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Zane Bloomquist

on MUX as



The Bon-Vivant


Future Broadway Star

Apparent Age


Played By

Brad Pitt

Faction Membership

Bloomquist Family
Erik & Stina's Son, Art's Twin


Start by admitting from cradle to tomb
It isn't that long a stay
Life is a cabaret, old chum
It's only a cabaret, old chum
And I love a cabaret!
Why are we here? What is our purpose? What is the meaning of life? All questions humanity's asked itself for millennia.

And we still don't know. Oh, sure, there've been theories. Millions of people have died over them! And yet: millennia, and no one's pinned it down.

So fuck that. What we do know is this: we've each got, what, maybe 70, 80, 90 years? A century at the outside, and all that's if you're lucky. Might die tomorrow. Might die in ten minutes. All you're promised is one life. All you're promised is now. But that's still a hell of a promise.

Eat the cake. Drink the wine. Smell the flowers, climb the mountain, watch the sunset, blast the music, kiss that new friend, take a chance. Life's for living. Live the shit out of it until it makes you stop.

Because it will.

Archetype Roster Concept 

Today you shall party, for tomorrow you'll probably die. Live life to the fullest, enjoy every last thing you can, and always leave a fabulous corpse. The world is ending - drink up!

Role in Bonds of Blood

Every school has that one guy who always seems to get the male lead in the school musicals (and a fair few of the shows that aren't). 'round here, that's Zane Bloomquist. He's been a natural performer virtually since birth, though his parents most unfairly refused his request in second grade to relocate to LA so he could become a child star. He completely forgave them the next year when he discovered musicals and realised where they really needed to relocate to was New York.

They didn't go for that one either, oddly enough. Not even when he pointed out it was amazing for art galleries! (According to this book he read.) They did not, however, refuse the requests to join the dance classes Mona and Thea were sent to, or the other dance classes after that, or the singing lessons, or the local choir and theatre auditions (and ensuing rehearsals, and performances)... and as it turned out, it was not just a phase. He's worked hard for that 'triple threat' title, and he's still working. It may be paying off: he made the final callbacks for Juilliard's drama program, and is waiting to hear back from them and NYU's Tisch. If neither of them come through... well, he'll just start straight in auditioning for shows. Broadway is what he's going to do; failure is not an option. ...TV or movies might be, sure. But failure is not.

Unsurprisingly, he can generally be found among the theatre and choir kids, and most particularly with Mona Marchant; they've been best friends about as long as either of them can remember. It's never been anything but platonic, at least as far as anyone can tell; he's gone to dances with various people (including her), but generally as friends, and doesn't seem to date very much. Combined with the whole musical theatre thing, there's probably been the occasional rumour that he might just not be all that interested in girls, though the truth is there's just not a whole lot of actual evidence either way. Academically, he's just acceptable at best, but he's cheerful and friendly and often rather charming, as befits his family's reputation. If also a bit prone to breaking into gratuitous song and dance. It's fun! And he's a pretty big fan of fun. That includes parties, though he's not really that into getting drunk or high. He is, however, one of the kids who hang out and smoke behind the gym. 'cause that's cool.


ROLL: Zane rolls spirit+2 for: [3]: x3 (Set) [5]: x1 [6]: x2 (Pair) -- Match Value: 4 (Raw: 3 6 6 5 3 3 -- d6)

He'll be attending Juilliard in the Fall. He's very excited.

There's No Business Like Show Business: Lives and breathes it. Theatre is everything, musical theatre even more so.

Sibling Revelry: Art's twin, and number one fan of his band, Violent Violet. He's at every show. (As long as it doesn't mean missing rehearsal, at least!)

Breaking News: One of the anchors for the weekly Knightlife News show. He doesn't research or write the news, but he can deliver it!

All Wet: On the swim team.


Brawn: Normal
+ Encore!Enduring (Positive)

School and rehearsals and voice lessons and dance class and performances and oh yes, swim team practice in there as well — he keeps going and going indefinitely, whatever's asked of or thrown at him. It takes an awful lot to wear him out or beat him down.
+ Bring the House DownAthletic (Positive)

Those muscles aren't just for show — between swimming, dancing, and tossing other dancers around over the years, Zane's notably fit and strong.
Finesse: Good
+ Twinkle ToesAgile (Positive)

Quick, nimble, and light on his feet. All that dance is handy for something; he's fast and agile and even makes it look elegant on a good day!
+ The House is Open!Stealthy (Positive)

Even if you're on stage a lot, you're backstage a lot too — watching, waiting for your cue, changing costumes, moving from one spot to another, generally bullshitting with other actors and techies, and trying not to get growled at by the stage manager in the process. Or, you know, alert the audience. One learns to be subtle and sneaky and silent, or pretty close, at least.
Brains: Poor
+ Off BookGood Memory (Positive)

Lines, lyrics, blocking, steps — there's a lot to memorize in the theatre. Zane may not fully understand everything he's got in there, or know how to make some of it work reliably (Algebra, looking at you!) but once he's encountered a thing he almost always remembers it.
- Bored Now...Distractible (Negative)

If it doesn't catch his attention, he's prone to wander off... mentally, physically, or both.
Spirit: Good
+ Star QualityTalent: Performance (Positive)

Genuine triple-threat, with both talent and years of diligent training in acting, singing, and dance — backed up by that innate Bloomquist charisma to really make it sparkle. On stage or off, he's good at drawing attention, selling a story, or, well, just generally playing a part.
+ The Show Must Go OnStrong-Willed (Positive)

Unfazed and unflappable? Well, no, not exactly. But it doesn't matter if you're scared or unhappy or actually did break your leg, the show must go on! And all of life's a show. A strong will and determination are as important as talent, in the long run. And he's definitely in it for the long run.
- All the World's a StageShow-Off (Negative)

...and where there's a stage, he's gonna perform on it.
- MangenueNaive (Negative)

He's a pretty, talented, likeable kid from a loving, stable, reasonably-well-off and respected sort of family full of people he likes. All evidence so far tells him things tend to turn out okay and people are generally trustworthy and nice! Unless you're up against them for parts, maybe. Or up against their kid. But then your best friend catches them and tells them off and everything's okay again!
- Perfect Gentleman (Negative)

Look, it gets a guy in trouble! ...this guy, anyway. He finds himself doing chivalrous things when maybe he shouldn't. Like saying 'no' when a girl you're dating gets kinda drunk on unexpectedly spiked punch and decides you should sleep together. And then hates you and wants to make your life difficult because she's insulted. For example. Or, you know, ending up in danger because of making sure the girls get out of something first.

Perks and Quirks

+ Adrenaline Boost

A+ for effort! (I mean, a plus for effort.)

Can add an additional +1 die. Once per Scene.
+ Bloodline Trait: Bloomquist

Even fate finds it hard to say no to that face. Or at least to that blood.

Luck and charm. Get +1 for luck ONLY on rolls where they have no positive quality or bonus of any kind, and get +1 on rolls to charm their way into or out of something. Always active, not limited use.
+ Bloodline Boon: Bloomquist

Sometimes, when you want it bad enough, it seems like the universe is on your side...

Can roll Spirit to manipulate luck around them, causing freak accidents or lucky occurrences. These are minor — tripping someone, a light fizzling out, a traffic signal going green — unless an exceptional success is rolled. Can be used only once per scene.
+ Scream Queen

There's some lungs on that boy. How else can they hear you in the back row?

Once per scene the character can make a blood curdling scream that will stun the monster for the next round.
+ Youthful Exuberance

♫ I'm gonna live forever / Baby, remember my name! ♫

Your 3GP cost for a re-roll is waived. Obviously you're young and indestructible.
- Small Favour: Silver Thistle

Silver's been tutoring Zane in (mostly) math and science for a while, and, well, he tries, but there's only so many tutoring hours in a day and he has this tendency to get distracted and sometimes the answers just still aren't coming out right and... long story short, it does essentially end up as her doing his homework a fair amount of the time. Which means he still tanks a lot of the tests, but he doesn't need to ace the classes, he just needs to pass...

You owe someone else in your group a small debt.
- Bloodline Taint: Bloomquist

He may not be great at schoolwork, but that doesn't mean he doesn't want to know things!

Curiosity. The Director will tell you when this is triggered, or you can choose in non-directed scenes. Once triggered, you will go to great lengths to get the answer.
- Jilted Lover II: Heather Burnett

Zane dated Heather for a couple weeks last semester, but something happened at or after the Hallowe'en dance that broke them up. He hasn't talked about it (well, okay, he's probably talked about it to Mona) but whatever went down, Heather's still mad.

You have an ex present in the story, and he or she will try to make your life miserable. This level is a Supporting Role character played by another player.
- Unreliable

Oh, shit, that was due this week?

Even at their best, they're still kids and not always taken seriously or believed. It can further get them in trouble for being out late, being somewhere they aren't supposed to be, and so on.

It takes more than good looks to be leading man material... but they sure don't hurt. Zane's got that All-American thing going on — tallish, well-built, blond and blue-eyed and lightly tanned from swimming, with a chiseled jaw and a frequent, sunshiny smile complete with dimples.

Often he dresses fairly simply, essentially in style but not as a fashion-plate. Ripped jeans, a graphic t-shirt, Docs, and a worn black leather jacket make up his most common ensemble, depending partly on the heat, sometimes complete with flannel tied around the waist; it does at least all fit him well. Other days, though, he branches out into trendier things — vests, overalls (with one strap down), shirts with bold prints he's going to regret in a decade or two — or verges on costumey, particularly with some of his more amusing thrift store finds. And he likes hats. Hey, they make great props.







Art Gallery Owner




Future Rockstar

My twin! Future king of rock.



Advice Columnist

Oldest brother! He knows all the stuff. Even if there was that thing with, like, the snails. But he was like twelve.




Second oldest brother! He's an actual detective, so that's cool. And he hasn't arrested me for stealing his smokes!



Owner of KBBC Media



Aunt Ellen

Publisher of Havasu Herald



Yves Bloomquist

High School Senior



Thomas Bloomquist

High School Student

Also cousin!


Felicity Bloomquist


Returning cousin! Weirdly into math but probably someone's gotta be!


Marianne Igesund


ALSO also cousin! Other side of the family, though.


Mona the Magnificent

High School Senior

Best friend since always and for always. <3 Also the best designer ever. She makes us look so good!



Wild Child

Best choreographer! Mona and Thea's triplet so we've been friends since forever too.



Feral Ingenue

Usually my leading lady. We look awesome together on stage! Hopefully we both make the cut for Juilliard, too.



High School Student

She takes the best photos. Not just the ones of us, either, she's got all these awesome ones of just, like, stuff.



Senior Morbid Thistle Student

If it wasn't for her I probably wouldn't be graduating. Also, great pipes!


Heather B.

Angry Ex


If you see her coming... warn me?

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Susan "Suzy Q" Quinlan (Bonds of Blood)

Suzy is a senior in high school, and somewhere someone is probably cursing a losing bet. She's spent her share of time in detention for various offenses (including but not restricted to ditching, writing on desks, and smoking behind the gym), and has absolutely perfected the art of looking bored out of her mind in class, but the latter is partially because she often is in fact bored out of her mind, and quietly gets straight As with little to no effort.

She doesn't participate in any sports, or even attend PE any more often than she can possibly get away with, and while she intermittently gets involved with theatre tech, it's not really her Thing, per se. That would be music, though nothing the school band or orchestra classes will let her play. She's a pretty decent drummer, and has filled the position in a handful of bands so far, none of which has lasted more than a semester and a half. While her parents put up with the drumming as long as her grades stay up, they refuse to subsidise her CDs-and-concerts habit or fashion sense, so she spends a fair number of afternoons and weekends working in her friend Sheena's clothing store. It's all for the music, man!

Note: Probably available as a JL2 if you need one and she'd suit!

No badges for Bonds of Blood.

Zane's Yearbook, 1994

Coming in the Back Door
(2019-10-23 • From Behind) A team led by Morrison Lester come in quietly through the backdoor in the hopes of getting a drop on the Vamps for the final showdown. There are some casualties along the way.
Cast  •   Zane Bloomquist  •  Justin Michaels  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Morrison Lester  •  Felicity Bloomquist  •  Landon Marchant  •  Hector de la Huerta  •  Cash Freeland  •
Coming In the Front Door
(2019-10-22 • Old Abandoned House) It's the final showdown with Fran, and the group splits up to take both sides of the house. This intrepid group walks in the front door while the others go around back.
Cast  •   Hector de la Huerta  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Cash Freeland  •  James Thistle  •  Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  Morrison Lester  •  Spear Thistle  •  Lana Reed  •  Landon Marchant  •  Justin Michaels  •  Ashley Freeland  •  Amy Lester  •  Zane Bloomquist  •  Felicity Bloomquist  •  Georgina "George" Lester  •  Arthur Bloomquist  •  Thea Marchant  •  Lucas Marchant  •  Esme Reed  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •
Taken Flight
(2019-10-01 • Den) Immediately after the graduation kidnapping, Zane and Mona head back to the Marchant House, and contact Sky.
Cast  •   Sky Bloomquist  •  Zane Bloomquist  •  Desdemona Marchant  •
(2019-09-30 • Lake Havasu - English Village) Graduation is a time for celebration, and yet, the celebration in the English Village goes horribly wrong when The Painkillers make an appearance, claiming they've captured one of the new graduates.
Cast  •   Spear Thistle  •  Esme Reed  •  Landon Marchant  •  Theodore Marchant  •  Lucas Marchant  •  Zane Bloomquist  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •  Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Star Thistle  •  Felicity Bloomquist  •
Prom Night 1994
(2019-09-28 • Prom Night) Against all expectations and odds, everyone has made it to Prom Night, for Lake Havasu High's class of 1994, in one piece.
Cast  •   Ashley Freeland  •  Sean Winters  •  Cash Freeland  •  Felicity Bloomquist  •  Thea Marchant  •  James Thistle  •  Zane Bloomquist  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Star Thistle  •  Spear Thistle  •  Hector de la Huerta  •  Devereux Jaden Marchant  •
As I Lay Me Down
(2019-09-25 • Mona's Suite) In the midst of finals week, Zane and Mona talk prom, future plans, and cats.
Cast  •   Zane Bloomquist  •  Desdemona Marchant  •
Inside the Actors Studio
(2019-09-23 • Lake Havasu High School - Backstage) The second night of the show goes off without a hitch. Or, without any vampire-shaped hitches... thus far. It's surely a relief to all present and in the know. It's still after dark, and some planning and preparation is required before actually leaving the school in addition to the usual setting away props, and organizing costumes for the last show, the Sunday matinee, tomorrow.
Cast  •   Zane Bloomquist  •  Cash Freeland  •  Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Felicity Bloomquist  •
Mystic Pizza
(2019-09-23 • Marchant Mansion) People chill out after the show and discuss cats and future plans while gorging on pizza.
Cast  •   Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Spear Thistle  •  Hector de la Huerta  •  Felicity Bloomquist  •  Zane Bloomquist  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •
(2019-09-21 • Phoenix) Senior Skip Day is declared, in the form of a trip to Phoenix for food and fabric.
Cast  •   Ashley Freeland  •  Zane Bloomquist  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Felicity Bloomquist  •  Cash Freeland  •  Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  Hector de la Huerta  •
This is the Moment
(2019-09-18 • Mona's Balcony) Whoever had 'Monday, May 24, 1994' in the betting pool can finally collect.
Cast  •   Zane Bloomquist  •  Desdemona Marchant  •
2nd Moon Gathering
(2019-09-18 • Lake Havasu - Marchant House) A lot of the senior students gather at the Marchant house this time under the guise of another party to hide from the Painkillers. They're left alone by the vampires.
Cast  •   Lana Reed  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Amy Lester  •  Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  Hector de la Huerta  •  Spear Thistle  •  Felicity Bloomquist  •  Cash Freeland  •  Landon Marchant  •  Lucas Marchant  •  Esme Reed  •  Sky Bloomquist  •  Zane Bloomquist  •
The Air Up There
(2019-09-17 • Mona's Suite) Before the night when everyone expects the call to come, Zane and Mona take a moment to reflect on where things stand in life as the sun goes down.
Cast  •   Desdemona Marchant  •  Zane Bloomquist  •
Piece Of Cake
(2019-09-17 • Lake Havasu - Marchant House) A handful of people show up to the Marchant place early. Hector apologizes to Lucas, cards are played, and baking is done.
Cast  •   Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  Lucas Marchant  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •  Hector de la Huerta  •  Thea Marchant  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Zane Bloomquist  •  Felicity Bloomquist  •
Pat Robertson, Liberace, and the Count from Sesame Street
(2019-09-15 • Big Ben's) A variety of topics are discussed, some more appropriate than others.
Cast  •   Zane Bloomquist  •  Hector de la Huerta  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Spear Thistle  •
The Dead Can Speak
(2019-09-14 • Lake Havasu - Thistle Funeral Home) The Dead Can Speak - The teenagers manage to get some time with a ghost.
Cast  •   Ashley Freeland  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •  Felicity Bloomquist  •  Zane Bloomquist  •  Thea Marchant  •  Hector de la Huerta  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Spear Thistle  •  Star Thistle  •
Movie Night at Marchant Manor
(2019-09-12 • Marchant House) There's a sleepover in the Marchant home theater, with burgers, popcorn, and Buffy.
Cast  •   Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Amy Lester  •  Hector de la Huerta  •  Felicity Bloomquist  •  Sean Winters  •  Lucas Marchant  •  Spear Thistle  •  Zane Bloomquist  •  Thea Marchant  •  Star Thistle  •  James Thistle  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •
All Over You
(2019-09-06 • Mona's Suite) Waking up in a pile of costumes is strange enough. Where things go from there takes turns both predictable and completely unexpected.
Cast  •   Zane Bloomquist  •  Desdemona Marchant  •
Found Out About You
(2019-09-04 • London Arms) After the meeting with Mr. Chen, several students linger around to catch up with Felicity Bloomquist.
Cast  •   Felicity Bloomquist  •  Landon Marchant  •  Lucas Marchant  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Amy Lester  •  Zane Bloomquist  •
Something's Always Wrong
(2019-09-04 • Lake Havasu - London Arms) After surviving the full moon, the teen crew shows back up to talk to Mr. Chen, as promised. The information passed is... certainly something.
Cast  •   Lucas Marchant  •  Esme Reed  •  Zane Bloomquist  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Marianne Igesund  •  Arthur Bloomquist  •  Georgina "George" Lester  •  Amy Lester  •  Cash Freeland  •  Star Thistle  •  Landon Marchant  •  Felicity Bloomquist  •
Falling is Like This
(2019-09-04 • Mona's Suite) Later, there may be things they need to talk about. Knee-thieving butterflies. Vampires. Breakfast.
Cast  •   Zane Bloomquist  •  Desdemona Marchant  •
Vampire Blues
(2019-09-03 • Reed House) There is a sleepover at the Reed's on the full moon, in order to protect those who have drunk from the pull of the...adversary. The vampires seem to have left, but that doesn't mean the teens are home free.
Cast  •   Spear Thistle  •  Ashley Freeland  •  Hector de la Huerta  •  Amy Lester  •  Arthur Bloomquist  •  Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Zane Bloomquist  •  Star Thistle  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •  Cash Freeland  •  Esme Reed  •
(2019-09-02 • The Workshop) The Reed house is open to volunteers and those affected-by-drink. They enact teenage protection against monstrous intruders as a group during the Full Moon. No one but Silvio gets invited in.
Cast  •   Arthur Bloomquist  •  Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  James Thistle  •  Georgina "George" Lester  •  Marianne Igesund  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Zane Bloomquist  •  Star Thistle  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •  Lana Reed  •  Cash Freeland  •  Esme Reed  •  Silvio Bloomquist  •  Amy Lester  •  Ashley Freeland  •  Francine 'Queen Fran' Sunderland - Painkiller  •
Caught in a Web
(2019-08-31 • Lake Havasu - London Arms) Several of the students meet with Mister Chen at London Arms, and plans to keep their friends and loved ones safe over the next few days begin to form.
Cast  •   David Chen  •  Zane Bloomquist  •  Esme Reed  •  Cash Freeland  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Landon Marchant  •  Star Thistle  •  Lana Reed  •  Hector de la Huerta  •  Ashley Freeland  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •  Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  Marianne Igesund  •
Come to My Window
(2019-08-22 • Mona's Balcony) After the costume party and a brief conversation with her siblings, Mona's still tense. Luckily, a talk with Zane and some feline therapy seem to do the trick to get her head back on straight. Finding out her balcony is scaleable may have something to do with that.
Cast  •   Zane Bloomquist  •  Desdemona Marchant  •
Human Behaviour
(2019-08-20 • Sky's Room) Uncertain how to deal with the events and revelations of the party, Zane turns to his big brother for advice.
Cast  •   Sky Bloomquist  •  Zane Bloomquist  •
Viva la Masquerade
(2019-08-19 • Marchant House) The Marchant triplets throw a masquerade party to celebrate Spring Break. Everyone who's anyone is there. It's the event of the season!
Cast  •   Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •  Sean Winters  •  Jonny Lester  •  Spear Thistle  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Zane Bloomquist  •  Ashley Freeland  •  Amy Lester  •  Landon Marchant  •  Lucas Marchant  •  Esme Reed  •  Star Thistle  •  Lana Reed  •  Thea Marchant  •  James Thistle  •  Alyssa Laine  •  Hector de la Huerta  •  Heather Burnett  •  Anna Wilkins  •  Cash Freeland  •  Hendrix "Squid" Lester  •
(2019-08-18 • Mona's Suite) Sooner or later, it all comes down to sequins, show tunes, or cats with Zane and Mona. Sometimes, all three at once.
Cast  •   Zane Bloomquist  •  Desdemona Marchant  •
It Ain't Hard to Tell
(2019-08-17 • Lake Havasu - High School) Detective Sky tracks down his favourite cigarette thief, and takes the opportunity to meddle in the culprit's love life when Silver happens along. (1994-03-25)
Cast  •   Zane Bloomquist  •  Sky Bloomquist  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •
Earthly Creatures
(2019-08-14 • The Park) Hector meets Zane and Mona. Silver turns up.
Cast  •   Zane Bloomquist  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Hector de la Huerta  •
Heavenly Creatures
(2019-08-14 • The Marchant Residence) After meeting up at the park, Zane and Mona head back to the pool to discuss costumes and chaos. Spear joins in, looking for Jade, and joins in the chatter about upcoming parties and events while dropping off a present for the male member of the trio of terror. (Immediately after Earthly Creatures.)
Cast  •   Zane Bloomquist  •  Spear Thistle  •  Desdemona Marchant  •
Cold Beverage
(2019-08-08 • The Bloomquist House) Silver comes over to tutor Zane in Chem and History, but he mostly learns about drinks and fruit. (1994-03-09)
Cast  •   Zane Bloomquist  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •