long, sharp claws and teeth, increased physical stamina and dexterity, and strength five times that of a normal man. When fully shifted, Regan is also able to become totally engulfed in flames without injury (though it is not necessary for her to be on fire when she is fully shifted). When she lights up, she remains a ball of fire until she shifts out of her hellhound form. Even when outside her hellhound form she is “fireproof,” as any contact with fire (intentional or otherwise) automatically triggers her hellhound form and sets her ablaze. When fully shifted, Regan is partially lucid, able to make decisions based on “human logic,” but overcome with the summoning’s prey drive and lust for violence.
LEVEL 20 UPDATE: After being bitten by Cassian Rainecourt in his werewolf form, his curse was passed on to Regan to make her part of his pack. However, because of the hellhound spirit that lives within her, Regan’s transformation took an unexpected turn. The interaction between her hellhound fire and the werewolf curse created a hellhound/werewolf hybrid.
Much of Regan’s form is the same as Cassian’s: she maintains her same mind, with animal instincts mixed in. She can shift between human and werewolf form at will but must change at the full moon. Anger can trigger her shift and she self-regenerates in werewolf form (minor wounds only) and has the potential to imprint.
This is where the differences begin. Her werewolf form is slender and larger than a typical male werewolf, standing at twelve feet tall. She has large ears, glossy black fur, and big eyes that shift and glow like burning coals. Her limbs are long and her paws and claws larger/longer in proportion to her body. Regan’s wolf form has 10x the strength of a man (like other werewolves). Due to her size, she is twice as fast as a wolf (so slightly faster than other werewolves).
Her werewolf form possesses additional classic traits of hellhounds. Wounds inflicted by Regan’s hellfire, claws, and teeth take twice as long to heal as wounds inflicted by other means (swords, animals, what have you). Regan’s werewolf form is fireproof and can catch entirely or partially on fire at will. She can control the strength and size of her flames, either exploding into a huge ball of fire or bringing them in to burn low or extinguish. Any fire that she’s touching becomes part of her blaze (for example, if she goes into a burning house, that becomes part of her fire that she can extinguish or make burn more brightly). Finally, Regan’s werewolf form can breathe a jet of intense flame up to 35 feet in distance.
LEVEL 40 UPDATE: HELLFIRE EMBODIMENT: The next evolution of Regan’s magic has come in the form of hellfire embodiment. Where before Regan could be covered in flame in her partially-shifted and fully-shifted forms, now she can become hellfire entirely. Due to its mystical nature, hellfire burns hotter than normal fire and consumes things that regular fire can’t. It is more effective against durable targets or those with accelerated healing and deals longer-lasting physical damage to affected targets.
In her human and werewolf forms, Regan can embody hellfire at will. ‘Fuel’ is required to increase her embodiment in size greater than that of her human and werewolf forms. But so long as she has access to ‘kindling’, Regan can spread up to any size. She can be anything from a formless inferno to having the shape of a human, wolf, or other creature.
Hellfire is by nature chaotic, and its destructive power is difficult to contain. It wants to consume and once unleashed is unpredictable. The fire can be extinguished by lowering the base temperature of the flames or other magical means (naturally a bigger blaze is harder to put out). Once the flames are extinguished, Regan will reassume her human or werewolf form, only able to burst back into flames once her base temperature rises again.
Family: None known
Regan’s last name is not her own. She was found as an infant, wrapped in a blanket and abandoned on the steps of an orphanage in Skia. No note or token of any kind was left with her, nothing that would lead her back to her birth family. Regan came to live at the Lassiter Home for Orphaned Children. She was named Regan by the woman that found her after her own baby that she lost at birth. The first five or six years of her childhood were not cushy, but they were not without love. Regan has warm memories of those times. She was a funny, mischievous child with a sweet manner and kind heart. But that warmth would disappear as the Lassiter Home financially collapsed, and was bought by a woman who did not have the same affection for the children as the former owner.
The operation became about maximizing profits. Taking in the donations of good-hearted Nevermereans, the new owner cut whatever corners she could to pocket the extra funds for herself. The orphanage was filled beyond the safe capacity. Food became scarce. Violence between children would erupt as they fought over their limited resources. Subsequent discipline from the staff was swift and harsh. To survive, Regan became tough and crafty. Loose gangs formed within the orphanage that would hoard resources and protect one another. Regan, small for her age and a natural target for the older children, learned how to fight and fight dirty. She started cutting her hair short and dressing like a boy in order to not attract attention and therefore unwanted risk. Especially as she started to get older, she became a champion and protector of the younger children, particularly the girls, meeting violence with violence to keep her challengers in line.
Combat training presented a natural opportunity for Regan to change her circumstances. Her natural grit and determination made her very successful very quickly. She put everything into becoming the best soldier and witch that she could be, with Logan Delaney acting as a role model and mentor. It is both her combat skill and unshakable loyalty to Logan which put her on the map as a candidate for a pairing. Now, she wants to continue to live up to expectations, and repay Logan and her other mentors for what they've been able to provide her: direction and purpose.
Face Claim: Hannah Kleit
OOC Name: Rigby
Time Zone: EST
Discord ID: Rigby#3969
Other Characters: Magda Ivanova , Ravin Tracey , Honora Allemeade , Simon Mikaels